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Nation 06 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Move to privatise patent unit deferred

The corporatisation of the intellectual property division of the Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Ministry, due on Jan 1, has been postponed to March to enable the staff to understand their options.

Nation 07 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Shorter wait for Muslims going on pilgrimage

I>UTUSAN MALAYSIA/Ireported that the waiting period for Muslims to go to Mecca for their pilgrimage will soon be shortened to only a year, compared to the current four to five years.

Nation 12 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Laws needed to allow easier access to medical records

Changes to Malaysian laws to allow easier access to medical records and information will help reduce delays in settling cases of medical negligence.

Business 14 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Country Heights defers meeting of bondholders

COUNTRY Heights Holdings Bhd has deferred a critical bondholders#146; meeting intended to seek their approval for a lump sum redemption of its entire RM200mil redeemable unsecured bonds at maturity on Dec 31, 2005, instead of a yearly RM50mil redemption until maturity.

Nation 17 Jan 2003 | 12:00 AM

Fong: Resolve CAs quickly

Collective Agreements (CA) on workers#8217; wages between managements and unions should be resolved within three months at the most, said Human Resources Minister Datuk Dr Fong Chan Onn Thursday.

Lifestyle 01 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

The best of the lions

What do world champions have to do with mouldy old mattresses? In Muar, ANDREW SIA discovers that they can be strange bedfellows . . .

Lifestyle 03 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Enter the demons

The North-East is knowBy feng shui experts as the Demon Gate and DR ONG HEAN-TATT postulates that this could be linked to the fact that cosmic radiation enters the Earth from the polar region.

Nation 08 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Sentence for offender keen on religious classes reduced

A High Court judge reduced the sentence of a habitual drug offender Friday after he expressed an interest in attending religious classes in the Kajang Prison.

Letters 12 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Don't practise dirty politics, candidates told

I>UTUSAN Malaysia/Ifront-paged a story highlighting the Election Commission#8217;s (EC) plan to disqualify candidates who go against the election pledge by practising dirty politics in the upcoming general election.

Business 14 Feb 2003 | 12:00 AM

Carat Club to distribute Philippe Diamond jewels

THE Carat Club has signed an exclusive distributorship agreement with Philippe Diamond Corp of the US for the latter#039;s range of the finest world collection of jewellery in Malaysia and Singapore.