Laughing your way to good health with 'laughter yoga'

JOHOR BARU: Laughter is indeed the best medicine for Sheena Tan as she has managed to keep her asthma at bay after trying out “laughter yoga” a couple of years ago. The 35-year-old housewife said when she was a little girl, she could not participate in sports and games in school as she would suffer …

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Hudud in a non-Islamic state

MUCH has been written about hudud. Many have pointed out that to implement hudud, or at least hudud as proposed by PAS to be carried out in Kelantan on Muslims, would be unconstitutional. So far, we have not really seen a convincing rebuttal from PAS or others who want hudud to be implemented in Kel …

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Full belly, empty pocket

There is definitely much more to a nation’s eating habits than meets the eye. DAH makan (Have you eaten)?” This is a typical conversation starter for us Malaysians. Most Malaysians readily admit that eating is a favourite national pastime. As someone who appreciates food and observes eating tr …

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Market poised to test new high

PETALING JAYA: Despite the stock market adage: sell in May and go away, technical analysis indicate that Malaysia’s stock market is likely to test a record high this week. According to technical analysts, near-term indicators suggest that the benchmark FTSE Bursa Malaysia KL Composite Index (FBM KLC …

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More to Jolo than just kidnapping

The world thinks that the Tausugs (Suluks) are barbarians. There are 500,000 Tausugs and the 1,000 who are with the Abu Sayyaf give them a bad name. HOW safe is Jolo?” I asked Dr Raden Ikbala, a 49-year-old Tausug, who leads an anti-kidnapping NGO in Jolo island, on the night before I flew to the Ph …

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Najib cycles in KL Car-Free Morning

KUALA LUMPUR: It was a pleasant surprise for some 10,000 cyclists participating in the fifth KL Car-Free Morning when Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak joined in the event. The Prime Minister, who arrived just before the flag-off at 7am in front of KLCC, lost no time in mingling with other cyclists before …

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Rescuers find woman trapped under uprooted tree

KUALA LUMPUR: A freak storm swept through various parts of the city and its suburbs, with the Fire and Rescue department saying a woman in Kepong died when an uprooted tree fell on her. The 41-year-old woman, who was four months’ pregnant, was said to be walking along Jalan Development when the stor …

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