NEWSPAPERS and online portals last week were dominated with news of a 20-year-old girl who practised dentistry illegally. Apparently this may just be the tip of the iceberg, with many more people practising their craft without proper professional qualifications, having learnt only from You Tube.
TO the Malay-speaking Muslims in Malaysia, cuci generally means to clean with water and/or any other cleaning agents, while suci means being spiritually clean or pure. To attain a state of suci, especially for solat or prayer and worship, Muslims undergo the obligatory ritual of cleansing using water and/or special materials, often accompanied by a special incantation.
WE read with bated breath NST Online’s report on a drone hitting a commercial plane in Quebec City, Canada. We learned with relief that there were no injuries reported in the Thursday incident at the city’s Jean Lesage International Airport involving a Skyjet Aviation plane. The incident could have resulted in disaster as there were six passengers and two crew members at the time of the collision. As it turned out, we are glad that there was only minor damage to the plane and the eight were safe, perhaps a little shaken.