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Liong Sik Describes Karpal As Cheeky Student

GEORGE TOWN, April 18 -- Former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik has described the late Karpal Singh as a playful student who always failed in the exam.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Penang State Assembly Conveys Condolences To Karpal Singh's Family

GEORGE TOWN, April 17 -- The Penang State Legislative Assembly has conveyed its condolences to the family of Bukit Gelugor member of parliament, Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident early Thursday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Elderly Man Mowed To Death In George Town

GEORGE TOWN, April 11 -- An elderly man was mowed to death by a lorry trailer in an accident in Jalan Tun Dr Awang here Friday.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

The Star Online

Foreign worker killed at condo site in Pulau Tikus

Badly hurt: One of the injured workers being helped by other workers at the construction site in Pulau Tikus.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

The Star Online

Cleaner bashed to death for telling off rowdy group

GEORGE TOWN: A group of men beat a teenager to death with crash helmets after he apparently told them to stop drinking and making a nuisance of themselves.

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Parliament Not Empowered To Enact Laws Prohibiting Local Government Elections - Counsel

By Jocelyn Ann Dragon PUTRAJAYA, April 9 -- Parliament is not empowered to enact laws which prohibit local government elections, the Federal Court here heard Wednesday.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

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Teenager bashed to death for telling group to stop drinking beer at promenade

GEORGE TOWN: A teenager was killed after he was assaulted by a group of men at the IJM seafront promenade in Sungai Pinang early Wednesday.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Weaknesses In Managing Solid Waste Disposal In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, April 7 -- The Penang Island Municipal Council needs to intensify monitoring in managing solid waste disposal to ensure its area of administration is always clean and free of contagious diseases.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

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Penang, The Cool Spot in Malaysia

Penang is an island off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The island is rich with multicultural history of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences.

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Dengue Cases In Penang Increase By 196 Per Cent

GEORGE TOWN, April 4 -- There has been a 196 per cent spike in the number of dengue cases in Penang this year, so far.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

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Penang's New Bridge Boosts Mainland Property Market, Says REHDA

By Samantha Tan Chiew Ting GEORGE TOWN, April 4 -- The Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge will greatly benefit the property market and narrow the development gap between the island and mainland due to easy access, says the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Penang.

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Lim Defends Move To Raise Water Tariffs

GEORGE TOWN, April 3 -- Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said the state government's move to increase water tariff is an effort to avoid water rationing in Penang.

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Tue Apr 01, 2014

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Heavy rain in Penang causes massive traffic congestion, flooding

GEORGE TOWN: Heavy rain lasting more than an hour on Tuesday morning left thousands late for work and caused flooding in certain parts of Penang island.

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Mon Mar 31, 2014

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GM: There is sufficient supply at main dams

Concerned : A man looking at a board which shows the water levels at the Mengkuang Dam, Teluk Bahang Dam and Air Itam Dam .

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Fisherman nets giant horseshoe crab

Massive catch: Alaudin showing the difference between the giant 5kg horseshoe crab and a normal horseshoe crab that weighs a mere 800g at the Teluk Bahang Jetty.

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No Wonder BN Kept it Secret for So Long! Penangites decry RM8.50 toll rate for 2nd Bridge

Penangites have expressed their unhappiness with the newly announced toll rate of RM8.50 for cars using the Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge, which was officially opened in a grand ceremony by Prime Minister Najib Abdul Razak on March 1. For one month since March 1, motorists have been plying the bridge for free, a bonus that ends at ... (more)

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School Principal Defends Flight MH370 Pilot Over Allegations

GEORGE TOWN, March 31 -- The principal of Penang Free School today came to the defence of the pilot of a lost Malaysian airliner.

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Fri Mar 28, 2014

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High Court Dismisses MPPP's Appeal For Stiffer Penalty

GEORGE TOWN, March 28 -- The High Court here on Friday dismissed the Penang Island Municipal Council's appeal to impose a stiffer penalty on the Bukit Relau landowner found guilty of the much publicised illegal hill clearing.

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Thu Mar 27, 2014

Examiner.com

Visit Penang, Malaysia, for Culinary Delight

Penang is a UNESCO World heritage sight. Malaysia 's colonial period is depicted in the restored homes and government buildings of George Town, while the beach resorts attract an international clientele, who play and often stay, making this island their second home.

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Penang Government Urged To Review STP1 Before Approving STP2

GEORGE TOWN, March 27 -- A coalition of progressive public interest civil society groups is urging the Penang government to review the Sri Tanjung Pinang 1 project in Tanjung Tokong which has posted adverse impact.

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