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AseanPlus News 30 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Holiday gloom for travel agents hit by SARS fears

TRAVEL agents are catching a chill this spring following the decision to cut the week-long Labour Day holiday to five days and the imposition of a ban on cross-region travel.

AseanPlus News 29 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

WWII battlefield becomes trade zone

THE site of a major air battle between the famed US Air Force's #8220;Flying Tigers#8221; and the Japanese invaders during World War II is now attracting increasing numbers of investors as China and Asean members begin working to build a free trade area.

AseanPlus News 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bombs go off near UN offices in Jakarta

B>JAKARTA:/BTwo home-made bombs exploded near the offices of the United Nations here early yesterday, but there were no immediate reports of casualties, police said.

Nation 23 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bird's nest harvesting allowed from next month

The freeze on the harvesting of the edible bird#8217;s nest in the prehistoric Niah National Park caves will be lifted next month.

Nation 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hunt for JI members continues

Sabah police are continuing their hunt for a #8220;few more#8221; suspected Jemaah Islamiah (JI) members in the state who may have already fled to the Philippines or Indonesia.

Nation 04 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dr M gets invite to pre-G8 Summit in France

Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad will take his first major assignment as chairman of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) when he attends the pre-G8 Summit meeting as a special guest of the economic grouping.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

UiTM to hold cultural night

UNIVERSITI Teknologi Mara will be holding a cultural night, #8220;Malam Citra Budaya UiTM Sempena Kemahkotaan DYMM Sultan Selangor#8221;, at 8.30 pm on March 24 at the Dataran Shah Alam in Shah Alam, Selangor.

Education 23 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Curtailing short cuts to degrees

The Education Ministry is cracking down on institutions that offer students a short-cut route to degree programmes but this may prove a monumental effort.

Nation 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM: Stop relying on North for trade

South American and Asean countries can hedge against the possibility of being dragged down by the countries of the North if they increase their trade with one another, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

AseanPlus News 19 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nervous travellers avoid HK

B>HONG KONG:/BArrivals from South-East Asia fell by over 80% in the past few days as travellers avoided the territory following the outbreak of a deadly atypical pneumonia even as 40 more people had been admitted to hospital here with the disease.