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Japan’s consul-general to Penang bids adieu

JAPAN’S consul-general to Penang Kiyoshi Itoi is leaving after a stint of almost two years here.

Itoi (second left) receiving a souvenir from Lim at Lim’s office in Komtar. With them are Mori (left) and state exco member Datuk Abdul Malik Abul Kassim.

Preparing artists for modern market

SOME 20 artists and practitioners of traditional arts were exposed to interactive demonstrations on marketing tools, techniques, rebranding and product sustainability during a workshop at Bayview George Town Hotel in Penang.

National Culture and Arts Department Penang director Mohd Rizal Ismail (left) presenting a memento to Dr Muhammad Farid at the Innovative Entrepreneurs of Cultural Arts Products 2018 Workshop in George Town.

Hospital seeking patient’s kin

PENANG Hospital is appealing to the next-of-kin of Chew Tek Sim, 54, to claim his body.

Ensuring a fair and transparent GE14

THE Election Commission (EC) has invited representatives from Commonwealth and Asean countries to observe the coming general election, said its chairman Tan Sri Mohd Hashim Abdullah.

Mohd Hashim (left) watching Perlis EC staff member Nur Nabila Shafri checking the electoral roll on a laptop. With him are (from right) Universiti Malaysia Perlis vice-chancellor Datuk Prof Dr Zul Azhar Zahid Jamal, EC deputy  chairman Tan Sri Othman Mahmood and secretary Datuk Abdul Ghani Salleh.

From fruit farmer to homestay operator

LABIS: When Tang Chon Chon first started his Labis Sunrise fruit farm a couple of kilometres from town, he never thought he would one day run a homestay business and venture into eco-tourism.

The farm offers guided tours, complete with photo cards and modified pick-up truck rides for guests to go into Tang’s fruit farm.

State to keep promoting religious freedom and harmony

THE Penang government will continue to support religions other than Islam to ensure that the Federal Constitution’s provision of freedom of worship is upheld, said Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng.

Top Asian shows for easy viewing

CELEBRATE the best of Asian entertainment with dimsum this weekend as its showcase heads north for its anniversary.

Fannis Liew, four, trying her hand at sand art under the supervision of a dimsum staff member at the ‘Celebrate Asia With Us’ dimsum event at Sungai Petani Village Mall.

Fake news is nothing but trouble

Social media has always been a platform for people to express their views, but over the years, fake news seems to have taken precedence and often causes damage to many.

Fumes from waste a health hazard ops

PONTIAN: Kampung Parit Pak Intan residents are at their wits’ end over the dumping of containers filled with an unidentified substance believed to be toxic waste at their plantation area.

Residents with Yeo (fifth from left) closing their nose and mouth due to the pungent smell at Kampung Parit Pak Intan.

Cops on bikes raise funds for retired comrades

BATU PAHAT: The town’s old business district buzzed with the sound of motorcycle engines as the Police Heritage Trust Fund convoy rolled in.

Comm Zulkifli (front, in green) and his convoy of 50 bikers being greeted upon their arrival at Batu Pahat.