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Nation 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Senators’ terms extended

Three senators had their terms extended for another three years at the Dewan Negara Friday.

AseanPlus News 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

The truth of the US war on drugs

B>I/B>N EARLY November 2001, as the war in Afghanistan was getting under way, the United Nations held a press conference in Islamabad to announce the latest scores in the global drug eradication effort. Those journalists who bothered to attend were surprised to learn that the previous year the Taliban had all but eradicated the opium poppy from the areas it controlled.

AseanPlus News 11 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Coalition nominates Poe

B>MANILA: /B>A coalition of Philippine opposition parties Wednesday nominated movie star and political newcomer Fernando Poe Jr as its candidate in next year#8217;s presidential election.

Business 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bench marks of women's progress

ACTION films are a quintessentially male genre. That women are now playing the lead roles in recent films like I>Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life/I>, and I>Charlie#8217;s Angels: Full Throttle/Iis one possible indicator that Hollywood#8217;s perception of women has changed.

AseanPlus News 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin: No need to amend constitution

B>BANGKOK:/BThailand has made 16 changes to its Constitution over the past 77 years and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra says 'enough is enough'.

Nation 19 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

MP: Allocate more funds for orang asli senators

A state exco member has asked for higher allocations for orang asli senators in the Dewan Negara, saying that the current RM100,000 they get for their three-year term should be increased to at least RM500,000 a year.

AseanPlus News 29 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thailand vows to stay in Iraq despite deaths

B>BANGKOK:/BThailand's prime minister vowed yesterday that he would keep his nation's troops in Iraq despite calls from the opposition for a withdrawal following the death of two Thai soldiers - the first fatalities among its non-combatant force in Iraq.

AseanPlus News 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Only five can contest for Philippines president post

The Philippines' Commission on Elections plan to trim down to five the 84 candidates who want to run for president in the upcoming May 10 polls, an official said yesterday.

Letters 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Nothing except contempt for the court

B>MANILA:/BThe members of the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court's Special Division that gave the green light for Joseph Estrada to go to the United States for medical treatment had better revisit their decision quickly before the court loses its dignity and credibility completely.