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Police foil syndicate’s bid to disguise drugs as tea leaves

GEORGE TOWN: Packing drugs in tea leaf packages seems to be a new method used by drug traffickers to evade detection.

Busted: Comm Chuah (centre) with state Narcotics Department chief Supt Maidu Abu Bakar (right) and investigating officer Insp Mohd Khairi Mohamed Ali showing the drugs wrapped in tea leaf packages at the Penang police headquarters.

Fitness and photo contests to offer attractive prizes

FITNESS enthusiasts can work up a sweat at ‘The Nighthon’, a three-hour fitness combo competition, at Upper Penang Road in George Town, Penang, on Oct 28.

Police bust drug lab in Bukit Mertajam, arrest brother-sister duo

GEORGE TOWN: A pair of siblings was arrested for allegedly running an illegal synthetic drug lab in Bukit Mertajam here.

Dep Comm Roslee (second from right) pointing out one of the machines used in the drug-making process. - Bernama

Workers rush into blaze to rescue woman

GEORGE TOWN: Ten Vietnamese workers rescued an Indonesian woman who was trapped in a burning shophouse in Penang Road.

Emergency: Smoke (above) rising from the burning shophouses as firemen work to extinguish the fire along Penang Road.
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Vietnamese workers save Indonesian woman from burning shophouse

A group of Vietnamese workers heroically rescued an Indonesian woman who was trapped inside a burning pre-war shophouse at Penang Road, George Town on Tuesday.

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Back-lane makeovers in Penang catch the eye

Most people have a negative perception that alleys and back lanes are places that they should avoid for fear of coming across rodents or being robbed.

A motorcyclist riding past Lee and Khoo’s ‘secret garden’ at an alley off Jalan C.Y. Choy in George Town. — Photos: CHIN CHENG YEANG/The Star

Tourists get their fill of nasi kandar

GEORGE TOWN: Many domestic tourists were out in full force after missing out on their nasi kandar dishes in Penang on Friday.

Must-try dishes: Hungry customers queuing up at Line Clear Nasi Kandar Restaurant in Penang Road.  — LIM BENG TATT/The Star.

It’s raining tourists in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Visitors have been thronging their favourite Penang attractions, thanks to the long weekend.

Icy treat: Locals and tourists queuing up at the famous Lebuh Keng Kwee cendol stall.

Police to attend PTA meetings soon

POLICEMEN appointed as school liaison officers will be required to attend parent-teacher association (PTA) meetings and organise their own programmes to help reduce disciplinary problems in their respective schools, said Penang police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye.

Comm Chuah (middle) leading others in singing the national anthem before presenting certificates to school liaison officers at the Penang police headquarters in George Town.

Keep away from vice activities, cops told

PENANG police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye wants the state’s police personnel to stay clear of vice activities and improve on discipline.