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Nation 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Extorters using obituary info

Unscrupulous people have been extorting money from grieving families by using information obtained from obituaries published in newspapers.

AseanPlus News 18 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arrests rock Canto-pop world

B>HONG KONG:/BHong Kong's entertainment industry was in shock yesterday after several leading figures and Canto-pop stars were arrested in a graft inquiry over rigged music awards and chart placings, reports said.

Nation 17 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cops seek Penang triad leader trying to revive gang

Police are looking for the leader of the notorious I>Sio Sam Ong/I(Three Little Emperors) triad who is said to be actively trying to revive the gang on the island.

AseanPlus News 16 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Officials: Terrorists’ escape an inside job

The shock escape of a top bomb-maker of a regional terrorist group from a high-security Philippines jail could have been an 'inside job' aimed at embarrassing President Gloria Arroyo, a key US ally in the global war on terror, officials said yesterday.

Lifestyle 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Writers with a dirty past

Do the pseudonyms Harriet Daimler and Marcus van Heller ring a bell? If yes, spank yourself. In 1950s Paris, a group of penniless authors took to writing risque novels to pay the bills. Now their books are collectors#8217; items. JOHN PRESTON, an aficionado, unravels their story.

Letters 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Canberra to help keep Pacific peace

JEFFREY FRANCIS files his report from Down Under.

Education 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better safe than sorry

With the recent spate of publicity on abduction and rape cases, pepper sprays are being snapped up at pharmacies while self-defence classes are gaining popularity.

Letters 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nothing to hide, nothing to fear

By JEFFREY FRANCIS

AseanPlus News 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar activists held in Thailand

B>BANGKOK:/BThailand has detained 11 Myanmar activists for planning to kidnap Myanmar's ambassador here or, failing that, blow up a fuel depot and abduct the Thai interior minister, a Thai police report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

US to freeze Myanmar leaders' assets, ban remittances

B>WASHINGTON:/BWashington is preparing new sanctions against Myanmar that would freeze personal assets of members of its ruling military junta and ban remittances from its nationals working in the United States, a senior administration official said.