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Lifestyle 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Gearbox won't shift

From S. H. Choy

Nation 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Burning on native land causing air quality concerns

Shifting cultivators have started open burning on native customary land in Sarawak for the new harvest season, triggering concerns over air quality.

Lifestyle 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Picking up the pieces

This year is supposed to be one of celebration for Dama Orchestra. It marks its 10th year but the floods have practically destroyed its founder Khor Seng Chew's work that has been his life-long passion, report JOHNNI WONG and JASON CHEAH.

Lifestyle 14 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

International Dubai

Last week, we talked about the development of Dubai, an emirate within the United Arab Emirates, with its ambitious real estate, high rise buildings and airline. With 80% of its population expatriates, this Pearl of the Middle East is also tourist-friendly and caters to an international crowd.

Business 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Canon to beat H1 profit forecast

Canon Inc said yesterday it would beat its own forecast for the six months to June, thanks to better-than-anticipated sales of digital cameras and colour copiers.

Nation 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sarawak gets ready for severe drought

Sarawak has reactivated all its disaster and relief machinery at the divisional level to brace for any severe drought and haze problems.

Business 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Positive mood on Nasdaq boosts local tech stocks

THE darkest period may be over but there are still no clear signs of recovery in the local semiconductor industry. Nonetheless, the industry is generally hopeful of a recovery in the second half of this year.

Lifestyle 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Dubai on the rise

Dubai#8217;s rapid urbanisation is nothing short of breathless. TAN LEE KUEN stopped over briefly and came away suitably impressed.

Business 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Aussie central bank shifts policy towards rate cut

Australia#8217;s central bank said yesterday it may follow its peers in cutting interest rates if the global economy did not improve, shifting to an easing bias from a neutral stance in place since last November.

Nation 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Control fires, farmers urged

Farmers carrying out open burning activities to clear land for new crops should ensure that the fire does not spread to nearby forests, said Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri Dr George Chan Hong Nam.