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ODDLY ENOUGH
Nov 2017

Najib’s Kangkung Symbolism and Durian Reality

Who is really benefitting from BN’s economic model?

FEATURE
Feb 2017

Aiming for Homes for All

Penang's property landscape is both diverse and dynamic.

CARPE DIEM
Apr 2016

Our Young Need New Ways of Financing Their Higher Education

Fundamental reforms are required in sustainable student support.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2016

Bringing Books to the Public

We trace the birth of Penang's – and Malaysia's – first library.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016?

From cash handouts to tax cuts, we analyse how Budget 2016 affects all tiers of household income.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2015

Winners and losers as the Ringgit falls

Who stands to gain or lose from our sliding Ringgit?

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Keeping the orphans safe

The Ramakrishna Ashrama Orphanage has provided shelter to hundreds of orphans for some 80 years now.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

For whom Malaysia’s highways toll

The stakes are high in the highway business. We reveal who owns what.

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?

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Dec 2013

The Budget Beleaguers Borneo

With the cut in sugar and fuel subsidies, folks in interior Sabah and Sarawak feel a harder pinch.

COVER STORY
Dec 2013

Budget 2014 Changes that don't add up to a reform

The government’s spending habits have always been a major issue and this year’s budget, disappointingly, is no different.

COVER STORY
Oct 2013

The GST & YOU

Penang Institute studies the potential impact of GST on the national economy and the common man.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2013

Is Petronas feeding a fatal habit?

Our dependency on petrol is cause for concern.

COVER STORY
Jul 2013

Making home ownership possible for more

Shared equity models may be the way to go for Malaysia.

FEATURE
May 2013

Shale Gas – A Game Changer for the Energy Industry

How will shale gas impact the energy sector in years to come?

FEATURE
Jan 2013

Penang Properties in 2013

What to think of if you are buying a house this year?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Dec 2012

Kicking The Subsidy Habit

Why it’s time for Malaysians to wean themselves off oil subsidies.

COVER STORY
Nov 2012

Budget 2013: PUSHING THE LIMIT

In trying to satisfy everyone, how much will the latest budget strain our resources? Penang Monthly takes a look at Budget 2013 and its viability.

COVER STORY
Jun 2012

MIND THE GAP On The Widening Gap Between The Rich and The Poor

While Malaysia has made great strides in reducing poverty and inequality, the gap between the rich and poor remains high.

FEATURE
Jun 2012

Safeguarding Penang’s Water Supply

Will Penang soon be facing a water crisis?

PI SEMINARS
May 2012

The Economic Transformation Programme Forum

In April, the Penang Institute organised a forum to discuss the ETP.

COVER STORY
Dec 2011

Budget 2012 Reveals Malaysia’s Structural Problems

For Malaysia to become an industrialised nation, major problems with its income distribution and employment structure must be solved.

COVER STORY
Nov 2011

Alive But Not Well, The State of Penang's SMEs

Even in today’s industrial climate, Penang’s SMEs can compete with the multinationals in the innovation arena, provided all the players do what they need to do.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2011

Promise of a Renaissance

New art spaces are popping up in Penang, but can the state take advantage of this energy?

UTTER ECONOMICS
Nov 2011

Mind the child and grow the country

As Malaysia grows, so does the need for efficient early childcare.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Sep 2011

The Wider Implications of Minimum Wage

Chan Huan Chiang takes on minimum wage and its many aspects and consequences. 

PENANG NEWS
Jul 2011

Penang News

Highlights of what’s been happening the past month.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jun 2011

The State Should Repaint All Low Cost Flats

While subsidising the repainting of low cost flats will improve living conditions, differentiating between these flats based on who built them will dampen these efforts.

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