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Lifestyle 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Showtime in Las Vegas

Besides shopping, gorging on endless buffets and visiting the ostentatious hotels modelled on legendary monuments, lavish theatrical productions and concerts are the top draws of this desert city, reports JOHNNI WONG.

Nation 15 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

31 gamblers held in raid on illegal den in Kuala Langat

Chinese New Year #8220;ong#8221; (good luck) turned into terrible #8220;suey#8221; (bad luck) for 31 people when police raided an illegal gambling den in Kuala Langat in the wee hours of Monday.

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Journey into Cambodia

Even today, the aura of grandeur and power still emanates from Cambodia#8217;s enigmatic Khmer past, attracting travellers from near and far to one of the most beautiful monuments ever built #8211; the majestic Angkor temples.

AseanPlus News 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Barred from the east, Thai gamblers head for Myanmar casinos

B>BANGKOK: /B>No wins, no losses and no draws. All is quiet at Thailand's border with Cambodia that is dotted with dozens of gambling dens and casinos.

AseanPlus News 04 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Vietnamese place bets in big organised crime trial

B>HANOI: /B>As 155 defendants were read their charges yesterday, on the fifth day of Vietnam's biggest ever organised crime trial, passers-by laid bets on various aspects of the trial, state-run media said.

Other Sport 20 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A battle that's not for bettors

What drives a Japanese to stay up at 4am to watch an English Premier League match. Why do Asians #8211; in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam #8211; stay up all night and gamble away millions on these matches. Passion? Hot action? A burning desire to win? All of these and more were on show when Manchester United and Arsenal had their mid-week showdown.

Business 25 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

A free lunch is no way to reward shareholders

MY commentary last Friday, I>Investors should pay more attention to dividends,/Istruck a chord of discontent among some readers who rang up or wrote in to express their unhappiness that Malaysian companies are too stingy when paying dividends.

Lifestyle 13 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Prepare the Body

NOW that your listeners know your specific purpose, the next step is to present evidence that will convince them to agree with you.

Other Sport 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Drivers need to find balance between aggression and restraint

Monaco, with its elegant casino and resident high-rollers, has always been a magnet for gamblers.

Nation 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Leaders laud ACA move to screen candidates

CHINESE community leaders and associations have lauded the move by the Anti-Corruption Agency (ACA) to screen the background of candidates recommended for awards or promotions of official positions, saying that this will ensure they only go to those with a clean background.