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Lifestyle 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

True Malaysian spirit

THE announcement by Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad and our Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak that Malaysia would not use military might but diplomatic channels to resolve the dispute with Singapore over Pulau Batu Putih is laudable.

Lifestyle 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unmasking the Ripper

HERE'S a peek into the passions of forensic crime novelist Patricia Cornwell, as observed by DIANE SCARPONI.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Extreme Queensland

Few would dispute that New Zealand's Queenstown has rightfully earned the tagline: Adventure Capital of the World.

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Half-hearted help

Niggling problems keeping you awake at night? The Gripe Box is a fortnightly collaboration between StarWeekend and the Consumers Association of Penang (CAP).

Health 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Filling in for mercury

There#8217;s no proof dental amalgam is unsafe, but there are options for the wary, writes JENNIFER HUGET.

Lifestyle 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Losing the lead

IT WILL be a new look Leeds that will play out the rest of this season as the debt-ridden club struggles to sort out its financial woes by selling some of their top players, writes SHAUN ORANGE.

Lifestyle 11 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

New lows in the highlands

THIS is Blue Valley in Cameron Highlands, swathed in controversy after a developer tried to level a hilly site to fit in a hydroponics farm. The public uproar that followed is echoing through the hills, drawing into focus the sad state of affairs at the highland resort which has, over the years, been carved up to feed private interests.

Lifestyle 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Holistic public speaking

KATHERINE Lowe (Jan 24) said that her Toastmasters#8217; Club #8220;strives to maintain a high standard of English#8221; (and I note the operative word here is #8220;strives#8221; as opposed to #8220;maintains#8221;) and #8220;improvement#8221; is made on the basis that a member#8217;s speech #8220;is better than the one he made six months ago#8221;.

Lifestyle 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enter the Devil

EVER heard of Daredevil? Ask the common man on the street and you#8217;ll possibly get a #8220;Duh-devil who#8221; reply? Ask an Image-generation comic fan, and you#8217;ll hear #8220;he#8217;s the B-grade Spidey#8221; reply.

Lifestyle 19 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The truth about Toastmasters

I READ with great interest Mervin S. Singhe#8217;s #8220;no-holds-barred#8221; article, #8216;Holistic public speaking#8217;, that seemed to expose the weakness of Toastmasters.