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Seberang Prai now officially a city
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Mainlanders from Seberang Prai can now rejoice with the announcement of five incentives in conjunction with the elevation of Seberang Prai...
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Funding boost as Seberang Prai becomes 14th city in country
KEPALA BATAS: Seberang Prai is set to see an injection of federal funds after it was declared a city today, making it the 14th city in the country.
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Seberang Perai becomes country’s largest city
BUTTERWORTH: Penang’s mainland Seberang Perai was declared a city today, making it the country’s largest city council covering 747sq km.
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RM315.96m in Socso compensation for accidents to and from workplace
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Social Security Organisation (Socso) had paid out RM315.96 million in compensation between January and May this year for cases of accidents involving workers while travelling to an...
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Police warn parties promoting motorcycle modifications
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have warned all parties including artistes to stop promoting illegal modifications of motorcycles and the violation of the law if they do not want to face stern actions.
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Police warn parties promoting illegal motorcycle modifications
Police have warned all parties including artistes to stop promoting illegal modifications of motorcycles and the violation of the law if they do not want to face stern actions.
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Police: Don't promote illegal motorcycle modifications or we'll come after you
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): Police have warned all parties, including artistes, to stop promoting illegal modifications of motorcycles and violating the law if they...
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Lantern festivals can unite Malaysians: Penang CM
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The streets of Bukit Mertajam were brightened as people of various races came together to celebrate the lantern festival last night.
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Much-loved forest reserve in sorry state
BUKIT MERTAJAM: It has been almost two years since Penang was hit by a massive storm but the exposed slopes and cliffs along the 3.6km tarred road in Cherok To’Kun...
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USM welcomes students from all walks of life
GEORGE TOWN: Unable to stand or walk on his own, Oi Chin Xiang has proven that nothing is impossible if you put your mind and heart to it.
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Malaysian woman has wedding fit for a princess
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Malaysia - It was a classic "once upon a time" fairy tale wedding that took place in a modern Instagram era.
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It’s a wedding fit for a princess
BUKIT MERTAJAM: It was a classic “once upon a time” fairy tale wedding that took place in a modern Instagram era.
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Coconut processing factory destroyed in early morning blaze
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Sept 2): A coconut processing factory at Jalan Kampung Tok Elong, here was destroyed in an early morning blaze today.
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Set a sweet date with ‘Mooncake King’ on Sept 8
BUKIT MERTAJAM: It’s called the “Mooncake King”, so you can bet its mould is special.
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Immigrant landowner friend of Tunku gave away acres to celebrate Merdeka
GEORGE TOWN: Philanthropists like to do what they can for the good of their country and its people.
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Penang Govt ready to assist schools to start aquaponics farming
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Aug 30): The Penang Government is prepared to assist any school in the State which requires funds to start aquaponics farming, an environmental-friendly agriculture method, Chief Minis...
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Overwhelming public approval for Penang’s LRT project, says CM
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today revealed that 97% of the people who visited the public inspection booths on the proposed light rail transit (LRT) agreed that the project should proceed despit...
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Sanbumi to be renamed as Iconic Worldwide
Sanbumi Holdings Bhd (Sanbumi Holdings) has obtained its shareholders’ approval to rename the company to Iconic Worldwide Bhd at its extraordinary general...
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Hua Yang expects improved FY2020 on sales targeting first-time buyers and upgraders
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Property developer Hua Yang Bhd is expecting an improved financial year (FY2020) backed by its strategy to aggressively drive sales towards first-time homebuyers and upgraders.
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Hua Yang expects improved FY2020 on sales targeting first-time buyers and...
KUALA LUMPUR (Aug 29): Property developer Hua Yang Bhd is expecting an improved financial year (FY2020) backed by its strategy to aggressively drive sales towards first-time homebuyers and upgraders.
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Police gun down Penang robbery gang in shoot-out
GEORGE TOWN - Police gunned down Gang Tebuk gang members who were involved in a series of factory break-ins since last year.
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Police gun down robbery gang in shoot-out
GEORGE TOWN: Police gunned down Gang Tebuk gang members who were involved in a series of factory break-ins since last year.
