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Ministry has done its best over MTUC issues, says Fong

The Human Resources Ministry will prepare the appropriate response to the Cabinet on the 10-point memorandum the MTUC wants to submit to the Prime Minister.

More than 120 nations adopt KL Declaration

Environment ministers and government representatives from more than 120 countries have adopted the Kuala Lumpur Declaration which commits them to a rapid and effective implementation of measures aimed at reducing biodiversity loss.

More talks

More than 1,000 delegates representing governments and relevant organisations are meeting in Kuala Lumpur from Feb 23 to 27 for the first meeting of the parties to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (MOP1).

Presidential contenders back reform

Taiwan took a first step towards halving its brawling parliament yesterday in a move backed by both contenders in the island's hotly contested presidential election as underscoring their political reform credentials.

Set up a task force to curb trafficking of women and children

The Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) has proposed that the Government set up a national task force to curb trafficking of women and children.

Good values needed to fight graft

It's five months since the United Nations Convention Against Corruption (CAC) was signed in Mexico amidst great fanfare. SHAILA KOSHY examines why no developed country has ratified the CAC and what needs to be done in Malaysia, to tackle corruption head-on.

Global warming brings bad tidings

In the first of a three-part series on the impact, science and politics of climate change, CHARLES J. HANLEY reports on the rising tides in Pacific island nations.

'Yes' to anti-smoking pact

Malaysia is set to ratify an international anti-smoking convention that will allow the Government to impose further restrictions on the use and sale of tobacco products and even allow civil suits against tobacco companies.

Make the right choices

From MARY ASSUNTA, Sydney (via e-mail)

Roddick fires record-breaking serve on his way to victory

Andy Roddick smashed his way into the semi-finals of the Stella Artois championships yesterday, destroying Paradorn Srichaphan and cracking down the world's fastest serve along the way.