M Sivanantha Sharma

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17 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Mosque holds CNY do for all

BUTTERWORTH: About 300 people of all races thronged the Chinese New Year open house hosted by the Malaysia Chinese Muslim Associa­tion’s Penang Chapter at Masjid Abdullah Fahim in Kepala Batas near here.

Come one and all: People of all races and religions enjoying a sumptuous feast to celebrate Chinese New Year at Masjid Abdullah Fahim in Kepala Batas.
16 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Mosque to hold CNY bash

A MOSQUE in Tasek Gelugor, Butterworth, Penang, will hold a Chinese New Year open house to build a closer rapport with the Chinese community in the area.

The banner on the mosque’s Chinese New Year open house put up near a Chinese temple in Tasek Gelugor.
15 Feb 2019 | 9:25 PM

Three killed, three injured in Prai construction site mishap

BUKIT MERTAJAM: Three men died and three others sustained serious injuries when the steel frame of a building collapsed at Lorong Perusaahan Maju 8 in Prai.

13 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Neighbourhood overflowing with Ponggal joy

BULLOCK cart rides added to the joy during the Thai Ponggal celebrations at Sri Muniswarar Temple in Jalan Baru, Prai, near Butterworth, Penang.

Excited children going on a bullock cart ride after the festival finale at the Sri Muniswarar Temple in Jalan Baru,  Prai near Butterworth.
8 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Festive cheer for cancer patients

THIRTY cancer patients aged between 27 and 80 from mainland Penang were in a happy mood after receiving hampers and angpows in conjunction with Chinese New Year, courtesy of Seberang Prai Cancer Patient Support Body.

Seberang Jaya Hospital staff and peer group members entertaining patients with a Chinese fan dance at the event.
7 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Hypermarket pays tribute to consumers for its growth in Malaysia over 17 years

THE opening of the Tesco outlet in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, which is the 58th outlet in the country and seventh in Penang, marks the strong continuous growth of the Tesco brand in Malaysia.

Ritchie (in blue) and Chow checking out some of the Chinese New Year hampers for sale at the opening of Tesco’s 58th store.
7 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

CM: Seberang Prai has big potential in business, arts and tourism

PENANG is set to see greater development taking place on the mainland in the near future, says Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.

A crowd accompanying a lion dance troupe at the Chinese New Year arch opening and lantern lighting ceremony in Jalan Bukit Tambun, Simpang Ampat, near Nibong Tebal. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
1 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

A busy 2018 for firefighters

LAST year, the Penang Fire and Rescue Department received 6,273 calls involving 2,200 fire emergencies, 3,963 rescues and 35 special services.

Volunteer firefighters posing with Saadon (fifth left) and Mohamad Shoki (next to him) after receiving   certificates of appreciation during the annual parade ceremony at the Penang Fire and Rescue Department headquarters in Batu Kawan near Nibong Tebal.
28 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

MPSP to enhance bulk waste collection over festive period

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will increase its services to collect bulk waste in conjunction with the coming Chinese New Year celebrations.

25 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Aglow with CNY merriment

SEVERAL roads in Bukit Mertajam on the Penang mainland have been transformed into a fairyland of lights with bright red lanterns and decorations to mark Chinese New Year.

Chow (centre) taking part in the lighting-up ceremony for 3,500 red lanterns in Jalan Pasar, Bukit Mertajam. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star