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THE Asian way of business based on the extended family and tight personal ties which have served Chinese entrepreneurs so well in the past, are unlikely to serve East and South-East Asia as well in the future, chairman and chief executive officer of LIN Associates Tan Sri Dr Lin See Yan said.
THE Venture Capital Consultative Council (VCCC) and its secretariat Malaysian Venture Capital Association (MVCA) will come out soon with a five-year development plan to spur growth in the local venture capital sector and to increase the size of its venture capital fund to over RM10bil by 2008, from RM2.5bil last year.
A popular issue that kept cropping up in many of the sessions at the World Education Market 2003 was globalisation and its effects on education. Whether in the conference programme, the TV Forums or the Agora E-Village presentations, the emphasis on globalisation was obvious. Foreseeing this, a special interactive debate session titled I>Globalisation Issues and its Impact on Higher Education /I>wasI/I>scheduled in the conference programmeI>. /I>
Enlivened by roof dormers, porches, cosy courtyards and pedestrian pathways, these low-rises exude an air of comfort and spaciousness, and can easily pass off as housing for an upscale neighbourhood. But the Tower Apartments (top pic) in Rohnert Park, California, and the Klahanie Issaqua project (bottom pic) in Washington were designed specifically for the lower income group. World renowned architect and town planner Michael Pyatok shares with I>StarTwo/Ihow quality can come at a price - an affordable price.
The many misconceptions about Islam have led to views that government efforts to build a progressive nation are not Islamic unless the leaders wear I>jubah/I(robe) and skull caps, said Religious Adviser to the Government Tan Sri Abdul Hamid Othman.
The Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail, has urged Muslims to continue to work towards enhancing their achievements so that the people and country will have continuous success.