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With 100 distress calls daily Penang Befrienders needs volunteers
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Befrien­ders is looking for volunteers to handle its two toll-free lines until the wee hours of the morning.
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Penang bridges’ CCTV to be improved for safety: Phee
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will propose to the operator of the first Penang Bridge to install loudspeakers besides CCTVs, as it can act as deterrent to suicidal persons.
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Penang bridges' CCTVs to be improved: Phee
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 14): The surveillance system for the two Penang bridges could be improved for better accessibility and traffic management, Penang Welfare and Caring Society Committee Chairman Phee B...
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Amid suicide cases, gov't mulls loudspeakers on Penang bridge
The surveillance system for the two Penang bridges could be improved for better accessibility and traffic management, Penang Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairperson Phee Boon Poh said today.
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Ideal to acquire 1st Avenue Mall in George Town for RM153m
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — Ideal United Bintang International Berhad (IUBIB) has announced to Bursa Malaysia its proposed acquisition of 1st Avenue Mall in George Town at RM153 million today.
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Penang tells schools to stop all outdoor activities as haze hits 137
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has directed schools and sports organisations to stop all outdoor activities in view of the haze.
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Questioned by cops, Penang deputy CM Ramasamy, assemblyman stand by statements on Dr Zakir Naik
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 11 — Police recorded statement from both Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy and Bagan Dalam assemblyman Satees Muniandy at the former’s office in Komtar today.
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Ramasamy, Charles ready to cooperate with cops over Zakir report
PETALING JAYA: Four Pakatan Harapan (PH) leaders who have been urged to assist police over controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s case have said they will cooperate fully.
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Bukit Aman to question Penang DCM II, rep on Wednesday (Sept 11) in Zakir defamation probe
GEORGE TOWN: The police will record statements from Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy and Bagan Dalam assemblyman Satees Muniandy on...
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Restudy decision to scrap PPR low-cost units for rental, urges Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today urged the federal government to review its decision to scrap construction of new rental apartment schemes for the poor, or the Peoples’ Housing...
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Haze in Penang, API at 90
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — Penang has been shrouded in haze since yesterday, with several locations in the state recording moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of between 79 and 90, just below unh...
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Lanterns light up Mid-Autumn Fest in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Several parks and roads here have been spruced up with bright and colourful lanterns in preparation for the Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 13.
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Chow: Agencies have to act against negligent engineers
GEORGE TOWN: It is up to the relevant agencies to take action against the consultant engineers who were found negligent, resulting in the Tanjung Bungah landslide...
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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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Tunnel cost still the same, not RM20 bil as MCA claims, says Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today the cost of the undersea tunnel and three-roads project remains at RM6.3 billion and not “over RM20 billion” as estimated by MCA chief W...
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Penang parking system sowing annoyance among motorists
GEORGE TOWN: Motorists and parking coupon agents are still confused over the Penang Smart Parking (PSP) system since it took effect on the island from Aug 23.
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Penang hopes proposed Kulim airport remains just for cargo
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 29 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is holding Kedah to its commitment that the proposed RM1.6 billion Kulim International Airport (KXP) will only be used to fly goods and not ...
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Design engineers at fault in landslide tragedy
GEORGE TOWN: The State Commission of Inquiry (SCI) tasked with investigating the Tanjung Bungah landslide in October 2017 has found the design engineer of the slope primarily responsible for the incident that claimed 11 lives.
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Tanjung Bungah landslide incident entirely preventable, concludes Penang inquiry commission
GEORGE TOWN: The State Commission of Inquiry (SCI) tasked to investigate the Tanjung Bungah landslide which claimed 11 lives, has concluded that the incident was...
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Penang BN GE14 candidate for Komtar Loh Cye Teik dies after losing cancer battle
GEORGE TOWN: Loh Chye Teik, who was the Penang BN candidate for the Komtar state assembly seat in GE14, died on Sunday (Aug 25) morning at the age of 60.
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Process of public inspection of Penang LRT project begins
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 21): The Penang state government began a three-month public inspection process from yesterday to obtain the views of the people in the state over a Bayan Lepas-Komtar Light Rapid Tran...
