Penang This Week (7-13 DEC 2008)

Penang’s hotel dilemma
Straits Times, Singapore – Dec 13, 2008
Georgetown faces this dilemma after it has been reported that Penang’s capital may lose its newly attained status as a Unesco World Heritage site if four …
Penang CM: ‘If you don’t want water rebate, write to us’ Malaysia Star
Penang should get more funds Malaysia Star
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No blanket ban on hillside projects in Penang
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Dec 13, 2008
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Government will not introduce a blanket state-wide ban on hillside projects, state Local Government, Traffic Management and …
Penang to provide free Internet access in 2 years
Malaysia Today, Malaysia – Dec 13, 2008
by Yong Min Wei, The Edge Penang will go ahead with its WiFi project despite health concerns and expects the entire state to have free Internet access …

Prizes and fun await walkers
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 12 Dec 2008
By ANTHONY TAN PENANG Starwalk 2008 participants have every reason to complete the 10km event tomorrow within two hours. Waiting for them after they finish …
Collect your numbers and T-shirts Malaysia Star
Gnow is emcee again Malaysia Star
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The Star
UNDP-UPEN Launch “Making Penang Accessible”
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia Dec 12, 2008
The launch of Making Penang Accessible was attended by stakeholders from Penang society. (Photo courtesy: LILEI CHOW/ UNDP) James George Chacko, …
Disabled, elderly to enjoy better rides in Penang New Straits Times
12-12-2008:- Full audit of Penang’s public transport facilities The Edge Daily
Making public transport accessible to the disabled Malaysia Star
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Penang’s free internet projects move forward
TeleGeography, DC Dec 12, 2008
Malaysian news source The Edge Daily is reporting that the free Wi-Fi internet project in Penang will proceed, despite opposition to the scheme expressing …
12-12-2008: Penang to provide free Internet access in 2 years The Edge Daily
Higher Domestic Investments Crucial To Boost State Economic Growth … Bernama
Free WiFi for Penangites next week Malaysia Star
New Straits Times
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Malaysia Star
Two-day fest in Penang a real blast for fans of music genre
The Star, Malaysia Dec 12, 2008
FEW would argue that the Penang Island Jazz Festival has grown from strength-to-strength. This festival, now in its fifth edition, has put Penang on the …

Microchip Theft From Air Cargo Complex Solved
Bernama, Malaysia – Dec 12, 2008
PENANG, Dec 12 (Bernama) — The theft of microchips from a multinational company’s godown at the Air Cargo Complex at Batu Maung two years ago has been …
RM47 mil Intel heist solved, but none charged The Sun Daily
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Multitest, Everett Charles merge chip tester activities
EE Times Deutschland, Germany Dec 12, 2008
The company with development centers in Rosenheim, Bangalore (India), and Penang (Malaysia) has achieved sales of about € 80 million (about $108 million) …
Multitest to merge with Everett Charles Test & Measurement World
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Malaysia Star
Thousands pack counter
The Star, Malaysia Dec 12, 2008
THOUSANDS of eager Penang Starwalk 2008 participants thronged the Penang International Sports Arena (PISA) yesterday to pick up their goody bags, …
Lau: Govt has no say over signboard languages
The Star, Malaysia – Dec 12, 2008
In Penang, the Bahasa words on signboards were bigger than the other languages and this gave priority to the national language while other languages were …
Scrutinise universities’ expenditure, says Liew
The Star, Malaysia – Dec 12, 2008
Liew was speaking to reporters after presenting a mock cheque of RM62,450 from KDU College Penang to a representative of its former staff Leng Kavern, …

UEM accepts Penang’s RM1.3b contract offer to co-build 2nd Bridge
The Sun Daily- Dec 11, 2008
UEM Builders Bhd has finally accepted Penang government’s offer of a RM1.3 billion contract to co-build the Penang Second Bridge after they were given …

Penang to make public transport disabled-friendly by 2010
The Star- Dec 11, 2008
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will be the first Malaysian state to conduct a full audit of its public transport facilities while it develops a comprehensive blueprint …Related Articles »

Fire destroys seven shops at Penang heritage site
The Star- Dec 11, 2008
PENANG: Seven shops situated at the World Heritage Site in Lebuh Armenian were destroyed in a fire early Thursday, causing damage estimated at RM600,000. …

RM8b made in 9 months, says Guan Eng
New Straits Times- Dec 11, 2008
By Melissa Darlyne Chownews@nst.com.my GEORGE TOWN: Penang has managed to reverse a declining flow of investments with an inflow of RM8 billion in the first …

MUHYIDDIN: By-election crucial test for BN’s consolidation process
New Straits Times- Dec 11, 2008
He said the by-election would be different from that of the Permatang Pauh in August because unlike Permatang Pauh, which was won by the opposition in the …Related Articles »

Snatch theft victim run over by lorry
New Straits Times- Dec 11, 2008
By S. Arulldasnews@nst.com.my BUKIT MERTAJAM: A 58- year-old woman was killed when she was run over by a lorry after falling in front of the vehicle when …Related Articles »

Not the time to point fingers, says Anwar
AsiaOne- Dec 10, 2008
BUKIT MERTAJAM, MALAYSIA: Opposition Leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim has called on all parties to stop the blame game over the Bukit Antarabangsa landslide …Related Articles »

Lawmakers, special board to check new anti-graft body
The Malaysian Insider- Dec 10, 2008
In an immediate reaction, Liew Chin Tong (DAP-Bukit Bendera) pointed out that this was not the same as a parliamentary committee. “A parliamentary committee …

Cops yet to arrest arsonists
New Straits Times- Dec 09, 2008
BUKIT MERTAJAM: Police have recorded statements from six members of the Jaringan Rakyat Tertindas (Jerit) whose bicycles were torched at Wisma Yayasan in …

Anwar: We don’t need another landslide report
ireport- Dec 09, 2008
asked the Permatang Pauh MP to journalists at Penanti’s Yayasan Aman in his constituency in the Penang mainland today. “The state authorities are …

Pasar tani helps boost farmers’ income
The Star- Dec 09, 2008
… entrepreneurship and diversify their products,” he said after launching a special pasar tani in conjunction with Aidil Adha in Tasek Gelugor recently. …

Pas: Mosque has heritage site value
New Straits Times- Dec 08, 2008
GEORGE TOWN: Masjid Jamek Batu Uban, Penang’s oldest mosque, should be recognised as a world heritage site, said Pas Bayan Baru chairman Dr Mujahid Yusof …

Sonia Menon Crowned Miss Pesta Pulau Pinang
Oneindia- Dec 08, 2008
The college student won won Miss Pesta Pulau Pinang 2008 title along with two other totles of ‘ the Miss Best Catwalk Step’ and ‘Miss Best Personality’ …

Penang to monitor hillside development
Malaysia Kini- Dec 07, 2008
During heavy rain spells, there are frequent landslides in the hillside area along the roads linking Paya Terubong in the northeast district and Balik Pulau …Related Articles »