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ODDLY ENOUGH
Oct 2017

Imagine Malaysia Anew!

Malaysians should dare to campaign for change.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Developing Sustainability is the Goal

If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes the entire world to nurture a sustainable planet.

FEATURE
Sep 2017

George Town’s Diversity Safeguards its Religious Harmony

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

STATISTICS
Aug 2017

The Malaysian Legal System in Numbers

A statistical look at the country's laws and constitution.

FEATURE
Jul 2017

The Saints are Still Marching in

A little ode to the school that has shaped generations of Penangites.

PENANG PALETTE
May 2017

The Freedom Young Artists Can Enjoy

The Young Contemporary Artists competition sees some quirky work.

PROFILE
Apr 2017

Navi Pillay: People Need to be Treated Equally

The inspirational story of the South African former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights.

FEATURE
Mar 2017

Making Penang Their Home – By Cheering Up Others

It began as a support network for women living away from home.

ODDLY ENOUGH
Mar 2017

Tackling the Immigrant Issue Seriously

Ten critical approaches to the Malaysian immigration question.

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2016

A Rite of Passage

A group of Rohingya boys step on the threshold to adulthood.

COVER STORY
Sep 2016

The Mainland Awakens

Seberang Perai is undergoing massive transformation – but not without its own unique challenges.

PHOTO ESSAY
Jun 2016

Balik Pulau: A Pace Apart

Forty-five minutes from George Town, life moves at a different stride.

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.

CARPE DIEM
Mar 2016

Time To Be Human

There should be no compromise when it comes to defending humanity.

FEATURE
Jul 2015

It is time we help the stateless among us

Dr Hartini Zainudin, founder of Yayasan Chow Kit and current vice president of Voice of the Children, sheds light on the stateless.

PENANG PROFILE
Apr 2015

Penang’s frontline survivor

From the inside of a Burmese jail to the Thai-Cambodian border at the height of its tragedy in the 1970s, Kim Gooi has seen a lot.

FOOTPRINTS
Apr 2015

Through the eyes of a refugee child

One man embarks on a project to give refugee children a voice, through pictures.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2015

Seeing art in passing time and peopled space

The community at the People's Court on Lebuh Cintra, George Town, turns into an art-cheological project.

FEATURE
Nov 2014

Indonesian responses to the IS challenge

The world's most populous Muslim- majority country tackles the IS threat.

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
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?

FEATURE
Feb 2014

PLAC – where the poor can seek justice

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

STATISTICS
Jan 2014

Statistics

This issue, we provide some legal stats.

FEATURE
Dec 2013

Homeless in Penang

Homelessness is more than the lack of a roof over one's head. We examine what it really means.

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.

PHOTO ESSAY
Oct 2013

Devotion to the nine emperors

Traditions come alive during the Nine Emperor Gods celebration.

COVER STORY
Apr 2012

16 Women

In the spirit of International Women's Day, Penang Monthly is featuring 16 exceptional women who have had a profound impact on the community around them.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2011

Penang On The Brink of War,1821

Kedah’s Rajah Ahmad Tajuddin Halim Shah II fled to Penang to escape the Siamese, and war nearly broke out.

PENANG PALETTE
Apr 2011

Hoy Cheong the Art-ivist

An internationally-renowned artist, Wong Hoy Cheong is known for his subversive creative bent.

BOOK REVIEW
Nov 2010

An anthology with exciting internal dynamics

Multiethnic Malaysia: Past, Present and Future deals candidly with Malaysia’s multiethnic history.

PROFILE
Oct 2010

Penang girl Judy heads UN Peacebuilders

Judy Cheng-Hopkins chats with pem about her humanitarian work over the decades.

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