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Process of public inspection of LRT project begins
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 20): The Penang state government began a three-month public inspection process from yesterday to obtain the views of the people in the state over a Bayan Lepas-Komtar Light Rapid Tran...
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Process of public inspection of LRT project begins
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government began a three-month public inspection process from yesterday to obtain the views of the people in the state over a Bayan Lepas-Komtar Light Rapid Transit (LRT)...
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Penang requests RM10b funding for transport blueprint from 12th Malaysian Plan
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 — The Penang state government said today it is hoping to get funding of RM10 billion for its Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) through the roll-out of the 12th Malaysian Plan n...
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DCM 1: Penang supports mufti's stand that Zakir isn't an extremist
GEORGE TOWN: Penang mufti Datuk Seri Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor has said controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik is not an extremist, and the state supports this view, says Deputy Chief Minister 1 Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman.
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Penang to be the first to put local council polls to the test, says minister
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 18 — Penang will be the first state to conduct local council elections after they are approved by the federal government for implementation, Housing and Local Government Minister Z...
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Zuraida: Penang ready for local council polls
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be “top of the list” when the proposal for local council elections is passed by the Cabinet for implementation in three years, says the Housing and Local Government Minister.
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Oppostion using Zakir to gain political mileage: Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN: PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin (pix) believes that controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik is being used as a political tool by the opposition to split the country along racial and re...
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Anwar just returned from haj, give him time - Zuraida
PKR vice-president Zuraida Kamaruddin has said that party president Anwar Ibrahim, who returned from the haj on Thursday, needs time to settle down before addressing a number of controversial issues.
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BN, not PH, approved Butterworth reclamation, says Penang exco man
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said a 650ha reclamation project along the Butterworth shore was approved by the Barisan Nasional-led state government in the 1990s and there is no way to canc...
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MCA wants Penang CM to make stand on Dong Zong being labelled 'racist'
GEORGE TOWN: Penang MCA has called on Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow to make a stand after Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad labelled Chinese educationist group Dong Zong as "racist".
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Penang to host Asia-Pacific Urban Forum in October, says state rep
GEORGE TOWN, August 9 — Penang State Exco Jagdeep Singh Deo announced today that Penang will be hosting the largest urban forum in Asia — the seventh Asia-Pacific Urban Forum (APUF7) this October.
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Malaysian man who tried to immolate himself 9 years ago found dead
GEORGE TOWN - The man who doused himself with petrol nine years ago to protest the closure of entrances in Komtar has been found dead.
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Penang govt loses bid to acquire 2 godowns for animation studios
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government is in a legal battle over its acquisition of two 10,000 sq ft godowns in the heritage quarter here after the state lost a suit brought by the properties’ own...
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Penang pleads for RM10 bil from PM to fund LRT, highway
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government will send a letter to Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad requesting for RM10 billion to kick-start its light-rail transit (LRT) and a highway project on the island.
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LRT the most suitable public transport option for Penang
Recently, the debate over the viability of tram or Autonomous Rail Transit (ART) versus Light Rail Transit (LRT) for Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) has resurfaced.
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The Prangin Canal revitalisation that could have been
As vice-president of the Penang Heritage Trust and committee member of Penang Forum, I would like to respond to recent allegations made about Penang Forum over the Sia Boey Rejuvenation project.
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The Prangin Canal revitalisation that could have been
LETTER | I would like to respond to recent allegations made about Penang Forum over the Sia Boey Rejuvenation project.
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The Prangin Canal revitalisation that could have been — Khoo Salma Nasution
JULY 30 — As vice-president of the Penang Heritage Trust and committee member of Penang Forum, I would like to respond to recent allegations made about Penang Forum over the Sia Boey Rejuvenation pr...
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PDC all out to strengthen Penang’s economy
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Development Corporation (PDC) is committed to strengthening the state’s economic development so as to meet the challenges of the industry for the next 50 years, said its Gene...
