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Enhancing The Status Of Malaysian Batik

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The definition of Malaysian batik as outlined in the Malaysian Handicraft Development Corporation Act 1979 has to be refined further to accord more significance to this traditional textile art and elevate the status of the batik industry.

Its current definition, according to Yayasan Budi Penyayang Malaysia (Penyayang) chief executive officer Datuk Leela Mohd Ali, does not do justice to the heritage value of authentic Malaysian batik.

Under the Act, batik is listed as a handicraft product and it includes "any article, however produced, which bears a batik design on or at any part thereof".   

Teach Kids to Respect the Elders

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- A video clip of a senior citizen being bullied by a group of youths surfaced on social media during Ramadan and sparked public outrage.

The clip, which went viral, showed a group of teenagers circling a 59-year-old man, taking away his kopiah (skullcap) and pushing down his motorcycle. The incident is believed to have taken place in Sijangkang, Selangor.

One of the teenagers jabbed the victim’s head with a piece of cardboard while another appeared to try putting something on the victim’s head.

Apps Are Not All Fun and Games

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Our social media feeds were recently awash with photos of users looking like senior citizens, courtesy of a filter in a popular app called FaceApp.

The age filter produced almost uncanny results, encouraging millions to download the app and submitting their photos in order to see this realistic rendering of their future selves.

Even celebrities jumped onto the bandwagon and gleefully shared the aged version of their faces on Facebook and Instagram, motivating their fans to do the same.

Developing Sabah's Agrofood Potential

By Rohana Nasrah

KOTA KINABALU (Bernama) -- Traversing over 1,600km across Sabah over three days is certainly an experience one would not forget, even if they have previously visited the state known as the “Land Below the Wind”.

That was the experience of 60 participants of the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro Based Industry (MOA) Media Road Trip as they covered seven districts in the state within the few days.

Participants from the peninsula and Sabah gathered at the Farmers’ Organisation Authority (LPP) office in Kota Kinabalu for a briefing before starting their journey across the state.

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.