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Penang records RM14.1b investments in 2020, 75pc from FDI

GEORGE TOWN, March 4 -- Penang recorded a total RM14.1 billion in investments with about 75 per cent of it from foreign direct investments (FDI) in the whole of 2020. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Y... Read More


Fire Dept completes report on Penang Bridge fire, says no foul play

GEORGE TOWN, March 3 -- The Fire and Rescue Department has identified the cause of the fire that broke out of one of the electrical cables under the Penang Bridge last week. Penang Fire and Rescue De... Read More


City council enforcers in Penang eligible for Covid-19 vaccination under Phase One, says CM

GEORGE TOWN, March 3 -- Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said city council enforcement officers working in public spaces will be eligible to be vaccinated under phase one of the national Covid-19 i... Read More


Two cops, Penang council worker, and businessman under MACC remand over RM500,000 graft case

GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 26 -- Two policemen, a city council worker and a businessman are being investigated on suspicion of taking payments to suppress information about a drug dealing syndicate in Penang o... Read More


Penang Island City Council appoints independent checker to assess Traffic Impact Assessment reports

GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 26 -- The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) has approved the appointment of an independent checker to vet through Traffic Impact Assessment (TIA) reports for new development projects... Read More


Couple nabbed in Penang after Cambodian domestic worker found with signs of physical torture

SEBERANG PERAI, Feb. 25 -- The police arrested a married couple last night for investigations into the alleged abuse of their domestic worker in Bukit Mertajam here. Central Seberang Perai district p... Read More


As news of Tai Buan's closure spread, George Town crowds come for a last taste of its Teochew porridge

GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 25 -- Tai Buan Porridge on Muntri Street here is used to serving busy lunchtime crowds but the throngs of people who have descended on the shop after news of the shop's imminent clos... Read More


Penang court fines businessman RM8,000 for sending obscene photos to woman

SEBERANG PERAI, Feb. 24 -- A Sessions Court here fined a businessman RM8,000 after he admitted to five charges of sending obscene photos to a 46-year-old woman in 2017. Sessions Court judge Noor Aini... Read More


Fishermen's appeal against environmental impact assessment will not affect Penang reclamation work, says deputy CM

GEORGE TOWN, Feb. 24 -- The appeal process by a group of fishermen against the environmental impact assessment (EIA) of the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will not affect work to be implemente... Read More


Penang Island City Council staff jailed a day, fined RM20,000 for graft

SEBERANG PERAI, Feb. 24 -- The Butterworth Sessions Court jailed a Penang Island City Council (MBPP) worker for a day and fined her RM20,000 after she admitted to five charges of graft involving RM16,... Read More