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Other Sport 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Korean Hyung-taik to face Ferrero in Sydney showdown

The son of a South Korean potato farmer who had to play three qualifying matches just to get into the tournament is through to the final of the Sydney International, the major lead-up event to next week#8217;s Australian Open.

Nation 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Views sought on coverage for self-employed

The Human Resources Ministry is turning to various European nations and South Korea in its bid to get social security coverage for self-employed people.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

KFCH plans to meet minority shareholders

KFC Holdings (M) Bhd (KFCH) will meet its minority shareholders to explain the rationale behind the group#039;s complex reorganisation exercise before calling an EGM to seek their approval, managing director Johari Abdul Ghani said.

Nation 19 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Country’s padi harvest rises by 50%

Padi farmers in the country are enjoying a bumper harvest this season with yields increasing by about 50%, bringing them a step closer to the country's target of producing 10 metric tonnes for every hectare.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Farmers meeting worldwide standards

CHEN JIERU, a farmer from the remote mountainous area of east China's Anhui province, can barely contain his excitement at learning that his tea has received certification from the Swiss Institute for Market ecology (IMO).

Education 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Furore over teen sex education

Abstinence-only proponents say teaching the young about birth control is simply inviting them to have sex; advocates for comprehensive sex education say withholding detailed information leads to dire medical consequences.

Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Elements are behind Zhuhai

By Wong Sai Wan

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

In the image of aliens

RAEL, leader of the Raelians. Who believes that life on Earth was created by aliens from outer space. Who claims to have met the aliens himself. Whose follower produced the first #8216;human clone#8217;. Who is this man who has the world#8217;s scientific and religious communities on edge, debating teh moreality of recreating people in labs?

Lifestyle 30 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

What the Goat may bring

The Water Goat waits in the wings, ready to take over the reins from an energetic Horse on Feb 1. Will the artistic and peace-loving Goat usher in a gentler pace and mellower year, giving us time to recover from the rough ride of the Water Horse, also known as the Warrior Horse in the East?

Letters 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time to boost food production

Writes M.G.D.of Kuala Lumpur.