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Sabah Daily Express
Man held for insulting Johor SultanJohor: A man was detained in Penang Monday for allegedly making offensive remar
Man held for insulting Johor Sultan
Sabah Daily Express / Posted an hour ago
Johor: A man was detained in Penang Monday for allegedly making offensive remarks against the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Johor police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the man, aged 34, was arrested at an... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Police to get Interpol’s help to locate trio in Namewee’s video clipGEORGE TOWN: The Penang police will ask Bukit Aman to request for assistance fr
Police to get Interpol’s help to locate trio in Namewee’s video clip
The Borneo Post / Posted 6 hours ago
GEORGE TOWN: The Penang police will ask Bukit Aman to request for assistance from Interpol to locate the three men who sang with Namewee in a video-clip which allegedly insulted Islam to assist investigation. Penang police chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar... Read more
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Aliran Online
Can Umno's hegemony be broken?months for a ragged Opposition to forge a potential winning coalition in a gene
Can Umno's hegemony be broken?
Aliran Online / Posted 16 hours ago
months for a ragged Opposition to forge a potential winning coalition in a general election. The scuttling of the proposed Penang snap election spurred by the corruption charge foisted on its chief minister could serve to consolidate the PH as it... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
TPPA Could Be Discarded Due to U.S. Political DynamicsPenang — No country was more active in pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnershi
TPPA Could Be Discarded Due to U.S. Political Dynamics
AllAfrica.com / Posted 18 hours ago
Penang — No country was more active in pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). In the five years of negotiations, the United States cajoled, persuaded and pressurised its trade partners take on board its issues and positions. Finally, when... Read more
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New Kerala
Malaysia seeks Interpol's help to probe rapper - newkerala.com #108802taking part in the recording of video Oh My God which Malaysian authorities cla
Malaysia seeks Interpol's help to probe rapper - newkerala.com #108802
New Kerala / Posted 21 hours ago
taking part in the recording of video Oh My God which Malaysian authorities claim was insulting to Islam, according to Penang Police Chief Datuk Abdul Ghafar Rajab, Efe news reported citing local news agency Bernama. Namewee, whose real name... Read more
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Anil Netto
An open letter to GTWHI general manager Ang Ming Cheesites especially when authorities fail to do that. So the question should be wh
An open letter to GTWHI general manager Ang Ming Chee
Anil Netto / Posted yesterday
sites especially when authorities fail to do that. So the question should be why GTWHI did not keep Unesco informed of the Penang State’s plan to situate an LRT line and station in Sia Boey. 3. In a later and different statement you said, this was... Read more
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Times of Malta
Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islamname Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of footage
Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam
Times of Malta / Posted yesterday
name Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of footage said to depict a mosque in the state of Penang and of the words ‘Allah’ and ‘Mecca’ in the video. The 33-year-old is being investigated for “injuring or defiling a... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Man detained in connection with offensive statement against Johor SultanJOHOR BAHARU: A man was detained in Penang yesterday for allegedly making offen
Man detained in connection with offensive statement against Johor Sultan
The Borneo Post / Posted yesterday
JOHOR BAHARU: A man was detained in Penang yesterday for allegedly making offensive remarks against the Sultan of Johor, Sultan Ibrahim Almarhum Sultan Iskandar. Johor police chief Datuk Wan Ahmad Najmuddin Mohd said the man, aged 34, was arrested... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Mizoram governor meets Darthawma, the only surviving Mizo member of INAat Pukpui Village near Lunglei, Darthawma was enrolled in the Indian Army Medic
Mizoram governor meets Darthawma, the only surviving Mizo member of INA
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
at Pukpui Village near Lunglei, Darthawma was enrolled in the Indian Army Medical Corps during World War-II and was sent to Penang Island in Malaysia to fight against the Japanese Army. He found himself on the losing side and among the Prisoners of... Read more
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dna
Malaysian rapper Namewee held for 'insulting Islam' in new music videoat Kuala Lumpur International Airport after he arrived home from abroad and was
Malaysian rapper Namewee held for 'insulting Islam' in new music video
dna / Posted yesterday
at Kuala Lumpur International Airport after he arrived home from abroad and was produced before the magistrate's court in Penang city on Monday morning. Namewee, who is also popular in Taiwan, is known for his profanity-laced music. The offending... Read more
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SKY News
