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Additional repair work needed on motorcycle bridge across NPE

THE designated motorcycle bridge across the New Pantai Expressway is 95% completed, but is still not safe for use.

LG spreads wings with first brand shop up north

LG ELECTRONICS Malaysia has opened its first-ever brand shop in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth, to expand its footprint in the northern region.

(From third right) Kim with Penang Welfare, Caring Society and Environment Committee chairman Phee Boon Poh and top management of LG Electronics, Best Point and guests at the opening of the brand shop in Bagan Ajam, Butterworth.

Engineer’s holiday plans dashed

JOHOR BARU: An engineer’s plans to spend his holiday visiting several Western European countries with his wife were dashed when the tour packages they booked were cancelled.

Banks bank on SME loans amid uncertain outlook

PETALING JAYA: The slower economic growth anticipated this year is not putting the brakes on the small and medium enterprise (SME) segment as financing for the segment further gains traction.

Silterra poised to contribute to 3rd national car project

KUALA LUMPUR: Homegrown semiconductor company, Silterra Malaysia Sdn Bhd, has the capability to contribute positively to the development of the local automotive industry especially in the manufacture of the third national car, says chief executive officer Firdaus Abdullah.

CEO Firdaus Abdullah said the company, which was a wholly-owned subsidiary of Khazanah Nasional Bhd, was capable of producing car components as it had in-depth experience in manufacturing semiconductor chips across various industries for more than two decades

RAM expects banking sector to sustain performance

PETALING JAYA: Amid lingering headwinds, the Malaysian banking sector is expected to sustain its performance for the year.

RAM's Lee (left) and Wong, co-heads of RAM's financial institution ratings. The rating agency expects industry loan growth to ease slightly to around 5% in 2019 from 5.6% in 2018 due to a projected slight moderation in gross domestic product (GDP) growth to 4.6% for the year (2018: 4.7%).

Seeking blessings from the sea

MAASI Magam, which is a Hindu festival to celebrate the auspicious month of Maasi, came alive at the Sri Singamugha Kaliamman Temple in Teluk Bahang, Penang.

The floating chariot bearing the Goddess Kali is sent out to sea before returning with blessings.

Giving wildlife a helping hand

In a bid to prevent wildlife deaths on roads, a group known as Langur Project Penang (LPP) has built Malaysia’s first urban wildlife ‘canopy bridge’ to help them cross the road safely in Teluk Bahang.

Volunteers taking a group photo under Malaysia’s first urban wildlife canopy bridge built across the coastal road in Teluk Bahang, Penang.

A good way to stay healthy

MORE than 500 participants took part in the Penang Customs Ride 2019.

A participant giving the thumbs up right after the flag-off at the Penang Customs Ride 2019 along Jalan Tun Syed Sheh Barakbah in George Town, Penang. — Photos: ZAINUDIN AHAD/The Star

Group entertainment outlets in one place

MELAKA: The state government has no plans to allow new entertainment outlets to operate in other areas except at Taman Melaka Raya in Banda Hilir.

Melaka government wants all entertainment outlets to be confined to Taman Melaka Raya.