By Kamaliza Kamaruddin

KUALA TERENGGANU, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- The rise in the number of dengue fever cases in the state since late December has brought better business for the restaurants that have mud crabs on the menu.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- The franchise industry is expected to contribute RM28 billion to the national economy or 2.5 per cent of Gross Domestic Product this year, says the Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism Ministry.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- AirAsia Bhd has introduced direct flights between Penang and Yangon, Myanmar, marking the seventh international destination from the airline's northern hub.

KANGAR, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Azlan Man has called on the people to accept the reality of a world economic slump and its effects on this country.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- Bursa Malaysia ended the morning session slightly higher in cautious trading lifted by gains in consumer-related stocks.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 13 (Bernama) -- Malaysia Airlines will codeshare Emirates on the four times daily service to Dubai from Kuala Lumpur, effective Feb 15, as part of the partnership sealed between both airlines in early December 2015.

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 12 (Bernama) -- A full closure of the slip road to Jalan Maarof near Help Residence at Pusat Bandar Damansara will be implemented for 47 days commencing Jan 14 until Feb 29 due to a MRT construction.