By Sakini Mohd Said

MANILA (Bernama) -- The government’s stricter anti-smoking policies that will be enforced next year may have brought a collective sigh of relief from the victims of second hand smoke.

Smokers, however, have cried foul and called the move “unfair”.

It has been proven through countless scientific research, government data and irrefutable evidence from health organisations and agencies worldwide that smoking has far-reaching consequences. Despite that, there are still those who adamantly fight for the “rights of the smokers”.

By Syaza Syafiqah Sapudin

JOHOR BAHRU (Bernama) -- Mohd Saifulizam Mohd Salleh has been a firefighter for 23 years. However, putting out fires and rescuing victims are not the only things he do for a living.

The 45-year-old is also a skilled barber. In fact, he even has his very own shop. “The Fire Barbershop” was opened in Bandar Baru Uda in May 2017.

He first learned barbering in 1996. It became a passion and skill that he decided to hone to supplement his income as a firefighter.

 KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 29 (Bernama) -- Acting Chief Executive Officer of the Malaysian National News Agency (BERNAMA) Datuk Zakaria Abdul Wahab wants all staff to respond to the call by Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad to participate in recreational activities during their break time.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- Malaysian Reinsurance Bhd (Malaysian Re), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MNRB Holdings Bhd, together with Zurich-based research agency, Dr Schanz, Alms & Co., today launched the second edition of its annual regional Thought Leadership publication, ASEAN Insurance Pulse, at the 3rd ASEAN Insurance Summit 2018 here.

By Zairina Zainudin

Insurance providers should not be afraid to embrace the fourth industrial revolution (IR 4.0); instead, it should be viewed as a huge competitive advantage that will spur the growth of the companies and industry as a whole, said Life Insurance Association of Malaysia (LIAM) President Anusha Thavarajah.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 28 (Bernama) -- The government allocated RM2.77 billion to the National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional) between 2013 and 2018 which has helped 175,445 entrepreneurs, Parliament was told today.

SERDANG,   Nov  27 (Bernama) – For those keen to start a business,  especially the low income earners (B40), but with no capital, they are invited to the  National Entrepreneur Group Economic Fund (Tekun Nasional)  pavilion at the 2018 Malaysian Agriculture, Horticulture and Agro- Tourism (MAHA) here.