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The Straits Times, 24 January 1983

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  • Masthead [Title Section]
    The Straits Times Estd. 1845 MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 1983 40 CENTS M.C.(P) No. 65/1/83  (14 words)
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  • Need for higher moral standards [Articles + Illustrations]
    Need for higher moral standards LEE KIM CHEW Teng Cheong takes to the streets to drum home message to the people By 6 MY job and the reverend's (Father Carlo Ly's) is complementary. The only difference Is that Ms appointment Is more permanent than m mine. 7 The Minister for...  (637 words)
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  • Jiang Qing this week Decision day for [Articles + Illustrations]
    Jiang Qing this week Decision day for BEIJING, Sun. THE final decision is expected m the next few days on whether China will execute the widow of the late chairman Mao Zedong, the former actress Jiang Qing, who allegedly plotted to become the nations "empress" and ended up a non-person....  (362 words)
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  • Minister sees Geylang Serai as new boom town [Articles]
    Minister sees Geylang Serai as new boom town CHAN ENG CHENG Residents urged to bear with the inconvenience By IF plans materialise, Geylang Serai m the 1990s will be a very exciting place to live m. Development plans for the constituency, disclosed yesterday, indicate boomtown-like conditions for the residents and...  (638 words)
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  • Berserk cow [Articles]
    Berserk cow PARIS, Sun. A 500^ cow went berserk at a livestock fair near Tarbes, south-west France, goring one man to death and seriously injuring two other people. AFP  (29 words)
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  • Dog treks 1,800 km and finds master [Articles]
    Dog treks 1,800 km and finds master MOSCOW, Sun. A dog called Vesna wandered more than 1,800 km across Russia m a trek lasting nearly four years to find her master, the Soviet news agency Tass reported yesterday. It said Vesna, a German shepherd dog, had been left behind with...  (142 words)
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  • It's back to the negotiating table on missiles [Articles]
    It's back to the negotiating table on missiles GENEVA, Sun. US and Soviet negotiators return to Geneva this week for talks on limiting the number of European-based nuclear missiles, an issue likely to dominate EastWest relations this year. Mr Paul Nitze of the US and Mr Yuli Kvitsinsky of the...  (330 words)
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  • Dr Tay's broom brigade in action [Articles + Illustrations]
    Dr Tay's broom brigade in action Picture by TAN SUAN ANN THE Importance of hygiene Is the lesson being driven home In the picture. And the point was made yesterday by Dr Tay Eng Soon, the Minister of State (Education), seen In the foreground. His class: Residents of four blocks...  (135 words)
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  • Raid solved [Articles]
    Raid solved MADRID, Sun. Police said yesterday they had solved history's biggest bank robbery with the arrest of four people accused of stealing US$l5 million (5J30.9 million) from a bank on Spain's Costa Del Sol last month. Two people, an Italian and a Frenchman, were still being sought. UPI  (49 words)
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  • Crucial talks to avert collapse of Opec [Articles + Illustrations]
    Crucial talks to avert collapse of Opec GENEVA, Sun THE 13 Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) began critical talks today in a bid to prevent the collapse of the cartel in a price and production fight for the world's shrinking markets. The objective of the crisis session is to...  (451 words)
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  • Film festival attracts stars [Articles]
    Film festival attracts stars MANILA, Sun. About 50 film stars from the United States, Europe and Asia are expected to attend the 12-day Manila International Film Festival which opens tomorrow, Philippine organisers announced today. A festival spokesman said almost 275 films from about 40 countries, including the highly praised film...  (58 words)
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  • Mass hunt [Articles]
    Mass hunt NEW DELHI, Sun. Police have distributed free bullets and urged the 50,000 residents of Banur, a town m the northern Punjab state, to join them m a hunt for a beast which has eaten six sheep and killed 70 more. AFP  (43 words)
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  • LATEST

    • U.S. DECLARES ALERT [Articles]
      U.S. DECLARES ALERT WASHINGTON, San. The Federal Emergency Management Agency issued an alert to the governors of the SI states today as the crippled Soviet spy satellite Cosmos 1412 headed towards earth. The US Defence Department the satellite would fall between 4:15 ?\.m. and 7:51 p.m. EST 5.15 a.m. and...  (60 words)
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    • Page 1 Advertisements Column 1 [Advertisements]
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    • Page 1 Advertisements Column 3 [Advertisements]
      52 pages today DENTISTS READY TO TAKE CASE TO COURT Back Page SUMMARY 2 WORLD NEWS 3-9 CAUSEWAY 13 EDITORIAL 18 LETTERS IS BACKGROUND 28 TIMES BUSINESS 21-24 CLASSIFIEDS 25-36 SPORTS 36-39 OUTLOOK 2, 3 COMICS 4, 5 RADIO TV 8 CINEMA 3  (43 words)
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  • IN SUMMARY...

