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Community 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Sellers not increasing the price of sugarcane used in Hokkien prayers

MOST sugarcane sellers in Penang made their customers who are celebrating the Jade Emperor’s birthday happy by not increasing the price of the stalks.

Nation 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Sabah issues red tide warning over harmful algal bloom

KOTA KINABALU: Sabah has issued a red tide warning after detecting the deadly algal bloom in waters off the state’s west coast.

Focus 26 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Resort offers daily walking tours led by nature guides

DISCOVERING that Langkawi Island’s iconic bird symbol is not actually an eagle but a Brahminy Kite bird is one of the many eye-opening facts Berjaya Langkawi Resort’s guests will find out about the 160 million-year-old rainforest.

Business 25 Feb 2015 | 6:52 AM

Opera offers new feature, to start with Malaysia's DiGi

FRANKFURT: Norway's Opera, whose browser software has helped mobile operators sign up millions of users for free or low-cost Internet access, said on Tuesday it was introducing features that let operators offer subscribers free access to selected apps. European and Asian operator Telenor will be the first partner with Opera and launch Opera Max with App Pass, testing it in some of the company’s Asian markets, starting with DiGi, Malaysia's No. 3 operator, Opera said.

Business 25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

German wage deal could boost consumer-driven growth

BERLIN: An inflation-busting wage deal for Germany’s biggest labour union looks set to boost household spending this year after consumer activity propelled strong growth in Europe’s largest economy at the end of 2014.

Business 25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Japan Inc shops abroad on bleak domestic outlook

TOKYO: With shrinking prospects at home and the threat of further yen weakness, Japanese companies are rushing to buy overseas and seem willing to pay top dollar, as shown by Japan Post’s US$5bil bid for Australia’s Toll Holdings.

Focus 25 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Resort offers daily walking tours led by nature guides

DISCOVERING that Langkawi Island’s iconic bird symbol is not actually an eagle but a Brahminy Kite is one of the many eye-opening facts Berjaya Langkawi Resort’s guests will find out about the 160 million-year-old rainforest.

Business 24 Feb 2015 | 4:27 PM

Indonesia's smaller coal miners to take hit from royalty hike

JAKARTA: Indonesia's plan to roughly double coal royalties next month is expected to hurt most for smaller and newer firms producing low-quality coal, government and industry officials say, with many struggling as prices have halved since 2011.

TECH 24 Feb 2015 | 1:46 PM

LED traffic lights just too cool for snowy Japan

Energy-saving LED traffic lights seemed like a cool way to cut back on electricity costs, but Japanese police said they might just be too cool — because they don't melt snow.

Nation 24 Feb 2015 | 12:00 AM

Stop meddling in PAS’ hudud agenda, DAP told

KOTA BARU: PAS has issued a stern warning to DAP not to talk down to its leaders over the hudud issue, saying Pakatan Rakyat did not belong to DAP.