Cargo handling at local ports increased despite the Severe Acute Resiratory Syndrome (SARS) crisis in several leading trading nations in the region, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik.
B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia warned that it could launch a new military offensive in Aceh province within days after rebels ignored its deadline to disarm. However, international mediators said yesterday that a compromise was still possible.
Britain-based Royal Malaysia Police Former Officers' Association has set up a war memorial in England to honour those who perished in Malaya during the insurgency and other battles between 1948 and 1989.
B>BANDA ACEH:/BThe Indonesian military reported clashes at eight locations in Aceh province yesterday as troops were cornering separatist rebels in a bid to separate the guerillas from the population, the military said.