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Caught up with the kiasu culture

WHAT do fried chicken and Swedish furniture have in common?

Appeal for help to fund girl’s third heart surgery

THE family of six-year-old Loo Ying Min is appealing to the public for funds so that the girl could undergo heart surgery.

Coming to the rescue

BEING responsible for someone’s life on a daily basis can be daunting.




Hafizul with 
the battery operated hydraulic 
ambulance stretcher used to transport obese patients.

End the scourge of double-parking

THERE is a saying, “no one is more insufferable than he who lacks basic courtesy”.

Starry-eyed in Kudat

THE road is long and winding. Along the three hour-plus journey from Kota Kinabalu, across padi fields and rivers, one will pass many small villages on the two-way trunk road.




Kudat’s isolated beaches have beautiful sunsets, which make 
postcard-worthy photos.

Taking hardship in stride

WORKING six hours under the sun and walking almost 8km a day is no easy feat for an elderly person. But this has been the daily routine for Mariam Ayub, 62, ever since her husband passed away due to complications from diabetes in 2013.




Mariam walks behind as her son Mohd Sahir, who has learning disability, pushes their food cart daily for about 8km to their trading spot by the road divider to sell various types of kuih, fried noodles and fried rice.

Farewell to state icon

KUALA TERENGGANU: Mention Pasar Besar Kedai Payang (Pasar Payang), and most residents here would have fond memories of their visits to the central market and the thousands of items on display, including batik, silk and songket to entice customers.




Traders were initially told to move by April, but have been given a reprieve until June. — Photos: Bernama

Charting successful future for Selat Klang’s children

SELAT Klang assemblyman Datuk Abdul Rashid Asari is filled with desire to empower the people in his area.




Abdul Rashid (right) makes 
it a point to 
meet people face-to-face 
to understand their needs.

Handle Jalan TAR closure with care

PART of Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Jalan TAR) could possibly be closed to traffic from March 15 onwards as Kuala Lumpur City Hall (DBKL) plans to pedestrianise the 500m stretch from Jalan Esfahan junction to Jalan Melayu junction.

Portraying perfection in every performance

WEARING a combination of heavy fuschia, black and white make-up, grandmaster and doyenne of Chinese opera Kam Sin Kiew motions her hand and perfects her posture, as she shines on stage to bring a character to life.

Kam (left) showing her student the right posture while handling tools like a spear or a wooden stick during a practice session. — Photos: LOW BOON TAT/The Star

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