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The Straits Times, 27 February 1997

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The Straits Times Estd. 1845 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27,1997 60 CENTS MITA (P) 027/12/96

S'poreans going overseas — and spending — more [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'poreans going overseas and spending more Tan Li Eng Growing affluence and regionalisation By S'poreans spent $2.77 b on clothing, footwear last year while abroad THE number of Singaporeans flocking overseas has doubled in the past five years and so has their spending abroad thanks to growing affluence and increased

S. Korean President in major Cabinet reshuffle [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S. Korean President in major Cabinet reshuffle Ministers offer resignations in light of loan scandal SEOUL President Kim Young Sam set about a major government reshuffle yesterday after all his Cabinet ministers offered to resign to give him a free hand in carrying out the shake-up. The move came a

Brunei's Jefri Bolkiah quits as minister [ARTICLE]

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Brunei's Jefri Bolkiah quits as minister Ignatius Stephen By in Bandar Seri Begawan IN A surprise move, Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah of Brunei has announced the resignation of his youngest brother, Prince Jefri Bolkiah, as the oil-rich state's Finance Minister. The announcement said the 40-year-old prince had resigned for personal reasons

Doctors at hospital 'battled to save him' [ARTICLE]

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Doctors at hospital 'battled to save him' Mary Kwang Death of Deng Xiaoping By China Correspondent *At the dinner table, everyone made a silent wish: "Hope Comrade Xiaoping would get well soon!"' The People's Daily article describing the Chinese New Year five's dinner for staff at the hospital. BEIJING Doctors

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Dentists quick to settle as number of complaints rises [ARTICLE]

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Dentists quick to settle as number of complaints rises Indranl Nadarajah By Overcharging 111-fitting dentures. Lingering pain after extraction. Inadequate removal of wisdom teeth. Improper teeth straightening. COMPLAINTS against dentists have been rising m the past few years, said a legal adviser to the profession, and last year alone, there

With a song in her heart [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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With a song in her heart 1 felt compelled to write the song after looking through their courageous testimonials Actress Roanne Monte. FILIPINO actress Roanne Monte, 21, who played the role of Kirn m a West End production of Miss Saigon, came with a gift of a song for the

S'pore, S. Africa 'share experience of rapid change' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore, S. Africa 'share experience of rapid change' Chua Mui Hoong Reports by inupe I own, bouth Africa SINGAPORE and South Africa are far apart geographically and may be different m many ways, but they share one thing: they have both gone through rapid transformation m their society which others

Freedom fighter unfazed by prison years [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Freedom fighter unfazed by prison years FOR 18 years, home for Mr Ahmed Kathrada was a sevenfoot by seven-foot prison cell on Robben Island, a sand-and-stone outcrop near bustling Cape Town. Now 67 and the political adviser to South African President Nelson Mandela, he was one of seven leaders of

Indonesian Parliament passes nuclear energy Bill [ARTICLE]

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Indonesian Parliament passes nuclear energy Bill Susan Sim By Indonesia Correspondent JAKARTA The Indonesian Parliament yesterday passed a controversial nuclear energy Bill despite the protest of a legislator and as anti-nuclear activists staged noisy demonstrations for the second day running. MP Laksmiari Priyonggo, a member of the House commission responsible

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WORLD

In just 3 months after this crash... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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In just 3 months after this crash... The world's worst mid-air collision, between a Kazakh Airlines Dyushin IL-76 cargo plane and a Saudi Arabian Airlines Boeing 747, occurred on Nov 12 last year over the village of Charkhi Dadri near New Delhi and killed 349 people. The aircraft crashed at

Six near-collisions of planes over Indian skies [ARTICLE]

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Six near-collisions of planes over Indian skies NEW DELHI There have been six nearmisses over Indian skies in the three months since the world's worst mid-air collision near Delhi last November, Civil Aviation Minister CM. Ibrahim said. He said on Tuesday in a written statement to the Rajya Sabha, the

Two jets come within 200 m of each other [ARTICLE]

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Two jets come within 200 m of each other In Estonia TALLINN Two pilots flying for Japan Air Lines and Air France found themselves within 200 m of each other over Estonia last Thursday, the Baltic News Agency reported. Estonian air-safety inspector Tonu Sepp on Tuesday cited negligence on the

If you have to, be discreet, Aussie diplomats told [ARTICLE]

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If you have to, be discreet, Aussie diplomats told SYDNEY Australian diplomats will only be allowed to visit prostitutes in countries where it is legal and where they can be discreet under a proposed code of conduct released this week. They will be banned from seeing prostitutes in places where

Board with chess? No longer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Board with chess? No longer CHESS players can now take on a new challenge. A spherical variant of the game called Chessball is being marketed m Britain. It has twice the number of squares than an ordinary board. No m forma tion was given on how the pieces attach to

Tones plan to privatise the Tube if they win polls [ARTICLE]

