R Sekaran

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5 Feb 2019 | 7:00 AM

Most road deaths are motorcyclists

GEORGE TOWN: More than 90% of deaths recorded during Chinese New Year Ops Selamat 2018 and 2019 involved motorcyclists.

Keeping safe: Narenasagaran (second right) adjusting a child’s helmet after launching the Chinese New Year ‘Ops Selamat 14/2019’ at Juru Toll Plaza in Juru, Bukit Mertajam.
31 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Penang green lung turned into dumpsite

GEORGE TOWN: Part of a 20ha mangrove swampland, the last green lung in Batu Maung, has now become a dumping ground for construction and industrial waste.

Calling for action: SAM staff holding up banners protesting the dumping of waste in the cleared mangrove swamp land in Lintang Bayan Lepas, Batu Maung in Penang.
31 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Teaching respect via panda murals

WRITER Edmund Lee believes more children should learn about the timeless values of love and respect for elders.

(From right) Ang (kneeling), Lim, Lee, writer Fanny Tee, Lai Theng. Chung Shan Board of Governors secretary Tan Ai Lay and pupils posing with the books and one of the murals.
30 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Penang the first to use vertical compression system in the country

THE country’s first vertical compression solid waste transfer station has begun operation in Batu Maung, Penang.

Trucks will carry vertical silos containing the compressed wastes from Batu Maung to the Pulau Burung landfill. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
29 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

State housing policies paint property developers into a corner

GEORGE TOWN: The difficulty of eligible affordable house buyers getting home loans is “biting the property sector hard”.

27 Jan 2019 | 7:11 PM

Fort Cornwallis dig unearths another cannon and mortar

GEORGE TOWN: An excavation at Fort Cornwallis has unearthed another cannon and a mortar.

27 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Motorists want AES cameras installed on Penang Bridge

GEORGE TOWN: The proposal by the government to have Automated Enforcement System (AES) cameras on the Penang Bridge to reduce accidents has drawn overwhelming support from the public.

26 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Road ahead for Jalan Bukit Kukus project uncertain

GEORGE TOWN: The RM545.6mil Jalan Bukit Kukus paired roads project has been left in limbo with no clear indication when the stop-work order will be lifted.

24 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Chariots return home after Thaipusam

GEORGE TOWN: The three-day annual Thaipusam festival ended when both the golden and silver chariots returned to Little India here.

23 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Locking horns over the bulls

GEORGE TOWN: The bulls that pull the seven-tonne silver chariot for Thaipusam here have once again earned public sympathy and this time, the state government’s Penang Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) wants the practice to end once and for all.

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