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 14 NOV 2009)

Police Confirm Man Killed Was Deva Gang Leader

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

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

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 …

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Penang in a Week (Week Ending 25 JUL 2009)

Penang CM only acted in ’11th hour’, say disappointed villagers

New Straits TimesMelissa Darlyne ChowJul 25, 2009
GEORGE TOWN: The residents of Kampung Lorong Buah Pala have taken Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to task for acting too slowly to resolve the problems over …

Garbage, Main Cause Of River Pollution In Penang

BernamaJul 25, 2009
PENANG, July 25 (Bernama) — Industrial waste is no longer a pollution threat to rivers in the state, but garbage thrown by the public into the rivers that …

Penang Durians For Singaporeans

BernamaZakaria Abdul Wahab‎Jul 23, 2009‎
SINGAPORE, July 23 (Bernama) – Durian lovers in Singapore can have a taste of Penang durian if they turn up at the Malaysian fresh …

New EPU division to help Bumiputera entrepreneurs

New Straits TimesJul 25, 2009
The successful ones would be made role models for the others, who would be helped “to improve their standings”, he said last night when opening the Penang …

Penang Wanita Gerakan Wants Action On Fishermen’s Woes

Bernama‎Jul 23, 2009‎
PENANG, July 23 (Bernama) — Penang Wanita Gerakan has proposed the setting up of a task force to look into complaints by Nibong Tebal fishermen that their …

Selangor Close Season With 5-1 Win Over Pahang

BernamaJul 25, 2009
… to its 19th defeat, would be relegated to the Premier League after collecting merely 18 points to stay behind Penang, who have two more matches to go. …

Alternative Rapid Penang routes for Georgetown celebrations

The Malaysian Insider‎Jul 23, 2009‎
PENANG, July 23 – In conjunction with the first anniversary celebration of Georgetown’s listing as a Unesco World Heritage Site this Saturday, …

Gerakan Wants Penang Bridge Discount Card Revived

Bernama‎Jul 20, 2009‎
BUTTERWORTH, July 20 (Bernama) — The Penang Gerakan Youth has urged the state government and the Penang Bridge Sdn Bhd (PBSB) to revive the use of the …

Penang targets domestic and regional markets to lift tourism

Malaysia StarDavid Tan‎Jul 21, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s tourism industry is eyeing the domestic and regional markets during this economically challenging period. …

Penang Government Reminded Not To Take Away Agriculture Land

Bernama‎Jul 22, 2009‎
KEPALA BATAS, July 22 (Bernama) — State Opposition leader Datuk Azhar Ibrahim on Wednesday reminded the Penang government not be too overzealous in …

Thick haze envelops Penang

Malaysia Star‎Jul 19, 2009‎
Motorists travelling along the Bayan Lepas Expressway yesterday said they could not see the middle span of the Penang Bridge and the buildings on the …

Your 10 questions for Tan Sri Azlan Zainol

Malaysia StarAzlan Zainol‎Jul 24, 2009‎
Paul, Penang As a custodian of over 12 million members’ retirement savings, capital preservation is important to us. The EPF has always followed a …

Buah Pala Possibilities

Malaysia StarJul 25, 2009‎
Penang CM gave 2 options to the developer of Kg. Buah Pala. Firstly, the developer can go ahead demolishing the houses on 3 Aug 2009 and threatened the …

Penang group secures RM2bil in building material contracts

Malaysia StarDavid Tan‎Jul 21, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Over RM2bil worth of contracts to supply building materials have been secured by about half of the Penang Master Builders and …

Rapid Penang To Introduce New Fare Structure From Aug 1

Bernama‎Jul 21, 2009‎
PENANG, July 21 (Bernama) — Rapid Penang Sdn Bhd will introduce a new fare structure from Aug 1 in line with the government’s announcement to improve the …

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 23 MAY 2009)

Things Are Brewing Up In Penang Gerakan

Bernama‎May 24, 2009‎
BUKIT MERTAJAM, May 24 (Bernama) — Things are brewing up in Penang Gerakan after four branches in Machang Bubok today openly called on the state chairman,

Taxi fares likely to go up soon in Penang

New Straits Times‎May 23, 2009‎
BALIK PULAU: The Federal Government has proposed a fare hike for Penang taxi drivers, said Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Seri Mohamed