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Tones plan to privatise the Tube if they win polls LONDON Britain's Conservative government has taken a big political risk by announcing plans to privatise London's underground rail network the oldest in the world if it wins the coming polls. Prime Minister John Major on Tuesday said the Tube, as

Eat a lot less and you may live longer [ARTICLE]

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Eat a lot less and you may live longer WASHINGTON They have not yet found the Fountain of Youth, but researchers studying the ageing process m animals suggest that one secret to living longer may be eating less food a lot less food A decade-long study of nearly 200 monkeys

Fish and microchips [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fish and microchips FISH and chips may well owe Its 7? survival to these microchips. On the left is a new microchip o which has been fitted by British scientists into 600 plaice to monitor their movements and help protect North Sea fish stocks. The new chips can store information

Anti-narcotics chief jailed in Mexican crackdown on cops [ARTICLE]

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Anti-narcotics chief jailed in Mexican crackdown on cops MEXICO CITY A judge has jailed Mexico's !1 former anti-narcotics czar over drug charges as the authorities announced a major shake-up of the country's police agencies m charge of the drug war. Second District Judge Armando Baez Espinoza on Tuesday jailed General

Clinton favoured White House stays for donors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Clinton favoured White House stays for donors The Lincoln Bedroom was never sold/ Mr Clinton denying that overnight stays at the room (above) on one of the private residential floors of the White House were used to attract party donations. WASHINGTON President BUI Clinton has denied ever using White House

Record $22b allocated in US for battle against drugs [ARTICLE]

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Record $22b allocated in US for battle against drugs Govt plan includes national media blitz aimed at youth WASHINGTON A record US$l6 billion (5522.4 billion) will be allocated this year m the fight against the rise m drug use m the United States, m particular among youth, President Bill Clinton

Israel, PLO set for clash over new Jewish settlement [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Israel, PLO set for clash over new Jewish settlement JERUSALEM The threat of violence loomed large as Israel was set yesterday to approve construction 01 a new Jewish neighbourhood in Arab East Jerusalem. Palestinians said the plan would grind peace moves to a halt and warned of clashes. In one

'Broader approach needed' to deal with global crises [ARTICLE]

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'Broader approach needed' to deal with global crises Paul Jacob UN operations must take into account complex nature of conflicts By UN policy-makers must have timely, accurate and comprehensive information m order to take preventive action and forestall a crisis. Mandates for humanitarian and peace-keeping operations must be clear and

FBI lifts terrorist alert after truck-bomb scare [ARTICLE]

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FBI lifts terrorist alert after truck-bomb scare WASHINGTON The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has lifted a nationwide "terrorist threat advisory" after it located and questioned two men in a truck thought to be loaded with bomb-making equipment The truck's occupants were "two innocent men", FBI spokesman Marjorie Poche said

Bitter debate on French anti-migrant Bill [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bitter debate on French anti-migrant Bill MPs lock in heated exchanges in the House while demonstrators clash with riot police Tfwewantto integrate foreigners into the national community, if we want to turn back racism and xenophobia in this country, we have to fight illegal immigration.' -MrDebre. 'PARIS An acrimonious debate

Get your child to class, well pay cash [ARTICLE]

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Get your child to class, well pay cash PORTLAND (Oregon) A Portland elementary school, frustrated by flagging student attendance, is offering cash on delivery to parents who get their children to class. In two weeks, James John Elementary will begin shelling out US$3 (554.30) a day for full days and

Japan seeks answers on Red Army 'arrests' [ARTICLE]

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Japan seeks answers on Red Army 'arrests' BEIRUT Japan has pressed Lebanon and Syria for information on the reported detention of Japanese Red Army suspects whom Beirut had denied holding despite a Red Army statement confirming the arrests. The web of intrigue surrounding the arrests grew on Tuesday when the

Mind your own business, Chirac tells Euro Parliament [ARTICLE]

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Mind your own business, Chirac tells Euro Parliament PARIS French President Jacques Chirac has denounced what he calls unacceptable interference by the European Parliament in French internal affairs over a disputed immigration Bill, according to his Office, i A spokesman said on Tuesday that Mr Chirac had given the Parliament's

WORLD FILE

HIGH ALERT [ARTICLE]

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HIGH ALERT Glaring holes in US i intelligence about which militant groups are targeting Americans in Saudi Arabia influenced Washington's decision to put its citizens in the kingdom on high alert. The US embassy in Riyadh on Tuesday warned its 40,000 citizens in Saudi vigilant after an Islamic mutant leader

MORE OIL MONEY [ARTICLE]

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MORE OIL MONEY Revenue from the sale of Iraqi oil under an "oil-for-food" deal that took effect last December is expected to reach US$594 million (SsB32 million) by tomorrow, a UN spokesman said on Tuesday. Under the deal, Baghdad is allowed to sell US$2 billion worth of oil over six

NOBEL RECORD [ARTICLE]

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NOBEL RECORD Norway's Nobel Committee said on Tuesday a record 129 nominations had poured m for this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Geir Lundestad, director of the committee. told the national news agency NTB that 103 individuals and 26 < organisations had been j put forward as candidates by various legislators,

TRAIN DERAILED [ARTICLE]

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TRAIN DERAILED Wind alone cannot derail < a train, although it might give a helping hand, elgian railways said on j Tuesday after one of its trains derailed m high winds. The 150-tonne train derailed close to Veurne, western Belgium, on Monday but none of the five people on boarH

MINISTERS AXED [ARTICLE]

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MINISTERS AXED Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma sacked his finance minister on Tuesday along with three other ministers with economic and industrial portfolios, his press service said. "Finance Minister Valentyn Koronevsky has been sacked for serious inadequacies in his work," it said in a statement. Statistics Minister Olexander Osaulenko had been

WHEELER-DEALERS [ARTICLE]

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WHEELER-DEALERS On average a vehicle is stolen in Switzerland every five minutes, Swiss insurers said. Some 100,000 vehicles were stolen in 1996 including 10,062 cars, the private Swiss Insurers Information Centre said on Tuesday, adding that only 4,000 stolen cars were j returned. AFP

PEOPLE

Du Pont heir guilty of murder [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Du Pont heir guilty of murder Tycoon also 1 found to be insane n MEDIA (Pennsylvania) John du Pont (right), one of the richest murder defendants in US history, was found guilty on Tuesday of third degree murder but was r also found to be mentally ill in the killing

Disney boss' $35m pay rapped [ARTICLE]

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Disney boss' 35m pay rapped LOS ANGELES Walt Disney's top executive Michael Eisner took some heat at a stockholder's meeting on 1 Tuesday over his own robust salary and the poor pay of the company's foreign factory workers. Mr Eisner, Disney's chairman, had to defend his US$25O-million (XXXXX-million), seven-year contract

Guerilla film-maker [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Guerilla film-maker BOGOTA Sergio Cabrera (above) laid down his rebel's rifle years ago but he still draws on the lessons of guerilla warfare to carve out his role as Colombia's premier movie director. In the face of the big budget imperialism of Hollywood and the European film world's lingering cinematographic

Transitions... [ARTICLE]

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Transitions CANCER CLAIMS RED FIGHTER: Russian novelist Andrei Sinyavsky, whose 1968 trial for writing "anti-Soviet works* is widely considered the start of dissidence against communist rule, died in a Paris suburb of cancer on Tuesday. He was 71. END OF JAZZ GREAT: Jazz drummer Tony Williams, who played with trumpeter

Meanwhile... [ARTICLE]

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Meanwhile... WOMAN'S ARCTIC TREK: French mountain-climber Christine Janin hopes to become the first woman to ski to the North Pole without sled-dogs or a motorised sled. The two-month. 1,000-km trek from the Russian Arctic coast, is scheduled to begin on Monday. SEPTUPLET IN DANGER: The sole survivor of Mexico's first

MEDICALNOTES

Air pollution linked to variety of skin ailments [ARTICLE]

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Air pollution linked to variety of skin ailments SAN FRANCISCO— Air pollution can rob skin of an important vitamin, aggravating a variety of skin ailments common to people in urban areas, according to a study released on Tuesday. The University of California at Berkeley study, which was conducted on mice,

Fatter women more likely to develop blood clots [ARTICLE]

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Fatter women more likely to develop blood clots CHICAGO— Obese women, those with high blood pressure or women who smoke more than a pack of cigarettes a day, run an increased risk of developing a blood clot in the lungs, researchers said on Tuesday. Increased body-mass index was associated with

Morning-after pill a safe way to avoid pregnancy [ARTICLE]

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Morning-after pill a safe way to avoid pregnancy WASHINGTON— US health officials on Monday endorsed the "morning-after" pill as a safe way of avoiding pregnancy and urged the makers of certain birth-control pills to seek official approval for such use. Approval would cause controversy among j* anti-abortion groups who consider

Experts to examine risk of humans getting 'mad-cow' [ARTICLE]

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Experts to examine risk of humans getting 'mad-cow' GENEVA— Medical experts meet next month to examine the possible risk of transmitting Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) through medicinal products containing animal tissues ornuman blood, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday. The United Nations health agency meeting in Geneva next month

Rising space junk poses crash risk [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rising space junk poses crash risk Threat to astronauts and costly equipment if action is not taken soon VIENNA The number of defunct satellites and other clutter in space would multiply dramatically in the next 100 years, aggravating the risk of space collision unless action was taken soon, a United

Looming force [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Looming force UKRAINIAN soldiers walking past a S-200 surface-to-air missile at a base near Kiev on Monday. After the last Ukrainian nuclear warheads were sent to Russia last May under a nuclear weapons reduction agreement, there are now only conventional weapons on duty m the Ukrainian army. Reuter picture.

