What Hot in Penang This Week (11-17 JAN 2009)

100 Employees In Penang May Lose Jobs
Bernama, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
PENANG, Jan 16 (Bernama) — Penang is feeling the impact of the global economic meltdown, with the state government expecting about 100 employees in various …
16-01-2009: Penang has no intention of boycotting US goods The Edge Daily
16-01-2009: MNCs in Penang pledge not to lay off workers The Edge Daily
We Don’t Practise Double Standards – Guan Eng Bernama
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‘Penang won’t boycott American goods’
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will not boycott goods from the United States over its support of the Israeli incursion into the Gaza Strip, Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng …
16-01-2009: Tenaga allocates RM81m to upgrade cables in Penang
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
Tenaga is also working with the state government’s investment arm Penang Development Corporation (PDC) to put up a RM100 million transmission main intake …
RM100m Power Boost for Batu Kawan Industries istockAnalyst.com (press release)
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Activist Makes Forum Political
Bernama, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
PENANG, Jan 16 (Bernama) — Penang Umno today slammed political activist, Hishammudin Rais, for misusing a forum on Israeli atrocities in Palestine on Jan …

Malaysia Star
They stretched their dollars for a good cause
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
As leader of the Penang-based Hai San Secret Society during the tin mining era of 1800-1900 in British Malaya, the Chinese towkay was a renowned millionaire …
Gerakan: Put up road signs immediately
The Sun Daily, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
PENANG (Jan 16, 2009): Penang Gerakan wants the state government to immediately put up multi-lingual road signs in Georgetown, especially at the heritage …
AirAsia lobbies Penang for LCCT
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 14 Jan 2009
By Marina Emmanuelmarinae@nst.com.my PENANG: Low-cost carrier AirAsia Bhd is looking at Penang as a potential hub for a low-cost carrier terminal (LCCT). …
MAIPP Dismisses Claim Najib Failed On Promise
Bernama, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
BUTTERWORTH, Jan 16 (Bernama) — The Penang Islamic Affairs Council (MAIPP) today dismissed a claim in a political organ that Deputy Prime Minister Datuk …
Permatang Pauh’s mosques, suraus to get RM4.18mil next week Malaysia Star
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Penang’s new growth engine — Tourism
The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
By Lee Wei Lian KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 15 — With economic prospects looking gloomier by the day, Penang chief minister Lim Guan Eng has turned to tourism to be …
15-01-2009: No point having majestic building if services in shambles The Edge Daily
Guan Eng warns subversive civil servants The Sun Daily
MPSP Given Two Months To Buck Up Bernama
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16-01-2009: A landslide victory for PAS in KT?
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
For the 2008 general election, I told him there was so much electricity in the air in Penang, it feels like DAP could actually win the state. …

Penang gets 10 free lawyers to defend suit on multi-lingual roadsigns
The Sun Daily, Malaysia – 14 Jan 2009
GEORGE TOWN (Jan 14, 2009) : The Penang government has appointed 10 lawyers, headed by Karpal Singh, to defend it against a legal attempt by a Pahang-based …
Penang Engages 10 Lawyers To Defend Suit Over Road Signs Bernama
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28000 porn discs seized
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
GEORGE TOWN: Penang police seized almost 28000 pornographic and more than 320000 pirated optical discs worth about RM2.1 million last year. …
Famous Australian football club coming to Penang
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 13 Jan 2009
Malaysia will get a huge tourism publicity boost when the famous Carlton Football Club officials and players make a three-day leisure visit to Penang from …
‘Ditch polystyrene boxes on Thaipusam’
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers’ Association of Penang yesterday called on the public to stop using polystyrene containers, especially during Thaipusam, …
Metro Watch
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
For details, contact Penang NUTP chairman Lim Ming Tzong at 019-4806723. The second animal in the Chinese horoscope, the Cow, will ‘moo’ into Midlands Park …
‘Many still forget to buckle up’
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
It was organised by the university’s Security Depart-ment and Penang Road Safety Department (JKJR). The officials handed out leaflets and car stickers at …
Tenaga plans RM200 mil investment in Penang
The Nut Graph, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
PENANG, 15 Jan 2009: Tenaga Nasional Berhad (Tenaga) plans to invest about RM200 million to upgrade electricty supply to Penang to meet the power needs of …
Stop-Work Order Can Only Make Things Worse – IEM
Bernama, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
Its Penang chairman Lim Kok Khong said the project sites should instead be monitored even more closely, especially its temporary facilities. …
14-01-2009: Penang activates employment and retraining scheme
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – 14 Jan 2009
by Regina William GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has activated the employment and retraining mechanism with an initial allocation of RM10 million …
No govt funds for open house New Straits Times
14-01-2009: No funds for Penang CNY bash The Edge Daily
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Johara, Kim Clinch Gold For Penang
Bernama, Malaysia – 13 Jan 2009
PETALING JAYA, Jan 13 (Bernama) — The pair of Johara Johari and Kim Eun Jung knocked down 2469 pinfalls in the women’s doubles event to give Penang their …

Penang Govt Will Emphasise Thrift, Says Lim
Bernama, Malaysia – 13 Jan 2009
PENANG, Jan 13 (Bernama) — The Penang government will not provide allocations to associations to organise activities, including certain festivities, …
Penang poised to gain more investments Business Times – Malaysia
Penang Seeks RM500-million Aid From Federal Govt Bernama
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Malaysia Star
OCBC gives Penang branch a new look
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 13 Jan 2009
OCBC Bank (Malaysia) Bhd recently unveiled the new look to their Beach Street branch in Penang — the first of its branches in the northern region to sport …
16-01-2009: Just one good package will do, says Razaleigh
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – 17 Jan 2009
Meanwhile, Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng told the conference that as the state was not expecting large investments this year, it would focus on certain …

Malaysia Star
Sweet, confusing Penang island
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 9 Jan 2009
No sooner was it said than done, my wife and I were motoring up the highway, past Ipoh, and heading for Penang bridge, and the seven ringgit toll. …
Eun Jung and Johara strike gold for Penang
New Straits Times, Malaysia – 13 Jan 2009
The Penang pair were second and 25 pins behind leaders Cheryl Cheong-Sharon Koh of Kuala Lumpur after five games, but Johara and Eun Jung then shot a …

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Prabakaran no more in Vanni
Asian Tribune, Thailand – 17 Jan 2009
They speculated that he might be either in some coastal area in between Kerala and Tamil Nadu, or else in Penang, Malaysia. When asked why Malaysia, …
‘Don’t forget Sri Lanka, other conflicts’ Malaysia Star
Save Sri Lankan Tamils from Genocides – Deputy Premier in … TamilEelamNews.com
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Serving up prosperity delights
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
By HELEN ONG ALTHOUGH the Four Seasons Tea House in Jalan Terengganu, Penang, began (and indeed is still referred to) as a tea house which served food, …
Chinese neighbours join in Ponggal festivities
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
By K.KASTURI DEWI OCTOGENARIAN M. Karuppiah and his family who own cattle at Kampung Buah Pala in Bukit Gelugor, Penang, celebrated Mattu Ponggal yesterday …
New kidney dialysis centre for the poor
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
During his presentation on kidney care, NFK (Penang branch) chairman Dr Ong Yoke Meng identified diabetes as the main cause of kidney failure. …
No Further Action Against 3000 NS Dodgers
Bernama, Malaysia – 15 Jan 2009
PENANG, Jan 15 (Bernama) — The National Service Training Programme (PLKN) Department has decided not to take any action against about 3000 dodgers who …