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Community 31 Dec 2014 | 12:00 AM

Focus on safety of buildings

IN view of the continuous rain and thunderstorms recently, all building owners have been urged to carry out frequent inspections on their building structures to ensure the public’s safety.

Nation 19 Sep 2014 | 9:49 PM

Cars crushed by falling billboard during Penang freak storm

GEORGE TOWN: Four cars were crushed by a falling billboard at Krystal Point, Bayan Baru during a severe thunderstorm Friday evening.

Nation 05 Sep 2013 | 2:06 PM

CCTV clip showed concrete block crushing car in Macalister Rd, inquest hears

GEORGE TOWN: A CCTV recording showed a heavy block of concrete falling and hitting the back of a car before crushing it into the ground in front of Menara Umno in Macalister Road on June 13, a Fire and Rescue Department head told a Coroner's Court here Thursday.

Nation 02 Aug 2013 | 12:00 AM

Inquest for Penang freak storm victim on Sept 2

GEORGE TOWN: The inquest into the death of a hawker, whose body is believed to be still buried about 40m underground after his car was struck by a falling lightning arrester more than a month ago, has been fixed for Sept 2 to 6.

Nation 01 Aug 2013 | 12:51 PM

Penang freak storm: A-G to hold inquest into Lim's death

GEORGE TOWN: The Attorney-General's Chamber has agreed to hold an inquest into the death of economy rice seller Lim Chin Aik, believed to be buried in Jalan Macalister following a freak storm on June 13.

Nation 25 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Penang freak storm: MPPP technician transferred out

GEORGE TOWN: A senior Penang Municipal Council (MPPP) technician has been transferred out for allegedly failing to report to his superior a CCTV footage showing the lightning arrester crashing onto a passing car in Jalan Macalister on June 13.

Nation 24 Jun 2013 | 12:00 AM

Penang freak storm victim 'laid to rest'

GEORGE TOWN: Economy rice seller Lim Chin Aik, whose body is believed to be buried some 40m underground, has been “laid to rest”.

Nation 23 Jun 2013 | 2:44 PM

Penang freak storm: Lim Chin Aik laid to rest

GEORGE TOWN: The family members of economy rice seller Lim Chin Aik, 44, completed a simple funeral ceremony for him on Sunday.

Nation 22 Jun 2013 | 7:30 AM

Penang freak storm: Menara Umno owner told to fix crack on rooftop

GEORGE TOWN: The owner of Menara Umno has been ordered to fix a deep crack found on its rooftop beam or risk the building being closed down.

Nation 21 Jun 2013 | 9:59 AM

Penang freak storm: State Government to help Lim's family obtain death certificate

GEORGE TOWN: The family of Lim Chin Aik is carrying on with preparations for his funeral wake at their home in Lim Jetty, Weld Quay, eventhough they have not obtained his death certificate yet.