Among them was four-year-old Hosea Choong, four, who happily showed off the Easter eggs he found to his mother Carrie Choong. “This is the first time my son is taking part in an Easter egg hunt,” said the 42-year-old housewife. Another parent Andrea Cheah said her three-year-old son Isaac Lim woke up earlier than usual as he was excited about the Easter egg hunt. “Although this is my second time joining an Easter egg hunt, I am just as excited as the others,” he said. As for the Easter egg hunt, Wong said that it did not originally start as a Christian tradition.
April 22, 2019 00:56 UTC
The unreasonable working schedule of 996 has made many people shout “enough!”, calling for a stop to the notorious practice. The numbers “996” indicate the mandatory working hours from 9am to 9pm, six days a week, and many without overtime pay. “My company has set the 996 system on a ‘voluntary basis’ but if we do not follow, we will be judged as having low productivity. Ma emphasised that only those who had the passion can stick to the 996 work system, adding that the company did not need people who aimed for the typical eight-hour office lifestyle. On top of that, the 996 system can lead to social problems such as low birth rates due to late marriage, high divorce and problem kids as parents spend less time supervising them.
April 22, 2019 00:56 UTC
JOHOR BARU: For top SPM scorer Eugene Chong, time management was a key factor for his success. “We must have discipline to ensure a healthy balance between studies and recreational activities,” said Eugene, 18, from SMK Sultan Ismail. His father, David Chong, 65, said he never pushed Eugene to score or compared his results with that of other children. “As parents, we must encourage and guide our children to reach their full potential,” said the proud father of two. “My parents, P. Chandara, 57, and M. Inbavali, 50, are very supportive and always encourage me to do better.
April 22, 2019 00:45 UTC
The man from Tainan city in Taiwan, said he had enough of his controlling and clingy girlfriend of two years and wanted to break up, reported China Press. The daily said before they went their separate ways, the couple agreed to have a “break-up sex”. > Sin Chew Daily reported that a woman from Henan, China, gained fame on Internet due to her extraordinarily long hair. Qiao revealed that she hasn’t cut her hair for 15 years because her mother asked her not to. “I will only consider trimming my hair when they turn white or there’s too much hair fall,” she said.
April 22, 2019 00:22 UTC
THE National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) is turning MAEPS Serdang into a glowing party. The NKF Glow Run which is happening on July 20 will take participants down a luminous 5km route of neon lights with a party-like atmosphere from start to finish. The event is a part of NKF’s 50th anniversary celebration which aims at educating and increasing public awareness of kidney disease while raising funds to subsidise underprivileged kidney failure patients. NKF Glow Run is a fun way to put this into practice,” said NKF chief executive officer Chua Hong Wee. All participants will be provided with a race pack and those who complete the run will get a finisher T-shirt and medal.
April 22, 2019 00:22 UTC
Advertising is a necessity and a well-executed marketing campaign can elevate brand awareness, said Tan. Malaysian exporters can learn from Singaporean brands’ A&P campaigns, she said, citing Charles & Keith and BreadTalk which found success beyond the republic. The company exports its products to 25 countries across Asia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. In the final session, Top Glove Corporation Bhd managing director Datuk Lee Kim Meow will talk about “The Secrets of a Successful Exporter”. Star Media Group in partnership with Standard Chartered launched the inaugural Export Excellence Awards 2019, with PKT Logistics as co-sponsor and Matrade as patron.
April 22, 2019 00:11 UTC
Compiled by YIMIE YONG, ALLISON LAI and R. ARAVINTHANFENOMENA, the fourth album by legendary rock band Search, marks its 30th anniversary this year, reported Metro Ahad. The album, released in February 1989, is not only known as the best by Search but also the best rock album ever in the local music industry. Producer Datuk M. Nasir and Search bandmates said they met with a lot of challenges during the making of the album. M. Nasir added that rock music was not popular in Indonesia then so the engineers had no experience in dealing with the genre. The actress from Kekasih Paksa Rela said she has known Amirul for more than a year.
