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Nation 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

24-hour processing of visas

Visa applications are now being processed at the Pakistan High Commission, Kuala Lumpur, on a 24-hour basis in view of the emergency situation caused by the earthquake in northern noshade size=-1 width=50%>

Nation 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Fasting will not stop Smart from doing its job

Fasting will not prevent Muslim members of the Special Malaysian Search and Rescue Team (Smart) from carrying out their task of helping the earthquake victims in Pakistan.

Nation 11 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Restaurant worker worries about family in Pakistan

Kneading the soft sticky dough for I>naan/Ibread at a coffeeshop in Inanam some 10km from the city, Abbas Khan cannot help but worry about his family in Pakistan.

Nation 10 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Engineer toys with homemade robots

Toys they are not. Robots created from scrap metal, plastic and electronic components, are more than playthings to engineer Lourdes Mohan.

Community 07 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

New headquarters for Sarawak Civil Defence

The Civil Defence Department in Sarawak will get a new headquarters and permanent training centre in Petra Jaya, Kuching, next year.

Community 01 Oct 2005 | 12:00 AM

Drill to prepare for earthquake disaster

In preparation for the possibility of an earthquake disaster, rescue teams from Singapore, Brunei and Malaysia participated in the first Asean regional disaster emergency response exercise (Ardex '05) on Monday at a construction site in Seri Kembangan.

World 29 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Pentagon approves full-rate V-22 production

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five years after 23 U.S. Marines were killed in flight tests, the Pentagon on Wednesday approved full-rate production of the V-22 tiltrotor aircraft, built by Textron Inc. unit Bell Helicopter and Boeing Co..

Nation 22 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Two elderly men lost in forest reserve rescued

Two men went missing for nearly 10 hours after they went into a forest reserve near Pengkalan Hulu on Tuesday.

Nation 20 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Strong waves hamper search for cook

The search for a 19-year-old cook who went missing while swimming at Tanjung Aru beach intensified but strong waves hindered search and rescue efforts.

Nation 19 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Quake simulation in Malaysia tests Asean disaster preparedness

In a scene simulating a devastating earthquake, rescue workers and officials of Malaysia, Brunei and Singapore sprang into action Monday to carry out their first-ever regional disaster response exercise.