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A leader who is in touch with reality

DATUK Seri Ong Ka Ting has come a long way in both life and MCA. Ong's road to the MCA presidency is a story line shared by many other party leaders, who had also tasted the bitterness of life before achieving success in their political careers.


Change of guard in the MCA

Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting has been elected party president and Datuk Chan Kong Choy his deputy by the MCA central committee. They take over from Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik and Datuk Seri Lim Ah Lek respectively. Ong and Chan pledged to strengthen party unity and work together to serve the party, Barisan Nasional, the Malaysian Chinese community and the country.


2,000 blood donors get Red Crescent awards

Sixteen volunteers, who have each donated at least 80 pints of blood, are among over 2,000 recipients honoured this year by the Kuching Chapter of the Malaysian Red Crescent Society (MRCS).

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From rebel to world player

B>L/B>ong claiming to be a champion of the developing world, China is making its first appearance at the meeting of the Group of Eight (G-8) industrialised nations in June #8211; a sign of a shift in its foreign policy from being a revolutionary power to a major world player.


Malay teen among 500 new students

Nineteen-year-old Noraihan Afifuddin speaks Chinese with her siblings, besides Malay and English.


Tourism promotion efforts to allay SARS fears pay off

Flights are returning to the country as confidence is restored following the effects of the SARS outbreak in the region.

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Canada quarantines 2,000 more

B>TAIPEI:/BTaiwan brushed off a sharp rise in SARS cases yesterday as authorities in Canada quarantined 2,000 more people in a desperate effort to contain a fresh outbreak of the killer disease.


MAS passengers get insight into festivals

Passengers boarding Malaysia Airlines (MAS) flights have been given an insight into Sabah#8217;s Harvest and Sarawak#8217;s Gawai festivals at the KL International Airport.


Teagarajan takes over as FT chief from Samy

MIC president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu has relinquished his Federal Territory (FT) MIC state chief post to pave the way for former chairman Datuk V.K.K. Teagarajan who withdrew his nomination papers to contest as vice-president in the recent party elections.


Spicy concoction for Greek camp

Whether it's Chinese ink painting, graphic designing or just plain drawing, Chew Siow Chin of the Malaysian Institute of Art (MIA) does it all and so much more. In fact, her wide interest in all forms of visual art led her to be one of only 25 students worldwide selected for an upcoming exclusive Asia-Europe Creative Camp in Delphi, Greece, in October.