Monday, 29 March 2010

Free medication for Paya Terubong residents

A free specialist medical camp was held at Sun Moon City, Paya Terubong ,Penang today. There are seven specialist doctors providing consultation and medication to the residents around Paya Terubong.

Siva Santa Derma Clinic co-ordinator P. Murugiah said one of the main aims of the camp was create awareness of diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure and kidney failure.

According to consultant nephrologists Dr Goh Bak Leong said in a local newspaper that Malaysians who self-treat diabetes or hypertension by buying over the counter medication run the risk of kidney failures and based on observations, patients had tendency to self treat diabetes and hypertension after just one or two visits.

Yeoh Soon Hin, Adun Paya Terubong said that there will more of such medical camp in the Paya Terubong area and hopes get more people to attend this beneficial event.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Saturday, 27 March 2010

RM100 cheer for Penang senior citizens

Program Penghargaan Warga Emas bertujuan untuk memberi pengiktirafan and menghargai sumbangan warga emas yang telah menbur jasa Kepada Negeri Pulau Pinang. Ketua Menteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng menyatakan bahawa 82 ribu warga emas telah berdaftar.

Wang tunai sebanyak RM 100 diberikan kepada warga emas yang hadir di Kompleks Masyarakat Penyayang pada 21hb March 2010.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Wartawan Masyarakat

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Residents angry over new air force hostel

Residents at Lorong Geh Chong Keat, Penang want MPPP to investigate if the construction of the new 4 storey air force hostel is legal. CJ Jimmy Leow investigates.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock

Monday, 22 March 2010

LGE to Zahid Hamidi: When shall we "dive"?

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng awaits Ahmad Zahid Hamidi's submarine dive dare.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Good turnout at Penang International Property Expo 2010

Good bargains and turnout at Penang International Property 2010.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Saturday, 20 March 2010

What experts say at PIP2010

Property experts from neighboring regions speak about the various issues which may bring Penang to the next level in the property market and how Penang will affect the market outlook in the near future.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Friday, 19 March 2010

Affordable housing in PIP 2010

Penang International Property Expo 2010 (PIP2010) is organized by PIP Creation Sdn Bhd with the support of Raine & Horne International and Penevents Sdn Bhd. PIP2010 has set itself a higher sales transaction target of RM 90 million this year.

The 3 day event starting from March 19, will kick off the PIP2010 Forum organized by Malaysia Institute of Estate Agents (MIEA).

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng said in putting people's interests first, the state government are ever mindful of the rising prices and affordable housing. The state government has tried to redress the situation by requiring affordable housing to be built, including both low-cost and low-medium cost, even from statutory government developers such as PERDA.

Michael Geh of Raine & Horne assured that visitors to the expo will find affordable quality housings to their liking.

The Penang International Property Expo 2010 starts from 19th to 21st March 2010, venue PISA, Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Potential death hole

CJ Jimmy Leow noticed a potential danger if the water way is not covered to prevent people from falling into it. A potential death hole which requires immediate attention from the related authorities.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Is Penang's property affordable?

Many young working people and professionals have voiced out that they are unable to purchase and own property in Penang due to rising costs.

What policy should the State Government adapt, what type of housing are needed, where they should be located and how to make them more affordable?

Citizen journalist Jimmy Leow spoke to Michael Geh, senior partner of Raine and Horne International with regards to the property issues in Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

JPP, jangan tipu kami

Taman Kota Permai, Bukit Mertajam flash flood and structural damage compensation issues have yet to be finalized by JPP despite several meetings held between MPSP, JPP and the residents.

A few months ago, MPSP President Haji Mokhtar Mohd Jait visited the flood area and houses which suffered structural damage due to the sewage plant construction nearby. His visit had given new hope to bring JPP back to the negotiating table. But the follow up meeting after the visit did not bring any positive results.

Fed up with the situation, residents of Taman Kota Permai led by Bernard Cheen handed over a memorandum to Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng on Jan 01, 2010. Ng Wei Aik, the political secretary of Lim was assigned to look into the matter quickly. Despite strong support from the state government and MPSP, no concrete solution was drawn out to the favor of the victims.

Due to this, a meeting was called to iron out the grievances between the residents and JPP. Representatives from Penang State Government, MPSP, UPEN and JPP were those present in the meeting. The state government and the related parties should understand that the residents have endured so much difficulties continuously for the past 3 years. To date, according to Bernard Cheen, at least 30 flash floods occurred during this period of time.

