Sape music, which originated from Sarawak#8217;s Orang Ulu community, is being performed for the first time in North America and Hawaii, where a group of leading musicians and artisans from the state are on tour.
B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesian authorities are to close the conflict-hit province of Aceh to foreigners following the shooting of two German tourists last week, a report said yesterday as authorities claimed a new death toll of 150.
Parti Keadilan Nasional has hit out at the Registrar of Societies for taking an #8220;extraordinarily long time#8221; to approve changes to its constitution which would enable its merger with Parti Rakyat Malaysia (PRM).
China's economy is bouncing back strongly from the impact of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) outbreak, with exports and factory output surging in June from a year ago, as production of passenger cars jumped almost 83%.
B>JAKARTA:/BIndonesian police have arrested nine suspected Jemaah Islamiah militants linked to last year's Bali attacks and seized explosives and chemicals capable of making a bomb 10 times bigger than those which hit the island.
Last week's I>Best School Newspaper Awards 2003/Iworkshop conducted by I>The Star/Inews editor Wong Sai Wan and I>Star Online/Ieditor Soo Ewe Jin at Menara Star proved to be a hit among students eager to start work on their own school newspapers.