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1 hr ago | The Star Online

Firefly flight bound for Kota Baru forced to turn back

GEORGE TOWN: A Firefly flight bound for Kota Bahru was required to turn back to Penang International Airport, less than half an hour after departing at 6.55am Thursday.

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Wed Apr 23, 2014

The Star Online

TV series 'Indian Summers' to be shot in Penang

GEORGE TOWN: Penang has been chosen as the location for an international drama series following an extensive global search for a suitable site.

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Tue Apr 22, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Police On Duty Until Karpal Singh's Cremation

GEORGE TOWN, April 22 -- More than 50 police officers and personnel were on duty throughout the four days people were paying their last respects to the late Bukit Gelugor member of parliament Karpal Singh until his cremation in the Batu Gantung Crematorium here, last Sunday.

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Sat Apr 19, 2014

The Star Online

Karpal Singh: Emotional moment as thousands pay their last respects at funeral

The Star group managing director/chief executive officer Datuk Seri Wong Chun Wai together with The Star editorial team paying their last respects at Karpal's funeral at Dewan Sri Pinang in Georgetown, Penang on Sunday.

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Nation's leaders pay their respects

GEORGE TOWN: Scores of national leaders and politicians turned up at late DAP leader Karpal Singh's residence in Jalan Utama here to pay their last respects.

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NGO Suggests No Tariff Hike For First 20,000 Litres

GEORGE TOWN, April 19 -- Water Watch Penang today suggested that no increase in water tariff be imposed for the first 20,000 litres of water used by households in the state.

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Fri Apr 18, 2014

The Star Online

Karpal Singh: Cortege to leave 45 minutes earlier

GEORGE TOWN: The time for public to pay their last respect at the funeral of Karpal Singh in Dewan Sri Pinang has been changed as cortege will leave Karpal's house in Jalan Utama on Sunday at 7.30am.

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Engineer gets stay on RM1.75mil fine for bribery

GEORGE TOWN: A former Penang Municipal Council consultant engineer has succeeded in getting a stay for a RM1.75mil fine imposed on him for receiving a RM350,000 bribe.

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Liong Sik Describes Karpal As Cheeky Student

GEORGE TOWN, April 18 -- Former MCA president Tun Dr Ling Liong Sik has described the late Karpal Singh as a playful student who always failed in the exam.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Penang State Assembly Conveys Condolences To Karpal Singh's Family

GEORGE TOWN, April 17 -- The Penang State Legislative Assembly has conveyed its condolences to the family of Bukit Gelugor member of parliament, Karpal Singh, who died in a road accident early Thursday.

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Fri Apr 11, 2014

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Elderly Man Mowed To Death In George Town

GEORGE TOWN, April 11 -- An elderly man was mowed to death by a lorry trailer in an accident in Jalan Tun Dr Awang here Friday.

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Thu Apr 10, 2014

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Foreign worker killed at condo site in Pulau Tikus

Badly hurt: One of the injured workers being helped by other workers at the construction site in Pulau Tikus.

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Wed Apr 09, 2014

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Cleaner bashed to death for telling off rowdy group

GEORGE TOWN: A group of men beat a teenager to death with crash helmets after he apparently told them to stop drinking and making a nuisance of themselves.

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Parliament Not Empowered To Enact Laws Prohibiting Local Government Elections - Counsel

By Jocelyn Ann Dragon PUTRAJAYA, April 9 -- Parliament is not empowered to enact laws which prohibit local government elections, the Federal Court here heard Wednesday.

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Tue Apr 08, 2014

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Teenager bashed to death for telling group to stop drinking beer at promenade

GEORGE TOWN: A teenager was killed after he was assaulted by a group of men at the IJM seafront promenade in Sungai Pinang early Wednesday.

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Mon Apr 07, 2014

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Weaknesses In Managing Solid Waste Disposal In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, April 7 -- The Penang Island Municipal Council needs to intensify monitoring in managing solid waste disposal to ensure its area of administration is always clean and free of contagious diseases.

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Fri Apr 04, 2014

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Penang, The Cool Spot in Malaysia

Penang is an island off the northwestern coast of Peninsular Malaysia. The island is rich with multicultural history of Malay, Chinese, Indian and European influences.

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Dengue Cases In Penang Increase By 196 Per Cent

GEORGE TOWN, April 4 -- There has been a 196 per cent spike in the number of dengue cases in Penang this year, so far.

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Thu Apr 03, 2014

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Penang's New Bridge Boosts Mainland Property Market, Says REHDA

By Samantha Tan Chiew Ting GEORGE TOWN, April 4 -- The Sultan Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah Bridge will greatly benefit the property market and narrow the development gap between the island and mainland due to easy access, says the Real Estate and Housing Developers' Association Penang.

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Lim Defends Move To Raise Water Tariffs

GEORGE TOWN, April 3 -- Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng today said the state government's move to increase water tariff is an effort to avoid water rationing in Penang.

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