Rehabilitating social values

By 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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Ooi Kee Beng

is the Executive Director of Penang Institute. His recent books include The Eurasian Core and its Edges: Dialogues with Wang Gungwu on the History of the World (ISEAS 2016). Homepage: