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AseanPlus News 25 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Govt to step up war on porn and piracy

CHINA will work harder to crack down on piracy and pornography this year, according to a national conference held in Beijing on Wednesday.

Lifestyle 23 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time to claim back the streets

From Paul Kersey of Kuala Lumpur.

Business 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Planting synergies

PLENTY has been said about the status of Padiberas Nasional Bhd (Bernas) as Malaysia#8217;s sole importer of rice. This is seen as the glittering gem in the company#8217;s business model, giving Bernas a lucrative monopoly and good standing with the government.

Nation 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Buyers of pirated products may face the music

The Government has assured the Recording Industry Association of Malaysia (RIM) that it is considering the possibility of amending the copyright laws to allow end users to be brought to justice for buying pirated music products.

Nation 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Outlets still selling cigarettes to children

The rampant sale of cigarettes to children is nullifying the Health Ministry's efforts to curb smoking. Clearinghouse for Tobacco Control co-ordinator Dr Rahmat Awang said children under the age of 18 could buy cigarettes from retail outlets.

AseanPlus News 21 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Study: UN aid reaching children in N. Korea

B>BEIJING:/BA survey released yesterday shows foreign food aid is helping to reduce malnutrition among children in famine-hit North Korea, UN agencies said, in a rebuttal of US charges the North uses aid to feed its army.

Nation 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Beef up security, 24-hour clinics urged

Doctors who run 24-hour clinics are urged to beef up security at their premises to prevent robberies.

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vietnamese official suspended for illegal hunting

A senior official in Ho Chi Minh City has been suspended from his job for illegally hunting endangered wild bull, an official said Tuesday

Letters 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fantasy ends when the lights come on

THE Film Censorship Board was just doing its job when banning I>Daredevil/I>. Looking at the uneven censorship in the past, and the floodgates opened by broadband Internet access, satellite TV and rampant VCD piracy, we might see that the job#8217;s relevance could stand some re-evaluation.

Letters 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Contents of mail stolen

From 10250PP Penang