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Port storage fees waived to clear containers with plastic waste
KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is negotiating with countries sending their plastic waste here to take back the trash.
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Malaysia working to clear hundreds of plastic waste shipments at ports —...
KUALA LUMPUR (Oct 17): Malaysia is negotiating with countries sending their plastic waste to the Southeast Asian nation to take back the trash and is waiving storage fees to clear hundreds of containe...
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Malaysia working to clear hundreds of plastic waste shipments at ports
KUALA LUMPUR (REUTERS) - Malaysia is negotiating with countries sending their plastic waste to the South-east Asian nation to take back the trash and is waiving storage fees to clear hundreds of conta...
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Officials: Malaysia working to clear hundreds of plastic waste shipments at ports
KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 17 — Malaysia is negotiating with countries sending their plastic waste to the South-east Asian nation to take back the trash and is waiving storage fees to clear hundreds of conta...
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‘Better to let locals deal with wastes’
BUTTERWORTH: Local authorities can better deal with the problem of plastic wastes by working with the people and empowering them rather than depending on the use of technology.
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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 exco calls for stiffer penalties for wrong, false import declarations
BUTTERWORTH: The Federal Government needs to impose stiffer penalties against parties who made false declaration of imported goods as a deterrent against the influx of unwanted shipments, particularly...
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Penang exco calls for stiffer penalties for wrong, false import declarations
BUTTERWORTH, Oct 14 — The Federal Government needs to impose stiffer penalty against parties who made false declaration of imported goods as a deterrent against the influx of unwanted shipments, par...
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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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Quarry workers defy order
GEORGE TOWN: The quarry illegally mining thousands of tonnes of granite in Teluk Bahang is still seemingly operational despite a stop-work order by the Penang...
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Illegal granite mine in Penang suspected of causing metal pollution in river
GEORGE TOWN - A quarry illegally mining tens of thousands of tonnes of granite in Penang without approval is under suspicion of causing a spike in heavy metals at a nearby river.
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Illegal granite mine in Penang suspected of causing metal pollution in river
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - A quarry illegally mining tens of thousands of tonnes of granite in Penang without approval is under suspicion of causing a spike in heavy metals at a nearby...
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Heavy metal pollution detected
GEORGE TOWN: A quarry illegally mining tens of thousands of tonnes of granite in Teluk Bahang without approval is under suspicion of causing a spike in heavy...
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Penang only managed to send 10 containers back
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is doing all it can to get the almost 400 containers packed with municipal plastic rubbish from foreign countries sent back.
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Three more containers of waste from UK dumped in Penang
BUTTERWORTH (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Three new containers filled with non-recyclable waste from the United Kingdom have found their way to the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) on main...
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Eat the straw after finishing your drink
GEORGE TOWN: It’s time to ditch the plastic straws for go-green tubes for the sake of mother nature.
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Freak storm hits Penang, uproots trees and causes traffic chaos
GEORGE TOWN - A freak storm hit Penang on Wednesday (Sept 25) evening, uprooting trees and causing traffic congestion on the island.
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Freak storm hits Penang, uproots trees and causes traffic chaos
GEORGE TOWN: A freak storm hit Penang on Wednesday (Sept 25) evening, uprooting trees and causing traffic congestion on the island.
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Penang offers to help Sumatra fight fires
GEORGE TOWN: Penang, choking from the haze that has enveloped the northern region in the past few days, has offered to help neighbouring Sumatra fight the peat fires that is causing the pollution.
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Haze: All schools in Penang closed on Thursday (Sept 19)
GEORGE TOWN: Schools in Penang will be closed on Thursday (Sept 19) due to the worsening haze.
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All schools in Penang to close tomorrow as haze worsens
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — A total 398 schools in Penang will be closed tomorrow as the haze situation in the state continue to worsen.
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Haze: 162 schools in Penang forced to close
GEORGE TOWN: A total of 162 schools in the Barat Daya and Timur Laut districts have been forced to close after the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings in the areas reached very unhealthy levels today.
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Penang authorities order the closing down of 51 schools in Balik Pulau
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang education authorities have ordered 51 schools in its southwest (Balik Pulau) district to close today after the Air Pollutant Index (API) hit unhealthy levels of 240 as of 7am.
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Penang orders all schools on island to close as haze thickens
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — All schools on Penang island have been ordered to close when the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for both districts breached very unhealthy levels of above 200 today.
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Schools in Balik Pulau closed as API hits 211
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 18 — A total of 51 schools in the southwest district of Penang island were ordered to close early this morning as the Air Pollutant Index (API) readings for the district reached 21...
