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AseanPlus News 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia warns rebels

B>BANDA ACEH:/BIndonesia warned separatists in Aceh yesterday they would be #8220;wiped out#8221; as its military offensive went into a second day. The rebels vowed to fight forever and said 17 civilians had been killed.

Nation 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian students staying put in Aceh

All the 93 Malaysian students in Aceh prefer to stay back despite a major military operation against the rebel Free Aceh Movement (GAM).

Nation 21 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hot and dry weather likely to last until August, says DOE

With the authorities already recording a drop in air quality this week, Malaysians will have to remain on the alert as the current hot and dry weather is expected to continue right through August.

AseanPlus News 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time for all Indonesians to speak up against Aceh war

B>JAKARTA:/BSandra Hamid is a young Jakarta housewife. She recently showed me a short message stored in her handphone.

Nation 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Three-nation package to boost tourism

Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia will jointly launch a new #8220;drive and fly#8221; caravan tour package to promote tourism and highlight that the three countries are free from SARS.

Business 19 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kepala Batas a new hot spot for growth

THE sleepy town of Kepala Batas in North Seberang Prai, which is fast progressing as one of the country#039;s biggest growth centres, is set to play an integral role at international level.

Business 17 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kulim to buy JCorp stakes in Kumpulan Bertam, EPA

KULIM (Malaysia) Bhd had accepted a conditional offer from Johor Corp (JCorp) to acquire 62.03% stake in Kumpulan Bertam Plantations Bhd and 100% interest in EPA Management Sdn Bhd.

AseanPlus News 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indonesia warns of new Aceh offensive

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia warned that it could launch a new military offensive in Aceh province within days after rebels ignored its deadline to disarm. However, international mediators said yesterday that a compromise was still possible.

AseanPlus News 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two strong earthquakes rock parts of Indonesia

Two strong undersea earthquakes rocked parts of eastern and western Indonesia Monday but there were no reports of casualties, the Meteorology and Geophysics Agency said.

Lifestyle 12 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Exposed to the elements

There are mysterious energy forces at promontories which produce unusual phenomena and hauntings, writes DR ONG HEAN-TATT.