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Sakini Mohd Said

Keep the traditions going this Deepavali

PETALING JAYA: On Sunday, Hindus will celebrate Deepavali — or Diwali as it is also known as — which is among Malaysia's major festivals. Deepavali...

Sultan Abdullah the ‘icon for national unity’

KUALA LUMPUR: Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri'ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah's calls for Malaysians to stay united as one has been ringing out loudly since he was...

Expertise in oncology puts Malaysia on medical tourism map

KUALA LUMPUR: For three whole months, Ibu Ida had nosebleeds which worried her and her family members. Although it was not painful, the 54-year-old housewife...

Open house to show off or forge closer ties?

I was waiting for my turn to be served at a lemang stall in Hulu Langat, Selangor, when I overheard some customers complaining about...

Aesthetic Doctor: No such thing as cheap cosmetic procedures

KUALA LUMPUR: While it is the norm for traders to offer price cuts during Ramadan to lure customers, beauty salons also jump on the...

Unveiling ‘make-up’ secrets of Sarawak songket

MUKAH: The Sarawak Songket Weaving Centre has what seems like a peculiar prerequisite for people who wish to take up songket weaving. As Saanah Suhaili,...

Ramadan alms-giving not just for the rich

FOCUS KUALA LUMPUR: The other day at work, a colleague happily informed me that we would all be treated to 'bubur lambuk' (a special porridge...

Breaking fast and breaking norms

I had always imagined that if ever I were to buka puasa in a university overseas, it would be with other Muslim students or...

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