Penang's Maritime Potential

By Hans-Dieter Evers, Sezali Md Darit

January 2012 FEATURE
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In a report published in PEM, the Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute (SERI), now the Penang Institute, asked, “Why can’t Penang seize the opportunity to become a centre of maritime excellence?” (SERI 2007:1). This is, indeed, the crucial question which is not easily answered.Connecting oceansConnecting oceans Location at the entrance to the Straits of Malacca and its long coastline provide Penang with a substantial maritime advantage. But has Penang made use of this potential, in the same way Malacca did...

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Hans-Dieter Evers

is professor emeritus of Development Planning, Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn and a senior fellow of the Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang).

Sezali Md Darit