Gol terbaik dunia 2016 bersejarah di Stadium Bandaraya Pulau Pinang

Terbaharu, Faiz Subri, 29, pemain bolasepak negeri Pulau Pinang, telah sah memenangi anugerah Puskas FIFA, yang pertama kali dimenangi oleh pemain Asia.

Tonton klip majlis penerimaan anugerah tersebut yang telah ditonton oleh lebih 400,000 orang (setakat hari kedua):

#penangtop !

Faiz ditemani isteri dan dua anak serta Timbalan Presiden FAM di majlis pengumuman bersejarah buat Malaysia ini di Zurich, Switzerland.

#faizsubri13

Infografik oleh BERNAMA tentang Anugerah Puskas FIFA yang mula diperkenalkan pada 2009 – dimenangi pertamanya oleh pemain Portugal Christiano Ronaldo.

Untuk analisis dan laporan panjang kajian tentang gol terulung tersebut, boleh baca di http://fifa.com/the-best-fifa-football-awards/news/y=2016/m=12/news=the-physics-behind-subri-s-swerve-2860614.html

Sumber fakta dan media dari FIFA, Daily Mirror, Yahoo Sports, The Star Online dan NST Online.

Helo dunia!

Salam kenai dan “pa habaq semua?”

Blog “penangcity” yang bermula seawal tahun 2008 di web pp.my (atau pp.com.my seawal 2002) di platform twitter dan blogspot sebagai antara sumber yang pertama hebahan apa sahaja tentang negeri Pulau Pinang, kini akan difokuskan dengan kandungan original yang terbaik, justeru dijenamakan semula sebagai “penangtop”.

Anda boleh terus mengikuti hebahan terkini “penang”dengan melanggan saluran-saluran media sosial #penangtop di :-

  1. Facebook Penang.top
  2. Twitter @penangtop
  3. Telegram @penangtop

Stay tuned!

Pelancongan di Pulau Pinang merudum?

Kalau sebut saja “Pulau Pinang” atau “Penang”, apa yang terus menerjah di minda kebanyakan orang ialah negeri di utara Semenanjung Malaysia sebagai destinasi pelancongan yang agak menarik, dan untuk yang pernah datang atau tinggal di situ, sebagai lokasi yang dirindui, baik oleh orang tempatan di Malaysia mahupun orang dari luar negara.

Perkara ini jelas disokong oleh analisa melalui Google Insight, biarpun media-media tempatan lewat ini lebih banyak mengutarakan topik-topik berkisar politik mahupun perniagaan atau industri tertentu yang mana tak dapat juga dipisahkan jauh dari ekonomi berdasarkan pelancongan atau imigrasi kumpulan orang-orang dari beberapa negara – sama ada untuk berkerja, berniaga ataupun sekadar bersiar-siar yang mana topik-topik carian utama adalah didominasikan hal-hal perhotelan, peta dan restoran serta Jambatan Pulau Pinang yang terkenal.


(Ini berbeza misalnya dengan negeri-negeri lain di utara Semenanjung – Perlis, Kedah, Perak, Kelantan dan Terengganu yang mana carian-carian tertumpu berkisar politik dan kerajaan, keagamaan, pekerjaan, pendidikan, hiburan dan sukan, dan sebagainya, yakni isu-isu setempat).

Malah, orang Pulau Pinang sendiri amat gemar melancong (selain orang Kedah, Sabah dan Melaka):

Bagaimanapun, tahukah anda bahawa Pulau Pinang semakin kehilangan pelancong asing, mahupun minat ramai orang sebagai destinasi percutian pilihan? Google Insight misalnya menunjukkan tahap carian yang amendatar selama enam tahun sejak tahun 2004


Begitu juga dengan laporan yang diwartakan di laman rasmi Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang mana jelas menunjukkan penurunan ketara pelancong asing, berjumlah lebih 750,000 orang setahun atau lebih sepertiga bagi tempoh enam tahun dari 2001 hingga 2006. Jumlah ketibaan pelawat luar di Pelabuhan Swettenham dan Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas juga merosot lebih 150,000 orang ataupun lebih 20% dalam tempoh yang sama:

Malah kebanyakan orang di Malaysia sendiri lebih gemar melancong ke destinasi luar negara seperti Macau dan Taiwan. Destinasi tempatan pula seperti Melaka, Terengganu dan Sabah/Borneo juga lebih menjadi pilihan berbanding Pulau Pinang:


Untuk orang tempatan, pastinya kehadiran orang luar dari Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, China dan negara-negara Arab lebih disedari walaupun, secara tradisinya kita seolah-olah diberi gambaran bahawa lebih banyak pelancong asing dari Eropah, Australia atau Jepun yang meminati Pulau Pinang sebagai destinasi percutian.

