By Shaidathul Suhana Ros
MELAKA (Bernama) -- Aida (not her real name) seemed nervous and fidgety as she held her eight-month-old baby close to her chest, clutching an immunisation brochure in her hand as she waited for the government clinic in Ayer Keroh here, to open.
She was obviously there to get her daughter immunised but still had doubts if she was doing the right thing. Apparently, she had read an article on social media stating that vaccines could cause death as they contained substances that were not only harmful but forbidden in Islam.
Out of fear, Aida did not take her baby to the clinic for the first round of immunisation when she was two months old.
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By Erda Khursyiah Basir
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The Food Bank Malaysia programme, an initiative of the Pakatan Harapan government to ease the cost of living, has benefited 85,489 recipients between last August and March this year.
The programme, targeted at the B40 households and public university students, is the brainchild of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution Ismail and was officially launched on Dec 22 last year.
Under the programme, surplus foodstuff such as bread, vegetables and fruits from various supermarkets will be channelled to about 186,354 heads of households nationwide living below the poverty line.
By Amirul Mohd Sajadi
BEIJING (Bernama) -- This writer had mixed feelings when he set foot in 798 Art Zone in Beijing, China. While the cluster of abandoned factories there looked formidable, the art galleries housed inside them looked amazing.
Located in the Dashanzi district, about 16 kilometres northeast of Beijing city, the hub is well-known for its exhibits of contemporary Chinese art.
During the 1950s, Dashanzi was an industrial district occupied by some state-owned enterprises, including factories that manufactured military equipment.