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Hambali, the operations director for Osama bin Laden#8217;s al-Qaeda terrorist movement, is on the run, but for over 10 years he was in Malaysia planning and recruiting like-minded radicals for his campaign of terror to hit Western targets in South-East Asia. Malaysian police have collected new information on Hambali and his involvement in Jemaah Islamiah in their continuing war against terrorism, write WONG CHUN WAI and LOURDES CHARLES.
The Road Transport Department (JPJ) will introduce two new books to replace the current driving school textbook in a move to improve the quality of driving lessons.
Deadly space laser aside, some South Koreans are finding another aspect of the latest James Bond flick hard to swallow #8211; its depiction of neighbouring North Korea as a diabolically evil regime and the whole Korean peninsula as a backward underling to Western saviours.
Native children in Bakun, who were among 10,000 people relocated to the Sungai Asap Resettlement scheme four years ago to make way for the RM6bil hydroelectric dam project, are achieving better results in public examinations now.
Changing Paradigms - By RAJEN. M
B>KABUL:/BThe United Nations said yesterday it was airlifting and driving medical supplies to remote mountain villages in north-eastern Afghanistan as a whooping cough epidemic spread and threatened the lives of 40,000 children.
B>SEOUL:/BAhead of critical meetings in Washington, South Korea launched a global diplomatic blitz yesterday to defuse the North Korean nuclear crisis as its communist neighbour upped its rhetoric but opened the door to possible mediation.
TAIWAN authorities slapped a ban on the free distribution of disposable polystyrene tableware and plastic bags last Wednesday despite an outcry from the industry.
Thieves used bulldozers or backhoe diggers to literally smash and grab 57 automated teller machines (ATMs) to steal cash last year, up from just nine similar cases the previous year, police said yesterday.
They say it only snows once in a blue moon during spring at Mount Cook Village. NG SU-ANN spent a night there recently.