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BCG unable to prevent TB in adults
GEORGE TOWN: The little round scar on your left upper arm – your BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin) vaccination – will not stop you from being infected with tuberculosis...
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Malaysian teen dies of TB: 33 at school suspected of having latent TB
GEORGE TOWN - Thirty-three students and teachers who were known to have had contact with Carmen Yee before she died from tuberculosis (TB) are now found to be hosts of the TB bacteria.
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Mum of Malaysian teen who died from TB claims daughter was not treated in time
GEORGE TOWN - "My heart is broken.
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33 at Carmen’s school suspected of having latent TB
GEORGE TOWN: Thirty-three students and teachers who were known to have had contact with Carmen Yee before she died from tuberculosis (TB) are now found to be...
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Mum: My daughter Carmen is gone
GEORGE TOWN: “My heart is broken. Every time I close my eyes, I see my daughter, ” said a devastated mother who lost her daughter to tuberculosis (TB).
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Govt to probe death of Penang schoolgirl from TB
GEORGE TOWN: The health ministry will investigate a claim that the Penang Hospital was negligent in treating a 19-year-old girl who died of tuberculosis (TB) last month.
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"My daughter is gone!", cries Carmen’s mom
A devastated mother who lost her daughter to tuberculosis (TB) berated the Health Ministry and Penang Hospital, claiming her daughter was not treated in time.At a press conference on Tuesday where she...
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30%-40% more seek treatment in govt clinics because of haze
GEORGE TOWN: The government today said there has been a 30% to 40% increase in patients seeking medical treatment at government health clinics nationwide because of the haze.
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Parents of Penang student who died of TB cry foul; Health Ministry starts investigations
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 17 — The distraught mother of a 19-year-old student who died of tuberculosis (TB) last month has accused the Penang Hospital of incompetence resulting in her death.
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Friend kills man over debts
GEORGE TOWN: A man was stabbed to death by a friend following a misunderstanding over debts near the clock tower in front of Bukit Jambul Complex here last night.
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Man kills friend over debt
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): A man was stabbed to death by a friend following a misunderstanding over debts near the clock tower in front of Bukit Jambul Complex here...
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Man stabs friend to death over debts
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 16 — A man was stabbed to death by a friend following a misunderstanding over debts near the clock tower in front of Bukit Jambul Complex here last night.
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Prison officer dies after jumping off Penang bridge
GEORGE TOWN: A 54-year-old man was found dead on a pile of rocks underneath the Penang Bridge here after jumping off the bridge on Thursday (Sept 5).
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Schoolboy found hanged after complaining about homework
GEORGE TOWN: A Form One schoolboy was found hanged in the bathroom of his home at the Jalan Paya Terubung Flats in Taman Sri Relau near here yesterday after complaining of his overwhelming homework.
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MP calls for increased efforts to help youth deal with stress
GEORGE TOWN: A parliamentarian has urged the Education Ministry to step up efforts to educate the young about handling stress and learn how to reach out, after the body of a troubled 13-year-old boy w...
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Son struggles to rebuild home after gas explosion
GEORGE TOWN: Lee Chye Soon, who is still reeling from his father’s death in a gas explosion, has another daunting task ahead – to rebuild his family home at Green Garden Apartment in Jalan Paya Terubong.
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Man seriously hurt in Penang apartment gas blast laid to rest
GEORGE TOWN: Over 50 people - both family and friends - paid their last respects to 62-year-old storekeeper Lee Kok Eang who succumbed to his injuries after an...
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Man held for stabbing ex-girlfriend’s new lover
GEORGE TOWN: A jealous trader was nabbed today for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new lover in the stomach in an incident at an entertainment centre in Lorong Abu Sitti, here, early this mor...
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Man held for stabbing ex-girlfriend's new lover
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): A jealous trader was nabbed on Wednesday (Aug 21) for allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend’s new lover in the stomach in an incident at an entertainment centre in Lorong Abu Sitti, here, early on Wednesday morning.
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Thinking of home, family till the end
GEORGE TOWN: Even while fighting for his life in hospital, storekeeper Lee Kok Eang was still worried for his family home which was destroyed in an explosion.
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Man injured in Penang gas explosion dies
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 20 — After three days fighting for his life, Lee Kok Eang, 62, who was badly burnt in a cooking gas explosion incident at his 20th floor unit at the Green Garden Apartments, Jalan P...
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South African man spared the gallows after pleading guilty to drug trafficking
GEORGE TOWN: A South African man was spared the gallows but got a life sentence after pleading guilty to a drug trafficking charge at the High Court here.
