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September 8, 2021 5 min

By James McKew

The retail landscape has transformed dramatically from the continuous digitalisation of the industry, exacerbated by the onslaught of the pandemic. Consumers in the Asia Pacific are now increasingly connected digitally with a shift in their buying habits, and are now more at ease clicking on smartphones to purchase all manners of products, than to visit offline shops and malls.
Statista reported more than a 20 perce...

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By Prof Dr James Koh Kwee Choy

Judging from the reported number of COVID-19 positive cases in Malaysia and around the world, the task to bring infections down to zero is near impossible.
In all honesty, we are all battle-weary since the pandemic started 18 months ago.
COVID-19 may never go away.
But we can live with it, turning this pandemic into something less threatening.
Perhaps this could be the way forward given the impressive...

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September 4, 2021 8 min

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By June Ramli

We recently sat down with Kimberli Schuitman, the founder of MyCup.Co.NZ. and My Cup Menstrual Cups. Whilst running her other businesses, Kimberli started collecting menstrual cups from all over the world, to gift and share with friends before setting up her very own menstrual cup business in 2014. Her business website was established with a clear purpose – to be people-oriented and not brand-centric. Kimber...

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August 31, 2021 5 min

By Eric Cheng

It has been an interesting six years building Carsome into what we are today. We have been on a journey to digitise Southeast Asia’s used car industry and elevate the car buying and selling experience through innovation and technology.
Over the years, we faced many challenges, and the COVID-19 pandemic brought along a new set of obstacles. Most of us would know people who are struggling, be it financially, mentally or...

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August 29, 2021 8 min

By June Ramli

Sydney, August 28: It has been some months since we started our marketplace Tapiroo.com and the good news is that there has been some progress. We have set up a website and have even three sellers currently trading with us including yours truly. So, in this article, we would like to introduce our sellers to our readers, and in fact, we aim to do little write-ups like this for every one of our sellers that trade with u...

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By June Ramli

From The Nappy Lady to a Waste Enthusiast

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is Kate Meads (pictured above) of Waste Free with Kate & Co. Based in Tauranga, New Zealand, whose business is centred around waste education. Kate’s crusade in waste education started as a first-time mum wanting to save money through her cloth nappy importing business in 2006. Inherently, she ...

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August 20, 2021 21 min

By June Ramli

Becoming The Next Aldi

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. In this episode, we break away from our usual entrepreneurial chit-chat and speak to the managing director of Ecostore New Zealand, Pablo Kraus (pictured above).
Ecostore is the leading environmental and sustainable brand in New Zealand that focuses on home, body and baby products. In 1993, Malcolm and Melanie Rands started an ecost...

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By June Ramli

ASEAN The Next EU?

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. In this episode, we break away from our usual entrepreneurial chit-chat and speak to Chris Humphrey (pictured above), the Executive Director, EU-ASEAN Business Council. Chris began his varied professional career as a UK Civil Servant where, amongst other things, he was a Private Secretary to a Minister and an Air Services Trade Negotiat...

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By June Ramli

Saving The World Through Sustainable Packaging

Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. 
Our guest today is Auckland-based entrepreneur Rebecca Percasky, the co-director and a co-founder of Better Packaging Co.Rebecca and her business partner Kate Bezar started the company together in 2017 and in four years have grown the company from strength to strength.
Rebecca was also recently been named th...

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August 17, 2021 10 min

A study has explored the mental health impact of COVID-19 on refugees and asylum seekers in Australia. Read the full article at DailyStraits.com

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Dr Mohamad Fadhil Hadi (pictured) Consultant Anaesthesiologist & Critical Care at ALTY Orthopedic Hospital shares more information on the effects of getting vaccinated before or after a medical procedure based on his expertise.
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By June Ramli

Have you always wanted to start a business but never had the gut to see it through? 
Well, then you are in luck!
The team at DailyStraits.com has compiled a series of podcast videos and audio just for you. We have just uploaded all the videos on YouTube (or DailyStraitsdotcom) but some have not been published yet as the videos are still being edited.
Most of our series include a myriad of entrepreneurs from Malaysia, ...

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By Jim Falteisek

The global COVID-19 pandemic has taught us that we need the field of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) more than ever. 
From the rapid development of the COVID-19 vaccine to new technologies, STEM has helped us overcome the various challenges the global pandemic has posed.
Most of us seem to agree. 
According to 3M’s global science perception study, the State of Science Index 2021, nearly all ...

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Kuala Lumpur, August 3: Most mothers-to-be would assume that when it comes to breastfeeding, the milk would flow effortlessly, and the process would be stress free for both mother and baby. Why would it not be when you read so many articles on how breastfeeding is a natural process and when other women share their positive experiences on social media lactation groups, supporting one another in the process?
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August 2, 2021 4 min

Kuala Lumpur, August 3: Every couple’s fertility journey is different from the other, and some may have to turn to options such as In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) when other methods have not yielded its intended results.
Reasons for couples seeking out IVF treatment include unexplained infertility, where there are no definite causes in patients, blockage in the left and right fallopian tubes which hinder the sperm from meeting the ovu...

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August 2, 2021 2 min

By June Ramli

Hello, dear readers! Thank you for showing interest in our website DailyStraits.com thus far!
We are excited to be able to cater stories from a wide range of topics and are extremely happy to have attracted readers from all over the world.
Though new, our website has been packing  a punch since our launch on Feb 27 and we have only our external partners, columnists and a lot of unsung heroes to thank for our website&#...

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July 31, 2021 26 min

By June Ramli

A Meal Kit With A Mission

Kia Ora! Welcome to another episode of 30 minutes with DailyStraits.com. Our guest today is a New Zealand-based entrepreneur Lisa Booth (pictured above).
Lisa is the founder and CEO of Kete Kai, Aotearoa’s most accessible food box — a business that was born out of her frustration with the current food system at the start of last year.
Lisa’s passion for people, community and learning was what...

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Singapore, July 31: Last June 2020, Honda was forced to shut down two automotive plants due to a ransomware attack
The company was quick to reassure the public that there had been no leakage of personally identifying data, like customer passwords or credit cards.
But the damage, both financial and reputational, had already done.
Today’s headlines are littered with news of cyber-attacks. 
So much so that most of us barely notice a...

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July 29, 2021 6 min

Kuala Lumpur, July 30: It was a life-changing moment when 34-year-old Gordon Ling decided to give his wife a kidney − a gift that no amount of money can buy. There were no doubts or second thoughts as the decision was one made with love. 
Sure, there were some concerns and unfavourable comments from family and friends. But Gordon’s mind was already made up as his only wish was to give the mother of his baby girl a better life.
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KUALA LUMPUR, July 29:  Getting to the crux of the matter is often something that is preached by many companies. 
On the other hand, as the common business mantra goes, time is money and for that reason solving a problem as quickly as possible is usually the most tempting option, even if it only means a short-term reprieve. 
However, this is just like pushing a pawn on a chessboard, wherein most circumstances it is the weakest move...

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