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Passing on gift of good food

FOR hundreds of years, the richness and uniqueness of the Malaccan cuisines had remained within the four walls of the Chitty, Nyonya and Portuguese communities. It was only in the last 20 to 30 years that the Nyonyas and Portuguese opened their kitchens to the outside world, with the latter setting up restaurants mainly on the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir while the former had small stalls selling Nyonya I>laksa/Iand I>popiah/I>.

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Global effort to curb money laundering

THREE DAYS before Sept 11, 2001, Mohamed Atta, the man who piloted American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York, wired out a total of US$7,860 from two grocery stores in Maryland. On Sept 10, Marwan al-Shehri sent US$5,400 from a Greyhound bus terminal in Boston before he commandeered United Airlines flight 175 the next day, crashing it into the WTC South Tower. In both cases, the recipient of the funds was a terrorist support network based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Tiffin on time with no hiccups

For years, Bombay's legendary lunch-delivery system run by a legion of mostly illiterate I>dabbawallahs/Iwas an institution that didn#8217;t go beyond the city#8217;s borders. Now the low-tech network, known for its clockwork precision delivering dabbas (metal lunch boxes), or tiffin (lunch), is giving tips to the high corporate flyers on the basics of management and planning.

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Create wealth with three piggy banks

By RAJEN DEVADASON

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PUC hopes to secure govt jobs

PUC Founder (MSC) Bhd, a producer of Malaysian-made fingerprinting security products, plans to use its strategic alliance with Yayasan Bekas Perajurit Wilayah Persekutuan to penetrate the government sector.

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Founder taking popular Mecca-Cola to the Middle East

#8220;Mecca-Cola#8221; inventor Tawfik Mathlouthi is bringing his popular product to the Middle East, confident that in troubled times a politicised soft drink will sell in the heart of the Islamic world.