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Health 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sieving through food myths

WANT to find out more about common food myths and their real facts? While the Internet is guilty of being a major perpetuator of many food myths, there are sites that offer sound, unbiased scientific information as well.

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Communist rebels attack militia outpost in Philippines

Continuing a recent wave of offensives, Communist rebels attacked a government militia patrol base in southern Agusan del Sur Province and carted away high-powered firearms, the Philippine military said Tuesday.

AseanPlus News 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farm workers give up mahjong for winter jobs

FOR peasants in West Sunzhuang Village, in north China's Hebei province who have become expert mahjong players during the slack farming season, this winter has not been one of leisure and idleness as before.

Nation 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pig farms to close by Dec 31, says ministry

All existing pig farms in the country should close down by Dec 31 this year and the industry in future will operate under the new #8220;Pig Farming Area#8221; (PFA) concept, Secretary-General of the Agriculture Ministry Datuk Abi Musa Asa#8217;arai Mohamed Nor said.

Letters 20 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Scholarships from Taiwan institutions

TWENTY-nine Taiwanese institutions of higher learning are offering Malaysian students 150 scholarships worth RM5mil to pursue science and technology studies in Taiwan.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New site for pig farming area

The Sarawak government has shelved its plans to develop a centralised pig farming area (PFA) at the Kuching-Serian Road following protests from local villagers.

Health 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sperm around the world

Men in some countries have higher sperm counts than men in other nations. TIMOTHY GOWER has the details.

Health 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Food trivia

SHELDON MARGEN and DALE A. OGAR sift through useful nutrition facts that come in quite handy in preparing or eating food.

Lifestyle 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Displaced by farms

A STUDY has confirmed what has been suspected all along: farms in Cameron Highlands, Pahang, have the highest soil erosion risk and contribute more to soil loss than any other activity.

Nation 01 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Film crew clears land for shoot

Land clearing, this time for a film shoot, has started near Gunung Brinchang in Cameron Highlands, weeks after a nationwide protest erupted against a company for levelling a hill for vegetable farming.