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USM vice chancellor denies the university has stumbled — GEORGE TOWN: Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) vice chancellor Professor Datuk Dr Omar Osman today refuted the suggestion the university has stumbled in its journey to become a world class institution of higher learning. He said USM was on track to become the top research varsity in Malaysia by 2020 and that it remained committed to excellence.

Another group involved in grisly Penang murders — GEORGE TOWN: Penang police believe there is another group of Myanmar nationals involved in the murders of their countrymen in Penang.

Nine illegal parking attendants fined RM500 each — GEORGE TOWN: Nine parking attendants were each fined RM500 in default 10 days' jail by the traffic magistrate's court today after pleading guilty to illegally collecting parking fees from motorists.

No such event, says Penang BN — GEORGE TOWN: Penang Barisan Nasional today denied that Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak will attend an event in Batu Kawan and Padang Kota Lama on Jan 1, next year. Its secretary Datuk Omar Faudzar said in a statement they received numerous queries from the public on the matter.

Court sets Feb 11 for verdict on ex-cop who freed Casanova doctor — GEORGE TOWN: The magistrate's court today fixed Feb 11, next year, for the verdict of a case where a 57-year-old female senior police officer was charged in the escape of a detainee last year. Magistrate Dianne Ningrad Nor Azahar set the date following an application by Danny C.

9 'Jaga kereta' fined, 2 other claims trial — GEORGE TOWN: Two illegal parking attendants claimed trial while nine others pleaded guilty at the magistrate' court yesterday for allegedly collecting parking fees. Lee Ah Teik, 72, and Adamson Rogers, 26, pleaded not guilty to the offences that were read to them before magistrate Sri Pracha Nanthini Balabedha.

Myanmar nationals remain cool — BUKIT MERTAJAM: Myanmar nationals living near a house said to be where their countrymen were horribly butchered remain unperturbed over their places of residence. Ram Chint, 22, said he never harboured any thoughts the secluded area could be the place for such madness.

Jim Bankoff Says Vox Media Is Content Publisher for a New Generation — Jim Bankoff, CEO of Vox Media, believes his company will become a dominant digital publisher the way Time Inc. or Conde Nast once ruled print media. "New audiences with every generation migrates to new brands - old media is giving way to new," he said at the Code/Media event in San Francisco today.

75-old-man dies after falling into a ravine — GEORGE TOWN: A 75-year-old man was killed after he fell into a ravine in Jalan Pokok Cheri, Bukit Bendera, on Tuesday night. Cheng Seng Lee was said to be on his way back home from his farm at Penang Hill on a motorcycle where he was believed to have lost control of the vehicle.

Vege traders feel pinch of price hike — GEORGE TOWN: Vegetable sellers in Penang are caught in a Catch-22 situation where low supply of vegetables has caused prices to go up, resulting in fewer customers and a drop in their income. They are blaming the situation on the recent crackdown on illegal immigrants in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, and the recent deadly mud floods there.
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Dec 20, 2014

reaching out to the person you're writing about isn't some exotic practice of's what you should always be doing.

Dec 19, 2014

Sony says they're looking for online distribution for The Interview...(um, how about @Crackle, since they own it?)

Dec 19, 2014

RT @brianstelter: Zakaria: "You’re saying you still want the public to see this movie?" Lynton: "We would still like the public to see this movie. Absolutely"

Dec 19, 2014

President Obama slams Sony on hack response, says canceling "The Interview" was a mistake

Dec 19, 2014

@ppearlman @Recode livestream now embedded in our liveblog, because why not

Dec 19, 2014

true RT @kenli729: First hand experience: the Chinese and Koreans work well together.

Dec 19, 2014

North Korea was behind Sony Hack (Updated with full FBI statement) by @DawnC331

Dec 18, 2014

$NYT still paying that dividend. costs $24 m a year. Happy holidays.

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