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FEATURE
Oct 2017

Developing Sustainability is the Goal

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to nurture a sustainable planet.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

Who’s Afraid of Bad Wolves?

A community development platform seeks to draw out the artist in Penangites.

HEALTH
Jun 2017

Deaf No More

Groundbreaking medical advancement means the hearing impaired can now have hope.

ODDLY ENOUGH
May 2017

Understand That Your Wisdom May be Worthless…

We need to safeguard ourselves against the onslaught of “alternative facts”.

COVER STORY
May 2017

Penang Hokkien On Life Support

With the dialect in danger of disappearing, passionate parties step up and take charge.

FEATURE
Sep 2016

Hearing the Painting Before Seeing it

Poetry and art go hand-in-hand in "Reading Art".

PENANG PALETTE
Sep 2016

Working a Wonderful World

Sculptor Anthony Lau has an insatiable thirst for the unknown.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

Three Who Found the Call of Music Irresistible

Turning one’s passion into a career is a bold step few of us dare take.

FOOTPRINTS
May 2016

Fishing for the Future

Sabah's rivers get a community-driven rejuvenation.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

A Hospital that Puts Fun into Patient Care

At the National Taiwan University Hospital, smiles come first.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Doing heritage diplomacy in Europe

From Oxford to Chantilly, Penang is being positioned as an economic model and an intelligent city.

FEATURE
Nov 2015

In Malaysia, every year is a year of festivals

With a myriad of festivals happening in Malaysia annually, one man decides to catalogue them.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

FEATURE
Sep 2015

A balanced society? The planning must start now

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

COVER STORY
Aug 2015

RIDING THE TECH TIGER

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

COVER STORY
Mar 2015

Local elections as the foundation of democracy Part I: The Athi Nahappan Report revisited

As we mark the half century since the end of local government elections in Malaysia, we look back at events that led to its demise – most importantly, the Athi Nahappan Report.

COVER STORY
Dec 2014

A history of local elections in Penang Part II: A legacy to protect

Turmoil in the 1960s spelled the end of local government elections in Penang, and throughout a fledgling Malaysia. Find out more about what transpired in the second part of our two-parter on local elections.

FOOTPRINTS
Oct 2014

Stateless in Sabah

A large number of Sabah’s inhabitants are saddled with a complicated legal status. They have been tolerated by locals albeit with some disdain, but of late, tension has been mounting.

PENANG PALETTE
Oct 2014

Anuar Rashid is back... again... for now

Malaysian Art's prodigal son is back at his former brilliance, only much greater and with sublime consciousness.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jul 2014

Who’s the Hero– Tuah or Jebat?

There is much stigma against Jebat, but it is a reputation that has long expired.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Apr 2014

When Labour ruled the council

The Labour Party’s rise and fall in George Town's municipal council is worth some retrospection.

FEATURE
Feb 2014

PLAC – where the poor can seek justice

The Penang Legal Aid Centre seeks to give the underprivileged a fair trial.

FEATURE
Jan 2014

Earning the business in the airline business

In the wake of Malaysia Airlines's massive third quarter losses, senior vice president for global sales and distribution Duncan Bureau has his work cut out for him.

PROFILE
Jan 2014

No such thing as failure

Think you know a lot about talented and persevering writer/cartoonist Boey Cheeming? Well, here's more.

FEATURE
Oct 2013

Reviving a state of mind that can save our urban legacy

Though much has changed in KL, the city holds on to its history.

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.

ALL OVER THE PLACE
Sep 2013

Sabah & Sarawak where 1Malaysia is a reality

Peninsular Malaysia can learn a lot from East Malaysia's easy multiculturalism.

FEATURE
Apr 2013

The Sabah-Sulu Crisis Threatens The Palm Oil Supply Chain

Will the recent crisis in the coastal zone in the eastern part of Sabah affect our oil palm development?

COVER STORY
Aug 2012

FOR A SOCIETY CIVIL AND DECENT

Ambiga Sreenevasan on civil society and why "Malaysians are a great people."

COVER STORY
Mar 2012

The Common Good in Penang's Progress

For development to truly benefit everyone, consensus must be achieved among the community, private businesses and the government.

FEATURE
Feb 2012

Developing The Hill Is An Uphill Climb

The upgrading of Penang Hill moves slowly and cautiously for good reason.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Oct 2011

Adult Suffrage Comes to Penang and Malaysia, 1951

On December 1, 1951, Penang made history by holding its first ever municipal election.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2011

Fair Election Postponed Is Democracy Denied

The next general election is around the corner. Will it be a fair one?

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES