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Penang DAP has nothing to do with comic books: Chow
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (pix) today dismissed a claim made by former Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak that DAP attempted to spread its propaganda through comic book...
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Zuraida imposes KPI for local govts to achieve sustainable development goals by 2030
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 — The Housing and Local Government Ministry will impose a key performance index (KPI) for all 150 local governments in the country to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals...
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UM protest issue can be resolved internally, says Penang exco member
GEORGE TOWN: Withdrawing the degree from University Malaya student activist Wong Yan Ke after he protested against the vice-chancellor is against the...
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Local governments urged to fulfil 17 SDGs by 2030
GEORGE TOWN: All 150 local governments in the country have been urged to fulfil the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.
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No link between DAP and museum, says Chow
GEORGE TOWN: There is no link between DAP and the Asia Comic Cultural Museum, says state DAP chairman Chow Kon Yeow.
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Penang sets up Smart Trade Facilitation Hub to help SMEs reach global market
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 — Penang signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a data technology specialist, Fusionex, to set up a smart trade facilitation and intelligent logistics platform.
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State govt to look at long-term income for fishermen affected by PSR
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 17): The Penang state government is working on the best ways to create long-term income for fishermen affected by the Penang Sea Reclamation (PSR) project.
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No links between DAP and Penang-based comic museum, says chief minister
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today denied any link between DAP and the Asia Comic Cultural Museum located in the state capital, following allegations of the disseminatio...
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Cops to question Ramasamy for criticising police over Batu Arang shooting
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy has been summoned by Bukit Aman over an opinion piece critical of the police.
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DAP’s Ramasamy says called in for police questioning next week
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 — Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said the police have summoned him to Bukit Aman for questioning over his criticism of the force last month.
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Ramasamy to be quizzed by Bukit Aman next week over controversial article
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy will be summoned to Bukit Aman next week to record his statement over a controversial article that...
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State govt to look at long-term income for fishermen affected by PSR
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government is working on the best ways to create long-term income for fishermen affected by the Penang Sea Reclamation (PSR) project.
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Group presents memo to minister over Penang land reclamation project
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Rejects Reclamation coalition (Penang Tolak Tambak) presented a memo from the Penang Fishermen's Association on the Penang...
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Penang city councils get objections from 14pc of ratepayers over proposed hike
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 — Around 14 per cent of affected assessment ratepayers submitted objections to proposed increases for next year by the state’s two city council, said Jagdeep Singh Deo.
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Penang govt mulls raising parking charges in upscale areas
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 17): The Penang state government is considering the possibility of increasing parking charges in elite areas or at “high-value” land locations.
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Penang govt mulls raising parking charges in upscale areas
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government is considering the possibility of increasing parking charges in elite areas or at “high-value” land locations.
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Early Deepavali cheer for prison inmates
GEORGE TOWN: Deepavali came early for the Penang Remand Prison inmates as they were treated to traditional cookies and other goodies in conjunction with the...
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‘Remand prison is over its capacity’
GEORGE TOWN: The 170-year-old Penang Remand Prison is overcrowded and struggling to accommodate the 1,600 inmates housed there currently.
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APM ready for monsoon season
GEORGE TOWN: While the west coast of the peninsula is experiencing the inter-monsoon season with rain or thunderstorm in the late afternoons, the east coast...
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Penang CM says looking at long-term fix for fishermen affected by land reclamation
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 17 — The Penang state government is working on the best ways to create long-term income for fishermen affected by the Penang Sea Reclamation (PSR) project. Chief Minister Chow Kon...
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Lower threshold for foreign home buyers open to abuse, warns CAP
GEORGE TOWN: The Consumers Association of Penang said the lowering of the price cap for foreigners buying properties in Malaysia could be abused by some to launder their money and even drive up prices...
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Penang Govt welcomes contributions to talent growth
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 16): The Penang Government welcomes all key industry players’ contributions in talent development programmes for students in order to spur growth of the State’s talent pool.
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Penang mulls Botanic Gardens-Penang Hill cable car project
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is studying a proposal to build a cable car connecting the Botanic Gardens to the summit of Penang Hill, following a RM100 million allocation in the 2020 Budget.
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Ramasamy denies trying to evade arrest
GEORGE TOWN: Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister 11, P. Ramasamy (pix) today denied rumours that he was trying run away following talks that he would be arrested by police for investigation over the acti...
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Ramasamy denies trying to evade arrest
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Dr P. Ramasamy on Wednesday (Oct 16), denied rumours that he was trying to run away following...
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Man, 25, killed after bike crashes into lorry
GEORGE TOWN: A 25-year-old motorcyclist died on the spot after crashing into a lorry here.
