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Nation 22 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Umbrella body to unite Indians

A group of businessmen and professionals have formed the country's first-ever umbrella body to unify all Indian-based non-governmental organisations and to initiate programmes to ensure that the community will not be left out when Malaysia attains developed status in 2020.

Nation 12 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don’t just criticise, NGOs told

NON-GOVERNMENTAL organisations can help the people resolve their problems instead of only criticising the Government and its policies, said Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Deputy Minister Datuk S. Subramaniam.

Nation 09 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Chan: Bigger manpower will help cut accidents

The Transport Ministry hopes to hire more enforcement staff for the Road Transport Department (JPJ) as part of efforts to reduce road accidents in the country, its minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said.

Nation 06 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mercy team carries on despite risks

Mercy Malaysia always keeps its cars in reverse in the garage and the vehicles have almost full tanks at the end of each day in case things get ugly and the team has to make a quick exit.

Nation 05 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Drop ‘mega’ from projects, says Dr M

Malaysians should do away with the term 'mega' when describing huge and expensive projects as it was a label created by former colonialists for big but wasteful schemes, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.

Nation 05 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

More cases of violence reported in Sarawak

A total of 177 cases of violence has been reported to One-Stop Crisis Centres (OSCC) at the four major hospitals in Sarawak in the first six months of this year, up from 149 in the corresponding period last year.

Nation 04 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Whip traffic offenders, urge NGOs

NON-governmental organisations have urged the Government to whip traffic offenders to reduce the number of accidents.

Nation 03 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

NGOs ‘play crucial role in promoting drug-free society’

Non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) play an indispensable role in promoting a drug-free society, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

Nation 02 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Have a national plan, government urged

Malaysia has yet to introduce a national strategic plan for HIV/AIDS and is only doing piecemeal work in combating the disease, said Malaysian AIDS Council president Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir.

Education 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

The right to childhood

ALL children are entitled to their basic rights - the right to go to school, the right to food and the right to proper healthcare. It is the duty of governments around the world to ensure that these and other fundamental rights are not violated.