By Soon Li Wei

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Cheng Hor Kie used to be plagued by the problem of broken zippers on her children's schoolbags.

It could be just a minor problem, but Cheng did not know how to repair it. The 43-year-old would then find herself forking out at least RM60 for a new schoolbag.

The price of a schoolbag is no small sum for a low-income earner like Cheng. It adds to the already high cost of living.

However, a month ago, a neighbour introduced her to a shop that specialises in repairing all kinds of bag defects.

This was good news to Cheng, who had now found a much cheaper alternative than buying a brand new bag.

By Ainul Huda Mohamed Saaid

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- When and where can we finally find the cure for dengue?

By S. Kisho Kumari

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- With just over a month to go before the implementation of the mandatory separation of household solid wastes, local environmental and consumer groups are appalled at the low levels of preparedness and public awareness of the new ruling, which comes into effect on Sept 1.

By Sevagamy Nythiananthan

KUALA LUMPUR, July 21 (Bernama) -- The game of online tontine has been gaining popularity lately, nonetheless the people should exercise caution with these virtual activities to avoid being duped.

By Kurniawati Kamarudin

BATU PAHAT (Bernama) -- As Muslims count down towards the end of the fasting month, Hari Raya cookies in all shapes and sizes, and what more in modern names like Queen Choc, Puteri Salju and Nutty Butter Cookies, flood the market.

By Ali Imran Mohd Noordin

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama) -- Mohammad Feroz Mohammad Zaini, 47, started his dadih (flavoured yoghurt) business under the name of Dadih Ar-Razi in 2008 and sold the product at the Ramadan bazaars in Klang, Selangor.

News Focus By Nur Aimidiyana Zuher

KUALA LUMPUR, (Bernama) -- With another 10 days to go before Hari Raya, shopping centres are seeing a deluge of Muslim shoppers who are busy making preparations to celebrate Aidilfitri.