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Penang deputy CM Ramasamy says not running from cops, insists Sosma must go
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 16 — Penang’s Deputy Chief Minister II, P. Ramasamy today denied rumours that he was trying run away following talks that he would be arrested by police for investigation over the...
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EC has to adopt most recent redelineation: Chairman
GEORGE TOWN: The Election Commission (EC) has to adopt the most recent redelineation of the electoral boundaries that was approved by the Dewan Rakyat before the 14th General Election (GE14) last year...
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‘Automatic voter registration soon’
GEORGE TOWN: The Election Commission (EC) is expected to have the system for automatic voter registration up and running in 18 months, including...
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Students welcome freedom to choose
GEORGE TOWN: A majority of students prefer to be given the freedom to choose what subjects they want to study after completing their PT3 (Form Three Assessment).
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EC has to adopt most recent redelineation — chairman
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 15): The Election Commission (EC) has to adopt the most recent redelineation of the electoral boundaries that was approved by the Dewan Rakyat before the 14th General Election (GE14) ...
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More public engagement needed to spread SDG-related information — Zuraida
Bainimarama (second right) with Zuraida (right) and Chow (second left) look at The Future of Asian & Pacific Cities book at the APUF7 at the Setia SPICE Convention Centre.
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Split up PTMP projects to attract more investors, say experts
GEORGE TOWN: It is better to split the RM46 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) into different components to make it easier to get private funding, transport financing experts said today.
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Two DAP reps detained over LTTE links to remain assemblymen: EC
GEORGE TOWN: The two DAP elected representatives from Malacca and Negri Sembilan detained for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), will remain as assemblymen.
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Penang CM: Tender for PTMP projects to be called in H2 2020
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Penang Transport Master Plan to accept tenders next year
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) projects would be tendered out in the second half of next year, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.
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EC: Two DAP reps detained over LTTE links to remain as assemblymen
Datuk Azhar Azizan Harun – Bernama file photo GEORGE TOWN: The two DAP elected representatives from Melaka and Negri Sembilan detained for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eela...
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EC: DAP reps detained over LTTE links to remain as assemblymen
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 15 — The two DAP elected representatives from Melaka and Negri Sembilan detained for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), will remain as assemblymen...
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Labour reform commission needed to seek stakeholders’ input: MTUC
GEORGE TOWN: Penang MTUC has mooted the idea of forming a commission to look into strengthening the position of workers in both the public and private sectors.
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Govt intends to extend service of council members to one term
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 15): The government intends to extend the term of service of local authority council (PBT) members to one term instead of one or two years as currently practised, said housing and loc...
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EC says DAP reps picked up for alleged LTTE links still assemblymen
GEORGE TOWN: The two DAP elected representatives from Melaka and Negri Sembilan arrested for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) terror...
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EC considering tents to deal with voter surge in GE15
GEORGE TOWN: Future elections could be held at venues other than schools and community halls as the Election Commission (EC) strives to accommodate an expected surge in voters by the 15th general elec...
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Penang CM: Focus is on preserving heritage sites, generating economic growth
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 15): The Penang state government is focusing on the preservation of heritage sites in George Town, while generating economic resources for the state to safeguard its future.
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State govts can still set property price limit for foreigners — Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 15): Each state government can still set the property price limit for foreigners based on the current situation in their respective states, says Housing and Local Government Minister ...
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Courts set Oct 29 for mention of MyKad sale case
GEORGE TOWN: Two sessions courts here today set Oct 29 for mention of the case involving five individuals, including an assistant director of the National Registration Department (NRD), in connection ...
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Students sit for elective papers in phase one of SPM
GEORGE TOWN: The Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) 2019 began with students sitting for elective papers during the first phase of the examination.
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Phasing out single-use plastics
GEORGE TOWN: It will be totally no-go for single-use plastic here in Penang from July 2021.
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Penang CM: Focus is on preserving heritage sites, generating economic growth
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 14): The Penang state government is focusing on the preservation of heritage sites in George Town, while generating economic resources for the state to safeguard its future.
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Courts set Oct 29 for mention of MyKad sale case
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 14): Two Sessions Courts here today set Oct 29 for mention of the case involving five individuals, including an assistant director of the National Registration Department (NRD), in co...
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Courts set Oct 29 for mention of mykad sale case
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 14 — Two Sessions Courts here today set Oct 29 for mention of the case involving five individuals, including an assistant director of the National Registration Department (NRD), in ...
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State govts can set own property price limit for foreigners, says Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): State governments can still set their own property price limit for foreigners based on the current situation in their respective states, says...
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State govts can still set property price limit for foreigners — Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 14): Each state government can still set the property price limit for foreigners based on the current situation in their respective states, says Housing and Local Government Minister ...
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States can set own limit on property for foreigners, says Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN: Each state government can still set its own property price limit for foreigners based on the current situation in their respective states, says Housing and Local Government Minister Zurai...
