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The Straits Times, 2 January 1984

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  • Masthead [Title Section]
    The Straits Times Estd. 1845 MONDAY JANUARY 2, 1984 40 CENTS M.C. (P) No. 62/1/84  (15 words)
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  • Sultan unveils Cabinet line-up [Articles + Illustrations]
    Sultan unveils Cabinet line-up ISMAIL KASSIM Ruler is also the Prime Minister marks full nationhood I His father takes charge of Defence By Bandar Sen Begawan, Sunday BRUNEI has adopted a Cabinetstyle government with the hereditary ruler, Sultan Sir Muda Hassanal Bolkiah, and other members of the royal family playing...  (840 words)
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    • REV JACKSON TO MEET ASSAD [Articles]
      REV JACKSON TO MEET ASSAD DAMASCUS, Son. OB prudential hopeful Rev. Jesse Jackson will meet with Syrian President Hafex Assad tomorrow to try to win the release of captured IS pilot Robert Goodman Jr., the vlsltlag Black civil rights leader, announced here today. Rev Jackson told a news conference he...  (70 words)
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  • Philippines looks to China to raise foreign exchange [Articles]
    Philippines looks to China to raise foreign exchange Imelda to visit Beijing to negotiate sale of treasury bills MANILA, Sunday MRS Imelda Marcos, the wife of President Ferdinand Marcos, will visit China soon to raise foreign exchange for the Philippines, a government statement said today. She is expected to negotiate...  (265 words)
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  • IN SUMMARY

    • Home [Articles]
      Home Speed demons TRAFFIC POLICE have profiled the typical speed demon on our roads. These motorists are invariably young men aged 22 to 30 years and driving powerful cars modified to go faster still. The "speediest" speedster trapped by the police m 1983 was doing 200 km/h on an expressway!....  (317 words)
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    • Comment [Articles]
      Comment THE STRAITS TIMES SAYS: •WE can count our blessings for 1983. Things turned oat better than expected. But the dark spots an unresolved world debt crisis, high unemployment rate In the West, protectionism, among others remain. So, while we can look forward to 1984 with optimism and hope, we...  (288 words)
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    • Timesport [Articles]
      Timesport Day of surprises TOP-SEEDED Chris Lewis was edged out of the South Australian men's Open tennis championship m Adelaide yesterday by Miloslav Mecir of Czechoslovakia. Mecir, armed with a elass\ of ground strokes, beat the New Zealander "7-5. 6-7" 6-1 m one of the day's four quarter-finals. The win...  (354 words)
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    • Around the world [Articles]
      Around the world Midnight ceremony BRUNEI became a fully independent, sovereign nation m a restrained ceremony held m drizzling rain at midnight on Saturday. As the New Year began, about 30,000 people gathered m the town Padang m the capital, Bandar Sen Begawan, to hear their 37-year-old ruler proclaim Brunei's...  (607 words)
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    • Across the Causeway [Articles]
      Across the Causeway The long-term view IN his New Year message, Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Sen Dr Mahathir Mohamad has advised Malaysians not to be overly materialistic. Nor should they measure things by their shortterm benefits. Speaking over radio and television, he urged the people to think of the long-term...  (227 words)
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    • Section Three [Articles]
      Section Three Happy culture shock DRAMA teacher Ray Thomas believes that there is a place for drama m the school curriculum. He sees drama as a good training to prepare children for life, through teaching them to express them selves, communicate with others and develop sensitivity towards people. At the...  (210 words)
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    • Section Two [Articles]
      Section Two Tomorrows m mind MUSEUMS that contain only musty, decaying archaeological artifacts and curios are a thing of the past. The museum curators of ethnography from the Asean nations, who met here recently on the first leg of an intra- Asean exchange programme, shared a common vision about the...  (457 words)
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    • Background [Articles]
      Background SELF-HURTING POLICIES THE Soviet Union gives little development aid. Only a few chosen countries with special links enjoy this "privilege". In fact, faced with a world recession, low commodity prices and shortages of foreign exchange, developing countries once closely linked to the Soviei Union are beginning to turn to...  (114 words)
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  • around the WORLD

    • Prayers for prosperity [Articles + Illustrations]
      Prayers for prosperity RICHARD LIM Independent and sovereign Brunei By BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Sun. Brunei became a fully independent, sovereign nation m a restrained ceremony held m drizzling rain m the town Padang here at midnight on Saturday. About 30,000 people gathered m the flood-lit and very wet field to...  (723 words)
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    • Good wishes from around the globe [Articles]
      Good wishes from around the globe HOURS After It gained full Independence from Britain on Sunday, Brunei received messages of congratulations from several countries including China, the Soviet Union, Vietnam, India and South Korea, In BEIJING, China granted diplomatic recognition to Brunei lust a few hours after the sultanate gained...  (337 words)
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    • Vietnam veterans 'living in woods' [Articles]
      Vietnam veterans 'living in woods' FORKS. Sun Scores of Vietnam veterans have btvn living wild for years m the woods of Washington after beinj,' unable to COpt with the scorn they encountered on their return to the I'nited States Accounts by veterans who sought refuge m the forests of the...  (339 words)
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    • Moscow cool to US hopes over Stockholm talks [Articles]
      Moscow cool to US hopes over Stockholm talks WASHINGTON, Sun THE United States hopes this months talks between Secretary of State George Shultz and Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko will lead to the reopening of the various discussions on arms controls that have been broken off m the dispute over...  (331 words)
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    • S. Korea reaches economic target [Articles]
      S. Korea reaches economic target 9.2 pc growth m GNP and only 2 pc inflation rate SEOUL, Sun. The South Korean government achieved two of its main economic aims m 1983 price stabilisation accompanied by strong growth. Finance Minister Kirn Mahn-Je says indicators show the year's targets have been met...  (414 words)
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    • Test-tube triplets fine [Articles + Illustrations]
      Test-tube triplets fine picture. Europe's first test-tube triplets were born five days ago m Kiel, West Germany. The three male babies weighed between 1,200 and 1,800 grams and the team of doctors at Kiel's University Medical Centre rate their chances for survival as "very good". The mother, 26-year-old Marlies Clausen,...  (59 words)
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    • Another witness to Aquino's murder found [Articles]
      Another witness to Aquino's murder found MANILA, Sun. Investigators have tracked down another potential witness previously reported as missing to the murder of opposition leader Benlgno Aquino, officials said yesterday. Mr Francisco Villa, deputy prosecutor of a fact-finding commission looking into the Aug 21 assassination, said investigators sent oat on...  (151 words)
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    • Vietnamese guns start firing again [Articles]
      Vietnamese guns start firing again BANGKOK, Sun. Vietnamese gunners shattered a week-long lull m fighting along the ThaiCambodian border today with heavy artillery barrages against Cambodian guerilla bases, military sources said. Thai army officers patrolling the tense border said the shelling from Vietnamese 155 mm artillery began late last night...  (98 words)
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    • World briefs

