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BENG Los Banez woke up shortly after dawn to be among the first to line up at the Philippine government agency mandated to process 800,000 Filipinos who leave to work overseas each year. Los Banez, who was a domestic worker in Taiwan for seven years, wanted to follow up her papers for a caregiver position she hopes to cinch in London.
THE world#8217;s tallest man-made structure could soon be towering over the Australian outback as part of a plan to capitalise on the global push for greater use of renewable energy.
Hot on the heels of the polygamy storm, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim proposed another bombshell last week #8211; that Perlis impose a 10pm- 6am mandatory curfew on youngsters aged 18 and below to stop them from patronising nightclubs, karaoke joints, video arcades and 24-hour convenience stores at night. The move, he explained, would curb social ills, improve discipline and discourage the culture of I>lepak/I(loafing). He later #8220;clarified#8221; that it was not an #8220;outright curfew#8221; but merely #8220;something to effectively curtail#8221; the young ones. We met a certain #8216;Datuk Professoré close to the pulse of Perlis to get a better picture.
THEATRE stalwart Charlene Rajendran had no idea what she was in for when she applied for the Arts Network Asia grant. However, having been actively involved in theatre and related fields for well over a decade, it did not take a lot to persuade her to apply for the grant for collaborative projects between artistes in South-East Asia in 2001.
IT'S sheer hypocrisy but no one is surprised. According to news reports, PAS politicians enrol their children in government-owned schools but tell their supporters to send their children to privately-run Sekolah Agama Rakyat (SAR). On The Beat with Wong Chun Wai.
B>COCHIN (/B>India): Indian police said yesterday they had arrested four Hindu activists in connection with an attack on a visiting American missionary, taking the total number of arrests in the case to nine.