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Lifestyle 18 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big on colour

Hair colouring interpreted to reflect the beauty of oriental mystique #8211; it was a contest for highly creative hairstylists. MICHELE LIAN gives us the highlights.

Lifestyle 16 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farming heritage

An ancient agricultural system is being revived in the plains around Lake Titicaca in Peru to improve crop yields, writes DREW BENSON.

Business 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

RM1bil scheme a boon to SMEs

THE development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs) has been encouraging and its contribution to the economic growth was enhanced with the introduction of the RM1bil micro credit scheme in May.

Business 13 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Competitive edge from a variety of sectors

THE manufacturing sector remained the second largest contributor to GDP growth with electrical and electronics (EE) accounting for the major share of about 39%. Of this, 30% was made up of semiconductors.

AseanPlus News 11 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sudden events prompt suicide among Asians

Reversals of fortune, spousal screaming bouts, ruined harvests and failed exams are common tales of suicide in much of Asia.

Letters 07 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don’t corner Muslims

JAKARTA: After saying his pre-dawn prayers at the At-Taqwa mosque in a housing complex in East Jakarta, a man approached his old friend, a Catholic neighbour who was jogging near the mosque. But this time the face of the engineering lecturer looked grim.

Lifestyle 30 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

No shortage of activities in Australia

Australia! Stunning seascapes, dramatic deserts. Awesome outback. Cute kangaroos, cuddly koalas and other marvellous mammals. Wonderful wine. Superb shopping. Barbecues, beer, the Great Barrier Reef. And that's just one state.Compiled by LEE SIEW PENG.

Nation 30 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

16 houses and stalls in Johor damaged in storm

Fifteen houses in three villages here, one near Sagil and 16 stalls near the Tangkak mosque were damaged in a thunderstorm on Thursday.

Community 28 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Treasure the fight for independence’

B>F/B>OR retired English teacher Hwang Hong Shi, National Day should remind the younger generation of a fight which was won through resilience and self-reliance.

Nation 14 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Committee: Some in Felda scheme did not manage crops well

Stricter rules have been imposed on Felda settlers on their replanting programme after it was found that some farmers had reaped low harvest yields.