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Proof of pricing: A restaurant in Petaling Jaya displaying its menu with prices on the board for all to see.

Hidden cost must be displayed

EXCLUSIVE: Consumers, who have often been misled into paying more than they bargained for on products and services, may soon have reason to cheer.


Netizens too decry Runnymede ancillary buildings demolition

Prime area: An aerial shot showing the flattened ancillary buildings at the Runnymede property in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah, Penang.

GEORGE TOWN: Netizens and heritage lovers have taken to social media to voice their outrage over the demolition of the ancillary buildings of Runnymede in Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah.

Visitors throng Zoo Negara during festive season

Family time: Liang Liang bonding with her cub at the Giant Panda Conservation Centre. — AZMAN GHANI/The Star

KUALA LUMPUR: The Lunar New Year and school holidays have been a good excuse for families to throng Zoo Negara.


Suu Kyi gets extra security after death threat

YANGON: Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi (pic) has been given extra security following a death threat on Facebook alluding to her presidential ambitions, officials said.

Making money off the new year

Big spenders: Chinese tourists buying new luggage to store shopping items in Tokyo. — Reuters

Beijing: Spring Festival traditionally is the most important time of the year for family reunions, but as China has become prosperous, an increasing number of wealthy Chinese are travelling abroad, bringing big business to global retailers.


Quake hits eastern Indonesia island, no casualties reported

JAKARTA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake near an eastern Indonesian island knocked out telephone, radio communications and roads late on Friday, but there were no reported casualties, local residents and a government official said on Saturday.

North Korea to halt search for Japanese abductees - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - North Korea has declared void an agreement to reopen a probe into the fate of abducted Japanese citizens after Japan imposed sanctions following Pyongyang's rocket launch, Asahi newspaper reported on Saturday.



The monkey swings in

 Fun activity: Pupils form the Chinese character “Hou” which means “Monkey” during their practice session.

Like the Lunar New Year year animal that’s smart, curious and enthusiastic, schoolchildren hope to use their knowledge, skills and creativity for a great year ahead.

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