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Business 04 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

StanChart’s social service

SOLID profits, prudent management and visionary thinking may get an organisation far but a truly great business looks beyond purely quantitative measures to the impact it is making on the community around it.

Business 30 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Public human services in the 21st century

Governments around the world provide human services, i.e. welfare and social security benefits in a variety of ways. But globally, businesses and taxpayers are now expecting a level of service similar to that of the private sector. How can these expectations be met? Noor Azlin Zainal Abidin, a partner with Accenture's government practice, shares her views on recent developments.

Nation 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

MCA's educational projects open to all, says Ong

MCA#8217;s educational projects have transcended political and racial boundaries, said its president Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Education 29 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Germany's academic nirvana

Gleaming spires with no tuition fees, small classes,friendly tutors and well-stocked libraries;studying in Germany is the ultimate higher education dream for HELEN PIDD.

Nation 26 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

D-G: Incomplete welfare forms causing delays

The failure to fully complete National Health Welfare Fund application forms has delayed the process of verification and disbursement of money to needy patients, said Health Ministry director-general Tan Sri Dr Mohamad Taha Arif.

Lifestyle 25 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Watch what you say

You'd be amazed how much power you wield with your words. Here are key phrases to remember - and some to write off, writes DIANE DEBROVNER.

Letters 24 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Small businessmen will need help to get loans from scheme

The RM800mil micro-credit scheme for small businessmen and farmers under the RM8.1bil economic stimulus package is another major move by the Government to help those qualified for such loans. V.K. Chin comments.

Education 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Help for the needy from Microsoft

In bridging the gap between poor and rich, Microsoft aims to transcend digital boundaries with its Education Excellence Programme.

Lifestyle 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Teaching through mobile technology

B>W/B>HEN classes begin this month, students in the fifth and sixth grades from selected public and private schools in the Philippines will not just be leafing through pages of their textbooks or listening to their teachers#8217; lectures on science. They will also be able to view educational videos #8211; downloaded with the help of mobile phones and satellite communication systems #8211; on subjects as plant and animal life, matter and energy, the Earth and the solar system right in their classrooms.

Nation 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

More NGOs sought for relief

A bigger pool of NGOs dealing with relief work in disaster situations is needed to ensure more effective results, said former Inspector-General of Police Tun Hanif Omar.