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Community 18 Feb 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Public safety of utmost importance to council

ABOUT 140 closed-circuit televisions (CCTVs) have been installed on Penang island and they are linked to the Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) control room and the northeast district police headquarters.

Community 01 Apr 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Make vroom for bike lanes

THE statistics speak for themselves: Motorcyclists make up the bulk of people killed on our roads daily.

Community 17 Jun 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

We want substance, not stunts

THE month of May will be remembered for two things — the Bukit Gelugor by-election and the state assembly sitting. Nothing unusual in so far as events go, you might think. Instead, the brouhaha from some people left a bad taste in the mouth of others.

Community 01 Jul 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Madly in love with selfies

WITH World Cup 2014 in full swing, everyone seems to be talking football on all social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook. In addition, people are now sharing through selfie or the art of taking self-portraits.

Community 09 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Be courteous in court

A MONTH ago when I was covering a case at the Penang Syariah High Court, a young couple entered the room in the middle of proceedings.

Community 16 Sep 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Let’s do our own challenge

THE ALS Ice Bucket Challenge took the world by storm recently. From celebrities to the girl or boy next door, people took up the challenge and recorded their acts on social networking sites.

Community 01 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Get smarter with phones

OVERHEARD at a coffeeshop in Burmah Road recently: A man telling his son about a teenager who fell from the sixth floor of a block of flats in Penang because he was too engrossed with using his mobile phone while walking.

Community 14 Oct 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

A market for us to cherish

I NORMALLY work weekends, so I don’t get to roam around town much at this time. But whenever I’m off duty, I love to browse around the stalls at the Little Penang Street Market in Upper Penang Road.

Community 16 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Quality counts, not numbers

RUNNING events are proliferating in Penang. At least one run is held every few weeks in the state, especially on weekends.