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PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2017

Tribute to a Visionary Virtuoso

John Lee Joo-for was one of the greatest acts in post-Independence Malaysian art.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2017

Wandering Souls in a Forbidden Land

A tribute to the late Malaysian artist Zulkifli Mohd Dahalan.

COVER STORY
Feb 2017

Saving Our Schools

Education is more than exams; it's also about developing skills and ideas required for both the digital economy and students' individual well-being. Why is Malaysia still behind in this?

FEATURE
Jan 2017

Penang Malays: Icons of Reform and Tolerance

Malay-Muslims in Penang make up a colourful, progressive community.

FEATURE
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Embracing the Past, Present and Future of Bahasa Malaysia

KATA KATA 2100 explores the evolution of the national language.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Transgenders Continue to Fight for Acceptance

Tolerance and respect – that's all they want.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Feb 2016

Literature is Not About Winning Prizes

Talk about skewed intentions when it comes to writing!

PROFILE
Nov 2015

Taking Penang Chinese cuisine abroad

Chef Andy Leong has done his part in spreading Penang Chinese cuisine all around the world.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2015

Worshipping women: Confident, conscious and complex

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

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.

HEALTH
Jun 2015

Increasing drug reliability through collective action

With so many medical trials available, the Cochrane review is crucial to help sift through the data and tell us what we need to know.

FEATURE
May 2015

The punk artists of Mount Kinabalu

Using woodcut techniques, Malaysia's Bornean artists spread their message beyond the island.

ADVERTORIAL
Dec 2014

Is Lenggong the next hot tourist spot?

USM’s Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster and Centre for Archaeological Research is tasked to promote Lenggong Valley in Perak as a rich cultural and historical tourism destination, but progress is not as fast as it likes.

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?

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2013

English is vital to Vision 2020

Languages in schools is a divisive issue, but that doesn't change the fact that English is crucial to development.

PENANG PALETTE
Feb 2013

In Awed Appreciation of PAGO-PAGO

Artist Latiff Mohidin is honoured through an extensive exhibition that mirrors his life.

COVER STORY
Jan 2013

Malaysian's Education Divide

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

FEATURE
Nov 2012

George Town Literary Festival II

The George Town Literary Festival is back! Curator Bernice Chauly tells us what's in store for book lovers this year.

FEATURE
Jul 2012

The Value of Ethnic Diversity

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

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Cosmopolitanising Bahasa Malaysia

Any language needs to be inclusive and open to change, or risk being rejected.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jan 2012

Let’s Stop Malaysia Going Greek

Kee Thuan Chye argues that Umno’s time is over

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jan 2012

PPSMI:A Different Perspective

Chan Huan Chiang argues that the issue of teaching mathematics and sciences in English is less important than teaching our children those subjects better.

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2011

Living Life As Art

Ooi Kok Chuen pays tribute to the late Datuk Syed Ahmad Jamal. 

COVER STORY
Jun 2011

Challenges for Malaysia’s Economy

Communication between industrial players and public officials is seldom smooth. Yet, good mutual understanding between the two is vital for effective economic growth. Industrial players have listed their needs, challenges and immediate plans.

FEATURE
Dec 2010

Recognising Penang’s Inherent Cosmopolitanism

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

BOOK REVIEW
Oct 2010

Parables, Prophets & Pillocks

PEM reviews Cecil Rajendra’s latest collection of poetry.

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
Apr 2010

Beating childhood learning difficulties

A young family with special needs is getting by, thanks to new teaching methods and programmes.

COVER STORY
Mar 2010

Penang’s success is Malaysia’s success

Invest Penang chairman Datuk Lee Kah Choon talks to us about the challenges Penang faces in attracting investments, and shares his thoughts on the state’s future.

PROFILE
Mar 2010

Living the poem

Lawyer/environmentalist/poet Cecil Rajendra chats with pem about his life’s work, and what makes one a good writer.

FEATURE
Feb 2010

From 'Malay Town' to Acheen Street (Lebuh Acheh)

The legacy of Tengku Syed Hussain lives on today.

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