Category Archives: Penang

Penang Bridge cover-up raised at State Assembly

Last November, I blogged about the cracks on the Penang Bridge, how the previous state public works committee chairman had admitted to the cracks in several locations along the bridge and how one week earlier the previous Chief Minister had … Continue reading

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Local manufacturers are starting to worry

How will the increase in fuel costs affect the industries in Penang? Here is an immediate reaction from the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM)’s northern branch chairman, OK Lee. He said that any increase in fuel and electricity costs borne … Continue reading

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Banning heavy vehicles from bridge not a solution!

Lately, there have a lot of talk again in the newspapers about the proposal to ban heavy commercial vehicles – lorries and trailers – from using the Penang Bridge during peak hours in the morning and afternoon. The reason for … Continue reading

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Penang Sentral, Penang Bridge

Ever since the General Elections in March and the Penang state government taken over by the Pakatan Rakyat, there have too much being said in public over the Federal Government-Penang Government cooperation. The implementation of the NCER remains a bone … Continue reading

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Penang Port warns of discontinuing ferry services

The newspapers are giving coverage to this news item. Penang Port is warning that they will discontinue the vehicular ferry services once the Penang Bridge expansion project is completed. This may mean Year 2010. But should the vehicular services be … Continue reading

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MySinChew: Gerakan Floored On Last Question

by Stephen Tan, in MySinChew, 17 Mar 2008 The Opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) is now enjoying the electoral euphoria that the Gerakan experienced on May 10, 1969, but the latter was summarily consigned to political oblivion after a period … Continue reading

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TheStar’s Cafe Latte Chat

This is reproduced from today’s The Star newspaper (18 Mar 2008). it’s all about an exclusive response by Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng to questions received from the newspaper’s readers. It’s well worth documenting but beware…it’s quite long: What’s … Continue reading

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World heritage listing

We will know by July whether George Town, together with Malacca, will be successful in making it to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation’s (Unesco) list of world heritage sites. If successful, George Town and malacca will join … Continue reading

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New Penang state exco

Breakdown of Penang state government: Chief Minister: Lim Guan Eng (DAP) Deputy Chief Minister (I): Mohammad Fairus Khairuddin (PKR) Deputy Chief Minister (II): Dr P Ramasamy (DAP) The Exco line-up and their respective portfolios: Lim Guan Eng (DAP): International Trade … Continue reading

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BBC (11 Mar 08): Penang abandons pro-Malay policy

The Malaysian state of Penang says it will no longer follow a controversial central government policy favouring ethnic Malays above other citizens. Penang is one of five states now controlled by the opposition, after elections on Saturday saw big losses … Continue reading

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