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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.

AseanPlus News 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM


AseanPlus News 08 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Artist to start 18-month global navigation

ZHAI MO, a 35-year-old modern artist from Shandong, will set sail alone on March 18 from Dalian to Nansha as the first part of his around-the-globe voyage.

AseanPlus News 18 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Arabs expect war, fear consequences on region

B>CAIRO:/BArabs who awoke yesterday to find the US president had declared the arrival of the #8220;moment of truth#8221; said they had little doubt war on Iraq would soon follow, and with it more trouble for a volatile region.

Nation 22 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

War, high costs steer ships away from Suez

Shipping lines plying between Asia and Europe are reluctant to pass through the Suez Canal due to the war on Iraq.

AseanPlus News 15 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rush to rescue cultural relics

HUNDREDS of archaeologists from around China, devoted to the protection of cultural relics in the dam area of the Three Gorges, can feel the clock ticking as the water of the Yangtze River, China's longest, is ready to fill the partially-built reservoir.

AseanPlus News 19 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Grand canal should end at Ningbo, says expert

A NOTED Chinese historian and geographer recently challenged the general belief that the terminal point of China's north-south Grand Canal is in Hangzhou, saying that it should be longer.

Nation 27 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

FBI seeks manager over missing funds

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is looking for a Malaysian manager of a Chinatown bank in connection with the embezzlement of over US$1mil (RM3.8mil) that caused a panic among thousands of depositors.

Nation 28 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Malaysian banker faces fraud charge in US

Malaysian bank manager Carol Lim, whose alleged embezzlement of US$1mil (RM3.8 mil) from the Abacus Federal Savings Bank caused a run on the bank's branches here and in Philadelphia, has been charged in court.