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Nation 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Conmen prey on owners of pirated items

Bogus enforcement officers are extorting money from members of the public who have pirated audio-visual software in their possession.

Lifestyle 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deprogramming the commando

Commandos are trained to carry out orders with no questions asked. For those who have left the army, skills that served them well in the jungle can turn against them as civilians. Unless they have been de-programmed to adjust to society, ex-commandos may find themselves becoming misfits -- and in some cases, a danger.

Lifestyle 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fluid of fear

Mention #8216;lontong#8217; to Peninsular Malaysians and the popular Johor dish of vegetables and rice cubes comes to mind. But the word has a far more sinister and deadlier meaning in Sabah, reveals PHILIP GOLINGAI.

Other Sport 27 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

All Blacks put on dazzling show to thrash Wallabies at home

New Zealand produced a sparkling display of high-speed handling to destroy Australia 50-21 in front of 82,000 stunned fans in the Olympic Stadium yesterday, taking control of the Tri-nations championship in the process.

AseanPlus News 24 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Christians react strongly to hiring of gays

THE government#8217;s change of policy in hiring gays is causing a stir in the Christian community. So far, it has prompted a meeting led by the mainstream National Council of Churches of Singapore and an online campaign against homosexuals by another group.

Lifestyle 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysians, superficial?

Last week, I>StarWeekend/Iran a story (titled I>Shy or aloof?/I>) on this topic where we also invited our readers to give us some feedback. What a deluge of opinions we got! Here are just a few we've selected.

Lifestyle 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Writers with a dirty past

Do the pseudonyms Harriet Daimler and Marcus van Heller ring a bell? If yes, spank yourself. In 1950s Paris, a group of penniless authors took to writing risque novels to pay the bills. Now their books are collectors#8217; items. JOHN PRESTON, an aficionado, unravels their story.

Letters 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Industry rhetoric is all it is

Being a hub of optical disc piracy is not the kind of 'Malaysia Boleh' spirit to transport the country to ICT renown. But recording industry pundits need not lecture anyone about these problems, especially when they are better employed supporting concerted action against pirates.BUNN NAGARA writes from behind the headlines.

Letters 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

On alert against snatch thieves

Snatch thefts,sadly,seem an inevitable part of urban living.WONG LIZA explores this issue in the second of a three-part series on taking action against crimes that affect our personal safety.

Letters 13 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

The sacred and the profane

M.VEERA PANDIYAN writes in from Bangkok,Thailand.