The Penang Institute monograph series makes accessible in detail and at length, analyses and findings of research projects concluded at the Institute. They are meant to stimulate academic discussions on subjects important to Penang and Malaysia and contributes towards making policy making in the country more evidence-based.

They are all in soft copy and freely downloadable for public use. We ask that permission be first requested from the Institute before any partial or full reproduction of the texts is done. Feedback on the publications are warmly welcomed:


7 Jan – Strengthening Food Security in Light of Covid-19, by Isabelle Loh


15 Dec – Movement Control Measures against Covid-19: Mobility Changes in Penang and Malaysia, by Dr Lee Siu Ming, Yeong Pey Jung and Ng Kar Yong

27 Oct – Scaling up Opportunities in the Nanotechnology Sphere in Penang, by Dr Lee Siu Ming

21 Oct – Innovations in Elderly Care Needed in Malaysia and in Penang, by Dr Choong Pui Yee

24 Sept – Elections in the Midst of Covid-19: Impact on Public Health and Democracy, by Braema Mathiaparanam

3 Sept – Human Rights Derogations in Southeast Asian Countries during the Covid-19 Pandemic, by Braema Mathiaparanam

9 July – Exploring a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Framework for Penang’s Urban Growth, by Joshua Woo (Executive Director of Penggerak Komuniti Muda)

23 May – The Business and Economic Impact of Covid-19 on Penang’s Manufacturing Sector, by Ong Wooi Leng & Dr Lee Siu Ming

30 Apr – Covid-19: Extra Support Needed for Refugees in Malaysia and the Region, by Braema Mathiaparanam

12 Mar – Instating a Free Commercial Zone at Penang’s North Butterworth Container Terminal, by Lee Siu Ming, Darshan Joshi and Timothy Choy

17 Feb – Industry Mapping and Value Chain Analysis of Medical Devices Companies in Penang, by Dr Lee Siu Ming


19 Dec – Using Carbon Pricing to Support Sustainable Development in Malaysia, by Darshan Joshi

15 Apr – Indian Youths in Penang: Opportunities, Challenges and Solutions, by Braema Mathiaparanam