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Misconceptions about Penang

OVER the weekend, I had active discussions with my Penang friends who had migrated outstation and overseas over state affairs within the context of the Federation of Malaysia. The issues are important for Penang specifically […]

MaGIC reopens its accelerator programme for entrepreneurs

The Malaysian Global Innovation and Creativity Centre (MaGIC) is having an open call to entrepreneurs to take part in its latest Global Accelerator Programme (GAP). “The largest startup accelerator in South-East Asia is looking for […]

Cisco Systems to increase investments in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR: Cisco Systems, a US-based technology company will be increasing investments at its Malaysian plant, said country manager Albert Chai. He said that this was due to higher demand for technology as well as […]

Fertile ground for creative content

CREATIVE technology content is an industry that Penang is well-placed to tap into, considering the wealth of talent being produced here. That was the view of Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow, who foresees plentiful opportunities […]

Penang plans Digital Penang unit to keep pace with technology

GEORGE TOWN (April 10): The Penang Government plans to set up a unit called Digital Penang in keeping with the increasingly technological world, Chief Minister Chow Kon Yeow said today. He said the Penang Institute, […]

State to host World Congress on IT next year

MALAYSIA has once again been chosen to host the World Congress on Information Technology (WCIT), after more than 10 years since it took place in Kuala Lumpur in 2008. And, Penang will get the honour […]

Press Statement by investPenang Director Dato’ Seri Lee Kah Choon – 10 April 2019

GEORGE TOWN, PENANG – It has come to investPenang’s knowledge that there is information circulating in the social media stating partial closure, shutdown and layoffs by factories in Penang. investPenang has spoken to the factories listed […]

SAM ramps up production

GEORGE TOWN: SAM Engineering & Equipment (M) Bhd (SAMEE) is ramping up production at its facilities in Penang and Singapore this year to fulfil its RM3.1bil order book. Group chief executive officer Jeffrey Goh(pic) said […]

Expanded capacity to drive growth

LEAD-frame manufacturer Amlex Holdings Bhd is looking at realigning its revenue sources by expanding its business in the automotive lighting segment. Its upcoming move to a new facility would help it meet growing demand for […]

Penang – A hub for 5G RF chip production

PENANG is one of a handful of manufacturing sites in Asia with a 5G (fifth-generation mobile networks) radio frequency (RF) chip production facility. And the state has become an important production site for Mini-Circuits Technologies (Malaysia), […]

Press Statement by YAB Chow Kon Yeow on Penang Strategic Investment Advisory Council

PRESS STATEMENT BY YAB TUAN CHOW KON YEOW, CHIEF MINISTER OF PENANG ON THE APPOINTMENT OF THE PENANG STRATEGIC INVESTMENT ADVISORY COUNCIL  4 APRIL 2019 investPenang is the state’s investment promotion agency and total service […]