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Australia bars entry to Vietnamese for failing to declare meat

SYDNEY: Australia has refused entry to a Vietnamese woman for failing to declare 10 kg of raw pork, seafood and poultry on arrival in Sydney, its first expulsion under a more strict biosecurity law, authorities announced.

Contradictheory: To give or not to give when beggars approach?

Is it better to give money directly to the poor or to welfare organisations that will distribute the money? People want to help the poverty-stricken but how do we do so effectively, wonders Contradictheory columnist Dzof Azmi.

Spend a day without the mobile phone

From ANDREW FAN of Petaling Jaya.

Saving them from the street

TWENTY-FOUR vagrants were rounded up from the street in a special integrated operation in Jalan Masjid Kapitan Keling and the Komtar area in George Town.

Have a heart for homeless in Melaka

WHILE I was walking along Lorong Hang Jebat, Melaka, one afternoon, an elderly man came up to me asking for RM5.

Taking advantage of festive season

THANKS to the generosity of Malaysians, beggars are making their presence felt again at the popular Kapitan Keling Mosque in George Town, Penang.

I drank myself to the bottom of Luckin Coffee’s IPO

The pending Nasdaq debut of China’s Luckin Coffee Inc begs the question of whether it’s a purveyor of beverages, or a technology company.