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Lesson on how precious and fragile life is

Ose is principal of the Hamanogo Elementary School with 723 students in Chigasaki, some 50km southwest of Tokyo. Being an educator for 35 years and to the last, he decided to show the process of his life fading away after he found he had an advanced cancer in September 1999, challenging the social tendency to avoid exposing children to death and grief.

School-based assessment to cover more subjects

The Education Ministry will expand its school-based assessment concept in stages to cover other subjects in primary and secondary schools, said minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad.

Learning new things

IT IS only natural for parents to be concerned over their children#8217;s development. Every child develops at his or her individual pace. There are no two children who are exactly alike in their development.

Thailand's macabre museum

It's a rare museum where visitors are welcomed by the founder's skeleton. But the father of the Bangkok's Forensic Museum donated his body to his life's cause, and his bones now rest in peace at the entrance for medical students and ordinary onlookers to examine.

Chirac’s visit bolsters M’sia-France trade ties

FRENCH businessmen operating here say that they have indeed made a wise investment decision. They now have a different mission #150; to convince more of their countrymen to expand their businesses to consider investing in Malaysia.

Revisiting and renewing favourites

FROM a Marvel-perspective, the term #8220;reborn#8221; unearths different connotations. To some collectors, it brings back bad memories of the Heroes Reborn-debacle, where high-profile ex-Marvelites were recruited to re-model the #8220;image#8221; of earth#8217;s Mightiest Heroes and the Fantastic Four.

Mind of a killer

Just what is it that separates a killer from the rest of the population? Do they lack a moral safety latch or are they being driven by dark, unfathomable forces?

Sleepless in Seattle

Three winners of the HSBC Young IT Entrepreneur Awards 2003 walked away with more than just RM15,000; they lived their dream for a week in Seattle, USA. KAREN CHAPMAN joined them on their study tour to the home of Microsoft and Boeing.

Review measures for sale of poisons

b>S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS/b>,President,Consumers Association of Penang wants tighter control measures put in place for the sales of dangerous chemicals.

New Asian generation

Only lately are Asian American writers moving away from earnest tales with links to the old country. SUSAN SALTER REYNOLDS discovers that what distinguishes them one from another is which generation they are in the United States and which country their forefathers are from.