M Sivanantha Sharma

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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
23 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Serious about smoking ban

SIGNBOARDS have been placed in the Seberang Prai Municipal Council’s (MPSP) 66 food complexes to remind customers not to smoke.

Rozali (white cap) giving his approval for a No Smoking signboard being placed at a prominent spot inside the hawkers complex of theKota Permai public market in Bukit Mertajam. With him are (from left) MPSP health director Ibrahim Md Noh, councillor Saifullah Abd Nasir, secretary Rosnani Mahmod and licensing director Mohd Faidrol Mohd Radzi.
17 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Penang seeks federal aid to carry out RM300mil plan for mainland

THE Penang Government is planning more than RM300mil in new roads and bridges for the mainland and it is hoping that the Federal Government will ‘chip in’ to finance them.

Chow (centre) performing the ribbon-cutting ceremony to open the new road. He is flanked by Ahmad Zakiyuddin (on his right) and Rozali. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
9 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

More vroom for tourism industry

MORE than 50,000 tourists are expected to participate in the “Belanja dan Bercuti” campaign organised by Pen Petroleum Sdn Bhd (PenPec) with the collaboration of the Association of Tourism Attractions, Penang (Atap).

Yeoh (third from left) and Ch’ng (third from right) with other VIPs launching the campaign at the Permatang Pauh Caltex station.
8 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Authorities to aid fishermen whose boats and equipment are destroyed in fire

THE Penang government and the Malaysian Fisheries Development Authority (LKIM) will look into rebuilding the fishing boat workshop near Kampung Bakau Tua, Penaga in Kepala Batas, Seberang Prai Utara, which was destroyed in a fire on the night of Dec 30 last year.

Norazmi (right) and Ismail taking a look at a boat which was damaged in the fire at Kampung Bakau Tua in Penaga, Kepala Batas. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
8 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Mountain bikes for UPSR top scorers

FORTY-THREE pupils who scored 7As and 8As in the UPSR examinations last year took home a mountain bicycle each.

5 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Riding high after success

FORTY-THREE pupils who scored 7As and 8As in the UPSR examinations last year took home a mountain bicycle each.

A top scorer receiving his bicycle from Singaravelu while looking on from left are Gopalakrishnan and Ramachandran at the temple hall.
4 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Sunway Group gives school essentials to latest batch

SUNWAY Group brought cheer to 694 pupils as part of its nationwide #SunwayForGood Back-to-School Programme in Penang.

Dr Afif presenting a pupil with the school items. With them are (from left) Bernard, Ahila, Prakash and Chow.
2 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Dazzling display of harmony

THE carnival mood was very much in the air as the annual Chingay parade transformed the celebrations at the Butterworth town into a multi-cultural fare.

Girls dressed in ancient Chinese attire, showing grace and good balance while walking on stilts.
28 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Hot spot for photo sessions

THE public recreational park at Taman Sembilang in Seberang Jaya near Butterworth, Penang, has become a local tourism destination after it was upgraded as aphotography site with murals and graffiti.