July 12, 2019After her divorce, Zarina Zainuddin decided to volunteer in a soup kitchen. She found it so fulfilling that she got her children to volunteer too. For the past five years, the family have found that doing good has been good for them.
July 5, 2019Adam and Arman suffer from Hunter Syndrome, a rare and fatal disease for which there is no cure. Their enzyme replacement therapy helps them live better but it costs RM60,000 a month. The boys' parents are seeking help to keep their son's alive for as long as they can.
May 12, 2019In honour of real-life mothers everywhere on Mother’s Day today (May 12), here are 10 literary guardians we admire for how determined they are that their charges will be the best they can be.
Caroline Ingalls from Little House On The Prairie (Laura Ingalls Wilder, 1935)
Ever resourceful and eternally patient, this woman crafts...
March 22, 2019Nineteen-year-old Olga Nechytaylo has lived in six countries and attended too many schools for her to remember, but she says one gets used to not having a “permanent” home after a while.
“There are good and bad things about always having to move,” says the eldest daughter of Ukrainian ambassador to Malaysia, Olexander...
March 22, 2019“Was it my dream to join the Foreign Service?” John K. Samuel, the former Undersecretary of the Human Rights and Humanities Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia, asks and answers: “Yes, it was right up there along with being an artist and a pilot!”
John has a distinctive wit about him and jokes about how he has...
February 15, 2019Betty and Vincent had an arranged marriage. There was no honeymoon after the wedding; instead Betty moved in with his family and lived with her mother-in-law in her home with about 20 others. She loved it and their life together has been "precious and joyous".
December 28, 2018Everyone stands to gain when retirees join the workforce. Apart from their strong work ethic and reliability, seniors often record lower absenteeism, more job loyalty, eagerness to learn new skills and very strong customer service skills.
October 15, 2018Girls Not Brides is a global partnership of over 1,000 civil society organisations committed to ending child marriage. This year they hosted the largest meeting of advocates in Kuala Lumpur with 500 participants from 74 countries.
July 27, 2018Good caregiver support is crucial to the physical and emotional well-being of people with cancer.Caregivers play a wide-range of roles, depending on the needs of the patient during and after treatment.
July 17, 2018“Children don’t know how to regulate their emotions, behaviour, thoughts, and we need to teach them,” says Lewis, whose research led to writing The Good News About Bad Behavior: Why Kids Are Less Disciplined Than Ever – And What to Do About It.