Penang Institute Newsletter

Much has been happening at Penang Institute. This is to be expected, and is in many ways a reflection of the times. Malaysia enters a period of difficult reform just when the world faces an uncertain future. Income and developmental gaps continue to increase across the globe, ultra-nationalism is on the rise worldwide, and the destruction of the Earth’s natural environment has reached a critical stage. But times of crisis are also times for deep changes to take place.

As one of Malaysia’s major think tanks, Penang Institute participates in public discourse, identifies both negative and positive socioeconomic trends in state, national and regional development, and attempts persistently to influence policy making in the state and the country.

This Newsletter provides summary information on events at the Institute and their significance, and on the Institute’s participation in public life over the previous month. It will forthwith be distributed regularly by email.

Dato’ Dr Ooi Kee Beng,
Executive Director

May 2021 – Being Creative Together

April 2021 – Regional Matters Matter a Lot to Penang

March 2021 – The Ending Of The Covid-19 Pandemic Begins

February 2021 – The Wave of Helplessness and Pessimism Ebbs

January 2021 – Hopefully Hobbling into the New Decade

December 2020 – Beyond (Vision) 2020, More Individual Agency And Greater Sense Of Realism Needed

November 2020 – Going Green in Penang

October 2020 – The Future Belongs To Those Literate In Social Media And In Digital Technology

September 2020 – Planning For A Future Beyond Covid-19

August 2020 – Defining the New Normal

July 2020 – Expanding Collaborations

June 2020 – Towards Recovery

May 2020

April 2020

March 2020

February 2020

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019