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AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

600 used books donated to prison library

THE Changi Women#8217;s Prison got 600 used books to add to its library on Friday, in the annual book giveaway by the National Library Board.

AseanPlus News 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Alternative forum opens Thousands rally for peace at Brazilian gathering

B>PORTO ALEGRE (Brazil): /B>Thousands of people from across the globe marched for peace and more socially inclusive economic growth on Thursday to mark the opening day of the third annual World Social Forum in southern Brazil.

AseanPlus News 28 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Mixed views on author's theory

HIS book, I>1421: The Year China Discovered America/I>, may be selling briskly in the United States, but his extraordinary theory that Chinese explorers reached the New World decades before Christopher Columbus is proving a tougher sell to academics #8211; even here in China.

Nation 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Artistes to get royalties for airing of songs

Recording artistes and musicians who do not write lyrics or compose their own songs or music are now entitled to royalties.

Education 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

'Nusantara' a click away

The website for scholars of Malay Studies or those interested in the field, is currently being developed by the Institute of the Malay World and Civilization (Atma) at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.

Education 16 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Creative licence

The prospect of writing a bestseller may not be the prime motivation for students of creative writing courses, but it has certainly helped them find a cosy niche, write JOHN CRACE.

Nation 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A collection of 14 books containing speeches by Dr M

The National Institute of Translation Malaysia Bhd has put together a collection of 14 books containing speeches of the Prime Minister and also writing on his thoughts by other authors.

Education 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Outrage over cyber bullying

Cruel and insidious, cyber-bullying in the form of gossip is traumatising teenagers, report ERIKA HAYASAKI and JIA-RUI CHONG.

Education 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

What young adults read

Although reports suggest many young Malaysians don#8217;t read beyond their course materials or field of study, there may still be hope yet. I>StarEducation/Icame across some young people who actually I>do/Iread for recreation. Below they reveal their choice of books:

Education 11 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Why US schoolbooks are ‘mind-numbingly dull’

Owls, ketchup, dinosours and old ladies with cats are among a long list of taboos banned from US schoolbooks, reports JULIAN COMAN.