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Letters 09 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

High-tech goes fast track

By Seah Chiang Nee

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Restoring the Stairway

Hugging steep mountain slopes and resembling giant steps leading to heaven, the ancient rice terraces of Luzon in the Philippines have earned themselves the name Stairway to the Sky. Painstakingly carved out from harsh terrain by Ifugao tribesmen thousands of years ago, the World Heritage Site has drawn many visitors but not the ones that matter most #8211; farmers to work the fields. Years of neglect and environmental degradation are threatening to destroy the spectacular structure.

Lifestyle 11 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't waste that wood

Wastes from construction sites are allowed to pile up and eventually dumped, although they can be reused and recycled, writes HILARY CHIEW.

Business 15 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Merging the plantations

IT is telling that Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi cited Permodalan Nasional Bhd#039;s (PNB) plantation companies as an example when he spoke about the move to merge government-linked companies.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gifts that bond heart and mind

While Tots to Teens takes a break so Daphne Lee can welcome her new addition to the family, Between the Covers takes over. Each week, education consultant SHAMINI DIAS shares with parents the secrets to getting kids excited about books. She shows why books are so powerful in devloping language and life skills, and shares practical tips on how to make books part of your lifestyle and family routines.

Lifestyle 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Winning ways of the West

Why the West has Won reviewed by Dzirhan Mahadzir.

Business 17 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Global effort to curb money laundering

THREE DAYS before Sept 11, 2001, Mohamed Atta, the man who piloted American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York, wired out a total of US$7,860 from two grocery stores in Maryland. On Sept 10, Marwan al-Shehri sent US$5,400 from a Greyhound bus terminal in Boston before he commandeered United Airlines flight 175 the next day, crashing it into the WTC South Tower. In both cases, the recipient of the funds was a terrorist support network based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Lifestyle 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Harmony in water treaty

Scientists and policy-makers have warned that scarcity of water could trigger war between nations, but the latest report by the United Nations shows that historically water agreements had brought peace and suggests ways to ease future conflict.

Lifestyle 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tranquil Tasmania

Andrew Sia visits Tasmania.

Letters 25 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Widow appeals for shelter

I>TAMIL Nesan/Ihighlighted the plight of an Indian family who were living in fear in a house which was on the verge of collapse in Puchong, Selangor.