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The Straits Times, 27 April 1992

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The Straits Times Estd. 1845 MONDAY, APRIL Vl, SMS 50 CENTS MITA (P) 27/12/91

Rival group attacks Kabul's new rulers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rival group attacks Kabul's new rulers Battle for capital between coalition and fundamentalists KABUL Afghanistan's new rulers, a coalition of mujahideen guerillas, fought off attacks by men loyal to fundamentalist leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar in the capital yesterday, coalition fighters said. They added that men loyal to Mr Hekmatyar, who refused

Visitors charged $1 to view showflat [ARTICLE]

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Visitors charged $1 to view showflat VIEWING showflats, a popular pastime with many Singaporeans, la no longer free at one condominium. Visitors ta The Summit condominium along Upper East Coast Road yesterday had to pay $1 each to see four showflats. For $IM, they could see the penthouse. The showflats,

STRETCHING THE MIND AND BODY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STRETCHING THE MIND AND BODY Anything goes iwr puiyu-cnnic siuaenw swotting ror their examinations at the Changi Airport Terminal 2. Photographer ALPHONSO CHAN caught one studying and doing the stretch to keep himself alert at 3.45 am on a Saturday morning. An hour later, he was still In the same

100 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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100 Yvonne Lim and still going strong In today's world of throwaway products, it is a real achievement to be still around after more than a century. In fact, consumer products like Milkmaid milk, Po Chai pills and Eno's fruit salt have not only lasted long enough to become household

NTUC childcare unit to turn into a co-operative [ARTICLE]

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NTUC childcare unit to turn into a co-operative Move will make it more resourceful and efficient SINGAPORE'S biggest provider of childcare services, the National Trades Union Congress, has decided to turn its childcare arm into a co-op-erative. At its inauguration last night, NTUC secretary-gener-al Ong Teng Cheong said the move

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Mujahideen use drug links to gain influence in struggle for Kabul: Page 4

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IN SUMMARY [ARTICLE]

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IN SUMMARY 'Radar 1 to help stop bus crashes? Some buses in Singapore may soon be equipped with "radar" to prevent accidents. The Singapore Bus Service is looking into equipping its buses with an electronic anti-crash device that alerts the driver with flashing lights and warning sounds if he is

Drop in S'porean visitors worries Johorean traders [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Drop in S'porean visitors worries Johorean traders Leong Chan Teik By in Johor Baru 'Singaporeans tell me they come over, have dinner and relax. By the time they go to nightclubs, they have only an hour or so left. They say no point queueing one hour at the Causeway to

What did this man catch on closed-circuit TV? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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What did this man catch on closed-circuit TV? Caught in the act: Joggers Cyclists Drivers taking naps JOGGERS and cyclists, banned from expressways, use the Central Expressway tunnels regularly. Motorcyclists take shelter from the rain and drivers sometimes stop to use their handphones. In the seven months that the tunnels

'Broken-hearted' Fergie spotted in beach villa in Phuket [ARTICLE]

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'Broken-hearted' Fergie spotted in beach villa in Phuket BANGKOK The Duchess of York, estranged wife of Britain's Prince Andrew, is staying at a private Thai beach villa in Phuket owned by a female arms dealer, according to a Thai newspaper and local sources. The national daily Matichon yesterday said the

Vietnam can be Asian tiger in next decade, says Mr Lee [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Vietnam can be Asian tiger in next decade, says Mr Lee Han Fook Kwang Its people have aptitude but economy must first switch to free market' By in Ho Chi Mmh City It's the beginnings of a people seeking a better life, and exercising initiative, primarily at the street level

Second quake hits California; measures 6.9 on Richter scale [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Second quake hits California; measures 6.9 on Richter scale Two strong aftershocks cause fire, power failures j Ferndale and Petrolia were hit by a quake measuring 6 9 on the Richter scale The epicentre was said to be about 55 km south ol tureka FERNDALE (California) An earthquake measuring 6.9

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WOMAN WHO UPSET MILLIONS Her story today. Batam airport goes international e Earlier this month, Johor's Senai airport went international. Now Batam's Hang Nadim Airport is heading in that direction too all of which is expected to give Changi Airport a run for its money. Interview with Tangs managing director

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Taiwan rather than Singapore ia more appropriate role modal for Vietnam': Page 4 OOOO^OO^Or^OO^OO^OOJOOO^O^OO^OO^OO^OE m^ -^*mmmmmmaammmmmma mmm i yrffi ij s h •j*.-.-^. __T^i 9 m ********y\S' w____i. > P jj yi^ jaM JT^aii' j^^^^lßi worn fi ____________________B a e M I I r 5 Model: 1210 Model: 1710 Model:

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WEATHER Showers over several areas in the afternoon. TEMP. (C) up to 6 a.m. tomorrow: 32 max., 24 min. SUNSET today: 7.07 pm; SUNRISE tomorrow: 6.57 am. GLOBAL WEATHER Amsterdam 7/17 C Cloudy Madrid 7/24 C Cloudy Athens 13/23 C Clear Manila 24/37 C Clear Auckland %Q Moscow -4/9 C

WORLD

Mujahideen use drug links to gain influence in struggle for Kabul [ARTICLE]

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Mujahideen use drug links to gain influence in struggle for Kabul NEW DELHI Control of Afghanistan's multi-billion-dol-lar opium trade was a key factor in the mujahideen power struggle for Kabul, diplomats and Indian officials said. An Afghan diplomat said the drug trade could prompt fundamentalist mujahideen leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to

Chinese protesters end action at NZ embassy [ARTICLE]

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Chinese protesters end action at NZ embassy BEIJING Chinese protesters ended a weekend hunger strike at New Zealand's embassy ln Beijing over tuition fees yesterday after assurances by the New Zealand government that the dispute would be resolved. Visiting New Zealand .Deputy Prime Minister Don McKlnnon promised the students he

Vietnam keen to sign co-operation pact with S'pore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Vietnam keen to sign co-operation pact with S'pore Han Fook Kwang Senior Minister Lee in Vietnam Reports by in Ho Chi Minn City VIETNAM is keen to sign an umbrella agreement with Singapore on economic, trade and scientific co-operation, its Deputy Foreign Minister said on Saturday. In an interview with

Horse racing back in China after 40 years [ARTICLE]

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Horse racing back in China after 40 years GUANGZHOU The return of horse racing attracted an estimated 5,500 spectators yesterday in an experiment seen as a litmus test for the revival of a sport banned in China for more than four decades. But racing fans here had to do without

55 Algerian extremists go on trial over attack which left 3 dead [ARTICLE]

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55 Algerian extremists go on trial over attack which left 3 dead ALGIERS Fundamentalist extremists went on trial for their lives in an Algerian desert town yesterday as the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS) to which they were linked was set to appeal against a court order outlawing the party. Sixty-two

Taiwan 'better role model for Vietnam' [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan 'better role model for Vietnam' TAIWAN, rather than Singapore, was a more appropriate role model for Vietnam which was still a largely agricultural country, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said yesterday. Singapore, he noted, could serve as a model for Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh City, but not for the

'Communism', free market can co-exist [ARTICLE]

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'Communism', free market can co-exist •COMMUNISM and the free market could co- exist in Vietnam but it meant changing the definition of communism, Mr Lee Kuan Yew said yesterday. "If communism means the Communist Party of Vietnam remains in authority and control but exercises a loose jurisdiction and allows individual

Japanese have longest life expectancy: WHO [ARTICLE]

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Japanese have longest life expectancy: WHO 82.5 years for the women and 76.2 years for the men, says report The situation in many malarial wroow hat grown worse over tho last decade, with the mosquitoes and parasites developing increased resistance to insecticides and drugs. World Health Organisation report. UNITED NATIONS

Keep death penalty, urges HK politician [ARTICLE]

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Keep death penalty, urges HK politician HONGKONG A Hongkong politician yesterday called for the death penalty to be retained because of robbers' growing violence. RTHK radio quoted Liberal Democratic Federation member Maria Tam as saying she would write to thc newly appointed governor, Mr Chris Patten, asking him to abandon

Leak in state oil pipeline caused blast that killed 189, says Mexican official [ARTICLE]

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Leak in state oil pipeline caused blast that killed 189, says Mexican official GUADALAJARA (Mexico) A leak in a Pemex state oil company pipeline caused explosions that ripped through a neighbourhood and killed 189 people, an Interior Ministry official said yesterday. Mr Jorge Muniz said that the Pemex oil company

U Nu, freed from house arrest, in good health, says daughter [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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U Nu, freed from house arrest, in good health, says daughter BANGKOK Myanmar's elder statesman, U Nu, was in good health after being released from house arrest, his daughter said yesterday. U Nu, 84, was released at his house in Yangon on Saturday where he had been held by the

Austrians vote to pick new President [ARTICLE]

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Austrians vote to pick new President VIENNA Austrians began voting yesterday for a new President to replace Dr Kurt Waldheim, whose six-year term was marked by Isolation because of his wartime past. About 5.6 million voters were entitled to vote in the polls, which is being contested by four candidates

President resigns, sparking crisis in Italy [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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President resigns, sparking crisis in Italy Move comes a day after Prime Minister Andreotti's resignation ROME Italy's outspoken President Francesco Cossiga has announced his resignation in a tearful television address, plunging the country into one of its worst constitutional tangles since World War 11. Coming a day after Prime Minister

Lockerbie blast: NY court to decide if Pan Am liable [ARTICLE]

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Lockerbie blast: NY court to decide if Pan Am liable NEW YORK More than three years after the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, a trial opens in New York today to determine whether the defunct US airline is liable because of lax security. Although Pan Am

Man shot dead in hospital drama [ARTICLE]

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Man shot dead in hospital drama DHAKA Patients ran from their beds and dived for cover when gunmen stormed into Dhaka's cardiovascular hospital and shot a man dead, witnesses said yesterday. In front of hundreds of people and several policemen, tour men fired at least six shots from revolvers to

Hey! Take your horns off me [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hey! Take your horns off me p-cwire. Bnlfflghtor's assistant Pedrln SevUU grimaces m Us trousers get hooked on a boll's horn darinr a ballflrht In s*v_iw. Spoil, oe Friday. SevUla did Mt suffer My serious Injuries. Reuter

