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The Straits Times Estd. 1845 MONDAY, MAY 2, 1994 50 CENTS MITA(P) 045/12/93

President Ong gets NTUC's top award [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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President Ong gets NTUC's top award Ahmad Osman Boon Heng: He transformed labour movement's dreams and his aspirations for it to reality By PRESIDENT Ong Teng Cheong was honoured last night by the labour movement he led for 10 years before becoming Singapore's first elected head of state. At a

SHOW WOWS AUDIENCE WITH DAZZLING EFFECTS, MUSIC AND DANCE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SHOW WOWS AUDIENCE WITH DAZZLING EFFECTS, MUSIC AND DANCE The highlight of last night's rally: An hour-long musical called A River m Time, which entertained with music and dance and dazzled the audience with its special effects. The show combined multi-media, theatre and music to tell the story of how

Pyongyang exercise sparks alert in S. Korean forces [ARTICLE]

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Pyongyang exercise sparks alert in S. Korean forces SEOUL South Korea's armed forces went on alert after North Korean fighters were monitored flying towards the South, a Seoul defence ministry spokesman said yesterday. He said the alert was enforced on Saturday after about 20 North Korean aircraft left Pyongyang and

Senna brain dead [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Senna brain dead IMOLA (Italy) Three-time world champion Ayrton Senna of Brazil (above) was declared clinically dead m hospital here yesterday after crashing m the San Marino Grand Prix. Senna was airlifted to a Bologna hospital with serious head injuries yesterday after he crashed into a wall at the notorious

ANC clinches victory in South African polls [ARTICLE]

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ANC clinches victory in South African polls But it appears m danger of missing two-thirds majority JOHANNESBURG The African National Congress, with strong support from blacks voting for the first time, yesterday clinched an election victory which will install Nelson Mandela as president. But as results from the historic election

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[asiaTnoTl I COMPUTER PRINTER 1 1 RIBBON MANUFACTURER 2 Are yon giving money to your parents? More non-Muslims go for circumcision Lover fights dead man's ex-wife over sperm Couples on whether wives should poke noses into husband's work im 8 XXXXX1 XXXXX0 I I Aussies see S. Africa as part

NEWS FOCUS

US holds off on sanctions against China and Japan [ARTICLE]

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US holds off on sanctions against China and Japan If talks fail, they would be put on target lists: Kantor WASIIINUTON The Clinton administration has decided not to target China and Japan for possible trade sanctions immediately, and has called instead for »>0 more days of talks on unsettled issues.

S'pore-China group set up to forge business, social ties [ARTICLE]

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S'pore-China group set up to forge business, social ties Kate Yu Juan By l We intend to break both racial and national barriers.' Mr Sia long, on the desire of the group's members. A MULTI-RACIAL voluntary group, headed by some well-known names m the private sector, has been set up

New abbot installed at Bright Hill Drive temple [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New abbot installed at Bright Hill Drive temple A GONG sounded the start of an important ceremony m one of Singapore's oldest and largest Buddhist temples yesterday morning. It "signalled to some 3.000 people assembled that Venerable Long Gen. 74. would soon take his place as the fourth chief abbot

Japan's minority govt prepares for early elections [ARTICLE]

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Japan's minority govt prepares for early elections Opposition threatens no-confidence motion TOKYO Japan's first minority government m four decades started clearing the decks for early elections as the opposition yesterday threatened a no-confidence motion m Parliament. Although new Prime Minister Tsutomu Hata need not call elections until 1997, few politicians

PLO, Israel prepare for signing of Palestinian self-rule agreement [ARTICLE]

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PLO, Israel prepare for signing of Palestinian self-rule agreement CAIRO Negotiators of former arch-enemies Israeli and PLO met m Cairo yesterday to complete the Palestinian self-rule agreement that their leaders are expected to sign on Wednesday. Egypt is making the most of the occasion, inviting some 40 foreign ministers to

Thousands of dead fish found at fishing pond in Pasir Ris [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Thousands of dead fish found at fishing pond in Pasir Ris Pictures by BLOATED fish, some covered with flies, littered the popular fishing pond m Pasir Ris Town Part yesterday. For the third consecutive day, thousands of these saltwater fish, tanging m size from a few centimetres to almost a

Drug suspect answers call of nature, finally [ARTICLE]

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Drug suspect answers call of nature, finally AUCKLAND A man. who resisted the call of nature for one month as police waited for a condom filled with heroin to pass through his body, is believed to have produced the goods finally, Radio New Zealand said yesterday. Police detained suspected heroin

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Aussies see S. Africa as part of trade triangle [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussies see S. Africa as part of trade triangle SYDNEY Australian Foreign Minister Gareth Evans forecast yesterday the emergence of a new economic triangle m the In dian Ocean region following South Africa's reentry into mainstream international society. South Africa was back into the mainstream following elections judged free and

Mandela pledges to woo foreign investment with fair tax system [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mandela pledges to woo foreign investment with fair tax system Mr Mandela. The results of the election will undoubtedly signify the death of apartheid legally but nobody must imagine that this is something that can be achieved overnight.' WASHINGTON African National Congress leader Nelson Mandela has pledged to back a

China Airlines to stop co-pilots from taking over controls [ARTICLE]

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China Airlines to stop co-pilots from taking over controls TAIPEU China Airlines said yesterday it would forbid co-pilots temporarily from* taking the controls of its [fights after a cockpit recording showed a co-pilot was trying to land a CAL piano that crashed m Japan last week. The death toll m

WHALE OF A PROTEST [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WHALE OF A PROTEST picture. Greenpeace activists simulating a whale that is dying from a harpoon at Vienna's St Stephens Square on Saturday. If was part of a one- week Stop Killing Whales campaign to protest against Norway's fishing policy and to boycott its products. Reuter

HK airport: Chinese official optimistic [ARTICLE]

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HK airport: Chinese official optimistic HONGKONG A senior Chinese official said ho was optimistic about future agreements between Britain and China on the issue of Hongkong's new airport, the official Xinhua news agency reported. Mr Guo Fengmin, senior representative of the Chinese team of the Sino-British Joint Liaison Group (JLG),

Govt stake in firm sold for first time [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Govt stake in firm sold for first time China acts to boost industry SHANGBeijing, seeking less painful alternatives to bankruptcy for its money-los-ing factories, has for the first time sold its controlling stake m a company to a nonstate enterprise. Newspapers said at the weekentf that Hengtong Enterprise Co, a

Car industry to be protected from imports [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Car industry to be protected from imports BEIJING China vowed yesterday to protect its inefficient car industry from imports for 10 years while it consolidates more than 120 carmakers into a handful of globally competitive fjicints. "Moderate protection of the domestic market from assaults by floods of Western imports is

Die-hard communists slam Yeltsin's reforms [ARTICLE]

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Die-hard communists slam Yeltsin's reforms Labour Day observances MOSCOW Die-hard communists used Labour Day rallies here to vent their fury at President Boris Yeltsin yesterday, condemning reforms that have pushed many to the brink of misery and blaming his government for a rising tide of crime "We will fight to

Raise output, Chuan urges Thai workers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Raise output, Chuan urges Thai workers Sinfah Tunsarawuth By m Bangkok PRIME Minister Chuan Leekpai yesterday told Thai workers to raise their efficiency to maintain the country's competitiveness m the global economy. 'Thai labour cost is no longer on the cheap side of the scale We need to increase our

KL: Resist West's bid to impose minimum wages [ARTICLE]

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KL: Resist West's bid to impose minimum wages MALAYSIAN Human Resources Minister Datuk l.im Ah Lek has told union leaders to steer clear of attempts by the West to institute global minimum wages. The Sunday Star quoted him as saying that such attempts by the West were aimed at undermining

Tension in Gorazde rising; truce violated [ARTICLE]

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Tension in Gorazde rising; truce violated SARAJEVO United Nations officials said yesterday there was rising tension m Gorazde between Bosnian Serb and Muslim-led forces, with both sides violating the terms of a local ceasefire that threatened to collapse. UN Protection Force (Unprofor) spokesman Eric Chaperon said the situation m the

KEEPING ONE JUMP AHEAD [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KEEPING ONE JUMP AHEAD picture. This man wanted a piece^ol the action at a bullfight m Madrid on Saturday, so he jumped into the ring and over the bull to avoid being gored. Fortunately for him, he was not injured. AFP

Taiwan to lift trade boycott of China soon, say officials [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan to lift trade boycott of China soon, say officials Taiwan, which has channelled US$l2 billion (5518.7 billion) worth of investments into China, has begun to rely more on trade with the mainland. Trade through Hongkong amounted to a record US$B.6B billion last year, comprising US$7.5B billion of exports to

