Allow more businesses to operate

SECTORS that are not allowed to operate during the Movement Control Order (MCO) 2.0 are pleading for the government’s green light to resume their businesses as they are on the brink of collapse. Representatives of the sectors are also demanding clearer definitions of “essential and non-essential businesses” that would determine their fate within the prolonged […]

15 common remedies our Asian parents swear by that are now part of our lives

1. Tiger Balm Tiger Balm was and is still probably one of the most common ointments found in Asian households. Whether you had a headache, stomach ache, or were coming down with a cold, Asian grandmas and mothers would most likely have rubbed this sweet, minty ointment all over your body. It was made by a herbalist who migrated […]

Business premises, religious centres encouraged to expand foodbank concept

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 4 — All business premises and religious centres are encouraged to expand the concept of foodbank to help ease the burden of the people, said Dewan Negara People’s Well-being Caucus Committee chairman Senator Datuk Razali Idris. He said every business premises, either large or medium scale supermarkets, as well as different types […]

Home quarantine: Patients’ families complain of unclear SOP

KUALA LUMPUR: Family members of Covid-19 patients undergoing home quarantine are in the dark over the standard operating procedures (SOP) that they are required to follow. Family members were required to undergo mandatory home quarantine, too, as they were classified as close contacts, but they said they were not told to undergo a second swab […]

Facing an entirely new Chinese New Year

WITH just a week left before the Chinese New Year (CNY), most employers should have begun to treat their staff to the traditional pre-festival appreciation dinners. The “sau koong” dinner, as it’s called, is also the occasion where many businessmen will invite their clients to these meals. The centrepiece is the yee sang, or the […]

Mario Draghi accepts mandate to form new Italian government

MARIO DRAGHI, the former European Central Bank chief, has accepted a mandate to try to form a new Italian government as the country seeks a way out of the political crisis triggered by the collapse of its most recent coalition. Draghi, nicknamed “Super Mario” for his role in saving the European single currency, will have […]

WHO-led COVID-19 team visits Wuhan lab, meets ‘Bat Woman’

WUHAN – A team of investigators led by the World Health Organization visited a virus research laboratory in China’s central city of Wuhan and met with a prominent virologist there in its search for clues to the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. The experts spent about 3-1/2 hours at the heavily-guarded Wuhan Institute of Virology, […]