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Lifestyle 05 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Back from the brink

Seventeen months after her very public breakdown, singer Mariah Carey is back with a hot new album and a brand new attitude to go with the new year. The superstar responds to the rumours and tells JEREMY HELLIGAR what really happened during her summer from hell.

Lifestyle 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rice bank to the rescue

A SPECIAL kind of bank in Manila is keeping rice bowls full in Asia, writes P. PARAMESWARAN.

Lifestyle 20 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Creating self-image

We realise that the world is full of doctors, a lot more lawyers, some porters and very few saga-seed collectors. And we find there#8217;s a greater meaning to #8220;who#8221; we want to be. Becoming a lawyer is one thing; wanting to be the best corporate lawyer is another. And it is the latter that becomes an image issue.

Health 23 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Rural folk at risk too

A recent study has found that rural folk may not be as protected from heart disease as we think, ALLAN KOAY reports.

Lifestyle 27 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

A friend in need

HENRY Cheah may not be a household name, he may not be rich and he may not have earned many accolades; in fact, he has sacrificed many of the comforts of the modern world to lend a hand to his fellow man. LI EE KEE finds out more about the mission worker who resides in Bolivia.

Lifestyle 31 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Portrait of a leader

The life story of a woman who struggled for freedom, fought for women#8217;s rights and became Malaysia#8217;s first woman Minister has been recorded for posterity, writes LI EE KEE.

Lifestyle 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Killing fields

Unknowing farmers in Cambodia are dousing cultivated lands with a lethal cocktail of chemicals, writes DENIS D. GRAY.

Lifestyle 04 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Hard worker returns

I TOO had an Indonesian maid. She was rather naive as she hails from a rural area far away from Medan. She could hardly speak Bahasa and is not particularly good looking. I hired her because I wanted somebody simple and not too concerned with looks.

Health 06 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Improving healthcare

I>StarTwo/Ijournalist LOH FOON FONG received the World Health Organisation Journalism Fellowship recently and visited Switzerland and Sweden to study their healthcare systems. She submitted a report on I>Building an Innovative Healthcare System: Optiions for Malaysia/Iwhich will appear in three weekly segments.

Lifestyle 10 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Stiff dose of competition

Giant businesses may be squeezing their smaller counterparts out of the market in many sectors, but trust the pharmaceutical industry to come up with a pill for every ill. While independent pharmacies may not have as much muscle as the big guys, they have innovative ways to stay afloat in an increasingly competitive business world, reports LEONG SHEN-LI.