Christopher Tan

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2 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

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.
2 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Hari Raya Haji abundance

MUSLIMS in Penang who gathered for the annual sharing of sacrificial meat to mark Hari Raya Haji were amazed by the gift of a camel for sacrifice.

Abdul Rahman greeting visitors at the State Mosque in Jalan Masjid Negeri, Penang.
1 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Seeing red over illegal shops

TAMAN Cassia Barat residents in Batu Kawan on the Penang mainland, are mulling legal action against the Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) for inaction over the mushrooming of illegal businesses operated by foreigners in their neighbourhood.

One of the unlicensed eateries at Taman Cassia Barat in Batu Kawan
30 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Making a splash at N-Day events

FISHERMAN Aziz Buyok has never failed to decorate his fishing boat with the Jalur Gemilang on each National Day to show his love for the country.

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29 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Ghoulish tales of ghost month

Whether or not we believe the folklore, no harm in respecting tradition.

Taoist devotees offering prayers near their homes in Macallum Street Ghaut in Penang during the month-long Hungry Ghost Festival.
24 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Taser guns for Penang cops

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Trained police personnel in Penang will soon be armed with a Taser or conducted electrical weapon, said state police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye.

Part of the policemen during the teaser gun handling courses at Dewan Gemilang of Bukit Mertajam Police head quarters in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam yesterday. - SUPPLIED PIC (Pic Courtesy Police) 23 Aug 2017.
22 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Patriotism flying high at flats

MOTORISTS travelling along Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway will be greeted by 240 Jalur Gemilang adorning Desa Putra in Bayan Lepas, Penang.

Children living at Desa Putra in Bayan Lepas waving the Jalur Gemilang after the launching of the event. — Photo: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
19 Aug 2017 | 2:11 PM

Penang to issue compounds for not segregating waste from Sept 1

GEORGE TOWN: From Sept 1, local councils in Penang will start imposing a RM250 compound on households which do not segregate their waste.

18 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Tax breaks for NCER investors

GEORGE TOWN: Companies un­­der­­­taking commercial activities under the Northern Corridor Economic Region (NCER) Blueprint 2.0 will get special incentives for their investments.

Big makan: Najib settling down to have lunch with Barisan Nasional leaders and residents of Permatang Pauh and Penang at the ‘Majlis Kenduri Bersama Rakyat’ in Seberang Perai. — Bernama
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18 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Unity key to racial harmony

EMBRACING diversity is most important to achieving national unity. That was the unanimous finding in a dialogue session of diverse thinkers.

(From left) Devendran with the panellists —Lyana, Dr Vinitha, Swee, Zakri, Santokh Singh and Syed Sadiq engaging in the dialogue at EcoWorld GalleryMacalister in Macalister Road.