One resident, Tan Ah Heok, 83 said, " When it rains heavily at night, we cannot sleep because we need to keep a watchful eye on the water level, how can we live like this?".

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist.

Carlsberg International Soccer 7's

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng launched the 11th PSC Carlsberg International Soccer7's at Penang Sports Club, Penang.

Video by Jimmy Leow, Citizen Journalist

Monday, 8 March 2010

Runsing kerana takut banjir kilat

Seorang lagi mangsa banjir kilat di Taman Kota Permai, Seberang Prai, Pulau Pinang. Cikgu Rosila Ishak dari Tadika Perpaduan memberitahu betapa runsing apabila hujan lebat turun di kawasan Taman Kota Permai.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Wartawan Masyarakat

Local Government Election for Penang.

Majlis Mesyurarat Kerajaan Negeri Pulau Pinang yang bermesyuarat pada 3hb Mac 2010 telahpun memutuskan supaya pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan doadakan untuk pemilihan Ahli ahli Majlis Perbadanan.

Oleh yang demikian, menurut Ketua Menmteri Pulau Pinang, Lim Guan Eng, Perkara 113 (4) Perlembagaan Persekutuan, Kerajaan Negeri ingin memberi kuasa kepada kepada Suruhanjaya Pilihanraya untuk menjalankan pilihanraya kerajaan tempatan bagi Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang dan Majlis Perbandaran Seberang Prai.

Video oleh Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Wartawan Masyarakat

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Tua Pek Kong Procession, Penang

This year's Chap Goh Meh was filled with dazzling floats of all shapes and sizes which took the streets of George Town Penang.

Some 60,000 Penangites and tourists braved the crowded streets to watch of the Tua Pek Kong Hneoh Grand Flooat procession which is held once every 12 years.

The procession is held in the Year of the Tiger to wash away the bad luck and bless worshippers with good wealth and health.

There were many tigers on the floats as the animal is believed to be Tua Pek Kong or God of Prosperitys spirit or mascot.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Monday, 1 March 2010

CM visits tree crushed victim's family

Zulhanizam Badrul Hisham, 18 was on his way to Weld Quay via Jelutong Expressway on his motorcycle when he was crushed by a falling tree on Feb 26, 2010.

When men were cutting the branches with chainsaws at 10:15pm on Thursday, they were shocked to find Zulhanizam unconscious and his motorcycle pinned underneath.

Zulhanizam died from severe chest and abdominal injuries while on the way to the Penang Hospital.

Penang Chief Minister, Lim Guan Eng paid a visit to Zulhanizam's parents yesterday and expressed heartfelt condolences to the family.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Warga Emas website launched

" launched" today by Penang chief minister, Lim Guan Eng and EXCO Health and Welfare, Phee Boon Poh. The new website will be operational March 1, 2010. Senior citizens can check the status of their application for Program Penghargaan Warga Emas. Penang senior citizen over the age of 60 will be given RM 100 as a token of appreciation from the state government.

Phee urged all senior citizens to register into this program immediately as the closing date March 8 (5:00pm), 2010 is drawing near.

Phee added that there has been a lot of attempts to sabotage this program by the opposition. And one of them is a rumour that those who registered under this program are automatically a DAP member, said Phee.

Video by Jimmy Leow beng Hock, Citizen journalist

Farewell funicular train

Penang Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng invited reporters to join him on the "last train" to Penang Hill on the 21st Feb 2010. The funicular train will be replaced with a new system which is expected to complete in Sept 2010. It was estimated that the new system will be able to cater for 18,000 visitors in a day.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist

Eye for speeding buses

On the way back to Penang from Kuala Lumpur last week, CJ Jimmy Leow was amazed with traffic condition along the North South Expressway. It was smooth sailing all the way to Penang.

So, the citizen journalist from Penang decided to check on how buses behaved when there was so much temptation to make up time by increasing speed. To his surprise, 80% of the buses he tailed behaved and drove within their speed limit, 90 km/hr on the expressway, except for one.

We tend to forget that ten innocent people were killed in a horrible accident involving a double decker bus, about five kilometers from the Jelapang toll plaza in December 2009.

The public should report irresponsible bus drivers who use the highway as their racing track. Note down the registration number, date and time, report it to the related authorities and you probably save some precious lives along the way.

Video by Jimmy Leow Beng Hock, Citizen Journalist