April 22, 2019 00:11 UTC
Her political awakening started after the sacking of then deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim in 1998. The 57-year-old has come a long way since then and is now the Selangor Housing and Urban Living Committee chairman and is also PKR Wanita chief. She also made history in 2008 by becoming Deputy Speaker at the Selangor State Assembly, the first woman appointed to the post. Haniza was a two-term assemblyman for Taman Medan in Petaling Jaya before being moved to Lembah Jaya during the 14th General Election. Going to the ground is all in a day’s work for Haniza, who handles the housing and urban living portfolio in Selangor.
April 22, 2019 00:00 UTC
SEGAMBUT MP Hannah Yeoh has suggested that the promised housing for Bukit Kiara longhouse residents be built within the current longhouse site, while preserving the remaining parts of Taman Rimba Kiara (TRK) as a green lung. However, she said the matter was still subject to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission’s investigation on an alleged conflict of interest involving TRK’s proposed development. She said negotiations on the proposed development at TRK were still ongoing. On April 20, StarMetro highlighted the plight of the families who have been living in the Bukit Kiara longhouse for nearly 40 years. The proposed project covers apartment units for the longhouse residents and condominiums.
April 21, 2019 23:48 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: In the most painful years of his life, Bak Zi Yang (pic) had to depend on a walking stick and struggled to even put one foot in front of the other. Bak, 33, was diagnosed 12 years ago with ankylosing spondylitis, a chronic, inflammatory arthritis that causes fusion of the spine. Yesterday, he achieved the monumental feat of racing up 2,058 steps to the top of the 288m KL Tower in just 27 minutes. Bak, a firm believer that life is too short to be dull, completed the challenge as a participant of the KL Tower International Towerthon Challenge 2019. “It’s exciting to challenge yourself to do something for your life,” said Bak, who joined his first marathon in August last year.
SINGAPORE: Malaysia is committed to continuing the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project despite asking for a six-month extension from Singapore, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke. It was reported that Malaysia requested a six-month suspension of the project to review certain terms of the agreement. Khaw said although the bilateral agreement did not support any suspension, in the spirit of bilateral cooperation, Singapore would work on the supplementary agreement. “Like in the case of High Speed Rail bilateral agreement, we can work on amendments or what we call the supplementary agreement. “So, I think the first step is to finalise and sign the supplementary agreement, which we hope will be done soon,” said Khaw.
SINGAPORE: Seletar Airport may not be as busy as Changi Airport. Firefly suspended all of its flights to Singapore since Dec 1 last year, saying its services would resume once the authorities had sorted out regulatory issues with regards to its move to Seletar Airport. Onward bound: Loke (right) being welcomed by Khaw at Seletar Airport as Senior Minister of State Dr Lam Pin Min looks on. “It has resulted in a win-win situation, in which Firefly was granted approval to fly to Seletar Airport,” he said. Khaw said regulators from both countries would be meeting next week to discuss the new GPS approach procedures, which will replace ILS procedures at Seletar Airport.
What I am doing now is three times more of what I did when I was the Prime Minister for the first time. I don’t know why but probably some money has been filtered away. So, land has been taken away from the people, wrong things were done - things that were against the law. I don’t know what it means. But in the case of the railway, you don’t need to build bigger railways.
April 21, 2019 23:26 UTC
Zurini Hasbullah, from Kuching, Sarawak, is a regular contributor to the Autisme Malaysia FB page. Zurini said: “Pages like Autisme Malaysia help a lot with information because I have begun to understand better what it means to be on the spectrum. — AZMAN ABDUL AZIZAzman Abdul Aziz, 54, from Shah Alam, has a 22-year-old son, Afwan Ali, who is on the autism spectrum. There’s a lot of information out there which I feel may do more harm than good!”Azman is a regular contributor to the Autisme Malaysia FB page. When you go online, you tend to take shortcuts and just read information you think is important.”
April 21, 2019 23:26 UTC
KUALA LUMPUR: A year into its leadership, Pakatan Harapan is focusing on what it can actually achieve from its manifesto. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad admitted that some of the promises in the election manifesto – such as the abolition of toll – as something that could not be done in the immediate term without the government stretching its finances. Expressions: Candid moments with Dr Mahathir during the interview at yayasan Al Bukhary in Kuala lumpur. — AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star“So, there is quite a good loyalty (to the Prime Minister),” said Dr Mahathir in a special interview with The Star. I don’t have much time to read but I do read to keep myself updated with the latest technologies,” said Dr Mahathir.
April 21, 2019 23:15 UTC