Dystopian themes are not something uncommon these days. The alarming frequency of post-apocalyptic themed books and movies bombarding us every other week seems to suggest we can never get enough of this end of days phenomenon. However, when David Glass, a London-based director and devised/physical theatre exponent, decided to set his KL staging of Shakespeare’s
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The proposed Papar Dam project has faced opposition from local residents. KOTA KINABALU: A grassroots movement has voiced dismay over the state government’s green light for the proposed Papar Dam although the necessary environmental impact assessment reports had yet to be completed. Diana Sipail of Takad (Task Force Against Kaiduan Dam) questioned why Sabah Infrastructure
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The island of Labuan was transferred to the federal government in 1984 as a federal territory. The transfer took place during Harris Salleh’s term as chief minister. KOTA KINABALU: A Warisan supreme council member has accused former chief minister Harris Salleh of scare-mongering by warning Sabahans against waking up the ‘sleeping tiger’ of peninsular leaders.
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We’ve all been told that to function best, we need between seven and nine hours of sleep nightly. But how many adults actually get this daily dosage? An estimated 300 million people in South-East Asia suffer from insomnia, narcolepsy (excessive daytime drowsiness and sudden attacks of sleep), sleep apnoea, circadian phase disorder (the internal body
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By NUR IZZATY SHAIFULLIZAN Nine out of 10 Malaysians suffer from one or more sleeping problems, according to the 2018 National Sleep Survey conducted by Nielsen Malaysia. “Young adults in Malaysia aged 25 to 29 years old (63%) are the largest age group who take longer than 30 minutes to fall asleep,” said Edward Yong,
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Malta-based crypto exchange OKEx has announced plans for its own decentralized exchange or DEX on its own blockchain. The company made the announcement on Friday detailing the OKEx blockchain. OKEx Blockchain: OKChain According to a release on Medium, the company detailed how its operations team has been developing a blockchain called OKChain. The blockchain will be
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Influential singer, songwriter and producer Scott Walker, whose hits with the Walker Brothers in the 1960s included The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore, has died. He was 76. The record company 4AD announced the death on Monday. The company said he died last Friday afternoon in London. The Walker Brothers enjoyed a string of hits that
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The panellists at the Sabah Forum on Institutional Governance and GLC Reforms in Kota Kinabalu today. KOTA KINABALU: An academic has called for speedy education reforms to address the problem of racism, religious extremism and corruption. Sharifah Munirah Alatas, who specialises in geopolitics, said there has not been any significant reform in the education system
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THE digital economy, automation and Industry 4.0 have changed the labour market, ushering in an era of digital globalisation with increased expectations of skills built on digital literacy. Digital literacy used to be what many considered an employability bonus, but nowadays employers are seeking professionals with the competencies to work alongside today’s digital transformation, ensuring
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Our lives have become so busy that often we may find it easier to just go out and buy our meals rather than make them on our own. Food is always available in Malaysia and pretty affordable as well, so it may seem a more convenient option for most working adults. But are we shortchanging
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Theatre space Panggung Bangsawan Melaka (the old Cathay cinema to locals) is joining forces with KL-based theatre group Muka Space for an 18-month theatre series called Rasa Melaka The Musical, held in conjunction with Visit Melaka Year 2019 and supported by the Melaka state government. Muka Space co-founders Dr Deric Gan and Easee Gan, both born in
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© Bloomberg. A selection of Turkish Lira banknotes sit on a table in this arranged photograph in London, U.K., on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg (Bloomberg) — The Turkish lira rebounded, recouping some of Friday’s losses, after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned that bankers deemed responsible for speculating against the currency would be
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If you’re talking a stroll down Gaya Street in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, you might notice a large and colourful beach scene mural, painted on the facade of Ang’s Hotel, one of the recognisable buildings in that area. Traveloka, a regional online travel company in collaboration with Ang’s Hotel, commissioned renowned Kelantan-born local street artist Akid One
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The last time I wrote about St Patrick’s Day was almost seven years ago, and having recently revisited that article, I realised that a lot has changed in the Irish beverage industry since 2012, most notably in the Irish whiskey category. Back in 2012, I wrote: “Ireland currently has only three major distilleries producing its
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