Empire State gunman had political motive [ARTICLE]

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Empire State gunman had political motive NEW YORK A 69-year-old Palestinian who shot seven tourists vowed to murder Zionists at the Empire State Building and other "bitter enemies" in a rambling document police said they found on his body. The two-page diatribe in English, which was released by police on

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South Korea denies China wants defector to go to US [ARTICLE]

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South Korea denies China wants defector to go to US SEOUL South Korea yesterday denied reports that China wanted a top North Korean defector to go to the United States and said it hoped to resume negotiations on bringing him to Seoul. "The reports are not only groundless but unimaginable

And eight makes you a lucky cat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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And eight makes you a lucky cat AKIKO Amemiya holding her cat Hachi, which means "eight" in Japanese, during the My Cat Is Number One In Japan contest during the 11th Cat Day Festival last week in Tokyo. Hachi is so named because her eyebrows resemble the Chinese character for

Japan's woes 'caused by price cuts' [ARTICLE]

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Japan's woes 'caused by price cuts' Kwan Weng Kin Deregulation and lack of confidence also blamed By Japan Correspondent TOKYO The continuing lack of business confidence by Japanese entrepreneurs and the short-term negative effects of deregulation are likely to impede the recovery of Japan's sluggish economy, according to aformer top

Top Chinese advisory body to stress stability and unity [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Top Chinese advisory body to stress stability and unity Mary Kwang By China Correspondent Great hall of mourning It is expected to rally behind Jiang BEIJING China's top advisory body, the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), will stress stability and national unity when it opens its annual session today.

About 13,000 in S'pore pay last respects [ARTICLE]

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About 13,000 in S'pore pay last respects MORE than 13,000 people turned up over five days at the Chinese embassy in Singapore to pay their last respects to Chinese paramount leader Deng Xiaoping. President Ong Teng Cheong, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew and former Deputy

Home-made bombs kill 7 in Xinjiang [ARTICLE]

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Home-made bombs kill 7 in Xinjiang BEIJING Muslim separatists shattered China's calm following the death of paramount leader Deng Xiaoping by killing at least seven people in three terrorist bombings in north-west-ern Xinjiang region, officials and residents said yesterday. They detonated three home-made bombs on public buses in Xinjiang's capital,

No reason to fear new HK laws, says pro-China editor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No reason to fear new HK laws, says pro-China editor Wang Hul Una By Hongkonguorrespondent British attitude is 'pure humbug' "The outrage of the British government at the impending repeal by Beijing of Hongkong laws on human rights, and at the support of this by the territory's leader-to-be, Tung Chee

Future Chief Exec's popularity on the rise, say polls [ARTICLE]

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Future Chief Exec's popularity on the rise, say polls HONGKONG Hongkong's future leader Tung Chee Hwa has become more popular and more credible to local residents since he announced his Cabinet line-up, according to polls published yesterday. According to a survey in the Apple Daily, those polled gave Mr Tung,

Hongkongers rush to learn Mandarin [ARTICLE]

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Hongkongers rush to learn Mandarin HONGKONG The number of students registered to take Mandarin proficiency examinations in Hongkong has doubled, just four months ahead of the mostly Cantonese-speak-ing territory's return to Chinese rule, a report said yesterday. A total of 911 candidates have signed up for next month's advance-level test

Wage freeze for S. Korean firms [ARTICLE]

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Wage freeze for S. Korean firms SEOUL Thirty top South Korean conglomerates adopted a resolution yesterday to freeze wages this year because of the country's protracted economic upheavals. The Federation of Korean Industries (FKI), a powerful business lobby, made the decision at a meeting of officials from the industrial giants

Taipei's new 'one China' definition draws queries [ARTICLE]

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Taipei' s new 'one China' definition draws queries Lee San Chouy By Taiwan Correspondent Different interpretations The oi^e-China principle has therefore now become a framework that everyone feels shouMb^Jfeft especially after the crisis; Professor Yang Kai-huang. The government nas avoided the mention of one-China for several months now, so the

Call to rate concerts to guard youth alarms HK promoters [ARTICLE]

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Call to rate concerts to guard youth alarms HK promoters HONGKONG Entertainers who make suggestive movements may find young people banned from their concerts, if a proposal by a Hongkong Urban Councillor is endorsed. The suggestion, made during a council entertainment select committee meeting, called for pop concerts to be

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'NO' TO NUCLEAR POWER [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'NO' TO NUCLEAR POWER Thirty protesters from the Indonesian Anti-Nuclear Society demonstrating outside Parliament m jasana yesieruay «s v passed a controversial new law governing the regulation of nuclear energy. The I I Sre m front say: "Nuclear power station: Who will lose?" and "Where will the nuclear waste go?".

