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Cleaning up Dirty Harrys

RESURRECTION MEN -- Reviews by S.H. LIM.

Goh endorsed as South Korean PM after wrangle

B>SEOUL:/BSouth Korea's Parliament endorsed President Roh Moo-hyun's first prime minister, Goh Kun, late yesterday after a day-long wrangle which forced the new leader to spend his first full day in office without a Cabinet.

Court rules Karpal has to pay interest

The Federal Court has ruled that interest on damages in a libel suit can be awarded even if it is not specifically asked for. In a unanimous decision against lawyer Karpal Singh, it said the High Court was vested with such a discretionary power under Section 11 of the Civil Law Act and was correct in ordering him to pay former Dewan Rakyat deputy speaker D.P. Vijandran interest on the damages he was awarded.

Storm over cut in school grants

A political storm is brewing over the cut in funds for privately-run religious schools, with PAS determined to fan the issue into the next general election, writes JOCELINE TAN.

Talking tips

THE key to good public speaking is adequate preparation, says well-known public speaking advocate Dr Omar Sallahuddin who gave a talk on I>The Art of Public Speaking/Iat the inaugural gathering of the Malaysian chapter of the English Speaking Union (ESU) recently.

Hear ye, hear ye

FOUR days in London, all-expenses paid; the chance to meet fellow students from around the world and stay with English families outside the British capital - not too bad when all you have to do is stand in front of a few hundred people and speak, right?

Distribution of duties marks start of sultan's coronation

The official distribution of duties (I>istiadat letak kerja/I>) for the installation and coronation ceremony of Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah as the ninth Ruler of Selangor was held at Istana Alam Shah in Klang Thursday.

Indonesia passes anti-terror law

B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesia's parliament passed Thursday an anti-terror law that civil rights groups said could lead to widespread detention of innocent people.

My friend Mary, and our oh, so, fragile lives

AS I write, I grieve with tear-swollen eyes. One of my closest friends, Mary Thanabalan (nee Mary Goh) died #8220;yesterday#8221; morning (Feb 27) after failing to recover from brain surgery to remove a tumour, which had maliciously wrapped itself around her brain stem. I have had many bouts of sobbing, and I am not finished. But Mary would have been the first to insist that commitments must be met. So I write.

Sentinel Pro at work

Before leaving for vacation, switch on the live-in simulator programme of Sentinel Prowhich which will switch on and off the pre-determined electrical appliances such as lights and fans at certain intervals or in random as if you were at home.