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Nation 10 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Government happy to oblige if workers want fewer holidays

The MTUC has been told to ask its members whether they want fewer public holidays.

Nation 10 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Campaign off to ‘roaring’ start

With a roar of 'I>Tak nak!/I>' ('Don't want!') to smoking from some 3,000 schoolchildren, Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi launched a five-year RM100mil anti-smoking campaign here yesterday.

Nation 16 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Car sales stagnant due to price uncertainty

SALES of cars have been stagnant over the past two weeks because distributors have not announced the new prices after the recent adjustments in import tax and excise duties for new cars beginning this year, reported I>Utusan Malaysia/I>.

Lifestyle 18 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Smoking out 'criminals'

In New York, an empty ashtray is a smoking gun and you can be fined just for having one, reports GILES HEWITT.

Nation 16 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Race to control cancer in 12 years

The Health Ministry aims to control or even eliminate certain types of cancers by 2015, as the major types of malignancies affecting Malaysians are preventable and curable.

Nation 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Health group's plea to British pop star

An anti-tobacco group in Britain has appealed to chart-topping pop star Craig David to pull out of a concert here which is partly sponsored by a major cigarette brand.

Health 14 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Making children’s health a priority

THE Malaysian Paediatric Association (MPA) was set up 25 years ago to ensure that children's health care needs would extend past the hospital setting. Of the nearly 500 paediatricians in the country, only one-third work for the government, while the rest are in private practice or based in universities.

Letters 06 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Simple solution to tobacco problem

From ANTI-SMOKING CRUSADER, Kuala Lumpur (via e-mail)

Letters 03 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stricter enforcement needed to combat smoking

THE anti-smoking groups seem to be as pleased as punch over the Government's intention to ratify the first international treaty on tobacco control this month. V.K. Chin comments.

Letters 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Liquor ad ban is a govt watershed

BANGKOK: By stomping on TV advertising of alcoholic products, the government has taken a course of action in its fight against alcohol abuse to a new level. Any attempt now to water down its resolve will only result in damage to its credibility.