Wed07232014

LAST_UPDATEWed, 23 Jul 2014 1pm

Man Shot Dead In Miri

Man Shot Dead In Miri

MIRI: An owner of an...

Mad Rush To A&W Drive-In Upon News Of Supposed Closure

Mad Rush To A&W Drive-In Upon News Of Supposed Closure

YESTERDAY, we got wi...

 Sarawak Celebrates Historic Day

Sarawak Celebrates Historic Day

KUCHING: Sarawak cel...

Abdul Khalid Says Respect PKR's Decision To Nominate Wan Azizah  To Be Next MB

Abdul Khalid Says Respect PKR's Decision To Nominate Wan Azizah To Be Next MB

SHAH ALAM: Selangor ...

‘Uncle Sim’ Says Sympathises With Convicted Kuantan Road Bully

‘Uncle Sim’ Says Sympathises With Convicted Kuantan Road Bully

PETALING JAYA - Sim ...

Mount St. Helens Getting An Ultrasound

Mount St. Helens Getting An Ultrasound

IF you’re in the vic...

Wreckage From Flight MH17 Shows Telltale Signs Of Missile Strike

Wreckage From Flight MH17 Shows Telltale Signs Of Missile Strike

Photographs of debri...

Dad’s Tough Love Backfires As Troubled Son Dies In Jail

Dad’s Tough Love Backfires As Troubled Son Dies In Jail

A retired FDNY capta...

Over 100 Candidates Contesting For Iraqi Presidency

Over 100 Candidates Contesting For Iraqi Presidency

BAGHDAD: More than 1...

Typhoon Matmo Moves Toward China After Lashing Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo Moves Toward China After Lashing Taiwan

Typhoon Matmo moved ...

Patent For ‘Itime’ Approved

Patent For ‘Itime’ Approved

NEW YORK: The latest...

Military Exercises Causing Flights Delays At China Airports

Military Exercises Causing Flights Delays At China Airports

BEIJING: Flights to ...

Widodo Targets Indonesian Growth Unseen Since Asia Crisis

Widodo Targets Indonesian Growth Unseen Since Asia Crisis

President-elect Joko...

With Sales Sputtering, Apple's Ipad Looks To IBM Alliance

With Sales Sputtering, Apple's Ipad Looks To IBM Alliance

Apple Inc's iPad is ...

Apple Reports A Revenue of RM118.7 b

Apple Reports A Revenue of RM118.7 b

California—July 22...

Study Finds Elephants Have Superior Sense Of Smell

Study Finds Elephants Have Superior Sense Of Smell

WASHINGTON: A study ...

What Are The Costs Involved With Buying A Car?

What Are The Costs Involved With Buying A Car?

WHEN it comes to buy...

Keeping The Hopes Alive: The Mission To Gaza

Keeping The Hopes Alive: The Mission To Gaza

THE cruelty of Zioni...

Timeless Classics For Hari Raya

Timeless Classics For Hari Raya

SOMETIME before the ...

10 Body Parts You Could Do Without

10 Body Parts You Could Do Without

LOOKING to shed some...

GEORGE TOWN: The Penang government has confirmed that the Penang Bridge International Marathon (PIBM) 2013 will be held on the first bridge instead of the second Penang Bridge.

 

State Tourism Development Committee chairman Law Heng Kiang said that the change of the location was due to the safety of the participants.

He said the state government has no other choice but to use the first bridge for the event as there were no report so far by any relevant authorities on the collapse of the second bridge's ramp last month.

"The safety of the participants must come first," he told a press conference today.

On June 6, the collapsed ramp had resulted in the death of a former policeman, Tajuddin Zainal Abidin,45, who was crushed to death in the incident in Batu Maung.

Chief Minister Lim Guan Eng had also in a press statement on Monday stated the state government will not authorise the annual marathon event slated on November to be held on the second bridge until the stop work order at the bridge was lifted.

Law also said the organiser will stick to its usual route as the past years as the second bridge is yet to be completed.

Meanwhile, he pointed out about 40,000 participants from 71 countries have signed up for the marathon event so far, adding the aim was to reach a target of 50,000 participants.

Law added that registrations are still open for all categories but he cautioned that spaces were limited.

 

 

 

- Edmund Lee/ theSun

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/765293