Aussie in Penang Hospital found free of A (H1N1)

Malaysia Star‎May 23, 2009‎
BY ANTHONY TAN and NG CHENG YEE GEORGE TOWN: The Australian who was admitted to the Penang Hospital for observation for the influenza A (H1N1) virus on

Penang govt wants air cargo hub

The Sun Daily‎May 22, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (May 22, 2009): The Penang government is urging Malaysia Airport Berhad (MAB) to push for an allocation to build an integrated air cargo

DiGi to double Penang broadband coverage by August

Malaysia Star‎May 21, 2009‎
By DAVID TAN GEORGE TOWN: DiGi Telecommuni-cations Sdn Bhd plans to double its broadband service coverage in Penang by August.

Penang MCA respects Tsu Koon’s appointment

Sin Chew Jit Poh‎May 21, 2009‎
PUTRAJAYA: MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said the decision by the Barisan Nasional (BN) chairman to appoint Tan Sri Dr Koh Tsu Koon as Penang

Second A(H1N1) case confirmed in Penang

Sin Chew Jit Poh‎May 15, 2009‎
PUTRAJAYA: The Health Ministry today announced that the country’s second case of Influenza A (H1N1) has been detected in Penang as the authorities continue

No more wow factor

Malaysia Star‎May 19, 2009‎
The outcome in Permatang Pauh showed that the Penang mood had not changed much since the general election last year. Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim’s charisma and

More Flights By Silkair, Singapore Airlines For S’pore-Penang Route

Bernama‎May 21, 2009‎
PENANG, May 21 (Bernama) — The Penang government Thursday announced that SilkAir and Singapore Airlines would make 21 flights weekly for the

A trolley bus took me to the ferry

New Straits Times‎May 23, 2009‎
A tram operating in Penang in this undated photograph. Penang introduced the had trams in 1906 and they were abandoned in 1936 in favour of trolley buses.

Penang Govt ready to allocate land for Tamil schools

Malaysia Star‎May 20, 2009‎
MAKKAL Osai reported Penang De-puty Chief Minister Prof Dr P. Ramasamy as saying that the state was ready to allocate land for Tamil schools.

Penang Police Destroy VCD, DVD Worth RM2.2 Mil

Bernama‎May 21, 2009‎
PENANG, May 21 (Bernama) — Penang police destroyed 244323 pirated and pornographic VCDs and DVDs worth RM2.2 million here today. Penang police chief Datuk

Carnival affair at World Squash Day 2009

Malaysia Star‎May 23, 2009‎
In Malaysia, several states took part in the celebration, including the Penang International Squash Centre in Bukit Dumbar, Penang, where world No.
‘Squash will make Olympic cut’ The News International

Woman with high fever hospitalised in Penang

Malaysia Star‎May 20, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: A woman was warded for observation at the Penang Hospital after developing high fever and displaying flu symptoms.

Penang Gerakan backs Chin Peng’s return on humanitarian grounds

New Straits Times‎May 20, 2009‎
By : Looi Sue-Chern Penang Gerakan has come out in support of a call to allow former Communist Party of Malaya leader Chin Peng to return to Malaysia.
Gerakan wants Chin Peng home The Malaysian Insider

Penang police’s 227kg ganja haul

New Straits Times‎May 20, 2009‎
Penang police chief Datuk Ayub Yaakub said the ganja, compressed into 240 blocks, could fetch up to RM900,000 on the streets. He said the raid was a joint
Police seize 227kg ganja in Penang The Nut Graph

Nai Khan, First Siamese To Contest In Election

Bernama‎May 24, 2009‎
By Alan Ting PENANG, May 24 (Bernama) — If not for the Penanti by-election, not many people would know about Nai Khan Ari, a factory manager who became the

Foreign trio free of A (H1N1)

Malaysia Star‎May 23, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The Australian, who was admitted to the Penang Hospital for observation for influenza A (H1N1) on Friday, is free of the virus.