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Three killed in shootout with police in Bukit Mertajam
GEORGE TOWN: Three men, believed to be foreigners and members of the notorious ‘Geng Tebuk’ that were involved in a spate of robberies as well as house and factory break-in cases, were killed in a...
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Cops kill 3 in Bukit Mertajam shootout
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police gunned down three men suspected of breaking into small factories in a shootout at an industrial area in Bukit Mertajam this morning.
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Three foreigners killed in shootout after high-speed chase in Penang
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 27 — Three foreigners believed to be part of a gang specialising in factory burglaries died in an early morning shootout after leading police on a high-speed car chase here.
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Cops gun down three foreigners in industrial area
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Three foreigners were shot dead by the police at the Permatang Tinggi Industrial Area during the wee hours of Tuesday (Aug 27).
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Over 12,000 trees planted in drive to make Batu Kawan an eco-city
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Penang Development Corporation (PDC) has planted 12,564 shade trees at Bandar Cassia and Penang Science Park in Batu Kawan near here since 2006 as part of its commitment to make the ar...
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Storied town ‘under attack’
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Things have been evolving fast in this iconic township. And Bukit Mertajam is facing a challenge to retain its identity.
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Berapit rep: Landlords should pay foreign resident fee
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The town here resembles a city in Bangladesh or Nepal during weekends and public holidays, according to Berapit assemblyman Heng Lee Lee.
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Tiger picture sparks search at Bukit Mertajam hiking trail
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang forestry and wildlife authorities today said they were on high alert after a picture showing a tiger at a popular jungle trail in Bukit Mertajam went viral on social media.
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Myanmar man nabbed for selling fake UNHCR cards
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police have detained a Myanmar man for processing and selling fake i-cards and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to foreigners, especially his countrymen,...
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Police arrest Myanmar man for selling fake UNHCR cards in Penang
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 23 — The police have detained a Myanmar man for processing and selling fake i-cards and United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) cards to foreigners, especially his ...
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Businessman duped RM163,000 in Macau scam
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A businessman lost RM163,550 in a week after being deceived by a Macau scam syndicate which claimed he was involved in a criminal case, said Seberang Perai Tengah police chief, Supt Mo...
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Police imposter who robbed victim detained
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have detained a man barely 24 hours after he impersonated as a police staff before robbing a hotel receptionist outside its premises in Jalan Permatang Batu, here yesterday.
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'Find My Phone' app leads to bogus cop who robbed hotel receptionist
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): Police have detained a man barely 24 hours after he impersonated a police officer before robbing a hotel receptionist in Jalan Permatang Batu here early Sunday (Aug 18) morning.
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Penang wants Padi Festival in national tourism calendar
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang government plans to enter the International Padi Festival into the national tourism calender.
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Two security guards charged with assaulting policemen
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Two security guards pleaded not guilty today in the magistrate’s court to assaulting a police officer and his team and preventing them from discharging their duties.
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Customer finds spy cam in Malaysia bubble tea shop's toilet
A hidden camera was found inside a women's toilet at a bubble tea shop in Bukit Mertajam, reported Guang Ming Daily.
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Man held for trying to ram car into cops
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police arrested a man and are on the hunt for his accomplice after they attempted to ram their car into several policemen who wanted to inspect the vehicle.
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Customer finds spy cam in bubble tea shop’s toilet
A HIDDEN camera was found inside a women’s toilet at a bubble tea shop in Bukit Mertajam, reported Guang Ming Daily.
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Immigrant-preying robber trio nabbed in separate raids
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Three members of a robbery gang preying on immigrants in several areas of Penang were arrested in several raids around Simpang Ampat and Nibong Tebal, near here, yesterday.
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Man held after attempt to ram car into policemen
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The police arrested a man and are on the hunt for his friend after they attempted to ram their car into several policemen who wanted to inspect the vehicle, here yesterday.
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Mum of factory worker who died in prison to seek dependency claim
PETALING JAYA: The mother of a factory worker who died at the Tapah Prison five years ago will file an appeal against a High Court decision not to award a dependency claim.
