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AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Screening and controls raised as bird flu makes leap into China and Laos

B>BANGKOK/B>: The bird flu rampaging through Asia has made the dreaded leap into China and impoverished Laos as a second Thai boy died of the disease yesterday and countries tightened defences against a potential SARS-like epidemic.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Virus attacking immune system may be behind flu outbreak

B>HONG KONG:/BA virus that weakens the immune system of chickens is likely to have set the stage for the rampant spread of bird flu across Asia, a Hong Kong scientist said yesterday.

Letters 25 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Help on matters of law is a web portal away

Feeling miserable and hopeless? Don't know what to do with your problems? CHELSEA L.Y. NG suggests that you try logging on to one of the many state bar websites because the pointers may be just a click away.

Nation 21 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Judge increases jail term and whipping for molester

A car wash worker who molested an eight-year-old girl had his jail sentence and whipping increased by the High Court following an appeal Tuesday.

Nation 21 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Court upholds jail term for rapists

A High Court judge said he would not interfere with a lower court's decision to impose a 12-year jail sentence on three youths for raping a minor, as rape offences were currently rampant throughout the country.

Letters 17 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

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Nation 15 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Former driver jailed for rape in bus

A former bus driver was jailed 12 years and ordered to be whipped seven times for raping a student inside a bus in 1996.

Other Sport 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Good ‘old’ Chelsea are rampant and ready to whip Watford

Chelsea's winter slump enabled Watford to force a draw in the FA Cup third round two weeks ago. After picking up form, Chelsea - with the 'old' team in action - could turn today's rematch into a one-sided embarrassment.

Lifestyle 14 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

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Musings with Marina Mahathir

Letters 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Bike-ban idea is simply not practical

It is good when policy-makers throw ideas or think aloud to get public feedback. The reactions can be analysed to help in formulating effective policies.