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Nation 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kebayas take spotlight at fund-raiser

A myriad of shades coloured the catwalk as the ageless I>kebaya/Itook centrestage during theIFashion for Education/IUniversiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar) fund-raising dinner on Friday.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New road tax rates a boon to lorrymen

The road tax reduction of up to 50% for about 70,000 trailer and articulated semi-trailer lorries currently registered in the country will be fully implemented from Wednesday.

Nation 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Donald: 'Ships must be well equipped'

All cargo vessels plying the Straits of Malacca should be equipped with adequate radar and communication facilities to prevent collision along the narrow and busy waterway.

AseanPlus News 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

20,000 stranded as glitch grounds planes across Japan

B>TOKYO:/BA computer breakdown in Japan's main air traffic control system temporarily grounded all domestic planes across the nation yesterday, affecting weekend schedules for more than 20,000 passengers, said officials.

Nation 02 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Improve efficiency instead of charging more, lorrymen told

Lorry operators have been advised to be more efficient and to better manage their companies instead of passing the cost to consumers by raising transport rates.

Nation 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Go ahead likely for Prisons D-G plan

The proposal to allow prisoners sentenced to less than six months' jail to do community work is likely to be accepted, said Minister in the Prime Minister#8217;s Department Datuk Seri Dr Rais Yatim.

AseanPlus News 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Identity cards mulled for urban elephants

THE 1,600 elephants located in the concrete jungle of Bangkok may soon be carrying 'identity cards'. The move is among the short-term measures to be discussed by the Cabinet to resolve the problem of jumbos roaming the city's streets.

Nation 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Effects of oil price rise under study

The Transport Ministry will study the effects of the oil price increase on industries to find ways to minimise the impact.

Nation 07 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS plan to hire staff from China criticised

The plan by Malaysia Airlines (MAS) to employ 100 air stewardesses from China has not gone down well with the community.

Nation 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS explains reason for hiring Chinese nationals

Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will continue to employ locals as cabin crew as its first priority, but the intention to hire Chinese nationals is to elevate the airline's presence in China.