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Penang to seek financial aid from federal gov't for LRT, PIL1

  • Aug 11, 2018
PENANG DUN | The Penang government will seek the federal government’s assistance to finance the light rail transit (LRT) and Pan Island Link 1 (PIL1) projects if the Penang South Reclamation (PSR) project is not implemented. Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said at present, the PSR was still a single financing model for the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) even though the state government was considering other alternatives. He said the proposal for the two projects to be financed through
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Penang to review age of consent for marriage, says exco

  • Aug 10, 2018
Penang has instructed its state legal advisor to look into laws to increase the age of consent for child marriages, said state executive councillor Chong Eng. During her winding-up speech at the Penang legislative assembly last night, Chong asked both the opposition and backbenchers if they would support such laws to curb child brides. Her remarks come after the urging by Syerleena Abdul Rashid (DAP-Seri Delima) for the age of marriage to be increased from 16 to 18 to deter cases of child
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Penang CM: BN strategy to cancel PTMP rejected by people

  • Jul 23, 2018
Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the opposition's strategy to cancel the Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP), which includes three highways and tunnel project (Pan-Island Link), has been rejected by the people. In the 14th general election, Chow recalled that the BN tried to use it as the main campaigning issue to cancel the project. "However, the people had made a decision, you can say by voting us in and in a stronger term, they did not agree with the opposition's electoral strategy to
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Penang fishermen want reclamation project scrapped

  • Jun 26, 2018
The Penang fishermen community is continuing its protest against reclamation activities at the island's southern post and wants the new Pakatan Harapan federal government to cancel the project which involves the creation of three artificial islands.The reclamation projects are expected to fund the development of the RM27 billion Penang Transport Master Plan (PTMP) which is designed to address the island's increasing transport woes.Penang Fishermen's Association chairperson Nazri Ahmad said the c
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George Town CDC inks MOU with French embassy

  • Jun 2, 2018
George Town Conservation & Development Corporation Sdn Bhd (GTCDC) today signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Embassy Of France, Kuala Lumpur to further enhance cooperation in the field of arts, culture , heritage and social development.Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the MOU is also aimed at furthering expert and artist exchange programmes, capacity building and arts activities between George Town (Penang) and Arles (France) since both were recognised as United Natio
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Hundreds on public housing waiting list, Pdg Tembak evictees told

  • Jun 2, 2018
There are currently some 860 applications from Penang’s northeast district alone on the waiting list for public housing units in the state, says exco for housing Jagdeep Singh Deo.In Padang Tembak itself, he added, there are 62 applicants who have yet to be interviewed as there are currently no empty units available."We must consider all these facts when reviewing the cases. For example, some residents from Padang Tembak (who had received notices of eviction) have been given extensions so that
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Penang CM, excos pay cuts to go to Hope Fund

  • May 31, 2018
Following the move by the Malaysian cabinet, Johor and Kedah state governments, Penang has also decided to cut the salaries of its state government leaders by 10 percent.Making the announcement today, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said the pay cuts for him and his state executive councillors will take effect from tomorrow, June 1."The 10 percent deductions from our salaries will be channelled to the Tabung Harapan (Hope Fund)," Chow said at a press conference."The total monthly deductions for me
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CM: Penang always open to new ideas, criticisms

  • May 29, 2018
New Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow (above) has assured that Penang will always be open to new ideas and criticisms as the state respects freedom of speech and recognises the need to be receptive in order to move forward. "Citizen participation is important and should be embraced, so that they could be heard and to keep the government in check.In his Wesak Day message today, the chief minister cited the May 9 polls as one of the greatest historical moments for the nation. He noted
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As promised, Penang CM post to be limited to two terms

  • May 23, 2018
Penang will proceed with tabling an amendment to the state constitution to impose a two-term limit for the chief minister's post, said new Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow.This was one of Pakatan Harapan's 68 manifesto promises for the state.Chow, who succeeded Lim Guan Eng, said the state's legal advisor would now study the matter."We promised to implement this if we obtained a two-thirds majority in the state legislative assembly."Since we obtained a two-thirds majority on May 9, we will do it. Th
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DAP: Harapan retains Penang government

  • May 9, 2018
GE14 | Pakatan Harapan has reaffirmed its hold over Penang, confirming that it will once again form the state government. State DAP chief Chow Kon Yeow confirmed that DAP has retained all its seats, including worrisome ones in Tanjung Bungah, Pulau Tikus and Sungai Pinang. Gerakan, MCA and MIC have once again lost all their seats they were contesting in. DAP supporters have gathered at the City Bayview Hotel in Penang and a sense of jubilation is in the air.http://demirakyat.live/news
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