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Letters 22 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Deal with the issue broadly

A man sentenced to seven years' jail last year for raping an underage girl was acquitted by the High Court when he won his appeal this week. He got off mainly because of the ambiguity as to what had penetrated the girl's private part. This case has added impetus to the campaigns of those advocating a review of the laws related to rape, one of which is the WOMEN'S CENTRE FOR CHANGE.

Other Sport 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

FIFA on collision course over World Club Cup

FIFA put itself on a collision course with Europe's most powerful clubs on Wednesday by announcing proposals for a revamped Club World Championship to replace the annual fixture between the European and South American champions.

Lifestyle 21 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

The outdoor living room

Your garden is too big, or maybe it's too small. Nothing will grow on it or maybe it's overgrown. Don't give up. Help is at hand. Our monthly series on outdoor living begins today.

Lifestyle 20 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Whither my mother tongue

Tomorrow is International Mother Language Day. While Malaysia has never had to fight to safeguard her multi-lingual heritage, PATSY KAM tells of her own struggle to preserve her mother tongue.

Nation 19 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

New Bagle virus ‘spreading fast’

Anti-virus companies warned that a new variant of a virus which first surfaced last month was in the wild and spreading rapidly by e-mail.

Letters 18 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Early sex education vital

From DR NEOH CHOO KEONG, Alor Star

Lifestyle 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Peeved, froths and writes

To some Malaysians, for all they care, punctuation could mean the ability to arrive for an appointment on time. THOR KAH HOONG spumes a bit at our unseemly disregard for those bits of curves and little lines.

Nation 17 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Conservation funds lacking

Developed and developing countries are spending less than half the required amount on conservation, said Greenpeace political adviser Martin Kaiser.

Letters 16 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Misguided obsession with wearing of ‘hijab’

From Sisters in Islam, Kuala Lumpur.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Stubbing out a bad habit

By Mangai Balasegaram