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Health 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stop that clot

A new study has revealed that deep venous thrombosis (DVT) can no longer be considered a rarity in Asia following major surgery despite popular opinion, and steps should be taken to prevent it from occurring.

Lifestyle 19 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lightly leaping

CHICK books are a dime a dozen these days, ever since a certain young woman named Bridget Jones conquered the shelves a few years back. This time, Catherine Lim joins in the fun, with her own version of Bridget Jones#8217;s Diary, albeit set in the very familiar and very Asian setting of Singapore.

Business 09 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM700m for MAS flying comfort

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) will spend RM700mil to upgrade its first and business class seating and install new entertainment systems in its fleet of 17 Boeing I>B747 /I>and 15 Boeing I>B777 /I>aircraft used in medium- and long-haul flights.

Lifestyle 21 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

The great visit ahead

MY GREAT-aunt, an octogenarian whose obsession with death and dying was detailed in last week#8217;s column, telephoned me the other day to say that she#8217;s decided to come and visit me here in Penang.

Health 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fewer DVT cases

THE incidence of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) #8211; dangerous blood clotting #8211; among passengers flying on long-haul routes appears to be much lower than earlier estimates, according to the largest DVT survey of air travellers.

Nation 11 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Briton held for smoking, bad behaviour during flight

A 36-year-old British national was arrested for smoking and unruly behaviour on board a Malaysia Airlines (MAS) Boeing 747 aircraft from Johannesburg, after it touched down at KL International Airport here on Wednesday.

Letters 06 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indon bid to revive tourism

The bomb blasts in Bali last year affected not only tourism on the island but throughout Indonesia as well. The Indonesian Culture and Tourism Agency tells JANE RITIKOS about efforts to revive the industry and how Malaysians can play a role.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS – to raise or not to raise cargo fees

MAJOR regional airlines are grappling with escalating cost in their cargo operations following the onset of the war in Iraq. While most airlines have moved to pass the additional cost over to cargo customers, others have yet to do so, perhaps on the belief that the situation may not last for too long.

Nation 14 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tourism sector ready if Iraq war breaks out

The tourism industry is prepared with contingency plans if a war broke out in Iraq, Malaysian Association of Tour and Travel Agents (Matta) president Tunku Iskandar Tunku Abdullah said.

Business 03 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

MAS focusing more on Asia-Pac destinations

MALAYSIA Airlines (MAS) will focus more on Asia-Pacific destinations to further enhance operations of its eastern hubs.