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June 24, 2018 7:07 AM Penang may ban plastic straws and disposable containers

GEORGE TOWN: Penang government may ban plastic straws and disposable containers to make the state cleaner, greener and healthier. "This policy by the government is for Penang and Mother Earth," Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said during the launch of the state-level Plogclean programme at Karpal Singh Drive near here today. He said community involvement 6

June 20, 2018 4:33 AM Penang CM wants good maintenance of markets, hawker centres

BALIK PULAU: Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow today instructed all local councils to maintain markets and hawker centres well to ensure they are "clean, green and safe" for the people. He also called on the traders and hawkers to demonstrate "a sense of ownership" in keeping the markets and hawker centres clean and safe, saying these places were their 5

June 10, 2018 2:05 AM 'Tabung Harapan' to settle debts only: Finance Minister

KUALA LUMPUR: Donations to "Tabung Harapan Malaysia" will be solely be utilised to settle government debts, says Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng. If it is not enough, obviously the government will top up, "For instance, if we want to pay an instalment of about RM200 million, and as of now (Friday) the Tabung Harapan has RM50 million. So, the government 9

June 7, 2018 11:46 AM Kapiti Coast mayor donates to Tabung Harapan Malaysia

GEORGE TOWN: Penang-born K. Gurunathan, who was elected as mayor of Kapiti Coast in Wellington, New Zealand, will chip in NZ$1,000 (about RM2,802) to the Tabung Harapan Malaysia (THM). In a press statement, Gurunathan, fondly known as Guru, said he will be making an official visit to the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington next week to contribute 14

June 1, 2018 12:36 AM FT lands director instructed to freeze transactions involving DBKL land

PUTRAJAYA: The Federal Territories Director of Lands and Mines Office Kuala Lumpur has been instructed to freeze all transactions involving the transfer of land owned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) since May 10, said its director, Sharez Izuan Md Zaidi. He said this following a discussion with Chief Secretary to the Government, Tan Sri Dr Ali Hamsa 4

May 10, 2018 10:07 AM Tunisia Islamists top municipal polls without majority

TUNIS: The Islamist movement Ennahdha has beaten rivals in Tunisia's first free municipal elections but failed to win outright majorities in a poll marked by voter frustration and a low turnout. The election on Sunday was touted as another milestone on the road to democracy in the North African country, which has been praised for its transition from decades 15

April 11, 2018 3:20 PM Roma chairman makes major donation to city after illegal dive

James Pallotta has promised to pay not just a €500 fine but also offered €230,000 to restore a separate city fountain. — Reuters picROME, April 11 — A celebratory dive into a Rome fountain has cost the chairman of AS Roma dear. James Pallotta apologised today for his late-night plunge following Roma’s victory over Barcelona in the Champions League and promised 9

March 31, 2018 11:35 PM Former KL mayor Mazlan Ahmad dies at 75

KUALA LUMPUR, April 1 — Former Kuala Lumpur mayor, Tan Sri Dr Mazlan Ahmad died at the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM) here yesterday evening. He was 75. Kuala Lumpur Mayor Tan Sri Mhd Amin Nordin Abd Aziz when contacted by Bernama, confirmed his passing. Meanwhile, former deputy secretary-general of the then-Domestic Trade and Consumer 7

March 26, 2018 11:42 PM Keep city clean, Paris tells locals, visitors

Paris is reminding locals and visitors alike to clean up after themselves. ― AFP picPARIS, March 27 ― The city of Paris is set to launch a major publicity campaign asking locals and visitors alike to keep the city clean, through a strategy of positive reinforcements. Like a teacher congratulating a child for good behaviour, campaign posters thank the public 13

March 23, 2018 7:30 AM Hackers demanding bitcoin ransom attack Atlanta city computers

WASHINGTON: Hackers demanding ransom payable in bitcoin have attacked computers of the Atlanta city government in the southern US state of Georgia, officials say. The ransomware assault shut down multiple internal and external applications for the city, including apps that people use to pay bills and access court-related information, Mayor Keisha Lance 14