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Lifestyle 17 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Take it to the Tribunal

A fortnightly collaboration between StarWeekend and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP.

Business 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreign business news in brief

Foreign business news in brief including from London that Selfridges plc, which owns the biggest department store in London#8217;s Oxford Street, has reportedly agreed to a takeover offer of £628.1mil in cash and debt from Canadian billionaire Galen Weston.

Lifestyle 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wining and dining in Verona

Our wine columnist ED SOON shares his experiences of the lovely city of Verona during the mother of all wine fairs in Italy.

Education 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Why US schoolbooks are ‘mind-numbingly dull’

Owls, ketchup, dinosours and old ladies with cats are among a long list of taboos banned from US schoolbooks, reports JULIAN COMAN.

Lifestyle 10 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Revisiting Batu Ferringhi

By Yvonne Lee Shu Yee

Business 09 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Henson family buying back the Muppets

Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and their Muppet friends are homeward bound.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Palm oil sector to counter European smear campaign

THE local palm oil industry, with the assistance of the Malaysian government, will be taking steps to counter the rising anti-palm oil and anti-tropical oil sentiment in northern Europe similar to the smear campaign by the American Soybean Association (ASA) in the late 1980s.

Business 08 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

New big shareholder emerging in Maruichi

MARUICHI Steel Tube Ltd of Japan, a long-time shareholder in Maruichi Malaysia Steel Tube Bhd, could be exiting the local steel pipes and tubes manufacturer and trader after 31 years, going by its sale of two large blocks of shares early in the week.

Business 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bufori makes heads turn in NY

IT CERTAINLY made head turns at the New York International Auto Show. Yes, Malaysia#146;s Bufori#146;s Mk III made its debut in the 113th edition of the auto show to overwhelming response.

Business 05 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Better playing field for refineries

MALAYSIAN palm oil refineries will be able to compete on a #147;better playing field#148; with other oil seeds in India following the Indian government#039;s decision to reduce the tariff on refined, bleached and deodorised (RBD) palm oil and palm olein, said Malaysian Palm Oil Association (MPOA) chief executive M.R. Chandran.