Fashion designers lending a helping hand

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Big-fashion brands and high street names worldwide are turning their production lines to meet needs arising from the Covid-19 crisis. Some are focused on masks while for others, its protective equipment and overalls for front-liners. In Malaysia, altruistic fashion initiatives are...

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...

Defying the odds

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Limb amputation is a life-changing event that signifies long-term physical, social, psychological, and environmental change. And that is exactly what Manny Lobrigo Jr. had to experience, when he lost his left leg in a tragic accident. This is the heart-warming story...

Aye, nay or a myth? — Crisis & baby boom

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KUALA LUMPUR: As Malaysia enters the third phase of the movement control order (MCO) that will last until April 28, aimed at curbing the Covid-19 infection rate, talks on the possibility that it could lead to a baby boom is rife.  Malaysia has been in a partial...

Food trends during the MCO

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In the weeks of the movement control order (MCO), many trends have surfaced and with so much time on their hands, curious social media users picked up trends to keep themselves occupied. One of such is the consumer preferences in the...

Monsters Among Us

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It is terrifying to note that regardless of how much we try to protect our children, it will never 100 percent safe for them. With harrowing stories of sexual abuse lurking amongst children, Firzana Redzuan promised that she will not rest...

Is Mother Nature striking back?

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By M. Govind Nair KUALA LUMPUR: Is Mother Nature striking back? As Covid-19 continues to ravage the world, one gets the uncanny feeling that Mother Nature is beginning to reclaim what she has been losing to...

A blessing in disguise

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When Ng Kui Choo gave birth to her daughter, she learned that her baby had Down syndrome, and immediately she felt a sense of soul-crushing hopelessness. But somewhere along the journey, Ng saw not the end of the world, but the...

Corn grower enjoys sweet success

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BY NUR NATASHA AIDA ISMAIL KUALA PILAH: Once a factory technician, Azmi Abu, 47, is today a corn grower earning a few hundred thousand ringgit with each harvest from his 76-acre cornfield. Azmi shows...

Bringing layers of Borneo to the Brits

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A new business is brewing in the United Kingdom that revolves about the traditional layer cake known as Kek Lapis, which originated as part of the afternoon tea for colonial administrators in Indonesia before being introduced locally in the 70s and...