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Goodbye gambling dens, hello tablets!

GEORGE TOWN: Now that illegal gambling dens cannot ‘pretend to be family entertainment outlets’ anymore, operators are changing strategies but the police are still on to them. “Some of the operators are now visiting food courts and gambling sheds at forest fringes. They hand out tablets with WiFi connections to gamblers, who load credit into their accounts and get special passwords to start betting. “Some of the gamblers just log in with their own smart phones,” said Penang police chief Comm Datuk Wira Chuah Ghee Lye. He said in aRead More

Woman climbs onto roof of car after driving into a canal amid pouring rain in Penang

BUTTERWORTH, PENANG (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK)- A woman drove into a canal in Taman Oi Leng Hoi, Sungai Puyu, after missing a turn during a downpour. She escaped in the nick of time by sliding out from the window and standing on the car’s rooftop while waiting for help. The incident ocurred at 7.15am on Friday (July 14). “I managed to wind down the window and swim out as the cold water started gushing in,” she said. “Thank God, someone came to my aid after a while,” she added. TheRead More

5 places in Penang you must not miss

The island has all the factors a tourist is looking for – tasty authentic food, diverse cultures, a vibrant art scene, picturesque sunsets, and enchanting landscapes. Imagine narrow streets with old colonial buildings and small Chinese shops, trishaws riding around, and the smell of freshly stir-fried noodles in the air.  You have arrived to Georgetown, the state’s capital city. Here are some of my picks of experiences to indulge in: 1. Lebuh Armenian to discover creative street art The Little children on a bicycle mural on Armenian Street is oneRead More

Police smashed driving licence, road tax forgery ring in George Town

Police have crippled a syndicate forging driving licences and road tax stickers in Penang and Perak following the arrest of four suspects on Tuesday. Penang commercial crimes chief ACP Ramli Mohd Nor said the syndicate had been operating for the past eight years and could have raked in hundreds of thousands of ringgit. “They earn between RM100 and RM800 for each forged document, which takes about two weeks to produce,” he told a press conference at the state police headquarters here yesterday. The state commercial crimes team conducted simultaneous raidsRead More