      • 12 die in quake [Articles]
        12 die in quake PAKISTANI OFFICIALS wsurday fearei the death toll from a New Year's Eve earthquake m mountainous north Pakistan and Afghanistan would ris- 1 as ro\ m \S irickled m from the remote region. The pre-dawn quake, :he areas strongest m more than a decade, hit the Hind...  (121 words)
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      • Missiles ready [Articles]
        Missiles ready THE FIRST American nuclear cruise and Pershing-2 missiles deployed m Europ* 1 are now operational, according to statements by the British and West German defence ministries. The British announcement on Saturday regarding the 16 cruise missiles m the country came a day a'te~ the West (German Defence Ministry...  (63 words)
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      • Soviets rap China [Articles]
        Soviets rap China THE SOVIET army newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda (Red Star) on Saturday accused China of having sv. allowed Western views on the breakdown of US-Soviet mediumrange missile talks ami mistakenly seeing Soviet missiles m As a as the main threat to its own territory. The commentary was the latest...  (72 words)
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      • Rebels kill 41 [Articles]
        Rebels kill 41 LEFTIST GUERILLAS killed two army colonels and at least 3k other soldiers m the biggest assault on an army position m the history of the war, US and rebel sources said m San Salvador yesterday. The base at El Paraiso. 58 km north of the capital of...  (76 words)
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      • Universities reopen [Articles]
        Universities reopen BANGLADESH universities were opened yesterday after a 33-day closure ordered by the government. The government also agreed to lift a ban on political parties on Tuesday, political sources said m Dhaka. Violent anti-government demonstrations on Nov 28 led to the ban of political activities and the university closures...  (78 words)
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    • Bohari is the new strongman in Nigeria [Articles + Illustrations]
      Bohari is the new strongman in Nigeria Back under military rule after only four years LAGOS, Sun. NIGERIA was back under military rule today after only four years of democratic civilian rule. The armed forces, accusing the administration of President Shehu Shagari of inept economic management and corruption, moved before...  (540 words)
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    • 'Pullout of Marines by middle of July' [Articles]
      'Pullout of Marines by middle of July' NEW YORK, Sun. The IS Marines stationed m Lebanon will be withdrawn before the Democratic Party's presidential nomination convention m mid-July, a senior Reagan administration official was quoted yesterday as saying. Newsweek magazine did not name the official bat quoted him as saying:...  (128 words)
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    • '16,780 bombs killed 4,000 m nine years in Lebanon' [Articles]
      '16,780 bombs killed 4,000 m nine years in Lebanon' BEIRUT, Sun I.eha n>«n's official bomb expert said yesterday that 16,780 bombs have" killed about 4,000 people m the country's nine years of civil warfare and have detonated an amount of explosive "equal to the Hiroshima bomb The report by govern...  (115 words)
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    • Moscow hits out at Iran's fanaticism [Articles]
      Moscow hits out at Iran's fanaticism MOSCOW, Sunday THE Soviet Union today said the rulers of Iran were influenced by blind fanaticism and warned Teheran to halt what it described as a growing anti-Soviet campaign. It was the fiercest Soviet attack on Iran to date and was published m the...  (208 words)
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    • Man charged with murder [Articles]
      Man charged with murder SEOUL. §un. Police said yesterday they had arrested a 36-year-old man here for strangling his elder brother m a bid to receive insurance payments worth US$5OO,OOO (S5l 1 million). Yu Ki-sok, charged with murder and fraud, was accused of killing his brother. Pyong-sok, 38. m October....  (75 words)
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    • Crash deaths [Articles]
      Crash deaths BERLIN, Sun A Soviet jetfighter bomber crasheo m East 'Germany on Christmas Eve, killing its crew of two, the West Berlin newspaper Moi genpost said yesterday UPI  (29 words)
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    • Indonesia pledges role in world peace [Articles]
      Indonesia pledges role in world peace New Year Round-up JAKARTA. Sun. Indonesian President Suharto last night decnbed the world securit\ situation as difficult and dangerous, and said Indonesia was bound by its constitution to join any effort to seek a relaxation of tension and a path to peace. In a...  (245 words)
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    • A year of struggle ahead: Marcos [Articles]
      A year of struggle ahead: Marcos MANILA, Sun. President Ferdinand Marcos said yesterday that 1984 would probably be a year of straggle for the Philippines. In s» New Year message to the country, he said: "Let me say m all candour that, for as and the entire nation, 1984 will...  (177 words)
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    • Soviets blame US for world tension [Articles]
      Soviets blame US for world tension MOSCOW, Sun. The traditional New Year message from Soviet leaders to the nation blamed largely the United States' "militarist and adventurist policies" for continued international tension. The message noted a "certain deterioration" m the international climate as the US unleashed an unprecedented nuclear arms...  (120 words)
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    • 1983 a good year for US [Articles]
      1983 a good year for US Let's work for a better 1984, Reagan urges PALM SPRINGS (California), Sunday PRESIDENT Ronald Reagan rang m the new year by looking back on 1983 as a good year for America at home and abroad, and declaring that "if all of us keep pulling...  (319 words)
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    • Greetings on the hotline [Articles]
      Greetings on the hotline WASHINGTON, Sun. The "hotline" telephone operators who man the famous link between Moscow and Washington exchanged New Year greetings yesterday for the third consecutive year. The US operators here sent their "hopes that our continued mutual cooperation will serve to strengthen friendship between us as individuals...  (85 words)
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    • Nakasone makes arms talk pledge [Articles]
      Nakasone makes arms talk pledge PETER HAZELHURST By Tokyo Correspondent TOKYO, Sun. Japan will try to elevate its position m the world to ensure that Asia is not sacrificed if and when the Western industrial democracies conclude an agreement on arms reduction with the Soviet Union, Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone...  (291 words)
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    • 'Battle' of the sexes [Articles]
      'Battle' of the sexes TOKYO. Sun. The year 1983 ended m Japan yesterday with public attention focused on a "battle" -of the sexes a singing contest between the country's top male and female pop music stars. The male singers won the contest, which was watched by about 70 million people....  (51 words)
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    • New Year's millionaire [Articles + Illustrations]
      New Year's millionaire THE year ended well for Rocco Dinubilo m Stateline, Nevada. The California winegrower hit the biggest jackpot ever won on a slot machine m the United States U552,478,716 (555.3 million). But before receiving the cheque from Harraw's Tahoe casino, Mr Dinubilo, 63, had to wait for several...  (104 words)
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    • Snippets

