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Nation 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

MPs build home for mum of five kids

A mother of five who was abandoned by her husband three years ago is now the proud owner of a new house after her plight caught the attention of the Perak Backbenchers Club.

Community 27 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Man needs proper roof over his head

B>H/B>OME to former labourer Koay Eng Huat @ Soon Eng Huat has been reduced to a dilapidated storeroom from a two-room flat after an accident three years ago.

Nation 22 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Share good fortune with the needy

The happiest moments in life come from helping others. With this, Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting appealed to those whom life had treated well - with happy families, successful careers, good health and enough money to spend - to share some of the joy with the deserving.

Nation 19 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Poor villagers may get funds to repair houses

Villagers who are too poor to repair their own houses may soon be able to receive a special allocation if the proposal is approved by the Cabinet.

Lifestyle 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

The pageant's early days

It was a simple bet that triggered off a chain of events leading to the purchase of the Miss Malaysia/World franchise in 1968. I>StarTwo/Ispotlights the pageant's fledgling years in Malaysia.

Lifestyle 18 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Birth of a beauty contest

IN 1951, Eric Morley had been working for the Mecca Group for almost five years. It had been, in many ways, a tough time for everyone; it was only six years after World War II but Morley had the foresight to see the new mood of optimism that was starting to sweep Britain.

Health 17 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wired for Parkinson’s

WHEN brain cells talk among themselves, it#146;s like listening to the radio with a really bad reception. It#146;s as though someone was trying to tune through as many radio stations as possible. That#146;s because when neurons in the brain fire messages to one another, they emit crackling #145;noises#146; similar to radio static.

Nation 15 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Where spirits, devotees and politics mingle

The month-long Hungry Ghost Festival or I>Phor Thor/I>, observed by Chinese who practise Taoism, has over the years grown into an important calendar month for Chinese politicians. JOCELINE TAN writes.

Lifestyle 11 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Growing care

A Christian organisation set up to serve the needy has undergone restructuring to improve their skills and services, reports LOH FOON FONG.

Business 07 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

RHB Unit Trust funds grow to RM1.3bil

RHB Unit Trust Management Bhd has achieved a 42% growth in its fund size to RM1.3bil and recorded sales of RM503mil for the financial year ended June 30.

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