Arnold Loh

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27 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Riot sparked by fight between two groups

PETALING JAYA: Based on eyewitness accounts, a scuffle broke out between two rival groups at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple in USJ 25, Subang Jaya, in the wee hours.

27 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Chief priest: It felt like a scene out of a Tamil movie

SUBANG JAYA: Sri Maha Mariamman chief temple priest Dr Jeyakumar Subramaniam said the storming of the temple “felt like a scene out of a Tamil movie”.

27 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Developer slams vicious allegations

PETALING JAYA: A developer has slammed the allegations linking it to the early morning attack at the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple as “malicious lies”.

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23 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Leeway given for break downs

GEORGE TOWN: If your car is parked on the yellow line and you put up a notice with the words “rosak” (out of order), can you stop it from being towed, clamped or fined? Possibly, yes on the island.

Breakdown: This new luxury car with a ‘rosak’ sign on the dashboard was spotted parked on the yellow line along China Street in George Town.
22 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Groups oppose plans for Penang Hill

GEORGE TOWN: Several groups have voiced their opposition to the state government’s plans for hotels on Penang Hill despite a claim from the Chief Minister’s Office that there are no concrete proposals yet.

13 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

State assembly grills Phee over illegal plastic plants

GEORGE TOWN: The almost unhindered import of plastic waste from around the world to Penang was the main reason state Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh (pic) was given a hard time at the state assembly.’

12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Cash aid to be reviewed

PENANG is reviewing the cash aid given out to the underprivileged under its i-Sejahtera programme.

Bukit Bendera MP Wong Hon Wai (with yellow tie) having a discussion with assemblymen (from right) Heng Lee Lee (Berapit), Joseph Ng (Air Itam) and Teh Lai Heng (Komtar) after the tabling of the budget at state assembly building.
10 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

RM1.2bil Penang budget reflects vision of inclusiveness and equal rights

GEORGE TOWN: The state budget for next year, at RM1.208bil, is a lot “leaner” than previous years.

All smiles: Chow (centre) shaking hands with Penang Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman as other state leaders look on after the state budget was announced at the state assembly.
9 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

From family homes to slums

EXCLUSIVE: NIBONG TEBAL: Abandoned by owners who seem to have given up hope, many privately-owned low-cost flats on mainland Penang have become slums.

In a state of neglect: Umadevi (right) explaining about the rubbish scattered at one of the fourth floorabandoned unitsof the low-cost flat toJawi district special officer Low Shi Wei (seated left) as her children look on in Taman Bukit Panchor in Nibong Tebal.
5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Uneasy over foreigners in their midst

GEORGE TOWN: A pang of fear always hits single mother Julia Choong whenever she has to send her 16-year-old daughter on an errand.

Growing numbers: Foreigners are a common sight as they go to and from work at the industrial area along Jalan Jelawat in Seberang Jaya, Penang.