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