Thais reject idea of non-elected Premier [ARTICLE]

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Thais reject idea of non-elected Premier Edward Tang M By Thailand Correspondent BANGKOK A proposal to allow a non-elected person to be Prime Minister has met strong resistance from the Thai public, including the head of the political-reform body tasked to draft the new Constitution. Mr Uthai Pimchaichon, chairman of

I won't abdicate to run in polls: Sihanouk [ARTICLE]

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I won't abdicate to run in polls: Sihanouk PHNOM PENH Cambodia's King Norodom Sihanouk vowed he would not abdicate to run in a general election due next year, but said he was unhappy on the throne. "I will never stand in these legislative elections in 1998," he said in a

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SEEKING HELP [ARTICLE]

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SEEKING HELP The Indonesian authorities plan to get the Chinese government's help to catch fugitive ethnic-Chinese Indonesian bank swindler Eddy Tansil, the Suara Karya daily reported in Jakarta yesterday. Justice Minister Utoyo Usman said he would ask for help through Chinese Deputy Justice Minister Xiao Jianzhang, who is visiting Indonesia.

NOT TRUE [ARTICLE]

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NOT TRUE Vietnam yesterday categorically denied reports that it had been asked by Beijing to give asylum to North Korean defector Hwang Jang Yop, who has been in the South Korean mission in Beijing for two weeks. A spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry in Phnom Penh said the report

BUS DEATHS [ARTICLE]

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BUS DEATHS Eleven people died and 13 were injured on Tuesday when a speeding passenger bus crashed into the railing of a bridge on Masbate island in the central Philippines, said police. Police said the driver lost control when one of the tyres of his vehicle burst as he was

BORDER TALKS [ARTICLE]

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BORDER TALKS Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Manh Cam flew into Phnom Penh yesterday for talks on festering border ana immigration disputes, among other issues, said Cambodian officials. He is scheduled to meet Cambodian Co-Premier Prince Norodom Ranariddh and chair the second meeting of a joint commission with Cambodian Foreign Minister

LONG JAIL TERMS [ARTICLE]

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LONG JAIL TERMS An Indonesian military prosecutor is seeking jail sentences of up to 32 months for four former policemen over a riot in Tasikmalaya, West Java, in which four people died, said the Suara Karya daily. The violence was sparked by accusations that the police had tortured three Muslim

Creative thinking is Singapore target, says Teo Chee Hean [ARTICLE]

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Creative thinking is Singapore target, says Teo Chee Hean Nirmal Ghosh Education ministers share goals in Manila By Philippines Correspondent What needs to be addressed is how to achieve a good balance between content knowledge and creative-thinking skills in our <rurriculinn/We are searching for this balance.' Singapore's Minister for Education

A JUMP INTO HISTORY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A JUMP INTO HISTORY Philippine President Fidel Ramos re-enacted a historic jump he made during the "1986 People Power" revolt as he celebrated the 11th anniversary celebration of the uprising, which overthrew dictator Ferdinand Marcos, in Manila on Tuesday. Reuter picture.

Action soon on Marcos millions in Swiss banks [ARTICLE]

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Action soon on Marcos millions in Swiss banks MANILA Philippine President Fidel Ramos said yesterday he would decide soon what action to take over the millions deposited in Swiss banks by late dictator Ferdinand Marcos after a Zurich court ruling. A government agency tasked to recover the ill-gotten wealth of

Gurkhas to stay on in Brunei to protect oil fields [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gurkhas to stay on in Brunei to protect oil fields Ignatius Stephen HK pullout will have no effect on force By in Bandar Seri Segawan The Gurkha battalion in Brunei is stationed in the Seria oil field, about 112 km south of the capital, under an agreement with Britain to

Cambodia may revive logging if IMF stops loans: Hun Sen [ARTICLE]

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Cambodia may revive logging if IMF stops loans: Hun Sen PHNOM PENH Cambodian Co-Premier Hun Sen has warned that the government would have to revive its controversial logging programme to pay civil servants ifthe International Monetary Fund (IMF) halted fresh loans. He told reporters on Tuesday: "I do not want

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The kick that foiled a kidnap bid [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The kick that foiled a kidnap bid WITH A grin on his face, eight-year-old Mohamad Hakim Mohd Radzuan shows his father Mohamad Radzuan Jamaluddin, 34, how he kicked the groin of one of two men who tried to kidnap him last Thursday. The men tried to nab him when he

KL must embrace IT or be left behind: Mahathir [ARTICLE]

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KL must embrace IT or be left behind: Mahathir Brendan Pereira By in Kuala Lumpur That is the reason for multimedia corridor MALAYSIA had no choice but to embrace information technology and the unrestricted flow of information which came with it, otherwise, it would be left behind, Prime Minister Datuk

No arbitrary acquisition of land, assures Johor govt [ARTICLE]

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No arbitrary acquisition of land, assures Johor govt JOHOR BARU The Johor state government has assured property owners that there will be no arbitrary acquisition of land in the city for the Johor Baru redevelopment plan. Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman said the Land Acquisition Act would only be

Myanmar agrees to repatriate illegals in Malaysia [ARTICLE]

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Myanmar agrees to repatriate illegals in Malaysia KUALA LUMPUR Myanmar has agreed in principle to repatriate thousands of its nationals detained in Malaysia as illegal aliens, Malaysian Foreign Minister Datuk Abdullah Haji Badawi said here yesterday. He said about 8,000 Myanmar people rounded up as part its huge illegal-worker population

The sand's the limit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The sand's the limit SINGAPOREAN Alwin Lee, a professional building designer, putting his fantasy and creative skills, obviously wlishedatthe beach since chSdhood, to workyestei^yatth^ launch next month. Mr Lee has travelled the world building miniature sand-castles at toy fairs at places like New York, Australia and Thailand. AFP picture.

