The 13th General Election held on Sunday May 5, referred to as “The Mother of All Elections”, registered a very high voter turnout of about 84 per cent nationwide.
The day of reckoning is here, specifically on May 5, the day Malaysians throughout the country go to the polls
Where youth used to hang out at ‘mamak’ stalls and meeting friends, today they’re more likely to gather at Chatime, Bo Eight Tea, Gong Cha, SnowDream and Black Ball. What do these brands have in common?
Delineation of polling boundaries or more succinctly, gerrymandering, an evil long outlawed in many matured democracies in the West, is the primary cause for this disparity.
So what is in stock for Perakeans come Election Day on May 5? Do we wish to make a stand and make change a reality?
The odds are obviously on the Opposition in making an impact on voters’ choice. But like they say, anything can happen. Najib’s dithering has its advantages
Have you ever returned home, only to find that the dress you bought has a rip or a stain, an electrical item has a crack which you had not noticed in the shop? Maybe the vegetables looked fresh when you bought them, but some are withered.
Thumbs Down By A. Jeyaraj Recently when I went shopping in Little India, for the first time I parked my car in front of Siva Sakthi Restaurant on Jalan Sultan Yussuf (Belfield Street) and walked to Lahat Road. I was shocked to see the condition of the pedestrian walkway which is not safe to walk. [...]
Under the Urban Poverty Eradication Programme, the Ministry of Federal Territories and Urban Well-Being allocated funds for local councils in the country to build kiosks for the poor to enable them to set up their own businesses. MBI received an allocation of RM600,000 and 40 kiosks were constructed in different parts of the city. The [...]
Under the National Welfare Foundation’s Belayan programme, the Pink Champions Society Perak recently assisted 80 underprivileged breast cancer survivors in obtaining a free prosthesis and two bras, worth about RM900 per set. This project, organised in such a large scale for the first time by Pink Champions Society Perak and in conjunction with Mother’s Day, [...]
The life and times of tin mine ‘towkays’ of Kinta Valley from the earliest days of the tin mining industry are being documented and displayed to public in an exhibition entitled “A Tin Mining Family”. Designed and produced by Commander Ian Anderson (Rtd), Managing Director of Ipoh World and sponsored by Amber Synergy Sdn Bhd, [...]
MBI’s flats at Kinta Height and the neighbouring flats at Jalan Silang and Jalan Bijeh Timah were recently upgraded under the government’s National Blue Ocean Strategy My Beautiful Neighbourhood programme. Dato’ Seri DiRaja Dr Zambry Abdul Kadir officiated at the handing over ceremony after the completion of the project. Zambry was accompanied by Ipoh Mayor [...]
When a restaurant has been around for 28 years and still garners a faithful following of diners, then you know that it is a restaurant of note
Blend Oreo Biscuits in a mixer into a paste. Add the melted butter and mix well. Press into the base of a 20cm spring form baking pan.
Michelangelo’s is one of these pizzerias, an authentic American Rock ‘n’ Roll Pizzeria where the music is loud, the staff are fun and the food is exactly like what you would find in the US
Ipoh Echo’s EYE HEALTH series continues with Consultant Eye Surgeon Dr S.S. GILL talking to us about EYE HERPES
After discussing with Dave (Lawyer) about the properties especially those that are mortgaged to the bank in Lee Sr’s estate, the Administrators of the estate namely, John, Michele (children of Lee Sr.) and Connie (2nd wife of Lee Sr.) will now have to discuss and figure out where to source for funding for the on-going instalment payment. This is because they cannot utilize the money from the estate as the Letter of Administration (L.A.) had not yet been obtained. In the meantime, Dave moved on to the shareholdings of Lee Sr. in all of his private limited companies
A common kind of droopy eyelid seen in old age is called dermatochalasis. If you look carefully, you will find that no one is really spared from this as they age
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