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AseanPlus News 30 Mar 2003 | 12:00 AM

Passenger screening starts

AIRLINE and airport officials in Singapore will start implementing the World Health Organisation#8217;s (WHO) directive on screening passengers today. And this is just the beginning.

AseanPlus News 13 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

Philippine airport authorities on alert

B>MANILA: /B>Philippine airport authorities were placed on alert Saturday with thousands of Filipino workers expected to return for vacations next week from SARS-plagued Hong Kong.

AseanPlus News 06 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Panic riots hit villages in China

B>HONG KONG:/BChina yesterday quarantined 10,000 more citizens in its desperate efforts to contain SARS as panic riots hit rural areas despite global successes in halting the spread of the virus.

Nation 20 Feb 2005 | 12:00 AM

Foreign workforce 'still needed'

The agriculture sector welcomes the initiative to bring in Pakistani workers to meet manpower needs, said Agriculture and Agro-Based Industries Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

Nation 28 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Future of Jerejak uncertain

Pulau Jerejak, a beautiful tropical island with lush virgin jungles in Penang, is a nature lover's dream come true. Yet many shun the island. A recent e-poll on the State Tourism Action Council website revealed that visitors wanted Pulau Jerejak to be turned into a casino and entertainment centre while environmentalists want its pristine state left untouched. CHOONG KWEE KIM and SUSAN LOONE went on a search of the island's past, hoping it would explain the present and reveal its direction for the future.

Nation 28 Dec 2005 | 12:00 AM

Restricted casino worth a gamble, says assemblyman

RELIGIOUS groups, social activists and environmentalists may frown upon the idea of turning Pulau Jerejak into a casino or entertainment centre.

Nation 29 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Flu jabs for frontline workers, vaccination for pigs (Update)

Health Minister: Some 200,000 frontliners working at airports will be given flu jab as a measure against swine flu; pigs also to be vaccinated

Nation 30 Apr 2009 | 12:00 AM

Flu jabs for frontliners

PUTRAJAYA: Some 200,000 frontliners in the country, including doctors, nurses, and police and immigration personnel will be given the seasonal flu injection as a precautionary measure against swine flu, Health Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai said.

Community 22 May 2009 | 12:00 AM

Commuters endure H1N1 checks on both sides of border

JOHOR BARU: Workers commuting between Singapore and Malaysia are enduring stringent checks for the A(H1N1) virus here.

Nation 18 Nov 2009 | 12:00 AM

15,000 cows to be imported for Aidiladha

A total of 15,000 cows will be imported from Thailand for the Hari Raya Aidiladha sacrificial slaughter, said Veterinary Services Department deputy director-general (development) Dr Ibrahim Embong.