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Diplomats praise government measures

Foreign diplomats praised the Government for its containment of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which they say not only protected the health of its people but also its economy.

Other Sport

The 'Beckham of Sweden' turns to taekwondo to revive his career

For a man once described as Sweden's answer to David Beckham, it is fair to say Magnus Hedman's career has stalled over the last few months.

Letters

Forget the bug, enjoy the fare

Setting aside regional rivalries,Asian countries are teaming up to bring back the traveller,to enjoy the tourism bounty that nations here have to offer.

Letters

Japan moves towards 'normalcy'

Finally, Japan has taken the first step to becoming a #8220;normal state.#8221;

Business

The free lunch in investment ... revisited

WE highlighted two weeks ago that portfolio optimisation can be perceived as the #8220;free lunch in investments,#8221; as you gain additional expected returns without taking on more risk or by minimising risk for a given level of expected returns. In order to fully appreciate the optimisation concept, investors need to be familiar with concepts such as risk or volatility and risk-adjusted returns, asset correlation and the efficient frontier.

Nation

Micro-credit scheme open to non-bumis, says Ong

The micro-credit scheme for small businessmen and farmers to obtain loans will be made available to qualified non-bumiputras, said Housing and Local Government Minister Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting.

Nation

A-G: Regional treaty needed to fight crime

Events in recent months have made many South-East Asian countries #8220;painfully aware#8221; of the menace of transnational crime, Attorney-General Datuk Abdul Gani Patail said.

Nation

Crime rate down in first five months

THE state's crime rate went down in the first five months of the year, Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman told the state assembly.

Nation

'No need for matchmaking as yet'

The Women and Family Development Ministry will organise a matchmaking programme, if the need arises, to help solve the problem of educated women marrying late.

AseanPlus News

Thousands in street demo to denounce planned bill

B>HONG KONG:/BHundreds of thousands of protesters took to Hong Kong's streets yesterday to denounce the government's planned anti-subversion law, in the city's biggest street demonstration since the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre.