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AseanPlus News 13 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lowest birth rate in years likely

IT IS clear now that Singapore is headed for its lowest birth rate in 26 years, unless there was a massive baby boom last month and this month.

Nation 05 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

MPs: Take care of native groups

TWO MPs have called on the Government to pay greater attention to eradicate poverty among native groups in Sabah and Sarawak.

Letters 05 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bad news for German papers

While Malaysian newspapers grapple with the idea of raising their cover price in view of an anti-dumping duty on imported newsprint, their German counterparts are struggling to cope with job losses and shrinking advertising revenue, writes FOO YEE PING.

AseanPlus News 18 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Varsity students admit to gang rapes

B>TOKYO:/BAll six members of an elite Japanese university social club admitted Wednesday in court that they gang-raped women, but denied their crimes were premeditated, as claimed by prosecutors.

Business 15 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Annuity – planning for the golden years

AS people draw near to retirement, they become increasingly concerned about ensuring a steady income flow. Many people count the days until they can make their lump-sum withdrawals from their pension funds, which they have been putting aside each month.

AseanPlus News 10 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM

Record 20,000 Japanese over 100

The number of Japanese aged at least 100 rose to 20,561 this year, a new record in the world's longest-living nation, the government said yesterday. The figure was up from a record 17,402 centenarians last year.

Lifestyle 11 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Replenishing the Chinese community

In the past 30 years, Malaysian Chinese have been getting married at a later age, while emphasis on career and the high costs of raising children and their education have contributed to a declining population growth of this ethnic group, writes LOH FOON FONG.

AseanPlus News 12 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reward for one-child families

THE government of southwest China's Yunnan province announced a series of preferential policies recently to reward rural households for adhering to the one-child policy.

AseanPlus News 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lawmaker sparks outrage over rape remarks

B>TOKYO:/BA ruling Japanese lawmaker was forced to apologise yesterday after sparking outrage by saying perpetrators of gang rape were #8220;vigorous#8221; and #8220;close to normal#8221;.

AseanPlus News 28 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Younger Japanese women prefer to stay single'

B>TOKYO:/BJapanese women in their 20s and 30s are more open to staying single and less eager to have children than previous generations, according to survey results released yesterday.