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Mosque redevelopment on hold due to LRT realignment

GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4  -- The postponement of Masjid Jamek Sungai Nibong Besar redevelopment project after it was demolished to pave the way for Light Rail Transit (LRT) project is due to the realignment of the LRT line in the area, the Penang state legislative assembly was told today. 

The state Deputy Chief Minister I Datuk Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman said after the mosque was demolished to allow rebuilding, the state government proposed that the LRT line to be realigned. 

“Originally, the proposed LRT alignment was too close with the mosque, with the distance between the LRT line and the mosque building was only 2.7 metres. The realignment of the LRT line has put the mosque rebuilding project on hold as the Department of Public Works (PWD) has to make some amendments on the mosque plan,” he said.

Ahmad Zakiyuddin said this in reply to a question from the Opposition Leader Datuk Muhammad Yusoff Mohd Noor (BN-Sungai Dua) who claimed the project was behind schedule.....

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Penang state government's stance on vernacular schools unchanged


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 4 -- The Penang state government’s stance on vernacular schools remains unchanged despite views from some quarters that the schools would become a hindrance towards Malaysians unity.

 
 

14 foreign factory workers injured after bus overturns


TAPAH, Nov 4  -- Fourteen foreign factory workers were seriously injured after the driver of the bus they were travelling in lost control of the vehicle before it overturned at KM 315 of the southbound North South Expressway, today.

 
 

Flood situation in Hilir Perak improves


IPOH, Nov 3-- The stagnant flood situation in the Hilir Perak district has improved today which enabled over 80 evacuees at the temporary relief centre (PPS) at Sekolah Kebangsaan Changkat Jong, Teluk Intan, to be allowed to return home.

 
 

Azis: Draft clear policy before allowing kratom usage


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 3 -- The government must draft a clear and firm policy first before allowing the use of kratom (Mitragyna speciosa) in society.

 
 

Malaysia emerge as maiden Tuanku Zara Cup champions


KUALA KANGSAR, Nov 3 -- Malaysia emerged as champions of the first Women's International Indoor Hockey Tournament Tuanku Zara Cup after defeating Uzbekistan 3-0 in the final at Dewan Jubli Perak here today.

 
 

Four saved by MMEA after boat capsizes near Yan 


ALOR SETAR, Nov 3 -- The Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) rescued four fishermen after their trawler capsized near Pulau Songsong in Yan last night.

 
 

Parents of young heart patient appeal for donations


PADANG TERAP, Nov 2  -- A young mother from Kuala Nerang near here is seeking assistance from the public to buy a new set of pacemaker batteries used by her five-year-old son who is suffering from complex heart disease shortly after birth.

 
 

PTMP: RM851 million package 2 project to complete by April 2023


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 -- Construction of the bypass linking Bandar Baru  Air Itam in Farlim to Tun Dr Lim Chong Eu Expressway here, worth RM851 million is expected to be completed by April 2023.

 
 

Penang opens Third Digital Library in Batu Maung


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 -- Penang launched its third Penang Digital Library (PDL) in Southbay Plaza, Batu Maung, near here today.

 
 

Police tracking down man who threatens to bomb North-East IPD


GEORGE TOWN, Nov 2 -- Police are tracking down a man for threatening to bomb the North-East District Police Headquarters (IPD), here using C4 bomb in an incident yesterday as he was angry with the authorities for frequently detaining suspects.

 
 
 

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Parties urged to keep emotions in check ahead of Tanjung Piai polls

 
     

Walkabout campaign must be clear, permit needed for house-to-house campaigning

 
     

Edra sponsors Melaka Sports School for football training

 
     

Sultan Muhammad V wants implementation of five federal projects in Kelantan to be expedited

 
     
 
     
 

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