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Insurance thrives in pandemic

KUCHING: The Covid-19 pandemic is a blessing in disguise for the insurance industry which has surprisingly witnessed an unexpected increase in demands from the public to buy insurance policies and medical plans. Choo Hong Wee, Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (Prudential)...

RM1.50 lockdown rice dish eases burden of residents impacted by pandemic

TUMPAT: Concern over the plight of residents impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic has spurred a nasi berlauk operator, who is a single mother, to sell her Kelantanese rice dish at only RM1.50 per pack as a charitable deed while...

When the going gets tough, Amalia gets going

Some small business owners are staying afloat during the Covid-19 pandemic by adapting themselves and innovating their products in alignment with the current circumstances. Read how online boutique owner Amalia Afifiyati Iman Sholeh manages to do so. The Covid-19 pandemic...

Prestige BioPharma first-in-class pancreatic cancer treatment receives France clinical trial approval

KUALA LUMPUR: Prestige BioPharma Limited (PBP) announced that French National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products has approved a Phase 1/2a clinical trial of its first-in-class anti-PAUF monoclonal antibody, PBP1510, for pancreatic cancer treatment. The trial will...

Samsung launches upgraded Odyssey gaming monitors

SEOUL: Samsung Electronics Co on Monday announced the global launch of its upgraded gaming monitors as the South Korean tech giant tries to boost sales amid the stay-at-home trend. The 2021 edition of Odyssey gaming monitors — G70A, G50A and...

Challenges abound but herd immunity still possible

By Nina Muslim KUALA LUMPUR: In these Covid-19 times, herd immunity has become this buzzword that signals freedom, normalcy and safety all in one. Malaysia is set to focus solely on herd immunity within a few weeks once vaccinations for the...

Norhaslin finds niche in tiffin carriers

KUCHING: Collectors of "mangkuk tingkat"—a kind of lunch box used widely in Asia — can now get them customised according to the designs of their choice. According to Norhaslin Ra'ee Han, the idea to run the business came about in...

The housewife with multiple businesses

KUCHING: By focusing on more than one business (food, clothing, and mobile spa services), 39-year-old housewife Massilawati Suhai Melian has been able to supplement her family’s income. "I started the business in 2018 as I am a full-time housewife," she...

Women’s challenges working from home

KUCHING: Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many workers are working from home (WFH). The Malaysian government recently decided 80 percent of government staff and 40 percent of private sector workers would work from home to flatten the Covid-19 infection curve. Based...

The pometia pinnata seeds (biji Buah Kristal) are they really safe to eat?

KUCHING: The pometia pinnata (buah kristal) is reportedly flooding the local markets with people queuing to buy the delicious fruit. Some people claim that its seeds are also delicious when fried, but are they really safe to eat? According to Facebook...

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Insurance thrives in pandemic

KUCHING: The Covid-19 pandemic is a blessing in disguise for the insurance industry which has surprisingly witnessed an unexpected...