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Tossing oranges, floating lanterns colour Penang's wishing festivals

By Goh Kok Guan

GEORGE TOWN, Feb 20 (Bernama) -- Two different ethnic groups were celebrating their respective auspicious festivals last night at two different coasts in the Penang Island in the hopes that their wishes will come true.

At the Esplanade here, a crowd of over a thousand gathered for the orange tossing ritual in conjunction with the Chinese New Year’s Chap Goh Mei celebration, while almost a similar number gathered at a beach-side Hindu temple in Teluk Bahang to celebrate the Maasi Magam.....

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Ahmad Faizal not pressured by calls to step down


IPOH, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Perak Bersatu chairman Datuk Seri Ahmad Faizal Azumu does not feel pressured by the calls of eight Bersatu division heads in the state for him to step down.

 
 

Mum, daughter charged for faking snatch theft


IPOH, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- A mother and daughter pleaded not guilty in the Magistrate's Court here today to lodging a police report on an alleged snatch theft and giving false information respectively on the incident in January.

 
 

Perak fans can watch team's ACL match live in Ipoh


IPOH, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- Perak football fans can watch their team’s Asian Champions League (ACL) third qualifying round match against South Korean side Ulsan Hyundai live on an LED screen at Dataran  Stesen Keretapi from 6 pm today.

 
 

Perak Bersatu Youth Chief reacts to accusations against leadership


IPOH, Feb 19 (Bernama) -- A Perak Bersatu leader today described as irresponsible the accusations made against the party leadership following the dissolution of 13 party divisional committees in the state.

 
 

Two-year-old Cambodian child caught in immigration crackdown


ALOR SETAR, Feb 19 (Bernama) – Several migrants aged two to 40 were rounded up in an ‘Op Bersepadu’ raid yesterday and are being held in an Immigration Department lock-up in Bangunan Kementerian Dalam Negeri, Alor Setar, before being transferred to the Belantik detention centre in Sik.

 
 

Penang CM disappointed disabled parking spaces indiscriminately occupied


GEORGE TOWN, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Penang Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow is disappointed with the attitude of certain able-bodied motorists in the state who parked their vehicles in parking spaces designated for disabled persons.

 
 

Heroin-processing lab uncovered, drugs worth RM556,000 seized


GEORGE TOWN, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Penang police uncovered a heroin-processing laboratory and seized various types of drugs worth RM556,000, and arrested four men in three separate raids in the state last Saturday.

 
 

3-in-1 drug packets discovered in Alor Setar


A Mercedes Benz C350E was also impounded, and we’re investigating if the car and house belong to the suspect.

 
 

A factory worker claims trial to raping, robbing student


On the second count the accused who is also a factory worker allegedly robbed the victim at the same  place, time and date.

 
 

Zakaria Abd Rahman is new Perak JSPT chief


IPOH, Feb 18 (Bernama) -- Former Bukit Aman Traffic Investigation and Enforcement Department (JSPT) assistant director Supt Zakaria Abd Rahman was today appointed as Perak JSPT chief.

 
 
 

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Aircraft carrying Sultan Ahmad Shah's remains leaves for Kuantan

 
     

Sultan Nazrin orders flags to be flown at half-mast in Perak

 
     

Johor Sultan to personally reply Raya well-wishers

 
     

Sultan Ibrahim breaks fast with police

 
     
 
     
 

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