What’s hot in Penang this Week (25-31 JAN 2008)

‘No more congestion on Penang Bridge’
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 31, 2009
By CHRISTINA CHIN GEORGE TOWN: Being stuck in the infamous Penang Bridge traffic crawl will be a thing of the past once the widening project is completed. …
Penang Bridge To Be Regraded In August Bernama
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Penang Customs thwart drug smuggler’s soap bar ruse
New Straits Times, Malaysia – Jan 31, 2009
Penang Customs thwarted an attempt to smuggle RM262,000 worth of ketamine hidden in soap bars and food containers by an Indian national at the Bayan Lepas …
Glitches mar Penang Chinese New Year celebration
New Straits Times, Malaysia – Jan 30, 2009
It was 10pm when the food for the distinguished guests, including Penang Yang Dipertua Negeri Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas and his wife Toh Puan Majimor Shariff, …
Still more to do on Penang feud
New Straits Times, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
By Adie Suri Zulkeflinews@nst.com.my KEPALA BATAS: Penang Umno has not yet made peace with Gerakan despite leaders of both sides having met at the latter’s …
Arif Shah ‘not crossing over’ New Straits Times
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More can be done for Penang
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
IT IS the time of the year where I return to my hometown, Penang, to visit family and friends. Seeing Penang once again was a great relief, and I must say …
German visits Penang again and again
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
By IAN MCINTYRE GEORGE TOWN: To octogenarian German Wilma Budke, Penang is her very own “Fantasy Island” and it is like paying “homage” whenever she flies …

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German firm expands ops in Penang
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
He also said B. Braun remained upbeat about its expansion plans with the support of the Penang Government. He said B. Braun had to-date invested RM1bil and …
30-01-2009: B Braun to invest RM300m more in Penang plants The Edge Daily
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30-01-2009: Plenitude plans another RM200m development in Penang
The Edge Daily, Malaysia – Jan 30, 2009
by Regina William GEORGE TOWN: Plenitude Bhd is planning to embark on another residential development project worth RM200 million in Penang, fresh from …

BBC News
Fund to help civilians under fire in Sri Lanka
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 30, 2009
By K. KASTURI DEWI GEORGE TOWN: Penang DAP has launched its Sri Lankan Tamils Relief Fund to help ethnic Tamil civilians injured in the fighting between the …
Video: Inside Story – Is it the end for the Tamil Tigers? Jan 27- Part AlJazeeraEnglish
After Mullaitheevu: Fate of Prabhakaran and Future of LTTE Siber News Media
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Forest Fire Near Penang National Park
Bernama, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
TELUK BAHANG, Jan 29 (Bernama) — Fire, believed to have been caused by the current hot spell, spread across eight hectares of forest near the Penang …

FA Cup action diverts focus away from criticism of M-League
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 31, 2009
Penang host Johor FC at the City Stadium in the round’s only all-Super League clash. The islanders did well to hold out for a 2-2 draw in Pasir Gudang when …
Robbers preying on ‘timid’ foreign workers New Straits Times
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Hard Rock Hotel Penang to open its doors soon
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 28, 2009
Formerly the Casuarina Beach Resort which was closed in December 2006 for an upgrading and repositioning exercise, Hard Rock Hotel Penang will have 249 …

Sin Chew Jit Poh
Penang Economy In Need Of Twist Of Fate
Sin Chew Jit Poh, Malaysia – Jan 28, 2009
Intel told the state government although it would wind up its two plants in Penang, the company would not lay off any employee. All affected employees will …

Malaysian shoe guru Jimmy Choo plans teaching academies: report
AFP – Jan 31, 2009
Choo, who was in his home town of Penang to celebrate Chinese New Year for the first time in 15 years, said he was proud that US First Lady Michelle Obama …
Jimmy Choo-ses Malaysia Malaysia Star
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Steps to boost IMT-GT
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
By IAN MCINTYRE THE Penang Government is taking an aggressive approach to promote the Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Triangle (IMT-GT) and make the …

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Tedious disembarkation
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
Penang Port Commission (PPC) chairman Tan Cheng Liang said the commission, on the advice of the Transport Ministry, terminated the services of the …
Warm reception for cruise ship visitors New Straits Times
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Times Online
Nightlife and culture in Penang?
Times Online, UK – Jan 28, 2009
We are looking for a beach break with some culture and nightlife nearby, and have decided on Penang. Is this a good choice, and can we get a week there in a …
Urban design plan for George Town Inner City
The Sun Daily, Malaysia – Jan 30, 2009
“This plan will enable us to protect, preserve and promote the heritage characteristics of George Town as a Unesco World Heritage site,” said Penang Chief …
Enclave plan to sustain George Town
AsiaOne, Singapore – 5 hours ago
… said the enclaves identified under the plan to be implemented by the Penang Municipal Council are the Civic area, Weld Quay waterfront redevelopment …
Over 8000 traffic summonses issued in Penang
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 28, 2009
By MANJIT KAUR GEORGE TOWN: Over 8000 summonses have been issued to motorists and motorcyclists in Penang for various traffic regulations since Jan 19, …

Dining for a good cause
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
Hotel general manager Jeff De Silva praised the hotel guests who found time on that evening to donate to the underprivileged in Penang. …

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Association looking for bigger premises
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
By TUNKU SHAHARIAH DUE to the expansion of its membership, the Penang Down Syndrome Association (PDSA) needs to move into a new centre by March but up to …
No action against Ahmad Ismail
The Malaysian Insider, Malaysia – Jan 31, 2009
The police have wrapped up investigations into a sedition charge against him but thanks to the intervention of senior party leaders, the veteran Penang Umno …
Panasonic, Qimonda blow for Malaysia electronics sector
ZDNet Asia, Singapore – Jan 29, 2009
Closing the Penang plants would affect over 1000 of Intel’s 10000-strong Malaysian workforce. Under the restructuring, Intel will also close an assembly …

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Penang air freight forwarding dives
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 25, 2009
By DAVID TAN Penang Freight Forwarders Association (PAFFA) president Joachim Loo said December was the worst month in the past seven years for the air …
Pride of Place : Penang’s heritage and geomancy showcase / Augusto …
Inquirer.net, Philippines – Jan 25, 2009
It got to the point of being occupied by squatters until a group of concerned Penang citizens who realized that developmental pressure on the land would …

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Amazing feats wow shoppers
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
By JEREMY TAN THE Year of the Ox was ushered in with style at the Gurney Plaza in Penang as shoppers were treated to an ensemble of unique entertainment …

Touch of song and colour for CNY
Malaysia Star, Malaysia – Jan 29, 2009
“Their sacrifice is worthwhile as they can try our specialities such as assam laksa, char keow teow and prawn mee prepared by our chefs from Penang,” he …
Malaysia: Penang Umno owes RM237,000 to municipal council
Mathaba.Net, UK – Jan 28, 2009
So, what about the Umno Tower in Macalister Road, Penang Island? Does that have the arrears of unpaid assessments as well? The other Umno buildings in the …