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Lifestyle 08 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Joy of restored vision

Tomorrow is World Sight Day. Worldwide, some 45 million people are blind. Of these, 20 million cases are due to cataracts - the world's leading cause of avoidable blindness. However, much can be done to restore sight, thus preserving a basic human right and enhancing the quality of life.

Lifestyle 19 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

For the needy

Yesterday I>StarTwo/Ipublished an article on the Malaysian Charity Draw and listed three of the beneficiaries. Today, we highlight the rest of the charitable organisations which will benefit from the draw.

Nation 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Special pupils face testing time in UPSR

Nine blind children and three with low vision from the Alma Special School for the Visually Impaired in Penang are among the 22,855 Year Six pupils in the state sitting for the Ujian Pencapaian Sekolah Rendah (UPSR) examinations.

Nation 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better access to jobs and perks for the disabled

A HOST of benefits awaits the disabled in the country, with their income ceiling raised from RM500 to RM750.

Nation 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lots of goodies in Dr M’s last budget address

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has presented a bag of goodies to the rakyat in his last budget as Prime Minister and Finance Minister.

Nation 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Handicap no barrier for Ng

Performing before a packed hall at Sedaya International College's graduation ceremony, visually-impaired Colin Ng Soon Beng awed the audience with his piano recital.

Education 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Five get Freemason scholarships

ANIMAL lover Mark Hiew Wen Han, 20, was devastated when he had to give away his pet dog six months after bringing it home. However, being awarded the Joseph William Yee Eu Foundation#8217;s Masonic scholarship will take him a step closer to achieving his childhood dream of caring for animals as a veterinarian.

Nation 08 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Colin triumphs through music

Nineteen-year-old Colin Ng Soon Beng will be graduating soon with a Diploma in Music (Contemporary).

Lifestyle 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mothers extraordinaire

READERS might recall my write-up for Mother#8217;s Day on May 8 last month, in which I was privileged and honoured to highlight the rare and exemplary efforts of the Kiwanis Club of Taman Tun Dr Ismail (KITT), Kuala Lumpur.

Education 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM1mil in books from Albukhary

Yayasan Albukhary will be donating over 30,000 tuition books worth RM1mil in its effort to boost education for students who have enrolled in its free tuition programme.