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CARPE DIEM
Sep 2017

Bangsa Malaysia – A Dream Worth Fighting For

For young Malaysians, it is not so hard to imagine a united society.

BOOKS UNBOUND
Aug 2017

Conversations and Explorations: Leela Devi Panikar - Spinning Short Stories

Brevity, fleetness and attention to the smallest detail – all necessary for the short story form.

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
Feb 2015

#jesuischarlie: Will the real Charlie please stand up?

Paris-based Penangite Bram Tan explores the identity behind Charlie, in the aftermath of the Charlie Hebdo shooting.

FEATURE
Sep 2014

Are you buying slavery?

Malaysia recently slipped down to Tier 3 on the US Department of State’s Trafficking in Persons Report. How much do you know about this crime, and are you inadvertently buying slavery?

TALK-TALK ONLY
Sep 2014

Why such fear of unity?

Negara-ku – a movement that aims to promote unity, peace and harmony, and oppose racism, hatred, extremism and violence – has been vilified by certain quarters from the day of its inception.

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.

COVER STORY
Jun 2014

Exporting grey matter: What is the brain drain costing us?

 
Human capital has an economic price, and our research shows that many high-skilled Malaysians might just find it more lucrative to work abroad. But at what cost to the country?

FEATURE
Feb 2014

PLAC – where the poor can seek justice

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

FEATURE
Feb 2013

Cindy Gallop Connecting Change-makers

One of the featured speakers at the 2012 TEDxGurneyDrive, Cindy Gallop chats with us about being a feminist and changing the world.

FEATURE
Nov 2012

Film review: The Rights Of The Dead

A steady look at the tragedy of Teoh Beng Hock.

FEATURE
Aug 2012

A Silat Performance to Awe the World

A review of “Silat: Our Heritage for the World” at the George Town Festival.

FEATURE
Apr 2012

Gender Issues are About Democracy

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

PROFILE
Jan 2012

Need Think Tanks For New Times

Outgoing Penang Institute executive director Liew Chin Tong looks back at his two-year tenure with the think tank.

BOOK REVIEW
Jul 2011

Two Perspectives on Late Colonial Life in Penang

Areca Books republishes two classics that shed light on colonial Penang.

STATES OF REFORM
Jun 2011

Reversing The Brain Drain Requires A Paradigm Shift

The competition for the highly skilled occurs between cities more than between countries.

FEATURE
May 2011

Rocking For Our Rights

In April, a group of talented and politically-conscious musicians got together to spread the word on what our rights really are.

PENANG PALETTE
Jul 2010

Nirmala’s last wish

A dying Nirmala Dutt Shanmughalingam struggles to finish her final paintings in praise of her God.

COVID-19 EXCLUSIVES