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Letters 21 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Education fund needs more clout to get defaulters to repay loans

IT IS difficult to understand the irresponsible attitude displayed by many borrowers of the National Higher Education Fund Loan who refuse to repay such loans after graduation. V.K. CHIN writes.

Nation 18 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pak Lah’s style worries PAS

DATUK Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi's visit to Terengganu on Sunday was routine yet special. He visits the east coast state regularly because he is the state Umno chairman but this time, he was flying in as the Prime Minister.

Nation 18 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Abdullah: Overcome obstacles through unity

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi made his first trip here as Prime Minister, telling Sabahans that all obstacles and challenges could be overcome through unity.

Nation 17 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

42 needy children go on a shopping spree

Giggles and chatter filled the air as the 42 children - aged six to 14 years - browsed through the multitude of colourful I>baju raya/I(clothes for Hari Raya). The children, who were treated to a shopping spree by the Puteri Umno Wangsa Maju division, spent more than three hours at the Jaya Jusco outlet at the Alpha Angle shopping centre.

Nation 16 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pak Lah: PAS is desperate

Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said that PAS is desperate to compete with Umno, which resulted in the party introducing the Islamic state blueprint.

Nation 15 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Many chip in for toddlers' heart surgery

Three heart valves worth RM77,520 have been specially flown in from the United States for three needy toddlers with heart defects in Penang.

Nation 14 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Give to needy monthly, Customs officers urged

Senior Customs officers have been urged to put aside some money every month to help orphans and children from poor families.

Nation 13 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Health Ministry pledges swift financial aid for poor patients

It takes two days to approve a patient's application for aid from the National Health Welfare Fund, said Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohamad Taha Ariff.

Nation 11 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sri Lanka is peaceful, says envoy

There is no state of emergency in Sri Lanka and the situation is peaceful with the country continuing to welcome Malaysian visitors, its High Commissioner Rosy Senanayake said.

Nation 10 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM

Resorts secure, says Najib

Resorts and tourist islands in Sabah are well protected by security forces, said Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak.