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Community 18 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mansion for the poor

B>O/B>OI Chuan Aik, 76, is blinded by glaucoma but the Penang Home for the Infirm and Aged resident happily describes the we-lfare organisation's new 'se-cond home' - a colonial mansion at 8, Jalan Residensi - as 'beautiful'.

Community 13 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

CCTVs help us in our work, says police chief

Police are disappointed with building owners who have not installed or upgraded closed-circuit television (CCTV) camera systems at their premises. City police chief Comm Mustafa Abdullah said CCTVs had proven to be effective in crime prevention, but building owners did not take the matter seriously.

World 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Blair factor lifts London to dramatic victory

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tireless lobbying, a well-presented bid and a huge charm offensive from British Prime Minister Tony Blair lifted London to a remarkable Olympic victory over Paris on Wednesday in the race for the 2012 Games.

World 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Blair factor lifts London to dramatic victory

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tireless lobbying, a well-presented bid and a huge charm offensive from British Prime Minister Tony Blair lifted London to a remarkable Olympic victory over Paris on Wednesday in the race for the 2012 Games.

World 06 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Blair factor lifts London to dramatic victory

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Tireless lobbying, a superb bid and a massive charm offensive from British Prime Minister Tony Blair lifted London to a remarkable Olympic victory over Paris in the race to win the 2012 Games on Wednesday.

World 16 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Philippine army lifts alert, Arroyo under pressure

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine military lifted a seven-day security alert on Thursday, saying the threat of plots to oust President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo had faded.

AseanPlus News 11 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Teachers learn to be hotel maids

WHILE her colleagues were enjoying their mid-year holidays, teacher Joey Koh sweated it out as a chambermaid at The Fullerton hotel last week.

AseanPlus News 08 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan varsity unveils robot suit

Japan has taken a step into the science-fiction world with the release of a 'robot suit' that can help workers lift heavy loads or assist people with disabilities climb stairs.

Education 01 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Premier visit to remember

Mary Yap of SM Teknik Tawau was one of the 17 'super principals and teachers' who met Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi when he visited the Education Ministry's new complex in Putrajaya last Monday.

AseanPlus News 01 May 2005 | 12:00 AM

Nepal’s king lifts state of emergency

Nepal's King Gyanendra yesterday lifted a state of emergency he imposed after seizing power in February, apparently bowing to strong international pressure to restore civil liberties.