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FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

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

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2016

A History of an Icon

Penang Monthly traces the beginnings and rise of the Chinese Recreation Club.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Awas! The Organising of Radical Malay Women

Before the Alliance, there were the radicals.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Home-schooling – An Applauded Option

It is a welcome alternative to mainstream education.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Time to Reform Public Universities

Our public universities struggle to catch up with the rest of Asia. With the recent budget cut, what options do they have left in trying to regain former glory?

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2014

Musical wizard returns to the promise of paint

Datuk M. Nasir is not only a legend in music and film; he also dabbles in paint – and with great sensitivity and skill.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Bukit Brown activism- A race to save history

Singapore's Land Transport Authority is about to reclaim 173 acres of history in the name of development, but not without resistance from the locals.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2013

Can Asia maintain high growth on its own?

What challenges do policymakers face in making sure Asia can generate sustainable growth on its own?

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.

FEATURE
Apr 2013

One Billion and Rising

A global movement to end genderbased violence through dance, the most expressive form of communication.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

1Care – A Careless Reform

Toh Kin Woon argues that 1Care places cost-cutting obove providing adequate healthcare coverage.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2012

Chew Teng Beng - A Pioneering Artist and Teacher

Dr Chew's success in the US has not stopped him from returning to Penang.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Jul 2011

Taking Training Into New Territory

The American Society of Training & Development held its annual conference recently.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2011

Malihom–Arty Resort And Affluent Refuge

PEM takes a trip to the Malihom ecosanctuary, where artists can take a break, enjoy the scenery and do what they do best: create art.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2011

Rising Commodity Prices – Alarm Bells For Malaysia?

We examine the background to the rising prices and assess implications for Malaysia and Penang.

COVER STORY
May 2011

Innovating Up To Speed – Measuring Penang’s Innovative Capabilities

The internationalisation of innovative capability is measured by the technological capability levels and speeds at which they have been built. What are the implications for Penang’s industry?

STATES OF REFORM
Jul 2010

Democratising women

How have Malaysian women fared in the last two years?

PENANG PALETTE
May 2010

Even for artists, it’s about location, location, location

Penang holds an unnoticed attraction for the artist diaspora.

PENANG PALETTE
Jan 2010

Evolution of a museum

Can arts and sciences be more relevant to lay Penangites? The director of USM'S Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah certainly thinks so.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Dec 2009

Accommodating heritage

Like cities in developed countries, the old town needs revitalisation. Its intrinsic value has been ignored for too long.

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