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Malaysia: Set realistic academic goals for children

Malaysia: Set realistic academic goals for children

By Nor Hayati Endan Kuala Lumpur: Schooling should be an enjoyable, and not stressful, experience for students. However, there have been many instances of children caving in to the pressure of meeting the high expectations pinned on them by their parents and teachers. In August this year, the media reported the case of a 13-year-old […]

Malaysia to enforce smoke, vape ban in eateries starting 2020

Malaysia to enforce smoke, vape ban in eateries starting 2020

Kuala Lumpur: Smoking and vaping will be strictly prohibited in all eateries across Malaysia from 2020 onwards, the health ministry has announced. Health deputy minister Dr Lee Boon Chye has warned that offenders would be slapped with a fine of RM250 ($60.40). “If stubborn (and) not paying up, a fine of up to RM10,000 can […]

Rohana Yusuf Malaysia’s first woman President of Court of Appeals

Rohana Yusuf Malaysia’s first woman President of Court of Appeals

Putrajaya: Federal Court judge Rohana Yusuf today became the first woman to be elevated as the President of the Court of Appeals, the second highest position in the Judiciary. Rohana, 63, hails from Bachok, Kelantan. Chief Justice Tengku Maimun became the first woman to hold the highest position in the Judiciary with her promotion on […]

Are Malaysians waiting for a fresh hope?

Are Malaysians waiting for a fresh hope?

By a contributor Kuala Lumpur: Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad in accepting the fact that Malaysians were unhappy with the current state of affairs of the Pakatan Harapan (PH) Government that he leads has certainly breathed fresh hope that things will change for the better before the next general election. The people have given the PH […]

Queen shares Malaysian recipes with Turkish chefs

Queen shares Malaysian recipes with Turkish chefs

Putrajaya: Malaysia’s Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah today showcased her cooking skills to two Turkish chefs at Istana Melawati here. The two men, Omur Akkor and Alper Unluturk, have actually been following Her Majesty’s culinary activities on social media. Fascinated with the ‘Ketam Masak Lemak Cili Api’ (crab in spicy coconut gravy) prepared by Tunku […]

Malaysians urged to be more careful with water, energy consumption

Malaysians urged to be more careful with water, energy consumption

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid Kuala Lumpur:  Malaysians could do more to abate climate change and help the country’s deteriorating environmental condition by being more prudent in using energy and natural resources, particularly water. During the Malaysia Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Summit 2019 recently, it was reported that Malaysians domestic use of water is an […]

India offers 300 tertiary scholarships for Malaysian students

India offers 300 tertiary scholarships for Malaysian students

Paris: The government of India is offering full scholarships to 300 Malaysian students to pursue their tertiary studies. Malaysia’s Education Minister Dr Maszlee Malik said the matter was conveyed to him by India’s Human Resource Development Minister Dr Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank when they met on Wednesday on the sidelines of the 40th Session of the […]

Peace is fragile and should not be taken lightly – Malaysian minister

Peace is fragile and should not be taken lightly – Malaysian minister

Cyberjaya: A Malaysian minister has warned that peace is a fragile state that should not be taken lightly or be neglected. Peace is also beyond the perception that it is simply the sole responsibility of any singular government, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department P. Waytha Moorthy. “If it only took one minute for the […]

Malaysia’s Queen plans to bring handicrafts made by inmates to ASEAN Symposium

Malaysia’s Queen plans to bring handicrafts made by inmates to ASEAN Symposium

Kajang: Malaysia’s Queen Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah said she planned to take handicrafts produced by inmates to the seventh ASEAN Traditional Textile Symposium, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The queen expressed her wish in front of about 2,000 inmates at the Kajang Prison during the 2019 Malaysian National Choir Concert, Malaysia’s news agency BERNAMA reported. “We […]

Future of newspapers lies in business model: Experts

Future of newspapers lies in business model: Experts

By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin Kuala Lumpur: Since the publication of the world’s first newspaper called Relation aller Fürnemmen und gedenckwürdigen Historien in Strasbourg, Germany, in 1605, the news publishing industry has undergone constant evolution and had its share of ups and downs. Nonetheless, the print media such as newspapers and magazines managed to find […]

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