Carrot for Penang contingent to bring back the glory days

New Straits Times‎May 18, 2009‎
Penang athletes will be rewarded by Southern Rubber Works if they shine in the four-day National Schools Athletics Championships which start at the National

All 208 declared free from flu virus

New Straits Times‎May 23, 2009‎
His friend, who had met him upon his return, flew to Penang where she was warded at Penang Hospital on May 16. Dr Ismail said that of the 138807 passengers

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 9 MAY 2009)

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Penang aids MACC in land scam inquiry

Malaysia Kini‎May 7, 2009‎
The Penang state government has agreed to assists the Malaysian Anti Corruption Commission (MACC) to unearth wrongdoings in connection with a botched land …

Aminah Feels More Comfortable Serving The People Without A Party

Bernama‎17 hours ago‎
PENANG, May 9 (Bernama) — Former Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) member Aminah Abdullah, who is offering to contest as an independent candidate in the Penanti …

Special Penang Food, Fried Porridge @ 113 Cafe, Fettes Park

Malaysia Star‎May 7, 2009‎
Many times a lot of my friends will be asking me where to find good food. I will be asking them back, what are their preferences? …

Penang Govt to deposit RM14.7m with court

Malaysia Star‎May 5, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Government will deposit RM14.7mil with the High Court in relation to a 2001 alleged land scam to avoid being cited for contempt. …

Tangkap! Video of arrest in Penang.

Malaysia Today‎May 7, 2009‎
By Susan Loone Activist Ng Eng Kiat was arrested by police in Penang tonight, for illegal assembly, at a SUARAM organised vigil in Penang. …

Penang PAS wants seat allocation in Pakatan reviewed

Sin Chew Jit Poh‎May 3, 2009‎
KEPALA BATAS: Penang PAS wants the party’s top leadership to call for a review the pact on seat allocation for elections in the Pakatan coalition. …

Malaysia StarMalaysia Star

Guan Eng okay with Mansor as Penang DCM 1

Malaysia Star‎Apr 29, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng has given his personal approval to PKR’s Penanti by-election candidate Mansor Othman to take over as Deputy …

BAD experience for overseas visitor to boost Penang’s Medical …

Malaysia Star‎May 5, 2009‎
We are citizens of Indonesia and we have been always taking my Father to Gleneagles Penang since year 2001 for medical check ups. …

Penang Airport to have new thermal scanner

Malaysia Star‎May 4, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang International Airport will deploy another thermal scanner next week to facilitate the screening of passengers for the A (H1N1) …

No need to rush, senior citizens in Penang told

The Sun Daily‎May 4, 2009‎
Penang state executive councillor Phee Boon Poh said there was ample time for anyone above the age of 60 to register from now till March 8, 2010. …

House in heritage zone demolished

New Straits Times‎May 8, 2009‎
Resident Anthony Muthu, 79, said contractors tore down the vacant house without any permission from the Penang Island Municipal Council (MPPP). …

Penang sees drop in retail occupancy

Malaysia Star‎May 3, 2009‎
By DAVID TAN THE occupancy rate of retail space in Penang has dropped to 67%, compared with about 70% a year ago, while the occupancy rate of office space …

Penang CM says Perak fiasco shows ‘Najib is victim of old mindset’

The Malaysian Insider‎May 6, 2009‎
The Penang Chief Minister said the arrests in Ipoh were unwarranted and unjustified. He said those arrested are just seeking the dissolution of the Perak …

Roar with 80000 FREE flights to Langkawi and Penang as Tiger …

e-Travel Blackboard (press release)‎May 7, 2009‎
Tiger Airways celebrates the launch of its new destinations of Langkawi and Penang with over 80000 FREE flights. New routes further expand Tiger Airways’ …

Penanti Voters Can Check Polling Details

Bernama‎May 8, 2009‎
PENANG, May 8 (Bernama) — Penanti registered voters can check polling details for the state by-election slated for May 31 starting Friday. …

Mohd Hafiz steps down as Penang PAS Youth head

Malaysia Star‎May 3, 2009‎
By IAN MCINTYRE GEORGE TOWN: Penang PAS Youth head Mohd Hafiz Mohd Nordin, who was among the most vocal state leaders that wanted the party to contest in …

Two lists of candidates even before BN decision

Malaysia Star‎May 7, 2009‎
He said the Penang Umno list, which was sent to the Umno supreme council early this week, comprised seasoned as well as rising politicians from the …
State Umno submits list New Straits Times

Yikon to sell plot of land in Penang for RM10.5m

Business Times – Malaysia‎May 6, 2009‎
YIKON Corp Bhd, a jewellery company, is selling a plot of land at Bayan Lepas Industrial Estate for RM10.5 million to the Northern Corridor Implementation …

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 18 APR 2009)

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Zainal Rahim appointed Penang state secretary

New Straits Times‎Apr 17, 2009‎
Penang Island Municipal Council president Datuk Zainal Rahim Seman has been appointed Penang State Secretary effective today.

