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Penang banks on durian tourism to drive up local economy

GEORGE TOWN, May 26 -- Penang may be famous for the Unesco heritage city of George Town and the biosphere reserve up on Penang Hill but come June, hordes of visitors from all over South-east Asia and ... Read More


Sungai Bakap assemblyman still in ICU, says Penang Opposition leader

GEORGE TOWN, May 24 -- Sungai Bakap assemblyman Nor Zamri Latiff of PAS is still undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of the Seberang Jaya Hospital (HSJ) and has taken a leave of abse... Read More


Penang governor hopes Putrajaya will grant approval for 93 projects worth RM17.1b under 12th Malaysia Plan

GEORGE TOWN, May 24 -- The Penang state government has applied for 93 projects worth about RM17.1 billion under the 5th rolling plan 2025 of the 12th Malaysia Plan. Penang Yang Dipertua Negri Tun Ahm... Read More


University student in deadly fall at Penang hotel

GEORGE TOWN, May 23 -- A 24-year-old university student fell to her death from the balcony of a hotel in Tanjung Bungah here yesterday while on a trip here with her boyfriend. The woman was believed ... Read More


Four foreigners arrested over religious slur in Domino's Pizza order chit

GEORGE TOWN, May 23 -- Four Myanmar nationals have been arrested as part of the investigation into remarks mocking Islam printed on a Domino's Pizza order slip here last week. Penang police chief Dat... Read More


Penang governor tells state to find ways to offset overspending

GEORGE TOWN, May 23 -- The Penang government must implement a deficit reduction strategy for 2024 as it cannot always rely on the accumulated balance of the state's consolidated fund, said Yang diPert... Read More


Official: Penang island council ID's 131 'high risk' trees for possible felling

GEORGE TOWN, May 22 -- Authorities here have identified 131 large trees along several busy major roads on the island as at "high risk" of toppling, said state exco Jason H'ng Mooi Lye. However, he sa... Read More


Penang police seize over RM181,700 drugs in three busts, arrest six men

GEORGE TOWN, May 22 -- Two Indonesians who claimed they were given a free "holiday trip" to Penang found themselves in trouble when drugs were found hidden in their carry-on luggage at the Penang Inte... Read More


Gobind: Digital ministry to push for new 5G private network rollout policy

GEORGE TOWN, May 20 -- The Digital Ministry is pushing for a new policy to roll out 5G private networks in the country to benefit various industries. Minister Gobind Singh said his ministry will stil... Read More


Penang police investigating Bayan Lepas pizza receipt with words deemed insulting to Islam

GEORGE TOWN, May 16 -- Police are investigating a case of religious provocation stemming from remarks on a receipt at a pizza franchise in Bayan Lepas, Penang that contains words deemed insulting to I... Read More