ISSUES is Penang Institute’s series of discussion e-briefs analysing policy-relevant matters relating to Penang, Malaysia and the region. Initiated on 15 June 2017, the articles are generally written by researchers attached to the Institute.
They are meant to stimulate public interest in the subjects discussed and contribute substantively towards better-informed fact-based decision-making in Malaysia, both in the public or the private sector.
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30 Mar – Fiqh al-Muwatanah (Fiqh of Citizenship): A New and Inclusive Islamic Approach for Multi-religious Societies, by Maszlee Malik
1 Feb – Tighter Collaboration Needed in Penang’s Skills Development Infrastructure, by Ong Wooi Leng and Leo van Grunsven
10 Jan – Whistle-blowing as an Islamic Imperative: Empowering Muslim Civil Society Towards Good Governance, by Maszlee Malik
05 Dec – Obesity in Malaysia: Unhealthy Eating is as Harmful as Smoking, by Tim-Niklas Schoepp
22 Nov – Social Media Usage among Penangites: A Tool of Benefit or Distraction?, by Alexander Fernandez
8 Nov – Penang’s Economy is Healthy and Strong, with Incomes Rising and Inequality Decreasing, by By Ong Kian Ming and Nick Tan Beng Teong
24 Oct – Heritage Tourism in George Town: A Complicated and Always Controversial Issue, by By Lim Sok Swan and Pan Yi Chieh
10 Oct – The Policing and Politics of the Malay Language, by Ooi Kok Hin
26 Sep – Reclaiming Penang’s Historical Role as a Prominent Literary Translation Hub, by Mohd Izzuddin Ramli
12 Sep – Logging in Ulu Muda Forest Reserve: Is Penang’s Water Security under Threat?, by Sri Vaitheki Ramasamy
29 Aug – Penang’s Aquaculture Industry Holds Great Economic Potential, by Negin Vaghefi
22 Aug – Chinese Property Projects in Southern Johor: Should We Be Concerned?, by Ong Kian Ming
16 Aug – Sebatan di khalayak secara mandatori boleh menjadi trend nasional, oleh Nidhal Mujahid
16 Aug – Mandatory Public Whipping May Become a National Trend, by Nidhal Mujahid
9 Aug – Explaining Salaries and Wages Data: A Look through Penang’s Lens, by Timothy Choy
1 Aug – Facing Climate Change Begins at Home, by Evelyn Teh
18 July – Time for Malaysian States to Introduce “Non-Constituency Seats” (NCSs), by Wong Chin Huat
11 July – Child Marriages in Malaysia: Reality, Resistance and Recourse, by Ooi Kok Hin
28 June – The Digital Free Trade Zone – A Path to Inclusive Growth?, by Timothy Choy
15 June – The Skills Gap Remains Penang’s Big Challenge, by Ong Wooi Leng