By Zalina Maizan Ngah and Noor Aznida Alias
KUALA TERENGGANU (Bernama) -- Traditional Malay goldsmiths are a dying breed in Terengganu.
Famed for their exquisite and mostly handmade filigree jewellery, many of the artisans – whose families have been involved in the trade for generations – have quit the business due to its unattractive returns.
According to Tuan Azmi Tuan Moning, 55, who is among the remaining traditional goldsmiths in the district of Kuala Nerus, during the 1980s more than 50 goldsmiths used to ply their trade in Kuala Terengganu and Kuala Nerus but now the number has dwindled to 15.
By Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr. Mustaffa Embong, Consultant Diabetologist
The writer Emeritus Professor Datuk Dr Mustaffa Embong is consultant diabetologist at the National Diabetes Institute (NADI). This is the second of his series of articles on medications for people with diabetes.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- In the previous write-up on medications for people with diabetes, we talked about the use of oral medications (tablets) for the treatment of diabetes as an addition (not a replacement) to a healthy diet and regular physical activity.
In this article, we will discuss briefly the use of insulin and other injectables in the treatment of both type 1 and type 2 diabetes. We will also touch on other medications usually prescribed for people with diabetes.
By Sakini Mohd Said
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Salim Adam works for a cleaning services company and for the last 15 years, he has been supervising cleaning activities at the Sri Perlis 2 public housing flats at Jalan Datuk Keramat, here.
The firm the 65-year-old works for has been commissioned by Kuala Lumpur City Hall to take care of the cleanliness of the housing area.
Besides supervising and monitoring the sweepers there, Salim is also responsible for ensuring that the premises are cleaned according to the schedule set by the company.
By Kurniawati Kamarudin
SUNGAI SIPUT (Bernama) -- Situated on elevated terrain in the Titiwangsa mountain range and surrounded by luscious rainforests, Pos Kuala Mu has all the trappings of a fascinating ecotourism destination.
It is most fortunate that the local community, comprising the Orang Asli's Temiar ethnic group, has not let the area's tourism value to go to waste.
Availing themselves of the resources around them, a group of enterprising people from the community has built chalets on three sites to lure visitors.
By Hafzi Mohamed
KOTA BHARU (Bernama) -- It is not uncommon to see kids as young as seven riding horses by the coastal villages in Kelantan – bareback and barefooted.
Horse riding and breeding is a Kelantanese tradition that many Malaysians are not aware of. Here, owners are not only from among the wealthy but from among fishermen and farmers as well.
Horse racing is a common sport in these villages, with competitions held once or twice a month. It is therefore not surprising that the state has even produced world-class jockeys.
By Ravindran Raman Kutty
The writer, Ravindran Raman Kutty, is an award-winning communications practitioner and a fellow of the Institute of Public Relations Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The Bukit Kledang illegal land clearing in Perak is really worrying and baffling. Ten hectares of land have been cleared without the approval or consent of the state authorities.
This reminds me of a photograph that I came across in a local daily that screamed: “Malaysia is balding quickly”.
According to 2013 reports quoting the findings of researchers from the US-based University of Maryland and Google Inc that developed a global forest map, Malaysia suffered the world's highest rate of forest loss between 2002 and 2012.
By Niam Seet Wei
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- No one can predict what will happen when one ventures beyond the comfort zone.
Similarly, when former reporter Lee Meng Fun decided to quit her full-time job in 2016 to try her hand in unchartered territory, she had no idea what awaited her.
Betting on the 50-50 odds by leveraging the sharing economy wave, Lee, 37, never imagined that she would eventually become a successful industry player. In just over two years, her business has blossomed and she is now managing 15 homestays in Cameron Highlands, Pahang.
“It feels surreal till today, as I had never known that the demand for homestays could be so strong,” said Lee, who served with a local Chinese daily for over five years from 2005.