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PROFILE
Apr 2017

Navi Pillay: People Need to be Treated Equally

The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Facing Death and Surviving Grief

Death is not a fun subject, but it's a conversation we should be having.

PROFILE
Mar 2017

Between Rose and Thorn

Roja is not your average woman. This is her story.

COVER STORY
Feb 2017

Saving Our Schools

Education is more than exams; it's also about developing skills and ideas required for both the digital economy and students' individual well-being. Why is Malaysia still behind in this?

COVER STORY
Nov 2016

Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Transgenders Continue to Fight for Acceptance

Tolerance and respect – that's all they want.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Awas! The Organising of Radical Malay Women

Before the Alliance, there were the radicals.

COVER STORY
Feb 2016

TPPA – The Winners and the Losers

Malaysia makes a bold move in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will change the game for many Malaysian companies.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Oct 2015

Putting them up for the night

Penang's hotels continue to enjoy high occupancy rates.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Aug 2015

The “banality of evil” in Malaysia

What happens when people cease to consider the moral implications of what they do?

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Shelter for those who seek their way back

For former drug users, vagabonds, sex workers and the mentally ill, local non-profit organisation Payong provides much-needed support for individuals to transition back to society.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

An art exchange on Penang’s walls and streets

Penang's art galleries are spilling out onto its streets as its first international street art festival, Urban Xchange, defies tradition.

FEATURE
Jun 2014

Mustafa Akyol: A Muslim case for liberty

Altaf Deviyati discusses liberalism in Islam with Mustafa Akyol, prominent Turkish writer and journalist.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Whose land is this anyway?

The Sarawak perimeter survey conducted by the Land and Survey Department draws more questions than answers.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Sep 2013

Sabah & Sarawak where 1Malaysia is a reality

Peninsular Malaysia can learn a lot from East Malaysia's easy multiculturalism.

COVER STORY
Jul 2013

Making home ownership possible for more

Shared equity models may be the way to go for Malaysia.

FEATURE
May 2013

Making Space Truly Public

It’s time we move away from conventional methods of filling a space or building.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Film review: The Rights Of The Dead

A steady look at the tragedy of Teoh Beng Hock.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

PDC's New Plan to Attract MNCs – Build and Lease

The PDC embarks on a new business plan that could reap big rewards for the state.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

What The Higgs Happened?

The elusive Higgs boson has been discovered. Khoo Teng Jian walks us through the discovery.

FEATURE
Jul 2012

Digital Art to Promote Heritage

Video projection mapping comes to Penang and Suffolk House.

FEATURE
May 2012

A Disturbing Focus on The Man Through His Women

The Sandpit: Womensis explores important issues, but is marred by its callous gender politics.

FEATURE
May 2012

The Evolution of Penang’s Chinese Associations

Chinese associations, important products of the 19th century, must find ways to adapt to modern times.

COVER STORY
Apr 2012

16 Women

In the spirit of International Women's Day, Penang Monthly is featuring 16 exceptional women who have had a profound impact on the community around them.

FEATURE
Nov 2011

Freedoms we take for granted

Faith Watson takes a trip from Penang to Bangladesh and discovers that it can be easier to feel at home in one place than another.

FEATURE
Sep 2011

No Two Ways About Integrity

Tunku Abdul Aziz on integrity and transparency in public service. 

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Aug 2011

Pricing The Homemaker

The daily contributions of Malaysian homemakers remain overlooked.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

No Easy Answer to Environmental Sustainability

It is time for us to put in the hard work and improve public knowledge of environmental concerns.

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