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Family of factory worker who died in Tapah Prison under unlawful detention wins suit
IPOH, Aug 13 — The family of a general worker in a sugar refinery factory in Penang, who died in police custody five years ago, has won their civil suit against 12 individuals and the government.
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Family of prisoner who died in prison wins suit against govt
IPOH: The family of a general worker who died in the Tapah prison custody five years ago has won their civil suit against 12 individuals and the government.
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Freak storm and strong winds wreak havoc in Penang, Kedah and Perlis
GEORGE TOWN: A downpour coupled with strong winds close to 50kph battered most parts of Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night, uprooting many trees and causing damage to property.
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Presence of ‘tontos’ not an issue for Penang Immigration Dept
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang Immigration Department is determined to eradicate illegal immigrants in the state despite facing difficulties in carrying out their duties when details of its operations are...
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Penang immigration chief says information leaks by 'tontos' won't stop crackdown
BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 8 ― The Penang Immigration Department is determined to eradicate illegal immigrants in the state despite facing difficulties in carrying their duties when details of its operatio...
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Specialist dealer arrested with drugs worth over RM1m
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police arrested a man who is suspected to be not a mere drug dealer but also a drug specialist capable of producing various types of drugs.
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RM6m for smart initiative projects in Seberang Perai
BUKIT MERTAJAM (July 31): The Penang government has set aside about RM6 million annually for smart initiative projects in Seberang Perai.
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RM6m for smart initiative projects in Seberang Prai
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Penang government has set aside about RM6 million annually for smart initiative projects in Seberang Prai.
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Mat Sabu goes back to school
BUKIT MERTAJAM: It was a nostalgic day for Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu yesterday as he set foot in SMK Bukit Mertajam, better known as “BM High”, 48 years after graduating from the fifth form.
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Malaysia will work closely with Turkey to boost country's defence industry —...
BUKIT MERTAJAM (July 30): Malaysia will work closely with Turkey to boost the country's defence industry, said Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu.
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Turkey keen on helping M'sia develop defence industry, says Mat Sabu
Turkey has shown interest in helping Malaysia develop its defence industry, Mohamad Sabu said today.
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No immediate plans to buy Turkish arms, says Mat Sabu
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Malaysia has no immediate plans to buy military equipment from Turkey which has offered to help the country develop a defence industry, Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu said.
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Love is the central message of St Anne’s Feast
BUKIT MERTAJAM: About 4,000 people who attended mass at St Anne’s Church here to celebrate St Anne’s Feast were urged to “love” and that “loving one another” could overcome barriers and achieve wonders.
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Penang police cripple robbery gang with arrest of three men
BUKIT MERTAJAM, July 28 — Police have crippled a gang believed responsible for several robbery and snatch-theft cases in Penang with the arrest of three men at a restaurant in Taman Usahaniaga here...
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Thousands attend St Anne’s Feast
Tens of thousands of people, including foreign pilgrims, thronged the grounds of St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mertajam, Penang, in conjunction with the annual St Anne’s Feast.Tens of thousands of peo...
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Thousands attend St Anne’s Feast procession
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Tens of thousands of people, including foreign pilgrims, thronged the grounds of St Anne’s Church in Bukit Mer­ta­jam in conjunction with the annual St Anne’s Feast.
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Bukit Mertajam heading to be Penang’s first digital city
GEORGE TOWN (July 27): Bukit Mertajam is moving towards becoming the first digital city in Penang by August 2020 and will employ a concept that integrates information and communication technology (ICT...
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Bukit Mertajam heading to be Penang’s first digital city
GEORGE TOWN (July 26): Bukit Mertajam is moving towards becoming the first digital city in Penang by August 2020 and will employ a concept that integrates information and communication technology (ICT...
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6 RTD officers plead not guilty to corruption charges
BUTTERWORTH: Six more Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers in Penang were today charged in the sessions court here with 14 counts of receiving bribes totalling RM10,900 from a transport company di...
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Six more JPJ officers charged over lorry driver protection racket
BUTTERWORTH (Bernama): Six more Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers in Penang were charged in the Sessions Court here Friday (July 26) with 14 counts of receiving bribes totalling RM10,900 from a transport company director.
