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Nation 02 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Combi squads to combat dengue

Bicycle and van squads will be going around residential areas to monitor cleanliness and promote health awareness in view of the rise in dengue fever cases, said state health committee chairman Halimah Sidique.

AseanPlus News 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Filipinos debate switch to parliamentary rule

B>MANILA:/BIn a bid to consolidate their troubled democracy, Filipinos are debating a shift from a presidential to a parliamentary system to make their political leaders more accountable and hasten the pace of much-needed reforms.

Nation 08 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

PM yet to accept Ling's undated resignation letter submitted in August

MCA president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik submitted an undated resignation letter to Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad on Aug 15 last year, but his offer to quit has not been accepted so far.

Nation 13 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Umno likely to propose division head as councillor

Umno is expected to propose Bukit Bendera division chairman Datuk Ahmad Ismail as one of its nine representatives in the Penang Municipal Council this year.

Nation 16 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

PAS looking for potential women candidates

PAS, anticipating the general election to be held before October, has sent out 'feelers' for potential candidates and, for the first time after more than four decades, has asked for women candidates as well.

Nation 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Penang MCA to seek reason for rejection of its candidate

The Penang MCA will seek an explanation from the state government on why a candidate it recommended to be a municipal councillor has been rejected.

Nation 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Two SARs want to meet ministry about takeover offer

The administration boards of two private community religious schools (SARs) here plan to meet the Education Ministry at the end of this month over the Government's offer to take over the running of the schools.

Nation 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Terengganu accused of using zakat to pay PAS cadres

Fresh accusations have been made in the dispute over the use of Terengganu#8217;s I>zakat/I(tithe) funds, with the state Umno claiming that the state government had been using RM2.7mil of the money annually as allowances for 320 missionaries.

Nation 07 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Taib to get new political secretaries

The Sarawak Progressive Democratic Party (SPDP) has recommended candidates to replace three political secretaries to the Chief Minister from the recently deregistered Sarawak National Party (SNAP).

Nation 09 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Deadly Iron Maiden in Malacca's torture exhibition

With a rather romantic name, theIIron Maiden of Nuremberg /I>is a human-sized wooden casing, like the pharaoh#8217;s sarcophagus, which once evoked fear as a deadly instrument of torture in medieval Europe.