Sim Leoi Leoi

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25 Sep 2017 | 7:00 AM

Rooting out ketum menace

EXCLUSIVE: PETALING JAYA: Authorities are acting to clamp down on the consumption and sale of ketum leaves by increasing fines by up to 10 times and imposing a longer jail sentence on offenders.

Leaf it alone: General Operations Force officers checking seized ketum leaves in Padang Besar in this file picture. — Bernama
5 Aug 2017 | 7:00 AM

Begging for the human traffickers

EXCLUSIVE: Stroll through the busiest parts of Kuala Lumpur and you will run into a group of foreign child beggars forced to beg not out of poverty but to benefit syndicates linked to human traffickers. Rescue operations save the young victims and haul in the workers, but the masterminds remain anonymous and at large – free to continue the cycle.

5 Jun 2017 | 7:00 AM

Outrage over hunting pix on FB

PETALING JAYA: Conservation groups have expressed concern over the recent flood of “sport hunting” pictures of many protected species on Facebook.

8 May 2017 | 7:00 AM

Ulu Muda wildlife under threat

PETALING JAYA: The Ulu Muda Reserve in Kedah, which is already facing risk as a water catchment area, is in danger of having its wildlife poached.

Cause for concern: A still from a WildCRU camera trap showing suspected poachers in the Ulu Muda Reserve, which is one of only two places in the peninsula where the spotted leopard is found.
30 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Vet your workers, child centres urged

PETALING JAYA: It takes only minutes to fill in the form and attach a photo to the authorities, yet, nearly all institutions that work with children in Malaysia do not take the time to carry out background checks on their staff.

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16 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Giving the gift of water

A doctor finds a way to focus on providing clean drinking water to the people.

Hope for the thirsty: Dr Rajiv (left) with one of the bigger, communal systems launched at an orang asli village in Jempol, Negri Sembilan.
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2 Apr 2017 | 7:00 AM

Going nuts about Bolt

The runaway success of this ‘momma’s boy’ is fast becoming an inspiration to all who yearn to be on the right track too.

Towering presence: Bolt, posing here for a wefie with Pemandu Associates CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala (left) and Alibaba founder Jack Ma, wowed the audience at the recent Global Transformation Forum 2017 in Kuala Lumpur.
23 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Digital zone: Paving the way to mega trade growth

KUALA LUMPUR: Datuk Seri Najib Razak and Alibaba Group’s founder Jack Ma have launched the much-anticipated Digital Free Trade Zone (DFTZ), expected to generate trade worth US$65bil (RM286bil) by 2025.

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23 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

‘Love of people’ drives Branson

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a rousing end to the first day of the Global Transformation Forum 2017 as business magnate Richard Branson fielded questions and selfie requests.

Branson: Spoke on issues from space travel to US President Donald Trump.
23 Mar 2017 | 7:00 AM

Idris: We chose the road less travelled

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia chose the “Road Less Travelled” when it embarked on its transformation plan, says Pemandu president and CEO Datuk Seri Idris Jala.