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Lifestyle 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Helping the children

From growing up in Malaysian rubber estates to living in the arid Arizona desert, speech pathologist Shereen Thomas has found a new home, where she is able to help the community she lives in by working with little children. ANN MARIE CHANDY has the story.

Lifestyle 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Feeling, healing hands

AT THE Clarins Institute, therapists put their hearts and minds into their hands. In Paris, TAN GIM EAN meets two women behind the treatments.

Nation 09 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lucky fish ornaments ideal CNY gift

AUSPICIOUS DةCOR: Peng Chew Culture Products Shop manager Yeoh Seng Chuan, 51, showing the I>Lo Han/Ifish ornaments in Penang on Monday. The ornaments make ideal Chinese New Year gift.

Business 10 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Top Glove aiming for 16% increase in net profit

LEADING latex glove manufacturer Top Glove Corp Bhd is targeting a 16.6% increase in net profit to RM21mil on revenue of RM220mil for its financial year ending Aug 31, said its president and managing director Dr Lim Wee Chai.

Nation 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grateful for TARC education

Many MCA leaders are among the 100,000 graduates of Tuanku Abdul Rahman College, beneficiaries of the party's cause to make education more readily available and affordable to the community. FOONG PEK YEE spoke to three ex-Tarcians to see how the college had shaped their destiny and the fund-raising campaign they are involved in to help Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and fulfil the Chinese community's 32-year dream.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sweeter achievement in a challenging environment

Westport has, to date, shown tremendous growth patterns, since initiating operations in 1997. Judging by the huge expansion plans the volumes should surge even further.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

UP rewards even during tough times

UNITED Plantations Bhd (UP), one of Malaysia's oldest plantation companies, has impressed shareholders with its generous and consistent dividend payouts over the past 13 years.

Letters 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tin mining town strikes gold

Kampar can only look forward to better days with the campus of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman coming up near the town, writes B>FOONG THIM LENG/B>.

Nation 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Primate causes a stir

A male macaque created a stir Saturday in an otherwise quiet neighbourhood in Taman Acbe and Taman Ria near Bahau when it broke free from its cage and started rummaging for food.

Business 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Editor: Stress on education and technology the right move

MALAYSIA, by emphasising on education and technology, and encouraging small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), has adopted the most appropriate stance in the current global trade scenario, where China is rapidly becoming the dominant trading power in Asia, according to I>Time/Imagazine senior editor (business and technology) Jim Erickson.