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AseanPlus News 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian news in brief

Asian news in brief including from Hong Kong that the authorities rushed to wrap up trees and sculptures in the tourist district of Tsim Sha Tsui Tuesday as part of attempts to foil vandalism during New Year's Eve celebrations.

AseanPlus News 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taiwan begins war on garbage, bans plastic ware

Taiwan planned to begin waging a new war against garbage today, partially banning disposable plastic bowls, bags and other utensils.

AseanPlus News 01 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

South Koreans hold huge anti-US protest rally

In the latest of a series of rallies, over 20,000 South Koreans holding candles gathered in downtown Seoul on New Year#8217;s Eve to protest the deaths of two teenage girls hit by a US armoured military vehicle.

AseanPlus News 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Condoms’ save HK’s palm trees from vandals

B>HONG KONG:/BPalm trees along the Kowloon waterfront here were saved from New Year's vandals by protective 'condoms' fitted to their trunks, officials said yesterday.

Nation 03 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Children find a skull while at play

An evening of fun turned into horror, when a group of children aged between seven and eight, found a human skull while they were playing in a house under renovation in Masai here on Tuesday.

Nation 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

State women's wing hopes to raise RM50,000

The state Wanita MCA intends to raise about RM50,000 from the sale of Chinese New Year cookies and calligraphic couplets in aid of Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (Utar).

Nation 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

KLSE starts de-listing procedures on 16 companies

The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange (KLSE) has commenced de-listing procedures on 16 Specified PN4 (Practice Note) Companies.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

600,000 devotees expected to attend Thaipusam festival

Some 600,000 devotees including those from Singapore, Germany, Medan in Indonesia and Britain, are expected to converge here for the three-day Thaipusam festival which begins this Saturday.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Concerns raised over Beyblades toy fad

SINGAPORE: Spinning Beyblades are all the rage among youngsters in Singapore, but the popular toy has raised concerns about its safety.

AseanPlus News 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Java man admits eating corpses to get magic powers

B>JAKARTA:/BA man arrested by police in Indonesia's densely-populated Central Java has admitted to having eaten the flesh of three corpses, a report said yesterday.