Clinton calls for Rwanda truce, pledges more aid for S. Africa [ARTICLE]

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Clinton calls for Rwanda truce, pledges more aid for S. Africa WASHINGTON President Bill Clinton, saying the United States will not ignore its global duties despite fiscal constraints, has vowed to provide more aid to South Africa and offered to join Rwanda peace talks if a truce was reached. In

Lankan Presidem woos voters with welfare package [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lankan Presidem woos voters with welfare package COLOMBO Sri Lanka's beleaguered President Dingiri Banda Wijetunga yesterday launched his election campaign by announcing sweeping welfare measures, subsidies, new jobs and a major cut m income tax. The 12-biilion-rupee (Ss3B4 million) package was introduced m Mr Wijetunga's Labour Day address, which, analysts

Khmer rebels kill 3 peace marchers, detain 10 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Khmer rebels kill 3 peace marchers, detain 10 phnom PENH Suspected Khmer Rouge guerillas killed three peace marchers, including a nun and a monk, and were holding more than 10 others in north-west Cambodia, the march organisers said yesterday. At least four people wore injured seriously, including two monks and

Fugitive held after killing motorist over accident in US [ARTICLE]

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Fugitive held after killing motorist over accident in US NEW YORK New York's most-wanted fugitive, a suspect m at least 15 murders m four states, has been captured m Georgia after shooting dead a motorist over a minor car accident, according to the authorities on Saturday. Richard Jameswhite, 20, of

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Pele weds... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pele weds RECIFE (Brazil) Pele, Brazil's King of Soccer, was married on Saturday m a ceremony befitting royalty. A symphony orchestra played The Wedding March as the 53-year-old Pele. who retired m 1977 after a 20-year career, married Ms Assiria Seixas Lemos, 34, m this coastal town 2,500 km northeast

...so will Whoopi Goldberg [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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...so will Whoopi Goldberg NEW YORK Comedienne and actress Whoopi Goldberg said on Friday she would many a union organiser, possibiy next year. She told a visibly surprised Larry King on his Cable News Network talk show, Larry King Live, she would man y Mr Lyle Trachtenberg "soon, maybe m

Crippled wrestler gets $43 m [ARTICLE]

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Crippled wrestler gets $43 m TAMPA (Florida) A pro wrestler left partially paralysed from a supposedly safe stunt sat m stunned silence on Friday when a jury awarded U5526.7 million (5542.7 million) m his lawsuit against the World Wrestling Federation. Mr Charles Austin, who landed headfirst on the mat during

Castro's pipe dream [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Castro's pipe dream NEW YORK Cuban President Fidel Castro says that if he ever gives up power m Cuba, and was free to do what he wanted, he would return to one of his greatest pleasures: cigar smoking. But m an interview with Cigar Aficionado magazine, he admits there is

Meanwhile... [ARTICLE]

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Meanwhile LIVE CALLS FOR HILLARY: Mrs Hillary Clinton will take live telephone calls for the first time as First Lady during an hour-long interview on Larry King Live on Thursday, according to CNN. POP STAR ATTACKED: Swedish pop star Jenny Berggren, a singer with rock band Ace Of Base, was

QUOTEWORTHY [ARTICLE]

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QUOTEWORTHY 'The Pope will heal. His hip won't be like God made it, hut like a bio-engineer made it. But he'll heal.' I)r (iianfranco Fineschi, commenting on Pope John Paul's condition after surgery. The 73-year-old Pope broke his right femur bone on Thursday night when he slipped in the bathroom

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1 WEATHER 1 Showers over a few areas m the late morning and early afternoon TEMP. (C) up to 6 a.m. tomorrow: 33 max., 25 mm. SUNSET today 7.06 pm; SUNRISE tomorrow: 6.56 am. GLOBAL WEATHER Amsterdam 14 20 C Clear Madrid t C Athens 13 23 C Cloudy Manila

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Indonesia starts 9-year compulsory schooling [ARTICLE]

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Indonesia starts 9-year compulsory schooling JAKARTA Indonesia will launch v>mpulsory nine-year primary schooling today to deal with some six million children who skip school, according to Minister of Education and Culture Ward i man Joyonegoro He told the Suara Pembaruan daily yesterday that only seven million children ou of 13

No smoking on Garuda flights under 2 hours [ARTICLE]

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No smoking on Garuda flights under 2 hours JAKARTA Indonesia's national airline, Garuda, will ban smoking on all domestic flights under two hours m an effort to improve services, according to the official Antara news agency. Garuda spokesman Yansius Siahaan was quoted by Antara as saying yesterday that the new

Fat Abri generals won't be promoted [ARTICLE]

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Fat Abri generals won't be promoted JAKARTA Army Chief General Wismoyo Arismunandar has instructed army personnel to keep their bodies m shape, warning that overweight generals would not be promoted, according to news reports here yesterday. "As long as I am the army chief, I will not promote overweight generals

Drunk bungles suicide bid, lands in jail [ARTICLE]

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Drunk bungles suicide bid, lands in jail MANILA A drunken man shot himself twice m an apparent suicide attempt but only grazed his head, and ended up m jail when police found he had used an unlicensed gun, a news report said yesterday. The Philippine News Agency said Rogelio Aparicio,

EIGHT KILLED IN ACCIDENT: [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EIGHT KILLED IN ACCIDENT: Eight people died and two were injured after a crane-truck, a car and a six-wheel truck collided m Suk Sawat Road m Bangkok on Saturday night. Police said most of the dead were passengers m the six-wheeler. The crane-truck driver, Mr Urai Sridanal, 25, was driving

Bangkok planning curbs on cars [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bangkok planning curbs on cars Old licence plate may have to be surrendered to purchase new car PEOPLE m Bangkok may not be allowed to buy new cars unless they first hand m the licence plates of old ones, according to measures outlined by Thai Deputy Prime Minister Boonchu Rojanastien.

Survivor found 5 days after plane crash in Kalimantan [ARTICLE]

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Survivor found 5 days after plane crash in Kalimantan JAKARTA Rescuers have found one of 11 people who were on a passenger plane which crashed m rough terrain m West Kalimantan about a week ago, according to an officer of the local Search and Rescue Agency m the provincial capital

3 Philippine Reds killed in govt raid on rebel base [ARTICLE]

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3 Philippine Reds killed in govt raid on rebel base CAGAYAN DE ORO (Philippines) Three communist guerillas were slain m a military raid on a major rebel base near this southern city, an army official said yesterday. Brigadier-General Clemente Mariano said that rocket-firing helicopter gunships helped infantry units capture the

Police roundup of Manila street children under probe [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Police roundup of Manila street children under probe MANILA The Commission on Human Rights ordered an investigation yesterday into whether a police roundup of street children was aimed at improving Manila's image during the Miss Universe contest. Commission chairman Sedfrey Ordonez said he ordered the probe to determine whether the

Businesses plan links to boost Apec trade [ARTICLE]

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Businesses plan links to boost Apec trade SYDNEY Business organisations from the 17 membernations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (Apec) forum are to set up a new business network to work with Apec m boosting regional trade, according to their organisers. The decision was taken during a meeting m Port

US Navy may get docking facilities at former Subic base [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US Navy may get docking facilities at former Subic base MANILA The United States and the Philippine governments are holding talks on possible commercial access by the American navy to its former repair and supply yard at Subic Bay, according to the official Philippine News Agency (PNA). "The Philippines and

Trial of accused in Bapindo scam to start soon [ARTICLE]

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Trial of accused in Bapindo scam to start soon JAKARTA The trials of a businessman and a bank executive allegedly behind a US$43O-million (SS67O million) credit scam are expected to start m the next two weeks, according to the official Antara news agency. Antara yesterday quoted the judicial authorities as

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Demands of modern warfare 'dictate purchases of aircraft' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Demands of modern warfare 'dictate purchases of aircraft' SPEED IS ESSENTIAL 'We owe it to ourselves, and partly to our neighbours, to be ready and prepared, and to have a deterrent capability. By deterrent capability, I mean the capacity to build our present strength to battle efficiency very rapidly.' Air-force

Air-force college to be set up to train pilots, engineers [ARTICLE]

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Air-force college to be set up to train pilots, engineers KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian air force, entering the 21st century of fighting technology but without enough pilots and technicians, is setting up an air-force college to meet its future needs. The chief of the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF), Lieutenant-Gen-eral

No end to traffic woes — yet [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No end to traffic woes yet picture. Traffic along the Kuala Lumpur-Seremban Highway, where upgrading work is going on, is reduced to a crawl daily and motorists have to put up with it for some time. Additional lanes will only be ready at the end of the year. NST

RTM to use other news sources after BBC boycott [ARTICLE]

