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COVER STORY
Nov 2016

Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

FEATURE
Apr 2016

Water is Everywhere, and it is Always Precious

Through outreach and education, WWF-Malaysia hopes to raise awareness on the value of water.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Making Sure Penang’s Taps Keep Flowing

What does the future of Penang's water supply look like?

STATISTICS
Aug 2014

An analysis of Penang

To accompany our cover story, here are some numbers on Penang.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Oct 2013

Is Petronas feeding a fatal habit?

Our dependency on petrol is cause for concern.

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 2012

Safeguarding Penang’s Water Supply

Will Penang soon be facing a water crisis?

FEATURE
Mar 2012

1Care – A Careless Reform

Toh Kin Woon argues that 1Care places cost-cutting obove providing adequate healthcare coverage.

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.

PROFILE
Oct 2011

Woo, The Lucky Economist

Prof Woo Wing Thye is one of the the world's most renowned economists, and he would be the first to admit he had a bit of help getting there.

FEATURE
Oct 2011

Now Let’s See How Clean We Can Get

The MPPP's Penang Island Cleanliness Master Plan has just been completed.

COVER STORY
Aug 2011

Making A City Liveable The Secret Is Economic Growth From Below

In transforming Penang into a city of the future, public participation is key.

FEATURE
Jul 2011

Rivers of Tears

Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio pays tribute to Penang’s notoriously filthy rivers and uncovers their history through the community.

FEATURE
Jun 2011

No Easy Answer to Environmental Sustainability

It is time for us to put in the hard work and improve public knowledge of environmental concerns.

FEATURE
Mar 2011

Malaysia needs an equitable healthcare system

Toh Kin Woon talks about whether the increasing privatisation of health services is desirable, and how Malaysia’s healthcare system can be made more equitable.

FEATURE
Mar 2011

Greening communities in Penang

With everyone talking about going green, a community in Bukit Mertajam is showing Penang how it can be done.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Jul 2010

Getting good bacteria to green Penang

PSDC CEO Datuk Boonler Somchit introduces the Greening Penang Initiative.

COVER STORY
Jun 2010

Nation in a dilemma

Although they contribute significantly to Malaysia’s economy, migrant workers continue to be socially and legally ignored.

FEATURE
May 2010

Whose rubbish is it anyway?

The federal government is set to privatise solid waste management. What does this mean for Penang?

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.

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