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Nation 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Early road education the key'

Stiffer penalties will not deter errant drivers unless early education on road safety is put in place, Association of Malaysian Driving Institutes president Mat Aris said.

Lifestyle 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Holistic public speaking

KATHERINE Lowe (Jan 24) said that her Toastmasters#8217; Club #8220;strives to maintain a high standard of English#8221; (and I note the operative word here is #8220;strives#8221; as opposed to #8220;maintains#8221;) and #8220;improvement#8221; is made on the basis that a member#8217;s speech #8220;is better than the one he made six months ago#8221;.

Nation 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Extended hours in Perlis from March 1

Perlis has no qualms about extending school hours till 4pm for all schools because Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad mooted the idea, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Nation 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The golden years

Exactly one hundred years ago today,a prince was born, whose destiny was to preside over the birth of a new nation. The prince who would become,in his own words,the happiest Prime Minister in the world, nurtured this fledgling multi-ethnic nation through the most difficult early years.

Lifestyle 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The golden years

Exactly one hundred years ago today,a prince was born, whose destiny was to preside over the birth of a new nation. The prince who would become,in his own words,the happiest Prime Minister in the world, nurtured this fledgling multi-ethnic nation through the most difficult early years.

Lifestyle 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Was' rather than 'were'

READERS write in with their opinions on English usage.

Nation 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's extra hours for Perlis schools

School hours in the state will be extended to 4pm from March 1. Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim, who announced this Thursday, said under the Student Performance Enhancement Programme (4P), schools in Perlis would be open from 7.30am to 4pm.

Lifestyle 05 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Short English courses at IPBA

THE International Languages Teacher Training Institute (IPBA) offers short courses for the teaching and learning of English.

Lifestyle 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Tolkien wasn't the first

I AM very grateful to Aina Syairah (Jan 24) for pointing out that the expression #8220;stupid is as stupid does#8221; has its origins in the earlier expression #8220;handsome is as handsome does#8221;.

Letters 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Command of English key to success

From P. TOH, Penang