Plans to conserve Penang heritage zone

The Sun Daily‎Apr 17, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN (April 17, 2009): Almost a year after George Town was inscribed together with Malacca as a Unesco World Heritage Site, the Penang government has

Penang and Henan, China to promote halal industry

Malaysia Star‎Apr 15, 2009‎
“With such cooperation, Penang will benefit in terms of economy,” he told reporters after a courtesy call from a delegation from the Henan’s Long Mai

Penang Port seeks loan for channel deepening project

SteelGuru‎Apr 17, 2009‎
It is reported that Penang Port Commission has applied for a USD 97.4 million allocation from the transport ministry to deepen the Penang Channel.

Tune Hotels comes to Penang

Malaysia Star‎Apr 15, 2009‎
By ANDREA FILMER GEORGE TOWN: AirAsia affiliate Tune has launched its fifth and biggest Tune Hotel in Penang. The new budget hotel consists of

Penang assembly is smoke-free

Malaysia Star‎Apr 14, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has declared the State Assembly building a smoke-free zone in a move to discourage the smoking habit among elected representatives and

Penang police chief slams smoking ban

New Straits Times‎Apr 15, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: Police yesterday slammed the state government for announcing a blanket smoking ban in public areas for uniformed police officers without

Larger crowds for Penang Run

New Straits Times‎Apr 15, 2009‎
THE Malakoff 26km Penang 2009 Run in George Town on June 7 is expected to attract 2000 runners from the 450 who took part in last year’s inaugural edition.

More cheap S’pore-Malaysia flights

AsiaOne‎Apr 18, 2009‎
Officials from both nations, who met here yesterday, also agreed to bump up the number of services to Penang, Langkawi, Kuching and Kota Kinabalu,

Term extended for Penang head

Malaysia Star‎Apr 15, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Penang Yang Di-Pertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas has had his term extended for four more years. He received the appointment letter from

Firefly eyes 70% load for JB-Penang sector

The Sun Daily‎Apr 14, 2009‎
BUDGET carrier Firefly Sdn Bhd expects a minimum load factor of 70% for its Johor Baru (JB)-Penang route which will start early next month.

Delicious Penang Food @ Classical Curry Mee, Air Itam

Malaysia Star‎Apr 16, 2009‎
If you asked the people who live in Air Itam on what are the best food around, they will surely tell you the famous laksa at the market place,

Initiative To Promote Penang Port At International Level

Bernama‎Apr 13, 2009‎
PENANG, April 13 (Bernama) — Organising the Asean Maritime Transport Roadmap Meeting is seen as an initiative to promote Penang port at the international

Signs of electronics recovery

Malaysia Star‎Apr 17, 2009‎
SMALL and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Penang could be seeing the initial sparks of a recovery in electronics component and products exports.

Penang is still home to Sister Aidan

Malaysia Star‎Apr 12, 2009‎
By K.KASTURI DEWI GEORGE TOWN: Penang is still home, sweet home, for Octogenarian Sister Aidan Fitzgerald, the former SM Convent Green Lane principal,

Sikhs start celebrating Vasakhi in Penang

Malaysia Star‎Apr 12, 2009‎
“Those who take the initiation must live a strong, disciplined life, according to the will of God, and protect the weak or oppressed,” said Penang Wadda

Tune Hotel – Air Asia`s Budget Hotel Opens in Penang

Mathaba.Net‎Apr 16, 2009‎
The GM does not inspire confidence when asked about the fire trap issue, and reminded that a Penang lady recently lost her precious life in a hotel fire in

Dolores Ortiz (IRE)

SkySports‎Apr 15, 2009‎
HARBINGER Dansili colt out of winning miler Penang Pearl Half-brother to 5f winner Penang Sapphire and 7f-1m4f winner Penang Cinta.

