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Lifestyle 27 Jul 2004 | 12:00 AM

Debate on private wings

Having private wings in public hospitals to stop brain drain may leave the poor with inadequate healthcare, reports LOH FOON FONG.

Business 28 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Towards clearer procurement policy

There is big business in government procurement. Governments purchase goods and services for their ministries and agencies, and they construct infrastructural projects that run into billions of dollars.

Business 17 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

HK government delivers ‘responsible’ budget

Financial Secretary Henry Tang presented what analysts called a 'responsible' budget yesterday, announcing Hong Kong's first fiscal surplus in five years and abolishing estate duty.

Nation 21 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Selangor scores high in survey on economic achievements

Selangor will celebrate its developed status in August, proud of its economic vitality but tainted by the perception of corruption.

World 22 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Critics say UK royals spending too much

LONDON (Reuters) - Details of the British royal family's travel budget -- including a 300,000 pound ($550,000) trip by Prince Charles -- were revealed on Wednesday, prompting critics to demand the monarchy trim its spending.

World 22 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Critics say UK royals spending too much

LONDON (Reuters) - Details of the British royal family's travel budget -- including a 300,000 pound ($550,000) trip by Prince Charles -- were revealed on Wednesday, prompting critics to demand the monarchy trim its spending.

Community 07 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

NPC to keep tabs on state performance

Selangor will be under the scrutiny of the National Productivity Centre once it is officially declared as a developed state in August.

World 04 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM headed for solid election victory - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-ruling party was on track to win a majority on its own in next week's election, media surveys showed on Sunday, the latest sign that his gamble on postal reform was paying off.

World 04 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM headed for solid election victory - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-ruling party was on track to win a majority on its own in next week's election, media surveys showed on Sunday, the latest sign that his gamble on postal reform was paying off.

World 04 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japan PM headed for solid election victory - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi's long-ruling party was on track to win a majority on its own in next week's election, media surveys showed on Sunday, the latest sign that his gamble on postal reform was paying off.