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Lifestyle 08 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A marsh at stake

A SWATH of southern Iraq has been called many things: Land of the swamp people. Mother of all untapped oil reserves. Scene of the worst environmental crime in history. Cradle of civilisation.

Lifestyle 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hurt by the words

A letter from Kakak Yati of Kedah.

Lifestyle 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Assamese adventure

In a quiet part of India, a region is awakening to its potential. FARIDAH BEGUM climbs atop an elephant and explores Assam, a frontier state.

Lifestyle 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

New ruling a step backwards

Proposed laws that restrict employers from hiring maids of another religion put 150,000 households in jeopardy, PATSY KAM reports.

Lifestyle 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Maids have their say

SO FAR, all the fuss about employers having to hire maids of the same religion will definitely affect employers who will be left in the lurch if the ruling is indeed implemented.

Lifestyle 03 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Modernly modest

The I>jubah/I>, popular in the Middle East, is a growing trend for this type of dress in Malaysia. Anglia Muslimah, a new boutique in Bangsar Shopping Centre, is aware of this growing trend, and is working to address this need, especially among the middle-class, as its location suggests.

Lifestyle 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Room for compromise

I REFER to the articles about Muslim maids who have the privilege to exercise their rights as Muslims while living in non-Muslim households.

Lifestyle 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mrs, Puan or Madam

I REFER to the letter quoted in the article #8216;Unaware of mistakes in letter?#8217; (April 30). One glaring, oft-committed but seldom-discussed mistake in the letter occurred in the penultimate sentence of paragraph 3, in which the recipient was asked to contact Mrs Zalina Mohamad Ismail for further information.

Lifestyle 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Breeder's persistence pays off

DAVID Wong Kee Kong#8217;s tenacity and determination have brought him a long way from the days when he first ventured into commercial rabbit farming.

Lifestyle 26 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Emphasis on prevention

Muslim leaders have a big role to play to curb the spread of AIDS, but their mentality must change from blaming the victims for lack of morals to treating them with care and dignity, reports MICHELE LIAN who attended the 2nd International Muslim Leaders' Consultation on HIV/AIDS in Kuala Lumpur last week.