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Business 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

AirAsia’s Thai venture portends new Asean ties

Bangkok-based Shin Corporation, with Thai Premier Thaksin Shinawartra as one of its major shareholders, has pledged to forge closer cultural ties and cross-border integration through a joint venture with Malaysia#039;s no-frills carrier, AirAsia, to operate domestic flights in Thailand.

Lifestyle 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Showing the way

THE Philip Morris Art Awards is one of the most exciting events in the Malaysian arts calendar. This year's exhibition of entries is most definitely a not-to-be-missed event.

Education 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Irish lessons for med students

EXPERIENCE gained through volunteering for humanitarian causes was what inspired Harivinthan Sellappan and Chin Yi Zhe to pursue careers in medicine.

Nation 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Donation drive enters record books

The Chee Yang Kor Moral Uplifting Society has entered the I>Malaysia Book of Records/Iunder the largest prostheses donation by a single organisation category.

Nation 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

230 to receive free artificial legs on Tuesday

Seventy-year-old Thiang Din Puang, who lost both his legs to diabetes four years ago, was almost in tears when his son told him on Wednesday he would be getting free artificial legs.

Business 05 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Joint Asean commitment on flagship projects

THE 21st Asean Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) ended on Thursday with a joint-commitment to ensure that its proposed flagship projects, Trans-Asean Gas Pipeline and the Asean Power Grid, proceed and are completed by 2020.

Business 21 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

11 Asia-Pacific nations to launch US$1bil bond fund

Eleven Asia- Pacific nations will formally launch a new US$1bil Asian bond fund tomorrow, drawn from their huge central bank reserves to speed up the development of a regional bond market.

Lifestyle 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Expressive Thai silk

Hold on to that weave! The elegant but somewhat crusty Thai silk is undergoing an image makeover and emerging a winner in the style stakes. REENA GURBAKSH takes a look at fashion#8217;s new silken story.

Lifestyle 04 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Recognising real Thai silk

With plenty of synthetic imitations in the market, these simple tests will ensure that you go home with the genuine article.

AseanPlus News 01 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Female revellers told to cover up for Songkran fest

YOUNG women preparing to celebrate the Songkran festival between April 12 and 15 have been warned: Don#8217;t wear skimpy shorts or spaghetti-strapped tops.