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Sec-gen: Invest in handicraft

The Government will help entice investors to venture into the production and marketing of local handicraft, Entrepreneur Development Ministry secretary-general Datuk Zakiah Hashim said.


Chan: Sarawak prepared to face floods

Sarawak has drawn up a contingency plan to help people in the rural areas who may be stranded and have their food and other essential supplies cut off by floods during the monsoon season.


Erosion too near for comfort

Heavy rains over the past few days have caused massive erosion of the riverbanks along the upper reaches of Sungai Muar and posing danger to about 10 houses in Kg Durian Chondong here.


Daily updates on fire hazards

The Meteorological Services Department will now issue daily updates of the country's fire danger rating system, designed to give warnings to firemen and the public of the places most likely to catch fire during the dry season.


Ensure tidal gates are opened

From Dr Lok Chong Hoe, Penang.


A journey of self-discovery

Our intrepid man in the field explores the still unspoilt heart of the Himalayas, weathering the cold, fleas and altitude sickness. He discovers something not covered in the guidebooks.


A gem of an island

When it comes to island holidays, less is more. The lesser known the island, the better it is. Fewer crowds, more space; less development, more pristine. One such place is Pulau Gemia, a 15- minute boat ride from the Marang jetty in Terengganu.


Celebrating the mother

For just over a week from September 27, Hindus across the world will celebrate Navarathri - which literally means 'nine nights' - one of the most important Hindu festivals apart from the more popular Deepavali, writes REENA GRUBAKSH.


Living out their dream

The outdoor junkie comes from all walks of life. Whether academic, homemaker, corporate leader or former DJ, the love of adrenaline and the outdoors is shared by many. LEONG SIOK HUI finds out what fuels their zeal.


East Coast Highway to be ready soon

The first phase of the RM1.3bil East Coast Highway, from Karak to Jengka covering 64km, is expected to be open to traffic in February.