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PROFILE
Nov 2017

Woman, Yes. Techy, Definitely.

The tech industry should also be a level playing field for women.

FEATURE
Oct 2017

Empowering Penang’s MICE industry

With an estimated RM808mil economic impact, business events in Penang are big business.

PROFILE
Sep 2017

The Art of Leading by Enabling

Penang lass Boonsiri Somchit's book seeks to inspire and engage.

WINDOW INTO HISTORY
Jun 2017

Why Penang YWCA is Such a Landmark

The organisation has been empowering women for over a century.

FEATURE
Feb 2017

A Taste for Waste

Green living and zero waste are the goals for communities in Seberang Perai.

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.

PROFILE
Mar 2016

Dancing with Kindred Spirits

Through the wordless medium of dance, Aida Redza speaks for the community.

PENANG ECONOMIC OUTLOOK
Jan 2016

The Knowledge Economy is Penang’s Future

The target is to transform Penang into a high-skilled and technology-driven knowledge-based economy.

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
Dec 2015

Who gains and who loses in Budget 2016?

From cash handouts to tax cuts, we analyse how Budget 2016 affects all tiers of household income.

FEATURE
Dec 2015

Penang as an entrepreneurial state

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng talks about shaping a progressive economic policy in Penang that is investment-led, inclusive and sustainable.

PROFILE
Oct 2015

Living hyphenated

Malaysian-Australian writer, poet, musician and spoken word artist Omar Musa talks about identity and art.

FEATURE
May 2015

Probing root problems with music, the Kareem Salama way

Country music came naturally to Egyptian-American Kareem Salama.

COVER STORY
Mar 2015

Local elections as the foundation of democracy Part I: The Athi Nahappan Report revisited

As we mark the half century since the end of local government elections in Malaysia, we look back at events that led to its demise – most importantly, the Athi Nahappan Report.

FEATURE
Aug 2014

Applause for the Penang budget model

Gender responsive participatory budgeting, an amalgamation of participatory budgeting and gender budgeting, has taken off in Penang to much positive feedback.

FEATURE
May 2014

Empowering the rural poor in Thailand

We divulge Thailand's unique community development projects headed by Mr Condom, Mechai Viravaidya.

FEATURE
May 2014

21st Century PAS

Contemporary PAS toes the line between conservatism and progressiveness.

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.

STATES OF REFORM
May 2013

An Election by Manifesto

An analysis of the promises given by the Penang and Selangor state governments in their respective manifestos.

STATES OF REFORM
Apr 2013

What Will a Second Term Mean for Penang and Selangor?

What policies should the Pakatan state governments focus on in their second term?

PHOTO ESSAY
Nov 2012

World Indigenous Day Celebration

Organised by the Indigenous Peoples Network of Malaysia, the original peoples of Malaysia come together to celebrate their culture and history.

COVER STORY
Sep 2012

Tariq Ramadan – Islam Reviewed From Within

Time Magazine called him one of the 100 most influential people in 2004. We chat with Tariq Ramadan on Islam in the 21st century, and the importance of education and individual dignity in empowering societies.

COVER STORY
Aug 2012

FOR A SOCIETY CIVIL AND DECENT

Ambiga Sreenevasan on civil society and why "Malaysians are a great people."

FEATURE
Jul 2012

In A State of Reform

PM columnist Tricia Yeoh launches her new book.

STATES OF REFORM
Apr 2012

Empowering Selangor Women

Tricia Yeoh highlights the many women's development programmes currently being funded in Selangor.

FEATURE
Mar 2012

Microcredit, Macro-Goals

Running the state government's microcredit scheme has been no easy task.

STATES OF REFORM
Feb 2012

Malaysians! Know Your Governments

How the different tiers of government relate to each other.

STATES OF REFORM
Dec 2011

What Do The State Budgets of Penang and Selangor Tell Us?

Tricia Yeoh takes a closer look at the Penang and Selangor state budgets.

PEOPLE ECONOMICS
Jul 2011

Taking Training Into New Territory

The American Society of Training & Development held its annual conference recently.

FEATURE
Apr 2011

The Vast Potential of Gender Responsive Budgeting

Gender responsive budgeting is a considerable asset in allowing us to appreciate each person’s contribution to economic and social development.

FEATURE
Mar 2011

The Humanities are needed more than ever

With the increasing “technologisation” of society, the Humanities are more important than ever.

FEATURE
Jul 2010

Cleaner, greener Penang

The Cleaner Greener Penang Initiative has been launched to improve the quality of life for Penangites.

STATES OF REFORM
May 2010

Democracy is essentially local

Why local government elections need to make a comeback.