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In our report “A pedigree in innovation — Swiss watchmaker celebrates 106 years in the business” published on Jan 2, it was stated that Tissot commemorates its 106th anniversary this year. It is actually the watch maker’s 160th anniversary. The error is regretted.


The All Women’s Action Society (Awam) will be hosting a Convention of Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) & Leadership Workshop on Jan 21 and 22 at the KL-Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (Meeting Room 2), No 1, Jalan Maharajalela, Kuala Lumpur. It will be from 9am to 5pm (Jan 21) and 9am to 2pm (Jan 22). The workshop is aimed at university students who are keen to learn the principles of Cedaw and to cultivate leadership values. Registration closes on Jan 16. For registration and details, call 03-7877 4221 or email


A temporary road closure along Jalan Kuching and Jalan Duta will be implemented by Kuala Lumpur City Hall to facilitate construction of three-tier extruded kerbs. Works in Jalan Kuching is ongoing until May 14, 2013, from 9.30am to 4pm (first stage) and 9pm to 5am (second stage) while works on Jalan Duta is ongoing until June 19, 2013, from 9.30am to 4pm (first stage) and 9pm to 5am (second stage). Motorists are advised to be careful and observe traffic signage at the site.


WWF-Malaysia and its Earth Hour partners are inviting Malaysian bands to participate in the inaugural Earth Hour Band Contest to build environmental awareness through music. The contest is open to three- to six-person bands comprising Malaysian citizens who have not signed up with any record labels. Interested bands can submit their videos to on Jan 22 before 5pm. For details, email


The Philharmonic Society of Selangor Choir invites singers of all ages to join in the 2013 season. Orientation will be held on Jan 14 and 21 at 7.15pm at Free Space@Kakiseni, L1-35 & 36, Level 1, SS Two Mall, 40 Jalan SS2/72 in Petaling Jaya. Rehearsals are held every Monday, from 8pm to 10pm. For details, call 012-277 8871 (Swee Chin) or email


Pantai Hospital Ampang will be conducting a free Antenatal Class Program for expecting parents on Jan 19. The class will be held at the Auditorium, Pantai Hospital Ampang, Pandan Indah from 1pm to 5pm. For registration, call 03-4289 2877 (Neetha) or 03-4289 2967 (Sherene).


Kuala Lumpur Divine Life Society, Sivanadhashram in Jalan Batu Caves will be organising a free meditation workshop daily from 10am to 4pm, from Jan 7 to 17. Admission is free. For details, call 012-323 0398 or SMS to 012-212 8936 (Sre).

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