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Letters 24 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Change of court for Rudy Hartono

For two decades, Rudy Hartono enjoyed success as the world's best badminiton player. But when age caught up, he had a tough time facing up to the fact that he was no longer a winner. RAJES PAUL has the exclusive interview.

Nation 23 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Syed Mokhtar explains the way he does business

Tan Sri Syed Mokhtar Al-Bukhary has a reputation for shunning the press, preferring to let his associates do the talking. But over the past week, the 52-year-old tycoon has met the press twice to talk about his charitable work and his plans to buy a block of strategic shares in DRB-HICOM, which pitted him against the influential consortium of Tan Sri S.M. Nasimuddin Amin. WONG CHUN WAI met up with Syed Mokhtar late on Thursday night.

AseanPlus News 20 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korean sex workers rally against crackdown

Thousands of sex workers from across South Korea rallied here yesterday, protesting a crackdown on prostitution and calling for the resignation of the minister of gender equality.

AseanPlus News 11 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Japan's typhoon death toll rises to six

The death toll from a powerful typhoon that swiped Japan's Pacific coast rose to six Sunday, as rescuers searched for three people still missing from the rains and flooding.

Nation 10 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ex-convict held over death of guard

The battered body of a 60-year-old guard was found at a railway gate in Sengkang, near here, on Friday night.

AseanPlus News 10 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Typhoon pounds Tokyo

The most powerful typhoon to hit eastern Japan in a decade pummelled Tokyo yesterday, snarling transport at the start of a long holiday weekend and forcing thousands in the countryside to evacuate.

Lifestyle 09 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Cruising Kyushu, Japan

It's Japan's southernmost main island, the 'Hawaii' of the country. Cruising Kyushu takes the visitor off the beaten track, away from the tourist crowds of Nara and Kyoto, and to a place the Japanese themselves regard as relaxed and laid-back.

Nation 09 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Hopping on the knowledge train

It was not an ordinary train that housewife Lim Yim Ching was hurrying for and beating the rush hour traffic to arrive early at the Sentral Station in Sentul, Kuala Lumpur yesterday. It was the symbolic train of knowledge that the 62-year-old grandmother was looking forward to boarding at the railway hub.

AseanPlus News 09 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Spending soars during holiday

CHINA'S urban residents were busy spending money during the 'Golden Week' National Day holiday, which came to an end on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 08 Oct 2004 | 12:00 AM

Railway project may uplift 2.6 million lives

THE Asian Development Bank (ADB) said on Wednesday that it is helping China prepare an east-northwest railway project through a technical assistance grant of US$500,000 (RM1.9mil).