List of people from Penang

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The following is a list of prominent people who were born in or have lived in the Malaysian state of Penang, or for whom Penang is a significant part of their identity.

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  • Nicol David (born 1983), squash player, considered by some to be the greatest women's squash player of all time

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  • Glynn Edwards (1931-2018), actor best known for his role as the barman in the ITV comedy-drama Minder
  • Ella (born 1966), rock musician
  • Eu Tong Sen (1877-1941), prominent businessman in the late 19th and 20th century

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  • Han Chong (born 1981), fashion designer of womenswear label Self-Portrait [3]
  • Heah Hock Aun (born 1932), former badminton player
  • Heah Joo Seang (1899–1962), politician, business leader, rubber magnate, philanthropist

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  • G. Palanivel, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment
  • P. Ramlee (1929-1973), actor, director, singer, songwriter, composer, and producer, often considered the icon of Malay entertainment
  • Pirdaus Ismail

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abdullah Ahmad Badawi". global.britannica.com. 
  2. ^ "White Flower oil: 91 years of going from scents to strength". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-06-02. 
  3. ^ hermes (2017-03-26). "Lunch With Sumiko: How Penang-born Han Chong found success with Self-Portrait label". The Straits Times. Retrieved 2018-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Former Penang journalist elected mayor of NZ town". AsiaOne. Retrieved 2018-06-12. 
  5. ^ "Who is the top-earning CEO in US? Malaysian Tan Hock Eng". South China Morning Post. Retrieved 2018-06-02.