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GEORGE TOWN: A major water pipe in Butterworth is reported to have burst at 5.30pm today, disrupting supplies to about 200,000 users in the central and southern districts of mainland Seberang Perai.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government should do everything within its power to preserve the island's three convent schools from being closed down or relocated as they are a part of the country's history.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has been urged to use its acquisition powers to take over the land and buildings of three iconic convent schools that have decided to close in 2024.
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LETTER | The Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) is dismayed that the Chief Minister of Penang, Chow Kon Yeow, had once again dismissed the efforts to list Pulau Jerejak as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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LETTER | The Penang General Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Malaysia.
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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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GEORGE TOWN: Up to 50 Penangites can stand a chance to apply for a full scholarship to enrol in Chengdu Polytechnic, a college located in China’s Sichuan province.
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GEORGE TOWN: Yet another financial scandal has surfaced, and this time it involves payments for scheduled maintenance of government buildings that was never provided.
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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, June 12 — The DoctorOnCall service will offer a free virtual medical consultation to all users applying a promotional code from its partnership with the Penang government, Chief Ministe...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites often tell outsiders: “You’ve not truly visited Penang until you’ve gone up Penang Hill.” That is usually the truth as the hill resort continues to mesmerise visitors w...
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LETTER | In a rather unusual turn, a Penang Island City (MBPP) Councillor, Vino Dini Chandragason mooted a probe by the Education Department into the participation of a group of schoolchildren in a pe...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites looking for leech oil, said to be able to boost one’s libido, need not travel to the Klang Valley as locals and foreigners are also offering the stimulant product in the state.
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LETTER | In their article “Penang NGOs: An opposition force without accountability?,” Timothy Tye and Joshua Woo attack the NGOs opposed to the massive Penang South Reclamation project to find mon...
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MAY 22 — In their article “Penang NGOs: An opposition force without accountability?,” Timothy Tye and Joshua Woo attack the NGOs’ opposed to the massive Penang South Reclamation project to fi...
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites can look forward to a special bonus after Hari Raya Aidilfitri when the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) is awarded city council status.
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GEORGE TOWN: Many leaders were in attendance as the Consumers Association of Penang's long-time president S.M. Mohamed Idris was laid to rest at about 11am on Saturday (May 18).
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GEORGE TOWN: In his fight for a better world, social activist S.M. Mohamed Idris (pic) got his message across loud and clear – even without a mobile phone.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy today said the loss of prominent consumer advocate SM Mohamad Idris was a big loss to the state and country.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 15 — The Penang government’s insistence on reclaiming land to create three artificial islands will only sideline the poor and destroy the environment, the state’s sole PAS assem...
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EORGE TOWN, May 14 — Amid the ongoing airport debate, Lim Guan Eng again assured Penangites that the proposal to built one in Kulim can only take Penang’s to “greater heights”.
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Kedah is to have another airport – its third – and Penang is not too happy about it.
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GEORGE TOWN: Don’t leave home without your umbrella today. That is the advice for Penangites as the state is placed on Yellow alert for 48 hours following incessant rain since yesterday.
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GEORGE TOWN, May 3 — Penang state executive councillor Jagdeep Singh Deo (DAP - Datuk Keramat) today suggested that Dewan Sri Pinang be torn down and a new state legislative building be built on its...
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GEORGE TOWN: The 2030 Penang Structure Plan (PSP), which includes the three-islands project and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), is being gazetted, the state assembly heard today.
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GEORGE TOWN: A Penang backbencher today urged Putrajaya to increase the amount of funding for the state, saying a local public university there receives more than what is given to the state as a whole...
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Find out how many Penangites are obese, how many local SMEs are controlled by women, how little tourists spend in Penang and many more honest assessments of the state’s socio-economy in The Penang20...
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GEORGE TOWN: Find out how many Penangites are obese, how many local SMEs are controlled by women, how little tourists spend here and many more honest assessments of the state’s socio-economy in The Penang2030 Guide. Readers will get a frank view of the challenges Penang faces and a comprehensive plan to overcome them.
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GEORGE TOWN: After years of delays, construction of the elevated highway from Air Itam to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway will start on Sept 1.
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For five years now, we have heard the arguments for and against the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP). On one side are naysayers comprising NGOs and individuals such as Roger Teoh, who recently gave...
