Traders, consumers hail Putrajaya’s vending machine scheme

PUTRAJAYA’s scheme allowing food entrepreneurs to earn extra income by investing in self-service vending machines is paying off, said participants. Under the People’s Income Initiative (PII), which targets food sellers from low-income segments, participants are furnished with vending machines, trading space and equipment.

Suicidal tendencies can be detected, prevented, say experts

SEVERAL factors could lead to suicidal thoughts in teenagers but these could be prevented if parents were able to detect warning signs early, a psychologist said.   Associate Professor Fauziah Mohd Sa’ad of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris told The Malaysian Insight that mental health, one’s surroundings, and family relationships were among factors that affected a suicidal teenager. 

US slaps sanctions on Sudan warring sides as ceasefire crumbles

THE United States announced sanctions yesterday on Sudanese leaders it blames for the breakdown of US and Saudi-brokered ceasefire efforts after shelling and air strikes killed 18 civilians at a Khartoum market. For nearly seven weeks, Khartoum and other parts of Sudan have been gripped by deadly fighting between the army and the paramilitary Rapid […]

Daughter allegedly beats elderly mum to death

A WOMAN allegedly beat her elderly mother to death at a house in Tambun Tulang early yesterday morning. Arau district police chief Ahmad Mohsin Md Rodi, in a statement last night said they received a call from Tuanku Fauziah Hospital in Kangar at 5.30am reporting the death of the 74-year-old woman.

Coach hopeful Messi gets good welcome in ‘last game’ for PSG

PARIS Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier said yesterday he hopes fans will give Lionel Messi a cordial reception in his final game at their Parc des Princes home. The game on Saturday against Clermont will mark the end of Messi’s two-year stay at Qatar-backed PSG, who have already been crowned Ligue 1 champions for a record […]