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Discovering The Treasures Of Royal Belum

By Rozlin Rusharmeen Rosmin

GERIK (Bernama) -- It was a trip like no other. The virgin jungles, pristine lakes and rivers, and unique flora and fauna bowled this writer over during her maiden visit to the Royal Belum State Park here.

For the average visitor, there are numerous activities that they can take part in to get a feel of nature and discover the treasures of this forest complex that is about 130 million years old, making it older than the Amazon rainforests of Brazil. 

The 117,500-hectare Royal Belum, bordered by Thailand in the north and Kelantan to the east, was gazetted as a protected area by the Perak government in May 2007 and is managed by the Perak State Parks Corporation.

Opting for Professional Aged Care Services

By Sakini Mohd Said

PETALING JAYA (Bernama) -- It was about 4pm when suddenly the soothing strains of music, inspired by the sound of birds chirping and burbling brooks, wafted through the air in the double-storey house, here.

Music, as they say, is food for the soul and in a corner of the living room, an elderly man can be seen deeply engrossed in something he is sketching on a piece of paper.

Hovering over Loh Kum Hing, 85, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease (a form of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behaviour), is his carer Chan Kuan Hong, 31, who is closely observing his patient's movements, as well as the mountain scenery he is sketching.

Cyber Scams Top the List Every Year

By Syamsiah Sahat & Rozlin Rusharmeen Rosmin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- If you find yourself curiously drawn to that lucrative job offer, valuable grand prize or flirtatious message from that “handsome and rich” gentleman in your social media inbox, beware. Your desires are being “hacked”.

If you’ve been on social media for some time, you need to know by now that these are scams that thousands of social media users fall prey to every year.

Statistics from the Malaysia Computer Emergency Response Team (MyCERT) under Cyber Security Malaysia (CSM) revealed that since 2008, cyber fraud make up the highest number of incidents reported every year compared to other cybercrimes, indicating that the level of awareness of the issue among internet users in the country is still low.