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AseanPlus News 28 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Editor found guilty of insulting Megawati

B>JAKARTA: /B>A court here found a newspaper editor guilty yesterday of publishing material insulting Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri and sentenced him to a suspended six-month jail term and one-year probation.

Letters 21 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

A surplus of rice with acute malnutrition

Till very recent times, the gI>oviya/I(padi farmer) was venerated and even described in terms of a king. Ancient folklore about the gI>oviya /I>clad only in his loin cloth and daubed in mud, if taken out of his field and washed, being fit to be placed on a throne, was often recalled particularly by politicians.

Business 16 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thai Airways books third-quarter loss

Thai Airways International reported yesterday its first quarterly loss in two years after the SARS outbreak paralysed Asian travel earlier this year.

AseanPlus News 04 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian news in brief

Asian news in brief including from Seoul that South Korea's navy again fired warning shots yesterday at a North Korean fishing boat that crossed over into South Korean waters.

Business 07 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Total earnings surge on high oil prices

France#8217;s TotalFinaElf posted a forecast-beating 49% rise in first-quarter profit on a surge in crude and fuel prices driven by war and civil unrest in key oil producer nations.

Business 01 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

War and strife help BP to record first-quarter profit

British energy giant BP plc has produced record profits for the first quarter as a result of war, strikes and unrest in key oil nations that lit a fire under crude and fuel prices during the period.

Business 05 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian AdCongress spearheads common syllabus

WHAT a busy March it has been for the advertising fraternity! First, it was the annual screening of the London International Advertising Awards, then the launch of a book jointly authored by a media specialist and a creative, followed by the election of new office bearers to the Association of Accredited Advertising Agents (4As) before the month was brought to a close with the inaugural Malaysian AdCongress 2003 in Langkawi.

Business 03 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global airline crisis claims another victim

Air Canada has filed for bankruptcy protection and more major airlines have announced cuts in jobs and flights to cope with the crisis in global aviation made worse by the Iraq war.

Business 29 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Halim Mazmin charts an expansion

THE industry may be faced with stiff competition but local shipping company Halim Mazmin Bhd is not deterred. The company, according to executive chairman Tan Sri Halim Mohammad, will expand its fleet while looking out for good acquisitions.

AseanPlus News 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Megawati to sue daily over comparison

B>JAKARTA:/BPresident Megawati Sukarnoputri plans to sue a newspaper that compared her to Sumanto, a man arrested for cannibalising a corpse, news reports said Saturday.