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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.

Nation 27 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Specialists and NGOs welcome rehab hospital

Non-governmental organisations and specialists have welcomed the setting up of the country#8217;s first rehabilitative hospital as a positive move.

Nation 22 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Big increase in work-related accident claims

Work-related accidents in the country are on the rise, Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn said. Expressing concern over the worrying trend, he said his ministry estimated RM700mil would be paid out in Socso claims to victims of work-related accidents by year end.

Nation 19 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Free Fernandez, NGOs urge Abdullah

Over 90 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have appealed to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi to free Tenaganita director Irene Fernandez from prison for 'speaking the truth' in the alleged ill-treatment of migrant workers.