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GEORGE TOWN: Perak and Penang will both enjoy enhanced water security once the Sungai Perak Raw Water Tran­s- fer Scheme (SPRWTS) is implemented.
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GEORGE TOWN: An interstate water transfer project between Perak and Penang once pegged at RM2 billion is likely to be privately financed, the Penang government says as the search continues for raw wat...
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YOURSAY | ‘Got (a Penang transport master) plan wrong, no plan also wrong.’ Five reasons why the PTMP is a white elephant masterplan Anonymous_3b6c1f0c: Writer Roger Teoh makes a compelling argume...
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LETTER | The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have received much attention in the past week.
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Over the past three years, various concerns regarding the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have been raised.
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The Penang South Reclamation (PSR) and the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have received much attention in the past week.
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COMMENT | Over the past three years, various concerns regarding the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) have been raised.
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The two key components of the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) are back on track.
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A reader, S.C. wrote in with this message.
S.C. | Melaka | Penangites | Thanks | Diversifying | Kelana Jaya | RM1 | 300 | 3 | 1 | 15 | 6 | 2 | 300 | 7
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State must move up the value chain to reclaim its lost stature of ‘Penang leads’.
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GEORGE TOWN (April 18): The proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) mega project has received the approval from the National Physical Planning Council (NPPC), reports said today.
Free Malaysia Today:
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Dear Tun, We would like to seek your support to compel the Penang government to look for alternatives to the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and the North Coast Paired Road (NCPR). We are pleased that the f...
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LETTER | Dear Tun: We would like to seek your support to compel the Penang state government to look for alternatives to the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and also to the North Coast Paired Road (NCPR). We...
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APRIL 16 — We would like to seek your support to compel the Penang State Government to look for alternatives to the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) and also to the North Coast Paired Road (NCPR). We are p...
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THE Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very upset by the Penang Chief Minister’s announcement yesterday that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for t...
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GEORGE TOWN (April 15): The Penang authorities are “ignoring public objections”, said non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in the state in reaction to the news that the RM7 billion Pan Island Lin...
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LETTER | The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are very upset by the announcement by Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today that the Environmental Impact Asse...
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PETALING JAYA: The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) and Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) are upset by that the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the Pan-Island Link (PIL) has been approved ...
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GEORGE TOWN, April 15 — The Penang government is ignoring public objections by pushing ahead with the RM7 billion Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) that has gained regulatory approval, two non-governmental g...
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PENANG (April 11): It was a day that some Penangites will not forget.
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The Penang government says that it wants to tackle the road traffic congestion problems in Penang (mainly on the island), and yet it wants to build more roads to accommodate more vehicles.
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HONG KONG (SCMP): When Cheah Cheng Hye left his hometown of Penang in northern Malaysia in 1974 for a higher paying job with The Standard newspaper in Hong Kong, his plan was to stay a few years until he saved enough money to buy his family a house.
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GEORGE TOWN, April 2 — The Penang chapter of Gerakan claimed the state remains sidelined by Putrajaya despite Pakatan Harapan’s (PH) control of the federal government.
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GEORGE TOWN: Zinc roof sheets were caught on video swirling high in the sky like pieces of paper over Tanjung Tokong, blown by a waterspout that gave many Penangites a scare.
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GEORGE TOWN: Penangites are likely to see more waterspouts at sea surrounding the island due to climate change.
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GEORGE TOWN: While Chinese families are getting paper offerings including Musang King durian ready for the Qing Ming festival, Penangites are advised to practise hygiene and cleanliness, and not turn cemeteries into a breeding ground for Aedes mosquitoes.
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KUALA LUMPUR: MCA has expressed bewilderment at the federal government’s decision to spend RM1.6bil to set up an international airport in Kulim, Kedah.
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BUTTERWORTH: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says Batu Kawan island can be transformed into a bustling city in the next 10 years.
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GEORGE TOWN, March 7 — The Sungai Muda and Penang Air Itam Dam water levels are dropping in the heatwave which is threatening the state’s water supply in the coming weeks, the Penang Water Supply ...
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I fail to understand why Penangites continue to fight for their right to live in a rut.
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GEORGE TOWN, March 3 — The Penang government welcomes local and foreign investors who wish to promote their products in line with the state’s green and smart concept.
