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AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2020 | 7:00 AM

Alone and looking for cheap thrills amid pandemic

LIKE many others who are required to shelter in place during the Covid-19 pandemic, Fachri – not his real name – has been busy filling his spare time with an assortment of activities, from polishing his writing skills to playing video games, on top of doing the day-to-day work-related stuff.

Along The Watchtower 07 Aug 2019 | 7:00 AM

A needless distraction

IN English, the word ‘khat’ is used to refer to the leaves of an Arabian bush that are either chewed or made into tea. ‘Khat’ is deemed an illegal drug in some countries because the leaves contain an opiate-like stimulant, much like our ‘ketum’.