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ODDLY ENOUGH
Nov 2017

Najib’s Kangkung Symbolism and Durian Reality

Who is really benefitting from BN’s economic model?

CARPE DIEM
Nov 2017

A Brave New World for the Talented is at Hand

We are living in the age of ideas, and the age of possibilities.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Empowering Penang’s MICE industry

With an estimated RM808mil economic impact, business events in Penang are big business.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2017

Automation is the Future

Paving the way for the next developmental stage.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Helping Asean Friends in Need

The spirit of Asean solidarity during times of crisis.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Dec 2016

The Budget Speech Is NOT the Budget (Part One)

When “good news” and “goodies” in Budget 2017 might all just be hot air.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2016

Where Does Our EPF Money Go?

We explore Malaysia’s pension fund, which collects a staggering RM5bil per month.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

PDC – Making Penang Lead

The Penang Development Corporation has paved the way for progress since the 1970s.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

The Panthers are Back!

After a five-year hiatus, the Football Association of Penang returns to the top flight.

COVER STORY
Feb 2016

TPPA – The Winners and the Losers

Malaysia makes a bold move in joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). It will change the game for many Malaysian companies.

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Marina Mahathir: Malaysia is my colour movie

Editor Ooi Kee Beng chats with Marina Mahathir about what it means to be Malaysian today.

FEATURE
May 2015

Federalism arrested

The consequences of an overly centralised state are alarming.

UTTER ECONOMICS
May 2015

Rising global inequality signals coming catastrophe

Say goodbye to social, political and financial stability, and economic growth.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

The financial state of Malaysian states

We examine the finances of Malaysia's states, from richest to poorest and everything in between.

FEATURE
Dec 2014

Walking – and rocking – for animals

The World Animal Groove Festival, organised by the Sarawak Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, has Kuchingites walking and rocking for a good cause.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Decentralisation offers solutions – and snags

A highly centralised government has certain drawbacks, but can decentralising the management of public goods result in a better Malaysia?

COVER STORY
Nov 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part I: Democracy Comes Early

Did you know that Penang had its rst show of political protest in 1800? For this month and the next, we delve into a two-part history of local elections in Penang.

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
Sep 2014

For whom Malaysia’s highways toll

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

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2014

The Grey World of Capital Movements

Capital flight is an emotional term, but what exactly does it mean?

PERSPECTIVES
Jul 2014

Quick guide to a green life

Pamela Nowicka offers some tips on how to lead a healthy, greener lifestyle.

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Housing maintenance in Penang

Housing maintenance in Penang needs some crucial restructuring and rethinking.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

How Far can Indonesia's Consumption-Driven Growth Go?

Indonesia’s rapid growth rate may be impressive, but is it sustainable?

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.

FEATURE
Sep 2012

Tackling The Brain Drain

TalentCorp and Otak-Otak were formed to try and stem the nation's brain drain problem. How have they fared so far?