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AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Virus attacking immune system may be behind flu outbreak

B>HONG KONG:/BA virus that weakens the immune system of chickens is likely to have set the stage for the rampant spread of bird flu across Asia, a Hong Kong scientist said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Thai and Indon governments rattled by cover-up charges

B>BANGKOK:/BCharges of a cover-up have rattled governments in Thailand and Indonesia where people say they were kept in the dark over Asia's deadly bird flu, drawing comparisons to China's slow response to SARS a year ago.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

For safe journeys

Despite efforts to reduce the huge number of traffic accidents in Malaysia, the figures have not gone down. LOH FOON FONG finds out what can be done to make our roads safer.

Letters 07 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Steering towards safer roads

As fatalities from road accidents rise,harsher penalties,limited driving hours,mandatory training and re-education are among the measures being bandied to rectify the situation.WONG LI ZA and SHANTINI SUNTHARAJAH report.

Letters 04 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fault lies with drivers, not higher speed limit

From Y.S. LEE, Kuala Lumpur

Letters 30 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Zoo must evaluate its capabilities

From PROF DR MOHD ZAMRI SAAD, President, Veterinary Association Malaysia

Letters 22 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ceasing sponsorship won’t help zoo

From PROF DR MOHD ZAMRI SAAD, President, Veterinary Association Malaysia

Nation 20 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Carelessness major cause of most accidents, says minister

Carelessness accounted for 67% of the 279,711 road accidents last year, Transport Minister Datuk Seri Chan Kong Choy said.

Health 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Is cholesterol important?

Cholesterol is not the only factor or risk in causing cardiovascular diseases.

AseanPlus News 14 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Smokers face another risk

IF YOU are a heavy smoker and you think lung cancer is your only worry, you are wrong. You could just as easily die of breathing difficulties.