Kurangkah memberangsangkan?

Apa perlu hanya menuding jadi meletakkan tanggungjawab kepada pihak kerajaan atau mana-mana pihak tertentu termasuk penduduk Pulau Pinang sendiri? Atau mungkin kita hanya perlu merubah tumpuan kepada perkembangan terkini, khususnya untuk pengusaha-pengusaha tempatan?

Pertama, kita tahu tentang ketibaan ramai pekerja asing, yakni, industri-industri yang memerlukan pekerja murah akan terus berkembang khasnya di bidang pembuatan dan khidmat hospitaliti – makanan dan penginapan.

Kedua, laporan terkini juga menyerlahkan perkembangan positif di bidang pelancongan perubatan (medical tourism) atau mungkin juga di bidang pendidikan. Laporan The Star misalnya menyatakan bidang pelancongan perubatan di Malaysia meningkat tiga kali ganda sejak 2003 kepada 341,288 orang menyumbang kepada kutipan lebih RM300 juta dan catatan peningkatan 16% pada tahun 2008. Lebih dua pertiga ‘pelancong’ terbabit adalah dari Indonesia, dan selebihnya ramai dari Singapura (10%), Jepun (5%) dan Eropah (3%). Laporan tersebut juga menyatakan Pulau Pinang, Melaka dan Johor sebagai destinasi pilihan, (The Star: Malaysian medical tourism growing, http://biz.thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2009/2/14/business/3245091&sec=business ) yang mana Pulau Pinang mencatatkan lebih 50,000 pelancong perubatan pada tahun terbaru. Untuk senarai hospital berkaitan, rujuk http://www.tourismpenang.gov.my/medical_tourism.html

Ketiga, berdasarkan carian di Google, pengusaha tempatan perlu menumpukan hospitaliti lebih khususnya untuk pelancong domestik dari Lembah Kelang (Kuala Lumpur dan Selangor) serta Johor. Ini supaya lebih ramai pelancong ‘cuti-cuti Malaysia’ orang tempatan datang menjenguk Pulau Pinang. Kalaupun penumpuan adalah untuk menarik pelancong dari negara luar, lebihkan untuk orang dari Singapura, Australia, Hong Kong dan Thailand.

FAKTA BIASA? Macam mana tu?

Tumpukan penginapan bajet, tarikan pelancongan keindahan alam khususnya pantai, taman dan trek hutan, dan makanan yang sedap tapi tidak terlalu mahal! Tak perlu terlalu lebih berbelanja untuk pertunjukan budaya kononnya untuk pelancong luar!!

Kalaupun nak dibuat pertujukan kebudayaan dan keseniaan, fikir tentang orang Malaysia sendiri, yakni budaya dan seni tempatan yang boleh disertai sekali ataupun, seni/kebudayaan luar supaya pelancong tempatan tak perlu berbelanja besar ke luar negara, tapi menikmati hiburan seakan-akan luar dalam negara sendiri!

FOKUS di Pulau Pinang:

1. PANTAI:

  • Batu Feringgi
  • Pantai Monyet
  • Pantai Kerachut
  • Tanjong Bungah
  • Pantai Pasir Panjang

2. BUKIT:

  • Bukit Bendera
  • Bukit Jambul
  • Bukit Relau (Anjung Indah)
  • Bukit Mertajam

3. HUTAN LIPUR

  • Hutan Lipur Cherok To’Kun
  • Hutan Lipur Bukit Panchor
  • Taman Negara Teluk Bahang

4. PULAU PERANGINAN/RIADAH:

  • Pulau Aman
  • Pulau Rimau
  • Pulau Jerejak


5. LAIN-LAIN (WARISAN/KEBUDAYAAN):

  • Kota Cornwallis
  • Meriam Sri Rambai
  • Menara Jam Peringatan Victoria
  • Rumah Kongsi Suku Khoo
  • Kuil Taoist Dewa Mercy, Pulau Pinang
  • Gereja St George, Anglican, Pulau Pinang
  • Kuil Hindu Maha Mariamman
  • Masjid Kapitan Kling
  • Kuil Kek Lok Si
  • Menara KOMTAR
  • Kuil Kek Lok Si
  • Kuil Ular
  • Empangan Mengkuang
  • Air Hitam Dalam
  • Ampang Jajar Sungai Krian
  • Taman Rekreasi Taman Robina
  • Taman Bandar, Ampang Jajar
  • Taman Burung
  • Perkampungan Tradisional di Bayan Lepas, Balik Pulau, Nibong Tebal, Tasek Gelugor dan sebagainya.

