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FEATURE
Nov 2017

Saluting Our Warriors

Saluting Our Warriors Penang's veterans association remembers the services of those who kept the peace.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Malaysia: Absolutely a Secular State

According to the Constitution, Malaysia is a secular state. But this notion is lost on many.

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.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Feb 2017

The Dawn of Higher Education in Malaysia

It was no easy matter pushing for tertiary-level education in colonial Malaya.

CARPE DIEM
Jan 2017

Politics is in the Blood of the Young

With 72% of the population under 40, Malaysia's youths have a huge role to play.

FOOTPRINTS
Jan 2017

Imagined Communities, Real Women

Captivating stories of Malaysian women in history are gradually being told.

FEATURE
Oct 2016

Men Who Ran PFS and Inspired Generations

Penang Free School turns 200 this month. We celebrate its three visionaries who made the grade.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Sep 2016

Penang: The Rebel State (Part One)

Discontent with the Federation of Malaya led the Straits Chinese elite of Penang to begin a push towards secession.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jul 2016

The Tongkang – Symbol of the Entrepot Age

Once an iconic figure during Penang Harbour’s heyday,discover the crucial role of the lighters that shuttled between massive hulking cargo ships and the port.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

One country’s Merdeka is another’s damage control

To gain a fuller insight into Malaysia’s attainment of independence, we need to look at the adjacent puzzle pieces as well.

FEATURE
Aug 2015

P. Ramlee: A Penang superstar

As P. Ramlee The Musical heads to our shores, we unravel the tumultuous life of the visionary man.

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.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

URGENTLY NEEDED: Reform of Malaysia’s regime police

The practices and culture of the Royal Malaysian Police often reveal the trademarks of a regime police – a police that answers to the government in power.

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?

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.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Mar 2014

A Malaysia lost

Kee Thuan Chye laments about Malaysia today, and reminisces about the Malaysia he used to know.

COVER STORY
Sep 2013

Time for a second federation in Malaysia?

Malaysia is 50 years old. It's time for us to re-examine what our federalism means.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

One Party Rule Fades Away

An in-depth look at Umno’s past, present and future.

BOOK REVIEW
Apr 2012

Honest Memoirs From An Extraordinary Lady

The long-awaited P.G. Lim memoir, Kaleidoscope: The Memoirs of P.G. Lim is finally here.

FEATURE
Dec 2011

2012 Budget Under The Microscope at Penang Institute

The Penang Institute hosted its annual flagship event, the Post Budget Dialogue.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2011

Trying to unmask Khoo Sui Hoe

Celebrating the life and career of a celebrated and enigmatic Penang artist.

FEATURE
May 2010

Federalism going down the toilet

The time has come for the centralism that characterises Malaysian politics to disperse.

STATES OF REFORM
Jan 2010

Giving federalism a future

Malaysia may call itself a federation, but it certainly doesn't act like one.

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