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Cloud seeding in Penang: Up to Federal Govt to decide, says CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is leaving it to the Federal Government to decide whether cloud seeding should be carried out in the state, which, like many other parts of the country, has been hit by severe haze...
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Cloud seeding in Penang: Up to federal govt to decide, says CM
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 13 — Penang is leaving it to the Federal Government to decide whether cloud seeding should be carried out in the state, which, like many other parts of the country, has been hit by...
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Haze: 24 areas record higher API from moderate to unhealthy this morning
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Several states in the peninsula including Kedah, Penang, Perak, Melaka, Johor and Negeri Sembilan recorded higher Air Pollutant Index (API) reading from moderate to unhealthy l...
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Haze: 24 areas record higher API from moderate to unhealthy this morning
KUALA LUMPUR: Several states in the peninsula including Kedah, Penang, Perak, Malacca, Johor and Negri Sembilan recorded higher Air Pollutant Index (API) reading from moderate to unhealthy level which...
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Haze worsens in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: The haze situation has worsened in the state with the Air Pollution Index (API) recording unhealthy levels in two areas on the island over the...
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Haze worsens in 24 areas including PJ, Shah Alam
KUALA LUMPUR: Several states in the peninsula including Kedah, Penang, Perak, Melaka, Johor and Negeri Sembilan recorded higher air pollutant index (API) readings today, from moderate to unhealthy lev...
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Haze: 24 areas record higher API from moderate to unhealthy this morning
KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 13): Several states in the peninsula including Kedah, Penang, Perak, Melaka, Johor and Negeri Sembilan recorded higher Air Pollutant Index (API) reading from moderate to unhealthy l...
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Haze: Part of Klang hits ‘very unhealthy’ API reading
The Air Pollution Index (API) reading has hit the very unhealthy level at Johan Setia in Klang while 20 other areas across the country record unhealthy API readings this morning.
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Penang restricts outdoor activities as air quality reaches unhealthy level
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 12 — The Penang state government has ordered the cancellation of all outdoor activities and sports in view of the worsening haze situation in the state.
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Penangites brace for worsening air quality
GEORGE TOWN - For the first time since the haze in the country started worsening about a week ago, the air quality in parts of Penang has reached unhealthy levels.
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Penangites brace for worsening air quality
GEORGE TOWN: For the first time since the haze in the country started worsening about a week ago, the air quality in parts of Penang has reached unhealthy levels.
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Bernas Kembara squads traversing Malaysia to promote unity, rice
KUALA LUMPUR: In conjunction with the country’s 62nd National Day celebration, Padiberas Nasional Berhad (Bernas) yesterday launched its Kembara Squad tour series to promote the spirit of unity betw...
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Penang to activate public health advisory as air pollution climbs
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 11 — The Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the southwest side of Penang island is now at an unhealthy 114, prompting the state government to come up with a health awareness adv...
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Seberang Jaya passport counters closed
BUTTERWORTH: The passport counters at the state Immigration Department headquarters in Seberang Jaya here will be closed from Monday till Oct 31 to facilitate renovation and rewiring works.
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Penang expected to be hit by prolonged hazy conditions
GEORGE TOWN - The public have been told to wear masks while outdoors as the state is expected to be hit by prolonged hazy conditions.
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Penang expected to be hit by prolonged hazy conditions
GEORGE TOWN: The public have been told to wear masks while outdoors as the state is expected to be hit by prolonged hazy conditions.
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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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Penangites brace for sore throat season as dry weather, haze roll in
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is bracing for sore throat season, what with the dry weather and hazy sky this week.
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Penang PKR rep wants Zakir to apologise but not deported
GEORGE TOWN: A state PKR leader has urged Zakir Naik to apologise for his racially and religiously charged statements but urges Malaysians to accept the controversial preacher.
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Air quality still ‘hazardous’ in Miri, ‘unhealthy’ in Johan Setia
PETALING JAYA: The air quality in Miri, Sarawak, improved this morning, although it still recorded a “hazardous” reading, as haze continued to affect several parts of the country.
