N Rama Lohan

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29 Nov 2017 | 7:00 AM

UM algae project wins Newton Prize

KUALA LUMPUR: Loving nature rarely constitutes loving algae, but it was a love for these organisms that led to Professor Dr Phang Siew Moi and her team from Universiti Malaya (UM) clinching the Newton Prize 2017 worth RM635,000.

Winning combination: The Malaysian team of (from left) Associate Professor Dr Vengadesh Periasamy, Muhammad Musoddiq Jaafar, Professor Phang and Dr Ng Fong Lee at the Newton Prize 2017 presentation ceremony.
23 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Living and eating healthy the Beckham way

KUALA LUMPUR: He has been a picture of health for the last 25 years as a professional footballer, and David Beckham brought that precise image of himself to Malaysia.

Global icon: Beckham greeting fans at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur.
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17 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Three generations of men in blue

KUALA LUMPUR: For a policeman who had never fired a single shot at criminals, the late Supt M. Govindasamy (pic) inspi­red not only his son but also his grandson to join the force.

10 Nov 2016 | 7:00 AM

Dimsum the place for your Asian fix

PETALING JAYA: Malaysians are excited at the prospect of sinking their teeth into the country’s first home-grown, exclusively Asian video-on-demand service, Star Media Group’s newest digital offering —

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30 Jun 2015 | 7:00 AM

Music legend takes final bow

KUALA LUMPUR: Today is Ooi Eow Jin’s curtain-closing performance at Colonial Cafe in Majestic Hotel here.

Curtain call: Ooi was a sought-after arranger in his heyday.
22 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Vaudeville band Fazz doesn’t care if their burlesque-pop isn’t radio friendly

It takes a special act to chuck caution to the wind. Malaysian band Fazz is the epitome of such an act.

Musical-pop act Fazz, featuring (L-R) Yeoh, Farouq, Cho and Kevin, offers a sound rarely heard from Malaysian bands. Photos: The Star/RAYMOND OOI; Clothes: Zalora
18 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Searching for great LP record bargains

Prices have sky-rocketed in the last 10 years, and if vinyl LP buyers are not careful, they could be scalped. But armed with proper info, this common pitfall can be evaded.

Paying the paltry sum of RM5 for Robert Johnsons King Of The Delta Blues Singers Vol II and RM35 for The Paul Butterfield Blues Bands double LP best of collection, Golden Butter, certainly constitutes a steal.
4 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Nothing Grim about the Preachers

It’s more than 40 years ago that Malaysian rock band Grim Preachers signed off at the height of its popularity. Now, the band is out for one more hurrah.

Ready to roll: (from left) Grim Preacher’s original manager Khalid Mahmood, Kamaruddin Abdullah, Eko Muhatma and Nik Azmi are gearing up to entertain the audience with the timeless sounds of 60s and 70s rock tomorrow at Hard Rock Cafe Kuala Lumpur
2 Apr 2015 | 7:00 AM

Blues with a bluster: Hassan Peter Brown talks about his new album

The music scene here is familiar with Hassan Peter Brown’s folky travails, but this time around, he dips his hand deep into American backwaters on his latest solo album.

15 Mar 2015 | 7:00 AM

How a Bosnian woman rebuilt her life in Malaysia after fleeing civil war

'Never let fear hold you back from doing what you want to do.' — Edina Dizdarevic

Family fun: It has not been easy, but Dizdarevic has managed to strike a fine balance between caring for her son Khal and juggling a career in public relations. - RICKY LAI/The Star