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(ä`lôr sĕtär`) or
(stär), city (1991 pop. 165,113), capital of Kedah, Malaysia, central Malay Peninsula, on the Kedah River. It is a major center for trade in rice and rubber. The residence of the Sultan of Kedah is in the city.
BAHRAIN's soccer club Muharraq are favourites to make progress in the semi-finals of the AFC Cup today when they take on Malaysian champions Kedah in the quarter-finals' second-leg match at 5pm (Bahrain time) at Darul Aman Stadium in Alor Star.
KUALA LUMPUR - AirAsia, a Malaysian-based low fare no frills airline, is offering 10,000 seats to Penang, Kota Bharu, Kuala Terengganu, Johor Bahru, Alor Star, Hat Yai, Jakarta, Bandung, and Padang for free.