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Whip traffic offenders, urge NGOs

NON-governmental organisations have urged the Government to whip traffic offenders to reduce the number of accidents.

Making sense of the turmoil

With more bombings in Turkey and Iraq, last week was another tumultuous time for a world that has lost its compass. The multilateral system, whether in peace and security or in economic co-operation, is in tatters. Can the United States rethink its hegemonic role, or can the rest of the world sail ahead even if the captain won't join the ship of multilateral co-operation?

Connecting with the Bard

Tedious, highbrow, downright scary . . .William Shakespeare's works can put people off, but give it a chance, says an Aussie who loves the Bard, for it's still relevant today.

Sisterhood with a mission

A S0RO what? Oh, a Soroptimist. Is that a secret faction of international capitalists who hero-worship George Soros?

Plans to elevate KL folk pay off

Social development is just as important when it comes to planning a city like Kuala Lumpur, so mayor Datuk Mohmad Shaid Mohd Taufek is accelerating programmes to elevate the status of city residents, especially single mothers and lower-income group. BEN TAN and FARRIS BAHAROM look at two such programmes, the Public Housing Scheme and Nadi.

Social work a lifetime mission

He may have retired 16 years ago as director-general of the Social Welfare Department, but Prof Datuk Dr Abdullah Malim Bagindacontinues to be very much involved in social development work, especially with the elderly, writes WONG LI ZA.

Have you thanked your maid lately?


Doctors: Be more aware of child health

New parents will be less confused about their children's health problems if they are equipped with the right knowledge, according to the Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA).

Fab four for Asian dialogue

FOUR undergraduates - Hazleen Mohd Zakaria, Lim Fung Kit, Melissa Shamini Periasamy and Tizreena Mohd Ismail - have been selected to represent Malaysia at the Sixth Hitachi Young Leaders Initiative (HYLI), scheduled to be held in Bangkok from Dec 8 to 12.

Rock concert in Jakarta ends in riot

A free rock music concert meant to promote peace and social harmony ended abruptly with rioting and police warning shots, reports said yesterday. At least six people were reportedly injured.