M Sivanantha Sharma

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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.
12 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Forest bathing making a splash

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.

Tan (right) guiding hikers on birdwatching and the species of birds to look out for during the event at the Bukit Juru forest reserve. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
5 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Setting the stage for pupils to shine

THE pupils of SJKC Kwang Hwa Butterworth had a great time showcasing their skills and knowledge through a host of activities at the school’s grand educational carnival.

Abdul Rashid (middle, in dark shirt) sharing a light moment with pupils of SJKC Kwang Hwa Butterworth after opening the carnival at the school. Present (all wearing dark coat from left) are Ang, Dr Chan and Liou.
2 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Lighting up faces with Deepavali joy

DEEPAVALI cheer came early for more than 500 underprivileged when they received aid in conjunction with the Festival of Lights.

(From left) Recipients Robert Kee, 75, J. Jodhi, 65 and Jamaiah Mat, 48, happily looking at the Deepavali aid given by the RA Group at Dewan Sree Mariamman in Butterworth.
2 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

MPSP sets a shining example

SEBERANG Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) won the Diamond Recognition Certificate for Low Carbon Cities Framework (LCCF) after reducing its carbon dioxide emissions by 4.95%.

Rozali (white cap), with council secretary Rosnani Mahmod (blue tudung) and councillors, highlighting some points in the council report card after the full council meeting at MPSP headquarters in Bandar Perda, Bukit Mertajam.
1 Nov 2018 | 7:00 AM

Planting a love for nature

A GROUP of pupils from SJKC Kwang Hwa Butterworth did their bit for nature during a tree-planting project organised by Pallas.

(From third left) Ho and Soon holding the tree steady while the pupils fill up the base with soil at the SJKC Kwang Hwa Butterworth. With them are (from left) Dr Chan and Ang.
31 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Helping the needy see well again

TWENTY-five needy people will undergo free cataract surgerycourtesy of the Penang Medical Practitioners Society (PMPS).

Dr Teoh examining the eye of an elderly patient. — Photos: M. SIVANANTHA SHARMA/The Star
29 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Walking the talk on housing

THE Penang government is closely monitoring the progress of all affordable housing schemes in the state to ensure they are delivered on time.

(From third left) Phee, Jagdeep, Soon and Satees posing in front of Jiran Residensi in Butterworth.
27 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Beautiful green lung in the north

ASPEN Group together with its joint venture partner IKEA Southeast Asia opened the first phase of Central Island Park, a first-of-its-kind park covering a 10.12ha plot in Batu Kawan, Penang.

(From left) Nazir, Goh, Thorsen, Zairil, Murly and Rojkjaer planting a Deciduous Fig Ficus tree during the launch of Central Island Park at Aspen Vision City in Bandar Cassia, Batu Kawan, Penang. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
26 Oct 2018 | 7:00 AM

Council seeks views of young and old for plans

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) will focus on the needs of youths and the elderly in its ‘people-centric development plans’ for year 2019.

Rozali (in white songkok) and Satees (on Rozali’s right) posing for a group photo after presenting the children with certificates and prizes for attending a course on basic colouring at the Temasya BaganButterworth Art Walk event.