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Flat deemed safe after gas explosion
GEORGE TOWN: The low-cost apartment in Jalan Paya Terubong, which saw one of its units rocked by a gas explosion on Sunday, has been declared safe for occupancy.
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Elderly man injured in explosion at home
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 19): An elderly man suffered multiple injuries on various parts of his body when he was believed to have been struck by a wall which collapsed, following an explosion at his apartment...
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Man in Malaysia badly hurt in explosion after gas leak at home
GEORGE TOWN - A man sustained 80 per cent burns when a gas leak caused an explosion at Green Garden Apartment in Jalan Paya Terubong.
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Man badly hurt in explosion
GEORGE TOWN: A man sustained 80% burns when a gas leak caused an explosion at Green Garden Apartment in Jalan Paya Terubong.
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Penang flat blows up as man lights up cigarette
GEORGE TOWN: An early morning puff on a cigarette is believed to have caused a blast that caused extensive damage to an apartment in Paya Terubong here.
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Penang cops probe acid attack on woman
GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking for two men on a motorcycle who splashed acid on a 48-year-old woman in front of a bank in Burmah Road here.
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Acid attack in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: A 48-year old legal adviser was seriously injured when two suspects on a motorcycle splashed acid at her.
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Bank legal advisor seriously injured in acid attack
A bank legal advisor suffered serious injuries on the face and body after she was splashed with acid in front of a bank in Jalan Burma, Pulau Tikus here last night.
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Penang cops on the hunt for two suspects after woman splashed with acid
GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking for two men on a motorcycle who splashed acid on a woman in front of a bank at Burmah Road here.
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Three evacuation centres opened in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH (Aug 10): Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last nigh...
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Three evacuation centres open in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH: Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last night and 12....
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Three evacuation centres open in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH, Aug 10 ― Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last ni...
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Woman found alive after falling off Penang Bridge
A 36-year-old woman was found alive at the Straits Quay after falling off the Penang Bridge on Friday.George Town OCPD Asst Comm Che Zaimani Che Awang said she has been sent to the Penang Hospital for...
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Miraculous escape for woman who fell off Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN: A 37-year-old housewife from Butterworth miraculously survived despite falling off the Penang Bridge into waters here yesterday.
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Woman found alive after falling off Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN - A 36-year-old woman was found alive after falling off the Penang Bridge on Friday (Aug 2).
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Woman found alive after falling off Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A 36-year-old woman was found alive after falling off the Penang Bridge on Friday (Aug 2).
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Two die, two injured in crash after driver allegedly runs red light
GEORGE TOWN: Two youths died while two others were injured in a collision involving the car they were riding with a lorry along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here Monday (July 8).
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All 4 bodies recovered in Penang landslide
GEORGE TOWN: The body of the fourth construction worker who was buried alive in a landslide at Batu Ferringhi last night was found this morning, bringing an end to the search and recovery (SAR) effort...
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Batu Ferringhi landslide: Three bodies found
GEORGE TOWN, June 26 — One more body belonging to a victim of a landslide at the site of a retaining wall construction site in Jalan Batu Ferringhi, Tanjung Bungah, near here, was found at 12.15am, ...
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Tree root thwarts Batu Ferringhi landslide rescue efforts
GEORGE TOWN, June 26 — Efforts to extricate the victims of the landslide near a resort in Jalan Tanjung Bungah last night faced difficulty due to a tap root that prevented the operation from being c...
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Jealous senior citizen attacks girlfriend, son with knife in Penang
GEORGE TOWN, June 23 — A woman and her son were seriously injured after they were attacked with a knife by a man during a quarrel at the victims’ house in Bandar Baru Air Itam, here early this mor...
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Jealous senior citizen attacks girlfriend, son with knife
GEORGE TOWN: A woman and her son were seriously injured after they were attacked with a knife by a man during a quarrel at the victims’ house in Bandar Baru Air Itam, here early this morning.
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Senior citizen allegedly slashes girlfriend, son during quarrel
GEORGE TOWN: A senior citizen allegedly slashed his girlfriend during a quarrel at a flat in Bandar Baru, Air Itam, in what is believed to be a case of jealousy.
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Methanol poisoning: 19 cases reported from June 11 to June 21
KUALA LUMPUR: The Health Ministry informed that 19 cases of methanol poisoning have been reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) for the period from June 11 to Friday (...
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55 premises in Penang inspected for selling cheap liquor
BATU KAWAN: The Penang Health Department has inspected 55 premises suspected of selling methanol-tainted alcoholic drinks during operations carried out around the state from May till today.
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Child cancer survivor moves on
GEORGE TOWN: Growing up with cancer was challenging for Mohd Asif Shaik Safarudin but it made him resilient.
