City Watch

Talks on arbitration

A CONFERENCE on international arbitration and cross border disputes will be held on Friday and Saturday at the Westin Kuala Lumpur.  

Some of the biggest names in international arbitrations, including Lord Mustill, who was involved in reforming England's Arbitration Act, Chief Justice of India Justice Ahmedi, Queen's Counsel John Tackaberry and Robert Gaitskell will be speaking at the conference.  

It is particularly useful for Malaysian companies that venture abroad with their goods and services.  

Details: Rachel Koong (06-9221 6622) or e-mail rachel  


Water cut

WATER supply disruption will occur in a few Gombak areas from 8pm on Wednesday to 2am the following morning.  

The affected areas are Kg Nakhoda, Kg Sg Kertas, Tanah Gantian, Taman Selayang, and Jalan Sg Tua. The disruption is due to maintenance works on the Sungai Batu reserve.  

The earlier scheduled cleaning of the Bukit Gasing tank reserve has been postponed. There will be no water disruption in the Petaling areas until further notice.  

For details, call Syabas at 1-800-88-5252.  


Highway partially closed

THE KL-Seremban highway leading to Kuchai Lama will be partially closed from Wednesday to Thursday.  

The closure is due to works involving the construction of the new KL-Putrajaya highway. The two-day closure will only be from midnight to 5am. The highway will still be accessible during normal hours. Details: Maju Holdings Sdn Bhd (03-9173 2020). 


Dance's 2006 instalment

JAMU, a contemporary dance performance series that began in 2001, will be holding its 2006 instalment from Friday to Sunday.  

Jamu 2006 will feature choreographers Wong Kit Yaw, Suhaimi Magi, Zhou Gui Xin and Joseph Gonzales. The event will be held at the Experimental Theatre of Akademi Seni Kebangsaan Campus. Performances will start at 8.30pm with an entry fee of RM10 (RM5 for students). 


Blood donation campaign

FIRST AID UNIT of Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) will be holding a blood donation campaign from today until Friday. The campaign will be held at College Hall of TARC from 9am to 5pm during the five days. For enquiries, email Ten Joh Zing at 


Parenting workshop

CHARACTER FOREVER FOUNDATION will be holding a “Dare to Be Courageous'' parenting workshop on Saturday, from 4pm to 6pm. It is the first of a series of workshops to help parents raise children in these fast paced and modern times. Dr Kevin Leman, an internationally known psychologist, will be conducting the workshop. Dr Kevin has been featured on Oprah, CBS's The Early Show and Focus on the Family. A token sum of RM5 will be charged to cover food, drinks and materials for the workshop. For details, call Juen at 016-3367827 or Harvy 016-4467716. Details are also available on 

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