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Lorry driver protection racket: Six more JPJ officers charged
BUTTERWORTH: Six Road Transport Department (JPJ) enforcement officers, including a woman, were charged in the Sessions Court here today with 40 counts of accepting bribes, totalling RM20,050, in conne...
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Six JPJ, SPAD enforcers claim trial to 40 bribery charges in Penang protection racket
SEBERANG PERAI, July 25 — Six more enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) today claimed trial to a total of 40 charges in bribe...
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Five RTD officers, one former SPAD officer charged with 63 counts of corruption
GEORGE TOWN: Five Road Transport Department (RTD) enforcement officers and a former Land Public Transport Commission (SPAD) personnel were charged in the Sessions Court here today with 63 counts of re...
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Five officers from Penang JPJ, one from SPAD, face 63 bribery charges for closing eye to rogue lorry firms
SEBERANG PERAI, July 24 — Six enforcement officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) and Land and Public Transport Commission (SPAD) were charged with graft amounting to RM73,600 at the Speci...
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MACC chief: Another 18 Penang JPJ officers to be charged with graft tomorrow
GEORGE TOWN, July 23 — Another 18 low-ranking officers from the Road Transport Department (RTD) in Penang will be charged for graft tomorrow, said Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief c...
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Penang marks hidden gems for tourism
BUTTERWORTH: Ever heard of Bukit Katak (Frog Hill)? It is an abandoned quarry in Kampung Guar Petai, located about 15km north-east from Butterworth town.
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Sporting Malaysians come out in full force
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The third FitMalaysia sporting event for the year saw a huge turnout at the MPSP Sports and Recreation Complex in Jalan Betek here.
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Syed Saddiq to contest Armada chief post in upcoming party polls
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Parti Pribumi Bersatu Malaysia’s (Bersatu) youth wing (Armada) chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today announced that he will contest for the Armada chief post in the party electio...
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Syed Saddiq to defend Armada chief’s post in upcoming PPBM polls
BUKIT MERTAJAM: PPBM youth wing (Armada) chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today announced that he will contest for the Armada chief’s post in the party election this year.
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Syed Saddiq to go for top Armada post at party polls
Bersatu's Armada (youth wing) chief Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman today announced that he will contest for the wing's chief post at the party elections this year.
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36 foreigners detained in raids at Siamese restaurants, outlets
TASEK GELUGOR: Five Thai nationals who were working at a Thai restaurant in Jalan Hashim Awang ran helter-skelter with ladles still in their hands to escape arrest in an integrated operation conducted...
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St Anne’s Feast gets a green touch this year
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Organisers of the annual St Anne’s Feast has themed the seventh day of the 10-day celebration as “Mission to Save Mother Earth”.
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Two cases of drowning reported in Penang
TASEK GELUGOR: Two cases of drowning were reported in Penang yesterday, according to the State Fire & Rescue Department.
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Two drownings reported in one day in Penang
TASEK GELUGOR, July 15 — Two cases of drowning were reported in Penang yesterday, according to the State Fire & Rescue Department.
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‘Restore home of Penang’s first CM’
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Heritage activists have brought attention to an old house in Jalan Datuk Ooh Chooi Cheng, saying that it should be restored to its former glory as its former occupant was none other than Penang’s first Chief Minister Tan Sri Wong Pow Nee.
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Like hiking? Here's a guide book to nature trails in Seberang Perai
GEORGE TOWN, July 14 — While Penang Hill and its surrounding forests have long been favourites of hikers, not many realise that there is a diverse range of nature trails all around Seberang Perai.
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Man charged with molesting music teacher
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A senior citizen has been charged with using criminal force to outrage the mo­­desty of a music teacher.
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Senior citizen charged with molesting music teacher
BUKIT MERTAJAM: A senior citizen was charged in the magistrate’s court here today with using criminal force on a music teacher with intent to outrage her modesty at the back lane of a supermarket he...