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Health DG: 19 methanol poisoning cases reported nationwide in ten-day period
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The Health Ministry says 19 cases of methanol poisoning have been reported to the National Crisis Preparedness and Response Centre (CPRC) from Tuesday (June 11) to Friday (June 21).
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55 premises in Penang inspected for selling cheap liquor
BATU KAWAN, June 22 — The Penang Health Department has inspected 55 premises suspected of selling methanol-tainted alcoholic drinks during operations carried out around the state from May until toda...
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Relocate Penang Prison to expand Penang Hospital, DAP MP tells Putrajaya
GEORGE TOWN, June 21 — The Penang Prison should be relocated to Jawi as previously planned to make space for the Penang Hospital’s expansion, Jelutong MP RSN Rayer said today.
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Motorcyclist killed in accident after running red light
George Town OCPD Asst Comm Che Zaimani Che Awang said the 8.20am incident took place along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway on Tuesday (June 18).
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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
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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Man falls to his death from second floor of Penang hospital
GEORGE TOWN - A man fell to his death from the second floor of Penang Hospital.
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Man falls to his death from second floor of hospital
GEORGE TOWN: A man fell to his death from the second floor of Penang Hospital.
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Elderly fisherman, beaten unconscious with helmet over RM180 loan, dies in Penang
GEORGE TOWN, June 11 — A senior citizen, who was badly hurt and unconscious after being battered with a helmet by his friend on May 22, died yesterday, said Barat Daya district police chief, Supt AA...
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Case of fisherman hit with helmet reclassified as murder after victim dies
GEORGE TOWN: The police have reclassified the case of a fisherman who was hit with a helmet as the 65-year-old victim has died while receiving treatment.
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Businessman remanded four days after friend alleges attack
GEORGE TOWN: A businessman has been remanded for four days after a brawl with a friend on Saturday (May 25).
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Woman, 50, found dead in hotel room
GEORGE TOWN: A 50-year-old woman was found dead in a hotel room along Jalan Sungai Dua on Wednesday (May 22).
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Probe on viral post of migrant worker with highly infectious TB strain
IPOH: Perak health authorities are trying to determine the truth behind a social media posting which claimed that a Bangladeshi worker, who was infected with a highly infectious tuberculosis (TB) stra...
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Nurse couple killed in car crash
GEORGE TOWN: They were supposed to get married next year.
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Two die as car crashes into bus stop in George Town
GEORGE TOWN: Two men and a woman died in two separate road crashes here and in Johor Bahru early today.
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Two killed after car turns turtle in George Town
GEORGE TOWN: Two youths died after the car they were travelling in hit a bus stop and turned turtle on Monday (May 13).
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Man splashes hot water on jobless son
GEORGE TOWN: A man was arrested at his house in Gelugor here for allegedly splashing hot water on his 35-year-old jobless son.
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Father scalds son in dispute over insurance payout
GEORGE TOWN: Police have arrested a 66-year-old prawn seller at a market here who scalded his son with hot water in a dispute over an insurance payout.
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Father splashes hot water on son in dispute over insurance payout
GEORGE TOWN: A 35-year-old jobless man was splashed with hot water by his father following a quarrel over money.
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Education dept probes iodine gas incident at school
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Education Department is conducting a probe into the incident where 12 students of a school in Bayan Lepas accidentally inhaled iodine gas and suffered breathing difficulties du...
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Education Dept probing iodine experiment gone wrong in Penang school
GEORGE TOWN, May 7 — The Penang Education Department is conducting a probe into the incident where 12 students of a school in Bayan Lepas accidentally inhaled iodine gas and suffered breathing diffi...
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No explosion: Poor lab ventilation led to 13 students inhaling iodine gas
BALIK PULAU: Thirteen students – 11 females and two males – were affected after inhaling iodine gas during a science experiment in the school’s laboratory in Bayan Lepas, Penang.
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Mum takes on special education course to help autistic son
GEORGE TOWN: A mother of an autistic child pursued an advance diploma in special education with the aim of providing her son with a better learning experience.
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Man found dead with gunshot wound believed to be self-inflicted
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): A man was found dead with gunshot wounds to the chest believed is believed to have shot himself in the incident at his rented house in Lengkok Merbah 1, Bayan Lepas, near here on Wednesday morning (April 24).
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Man found dead with gunshot wound in Bayan Lepas
GEORGE TOWN, April 25 — A man was found dead with gunshot wound to the chest believed to have shot himself in the incident at his rented house in Lengkok Merbah 1, Bayan Lepas, near here yesterday.
