R Sekaran

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18 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Travel ban not happening

GEORGE TOWN: The Education Ministry has defended the National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) over its statement to re-introduce a travel ban.

17 May 2019 | 12:48 PM

Maszlee: Statement on travel ban for PTPTN defaulters a 'misunderstanding'

GEORGE TOWN: The statement by National Higher Education Fund Corporation (PTPTN) chairman Wan Saiful Wan Jan to re-introduce a travel ban for PTPTN loan defaulters was a misunderstanding, says the Education Ministry.

17 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Event organiser denies pay-to-win scheme for travel awards

PETALING JAYA: An event organiser caught in a controversy over its tourism awards slammed as a sham has apologised, claiming it was an “oversight.”

16 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Stateless woman in a limbo

IT was 14 years ago when Ong Kah Phaik made a decision to give up her Malaysian citizenship for the British Overseas Citizen (BOC) passport.

15 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Council rewards employees with certs, vouchers and cash

THE tsunami of 2004 still lingers in the mind of Penang Island City Council (MBPP) officer Jayarajan Chelliah.

Jayarajan (left) receiving his retirement award from Yew.
13 May 2019 | 1:38 PM

Businessman alleges ‘unfair’ blacklist by LHDN

GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang Chinese Clan Council (PCCC) chairman Dr Anthony Chang is crying foul over his ban from travelling overseas by the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).

13 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Developer gets stop-work order

BUKIT MERTAJAM: A developer in Kampung Besar Berapit near here has been slapped with a stop-work order by the authorities after failing to mitigate soil erosion on the cliffs at its project site, about 600m from the Mengkuang Dam.

Worrying sight: People walking by part of the land clearing activity near Jalan Berapit – Mengkuang in Berapit, Bukit Mertajam.
13 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Colour coordinated fashion a popular Raya choice

GEORGE TOWN: Lace and colour-coordinated family fashion are always “in” for Hari Raya, says a longtime trader here.

13 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘Metal poisoning being investigated’

GEORGE TOWN: The Department of Environment (DOE) and Fisheries Department have been tasked with investigating reports of a high level of metal poisoning in Penang seas.

13 May 2019 | 7:00 AM

Parking coupons still valid

THE public can still use the existing Penang Island City Council (MBPP) and Seberang Prai Municipal Council (MPSP) parking coupons at areas not designated for the Smart Parking System.

College students buying parking coupons from amputee Robert Cheah Beng Hup at Disted College, Penang. — Filepic