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SJKC Beng Teik to become Penang’s first TNB solar school
BUKIT MERTAJAM (July 11): Penang Chief Minister, Chow Kon Yeow, witnessed the signing of a Supply Agreement for Renewable Energy between Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (Cina) Beng Teik (Pusat), Tenaga Nasio...
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Authorities destroy almost RM3.5mil worth of contraband
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The State Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry's enforcement division destroyed 14 types of seized items worth RM3,417,135.83.
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Penang govt to go big on solar farming with TNB
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said it wants to venture heavily into solar farming, spearheaded by its two local councils, in a push to harness renewable energy.
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24kg of liquor bottles cleared from beach
BEER and liquor bottles weighing 24kg were among the trash picked up by the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP) from a stretch of beach in Butterworth, Malaysia Nanban reported.
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RM25,000 rental for former MPSP HQ built in 1969
PETALING JAYA (July 9): The five-storey building that formerly housed the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) headquarters is up for rent at at RM25,000 a month.
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Kepala Batas boy, four, needs RM100,000 for surgery to restore hearing
BUKIT MERTAJAM, July 7 — Unable to react and respond like other children because of his hearing disability, a four-year-old is in urgent need of about RM100,000 for a cochlear implant surgery that w...
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Boy, 4, needs RM100,000 for surgery to restore hearing
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Unable to react and respond like other children because of his hearing disability, a four-year-old is in urgent need of about RM100,000 for a cochlear implant surgery that will restore...
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When catfish pour out of the drain
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Catfish by the hundreds poured out of a clogged underground drain at the market here when local council workers flushed it with a high-pressure spray.
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Hundreds of catfish poured out from clogged drain
Catfish by the hundreds poured out of a clogged underground drain at the market in Bukit Mertajam, Penang when local council workers flushed the drain with a high pressure spray.A 29-second video show...
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Video of public collecting catfishes from clogged drain goes viral
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Workers from the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) never expected that catfishes were the cause of a clogged drain at the Jalan Pasar market here.
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Razed 133-year-old temple to be restored
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Refurbish­ment work will be carried out to restore the 133-year-old Hock Teck Cheng Sin Temple here to its former grandeur after its main prayer hall and storage unit were destroyed in a fire.
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150-year-old Bukit Mertajam Chinese temple razed
It was a sad night for the people of Bukit Mertajam when its more than a century old Chinese temple was engulfed by fire, destroying its inner walls and many cultural relics.
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Fire badly damages century-old Tua Pek Kong temple in Bukit Mertajam
GEORGE TOWN: A famous Taoist temple in Bukit Mertajam, built in 1886, caught fire this evening, razing the entire inner sanctum.
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Bukit Mertajam’s 133-year-old temple razed in evening fire
SEBERANG PERAI, July 3 — A fire broke out at Bukit Mertajam’s ancient Hock Teik Cheng Sin Temple at around 8.30pm this evening, damaging a large portion of the temple.
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150-year-old Bukit Mertajam temple razed by fire (updated)
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The more than 150-year-old Tua Pek Kong Temple in Jalan Pasar has been razed after it caught fire Wednesday (July 3) evening.
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Fifty arrested after cops bust 'wild' birthday party in Bukit Mertajam
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): A group of 50 people celebrating a birthday party at a karaoke centre in Jalan Berapit here were arrested at 4am Sunday (June 30) after a police bust found drugs at the scene, following a tip-off.
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Police nab five ‘Black Ruger’ gang members, solve 10 armed robbery cases
SUNGAI BULOH: Police believed they have solved 10 armed robbery cases around Sungai Buloh, Petaling Jaya and Gombak in Selangor, following the arrest of five ‘Black Ruger’ gang members in several ...
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SUV crash on Penang bridge: Trial to begin on Sept 24
BUKIT MERTAJAM: The Magistrate’s Court here today fixed Sept 24 for the trial of the case involving a former hairdressing salon worker charged with causing the death of a college student, Moey Yun P...
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Penang Bridge crash: Trial to begin on Sept 24
BUKIT MERTAJAM, June 28 ― The Magistrate’s Court here today fixed September 24 for the trial of the case involving a former hairdressing salon worker charged with causing the death of a college st...
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