    • HOME [Articles]
      HOME CPF for dependants? THE Central Provident Fund is again looking into the question of introducing a dependant insurance scheme for its members, Communications and Labour Minister Mr Ong Teng Cheong said. The scheme, whicn would work like a life insurance plan to take care of dependants if an account...  (503 words)
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    • COMMENT [Articles]
      COMMENT THE STRAITS TIMES SAYS: THE United States and Its allies have a lot of catching op to do In the battle for European public opinion over the arms redaction issue. The Soviet Union has a massive headstart, and has increased Its lead with the latest peace offensive launched by...  (404 words)
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    • SPORTS [Articles]
      SPORTS Lendl beats Connors POWER tennis gave holder Ivan Lendl, of Czechoslovakia, a crushing 6-3, 6-1 victory over Jimmy Connors m the semi-finals of the Grand Prix Masters championship m New York. Lendl, 22, will face 1979 winner John McEnroe for the US$lOO,OOO ($206,000) first prize m the final. Connors,...  (175 words)
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    • TIMES BUSINESS [Articles]
      TIMES BUSINESS GAfIMENT EXPORTERS FACING TOUGH TIMES FOB the first time m many years, domestic exports of the local garment industry have fallen. Domestic exports, which averaged about 20 per cent growth a year m the late XXXXX, slowed down to a growth of only 5.7 per cent m 1981...  (330 words)
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    • BACKGROUND [Articles]
      BACKGROUND THREAT TO MIGRANTS ECONOMIC recession and rising unemployment is forcing Australia to reduce the intake of migrants. As jobs become harder to find, the government is concerned that there might be the kind of anti-migrant backlash that guest workers have experienced m northern European countries such as West Germany...  (53 words)
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    • AROUND THE WORLD [Articles]
      AROUND THE WORLD LDP seeks mandate JAPAN'S ruling Liberal Democratic Party has decided to seek a mandate during this year's elections to amend the country's post-war "peace" constitution. The constitution, which places constraints on the size and role of the Japanese defence force, can no longer be tolerated, Prime Minister...  (638 words)
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    • SECTION 2 [Articles]
      SECTION 2 A god m the flesh A HINDU god m many mythological epics became chief minister of an Indian state recently. Applying the theory of thought transfer, N.T. Rama Rao (also known as NTR) nad deluged voters m Andhra Pradesh with his epics but suppressed his early films which...  (282 words)
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    • ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY [Articles]
      ACROSS THE CAUSEWAY Mahathir m Tokyo MALAYSIAN leader Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has arrived m Tokyo on his first official visit as Prime Minister. He was accompanied by a 20-member delegation, which included Foreign Minister Tan Sri Ghazali Shafie. Dr Mahathir will have his first of two rounds of...  (166 words)
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    • SECTION 3 [Articles]
      SECTION 3 (Spore edition) Dream come true FANG Beifang, a novelist from Malaysia who was at the International Chinese Writers Forum, has fulfilled his father's dream to be a writer. His writing career has not always been smooth, but faith kept him on. One of the earliest novels that brought...  (146 words)
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    • Page 2 Advertisements Column 1 [Advertisements]
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  • LDP wants mandate to amend constitution [Articles]
    LDP wants mandate to amend constitution PETER HAZELHURST By Our Tokyo Correspondent TOKYO, Sun. Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party has decided to seek a mandate during elections later this year to amend the country's post-war "peace" constitution which places constraints on the size and role of the Japanese defence force....  (508 words)
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  • 'TENSION' CHARGE AGAINST THAIS [Articles]
    'TENSION' CHARGE AGAINST THAIS BANGKOK, Sun. Vietnam today denounced Thailand for allegedly creating tension along its common borders with communist-ruled Cambodia and Laos. The Vietnam News Agency which made the charge also said that armed clashes with Chinese soldiers this month had caused several deaths The agency quoted Vietnam's communist...  (109 words)
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  • Troops on guard as Assam poll nears [Articles]
    Troops on guard as Assam poll nears NEW DELHI, Sun. The army has been called out to guard telecommunication and oil facilities and radio stations m Assam as the state heads for controversial elections, Indian news agencies reported today. Local militants oppose the holding of elections, scheduled for mid-Febru-ary, m...  (152 words)
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  • China denies it wants land back [Articles]
    China denies it wants land back BEIJING, Sun. China today rejected a recent Soviet charge that Beijing was reviving old claims on Soviet territory and using the issue to block progress towards better bilateral relations. The commentary, m the fortnightly Shijie Zhishi (World Affairs), said Beijing's stand on the border...  (372 words)
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  • Train crash [Articles]
    Train crash BUDAPEST, Sun. Five people were killed and 38 injured last night when two trains collided near Veszprem, 90 km southwest of here, the MTI agency said yesterday. AFP  (30 words)
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  • More Thai Reds lay down arms [Articles]
    More Thai Reds lay down arms BANGKOK, Sun. Communist insurgency m north-east Thailand suffered another blow today as 466 insurgents and their dependents surrendered m Mukhahan province, 560 km from Bangkok, military radio reported. There were several such mass defections last year, with 1,000 communists and supporters taking advantage of...  (166 words)
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  • Poison death in pictures [Articles + Illustrations]
    Poison death in pictures TWO Sooth Korean police officers holding Lee Tong-Shik, an amateur photographer, as he points to pictures and other material seized as evidence m the death of a 24-year-old woman. Lee was charged with murder and abandoning the body of Kirn Kyong-Hee near Seoul on Dec 14....  (69 words)
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  • AROUND THE REGION

