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Novar okays Honeywell bid

Britain's Novar Plc has recommended a £798mil takeover by diversified US manufacturer Honeywell International Inc, the industrial conglomerate said yesterday.

System to curb reliance on foreigners

The use of the Industrialised Building System (IBS) will see fewer foreign workers in the construction sector, the Construction Industry Development Board said.

SP Setia unit to work with Aussie pre-fab firms

Setia Precast Sdn Bhd, a subsidiary of the housing developer SP Setia Bhd, will collaborate with Australian private companies to further develop the prefabricated building technology into a modularised component-based construction technique.

Samy: Board to study prefab building system

The Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB) has been directed to come out with a working paper on the implementation of the Industrialised Building System (IBS) or prefabrication system for housing and building construction.

Unskilled workers to be reduced

Malaysia aims to reduce the present 250,000 foreign workers in the construction sector by 85% by 2009, said Works Minister Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.

At the gut of the problem

It has been 'clinically' proven that bosses can be a real pain in the butt! A study conducted at Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, showed that this unflattering remark could have stemmed from real biological problems related to dealing with irritating authoritative figures.

Islamic banking expands strongly

THE Islamic banking industry registered strong expansion last year with increased share of the total banking system in assets, financing activities and deposits.

Getting rid of the irritability

IRRITABLE bowel syndrome (IBS) refers to a problem with the way your intestines (bowels) move waste out of your body. Without proper treatment, it may cause a great deal of discomfort and distress and affect your quality of life.

Feeling bad and bloated

MAJORIE CHIEW writes on a syndrome that affects colon function and is common among the Chinese.

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is also known by many other names, such as nervous colon, spastic gut and irritable colon.