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Business

Asian employers turn to wage freeze

Employers in Asia are increasingly turning to wage freezes in 2003 with salary hike prospects clouded by a shaky global economic rebound and the threat of a US war with Iraq, according to a survey report published yesterday.

Lifestyle

Into the wilds

Photographer Ong Soon Hin and LEONG SIOK HUI had joined a group of Singaporean kids and their parents on an outdoor excursion to Endau-Rompin National Park in Johor.

Letters

Painful measures may cause more unrest

Most analysts are likely to agree on the economic imperative for the increases in the price of fuel, telephone calls and electricity announced by the government on Wednesday.

Business

Stockwatch

Izwan Idris writes on TNB, Litrak, WCT, IOI Corp and MAS.

Nation

Diesel, LPG price rise may be inevitable

The prices of diesel and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) may increase between one sen and three sen in the next few months due to the price increase of the commodities in the international market.

Nation

Grateful for TARC education

Many MCA leaders are among the 100,000 graduates of Tuanku Abdul Rahman College, beneficiaries of the party's cause to make education more readily available and affordable to the community. FOONG PEK YEE spoke to three ex-Tarcians to see how the college had shaped their destiny and the fund-raising campaign they are involved in to help Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman and fulfil the Chinese community's 32-year dream.

Business

Sweeter achievement in a challenging environment

Westport has, to date, shown tremendous growth patterns, since initiating operations in 1997. Judging by the huge expansion plans the volumes should surge even further.

Lifestyle

Fighting with words

RITA Gomez Biddulph was not one to let difficult situations prevent her from reaching her dreams. Overcoming financial obstacles, she worked her way to an amazing career as a journalist for Reuters and then lawyer for the UK Government. ELIZABETH TAI met her in London recently.

Business

Bumpy ride for Park May

IS PARK May Bhd walking in its parent's footsteps? Last year, Renong Bhd was in danger of falling into negative shareholders' funds and had to moot a private placement to raise RM400 million to help it out of that predicament.

Business

Setting out on an ambitious path

CHEW Fatt Seet and Leong Yok Kin, executive director and managing director of Online One Sdn Bhd, respectively, are known for their easygoing and simple personality. But do not let their style fool you.