By Kurniawati Kamarudin
KUALA LIPIS (Bernama) -- The tarred road leading to the Orang Asli settlement of Pos Sinderut must have seen better days. Opened end-2016, the road is now filled with potholes due to poor maintenance.
What would have been a 20- to 30-minute drive to the settlement from the junction of the Raub-Sungai Koyan trunk road now takes nearly 75 minutes, no thanks to the rough road conditions.
Fortunately, the long stretches of forests, punctuated by Orang Asli villages, flanking the route to Pos Sinderut provide some respite from the uncomfortable journey.
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By Sharifah Hunaini Syed Ismail
BANGKOK (Bernama) -- A care centre at Henry Dunant Road in Bangkok, mooted by a Thai princess some 38 years ago, has brought solace and hope to more than 600 abandoned and underprivileged children.
The Thai Red Cross Children’s Home (RCCH), founded on Sept 17, 1981, is located in the Vajiralongkorn Building of the Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital, where the abandoned children are given love, care and education to help them realise their full potential in terms of physical, mental and social development.
The home was born out of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn's concern for the physical, mental and social well-being of the abandoned babies left behind by their mothers after birth at hospitals around Bangkok. The princess is also executive vice-president of Thailand's Red Cross Society.
By Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid Dato Syed Ahmad Idid
LONDON (Bernama) -- Women in Nuclear Global (WIN Global) member Sheriffah Noor Khamseah Al-Idid Datuk Syed Ahmad Idid recently highlighted strategies to address the gender gap in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and enhance women's participation in STEM.
She presented her strategies to the executive board members of Women in Nuclear United Kingdom (WIN UK) when she was in London in December to attend Nuclear 2018, the industry's leading annual nuclear conference organised by the Nuclear Industry Association (NIA) at Victoria Park Plaza hotel.
The strategies covered girls aged 16, women in STEM careers in the government, universities and research institutes, women in STEM businesses as well as STEM occupations and management.