    • Border talks fail [Articles + Illustrations]
      Border talks fail BURMA AND Thailand have failed to agree on their border lines, Thai officials said m Bangkok yesterday. Officials said a two-day meeting between Burmese Deputy Foreign Minister T Tin Ohn and his Thai counterpart Arun Phanupong m Bangkok ended m a deadlock on Saturday. The border problem...  (75 words)
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    • Refugees on the move [Articles]
      Refugees on the move THAILAND YESTERDAY began transferring more than 7,000 Cambodian refugees from a resettlement processing centre to a camp near the Thai-Cambodian border, United Nations officials m Bangkok said. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said 7,155 refugees were transferred from Kamput centre m Chantraburi province,...  (86 words)
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    • Slice of the sickle [Articles]
      Slice of the sickle MORE THAN 100 people were detained on the first day of "Operation Sickle" launched m Jakarta against crime, a police spokesman said m the Indonesian capital yesterday. The operation, which started from Friday night till yesterday morning, involved some 1,100 policemen and detectives, the spokesman said....  (58 words)
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    • 14 die in fighting [Articles]
      14 die in fighting TEN MEMBERS of the Philippines' security forces and four communist rebels were killed m guerilla attacks on Friday, military reports said m Manila yesterday. The official Philippines News Agency quoted a military report as saying eight soldiers died m guerilla attacks m Kagwait m the southern...  (73 words)
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    • Bangkok meeting [Articles]
      Bangkok meeting CHINA'S ARMY chief of staff, Yang Dezhi, will discuss regional security with Thai officials during a five-day visit starting on Friday, military sources said m Bangkok yesterday. The sources said Gen Yang will also tour the troubled Thai-Cambodian border where fighting recently flared up between Vietnamese forces and...  (53 words)
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    • Check-up for Romulo [Articles]
      Check-up for Romulo PHILIPPINES' FOREIGN Minister Carlos Romulo checked into a Manila hospital on Saturday for routine tests and a rest, his ministry said yesterday. Mr Romulo publicly offered to resign on his 84th birthday last week but President Ferdinand Marcos extended his term by at least another year. Reuter  (50 words)
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    • Page 3 Advertisements Column 1 [Advertisements]
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  • AROUND THE WORLD 2

    • Attendants steal from parking meters [Articles]
      Attendants steal from parking meters STOCKHOLM, Sun. Virtually all or Stockholm's parking meter attendants and helpers have been found guilty of the theft of a total of 51 tonnes of coins paid by motorists here. A district court sentenced 47 city employees to prison terms ranging from six to 22...  (142 words)
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    • Worldwide alert as Cosmos begins final plunge [Articles + Illustrations]
      Worldwide alert as Cosmos begins final plunge WASHINGTON, Sunday EMERGENCY teams around the world were on alert today for fragments of a Soviet nuclear-powered spy satellite which US officials said could begin its final plunge through the atmosphere m the next few hours. Pentagon officials monitoring the decaying orbit of...  (566 words)
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    • Soviets record lowest growth rate since World War Two [Articles]
      Soviets record lowest growth rate since World War Two MOSCOW, Sun. Soviet industrial output rose by 2.8 per cent last year, the smallest increase since the Second World War, the Central Statistics Board announced yesterday. A survey by the board showed that national income, the main indicator of economic growth...  (352 words)
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    • Master spy's case reopened [Articles]
      Master spy's case reopened LONDON, Sun. British intelligence has reopened the case of Anthony Blunt, master spy and former art adviser to the Queen, and are investigating a former ME intelligence agent, The Sunday Telegraph reported today. It said the new probe confirms fears raised when Mr Blunt 's spying...  (167 words)
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    • POLAND PLANS TO UP PRICES [Articles + Illustrations]
      POLAND PLANS TO UP PRICES WARSAW, Sun. Poland is planning 15 per cent price rises on gas, electricity, coal, cigarettes, petrol, coffee, and some kinds of fish, the Warsaw daily, Zycie Warszawy, said yesterday. Apartment rents would go up by 100 per cent and alcohol by more than 12 per...  (93 words)
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    • Law boycott [Articles]
      Law boycott ISLAMABAD, Sun. Lawyers boycotted Pakistani courts for two hours yesterday demanding a return to democracy, restoration of the suspended 1973 constitution and lifting of martial law. AFP  (29 words)
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    • WORLD BRIEFS

