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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.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

George Town’s Diversity Safeguards its Religious Harmony

The gentle equilibrium among George Town's many races is its strength.

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
Aug 2017

A History of the Malay Left: Part One

Distrust, fear, resentment – these gave rise to the Left.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Feb 2017

Time to Limit the Logic of the Market

When the final aim is to make a profit, all other things become subordinate.
 

COVER STORY
Jan 2017

Will 2017 Crow or Croak?

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

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
Dec 2016

The Word and the World (Part Two)

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

FEATURE
Nov 2016

The Word and the World(Part One)

Literary translators connect cultures from different parts of the globe, and Penang's role in the history of the art is by no means insignificant

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Nov 2016

A Short History of Penang’s Malay Publishing Industry

The printing presses in Penang have been humming for over two centuries.

FEATURE
Aug 2016

How Does Brexit affect Malaysians?

What repercussions are in store for Malaysia with the UK vote to leave the EU?

PROFILE
Jun 2016

Mahathir: “People Must Be Able to Hold Their Heads Up.”

Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad talks about what motivates him in an exclusive interview.

FEATURE
May 2016

Lessons on Democracy from the Middle East

Amid the strife post-Arab Spring is a sense of optimism, where ideals are kept alive.

FEATURE
Mar 2016

Awas! The Organising of Radical Malay Women

Before the Alliance, there were the radicals.

COVER STORY
Jan 2016

Education – Ever The Political Victim

It's out with the old and in with the new every time a crisis engulfs the country's leadership – and all at the expense of our children's education.

FEATURE
Oct 2015

Malaysia’s troubled state

What might Malaysia’s political future hold?

COVER STORY
Feb 2015

The Unity Fetish

Instead of celebrating diversity and allowing for societal hybridisation to flow freely, Malaysia is unhealthily obsessed with the notion of unity.

COVER STORY
Jan 2015

A city’s status and its civil society

The doggedness of Penang NGOs, from classic Chinese kongsi and Indian leagues to contemporary consumers' associations and heritage trusts, in devoting themselves to their individual causes, gives rise to a robust civil society that sets the city apart.

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.

FEATURE
May 2014

21st Century PAS

Contemporary PAS toes the line between conservatism and progressiveness.

ASEAN INSIGHTS
Apr 2014

Around the region

We take a look at what's going on in South-East Asia.

REVIEW
Mar 2014

A Magnificently Rich Tome on Early Penang

Ooi Kee Beng reviews Volume One of Penang – The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830 by Mark Langdon.

FEATURE
Nov 2013

Ending Child Soldiering in Myanmar

All is not well in the state of Myanmar, as children are still being recruited as soldiers.

FEATURE
Sep 2013

Bahasa Indonesia championed by Chinese

Why did Indonesia end up adopting a language primarily used by Chinese traders as its national language?

FEATURE
Jul 2013

Rose Chan's story finally told

The biography of a controversial personality is finally written.

COVER STORY
May 2013

Watershed Elections for Malaysia

Malaysia’s Reformasi movement has been brewing for a long time now and has led to the highly competitive GE13.

FEATURE
Mar 2013

One Party Rule Fades Away

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

COVER STORY
Jan 2013

Malaysian's Education Divide

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

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.

TALK-TALK ONLY
Jul 2011

What Is The Truth About The Baling Talks?

The peace talks between the communists and the government were doomed from the start.

BOOK REVIEW
Jul 2011

Two Perspectives on Late Colonial Life in Penang

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

FEATURE
Feb 2011

Freeing education from politics

Education in Malaysia has been politicised for far too long.

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