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RTM to use other news sources after BBC boycott KUANTAN Radio Televisyen Malaysia will turn to other sources for its foreign news programmes following the British Broadcasting Corporation's decision to stop supplying its news bulletin to the station from yesterday. Information Ministry Parliamentary Secretary Datuk Fauzi Abdul Rahman said that

Ex-varsity chief joins call for NS, caning of vandals [ARTICLE]

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Ex- varsity chief joins call for NS, caning of vandals These are two ways to discipline youths, he says former University of Malaya vicechancellor Royal Professor Ungku Aziz has added his voice to the growing call for military service and caning as ways to deal with indiscipline and vandalism among

Kelantan 'not defying KL by using UK firm' [ARTICLE]

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Kelantan 'not defying KL by using UK firm' THE PAS led Kelantan government has denied that it has defied a federal-govern-ment ban on the award of new government contracts to British firms when it awarded a water-supply project to a London-based company. The Berita Minggu Malaysia quoted Deputy Mentri Besar

Artifacts found in Kelantan caves may be as old as 12,000 years [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Artifacts found in Kelantan caves may be as old as 12,000 years KOTA BARU Excavation work m two caves m the interior of Kelantan has unearthed proof of the existence of a pre-Islamic Malay kingdom m the state. Researchers have also found evidence that the caves may have been inhabited

Malaysia to sign MOU with Albania on military co-operation [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia to sign MOU with Albania on military co-operation TIRANA (Albania) Malaysia will sign a memorandum of understanding with Albania this week establishing formally military ties with the East European state. The agreement will be signed by Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak during a three-day official visit

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NTUC to raise $lm for new dialysis centre [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NTUC to raise $lm for new dialysis centre May Day rally THE NTUC has set itself a target of raising $1 million m the year ahead to set up a kidney dialysis centre m Tampines, labour chief Lim Boon Heng said last night. The centre will cost an estimated $1.75

Painting more than a portrait [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Painting more than a portrait IT TOOK artist Chua Mia Tee just 1 i months to execute the giant painting that the NTUC presented to President Ong Teng Cheong last night. But he had to first spend several months gathering the reference material he needed for what he considers one

Pursuing a better life for S'pore workers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pursuing a better life for S'pore workers May Day resolution LEADERS and members of trade unions, co-operatives and other affiliates of the NTUC pledged yesterday to press on with improving the quality of life for workers m Singapore. In the May Day resolution read out at last night's rally, they

Singaporeans generally safe, but not taking any chances [ARTICLE]

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Singaporeans generally safe, but not taking any chances Cherian George The Michael Fay affair: What it feels like to be a Singaporean m the US now By m Los Angeles WHEN the members of the Singaporean community here hosted visiting Information and the Arts Minister George Yeo to lunch on

Delivering papers pays, says former secretary [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Delivering papers pays, says former secretary M. Nirmala By PAULIN Phua's early morning jogs 10 years ago proved that health and wealth do go together. At 4.30 am one morning, a newsvendor made her an offer she could not refuse why not make $300 a month running up flights of

Asean sets common environmental goals [ARTICLE]

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Asean sets common environmental goals ASEAN countries have agreed to attain similar air and river water quality standards as part of a wide-rang-ing resolution adopted after a two-day meeting of environment ministers m Brunei. The ministers were m Bandar Seri Begawan for the sixth Asean Ministerial Meeting on the Environment

New teaching kits to help students keep fit for life [ARTICLE]

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New teaching kits to help students keep fit for life HEALTH education m schools will be enhanced, with new textbooks and a teaching video enlivened with dramatic skits, produced by the Ministries of Health and Education. More than 130 secondary school principals and physical education teachers learnt about the materials

NEWSFRONT

Bag of stale buns smashes windscreen [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bag of stale buns smashes windscreen A BAG of hardened stale buns thrown down from a flat cracked the windscreen of a four-monthold car, the second windscreen mishap for the $77,000 car bought m February. In the latest incident on Friday, the 1,000 cc Suzuki Swift was parked at Block

Conference for law students [ARTICLE]

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Conference for law students LAW students keen to go regional m their law practice are going to Jakarta this week for the Asean Law Students' Conference. The National University of Singapore law faculty's dean, associate professor Chin Tet Yung, said. "Singaporean businessmen expanding abroad need lawyers. If our students build

Sushi served on conveyor belt [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sushi served on conveyor belt SUSHI from a conveyor belt is being offered at the Singapore branch of Genki Sushi, Japan's largest sushi restaurant chain. Located at Hitachi Towers, Collyer Quay, the restaurant offers up to 27 kinds of sushi and maki, a seaweed-wrapped rice roll. There is even a

2 lose $7,000 to robbers [ARTICLE]

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2 lose $7,000 to robbers TWO people lost more than $7,000 m cash and jewellery from their Housing Board flats m separate incidents last week. In the first case, a quality auditor found his three-room Hougang flat ransacked and $1,000 m cash and $650 worth of jewellery missing, when he

INFOSERVICE [ARTICLE]

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INFOSERVICE CALLERS m Beijing and Guangzhou can now call or fax Singapore toll-free with the extension of Singapore Telecom's International Toll-Free Service to these places. Charges will be paid by the ITFS subscriber here SHOWERS, accompanied by thunder, can be expected over the next two weeks with widespread rain and

...and he's been doing it for 25 years [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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...and he's been doing it for 25 years POSSIBLY the first uniformed hotel doorman of the modern era is still at his job after 25 years. Sixty-two-year-old Harbans Singh is a familiar face at the Omni Marco Polo Hotel, having worked there since the original hotel opened m 1969. The

Just dial and satellite will find an empty cab for you [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Just dial and satellite will find an empty cab for you Timesgraphics RAYMOND LEE

'Instant' radiocab system under study [ARTICLE]

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'Instant' radiocab system under study Ray Dhaliwal By A SOPHISTICATED radiophone system which uses satellites and video screens to despatch taxis to callers is under study by two taxi companies. NTUC Comfort, the largest taxi company with 8,600 taxis, and Singapore Commuter, which has 1,300 taxis, are assessing the system

$400,000 raised last week for various projects [ARTICLE]

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$400,000 raised last week for various projects MORE than $400,000 was raised for various projects during the past week from golfers, fashion watchers and opera buffs. The beneficiaries were the National Kidney Foundation, a family service centre and an opera company. The Alfred Dunhill Charity Gala Dinner, which showed off

Fish could have been poisoned, says Pasir Ris pond operator [ARTICLE]

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Fish could have been poisoned, says Pasir Ris pond operator David Miller By THE air was still thick with the smell of rotting fish at Pasir Ris Town Park where on Friday morning thousands of dead fish were found floating m the pond. Yesterday, workers were still filling dozens of

Man gets 3 months' jail for burning 20-month-old son [ARTICLE]

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Man gets 3 months' jail for burning 20-month-old son A MAN who burnt his 20-month-old son with a lighted cigarette, joss sticks and a hard-boiled egg was jailed for three months. Wong Chin Swee, 35, unemployed, pleaded guilty to two charges of hurting the toddler m a district court last

Two jailed four weeks for forging trading slip [ARTICLE]

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Two jailed four weeks for forging trading slip TWO men were jailed for four weeks each for drawing up a false trading slip to cheat a trading firm. Ong Quee Lim, 33, and Yong Kee Ling, 26, were jointly charged with abetting each other to commit forgery to cheat. Both

Man threw pole from sixth-floor flat [ARTICLE]

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Man threw pole from sixth-floor flat AN UNEMPLOYED man who threw down a wooden pole and an empty coffee bottle from outside his sixthfloor flat was jailed three weeks for the act on Friday. Lim Seng Hua, 53, was charged with committing a rash act at Block 12, Bedok South

Fence area, pond managers to tell PRD [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fence area, pond managers to tell PRD THE managers of the Pasir Ris fishing pond will be proposing to the Parks and Recreation Department (PRD) that the pond area be fenced to keep out unauthorised people, especially at night. Said Mr Ting Mun Thow, one of the partners of TN

Meanwhile, in Bishan... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Meanwhile, in Bishan HUNDREDS of people turned up yesterday to fish at the freshwater pond m Bishan. The manager of Bishan Fishing Resort, Mr Richard Tay, said that the large number of anglers was normal for a weekend. "Over the long weekend, more people would want to fish," said Mr

Weak dollar, inflation concerns send American bonds tumbling [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Weak dollar, inflation concerns send American bonds tumbling NEW YORK US government bonds tumbled for a second week as data charting weaker economic growth failed to dispel inflation concerns reinforced by a weak dollar last week. At the foreign exchange markets, trading will resume today with the embattled US currency

Beijing assures workers of 'real income' [ARTICLE]

