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ODDLY ENOUGH
Apr 2017

The Sad Lot of Migrant Workers Affects Us All

Female migrant workers in Malaysia face a myriad of challenges

FEATURE
Mar 2017

The Little Big Hospital on the Hill

Mount Miriam Cancer Hospital has grown by leaps and bounds.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

It can take a long time for higher education to pay off.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2017

Fintech: A New Frontier in Finance

Innovations in financial technology are here to stay.

COVER STORY
Jan 2017

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

Global developments expose Malaysia and Penang's economies to uncertainties.

PENANG PALETTE
Dec 2016

Still Promoting Art After All These Years

Art Expo Malaysia 2016 might be leaner, but it did not disappoint.

COVER STORY
Nov 2016

Halal: An Industry with a Bright Future

With an international market worth trillions of dollars, Penang is actively tapping into the highly lucrative halal business. But as with any thriving industry, it is not without its own unique set of challenges.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

No Smooth Sailing for the Second Half of 2016

Forecast for the Malaysian and Penang economy for the second half of the year.

PENANG ECONOMIC INDICATOR
Jul 2016

Wanted: Employees!

As labour demand increases, labour supply struggles to catch up.

COVER STORY
May 2016

A City For All Classes

Liveability is more than just making it to the top of a list; it is about ensuring quality of life is available to every spectrum of society.

FEATURE
May 2016

Smart Local Governance Brings Services to Remote Townships

A rural town in Taiwan enjoys the best of cloud computing technology, thanks to sound governance.

PENANG PALETTE
Jun 2015

Art thefts are big business

Malaysian art gets stolen more often than you might think.

FEATURE
Jun 2015

Keeping the orphans safe

The Ramakrishna Ashrama Orphanage has provided shelter to hundreds of orphans for some 80 years now.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

Managing longevity risk: Do not go gentle into that good night

Longevity risk has consistently been underestimated, leading to potentially serious economic implications.

FEATURE
Feb 2015

Foreign students learning the hard way

Is the convoluted process, along with unequal policies, hindering the growth of our higher education institutes?

PERSPECTIVES
Oct 2014

No nuclear power please, we are Malaysians

While many governments are moving towards renewable energy sources, Malaysia seems bent on going nuclear.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Making Penang a slave-free state

Penang is not immune to human trafficking, but there are dedicated people involved in trying to eradicate this vice.

FEATURE
May 2014

Migrate for what???

The grass is always greener on the other side. Or is it really?

FEATURE
Apr 2014

Let’s be fair to women – especially homemakers

Why should homemakers continue to be the subjects of invisible discrimination in our society?

FEATURE
Mar 2014

The rise of Islamist conservatism in malaysia

Islam's evolution and future – what's in store for Malaysians?

COVER STORY
Jan 2014

Penang in 2014: trends and forecasts

What's Penang's outlook in the face of global change? Penang Monthly provides a 17-page analysis.

COVER STORY
Dec 2013

Budget 2014 Changes that don't add up to a reform

The government’s spending habits have always been a major issue and this year’s budget, disappointingly, is no different.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Online Platforms That Run Errands For You

Fancy a cup of Starbucks, but can't leave the office to get it? Too busy to queue up for your bills? Online platforms like Task Amigo can help.

PENANG PALETTE
Nov 2013

Championing Chinese Ink- Perception Is What Is

Cheah Thien Soong reinvents and revitalises the Chinese ink tradition with East-West and Nusantara-inspired art.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Jul 2013

Can Asia maintain high growth on its own?

What challenges do policymakers face in making sure Asia can generate sustainable growth on its own?

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
May 2013

Khaw Sim Bee and The Na Ranong Family: A Shared History of Penang and Southern Thailand

The Khaw clan was a central player in the socioeconomic wellbeing of Penang and Phuket.

FEATURE
May 2013

Can Our Economy Withstand a Political Transition?

The question everyone wants an answer to is “If the regime does change, will our economy continue to prosper?”

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