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Education 21 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better to study hard than rely on teachers

From A GEOGRAPHER of Georgetown, Penang

Letters 15 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Principles for info age adopted

A World Summit on the Information Society held in Geneva last week adopted a declaration and action plan aimed at a people-oriented information society where everyone can create, access and share information and knowledge. It had many of the right principles and action proposals. But due to basic disagreements, decisions were postponed on two key issues (global Internet governance and creating a Digital Solidarity Fund) whilst another key issue (intellectual property) was hardly addressed.

Nation 15 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

CVLB ‘has powers to regulate tow-trucks’

The Commercial Vehicle Licensing Board (CVLB) Act need not be amended to regulate tow-truck activities as the board has the administrative powers to do so, said Entrepreneur Development Minister Datuk Seri Mohd Nazri Abdul Aziz.

Letters 14 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Who can really 'win' in Iraq?

For anyone to claim victory in Iraq is premature and presumptuous, even if the lives that continue to be lost can be said to be #8216;worth it#8217;. Even more than the different gains imaginable are the many losses likely and already suffered.

Lifestyle 11 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Do you have a nose for this?

I HADN#8217;T the slightest whiff when I wrote #8216;Bodily language#8217; (Nov 12) that our editor would be so roused as to engage an entire team to conduct a full-bodied (no parts spared?) language-related autopsy to reveal more anatomical action couched in idiomatic expression.

Lifestyle 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sexual harassment no joke

THE Joint Action Group Against Violence Against Women (JAG) is concerned over recent media reports which equate sexual harassment with women #8220;using their feminine wiles in the workplace#8221;.

Lifestyle 04 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grand designs

Larger than life. That encapsulates Indian designer J.J. Valaya. From his opulent creations inspired by ancient maharajahs to his swanky lifestyle showroom in the suburbs of New Delhi, everything speaks volumes. The soft-spoken Valaya tells BRENDA BENEDICT about his short-lived accounting career, the future of Indian fashion and destiny's hand in his success.

Lifestyle 02 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Liability of an NGO

BHAG SINGH comes to the rescue and solves your legal woes.

Lifestyle 27 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Affair with colours

EVELYN LEN goes through the latest beauty products.

Lifestyle 27 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

What is she?, round 2

A READER writes in in response to FADZILAH AMIN'S usage of What.