      • Gemayel's wish [Articles]
        Gemayel's wish BEIRUT. Sun Lebanese President Am m Gemayel said m a speech marking the New Year that he hoped 1984 would be an improvement on 1983. a year he described as full of difficulties, dangers and tragedies. Speaking to presidential palace staff, he held out hope that I/ebanon was...  (67 words)
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      • Appeal for reconciliation [Articles]
        Appeal for reconciliation WARSAW. Sun President Henryk Jablonski appealed yesterday for national reconciliation m Poland as an amnesty for political dissidents and underground Solidar ity supporters expired "All Polish patriots must integrate and work for the common good," he said m a New Year message Reuter  (46 words)
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      • Banquet for Sihanouk [Articles]
        Banquet for Sihanouk TOKYO. Sun North Korean President Kirn II Sung greeted the New Year with a banquet m honour of Prince Norodum Sihanouk of Cambodia, said the Korean Central News Agency. The KCNA "report, monitored m Tokyo, said Mr Kirn praised Prince Sihanouk at the Dec 31 banquet for...  (61 words)
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    • How they ushered in the new year [Articles]
      How they ushered in the new year NEW YORK, Sun. Millions of Americans ushered m 1984 on Sunday with parties, parades and traditional revelries, and half a million people erupted into songs and cheers at New York's Times Square for the nations best known New Year's Eve ritual. In New...  (426 words)
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    • Portrait of a whizfiend [Articles]
      Portrait of a whizfiend RAV DHALIWAL By He's aged between 22 and 30, and drives a car with modified engine WHAT'S young, with four wheels and zips along at astonishing speeds of 160, 180 or even 200 km hr" It is the Singapore Expressway Whizkid better known to the Traffic...  (348 words)
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    • PA staff told what is expected of them [Articles]
      PA staff told what is expected of them PEOPLE'S Association staff were reminded yesterday they were m the forefront of grassroot activities m Singapore. "We provide the dynamo as well as hands and legs for our community leaders to generate useful and practical activities for our people," said Mr Lee...  (171 words)
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    • Exhibition of brass ware [Articles]
      Exhibition of brass ware AN EXHIBITION of brass ornaments is now on at the National Museum. Items include belt buckles, boxes, bowls, trays, incense-burners and other receptacles from Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. daily. Admission is free.  (45 words)
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    • Air force creates a three-in-one post [Articles + Illustrations]
      Air force creates a three-in-one post THE Republic Singapore Air Force has created a new officer vocation, where the responsibilities for three functions have been brought together. In establishing the Air Operations and Communications Officer post, the air force has given itself more flexibility m using Its officers. It will...  (319 words)
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    • Shophouse on fire but saved in time [Articles]
      Shophouse on fire but saved in time A ROW of shophouses m Race Course Road was saved m the nick of time yesterday when firemen put out a fire which had threatened to spread after burning down a vacant house. Firemen took 20 minutes to bring the fire under control...  (114 words)
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    • Cable fault cuts off power supply [Articles]
      Cable fault cuts off power supply A CABLE fault caused the power failure which hit various parts of Singapore on Saturday between 3.45 p.m. and midnight. First to be affected was the Serangoon Road area which had its power restored at about 5 p.m. Electricity supply, cut off at 6.45...  (82 words)
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    • Writing contest attracts 224 entries [Articles]
      Writing contest attracts 224 entries THE Ministry of Ql has received ZM i-tiimi-for this year's Short Story Writing comjxi. tion. Last year, the were 215 entries. The competition closed on Dec 31 but VOkßl man said: "We'll mutm i grace period for delay because of the public holidays." A few...  (251 words)
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    • Furniture fair [Articles]
      Furniture fair DECOR Mart '84. a furniturv fair, is or. at thp World TrackCentre until Jan 9. It us open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Admission u> fre?  (30 words)
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    • MRT work timed for least disruption [Articles]
      MRT work timed for least disruption RAY DHALIWAL By Type of work and location decide contractors' schedules Iransit ictora ai c being ■;iven const :ii' tiOD doles that viii help minimise inconvcn to the public f orked out ne MB r Corporate schedules Var) raing to 'he loca worksite and...  (312 words)
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    • Bright and sunny start to 1984 [Articles]
      Bright and sunny start to 1984 STELLA DANKER By M N-LOV KRS made up for a. coid, wet Christmas with yesterday's brilliant sunshine. And many fun-seekers (nought it was a great •»tart to ihe new >ear. Hardl> believing their luck, after a dismal December, they soaked it up on the...  (250 words)
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    • Sentosa show [Articles]
      Sentosa show PAPER CUTTINGS by Mr Tan Kee Sek are on show on the ground floor of the Sentosa Wax Museum from 9a.m. to sp.m. today.  (26 words)
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    • SOS has a new woman at the helm [Articles + Illustrations]
      SOS has a new woman at the helm HEDWIG ALFRED By MRS Irene Jacob, head of the Samaritans of Singapore for the past 10 years, has resigned to return to teaching. Taking over as director of the organisation is Miss Ginny Heng who left her post as deputy director of...  (371 words)
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    • Food and gifts for good start to year [Articles + Illustrations]
      Food and gifts for good start to year BUDDHIST monks were yesterday given offerings of food and gifts at the Royal Thai Embassy In Orchard Road to mark New Year's Day. People In Thailand provide monks with food every morning and it is considered auspicious to start the New Year...  (98 words)
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    • Shop owners and hawkers move into new centre [Articles]
      Shop owners and hawkers move into new centre ALMOST ail the shop owners and hawkers m the old Beauty World Town m Upper Bukii Timah Road had shifted to the new $45-million Beauty World Centre across the road. A small number of them had been resettled elsewhere because th c...  (285 words)
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    • Club to hold anniversary concert [Articles]
      Club to hold anniversary concert A VARIETY concert will be presented on Friday by the National Theatre Club to celebrate its 16th anniversary. Highlights include choral singing, folk and ethnic dances and a magic show. Concert time is 8 p.m. at the National Theatre. Free tickets can be obtained from...  (67 words)
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    • Night o£ the bright lights [Articles + Illustrations]
      Night o£ the bright lights JEEVARAJAH YASOTHA Happy hello to the new year By Pictures by: and MAGDALENE Cher wanted to do something special on her 19th birthday on Saturday. So she headed for the Padang to be part of the big, big New Year show with thousands of other...  (553 words)
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    • Police did not find their last task of the year easy [Articles + Illustrations]
      Police did not find their last task of the year easy PAUL WEE By THE police were prepared for a crowd of 50,000 at the Hello 84 show, as envisaged by the show organisers. But officials estimated that the gathering at the Padang on Saturday night was twice that number....  (351 words)
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  • across the CAUSEWAY

