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Nation 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Anxious wait for families

As if the anxiety of waiting for news of their missing loved ones was not enough, conflicting reports on the fate of the six caused an emotional roller coaster for family members.

Nation 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Massive search to locate Sarawak assistant minister and six others

A massive round-the-clock search and rescue operation has been mounted in a frantic effort to locate Sarawak Assistant Minister Dr Judson Tagal and six others whose fate remains unknown since their helicopter went missing in the jungles of the Sabah-Sarawak-Kalimantan border on Monday afternoon.

Nation 14 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Communications link was cut off suddenly, says Deputy CM

Communications between the helicopter that was ferrying state Assistant Minister Dr Judson Tagal and six others from Bario to Bakelalan and the airport ground control authorities was cut off suddenly, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.

Nation 13 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak assistant minister, copter missing

A Sarawak Assistant Minister has been reported missing with five others who were travelling on board a Bell helicopter from Bario to Bakelalan in the interior highlands of northern Sarawak.

Lifestyle 10 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Milawa is just a private plane ride away

ROSEDIE DIN learnt flying in Royal Selangor Flying Club in 2002. After he received his Private Pilot Licence (PPL), he bought a plane in Australia, which is now based at the Lilydale Airport in Yarra Valley, an hour's drive from Melbourne. Recently, Rosedie and his wife, Fong Ling, flew to Milawa for a gourmet experience. Here is his story.

Nation 09 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Learning from the Italian Coast Guard

Malaysia has picked the Italian Coast Guard as one of its models in shaping the Maritime Enforcement Agency, which starts operations next year.

Nation 06 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

New copters to give forces more firepower

The Malaysian armed forces will have more firepower when it takes delivery of the 11 A109 light utility helicopters (LUH) equipped with machine guns and rocket launchers.

Education 27 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Proud day for college recruits

STRIKE A POSE: These female recruits successfully underwent military training and graduated from TARC's boot camp. IT was a momentous occasion for 104 young recruits who graduated from a boot camp conducted by Regiment 515 of the Territorial Army at Tunku Abdul Rahman College (TARC) last month.

Lifestyle 12 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Increasing your survival chances

The sight of a rescue team to a lost party must seem like this ray of light shining down on the lone caver. The growing popularity of outdoor pursuits has led to an increase in the number of mishaps. Caves themselves can be dangerous traps to the unwary. StarWeekend's new monthly column, Survival Smarts, offers tips on staying safe when out in the wild.

AseanPlus News 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Experts check Mount Bromo after eruption

A search and rescue team was warned yesterday to stay clear of an Indonesian volcano following a deadly eruption as experts checked for signs of further activity.