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FEATURE
Oct 2017

The Art of Dismantling Cultural Pluralism

The soul of Malaysia has been under attack for decades.

COVER STORY
Aug 2017

The Story of Malaysia through its Constitution

The Constitution today is no longer what it was. To fix Malaysia, we need to fix its laws.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Jan 2017

The Budget Speech is NOT the Budget (Part Two)

The federal government’s murky budgeting practices have serious consequences.

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.

CARPE DIEM
Nov 2016

Stop BN’s Electoral Robbery with Bersih 5

The Election Commission's re-delineation exercise is nothing short of creative abuse.

CARPE DIEM
Oct 2016

The Art of Neutering the Malaysian Parliament

The Malaysian Parliament today has been reduced to a token – and parliamentary reforms are badly needed.

BEGINNINGS
Sep 2016

The Evolution of Gurney Drive and Its Name

Did you know that the popular promenade was almost renamed “Pantai Merdeka”?

CARPE DIEM
Aug 2016

Malaysia’s Parliament and Courts– No Longer Supreme

The degeneration of the country's tripartite structure.

CARPE DIEM
Jul 2016

Hudud Threatens the Future of Malaysia

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

CARPE DIEM
Jun 2016

Fixing the Constitutional Lacuna May Be Easier Than We Think

With two parallel systems of justice and limited powers for the High Court, a final arbiter is urgently needed.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

It's time to talk about the future of planning in Penang.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Improving medicine through trial

It's not about lab rats. As a matter of fact, rodents do not feature in clinical trials at all. Researcher Ch'ng Chin Chin speaks to experts to uncover clinical research.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

What is the state of freedom of religion in Malaysia?

The boundaries governing legal, political and religious matters are unclear to many. Law professor Dr Azmi Sharom sheds some light on the subject.

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Stopping child marriage in Malaysia

Ambiga Sreenevasan and Ratna Osman discuss child marriage and statutory rape.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Jun 2013

Penang has decided – time for fulfilling the promises

Now that the Pakatan government is beginning its second term, more concerted efforts are possible in order for it to fulfil its promises.

TALK-TALK ONLY
May 2013

Time to Free the Mass Media

It's time Malaysia's mass media is freed from the control of the central government.

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.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Managing Your Own High-Rise

Buying and owning a condominium is just the first step.

COVER STORY
Jul 2012

Towards Clean Governance in Asean

Penang Institute hosts the inaugural Conference of the Asean Coalition for Clean Governance.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jun 2012

Each Citizen’s Duty to Combat Electoral Fraud

The violence of Bersih 3.0 should not distract from the need for serious reforms.

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2012

The State of Non-Muslims in Penang and Selangor.

With racial tensions on the rise, Tricia Yeoh examines race relations in Pakatan Rakyat-controlled states.

STATES OF REFORM
May 2010

Democracy is essentially local

Why local government elections need to make a comeback.

VOICE IN THE CROWD
Apr 2010

Replanning Malaysia’s town planning

The country’s town planning system needs to be completely revamped.

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