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AseanPlus News 14 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

China floats idea of highway to Taiwan

China floated long-term plans Thursday for what would be one of the new wonders of the world #8211; a highway linking it with arch foe Taiwan, an island about 200km offshore.

Nation 14 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

The kebaya show goes on despite blackout

The organisers of the second exhibition of Datin Paduka Seri Endon Mahmood's vast collection of beautiful Nyonya Kebaya at the Galeri Petronas in Suria KLCC Thursday were forced to announce the postponement of its launch due to the power failure that affected five states.

Nation 14 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Switchgear failure to blame for five-hour power outage

The failure of a switchgear in the Kapar power station brought four states and Putrajaya and parts of Kuala Lumpur to a standstill in a five-hour power blackout in the southern region of the peninsula.

Nation 14 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Putrajaya at a standstill

Much of the federal administrative centre ground to a standstill, with many civil servants forced out of stuffy offices during yesterday's blackout, which lasted over an hour in Putrajaya.

Nation 14 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

A hectic day for the firemen

Firemen raced against time to rescue people trapped in lifts and to douse flames in factories caused by equipment overheating when their cooling systems crashed during the massive power outage Thursday.

AseanPlus News 31 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Foreign tourists touched by Thai generosity

Western tourists who survived giant waves that struck Thailand's shores at the weekend have been astounded by the generosity of locals grappling with their own massive destruction and loss of life.

AseanPlus News 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ban may cover more areas

THE ban on smokers may soon be extended to include such public places as pubs, bus interchanges and even hawker centres.

Nation 09 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ong: Provide lifts at flats

The Housing and Local Government Ministry has suggested that flats of up to five storeys high include lifts to make it easier for older people and the disabled to get to the upper floors.

Nation 02 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Council to act against ‘hotel’ developer ‘did not have proper permit’

The Penang Municipal Council will take action against a developer for converting part of an apartment-cum-shoplot at Hill Railway Road into a hotel without obtaining a permit.

Education 31 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

It's a tutor's life

CHANG SHIH YEN is back at work tutoring English at the University of Otago in New Zealand.