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Education 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

What it really takes to become a doctor

Many little boys and girls say their ambition is to become a doctor while the parents may wish this even more fervently than their children. B>Lok Sze Yong/Blooks back on her early years in medical school and on how reality compares with expectations.

AseanPlus News 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Another 'Bobbitt' attack

B>TAIPEI: /B>For the second time in a week yesterday, a woman in Taiwan cut off her lover's penis following a quarrel.

Nation 09 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Police officer beaten and robbed

A senior police officer was beaten and robbed of RM60,000 in cash and valuables by four men who broke into his house in Desa Pinggiran Putra, Sepang.

Lifestyle 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

The sounds of nature

THE Langkawi sun was slowly sinking below the horizon when I returned to my hotel room. I immediately switched off the air-conditioning and opened the balcony door to allow the fresh air from the rain forest to permeate the room#8217;s unnatural coldness.

Nation 07 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tears flow and anger abounds

Six-year-old Yasmeen Tahir#8217;s lips quiver and her eyes show fear. Despair is written all over her face. She was asleep around 10.30pm on Friday when bombs hit the side of the building where her family lived.

Lifestyle 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tossing and turning to art

Six of 10 insomniacs are women. That statistic is the gendered hook for I>Insomnia: Landscapes of the Night /Iat the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington.

Lifestyle 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plenty money, no sense?

Stuck in a job that takes up all her time, self-confessed workaholic ALEXANDRA WONG ponders the gratification of making pots of money versus preserving her sanity.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lawmakers criticise US SEC's oversight of credit-rating firms

In a contentious House of Representative hearing on Wednesday, sceptical lawmakers questioned whether federal regulators are prepared to impose tighter controls over credit-rating agencies, a powerful yet largely overlooked business.

Nation 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Prince of darkness' Murder trial told of strange behaviour in palace

The Raja di-Hilir Perak liked being surrounded by darkness before a bomoh summoned a supernatural being from his palace, the High Court heard during the Hasleza Ishak murder trial Friday.

Lifestyle 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Seeing to the foundations of a nation

From Peter Yew, Seremban