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WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

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.

COVER STORY
Feb 2015

The Unity Fetish

Instead of celebrating diversity and allowing for societal hybridisation to flow freely, Malaysia is unhealthily obsessed with the notion of unity.

PERSPECTIVES
Jan 2015

The more individual stories we acknowledge, the more authentic our national history

There is a disease in Malaysia called "Politicititis", where memory loss is the main symptom; what we remember or forget are dictated by the politically powerful. The cure? Freedom of speech.

COVER STORY
Jan 2015

A city’s status and its civil society

The doggedness of Penang NGOs, from classic Chinese kongsi and Indian leagues to contemporary consumers' associations and heritage trusts, in devoting themselves to their individual causes, gives rise to a robust civil society that sets the city apart.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

No easy task to educate

When Alina Amir gets thrown into a classroom full of rowdy 13-year-olds, she finds that teaching can be a Herculean task.

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
Apr 2014

Let’s be fair to women – especially homemakers

Why should homemakers continue to be the subjects of invisible discrimination in our society?

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Beyond the MDGs

The deadline for the Millennium Development Goals is 2015. What has been accomplished so far?

FEATURE
Feb 2014

The written word in a democratised world

The written word in a democratised world

COVER STORY
Sep 2013

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.

COVER STORY
Jan 2013

Malaysian's Education Divide

It’s time to talk about the issue of class in education.

STATES OF REFORM
Oct 2012

Malaysia Education Blueprint: Weighing Unity Against Diversity

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

FEATURE
Jul 2012

The Value of Ethnic Diversity

Penang's growing diversity will be a major strength in the long run.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Recognising Penang’s Inherent Cosmopolitanism

With politics and economics being increasingly regionalised, Penang needs to start thinking in regional terms again.

FEATURE
May 2010

Federalism going down the toilet

The time has come for the centralism that characterises Malaysian politics to disperse.

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