Don't flout rules on use of photos of juveniles, media told [ARTICLE]

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Don't flout rules on use of photos of juveniles, media told KUALA LUMPUR Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Sen Anwar Ibrahim has reminded the media to exercise greater discretion when publishing photographs of juvenile suspects, saying that the spirit of the Juvenile Act should be observed. He said that even if

MEDIA'S DEFENCE [ARTICLE]

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MEDIA'S DEFENCE It brings home extent of problem' KUALA LUMPUR Berita Harian Malaysia group editor Datuk A. Nazri Abdullah has said that the recent publication of photographs of juvenile arrests was justified because it forced people to realise the extent of the country's juvenile delinquency problem. However, he agreed that

Student who assaulted teacher suspended [ARTICLE]

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Student who assaulted teacher suspended KOTA BARU A Form Three student assaulted his school discipline master with a piece of wood after he was reprimanded for going to school late yesterday. The boy, of Tengku Indera Petra Secondary School m Gua Musang, was suspended for 10 days, Keiantan Education Department

MALAYSIA FILE [ARTICLE]

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MALAYSIA FILE FREE HOUSES: About 1,500 villagers in Geiang Patah, Johor, whose land or houses are affected by the construction of th< Malaysia-Singapore second link, will be given free low-cost houses Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman has said. The Star yesterday quoted hin as saying that the villagers

KL police seize houses and cars of suspected drug trafficker [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KL police seize houses and cars of suspected drug trafficker KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian police have stepped up a campaign to seize houses, cars and other assets of alleged drug dealers as part of a war against a growing narcotics problem, press reports said here yesterday. Three houses and three cars,

Freezing of assets in defamation case not new: SM Lee's lawyer [ARTICLE]

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Freezing of assets in defamation case not new: SM Lee's lawyer Brendan Pereira By in Kuala Lumpur THE Mareva injunction, which calls for assets of a defendant to be frozen, has been granted before in a defamation case, said the senior counsel of Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew. Mr Davinder

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Three hospital department heads resign [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Three hospital department heads resign Indrani Nadarajah By Assoc Professor P. N. Chong, 44 Head of neurology at the National University Hospital. He is leaving for the private sector at the end of April. top doctors from two ••public hospitals in Singapore nave chosen to go into private practice. Two

CPF top-up: Deadline soon [ARTICLE]

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CPF top-up: Deadline soon SINGAPOREANS must top up their Central Provident Fund accounts by tomorrow, to qualify for the third Share Ownership Top-Up Scheme, the CPF Board said yesterday. They need to have made a $500 deposit any time from March 1 last year to Feb 28 this year. But

French TV channel on SCV from April 1 [ARTICLE]

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French TV channel on SCV from April 1 N. Gunalan THE delights of France and French culture will soon be at tout fingertips with the launch I Jm a French television channel ffn Singapore CahleVision's I JSCV) network. From April 1, TVS will offer I m hours of news, movies,

Horses to go on sale when riding school closes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Horses to go on sale when riding school closes Koh Boon Pin By *Even though people have been talking about Greendale's closing for some time, I cried when trie school put up the notice last month There's a likelihood that Bon Jovi, my fa vqjeirite horse, may get shot ifhedoesrftfinda

20 new, non-frontline police posts for graduates [ARTICLE]

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20 new, non-frontline police posts for graduates Only planning, and staff and admin work involved THE police force has 20 new openings for graduates who want to join the force, but do not want to be involved in frontline work such as investigating crimes and conducting raids. These recruits, who

Boosting image of ITE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Boosting image of ITE Normal technical students get to tour campus NORMAL technical students have been arriving in bus-loads af the Institute of Technical Education Ang Mo Kio since Monday to tour the campus and find out more about courses on offer. Over iOOO of them, as the pioneer batch

3-D moving images of embryo life [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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3-D moving images of embryo life Lea Wee Project aims to be world first on early growth By We hope to animate the images so that users can speed up, slow down or st6p the growth of the embryo at any point. lliey can also view the images from any

Poly students work — to find jobs for others [ARTICLE]

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Poly students work to find jobs for others BUSINESS students at Temasek Polytechnic are now running a career centre to help fellow students and others in their search for part-time vacation work. Forty-two of them have been manning the centre since late last month, in a tie-up with employment agency