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Farmers: Landfill pollutants leaching into sea
NIBONG TEBAL: Fish farmers near Penang’s Pulau Burung sanitary landfill are blaming the facility for emitting pollution that harms their cage-bred fish.
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Landfill and fish farms too close for comfort
Fish farmers near Penang's Pulau Burung sanitary landfill are blaming the facility for emitting pollution that harms their cage-bred fish.
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Penang bridges’ CCTV to be improved for safety: Phee
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will propose to the operator of the first Penang Bridge to install loudspeakers besides CCTVs, as it can act as deterrent to suicidal persons.
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Penang bridges' CCTVs to be improved: Phee
GEORGE TOWN (Sept 14): The surveillance system for the two Penang bridges could be improved for better accessibility and traffic management, Penang Welfare and Caring Society Committee Chairman Phee B...
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Amid suicide cases, gov't mulls loudspeakers on Penang bridge
The surveillance system for the two Penang bridges could be improved for better accessibility and traffic management, Penang Welfare and Caring Society Committee chairperson Phee Boon Poh said today.
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Penang restricts outdoor activities as air quality reaches unhealthy level
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 12 — The Penang state government has ordered the cancellation of all outdoor activities and sports in view of the worsening haze situation in the state.
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Penang tells schools to stop all outdoor activities as haze hits 137
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang state government has directed schools and sports organisations to stop all outdoor activities in view of the haze.
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Penang to ensure no open burning
GEORGE TOWN: Penang will ensure there is no open burning as haze continues to envelope which has enveloped many parts of the country.
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Penang on high alert for open burning activities
GEORGE TOWN: Both local councils in Penang – the Penang Island City Council and Seberang Prai Municipal Council – have been ordered to be on high alert for any open burning activities in view of the haze.
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Penang govt only cleared ‘living graves’: Phee
GEORGETOWN (Sept 10): State welfare and caring society committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said graves with human remains were not demolished.
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Poverty index should show more accurate data, says exco
GEORGE TOWN: Although Penang has pledged its support in the recent call for a revision on how poverty is calculated in the country, it prefers that the poverty line index (PLI) is broken down to revea...
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Penang expected to be hit by prolonged hazy conditions
GEORGE TOWN - The public have been told to wear masks while outdoors as the state is expected to be hit by prolonged hazy conditions.
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Mystery of mass fish death solved
GEORGE TOWN: The presence of phytoplankton and the high stocking density in fish cages have been blamed for the mass death at fish farms in Teluk Bahang in May.
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Haze in Penang, API at 90
GEORGE TOWN, Sept 4 — Penang has been shrouded in haze since yesterday, with several locations in the state recording moderate Air Pollutant Index (API) readings of between 79 and 90, just below unh...
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Penangites brace for sore throat season as dry weather, haze roll in
GEORGE TOWN: Penang is bracing for sore throat season, what with the dry weather and hazy sky this week.
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Flash floods hit Penang, causing flight delays
GEORGE TOWN - Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in the Penang capital of George Town and prompted flights to be delayed briefly.
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Torrential rain causes flash floods, flight delays in Penang
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 3 — Torrential rain in Penang earlier today caused several roads to be closed due to flash floods.
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Flash floods hit Penang, causing flight delays
GEORGE TOWN (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in the Penang capital of George Town and prompted flights to be delayed briefly.
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Flash floods hit Penang, flight delays reported
GEORGE TOWN: Heavy rain on Tuesday (Sept 3) inundated several roads in Bayan Baru and Bayan Lepas here.
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Apparent ‘red tide’ sighted in waters off Penang
GEORGE TOWN: Something is brewing in the seas off the northern region where three unusual incidents have occurred.
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Possible red tide seen in waters off Penang
GEORGE TOWN: A red tide may have swept into the sea here to cause the waters off Teluk Bahang and Teluk Kumbar to appear polluted, Penang executive councillor Phee Boon Poh said today.
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Penang steps up efforts in checking sea pollution claims
GEORGE TOWN: Penang has directed the Department of Environment (DOE) to step up efforts in identifying possible patches of pollutants in the sea off Teluk Bahang and Teluk Kumbar.
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Strange sludge washes up at Batu Ferringhi beach
GEORGE TOWN: The waters off Penang’s popular Batu Ferringhi beach appeared to have been heavily polluted since Sunday, disappointing many tourists and visitors for depriving them of a weekend dip in...
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Pupils’ message in bottles on patriotism and environment
BUTTERWORTH: In a mighty show of love for the nation and the environment, a group of pupils and teachers made a Jalur Gemilang entirely with used plastic bottles.
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Viral photo of tiger in Penang causes stir, photographer told to contact authorities
A photo of a tiger purportedly in Taman Rimba, Cherok Tokun, has caused a stir among residents in Seberang Perai after it went viral on social media.
