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Asian markets and currencies finished mostly higher on Wednesday, shrugging off concerns that the series of earthquakes that shook Taiwan and disrupted phone and Internet services could rattle the region.
Rubber bearings as the base of a building can help prevent its destruction during an earthquake, said Malaysian Rubber Board Engineering Products and Design Unit head Dr Kamarudin Ab Malek.
When a 6.8-magnitude earthquake jarred Sanyo Electric Co.'s chip-making plant in northern Japan last October, reversing the company's profit forecast to a massive loss, it was a crowning blow to an electronics giant already rattled by plunging prices and sinking stock.
This is the second part of the article on leadership programmes in Malaysia. The first part was published on April 3, 2005.