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MBPP sets aside RM10m for George Town Heritage Zone projects in 2020 spending plan

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 18 -- The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) will allocate over RM10 million for various projects within the George Town World Heritage zone in its 2020 Budget. When announcing a d... Read More


Penang island council tables RM14m deficit budget for 2020

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 18 -- The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) today tabled a deficit budget of RM14.26 million for 2020 with additional revenue expected after it revised assessment rates for next ye... Read More


Schools in Balik Pulau closed as API hits 211

Kuala Lampur, 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 2... Read More


Penang to offer compensation to fishermen affected by land reclamation after Oct 2

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 18 -- Compensation packages to fishermen affected by the ambitious Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project will only be revealed when the state executive council meets to approve it... Read More


Haze forces six flight diversions in Penang, emergency centre activated

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 18 -- The Penang government has opened an emergency centre at the Penang International Airport (PIA) in Bayan Lepas after six flights were diverted due to the worsening haze in the... Read More


Parents of Penang student who died of TB cry foul; Health Ministry starts investigations

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 17 -- The distraught mother of a 19-year-old student who died of tuberculosis (TB) last month has accused the Penang Hospital of incompetence resulting in her death. Vivian Teoh, ... Read More


Penang property owners to pay higher assessment rates next year

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 13 -- Penang's two local councils will be increasing the assessment rates on all properties within the state in 2020. State local government, housing development and town and coun... Read More


Ideal to acquire 1st Avenue Mall in George Town for RM153m

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 13 -- Ideal United Bintang International Berhad (IUBIB) has announced to Bursa Malaysia its proposed acquisition of 1st Avenue Mall in George Town at RM153 million today. The comp... Read More


Penang councils spent over RM156m on 131 projects in the last three years, says exco

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 13 -- Both local councils in Penang have been recording deficit budgets almost every year since 2016 due to increasing costs in implementing public projects for the people, state e... Read More


Under attack, Penang govt insists still has lowest assessment rates after review

Kuala Lampur, Sept. 13 -- Penang's assessment rates for properties in the whole state are still among the lowest in the country even after it they are reviewed, state exco Jagdeep Singh Deo said. He ... Read More