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Each state will be allowed to decide the right price to sell properties to foreigners: Zuraida
GEORGE TOWN: Every state in Malaysia will have to decide what the appropriate threshold is for the sale of property to foreigners, although the general guideline is RM600,000 and above.
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Govt intends to extend service of council members to one term
Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin speaking during a press conference after opening the 2nd Local Authority Empowerment Convention in conjunction with the 7th Asia-Pacific Urban ...
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PDC to 'step up' monitoring of affordable housing projects: Jagdeep
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 14): The Penang Development Corp (PDC) will “step up” its monitoring of the state’s affordable housing projects “to ensure they are in tip-top condition”, said state local g...
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Trade war rejuvenates 'Silicon Valley' firms in Malaysia
GEORGE TOWN: Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off.
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Trade war rejuvenates 'Silicon Valley' firms in Penang
GEORGE TOWN (REUTERS) - Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Mr Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off.
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Trade war rejuvenates ‘Silicon Valley’ firms in Malaysia
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 14 — Years after resisting pressure to move to China, Datuk Lee Hung Lung says his bet has paid off.
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Early joy for needy families
GEORGE TOWN: No Deepavali is complete without a good supply of muruku and other traditional snacks.
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GUH expected to return to the black
GEORGE TOWN: GUH Holdings Bhd expects to return to the black in this 2019 financial year after two consecutive years of losses, driven by the surge in the global demand...
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MOH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness
GEORGE TOWN: Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye said.
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Individuals, industry players can contribute to increasing tourist arrivals
GEORGE TOWN: Individuals and industry players have a role to play in the effort to boost the local tourism industry and make Malaysia a destination of choice for tourists.
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Saifuddin hopes fuel subsidy for B40, M40 to be implemented simultaneously
GEORGE TOWN: The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs hopes the targeted fuel subsidy programme (PSP) for recipients of the cost of living aid (BSH) or B40 will be implemented simultaneousl...
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Saifuddin hopes fuel subsidy for B40, M40 to be implemented simultaneously
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): The Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry hopes the targeted fuel subsidy programme (PSP) for recipients of the cost of living aid...
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Saifuddin hopes fuel subsidy for B40, M40 will be implemented simultaneously
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 13 — The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs hopes the targeted fuel subsidy programme (PSP) for recipients of the cost of living aid (BSH) or B40 will be implemented s...
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MoH calls for more involvement in palliative care awareness
GEORGE TOWN: Palliative and hospice communities in Malaysia should create more voices about the importance of palliative care to the public, Deputy Ministry of Health (MoH) Lee Boon Chye (pix) said.
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30 million tourist arrivals for VM2020 can be easily achieved, says ministry
GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Individuals and industry players have a role to play in the effort to boost the local tourism industry and make Malaysia a destination of...
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Eco warriors ready to ‘Save Penang Hill’
GEORGE TOWN: Civil society groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) are ready to re-launch the “Save Penang Hill” campaign if the state goes...
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Residents of condo in Penang vent fury at developer over defective units
GEORGE TOWN: More than half of the residents of The Rise condominium at Jalan SP Chelliah here were dissatisfied with the poor condition of their unit and the facilities.
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The Rise owners let down by shoddy work
GEORGE TOWN: Purchasers of units at The Rise condominium on Jalan SP Chelliah here had been waiting eagerly to move into their properties, but when they received their keys last month, they were promp...
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Residents of The Rise condominium raise complaints to Penang CM
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 12): More than half of the residents of The Rise condominium at Jalan SP Chelliah here were dissatisfied with the poor condition of their unit and the facilities.
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Teacher arrested for illegal racing
GEORGE TOWN: A secondary school teacher was arrested for illegal motorcycle racing in Bayan Lepas, here early this morning.
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Construction of Ayer Itam-LCE Expressway bypass to start on Oct 31
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 12): The construction of 5.7km stretch connecting Bandar Baru Air Itam in Farlim and Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (LCE) Expressway here is scheduled to begin on Oct 31.
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Teacher and chef nabbed for illegal racing
GEORGE TOWN: A 25-year-old secondary school teacher and a 31-year-old chef were arrested for illegal motorcycle racing here along Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway at...
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Cops nab school teacher for illegal motorcycle racing in Penang
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 12 — A secondary school teacher was arrested for illegal motorcycle racing in Bayan Lepas, here early this morning.
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2020 Budget will help spur Penang’s growth: CM
GEORGE TOWN: Penang sees the 2020 Budget which was tabled by Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng in Parliament as one which can sustain growth and create more jobs for the state which is among the highest t...