Malaysian Rapper Held Over Islam Insult Claimsword "Allah" and sounds of the Islamic call to prayer are said to have been use
Malaysian Rapper Held Over Islam Insult Claims
SKY News / Posted yesterday
word "Allah" and sounds of the Islamic call to prayer are said to have been used in the four-minute video shot in Penang. It also featured footage of Namewee dressed in different religious clothing performing inside a mosque, a church as... Read more
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Bdnews24.com
Malaysian rapper booked for ‘insulting Islam’ in videoshows him rapping inside a church, a Buddhist temple and a mosque, and shows th
Malaysian rapper booked for ‘insulting Islam’ in video
Bdnews24.com / Posted yesterday
shows him rapping inside a church, a Buddhist temple and a mosque, and shows the floating mosque in Tanjung Bungah of Penang, Efe news reported. Several NGOs have filed police reports against the rapper over his video. Namewee, 33,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islamname Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of footage
Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
name Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of footage said to depict a mosque in the state of Penang and of the words "Allah" and "Mecca" in the video. The 33-year-old is being investigated for "injuring or defiling a... Read more
33 related stories
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Channel NewsAsia
Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islamname Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of footage
Malaysian rapper held over music video said to insult Islam
Channel NewsAsia / Posted yesterday
name Namewee, is facing a police investigation over the alleged use of footage said to depict a mosque in the state of Penang and of the words "Allah" and "Mecca" in the video. The 33-year-old is being investigated for "injuring or defiling a... Read more
33 related stories
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New Kerala
Malaysian rapper booked for 'insulting Islam' in video - newkerala.com #108229shows him rapping inside a church, a Buddhist temple and a mosque, and shows th
Malaysian rapper booked for 'insulting Islam' in video - newkerala.com #108229
New Kerala / Posted yesterday
shows him rapping inside a church, a Buddhist temple and a mosque, and shows the floating mosque in Tanjung Bungah of Penang, Efe news reported. Several NGOs have filed police reports against the rapper over his video. Namewee, 33,... Read more
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Hindustantimes.com
Malaysian rapper Wee Meng Chee remanded for ‘insulting’ IslamIslam because it was partly filmed in a mosque. Namewee, whose real name is We
Malaysian rapper Wee Meng Chee remanded for ‘insulting’ Islam
Hindustantimes.com / Posted yesterday
Islam because it was partly filmed in a mosque. Namewee, whose real name is Wee Meng Chee, will be held for four days, a Penang district police chief, Mior Faridalathrash Wahid, told AFP. He said the rapper was being investigated for defiling a... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysian rapper arrested for alleged slur against Islam in ‘Oh My God’ videoTown OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid told The Star that t
Malaysian rapper arrested for alleged slur against Islam in ‘Oh My God’ video
Asian Correspondent / Posted 2 days ago
Town OCPD Assistant Commissioner Mior Faridalathrash Wahid told The Star that the rapper would be brought to Penang for further investigations and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday. Earlier this month, a non-sanctioned... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Mahathir obsessed with control, says Najiblead to a feud…?” he asked when opening the Tasek Gelugor Umno division delegat
Mahathir obsessed with control, says Najib
The Borneo Post / Posted 2 days ago
lead to a feud…?” he asked when opening the Tasek Gelugor Umno division delegates conference and the launching of Penang Barisan Nasional Merdeka Month here yesterday. Najib said he was not alone in championing the dignity and sovereignty... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
New Putatan seat up to panela better well being to the people. For example in Selangor, (one can ask) is PK
New Putatan seat up to panel
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 3 days ago
a better well being to the people. For example in Selangor, (one can ask) is PKR there better than Umno, also for DAP in Penang, is it better than Umno. "We feel that the states under Barisan Nasional are better, more developed and orderly than... Read more
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Anil Netto
Paya Terubong residents worried over 47-storey towers on hill-slopesRambai/Lau Geok Swee in Paya Terubong are alarmed and worried about the extensi
Paya Terubong residents worried over 47-storey towers on hill-slopes
Anil Netto / Posted 3 days ago
Rambai/Lau Geok Swee in Paya Terubong are alarmed and worried about the extensive hill cutting and scarring in the area. Penang Forum press conference held a press conference this afternoon at the Paya Terubong JKKK Centre, which was packed with... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Malaysia's Lee through to men's singles badminton finalswhen it mattered most to win the final set 22-20. "Super Dan" won the last two
Malaysia's Lee through to men's singles badminton finals
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
when it mattered most to win the final set 22-20. "Super Dan" won the last two Olympic finals against Lee, despite the Penang-born shuttler winning a slew of titles and being ranked top in the world by the Badminton World Federation... Read more
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Channel NewsAsia
Badminton mania grips Malaysia as it guns for first ever goldand one bronze already in the bag. THE GREAT RIVALRY "Super Dan" won the last
Badminton mania grips Malaysia as it guns for first ever gold
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 4 days ago
and one bronze already in the bag. THE GREAT RIVALRY "Super Dan" won the last two Olympic finals against Lee, despite the Penang-born shuttler winning a slew of titles and being ranked top in the world by the Badminton World Federation (BWF). Lee... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Perlis firm in disallowing ketum cultivationflag) convoy in conjunction with Merdeka Day on Aug 31 in front of the State Le
Perlis firm in disallowing ketum cultivation
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 5 days ago
flag) convoy in conjunction with Merdeka Day on Aug 31 in front of the State Legislative Assembly Complex here. A Penang businessman, Ooi Teik Lee, who cultivated ketum in Medan, Indonesia, and exported it, had claimed recently that the... Read more
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Anil Netto
Sia Boey: National Heritage Department to issue interim protection order, plans to extend buffer zonerole in obtaining Unesco world heritage status for George Town and Malacca. Fe
Sia Boey: National Heritage Department to issue interim protection order, plans to extend buffer zone
Anil Netto / Posted 5 days ago
role in obtaining Unesco world heritage status for George Town and Malacca. Feedback on the Sia Boey site, George Town, Penang The proposed development of the Sia Boey site is very close to the buffer zone of the George Town world heritage... Read more
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Mashable
The 'Shape Your City' campaign is showcasing how small actions can transform the city into a more exciting place (Paid Content by Heineken)other." To showcase how city shaping can make the city more exciting for every
The 'Shape Your City' campaign is showcasing how small actions can transform the city into a more exciting place (Paid Content by Heineken)
Mashable / Posted 5 days ago
other." To showcase how city shaping can make the city more exciting for everyone, Heineken took over Hin Bus Depot in Penang on 30 July and collaborated with Callen Tham (a.k.a. Themancalleduncle), The Biji-Biji Initiative and Jack Cheong to... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Selling chicken online is in for 64-year-oldwould put up the photographs on Facebook and attend to the buyers, while I deli
Selling chicken online is in for 64-year-old
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 6 days ago
would put up the photographs on Facebook and attend to the buyers, while I deliver the products to the people in Selangor, Penang and Perak, free of charge. "Buyers from other states pay a delivery fee as the animals are sent by bus," he said.... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Don't ink transport deals before Unesco review, Penang told GEORGE TOWN: Penang Forum Wednesday urged the state government not to finalis
Don't ink transport deals before Unesco review, Penang told
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 6 days ago
GEORGE TOWN: Penang Forum Wednesday urged the state government not to finalise projects under the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) before Unesco conducts a requested review of the... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Malaysia to probe Cambodian maids’ claims of fatal torture at depotCambodian maids that migrant workers were tortured – some to death – at the cou
Malaysia to probe Cambodian maids’ claims of fatal torture at depot
Asian Correspondent / Posted 6 days ago
Cambodian maids that migrant workers were tortured – some to death – at the country’s Juru detention depot in the state of Penang. The ministry’s deputy, Nur Jazlan Mohamed, told Malaysian news portal Malay Mail Online that the government will... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Indonesians in need provided protection, assistance — Consul-General of Indonesiain the compound of Wisma Indonesia in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman from 8.18 am, w
Indonesians in need provided protection, assistance — Consul-General of Indonesia
The Borneo Post / Posted 6 days ago
in the compound of Wisma Indonesia in Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman from 8.18 am, was attended by 750 Indonesians staying in Penang. It began with the hoisting of the red-white Indonesian flag, followed by the singing of the national anthem. It was... Read more
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Asia Sentinel
International Financial Community Grows Leery of Malaysiain Los Angeles and New York and multimillion dollar paintings by Vincent van Go
International Financial Community Grows Leery of Malaysia
Asia Sentinel / Posted 6 days ago
in Los Angeles and New York and multimillion dollar paintings by Vincent van Gogh and Claude Monet. Jho Taek Low, a young Penang-born financier and close friend of Najib and Riza Aziz were named in the suit. Najib, however, has gone on television... Read more
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Aliran Online
