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Lifestyle 15 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Writers with a dirty past

Do the pseudonyms Harriet Daimler and Marcus van Heller ring a bell? If yes, spank yourself. In 1950s Paris, a group of penniless authors took to writing risque novels to pay the bills. Now their books are collectors#8217; items. JOHN PRESTON, an aficionado, unravels their story.

Nation 05 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

PM to give keynote address at ANN talks

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi will deliver a keynote address at the Agenda Asia conference organised by Asia News Network (ANN) at Shangri-la Hotel on Tuesday.

Nation 08 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

MP to focus on youths and women

Women and youths #8211; the two most influential voter groups who make up the majority of population across Asia #8211; are expected to be the focus of Singapore MP Irene Ng Hek Hoong#8217;s talk at the Asia News Network#8217;s I>Agenda Asia/Iconference in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday.

Nation 09 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Exploring issues facing Asia

Asia had a rough ride last year, shaken by the US-led war in Iraq and the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) which crippled worldwide air travel and precipitated an economic slowdown.

Nation 10 Feb 2004 | 12:00 AM

Talk on Indon polls by Aussie scholar

The coming Indonesian presidential elections will be the subject of a talk by Prof Harold Crouch of the Australian National University at Cyberhub, Menara Star, tomorrow.

AseanPlus News 30 Sep 2004 | 12:00 AM

Birth anniversary of Confucius celebrated

A dance performance was held on Tuesday during a ceremony to mark the 2,255th anniversary of the birth of Confucius at the Temple of Confucius in his hometown, Qufu, in East China's Shandong province.

Education 16 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Tips from the management guru

HARVARD University academic Prof Daniel Quinn Mills' talk was so good that CEOs and directors who attended it last year ended up staying for the entire duration.

Education 24 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Interesting talk on the importance of English

TO highlight the increasing importance of the English language and its diverse roles in the world, Sunway University College (SUC) recently organised a talk entitled I>The Function of English Today/I>.

Letters 28 Jan 2007 | 12:00 AM

Alatas the towering thinker

Prof Datuk Dr Syed Hussein Alatas may be better remembered as a scholar but he played no small part as a politician. Ahead of his time, he laid the foundation for multi-racial politics and was one of the co-founders of Gerakan.

Nation 17 Jun 2007 | 12:00 AM

Question & Answer with world renowned scholar Karen Armstrong