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Shahanaaz Habib

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Recent and archived articles by Shahanaaz Habib

24 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Growing big on udang galah

Biotechnological breeding methods using only males of the species look set to revive Malaysia’s freshwater prawn industry.

Goods in hand: Juvenile freshwater prawns after 45 days in the nursery
17 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Staying safe in cyberspace

A cybersecurity expert debunks the myth about password and PIN security but cautions against clicking on just about anything that’s available for free out there.

Rampant: From January to August this year, there has been an average of 30 cyberthreat incidents a month.
20 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Going once, going twice ...

Nowadays, it’s not just real estate speculators who attend property auctions. People looking for homes they can live in are increasingly interested in finding their first home at these auctions.

Hunting for deals: A bidder checking out a list of property up for auction.
6 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Live within your means, renters told

KUALA LUMPUR: A word of caution for Malaysians who are renting a place because they cannot afford to buy their own home. Make sure your rent does not eat up a huge chunk of your salary.

6 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Unclassified: Landlords vs Tenants

There are kung fu skills required in buying and renting. Here, two professionals share their views on how you can hone your chops in investing, renting and dealing with tenants.

30 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Oh yes, we can!

The Malaysian pursuit for superlatives – biggest, longest, highest – may have its roots in the Malaysia Boleh spirit.

Wong: “Malaysians innately starve for recognition”.
30 Jul 2017 | 7:00 AM

Malaysians are hell-bent on getting their names on MBOR

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian “can do” spirit has led to about 20 records being made daily.

19 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Shoplifters turn to aluminium foil

PETALING JAYA: Shoplifters have become creative with special bags lined with aluminium foil to avoid detection at the cash counter.

Stealth shopping: Tan (left) and Kapt Adnan inspecting one of the bags lined with aluminium foil that was seized recently.
18 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Working on walking

Pedestrian walkways need to get more ‘respect’ so that Malaysians can walk safely and comfortably while getting some exercise.

Not conducive: The study by Dr Rosilawati (below) on Jonker Street shows that walking in the popular tourist spot is far from ideal as there are shops on both sides but the pedestrian walkway is only on one side of the street.
11 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Staying on neutral grounds

Malaysia’s foreign policy of non-alignment and non-intervention will put Malaysia in good stead if the diplomatic crisis between the Gulf countries widens, say experts.

Unexpected: Many, including scholars and diplomats, were caught by surprise by the Qatar crisis as the situation in Syria and the so-called Islamic State militant group have overshadowed other issues in the region. (Inset) Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.

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