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FEATURE
Nov 2017

The Travel Industry Awaits Smart Local Apps

As mobile usage changes our behaviour, the landscape is ripe for more start-ups.

FEATURE
Jun 2017

Scholarships for All Classes

Heads up, kids – applications for the Penang Future Foundation are open.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

The Little Big Hospital on the Hill

Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Mar 2017

Doors of Perception and Translation

Langkawi-based writer, translator and publisher Jérôme Bouchaud reveals his literary journey.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2017

Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

Ten critical approaches to the Malaysian immigration question.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2016

The Budget Speech Is NOT the Budget (Part One)

When “good news” and “goodies” in Budget 2017 might all just be hot air.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

Technology Transforms the Halal Industry

Things are looking good for one of Malaysia’s sunrise industries.

PROFILE
Jun 2016

Mahathir: “People Must Be Able to Hold Their Heads Up.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talks about what motivates him in an exclusive interview.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Penang as an entrepreneurial state

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng talks about shaping a progressive economic policy in Penang that is investment-led, inclusive and sustainable.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

A right time for novel fashion, retail and architecture

Gurney Paragon Mall is home to retail and F&B, as well as culture and heritage.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

A book that questions race and probes history

Ariffin Omar is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his book, Bangsa Melayu.

FEATURE
Mar 2015

Malaysian skinheads against racism

We’ve been misunderstanding this crowd for far too long.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Making movies of the people, by the people and for the people

Kickstarting 2015 is a new experimental project by cinematographer and Tropfest South East Asia judge Christopher Doyle and upcoming director Jenny Suen.

COVER STORY
Jan 2015

A city’s status and its civil society

The doggedness of Penang NGOs, from classic Chinese kongsi and Indian leagues to contemporary consumers' associations and heritage trusts, in devoting themselves to their individual causes, gives rise to a robust civil society that sets the city apart.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jan 2015

George Town – From city to municipality to culture centre

George Town was Malaya's first city – and its only city until 1972. We examine the significance of this status, and its impact on recent times.

COVER STORY
Dec 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Penang’s heritage wealth goes way beyond the Unesco site

While historic buildings within George Town's Unesco site are protected, the same cannot be said for those that lie beyond the border.

COVER STORY
Oct 2014

Malaysia’s special role in the South China Sea

We take a look at the South China Sea situation and assess the pivotal role that we can potentially play.

FEATURE
May 2014

Empowering the rural poor in Thailand

We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.

COVER STORY
May 2014

Karpal Singh: Will for justice

A tribute to Karpal Singh, the Tiger of Jelutong.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2014

When Labour ruled the council

The Labour Party’s rise and fall in George Town's municipal council is worth some retrospection.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

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

FEATURE
Nov 2013

How well can we police the police?

Cases of police brutality and deaths in custody are worryingly increasing. Who's keeping watch over our men in blue?

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Time to mainstream forensic science

It's high time for Malaysia to integrate forensic science into its criminal justice system.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Embracing Islam's Diversity

Prof Mohsen Kadivar sheds some light on the different sects of Islam, and why they should be embraced.

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.

ASEAN INSIGHTS
Aug 2013

Around the region

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

FEATURE
Jan 2013

Halal Hub in the Making

The halal industry in Penang has seen rapid expansion in the last two years, giving Penang an opportunity to diversify its investment sources.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Dec 2012

Documenting our Damaged Democracy

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

STATES OF REFORM
Dec 2012

The AES in Pakatan Rakyat states

Will privatising the traffic summons service reduce accidents?

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES