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Sadao Welcoming More Malaysian Tourists

By Hasnah Jusid

SADAO (Southern Thailand) (Bernama) -- Sadao, located some 20km from the border of Bukit Kayu Hitam in Kedah, might not be as well known to Malaysians as other Thai destinations.

Few stop to explore the region even though those heading towards Hatyai for a vacation would most likely have to travel through it.

However, this small district used to be a part of Kedah. It is today under the Songkhla Province of Thailand with a mere population of 21,662.

A majority of them are of Chinese or Thai descent and they practice the Buddhist or Muslim faith.


Getting Under The Skin Of Psoriasis

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Freelance photographer Raja Mokhzairi Raja Fauzi used to be self-conscious whenever people stared at him.

Almost 70 per cent of his body is affected by psoriasis, a chronic, autoimmune disease that causes the skin to develop red, scaly patches.

"As a photographer, I'm always surrounded by people with beautiful skin and it made me feel insecure, which actually hindered my work.

"The more skin I showed, the more insecure I felt as people could see my scaly and flaky skin, " said Raja Mokhzairi, 30, who has been suffering from psoriasis since he was 12.

Barbers and masseurs have often declined to serve him when he sought their services


Bandar Tun Razak, from squatter village to modern township

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama) -- Bandar Tun Razak, a parliamentary constituency located nine kilometres from the capital was once a village with a squatter settlement inhabited by only about 100 families.


Resolving mental illness issues in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR, April 18 (Bernama)-- By 2020, mental illness is expected to be the second biggest health problem affecting Malaysians after heart disease.


Pahang An Ideal Ecotourism Destination

By Sarimah Othman

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Ecotourism products are one of the main things that foreign tourists love about Malaysia, and Pahang's Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) knows this.


An Award To Be Treasured

By Nurul Halawati Mohamad Azhari

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- When the announcer proclaimed Azizah Mohamad Yusof as the recipient of the 2018 National Craftsman award, the octogenarian found herself registering the gamut of human emotions.


Blind People Want To Do More

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- One of the main challenges faced by the blind is the difficulty in accessing information. This is because most information are only available in print or digital format.