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Letters 09 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Mute whistle-blowers

B>SEOUL:/BMany Koreans would agree that corruption in the country is not as serious as in the past. Still, few would deny that corrupt politicians, government employees and businessmen remain one of the major obstacles to national development.

Lifestyle 20 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Homeless in old age

The homeless in Japan are left out of the country's economic recovery, writes GEORGE NISHIYAMA in this fourth article in a series on First World poverty.

AseanPlus News 24 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Unique chance for fair play

China has introduced measures to fight corruption in preparing the Beijing Olympics in 2008 that could become a blueprint for a wider campaign against graft, according to international anti-corruption experts.

Business 12 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Temasek, Khazanah venture overseas

THE saying 'the world is your oyster' has never been more true for two state-owned investment juggernauts in South-East Asia.

World 16 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Japan looks to make holidays mandatory for workers

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's image as a nation of workaholics who rarely take holidays could change if the government enacts a proposed law that would force companies to encourage people to take their vacations.

AseanPlus News 26 Jan 2006 | 12:00 AM

Economygrows 9.9% to RM8.6tril

The economy expanded with full force last year, rising by a conspicuous 9.9% over 2004, the National Bureau of Statistics said in a statement in Beijing yesterday.

Letters 23 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

We must be responsible consumers too

From Marimuthu Nadason, President, The Malaysian Association, of Standards Users

World 26 Apr 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Germany headed for demographic disaster?

BERNBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Helmut Rieche, the proud mayor of this struggling east German town, likes to focus on the positive when describing the changes that have occurred here since the collapse of communism.

Business 13 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

The need to work together for security

Global oil consuming and producing nations need to cooperate with each other to ensure energy security in the future.

World 27 Jun 2006 | 12:00 AM

FEATURE - Held back at home, French try their hand abroad

PARIS (Reuters) - Despite top grades at law school, two years as an intern and success at the bar exam, Simon Caille faced the prospect only of temporary work and low-paid assistantships as a new lawyer in Paris.