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AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Maldives to develop safe islands for victims

Dejected fisherman Naushad Ali looked at the sea, the source of his livelihood as well as the partial destruction of his home bt the tsunami. He plans to stay, despite government plans to relocate one-quarter of Maldives' 300,000 people to islands considered safe from the sea's fury.

Business 07 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Crescendo projects higher turnover, profit from major projects

Crescendo Corp Bhd expects a quantum jump in turnover and profit for the financial year ending Jan 31, 2007, with all its major projects expected to contribute to its bottom line by then.

Nation 15 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak short of NCR land for oil palm estates

There has been a new surge of investors keen to develop native customary rights (NCR) land for oil palm plantations, said state Land Development Minister Datuk Dr James Masing.

Lifestyle 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Interview with the Vampire's winemaker

It's blood-red, it's good drinking, and it comes from Romania in a bottle labelled Vampire.

AseanPlus News 05 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo bans logging as aid rushed to storm victims

President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo banned all commercial logging yesterday as rescuers rushed aid to nearly a million wet and hungry survivors of two deadly storms that are feared to have left more than 1,100 dead.

Business 26 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

PWorth gains 18 sen ahead of listing transfer to main board

PRICEWORTH Wood Products Bhd's share price gained 18 sen, or 21.4% to RM1.02 yesterday on strong volume ahead of its transfer of listing today to the main board, as well as the listing of 58.181 million new shares.

Lifestyle 20 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Fine accomodation in Penang

EVEN a multiple award-winning tropical resort like the Shangri-La Rasa Sayang Resort in Penang can't afford to rest on its laurels. The 'Grand Old Lady of Penang' was the island's premier resort in 1973, and was one of the country's earliest international chain hotels. In nearly 30 years of existence, the resort has become synonymous with the finest accommodation Penang has to offer.

Education 14 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Furry friends

What better way to get a glimpse into the animal kingdom than getting up-close to them? At the Sunway Petting Zoo, this is made possible.

AseanPlus News 10 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hybrid rice to be widely planted, says pioneer

YUAN Longping, the Father of Hybrid Rice, predicts his latest super-strain with higher yields will be widely planted by 2006.

Nation 01 Nov 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lure locals with perks, Sarawak plantations told

Plantations in Sarawak should give better pay and fringe benefits to attract more local workers and reduce their dependency on foreigners, Sarawak Labour Council president William Ghani Bina said.