PENANG (March 16): Thousands thronged IKEA Batu Kawan in Penang on its opening day on March 14, and gobbled up over 32,000 of the Swedish retailer’s famous Swedish meatballs.
GEORGE TOWN (March 13) – The Penang state government has discovered that some PPR (people’s housing project) rent defaulters appreared to have satellite dishes installed, indicating subscriptions with the pay-TV network Astro.
GEORGE TOWN (March 10): The old Sia Boey of Penang will soon begin a new life again as "RM5 million urban park surrounded by mature canopy trees with a pristine canal running through it", reported the Malay Mail today.
TANJUNG BUNGAH (March 8): Penang Housing, Town, Country Planning and Local Government Committee chairman Jagdeep Singh Deo hopes a separate law on urban regeneration could be proposed to the Attorney General’s Chamber (AGC) for consideration to allow for the process to be carried out smoothly.
GEORGE TOWN (March 8): Penang Water Supply Corporation (PBAPP) is urging all residents to use water wisely as the water levels from the state’s primary water sources began to dwindle.
GEORGE TOWN (March 7): The Penang Island City Council (MBPP) said today that the proposed RM600 million GDV township development in Balik Pulau does not exist because no planning permission application has been received from the developer.
GEORGE TOWN (March 7): Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is considering lodging a police report against blogger Raja Petra Kamarudin over his statements which alleged elements of corruption in the undersea tunnel project.