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AseanPlus News 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam denies claims of bird flu in pigs

B>HANOI:/BVietnamese officials denied Saturday claims that pigs have been infected with the avian flu virus that has forced the slaughter of millions of chickens throughout Asia and killed at least 18 people.

AseanPlus News 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Experts downplay bird flu in cats

B>BANGKOK:/BHealth experts downplayed bird flu infections in domestic cats, saying they would not likely increase the current risk posed to humans from the virus that has swept through Asia and killed at least 22 people.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Couple set RM22.2mil price for their back garden

How much would you pay for somebody's back garden? A couple in Singapore in their 70s are asking for S$9.8m (RM22,2m) for theirs.

Nation 03 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Liew proud to receive award

Being the only non-Muslim to receive the Maulidur Rasul award this year has made the honour for Fire and Rescue Department officer Liew Tong Sin all the more meaningful.

AseanPlus News 05 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hope for cancer patients

RESEARCHERS have developed a magic bullet that could save liver cancer patients who now face almost certain death in a year.

Nation 08 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Relocate abattoir quickly, say residents

The authorities are urged to speed up the relocation of the pig abattoir in Section 15 here to the new site at Batang Berjuntai.

AseanPlus News 24 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Invasive species harm ecosystems

IMPORTED plants and animals that have proliferated in China cost the country nearly 120 billion yuan (RM55bil) every year.

AseanPlus News 02 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korea to produce pig organs

South Korea announced yesterday that it will spend 60.5 billion won (RM197mil) over the next 10 years to mass-produce pig organs for human transplants as part of a government-backed push to excel in biotechnology.

Nation 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Crackdown on livestock farmers using beta-agonist

The Government plans to crack down on local farmers who have been using beta-agonist - a drug listed under the poisons schedule - to produce more marketable lean meat. Health Minister Datuk Dr Chua Soi Lek said beef and pork with residues of this drug could be harmful to human beings.

AseanPlus News 12 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Encephalitis scare in HK

Hong Kong is in the throes of another health scare, with hospital bosses Friday raising the alert on a rare disease that has claimed only its second ever victim in the former British colony.