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Beijing assures workers of 'real income' BEIJING China offered its workers a May Day assurance their pay packets will keep pace with inflation and price rises will slow. The State Information Cenire, the country's leading forecasting unit, said inflation for 1994 should be 15 per cent nationwide and 19 per

Indian firms plan to raise $14b abroad [ARTICLE]

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Indian firms plan to raise $14b abroad BOMBAY Indian companies are planning to raise more than US$9 billion (5513.9 billion) on international equities and bond markets, three times the amount m the past financial year, brokers and bankers said. At least 115 companies have announced plans to raise capital through

MONEY WORLD

PT Citra's gains 250% higher [ARTICLE]

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PT Citra's gains 250% higher JAKARTA P.T. Citra Marga Nusaphala Persada (CMNP). a subsidiary of a toll road contractor owned by President Suharto's eldest daughter, recorded a more than 250-per cent rise m its net profit last year, the firm said over the weekend. In its audited financial statement published

Swiss firm to build Viet resort [ARTICLE]

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Swiss firm to build Viet resort HANOI A Swiss company is to build the first luxury resort m the scenic tourist area of Halong Bay m the north of Vietnam, a report said yesterday. The Lugano-based Hotel Finance and Management Corp is to invest US$35 million (SSS4 million) m a

China's electronics exports up [ARTICLE]

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China's electronics exports up S2H?i StfP Exports of electronics goods amounted to US$B.ll billion (5512.5 billion) m 1993, up 18.1 per cent from the previous year according to customs statistics, it said. Imports m 1993 amounted to U5510.66 billion. More than 5.000 operations m China's electronics industry have foreign capital

Maybank cuts BLR to 7.1% [ARTICLE]

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Maybank cuts BLR to 7.1% KUALA LLMPUR Malayan Banking Berhad said it lowered its base lending rate (BLR) to 7.1 per cent from 7 2 effective yesterday. The last revision m Maybank's BLR was on April 1 when it was reduced to 7.2 per cent from 7.4 per cent. Managing

Cotton crisis hits industry [ARTICLE]

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Cotton crisis hits industry BEIJING China's cotton crisis has begun to slow the growth of the nations textile sector, a backbone export industry. The China National Textile Council reported that first quarter textile output hit 60.68 billion yuan, the official China Daily reported. That was up only 5.14 per cent

Citic Pacific opts for consolidation after period of rapid expansion [ARTICLE]

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Citic Pacific opts for consolidation after period of rapid expansion HONGKONG It's been called the "reddest of Hongkong's red chips" by some and "the 1997 play" by others, but the secret of Citic Pacific Ltd's success is marrying Chinese roots with Western-style management, said managing director Henry Fan. Shanghai-born and

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The right to be a worker [ARTICLE]

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The right to be a worker IN THE early days of capitalism, employers possessed the perfect incentive for motivating employees to accept whatever wages they offered. They would take them to a window and point to the reserve army of the unemployed m the streets. Those days have changed, but

QUOTES [ARTICLE]

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QUOTES "I volunteered to the ki.li information identifying virtually all Soviet agents of the CIA and other American and foreign services known to me. To my enduring surprise, the KGB replied that It had set aside for me $2 million m gratitude for the information/ Aldrich H. Ames, CIA agent

Protectionism in the guise of championing workers' rights? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Protectionism in the guise of championing workers' rights? Mohammad Sadli Wffi lSEA5 H A monthly publication of the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies By PROTECTIONIST sentiments will apparently not melt away oven m the bright sunlight of a new Gatt. Major industrialised countries, such as the United States and Fiance,

East Asia by no means an integrated region [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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East Asia by no means an integrated region Donald K. Zmmerson By Why East Asia is not being "Asianised": The variety of the countries of South-east Asia and North-east Asia, historically, politically, economically and culturally, overwhelms the commonality they have, While the strategies and experiences of South Korea, Taiwan, Hongkong

Nixon's message, candidly given [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nixon's message, candidly given William Saflre reveals the late US president's thoughts on world leaders YORBA LINDA, California "(Jims are an abomination,' 1 said Richard Nixon m one of our long talks last year. He added, "You can use that now." Which I did m a column. The "now" referred

A kinship of survivors: 'We both just gutted it out' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A kinship of survivors: 'We both just gutted it out' Roger Stone discloses how Nixon saw Clinton YORBA LINDA, California "So what did you think of him?' I asked Richard Nixon after his first meeting with Bill Clinton. "You know," Mr Nixon replied, "He came from dirt and I came

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The long-awaited Night Safari opens tomorrow, May 3. Shops and restaurants from 6.30pm. The park itself from 7.30pm till midnight. It's just next to the Zoo, so hop on the MRT to Yio Chu Kang, then grab SBS bus 138. Or you can easily drive there yourself. Or relax m

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Students who sell flags should know the organisations [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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Students who sell flags should know the organisations I HAVE noted with interest that for the past few weekends, there has been an onslaught of students selling flags for various organisations. This is a good sign. It indicates that the youth m Singapore show a healthy concern for the less

Concrete paving blocks can solve road-repair problems [LETTER]

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Concrete paving blocks can solve road-repair problems I REFER to the article "53 lorries booked for spilling sand on the road" (Sunday Times, April 17). The article said the Public Works Department and the sand-terminal operators planned to fill the potholes as an interim measure and that a more immanent

What's in a name? Your whole culture, probably [LETTER]

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What's in a name? Your whole culture, probably I ENJOYED reading "Chinese language: Use it. don't lose it" by Sia Cheong Yew (ST. April 20). As a new resident of Singapore, I found it specially relevant because back home m Bombay, a fierce battle is taking place between parents and

Approach mother tongue issue with sensitivity [LETTER]

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Approach mother tongue issue with sensitivity 1 REFER to M. Le Blond's letter. "English is my mother tongue" (ST. April 25). I supfport fully the writer's view. As I am a member of a minority race m Singapore and my mother tongue also happens to be English. I feel that

Untitled [LETTER]

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Dear Readers, THE Straits Times welcomes letters from you. Your letters must include your signature, full name, address and home and office telephone numbers. We do not accept for publication letters from writers who decline to give their names. This rule will be waived only m very exceptional circumstances, such

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Penang coach: Vana on too late [ARTICLE]

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Penang coach: Vana on too late SINGAPORE should have fielded Michal Vana from the start, instead of bringing him on m the second half, said Penang coach Mico Radovic. The Swedish coach was surprised to see Vana out of the Singapore starting lineup and Fandi Ahmad playing deep m midfield.

Heads will roll, vows Moore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Heads will roll, vows Moore Peter Khoo reports on the aftermath of Singapore's shock 0-3 Malaysian Premier League soccer loss to Penang WHAT WRONG'S WITH THE LIONS? The team is not fit We lack personal skills m defending We lack mental strength We lack an inspirational leader on the pitch

Police springs a speed trap [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Police springs a speed trap Singapore Premier League action FORMER Singapore discard Abdul Malek and speedy strikers Samawira Basri and Kamarul Zaman Salleh inspired Police Sports Association to a surprise 3-0 victory over Tyrwhitt Soccerites at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night. The trio were m impressive form. The two

AROUND THE CLUBS [ARTICLE]

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AROUND THE CLUBS TABLE I PRI Mil U I I \(.l I P W D L F A Pts Perth 5 5 0 025 2 10 Darwin Cubs 6 4 1 1 13 5 9 Tiong Bahru 6 4 1 1 13 10 9 Police 6 3 1 2 16

We were punched, abused — Lions' supporters [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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We were punched, abused Lions' supporters Picture by Said 29-year-old Simex trader Kenneth Wong: "We were walking out of the stadium after the match back to our hotel, 500 metres from the stadium, when a group of Selangor supporters walking with us began to punch and shove us. "It was

Include Malaysian clubs in league [ARTICLE]

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Include Malaysian clubs in league Wilfred Yeo By I WENT to my first Premier League soccer match of the season last night but the Police-Tyrwhitt game will not be the last I would want to see the Police team again: m particular its two wingers Samawira Basri on the left

THE LATE NEWS [ARTICLE]

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THE LATE NEWS Basuki's title Indonesian No. 1 Yayuk Basuki won a third-set tie-breaker over Argentina's Florencia Labat to retain her title at the US$lOO,OOO ($156,000) Indonesian Women's Open tennis m Jakarta yesterday. Basuki, the No. seed and world ranked 48, defeated Labat 6-4, 3-6, 7-6 m 2hr 17min to

FAS chief backs his team [ARTICLE]

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FAS chief backs his team DESPITE the disappointment of defeat, Football Association of Singapore president Ibrahim Othman has expressed confidence m the coach and his players. He said: "It's good that we are giving the younger players a chance to prove themselves. That is the only way for them to

Shroff re-writes record books [ARTICLE]

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Shroff re-writes record books CRICKET ZUBIN SHROFF, a 24-year-old batsman with the Singapore Cricket Club, re-wrote the record books over the weekend, scoring an undefeated 144 m the Singapore Cricket Association's knockout competition. He took only 64 balls to amass his record total, smashing 14 sixes, including five sixes off

Hendry, White have lots of bite [ARTICLE]

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Hendry, White have lots of bite SNOOKER SHEFFIELD (England) Stephen Hendry and "Whirl wind" Jimmy White qualified for yesterday's 35-frame final of the World Snooker Championship on Saturday Hendry defied a fractured elbow to win the last eight frames of his semi-final, overcoming England's Steve Davis 16-9. Englishman White made

Chinese Sun burning bright [ARTICLE]

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Chinese Sun burning bright DIVING VICTORIA (Canada) Chi nose divers proved on Satiiida;, that they were still among the world's best. China's men won gold and silver m the 10-metre platform and its women matched the performances m the three-metre springboard at an international competition of most of the world's

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS BASEBALL American League: Texas 14 Cleveland 6. New York T Oakland 5. Milwaukee 4 Kansas City 3, Minnesota 11 Toronto 9. Boston 4 California 1. Baltimore 6 Seattle 4 National League: Montreal 5 San Diego 3, Los Angeles 12 New York 10. Florida 4 Cincinnati 3. San

SPORT IN SHORT

Steven wins it for NZ [ARTICLE]

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Steven wins it for NZ Brett Steven rallied from a two-set deficit yesterday to defeat Shuzo Matsuoka m five sets and clinch victory for host New Zealand m its Davis Cup Asia Oceania Zone One tennis match against Japan. Steven defeated Matsuoka 0-6, 4-6, 6-3, 6-0, 6-4 to give New

3-way tie in Houston Open [ARTICLE]

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3 -way tie in Houston Open Tom Kite, Mike Heinen and Jeff Maggert were tied at 12--under-par 204 after the third round at the Houston Open golf tournament m Texas on Saturday. Hal Sutton was two strokes off the pave, and a stroke behind him were four players, including Australian

China posts third straight ABC triumph [ARTICLE]

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China posts third straight ABC triumph China defeated South Korea 74-66 yesterday to win its third consecutive Asian Women's Basketball Championship m Sendai, Japan. South Korea led 32-26 on Son Kyhung Won's three-point goal m the 14th minute, but China went ahead 33-32 on Wang Fang's field goal three minutes

First cycle race in Hanoi [ARTICLE]

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First cycle race in Hanoi About 19r> men and women cyclists set out m Hanoi yesterday on the country's first International bicycle race. Teams from Laos. Thailand and Burma together with less well-equipped Viet namese rivals began the first stage of the Return to Dien Bien Phu Cycling Race, a

Rizal, 15, turns the tables on Brian in Under-19 final [ARTICLE]

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Rizal, 15, turns the tables on Brian in Under-19 final Lee Yulin By MOHAMED RIZAL, 15, beat top seed Brian Pestana 5-9, 9-3, 9-7, 9-3 to capture the boys' Under-19 title of the Milo National Squash championships at Kallang yesterday. Brian, 18, the top-ranked junior m his age group, started

Lewis stamps his class [ARTICLE]

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Lewis stamps his class Icy conditions fail to deter world record-holder ATHLETICS DES MOINES (Iowa) Eight-time Olympic goldmedallist Carl Lewis and reigning 200-metre Olympic champion Gwen Torrance won feature races m snowy conditions at the Drake Relays here on Saturday. Lewis eased to a 100 m victory over three rivals

Indiana goes two games up [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Indiana goes two games up O'Neal restricted to just 15 points, his lowest for the season BASKETBALL: NBA ORLANDO (Florida) Reggie Miller scored 32 points and Indiana kept Shaquille O'Neal to a season-low point total, beating Orlando 103-101 m a first-round game of the National Basketball Association playoffs here on

Germany and England fight for honours in both finals [ARTICLE]

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Germany and England fight for honours in both finals SQUASH ZOETERMEER (Holland) The German men survived a nail-biting finish to their semi-final when Simon Frenz won the final match to earn his team a 2-2 draw against 1992 winner Scotland m the European team squash championships. But Germany went through

Liverpool 'Kops out' in last stand [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Liverpool 'Kops out' in last stand Norwich turns party pooper as Anfield fans fill the stadium one last time SOCCER LIVERPOOL Thousands of Liverpool fans came to worship one last time at The Kop on Saturday m an emotional farewell to a shrine of English football that is about to

PSG labours to French crown [ARTICLE]

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PSG labours to French crown EUROPEAN ROUND-UP PARIS Paris St Germain captured the French League title on Saturday with a laboured 1-0 victory against relegation struggler Toulouse. The Parisians started the day needing just a point to clinch the championship but found the going tough against Toulouse until Brazilian defender

Hot-shot Shearer is England No. 1 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hot-shot Shearer is England No. 1 LONDON Hot-shot striker Alan Shearer was voted English Footballer of the Year by journalists. England international Shearer, 23, who has scored 34 goals m 35 games to keep Blackburn Rovers m the championship race, won the honour ahead of Newcastle's Peter Beardsley and Manchester

SOCCER SHORTS [ARTICLE]

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SOCCER SHORTS HOST South Korea scored an equaliser m the last seconds to grab a 2-2 draw against fellow World Cup qualifier Cameroon m a friendly m Seoul yesterday. South Korea is grouped with Bolivia, Germany and Spain m next month's finals m the United States while Cameroon has Russia,

RESULTS AND TABLES [ARTICLE]

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RESULTS AND TABLES AUSTRIAN DIV ONE Admira Wacker 4 Vorwaerts Steyr 0. Vfß Moedling 0 Austria Vienna 4, Rapid Vienna 2 Sturm Graz 4, Casino Salzburg 0 Wiener SK 1, VSE St Poelten 0 FC Innsbruck 0. BELGIAN Lommel 1 Gent 3. Lierse 3 Cercle Brugge 2, Standard Liege 0

Top seeds Chang, Martin to clash in all-American final [ARTICLE]

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Top seeds Chang, Martin to clash in all- American final TENNIS ATLANTA Top-seeded Michael Chang and second seed Todd Martin, both of the United States, qualified for the final of the US$3OO,OOO (S471.000) AT&T Challenge on Sunday. Chang, ranked world No. 7, crushed fifth seed compatriot MaliVai Washington 6-1, 6-2

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OBITUARIES

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences Our Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to our Managing Director, Mr Lim Chum Yong on the demise of his beloved wife MDM ANGIE POH KIM ENG Departed 29 April 1994 From: Management and Staff of ASAHI ALLGLASS (ASIA) PTE LTD

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths MDM. ANGIE POH KIM ENG AGE: 28 Passed away peacefully on 29th April 1994 Dearly missed and always remembered by her loved ones Husband Lim Chum Yong Daughter Lim Sze Hui Son Lim Tze Shun Body resting at N0.2 Melrose Drive Singapore

850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths YAP KAH HOCK AGE: 51 passed away peacefully on 1.5.94 leaving behind his beloved: WIFE: Janet Yap SONS: Philip Yap Gerry Yap DAUGHTER: Mabel Yap Body resting at Blk. 115, Bedok Reservoir Road Tel: XXXXX59. Cortege will leave on Tuesday 3rd May 1994 at 4pm. for Mt. Vernon

852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences Our Deepest Sympathies Heartest Condolences to Mr Poh Ah Tee Chairman Managing Director P.D. INTERNATIONAL GROUP on the demise of his beloved sister Angie Poh Kirn Eng Departed peacefully on 29th April 1994 from the Management Staff of P.D. INTERNATIONAL

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths CHAN PENG CHOON AGE: 71 passed away peacefully on 30/4/94 leaving behind beloved Sons: Daughters-in-law: Chan Hoong Pong Johnny Ton Boh Tan Chan Hong Kei Vincent Ho Cheok Yin Cecilia Daughters: Sons-in-law: Chan Sow Kuen Goh Nam Heng Albert Chan Sow Fong Leong Fook Kum Grandsons:

850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths MR. SHANMUGAM s/o RENGASAMY Age: 41 patted away peacefully on 30/4/94 leaving behind: Beloved Wife: Hani Son* Sivakumar Saravanan. Renganathan Brother*: Manogaran Serga. Mogan Siatera: Letchmu. Anjalal. Sugunah. Kalyani Mother, in-lawi. relatives and Inenda. Body lying at Blk 238 #02-217 Bukit Batok Eaat Avenue (5) Spore 2356 Tel:

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OBITUARIES

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths LAI HUNG ENG AGE: 89 passed away peacefully on 30 April 1994, leaving behind: Sons Daughters-in-law Lai Khim Teck Tan Mm Noi Lai Khim Heng. Larry Man Yok Yong, Judy Lai Khim Meng Una Siew Mul Lai Khim Kee Daughters Sons-in-law Lai Swee Tay

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851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements THE FAMILY OF THE LATE COLONEL (RETIRED) JAMES AERIA. PPA Departed on 25 April 1994 wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to: DR. ANG PENG TIAM DR. TAN SER KIAT, SGH DOCTORS, SISTERS STAFF OF WARD 78 AND ONCOLOGY DEPT. SGH FR.

