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FEATURE
Sep 2017

Of Heroes Unsung, and Mortals Undead

This year's George Town Literary Festival is yet another feast for the soul.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Voicing George Town’s Many Mores

George Town World Heritage Day is held to understand – and celebrate – local culture.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

STATISTICS
May 2017

Dialects and Languages in Numbers

Which is the most spoken Chinese language in Malaysia and Penang, and how fare our students in language exams?

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Dec 2016

Chung Ling: Tolling to Inspire the Young

The need for education among the local Chinese inspired the founding of this renowned school.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

COVER STORY
Jan 2016

Education – Ever The Political Victim

It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Home-schooling – An Applauded Option

It is a welcome alternative to mainstream education.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2015

The history of Bukit Mertajam Part I – From agrarian village to economic hub

Nicholas Chan takes a close look at how the village of Bukit Mertajam grew into a 20th century economic hub.

STATISTICS
Feb 2015

Demographics of a diverse Malaysia

To accompany our cover story, here are some figures on Malaysia’s demographic makeup.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

Marco Ferrarese interviews the passionate figure behind independent bookshop Gerakbudaya, Gareth Richards.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Taking education outside the school

While our education system has yet to shift its focus to Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM), learning centres fill the gap.

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

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

COVER STORY
Nov 2013

Reforming Education

Malaysia's education system needs radical rethinking.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Bahasa Indonesia championed by Chinese

Why did Indonesia end up adopting a language primarily used by Chinese traders as its national language?

FEATURE
Aug 2013

The day BN won the election but lost the contest

BN may have remained in power but it lost the popular vote. How has this changed Malaysian politics?

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint: Weighing Unity Against Diversity

What role will diversity play in Malaysia's education system?

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jan 2012

PPSMI:A Different Perspective

Chan Huan Chiang argues that the issue of teaching mathematics and sciences in English is less important than teaching our children those subjects better.

FEATURE
Feb 2011

Freeing education from politics

Education in Malaysia has been politicised for far too long.

PROFILE
Apr 2010

Rising from the ashes

Outspoken maverick architect Jimmy Lim talks about his design philosophy, and setting the bar even higher for himself.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES