By Melati Mohd Ariff
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Perhaps many were relieved when the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism (KPDNKK) decided to retain the subsidy of the cooking oil sold in one kilogramme polybags.

By Sarimah Othman
(This is the first of a two-part article on the efforts taken by local NGOs to reduce food wastage and feed the hungry)
KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- While there are already existing initiatives in the city to save food that will otherwise be wasted and distribute it to the needy, two organisations are set to launch smartphone applications that will take the whole process to the next level.

By Sakini Mohd Said
Why should the earth's resources be spent to create a new product that can also be produced using recyclables? This last of two series is on the effort of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to inculcate in society a greener lifestyle.
BUTTERWORTH (Bernama) -- Many do not realise that their mobile phones may still be valuable, even after its service life.
This is because in mobile phones and other electronic devices, there are valuable metals like aluminium, copper and even gold.
More than 90 percent of the parts in mobile devices and its accessories can be extracted through a proper recycling method to be made into a new electronic product.

By Sakini Mohd Said
Discarded smart gadgets and accessories, or mobile e-Waste, poses a significant health and environmental threat to if it is not managed sustainably. This first of two series discusses the problem.
BUTTERWORTH (Bernama) -- Many of us would be reluctant to discard mobile phones or smart devices that are no longer usable.
Perhaps they had cost us a small fortune to obtain or maybe some of us simply like hoard things, so we leave them around the house.
This writer herself had trouble letting go of her now inoperable Blackberry Curve.

By Norshazlina Nor'azman
KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 21 (Bernama) -- It has been a year since the Solid Waste and Public Cleansing Management Act 2007 was enforced and SWCorp Malaysia, the agency tasked with regulating the management of solid waste and public cleansing in the country, is quite pleased that the public is responding "positively" towards the waste segregation or separation at source (SAS) programme.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Malaysia's traditional medicine industry is set to become more regulated and be integrated into the national healthcare system once the Traditional and Complementary Medicine Council is established by year-end.

By Wan Asmanizan Wan Ahmad Najib
This article is the final part of the two-part series on the 'Internet of Things (IoT)' based on the interview with John Tay Jin Kiong, the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission's (MCMC) Director of Digital Lifestyle and Society.
Part two provides a brief insight how IoT is going to benefit the business sector.

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Many ICT entrepreneurs are now talking about the 'Internet of Things (IoT)' and how it has turned into another business enabler.