Australia 'needs to drop Union Jack from flag and join region' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Australia 'needs to drop Union Jack from flag and join region' -Asian loaders aaa how wa I deal with that 1 nostalgic attachment to Britain and Europa aa being a vary important sign of whether we've come to terms with our own region and are dealing with life in our

Anti-Rushdie Indians threaten to kill scholar [ARTICLE]

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Anti-Rushdie Indians threaten to kill scholar NEW DELHI Indian Muslims supporting an Iranian death edict on British author Salman Rushdie have threatened to kill a professor who called for the lifting of a government ban on the controversial book The Satanic Verses. 9 Dr Mushirul Hasan, history professor at Delhi's

De Klerk's plan rejected by Mandela, Buthelezi [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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De Klerk's plan rejected by Mandela, Buthelezi Elected council a ploy to prolong white rule, says ANC chief JOHANNESBURG President F. W. de Klerk's plan for a popularly-elected executive council during the transition to post-apartheid democracy has been rejected by Mr Nelson Mandela, the African National Congress president, as a

US plane shot after it failed to identify itself, says Fujimori [ARTICLE]

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US plane shot after it failed to identify itself, says Fujimori LIMA President Alberto Fujimori has said that a US Air Force plane tailed to identify itself or respond to warnings before Peruvian Jets fired at it, punching a hole in it through which a crew member was swept to

Moscow 'wanted to blackmail UK war minister over affair' [ARTICLE]

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Moscow 'wanted to blackmail UK war minister over affair' LONDON A Soviet agent at the centre of Britain's most famous sex-and-espionage scandal has claimed that Moscow planned to blackmail a war minister in the 60s over his affair with a high-society callgui. But the blackmail plot was thwarted when callglrl

UN team completes first visit to Khmer Rouge site [ARTICLE]

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UN team completes first visit to Khmer Rouge site Area found suitable for grouping and disarming factional armies PHNOM PENH The first United Nations peacekeeping mission into territory under the control of the Khmer Rouge has returned to Phnom Penh saying that the trip was successful. The UN Transitional Authority

BRIEFS

China to auction off 2,500 art treasures in October [ARTICLE]

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China to auction off 2,500 art treasures in October BEIJING The Chinese government planned to hold its first auction of pre-1795 art treasures in October to promote tourism and earn foreign exchange, the official China Dally said yesterday. The Belting Auction Market had received permission from the State Cultural Relics

Mum's milk 'can carry HIV' [ARTICLE]

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Mum's milk 'can carry HIV' LONDON Mothers carrying the HIV virus, which causes Aids, could infect their babies by breast-feeding researchers said on Saturday. Breast-fed babies were more than twice as likely to become Infected than other children of HIV-infected mothers, according to a study published in Britain's medical journal,

Procrastinators' choice [ARTICLE]

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Procrastinators' choice PHILADELPHIA The Procrastinators Club of America has made its first presidential endorsement. It picked the late James Buchanan, who held the office from 1857 to 1961. The fact that Mr Buchanan has been dead for almost 124 years should not be a handicap, according to club president Les

Pakistani is tallest man [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pakistani is tallest man picture The world's tallest mu, Pakistani Mohammed Aiam Channa, whs stands nt 2.2 m, comparing Us height with that ef a young spectator as he Is measured officially fer Inclusion la the Ga I n ne** 800 k WariA Records ln London last week. Reuter

Amorous prisoner exposed [ARTICLE]

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Amorous prisoner exposed NAIROBI A Kenyan man who was sent to Jail tricked the authorities into thinking he was a woman and he was exposed only when female prisoners complained about his amorous advances, according to reports. Giving his name as Sarah Paulo when he appeared in court in the

Nobel prize now $1.8m [ARTICLE]

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Nobel prize now $1.8m STOCKHOLM The guardian of the Nobel prizes has said that the vaiue of each of this year's award had been raised to a record US$l.OB million (Ssl.B million) from last year's US$l million. The Nobel Foundation, which manages the money bequeathed by Swedish dynamite inventor Alfred

Second UFO landing strip [ARTICLE]

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Second UFO landing strip BUDAPEST A UFO landing strip had been built near an airport 10 km west of Budapest by the Hungarian Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) Association. The strip, which is Europe's first and the world's second after a similar one in the United States, was a "calling sign"

Clean-up in storm-hit Hunan [ARTICLE]

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Clean-up in storm-hit Hunan BEIJING China has mobilised three million soldiers and civilians to mop up after a devastating rain and hail storm last week that made more than 30,000 people homeless, the official Xinhua news agency said yesterday. Military units and medical teams were sent to central Hunan province

No progress likely at new round of Middle East talks [ARTICLE]

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No progress likely at new round of Middle East talks Movement expected only after Israel's June polls WASHINGTON Arab countries and the Palestinians enter the fifth round of bilateral peace talks with Israel here today with few illusions of any progress before the Israeli general election. Syria and Lebanon agreed

Taipei to probe charges of police brutality against protesters [ARTICLE]

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Taipei to probe charges of police brutality against protesters TAIPEI Taiwan would investigate charges that police were guilty of brutality while ending a five-day protest last week by opposition demonstrators demanding political reforms, the island's police chief said. Mr Chuang Heng-tai, direc-tor-general of the National Police Administration, told Parliament on

Report illegal workers, Taiwan bosses told [ARTICLE]

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Report illegal workers, Taiwan bosses told TAIPEI Employers of some 30,000 illegal foreign workers in Taiwan have been given two weeks to declare them or face Jail, labour officials said yesterday. Illegal workers were also urged to report to police to avoid being fined before deportation, a spokesman for the

Bomb kills boy in New Delhi [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bomb kills boy in New Delhi NEW DELHI A boy was killed and Ave others were injured when a bomb exploded In a park here yesterday, the third blast in the capital in four days, the Press Trust of India reported. No one has claimed responsibility but Sikh militants have

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Beijing slum is home to political victims [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Beijing slum is home to political victims Tough life for aggrieved Chinese seeking redress in capital B» Andrew Browne BEIJING Down on their luck, hungry and homeless, a ragged group of men and women sleep rough by an old canal in Beijing the capital's slum. In a country proud of

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REGIONAL FOCUS

All eyes on Kelantan govt's Islamic law moves [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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All eyes on Kelantan govt's Islamic law moves Ismail Kassim Non-Muslims fear they will be affected though 'PAS will be flexible' By 'You have to set up special courts. You have to train people to man them. Where are the judges to come from?' Mr Ghani Ismail, a veteran Islamic

Two categories: Divine and man-made laws [ARTICLE]

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Two categories: Divine and man-made laws ISMAIL KASSIM ISLAMIC LAWS ISLAMIC laws fall Into two categories: Man-made or divine. Man-made laws are those passed by Parliaments. Punishment* prescribed in the Quran or Ln the Hadlth (the practices of Prophet Mohammad) are considered to be God's laws. Divine laws are known

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ASEAN

Don't intimidate first-time voters, Rudini tells groups [ARTICLE]

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Don't intimidate first-time voters, Rudini tells groups HOME Affairs Minister Rudini has called on mass organisations not to intimidate first-time voters ln the general election in June, according to the Jakarta Post. "Give them a political education on their rights and obligations as citizens instead," he was quoted by the

Foreign press can cover Indonesian polls 'in all areas' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Foreign press can cover Indonesian polls 'in all areas' JAKARTA Foreign journalists will be allowed to cover the June parliamentary elections in all Indonesian provinces, including the former Portuguese colony of East Timor, according to the official Antara news agency. "Foreign press are allowed to cover East Timor as long

Jakarta ban on Dutch aid extends to non-govt help [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta ban on Dutch aid extends to non-govt help JAKARTA Indonesia, which has rejected further aid from the Dutch government, has said that the ban also applies to non-govern-mental assistance, according to the Antara news agency. The dispute over aid flared after Indonesian soldiers shot at and killed civilians in

Prosecutor wants jail for E. Timor 'protest organiser' [ARTICLE]

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Prosecutor wants jail for E. Timor 'protest organiser' JAKARTA A prosecutor here called for a 13-year jail term for an East Timorese accused of masterminding a demonstration one week after the Dili shooting in November, press reports said. Joao Freitas Da Camara, 37, was charged at the central Jakarta state

'Comfort stations existed in Philippines' [ARTICLE]

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'Comfort stations existed in Philippines' MANILA The Japanese Imperial Army set up brothels called "comfort stations" in the Philippines during World War n and forced local women to provide sex to its soldiers, a human rights group said yesterday. The Asian Women's Human Rights Council said it had received documents,

Thai Cabinet to declare assets [ARTICLE]

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Thai Cabinet to declare assets BANGKOK AU of the new Thai Cabinet members are required to declare their assets to the Counter Corruption Commission within 15 days, according to Deputy Prime Minister Meechai Ruchupan. All Cabinet members had to comply with the requirement, which was part of the Counter Corruption

Ramos defends his martial-law role and raps cardinal [ARTICLE]

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Ramos defends his martial-law role and raps cardinal Gunmen kill candidate for Congress MANILA Presidential candidate Fidel Ramos yesterday defended his role as martiallaw enforcer for the late Ferdinand Marcos, and hit back at Philippine church leader Cardinal Jaime Sin for campaigning against him. "There is no reason for me

Imelda signs pact against cheating in elections [ARTICLE]

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Imelda signs pact against cheating in elections MANILA Former First Lady Imelda Marcos signed a pact yesterday pledging not to cheat or use violence in her battle to win the Philippine presidency in May 11 elections. She was the first of seven candidates to sign the agreement intended to prevent

We were abused in Kuwait: Maids [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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We were abused in Kuwait: Maids MANILA A group of 118 Filipino housemaids returned home from Kuwait on Saturday, some saying that they had either been raped, beaten or forced to work without pay by their employers. "I escaped because my employer always beat me up, and also because she

Autopsy done on UK convict found dead in Thai cell [ARTICLE]

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Autopsy done on UK convict found dead in Thai cell BANGKOK A police doctor on Saturday conducted an autopsy on a British narcotics convict found dead in his prison cell, a nurse at the police forensic laboratory said. Stephen Harris of Nottingham was found hanged in his cell at Bangkok's

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Call to avoid Johor not serious, says paper [ARTICLE]

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Call to avoid Johor not serious, says paper Kalimullah Hassan By KUALA LUMPUR The Mingguan Malaysia yesterday described Singapore MP Choo Wee Khiang's call for Singaporeans not to visit Johor for six months as "not serious" and said Malaysians should not react to it. In a column yesterday, the newspaper

Johor politicians want to know if Singapore MP's view is personal [ARTICLE]

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Johor politicians want to know if Singapore MP's view is personal JOHOR BARU Six Johor state assemblymen and a Member of Parliament want to know whether a Singapore MP's recent statement calling on Singaporeans not to visit the state for six months is a personal or government view. According to

Johor plans joint exercise on oil spills with S'pore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Johor plans joint exercise on oil spills with S'pore THE Johor government plans to hold a joint exercise with Singapore on clearing oil spills in the Johor Straits so that if a serious oil leak occurs there, Malaysia and Singapore will be able to take immediate remedial action. The Nanyang

Mahathir's birthplace to be turned into historic site [ARTICLE]

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Mahathir's birthplace to be turned into historic site ALOR STAR The house where Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad was born, in Lorong Kilang Ais, Jalan Pegawai, here, will be restored and turned into a historic site. The director-general of the National Archives, Datuk Zakiah Hanum Haji Abdul Hamid,

Environmental groups 'may use violence in anti-timber drive' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Environmental groups 'may use violence in anti-timber drive' KUALA LUMPUR Several environmental non-govern-mental organisations (NGOs) in the West have become aggressive and are threatening to use violence and terrorism in their smear campaign against tropical timber. Primary Industries Minister Datuk Seri Dr Lim Keng Yalk said yesterday that the latest

KL may ask for bolder waniings on cigarette packs [ARTICLE]

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KL may ask for bolder waniings on cigarette packs KUALA LUMPUR The Ministry of Health is considering asking cigarette companies to print bolder warning labels on cigarette packs. The warning labels now were small and hardly visible, Health Minister Datuk Lee .Kim Sai said after launching the National NoSmoking Week

Consult all races on hudud law, Spirit of' 46 urges Kelantan govt [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Consult all races on hudud law, Spirit of 46 urges Kelantan govt Kelantan 'not ready to implement law' KOTA BARU The Spirit of '46 has urged the Kelantan government to consult all Suarters, including non-Mus-ms, before Implementing hudud law. Its liaison chief, Mr Rozali Isohak, who la also the Second

Party won't fall apart: Razaleigh [ARTICLE]

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Party won't fall apart: Razaleigh KUALA LUMPUR Spirit of '46 president Tengku Razaleigh Hamzah said yesterday that the party would not allow itself to disintegrate despite resignations by some of its members. "There have not been many resignations as has been reported. "In fact, only eight of the 43 Supreme

Scantily-clad artistes banned from TV shows [ARTICLE]

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Scantily-clad artistes banned from TV shows THE Information Ministry has banned all scantily-clad artistes from appearing on television, according to a Sunday Star report. The newspaper quoted Information Minister Datuk Mohamed Rahmat as saying that the ban, effective last Saturday, was an extension of the recently-imposed ruling which barred artistes

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New seat belt rulings won't make family outings difficult [ARTICLE]

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New seat belt rulings won't make family outings difficult Law only requires that all belts be used: Police THE new seat belt regulations will not make family outings difficult, says the Traffic Police. It was responding to concern expressed by some Singaporeans that the changes might reduce the number of

Only gamelan music teacher in S'pore a Chinese [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Only gamelan music teacher in S'pore a Chinese THE only teacher of traditional Javanese gamelan music in Singapore is a Chinese. Miss Joyce Teo, 27, who studied this form of percussion music while she was studying in Australia, now gives lessons at the Kampong Kembangan Community Club. Gamelan music, usually

AROUND THE COURTS

Youth stabbed robbery victim [ARTICLE]

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Youth stabbed robbery victim A CADDY who stabbed a production operator several times before robbing her of $87 was ordered to undergo corrective training on Friday. Miss Lim Kwee Huang, 21, was returning to her flat in Block 177, Boon Lay Drive, when Muhamad Kadar, 16, followed her into the

'Lent money illegally' charge [ARTICLE]

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'Lent money illegally' charge A MAN was charged last Thursday with illegal moneylending and intimidating a debtor. Yeo Seok Up, 29, allegedly lent Mr Lim Yam Lee $500 at 20 per cent interest in December at Lorong 17, Geylang. He also faced a second charge of criminally intimidating Mr Lim

Director on CBT charges [ARTICLE]

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Director on CBT charges A SHIPPING company director has been charged with six counts of criminal breach of trust of more than $500,000 belonging to the firm. Lim Teck Cheng, 38, of Wyno Marine Pte Ltd, allegedly did this through six cheques with a total value of $533,500 entrusted to

The spirit of giving [ARTICLE]

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The spirit of giving That's the theme of speeches at Hari Raya gatherings MPs and community leaders out celebrating Hari Raya with Muslim Singaporeans over the weekend had one common theme threading their speeches: the spirit of giving. At Bukit Batok on Saturday, Parliamentary Secretary for Home Affairs and Labour

TVs and VCRs stolen from warehouse [ARTICLE]

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TVs and VCRs stolen from warehouse THIEVES broke into a warehouse at Jalan Ahmad Ibrahim in Jurong, and carted away 88 television sets and 100 video-cassette recorders worth $66,400, sometime between Friday and Saturday. Mr Mustafa Hussian, 24, the director of Mazcorp International Pte Ltd, which owns the goods, told

SBS considering 'radar' device for buses to reduce accidents [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SBS considering 'radar' device for buses to reduce accidents THE driver of the car slows down as he looks for the road he wants to turn into. It Is night, and the driver of the bus behind cannot quite make out that he is closing in rapidly on the smaller

Weight loss for a good cause [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Weight loss for a good cause National Healthy Lifestyle Campaign ONE man's loss is another man's gain. But Mr Derek Wenn, who lost 10 kg, is no sore loser. The 60-year-old British expatriate went on a "slimathon" to raise money for a new bed and wheelchair for Mr Johnny Ang,

Free parking for visitors [ARTICLE]

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Win a cruise for two to nowhere [ARTICLE]

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Win a cruise for two to nowhere YOU might win a chance te •all away oa a cruiser, the New Imperial Cheng Ho. Thirty-five people will be able te win this oae-day cruise te nowhere for two on this ship. Visiters te the National Health Pair need only All a

SAF party without smoke and alcohol [ARTICLE]

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SAF party without smoke and alcohol CAN a disco party that is smoko-free and alcohol-free be fun? Those who attended a Singapore Armed Forces' party last night certainly thought so. About 1,000 national servicemen, regulars and reservists and their partners attended the smoke- and alco-hol-free party at Zouk last night.

Support group formed to help families of head injury victims [ARTICLE]

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Support group formed to help families of head injury victims On her feet again, thanks to advice UNLIKE some parents, who may be glad to oee that their daughters had toes pointed like a ballerina's, Mrs Lily Png was told that it was not a good sign. She explained: "For

Doctors take a twirl on the dance floor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Doctors take a twirl on the dance floor MEET some doctors who are equally adept at the cha-cha and the tango as they are at curing illnesses. They are members of the Medical Alumni Association's Ballroom Dance Club, which brings together some 60 doctors and their spouses who share a

Cheo: Nee Soon Central using only half of $1m budget to upgrade park [ARTICLE]

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Cheo: Nee Soon Central using only half of $1m budget to upgrade park OPPOSITION MP Cheo Chai Chen yesterday said he will spend only half of the $1 million earmarked by the previous PAP-led town council for the upgrading of the Nee Soon Garden. The MP for Nee Soon Central

Ling says 'yes' to HDB upgrading for Bt Gombak [ARTICLE]

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Ling says 'yes' to HDB upgrading for Bt Gombak YES, do include Bukit Gombak in the HDB's upgrading programme, the ward's MP, Mr Ling How Doong, said yesterday. But he added that the ward was not likely to be upgraded now that the People's Action Party had announced its new

JB's message: Spend here, but keep attitude at home [ARTICLE]

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JB's message: Spend here, but keep attitude at home Leong Chan Teik Johoreans want S'pore business but not its rudeness Reports by in Johor Baru SINGAPOREANS, we want your business, but leave your attitude at home. This was the message several Johor residents and traders had for the thousands of

What Johoreans say [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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What Johoreans say 'Johor would be a dead state if Singaporeans stopped coming.' Mr Ranjeet Singh, 29, manager of a fast-food restaurant. 'Singaporeans expect good service and grumble about us They like to boast about their supermarkets at home.' Miss Najiha Jaafar, 18, a student who has worked in a

JB petrol kiosk attendant hit me, S'porean claims [ARTICLE]

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JB petrol kiosk attendant hit me, S'porean claims Robin Yee Tour policemen saw the incident but did nothing' By A SINGAPOREAN claimed he was assaulted at a petrol station in Johor Baru on Saturday night after he accused an attendant of shortchanging him. Mr Shang Tian Poh, 42, a construction

S'pore cars not adding to JB jam [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore cars not adding to JB jam NOT A WEEKEND CAR IN SIGHT SINGAPORE weekend cars are not contributing to traffic congestion in Johor Baru, contrary to what some Johor officials have been saying. These red-plated cars are seldom seen in the town, according to residents. For example, Mr Abu

Prices on the rise in Johor Baru [ARTICLE]

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Prices on the rise in Johor Baru How much it costs In Johor ßaru I s,n fl a P»™ (last week) mjJJ^UBI 1991 1992 AtAngMoKio Sea bass Msll/kg Msl2/kg ,07kg ($7.95) Tiger prawns Msl7/kg M|2o/kg $12/Vg ($13.25) Pom fret Msls/kg Ms2o/kg Sl6/kg ($13.25) ftl3TPif«l|ff*RPßjnJ NTUC MtjAMUMU^dIMiJmM Fairprlce Gardenia (white meal)

S'poreans still save by shopping in JB [ARTICLE]

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S'poreans still save by shopping in JB SOME food items in Johor Baru cost a little more now, but Singaporeans can still enjoy substantial savings shopping there, a Straits Times check last week showed. The check compared the prices of 13 items which Mr Hefferich Tan, a marketing manager, and

NEWSFRONT

Record 31,232 people take part in jog/walk [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Record 31,232 people take part in jog/walk A RECORD number of people turned up for a morning jog /walk organised by the Singapore Sports Council yesterday. The event attracted 31,232 people, at least 2,000 more than the previous record set in 1990, the council said. Held in conjunction with the

Yishun food drive a success [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yishun food drive a success IN JUST three days, about $40,000 worth of food was collected from Yishun Town shopkeepers and residents for 15 charities. This amount exceeded the $30,000 target the organisers had set, and has encouraged them to make this an annual event. Organised by five Lions Clubs

Owner identified stolen bird [ARTICLE]

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Owner identified stolen bird A MAN took great pains to steal a neighbour's caged bird, but the stolen bird was recognised three days later by its owner. Azhar Alias, 20, jobless, was fined 1600 in a district court on Saturday tor the theft of the jumbol bird and cage worth

Over 1,800 women in S'pore using skin contraceptive [ARTICLE]

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Over 1,800 women in S'pore using skin contraceptive Brendan Pereira By Implant clinic set up recently at KK Hospital MORE than 1,800 women in Singapore, including a small number who have steady boyfriends, have had a contraceptive inserted under the skin since the procedure was approved by the Health Ministry.

Investigator charged with bribing policeman to steal court file [ARTICLE]

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Investigator charged with bribing policeman to steal court file A PRIVATE investigator already accused of fraud and misappropriation was charged with giving bribes to make a police constable steal a file of his case from a court. Leong Yew Thong, 35, also a bankrupt, allegedly paid for police constable Lam

Helping people by raising education level 'better than welfare system' [ARTICLE]

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Helping people by raising education level 'better than welfare system' RAISING the education level is a much better way of helping people than embarking on a welfare programme. "If we can educate all our children to the best of their potential, we will raise their income-earning capacity. You will earn

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Australasia calling [ARTICLE]

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Australasia calling THE problem with closer relations between Australia and Asia is not that the former is on the periphery of the latter. That is a geographical fact. The problem is that many Australians see Asia as being located on the periphery of Europe and North America. At the heart

QUOTES [ARTICLE]

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QUOTES "There is the leader who heads both the government and the reform movement, and there Is the guarantor of state stability. The first type of president addresses himself directly to the people, while the second type keeps his own counsel, even though he may occasionally explain his actions. I

Rough road towards Korean reunification [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rough road towards Korean reunification EAST ASIA WATCH i ii i —i— US Newt World Report Kim II Sung's Korea its plight is due partly to Marxist mismanagement, partly to the loss of East European markets and the withdrawal of Soviet aid. WHEN azaleas, magnolias and cherry blossoms break out

Japan must commit itself to being No. 2, however difficult the role [ARTICLE]

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Japan must commit itself to being No. 2, however difficult the role Makoto Utsumi By JAPAN-US relations are in a crucial stage. Unilateral solutions have become impossible because the problems and interests of the world's largest economy, the US, are intricately entangled with those of the second largest, Japan. The

Mao is back in vogue in China, and bigger than ever [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mao is back in vogue in China, and bigger than ever Linda Jaivin By A Asian wall Street Journal IT'S a comeback even Elvis would envy. Mao Zedong, dead for nearly 16 years now, has gone platinum. Top of the pops. Sales of The Red Sun, a collection of Cultural

Why the Grand Canyon is a significant movie for President Bush [ARTICLE]

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Why the Grand Canyon is a significant movie for President Bush Tht Economist WHEN asked what the Bush campaign this autumn will be all about, staffers tap their noses knowingly and say "Grand Canyon". At first, the hint seems wholly bizarre. Lawrence Kasdan, the director of the movie, Grand Canyon,

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Channel B checks must be for all passengers of an airline [LETTER]

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Channel B checks must be for all passengers of an airline I REFER to the report, "Channel B sizes up carryons for airlines" (ST, April 23). I agree that a certain amount ot security is necessary when passengers board tlights. But why are the checks restricted to certain airlines and

Police should register security staff of entertainment places [LETTER]

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Police should register security staff of entertainment places WE HAVE recently witnessed a spate of attacks on patrons by employees of entertainment outlets. People employed for security at such establishments should be made responsible for their actions. On applying for a licence, the operator should be informed that all security

SBS to hold inquiry on two errant bus drivers [LETTER]

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SBS to hold inquiry on two errant bus drivers Company regrets drivers did not show concern for passengers I REFER to the letters "No aid for woman hurt when bus stopped suddenly" by Lee Kok Ann and "2 buses collided, but drivers did not check if anyone was hurt" by

Justice for murder victims' family [LETTER]

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Justice for murder victims' family THE report, "Gas-chamber death for California double murderer sparks uproar" (ST, April 23), invites speculation on whether the uproar would have arisen if the prisoner, Robert Alton Harris, had faced the firing squad, been hanged or electrocuted instead. Apart from the uncertainty of a last-minute

MOU does not allow US to set up a base in S'pore [LETTER]

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MOU does not allow US to set up a base in S'pore I REFER to your report "PM Goh erred in saying S'pore will not be US base: Retired Jakarta general" (ST, April 25). The Prime Minister has affirmed publicly that the Government will not allow the United States to

Police will monitor heavy traffic flow along Mt Elizabeth [LETTER]

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Police will monitor heavy traffic flow along Mt Elizabeth I REFER to the letter "Traffic cops not around when needed" by Mr Dennis Distant (ST, April 21). Traffic Police do have a shift system which is designed to cope with the daily operational requirements. The shifts overlap to ensure that

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Lions loses with heart, Lee stars in finale [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lions loses with heart, Lee stars in finale Peter Khoo SOCCER By SINGAPORE put up a brave showing to restrict Asian soccer giant China to a 1-0 win in their final Asian Cup Qualifying Groifp Four match at the National Stadium last night. The Lions, led ably by skipper T.

Kvacek to settle for zonal marking in Semi-Pro meet [ARTICLE]

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Kvacek to settle for zonal marking in Semi-Pro meet ZONAL marking will be one of Singapore coach Mi ious Kvacek's main systems for the Semi-Pro soccer competition, starting on May 9. It was used with success at the National Stadium last night. He introduced the system, which requires players to

Lewis, Burrell star in world 800m relay record [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lewis, Burrell star in world 800m relay record 'We were introduced (at a banquet) aa the future world record-holders in the 400 and 800 relaye. It wae almoat like a dream. Today we woke up and now we have the world record.' Leroy Burrell (above) ATHLETICB PHILADELPHIA Carl Lewis and

Reynolds flops again in qualifier [ARTICLE]

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Reynolds flops again in qualifier OES MOINES (Iowa) Butch Reynolds, world-re-cord holder ln the lit metres (43.295ep), failed on Saturday ln Ms second attempt at qualifying for the Olympic trials since a 19M suspension for testing positive to steroids. The 27-year-old could only manage tf.Ksec at the Drake Relays meet.

Zainal gets consolation goal as Thais triumph [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Zainal gets consolation goal as Thais triumph Joe Dorai By STRIKER Zainal Abideen gained some consolation for Singapore with a Tlst-minute goal in his team's 1-3 defeat by Thailand in the Asian Youth Group Four qualifying round soccer competition at the National Stadium yesterday. Czechoslovakia-trained Zainal, the top striker in

Rays of hope flicker as youths impress [ARTICLE]

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Rays of hope flicker as youths impress HAKIKAT RAI ALTHOUGH no records were broken in the Singapore Amateur Athletic Association's second All-Comers meet yesterday, there were still some bright rays on a rainy afternoon at the National University of Singapore. These were brought on by the creditable performances of some

Leeds' title with a dream goal for Rush [ARTICLE]

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Leeds' title with a dream goal for Rush Godfrey Robert TV VIEW By A DREAM came true when lan Rush scored his first ca-reer-goal for Liverpool in 24 attempts against Manchester United at Anfield yesterday. And an 87th-minute goal by Mark Walters made it 2-0, confirming the English League Division

China's Tan dives to golden comeback after a year's absence [ARTICLE]

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China's Tan dives to golden comeback after a year's absence SWIMMING HIROSHIMA Chinese diver Tan Liangde made a successful comeback when he won the gold medal in the men's three-metre springboard final on the second day of the Asian Swimming Championships yesterday. Tan, 27, a silver medallist at the Perth

THE LATE NEWS

Ten fans die in Le Mans [ARTICLE]

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Ten fans die in Le Mans Ten motorcycle fans were killed and 51 injured in a series of road accidents on Saturday night in and around Le Mans in France, where thousands of fans were gathered for the Le Mans 24-hour motorcycle race. Local authorities and organisers blamed drinking and

FAM's plea [ARTICLE]

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FAM's plea Football Association of Malaysia deputy president Tengku Ahmad Rithauddeen yesterday urged Semi-Pro League sides to register nine contract working players in their team lists for the new season by next week.

Basuki's day [ARTICLE]

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Basuki's day Indonesia's world No. 56 Yayuk Basuki strolled past Czech Andrea Strnadova 6-3, 6-0 to win the singles title in the Malaysian International women's tennis championships in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.

Singapore Polo edged out on goal difference [ARTICLE]

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Singapore Polo edged out on goal difference POLO THE Chrtier POLO PAHANG POLO edged out Singapore Polo Club on goal difference to win the Second Cartler Cup at Thomson Road yesterday. Pahang Polo and Singapore ended the three-day tournament with two wins and a draw each the teams drew 6-6

Singapore not having a ball with 'torpedo' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore not having a ball with 'torpedo' WILFRED YEO reports from Tokyo on the East Asia Squash Championships, starting tomorrow Players find the Merco too heavy and fast MAH LI LIAN stuck her tongue out at the mention of it, the other women do not quite know what to make

Krickstein and Muster move into the final [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Krickstein and Muster move into the final TENNIS MONTE CARLO American Aaron Krickstein, the last seed left in the Monte Carlo Open, and Austria's Thomas Muster killed off their opponents in different ways on Saturday to reach the final. Krickstein, seeded 16, went in all guns blazing as he destroyed

Injuries and Choo are inseparable partners [ARTICLE]

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Injuries and Choo are inseparable partners FOCUS: Josephine Choo SINGAPORE'S women No. 2 Josephine Choo carries a mini-medical kit whenever she travels with the national team. She is not a doctor, but probably wishes that she had taken medicine instead of estate management for her degree. The 25-year-old marketing executive

Tampines set for Singapore Open [ARTICLE]

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Tampines set for Singapore Open Tay Cheng Khoon QOLF By NEVER before had a speech been so warmly received by local professional golfers. The contents of Tanah Merah Country Club lady captain Jeanette Sim's closing speech at the 54-hole $75,000 TMCCJAL Invitation tournament last Saturday did not matter. The applause

Jumbo wings way to Dunlop Open [ARTICLE]

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Jumbo wings way to Dunlop Open FOREIGN ROUND-UP INAMACHI (Japan) Masashi "Jumbo" Ozaki beat Canadian Brent Franklin on the first hole of a sudden-death play-off yesterday to win the Dunlop Open golf tournament. The Japanese sank a 30-cen-timetre birdie while Franklin's par putt lipped the 518-yard, par-five 18th. His first

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS AMERICAN FOOTBALL WLAF: Orlando Thunder 38 Frankfurt Galaxv 0, San Antonio Riders 17 Birmingham Fire 14. BASEBALL National Leagne: Pirates 1 Cubs 0, Mets 3 Phillies 2. Braves 2 Astros 0, Cardinals 2 Kxpos 1 (17 inns), Reds 11 Padres 5, Dodgers 7 Giants 6 (10). American

McManus battles into last eight [ARTICLE]

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McManus battles into last eight SNOOKER SHEFFIELD Young Scot Alan McManus fought his way into the quarter-finals of the world snooker championship here on Saturday and then declared his toughest matches were over. World champion John Parrott, his next opponent, might well have something to say about that, but McManus

SPORT IN SHORT

Lee upstages Kee to clinch Warren Open [ARTICLE]

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Lee upstages Kee to clinch Warren Open Keppel Club's Serene Lee upstaged the Republic's leading women golfer Kee Bee Khim to win the rain-plagued Warren Ladies Open golf championship at Folkestone Road. Lee, who has been knocking on the national team door, carded an 81 to edge out Kee by

Conner cuts deficit [ARTICLE]

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Conner cuts deficit Dennis Conner beat Bill Koch's America3 on Saturday to reduce Koch's lead in the best -of -13 defender finals to 4-2. And New Zealand overcame a huge deficit to beat both Italy's II Moro di Venezia and the time clock.

Warwick's pole position [ARTICLE]

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Warwick's pole position Britain's Derek Warwick gave Peugeot pole position on Saturday for the opening round of the troubled world sportscar championship ln Monza, Italy, yesterday.

Krabbe is not welcome [ARTICLE]

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Krabbe is not welcome Katrin Krabbe, whose fouryear suspension was lifted' by. the German athletics federation in a controversial ruling early this month, will be barred from the DN Galan Grand Prix meet in Stockholm on July 2, according to a Swedish newspaper report. "We have decided not to invite

Bath's third rugby crown [ARTICLE]

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Bath's third rugby crown Bath swept to its third English rugby union title in four seasons on Saturday by crushing Saracens 32-12. Bath's goalkickers Stuart Barnes and Jonathan Webb gave erratic displays but Bath still proved too strong.

Ludwig races to the front [ARTICLE]

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Ludwig races to the front Olaf Ludwig, 32, regained control of the cycling World Cup standings on Saturday by becoming the first German to win the Amstel Gold race in Maastricht, Holland. The Olympic champion comfortably won a sprint finish to the 247.5km race from Heerlen to Maastricht. Belgium's Johan

Eubank keeps boxing title [ARTICLE]

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Eubank keeps boxing title Chris Eubank defeated American John Jarvis, 35, in Manchester on Saturday in the third defence of his World Boxing Organisation supermiddleweight title. The Englishman pulled out a superb right hand in the third round to send Jarvis, a third-choice opponent, crashing to the canvas where he

Olympic village opens [ARTICLE]

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Olympic village opens Barcelona's Olympic village opened to the public on Saturday, giving tens of thousands of citizens their first chance to view the city's biggest building project in a century. The futuristic village, which will house 15,000 athletes and officials during July's Games, has sprung up on former industrial

Top 5 set for May event [ARTICLE]

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Top 5 set for May event The five fastest high hurdlers in history, led by two-time Olympic gold medalist and world record-holder Roger Kingdom, will compete in the New York Games on May 24 at Columbia University. Kingdom, the 1984 and 1988 Olympic 110-metre hurdles champion, set the world record

Kiwi Kuiti's British pledge [ARTICLE]

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Kiwi Kuiti's British pledge New Zealand rugby league international Mike Kuiti has pledged his future to British Second Division side Rochdale Hornets for the next two seasons.

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OBITUARIES

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths MADAM ANG LIAN HUAY AGE: 55 passed away peacefully on 25-04-92. Sadly missed by family and loved ones. Husband: Or Kim Peow •■Bl Daughter-in-law: Or Klam _Meng Adeline Chua Or Toh Wat Or Lay Huat. Daniel Daughters: Or Lay Hong, Valerie Or Lay Tin Or Lay

850 Deaths [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths MDM. JULIANA OON KIM NEO DEPARTED 25 APR. 1992 AGE: 76 A sell sacrificing mother who was always there for us. Leaving behind her beloved Daughters Doris Evelyn Diana Son Alan Sons-in-law: David Tan lan Snodgrass Bobby Toh 5 granddaughters. 2 grandsons to mourn hcr loss Cortcgt leaves

851 Acknowledgements [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements VINCENT CHELLIAH DEPARTED: 19.4.92 wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to the management and staff of Sembawang Shipyard, Management and Members of SSEU. the president and members of Balasubramanlam Temple, relatives and friends for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences, donations and wreaths during their recent bereavement.

852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences With Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to MR. NG KAR CHEONG The Chairman off Pan United Shipping Pte. Ltd. Poly Resources Pte. Ltd. on the demise of his beloved father MR. NG PEK LOK from PROFIT MARINE PTE. LTD.

851 Acknowledgements [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements The family of the late HAJI MOHD SHARIFF POHAN BIN ARSAD patted away peacefully on 23/4/93. wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all relatives and friends for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences donations during thetr recent bereavement. Tel: XXXXX71 Th* family of the late Mdm.

852 Condolences [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences With Deepest Condolenc and Sympathies to the Family of the Late lAN JEREMY XAVIER Departed: 23 April 1992 From: DEBBIE KIERAN SHY AM SHOBA 808 JESS MONO GEETHA

853 In Memoriam [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam In Loving Memory of JOSEPH 'LUM Departed 27.4.86 We often think of bygone days When we were together; The family chain is broken But memories live for ever. From lamily Mmt onat. 7TH ANNIVERSARY DE VIGGI O/O QOVINOA NAIR W/O MAHALINGAM Departed 27.4.85 Always remembered by: Husband,

853 In Memoriam [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam In Loving Memory Of NG CHWEE LIAN Departed 27th April 1991 There ls a link death cannot sever. Love and remembrance last forever. You are always In our thoughts Always remembered by brother!, SiSterS, brother-in-law, sillers. n-law. nephews, nieces and many loved ones. MDM. SOON HON MOOI

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SPORTS/RACING

Despair and some joy at Wednesday [ARTICLE]

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Despair and some joy at Wednesday Post mortems and last-gasp prayers on lower rungs ENGLISH SOCCER LONDON Sheffield Wednesday player-manager Trevor Francis virtually conceded defeat in his side's unlikely bid for the English League title after its 1-1 draw at Crystal Palace on Saturday. The former England striker admitted that

SOCCER SHORTS

Businessman offers $13 m to sign Maradona if elected boss [ARTICLE]

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Businessman offers $13 m to sign Maradona if elected boss AN ARGENTINE businessman, Mauricio Macri, has announced he will pay US$B million ($13.2 million) to sign soccer star Diego Maradona if he is elected president of the Boca Juniors club, imported Buenos Aires newspapers. Macri was quoted as saying he

Trio out of England squad [ARTICLE]

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Trio out of England squad THREE players pulled out of the England squad on Saturday for the friendly with the Commonwealth of Independent States next week. Sheffield Wednesday striker David Hirst withdrew after aggravating an Achilles tendon injury. Arsenal strikers Paul Merson and Kevin Campbell suffered calf and ankle injuries

Medical if rule is passed [ARTICLE]

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Medical if rule is passed ENGLAND players will face a medical next season before being allowed to withdraw from international duty if a rule change planned by the Football Association is passed on May 27. Manager Graham Taylor's suspicion that phantom injuries are sometimes used to deny him players has

Papin heads for AC Milan [ARTICLE]

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Papin heads for AC Milan FRENCH striker Jean-Pierre Papin revealed a secret most fans already knew on Saturday by announcing he was moving from Marseille to Italy's AC Milan. "I wanted to tell you that I will play foi AC Milan next season,'' he told a silent 50,000 crowd just

Four fighting for title [ARTICLE]

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Four fighting for title EINTRACHT Frankfurt struck a pyschological blow in the tightest race (or the German League title for years when it beat rival Bayer T^everkusen 3-1 away on Saturday to take a slim lead at the top. Goals from German international Andy Moeller and midfielders Ralf Weber and

Bitter blow to Barcelona [ARTICLE]

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Bitter blow to Barcelona LOWLY Tenerife dealt Barcelona a bitter blow to its title hopes on Saturday with a fine 2-1 home win over the Spanish champion. Inspired by new team coach, Argentine Jorge Valdano, the island team raced ahead with an early goal and despite a Barcelona equaliser soon

GOODBYE, GAZZA AND GARY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GOODBYE, GAZZA AND GARY picture. Hanging np their Spurs: Paul Uascoigne, who is off to Italy, and Japan-bound Lineker with a memento presented to them by Tottenham. Reuter

White Hart Lane sends off Lineker [ARTICLE]

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White Hart Lane sends off Lineker FOCUS: Gary Lineker I'm pleased to be going out with a few g0a15...l think I could have stretched to another year, but it's been a bit of a slog this season.' Lineker LONDON Gary Lineker, English soccer's top goalscorer, bid an emotional farewell to

RESULTS AND TABLES [ARTICLE]

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RESULTS AND TABLES AUSTRIAN DIVISION (INK FC Tirol 3 St Poelten 0, Vjrwaerts Steyr 0 Austria Salzburg 2, Admira Waeker 3 Rapid 1 Vienna 0 Mocdling 0, Krems 1 Sturm Graz 1, Gak 1 DSV Alpine I Usk 0 Sportclub t. BKLGIAN Meohelen 0 Anderlecht 0, SC Charleroi 4 Alost

Trudy makes it 3 in record time [ARTICLE]

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Trudy makes it 3 in record time RACING FOUR-DIGIT DRAW April 26 1902 FIRST 6447 SECOND 6768 THIRD 5297 STARTERS 3108 7878 1693 4903 3467 2837 1413 4644 9410 2990 CONSOLATIONS 5434 3651 6301 6487 5398 2816 5055 8609 5025 217£- VISITING rider Trudy Collett notched up her third win

IPOH RACE RESULTS [ARTICLE]

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IPOH RACE RESULTS RACE 1 CLASS 3 DIV 2 1,600m 10 M SPECIAL 51 5 (47 13) 0 Cktt (3) I fi 1 2 LENDL 55.5 c 52.5 (XXXXX) Soflian (2) 2 2 2 8 MARK'S CHOICE 53 (19-7) TCdbH(lO) 5 4 3 Other) in fenhmg order. Mritering (XXXXX) Gopal,

IPOH STEWARDS' REPORT [ARTICLE]

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IPOH STEWARDS' REPORT RACE 1: Penang Star was restless in his barrier. Shortly after entering the straight, Black Warrior shifted in abruptly under the whip and had to be straightened. Near the 200m, T. Collett (Mark's Choice) dropped her whip. Evita 11, who tailed off in the straight, must pass

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Five Beijing companies plan public share offers [ARTICLE]

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Five Beijing companies plan public share offers First time firms in capital are allowed to cash in on 'stock fever' BEIJING Five Beijing companies plan to start issuing stock to the public in the first half of this year, the first time companies in China's capital are allowed to cash

BRIEFS

China's trade surplus dips [ARTICLE]

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China's trade surplus dips BEIJING China's trade surplus fell nearly US$l billion (5f1.65 billion) in the first quarter due to sluggish export growth blamed on the recession in Western markets, an official news report said yesterday. The surplus fell to US$l. 2l billion in the first three months of the

Rate cut: Dawkins cautious [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rate cut: Dawkins cautious SYDNEY Official figures this week will confirm Australia's low inflation rate, Treasurer John Dawkins (right) said yesterday, but he cautioned that other factors would affect a decision to cut interest rates. Australia's annual inflation rate dropped to 1.5 per cent its lowest since 1964 in December

HK firm eyes building [ARTICLE]

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HK firm eyes building BUDAPEST The Hongkong firm Top Vision Electronic plans to pay US$l.7 million (Ss2.B million) to buy a reportedly unstable 25-storey building in the southern city of Pecs to convert into a business centre, press reports here said last Saturday. The building caused alarm two years ago

Back to rubber growing [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Back to rubber growing KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia may allocate about MJ2OO million (XXXXX.4 million) to encourage rubber replanting throughout the country, Deputy Prime Minister Ghafar Baba (right) said. The Bernama news agency quoted him as saying that with the allocation, the acreage under replanting would be expanded to 60.000 hectares

Vietnam seeks KL's help to set up free trade zones [ARTICLE]

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Vietnam seeks KL's help to set up free trade zones SUNGEI PETANI Vietnam I has invited Malaysia to prepare proposals for the establishment of free trade zones (FTZs) in that country. International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz said the invitation was made during the recent visit by

Philips forms HDTV venture in China [ARTICLE]

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Philips forms HDTV venture in China BEIJING The Dutch conglomerate Philips is taking a majority share in a joint venture to make high-definition television (HDTV) sets in China, the Xinhua news agency said. Philips will provide 51 per cent of the US$BO-million (XXXXX.8-million) capitalisation for the joint venture, under an

Seoul ticks off 23 firms for wage hikeabove 5% [ARTICLE]

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Seoul ticks off 23 firms for wage hikeabove 5 SEOUL The South Korean government has imposed punitive sanctions on 23 domestic financial institutions for failing to keep wage increases under 5 per cent, a leading newspaper said yesterday. The Finance Ministry banned the 23, including six commercial banks and 12

Siam Group fights for foothold in Indochina market [ARTICLE]

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Siam Group fights for foothold in Indochina market BANGKOK Siam Group, the local assembler of Nissan cars in Thailand, is competing with other major car assemblers to capture the Indochina market with the co-op-eration of Nissan Motors Japan. According to president and chief executive officer Khunying Phornthip Narongdej, Siam Motors

Japan unveils 2-storey trains [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan unveils 2-storey trains TOKYO Japan Railway East has unveiled a new type of commuter train (left) which consists of two-storey cars. The train is expected to help relieve the rush-hour crush in Tokyo as it can accommodate more than 1,000 passengers, 60 per cent more than the conventional type

Call to lift Philippine import levy immediately [ARTICLE]

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Call to lift Philippine import levy immediately MANILA Philippine Central Bank governor Jose Cuisia Jr said he favours lifting immediately the 5-per cent levy on imports rather than waiting for June 30. He told members of the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines yesterday that the phasing out of

KL to improve credit scheme for businesses [ARTICLE]

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KL to improve credit scheme for businesses KUANTAN An institute to monitor the viability of projects proposed by small and medium-scale entrepreneuris necessary to improve the credit guarantee system under which loans are given to them, Deputy Finance Minister Haji Ghani Othman said yesterday. The existing system was unsatisfactory because

Lloyds has no comment on report of takeover bid for Midland [ARTICLE]

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Lloyds has no comment on report of takeover bid for Midland LONDON Lloyds Bank PLC said it had no comment on a Financial Times report that Lloyds' directors had approved a bid for rival bank Midland Bank. Lloyds directors met for a board meeting last Friday but the company did

US, EC agree to resolve farm row before July summit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US, EC agree to resolve farm row before July summit Talks to begin in coming days and their contents will not be disclosed, says EC official URABANDAI (Japan) The United States and the European Community have agreed to settle the main points of their dispute over agricultural trade before the

GM to restructure into two slimmed-down divisions [ARTICLE]

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GM to restructure into two slimmed-down divisions DETROIT Two weeks after its board shook up its executive ranks, General Motors Corp said on Friday that it would split its North American operations into two slimmed-down divisions, one for cars and one for trucks. GM also announced plans to raise money

Japan agrees to cut car exports to EC by 6% this year [ARTICLE]

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Japan agrees to cut car exports to EC by 6% this year BRUSSELS Japan has agreed to cut its exports of cars to the European Community by 6 per cent this year because of a projected 1.3- per cent drop in the EC car market, community officials said here last

Saudis 'to spend $49b to boost capacity of oil output' [ARTICLE]

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Saudis 'to spend $49b to boost capacity of oil output' RIYADH Saudi Arabia is preparing to spend US$3O billion (5J49.2 billion) on the expansion of its oil production capacity, experts here said. The kingdom, which successfully overcame financial pressures from the Gulf war that ousted Iraq from Kuwait in February

CURRENCY REVIEW By United Overseas Bank

Greenback finds support [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Greenback finds support hfghgffhgfgfhgf The US dollar entered into a retraeement phase last week. So far, the retraeement has been checked at the 1.6565 level and it appears to be quite well supported. However, its uptrend in the international market is uncertain, as reflected by trend indicators. It is important

Ringgit hits new high [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ringgit hits new high THE ringgit broke the major 65.55 high last Friday and traded to a new high of 65.61 before it closed the week at 65.56. Trend indicators maintain their uptrend readings on both daily and weekly charts so the ringgit is expected to trade to even higher

Yen tests 1.2290 low [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yen tests 1.2290 low THE yen weakened last week, briefly testing the 1.2290 low last Friday. Should this level break, the outlook for a bottoming process would have to be reviewed. Even if it does not break, it would take a while before the yen can regain its posture to

Sterling on an uptrend [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sterling on an uptrend STERLING resumed its rise after last Monday's low at 2.8968 was followed by an upside day-reversal pattern. By last Friday, it had gained more than four cents for the week to close at 2.9412. The pound could easily propel into the 2.9650 2.9815 area before it

Aussie unit drops further [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussie unit drops further TWO observations are quite certain now. The first is that the Aussie dollar is under pressure. The second is that it is not just going to drop to the 1.2450 region. It is going lower than that although 1.2450 may offer temporary support. It is likely

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON Friday Apr* 24 Ptttc* 4-/. INDUSTRIALS Allied I yons 651 I 22 Amoc 179 I- 13 Asda Group 29 Vi Vi B Airways 272 F 5 B Toiocom 343 Vt F BATInd 750 F 13 BICC 367 F 6 BOCGroup 706 V, h 13V, BP 248 -1 BTRptc 452

NEW YORK [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK i.n.-fl.ik.i 6 1/8 f- 1/8 Johnson Johnson 92 1/8 F 1 2/8 K Mart 49 5/8 -I Ko.lo.jg 58 t/8 7/8 Kerr Mcqoo 38 I- 12/8 Lilly m 68 3/8 f 5/8 i ilto.i In.! 89 4/8 f 2/8 Lockheed 46 3/8 unch Loows 108 1/8 1/8 Llv

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY Mix.k.-r tCI 580 unch li*l I i|iMly Int H.Mllh I oi.jht.xi ISS unch i omi i mn ib9B 12 Mill I Aust 0 unch MiM 259 2 M.nji.-lliiii 183 unch M.iyno N j*s?3 I I Mot.ils ixp 31 .1 MM I xp i*l 3b Mml last Mm 33 unch

OVERSEAS MARKETS WEEKLY ROUND-UP

Li Peng's remarks take Hongkong shares to new highs [ARTICLE]

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Li Peng's remarks take Hongkong shares to new highs SHARE prices in Hongkong rose sharply in a holidayshortened week, boosted by increased funds from abroad after positive remarks on economic reform in China by Prime Minister Li Peng. The key Hang Seng Index rose 247.48 points or nearly 5 per

KUALA LUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LUMPUR IMPROVED sentiment in Une with the Tokyo market's rise towards the end of the week led share prices in Kuala Lumpur to a steadier close last week. The KLSE Composite Index added 7.96 points over the week to close at 583.71. Ready turnover for the week amounted to

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN shares closed firmer after a short week with bullish undertones as the market continued to consolidate recent gains, brokers said here last Friday. Brokers said the market was looking bullish as confidence in the Australian economic recovery increased. The share market closed last week on a positive note

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON STOCK market prices continued their uninterrupted rise following the Conservative Party win in the April 9 national election but the rate of increase was markedly slower last week. The Financial Times share price index of 30 leading British companies closed 13.3 points higher at 2,072.5. Shares in pharmaceutical companies

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO SHARE prices on the Tokyo Stock Exchange continued to fall in the features-related arbitrage trading-dominated week. The benchmark Nikkei Stock Average of 225 blue chips closed out the week last Friday at 17,542.45 yen for a slight loss of 38.24 yen, or 0.2 per cent. The Nikkei stretched Its

NEW YORK [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK AS STOCK prices eased away from record highs, investors seemed uncertain about where to place their money and a jittery herd mentality became evident on Wall Street. Traders were all over the place last week, inspired at times by a wave of earnings reports. The end result was

BANK RATES [ARTICLE]

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BANK RATES 4 For deposits $3,000 and above. fm For deposits between $3,001 and $50,000 For deposits between $3,000 and $50,000 For deposits between $3,000 and $99 999 r- For balances up to $15,000. t For balances up to $100,000. Rates calculated on monthly rest. Plus 3% monthly rest. PLEASE

PRIME LENDING RATES [ARTICLE]

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PRIME LENDING RATES Prime lending rates at the close of business on Friday, April 24 ABN AMRO Bank 6 k Aided Irish Bank American Fipress Arab Banking Corp 1 Ar ib Bank Ptl. 6' i AN/ Banking Group Ban Ikn lee Bank 6 Banc a Com mer naie Italiana Banco

HIGH & LOW [ARTICLE]

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HIGH LOW Straits Times Industrials 1992 high 1545.92 (27/1/92) 1992 Low 1352.83 (9/4/92) All time High... 1607.12 (27/3/90) All-time Low 64.83 (29/6/65) Business Time* Composite 1992 High 1333.08 (21/2/92) 1992 Low 1191.31 (9/4/92) All time High 1435.43 (16/7/90) All time Low 64.83 (29/6/65)

WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S MOST ACTIVE L&M 50C 12.057,000 UIC 11,512,000 M Credit 8,055,000 Haw Par 4,559,000 Hwa Hong 3,684,000 M Credit Wt 95 2,903 000 LKH 50C 2,503,000 Keppel Corpn 2,250,000 Hotel Prop 2,172,000 San Teh 20C 2,055,000

TURNOVER (CASH) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (CASH) Sector (Fri) Volume Value Industrials 542,000 783,970 Finance 168,000 690,700 Hotels 17,000 36,390 Properties 112,000 123,215 Loan Stocks 111,000 111,745 Plantations 84,000 86,850 Mining 2,000 2,940 Total 1.036 m 1.836 m

TURNOVER (READY) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (READY) Total Market Fri Thun Industrials 15.857 m 33 505 m Finance 3.431 m 5 428 m Mels 422,000 7/9,000 Properties 4 598 m 6 845 m Loans Stocks 2 361 m 2 899 m Plantations 553,000 784,000 Min "ig 35,000 4,000 Total volume 27.257 m 50 ?44 m

SES MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SES MAIN BOARD WEEK ENDED: APRIL 24, 1992 Al shares quoted have a par value of Sl unless otherwise specified. Adjusted for scrip rights N Tax-eiempted dividend. P/E ratios reflect the last annual consolidated results. P/E ratios and pots yields of foreign shares are adjusted for currency differences. Trustee stocks

Interest 'likely to divert to Hongkong bourse' [ARTICLE]

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Interest 'likely to divert to Hongkong bourse' Chan Sue Meng ggfgfgf By THE local bourse is likely to drift in featureless trading this week, with interest diverted to the Hongkong exchange, analysts said. Weakness in the Japanese market may continue to weigh down heavily on investors' confidence here. Commenting on

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL WEEK ENDED: APRIL 24, 1992 MALAYSIAN STOCKS h ,iT l t:, com^ twa .or. jpu gis^BLHw "39AISB504 111 11n 1?0 259 I^^SteelSO* ff 5 78 g S S 2 200 SI 159 116 1219 AntahH.dg, 504 22 M W?S Iff 121 W J 3 3" 12! 50 M

NASDAQ [ARTICLE]

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NASDAQ ,M3 Tel Curr Lest Vol Week Last Quote %l Nat High Low Coda Company Traded Sale *©r- '000 High Low Buyer Sailer p/e 6000 ASK Computer US 6001 Adolph Coors US 1800 8 oo 2400 5975 5975 6003 Apple Computer US 5975 5650 5750 6005 Charming S US 6007

MARKET SUMMARY

SINGAPORE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SINGAPORE Average daily volume: 29.68 m units Average daily value: $62.09 m Indices Apr 24 Apr 16 ST Industrials 1408.36 1410.61 ST Finance 2518.48 2521.66 ST Hotels 1014.43 1008.16 ST Properties 684.90 685.85 BT Composite 1232.46 1228.23 BTMGA 689.09 687.30 BT OB/OS +251 -62 BT CADI XXXXX XXXXX BT 10-day

OVERSEAS INDICES [ARTICLE]

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OVERSEAS INDICES Apr 24 Change Kuala Lumpur NST Industrial 3441.76 14.97 llniirtawa Hang Seng Index 5330.17 42.39 Tokyo (Nikkei Stock Average XXXXX.45 140.40 Sydney Australian All-Ordinaries 1609.60 1.80 New York Dow Jones Average 3324.46 24.15 Financial Times 30 2072.50 29.80

INTEREST RATES [ARTICLE]

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INTEREST RATES PRIME RATE Av*aft Prime Lendnf Rati: Wa% Average of Singapore's Big Four Local Banks ASIAN CURRENCY UNIT Contract data 24/4/92 CUMENCY IMTH 3 MTH (MTH 9 MTH 12MTN CAU VM.UE DATE USJ 3% 3% 3H 3'.' 3H M 28/4/92 AS 6.6 6 6 6 V.- 28/4/92 NZJ HI

FOREIGN EXCHANGE [ARTICLE]

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FOREIGN EXCHANGE SPOT RATES OH Y St m AI/USS £/UW gjgjgj Open 1.6580 134.65 1.6595 7.7370 0.7561 1.7673 Close 1.6535 134.37 XXXXX 7 7375 0.7558 XXXXX Source: Astley S Pearce COUNTER RATES Singapora dollars to on* unit of for a ton currancy Buying 00 Seing US dollar 1.6467 1.6651 Sterling

GOLD PRICES [ARTICLE]

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GOLD PRICES SINGAPORE Physical (SS) Fri Thus Kilobar 17.944-18,064 18.013-18,133 100 gm 1,800-1,825 1,807-1,832 50 gm 902-917 906—921 20 gm 360-371 361-372 5 gm 90—98 90—99 1 gm 18—26 18—26 Buffcn coins (SS/oi) Spore bullion coin 557—573 557—573 Canadian maple leaf 578 -584 577 -583 Australian nugget 576—582 578-584 OUB

Merrill moves private banking operations here [ARTICLE]

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Merrill moves private banking operations here Tan Sung S'pore ousts HK to service Asia-Pacific clients By AMERICAN financial firm Merrill Lynch has shifted the nerve centre of its Asia-Pacif-ic private client and banking operations from Hongkong to Singapore. Mr Raymundo Yu, managing director of Merrill's local unit, has been put

India, Pakistan demand boosts regional oil product prices [ARTICLE]

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India, Pakistan demand boosts regional oil product prices RECENT increases in demand from India and Pakistan have contributed to rises in regional oil product prices. Although demand for refined oil has increased, refining margins for refineries here remain at about 50 US cents per barrel for Gulf crudes, and US$l

Caltex to invest $544m in Asia Pacific in 1992, says chairman [ARTICLE]

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Caltex to invest $544m in Asia Pacific in 1992, says chairman CALTEX Petroleum Corp is to invest US$332 million (XXXXX.48 million) in the AsiaPacific region this year, said the chairman and managing director of Caltex Oil Malaysia, Mr R.K. Abrams. This will raise the American oil giant's capital investments in

Local accountants identify markets to export services [ARTICLE]

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Local accountants identify markets to export services SINGAPORE'S accountants have identified Hongkong, Taiwan and Malaysia as target markets for their services. To tap the potential markets in the region, they plan to beef up their expertise in niche areas, said the Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore (ICPAS), which

Hong Leong granite venture to start operations in June [ARTICLE]

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Hong Leong granite venture to start operations in June HONG Leong Group's Island Concrete is expected to start operations at its two granite quarries on Karimun Island in June, the quarry plants considered by tne industry to be among the biggest on the Riau island. Sources said although the venture

Qantas stake: SIA 'needs more details' [ARTICLE]