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Tiger picture sparks search at Bukit Mertajam hiking trail
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang forestry and wildlife authorities today said they were on high alert after a picture showing a tiger at a popular jungle trail in Bukit Mertajam went viral on social media.
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Authorities hunt for tiger in Taman Rimba Cherok Tokun after photo goes viral
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 — The Penang state government has instructed the Forestry Department and Department of Wildlife and Natural Parks (Perhilitan) to investigate the authenticity of a picture depict...
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Penang hopes to enforce single-use plastics ban by 2023
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 23 — The local Penang island government is optimistic it can fully enforce the ban on single-use plastics within the next four years.
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Penang Govt to establish water quality baseline data
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 16): In response to the incident of massive dead fish found in Teluk Bahang waters, the Penang Government has set up a task force to develop a baseline data on the quality of water.
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Penang Govt to establish water quality baseline data
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 15): In response to the incident of massive dead fish found in Teluk Bahang waters, the Penang Government has set up a task force to develop a baseline data on the quality of water.
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Penang seafood safe for consumption, says exco
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today gave an assurance that all seafood from its waters are safe for consumption.
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Fish deaths: Penang gov’t to establish water quality baseline data
In response to an incident involving massive numbers of dead fish being found in Teluk Bahang waters, the Penang government has set up a task force to develop baseline data on the quality of water.
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BN, not PH, approved Butterworth reclamation, says Penang exco man
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today said a 650ha reclamation project along the Butterworth shore was approved by the Barisan Nasional-led state government in the 1990s and there is no way to canc...
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Penang dredging under probe
GEORGE TOWN: Maintenance dredging of Penang Port is under investigation after a dredger was spotted leaving the harbour waters with a thick sediment plume behind it a day before tens of thousands of fish died in Teluk Bahang.
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Maintenance dredging at Penang Port under probe after thousands of fishes found dead ashore
Maintenance dredging of Penang Port is under investigation after a dredger was spotted leaving the harbour waters with a thick sediment plume behind it, a day before tens of thousands of fish died in ...
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Penang probes death of 50,000 fish
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government is investigating a fish breeder’s complaint that his entire stock of more than 50,000 at a farm off Teluk Bahang died last Sunday morning in an incident similar to...
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Storm-felled trees to be cleared in three days
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 13): The authorities expect to clear in three days all the trees uprooted by the heavy storm last Friday, Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee ch...
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Authorities to clear storm-felled trees in three days, says exco
GEORGE TOWN, Aug 13 — The authorities expect to clear in three days all the trees uprooted by the heavy storm last Friday, Penang Housing, Town and Country Planning and Local Government Committee ch...
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Fish breeders have nothing left to salvage
GEORGE TOWN: The mass death of fish in Teluk Bahang has resulted in six fish breeders losing over RM2mil.
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Penang storm victims urged to apply for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families affected by the freak storm on Friday can apply for state government aid.
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Penang storm victims urged to lodge police report for aid
GEORGE TOWN (Aug 12): Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government...
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Nearly 50,000 fish found dead in Teluk Bahang due to suspected heavy metal contamination
KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 — In another case of water pollution, an estimated 50,000 fish were found dead in Teluk Bahang yesterday.
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Teluk Bahang fish death due to lack of oxygen, water contaminated with heavy metals
Penang state environment committee chairman Phee Boon Poh said the test results are finally out from the water sample taken from Teluk Bahang, showing contamination of heavy metals at a permissible le...
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Fish breeders hit badly again as 50, 000 fishes found dead in Teluk Bahang
GEORGE TOWN: At least 50, 000 fishes have died in Teluk Bahang, the second such case within three months.
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RM500 storm relief for affected Penang households
GEORGE TOWN: Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government.
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Penang storm victims urged to lodge police report for aid
GEORGE TOWN: Families in Penang whose houses were damaged in the powerful storm on Friday night have been urged to lodge a police report immediately to receive aid from the state government.
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Storm leaves trail of destruction
GEORGE TOWN: The tail-end of Typhoon Lekima left a trail of destruction in many areas in the state with damaged cars, blown-off roofs, and uprooted and fallen trees.
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Close shave for family preparing for Raya
KEPALA BATAS: Preparations for the Hari Raya Haji celebrations did not go as planned for production planner Amar Syaqiq Khawahjah when a freak storm brought down a giant tree at his home in Kampung Permatang Bertam here.
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Three evacuation centres opened in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH (Aug 10): Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last nigh...
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Three evacuation centres open in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH: Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last night and 12....
