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Nation 02 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Naval base in Sabah set for completion by end 2007

The RM800mil Sepanggar Naval Base under construction in Sabah will be completed by the end of 2007, one year behind schedule, Deputy Defence Minister Datuk Mohd Shafie Apdal said.

AseanPlus News 29 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Contraceptives to keep rat population under control

CHINESE scientists have found a new type of contraceptive for rats as some believed the rodents might be linked to the first SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome) case this winter on the Chinese mainland.

Nation 28 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Flood rescue copters grounded

Two helicopters belonging to the Fire and Rescue Department, which were supposed to be dispatched to Sarawak from their base in Subang to help flood victims in the state, have been grounded because of turbulent weather in the South China Sea.

Nation 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vietnam welcomes Malaysian involvement

Vietnam is receptive to a bigger participation by Malaysian businessmen in its massive development programmes, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said.

Nation 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Addicts to stay in centres until they kick habit

Hardcore drug addicts will remain at the proposed I>pusat serenti degil/I(rehabilitation centre for hardcore drug addicts) as long as they are still hooked to the habit, said Deputy Home Minister Datuk Zainal Abidin Zin.

AseanPlus News 27 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Rice species needs protection

A STRONG variety of wild rice discovered in the 1960s that can resist drastic climates and severe pests may soon become extinct.---------------------------------------------

AseanPlus News 16 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Promised heaven, but given hell

A cult here lured women into working as prostitutes by promising them places in heaven if they slept with enough men, a news report said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Shortfall of 5,000 railway cars for New Year season

RAILWAY passengers in China may have to travel on crowded trains in this holiday season, as Chinese railways need more cars to cope with the rush.

AseanPlus News 11 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Second SARS probe launched

World Health Organisation (WHO) officials yesterday launched their second investigation this year into the re-emergence of SARS in southern China following an earlier probe into the country's first confirmed case of the disease in six months.

AseanPlus News 09 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Navy’s first stealth ship launched

THE sleek grey hull of the I>RSS Formidable/Islid into waters off the French coastal city of Lorient on Wednesday, marking Singapore's entry into the era of stealth warfare.