M Sivanantha Sharma

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15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Call to protect bee species

FIFTEEN students from SMK Kuala Ketil near Sungai Petani, Kedah, returned home rich in experience after a visit to a honey bee breeding farm in Charak Tualang, Mukim Tawar in Baling.

Radiga (left) offering honey to the students and others present at the bee farm. Also present is Subbarow standing in the middle.
9 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Make TVET first choice

THE technical and vocational education training (TVET) should be the first choice among the students to further their studies as the days of the academic studies are over, said Human Resources Minister M. Kulasegaran.

Kulasegaran (centre) witnessing the exchange of documents between Lim (in dark jacket) and Muhd Khair at the Ann Joo company plant in Prai, Penang.
6 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Health carnival with free tests and specs draws big crowd

SOME 3,000 people from the lower-income group thronged Dewan Ng Yam Huat in Bukit Mertajam for free medical tests.

2 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

New clinic is meow-sic to the ears

THE newly opened RM1.55mil veterinary clinic at the Penang Veterinary headquarters in Bukit Mertajam is offering quality veterinary care at reasonable price to pet and animal lovers.

25 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Students showcase Boria to keep the colourful theatre play alive

THIRTY students from Institut Latihan Perindustrian (ILP) Kepala Batas thrilled the crowd and kept the Boria art alive through their performance at the institute in Bertam on the Penang mainland.

A Boria troupe performing at the ILP main lecture hall in Kepala Batas, Penang. 
— Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
19 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Flexing muscles for Mother Earth

PLASTIC pollution is one of many issues affecting the world right now.

Ruben (third left) handing over the fire extinguisher to Saibi at Flex’s Earth Day Challenge.With them are (from left) Lee, Goh, Anuar and Marshidaliza.
18 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Fun family outing under the highway

THE Bagan Dalam Community Open Day received overwhelming response as locals and a group of Rohingya living in the constituency turned up to participate in the event.

The giant inflatable castle gives much joy to the children attending the event under the Butterworth Outer Ring Road.
17 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Aiming for fully skilled workforce

PENANG Water Supply Corporation Sdn Bhd (PBAPP) is targeting to achieve a 100% technical personnel competency by the end of this year.

Dr Ramasamy (middle) presenting a recipient with the SKM-SLDN       certificate at the convocation ceremony. With them is Jaseni (left).
15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

River sports to explore

SUNGAI Prai along Taman Sembilang, Penang, will be upgraded for canoeing activities following good response from the public during the Prai River Canoeing Festival.

Dr Afif showing his approval for canoeing in Sungai Prai.
15 Apr 2019 | 7:00 AM

Cops and community foster closer ties at fun night ride

MORE than 150 cyclists comprising police personnel and members of the public took part in a 30km night ride from the south Seberang Prai district police headquarters in Jawi near Nibong Tebal.

Cops and the public taking part in the fun ride after the flag-off at the south Seberang Prai district police 
in Jawi near Nibong Tebal.