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853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam With Fond Memories Of MR SIM CHUNG MENG Departed: 2nd May 1993 His life was earnrst. his actions kind. A unerom hand and an active mind. Anxious to please. Loath to offend, A loving brother and a lilial son Sadly misied and always remembered by Mum, Dad,

853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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Schumacher in a hollow win [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Schumacher in a hollow win Series of crashes at Imola raises questions about latest crop of rule changes Ratzenberger dead, Senna m hospital MOTOR RACING IMOLA Michael Schumacher has called for changes to the rules governing Formula One after his win m the San Marino Grand Prix yesterday. His call

It's Indiana Jones again [ARTICLE]

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It's Indiana Jones again Malcolm Bastians BUKIT TIMAH round-up B> I FOUR-DIGIT DRAW May 1 1994 FIRST 1757 SECOND 8496 THIRD 4844 STARTERS 1139 2710 9431 7025 4832 4548 7948 7844 3660 5253 CONSOLATIONS 0611 1390 8254 4414 4307 5046 8172 5329 7648 1802 LATE bloomer Indiana Jones II hit

Sparingly-raced colt captures the Guineas [ARTICLE]

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Sparingly-raced colt captures the Guineas NEWMARKET (England) Mister Baileys gave short shrift to his lack of training and 16-1 starting price to win the 2,000 Guineas by a nose here on Saturday. The colt, owned by G. Bailey's horse feed company m North Yorkshire, had gone 217 days without a

BUKIT TIMAH STEWARDS' REPORT [ARTICLE]

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BUKIT TIMAH STEWARDS' REPORT Clapperton. Jockey S.Y. Leong was fined $500 for improper use of the whip which resulted m Bombardier II being severely marked. RACE 3: Trainer Ismail was fined $50 for not producing the declared colours on Only You 111. France, who was eased down m the straight,

YESTERDAYS BUKIT TIMAH RACE RESULTS [ARTICLE]

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TODAY'S PENANG PRO-AM CARD [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S SCOREBOARD aßa^al MAIN CLOB Up On Unch Up Dn Unch niiustnal 1\ 38 18 1/ 41 3 Fmance 1/9 5 3/1 rlotels 9 6 1 0 2 0 Properties 11 4 2 2 17 0 Plantations 0 0 0 0 12 0 Mining 0 0 0 0 10 BLW

WEEK'S TOP RISES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP RISES M Lynch HtlWt9b 1080 500 Orchard Parade 1670 I 170 C Properties 1600 150 Semb Ship Wt94 710 I 110 Golden Plus H 720 MlO Jurong Ship 50 1490 I 90 Keppel Corpn 1140 I 70 Sea View 790 t 70 H leong Credit 1000 60 H

WEEK'S TOP FALL [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP FALL B Sembawang 2/00 100 IPCO 551.70 US 505 -50 Tech Resources 660 7b Van der Horst 740 55 Spore BusF 500 1250 50 Asia Pjutn 1800 40 Sunshine Allie 338 36 Van der H Wt9B 625 35 SPK Sentosa 231 35 TDM 277 31

S'pore mission to explore Myanmar construction industry [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore mission to explore Myanmar construction industry 21 companies take part m Yangon trip A SINGAPORfc: mission is visiting Myanmar this week, further cementing ties between the two countries. The eight-day Construction Development Mission, which begins today, is organised jointly by the Trade Development Board (TDB) and Construction Industry Development

Batam extends Smart card to all terminals [ARTICLE]

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Batam extends Smart card to all terminals THE Smart card system for immigration clearance at Batam is being extended to the rest of the island as well as to other Indonesian islands Bintan, Karimun and the Belakang Padang Islands. The entire programme is expected to be completed by June this

Economists: Are they gurus or mere crackpots? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Economists: Are they gurus or mere crackpots? Tan Kim Song TAKING STOCK VARIETY is often said to be the spice of life, and diversity of views the essence of a vibrant intellectual environment. Few professions, it seems. take this adage more literally than the economists. John Maynard Keynes, probably the

World bourses: End of correction or start of long-lasting decline? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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World bourses: End of correction or start of long-lasting decline? Russell Baker Asian markets are most vulnerable if bull run is over, warns HK-based 'Dr Doom' News analysis By TWO VIEWS: POLES APART Decline m sight Major trend reversal will force world equities into 'a severe and long-lasting decline. Dr

Schroder property fund will be launched tomorrow [ARTICLE]

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Schroder property fund will be launched tomorrow SCHRODER Investment Management (Singapore) Ltd (Simsl) will launch its Schroder Worldwide Property Fund here tomorrow. Announcing the launch over the weekend, Simsl said the fund would offer investors an opportunity to gain longterm capital growth by investing m global property securities. The fund

Telekom Malaysia plans $2.4b investment a year [ARTICLE]

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Telekom Malaysia plans $2.4 b investment a year KUALA LUMPUR Telekom executive director (finance) Mohamed Said Mohamed Ali has said the Malaysian telecommunications giant will invest Ms4.l billion (552.37 billion) this year to expand its trunk, switching and local network capacity. "It will be at least Ms 4 billion a

L&G and Mitsui to set up $470m Terengganu plant [ARTICLE]

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L&G and Mitsui to set up $470 m Terengganu plant KUALA LUMPUR Land General Bhd (L&G) and Mitsui Co are expected to jointly spend US$3OO million (XXXXX million) to develop a poly vinyl chloride (PVC) and vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) complex m Terengganu. National oil corporation Petronas has been approached

CURRENCY REVIEW

Greenback slides further [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Greenback slides further THE US dollar's correction, which was feeble, ended abruptly. The greenback slid lower through the week anil fell to a new historical low of 1.5539. The 1.3500 mark is an important psychological level. It should provide support to fend off the bearish pressure but if it fails,

Ringgit breaks chart support [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ringgit breaks chart support THE ringgit broke below the 57.78 chart support last Wednesday. It is, therefore, unlikely to correct higher. The likely scenario now is for it to build a resistance zone around the 58.00 to 59.00 area before it resumes its previous downtrend. lksj'cv lkulr4 iou4 io[u4r ioure

Yen makes strong rally [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yen makes strong rally WHATEVER weak characteristic there was m the previous week was negated last week when the yen held its ground very well and then followed thiough with a strong rally m the second half of the week to 1.5374. The rally caused a shortterm and long-term trend

Sterling's strong show [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sterling's strong show THE Sterling put m another week of strong performance, rising another three and a half cents for the week. It picked up from where it left off the previous week and seems to be manoeuvreing a bottoming pattern. The next cyclical price dip should be watched closely

A$ moves weakly [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A$ moves weakly THE Aussie dollar did not follow through to the previous week's bullish day-reversal pattern. Instead, its weakness last Thursday was accompanied by weak momentum reading. The outlook for a pullbaok m prices to 1.0900 may come about aftorall lksj'cv lkulr4 iou4 io[u4r ioure iour oiuoe

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON Friday April 29 Pane* 4 A A Corp AUr 50 6 8 630 Abbey National 435 -8 Allied I yons 588 unch Amec 131 -4/8 Argyll 229 -4 4/8 Asda Group 55 4/8 BAT Ind 465 2 BICC 451 -2 BOC Group 702 10 BR Petroleum 387 -5 BTR

NEW YORK [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK Friday April 29 USS ATT 51 1/8 1/8 Alcan Aluminium 20 7/8 3/8 Allegheny Inl 26 7/8 2/8 Allied Signal 34 4/8 1/8 Amax 23 7/8 5/8 Amer Cyanamid 47 2/8 Amer Elec Pwr 32 4/8 +4/8 Amer Express 29 5/8 -t- 1/8 Amer Home Prod 57 6/8

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY OVERSEAS MARKET WEEKLY ROUND-UP Lion Nathan 287 unch MIM 289 4 Mayne Nickless 830 -10 Metal Manufactures 385 -5 National Australia B 1 188 unch News Corporation 967 24 Nuigmi Mining 565 30 North Broken Hill 329 -9 North Flinders Mines 1000 +30 Oakbridqe 68 unch Oil Search 87