SEKALI LAGI, fikirkan tentang pelancong Malaysia, bukan pelancong asing! Misalnya, perbanyakkan kempen dan iklan dalam bahasa Melayu, Cina dan Tamil misalnya, bukan sentiasa asyik dalam bahasa Inggeris sahaja.

Kalau tak mau dengar cadangan orang tempatan sendiri, cuba dengar apa penulis New York Times kata semasa memilih Pulau Pinang sebagai destinasi kedua mesti-lawat tahun 2009. (The Star: NY Times readers choose Penang as No 2 must-visit destination for 2009) – Jangan nak roboh saja kalau tak ada perlaksanaan segera untuk gerai-gerai yang betul akan mengambil hati dan minat pelancong Malaysia! (Kalau asyik nak cantik saja kononnya untuk menarik pelancong negara luar, makanan semua nanti naik harga – sebab kos gerai termasuk gerai MPPP/MPSP naik lebih lima kali dalam masa dua dekad ini, justeru harga makanan pun, dan pelancong Malaysia pun bakal makin kurang drastik tak mai!!)

Setuju? Tak Setuju? Nyatakan pendapat anda…

Penang in NEWS – Week ending 13 FEB 2010

Zahrain Hashim Urged To Join BN: Ahmad Zahid Hamidi

Bernama‎Feb 13, 2010‎
On the suggestion to appoint Penang Chief Minister I, Mansor Othman, as chairman of the Pusat Urus Zakat Pulau Pinang, he said the appointment was under the …

‘Be reasonable,’ Kg Buah Pala residents told

Malaysia StarChristina Chin‎Feb 11, 2010‎
He was speaking to the residents after witnessing the re-settlement agreement signing ceremony between landowner Koperasi Pegawai Kerajaan Pulau Pinang Bhd …

Thumbs-up for Najib

Malaysia Star‎Feb 9, 2010‎
… programme jointly organised by the Padang Serai Umno division and the Yayasan Pembangunan Insan Pulau Pinang at Dewan Utama Politeknik Tuanku on Monday. …

Dr M pleased with Najib’s leadership

New Straits Times‎Feb 8, 2010‎
… programme organised by the the Padang Serai Umno division and Yayasan Pembangunan Insan Pulau Pinang at Dewan Utama Politeknik Tuanku yesterday. …

New Mandarin game show

The Sun Daily‎Feb 8, 2010‎
The written exam is on Feb 27, at SK(C) Union, Pulau Pinang; SK(C) Foon Yew 1, Johor; SK(C) Salak South, Kuala Lumpur, and SK(C) Yu Hua, Kajang. …

PBA’s profits down sharply

The Edge Malaysia‎Feb 8, 2010‎
PBA’s largest shareholders are the State Secretary of Penang, which has about a 55% stake, and Perbadanan Pembangunan Pulau Pinang, which has almost 10%.

No more games, says Penang CM

The Edge MalaysiaRegina William‎Feb 8, 2010‎
… he told a press conference to highlight the list of tenders approved by Pihak Berkuasa Air Pulau Pinang (PBAPP) from May 26, 2008 until Dec 14, 2009. …

Don’t celebrate Valentine’s Day warning to Muslim couples

The Sun Daily‎Feb 7, 2010‎
Urusetia Menangani Gejala Social Pulau Pinang (Unggas) coordinator Nurfitri Amir Muhammad said the National Fatwa Council had in 2005 passed an edict that …

Concern over ‘no-panties’ promo

AsiaOneDerrick Vinesh‎Feb 7, 2010‎
The Secretariat Against Social Ills Penang (Urusetia Menangani Gejala Sosial Pulau Pinang or Unggas) said a random survey conducted in a few schools in …

Don’t take off your undies, urges anti-Valentine group

Malaysia StarDerrick Vinesh‎Feb 7, 2010‎
The Secretariat Against Social Ills Penang (Urusetia Menangani Gejala Sosial Pulau Pinang or Unggas) fears that the “no panties” promotion, now going on at …

