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Business 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Saleh upbeat about DRB-HICOM prospects

OPTIMISTIC - that#039;s how group chairman Tan Sri Mohd Saleh Sulong feels about the DRB-HICOM Bhd group#039;s prospects this year.

Nation 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Break seats into smaller units, says Chan

Sarawak wants its heavily-populated parliamentary and state constituencies to be redelineated into smaller units for development and progress to be channelled more effectively to the people.

Business 04 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Moment of truth for rubber industry

IT WILL soon be time for speculation to yield completely to reality. At least, this is the case for those who have taken part in the share market whirl #8211; the so-called I>Reactorrim /I>play #8211; that has lifted the prices of several counters following announcements of joint ventures (JVs) to consolidate rubber smallholdings.

Business 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Profit surge makes Kulim a CI performer

WITH 2002 being a favourable year for world commodity markets, many plantation companies have been benefiting from the surge in crude palm oil prices. Thus, it comes as no surprise that many are putting aside a larger cash horde to reward shareholders.

Business 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Things look up for Sime Darby

SIME Darby Bhd, Malaysia's oldest conglomerate, with very diversified interest, can look forward to another good year ahead.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Illegal bargains galore

MARKED poverty triggered by the Asian meltdown has fuelled a burgeoning trade in wild animals in Indonesia, where an orangutan costs less than RM900 and rare birds the price of a meal. Endangered species are threatened with near extinction, and habitats are being torn apart. Yet there is little the government can - or will - do about it.

Business 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bamboo shoot with character

THERE was a time when Kampung Kerinchi in Kuala Lumpur was relatively concrete free. Today, Light Rail Transit lines criss-cross highways and flyovers and amid this entire network, is another source of networking but of a different kind #8211; telecommunications.

Letters 26 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Wise up to the task ahead

Australia's High Commissioner James Wise could have been excused for feeling blue on his first day at work here, what with thebush fires ravaging Canberra. Instead, PAUL GABRIEL found him focused on his job's challenges.

Business 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Honda awaits Afta details before planning exports

HONDA Motor Co Ltd will await details of the tax structures under the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) regime before embarking on plans to export CR-V Honda cars manufactured at its RM170mil plant in Pegoh, Malacca, to the other Asean countries.

Letters 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Time to boost food production

Writes M.G.D.of Kuala Lumpur.