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UK medical equipment multinational to build facility in Penang

Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow says up to 800 jobs will be created over the next five years.

by Susan Loone
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Penang local council urged to explain hill-cutting in Mount Erskine

Earthworks and hill-cutting carried out on steep slopes have raised alarm bells among residents and NGOs.

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Penang launches Harmony Centre to foster unity among different religions

The centre provides space for religious organisations and groups to conduct retreats, seminars, lectures, and classes.

by Susan Loone
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Building Mt Erskine underpass a waste of ratepayers' money - Penang NGO

Why spend RM55m just to move the traffic jam 1km down the road?, asks CAP president Mohideen Abdul Kader.

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PSR a 50-year transformation plan, not short-term one: Kon Yeow

Penang CM says the project was mooted to cope with the growing population of Penang which jumped 128 pct in 50 years.

by Susan Loone
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Penang to draft enactment to prevent spread of other religions to Muslims

The Penang Islamic Affairs Council has proposed a legislation to deal with the issue.

by Susan Loone
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For Farizan, it pays to take the middle path

Outgoing Penang state secretary shares his survival secrets mitigating between ruling coalitions. 

by Susan Loone
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Event organisers using Penang logo without permission will face action

They must obtain approval from the state gov't before using the logo, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

by Susan Loone
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Much for Penang to gain with PSR

LETTER | With the project, fishermen and their children can take up new careers, with better income and working conditions.

by Magima Raj Pragasam
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Local councils told not to discriminate between villages and residential areas

Gooi Hsiao Leung (PKR-Bukit Tengah) says Penang's 471 villages do not get the same level of municipal services as residential areas do.

by Susan Loone
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Anti-telco protestors want relocation of 5g towers in Penang

The protesters say they have no objection to 5G technology, but do not want the towers close to their residences.

by Susan Loone
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'Bible sessions' to dispel fear of Muslims under siege, says Penanti's Norlela

The aim is to address the fear of the Holy Bible in Malay and help constituents understand each other's faith, adds rep.  

by Susan Loone
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Wage war on poverty, Penang govt told

Almost 1 in 3 people in Penang are in the B40 low-income group, says PKR Bukit Tengah assemblyperson Gooi Hsiao Leung. 

by Susan Loone
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Group protests alignment of LRT to near Sg Nibong mosque

They say that the 19km LRT route to Komtar would encroach on land belonging to the mosque.

by Susan Loone
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'One island is enough!' - several hundred rally against Penang reclamation project

Today there is a one day boycott of the seas by the fisherfolks to raise awareness of their plight.

by Susan Loone
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Cops tracking man who threatened to bomb a police station in Penang

A threatening phone call led a bomb squad to be sent to the police station for checks.

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