A third chance at life

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It was in 2011 that Stephanie Goh heard that a close friend of hers was diagnosed with breast cancer. That was when she came with the idea of going for a check-up herself. She added that at the...

‘Not all students can benefit from online teaching’

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KUALA LUMPUR: The closure of schools and institutions of higher learning during the movement control order (MCO) period has presented new challenges to educators in ensuring continuity of the teaching and learning process. While online teaching and learning is not new in this...

Jolynn J Chin releases new track ‘Stop Corona’

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Local piano virtuoso, Jolynn J Chin is back again with her latest track ‘Stop Corona’, made in the midst of the current pandemic. Presented with a different touch, the track is an obvious proof of her progress in music.

A gift from above

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A mother’s love is like nothing else in the world. It is strong and gentle, loud and quiet, protecting and releasing one thing in one moment and another in the next moment. It changes with a child’s needs, but is always...

Queen Of The World International Malaysia 2020

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(From left) Diana Alin, Grace Toh, Joanna Martin, Bonnie Tan, Nority Bujeng and Siti Nooraimie Ahli. Pageant competitions often serve as a platform to advocate on social issues. Pageants often produce influencers of the decade —...

A tourist island without tourists

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With the Covid-19 crisis keeping hotels and beaches deserted for much of the tourist season, many island business owners are struggling to survive. Hit by economical consequences Police have closed off a parking...

An invitation fit for royalty

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Ancient Malay texts such as ‘Tuhfat Al-Nafis’ and ‘Sulalatus Salatin’ have it that when a message has to be delivered to a ruler, it has to be done decorously and in a manner befitting royalty. And, the messenger bearing the letter is no ordinary mortal but...

COVID-19: A deadly threat

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The world is currently shaken by the news of a single strand RNA virus — the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOv) — first detected in Wuhan, Hubei in China in early December last year. As of February 12,...

Ups and downs of teaching in the interior

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By Zaphne Philip KUCHING: Any teacher who has taught in a remote school in Sarawak will attest that besides their teaching duties, they also have to play the role of parent, carer, well-wisher and mentor to the students. Austin Albert Jalin had his first...

Grabbing hold of an old tradition

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A child’s first birthday is one of the most important days to celebrate. It signifies his or her physical growth, from a baby to a toddler — blossoming to the next stage in life. High hopes for...