10 Questions with Chief Minister of Penang State

1. Administering the state must be a steep learning curve. How has the journey been so far and what is the biggest challenge? – Johnny Wong, Kepong

Administering an entire government with nearly 10,000 personnel, including both local government councils, definitely has been a steep learning curve. But as long as we are clear on our vision, mission and the governing strategy, we can fulfil the yearning for change and reforms. Our vision is to transform Penang into an international city that is a location of choice for investors, a destination of choice for tourists, and a habitat of choice for those who desire sustainable living. Our mission is establishing a people-centric government that does the three Es – enables the people with education and knowledge, empowers them with rights, freedoms and opportunities, and enriches them with a share in the economic fruits of success. Our governing strategy is to realise both our vision and mission through governance based on CAT (competency, accountability and transparency). An efficient, clean and world-class civil service is a prerequisite to transforming Penang into a high-income economy.

The biggest challenge is changing the mindset in the civil service to accept CAT as our core governing strategy, which emphasises education over propaganda, competency over political background, and excellence over indoctrination. We have to prove that a clean government can perform better than a corrupt one. Everyone is evaluated not on his skin colour, religion, gender or political background, but on performance. The public must be served fairly and treated equally.

2. How do you juggle your many roles in government, party and family? – Sarah Ibrahim, Muar

Multi-tasking works when there is teamwork with congruent goals, excellent back-up from my colleagues and staff, problem resolution gleaned from experience and trust, as well as good time management. But I must admit that I do not spend enough quantity and quality time with my growing children.

3. The Penang government is fighting hard for financial autonomy. How does that limit your aspirations for the state? – Angie, Malacca

Penang never had financial autonomy. From 2001 to 2008, Penang paid to the Federal Government RM25.67bil in the form of taxes and customs duties, but only received RM794mil in federal grants. In other words, Penang got back only 3% of what it contributed between 2001 and 2008.

We have no choice but to go back to basics. Penang’s past successes was grounded in developing our human resources and talents, relying on the private sector and private investments to drive economic growth and development, and providing good governance. That is why we have set up a 200-acre Education Hub in Balik Pulau, supported the expansion of an incubator doing R&D in Penang Skills & Development Corp, and focused on CAT governance. I have tremendous faith in the energy, expertise and entrepreneurship of Penangites.

4. Penang is still filthy due to lack of stringent monitoring and enforcement by local councils. Can Penang sustain its tourism industry given the polluted sea water and indiscriminate land clearing along Batu Ferringhi? – Josephine, Penang

We are continuing the efforts to clean up Penang, and these have gained the recognition of a Minister, who commented that Penang is now cleaner. But it is not easy to clean up the excesses or change the mindset of the past 51 years in a single stroke. Such efforts are complicated by past approvals for hillside development. Understanding the concerns of the local community, my government has not given a single approval for hillside development at Batu Ferringhi despite pressure from developers.

5. Do you feel it’s fair that Khazanah Nasional Bhd is managing the funds allocated by the Federal Government to conserve Penang’s heritage sites?Oh, Malacca

This has been a sore point as George Town and Malacca were jointly listed as Unesco World Heritage Sites and should be accorded fair and equal treatment as promised by the previous prime minister. But what we have seen is the Heritage Department getting RM30mil for Malacca whereas Khazanah gets RM20mil for Penang, despite George Town being 50% larger and having 250% more heritage shophouses. Khazanah’s RM20mil has nothing to do with heritage and was submitted before the conferment of World Heritage status. We should not discriminate against George Town and must take cognisance that a World Heritage status is an honour that must be preserved, protected and promoted.

6. The Indian community was disappointed with your handling of the Lorong Buah Pala issue and there are concerns that you washed your hands off before exhausting all legal avenues to help the residents. As it was the last traditional Indian village in Penang, are there plans to set up an “Indian heritage village” as some Penangites have suggested? – Jimmei Morinae, Prai

The Penang government has never washed its hands off the issue. That is why Lorong Buah Pala will remain on the same piece of land when the 24 double-storey terrace houses for the affected residents are completed. Unfortunately, there are several residents who have placed their trust in people who are offering a RM75,000 apartment instead of my government’s RM600,000 double-storey house. We are willing to consider all proposals, provided they comply with the law and Federal Court rulings.

