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New system for districts in state
 

By MUGUNTAN VANAR. vmugu@thestar.com.my | May 3, 2012 New system for districts in state KOTA KINABALU: All districts in Sabah will now be under rating areas of their respective local governments. The state, said Sabah Local Government and Housing Minister Datuk Hajiji Mohd Noor – is working with the local authorities on methods to gazette…

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Communities needed to care for parks
 

May 3, 2012 Communities needed to care for parks I REFER to the letter in StarMetro titled “Don’t let our parks die.” We welcome feedback and views from the public that help bring good to communities. In response, we wish to inform that the Kelab Sahabat Taman Aman ( Friends of Taman Aman) was registered…

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Multi-purpose hall to be built for community
 

May 3, 2012 Multi-purpose hall to be built for community THE Indian Association of Penang (IA) is planning to build a single-storey multi-purpose hall at the association’s ground in Jalan Bagan Jermal. IA president Ananda Krishnan Naidu said the building permission would be submitted to the Penang Municipal Council in May. He said the hall…

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Unsafe Ampang Point
 

May 3, 2012 Unsafe Ampang Point AFTER years of operating at the Ampang Point commercial centre, the business community and shopowners no longer feel safe or secure due to many break-ins and robberies that not only happens during the night but in broad daylight as well. Grilles, doors and office locks do not stop the…

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Houses in Balik Pulau are expensive, says Umno chief
 

May 3, 2012 Houses in Balik Pulau are expensive, says Umno chief THE state government has done nothing to improve the living conditions in Balik Pulau, claimed Balik Pulau Umno division chief Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahya. Dr Hilmi alleged that since Pakatan Rakyat took over in 2008, they have not built any low medium-cost…

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Bank Negara’s guidelines affect mainly lower income group
 

May 3, 2012 Bank Negara’s guidelines affect mainly lower income group KUALA LUMPUR: The responsible lending guidelines issued by Bank Negara for banks since the beginning of this year may have less of a downside impact on loans growth than initially thought, Hong Leong Research said. Hong Leong Research’s banking analyst Low Yee Huap said…

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Not only clean and green
 

May 3, 2012 Not only clean and green A SERIES of activities has been planned to promote Penang beyond the cleaner and greener initiatives. State Local Government and Traffic Ma­­nagement Committee chairman Chow Kon Yeow said they hoped to improve the state from safety and health aspects. “Besides promoting cleaner and greener campaigns, more interactive…

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Costly rides out of Brickfields
 

By Photos by S.S. KANESAN | May 3, 2012 Costly rides out of Brickfields Unscrupulous: The taxi drivers haggle with customers and state their amount without using meter. LITTLE India in Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur has now joined the list of black areas in the city where taxi drivers tend to overcharge or refuse to use…

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Project driving ’em round the bend
 

By DERRICK VINESH derrickvinesh@thestar.com.my | May 3, 2012 Project driving ’em round the bend MOTORISTS are fuming mad that a 50m-long divider is being built on Lebuh Tenggiri 2 in Pusat Bandar Seberang Jaya (Bandar Sunway) in Penang which they claim has highly inconvenienced them. Company director Abdul Rahim Darus, 60, said he had to…

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Business operators want bazaar out
 

May 3, 2012 Business operators want bazaar out BUSINESS operators are happy to hear about the Government’s plans to redevelop Jalan Masjid India but they also want the worsening illegal hawkers and petty traders issue in the area to be resolved as well. Many operators who spoke to StarMetro said they welcomed the good news…

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