R Sekaran

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21 Jan 2019 | 10:10 PM

Bangladeshi worker found hanged at construction site

GEORGE TOWN: A Bangladeshi construction worker, believed to have broken off with his girlfriend, was found dead at a construction site in Tanjung Tokong here.

21 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Devotees still give abundantly despite advice to reduce coconut offerings

TONNES of coconuts were smashed in the heart of George Town as devotees lined the streets to pay homage to Lord Muruga.

Children performing the Indian stick dance during the Thaipusam celebrations in Penang
20 Jan 2019 | 7:11 PM

Slower silver chariot in Penang this year due to new rules

GEORGE TOWN: The silver chariot is expected to reach Waterfall Road here later than in previous years due to new restrictions put in place recently.

Temple volunteers prepping one of the 16 bulls that will stand by along the 6.5km-route plied by the seven-ton silver chariot. The bulls are changed continually along the route to protect them from exhaustion.
20 Jan 2019 | 8:51 AM

Thaipusam chariots begin their journey in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: The golden and silver chariots began their journey 90 minutes apart in conjunction with the 233rd Thaipusam festival in Penang.

The golden chariot leaving the Sri Maha Mariamman Temple at Queen Street. - Lim Beng Tatt/The Star
19 Jan 2019 | 3:15 PM

Gerakan to spread its wings to Sarawak

GEORGE TOWN: Gerakan is planning to set up party branches in Sarawak, says party president Datuk Dr Dominic Lau.

19 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Barbs fly as chariots prepare for processions

PENANG Hindu Endowment Board (PHEB) chairman Dr P. Ramasamy has accused the Chettiars of deliberately delaying the departure of the silver chariot from Kovil Veedu in Penang Street.

The Penang Hindu Endowment Board’s golden chariot for Thaipusam is pulled by devotees.
17 Jan 2019 | 6:50 PM

Missing teacher found, reunited with family

BALIK PULAU: The 27-year-old teacher from SK Genting here who went missing on Monday (Jan 14) has been found.

17 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

Former Penang captain Aziz passes away

GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang football captain Aziz Azizan (pic), who has been comatose since Monday, passed away at the Penang Hospital at 4.30pm yesterday.

16 Jan 2019 | 6:52 PM

Former Penang football captain Aziz Azizan dies without regaining consciousness

GEORGE TOWN: Former Penang football captain Aziz Azizan has died after slipping into a coma on Monday (Jan 14).

15 Jan 2019 | 7:00 AM

New golden chariot for Thaipusam

GEORGE TOWN: A new golden chariot will take to the streets for this year’s Thaipusam – and it’s bigger and brighter.

Golden splendour: The Penang Hindu Endowment Board’s new refurbished golden chariot for Thaipusam.