      • Border talks again [Articles]
        Border talks again INDIAN AND Chinese officials will resume crucial border talks m Beijing on Jan 29 and Indian newspapers yesterday suggested that there was little hope of accord. An Indian delegation headed by Mr K.S. Bajpai, a Secretary m the External Affairs Ministry, is not carrying any new proposal...  (71 words)
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      • Sikh leaders agree [Articles]
        Sikh leaders agree MILITANT SIKH leaders pressing for religious and political concessions from the Indian government yesterday agreed to take part m key all-party talks on their demands. The Press Trust of India (PTI) news agency said the Sikh Akali Dal party had accepted an invitation from Indian Home Mnister...  (60 words)
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      • Italian accord [Articles]
        Italian accord MARATHON NEGOTIATIONS on which the Italian government staked its survival have ended m an eleventh-hour agreement on reform of the wage indexation system. The accord, reached on Saturday night between management and trade unions, headed off a threat from employers to withdraw from the system next month. Under...  (60 words)
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      • Paris attack [Articles]
        Paris attack SUSPECTED ARMENIAN guerillas made a grenade attack on the offices of Turkish Airlines m central Paris on Saturday and left a bomb at the company's check-in counter at Orly airport, police said yesterday. Three people suffered shock when two percussion grenades were tossed into the offices. Police seized...  (55 words)
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      • Call to revolt [Articles]
        Call to revolt IRAN, SYRIA and Libya condemned "Iraqi aggression against Iran" and called on the Iraqis to "rebel and liberate" their country, the official Iranian news agency, Ima, reported yesterday. The agency said the appeal came m a joint communique issued on Saturday night on Iranian Foreign Minister Ali...  (73 words)
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      • Daughter's demand [Articles]
        Daughter's demand SHEIKH REHANA Siddiqui, youngest of the two surviving daughters of Bangladesh's late founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, demanded at the weekend that the 1975 killers of her parents and other Awami League leaders be brought to trial. Ms. Siddiqui flew into Dhaka to a tumultuous welcome after an...  (78 words)
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  • AROUND THE WORLD 3

    • Nigeria to expel 1 m alien workers [Articles + Illustrations]
      Nigeria to expel 1 m alien workers Ghana appeals for help LAGOS, Sun. Ghana yesterday appealed for International help m repatriating an estimated one million of its people ordered out of Nigeria within two weeks as they are illegal aliens, Ghanaian diplomats said. Nigeria said it was ordering all illegal...  (352 words)
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    • Saving life with a little red sticker [Articles]
      Saving life with a little red sticker OTTAWA, Sun. Hundreds of thousands of children m developing countries, swept away by measles each year after being given spoilt vaccines, can now be saved by a little red sticker, researchers say. The life-saving sticker, perfected m North American laboratories and being field-tested...  (334 words)
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    • Heart pioneer to retire this year [Articles + Illustrations]
      Heart pioneer to retire this year We all decline V from being the star to the supporting part; we no longer sing the soprano, bat are condemned to the alto; it Is a hard knock, for all of Q us. 7 Observer News Service writer Kath erine Whitehom on how...  (203 words)
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      The International Herald Tribune invites you to meet the ASEAN Government leaders at an international conference on: Trade and Investment Opportunities m the ASEAN Countries February 9, 10 and 11, 1983 m Singapore In the midst of an international economic crisis, expand their activities internationally. Moreover, the Indonesia, Malaysia, the...  (867 words)
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  • AROUND THE WORLD 4

    • Israelis want action against leftist trio [Articles]
      Israelis want action against leftist trio TEL AVIV, Sunday THREE ministers said over the weekend that they would demand legal action against three Israelis who recently met Yasser Arafat, chairman of the Palestine Liberation Organisation. Israel TV quoted Energy Minister Yitzhak Modai as saying he will demand the law be...  (242 words)
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