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Mushroom makes good ingredient in cosmetic products

KOTA BHARU, Mushrooms have the potential for use in cosmetic products because of their high anti-aging and anti-oxidant content, said president of the Malaysian Mushroom Research Association Dr Azhar Mohamad.

He said the use of mushrooms in cosmetic products helps to tighten and soften the skin.

It can be done by drying out the mushrooms and then grind it into powder before mixing it with either corn flour or glutinous rice flour into a compact powder, he said.

He told this to reporters after the 9th annual general meeting of Koperasi Usahawan Cendawan Kelantan Berhad (KOKULAC) here today.

Dr Azhar, who heads the Malaysian Nuclear Agency mushroom project, said continuous consumption of mushrooms helps to stimulate the collagen, hence boost the anti-aging effect.

Mushrooms also contain polysaccharide and anti-oxidant substances that can remove free radicals in the body, hence, increase immunisation.

Mushrooms also have high fibre content and good for the digestive system, he added.

In another development, Dr Azhar called for the setting up of a National Mushroom Board to regulate the mushroom industry.

“Mushrooms have been recognised as a commodity, but there has yet to be a body set up to regulate the production, he ADDED.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Mushroom makes good ingredient in cosmetic products

KOTA BHARU, Mushrooms have the potential for use in cosmetic products because of their high anti-aging and anti-oxidant content, said president of the Malaysian Mushroom Research Association Dr Azhar Mohamad.

He said the use of mushrooms in cosmetic products helps to tighten and soften the skin.

It can be done by drying out the mushrooms and then grind it into powder before mixing it with either corn flour or glutinous rice flour into a compact powder, he said.

He told this to reporters after the 9th annual general meeting of Koperasi Usahawan Cendawan Kelantan Berhad (KOKULAC) here today.

Dr Azhar, who heads the Malaysian Nuclear Agency mushroom project, said continuous consumption of mushrooms helps to stimulate the collagen, hence boost the anti-aging effect.

Mushrooms also contain polysaccharide and anti-oxidant substances that can remove free radicals in the body, hence, increase immunisation.

Mushrooms also have high fibre content and good for the digestive system, he added.

In another development, Dr Azhar called for the setting up of a National Mushroom Board to regulate the mushroom industry.

“Mushrooms have been recognised as a commodity, but there has yet to be a body set up to regulate the production, he ADDED.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Collaboration to recycle seized contraband items to be further explored – Amiruddin

PADANG BESAR, The collaboration between the Perlis Customs Department and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) to create products using seized cigarettes is a new approach that can be further explored, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said today.

He said the cigarettes and liquor seized were usually disposed of, and this would incur costs to the government after the case was completed, without any gain in return.

“This collaboration benefits both parties (Customs and UniMAP), and the products produced can also be commercialised,” Amiruddin told the media after witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties at the Felcra Lubuk Sireh Hall here, today.

According to the MoU, UniMAP would use its expertise to produce fertilizers for farming, insecticides and poisons that were safe to use.

UniMAP vice-chancellor Prof Ir Ts Badlishah Ahmad and Perlis Customs director Wan Noor Wan Mamat signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

Badlishah said the products produced were environmentally friendly and had high commercial value.

He said almost all the physical materials of cigarettes could be re-used, such as the tobacco and its covering, to be processed into activated carbon (powder), and used in the batik industry to remove colour.

The cigarette buds, meanwhile, are turned into membranes to be used as water filters, and the cigarette boxes and other agricultural wastes are processed into fertilizers.

Meanwhile, Customs (Enforcement and Compliance) deputy director-general Datuk Azimah Abdul Hamid said the main items seized by the department were cigarettes and liquor.

He said from January 1 and June 15 this year, cigarettes worth RM18.29 million involving taxes of RM163.89 million were seized, while for liquor, it was RM11.611 million worth of goods involving taxes of RM25.32 million.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Collaboration to recycle seized contraband items to be further explored – Amiruddin

PADANG BESAR, The collaboration between the Perlis Customs Department and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) to create products using seized cigarettes is a new approach that can be further explored, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said today.

He said the cigarettes and liquor seized were usually disposed of, and this would incur costs to the government after the case was completed, without any gain in return.

“This collaboration benefits both parties (Customs and UniMAP), and the products produced can also be commercialised,” Amiruddin told the media after witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties at the Felcra Lubuk Sireh Hall here, today.

According to the MoU, UniMAP would use its expertise to produce fertilizers for farming, insecticides and poisons that were safe to use.