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 4/4/09)

Guan Eng Invites Najib To Penang

Bernama‎8 hours ago‎
PENANG, April 4 (Bernama) — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today invited Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak to the state to discuss development

Coping with the job market in Penang

Malaysia StarApr 4, 2009‎
By DAVID TAN GIVEN the slew of news coming out of Penang on companies cutting jobs and unemployment rising, it may come as a surprise that there are still

All Tamil schools in Penang to have own land

Malaysia StarApr 4, 2009‎
MAKKAL Osai reported that Penang is taking the necessary action to ensure that all Tamil schools in the state have their own buildings and that the land is

Robust Development For Penang During Abdullah’s Term

Bernama‎Apr 2, 2009‎
By Muna Khalid PENANG, April 3 (Bernama) — In the past six years, people in Penang have enjoyed an endless stream of development through the implementation

P1 launches WiMAX commercially in Penang

TeleGeography‎Apr 3, 2009‎
According to Malaysian news agency Bernama, Packet One Networks (P1) has launched commercial WiMAX services in Penang, just two months after announcing

Penang Delightful Hainanese Chicken Rice @ Peng Yang Cafe

Malaysia Star‎Apr 3, 2009‎
On the list of Penang food the most famous would be Hainanese Chicken Rice. Usually during lunch time the most common food being ordered is Chicken Rice,

Floodlights repaired, Penang back to City Stadium

Malaysia Star‎Apr 2, 2009‎
By RONNIE OH GEORGE TOWN: The floodlights have been repaired and Penang will revert to the City Stadium as their home venue for Super League matches.

P1 WIMAX Expands To Penang

Bernama‎Apr 2, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR, April 2 (Bernama) — Packet One Networks (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd has launched its high-speed wireless broadband service in Penang, eight months

No double standards by enforcement officers — Penang Municipal Council

The Malaysian Insider‎Apr 3, 2009‎
PENANG, April 3 — The Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) today denied allegations that its enforcement officers practiced double standards when issuing fines

Najib can make economy stronger: Nor Mohamed

New Straits TimesApr 2, 2009‎
and better placed,” he told reporters after officiating the Malaysian Government Retirees Association (Penang Chapter)’s general meeting here today.
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Penang CM gets a special adviser

Malaysia Star‎Apr 1, 2009‎
By TAN SIN CHOW GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has appointed Julian Candiah as a special adviser to the Chief Minister and deputy general manager I of

Penang appoints Candiah to boost state and PDC

Malaysia Star‎Apr 1, 2009‎
Julian Candiah has been appointed special adviser to the Chief Minister and deputy general manager I of the Penang Development Corporation (PDC).

Constant reviews become more vital

Malaysia Star‎17 hours ago‎
Both AirAsia and Firefly were recently granted rights to fly to Singapore from several domestic destinations, including Subang and Penang.

Emotions in Indian classical dance

New Straits TimesApr 4, 2009‎
It will also be performed in Penang on April 15. It premiered in Sydney, Australia last month and is now touring Malaysia, Singapore and India.

Penang PKR Yet To Receive Report On Corruption Allegation By Amizudin

Bernama‎Apr 1, 2009‎
PENANG, April 1 (Bernama) — The Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) has yet to receive a report on the investigations into alleged corruption involving

Minimum RM500 income for Penang’s hardcore poor

Malaysia Star‎Mar 30, 2009‎
Families earning less than RM400 per month are classified hardcore poor under the national hardcore poverty line bracket, but in Penang, the bar was raised

Good Job JPN Penang

Malaysia Star‎Apr 1, 2009‎
I went this morning to Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara, Wisma Perseketuan, Anson Road in Penang. My Mykad was not functioning as it was suppose to.

Packet One unveils 4G service in Penang

Business Times – Malaysia‎Apr 2, 2009‎
PACKET One Networks (M) Sdn Bhd (P1) yesterday launched its 4G (Fourth Generation) high-speed wireless broadband service in Penang, barely eight months

Dr Brian Senewiratne, deported from Malaysia

Tamil BrisbaneApr 4, 2009‎
Their blood pressures went thru the ceiling I was scheduled to deliver the same award winning address in Malaysia (KL and Penang) and in Singapore,

PM: Penang second bridge and Sentral hub to proceed as planned

Malaysia Star‎Mar 29, 2009‎
KEPALA BATAS: The RM4.5bil second Penang bridge project and RM2bil Penang Sentral transportation and logistics hub will proceed as planned,


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 …

The Malaysian Insider Mathaba.Net

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 …

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 7 MAR 2009)