Wall Street jittery over weak US$, higher bond rates [ARTICLE]

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Wall Street jittery over weak US$, higher bond rates UNCERTAINTY and jitters dominated Wall Street last week, with higher bond rates and a falling dollar setting the tone. The Dow Jones index of 30 blue chips closed last Friday at 3,681.69, up 33.01 points for the week. Volume was 1.17

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN shares closed the week firmer last Friday as international investors targeted blue-chip stocks, analysts said. The key market barometer, the All-Ordinaries Index, closed at 2,066.1, up 23.6 points on the previous week's finish. Meanwhile, the All-Indus-trials Index rallied 29.2 points to 3,152.6 and the AllResources Index climbed 19.7

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG HONGKONG stock prices fell 2.08 per cent m roller-coaster trading during the week, with the key Hang Seng Index shedding 190.H points to close at a week's low of 8,966.05 last Friday. Average daily turnover stood at HKS3.2B billion, down from the previous week's HK54.23 billion. The market opened

KUALA LUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LUMPUR SHARE prices consolidated m quiet trading last week amid bouts of profit-taking by retail investors jittery about the market's near-term direction. The market ended higher as accumulation of indexlinked stocks and blue chips shrugged off liquidation of retail stocks. Retai' sentiment was also dampened by the extended weekend:

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO THE yen's advance against other currencies and a lack ofl Incentives sent share prices lower on the Tokyo Stock Kxchange last week The Nikkei Stock Average Of 225 selected issues closed the week at 19.725.25 last Thursday, down 239.14 {w>ints or 12 per cent from the previous week's finish

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON THE London Stock Exchange has for several weeks remained susceptible to world interest-rates movements, despite British figures showing fundamental economic strength and so it was last week, dealers said. The FT-SE 100 index of leading shares closed at 3,125.3 points, a weekly drop of 8.4 points or 0.3 per

BANGKOK [ARTICLE]

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BANGKOK POLITICAL turmoil sent the Stock Exchange of Thailand Index down 26.97 points or 2.1 per cent during the week to a close last Friday of 1,266.67, brokers said. The average daily volume was 50.3 million shares, down sharply from the average of 84.3 million shares the previous week. The

JAKARTA [ARTICLE]

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JAKARTA SHARE prices moved slightly higher on the Jakarta Stock Exchange last week after stagnating the previous week, with the index rebounding on gains from several major issues and increased buying interest. The official index moved up slightly to close the week at 462.4 last Friday, from 454.849 a week

BANK RATES [ARTICLE]

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BANK RATES OCBC OUB UOB DBS TLB POSB KB DEPOSIT RATES 2 2' 1 Fixed deposit 1 month 2- 2 2 i 2 2 3 months 3 2 2 2'- 2' 6 months j> 3 3 3 12 months 3 3 3 3 3 LOAN RATES Pmw rat( 5 5

PRIME LENDING RATES [ARTICLE]

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PRIME LENDING RATES Indian Overseas Industri, g industrial Commetcia 1 Bjnk ol 6' i Industrial Bank of Japan gi t Industrial Bank ot Korea gi Int I Bank ol S pore 6 ime»natu,rjie Nederijnden Bank NY 6 7 I 6 isMuto Bancano San Paolo Di 'onno SPA g Kansailis-Osake-Parkki g

HIGH & LOW [ARTICLE]

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HIGH LOW Straits Times Industrials 1993 94 High 2471.90 (4 1 94) 1993. 94 low 1531.11 (4 1 93) All time High 2471.90 (4 1 94) All tune Low 64.83 (29 6 65) Business Times Composite 1993 94 High 2398 87 (5 1 94) 1993 94 Low 1307 65 <U

WEEK'S MOST ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S MOST ACTIVES Mulpha Intl 50 27.420.000 Idns Hyd SOc 22.920 000 DBS Land A W(95 22.511.000 FACB 50c 20.542.000 Marco Polo 18.513.000 DBS Land 17.063 000 Promet 15.685.000 Berjaya Ind 15.222.000 Kamuntmg 50c 14.269.000 UIC 13.997.000

TURNOVER (CASH) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (CASH) Sector (Fri) Volume Value Industrials 1.562 m 2.930 m Finance 610.000 1.476 m Hotels 141.000 428.920 Properties 632.000 1.102 m Loan Stocks 412.000 644,780 Plantations 186.000 544.160 Mining Nil Nil Total 3.543 m 7.125 m

TURNOVER (READY) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (READY) Total Market fan Fri Industrials 61.1t '1 m Finance I i 170 m 12 325 m Hotels 222 m Propnties 23 020 m 19.899 m Loans Stock ,0 m Plantations 2.9 M m liming 19.000 6b.000 Total volume 141 868 m 141 25/ m Total value m SJ

INDICES [ARTICLE]

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INDICES Apt 29 Change ST IntJi. sr Fn ST n, 164] ST Ph. BF Ctrl BIMGA 1072 16 BT (J! f 10b BT CADI 78 BT OBV f XXXXX405 8748/ DBS CPf li 640 70 OCBC lbb4/7 6/0 UOB OIC 1128/3 10 1/ UOB LCS I 17/07

MARKET REPORT [ARTICLE]

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MARKET REPORT CHAN SUE MENG THE Singapore stock market is expected to stay cautious this week, after ending last week with a hint of nervousness. While some analysts remain optimistic that the market could be on an uptrend, most say the path ahead is likely to be rocky and profit-tak-ing

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL Week Ended: April 29, 1994 All shares quoted have a par value of SI unless otherwise specified Adjusted for scrip rights. N Tai-exempted dividend. P E ratios reflect the last annual consolidated results P E ratios and gross yields of foreign shares are adjusted for currency differences, t

SES MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SES MAIN BOARD Week Ended: April 29. 1994 Vy 740 #t s B Sembawanq 2700 100 >S ?800 2700 V, <) M.l 648 0 156 61 Bonvf 116 Mich 174,' 123 11<> 40 44 6 245 2 1650 710 t C Pf,r 1600 150 3 1600 1500 75 0 317

Property stocks: Diversified companies to perform better [ARTICLE]

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Property stocks: Diversified companies to perform better Koh Keat Kian Residential property continues to be the money-spinner, say analysts News analysis By WKLL-DIVERSIFIED prop erty Stocks will enjoy better prospects than their less widely-invested counterparts m the current year, say analysts The reason for this is that a diversified portfolio

Estimated earnings for some property companies this year [ARTICLE]

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Estimated earnings for some property companies this year Company Net earnings Estimated earnings o change 1 993($ million) 1 994($ million) Centrepoint 24.0 54.2 125.8 CityDev 114 8 129 iL_ 125 DBS Land 78.7 116.3 47.8 FCC 50.11 70.9 41.5 Malayan 19.74 28.9 46.4 Credit Parkway 44.73 37.8 -15.5 SSL

S'pore investors in Suzhou property form lobby to protect interests [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore investors in Suzhou property form lobby to protect interests OVER 100 Singapore buyers of apartments m a residential development m China are considering pooling their units, so that the search for tenants as well as leasing of the units can be done on a centralised basis. This is more

Japanese learn to cope with holidays [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Japanese learn to cope with holidays Carolyn Eng They take off m a rare display of leisure By THE typical profile of a Japanese employee is that of a workaholic who is reluctant to take leave. But m a rare display of leisure, all the Japanese'employees at Toyota Motor Management

Ekran on submarine cables joint venture [ARTICLE]

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Ekran on submarine cables joint venture THE total investment m the proposed joint venture be tween Ekran Bhd and foreign parties to manufacture submarine cables and high-volt age transmission cables will hin<, r e on the final decision whether if will be a full manufacturing facility or an assembly plant.

Far East launches second phase of Bayshore [ARTICLE]

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Far East launches second phase of Bayshore FAR EAST Organisation has launched the second phase of The Bayshore condominium development. The 490 units released at the weekend are being offered at prices between 5 per cent and 10 per cent higher than the $700 psf average price for units released

CORPORATE REVIEW [ARTICLE]

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CORPORATE REVIEW Net earnings are in Singapore dollars unless otherwise stated. TY: This year, LY: Last year. F: Final. I: Interim. P: Preliminary. L: Loss. TE: Tax Exempted. N: Net, NYA: Not Yet Avail able. In Malaysian nnggit sen. In US$. In yen, f: In AS. In HNS, In peso.

