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A Magnificently Rich Tome on Early Penang

Review of Penang – The Fourth Presidency of India 1805-1830, Volume One: Ships, Men and Mansions, by Mark Langdon. George Town: Areca Books. 2013. By OOI KEE BENG, for Penang Monthly, March 2014 There are several questions about the history of Penang that have bothered me for quite a while, satisfactory responses to which cannot … Continue reading


Journalism – is too much information bad?

By Dr Ooi Kee Beng | Yahoo Newsroom – March 11, 2013 [Photo by Bazuki Muhammad, Reuters] Nothing unites a country the way a national crisis does. But although the Sulu militia intrusion in Sabah has indeed made Malaysians want to put aside differences—at least for a while—the seriousness of the situation brings some realisation … Continue reading


Political Picnicking in KL

By Ooi Kee Beng (For YAHOO. 18 Jan 2013; see http://my.news.yahoo.com/political-picnicking-in-kl-042544037.html). On 12 January 2013, an estimated 100,000 Malaysians managed to pull off the latest in a series of demonstrations in the country’s major city, Kuala Lumpur. This time, it went practically without a hitch. There were none of the clashes with police that had … Continue reading