Shamil Norshidi

The law requiring people smoking to be at least three metres away from open-air eateries has sparked national debate and complaints from businesses in a country where the smoking rate has remained at 25 per cent for a decade.

Floods are getting worse, farming yields keep falling and water shortages are likely to worsen, but most Malaysians are unconcerned about climate change. Experts say it’s time the country started preparing for its consequences, which will only get worse.

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