Assistant Law and Native Affairs Minister Jannie Lasimbang. KOTA KINABALU: The Sabah law and native affairs ministry is taking measures to improve the quality of the Native Court institution in the state. Sabah Assistant Law and Native Affairs Minister Jannie Lasimbang said this included appointing capable customary leaders and training them to carry out their
Life has a way of throwing curve balls at us. When all seems to be going fine and dandy, we suddenly find ourselves in the middle of a mighty ocean, sinking under waves of despair. Zhariff Afandi is no stranger to this. All his life, he has had setbacks and disappointments. People doubting him, people
This crime drama clearly wants to stand out above its brethren. It wants to matter, and it is quite insistent that we acknowledge its drive. It has something to say about everything in its ambit: local authority politics, race relations, inner-city crime, familial expectations, abusive and/or exploitative marriages. It has its fingers in many different
Of late, you would’ve noticed the word mindfulness appearing frequently in reading materials. It is the latest trendy term in the world of self-improvement. A quick online check of the word reveals more than 300 million articles have been written on the subject. The opposite of meditation, which requires you to empty your mind, mindfulness
Suits these days are anything but boring. From standout colours to adventurous fabrics, they offer a little something extra when it comes to upping a gentleman’s sartorial game. Where they were once thought of as old and traditional, modern designs – as in those offered by fashion houses – denote a rakish and natty attitude.
Eternity GirlCreators: Magdalene Visaggio (writer), Sonny Liew (artist), Chris Chuckry (colourist), Todd Klein (letterer).Publisher: Young Animal/DC Comics All Caroline Sharp wants is to die. The only problem is, she CAN’T die. She has tried jumping off a bridge (“at least once a month,” she reckons), slashed her wrists (she has no blood to begin with), hung herself (though
Batu Kitang assemblyman Lo Khere Chiang says the dropout rate for students in Sarawak is especially high in rural areas. (Bernama pic) KUCHING: An assemblyman from the Sarawak United People’s Party has urged the Pakatan Harapan government to disburse the funds promised by the former Barisan Nasional administration for the repair of dilapidated schools in
Activist Zainnal Ajamain says there is no one credible enough to replace Warisan president Shafie Apdal if the need arises. (Bernama pic) KOTA KINABALU: A political activist has disputed any need for Warisan to dissolve when PPBM enters Sabah, but warns that the party otherwise risks losing a measure of political power. Zainnal Ajamain said
Consider the figures of legend and myth: do their shared traits include a strong sense of self-belief and a complete rejection of the naysayers around them? Is such self-belief enough to inspire deeds that became, well, legendary and mythical? Are comic books a modern extension of such lore? Do they – like those ancient tales
Almost everyone knows a healthy diet is high in fruit and vegetables, and low in sugar and deep-fried food. What’s less well known is how often you should eat, and how fast. “The body’s metabolism can be compared to a fireplace,” says Heiko Griguhn, a nutritionist and alternative medicine practitioner. “It must be regularly replenished to
On supermarket shelves, restaurant menus and in many homes, there has been an increasing shift towards healthier food options. And nowhere is this more evident than with refined white sugar. Long considered an evil villain in the fight against obesity and its twin scourge – diabetes – refined sugar is being usurped in favour of
I refer to the interesting read “Waiting for a love that never comes” by one of StarLifestyle‘s assistant editors in the Touche column. I take my hat off to Tan Shiow Chin for being so frank and open in her revelations that love and relationships don’t automatically happen for everyone. But I would like to
More than half of female surgeons in the United Kingdom have faced or witnessed discrimination in the workplace, suggest the results of a confidential online poll, published in the online journal BMJ Open. Orthopaedics was seen as the most sexist of all the surgical specialties, the responses showed. Despite women making up over half of
Due to complications at birth, Stephen Chow Chee Kheong was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and sent to the Cerebral Palsy (Spastic) Children’s Association of Penang at the age of two. But thanks to his own fierce determination and the Boys’ Brigade, Chow has defied the odds to improve both his physical and mental capabilities. Not
I just found out I have endometriosis, which my mother also has. She says endometriosis raises our risk of ovarian cancer, so I should have children early and then get a hysterectomy. What’s the real story? It sounds like your mother jumped to the wrong conclusion. Endometriosis and ovarian cancer are linked, but the relationship
Multi-talented Mandopop star Wang Leehom will finally be returning for a concert in Malaysia this year, four years after his last concert here. Part of his ongoing “Descendants of the Dragon 2060” World Tour, the upcoming show is slated for 8pm, March 16 at Stadium Merdeka, and is The tour, which began last year, has
The big trend of pink clay masks is not going anywhere soon. Photo: Generation Clay Style January 15, 2019 Style, Women By AGENCY Photos By Agency If you have any kind of social media, chances are that you have scrolled past an ad for a pink clay mask in the past few
Teenager Muhammad Syukur Khamis from a small town in Kuala Terengganu is turning out to be quite an Internet sensation in early 2019. He is known as the Kampung Boy and some have even fondly named him “Mowgli Malaysia”. Syukur’s bond with animals has captured the imagination of many photographers – both local and foreign.