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Penang LRT project: State govt must meet 30 conditions set by APAD
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has disclosed that there are 30 conditions set by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD) for its Light-Rail Transit (LRT) project.
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Public inspection of Penang LRT plan from Aug 19
GEORGE TOWN: A three-month public inspection of plans for the state’s Light-Rail Transit project will be held from Aug 19.
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Want to find a parking spot in Penang? There’s an app for that
GEORGE TOWN, July 26 — Motorists here can expect an easier time finding open parking bays in the state once the RM115 million Penang Smart Parking (PSP) system is officially available next month.
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Anwar supports PSR project
GEORGE TOWN: PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has given his full support for the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project.
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Penang to apply for Federal funding of LRT project
GEORGE TOWN (July 25): The Penang Government will apply for Federal Government funds to finance the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project planned for the State.
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Penang to request govt funding for two PTMP component projects
GEORGE TOWN: The state government will send a formal letter to the Federal Government requesting funding for two components of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP).
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‘Why LRT when ART works just as well for a fraction of the cost?’
GEORGE TOWN: A critic of Penang’s transport master plan has questioned the state for not considering the development of the Autonomous Rail Rapid Transit (ART), which it says is more suitable and co...
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Penang govt welcomes plan to preserve convent schools
GEORGE TOWN (July 20): The Penang state government welcomes the plan by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus (SIJ) Malaysia to preserve the character and ethos of the convent schools in the state, said Ch...
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Penang govt welcomes plan to preserve convent schools, says chief minister
GEORGE TOWN, July 20 ― The Penang state government welcomes the plan by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus (SIJ) Malaysia to preserve the character and ethos of the convent schools in the state,  said...
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Penang govt welcomes plan to preserve character of convent schools
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has welcomed the plan by the Sisters of the Infant Jesus (SIJ) Malaysia to preserve the character and ethos of the convent schools in the state.
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LRT Penang? Fulfil these conditions and ‘Please go ahead.’
I think this is a huge positive for Penang.
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Penang sets 2020 deadline for restaurants to clean up
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government set a deadline today for all eateries in the state to adhere to strict hygiene standards following news of dirty restaurants being sealed by health authorities.
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Nod for Bayan Lepas LRT project with 30 conditions
GEORGE TOWN: The Transport Ministry has approved the 30-km Komtar-Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project, which is part of the Penang Transport Masterplan (PTMP). The application made by the St...
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Penang given green light to build LRT connecting George Town and state airport
GEORGE TOWN: The Transport Ministry has given Penang the green light to build its proposed light rail transit system (LRT) which connects Komtar in George Town to the Penang International Airport in B...
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Penang gets conditional nod from Transport Ministry for Bayan Lepas LRT project
KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The Transport Ministry has approved Penang's Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
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Penang gets conditional nod from Transport Ministry for Bayan Lepas LRT project
KUALA LUMPUR (July 17): The Transport Ministry has approved Penang's Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (LRT) project.
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Transport Ministry green-lights Bayan Lepas LRT project
GEORGE TOWN: The Transport Ministry has approved Penang's Bayan Lepas light rail transit (LRT) project, says Anthony Loke.
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Putrajaya greenlights Penang's first LRT project with 30 conditions
Penang's proposal to build a light rail transit system (LRT) from Bayan Lepas to Komtar has obtained federal approval, announced the Transport Ministry today.
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Penang forms task force to look into fishermen’s plight
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today assured fishermen protesting against the three islands reclamation project their concerns and demands would be looked into.
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1,500 walk to celebrate George Town’s world heritage anniversary
GEORGE TOWN: This time 11 years ago, George Town was inscribed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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600 bodies may need to be exhumed if LRT runs through Penang mosque cemetery
GEORGE TOWN: A group calling itself the Sungai Nibong Besar Mosque Action Committee today claimed 600 bodies will have to be exhumed if a planned LRT runs through a portion of the cemetery.
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Supermarkets keeping money from plastic bag sale
GEORGE TOWN: Several supermarkets have been keeping the money collected from the sale of plastic bags instead of handing them over to the state government.
