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FEATURE
Nov 2017

Making Maths Accessible – and Fun

Penang has a new equal-opportunity platform for mathematics.

COVER STORY
Feb 2017

Saving Our Schools

Education is more than exams; it's also about developing skills and ideas required for both the digital economy and students' individual well-being. Why is Malaysia still behind in this?

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Mortar Board Does Not Guarantee Employability

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

COVER STORY
Oct 2016

A Revolution in Science Education is Upon Us

While our schools may be found lacking when it comes to science and tech education, several impassioned groups in Penang are working hard to create a vibrant landscape with STEM programmes and cool equipment open to kids from all walks of life.

COVER STORY
Aug 2016

An Arts Agenda for Penang

The state's arts scene has grown organically into a colourful, vibrant landscape. Even so, could it also benefit from the establishment of an executive agency for arts and culture?

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.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Apr 2016

Things to Consider when Choosing a Governor for Bank Negara Malaysia

We shed light on global best practices for selecting a central bank governor.

FEATURE
Jan 2016

Flip-flops Trip Key Education Reforms

With some drastic U-turns in policies, what good is the Malaysia Education Blueprint?

FEATURE
Mar 2015

The costs of inequality: Not just a case of “poor envy”

Most would agree that the income gap is worsening in Malaysia and begs addressing. It is time we gauge how this hurts the country in concrete terms.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Mar 2015

The crude dynamics of the price of petrol

As oil prices continue to drop, we examine the consequences.

FEATURE
Oct 2014

Taking education outside the school

While our education system has yet to shift its focus to Science, Technology, English and Mathematics (STEM), learning centres fill the gap.

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?

COVER STORY
Mar 2014

Out of gas weighing our energy options

With TNB's price hike earlier this year, we take the opportunity to review Malaysia's energy situation.

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
Aug 2013

Catching the East Asian wind

The inaugural Penang Economic Conference takes a look at the region’s global economical potential and challenges that come with progress.

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?

FEATURE
Mar 2013

Leapfrogging Development with ICT

Throughout the region, ICT has helped create opportunities and enhanced sustainable development.

COVER STORY
Jan 2013

Malaysian's Education Divide

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

SERI TALKS
Aug 2011

Malaysia’s High Income Journey in Perspective

World Bank senior economist Philip Schellekens on Malaysia’s growth and development, and what the country needs.

UTTER ECONOMICS
Feb 2011

Turning Points: Ups and downs of Penang’s economy

Different locations doing things differently in pursuit of common growth is the new growth model, and their performances need to be independently monitored.

STATES OF REFORM
Nov 2010

We can’t afford bad waste management

Malaysia’s centralised political structure may get in the way of improving how we dispose of solid waste.

FEATURE
Aug 2010

The serious brain drain problem

Penang's talent are leaving in droves. What's causing this exodus, and how can we fix it?

FEATURE
Feb 2010

Think globally, act locally. A blueprint for Penang's transformation

Lim Guan Eng lays out a blueprint for Penang's transformation.

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