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Nation 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mandarin-speaking non-Chinese sought

Chinese tourists to Malaysia will soon be greeted by non-Chinese tour guides who speak Mandarin as the Government plans to attract more Malays, Indians, Dayaks, Ibans and others who speak the language to join the industry.

Nation 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

USM study: 'Many Malay students don't read much'

Many Malay students lack an interest in reading as their parents do not subscribe to daily newspapers, a Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) study has revealed.

Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

English speaking union members to meet

The Malaysian chapter of the English Speaking Union (ESU) will host its first get together on Wednesday.

Nation 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Woman harassed by SMS from hubby's girlfriend

A 30-year-old housewife has been suffering from stress and fatigue because of endless harassment by her husband#8217;s girlfriend via the short message service (SMS) over the past one year.

AseanPlus News 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

S. Korean delegation fails to meet Kim Jong Il in Korea

A South Korean delegation on a mission to North Korea to defuse nuclear tensions was not allowed to meet the North's leader Kim Jong Il as it had expected and was returning home Wednesday, South Korean officials said.

Nation 29 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

CNY night of Baba Nyonya culture

The Baba Nyonya culture, popular in the peninsula, will be highlighted as part of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Sarawak.

AseanPlus News 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arroyo orders return to English

B>MANILA/B>: Philippine President Gloria Arroyo yesterday ordered the education department to restore English language as the primary medium of instruction in the country.

AseanPlus News 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Press raises fears Pakistan next target

B>ISLAMABAD: /B>Fears that Pakistan could be the next target of United States military action were voiced in newspapers yesterday following President George W. Bush's state of the union address.

AseanPlus News 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Actress denies remarks, sorry for hurt feelings

B>BANGKOK:/BThe Thai actress embroiled in the diplomatic crisis between Thailand and Cambodia emphatically denied ever making such outlandish comments and apologised for the hurt feelings of Cambodians.

AseanPlus News 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

North Korean army 'ready for US'

B>SEOUL:/BNorth Korea's official media said yesterday its troops were in full combat readiness in case of US aggression, amid signs of rising tensions over the nuclear crisis on the Korean peninsula.