SCRIPLESS CONVERSIONS [ARTICLE]

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SCRIPLESS CONVERSIONS Company Cony Cony Special Trading Scnpleis starts deadline Period (ST) Trading Bousteadco Apr 25 May 20 May 10-May 20 May 23 C Properties May 18 Jun 14 Jun 2-Jun 14 Jun 15 Cosco Inv May 11 Jun 7 May 26- Jun 7 Jun 8 GE Lite Jun 2

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THE STRAITS TIMES LIFE!

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THE STRAITS TIMES LIFE! MONDAY MAY 2, 1994

Cover Story

Giving money to parents still practised [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Giving money to parents still practised f I give $450 a month. My Mum's a housewife but my father's still working. All my brothers and sisters make it a point to a give her money. s Miss Suryati Abdul Latiff, 27, a senior executive My parents are very, w very

Trend is common here, study indicates [ARTICLE]

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Trend is common here, study indicates AN UNFINISHED, five-year project on the elderly m the region seems to indicate that the practice of giving money to parents is still prevalent m Singapore. The figures for the study sponsored by The National Institute on Ageing m the United States are still

WHAT SOME CHILDREN SAY [ARTICLE]

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WHAT SOME CHILDREN SAY No pressure to return love Mr Yeo Beng Wan, 32, married with no children. He is an artist whose father is a wealthy managing director of a large company. "I DON'T give money to my parents because Dad's earning a lot more than me. I would

Life at Large

More non-Muslim men ask to be circumcised [ARTICLE]

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More non-Muslim men ask to be circumcised MARDIANA ABU BAKAR r They tell you that they feel it is more healthy to have the skin a cut away. s A senior urology consultant, on the patients who go to him requesting circumcision, many of them m their 20s and :10s

SOME MEDICAL REASONS [ARTICLE]

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SOME MEDICAL REASONS MALE circumcision is believed to the oldest operation ever performed. Bits of foreskin have been found on stone knives discovered at ancient dwellings. Among Muslims and Jews, circumcision is a must. Jewish boys are circumcised within eight days of birth, and Malay-Muslim boys, between the ages of

LASER SURGERY [ARTICLE]

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LASER SURGERY CIRCUMCISION by laser is now being used more often m the Singapore General Hospital. The technique is being used m both the urology and the paediatric departments of the hospital. A consultant m the urology department has used the technique, which he devised himself, 10 times since June

Paulyn stays on her toes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Paulyn stays on her toes MISS UNIVERSE contestants are now m Manila tit prepare for the big battle on May 21. Despite threats by extremist Muslim guerillas to kidnap them, they struggle tirelessly on with thoir dance routines and other preparations. The Abu Sayaf Group plans to snatch the contestants

Battle over dead man's sperm [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Battle over dead man's sperm While the courts have granted a woman at least three of the 15 vials of sperm her lover left behind, his children are not giving up the fight This letter is for my W posthumous offspring, as well, with the thought that I have loved

'She does not deserve to have his child' [ARTICLE]

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'She does not deserve to have his child' V/ 2 years old respectively when their parents separated m 1975, say they will appeal the decision of the courts to grant their dead father's lover at least three of his 15 vials of sperm. Their lawyer, Ms Sandra Irwin of Pasadena,

No place to bury the dead in Tokyo [ARTICLE]

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No place to bury the dead in Tokyo URBAN crowding has created an urgent need for burial plots m the Tokyo area, especially affordable plots. While people are aware they will need a final resting place, however, most oppose plans for new plots because they do not want to live

Keeping NTUC Income on even keel [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Keeping NTUC Income on even keel In 1971, unionist K. T. Samuel led 43 unionists to sell insurance. Today, it has grown into a $1 -billion giant. SIT YIN FONG meets the man. MR K. T. SAMUEL might have become a priest if his mother had had her way. As

Sex-change couple seek Queen's help to marry [ARTICLE]

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Sex-change couple seek Queen's help to marry A COUPLE, who fell m love after both underwent sex change operations, have appealed to Queen Elizabeth to support their campaign to marry under their new identities, a British newspaper said last Saturday. Although they are legally allowed to marry, Janeen Newham and

Arts

Vietnamese water puppets to charm all [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Vietnamese water puppets to charm all JULIE CHATTERJEE reports on a 900-year-old folk art tradition that will be showcased here for the first time. 20 days to the Arts fest THE 900-year-old folk art tradition of Vietnamese water puppetry will be showcased for the first time here at the World

HOW OLD ART FORM WAS REVIVED [ARTICLE]

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HOW OLD ART FORM WAS REVIVED ON A chilly December evening last year, as the icy winds blew from the Son La mountains m northern Vietnam, 200 people sat huddled m the Central Theatre at Hanoi's Truong Chinh Street. In a draughty old theatre housing a freezing pond was a

Korean porcelain dish fetches record $3.2m [ARTICLE]

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Korean porcelain dish fetches record $3.2 m A NEW world auction record of 3 million deutschemarks (553.2 million) for any piece of porcelain was set last week at Christie's galleries by a rare, 15th-century blue-and-white porcelain dish from Korea. The piece is one of only three such dishes that have

Family

Is 'hands-off attitude best for marriage? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Is 'hands-off attitude best for marriage? INDONESIAN tycoon Liem Sioe Liong (left), who celebrated his golden wedding anniversary with a million-dollar party here recently, says his marriage has lasted so long because his wife does not poke her nose into his affairs. The Chinese from Fuqing, m the southeastern Fujian

Entertainment

Those were the days [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Those were the days Rollin* Good Times pays tribute to Chinese stars of the '60s and '70s, reports KOH SIEW TIN RUBY WAH SHE was a sinking sensation m Singapore, Hongkong arid 1 Taiwan m the '60s with her wide repertoire of songs from classical to pop. Born m Ipoh,

MTV and Star TV to cut ties [ARTICLE]

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MTV and Star TV to cut ties MTV will stop showing on the Star TV satellite network that spans Asia. MTV Networks, a division of Viacom International, will end its three-year affiliation with pan-Asian satellite broadcaster Star TV, a unit of Mr Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, an industry source said

Rapper Shakur nabbed again [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rapper Shakur nabbed again AMERICAN rap star Tupac Shakur, 22, was arrested on suspicion of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana after police stopped a speeding car he was riding m on Hollywood Boulevard last Friday night, Los Angeles police spokesman Lorie Taylor said. Both charges are misdemeanours.

What Cheek [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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What Cheek S. TSERING BHALLA IT IS only appropriate that this year's co-winner of the Best Short Film award at the Singapore International Film Festival should be a man called Cheek. The film, entitled Married, is as impertinent a statement as could be made by a talented, if young and

Bolton could lose millions after copyright verdict [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bolton could lose millions after copyright verdict A JURY'S finding last Friday m a copyright infringement suit filed by the pop group, The Isley Brothers, against pop singer Michael Bolton could cost him millions of dollars. Jurors who had already determined that Bolton had effectively stolen the group's song for

Grand jury in Jackson sex probe disbands [ARTICLE]

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Grand jury in Jackson sex probe disbands ONE of two California grand juries which have been investigating sexabuse allegations against pop superstar Michael Jackson has disbanded without announcing any action, a Los Angeles television station reported last Saturday. The Santa Barbara County grand jury, which heard testimony from Jackson employees,

Community

Theatre group on a personal quest [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Theatre group on a personal quest GUAN LIBING THERE once lived a knight who was so pleased with his armour, a present from his king, that he refused to take it off. Soon, people forgot how he used to look. His wife became depressed and threatened to leave him. Finally,

The News On This Day... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The News On This Day A look back at what was m The Straits Times. 100 YEARS AGO ~AT THE Police Court this morning, Mr Egerton fined a batch of 25 China- men $5 each for gambling; four others ."were discharged. Mr R. Lambept was fined $15 for working a

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The Liangs' spending sprees [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The Liangs' spending sprees Li Lienfung Bamboo Green NOTHING could be nobler than the principle that prompted the traditional Chinese not to divide their inherited wealth. Brothers were supposed to love one another so completely that they would live and work together like one body, never allowing the selfish idea

Malaysian artist's life journey on canvas [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysian artist's life journey on canvas Surreal and rife with symbolism, an Ali Rahamat canvas is at once disturbing and beguiling. The United States-based artist talks about his works, which embody his innermost thoughts and emotions. OUT of the gloom, a little girl stares at you blankly. She seems devoid

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Money around the world [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Money around the world MONEY does make the world go round, as this giant display of banknotes shows. Hundreds of currencies were displayed m the approximately 30 cm-by-1.8 m window of a travel agency at Peace Centre m Selegie Road. Smack m the middle is, of course, the American greenback,

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Eye on lifestyle Currency In j $614. 5 m $567.4 m Feb'93 Feb'94 Feb'93 Feb'94 Timesgraphics RAYMOND LEE Source: Board of Commissioners of Currency

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