Penang government's own consultants said trams cheaper than elevated LRTPenang Forum (PF) feels duty-bound to reply to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan E
Penang government's own consultants said trams cheaper than elevated LRT
Aliran Online / Posted 6 days ago
Penang Forum (PF) feels duty-bound to reply to Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng’s direct accusation that we are being emotional and that our statements on the Penang Transport Master Plan are not based on facts. He claimed that our research was... Read more
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Anil Netto
Sia Boey: Penang Forum responds to criticism of its letter to UnescoPenang Forum has responded to criticism of its letter to Unesco over the plan t
Sia Boey: Penang Forum responds to criticism of its letter to Unesco
Anil Netto / Posted 6 days ago
Penang Forum has responded to criticism of its letter to Unesco over the plan to construct a massive transport hub in an area designated as an arts and heritage district. Penang Forum’s original letter to Unesco can be found here, while the... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Plane passenger pictured cradling newborn just after giving birth at 30,000ftnationality of the airline. Cebu Pacific Air is registered in the Philippines -
Plane passenger pictured cradling newborn just after giving birth at 30,000ft
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
nationality of the airline. Cebu Pacific Air is registered in the Philippines - the same nationality as the parents. In 2009, AirAsia gave free flights for life to the baby of Liew Siaw Hsia, born while flying from Penang to Kuching on Borneo isla... Read more
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Daily Mirror
Plane passenger pictured craddling newborn just after giving birth at 30,000ftnationality of the airline. Cebu Pacific Air is registered in the Philippines -
Plane passenger pictured craddling newborn just after giving birth at 30,000ft
Daily Mirror / Posted 6 days ago
nationality of the airline. Cebu Pacific Air is registered in the Philippines - the same nationality as the parents. In 2009, AirAsia gave free flights for life to the baby of Liew Siaw Hsia, born while flying from Penang to Kuching on Borneo isla... Read more
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Digi Times
Nantong Fujitsu reportedly to acquire Amkor, says paperSemiconductor Engineering (ASE), noted the paper. Nantong Fujitsu completed it
Nantong Fujitsu reportedly to acquire Amkor, says paper
Digi Times / Posted 6 days ago
Semiconductor Engineering (ASE), noted the paper. Nantong Fujitsu completed its acquisition of an 85% share of AMD's Penang, Malaysia and Suzhou, China ATMP (assembly, test, mark, and pack) facilities in the first half of 2016. The deal... Read more
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Asian Correspondent
Gotta catch ’em all: Pokémon trainers go from hunter to hunted as cops interveneto keep him updated on the matter on a daily basis. In Malaysia, 15 motorists
Gotta catch ’em all: Pokémon trainers go from hunter to hunted as cops intervene
Asian Correspondent / Posted 7 days ago
to keep him updated on the matter on a daily basis. In Malaysia, 15 motorists were booked by enforcers in the state of Penang yesterday for blocking traffic along busy streets and residential areas. According to national news agency Bernama,... Read more
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WA Today
A 76-old Perth woman's first glance at Perth Airport in 25 yearsAirport was that of a bit of a "dump". "I've been to Thailand and I've been to
A 76-old Perth woman's first glance at Perth Airport in 25 years
WA Today / Posted 8 days ago
Airport was that of a bit of a "dump". "I've been to Thailand and I've been to Bali a couple of times and I've been to Penang twice, but this was in the 80s," she said. "I really don't know what (the airport) it looks like to be honest. "I... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Police cripple luxury car theft syndicate, recover 45 carsluxury cars with the arrest of four men and the recovery of 45 cars worth milli
Police cripple luxury car theft syndicate, recover 45 cars
The Borneo Post / Posted 8 days ago
luxury cars with the arrest of four men and the recovery of 45 cars worth millions of ringgit in two recent raids in Penang and Pahang. Three of the men, in their late 20s, were detained at a workshop in Bukit Tengah, Bukit Mertajam, on July... Read more
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Manila Bulletin
The reintroduction of Michelle Ayaldebased in Malaysia.” It wasn’t easy with Michelle being required to learn one n
The reintroduction of Michelle Ayalde
Manila Bulletin / Posted 9 days ago
based in Malaysia.” It wasn’t easy with Michelle being required to learn one new Chinese song every three weeks. “Kasi sa Penang Malaysia eh, mostly Chinese ang crowd. Tsaka kailangan ko talagang mag-aral ng Chinese kasi bawal ‘yung may lyric... Read more
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International Business Times
Carry a powerbank and watch how much money you spend, Malaysia advises Pokemon Go players of private space, and could also lead to safety issues, such as accidents and d
Carry a powerbank and watch how much money you spend, Malaysia advises Pokemon Go players
International Business Times / Posted 9 days ago
of private space, and could also lead to safety issues, such as accidents and distractions," the statement added. In Penang, despite the state Mufti Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor declaring that the game had negative consequences, the state... Read more
