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 …
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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …