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FEATURE
Dec 2017

Butterworth Food Trail

There's something to eat, anytime of the day, in Butterworth.

COVER STORY
Nov 2017

Penang in the Age of Social Media

Do you Facebook? Find out how Penang folks use social media.

TURNING POINTS
Aug 2017

The Day Pakatan Harapan Found its Footing

The die is cast; they are ready. Are Malaysians?

FEATURE
Aug 2017

Walking a Street of Art

Each painting tells a story at Bagan Luar's back alleys.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2017

Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

We need to safeguard ourselves against the onslaught of “alternative facts”.

CARPE DIEM
Nov 2016

Stop BN’s Electoral Robbery with Bersih 5

The Election Commission's re-delineation exercise is nothing short of creative abuse.

CARPE DIEM
Oct 2016

The Art of Neutering the Malaysian Parliament

The Malaysian Parliament today has been reduced to a token – and parliamentary reforms are badly needed.

PROFILE
Apr 2016

Pondering Malaysia’s Complex Society

One man takes up the task of delving into the intersections between Malaysian society and an increasingly globalised world.

PROFILE
Dec 2015

Sow dissent, harvest freedom

Showing dissent does not mean wanting to topple the government, according to academician Khoo Ying Hooi.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

When art espouses politics…

There's a new form of youth political activism in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

An indie protest

Art, debate, lectures and charades. Bersih 4 was much more than just a protest.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2014

Why such fear of unity?

Negara-ku – a movement that aims to promote unity, peace and harmony, and oppose racism, hatred, extremism and violence – has been vilified by certain quarters from the day of its inception.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

Islam's evolution and future – what's in store for Malaysians?

COVER STORY
Sep 2013

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Electoral system – options beyond First-Past-The-Post

Exploring the variety of electoral systems currently used around the world.

TALK-TALK ONLY
May 2013

Time to Free the Mass Media

It's time Malaysia's mass media is freed from the control of the central government.

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed Elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

COVER STORY
Mar 2013

Malaysians Take Charge

Over the last five years Malaysia has seen much change, including a new two-party system. Ooi Kee Beng explores how social activism is changing the face of politics in the country.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

One Party Rule Fades Away

An in-depth look at Umno’s past, present and future.

COVER STORY
Jan 2013

Malaysian's Education Divide

It’s time to talk about the issue of class in education.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Dec 2012

Documenting our Damaged Democracy

The integrity of the Malaysian election conduct is put into question.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Oct 2012

The Unknown and The All Too Familiar

Kee Thuan Chye on choosing in Malaysia's two-coalition system.

COVER STORY
Aug 2012

FOR A SOCIETY CIVIL AND DECENT

Ambiga Sreenevasan on civil society and why "Malaysians are a great people."

TALK-TALK ONLY
Aug 2012

At 55, Malaysians Should Take Charge of Their Own Fate

Kee Thuan Chye says it's time to take stock of where we are and how much further we have to go.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards Clean Governance in Asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jun 2012

To The Streets

Bersih 3.0 saw thousands of Malaysians rallying for clean and fair elections.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jun 2012

Each Citizen’s Duty to Combat Electoral Fraud

The violence of Bersih 3.0 should not distract from the need for serious reforms.

COVER STORY
May 2012

Social Resistance in A Semi-Democracy

Recent protests illustrate a widespread demand for meaningful participation in Malaysia's policy making process. Will the government listen?

STATES OF REFORM
Mar 2012

Civil Society and Pakatan Governments

Examining the relationship between NGOs, governments and opposition parties.

STATES OF REFORM
Feb 2012

Malaysians! Know Your Governments

How the different tiers of government relate to each other.

FEATURE
Sep 2011

Economic Ripples of July’s Rally

The effects of Bersih 2.0 can be felt beyond politics.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2011

Fair Election Postponed Is Democracy Denied

The next general election is around the corner. Will it be a fair one?

FEATURE
Aug 2011

Bersih 2.0 A Desire For Democracy

In spite of the government’s response to Bersih 2.0, the desire for electoral reforms remains strong.

FEATURE
Aug 2011

The Face of A Movement

Anne Ooi was just another protestor on July 9, until a photograph of her took the internet by storm.

STATES OF REFORM
May 2010

Democracy is essentially local

Why local government elections need to make a comeback.

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