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Mercy flight for baby in need of heart surgery
GEORGE TOWN: A seven-month-old girl had to be flown on a mercy flight by the Fire and Rescue Department to Serdang Hospital, Selangor, for heart surgery.
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Motorcyclist killed in accident on Penang Bridge
GEORGE TOWN: A 53-year-old factory worker was killed in an accident at the Penang Bridge today (April 20) after ramming his motorcycle into the left barrier of the bridge.
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Couple found dead in their house
KEPALA BATAS: A lorry conductor was found hanged from a beam while his factory worker wife is believed to have died after consuming poison at their home.
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Army corporal dies in freak highway accident
GEORGE TOWN: A 31-year-old army lance corporal was killed in a freak accident along the Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here.
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Surinder's 'conversion' must be investigated
LETTER | The Malaysian Gurdwaras Council (MGC) is appalled at the circumstances surrounding the purported conversion of Surinder Kaur Bedi to Islam on April 1, and calls for an inquiry into the matter...
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Doctor must confirm if woman can recite kalimah syahadah before she died, says lawyer
GEORGE TOWN, April 2 — The doctor who had attended to K. Surinder Kaur Bedi will need to confirm that she was conscious and capable of reciting the kalimah syahadah before she died, a Syarie lawyer ...
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Penang Sikh leader calls for probe after woman given Muslim burial
GEORGE TOWN: A Sikh community leader has disputed a claim by religious authorities in Penang that a Sikh woman died a Muslim, a day after she was allegedly attacked by her 55-year-old lover.
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Man kills girlfriend with crash helmet
GEORGE TOWN: A man who failed to keep his anger in check may soon find himself on death row.
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In Penang, man fatally assaults date after drunken quarrel
GEORGE TOWN, April 1 — A couple’s romantic rendezvous by the seafront here turned deadly when the man beat his date with a motorcycle helmet after an argument, with fatal results.
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Woman dies after being hit on her head with a helmet in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: A 37-year-old woman has died a day after she was hit on her head with a helmet in Bayan Lepas here early Sunday (March 31).
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One dead, two rescued after engine room explosion
GEORGE TOWN: An Indonesian fisherman was killed while two of his compatriots were rescued after an engine room explosion occurred about 7 nautical miles from Barat Muka Head, near here today.
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Elderly Swedish man dies on the way to Penang Hospital
GEORGE TOWN: A 72-year-old Swedish man died on the way to the Penang Hospital after complaining of breathing difficulties.
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Woman in Penang believed to have been killed by American husband
GEORGE TOWN: A Malaysian woman with US citizenship is believed to have been killed by her husband at their house in Island Glades, Jelutong, here yesterday.
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American woman smothered to death in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: An American woman is believed to have been suffocated by her husband in a house at Island Glades here following a quarrel early yesterday morning.
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Man nabbed for murder of American wife in Penang
GEORGE TOWN, March 20 — An American woman is believed to have been killed by her husband at their house in Island Glades, Jelutong, here today.
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Husband allegedly kills wife, the day before they were supposed to return to US
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Malaysian-born woman with US citizenship is believed to have been killed by her husband at a house in Island Glades, Jelutong, here on Tuesday (March 19).
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Single dad detained for abusing sons
GEORGE TOWN: Police detained a driver of a private company, suspected of abusing his two sons, aged 11 and 13, who suffered severe injuries.
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Swedish student falls to death
GEORGE TOWN: A Swedish student was found dead, believed to have fallen from the fourth floor of her rented condominium unit at Sri York here yesterday.
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Irish man found dead in Penang, note from attacker discovered at crime scene
GEORGE TOWN, Penang: An Irish computer programmer found dead in Penang was likely murdered, Malaysian police said on Monday (Mar 4).
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Irish man found dead in Penang apartment
GEORGE TOWN: An Irish IT manager was found dead in his apartment at Northam Road here yesterday evening with a stab wound to his stomach, in what police believe may have been an act of revenge.
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Irish computer programmer dead, believed to be murdered
GEORGE TOWN: An Irish computer programmer was found dead with his hands and feet tied, believed to have been murdered in a condominium unit in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, here today.
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Anjung Kasih now in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Septuagenarian Hembali Shafie and his wife would have spent nearly RM3,000 a month on a hotel room just so that they could care for their son at the Penang Hospital if it wasn’t for Anjung Kasih, a visitors’ wing within the hospital.
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More than 62,000 benefited from Anjung Kasih project, says Wan Azizah
GEORGE TOWN, March 3 — The National Welfare Foundation (YKN)’s Anjung Kasih or temporary shelter project which began in 2006 for patients’ family undergoing treatment at government hospitals has...
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