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PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2017

Bridging Distance and Ideology through Art

The Malaysia-China art blend is a harmonious affair.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Jul 2017

Hang Tuah as an Icon for Malaysia

He was not afraid of pluralism and multiculturalism.

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

Party like it’s 1899

Party like it’s 1899 With its Persian roots, Ghazal Party once captured hearts in Seberang Perai.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Feb 2017

Time to Limit the Logic of the Market

When the final aim is to make a profit, all other things become subordinate.
 

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

CARPE DIEM
Sep 2016

Meaningless to Have Syariah Laws without Maqasid Syariah

Excessive preoccupation with the hudud agenda at the expense of the greater objectives of Islam is perilous.

CARPE DIEM
Jul 2016

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

The hudud issue arises again – and we must address it with greater urgency.

PROFILE
Mar 2015

Resisting the closing of the Malaysian mind

Prof Latif Kamaluddin, poet and intellectual, has quite a few things to say about the state of Malaysian literature and its authenticity.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Indonesian responses to the IS challenge

The world's most populous Muslim- majority country tackles the IS threat.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

It begins with the narrative...

Founder and president of the Cordoba Foundation Dr Anas Al-Tikriti explains how yesterday’s conjured narratives have become the reality of today.

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
May 2014

21st Century PAS

Contemporary PAS toes the line between conservatism and progressiveness.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

Penang’s punk rock haven

Punk rockers gravitate to Soundmaker Studio in George Town for a healthy dose of underground music.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

Islam's evolution and future – what's in store for Malaysians?

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Embracing Islam's Diversity

Prof Mohsen Kadivar sheds some light on the different sects of Islam, and why they should be embraced.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Stopping child marriage in Malaysia

Ambiga Sreenevasan and Ratna Osman discuss child marriage and statutory rape.

PROFILE
Jun 2012

The Imam Guide in the Garden

Raja Mohamad Izan Raja Yusoff speaks on his faith and becoming an imam.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

Any language needs to be inclusive and open to change, or risk being rejected.

FEATURE
May 2011

Muslim Mercantile Activities in George Town Before The Second World War

Mahani Musa takes us back to a time when Muslim trade was at its most vibrant.

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.

HISTORY TODAY
Oct 2010

Penang’s vanished spot on the pilgrim route

Until the 1970s, Penang had been the hub for haj pilgrimage in the region.

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.

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