Dangerous to use landline during storm


By Tengku Faezah Tengku Yusof KUALA LUMPUR: The rainy season is upon us and with that comes thunderstorms and the risk posed by lightning strikes. Speaking of lightning, did you know it is more dangerous to talk on a corded landline phone than a cellular phone during a thunderstorm? Landlines […]

TikTok drops cyberbullying policy


TIKTOK has dropped a ‘blunt’ cyberbullying policy, the Chinese-owned video sharing app said after a report it hid posts by disabled, gay and overweight people. People deemed “susceptible to harassment or cyberbullying based on their physical or mental condition” had the reach of their posts restricted, German site NetzPolitik.org reported, […]

Oprah Winfrey to produce new documentary


THE yet-untitled documentary is set to premiere next year on the streaming service Apple TV+. According to a press release, the film will be “a profound examination of race, gender, class and intersectionality, and the toll assaults take on their victims and society at large.” The documentary will particularly focus […]

Majestic Hills and Mountains of Sarawak

James Ritchie

Pioneers of the Bidayuh Mountains Among Sarawak’s most innovative and hard-working communities are the Bidayuh — highlanders who came down the mountains to settle on the plains around Kuching. Originally from the Sungkung mountain complex in South Western Kalimantan, the community trudged across the forests to the hills of Sentah, […]

Chip demand to rebound next year on 5G expansion


SEOUL: Global demand for memory chips will rebound next year, helped by the spread of 5G services, market research reports showed Saturday, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported. Chipmakers, such as Samsung Electronics Co. and SK hynix Inc., have suffered from declines in sales revenue this year due to excessive […]

Drake declared Spotify’s most-streamed artiste of decade


As the 2010s winds to a close streaming titan Spotify recently announced that poppy rap sensation Drake is the most globally streamed artist of the decade with more than 28 billion streams. British crooner Ed Sheeran, hip hop warbler Post Malone, pop royalty Ariana Grande and rap iconoclast Eminem rounded […]

How to keep apples fresh and crisp


If you’ve ever tried to keep a stock of apples over the winter, you’ll know that keeping them fresh and appetising can be a challenge. But there is a way to delay the ageing process. The minute an apple leaves the tree, it starts to change. First it ripens, becoming […]

Extraordinary method to save the earth

Durable, and environmental-friendly, Lucy Heng first encountered the method of weaving bags out of plastic packaging more than two years ago from her elder sister during one of her visits to her hometown, Malacca, Malaysia. But she had only gotten serious months after when the priest of her church read […]

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