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Work almost done, Penang CM finally gets to move into official residence
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow will finally be able to move into his official residence - Seri Teratai - in Macalister Road here at the end of the month.
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Bayan Lepas LRT project to follow original plan, will not affect mosque, cemetery land
GEORGE TOWN (June 29): The Penang Government has agreed for the Bayan Lepas LRT alignment to be built according to the original plan and not in front of the Sungai Nibong Besar Jamek Mosque and the ne...
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It was a dream came true for our columnist when she was asked to write for the Star.
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Bayan Lepas LRT project to follow original plan, will not affect mosque,...
GEORGE TOWN (June 28): The Penang Government has agreed for the Bayan Lepas LRT alignment to be built according to the original plan and not in front of the Sungai Nibong Besar Jamek Mosque and the ne...
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PWD to repair slope at Penang landslide area
GEORGE TOWN: The Public Works Department (PWD) will repair a slope at the site of Tuesday’s deadly landslide to ensure that the road to Batu Ferringhi is safe to use.
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Proposed Penang LRT track to skip mosque, cemetery entirely
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said a proposed light rail transit (LRT) line would skip a mosque and an adjacent cemetery in Bayan Lepas completely.
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Stratified property owners in Penang must pay parcel rent to district, land offices
GEORGE TOWN: From this year, owners of stratified properties in the state will have to pay parcel rent directly to their respective district and land offices.
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Penang govt says LRT alignment won’t cross over mosque, cemetery grounds
GEORGE TOWN, June 28 — The proposed alignment for the Light Rail Transit (LRT) project will not be crossing over the Sungai Nibong Besar Mosque or its adjoining Muslim cemetery, Penang Deputy Chief ...
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Penang CM: Local council to take legal action against landowner after fatal wall collapse
GEORGE TOWN, June 28 — The Penang state government has instructed the Penang Island City Council (MBPP) to take legal action against the landowner in the fatal wall collapse incident that killed fou...
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PWD: Tragedy caused by slope instability
GEORGE TOWN: Soil movement due to slope instability is said to be the cause of the freak landslide that claimed four lives at a beach resort in Batu Ferringhi, says Penang Public Works Department (PWD) director Shahabuddin Mohd Muhayidin.
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Earthworks by resort caused Batu Ferringhi landslide, PWD reports
GEORGE TOWN: The Public Works Department (PWD) today said the cause of the landslide in Batu Ferringhi last night was due to unauthorised earthworks at the bottom of the slope, causing it to give way.
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Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society sets up RM200m community centre in Batu Kawan
GEORGE TOWN, June 26 — International non-profit organisation, the Buddhist Tzu-Chi Merits Society, will be building a RM200 million Community Education Centre in Batu Kawan after buying 30 acres of ...
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Compensate Kedah after it gazettes Ulu Muda, says Penang water utility company
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) fully supports Kedah’s claim for Federal compensation to conserve Ulu Muda forest, provided they first gazette it as a water catchment area, says its chief executive officer Datuk Jaseni Maidinsa.
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Group protests over LRT line taking over one-third of mosque cemetery
GEORGE TOWN: Some 100 people took to the concourse of Komtar today to protest a proposed light rail transit (LRT) which will pass in front of a Bayan Lepas mosque and encroach into a burial ground.
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Penang to identify land for new schools after closure of convents
GEORGE TOWN: The state government will help to identify land for new schools to accommodate students of three iconic convents which will close in 2024.
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Penang CM: LRT alignment will not affect mosque site
GEORGE TOWN (June 21): The proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) alignment will not affect the Masjid Jamek and its burial grounds in Sungai Nibong Besar, Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow ensured today...
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Penang CM says proposed LRT alignment not final, pending federal govt approval
GEORGE TOWN, June 21 — The alignment for the proposed Bayan Lepas Light Rail Transit (BL LRT) is not final as it is still pending approval by the Land Public Transport Agency (APAD), Penang Chief Mi...
