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PROFILE
Nov 2017

Woman, Yes. Techy, Definitely.

The tech industry should also be a level playing field for women.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Being There for Needy Families

Their primary mission is to care for community health.

PROFILE
Apr 2017

Navi Pillay: People Need to be Treated Equally

The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2017

The Sad Lot of Migrant Workers Affects Us All

Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges

FEATURE
Apr 2017

Suicides are a Social Ill

Our society is ill-equipped to understand and react to mental health disorders – sometimes at a great cost.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Feb 2017

Time to Limit the Logic of the Market

When the final aim is to make a profit, all other things become subordinate.
 

FEATURE
Dec 2016

Healing and Housing Needy Children

A home, as well as hope, for abandoned and abused children in Penang.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2015

Worshipping women: Confident, conscious and complex

A tribute to the late Yuen Chee Ling, who celebrated women through her art.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2015

Loving the art and the artist

For some artists, Cupid struck at the first brushstroke.

REVIEW
Oct 2015

Stories from some young Malay minds

New book Young and Malay captures the experiences of nine different types of modern Malay identities.

COVER STORY
Aug 2015

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

Penang invests in people taking risks in the region’s newest industry

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Assorted measures needed to empower women

Women representation in positions of power in Malaysia is still dismal. Would gender quotas help eliminate this stagnation?

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.

FEATURE
Jan 2015

The bookman who embraced Penang

From urban crime to science fiction, local independent publisher Fixi is bringing sexy back in books.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Leaning on no man

Gender inequality is sometimes unquestioned and undetected by even the most modern of minds. At a recent Lean In workshop in Penang, participants were encouraged to voice their concerns about the challenges faced by women.

FEATURE
May 2014

Empowering the rural poor in Thailand

We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Beyond the MDGs

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

FEATURE
Apr 2013

One Billion and Rising

A global movement to end genderbased violence through dance, the most expressive form of communication.

FEATURE
Apr 2013

Nowhere to Run – Victims of Domestic Violence Need Our Help

We chat with Dr Prema Devaraj about what victims of gender violence are up against.

PENANG PALETTE
Mar 2013

Artists with Pioneering Status

Getting to know eight pioneers of Malaysian art.

COVER STORY
Sep 2012

Tariq Ramadan – Islam Reviewed From Within

Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in 2004. We chat with Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the 21st century, and the importance of education and individual dignity in empowering societies.

FEATURE
Apr 2012

Gender Issues are About Democracy

Positioning women is about more than just creating jobs for women.

FEATURE
Dec 2011

Malaysia’s Performance On The MDGs: A Differentiated Picture

UN coordination specialist Lin Mui Kiang discusses Malaysia’s performance thus far in achieving its Millenium Development Goals.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2011

Malihom–Arty Resort And Affluent Refuge

PEM takes a trip to the Malihom ecosanctuary, where artists can take a break, enjoy the scenery and do what they do best: create art.

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