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SCHOLARSHIP TALK [ARTICLE]

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SCHOLARSHIP TALK The Home Attains Ministry win be organising a talk on Sunday for junior college students interested m applying for its local merit scholarships. Successful candidates can pursue any discipline, and will get an annual allowance of $5,000. Those with outstanding results can also be sponsored for Master's degree

HOT WATCHES [ARTICLE]

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HOT WATCHES pairs ot commemorative watches with Mr Deng Xiaoping's portrait engraved m gold on them were sold out within two days here. Each pair of the Swiss-made watches, which commemorate Hongkong's return to China this year, costs $1,380. Taisei Stamps Coins, the dealer for the watches here, f publicised

CREDIT CARD SCAM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CREDIT CARD SCAM Police are investigating a cheating case in which fake credit cards were used to buy four Rolex watches costing $22,780 at a shop in People's Park Complex. In a statement on Tuesday, they said that they want to contact the two men in the photograph above to

Workers' Party cadres to elect new council on Sunday [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Workers' Party cadres to elect new council on Sunday Ahmad Osman By W course, anything is possible. We are not a totalitarian party. Anyone can come up and make any suggestion/ -WP leader J.B. Jeyaretnam, when asked if his position might be challenged. WORKERS' Party cadres will meet on Sunday

EASIER PURCHASES FOR SOLDIERS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EASIER PURCHASES FOR SOLDIERS allittakklsac^ Lance-Corporal Derek Lee, 21, holds up i the new card which has been launched vy I the Singapore Armed Forces to make it more convenient for soldiers to buy items for their units. i It functions like an individual's bank card and can be used

Another service centre for Malay families [ARTICLE]

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Another service centre for Malay families A FAMILY service centre (FSC) will be launched next year m a joint venture by Mendaki and the Malay Youth Literary Association (4PM). It will be located at the void deck of Block 534, Bedok North Street 3. It will cost $250,000 to build

Ex-wife to get $6.5m house [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-wife to get $6.5m house Lim Li Hsien But she has to pay former husband $lm for his share in it By Taking into account all the contributions made by the wife, financial as well as non-financial, it seems to us that the wife's total contribution to the aaruisition certainly

Ex-prison warden jailed for peddling tobacco to inmates [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-prison warden jailed for peddling tobacco to inmates Lim Seng Jin By FOR a price, a former Sembawang Drug Rehabilitation Centre prison warden supplied contraband Chinese tobacco to inmates there. And when Mohammed Azlan Dzuikifli, 27, was questioned by the Corrupt Practices Investigation Bureau about this, he stole a motorcycle

Man on kidnapping rap: I did not ask for guns, ammunition [ARTICLE]

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Man on kidnapping rap: I did not ask for guns, ammunition THE man charged with kidnapping two police officers said yesterday that he planned only to escape by overpowering the officers. Abdul Nasir Amer Hamsah, 25, maintained that he did not ask for guns, ammunition and a car in exchange

Provision shop owner molested 9-year-old girl [ARTICLE]

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Provision shop owner molested 9-year-old girl A GIRL went to a provision shop and the owner molested her. The man, Ching See Keong, 62, committed the offence on Dec 9 last year, at his shop in Übi Avenue 1. The nine-year-old girt went home and told her father and Ching

S'pore Poly launches vertual campus [ARTICLE]

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S'pore Poly launches vertual campus i It is starting two computer courses using the Internet 'THE classroom of the future has arrived at Singapore Poly--1 technic. The institution is introducing two part-time computer courses using the Internet, so students do not have to go to campus to attend lectures or

Govt to tap more S'poreans for alternative ideas [ARTICLE]

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Govt to tap more S'poreans for alternative ideas THE Government is looking at Z, ways to allow more Singaporm Mam to take part in the policymaking process by contributing ideas to help tackle prob-c^-tfems facing the country. Youths, professionals, associations and interest groups would be included in what Pasir Ris

NZ air force official calls on Tony Tan [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NZ air force official calls on Tony Tan A SENIOR official of the Royal j New Zealand Air Force called on Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Tony Tan at the Ministry of Defence at Buktt Gombak yesterday. Air Vice-Marshal Carey Adamson, the Chief of Air Staff, i is here

Video-taping traffic to test ERP system [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Video-taping traffic to test ERP system EMPLOYEES of the consortium which is providing an electronic road pricing (ERP) system here video-taped vehicles on the move last week, focusing on their licence plates. They did so from high vantage points over Scotts and Havelock roads and the Woodlands Checkpoint. The high

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Right approach to Asia [ARTICLE]

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Right approach to Asia UNITED States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's visit to Asia early into her tenure was a welcome combination of symbolism and substance. If sustained, her approach should move trans-Pacific relations into higher gear during President Bill Clinton's second term in office. Her travels to South Korea,

