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 …

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 28 MAR 2009)

Penang to see new development year-round

Malaysia StarMar 28, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR-BASED developers will execute projects with an estimated gross sales value of RM2bil on Penang island this year despite a challenging economic …

Public tiff highlights problems in Penang

New Straits TimesMar 28, 2009‎
State Gerakan secretary Ong Thean Lye said the public spat between the duo did not augur well for Penang as both are key leaders in the DAP-led government. …

Penang hotel expansion pending clarification on height

Malaysia StarMar 28, 2009‎
The E&O Hotel expansion project, known as Annexe, is one of the four developments on the island that faced height restriction problems after Penang was …

Penang delegate uses humour to tackle issues

Malaysia Star‎Mar 26, 2009‎
PENANG representative Datuk Musa Sheikh Fadzir’s had the delegates in stitches, using his wit to discuss serious party issues. …

Free WiFi at 26 hotspots in Penang

Malaysia Star‎Mar 26, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The public can now surf the Net at 26 hotspots in Penang for free under the state’s Wireless@Penang initiative. Provided by the REDtone-Hotgate …

Penang DCM1 Fairus picked up by MACC

Malaysia Star‎Mar 25, 2009‎
By LOURDES CHARLES and CHRISTINA CHIN KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1 Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin was picked up at the Johor Immigration and …

Fall from grace

Malaysia StarMar 28, 2009‎
But Equine has an ace up its sleeve in the form of its associate Abad Naluri Sdn Bhd, the company given the task of redeveloping the site of the Penang Turf …

A softening housing sector

Malaysia StarMar 28, 2009‎
THE property market in Penang experienced a slight decrease in sales for the first three months of 2009, compared to the previous corresponding period, …

Criticisms against tiger park not constructive, says Penang CM

Malaysia Star‎Mar 25, 2009‎
“I accept criticism, but it is not right to start blaming us when the park is just at a proposal stage,” he said in his speech before launching the Penang …

Penang CM Dismisses Penanti By-election Rumours

Bernama‎Mar 23, 2009‎
BUKIT MERTAJAM, March 23 (Bernama) — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has dismissed speculation that the state will be facing another by-election …

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Penang delegate wants Ahmad Ismail back, and Anwar jailed

The Malaysian Insider‎Mar 25, 2009‎
By Shannon Teoh KUALA LUMPUR, March 25 – Penang Umno Youth has asked for a reversal in fortunes for two of the island state’s most well-known Malay sons. …

Penang needs an economic plan, not tigers

The Malaysian Insider‎Mar 26, 2009‎
MARCH 27 — I am amused by the tiger talk in Penang. In actual fact, we need a forwarding-looking and well thought-out economic plan and not tigers. …

Go: Old-world charm

New Straits TimesMar 28, 2009‎
The timeless tradition of ‘afternoon tea’ performed so splendidly at the E & O. WITH Penang’s Georgetown now a Unesco World Heritage site, perhaps it is …

Badminton: Ramdan checks into last eight

New Straits TimesMar 28, 2009‎
Ramdan, the top seed, was taken the distance in the first game by Penang’s Lee Kok Siong before winning the second round clash 24-22, 21-11. …

Penang Port Ex-MD Cleared Of Corruption

Sin Chew Jit Poh‎Mar 25, 2009‎
SHAH ALAM: Former Penang Port Sdn Bhd director Mustafa Kamal Maughani was acquitted and discharged by the Sessions Court here Wednesday (25 March) of …

M’sia property: Waiting out the crisis

AsiaOneMar 28, 2009‎
One state which did reasonably well last year, recording a 27 per cent increase in value per transaction over the previous year, was Penang. …

Call to save Penang’s mangroves

New Straits Times‎Mar 24, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The rehabilitation and preservation of mangrove swamps in Penang has been poorly executed and should be made a priority, said Malaysian Nature …

Badminton: Penang BA invites entries for closed age-group tournament

New Straits Times‎Mar 23, 2009‎
By : K. KANDIAH THE Penang Badminton Association (PBA) is inviting entries for the Penang Closed Under-12 and Under-16 age-group individual tournaments. …

37 Hotels In Penang Pledge Support For Earth Hour 2009

Bernama‎Mar 24, 2009‎
PENANG, March 24 (Bernama) — Hotels in the state today pledged their support for Earth Hour 2009, a symbolic worldwide programme to fight global warming, …

On-form Zulfadli storms into third round

New Straits Times‎Mar 26, 2009‎
Zulfadli, who received a bye in the first round, secured an easy 21-12, 21-4 win over Penang’s Lee Yuen Kit in the second round. The Selangor shuttler will …

Wrong of Guan Eng to lash out at critics, says Gerakan

Malaysia Star‎Mar 26, 2009‎
Penang Gerakan treasurer Ng Fook On said Lim had sought the public’s views when he mooted the idea. “But when the people gave their views, …

Penang Ready To Lease Land To RapidPenang

Bernama‎Mar 23, 2009‎
PENANG, March 23 (Bernama) — The Penang state government is willing to lease land to Syarikat Prasarana Negara Berhad to put up infrastructure for bus …

One of the boys

AsiaOne‎Mar 27, 2009‎
But Juliana counts a little water scooter mishap just off Batu Ferringi in Penang some two years ago as an unforgettable event. …

Temple of Charm

TIME‎Mar 26, 2009‎
The sexiest is the two-bedroom Penang House with a wooden bathtub parked in the living room. The most compelling is the richly decorated, century-old …

No Job Cuts In AirAsia, Says Group CEO

BernamaMar 28, 2009‎
On the Penang-Singapore route, Fernandes said the route was important for AirAsia but no approval has been received as yet and “it is a missing link for us” …
Cheap, but not nasty Indian Express

Call To Set Up Malaysian Junior Islamic Science College

BernamaMar 28, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR, March 27 (Bernama) — The Penang Umno has proposed that the government set up an institution called the Malaysian Junior Islamic Science …

Perak hockey player dies, four hurt in crash

New Straits Times‎Mar 26, 2009‎
Another player, Mohd Hanif Kasman, was later transferred from the Seberang Jaya Hospital to the Penang Hospital. He is reported to be in critical condition. …

Penang govt ‘must keep promise’

New Straits Times‎Mar 22, 2009‎
By : Adie Suri Zulkefli BUTTERWORTH: More than 300 families in Rumah Hijau, Mak Mandin, here have demanded that the state government fulfil its promise to …