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Business 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

2002 a bumper year for commodities

LAST year was a bumper year for world commodity markets, unlike those for equities.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pyongyang vows to confront Washington

B>SEOUL:/BShowing no willingness to ease tensions over its nuclear weapons programme, North Korea vowed yesterday to build an army-based #8220;powerful nation#8221; and defy pressure from the United States.

Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Perlis eases law on polygamy

Perlis has no choice but to ease regulations on polygamy to deter married Muslims from flocking to southern Thailand to marry again, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim.

Letters 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Be on guard against the likes of Hambali

From P. Toh, Penang.

Letters 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Foreigners willing to become GROs

From the Malay press: Many foreigners, including those from China, are willing to work as guest relations officers (GROs) before seeking other jobs in order to get permanent resident status or citizenship in Malaysia.

Nation 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shahrizat: Be careful of polygamy abuse

Polygamy, while condoned by Islam, will lead to families breaking up if those practising it stray from the rules and disregard their responsibility, says Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil.

Letters 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shahrizat criticises move on polygamy

Both front pages of the I>Berita Harian /I>and I>Utusan Malaysia/Icarried the Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil#8217;s criticisms against the Perlis Government#8217;s decision to ease regulations on polygamy to deter married Muslim men from flocking to southern Thailand to wed secretly.

Education 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

For smooth schooling

The first week of school can be an anxious time for both parent and child as each has different concerns weighing on them.

Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shahidan, mufti taken to task

Islamic law is open for discussion and should not be confined to just a few, Women and Family Development Minister Datuk Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil said.

Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Selangor won't follow Perlis' example

The Selangor religious authorities will not recognise second or subsequent marriages registered outside the state even if Muslim men took advantage of the less stringent polygamy laws in Thailand or other states, said Selangor Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Dr Mohd Khir Toyo.