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Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Johor calls for probe on ‘pet’ beans

The Johor state government has called for an investigation into possible environmental hazards posed by 'Mexican jumping beans' - a new 'pet' in the form of seeds containing live larvae which make them move.

Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ex-State director: No ACA officers got land

Allegations that Kelantan Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) officers received land from the state government in exchange for 'dropping' certain malpractice investigations are totally untrue, said the former state ACA director, Mohd Shukri Abdull.

Other Sport 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ewe Hock fails to show up for disciplinary board hearing

Veteran singles shuttler Ong Ewe Hock gave the Badminton Association of Malaysia's disciplinary board the snub yesterday. And his action may spell an end to his international playing career.

Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Showtime in Las Vegas

Besides shopping, gorging on endless buffets and visiting the ostentatious hotels modelled on legendary monuments, lavish theatrical productions and concerts are the top draws of this desert city, reports JOHNNI WONG.

Other Sport 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ernie stamps his class

South Africa#8217;s Ernie Els established the PGA Tour#8217;s 54-hole scoring record Saturday, carding an eight-under-par 65 for a two-shot lead after the third round of the US$5 million PGA Mercedes Championships.

Lifestyle 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Marine ecosystem under siege

Despite their nasty reputation, sea urchins are really quite beautiful creatures up close. Their long spines shelter small fishes, shrimps and crabs from predators, while their diet of algae keeps reefs from being smothered by marine plants. But in large numbers, sea urchins can tip teh delicate balance of the marine ecosystem and reduce a reef to rubble.

Other Sport 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Jones, Patterson set the pace

Australians Craig Jones and Alan Patterson made the most of ideal conditions to set the first-round pace in the New Zealand Open yesterday, firing matching scores of six-under-par 66.

Business 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Yahoo posts Q4 profit, sees 2003 services growth

Internet media company Yahoo! Inc has reported a fourth-quarter profit versus a year-earlier loss and forecast that a second consecutive year of double-digit gains would carry revenues above the high-water mark of the Internet boom.

Business 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

SEC cracks down on bad reports, insider trading

US market regulators have voted to crack down on misleading financial reports by corporations and on insider sales of company stock by managers when rank-and-file workers are locked out of the market.

Nation 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

No one is permanent in Umno, says Mahathir

No one is permanent in Umno andB/B>leadership changes can be made when the need arises, Prime Minister and Umno president Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said.