Group To Build Water Resort In Penang

Bernama‎Mar 6, 2009‎
PENANG, March 6 (Bernama) — The Kuala Lumpur Metro Group plans to submit its proposal to the Penang state government to build high-end water home resort at

Penang CM Calls For Bold Economic Measures

Sin Chew Jit Poh‎Mar 6, 2009‎
PENANG: Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng Friday (6 March) asked Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Najib Razak to adopt bold measures to manage the

Mid-2009 launch for Southbay Penang

Malaysia Star‎Mar 4, 2009‎
By DAVID TAN GEORGE TOWN: Mah Sing Group Bhd expects to launch its RM1.35bil Southbay Penang by mid-2009. Group managing director and chief executive Datuk

Penang In Third Spot In Halal Cert Issuance – Ahmad Zahid

Bernama‎Mar 4, 2009‎
PENANG, March 4 (Bernama) — Penang is in third spot after Selangor and Johor in the issuance of halal certificates for products manufactured in compliance

MP wants Govt to scrap Penang bridge project

Malaysia Star‎Mar 3, 2009‎
PENANG’s second bridge project should be scrapped to make way for development plans in rural areas, a backbencher told the House. Datuk Bung Mokhtar Radin

Penang in a Week (Week Ending 28 FEB 2009)

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Zoom! M’sia Travel Fair A Hit In Penang

BernamaFeb 28, 2009‎
PENANG, Feb 28 (Bernama) — More than 70 organisations from around the country are taking part in the Zoom! Malaysia Travel Fair at Queensbay mall here. …

Dell: No plans to close ops in Penang

Malaysia Star‎Feb 27, 2009‎
Since late last year, there has been talk that Dell would outsource completely its manufacturing activities in Penang to a Taiwanese contract manufacturing …

I REMEMBER WHEN… Kebun Nyior was where little rascals had fun

New Straits Times‎7 hours ago‎
Brown was the largest landowner in Penang and a powerful voice in the local community. IT may be far from being fashionable, glamorous or well-known, …

42-year-old factory worker cries off domestic help after vicious …

Malaysia Star‎9 hours ago‎
“I almost died after my maid attacked me,” the 42-year-old factory worker said at the Penang Hospital yesterday. “I did not imagine she would react in such …

Contract of Penang Port CEO extended

Business Times – MalaysiaFeb 28, 2009‎
The contract of Penang Port Sdn Bhd’s managing director and chief executive officer, Datuk Ahmad Ibni hajar, has been extended for another two years from …

Penang CM denies report of Dell retrenchments

The Sun Daily‎Feb 27, 2009‎
By Himanshu Bhatt GEORGE TOWN (Feb 27, 2009): The Penang government today denied a media report that computer giant Dell Asia Pacific is planning to …

Prepare, practise and perform

Malaysia StarFeb 28, 2009‎
Similar worshops were held simulatenously at KDU College Penang and Kolej Kasturi in Kuala Lumpur. In Penang, the day-long session attracted students from …

Teen Penang bowler Fatin shows she is ready for Sukma

Malaysia Star‎Feb 26, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR: Penang’s Fatin Hazwani Hassan showed that she has the potential to make her debut in Sukma (Malaysia Games) next year by winning the opening …

High-tech sex

Malaysia StarFeb 28, 2009‎
The expose came on the heels of a nude photo “scandal” involving a nurse in Penang. The 28-year-old, who took the naked pictures herself, claimed that a …

Samy To Penang: List Out Contributions

Bernama‎Feb 26, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) — Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has challenged Indian leaders in the Penang Government to list out their contributions to the …

Give Penang Free School its due recognition

Malaysia Star‎Feb 25, 2009‎
>Penang Free School was founded in 1816 – even before Stamford Raffles (1819) and is the oldest school in Malaysia and yes, South-East Asia. …

Selangor, Penang Umno defend Youth’s action

The Malaysian Insider‎Feb 27, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 27 — The Selangor and Penang Umno are backing Umno Youth which has demanded that DAP chairman Karpal Singh apologise, and had caused a …
A man of principles Straits Times

Penang property prices may dip 10% this year

The Edge Daily‎Feb 27, 2009‎
The Penang property market, inactive since mid last year, is stirring. After months of lying low, the more aggressive developers are back with new launches, …

Move to block Ulu Muda logging plan

New Straits Times‎Feb 27, 2009‎
Shamsul, who is a field research officer with Penang-based Sahabat Alam Malaysia, said the group expected to collect 1000000 signatures before the end of …

Fair To Promote Penang In Medan

Bernama‎Feb 24, 2009‎
PENANG, Feb 25 (Bernama) — The state government will hold its 38th Medan Fair in Pekan Raya, northern Sumatra, from March 20 to April 15 to promote Penang …

Details of errant welfare officer sought

New Straits Times‎Feb 27, 2009‎
She asked Penang Health, Welfare and Caring Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh to give exact details of the welfare officer who tore up an applicant’s form …

Do Your Job, Samy Vellu Tells Ramasamy

BernamaFeb 28, 2009‎
IPOH, Feb 28 (Bernama) — MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu today chided Penang Deputy Chief Minister P. Ramasamy for challenging him to a debate …

DAP Welcomes Decision To Put Off Toll Hikes

Bernama‎Feb 27, 2009‎
PENANG, Feb 28 (Bernama) — DAP has welcomed the government’s decision to postpone indefinitely the toll increases for five highways. …

Guan Eng to sue Utusan Malaysia and Penang Islamic Council head

The Sun Daily‎Feb 24, 2009‎
KUALA LUMPUR (Feb 24, 2009) : Penang Chief Minister and DAP secretary-general Lim Guan Eng will be filing a suit against Utusan Malaysia and Penang Islamic …
Guan Eng to sue Utusan The Malaysian Insider

Amizudin’s “Corruption” Revelation Inappropriate

BernamaFeb 28, 2009‎
PENANG, Feb 28 (Bernama) — Penang Parti Keadilan Rakyat (PKR) chairman Datuk Zahrain Mohamed Hashim said Amizudin Ahmat’s revelation of alleged corruption …

500 affordable homes in the works for Bumiputeras in Penang

New Straits Times‎Feb 24, 2009‎
JKP Sdn Bhd (JKP) plans to develop five new projects to build 500 houses for Bumiputeras in Penang for the first six months of the year. …

KKLW Ready To Takeover Role Of Eradicating Hardcore Poor In Penang

Bernama‎Feb 24, 2009‎
PENANG, Feb 24 (Bernama) — The Ministry of Rural And Regional Development (KKLW) are willing to take over the role of eradicating hardcore poor if the …

Penang Tops UNIDO’s 2009 Industrial Development Report

Bernama‎Feb 23, 2009‎
NEW DELHI, Feb 24 (Bernama) — A United Nations agency report has identified Penang as one of the 10 dynamic industrial cluster locations in the world to …

Meet the author

Malaysia StarFeb 28, 2009‎
FATIMAH’S Kampung will be launched on Wednesday at 9am at the Balai Persiban Agung, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang. The book will be launched by the …

Don’t be cowed by Negri’s reputation, Veloo tells Penang

Malaysia Star‎Feb 23, 2009‎
By LOGANATH VELLOO GEORGE TOWN: Penang have not made it to the FA Cup quarter-finals since winning the tournament in 2002. And after securing a 1-1 draw at …

25-02-2009: Spansion to axe 700 jobs in Penang

The Edge Daily‎Feb 24, 2009‎
by Regina William GEORGE TOWN: Spansion (Penang) Sdn Bhd has offered a voluntary separation scheme (VSS) to more than 700 of its 1300 employees, …

Extra flights to Penang proposed

New Straits Times‎Feb 22, 2009‎
GEORGE TOWN: The Transport Ministry wants more flights from Penang to India, Singapore and China. Minister Datuk Seri Ong Tee Keat said yesterday this would …

Liow: Penang Government Fails To Develop Economy

Bernama‎Feb 21, 2009‎
PENANG, Feb 22 (Bernama) — MCA vice-president Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said today the Penang government has failed to develop the state’s economy due to …

Failure: the mother of success

Malaysia StarFeb 28, 2009‎
Photos courtesy of the artist Not that this was the Penang native’s first arts residency; in 2007, he was awarded stints at the Vermont Studio Center in the …

Musician’s last wish

New Straits Times‎Feb 26, 2009‎
By : ERROL DE CRUZ The late Grenville Pereira dreamt of building a music studio for the St. Nicholas home in Penang. His friends are joining forces to …