By Noorazlina Jindeh
KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) -- Did they mean coto or soto? That was what this writer wondered when she was first asked to try the “Coto Makassar” at a function recently.
As it turned out, coto is a traditional Indonesian dish similar to the Malaysian soto. The soup-based coto is from Makassar, South Sulawesi but its ingredients and serving methods differ from that of soto.
The delicious aroma of broth and spices permeated the air as she moved nearer to the food truck selling Coto Makassar. It made her mouth water.
By Noraizura Ahmad
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 13 (Bernama) -- The act of insulting and mocking the monarchy through social media has become increasingly common nowadays that some have suggested that Malaysia implement the lese majeste law as practiced in Thailand.
Lese majeste – from the Latin laesa majestas – literally means ‘injured majesty’.
In Thailand, the act of violating majesty is a crime that if found guilty, carries a prison term of three to 15 years.
By Kurniawati Kamarudin
SUNGAI SIPUT (Bernama) -- Logging and farming activities are leading to shrinking forests and causing the Orang Asli communities here to lose their economic mainstay.
To eke out a living, and making use of the natural environment of the remaining forest space they dwell in, some of the Orang Asli have ventured into ecotourism.
In fact, in Pos Yum, about 60 kilometres from here and home to the Temiar Orang Asli indigenous group, a resort of sorts – called Pos Yum Chalet – has already been up and running since August last year.
By Muhammad Basir bin Roslan
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Several cases of restaurant operators misusing the halal certificate have emerged of late.
Some were found displaying expired certificates while others had the audacity to exhibit certificates that were not validated by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Jakim) or the relevant state Islamic department.
On Jan 31 in Kota Bharu, the Kelantan branch of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry opened an investigation paper on a restaurant for using an expired Jakim logo and Malaysian Halal Verification Certificate.
By Shakir Husain
Bernama's correspondent in New Delhi Shakir Husain shares his take on the happenings in India.
NEW DELHI (Bernama) -- Dependent on oil and gas imports to fuel its large economy, India is seeking long-term energy security.
Its efforts are focused on securing supplies of fossil fuels as well as building renewable energy capacity.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday opened a crude oil storage facility with a capacity of 1.33 million metric tonnes in the southern state of Andhra Pradesh.
By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin
BENTONG (Bernama) -- Nestled in a valley at the foothills of the Titiwangsa mountain range, Janda Baik is a good place for some rest and recreation for weary city folks.
Just a 45-minute drive from Kuala Lumpur and surrounded by luxurious rainforests, picturesque waterfalls and burbling streams, the village has plenty of small resorts, chalets and homestays to meet the accommodation needs of visitors who head to Janda Baik during the weekends.
For the more discerning people seeking a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, the spanking new Embun Luxury Villas may be a good choice.
By Nur Adila Abdul Wahab
BUKIT MERTAJAM (Bernama) -- Entrepreneurs should optimise the use of automation technology as it could help keep their business up-to-date and ease the expansion into international markets.
The use of technology in manufacturing is found to not only increase productivity but ensure hygiene and quality.
However, are entrepreneurs - particularly those in the small and medium industries (SMIs) - prepared to shift their mindsets and employ the use of automative and innovative technologies in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0)?