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Metro News 17 Sep 2019 | 7:00 AM

‘High time to review rates’

THE local councils in Penang have not reviewed the annual value of properties for assessment rates since 2005.

Metro News 23 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Speaking up for the people

Non-governmental organisation (NGO) refers to a body, often independent of the government, which operates to address a particular cause.In a research titled “History and Growth of Health NGOs in Malaysia Till 2015” published by academicians Mazlan Che Soh and Makmor Tumin from Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Malaya respectively, there were 57,568 NGOs as of March 2016, an 8.6% increase from the figures in December 2013.

Metro News 11 Jul 2019 | 12:00 AM

Worry over fishermen’s livelihood

THE newly formed Gerakan Pembela Ummah Penang branch wants the state government to thoroughly study the Penang South Reclamation project’s impact on fishermen in Teluk Kumbar and the neighbouring areas.

Metro News 06 May 2019 | 12:00 AM

Switch to English next year?

SIBU: Sarawak may start using English as the medium of instruction to teach Mathematics and Science in schools from Jan 1 next year.

Metro News 04 Apr 2019 | 12:00 AM

Educate instead of charging more for plastic bags, state urged

REDUCING plastic usage should start from education instead of raising the charge for each plastic bag to 50sen from 20sen, said Penang Gerakan chairman Oh Tong Keong.

Metro News 23 Mar 2019 | 12:00 AM

Art collectives band together

IPOH is having a three-month-long art festival featuring works by its art collectives.

Metro News 23 Feb 2019 | 12:00 AM

Uphill struggle for the disabled

WHILE accessibility for the disabled in public places around Penang has greatly improved in recent times, more can still be done.

Metro News 24 Dec 2018 | 7:45 AM

Prices of chicken eggs in Melaka lower after Dec 18

MELAKA: The prices of chicken eggs in Melaka have shown a decline since Dec 18, says state Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry (KPDNHEP) director Jaiya Abu.