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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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Malaysia calls for Asean action on forest fires
PUTRAJAYA: Malaysia is to urge its Asean partners to take action on forest and peat fires to prevent smog in the form of transboundary haze from affecting neighbouring countries.
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Moderate air quality recorded nationwide
KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality in most areas around the country was recorded moderate with Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of below 100 as of 6pm.
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Moderate air quality nationwide today
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 4 — The air quality nationwide was moderate today, according to the Department of Environment . The DoE portal recorded that the Air Pollutant Index (API) reading has dropped below...
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Moderate air quality nationwide today
KUALA LUMPUR: The air quality nationwide was moderate today, according to the Department of Environment.
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Kuala Terengganu records ‘unhealthy’ air due to haze
KUALA LUMPUR: Kuala Terengganu today recorded an unhealthy air pollution reading level of 111 at 6pm Friday, according to the Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS) data.
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Haze: Kuala Terengganu records unhealthy API
Haze envelopes downtown Kuala Terengganu.
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Haze: Kuala Terengganu records unhealthy API
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 2 — Kuala Terengganu today recorded unhealthy air pollution reading level of 111 as of 6pm today, according to the Malaysian Air Pollution Index (APIMS) data.
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It’s business as usual at Penang JPJ
BUTTERWORTH: Day to day ope­ra­tions at the Road Transport De­­part­­ment (JPJ) in Seberang Jaya here are still running smoothly despite 17 of its personnel being charged with corruption in the past three days.
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Exco member explains there were 4,733 respondents for PSR engagement, not number of sessions
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 4,733 respondents were involved in a series of engagements regarding the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project, and the number does not refer to the number of sessions held, says Dr Afif Bahardin.
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PKR rep says Anwar should dispel alleged links to sex video scandal
KUALA LUMPUR, July 17 — PKR Permatang Pauh Deputy Chief Dr Afif Bahardin wants party president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim to clear his name in the sex video scandal implicating Economic Affairs minist...
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Chief Justice heads honours list
GEORGE TOWN: Chief Justice Dat­uk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat heads the honours list to mark the 81st birthday of Yang di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas today.
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Robbery gang in Penang targets elderly women
GEORGE TOWN, Malaysia - Two men "patrolling" on a motorcycle targeted elderly women sweeping the compounds of their homes to rob them of their jewellery.
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Robbery gang targets elderly women
GEORGE TOWN: Two men “patrolling” on a motorcycle targeted elderly women sweeping the compounds of their homes to rob them of their jewellery.
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Oops ... Malaysians are just not eating enough fruits
BUTTERWORTH: Please look away from the roti canai and nasi lemak, and focus on the bananas and papayas!
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Skies not so clear in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: With the weather usually hot and humid this time of the year, Penangites woke up to hazy skies.
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‘Malaysians eat less fruits than WHO’s recommendations’
According to WHO’s latest statistics, Malaysians’ fruit consumption rate is only at 63kg per person annually, versus the 146kg per person per year in other developed countries.
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Green group wants authorities to explain why Penang getting hotter and hazier
GEORGE TOWN, July 5 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) took the authorities to task for the haze enveloping Penang over the past two days.
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PKR state assemblyman urges stronger action against Haziq
BUTTERWORTH: A PKR state assemblyman has called for sterner action against former Santubong division Youth head Haziq Abdullah Abdul Aziz.
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No plastic bag starts today in Penang
BUTTERWORTH: A voluntary initiative to stop providing plastic bags to shoppers – even if they are willing to pay for it – starts in Penang today.
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Don’t blame reclamation project for fish shortage, says Penang exco
GEORGE TOWN, June 25 — The issue of fish shortage and declining catch of fishermen is due to many factors and not reclamation projects alone, said state executive councillor Dr Afif Bahardin.
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Cops nab a syndicate member, seize drugs worth RM718,700
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Police have busted a heroin and ecstasy pill distribution syndicate following the arrest of a 23-year-old local man and seizure of various drugs worth RM718,700 during two raids la...
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Two shops selling illicit liquor raided
NIBONG TEBAL: Two outlets on the mainland were issued with compounds totalling RM8,000 for selling illegal liquor.
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Relocate prison, build new general hospital for Penang
LETTER | The Penang General Hospital is one of the oldest hospitals in Malaysia.
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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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Government will endeavour for more sustainable economy, says Azmin
Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali – File photo BUKIT MERTAJAM: Despite currently facing the most bitter ordeal in his political career after he was linked to a pornographic video, Minister of Economic A...
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Azmin remains optimistic, vows to serve by ensuring ministry focuses on sustainable economy
Despite currently facing a bitter ordeal in his political career after he was linked to a pornographic video, Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is still optimistic and vows to continue se...
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Azmin: Unity, harmony, political stability crucial for development
BUKIT MERTAJAM, June 16 — The unity and harmony among the people and political stability are the most important factors to develop Malaysia, said Economic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin A...
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Azmin: Govt will endeavour for more sustainable economy
BUKIT MERTAJAM, June 16 — Despite currently facing the most bitter ordeal in his political career after he was linked to a pornographic video, Minister of Economic Affairs Azmin Ali is still optimis...
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Azmin: Government will endeavour for more sustainable economy
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Despite currently facing the most bitter ordeal in his political career after he was linked to a pornographic video, Minister of Economic Affairs Azmin Ali is still optimistic and vows...
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Azmin remains optimistic, vows to serve by ensuring ministry focuses on sustainable economy
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama): Despite currently facing a bitter ordeal in his political career after he was linked to a pornographic video, Datuk Seri Azmin Ali is still optimistic and vows to continue serving by ensuring his ministry can formulate several new policies to ensure a more sustainable national economy.
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PKR’s Dr Afif tells those behind gay sex clips to ‘rot in hell’
GEORGE TOWN, June 12 — A Penang PKR leader condemned today the parties behind homosexual video clips implicating a party leader who is also a federal minister.
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Video recordings by public help police solve crime
GEORGE TOWN: Police relied on footage of 35 videos that went viral on social media to solve crimes in the last five months.
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Donors pledge to help boy with cancer
BALIK PULAU: At just three, Rais Rafael Rozaidi has already lost his left eye to cancer.
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Another dumpsite found as Penang declares war on plastic waste
BUTTERWORTH: What is believed to be another illegal dumpsite has been found on a large tract of land next to the Perai river here, with heavy undergrowth indicating that it may have gone undetected fo...
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Majority of city youth support PTMP: State exco
GEORGE TOWN: The majority of the city’s young inhabitants support the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), according to state executive councillor Afif Bahardin here.
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10 operating theatres at Penang Hospital will be ready next month
GEORGE TOWN: All 10 operating theatres at the Penang Hospital are expected to run at full capacity from next month – after an 18-month delay.
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Seberang Perai: Please call me a city.
I was based in Penang for 15 years after my graduation. 1998 – 2013.
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Travel ban on loan defaulters not PTPTN’s idea
GEORGE TOWN: The idea to reintroduce the travel ban on loan defaulters of the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) did not come from the corporation.
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Workers accuse Ipoh-based health support firm of union busting
IPOH, May 17 — Some 20 people demonstrated outside the headquarters of Edgenta Mediserve Sdn Bhd here this morning, accusing the health company’s senior executives of issuing threats against some ...
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Maszlee urges PTPTN to clarify reports claiming travel ban for defaulters will return
GEORGE TOWN, May 17 ― The National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) is only gauging public sentiment on banning defaulters from leaving the country, Education Minister Maszlee Malik said to...
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Maszlee: Statement on travel ban for PTPTN defaulters a 'misunderstanding'
GEORGE TOWN: The statement by National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan to re-introduce a travel ban for PTPTN loan defaulters was a misunderstanding, says the Education Ministry.