    • Look to the long term, says Mahathir [Articles + Illustrations]
      Look to the long term, says Mahathir i Scenes of Malaysian lite 'Don't be overly materialistic' New Year message KUALA LUMPUR, Sunday THE Malaysian Prime Minister has advised Malaysians m his New Year message not to be overly materialistic and thus measure things by their short term benefits. Datuk Seri...  (284 words)
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    • 10 men are arrested [Articles]
      10 men are arrested KUALA Lumpur, Sun Johore police have arrested 10 men, including an alleged Indonesian illegal immigrant from Riau, this week and recovered an assortment of firearms and weapons, Beraama news agency reported yesterday. The agency quoting police said the men, aged between 22 and 35, were picked...  (68 words)
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    • Fares green light for public transport men [Articles]
      Fares green light for public transport men KUALA LUMPUR. Sun. Malaysian public ;ransport operators have been given the go-ahead to increase their fares by an average of 25 per cent from today The new fares will apply to stage, express and mini buses, and outstation taxis. But it does not...  (182 words)
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    • Train-lorry crash [Articles]
      Train-lorry crash SEREMBAN, Sun A norih-bound passenger traia last night hit a lorry which had crashed into a railway gate at a level crossing m Hamilton estate. 28 km from here, killing the lorry driver. Mr B. Menraj, 23, of Sungei Mahang estate. HI hurled several metres when the train...  (95 words)
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    • Prime Minister's views on events during the crisis [Articles]
      Prime Minister's views on events during the crisis IN AN interview with Malaysian Business, Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad talked about among other things, the pressures he faced recently over the just-resolved constitutional crisis. Here are some quotes extracted from the interview. On calls for his resignation: 4...  (286 words)
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    • No export levy on more items [Articles]
      No export levy on more items JOHOR BARU, Sun. Vehicles carrying coconut, coconut leaves, banana leaves and turf have been exempted from the $100 levy when they leave the country. Deputy Finance Minister Datuk Dr Ling Liong Sik said that although the levy was enforced from midnight last night, the...  (160 words)
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    • Malaysian and Thai forces to mount joint action against CPM bases [Articles]
      Malaysian and Thai forces to mount joint action against CPM bases BANGKOK, Sunday THAI and Malaysian forces will mount combined cross-border operations against Communist Party of Malaya (CPM) remnants if the terrorists do not surrender soon, Thailand's fourth regional (southern) army commander has said. The Thai statement came as a...  (363 words)
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  • OUR CHANGING WORLD