7. You have adopted CAT in running the state. Do you agree that the monitoring should start from procurement of contracts through open tender system and evaluating the qualified bidders with proven track records? To what extent is this being done? – Sheng, Batu Pahat

Penang is the first government to implement not only an electronic open tender system but also a two-week objection period to allow a review if there are valid complaints from competitors. To further reduce financial temptations, we have cut out the “middle men” by disbursing the money into the accounts.

Previously, one may need “political cables” to win contracts. Now all we need is a simple computer cable.

To protect and encourage whistleblowers, an Integrity Award of RM10,000 was introduced for civil servants.

We have reaped benefits from our reforms by having surplus budgets for 2008 and 2009 despite projected deficits of RM35mil and RM39mil respectively. For 2008, we recorded a surplus of RM88mil.

8. The number of Malaysians migrating in 2008 has more than doubled from that in 2007. Do you think this will get worst, and why? What ought to be done? – Karen Yeoh, Kuala Lumpur

The brain drain is our country’s most acute problem and it must be resolved if we are to transit ourselves into a high-income economy. The brain drain will only worsen if the country continues to treat our best and brightest with indifference bordering on disdain. To arrest the decline, we have to focus on merit and higher productivity.

Then only should Malaysia offer higher pay to not only retain but also attract human talent. By imposing glass ceilings unrelated to performance, we are inflicting damage to ourselves and serving as a recruiting pool for neighbouring countries such as Singapore. There must also be greater diversity of views as a source of strength and sustainable development.

9. Apart from your family members, who stood by you in the most difficult times of your political career? – Yap Koon Roy, Malacca

My family members, especially my wife and parents, have been as solid as a rock in terms of emotional support. But I have also being sustained by my fervent belief in justice, freedom and truth, and nourished by my faith in God. When we walk the talk, we never walk alone because God is always there. Suffering is unfortunately at times a necessary path to understanding the pearls of wisdom that allows us to treasure the “free” air we breathe and the simple joys of being with our loved ones that we take for granted.

10. Your administration aims to transform Penang into an international city. How are you going to achieve that when the officers in your administration don’t have the “international city mindset”? – Penangite & ex-Singapore civil servant

Training a world-class civil service cannot be achieved overnight. To inculcate a culture of excellence will not be easy after 18 years of mediocrity and inertia. I have faith in the capabilities of my civil service if it is allowed to realise its potential. To succeed, government leaders must lead by example through prudent budgeting, integrity in leadership, and a thirst for learning and mastering English and new knowledge. Everyone realises that not only do we have to be the best, but that those who perform will rise speedily through the ranks.

The Penang government will commit to promotions based not on skin colour, gender or political affiliation, but on performance and integrity. Let the word go forth that Penang has not only the best Malay, Chinese and Indian male and female professionals, but also welcomes our best Iban and Kadazan brothers and sisters.

SOURCE: The Star – Your 10 questions

Buzzes that closed 2009 in Penang…

Peace in Penang as New Year arrives

New Straits Times – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
PENANG: Thousands of locals and tourists welcomed 2010 in Penang, ushered the new year in a joyous atmosphere filled with exuberance amid mesmerizing …
Fortress PenangMalaysia Star

Help For Broadcasting DG In Facing Legal Action From Penang Government

Bernama – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
On Tuesday, the Penang government lodged a police report against Ibrahim for an alleged libellous entry entitled “Somebody Wants to Jail Me” on his blog, …

 

Penang’s heritage in dire need of protection, says NGO

Malaysia Star – ‎Dec 30, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government’s “lack of political will” has resulted in serious destruction of architectural heritage in the inner city, the Cultural …

 

Penang malls get set to welcome 2010 with big bang

Malaysia Star – ‎Dec 30, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Some shopping malls in Penang will be splurging on fireworks tonight to welcome 2010, an indication of the improving economy. …

Penang cops release pix of rowdy revellers

The Sun Daily – Himanshu Bhatt – ‎Dec 28, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 28, 2009) : In a strong statement that it means business in wanting trouble-free New Year eve celebrations, Penang police today released …
Zooming in on rowdy revellers The Star

Explosive Maybank-KLHC tie to start New Year

New Straits Times – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
THE New Year will start with an explosive weekend in Penang, as Malaysia Hockey League (MHL) Premier Division leaders Maybank and Kuala Lumpur Hockey Club …

