Penang Last Week (Ending 14 FEB 2009)

PENANG RACES: Wu Jin gunning for a another victory
New Straits Times, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
He went two up in December last year beating R o bb ins by a neck in a Class 4 event over 1200m in Penang in good going and clocked 1:12.1. …

BSN’s SSP Saving Product A Hit In Penang
Bernama, Malaysia – Feb 12, 2009
PENANG, Feb 13 (Bernama) — Bank Simpanan Nasional (BSN) has received good response on its Premium Savings Certificate (SSP) in Penang, which is scheduled …
Penang: Burning of padi straw to blame for haze
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 12, 2009
GEORGE TOWN: The burning of padi straw in Seberang Prai have contributed to the haze in Penang, said state Local Government, Traffic Management and …
Altera Continues To Expand In Penang
Bernama, Malaysia – Feb 12, 2009
PENANG, Feb 12 (Bernama) — Altera Corporation Sdn Bhd provides a model for Penang to spur economic growth in the semiconductor industry, said Penang Chief …
12-02-2009: Penang to set up religious goodwill council The Edge Daily
Council to hold first meet in May Malaysia Star
Festive feast for PDC employees Malaysia Star
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Malaysia Star
New attraction at college booths
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
By ANDREA FILMER KDU College Penang will use a new approach to attract visitors to its 10 booths at this year’s Star Education Fair 2009 at the Penang …

13-02-2009: Record year for domestic investments in Penang
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
Statistics released by the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA) showed Penang hitting investments totalling RM10.2 billion in 2008, …


The Edge Daily
13-02-2009: Altera reinvests RM100m in 3rd facility in Penang
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – Feb 12, 2009
Altera, the world leader in programmable solutions, has reinvested another RM100 million in its third facility in Penang. In the centre is Altera president, …
Altera to spend up to US$25m on global ops It opens RM100mil R&D … Malaysia Star
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Malaysia Star
Malaysian medical tourism growing
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
Penang, Malacca and Johor Baru are the favourite destinations. Currently, 35 private hospitals are earmarked to participate in the promotion of medical …

Hazy again in Penang
New Straits Times, Malaysia – Feb 11, 2009
GEORGE TOWN: The haze has returned to Penang, with several areas on the island and mainland recording visibility below 7km. …

Haze limits visibility in Penang
New Straits Times, Malaysia – Feb 11, 2009
Haze has descended on Penang, limiting visibility in three areas to between four to seven kilometres. A Meterological Department spokesman here attributed …
Site for Penang’s halal port to be decided by next month
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 9, 2009
THE Penang Halal Hub Logistics steering committee will make a decision by next month on the most suitable location for the setting up of a halal port in …
11-02-2009: Chakra Biotech to turn Penang into test centre
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – Feb 12, 2009
He hoped the company would grow as a contract research organisation in Penang, doing all its research work in the state even though its customers were …
On urban conservation
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
Dr Ghafar was speaking at a lecture titled Urban Conservation in Malaysia: Safeguarding Cultural Heritage at the Georgetown College in Penang. …

Malaysia Star
Students share festive cheer
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
THE elderly at the Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged were not forgotten during Chinese New Year, when more than 300 students and teachers from SMJK Heng …

Malaysia Star
Penang may ban parking by roadside
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 9, 2009
THE Penang Government is looking into strict measures like banning roadside parking and appointing traffic wardens to tackle traffic woes in the state. …
Chow: We’ll uphold people’s mandate Malaysia Star
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Malaysia Star
Penang Port sees flat volume
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 9, 2009
By SHARIDAN M.ALI PENANG Port Sdn Bhd, which operates the only major seaport in the north of Peninsular Malaysia, expects flat growth this year as the …
Number Of Retrenched Workers In Penang May Be Higher
Bernama, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
PENANG, Feb 13 (Bernama) — The number of workers retrenched in Penang may be more than that reported by the Labour Department so far, said the secretary of …
Licensing problems top complaints list
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
COMPLAINTS about the licensing department of the Penang Municipal Council top the list of complaints received by Jelutong MP Jeff Ooi’s service centre. …

Malaysia Star
Valentine’s Day still rich in romance
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Feb 13, 2009
By ANN TAN A check by The Star at various souvenir shops in Penang showed that traders have come out with creative ideas to attract their customers. …