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Three evacuation centres open in Penang after storm
BUTTERWORTH, Aug 10 ― Three evacuation centres in Seberang Perai and George Town have been opened to house 71 people after a thunderstorm and strong winds damaged their homes between 10.30pm last ni...
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Clean up efforts begin in northern states after freak storm
GEORGE TOWN: Clean up efforts are underway in the northern region following a storm that swept through Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night.
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Malaysia lashed by storm, causing havoc in Penang, Kedah, Perlis
BUTTERWORTH/ALOR SETAR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Parts of Malaysia were lashed by a severe storm on Friday (Aug 9) leaving uprooted trees and debris in several states including Penang, where five...
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Storm lashes Penang, leaving trail of damage
BUTTERWORTH: A strong gush of wind was all it took to wreck havoc and injure five people as objects crashed and toppled on them here.
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Freak storm and strong winds wreak havoc in Penang, Kedah and Perlis
GEORGE TOWN: A downpour coupled with strong winds close to 50kph battered most parts of Perlis, Kedah and Penang last night, uprooting many trees and causing damage to property.
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(Video) Thunderstorm wreaks havoc in Langkawi
LANGKAWI: Six localities on the island were struck by a strong thunderstorm which had uprooted trees and caused electric poles to fall.
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Eggs-quisitely unique celebration for Datuk Tua’s birthday
BUTTERWORTH: A mound of 109,999 red eggs was again prepared for the birthday of the Sia­mese deity Datuk Tua at a temple here that’s over a century old.
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Penang exco upset over ‘surprise’ opening of Zuraida’s service centre
GEORGE TOWN: A state executive councillor is upset a federal minister has opened a complaints centre in Butterworth without discussing it with the state government.
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No more handcuffs unless there is fear detainees will escape, says MACC
PETALING JAYA: The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will no longer use handcuffs on suspects unless there is a danger of aggressive behaviour.
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Penang to probe land clearance near famed birdwatching haven
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today vowed stern action on the culprits who cleared a large piece of land next to the Air Hitam Dalam Educational Forest in Butterworth.
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Report: No more orange getup in court for MACC suspects
PUTRAJAYA: Suspects arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will no longer wear the distinctive orange lock-up uniform when appearing in court.
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No more orange suit for MACC suspects in court
PUTRAJAYA: Suspects arrested by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will no longer be made to wear the orange lock-up uniform when they are produced in court, a practice which sparked crit...
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Ecotourism drive in jeopardy
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NGOs question PSR project approval from EIA
GEORGE TOWN: Two non-governmental organisations have questioned how the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project could have obtained the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) approval when several issues raised by them have not been addressed.
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Skies not so clear in Penang
GEORGE TOWN: With the weather usually hot and humid this time of the year, Penangites woke up to hazy skies.
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Green group wants authorities to explain why Penang getting hotter and hazier
GEORGE TOWN, July 5 — Sahabat Alam Malaysia (SAM) took the authorities to task for the haze enveloping Penang over the past two days.
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Penang eager to return plastic waste
BUTTERWORTH: The Penang go­­vernment is eager to get rid of 397 containers filled with plastic waste at the North Butterworth Container Terminal (NBCT) here.
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Supermarkets keeping money from plastic bag sale
GEORGE TOWN: Several supermarkets have been keeping the money collected from the sale of plastic bags instead of handing them over to the state government.
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Hand over 20 sen plastic bag levy or lose licences, retailers told
GEORGE TOWN: Retailers in Penang who fail to hand over the 20 sen charge they collect from customers for single-use plastic bags may have their trading licences revoked through an amendment to local c...
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Retailers to be penalised for not submitting plastic bag charges
GEORGE TOWN: Retailers in Penang who failed to hand over the 20 sen charges they had collected from customers for single-use plastic bags may have their trading licences revoked through an amendment t...
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Penang in bid for zero-plastic bag Mondays
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government today urged all retail outlets, including wet markets, to refrain from providing plastic bags on Monday as the state embarks on its zero-plastic bag initiative.
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Penang wants prison time for illegal waste disposal
GEORGE TOWN, July 1 ― Penang will seek to jail and more heavily fine those who illegally dump refuse in the state, exco Phee Boon Poh said today.
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Penang official: Withholding 20 sen fee for plastic bags could cost supermarkets licences
GEORGE TOWN, July 1 ― Authorities will pursue supermarkets that fail to submit the 20 sen collected for each plastic bag sold as part of a campaign to reduce single-use plastics in the state, said P...
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Penang exco warns public of strict plastic-usage curbs if voluntary campaign flounders
GEORGE TOWN, July 1 — Consumers and supermarkets should support the state’s “Zero Plastic Bags” conservation campaign starting today as authorities will otherwise formalise the restrictions in...
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