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30% of public housing on 3 islands to be kept for fishermen
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government will set aside 30% of public housing on the three reclaimed islands for fishermen who qualify, the state assembly was told today.
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Michelin Safe on The Road: Free tyre checks for all throughout May
Michelin Malaysia’s annual road safety campaign, Michelin Safe on The Road (MSoR) is back.
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More than half affected fishermen support reclamation project, Penang exco claims
GEORGE TOWN, May 3 ― More than half of the fishermen affected by the proposed Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project have voiced their support for the project, state exco Dr Afif Bahardin claimed to...
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Anwar confident of gaining people's support
BUTTERWORTH (April 29): PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is confident of gaining the people's support despite the Pakatan Rakyat (PH) Government coming under pressure to fulfill its manifesto si...
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Anwar confident of gaining people’s support
BUTTERWORTH, April 29 — PKR president Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is confident of gaining the people’s support despite the Pakatan Rakyat (PH) government coming under pressure to fulfill its manifest...
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Digital economic technology avoids involvement of middlemen — Ministry
SEBERANG JAYA (April 26): The Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Ministry supports the use of digital economic technology to sell agricultural and agro-based industrial products, as well as the fishe...
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Parti Cinta Malaysia becomes BN’s new component party
GEORGE TOWN: Penang-based Parti Cinta Malaysia (PCM) today formally joined the Barisan Nasional coalition as a component party.
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Govt financier MDV says handing out loans to stop tech firms leaving Malaysia for neighbours
SEBERANG PERAI, April 24 — A government-linked financier, Malaysia Debt Ventures Berhad (MDV), is giving out loans to local startup technology companies in order to stop such companies from leaving ...
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Penang CM defends 'hanging up' on BFM interview
Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow has defended his interview on business radio station BFM during which he hung up.
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Asiawater 2020 to feature the country's largest water treatment plant
BUTTERWORTH: The upcoming Asiawater 2020 Expo and Forum is the 11th edition of the event and will feature 2,000 local and international exhibitors and 11 international and regional pavilions.
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Extra heat on MACC suspects
GEORGE TOWN: A Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) bus transporting 30 people, including 24 Penang Road Transport Department (JPJ) officers, broke down when it caught fire during its journey to a magistrate’s court here.
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My hairy experience at the Immigration Dept
LETTER | I am a Malaysian citizen, a male-to-female transgender with a healthy lifestyle.
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AmInvestment upgrades Sunway, raises fair value to RM1.95
KUALA LUMPUR (April 12): AmInvestment Bank has upgraded Sunway Bhd to “Buy’ from ‘Hold’ with a higher fair value of RM1.95 versus RM1.73 previously, supported by its unbilled sales of RM2.1 bi...
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Illegal foreign workers nabbed at shopping carnival
BUTTERWORTH: The Penang Immigration department detained 28 foreigners said to be working illegally during a five-day carnival at the SP Arena in Seberang Jaya.
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Kopi Pak Belalang allegedly dupes 30 individuals of RM50m
BUKIT MERTAJAM, March 16 — Thirty individuals who participated in an investment programme of Kopi Pak Belalang produced by Classic Worldwide International Group (CWIG) today lodged their police repo...
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RM2.24bil worth of properties on sale at Sunway Carnival Mall
BUTTERWORTH: Four developers are showcasing over RM2.24bil worth of properties at the four-day StarProperty.my Fair 2019 at Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Jaya here until Sunday.
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Four developers to showcase more than RM2.24bil in properties at StarProperty.my fair
BUTTERWORTH: Four developers are showcasing more than RM2.24bil worth of properties at the four-day StarProperty.my Fair 2019 at Sunway Carnival Mall in Seberang Jaya here until Sunday (March 17).
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A wonderland as Tecoma flowers bloom
BUTTERWORTH: With thousands of pink Tecoma flowers dropping from the trees every second, Thai tourist Siriwan Wong couldn’t help but admire the picturesque scene.