Malaysia StarMalaysia Star

MCA Comments On Umno Interest In Penang BN Chairmanship

Bernama – ‎Dec 21, 2009‎
PENANG, Dec 21 (Bernama) — Penang MCA does not think that the defeat of the Barisan Nasional (BN) in the state in the general election last year should be …

The Sun DailyAsiaOne

Penang DAP backs Guan Eng over sedition probe

The Sun Daily – ‎Dec 27, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 27, 2009) : The Penang DAP has come out in support of secretary-general and Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng, who is under police investigation …

AsiaOneMalay Mail

Penang govt to help Dell workers who accept VSS

Malaysia Star – Christina Chin – ‎Dec 16, 2009‎
“The Human Resources Ministry appears to confirm improving sentiment and market conditions in Penang by stating that there are 8891 jobs open in the …

Barron’s (blog)Softpedia

RM5 Million Payment For Squatters Affected By Double Tracking Project

Bernama – ‎Dec 30, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 31 (Bernama) — The government will pay more than RM5 million as consolation to 134 squatters in Penang who are directly affected by the …

MALAYSIA Court overturns ban on non-Muslims using the word ‘Allah’

Union of Catholic Asian News – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
Bishop Antony Selvanyagam of Penang spoke to UCA News immediately after the decision. “I would like to congratulate the Herald’s lawyers and (Herald editor) …

Centre of dispute: RM50mil PICC project questioned

Malaysia Star – Manjit Kaur – ‎Dec 30, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The proposed RM50mil Penang International Convention Centre is turning into a controversy with questions being raised on the …

It’s back to square one for coach Bakar

Malaysia Star – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
By LOGANATH VELLOO GEORGE TOWN: Mohamad Bakar is having a sense of deja vu after being re-appointed Penang chief coach a fortnight ago. …

Penang Thai Food – Lang Sae Lee in Tan Jetty, Weld Quay

Malaysia Star (blog) – ‎Dec 30, 2009‎
Imagine yourself sitting on the front of a house built on stilts overlooking the sea; indulging in the wonderful flavors of home cooked Thai Food. …

Regulate, not ban swiftlet breeding, Penang urged

Malaysia Star – ‎Dec 28, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The Association of Swiftlet Nests Industry (ASNI) is urging the Penang Government to manage and regulate the business instead of closing it …

Hunza Properties enlarging landbank

The Borneo Post – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
KUCHING: Hunza Properties Bhd (Hunza Properties) is enlarging its landbank in Penang to boost its earnings and strengthen its position as a reputable …

USM Lecturer Elias Zakaria Appointed MAIPP President

Bernama – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
The state government in a statement today said apart from Elias’ appointment, Penang PAS Commissioner and Permatang Pasir state assemblyman Salleh Man was …

Penang to fast-track RM100m heritage hotel project

The Sun Daily – Himanshu Bhatt – ‎Dec 21, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (Dec 21, 2009): The Penang government will consider fast-tracking the development of a heritage hotel project here, valued at about RM100 …
PDC, YTL Land To Build Luxury Apartments In Lebuh Farquhar Bernama

Penang: Pearl of the Orient

Jakarta Post – ‎Dec 28, 2009‎
Take Penang, for instance, which is just as appealing and its development just as dynamic. The island is known not only as a city of education but also as …

The auguries of change

The Sun Daily – Himanshu Bhatt – ‎Dec 30, 2009‎
Consider, for example, how the face of Penang’s communities would change overnight with one of the most major infrastructure projects looming over the …

Penang Heritage bicycle lane goof-up

Malaysia Star – ‎Dec 27, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The bicycle emblems painted on the road along the Gurney Drive-Teluk Bahang and George Town heritage trails will be repainted after Penang …

12000 dance for world record

AsiaOne – ‎Dec 31, 2009‎
“My friends and I just made an impromptu decision to take part in the feat and we have no regrets because now we are proud that we had helped Penang in an …

Penang Heritage Post Box

Malaysia Star (blog) – ‎Dec 29, 2009‎
Most of surviving heritage post box found in Georgetown was erected before Malaysia’s Independence in 1957. The boxes of different shapes such as the pillar …

Zatil, Bok-eum serve Boxing Day special to win Penang Pesta

Malaysia Star – Ronnie Oh – ‎Dec 26, 2009‎
PRAI: South Korean Choi Bok-eum and Malaysian Zatil Iman Abdul Ghani served the Boxing Day special and emerged victorious in the 37th Penang …