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Groups in Penang express satisfaction with 2020 Budget
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Chinese Chamber of Commerce today expressed its satisfaction with the 2020 Budget, following the announcement to reduce the threshold for foreigners to purchase luxury properti...
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‘Why use Sosma on the seven’
GEORGE TOWN: The seven people arrested for their alleged links to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group should be charged under the Penal Code...
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Visitors enjoy great travel deals at MATTA Fair
GEORGE TOWN: Visitors are spoilt for choice at the Malaysian Asso­ciation of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair Penang 2019, which offers great travel packages...
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Penang Hill cable car plan gets RM100mil
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Hill cable car project, which received RM100mil allocation from the Federal Government in yesterday’s budget announcement, will...
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Positive action to ensure Penang benefits from Budget 2020 — CM
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 11): The Penang Government expressed gratitude to the Federal Government for several good news announced for the State during the tabling of Budget 2020 today.
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RM500 for jobless grads is great but pointless to give it to EPF, says MTUC man
GEORGE TOWN: Penang MTUC secretary K Veeriah said the government’s plans to incentivise unemployed graduates by crediting RM500 directly into the Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) is not a good idea...
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Budget 2020: Digital economy investment positive sign for IR4.0, says analyst
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 — The government’s investment in infrastructure and human capital to prepare for Industry Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0) shows that the country is ready to embrace the digital economy,...
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Real estate federation cautions Putrajaya on lowering threshold for foreign buyers
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 — An international real estate federation has cautioned the federal government over its move to lower the threshold on high-rise properties in urban areas for foreign buyers by e...
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Construction of Ayer Itam-LCE Expressway bypass to start on Oct 31
GEORGE TOWN: The construction of 5.7-km stretch connecting Bandar Baru Air Itam in Farlim and Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (LCE) Expressway here is scheduled to begin on Oct 31.
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Construction of Ayer Itam-LCE Expressway bypass to start on Oct 31
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 11): The construction of the 5.7-kilometre stretch connecting Bandar Baru Air Itam in Farlim to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu (LCE) Expressway here is scheduled to begin on Oct 31.
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Exco proposes holding MATTA fair overseas
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 11): The Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (MATTA) Fair should be organised outside the country, said Penang Tourism, Arts, Culture and Heritage Committee chairman Yeoh ...
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Penang sidelined in Budget 2020, says state Opposition leaders
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 — State Opposition leaders today said Penang has been sidelined by Putrajaya despite it being under the same Pakatan Harapan (PH) administration.
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Lower 2nd Penang Bridge toll will boost development on both ends, says FMM
GEORGE TOWN: Factory operators have welcomed the reduction of the toll for the second Penang Bridge from the present RM8.50 to RM7 from Jan 1, matching the first bridge.
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Budget 2020 focus to benefit Penang, says chief minister
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 — Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said Budget 2020 will benefit Penang through its various incentives and programmes in terms of attracting investors, a focus on vocational t...
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Penang to host two international eco-conferences
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will host two major international eco-conferences that are in line with the state’s sustainability drive.
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Illegal granite quarry defies stop-work order
GEORGE TOWN (Oct 11): An illegal quarry in Teluk Bahang is still mining thousands of tonnes of granite despite a stop-work order by the Penang Island City Council (MBPP), an online report by The Star ...
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Ramasamy plans suit against PAS leader who called for his arrest
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P Ramasamy today said he might sue PAS leader Khairuddin Aman Razali over a statement calling for his arrest and claiming he was an “instigator” of Ind...
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Seven allegedly linked to LTTE should not be held under Sosma: Ramasamy
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II P. Ramasamy said today the seven people suspected to have been involved with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) militant group should not have bee...
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DAP’s Ramasamy mulls suing PAS MP who accused him of racial incitement
GEORGE TOWN, Oct 11 — Penang DAP lawmaker P. Ramasamy has instructed his lawyer to look into suing PAS MP Datuk Mohd Khairuddin Aman Razali for libel in alleging involvement with the defunct Liberat...
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Penang govt inks RM851mil Air Itam-Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway paired road deal
GEORGE TOWN: After a six-year wait, the Penang government has inked the Bandar Baru Air Itam to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway bypass road deal.
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Penang kickstarts first road project in undersea tunnel package
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government signed a RM851 million agreement today to kickstart construction of a 5.7km bypass road as part of the RM6.3 billion undersea tunnel and three roads project.
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Seven allegedly linked to LTTE should not have been held under Sosma – Ramasamy
Prof Dr P. Ramasamy – Bernama file photo GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister II Prof Dr P Ramasamy said today the seven people suspected to have been involved with the Liberation Tigers of Ta...
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Ramasamy says he knows nothing about activities of arrested DAP reps
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Deputy Chief Minister ll Dr P. Ramasamy says he is not aware of any activities of his fellow DAP assemblymen that led to their arrests.
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