    • Of genes and good health [Articles + Illustrations]
      Of genes and good health LILLIAN CHEW Edited by IN the closing months of 1983, scientists discovered clear markers for two kinds of genetic diseases: Duchenne's muscular dystrophy and Huntington's chorea. In theory, the techniques could be applied to any disease caused by a defect m a single gene, opening...  (806 words)
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    • Crop sprayers that reach more of the target [Articles + Illustrations]
      Crop sprayers that reach more of the target HIGH-technology crop sprayers are coming into fashion. Both technical advances and the changing economics of pest control are forcing farmers to take a critical look at the conventional hydraulic nozzles with which they have sprayed their crops for years. The problem with...  (330 words)
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    • An inside look at the heart of the matter [Articles + Illustrations]
      An inside look at the heart of the matter -Eils E E^jias IN THE classic sci-fi film, Fantastic Voyage, doctors, shrunk to the size of pinheads, travelled through a patient's bloodstream m search of a disease. Such feats are still limited to the specialeffects studio, but medical researchers at Trimedy*ie...  (189 words)
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    • Lift that sees where the need is greatest [Articles]
      Lift that sees where the need is greatest JAPAN'S Fujitec Co has developed an electronic eye which can detect waiting passengers and then direct lifts to crowded floors for more efficient service. The new eye is based on an infrared sensor that detects human body heat. Installed above the lift...  (90 words)
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  • The Straits Times says

    • Bright year with dark spots [Articles]
      Bright year with dark spots THERE are good reasons to look back at 1983 with relief and forward to 1984 with confidence. But there are equally good reasons to be cautious. As the Prime Minister said, 1983 turned out better than expected. Instead of the modest target of 4 per...  (487 words)
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  • Down-to-earth airlines [Articles]
    Down-to-earth airlines Unions and management willing to cooperate to boost industry AIRLINES m the United States are showing the creative powers of desperation. At American Airlines, m return for promises of job security for the existing staff, the trade unions have agreed to allow new employees to be hired at...  (551 words)
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  • Nakasone catches opposition by surprise [Articles + Illustrations]
    Nakasone catches opposition by surprise BRADLEY K. MARTIN By Mr ng tor the -Vj;, Street Journal Almost immediately after being re-elected Prime Minister, Mr Yasuhiro Nakasone sought to enhance his security m office. By keeping potential rivals out of key Cabinet and party posts, he hopes to ensure another term...  (1518 words)
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  • Across the Causeway

    • Critics taken to task [Articles]
      Critics taken to task i\ ER UK hmg Christ ma:; .-.>•- rui ihc Prime Minister one again took i-i ik s .if n.iMonai polida ♦o task }{>■ Attached then negative .win ide and fail-ii-t- i.i offei iobb ructive emativa critics, mainly 'h* intellectual and nit ink community are n^' \k>-\:...  (429 words)
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    • Paying more for diesel [Articles]
      Paying more for diesel THE government is expected to announce some time m the next couple of days its decision to withdraw the subsidy on diesel. The decision is not an unexpected one because there has long been talk about such a move. It was just a matter of timing....  (410 words)
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  • FORUM

    • Cashless wage payments will help raise productivity [Letters + Illustrations]
      Cashless wage payments will help raise productivity WE read with great interest the recent articles on cashless salaries m your paper. The subject has considerable significance for the working population. The payment of salaries through bank accounts would raise productivity Payment by cash is time-consuming, manpower-intensive and subject to risk...  (337 words)
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    • School bus man earns about $1,700 [Letters]
      School bus man earns about $1,700 WE refer to the letter "School bus fee rise query by 'Parent". (ST, Dei- 27). We wish to inform "Parent" that school buses are not easy to operate as there are about 2.500 of them on the road Furthermore, no company or factory likes...  (311 words)
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    • The MRT system should aim for maximum clientele [Letters]
      The MRT system should aim for maximum clientele IT IS with mixed feelings that I read the Mass Rapid Transit Corporation's letter "It's vital that MRT be fast and safe". (ST, Dec 20). All of us who are disabled are delighted to learn of the genuine attempts made by the...  (834 words)
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    • Night train trip to remember [Letters]
      Night train trip to remember I AM writing to describe my experience travelling on the night train from Singapore to Kuala Lumpur. Being one of those "bitten by the travel bug" I decided that I could start by going to XL for the weekend recently. Two weeks before the holidays,...  (492 words)
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    • Too many power failures [Letters]
      Too many power failures I AM writing this out of sheer frustration by candlelight. The situation m respect of manhours lost through repeated power failures m the High Street area is now reaching appalling proportions. It would appear that not a fortnight passes without some sort of breakdown. If the...  (101 words)
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    • Car thieves and how to stop them [Letters]
      Car thieves and how to stop them ABOUT two decades ago, when I was connected with the motor business m Kuala Lumpur and Singapore, I was involved m investigations into cases of expensive cars that went missing or were reported stolen a few months after being bought on hire purchase....  (411 words)
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    • Long wait at monorail station [Letters]
      Long wait at monorail station I WOULD like to comment on the Sentosa monorail system. On Dec 23, between 7.20 and 8 p.m., I waited with many other people at the second monorail station for a monorail that took its time to arrive. The two monorail trains that did arrive...  (98 words)
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  • BACKGROUND

    • Soviet influence may be weakened by aid policy [Articles + Illustrations]
      Soviet influence may be weakened by aid policy JOHN McCORMICK By LONDON The Soviet Union gives little development aid, and limits that little to a few chosen countries. These policies may be weakening its influence m the Third World. Faced with a world recession, low commodity prices and shortages of...  (914 words)
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    • When career blues hit the middle-aged [Articles]
      When career blues hit the middle-aged MICHAEL DIXON By LONDON If you are not over the hill yet, don't be smug. You'll be joining the rest of us on the downward side soon enough. And when you do we shall not sympathise if you go around bemoaning your wasted potential,...  (919 words)
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  • Forecast is for a bright year with occasional overcast skies [Articles + Illustrations]
    Forecast is for a bright year with occasional overcast skies  (10 words)
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  • Untitled [Articles]
    THE waving of magic wands to produce bountiful results is a practice that exists only m the fairytale books. Pots of gold, grand mansions and feasts of rich food, m reality, take much more effort than a flick of the wrist to conjure up. The new year will bring forth...  (186 words)
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  • Gearing up for Information Age [Articles + Illustrations]
    Gearing up for Information Age lillian chew technology by WHEN the $100 million ortaha] estimates) Civil Service Computerisation Programme was first drawn up m 1981, it was obvious the government had decided to take the bold step to gear Singaporeans fur the coming Information Age. And 1954 will see the...  (230 words)
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  • More tourists expected [Articles + Illustrations]
    More tourists expected salma khalik tourism by AFTER a gloomy 1983. the tourism industry can take heart this year as a slight increase m arrivals is expected. Dm numb*"!' of people condag from the nei^h-r>-'tiling .W-an t mill Tw 1 ■r IJ not rise by vei y much with the...  (192 words)
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  • Bigger stakes [Articles]
    Bigger stakes racing by the racing editor N REASING none] In the das- |CW uiiplfj v.\i\\ moot tation ofl lop c i IW9 hull) pi iimiv l'*xt racing season v exciting one 1 bj WBbjt Oj 'his year's pi emiei < lassie the ipoi c < Sold < 'up lo...  (119 words)
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  • Bumpy ride ahead for road users [Articles + Illustrations]
    Bumpy ride ahead for road users rav dhaliwal transport by 1984 certainly promises to be a lively year for transport. Hopefully, It will not prove too bumpy for bus and taxi passengers, motorists and motorcyclists, who ran al l expert to ride through a string of major changes or new...  (177 words)
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  • Asean gets a new member [Articles + Illustrations]
    Asean gets a new member tan lian choo diplomacy by BRUNEI'S admission to Asean on Jan 7 will be the singular, most important change to affect the regional grouping's way of Informal and friendly consultations. Although Brunei has all along enjoyed a welcome status as observer at Asean meetings, Its...  (192 words)
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  • Tale of two dates [Articles + Illustrations]
    Tale of two dates teo lian huay construction by TWO important birthdates: Jan 16 for the Construction Industry Training Centre, and a soon-to-be confirmed date for the Construction Industry Development Board. Two births that will mark the government's commitment to the industry: The first will train a pool of highly-skilled...  (232 words)
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  • Energy scene paradox [Articles + Illustrations]
    Energy scene paradox ronnie lim energy by THE energy outlook for Singapore m 1984 is paradoxical: Good and stable for the consumer, but bad and especially crucial for the oil industry. We've breezed into the New Year on a relatively happy note. The immediate threat to Singapore (and the world's)...  (242 words)
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  • Economic prospects look bright [Articles + Illustrations]
    Economic prospects look bright hsung bee hwa economy by SINGAPORE'S economic fortunes turned out better than expected last year. This year prospects are likely to be even brighter. Although some uncertainty still hangs over Europe, economists are generally optimistic that the United States recovery will be sustained for at least...  (129 words)
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  • Time for adjustments [Articles + Illustrations]
    Time for adjustments ivan lim labour by TRADE unions will undergo a period of necessary, if painful, adjustments to achieve greater professionalism and relevance. This will be done m a climate of more harmonious industrial relations characterised by a freer and more flexible hand for both unions and employers m...  (150 words)
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  • The professional touch [Articles + Illustrations]
    The professional touch hedwig alfred June tan education by and GREATER professionalism m schools is the education outlook for 1984. The 20,000 teachers here will have their career path spelt out for them as the Education Ministry sets up a definite hierachy, acknowledging key teachers with extra pay and status....  (271 words)
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  • Platform for views [Articles + Illustrations]
    Platform for views ronnie wai Paul Jacob defence by and THE Defence Ministry will continue its efforts to win the "hearts and minds" of Singaporeans by sustaining its programmes to make them more security and defence conscious. A likely thrust will be to canvass the support of the employers; to...  (208 words)
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  • Stress will be on crime prevention [Articles + Illustrations]
    Stress will be on crime prevention lai yew kong crime by THIS is going to be the year of the people people who will have to decide whether to fold their arms and let the police go it alone m the fight against rising crime or throw m their lot...  (233 words)
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  • Here come the idols [Articles + Illustrations]
    Here come the idols Jeffrey low sport by EVERYONE wants a star. Everyone wants a hero. Such is the passion of spectating that, because the country's sports authorities have especially acknowledged it m 1983, the new year will see a rise m idolatry. At a quick glance, you will have...  (233 words)
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  • Hoping to get out of the trough [Articles + Illustrations]
    Hoping to get out of the trough gerry de silva shipping by THE MARINE industry will be looking forward to 1984 not so much because there will be signs of a strong recovery, but because nothing could be worse than what it was m 1983. The Port of Singapore Authority...  (191 words)
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  • Bigger bills but no more hikes [Articles + Illustrations]
    Bigger bills but no more hikes beng tan health by IT WILL cost more to Ik 1 sick this year. After the increase m government hospital fees m the last one year, from 171 per cent for a Class A bed to 368 per cent for a Class C, no...  (201 words)
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  • More and better fare on the arts scene [Articles + Illustrations]
    More and better fare on the arts scene chan eng cheng arts and culture by MORE and better: These two words sum up the arts and cultural events planned for the 12 months ahead. There will be more concerts, vocal and dance performances, and art exhibitions than ever- before. Taking...  (146 words)
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  • Great things expected of Ch 12 [Articles + Illustrations]
    Great things expected of Ch 12 Judith holmberg entertainment by THE third TV channel, Channel 12, will be- the most exciting development this year and its impact will be felt m related areas of the entertainment business. For Channel 12's launch on Jan 31 heralds not only a greater variety...  (188 words)
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  • OBITUARIES