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GEORGE TOWN: An activist today countered a claim by the Penang government that the “silent majority” of Penangites wanted mega projects such as the reclamation of three islands, highways and rail ...
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GEORGE TOWN, Feb 26 — The developer for three proposed man-made islands to the south of Penang could make the northern Malaysian state into the next Marina Bay — the popular artificial island in S...
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KUALA LUMPUR: Discounts, lucky draws and freebies were everywhere at property fairs across Penang over the first weekend of the Chinese New Year period.
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GEORGE TOWN: You’ve probably not been to Penang for some time if you think “digital library” means nothing more than an “online database of text and digital objects”.
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I have stressed many times that Penang needs a much bigger international airport for its future because the best way into Penang from overseas is through the air.
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SPEAKING at the opening of leading Malaysian co-working space player, Common Ground’s latest location in Penang, Penang chief minister Chow Kon Yeow shared that the state will be the co-host to the ...
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PETALING JAYA: Najib Razak today accused Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow of continuing to lie over the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1) highway project.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has again defended the Pan Island Link 1 (PIL 1), with Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow saying the state’s “silent majority” wants the project to proceed.
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Reported in many articles. This is one of them: FreeMalaysiaToday.com: Aspen-Ikea JV invests RM2.6 bil on metropolis in mainland Penang Aspen Vision City Sdn Bhd, a joint venture (JV) company between ...
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GEORGE TOWN: With the Chinese New Year just around the corner, the opportunity is here again to spend time with our family, friends and loved ones, said Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 3 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today said that Penang’s success is not solely due to its people being educated or highly developed infrastructure, but rather, because Pe...
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Penang Gerakan has taken the state government to task for flip-flopping on its housing policy in the past 10 years.
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Once upon a time, the affordable homes in Penang were only available for sale to Penangites.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today announced that 20% of units under the affordable homes category are now open for sale at market price to those from outside the state.
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Last week, I returned to my home town, Penang, to celebrate Chinese New Year.
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GEORGE TOWN (Jan 23): The Earth Hour event this year will be held in George Town, Penang and Alor Setar, Kedah as it revolves around the importance of the Ulu Muda Forest Complex for people of the...
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GEORGE TOWN (Jan 22): MCA has failed to think about the good of Penang and its people's future when they objected to the proposed water tariff review in the State, Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBA...
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The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) has failed to think of the good for Penang and its people's future when they objected the proposed water tariff review in the state, Penang Water Supply Corpora...
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YOURSAY | ‘It’s time we keep our religion at home.
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GEORGE TOWN: The new boss of the Penang Regional Development Authority, or Perda, today vowed to clean up and reinvigorate the federal agency.
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GEORGE TOWN: MCA has criticised the Penang government’s move to raise water tariff in the state, and warned that it would have a domino effect on prices of goods.
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GEORGE TOWN, Jan 5 — Penangites will enjoy affordable homes in Batu Maung, near here, when the project slated to begin as early as next year, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamar...
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GEORGE TOWN, Jan 3 ― The Penang Green Connectors Project, which will see the development of various parks and amenities on a massive 18,000ha of the island, is beginning to take shape as part of the...
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BUTTERWORTH (Jan 1): Effective Jan 1, motorcyclists in Penang can enjoy a toll-free ride on both the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge.
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AS we step into 2019, we note that Penang’s environment has experienced an annus horribilis two years in a row.
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The abolishing of toll collection for motorcycles at the Malaysia-Singapore Second Link (Linkedua) Expressway’s Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza near Gelang Patah, Johor, from midnight of Jan 1, provides l...
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BUTTERWORTH: Effective today, motorcyclists in Penang will enjoy a toll-free ride on both the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge.
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BUTTERWORTH: Effective today, motorcyclists in Penang can enjoy a toll-free ride on both the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu’adzam Shah Bridge.
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BUTTERWORTH, Jan 1 ― Effective January 1, motorcyclists in Penang can enjoy a toll-free ride on both the Penang Bridge and the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge.
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GEORGE TOWN: The Finance Ministry’s exemption of stamp duty for first-time homebuyers for properties up to RM1mil will help spur the housing market, says Penang state exco member Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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As we come to the end of 2018, we note that the Penang environment has gone through annus horribilis two years in a row.