M Sivanantha Sharma

Recent and archived articles by M Sivanantha Sharma

5 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Stepping up awareness of oral cancer

MORE than 1,300 people took part in a walkathon at the Butterworth Art Walk held to mark the Mouth Cancer Awareness Week.

Participants taking a leisurely walk during the event in Butterworth. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
29 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Human trafficking racket crippled

BUTTERWORTH: The Immig­ration Department has busted a human trafficking ring with the arrest of two main suspects and rescued five Indonesian women.

29 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Powering the people-centric culture

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) kick-started the MPSP Fun Walk 2.0 as part of its plans to make 2019 a ‘people-centric year’.

MPSP Fun Walk 2018 participants being flagged off at the council headquarters in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
26 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Learning true meaning of Deepavali

SMJK Jit Sin’s teachers and students had a wonderful time celebrating the Festival of Lights at their school basketball court.

SMJK Jit Sin students dressed in colourful Indian traditional outfits seen putting the final touches on the peacock ‘kolam’ during the Deepavali celebration at the school.— Photos: CHIN CHEN YEANG/The Star
22 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Helping make breathing easier

FORMER fruit seller Harun Shaari, who is suffering from chronic breathing problems, shed tears of joy when he received a non-invasive ventilator worth RM20,000 from One Hope Charity and Welfare Berhad.

Chua (right) talking to Hamidah after presenting a set of a non-invasive ventilator worth RM20,000 to Harun (on bed) at his house in Taman Widuri, Sungai Jawi near Nibong Tebal.
17 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Promoting proper animal care

ANIMAL welfare was the focus during Seberang Prai Municipal Council’s pet neutering and education programme at the multipurpose hall at Taman Chai Leng near Butterworth, Penang.

Visitors playing with dogs and cats put up for adoption during the pet neutering programme at Taman Chai Leng in Prai. —Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
15 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘Some only apply for permits after arrival of plastic waste’

BUTTERWORTH: Some companies that bring plastic waste into the country have been found to have applied for the approval permits (APs) only after the arrival of the consignments.

Spot check: Zuraida visiting the North Butterworth Container Terminal.
14 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Property buyers seize the day

A SINGLES’ Day promotion by Aspen Group drew property buyers of various ages and married couples too.

Potential buyers being briefed on the Vogue Lifestyle Residence project.
13 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Penang folk soaking up forest bathing

THE fine morning weather was perfect for about 150 people of all races and ages as they hiked up the Bukit Juru forest reserve near Bukit Mertajam, Penang.

Some of the hikers bring along their 
children during the ‘Eco-Therapy - Forest Bathing’ programme at Bukit Juru forest reserve in Sungai Semilang, Juru, Bukit Mertajam. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/ The Star
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Women do good without donations

BUKIT MERTAJAM: She carried the three-year-old girl and felt her body go tense.

Happy bunch: The children at the home posing with their gifts after having lunch with Neykta members at Pusat Jagaan Sinar Ceria, Bukit Mertajam.