  • RACING

    • That last-stride win [Articles + Illustrations]
      That last-stride win Full House takes season's final classic Tweedie's first major Cup race and he's top rider for second time FIRST: XXXXX SECOND: XXXXX THIRD: XXXXX STARTERS: XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX. CONSOLATIONS: XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX. XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX, XXXXX....  (2911 words)
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    • Sestich, Marzuki and Soo warned [Articles]
      Sestich, Marzuki and Soo warned Stipe's report (3rd day) PENANG, Sun. Visiting Australian jockey M. Sestich (Turf Ruler II m Race 5 yesterday) was warned by the stewards that action would be taken against him should he fail to exercise sufficient control over his mount under the whip. Apprentice S....  (994 words)
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  • TIMESPORT

    • Brazil revel in Mata's New Year Eve triumph [Articles]
      Brazil revel in Mata's New Year Eve triumph SAO PAULO. Sun ■h>\O I)V MATA, ol Brazil, won a traditional Neu War's Kve race round the houses of Sao I'aulo just before midnight, with Colombia's Domingo Tibaduiza coming second. fireworks exploded overhead as da M.ita, a ear-old police sergeant, raced to...  (482 words)
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    • Peewee who's not too small [Articles]
      Peewee who's not too small TORONTO, .Sun. An Ontario Minor Hockey Association official has rejected an 11-year-old Vietnamese boy's Canadian citizenship certificate and immigration papers as proof of age. ruling the youngster must play with 13-year-olds. In ruling that the boy was too tall to be 11 years old, Vern...  (324 words)
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    • Bullies to face tough guys [Articles]
      Bullies to face tough guys ON THE AMERICAN SCENE MIAMI. Sun. If Nebraska are the neighbourhood bullies of college football, then Miami are the little tough guys who won't back down. Despite being heavy underdogs, the fourthranked Hurricanes will try to stop No. 1 Nebraska from pushing them around on...  (400 words)
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    • Easy for Miller [Articles]
      Easy for Miller PEBBLE BEACH (California), Sun. Johnny Miller breezed to victory m an invitational golf tournament with a three-under-par 69 here yesterday. His 270 total was a tournament record. Leading scores 27H Johnny Miller 64. 68, 69. 69. 275 Bob Gilder 69. 66, 71. 69. 276 John Mahaffey 69....  (175 words)
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    • Warner cuts it fine as the Seahawks shock Dolphins [Articles]
      Warner cuts it fine as the Seahawks shock Dolphins MIAMI, Sun. Curt Warner's second touchdown of the game, a two-yard run with lmin 48sec remaining, propelled the Seattle Seahawks to a 27-20 upset of defending American Conference champions Miami Dolphins m a National Football league play-off yesterday. The AFC semi-final...  (221 words)
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    • Sports shorts [Articles]
      Sports shorts KKITH DKI.I.KR surrendered his world darts title on Saturday when he lost 2-1 to Thai-American Nicky Virachkul m the first round m Stoke, northern F.ngland Deller. 23. looked desperately nervous as a disbelieving crowd saw the champion Ml despite stalling m brilliant style He took the first set...  (539 words)
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    • 'Daydreamer' Czech-mated [Articles + Illustrations]
      Daydreamer' Czech-mated Lewis falls to classy Mecir ADELAIDE, Sun. Czechoslovak Miloslav Mecir dumped topseeded Chris Lewis out of the South Australian men's Open tennis championship today. Mecir, armed with a classy array of ground strokes which include an impressive doublehanded backhand, beat the New Zealander 7-5, 6-7, 6-1 m one...  (347 words)
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    • Breaks go Johan's way [Articles]
      Breaks go Johan's way PORT WASHINGTON (New York). Sun. Johan Carlsson, of Sweden, yesterday eliminated Claudio Mezzadri, of Switzerland, m the boys' 18-year-old division semi-finals of the International Junior Tennis Championships. The 12th-seeded Johan, a 17-year-old who won his country's junior title last year, beat eighth-ranked Claudio, the Swiss junior...  (307 words)
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    • West Indies end long tour on triumphant note [Articles + Illustrations]
      West Indies end long tour on triumphant note BANGALORE, Sun. The West Indies appropriately ended their triumphant three-month cricket tour of India on a victorious note m a one-day benefit match here yesterday. The touring team, who won the six-match Test series 3-0 and made a clean sweep of the...  (275 words)
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    • Pollock's ton knocks wind out of rebels [Articles]
      Pollock's ton knocks wind out of rebels CAPE TOWN, Sun GRAEME POLLOCK struck a characteristically polished century here yesterday to give a South African XI the chance of a big first-innings lead over the rebel West Indian cricketers. Pollock scored 102 and captain Peter Kirsten made a gritty 87 not...  (329 words)
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    • Koreans are in command [Articles + Illustrations]
      Koreans are in command KING'S CUP BANGKOK, Sun South Korea beat Singapore 2 1 after leading 2-0 at naif-time m the last Group A first round match m the Kings Cup soccer tournament here yesterday Korea stored the first goal m only 12 seconds when centre-half Park Seung Xi dribbled...  (102 words)
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    • Man with the Midas touch [Articles]
      Man with the Midas touch MAGNIFICENT MICHEL LEADS GOALSCORERS ROME. Sun French star Michel Platini, named European Footballer of the Year for 1983 earlier this week, celebrated today by going to the top of the goal-scor-ing charts m Italy. Platini, who has still to decide where he will be playing...  (440 words)
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    • BIRTHDAY BLISS [Articles]
      BIRTHDAY BLISS ABERDEEN, San. Manager Alex Ferguson celebrated his 42nd birthday yesterday with Aberdeen's 5-2 win ever Dundee, which pot them four points clear of Celtic at the top of the Premier Division. Tom McKlnlay, carrying the Christmas spirit a shade too far, scored an own goal after four minutes...  (79 words)
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    • Firing a shot in the dark [Articles]
      Firing a shot in the dark BRIGHTON goalkeeper Joe Corrigan dives full-length across the goalmouth m this AP picture, as Chelsea's Kerry Dixon (left) misses the penalty shot during Saturday's English League Division Two match at London's Stamford Bridge Stadium. Chelsea went on to win the match 1-0 to climb...  (94 words)
