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Local news for George Town, Malaysia continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

Wednesday Aug 20 | The Star Online

Traffic-stopping show

TRAFFIC along Beach Street in George Town came to a standstill when a bevy of beauties turned the thoroughfare into a catwalk at lunchtime.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

9 people freed on bail in Malaysia 'nude games' probe

Nine people, including a foreigner, were freed on police bail on Tuesday , in connection with a so-called "nude sport" activity in Penang.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

The Star Online

Beguiled by Penang's charms

Thai tourists posing in front of the 3D mural painting of a Peranakan home's mirror at Made In Penang Interactive Museum.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Permatang Pauh Umno Youth Approves Proposed Motion On Strengthening National Schools

BUKIT MERTAJAM, Aug 17 -- The Permatang Pauh Umno division Youth delegates' meeting today unanimously approved the proposed motion on the strengthening of national schools to foster unity among the younger generation from the school level.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Police Obtain Order To Remand Five Individuals Over Nudist Event In Penang

Five individuals, including a Singaporean man, are in remand for three days from today to assist police investigation on the nude sports festival allegedly held at Pantai Teluk Kampi in the Penang National Park.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

The Star Online

Dramatic end to car chase

Game over: The driver of the car being led away by policemen following the high-speed car chase in Solok Sungai Pinang, George Town.

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Fri Aug 15, 2014

The Star Online

Smiling' man to die for drug trafficking

GEORGE TOWN: A 32-year-old man has been sentenced to death by a High Court here after he was found guilty of trafficking in more than 6kg of methamphetamine two years ago.

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Wed Aug 13, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Federal Court Rules Penang Government Cannot Conduct Local Government Elections

The Federal Court here Thursday ruled that the DAP-led Penang Government did not have the jurisdiction to conduct local government elections.

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Mon Aug 11, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

Fed Court decision on Penang local govt elections on Aug 14

GEORGE TOWN: The Federal Court is set to deliver a landmark decision on Aug 14 relating to local government elections in Penang, that have not been held in almost 50 years.

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Malaysian National News Agency

Police Nab Four Men In Penang Kidnap-Cum-Murder Case

KEPALA BATAS, Aug 11 -- The police have detained four foreigners to facilitate investigations into the kidnapping of two Bangladeshis, one of whom was found dead in Bukit Gambir near here on Sunday.

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Fri Aug 08, 2014

Malaysia Chronicle

OUTRAGEOUS! When even RM12,000 a month isn't enough to get by in Malaysia

How much does it take to have a decent life in Malaysia? That has been the top question in the country in the past few years and a greater concern in 2014 as electricity rates and transport costs go up and subsidies go down.

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Thu Aug 07, 2014

Business Times

Injecting new life into an old quarter

The month-long George Town Festival is revitalising old buildings and drawing artists to Penang.

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Channelnewsasia.com

Penang police to seek Interpol help over nude beach activity

Malaysian police in Penang are seeking the help of Interpol to trace eight foreigners who were among the 15 people who had participated in a nude activity at the Teluk Kampi beach of the Penang National Park.

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Wed Aug 06, 2014

Channelnewsasia.com

Malaysia investigating Penang nudism video

Four of the participants in the video were from Singapore, according to Penang police chief Senior Deputy Comm Datuk Wira Abdul Rahim Hanafi.

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Mon Aug 04, 2014

The Star Online

Teen school dropout among family of four held in drug raid

GEORGE TOWN: A family of four, including a 17-year-old school dropout, was arrested in a sting operation, which saw 2kg of drugs seized from a house in Taman Seri Kijang, Seberang Perai.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014

The Star Online

Nazri agrees Penang hawker food best cooked by locals

GEORGE TOWN: Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz has come out in support of Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng's proposal to bar foreigners from being the main cooks of popular local fare.

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Fri Aug 01, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Affordable House Applicants Reminded Against Being Duped By Syndicates

The people in Penang are reminded against being cheated by syndicates who guarantee applicants/buyers that they can get affordable and medium-cost houses for them.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

High Court Allows Appeal By Man Who Made Obscene Gestures At Queen, Policeman

GEORGE TOWN, July 31 -- The High Court today allowed an appeal by a quantity surveyor who was sentenced to jail and fined for flashing obscene hand gestures at Raja Permaisuri Agong Tuanku Hajah Haminah and a police officer last year.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Malaysian National News Agency

Malaysia's First Owl Museum Eyes 20,000 Festive Crowd

By Kenny Teng Khoon Hock GEORGE TOWN, July 29 -- Malaysia's first Owl Museum, dedicated to introducing the fascinating world of owls and their cultural relations to humans, expects to draw more than 20,000 visitors during the current festive period and coming school holidays.

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Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Star Online

Grief and terror dampens mood

Signs of the times: A family walking past a billboard posted with messages of condolence for the flight tragedies and a message against the atrocities in Palestine in George Town, Penang.

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