Penang Customs Seize Firecrackers Worth RM518,275

Bernama – ‎Dec 17, 2009‎
BUTTERWORTH, Dec 17 (Bernama) — The Penang Customs Department seized 20731kg of fire crackers, worth RM518,275 and duty of RM336,878.75 was not paid, …

Penang’s warmth keeps ’em coming

Malaysia Star – Manjit Kaur – ‎Dec 28, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Many Westerners are heading to Penang to escape the biting winter in Europe. The warm weather, great hospitality and delicious …

Penang to Host Officiation Ceremony for Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009

Dato’ Mukhriz Tun Mahathir, Deputy Minister of International Trade & Industry is scheduled to officiate Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009 campaign for northern corridor at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), this Thursday, 19 NOV 2009.

Global Entrepreneurship Week 2009, co-founded by Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation in the United States and Make Your Mark in the United Kingdom will see nearly 10,000 activities organized by thousands of partners from at least 88 countries, including at least 500 activites towards promoting entrepreneurship in Malaysia – which put Malaysia on #3 spot in the world, or top-most in Asia in term or number of activities pledged.

Endorses include President Barack Obama via in person video speech by US Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and various business and government personalities around the world. In Malaysia, Dato’ Saifuddin Abdullah, Deputy Minister of Higher Education is the patron since 2008, and has rallied educational institutions to participate in this campaign. Saifuddin has remarked on pushing towards creation of Entrepreneurship Unit in his ministry.

Interested entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial aspirants are welcome to join this event, free for all students, and limited to two free participants for each organization – private or government. Speakers will include Mr Dhaksinamoory Balakrishnan, often called “Dash”, CEO of Warisan Global, Malaysian host for GEW.

RESERVE YOUR SEAT(S) TODAY, FREE for a limited time:

Events

For more information about GEW 2009, refer http://gewmalaysia.com/event.php

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 14 NOV 2009)

Police Confirm Man Killed Was Deva Gang Leader

Bernama
PENANG, Nov 14 (Bernama) — The man who was gunned down by the police at Gat Lebuh Nordin here yesterday, was the leader of the notorious Deva Gang which …

Gerakan: Penang Should Cooperate With Federal Government

Bernama‎Nov 13, 2009‎
PENANG, Nov 13 (Bernama) — Penang government leaders should be more forthcoming in cooperating with the federal government especially in developing the …

Kyzen Sdn. Bhd. Inaugurates New Facility in Penang

ElectroQ
Dato’ Lee Kah Choon, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Board of Invest Penang, honored Kyzen and its Malaysian subsidiary Kyzen Sdn. Bhd. by …

US fighter jet in tactical flight causes damage to house on RMAF grounds

New Straits Times
KUALA LUMPUR: A house in the vicinity of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) base in Butterworth, Penang, suffered damage following a tactical flight by a …

Entertainment Outlet Undaunted After 10 Raids

Bernama
PENANG, Nov 14 (Bernama) — Despite being raided 10 times an entertainment oulet kept on operating its immoral activities at a Pulau Tikus premise here. …

Penang Umno youth tells Lim to resign

New Straits Times‎Nov 11, 2009‎
BALIK PULAU: Penang Umno Youth has urged Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to resign for “not doing what he claimed.” (“cakap tidak serupa bikin”). …

Don’t confuse engineers issue in Penang, Subramaniam told

The Sun DailyHimanshu Bhatt‎Nov 11, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 11, 2009) : Smarting from a shortage of electronics and electrical (E&E) engineers, Penang has urged Human Resource …

Leader Of Diva Gang Shot Dead

Bernama‎Nov 13, 2009‎
PENANG, Nov 13 (Bernama) — A wanted man, believed to be the leader of the Diva gang, was shot dead during a shoot-out in Gat Lebuh Nordin, here on Friday. …

Call for ‘outside’ help irks Penang MCA

The Sun DailyHimanshu Bhatt‎Nov 10, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (Nov 10, 2009): The Penang MCA’s deputy chief has expressed “disgust” with a reported request by the party’s national youth …

Gerakan Lambasts Penang State Government For Moving Hawkers

Bernama‎Nov 10, 2009‎
PENANG, Nov 10 (Bernama) — Penang Gerakan chairman, Datuk Dr. Teng Hock Nan, today lambasted the Penang state government for moving out hawkers at the …

SP Setia expands landbank in Penang

Business Times – MalaysiaMarina Emmanuel‎Nov 12, 2009‎
PROPERTY developer SP Setia Bhd (8664) has expanded its Penang landbank with the purchase of two plots of land on the island which are …