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Chow: Penang LRT alignment will not affect proposed mosque site
GEORGE TOWN: There is no truth to claims on social media that the proposed Light Rail Transit (LRT) alignment will affect Masjid Jamek and its burial grounds in Sungai Nibong Besar, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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Proposed LRT line near Bayan Lepas mosque not a done deal, says chief minister
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government says the proposed 30km Light Rail Transit (LRT) line from Komtar crossing the compound of a mosque and burial ground in Bayan Lepas is not final as it is still pendi...
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Penang South Reclamation project may be reviewed: CM
GEORGE TOWN (June 20): The state government may review “the scale of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR)” project if there is funding from Putrajaya for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), The...
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Six die from methanol poisoning
GEORGE TOWN: The deaths of two construction workers who drank cheap liquor bring the methanol poisoning death toll to six within two months.
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Member of illegal liquor processing syndicate arrested
GEORGE TOWN: The police arrested a Myanmar national suspected of being part of a syndicate selling illegally-processed liquor which resulted in the deaths of six men on Saturday.
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Cops warn against cheap liquor after six methanol deaths
GEORGE TOWN: Police have warned the public to stay away from cheap brands of liquor following the deaths of six men from methanol poisoning in recent weeks.
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Six in Penang dead after drinking cheap liquor
Six men in Penang have died after they were believed to have consumed cheap liqour.George Town OCPD Asst Comm Che Zaimani Che Awang said on Monday the victims were two locals, three Myanmar nationals,...
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Six in Penang dead after drinking cheap liquor
GEORGE TOWN - Six men have died here, believed to be after drinking cheap liquor.
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Six die due to consuming tainted liquor, says Penang police
GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Six men have died in Penang from consuming methanol-tainted liquor in the past two months, state police revealed today.
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Six in Penang dead after drinking cheap liquor
GEORGE TOWN: Six men have died here, believed to be after drinking cheap liquor.
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Penang CM hopeful of federal approval for land reclamation, LRT projects this year
GEORGE TOWN, June 17 — Chow Kon Yeow is upbeat that his Penang government will be able to secure the federal government’s go-ahead this year for its controversial land reclamation project to build...
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PKFZ is doing well, says chairman
KUALA LUMPUR (June 15): Its name is linked to a scandal but Port Klang Free Zone (PKFZ) is now moving on.
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New mural in Penang comes with a message
GEORGE TOWN: There is a new mural in town, and this time it sends a clear message – in bold and capital letters – that says ‘no single-­use plastic’.
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Do the moral thing, take back your waste, Penang official tells Canada
GEORGE TOWN: A Penang government official was livid today after learning that Canada has “no plans” to take back its plastic waste that has ended up in Malaysia.
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Penangites to enjoy one-off free online consultation by GPs
GEORGE TOWN: An online service providing medical consultation by registered general practitioners has offered a one-off free consultation and lower-priced drugs for Penangites.
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George Town Festival shortened with smaller budget
GEORGE TOWN: The usual month-long celebration of George Town Festival (GTF) has been reduced to 16 days.
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Paired roads project hits a snag
GEORGE TOWN: The completion of the RM545.6mil Jalan Bukit Kukus paired roads project has hit a snag following cash flow problems faced by the two developers responsible for the remaining 2.1km of the 4.9km stretch.
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What is Pangkor island’s star attraction? asks tourism group
IPOH, June 2 — Pangkor must have a unique selling proposition, the Perak Tourism Association has said, amid the state government’s plans to upgrade the resort island.
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AG urged to drop charges against activists who defended Penang flat dwellers
PUTRAJAYA: Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) has urged the Attorney-General’s Chambers (AGC) to drop charges against two of its activists who “defended” families from being evicted from Penang publi...
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Seniors living off the streets
GEORGE TOWN: Their sunset years are spent rummaging through rubbish bins, searching for aluminium cans and plastic bottles with their bare hands.
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Penang cabbies hop on e-hailing bandwagon
GEORGE TOWN: An e-hailing application for taxi services has been launched in Penang, with 500 taxi drivers registered under the app so far.
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