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#8220;Mecca-Cola#8221; inventor Tawfik Mathlouthi is bringing his popular product to the Middle East, confident that in troubled times a politicised soft drink will sell in the heart of the Islamic world.
For years, Bombay's legendary lunch-delivery system run by a legion of mostly illiterate I>dabbawallahs/Iwas an institution that didn#8217;t go beyond the city#8217;s borders. Now the low-tech network, known for its clockwork precision delivering dabbas (metal lunch boxes), or tiffin (lunch), is giving tips to the high corporate flyers on the basics of management and planning.
THREE DAYS before Sept 11, 2001, Mohamed Atta, the man who piloted American Airlines flight 11 into the North Tower of the World Trade Centre (WTC) in New York, wired out a total of US$7,860 from two grocery stores in Maryland. On Sept 10, Marwan al-Shehri sent US$5,400 from a Greyhound bus terminal in Boston before he commandeered United Airlines flight 175 the next day, crashing it into the WTC South Tower. In both cases, the recipient of the funds was a terrorist support network based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
FOR hundreds of years, the richness and uniqueness of the Malaccan cuisines had remained within the four walls of the Chitty, Nyonya and Portuguese communities. It was only in the last 20 to 30 years that the Nyonyas and Portuguese opened their kitchens to the outside world, with the latter setting up restaurants mainly on the Portuguese Settlement in Ujong Pasir while the former had small stalls selling Nyonya I>laksa/Iand I>popiah/I>.
DATUK Liew Kee Sin, 45, holds education very close to his heart. As a graduate from Universiti Malaya, he joined a local merchant bank in 1981 and after five years, ventured into property development.