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Nation 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mat Saad describes events before murder

Mat Saad Isa, a co-accused who turned prosecution witness in the murder trial of Hasleza Ishak (the Raja di-Hilir Perak#8217;s second wife) told the High Court Monday that it was Raja Mahani (the first wife) who wanted Hasleza killed.

Nation 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farmer grows padi to feed birds

Rice farmer Zakaria Mat works hard on his padi field using traditional methods of growing and harvesting which are no longer popular in the state, not to feed the rest of his countrymen but the birds of the air.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Paradise isle escapade

Bali aka paradise isle, woos us with her idyllic beaches, Zen-inspired spas and surfing Utopia. But when the rain pelts and the wind goes AWOL, don#8217;t pack your bags just yet. LEONG SIOK HUI headed inland to shoot some gut-churning rapids, traipse through a postcard-perfect village and ride piggyback on a Sumatran elephant.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tropical garden dining

Stepping into Sunvillage is like ambling into a gardener#8217;s pride and joy. Housing two restaurants, Sunvillage Seafood and Matahari Malay Restaurant, the #8220;village#8221; sits amidst luxuriant ferns, swaying palms, colourful heliconias,I/I>delicate frangipanis and Zen-like ponds with trickling fountains.

Nation 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ministry: Buy padi directly

The Agriculture Ministry will allow Area Farmers Associations to buy padi from farmers to ease congestion at Bernas complexes during the harvest season.

Lifestyle 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Resorts for all seasons

With Valentine#8217;s Day just a week away, Balinese hotels and resorts beckon with attractively-priced packages. Famous for offering the best worldly comforts money can buy, the resorts come with added value of superlative service and warmth.

Nation 05 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grandma killed in Sarawak landslide

A grandmother was killed in a landslide which destroyed her house in Kampung Lanchang Sijo, Serian district, about 65km from Kuching, Tuesday.

Letters 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farmers hit hard by rice smugglers

The proposed move to impose stiffer penalties against rice smugglers is a short term-solution. Serious efforts to find the source and the culprits behind the smuggling activities will help resolve the problem, I>Utusan Malaysia /I>said in its editorial yesterday.

Nation 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ministry proposes whipping for rice smugglers

The Agriculture Ministry has proposed whipping, in addition to higher jail sentences and fines, for rice smugglers.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penang's new kid on the block

Vietnamese restaurant, with a surprisingly un-Vietnamese name, Bingo was opened in June this year by the husband-and-wife team of Mimi and Alex Chan Sa Vang, who spent 20 years in Paris running a Vietnamese restaurant.