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Local news for George Town, Malaysia continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

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Dumaguete among world's 'best places to retire'

MANILA Dumaguete, the capital of Negros Oriental in Central Visayas, is among the best places to retire around the world, according to the 2014 Retire Overseas Index released by the Overseas Retirement Letter.

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Sun Aug 31, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Lousy Economic Management: Four-figure incomes but life not better for many M'sians

The economy may be doing beyond expectations. But for Malaysians earning below RM 2,500 a month, they have very little expectation that their lives will get better.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Police Detain PPS Personnel For Refusing To Stop Activities

Oleh Erma Idayu Mohd Yusop and Kenny Teng Khoon Hock GEORGE TOWN, Aug 31 -- Police have detained 154 Penang Voluntary Patrol Team personnel for refusing to stop their activities after PPS was found to be an illegal organisation as it is not registered with the Registrar of Societies .

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Sat Aug 30, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Despite khalwat ordeal, Indon woman says she will continue her work in M'sia

December 8, 2011 was just another day at work for reflexologist Halimah at a traditional herbal massage centre in George Town, Penang.

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Fri Aug 29, 2014

The Star Online

Ten top special traits that make people say they are proud to be Malaysians

But what are we proud of and what makes us truly Malaysian? Our food, culture and language is often cited.

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Thu Aug 28, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Patriotism Spirit High Despite Moderate-Scale Merdeka Month Celebrations

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 28 -- The spirit of patriotism is high across the nation despite the Merdeka month being celebrated in a moderate scale as a mark of respect for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 and MH17 tragedies.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Bukit Aman Police Nab 165 People Under 'Ops Pintas'

The Bukit Aman police have detained a total of 165 people, including suspected members of smuggling and human trafficking syndicates in a series of operations in three states.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

The Star Online

Traffic-stopping show

TRAFFIC along Beach Street in George Town came to a standstill when a bevy of beauties turned the thoroughfare into a catwalk at lunchtime.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

9 people freed on bail in Malaysia 'nude games' probe

Nine people, including a foreigner, were freed on police bail on Tuesday , in connection with a so-called "nude sport" activity in Penang.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Star Online

Beguiled by Penang's charms

Thai tourists posing in front of the 3D mural painting of a Peranakan home's mirror at Made In Penang Interactive Museum.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Permatang Pauh Umno Youth Approves Proposed Motion On Strengthening National Schools

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 17 -- The Permatang Pauh Umno division Youth delegates' meeting today unanimously approved the proposed motion on the strengthening of national schools to foster unity among the younger generation from the school level.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Police Obtain Order To Remand Five Individuals Over Nudist Event In Penang

Five individuals, including a Singaporean man, are in remand for three days from today to assist police investigation on the nude sports festival allegedly held at Pantai Teluk Kampi in the Penang National Park.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Star Online

Dramatic end to car chase

Game over: The driver of the car being led away by policemen following the high-speed car chase in Solok Sungai Pinang, George Town.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Star Online

Smiling' man to die for drug trafficking

GEORGE TOWN: A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to death by a High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking in more than 6kg of methamphetamine two years ago.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Federal Court Rules Penang Government Cannot Conduct Local Government Elections

The Federal Court here Thursday ruled that the DAP-led Penang Government did not have the jurisdiction to conduct local government elections.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Fed Court decision on Penang local govt elections on Aug 14

GEORGE TOWN: The Federal Court is set to deliver a landmark decision on Aug 14 relating to local government elections in Penang, that have not been held in almost 50 years.

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Police Nab Four Men In Penang Kidnap-Cum-Murder Case

KEPALA BATAS, Aug 11 -- The police have detained four foreigners to facilitate investigations into the kidnapping of two Bangladeshis, one of whom was found dead in Bukit Gambir near here on Sunday.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

OUTRAGEOUS! When even RM12,000 a month isn't enough to get by in Malaysia

How much does it take to have a decent life in Malaysia? That has been the top question in the country in the past few years and a greater concern in 2014 as electricity rates and transport costs go up and subsidies go down.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Business Times

Injecting new life into an old quarter

The month-long George Town Festival is revitalising old buildings and drawing artists to Penang.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Penang police to seek Interpol help over nude beach activity

Malaysian police in Penang are seeking the help of Interpol to trace eight foreigners who were among the 15 people who had participated in a nude activity at the Teluk Kampi beach of the Penang National Park.

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