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Nation 31 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

RTM to air parts of opposition leaders’ talks

Starting from Jan 5 next year, RTM will air video clippings of speeches by opposition leaders after every news bulletin.

Nation 08 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Tasty malt sugar treats from Chinese folk art

They may look tasty, but these malt sugar figures in the shape of animals from the Chinese calendar are more than just edible sweets - they are considered Chinese folk art from the Ming dynasty.

AseanPlus News 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

WHO fears the worst about bird flu

B>HANOI: /B>UN experts warned Tuesday the bird flu outbreak troubling Asia has the potential to be more deadly than SARS and that Vietnam - the country worst hit so far - was ill-prepared to cope.

Nation 29 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Don't import chickens with bird flu, farmers told

POULTRY farmers have been told not to import chicken affected by bird flu, I>Sin Chew Daily/Ireported National Public Health Laboratory consultant virologist Dr Chua Kaw Bing as saying.

AseanPlus News 01 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

WHO to see if pigs caught flu

B>HONG KONG: /B>Experts in Vietnam are checking rumours that pigs have caught bird flu, which could result in a new, powerful strain of the disease that can be caught and passed on by people, a flu specialist said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 03 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bird flu death toll hits 12

Two more people have died after contracting bird flu, bringing to 12 the number of deaths in an epidemic that is sweeping Asia and which scientists fear may now be transmitted from person to person.

AseanPlus News 05 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fears spark menu changes

OVER the past month, following fears of SARS, bird flu, mad cow disease, foot-and-mouth disease and even hog cholera, China has banned imports of chickens, cows, pigs and their meats.

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.

AseanPlus News 07 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Pig link adds to bird flu worries

The human toll in Asia's bird flu crisis rose to 18 yesterday with a death in Vietnam, and a UN official said preliminary tests indicated pigs might have the virus that has infected tens of millions of chickens across the region.

Nation 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Dzaiddin leads commission

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