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The Borneo Post
LRT project will not affect George Town World Heritage Site — LimTOWN: The light rail transit (LRT) project from Komtar to Bayan Lepas, which is
LRT project will not affect George Town World Heritage Site — Lim
The Borneo Post / Posted 9 days ago
TOWN: The light rail transit (LRT) project from Komtar to Bayan Lepas, which is part of the first phase planned in the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), will not be constructed on the Unesco World Heritage Site, George Town. In fact, Chief... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Michelle Ayalde making good music in Malaysiasectionmatch: 1 Michelle has been doing several gigs with her own band called
Michelle Ayalde making good music in Malaysia
Pilipino Star / Posted 9 days ago
sectionmatch: 1 Michelle has been doing several gigs with her own band called the Cash Band in four super clubs located in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. She, too, has been helping talented Pinoys to penetrate the Malaysian entertainment scene. “I’ve... Read more
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Anil Netto
Penang Forum's letter to Unesco is to protect George Town's heritage listingPenang Forum has been targeted for writing a letter to Unesco about its concern
Penang Forum's letter to Unesco is to protect George Town's heritage listing
Anil Netto / Posted 10 days ago
Penang Forum has been targeted for writing a letter to Unesco about its concern about the threat to the heritage of George Town world heritage site caused by the proposed massive transport hub in the historical Sia Boey area. The States Parties to... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Strong winds until Wednesdaythe waters of Condore and Labuan until Wednesday. Similar weather condition wa
Strong winds until Wednesday
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 10 days ago
the waters of Condore and Labuan until Wednesday. Similar weather condition was also expected in waters off Kedah, Perlis, Penang and Kudat (West Coast and interior). The statement said such a weather condition was dangerous to small boats, sea... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Penang may lose World Heritage status due to alleged interference GEORGE TOWN: Penang may lose its Unesco World Heritage status due to an alleg
Penang may lose World Heritage status due to alleged interference
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 10 days ago
GEORGE TOWN: Penang may lose its Unesco World Heritage status due to an alleged interference by the Penang Forum over the proposed Penang Transport Master Plan, said George Town World... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Najib asks NCIA to intensify ‘Suriaku’ and Padi Estate Management Programmesucceeded in raising the income and standard of living through its pilot projec
Najib asks NCIA to intensify ‘Suriaku’ and Padi Estate Management Programme
The Borneo Post / Posted 11 days ago
succeeded in raising the income and standard of living through its pilot project in Pauh, Perlis and Seberang Perai Utara, Penang should be expanded to other states in the corridor for the benefit of the people. The matter was brought up by Najib... Read more
11d
The Borneo Post
Competent educators ensure sustainability in nation-building12, nine TFM participants, including Fatimah, co-taught lessons with 13 TFM fel
Competent educators ensure sustainability in nation-building
The Borneo Post / Posted 11 days ago
12, nine TFM participants, including Fatimah, co-taught lessons with 13 TFM fellows at 13 schools in Miri, Perak, Kedah and Penang. SMK Riam is the first and only school chosen for the programme in Sarawak. In previous years, TFM Week participants... Read more
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The Borneo Post
Jerip: Practise good hygiene to prevent spread of HFMDnumber of cases at 7,471 followed by Sarawak (3,007), Johor (2,294), Kuala Lump
Jerip: Practise good hygiene to prevent spread of HFMD
The Borneo Post / Posted 11 days ago
number of cases at 7,471 followed by Sarawak (3,007), Johor (2,294), Kuala Lumpur (2,084), Sabah (1,535), Perak (1,361), Penang (1,357), Melaka (1,198), Negeri Sembilan (889), Kedah (641) while other states had less than 500. The Health... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Junior Rhinos down penang in final home gameKota Kinabalu: The Sabah President Cup squad won their final home match of the
Junior Rhinos down penang in final home game
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 12 days ago
Kota Kinabalu: The Sabah President Cup squad won their final home match of the season after defeating Penang 2-0 at the Likas Stadium on Thursday. Several first team players were rested in the match but the second stringers lived up to the call by... Read more
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Sabah Daily Express
Computer science in school curriculum next year: PManimation graduate from Multimedia University was earning more than RM25,000 pe
Computer science in school curriculum next year: PM
Sabah Daily Express / Posted 12 days ago
animation graduate from Multimedia University was earning more than RM25,000 per month while a female data scientist from Penang earned more than RM25,000 every month. "Parents today must not want their kids to become doctors, lawyers or... Read more
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