R Sekaran

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17 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

PIL1 hit by bridging loan setback

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) highway project has hit a snag after the state government failed to obtain a RM1bil bridging loan.

16 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

KFC to vacate iconic Penang castle

GEORGE TOWN: One of the oldest KFC outlets is closing its doors after more than three decades of operations.

9 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

More rent-to-own schemes in store

WITH all 999 housing units under the People’s Housing Project (PPR) scheme snapped up, the Penang government is now looking at having more ‘rent-to-own’ schemes to address the growing number of applicants for affordable homes.

Jagdeep (second right) with Pengkalan Kota assemblymen Daniel Gooi Zi Sen (right) chatting with PPR housing applicants on the long waiting list. — Photos: MUSTAFA AHMAD/The Star
8 Mar 2019 | 3:11 PM

You flew business class? Woman in low-cost PPR flat courts controversy

GEORGE TOWN: The People's Housing Project (PPR) saga has taken an interesting twist after a woman, who is part of the group protesting eviction from her flat, was identified as a MAS business class traveller.

7 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Families refuse to leave, confront enforcement team

GEORGE TOWN: Eight families who refused to move out of their homes in the Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project in Jalan Zainal Abidin got into a standoff with an enforcement team.

Why me?: Police officers arresting Kutnan after he refused to vacate his home. - ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star
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2 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

RM5mil for park upgrade

THE Penang National Park will undergo a major facelift through the upgrading of basic facilities following public outcry about its dilapidated state of affairs.

The wooden jetty in Teluk Bahang used by fishermen and visitors to get to the Penang National Park. — filepic
2 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

PMI chief stresses on having skilful project managers for today’s challenging world

MENTION project manager, and the first thing that comes to mind is a person who is in charge of building structures or something tangible.

Black (left) and Srinivasan at the Asia Pacific Leadership Institute (APLIM) meeting at Rasa Sayang Resortand Spa in Batu Ferringhi, Penang.
1 Mar 2019 | 2:54 PM

Finance Ministry gets final say on new hospital in Semenyih, says Health Minister

GEORGE TOWN: Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad says the final say on any new hospital in Semenyih will come from the Finance Ministry.

1 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Evicted families obtain reprieve

GEORGE TOWN: Occupants of 22 government flats whose household income have exceeded the maximum were allowed a six-day reprieve to vacate their homes.

Where do we go now?: Some of the families that are evicted from their homes at the Taman Manggis People’s Housing Project in Jalan Zainal Abdin, George Town.
1 Mar 2019 | 7:00 AM

Survey on income and more

THE Malaysian Statistics Department is doing a survey on the income, expenditure and basic amenities of households and all are urged to state their true income when department personnel visit their homes.