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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

COVER STORY
Apr 2017

Talking about Ageing: The Greying Elephant in the Room

Affordable and good healthcare; shelter and comfort: it’s time to address the realities of growing old in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Helping the Handicapped and their Helpers

The retractable wheelchair is a welcome device for those with mobility difficulties.

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Charity Starts at Home for the Aged

Staff and volunteers brighten the days of residents at Silver Jubilee.

HEALTH
Aug 2015

Best to breastfeed

Breastfeeding gains traction in Malaysia, and baby-friendly institutions lead the way.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2015

Moving towards high-performing shared services and outsourcing

From a traditional transactional services hub to higher value-added knowledgebased activities, Penang’s SSO industry is on the precipice of transformation.

HEALTH
Jun 2015

Increasing drug reliability through collective action

With so many medical trials available, the Cochrane review is crucial to help sift through the data and tell us what we need to know.

HEALTH
Mar 2015

Sustaining the dignity of the dying

There are many who are still unaware of the benefits of palliative care. For one, it can enable cancer patients to have the quality care and support that they need.

FEATURE
Dec 2014

Does the AEC spell open season for skilled workers?

Is the Asean Economic Community (AEC) as good as it sounds?

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Leaning on no man

Gender inequality is sometimes unquestioned and undetected by even the most modern of minds. At a recent Lean In workshop in Penang, participants were encouraged to voice their concerns about the challenges faced by women.

COVER STORY
Jul 2014

Is the nursing profession in good health?

Nurses play an indispensable role in society, but they are leaving the country by the droves. In spite of this, oddly enough, Malaysia also faces an overabundance of nursing graduates. What then is the state of the local nursing profession?

ADVERTORIAL
Jun 2014

Mastering medicine requires the immersion method

We get an insight into academic medicine from Prof Amir S Khir, president and dean of the Penang Medical College.

COVER STORY
Apr 2013

Is Malaysia Prepared? The ASEAN Economic Community is at Hand

The foundation of the plan has been laid. But is Malaysia ready for actual Asean economic integration and what do we have to gain from it?

ADVERTORIAL
Feb 2012

Doctors Made in Malaysia

The Allianze University College of Medical Sciences aims to locally produce world-class medical professionals.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Oct 2011

Why Compete When You Can Collaborate?

Private hospitals in Penang have joined forces in an effort to shore up their talent pool in the face of increasing demands and competition.

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?

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Apr 2010

Getting the private healthcare sector into shape

Penang’s private healthcare sector is facing a bottleneck.