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Lifestyle 30 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM Premium

Are we 'immatured'?

By Dr Lim Chin Lam

Lifestyle 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Sounds of suicide

AN audio taping of Jim Jones' last speech was made before the suicides began, and ran on until after the last suicide. The tapes survived but have been released into the public domain in edited form.

Watching The World 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

The ghosts of Jonestown

Tuesday marks the 25th anniversary of the Jonestown tragedy where almost 1,000 people, including 200 children, belonging to the People's Temple perished by the self-administered poison because their leader thought the end was nigh and ordered them to do so.

Lifestyle 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Cultured for death

IN the years since Jonestown, mass deaths linked to religious cults have occurred all over the world. This, by the way, is hardly a new phenomenon.

Lifestyle 19 Oct 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Awaiting new wines

By Ed Soon

Business 11 Sep 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

SST – the pros and cons

THE introduction of sales and service tax (SST) in Malaysia has been talked about since the early 1980s, when a group of civil servants from the Treasury and the Royal Customs Department were sent to South Korea to study the VAT (value-added tax) system there.

Lifestyle 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Deprogramming the commando

Commandos are trained to carry out orders with no questions asked. For those who have left the army, skills that served them well in the jungle can turn against them as civilians. Unless they have been de-programmed to adjust to society, ex-commandos may find themselves becoming misfits -- and in some cases, a danger.

Lifestyle 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Renegade soldiers

THERE have been instances of servicemen or commandos who took to a life of crime while still in service or after leaving the army.

Lifestyle 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Red-hot money talks

Roman Abramovich arrived at Chelsea with bags of cash to transform the club into a superpower in Europe. FOOTBALLCHANNEL.COM sheds some light on the Russian billionaire and the prospects that await the Blues.

Lifestyle 01 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

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