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This old suburb has shaken off its rough-and-tumble image, and is ready to become a dynamic township of the future.
A new school building marks a new beginning for the institution.
Medical care services and public health allocations suffered budget reductions – and we should be worried.
When “good news” and “goodies” in Budget 2017 might all just be hot air.
The enchanting – and ever expanding – township has apace and charm of its own.
The Malaysian Parliament today has been reduced to a token – and parliamentary reforms are badly needed.
The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?
From cash handouts to tax cuts, we analyse how Budget 2016 affects all tiers of household income.
What is Gender Responsive and Participatory Budgeting? Yasmin Bathamanathan speaks to experts in this area to find out.
Gender responsive participatory budgeting, an amalgamation of participatory budgeting and gender budgeting, has taken off in Penang to much positive feedback.
Our fellow Malaysians across the sea have been kept under the surface for far too long.
We need to improve our mentality for the sake of our rivers and seas.
Exploring the variety of electoral systems currently used around the world.
An analysis of the promises given by the Penang and Selangor state governments in their respective manifestos.
A comprehensive development agenda to transform Penang into an international and intelligent state.
A report card on the Selangor and Penang Pakatan state governments’ final budgets of their first five-year term in power.
What role will diversity play in Malaysia's education system?
Affordable housing will no doubt be a hot issue come election time.
Tricia Yeoh takes a closer look at the Penang and Selangor state budgets.
Even in today’s industrial climate, Penang’s SMEs can compete with the multinationals in the innovation arena, provided all the players do what they need to do.
The National Budget 2012 has come and gone. What’s left for Penang and Selangor?
The Seberang Perai Municipal Council is making history with the introduction of its 2012 budget.
While subsidising the repainting of low cost flats will improve living conditions, differentiating between these flats based on who built them will dampen these efforts.
Gender responsive budgeting is a considerable asset in allowing us to appreciate each person’s contribution to economic and social development.
Toh Kin Woon talks about whether the increasing privatisation of health services is desirable, and how Malaysia’s healthcare system can be made more equitable.
PEM analyses the Auditor-General's report on Penang's fi nances, and though it's mostly good news, there are still areas that need improving.
The Penang and Selangor state governments have recently tabled their budgets. Tricia Yeoh takes a look at them.
The 10th Malaysia Plan is out. PEM Economics Editor Chan Huan Chiang takes a close look at the plan, and what it means for Penang's future.
Last year’s general election results led to initial optimism that the traditional federal bullying of dissident states would no longer work. However, an analysis of Penang’s financial records reveals that the optimism is misplaced.