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Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Unflinching collection

POEMS SACRED AND PROFANE - Review by ALIA ANREEN

Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

One foot in New York

What an experience it was to perform in the Big Apple, that city world-renowned for its theatre! ANN LEE was there last year and was just bursting to tell all, but she had to wait for the final report on her group#8217;s performance. With that finally in hand, she shares the thrills and chills.

Lifestyle 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Towards everlasting peace

A GROUP of concerned Malaysians representing various faiths met in Taiping recently to discuss ways to create a more harmonious and peaceful society in multi-racial and multi-religious Malaysia amidst rising tension and rumours of war in the world, reports T. SELVA.

Lifestyle 11 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Family last

What does polygamy in Perlis have to do with Brad Pitt, George Bush and men being caned till they became impotent? ANDREW SIA pulls a strong cup of tea to find out...

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Still the diva

Sharifah Aini is one of Malaysia#8217;s most recognised entertainers. After 35 years in the business, she will release her 77th album next month, followed by her swansong album in August. In an exclusive interview, the First Lady of Song explains why she will retire in three years when she turns 50!

Lifestyle 18 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Lepak upgraded

Hot on the heels of the polygamy storm, Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim proposed another bombshell last week #8211; that Perlis impose a 10pm- 6am mandatory curfew on youngsters aged 18 and below to stop them from patronising nightclubs, karaoke joints, video arcades and 24-hour convenience stores at night. The move, he explained, would curb social ills, improve discipline and discourage the culture of I>lepak/I(loafing). He later #8220;clarified#8221; that it was not an #8220;outright curfew#8221; but merely #8220;something to effectively curtail#8221; the young ones. We met a certain #8216;Datuk Professoré close to the pulse of Perlis to get a better picture.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Bordering on injustice

How would you like to get married in this town? Doesn't look too romantic, huh? This is Pekan Siam, across the border from Padang Besar, Perlis, where rice retailing and polygamy peddling can go on in the same shoplot.

Lifestyle 21 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Plural marriages

Khadijah from Kuala Lumpur writes in to provide a clearer view on the much discussed issue of polygamy in Islam.

Lifestyle 25 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Home is where the heart is

At times, #8220;home#8221; isn#8217;t simply defined as a birthplace or town steeped in childhood memories. Sometimes, it is the place that makes people brave oceans, traverse mountains and cross deserts to finally put their roots down. Pulau Langkawi boasts a large expatriate community who chose to leave their countries for a strange tropical island halfway around the globe. LEONG SIOK HUI spoke to a few in the first of this two-parter.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

An outdated practice?

SEVERAL Muslim men express their take on polygyny in Islam and how they feel about a practice that allows them to take up to four wives. JACQUELINE ANN SURIN speaks to them at a meeting of Islamic groups.