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    • No room at top of stairs [Articles]
      No room at top of stairs Chartbusters Liverpool remain a smash hit LONDON, Sun. A familiar problem confronted 21 of the English Football League's 22 First Division managers at the start of the New Year today how to dislodge Liverpool from the top of the table. Champions six times m...  (525 words)
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    • Results, Tables [Articles]
      Results, Tables DIVISION ONE Arsenal 2 Southampton 2, Aston Villa 2 Queens Park Rangers 1, Everton 0 Coventry 0, Ipswich 1 Notts County 0, Leicester 1 West Bromwich Albion 1, Manchester United 1 Stoke 0, Nottingham Forest 0 Liverpool 1, Sunderland 2 Luton 0. Watford 1 Birmingham 0, West Ham...  (1367 words)
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    • Rush keeps Reds ahead in race [Articles + Illustrations]
      Rush keeps Reds ahead in race match details... match details... match details... match details... match LONDON. Sun LAN RUSH, ace marksman of the Ei^lish League, scored a vital goal yesterday to give defending ,'hampions Liverpool a 1-0 away win over Nottingham Forest It sent Liverpool into the New Year with...  (606 words)
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    • Ian makes it hot for rivals [Articles]
      Ian makes it hot for rivals LONDON. Sun LIVERPOOL'S lan Rush, with his goal tally of 22. continues to lead the goal-scoring list after yesterday's English League Division One matches. Tottenham s Steve Archibald is Hwe goals adrift. Leading scorers Division One: 22 lan Rush (Liverpool). 17 Steve Archibald (Tottenham)....  (133 words)
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    • All doors lead to clubs [Articles]
      All doors lead to clubs Tay Cheng Khoon After a tumultuous 1983, we look forward to a happy new year DAY ONE GOLF...By ANOTHER year has gone by, and the Singapore Golf Association have still not found a really good excuse to uncork their champagne bottles. The way things are...  (516 words)
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    • One for the road [Articles + Illustrations]
      One for the road Peter Siow YACHTING By Blank cheque needed to quench the thirst LOCAL sailors waited exactly 10 years yachting was last included m the South-east Asia Games m 1973 to show that the expanse of water surrounding their tiny island did not go unexplored. Singapore ruled the...  (422 words)
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    • Two-week diet won't do [Articles]
      Two-week diet won't do Janice Seah NETBALL By IF not for two wacky weeks m June, netball would have suffered a nett loss m 1983. It was only the sixth world tournament that sparked life back into the sport here. Then it immediately made its way back to the backwaters....  (128 words)
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    • Tableful of food for thought [Articles]
      Tableful of food for thought Peter Siow TABLE TENNIS By TABLE TENNIS littered the year with trash, prompting the fans to chant: "What a load of rubbish." Despite the meticulous preparation, which caused a hefty defic't m the Singapore Table Tennis Association's and their sponsors' bank balances, it was still...  (383 words)
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    • When two is not enough [Articles + Illustrations]
      When two is not enough Janice Seah Games like the one played on Gillian must end for everyone's sake SWIMMINC.By WE bade goodbye to a legend last year when Junie Sng turned her back on competitive swimming, tired of the rigours and pain of training, the discipline it had enforced...  (827 words)
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    • Where have all the women gone? [Articles + Illustrations]
      Where have all the women gone? Hakikat Rai ATHLETICS By DURING a year when the athletic world went abegging for more from black American sprinter Carl Lewis and Chinese high jumper Zha Jianhaa, the local scene was left partially charred by a series of verbal blasts that threatened to raze...  (540 words)
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  • Four killed and 50 hurt in French rail blasts [Articles + Illustrations]
    Four killed and 50 hurt in French rail blasts Bomb also damages cultural centre m Tripoli PARIS, Sun. TWO powerful bombs ripped through the main railway station m Marseilles and through a high-speed train last night, killing four people and injuring about dO Early today a bomb exploded at the...  (346 words)
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  • The big Padang party [Articles + Illustrations]
    The big Padang party 'Strangers hugged each other. Some danced. Some linked arms and sang. Others just stood and clapped, happy just to have been part of the evening' by Brian Miller IT BEGAN on a passive note gradually building up to fever pitch. And when the clock at the...  (751 words)
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  • Round-the-world in a barrel [Articles]
    Round-the-world in a barrel LONDON, Sun. A Briton, who set a record when he crossed the Atlantic Ocean m a fibreglass barrel, yesterday began a voyage around the world m his tiny craft. Mr Eric Peters, a 44--year-old sailor from Littlehampton, sailed from the River Thames aiming to cross the...  (162 words)
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  • Raja: I'll be around longer than you think [Articles + Illustrations]
    Raja: I'll be around longer than you think AHMAD OSMAN By MR S. RAJARATNAM, who is now on medical leave, went against his doctor's advice last night to dispel rumours about his health. "I may be around m Kampong Glam longer than you expected," the Second Deputy Prime Minister (Foreign...  (351 words)
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  • SECTION TWO

    • Masthead [Title Section]
      SECTION TWO  (2 words)
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    • Packaging the past [Articles + Illustrations]
      Packaging the past CHAN ENG CHENG Indonesia a 2,sW-year-oid jar found m Anyer, west Java. It is used for containing dead bodies (see picture below) MUSEUMS stuffy, gloomy places containing musty, decaying archaeological artifacts and curios are a thing of the past. When the museum curators of ethnography from the...  (643 words)
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    • Gamelan and wayang kulit shows [Articles]
      Gamelan and wayang kulit shows ETHNOLOGICAL items number 25,000 at the National Museum m central Jakarta. They include prehistoric artifacts such as one of the oldest skulls m the world Pithecanthropus erectus found m Java Timur. This skull of a man is estimated to be a million years old. Other...  (162 words)