R Sekaran

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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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23 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Rites of faith and penance

Kavadi processions, refreshment support and more capture spirit of Thaipusam.

Ravichandran resting in front of a thaneer panthal along Jalan Utama before the final stretch of his pilgrimage to the temple in Jalan Kebun Bunga.
23 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Move to improve free WiFi

PENANG Free WiFi (PFW), the free wifi service by the state government, will be temporarily discontinued for service upgrading work, state Works Committee chairman Zairil Khir Johari (pic) said.

22 Jan 2019 | 2:26 PM

Bull video raises ire, but Vet Dept says no cruelty

GEORGE TOWN: The video of a bull buckling and struggling under the weight of a silver chariot during the Thaipusam chariot procession in Penang on Jan 20 has riled up Malaysians.