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Category: Lifestyle EN

Children See, Children Do

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. They are watching and learning from you each and every day, whether or not you intend to teach them. Children learn more by observing the behaviour of adults and they try to copy it. This is sometimes called “observational learning”. Wherever they are, whomever they are around, children are observing and learning. “Parents try to...
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by Afiqah Sumayyah Women and girls are being given the wrong message about beauty. Beauty today is associated with one’s body shape, weight, height and facial proportion, and relies entirely on marketers’ idea of what it means to be beautiful. This definition of beauty by advertisements and social media has created unhealthy expectations in society today. As a result, billions of people are...
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Many families today are spending more time “alone together” – they make less eye contact and have less face-to-face communication as they prefer to look at their handphones instead of at one another, even at the dining table. There’s a word to describe this unhealthy practice – phubbing. Phubbing (coined from the words “phone” and “snubbing”) means paying attention to your...
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Demand for Safety and Priority

Roads are designed for automobiles only. Not cyclists, pedestrians or children, old and handicapped. We, the normal healthy people, are all handicapped in many instances, imagine you with a family of 4 young children trying to cross a road with bags full of merchandise. All of the other road users besides the autos become afterthoughts of road design. The main purpose of roads design is speed...
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Ban e-games!

The Consumers’ Association of Penang (CAP) urgently calls on the government to ban violent e-games like the Player Unknown’s Battleground (PUBG) that was emulated by the terrorists who massacred people at the mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand, recently. It is highly regrettable that the Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman claimed that such terror attacks should not be...
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CAP: Samsu, A Social Poison

Samsu is cheap intoxicating liquor, widely consumed by young people.  CAP survey showed that once commonly consumed by estate workers and village folks it has now become a trendy drink among the urbanites.  It is popularly drank by youths of all races and foreign workers. It has been a common practice among youth to mix samsu with cola or carbonated drinks or pour it into plastic bags with ice...
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