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Taking the road less travelled with the Proton X70
PETALING JAYA: A group of Proton X70 owners has embarked on The Malaysia-China Amazing Trip, organised by the Borneo Leisure Touring Team, which will take participants on a 13,000km, 33 day odyssey a...
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PPR to be built in three locations to overcome housing shortage in Penang: Zuraida
SEBERANG JAYA: The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the process of coordinating with the relevant housing agencies for the construction of the people’s housing projects (PPR) to overcome ...
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Gov't looking to build PPRs at three locations in Penang
The Housing and Local Government Ministry is in the process of coordinating with the relevant housing agencies for the construction of the people’s housing projects (PPR) to overcome shortage of hou...
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Sit down and explain eviction to PPR residents, Penang govt urged
BUTTERWORTH: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin has urged the Penang government to hold a meeting with the 22 families evicted from a PPR flat to explain why they were turned out...
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Lukewarm response to SPS scheme from Penang taxi, e-hailing drivers
GEORGE TOWN (March 5): The grace period for Social Security Organisation’s (Socso) Self-Employed Employment Injury Scheme (SPS) registration ends in less than three months, yet barely half of the ta...
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DPM: Not easy to repair a 60-year-old system under previous govt
PERMATANG PAUH, March 3 — Efforts to repair a 60-year system left behind by the previous government is not easy and the new government needs time to do it, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr W...
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Not easy to repair a 60-year-old system: Dr Wan Azizah
PERMATANG PAUH: Efforts to repair a 60-year system left behind by the previous government were not easy and the new government needs time to do it, according to Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan...
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M’sia has to step up grain corn production: Sim
SEBERANG JAYA: Malaysia has to step up the production of corn as the nation spends RM3.09 billion a year to import grain corn, Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Industry Minister Sim Tze Zin said toda...
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Wider profit margin lifts SunCon 4Q net profit by 26.6%, declares 3.5 sen dividend
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 26): Wider profit margin helped to lift Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18). The construction firm’s net profit g...
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Wider profit margin lifts SunCon 4Q net profit by 26.6%, declares 3.5 sen...
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 25): Wider profit margin helped to lift Sunway Construction Group Bhd’s (SunCon) earnings for the fourth quarter ended Dec 31, 2018 (4QFY18). The construction firm’s net profit g...
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Fire and Rescue Dept has over 2,000 vacancies: Zuraida
SEBERANG JAYA: Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin today urged youths and women to join the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) which currently has over 2,000 vacancies ...
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We want more youths and women join the Fire and Rescue Department, minister says
SEBERANG JAYA, Feb 23 — Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin today urged youths and women to join the Fire and Rescue Department of Malaysia (JBPM) which currently has over 2,000...
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Seberang Prai expected to get city status soon
PETALING JAYA: Seberang Prai, already the country’s largest municipality, may soon achieve city status.
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Police bust two motorcycle theft gangs with arrest of five individuals
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police busted two motorcycle theft gangs with the arrest of five individuals, including a woman, in separate raids in Seberang Jaya and Perai here yesterday.
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Traffic slow on several northern stretches of North South Expressway
KUALA LUMPUR: Traffic flow on several northern stretches of the North South Expressway going towards the south was reported to be slow at 1 pm today.
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Slow traffic at major highways
KUALA LUMPUR: Slow traffic flow are reported on parts of several major highways as of 6pm this evening.
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Slow traffic flows at major highways
KUALA LUMPUR: Slow traffic flows are reported on parts of several major highways as of 6pm this evening.
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CNY: Evening traffic slow on major highways
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): Traffic flow was slow on several major highways as of 6pm Tuesday (Feb 5) following the Chinese New Year break.
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Stand-out Hare Krishna temple chief going home to celebrate CNY
BUTTERWORTH: KC Lim draws curious stares wherever he goes, but he’s used to it by now.
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