Polling stations open in British general election

Polling stations opened across Britain for general elections widely predicted to give Labour Prime Minister Tony Blair a third straight term in power.   Polling stations opened at 7:00 a.m. (0600 GMT) in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland for a new 646-seat House of Commons. Polls will close at 10:00 p.m. (2100 GMT).   […]

Bush promises Susilo full military ties

President George W. Bush said that his administration supported the resumption of full military ties between the United States and Indonesia, saying that such relations “would be in the interest of both countries.” Bush said the resumption in February of a US military training programme for Indonesian military officers was an important step. “It makes […]

Aussie PM urges Australians to accept Corby conviction in Indonesia

Prime Minister John Howard asked Australians to accept an Indonesian court’s decision to convict a young Australian woman on drug charges, urging people to remain calm. Howard said he felt sympathy for Schapelle Corby but he and all other Australians had to accept the Indonesian court’s 20-year sentence imposed on Corby for smuggling 4.1kg (9lbs) […]

Foreign workers on social passes can apply to work

Foreign workers who had taken advantage of the Government’s amnesty programme early this year and have since re-entered Malaysia on social passes will be allowed to register for work documents. Even those whose social passes have since expired will be allowed to do so for the time being, provided that their applications are made through […]