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Art Deco delight

EVEN if passers-by do not know its name, they will remember the bright yellow building that sits on the junction of Jalan Tun H.S. Lee and Jalan Hang Lekir in Kuala Lumpur's Chinatown. The Lee Rubber Building now wears two shades of yellow and ochre on its façade, with dashes of the coolest blue on its windows.


Nightmare of migrant workers will soon be over

The greatest fear of migrant workers #8211; being rounded up by police and sent to a detention and expatriation station #8211; will soon be yesterday's nightmare.


Terrorism fears make ISA repeal unlikely, says report

It is unlikely the Internal Security Act (ISA) will be repealed in the light of current domestic and international developments, the Joseph R. Crowley Programme in International Human Rights said in a recently released report.


Saari: I did not expect to be freed so soon

The last thing I>reformasi/Iactivist Saari Sungib expected on Sunday night was to be released unconditionally from detention under the Internal Security Act (ISA).


Press freedom scrutinised

Journalists are reminded to report facts in helping the public know the truth. I>New Straits Times /I>associate editor Rehman Rashid said the scenario now was one where journalists were 'co-opted to the bigger picture' when they were once supposed to be 'neutral and dispassionate'.


Government urged to accept Suhakam proposal on ISA repeal

B>PETALING JAYA:/BThe Government should accept the proposal of the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) to repeal the Internal Security Act (ISA).


First local SARS death reported

B>FIRST DEATH/B(April 6): The Health Ministry confirmed the first death related to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). Health Director-General Tan Sri Dr Mohamad Taha Arif said a 64-year-old Chinese male from Jerantut, Pahang, who died on March 30, was admitted to Kuala Lumpur Hospital in a serious condition a day earlier.


Danaharta plans a graceful exit

WHEN you are close to outliving your usefulness, the smartest thing to do is to plan a graceful, painless exit. Pengurusan Danaharta Nasional Bhd knows this well. Last week, key executives of the national asset management company (AMC) met with several heads of research to toss around ideas about how it should settle its affairs before shutting up shop.


Time for revamp of arbitration law

Many countries have updated or replaced their age-old arbitration laws. It#8217;s time Malaysia#8217;s Arbitration Act was revamped in line with developments worldwide, writes SHAILA KOSHY.


Group trying to stop lifting of paraquat ban

The Pesticide Action Network Asia and Pacific (PAN AP) is garnering regional support to ensure that paraquat, a known pesticide without an antidote, remains banned in Malaysia.