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Other Sport 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Collina refuses to be wired up

Italian referee Pierluigi Collina refused to be wired up with a microphone for Friday's French league tie between reigning champions Lyon and leaders Marseille.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Illegal bargains galore

MARKED poverty triggered by the Asian meltdown has fuelled a burgeoning trade in wild animals in Indonesia, where an orangutan costs less than RM900 and rare birds the price of a meal. Endangered species are threatened with near extinction, and habitats are being torn apart. Yet there is little the government can - or will - do about it.

AseanPlus News 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

HK firm to fund Kra Canal study

B>BANGKOK:/BDeputy Prime Minister Chavalit Yongchaiyudh has confirmed that a Hong Kong company has been contracted to conduct a full feasibility study on the plan to build a canal across southern Thailand as an alternative international shipping route to the Malacca Straits.

AseanPlus News 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin pours cold water on canal plan

B>BANGKOK:/BThai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has poured cold water on a controversial, multi-billion-dollar plan to dig a shipping route across the country#8217;s Kra Isthmus to connect the Gulf of Thailand and the Andaman Sea, a news report said yesterday.

Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Kra Canal mega project dug up again

TO dig or not to dig? That has been the question in Thailand for three centuries now. The Kra Canal must surely hold the record for being the oldest proposed mega project in the world.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Where time stands still

IN THE lower reaches of the Yangtze in Jianggsu Province, China lies the city of Suzhou. Bordering Shanghai in the east and Lake Taiko in the west, the city is famous for its silk industry. However, appeal is also found in its small bridges, classic gardens, criss-crossing waterways and water towns.

Lifestyle 15 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The simple life

Fabulous food,picture-book vineyards, towering forests and quaint towns. SHARIFAH INTAN came away entranced by Australia #8217;s South West.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Briefly

Lifestyle 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Soothing the aches in bones

Whether you are 20 or 80, you should take measures to protect yourself from disorders like osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.

Health 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Soothing the aches in bones

Whether you are 20 or 80, you should take measures to protect yourself from disorders like osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis.