R. Sekaran

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19 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Good Samaritans bring cheer to needy children

THE ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S. Project Farlim’, a tuition centre for poor children in Bandar Baru Ayer Itam, received a helping hand from two Good Samaritans from Singapore.

Children and volunteers taking a group photo after enjoying the lunch and gifts on Mother’s Day.
19 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Pupils escape falling ceiling

GEORGE TOWN: Fifteen pupils of a primary school in Ayer Itam escaped in the nick of time when an alert teacher evacuated them from their classroom after hearing cracking sounds from the ceiling.

Termite problem: A section of the ceiling of the wooden building collapsed in SK Ayer Itam in Kampung Melayu, Ayer Itam. —ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star
17 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

No Amanah and Pribumi reps in Penang exco line-up

GEORGE TOWN: There will not be any Amanah and Pribumi assemblymen in the new Penang state exco line-up.

17 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Zakiyuddin taken aback by his appointment as Penang DCM I

THE appointment of PKR’s Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman as Penang Deputy Chief Minister (DCM) I has taken many by surprise.

Zakiyuddin (right) receiving his car key from state secretary Datuk Seri Farizan Darus outside Dewan Sri Pinang in George Town, Penang. — Photos: LIM BENG TATT/The Star
17 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Penang going for leaner exco line-up

THE new Penang state exco line-up now shows a notable streamlining of local government administration and also has a dedicated exco member to look after heritage issues on top of tourism development.

Chow waiting to be sworn in as Chief Minister at Dewan Sri Pinang. With him is his wife Tan Lean Kee.
14 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Elected reps all geared up to serve constituents

THE expansion of Penang International Airport, implementation of Light Rail Transit (LRT) and securing investment top the agenda of newly elected Bayan Baru MP Sim Tze Tzin.

Saifuddin won the Pantai Jerejak state seat with a majority of 10,716 votes.
13 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Chow to be sworn in as Penang CM

GEORGE TOWN: Chow Kon Yeow, who is known for being a mild-mannered but strict administrator, will be the next Chief Minister of Penang.

Floral appreciation: (Starting third from left) Chow, Teh and Gooi giving flowers to a shopper at Chowrasta Market.
9 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

‘10-year wait to resolve land issue unacceptable’

KAMPUNG Main residents in Perai should have been given their land titles which they have been waiting for 10 years.

Dr Ramasamy (left) had proposed the building of flat units in Kampung Manis, but Jayanthi (right) says the residents should be given their land titles.
9 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

MIC man eyes DAP stronghold of Bagan Dalam

FIVE candidates are contesting the Bagan Dalam state seat in Penang but the main tussle will be between Barisan Nasional candidate J. Dhinagaran of MIC and Pakatan Harapan candidate Satees Muniandy of DAP.

(From left) Dhinagaran and Satees are the front runners for the seat.
8 May 2018 | 7:00 AM

Candidate hopes to use allowance to better people’s livelihood

BARISAN Nasional candidate for Bagan Dalam state seat J. Dhinagaran has pledged to “give away” his allowance if he wins in the general election.

Dhinagaran (centre) gives the thumbs up sign while taking a group photo with residents of Jalan Mengkuang during his campaign rounds in Butterworth. — Photos: ZHAFARAN NASIB/The Star