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Abdullah: Tougher laws to fight sex crimes

Sex crimes should be highlighted in the mass media to create anger and hatred towards such offences, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.


PM: Need to secure border with Thailand

Malaysia's priority is to secure its border with Thailand to prevent a mass movement of people from southern Thailand, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said yesterday. He said Malaysian security forces had already taken steps to increase patrols along the border, especially at checkpoints.


Put toilet wastes to good use, says minister

Waste from toilets could be regenerated as fertiliser through good biotechnology and environmental know-how, said Deputy Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Robert Lau Hoi Chew.


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Lessons learnt in the American West

If someone had asked me a year ago 'What would you be doing in a year's time?' I would never have dreamed of saying: 'Sitting on Hermit's Peak in the Pecos Wilderness, having granola whilst watching the sun set with friends from Costa Rica, Kenya and Spain'!


Endearing gestures of a thoughtful PM

Pak Lah#8217;s strong Islamic background has reinforced his views on the need for tolerance and understanding in a multi-racial Malaysia, writes AUDREY EDWARDS.


A Malaysian success in Taiwan

B>O/B>NE and a half years have passed since Gamuda Bhd successfully bid for a tender to be part of Taiwan#8217;s massive Kaohsiung Mass Rapid Transit project. How have the Malaysians fared thus far?


Sartorial satire

Musings with Marina Mahathir


One-man news crew

Meet Rian Maelzer, the 'four-in-one' man. He is a cameraman, sound technician, reporter and lighting technician all in one go.


Seeking a natural balance

Coastal regions the world over are subjected to increasing pressures from development, exploitation of marine resources and tourism, among others. While coastal degradation may have gone unchecked for far too long in some places, the Integrated Coastal Management plan has proven time and again that Nature has an incredible capacity to renew itself - if given a chance.