Rehabilitating social values

By Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

January 2010 EDITORIAL
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IT IS SURPRISING how many conferences are actually held in Penang nowadays. We do discuss a lot of things a lot on this island. Don't believe anyone who says otherwise. After all, we were once the educational centre of Malaysia and even for our immediate international environs. Our printing houses were plentiful and our newspaper tradition is the oldest in the region. Fortunately, some of that culture has survived. One recent conference hosted by Penang had the long title, “Effecting...

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Dato' Dr. Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His latest book is Signals in the Noise: Notes on Penang, Malaysia and the World (Singapore: Faction Press) Homepage: