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AseanPlus News 04 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stress kills workaholic academics at young age

The Chinese have an old saying that 'gorgeous women die young.' But in this day and age, it seems to be more applicable to middle-aged scientists and intellectuals.

Nation 17 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Four charged with abduction

Three Pakistani general workers and a Singaporean businessman were charged in the Sessions Court here with kidnapping South African diplomat Cornelius Van Niekerk Scholtz last month.

Nation 12 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Three NS trainees lose their jobs

Three national service trainees found they had lost their jobs after their three-month training stint at the Sri Impian camp in Nibong Tebal.

Health 30 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tobacco and poverty

FOR this year's World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organisation's Tobacco Free Initiative proposes that the focus be on tobacco and poverty.

Letters 23 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Incidence of poverty higher among single mothers

THE Women, Family and Community Development Ministry defines single mothers as women who are: widowed with children to bring up; abandoned by their husbands with custody of children without alimony; in the process of divorcing; without secure income from invalid husbands; caring for other people's children without husband's help; or caring for children not from legitimate marriages.

Nation 17 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Coffeeshops used as front by gambling outfits

Illegal gambling outfits are using coffeeshops as a front for their operations.

Nation 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Woman claiming to be abuse victim approaches Shahrizat

A 38-year-old woman and her three children stopped Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil at a ministry function, claiming she was a victim of abuse. She told the Women, Family and Community Development Minister that she had been assaulted by her husband and wanted Shahrizat to personally help her.

Nation 12 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Welfare funds to be disbursed quickly

The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will ensure that its welfare allowances are easily accessible to target groups, Deputy Minister Datuk G. Palanivel said yesterday.

Nation 06 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

High Court dismisses appeal by pig farmers

The High Court yesterday dismissed an appeal by 183 pig farmers and the next-of-kin of those who died during the 1998-99 Nipah virus outbreak over their suit against the Government and three state governments.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

That first impression

Speed dating can be brutal as you are judged entirely on first impressions made in those first five minutes. Just how accurate are first impressions, wonders PHILIP GOLINGAI after spending an evening being judged by eight women.