Swettenham International Ship Terminal To Boost State Economy

Bernama‎Nov 13, 2009‎
PENANG, Nov 13 (Bernama) — The official opening of the new international passenger ship terminal at the Swettenham Pier International Cruise Terminal in …

Penang top among states in GDP in 2006

New Straits Times‎Nov 9, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Penang took the lead in terms of economic growth in 2006, achieving a 9.9 per cent expansion in gross domestic product (GDP), …

Penang roundabout gets major ‘pearls’ face-lift

Malaysia Star‎Nov 11, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The mundane-looking roundabout outside the Penang International Airport in Bayan Lepas is getting a major face-lift. …

Security Companies Should Follow Standard Operating Procedures – Police

Bernama‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Failure to adhere to the SOP would only lead to losses, Penang police chief Datuk Wira Ayub Yaakob said Friday. His remarks were directed at a security …

Symmetry Medical To Invest RM35 Million To Expand Penang Operation

Bernama‎Nov 10, 2009‎
PENANG, Nov 10 (Bernama) — Symmetry Medical Inc, which provides products to the global orthopaedic device industry and other medical markets, …

Penang government’s claim not true :Perda

New Straits Times‎Nov 9, 2009‎
PENANG: Penang Regional Development Authority (PERDA) chairman Datuk Azhar Ibrahim said there was no truth in what was claimed by the Penang government on a …

Penang Government Still Silent On Land Conversion Applications

Bernama‎Nov 8, 2009‎
KEPALA BATAS, NOV 8 (Bernama) — The Penang government is still silent over the applications for status conversion of land belonging to the Penang Regional …

Symmetry to expand Penang plant

Malaysia StarDavid Tan‎Nov 10, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: New York Stock Exchange-listed Symmetry Medical Inc plans to spend more than RM30mil on its Penang facility over the next two to …

Cooperation ensures Beijing-KL ties stay strong

Malaysia StarDharmender Singh, Si Hooi‎Nov 11, 2009‎
Both countries had also agreed that projects like the Second Penang Bridge be implemented soon while discussing other possibilities including Malaysia’s …

BernamaChannel News Asia

Pakatan: Pro-business or pro-people?

Aliran Monthly‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Within days of taking over the state government in Penang, for instance, the Pakatan-led administration was confronted in the media by the business …

Six Indian reps, but none could stop KBP demolition

Malaysia Kini‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Anybody who stood under the Pakatan Rakyat ticket could have won in Penang’s urban areas in the 2008 general election. The political awakening for a change …

LTBB Expected To Begin International Flight Operations In Mid-january

Bernama‎Nov 12, 2009‎
Mohd Ali hoped that budget airline AirAsia Bhd, would begin operations mid-January next year for flights from Melaka-Penang-Langkawi, Melaka-Penang-Jakarta …


Government To Identify Ready Pool Of Engineers For Investors

Bernama‎Nov 10, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 10 (Bernama) — The federal government will work with the Penang government to identify a ready pool of engineers who can be sourced by …

Leave PKR If Unwilling To Follow Party Policies – Anwar

Bernama‎Nov 8, 2009‎
PENANG, Nov 8 (Bernama) — Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has given party leaders and members two choices — stay …

The Nut GraphThaindian.com

Eid Mubarak from Penang City!

It’s Eid al-Fitri again, so, Selamat Hari Raya for all Malaysians and all Muslims around the world!

As usual, despite the flu cautions, “open house” tradition in Malaysia continue to be held throughout the nation.

Here’s a long list published by The Star for open houses in throughout Pulau Pinang starting with Balik Pulau and Kepala Batas:-

(Some cancellations were announced though, and even Chief Minister of Penang has been told to rest due to catching the cold yesterday)

Penang on CNBC

Penang’s Key Role in Manufacturing

CNBC’s Adam Bakhtiar reports on the manufacturing hub in Penang – As aired on CNBC on 14 AUG 2009.

Infrastructure in Penang

Lim Guan Eng, chief minister of Penang tells CNBC’s Adam Bakhtiar that despite spending billions to build a national gas pipeline, the country is still lacking in gas – as aired on Thursday, 13 AUG 2009

Patients in Penang

Medical tourism has helped to push Penang to a more service-based economy. CNBC’s Adam Bakhtiar reports on what’s driving patients to Penang. – as aired on 14 AUG 2009