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Penang activist moots audit, public KPI for state officials' overseas trips

GEORGE TOWN, July 22 -- There should be a public audit to justify the overseas working trips taken by Penang government officials, Lim Mah Hui of a state-based social group called Penang Forum said to... Read More


Deputy minister: Malaysia to pull in more American investors amid ongoing trade war

GEORGE TOWN, July 22 -- Malaysia is set to bank in on the trade war between the US and China by attracting investors from the US, International Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Ong Kian Ming reveale... Read More


Penang-based British artist Thomas Powell launches book of collected works

GEORGE TOWN, July 16 -- If you visited Penang in the last few years, chances are you would have seen one of Thomas Powell's Chinese zodiac-inspired murals around the city. A rat in blue imperial robe... Read More


Like hiking? Here's a guide book to nature trails in Seberang Perai

GEORGE TOWN, July 14 -- While Penang Hill and its surrounding forests have long been favourites of hikers, not many realise that there is a diverse range of nature trails all around Seberang Perai. I... Read More


Penang special task force to meet fishermen upset over reclamation project in Sept

GEORGE TOWN, July 12 -- The Penang government is arranging a meeting in September to meet and offer assistance to local fishermen affected by three man-made islands plan. Dr Afif Bahardin, in charge ... Read More


Penang Hill heritage bungalows offer a taste of old, colonial charm

Kuala Lampur, July 12 -- Visitors to Penang Hill will be able to spend a night or two in refurbished heritage bungalows on the hill from October onwards. Two bungalows, Hillside Bungalow and Tulip Ho... Read More


Penang bids for 100pc efficient street lighting by 2020 with RM75m LED push

GEORGE TOWN, July 11 -- Penang is targeting to be Malaysia's first state to use energy-efficient lamps for all street lighting by next year at a cost of about RM75 million, state exco Jagdeep Singh De... Read More


No protection for Ulu Muda rainforests water catchment area yet, says Penang Water Supply Corporation

GEORGE TOWN, July 11 -- The Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) insisted today that a major portion of the Ulu Muda rainforests in Kedah is still not protected as a water catchment area despite be... Read More


Developers' group urges Malaysia to open property mart to more foreigners as glut persists

GEORGE TOWN, July 10 -- Malaysia must encourage more foreign buyers of local real estate to resolve the issue of unsold units in the country, the Malaysian chapter of the International Real Estate Fed... Read More


Sand mining for island reclamation will get separate EIA, Penang CM tells Perak fishermen

GEORGE TOWN, July 10 -- Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow assured Perak fishermen today that any sand mining activities off their coast for a reclamation project in his state will receive their own ... Read More