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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
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

Post World War II Malaysia – including Penang – bursts with literary work.

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?

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.

COVER STORY
Aug 2013

Catching the East Asian wind

The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Carmageddon is not inevitable

Can Penang turn itself into a model in easing tension between cars and cycles for the East and West?

STATES OF REFORM
May 2013

An Election by Manifesto

An analysis of the promises given by the Penang and Selangor state governments in their respective manifestos.

FEATURE
May 2013

Slowing Climate Change

Ooi Kee Beng sits with the chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Dr Rajendra K. Pachauri, to discuss the need for sustainable development.

THINK TANK THOUGHTS
Mar 2013

A Fresh Paradigm for Penang

A comprehensive development agenda to transform Penang into an international and intelligent state.

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2013

State budgets 2013: The Last For Now

A report card on the Selangor and Penang Pakatan state governments’ final budgets of their first five-year term in power.

FEATURE
Oct 2012

Planting Seeds of The Future in Balik Pulau

Prof Tay Kheng Soon elaborates on "Rubanisation", and how it can transform Balik Pulau.

COVER STORY
May 2012

Social Resistance in A Semi-Democracy

Recent protests illustrate a widespread demand for meaningful participation in Malaysia's policy making process. Will the government listen?

FEATURE
Jan 2012

Housing in Penang

A new housing board will have its work cut out for it when trying to solve Penang’s housing woes.

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Ideas and Actions For A Green State

The state government has been taking initiatives to transform Penang into a leader in environmental practices.

FEATURE
Apr 2011

Eco-towns – The Asian Experience

At the Seventh Asia-Pacific Eco-Business Forum, the future of Asian Eco-towns comes into focus.

STATES OF REFORM
Dec 2010

Comparing The State Budgets of Penang and Selangor

The Penang and Selangor state governments have recently tabled their budgets. Tricia Yeoh takes a look at them.

COVER STORY
Apr 2010

Taking tourism to the next level

Several of Penang’s key tourism players tell Penang Economic Monthly why they’re so optimistic about the future.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES