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July 13, 2018 7:53 AM Pan Island Link highway to cut travelling time

GEORGE TOWN: The proposed Pan Island Link (PIL 1) connecting Gurney Drive to the airport and the Second Penang Bridge, which passes through Gottlieb Road, will help solve traffic woes and cut travelling time. Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the proposed highway will alleviate the heavy traffic load at Lebuhraya Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu, Pengkalan 5

July 12, 2018 8:24 AM 2 more schools closed following HFMD outbreak

GEORGE TOWN: Two more schools have been ordered to close following the outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD), said state education director Mohd Jamil Mohamed. He said the schools will be closed for about 10 days so that the premises can be cleaned. "The schools that were closed are SKJC Sam Sun and SJKC Phor Tay," he said. Yesterday, it was reported 4

July 12, 2018 5:20 AM Maszlee: No conflict on UEC in PH, only in BN

PETALING JAYA: There is no conflict in the federal government on recognising the Unified Examination Certificate (UEC), Education Minister Maszlee Malik said today. Pakatan Harapan (PH) would not reverse its decision on it. The only conflict in the matter is among the BN leaders, he said. "The only one in conflict is BN, with (MCA deputy president) Datuk 6

July 12, 2018 5:08 AM Police looking for witness in drug trafficking case

GEORGE TOWN: Police are looking for a witness to testify in a drug trafficking case at the Penang High Court. Northeast district police chief ACP Anuar Omar said police are looking for P. Mages, 30, to testify in a case under Section 39B of the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952. He said the last known address of the woman was Taman Alma Sejahtera, in Bukit Mertajam 5

July 11, 2018 9:35 AM Two schools closed in Penang amidst fear of HFMD (Updated)

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang Health Department has ordered two more schools to be shut down following the hand, foot and mouth (HFMD) disease outbreak. Health director Dr Wan Mansor Wan Hamzah said the two schools were SJK (C) Shih Chung branch and Tenby International School. "The closure has to be made after some of the students were infected by the virus 5

July 11, 2018 3:25 AM Comedy live at the cinema

COMEDIAN Kavin Jay is taking his Kavin Jay: Anger Management show to eight towns across Malaysia. Presented by MTalent Asia in collaboration with TGV Cinemas, his tour is scheduled to kick off this August. Kavin, with his unique blend of comedic timing, personal escapades and ruthless complaints, is one of only three Southeast Asian comics with their 8

July 11, 2018 12:28 AM Toys as agent spreading HFMD between children: Chong

KUALA LUMPUR: Children’s toys have been identified as one of the causes for the spread of the hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in the country. Health Ministry Disease Control Division director Datuk Dr Chong Chee Keong said toys which children hold and play with can transmit the virus to others. “Mothers and kindergarten management must clean the toys, toilets 3

July 10, 2018 5:12 AM Alert on strong winds, rough seas to remain until Sunday

KUALA LUMPUR: Strong southwesterly winds of 40kph to 50kph with waves up to 3.5m are expected over the waters of Perlis, Kedah and Penang until Sunday (Jan 15). The Malaysian Meteorological Department said the strong winds reaching speeds of 40kph to 50kph and waves rising to 3.5m were also expected to hit over the waters of northern Straits of Malacca 5

July 9, 2018 10:43 AM Surgery on Ahmad Zakiyuddin successful

GEORGE TOWN: An open heart surgery conducted on Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1 Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman was successfully carried out at Penang Hospital today. Sources told theSun the procedure which begin early in the morning ended at about 2pm. The 60-year-old has been admitted to the intensive care unit and being monitored by specialists 5

July 9, 2018 2:03 AM Ahmad Zakiyuddin undergoes open heart surgery

GEORGE TOWN : Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1 Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman underwent an open heart surgery at Penang Hospital this morning. A source who spoke on condition of anonymity told theSun that the procedure was conducted at 7,30am by a team of specialists at the hospital. It was learnt that the operation was conducted to have a valve replaced 5