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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 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 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 07 Jan 2014 | 12:00 AM Premium

Making it safe for tourists

RECENTLY, I was driving along Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling towards Lebuh Acheh for an appointment in Penang. As I passed the Lebuh Armenian junction, I noticed some tourists on a trishaw admiring the intricate architecture of the Yap Temple and the Hock Teck Cheng Sin Temple.

Community 31 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Confused over council's green effort

THE Seberang Prai Municipal Council recently set about to clear ‘illegal’ garbage sites and have them converted into green spots.

Community 17 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Let's salute our unsung heroes

I WAS driving home from work recently when a public service announcement promoting goodwill and kindness came over the radio.

Community 03 Dec 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Old and alone with no one to turn to

I WAS driving through one of the narrow inner city roads of George Town when I saw a crowd gathering on the pavement. Out of curiosity, I stopped to check out the scene.

Community 12 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Motorists, mind your manners

WE will all agree that driving in Penang can indeed be safer and more pleasant if motorists show some road ethics.

Community 05 Nov 2013 | 12:00 AM Premium

Will the real doctor please stand up?

SEVERAL years ago, I met a Penang businessman who had a ‘Dr’ title to his name. When I asked him in English about his field of study, he hesitated.