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Letters 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Reinventing need for a global war

By Bunn Nagara

AseanPlus News 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Teen stages kidnap to win ransom

An Indian teenager tried to convince his parents he had been abducted in hopes of getting thousands of dollars in ransom money, police said Saturday.

Nation 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Focus on DNA tests

No DNA profile can be adduced from infected or fully degraded specimens, the High Court was told yesterday.

Nation 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cop: Clerk may have been kidnapped

Police suspect Norhanani Yahya whose highly decomposed body was found near Semenyih Dam in Hulu Langat three days ago to be a victim of a kidnap gang.

Nation 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Inquiry into death of suspect

Police have set up an internal inquiry to find out how a handcuffed murder suspect could have fallen to his death from the fourth floor of the Hulu Langat district police headquarters here late Saturday.

AseanPlus News 11 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Army troops mass in southern Philippines

B>COTABATO (Philippines):/BThousands of government troops have amassed near a southern Muslim guerilla stronghold, triggering the flight of villagers amid fears the military was poised to attack rebels allegedly sheltering a notorious kidnap gang, officials said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Nine killed in army attack

B>COTABATO (Philippines): /B>At least seven Muslim separatist rebels and two soldiers were killed yesterday in a massive military assault on a rebel-held area in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao, officials said.

Letters 16 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

It's time for sanity to prevail, give peace a chance

Depending on who is talking, it is always the other side that is absorbing the heavier casualties in any war. After three days of fighting, a military spokesman said on Friday (last week), government forces had killed at least 127 rebels from the Muslim separatist Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) while suffering only four casualties.

AseanPlus News 22 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

750 US troops to join Manila ops

B>WASHINGTON:/BThe United States is sending 750 ground troops to the Philippines to conduct joint operations with Filipino combat patrols fighting guerillas, a Pentagon official said on Thursday.

AseanPlus News 24 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Manila spurns US combat role

ZAMBOANGA: US and Filipino troops formally launched new anti-terrorism exercises yesterday as the Philippines flatly rejected any combat role for the Americans in fighting Abu Sayyaf rebels linked to al-Qaeda.