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Qantas stake: SIA 'needs more details' SINGAPORE Airlines (SU) needs more details on Australia's aviation regulatory policy before making a final decision on whether to seek a minority stake in Qantas Airways, a senior SIA official said on Friday. Aviation sources here said that SIA would submit a preliminary bid

CORPORATE REVIEW [ARTICLE]

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CORPORATE REVIEW Fljures ki brackets Mhr Im previous ewrtspondnt em*. L: Loss. TE: Tn Exempted, It Net Wlk Not Yet Available, (i): Adjusted tor scrip issues, (k): In million Dutch Florins, (c): Proft after tn. (d): In million HKJ, (e): Company's profit (f): In million yen, Profit after tn 4

MOST ACTIVE STOCK [ARTICLE]

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MOST ACTIVE STOCK L&M L&M clinched the top place on last week's most active list with a turnover of 12.06 million shares. Almost all of the volume came from a private placement by merchant bank Nomura Singapore of a block of 12.05 million shares last Thursday. The deal was crossed

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WEEK'S SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S SCOREBOARD MAIN CLO6 Up Dn Unch Up Dn Unch Industrial 43 50 7 40 8 4 Finance 12 8 7 8 12 Hotels 10 2 1 110 Properties 7 9 0 115 2 Plantations 0 0 0 7 15 Mining 0 0 0 0 10 BLW 18 11 19

WEEK'S TOP RISES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP RISES SPH Foreign 1320 WO DBS Foreign 1290 150 CMB Packaging 590 t4O OCBC Foreign 1140 f3O RothlndssoC 650 f- 25 Hai Sun Hup 20C 242 f- 22 SIA 1230 t 20 Orchard Parade 490 f 18 UOB Foreign 700 f 15 Amtek Eng 20< 139 f 13

WEEK'S TOP FALLS [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP FALLS SIA Foreign 1790 50 PELS 50C 520 -35 Inchcape 510 20 Semb Shipyard 775 20 limes Pub 380 16 Jurong Ship 50C 975 -15 UOB 635 15 SPC Foreign 316 14 Semb Maritime 344 -12 S Aerospace F 286 -11

The Nikkei Stock Average as crystal ball of the world... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The Nikkei Stock Average as crystal ball of the world... HERD instinct appears to have got the better of common sense, to the anguish of those whose fortunes are linked directly or indirectly to Japanese stock prices. Almost to a man, investors are dumping their shares on the Tokyo Stock

Karimun to supply granite to Singapore, Batam and Bintan islands [ARTICLE]

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Karimun to supply granite to Singapore, Batam and Bintan islands Caroline Chan By INDONESIA'S Karimun Island is expected to supply a total of five million tonnes of granite a year for the construction industry in Singapore as well as Indonesia's Batam and Bintan islands. Speaking at a ceremony in Karimun

Europe's super-rich now 'parking' more funds in S'pore [ARTICLE]

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Europe's super-rich now 'parking' more funds in S'pore Chan Sua Meng Number of new clients reflects rising interest in Asia-Pacific region's growing economies By EUROPE'S super-rich are "parking" more of their fundin Singapore much to the delight of private bankers here. The number of new European clients here, albeit small,

High growth in loans leads to probe by Taiwan's Central Bank [ARTICLE]

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High growth in loans leads to probe by Taiwan's Central Bank TAIPEI Taiwan's Central Bank has started examining the financial operations of all local banks following a drastic increase in loans and investments made by financial institutions here, bank officials said yesterday. Mr Paul CH. Chiu, deputy governor of the

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THE STRAITS TIMES Life! MONDAY APRIL 27, 1992

Cover Story

The crazy Frenchman [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The crazy Frenchman L The boat m capsized 36 times. Most times I was inside the cockpit, so it was more painful than dangerous. But I was thrown out twice into the water. Mr Gerard D'Aboville DEATH was a byword on Mr Gerard D'Aboville's lone journey as he rowed his

REGIMEN [ARTICLE]

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REGIMEN 6 am: Breakfast 6.30 am: Man the oars 10 am: Pause for snack and navigation 10.30: Back to the oars Noon: Lunch and observation of the sun with the sextant 2 7.30 pm: Take the oars; snack at 4 pm 8 pm: Dinner. After dinner: Man the oars for

DIET [ARTICLE]

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DIET GERARD D'ABOVILLE'S caloric needs were 3,500 calories a day (an average sedentary man needs about 2,500 calories daily), to permit the continuous rowing he needed to do. He opted for freeze-dried food, which conserves its physical quality, has nutritional value and is ready for eating by adding fresh boiling

EQUIPMENT [ARTICLE]

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EQUIPMENT THE Sector is 8-m long and 180-cm wide (a regular single-seat canoe is about 5 m long). It is made with the modern composite materials, sandwich Kevlar/mousse. When empty, it weighs 120 kg, but when loaded with the necessary supplies, it comes up to 500 kg7 It comprises the

Family

Quilts for Aids dead [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Quilts for Aids dead Singaporeans have added four quilt panels to the Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt, which was exhibited here recently. CHUNG TSUNG MIEN reflects on this. COLOURFUL patches of cloth greet you when you walk into the Concorde Hotel event hall You look closer and realise that the

No words needed [ARTICLE]

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No words needed FOR the four families who donated quilts to the Names Project Aids Memorial Quilt exhibition at the Concorde Hotel last week, the Aids problem is very real. Munj, not his real name, donated a quilt panel with a black background, red hearts and borders to symbolise the

Let people know [ARTICLE]

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Let people know ALTHOUGH it brought back sad memories, J decided to donate a quilt because he wanted people to be more aware of Aids and how it affects people. J, who is In his late 20b and works "in the service line", donated a quilt panel with a blue

A hug that pained me [ARTICLE]

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A hug that pained me Dear Agony Aunt a I MKT my boyfriend last year, but before we started our relationship, ed him if he had another girlfriend. He said he had but that they had broken off because she was very childish. One day, we went to a tea

Golden Joscelin and her silence [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Golden Joscelin and her silence Swimming prodigy Joscelin Yeo is better at smashing records than talking, LIM SIN THAI reports. The Face THE first time I spoke to swimmer Joscelin Yeo was a month before the start of the last South-east Asia Games in 1991. On the phone, Joscelin hardly

When children fight [ARTICLE]

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When children fight VIVIAN MILROY thought the six-year-old girls had been so well-behaved during the holiday outing that, as a special treat, she bought them each some Jelly beans for the car trip home. "AU of a sudden, all hell broke loose in the back seat as they fought over

Arts & Entertainment

Both sides now [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Both sides now KOH BUCK SONG MONDAY WITH I sometimes think that those who are worried that watching movies can spoil people might as well also call for the resignation ofthe chairman of the Board of Film Censors. DEAR Miss Tan Yee Ling. Last Friday, my colleague Helen Chia argued

Expansive etchings [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Expansive etchings T. K. Sabapathy Art FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART By Chung Tal Fu Shenn's Gallery Monday Saturday: 10.15 am -7. 15 pm Sunday. 1 1 am -5 pm HONGKONGER Chung Tai Fu, who is in his mid-30s, has done a Master's course in printmaking at the Tokyo

The sound of Romeo And Juliet [ARTICLE]

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The sound of Romeo And Juliet Philip Looi Music MUSIC AND LITERATURE CONCERT Singapore Symphony Orchestra V Vtetoria Concert HaM Last Saturday THE second programme in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra's Music And Literature series focused on a Shakespearean play, Romeo And Juliet. The play inspired two works of music: Berlioz's

Scorsese scores a big hit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Scorsese scores a big hit Thanks to Cape Fear, critics' darling Martin Scorsese is now a household name. Meet the director whose over-the-top Cape Fear has been playing to packed houses here. -?/m.»7_^*?? _L*^_ll _I__._____i_.llt. MARTIN SCORSESE remembers the moment he knew he wanted to direct Cape Fear. He and

Community

Lightning conductor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lightning conductor Conductor Yu Feng, a rising star in China's music circles, loves his job and has a high regard for his native music. Yu Feng says he pursues a kind of 'religious sentiment' in his interpretation of music, believing that 'any form of art without such a sentiment is

Living in the past [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Living in the past CHEN RONG touched a chord with millions of Chinese intellectuals, victims of the Cultural Revolution (1966-76), with her novel, Middle Age, in the early '80s. A film based on Middle Age, starring Pan Hong, was also well received when it was shown in 1964. Ten years

Zheng Jun [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Zheng Jun Outstanding Youths In Chinese History ZHENG JUN, who lived during the Han dynasty, loved to read since he was young. He was particularly fond of the book, Lao Zi. Influenced by the teachings of Lao Zi, Zheng wanted to lead an honest and simple life. In Lao Zi

Untitled [ARTICLE]

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Pawnshop for Muslims [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pawnshop for Muslims Kelantan's first Islamic pawnshop opened last month, and to date over 1,000 clients have taken loans totalling more than $300,000. THE opening of Ar-Rahn, the first Islamic pawnshop in Kelantan, has seen several Muslims, who had not indulged in such transactions, parting with their valuables for fast

Keeping the buaya at bay [ARTICLE]

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Keeping the buaya at bay Adlbah Amln Bahasa Made Easy WHEN a mother sighs in relief that her daughters are all selamat (safe), she is thinking of one particular "danger" from prowling "crocodiles", in Bahasa Malaysia buaya. Selamat means, in this context, getting "safely" married. In another context it can

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Safe fun [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Safe fun Picture: STEVEN LEE. FOR tbe past two weeks, Block 62 at Dakota Crescent in Mountbatten has teen resounding with the shrieks of little tykes playing in its I "sandless" indoor playground. Children clamber through the toy house, labyrinth and animal rides amid bright murals in this Pets' Funland.

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KOH BUCK SONG Movies ARE NOT SOFT PORN DO YOU HAVE ENOUGH CALCIUM TODAY? Dietary Allowance (US RDA) FACTS ABOUT CALCIUM Of Calcium Intake Daily requirement As one grows older, insufficient intake of calcium may weaken the bones. 800mg Sufficient intake of calcium throughout the lifetime helps to f strengthen

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