UniMAP vice-chancellor Prof Ir Ts Badlishah Ahmad and Perlis Customs director Wan Noor Wan Mamat signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

Badlishah said the products produced were environmentally friendly and had high commercial value.

He said almost all the physical materials of cigarettes could be re-used, such as the tobacco and its covering, to be processed into activated carbon (powder), and used in the batik industry to remove colour.

The cigarette buds, meanwhile, are turned into membranes to be used as water filters, and the cigarette boxes and other agricultural wastes are processed into fertilizers.

Meanwhile, Customs (Enforcement and Compliance) deputy director-general Datuk Azimah Abdul Hamid said the main items seized by the department were cigarettes and liquor.

He said from January 1 and June 15 this year, cigarettes worth RM18.29 million involving taxes of RM163.89 million were seized, while for liquor, it was RM11.611 million worth of goods involving taxes of RM25.32 million.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Collaboration to recycle seized contraband items to be further explored – Amiruddin

PADANG BESAR, The collaboration between the Perlis Customs Department and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) to create products using seized cigarettes is a new approach that can be further explored, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said today.

He said the cigarettes and liquor seized were usually disposed of, and this would incur costs to the government after the case was completed, without any gain in return.

“This collaboration benefits both parties (Customs and UniMAP), and the products produced can also be commercialised,” Amiruddin told the media after witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties at the Felcra Lubuk Sireh Hall here, today.

According to the MoU, UniMAP would use its expertise to produce fertilizers for farming, insecticides and poisons that were safe to use.

UniMAP vice-chancellor Prof Ir Ts Badlishah Ahmad and Perlis Customs director Wan Noor Wan Mamat signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

Badlishah said the products produced were environmentally friendly and had high commercial value.

He said almost all the physical materials of cigarettes could be re-used, such as the tobacco and its covering, to be processed into activated carbon (powder), and used in the batik industry to remove colour.

The cigarette buds, meanwhile, are turned into membranes to be used as water filters, and the cigarette boxes and other agricultural wastes are processed into fertilizers.

Meanwhile, Customs (Enforcement and Compliance) deputy director-general Datuk Azimah Abdul Hamid said the main items seized by the department were cigarettes and liquor.

He said from January 1 and June 15 this year, cigarettes worth RM18.29 million involving taxes of RM163.89 million were seized, while for liquor, it was RM11.611 million worth of goods involving taxes of RM25.32 million.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

Collaboration to recycle seized contraband items to be further explored – Amiruddin

PADANG BESAR, The collaboration between the Perlis Customs Department and Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) to create products using seized cigarettes is a new approach that can be further explored, Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Amiruddin Hamzah said today.

He said the cigarettes and liquor seized were usually disposed of, and this would incur costs to the government after the case was completed, without any gain in return.

“This collaboration benefits both parties (Customs and UniMAP), and the products produced can also be commercialised,” Amiruddin told the media after witnessing the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the two parties at the Felcra Lubuk Sireh Hall here, today.

According to the MoU, UniMAP would use its expertise to produce fertilizers for farming, insecticides and poisons that were safe to use.

UniMAP vice-chancellor Prof Ir Ts Badlishah Ahmad and Perlis Customs director Wan Noor Wan Mamat signed the MoU on behalf of their respective organisations.

Badlishah said the products produced were environmentally friendly and had high commercial value.

He said almost all the physical materials of cigarettes could be re-used, such as the tobacco and its covering, to be processed into activated carbon (powder), and used in the batik industry to remove colour.

The cigarette buds, meanwhile, are turned into membranes to be used as water filters, and the cigarette boxes and other agricultural wastes are processed into fertilizers.

Meanwhile, Customs (Enforcement and Compliance) deputy director-general Datuk Azimah Abdul Hamid said the main items seized by the department were cigarettes and liquor.

He said from January 1 and June 15 this year, cigarettes worth RM18.29 million involving taxes of RM163.89 million were seized, while for liquor, it was RM11.611 million worth of goods involving taxes of RM25.32 million.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)

5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Sichuan

KUALA LUMPUR, A 5.1 magnitude earthquake jolted Sichuan, China, at 10.30 pm today.

The Malaysian Meteorological Department in a statement here said the epicentre was 226km southwest of Chongqing, China and that the temblor occurred at a depth of 100km.

However, there was no tsunami threat to Malaysia, the statement added.

Source: BERNAMA (News Agency)