R Sekaran

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12 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Road reopens long after storm

THE road leading to the Ayer Itam Dam in Penang is now open to traffic after being closed for more than a year for slope strengthening works.

Jaseni (right) leading a group including pressmen to check on the fortified slopes during the reopening of the road to the Ayer Itam Dam in Penang.
11 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Many booths in George Town left battered and broken

REMEMBER when public telephones were an indispensable part of our lives?

Ali showing a public phone in Pulau Tikus which is not working. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
10 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Driver held for hitting sports official and participant

BALIK PULAU: Police have arrested a 34-year-old man for ramming his car into an official and participant of a sports event in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas.

Accident scene: The car that rammed into an official and participant in Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Bayan Lepas.
10 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Saving children from broken homes

GEORGE TOWN: For David Barna­bas, Christmas is a time to reflect on 2018 and the number of children he has saved from the streets or broken homes.

Sharing the Christmas joy: David with the children at his home in Reservoir Garden, Ayer Itam in Penang.
7 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

New PTPTN scheme unites leaders

PETALING JAYA: Politicians on both sides of the divide are united in criticising and calling for a review of the controversial new repayment scheme for the National Higher Edu­cation Fund Corporation (PTPTN) borrowers.

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7 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

Sony opens largest sales centre in district

SONY Malaysia has opened its new flagship store at Queensbay Mall, Penang.

A large crowd waiting to buy items during the grand opening of the Sony Centre at Queensbay Mall. — Photos: CHAN BOON KAI/The Star
6 Dec 2018 | 5:08 PM

Staff must consent to salary deductions for PTPTN loans under current law, says HR Minister

There can be no automatic deduction of employees' salaries to repay loans under the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) says M. Kula Segaran.

6 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

CM: Demolition of heritage building was necessary

GEORGE TOWN: The heritage building at the corner of Peel Avenue and Peirce Lane had to be torn down as it was in a dilapidated state, says Chow Kon Yeow.

Controversial project: The heritage building was torn down last year to make way for the IMC.
5 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

We don’t give our forests a hoot, says NGO

PETALING JAYA: The fact that Malaysia is in the top 10 countries in the world with the most number of landslides shows that its natural forests are not being “cared for”, according to an NGO.

5 Dec 2018 | 7:00 AM

More ways to befriend a river

SUNGAI Ara which meanders along Taman Jajar (Linear Park) is certified as the cleanest river in Penang.

Partcipants looking for water insects in Sungai Ara. — ASRI ABDUL GHANI/The Star