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PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2017

A Nourishing Canvas

Food is a natural fixation for many artists.

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2017

Bangsa Malaysia – A Dream Worth Fighting For

For young Malaysians, it is not so hard to imagine a united society.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

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

COVER STORY
Aug 2017

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Dec 2016

Chung Ling: Tolling to Inspire the Young

The need for education among the local Chinese inspired the founding of this renowned school.

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part Two)

Penang's secessionist movement lasted three years, from 1948 to 1951, before losing steam.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part One)

Discontent with the Federation of Malaya led the Straits Chinese elite of Penang to begin a push towards secession.

BEGINNINGS
Sep 2016

The Evolution of Gurney Drive and Its Name

Did you know that the popular promenade was almost renamed “Pantai Merdeka”?

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

COVER STORY
Jan 2016

Education – Ever The Political Victim

It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

One country’s Merdeka is another’s damage control

To gain a fuller insight into Malaysia’s attainment of independence, we need to look at the adjacent puzzle pieces as well.

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.

COVER STORY
Feb 2015

The Unity Fetish

Instead of celebrating diversity and allowing for societal hybridisation to flow freely, Malaysia is unhealthily obsessed with the notion of unity.

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
Feb 2014

The written word in a democratised world

The written word in a democratised world

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
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.

COVER STORY
Jun 2011

Challenges for Malaysia’s Economy

Communication between industrial players and public officials is seldom smooth. Yet, good mutual understanding between the two is vital for effective economic growth. Industrial players have listed their needs, challenges and immediate plans.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2010

New life for old masters?

There is still value to be found in the works of art’s old masters.

PROFILE
Sep 2010

On vibrant port cities and anomalous nation states

Prof Ho Eng Seng chats with PEM about Muslim societies, nationalism and the lessons history can teach us

FEATURE
May 2010

Brain drain, once removed

PEM chats with a Penangite raised overseas about her identity.

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