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 …