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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

The sacred and the profane

M.VEERA PANDIYAN writes in from Bangkok,Thailand.

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.

Nation 10 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Year's jail and whipping for child molester

A carwash worker was jailed for a year and ordered to be whipped three times for inserting his finger into an eight-year-old girl#8217;s private parts.

Other Sport 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Players cry foul over 'hot drivers'

Tiger Woods diverted attention from his so-called #8220;slump#8221; heading into the 100th Western Open by joining the outcry over #8220;hot-faced#8221; drivers being used at USPGA Tour events.

Other Sport 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Top seeds move into the last four

A double-barrelled shootout between the United States and Belgium looms in the Wimbledon women#8217;s semi-finals after Serena and Venus Williams, Kim Clijsters and Justine Henin-Hardenne reached the last four Tuesday.

Nation 01 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Book on water talks is Singapore's latest underhanded tactic

Singapore#8217;s move to publish a book to give its version on the stalled water talks with Malaysia, has prompted Foreign Minister Datuk Seri Syed Hamid Albar to question whether the republic is trying to mislead citizens from both countries.

Nation 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

More voicing concern over crimes

More e-mails have poured in from readers wanting to vent their concern about rising crimes.

Letters 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Step up security at every level

From S.M. MOHAMED IDRIS, President, Consumers Association of Penang.