Penang, the Week ending 7 FEB 2009

Malaysia Star
Penang reps pledge support for PR govt
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 6 Feb 2009
GEORGE TOWN: All 29 Pakatan Rakyat assemblymen in Penang have pledged their support for the party leadership following the recent Perak political crisis. …
Lim Dares BN To Hold Snap Election In Perak Bernama
06-02-2009: Lim: ‘This is democracy the BN way’ The Edge Daily
Reports against PR leaders for challenging Sultan Malaysia Star
Malaysia TodayThe Edge Daily
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Penang to host 25th World Chinese Invitational
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 6 Feb 2009
PENANG Pearl Basketball Sports Club (PPBSC), with Penang Amateur Basketball Association (PABA) and Penang State Sports Council (PSSC) as co-organisers, …

Malaysia Star
CM: Layoffs in Penang have not reached a crisis point
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 4 Feb 2009
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 791 locals were retren-ched in Penang last month but jobs are still available in the state with an online recruitment agency listing …
05-02-2009: Penang layoffs not yet critical, says Guan Eng The Edge Daily
1000 More Lose Jobs in Penang (press release)
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Bumiputeras In Opposition States Need Help – Noh
Bernama, Malaysia
PENANG, Feb 7 (Bernama) — UDA Holdings Berhad and MARA have been urged to help Bumiputera traders in states ruled by the opposition own business premises …

The Edge Daily
1313 Workers Retrenched In Penang Last Month
Bernama, Malaysia – 4 Feb 2009
PENANG, Feb 4 (Bernama) — Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng said 31 employers had retrenched 1313 workers in the state last month. …
04-02-2009: Penang seeks RM251.6m to spruce up heritage enclave The Edge Daily
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Penang Asking For RM251.6 Million Allocation For World Heritage Site
Bernama, Malaysia – 3 Feb 2009
PENANG, Feb 3 (Bernama) — The Penang government is asking for an allocation of RM251.6 from the federal government to carry out rehabilitation work at the …
Penang ready to work with Federal Govt, says Guan Eng Malaysia Star
RM10m arch to mark George Town’s position as a World Heritage Site ? The Sun Daily
03-02-2009: Guan Eng lambasts Tee Keat The Edge Daily
New Straits TimesThe Sun Daily
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Fire destroys five historic Penang houses
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 3 Feb 2009
By TAN SIN CHOW GEORGE TOWN: Fire razed five houses at the Chew Jetty, one of the seven historic clan jetties in Weld Quay, early Wednesday, …

Muhammad chides Penang Government for kindergarten closure
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 3 Feb 2009
By : Phuah Ken Lin & S. Arulldas The Penang Government was taken to task for allowing the Balik Pulau village security and development committee (JKKK) to …
Economic policy: Better late than never?
The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia – 6 Feb 2009
In early December the leaders of the five state assemblies then governed by the PR — Penang, Kedah, Perak, Selangor and Kelantan — announced that they would …
Penang Government had right to lock kindergarten: Deputy CM
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 4 Feb 2009
The Penang state government today said the site of the Tabika Kemas (Community Development Department kindergarten) in Kuala Sungai Pinang here, …

More Than 10000 Hindu Devotees Fulfill Vows
Bernama, Malaysia – 6 Feb 2009
PENANG, Feb 7 (Bernama) — Hindu devotees began fulfilling their vows by breaking coconuts as they walked the 10km stretch in the Lord Murugan procession …
05-02-2009: Penang wants illegal towers rationalised
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – 4 Feb 2009
by Regina William GEORGE TOWN: With more than 65% of the telecommunication transmission towers and structures in Penang illegally constructed, …

Malaysia Star
Just like home
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 6 Feb 2009
By CYNTHIA EE Key West in Florida is like Penang — an island with a unique charm and proud heritage. There was something distinctively familiar and …
Cuepacs Wants Penang CM To Intervene
Bernama, Malaysia – 3 Feb 2009
KANGAR, Feb 3 (Bernama) — Congress of Unions of Employees in the Public and Civil Services (Cuepacs) has urged Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to …

Penang property market slowing down, says Rehda
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 2 Feb 2009
Real Estate and Housing Developers Association (Rehda) Penang branch chairman Datuk Jerry Chan Fook Sing said property sales had weakened noticeably since …
GLCs Urged To Help Develop Sport
Bernama, Malaysia – 6 Feb 2009
PENANG, Feb 7 (Bernama) — The Youth and Sports Ministry hoped that more government-linked companies (GLCs)would play their role in helping to promote and …

Jabil to keep Penang staff but Sony could retrench 200
Business Times – Malaysia, Malaysia – 2 Feb 2009
A PLAN by Jabil Circuit to cut its manufacturing capacity in several global locations is not expected to affect its operations in Penang. …
New Samsung plant may offer 2000 jobs here Business Times – Malaysia
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Malaysia Star
Broken calm on beach
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 5 Feb 2009
If there is no enforcement and control, things might not look so rosy for Penang,” he said. Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) president Datuk Zainal Rahim …

Sin Chew Jit Poh
06-02-2009: Not too late for Hee to turn back, says Guan Eng
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – 5 Feb 2009
When asked of the possibility of some of the 29 Penang PR state assemblymen defecting to BN, Lim said it would be an uphill battle for BN to do that in …
Guan Eng asks Jelapang rep to reconsider decision Malaysia Star
DAP Asks Hee To Reconsider Decision Sin Chew Jit Poh
Guan Eng wants Hee to rethink quit move The Malaysian Insider
New Straits TimesMalaysia Today
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Penang plans state-of-the-art sports complex
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 1 Feb 2009
PENANG is set to build another sports complex to enhance and restore its supremacy in sports, encourage sports tourism and make the state a sports hub. …