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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.

Nation 05 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Baram MP: We need info to help needy native folks

Lack of information from native folks in interior settlements is hampering the government's effort to reach out to poverty-stricken individuals or needy families, such as widows, the aged, the handicapped and orphans.

Education 03 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

Five get Freemason scholarships

ANIMAL lover Mark Hiew Wen Han, 20, was devastated when he had to give away his pet dog six months after bringing it home. However, being awarded the Joseph William Yee Eu Foundation#8217;s Masonic scholarship will take him a step closer to achieving his childhood dream of caring for animals as a veterinarian.

Lifestyle 28 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Greenland Santa

IT#8217;S OFFICIAL: Santa is from Greenland, according to an edict from the world#8217;s top Father Christmases at their annual summit in Denmark last week.