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Deputy Environs Minister: Seven projects, worth RM259.5mil, to address flood problems in Penang

BALIK PULAU (Bernama): The government is allocating RM259.5mil for seven flood mitigation projects (RTB) in Penang to be carried out under the 12th Malaysia Plan (12MP), said Deputy Environment and Water Minister Datuk Mansor Othman (pic).

He said six of them would be an extension of projects currently being implemented, including RTB Lembangan Sungai Pinang, involving cost of RM150mil, RTB Sungai Kechil (RM16.8mil) and RTB Sungai Dua (RM45mil), while the seventh would be a new project, the RTB Pondok Upeh/Sungai Burong, costing RM10mil.

All the projects are now in various stages of implementation, including the process of appointing consultants for design work, survey work, land investigation and calling for tender, he told reporters after visiting the RTB P

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Fire forces four on home quarantine to flee their houses

GEORGE TOWN: Four individuals who were undergoing home quarantine were forced to flee from their houses in Kampung Jelutong Barat as a fire broke out in the wee hours of Saturday (Sept 18).

It was learnt that a family with a child and a man, who was in his 80s, had tested positive for Covid-19 and were quarantined at their homes.

The family of three ran out of their house and stayed in the back lane to distance themselves from the public while the old man remained in his house until he was found.

The Health Ministry has since brought the families to a quarantine centre.

The Fire and Rescue Department in a statement said the three houses were almost destroyed by the fire.

"When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, the three

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Fire damages three houses in Penang’s Kampung Jelutong Barat

GEORGE TOWN: Three Kampung Jelutong Barat houses were almost destroyed in a fire in the early hours of Saturday (Sept 18), says the Fire and Rescue Department.

“When the Fire and Rescue team arrived at the scene, three houses were on fire. The estimated overall destruction is 80%,” said the Department.

The Department added that 12 people from two families were affected by the fire.

It added in a statement that no victims were reported, and said that the operation was led by the Jalan Perak fire station, assisted by the Lebuh Pantai and Bagan Jermal fire stations.

It has also since been determined that two of the houses were being lived in while the third was being used to store electrical equipment and wiring.

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Penang allows congregational prayers based on mosque capacity from Saturday (Sept 18) for fully vaccinated

GEORGE TOWN (Bernama): Fully vaccinated individuals are allowed to perform congregational obligatory and Friday prayers at mosques and surau throughout the state based on the capacity of the prayer area, beginning Saturday (Sept 18).

Penang Islamic Religious Affairs Department (JHEAIPP) director Datuk Mohd Zakuan Zakaria said, however, congregants were required to adhere to the prescribed standard operating procedures (SOPs) to curb Covid-19 transmission.

"Those who are partially vaccinated are allowed to perform congregational prayers at mosques and surau according to the previous SOP, namely only 150 congregants for state mosque, kariah mosque (100 people) and surau (50 people).

"Apart from that, mosques or surau management must provide a special pra

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Penang cops arrest suspect high on drugs who ran amok

GEORGE TOWN: A 53-year-old man, who tested positive for heroin, ran amok along Jalan Bukit Gambir here armed with two sickles.

A 37-second video clip of the incident has since gone viral on social media.

At one point, the man was seen chasing after two firemen who ran helter-skelter during the incident.

George Town OCPD Asst Comm Soffian Santong said the man was arrested and the weapons used by the suspect were also confiscated on Thursday (Sept 16).

“The Sungai Nibong police station received information from the public about a man causing disturbance at Jalan Ketitir Sungai Dua around 11pm on Wednesday (Sept 15).

“Acting on the complaint, several policemen assisted the Jalan Perak Fire and Rescue Department, went to the location and found a man

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