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FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

Why Do Films Fail in Depicting Malaysian Life?

Restrictions, red tape, production costs – Malaysia's mainstream films are gelded.

COVER STORY
Dec 2016

Why Change Has Not Been Possible

Malaysian politics is stuck in quicksand, and if we don’t construct an entirely new model soon to replace it, the future will be dire.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2016

A Journey into the Testy World of Colonial Art

The Artist and Empire: (En)countering Colonial Legacies exhibition at the National Gallery Singapore explores the issues of post-colonialism and decolonisation.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

CARPE DIEM
Jul 2016

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

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

PROFILE
Jun 2016

Mahathir: “People Must Be Able to Hold Their Heads Up.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talks about what motivates him in an exclusive interview.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Malaysia – Where politics must be ethnically inclusive and exclusive at the same time

Whichever way one looks at it, Malaysia is a multi-ethnic country – and it should be the same for its politics.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

FEATURE
Aug 2015

A book that questions race and probes history

Ariffin Omar is not afraid to ruffle a few feathers with his book, Bangsa Melayu.

FEATURE
May 2015

Federalism arrested

The consequences of an overly centralised state are alarming.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Highlights of George Town Festival 2014

We take a look at what worked (and what didn't) at George Town Festival 2014.

COVER STORY
Sep 2014

Making federalism REAL

If we can strike the right balance with federalism, we may just be able to strengthen Malaysia. But where and how should we start?

FEATURE
Jul 2014

107.6FM – Finally a radio station for women in Penang

Capital FM, Malaysia's only English radio station for women, heads north.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2014

Mind the Chinese shift in foreign exchange holdings

China no longer benefits from further increases to its foreign currency holdings, and this is likely to have significant global and regional implications.

FEATURE
Jun 2013

Carmageddon is not inevitable

Can Penang turn itself into a model in easing tension between cars and cycles for the East and West?

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed Elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

COVER STORY
Mar 2013

Malaysians Take Charge

Over the last five years Malaysia has seen much change, including a new two-party system. Ooi Kee Beng explores how social activism is changing the face of politics in the country.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

One Party Rule Fades Away

An in-depth look at Umno’s past, present and future.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2012

Of Women Artists and Their Art

Women artists of Malaysia have clearly made an impact in the arts industry over the years.

BOOK REVIEW
Jun 2011

Freedom of Political Speech and Social Responsibility in Malaysia

Dr Mohd Azizuddin Mohd Sani has made a major contribution to thinking about the freedom of political speech in Malaysia.

FEATURE
Feb 2011

Freeing education from politics

Education in Malaysia has been politicised for far too long.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Gender Parity Still A Distant Dream

In spite of the advances made in equal opportunities, society’s expectations of women remain stubbornly stereotypical.

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