Cops: 8,000 Gang Members In Penang

GEORGE TOWN, Sept 29 ― There are some 8,000 gang members in Penang and 12 active gangs, state police chief Datuk Abdul Rahim Hanafi revealed this morning. He said the police have detained about 50 suspects believed to be involved in secret societies under the Prevention of Crime Act since

Thailand To Join Forces With Penang, Expand Businesses

THAILAND, Sept 25 – Thailand is looking forward to expanding its business collaboration with Penang in areas such as construction and seafood. “There are a lot of opportunities and investments that we can achieve together with the Malaysian people. “We see that Penang is a very well-developed state, in Malaysia there

Ringgit Opens Higher Against US Dollar

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – The ringgit continued yesterday’s higher closing by opening higher against the US dollar on renewed buying interest in most of the currencies of emerging Asia. At 9am, the ringgit was quoted at 3.2385/2415 to the US dollar from 3.2415/2435 yesterday’s close. Meanwhile, the local unit was

Hong Kong Student Protests Disrupt Travel And Businesses

HONG KONG, Sept 29 – Pro-democracy protests brought widespread travel chaos toHong KongMonday with many schools and businesses shuttered but the city’s stock exchange said it would operate as usual. As commuters tried to make their way to work, crowds of defiant demonstrators controlled a number of major thoroughfares and intersections in

Hong Kong Protests: What You Need To Know?

Hong Kong, Sept 29 — Hong Kong is in the midst of its longest series of political protests since the 1997 handover. Pro-democracy activists say they are making good on a long-threatened vow to try and paralyze the city’s financial district — a key business hub for the region and beyond

Hong Kong Paralyzed, Democracy Turn Into Violent

Hong Kong, Sept 29 – After a day of tense protests in Hong Kong in which at least 26 people were injured, organizers called on tens of thousands of pro-democracy demonstrators in the Chinese territory to head home late Sunday. The sometimes violent demonstrations follow a week of student-led boycotts and protests

Guan Eng Demands Answers Over 1MDB Land In Penang

GEORGETOWN, Sept 24 – As more questions surface about the 1Malaysia Development Board (1MDB) and its lack of transparency, the Penang government is pushing for answers to the sovereign fund’s purchase of land in the state. With debts reportedly amounting to around RM38 billion after operating for five years, Chief Minister

Are You Serious About Sedition Probe, DAP Asks Zahid

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 24 – DAP today wondered whether Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi was serious about commencing investigations into seditious remarks within 24 hours of a report being lodged, especially when it involved Umno ministers and himself. Party adviser Lim Kit Siang in a statement today said this was referring

Hikers Fear To Dead Near Japan Volcano Summit

BREAKING NEWS: Japan’s national media has reported that 30 hikers have been found in a state of “cardiopulmonary” arrest near the peak of the volcano that erupted on Saturday. The victims have been described as not breathing and their hearts have stopped, which is the customary way for Japanese authorities to

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