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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2017

Women Against the Flow

Removing those rose-tinted colonial glasses reveals a harsh era for women.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

FEATURE
Nov 2016

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

FEATURE
Nov 2016

A Return to Real Democracy

The restoration of local elections will ensure that our democracy can finally blossom.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

Making words perform art

What do a punk rocker, puppeteer, bangsawan specialist and jazzhead have in common? They write.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

An indie protest

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

FEATURE
Jul 2015

Profiling Penang as a culture hub

As the creative economy burgeons, Penang digs its spurs in.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

Marco Ferrarese interviews the passionate figure behind independent bookshop Gerakbudaya, Gareth Richards.

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.

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.

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
Jul 2012

In A State of Reform

PM columnist Tricia Yeoh launches her new book.

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
Mar 2011

The Humanities are needed more than ever

With the increasing “technologisation” of society, the Humanities are more important than ever.

FEATURE
Aug 2010

The serious brain drain problem

Penang's talent are leaving in droves. What's causing this exodus, and how can we fix it?

TALK-TALK ONLY
May 2010

In search of good Penang fiction

Where has all the good Penang fiction gone?

OPINION
Dec 2009

Repossessing the future of Penang

For Penang’s Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, the three foci for reform are governance, economic proactiveness, and social stability.

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