By Sakina Mohamed

PETALING JAYA (Bernama) -- Dr Hidayatul Fathi Othman has been studying Aedes mosquitoes for the last 20 years.

The Associate Professor of parasitology and entomology from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia is a leading academic in vector-borne diseases in South East Asia.

Yet, she was unable to do much when all three of her sons came down with dengue fever at the same time five years ago.

"They had a sudden set of dengue symptoms so extreme that I had their blood checked the same day. I was devastated to find that the blood platelet count of my eldest had already dropped to 40," she said.

By Adnan Jahaya

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- For decades the ketum plant, also known as biak, has been used by the communities especially in the rural areas due to its medicinal properties.

By Mohd Azhar Ibrahim

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) will hold the Global IP Valuation Conference 2015 (GIPVC 2015) on June 9-10.

KUALA LUMPUR, June 5 (Bernama) -- The 1Malaysia Discount Card (1MDC) programme took off with the introduction of the Consumer Squad Card and 1Malaysia Student Discount Card (KADS1M) in 2012, under the auspices of the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism's (KPDNKK) Consumerism Movement Division.

By Nur Aimidiyana Zuher

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- "Malang tidak berbau" is a popular Malay idiom which, when loosely translated, implies that disasters usually strike unannounced and this saying is a stark reminder to road users to exercise caution at all times.

By Azeman Ariffin

Bernama's correspondent Azeman Ariffin shares his experience and the ongoing in the city of Jakarta.

JAKARTA (Bernama) -- Paying almost RM50 for a cup of coffee may seem steep for most people, but don't be surprised that coffee aficionados are willing to spend this much for the special 'Kopi Luwak' in Jakarta.

(This is the first of a three-part series on taxi services in this country. This special report takes a look at the impact of the fare rise on taxi drivers and consumers.)

By Erda Khursyiah Basir

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- The recent hike in taxi fares was probably long overdue, although regular cab users found the timing of its implementation rather inappropriate as it came at a time when they were trying to cope with the escalating cost of living, as well as the Goods and Services Tax (GST).