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Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wise up to the task ahead

Australia's High Commissioner James Wise could have been excused for feeling blue on his first day at work here, what with thebush fires ravaging Canberra. Instead, PAUL GABRIEL found him focused on his job's challenges.

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

The Snake Charmer

USUALLY constellations rich in legend have a pattern of stars which, with the application of some imagination, can suggest the object they are named after and contain at least some bright stars.

AseanPlus News 18 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Outrage over killing of suspected drug dealers Thais mark Buddhist festival

THAILAND'S Attorney-General Vichian Viriyaprasit has joined the chorus of outrage against the gunning down of suspected drug dealers in the country, as the number of bodies rose to almost 400, two weeks into the operation.

Letters 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Severe blow for sickly HK

THREE weeks ago, at the start of the mysterious pneumonia outbreak, an anonymous e-mail was making its rounds in Hong Kong, warning to wash hands all the time to prevent infection. Most people who received the e-mail had a good laugh. But by Thursday, no one was laughing.

Education 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

UEL all set to network

Thanks in part to its new dynamic Vice-Chancellor Prof Michael Thorne, the University of East London (UEL) decided to set up a new programme of international alumni relations and launched it at UEL's inaugural alumni dinner in Kuala Lumpur recently.

Nation 02 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Masing: My closeness to Taib under attack

Parti Bansa Dayak Sarawak's (PBDS) presidential aspirant Datuk Dr James Masing has accused his opponents of attempting to make use of his 'closeness' to Chief Minister Tan Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud to discredit him in the run-up to the party elections.

Other Sport 11 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Woosnam to play in qualifiers

Ian Woosnam, who came so close to winning the 2001 British Open, will have to try and qualify for this year's championship at Sandwich along with almost 400 others.

Business 29 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

SC: Investors put a premium on well-governed companies

IMPROVEMENTS in the quality of financial reporting and corporate governance practices would instil investor confidence and trust in the capital market, said Securities Commission (SC) chairman Datuk Ali Abdul Kadir.

AseanPlus News 11 Dec 2003 | 12:00 AM

Six more children killed

B>KABUL:/BThe US military admitted Wednesday that six Afghan children were killed in a bombing raid aimed at extremists, the second assault within a 24-hour period to result in child casualties.

Lifestyle 25 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Not for keeping

Souvenirs taken from Australia's Uluru are being returned to the site once known as Ayers Rock - because of the bad luck they bring, writes MICHELLE NICHOLS.