By Ms Kaur Pola Singh’s article in StarLifestyle (“Uni is the best time and place to find your life partner”, Occasional Soapbox) got my attention. I respect his right to have an opinion, but the optics of the situation are complex and his perspective came across as oversimplified. This is my response to it. I
It’s a tale of magic and monsters, of beautiful princesses and wicked queens. A classical story of a long-lost child, set adrift upon the waters, and a mystical bond she has with another creature. A folktale of love, betrayal, and danger. And what’s more, it’s completely Nusantara (of the Malaysian or Indonesian archipelago) in origin.
Chan Foong Hin. (Bernama pic) KOTA KINABALU: Sabah DAP secretary Chan Foong Hin is pleased that the Malaysia Agreement 1963 (MA63) Technical Committee finally held its first meeting today at the Law Affairs Unit in Putrajaya. In a statement today, Chan who is also Kota Kinabalu MP said the committee had discussed and agreed to
Can’t wait for the final season of Game Of Thrones to be released on April 4? Well, this little teaser HBO just released is likely to raise your expectations even more. Titled ‘Crypts of Winterfell’, the the teaser puts the spotlight (or rather, torch light) squarely on the remaining three members of House Stark –
The study of aesthetics and form is the subject of the Traces Of Bicameralism exhibition, which is showing at Suma Orientalis gallery in Petaling Jaya. The gallery’s first exhibition of the year features Jacky Cheng and Lisa Foo, both graduate architects, who have made fine art a career. Each of them has her own style.
Toy maker Mattel has announced a deal with BTS to produce a series of dolls in the likeness of the hit Korean boy band. Each member of the seven-member band – RM, Jin, SUGA, j-hope, Jimin, V and Jungkook – will get his own doll, styled after the looks from BTS’s record-breaking IDOL music video.
Warner Bros and Mattel have partnered to bring Barbie to the big screen. Margot Robbie is set to portray the live-action version of the iconic doll. “This project is a great start to our partnership with Ynon (Kreiz, chairman and CEO of Mattel) and Mattel Films,” said Toby Emmerich, chairman of Warner Bros Pictures Group.
Who doesn’t want the ability to travel through time? Imagine being able to witness historic moments first-hand. Being able to gawp at the wonders of the past, or be dazzled by the developments of the future. Or just being able to see one’s lost loved ones again. Twenty young writers, aged between 11 and 15,
A new year is here! And what’s the most fun thing to do at the start of a new year? Why, to look at the various predictions people are, uh … predicting! I’ve done the leg work to look up a variety of predictions from an array of sources, from that age-old sage Nostradamus to
After a lengthy break, fashion shows returned to the runways in London recently, with the presentation of several Autumn/Winter 2019 menswear collections. The trends spotted include various unisex silhouettes – and shows – as well as vibrant colours and casual chic, still infused with a sportswear vibe with loose cuts and logos. Here’s a selection
Don’t shy away from the topic of condoms, as this unglamorous contraceptive is one of the most effective methods of preventing sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) and unplanned pregnancies. There tends to be an unfair stigma against discussing condoms, let alone using them. Once, while attending a talk on sexual health, a condom was passed around for