COMMENT/ANALYSIS

Nato: Anachronism of the Cold War or anchor for European security? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nato: Anachronism of the Cold War or anchor for European security? Ramesh Thakur By Freezing Nato's membership along its old Cold War frontier would be unjust to the new aspirants and unwise in perpetuating an ongoing source of tension. Old-style wars between states is no longer likely. For the newer

Black-white racial divide continues to plague America [ARTICLE]

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Black-white racial divide continues to plague America Louise Branson By WASHINGTON Slavery is gone. Segregation is dead. But the American Civil War and all that led to it is far from over. Battles are now raging over its words and symbols. Take Virginia, where the Old South begins. After two

Independence and innovation give US schools a lift [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Independence and innovation give US schools a lift The truth is that Mr Clinton does not want to offend the teachers' unions, which contribute generously to his party's campaigns. He understands charter schools' potential, and is willing to annoy unions a little bit by saying so. But he is not

Do too many first-borns rule businesses? [ARTICLE]

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Do too many first-borns rule businesses? Judith Dobrzynski By New York Times IT IS a classic management problem. A company is rolling along, unaware that the bumps it is hitting signal the need to change the way it does business. It is not really broken, the chief executive thinks, so

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Billed for calls to Germany that did not get through WE RECEIVED a telephone bill from Singapore Telecom for January and were shocked to find that we were being billed for 7,338 minutes (122 hours!) for calls to Germany. The charges varied from 26 cents to 42 cents per minute

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Students in NTU course will learn soft skills [LETTER]

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Students in NTU course will learn soft skills Project in MSc course provides practical training The ICIS training emphasises the development of students' competency in applying a quality-focused and systematic approach to problem-solving. Besides attending lectures on network technologies and software engineering modules, they have to undertake a large software

Can Italian navy shed light on 1942 visit? [LETTER]

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Can Italian navy shed light on 1942 visit? ALTHOUGH there has been no official record, this was not the first time Italian naval craft were in Singapore, as reported in your article "Italian warships here on world tour" (ST, Feb 13). Having a navy of quite awesome strength when World

Give TCS credit for portraying realistic modern families too [LETTER]

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Give TCS credit for portraying realistic modern families too I REFER to Lav Chay Yean's letter "Working mothers can have happy families too" (ST, Feb 24). I fully agree with her, since I am a working mother too. But I believe TCS is not saying that only full-time housewives bring

How many fares can a taxi driver take? [LETTER]

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How many fares can a taxi driver take? WE HAVE two children aged three and one. My family always travels by taxi. We travel by ourselves and occasionally my mother and sister join us. Since the birth of my younger child, I have not encountered any problem with taxi drivers

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Telegram delivered late: More details, please [LETTER]

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Telegram delivered late: More details, please I REFER to Mr A. Atchuthan Nair's letter, 'Telegram delivered eight days later" (ST, Feb 22). Under the current scheme of service, Ordinary Rate telegrams are delivered through the post. We are very concerned to learn of the delay. To enable us to investigate

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Defence not best form of attack [ARTICLE]

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Defence not best form of attack Santokh Singh reports from Kuala Lumpur on the Dunhiil Cup soccer touriw Whitbread's tactics and players' lack of match fitness cost S'pore dearly SINGAPORE proved in the Dunhiil Cup that a soccer team cannot win matches by keeping the ball in its own hall.

Bosnians top group with 2-0 victory [ARTICLE]

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Bosnians top group with 2-0 victory BOSNIA-HERZOGOVENIA beat Indonesia 2-0 to finish as Group B champion in the Dunhill Cup at the Merdeka Stadium last night. The win means that it will play against Malaysia, which lost 0-2 to China on Tuesday, in tomorrow's second semi-fi-nal. The 15,000 crowd yesterday,

Rams' dilemma over Radun, Sejdic [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rams' dilemma over Radun, Sejdic S-LEAGUE club Woodlands Wellington is in a quandary over foreign player because of a decision by world soccer governing body Fife to uphold protests from Croatian goalkeeper Sandro Radun and Bosnian striker Esad Sejdic. Fifa's Players' Status Committee, at its meeting in Zurich last Wednesday,

THE LATE NEWS

Samaranch yet again? [ARTICLE]

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Samaranch yet again? JUAN-ANTONIO Samaranch said yesterday he would stand again for president of the International Olympic Committee. The 77-year-old Spaniard said the oniy condition was being given a clean bill of health and he was awaiting the results of a recent check-up. An lOC spokesman said an official statement

Manesh to turn out for Eagles [ARTICLE]

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Manesh to turn out for Eagles S-LEAGUE defending champion Geylang United is likely to field Iran's Barcelona Olympic Games squad captain Mohammad-Reza Rezaei Manesh for the Ponggol Marina Challenge match against Sabah at the National Stadium on March 8. Manesh, 24, arrived on Tuesday night and joined the Eagles for

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS BASKETBALL NBA: Cleveland 66 Seattle 72, New Jersey 97 Sacramento 90, Washington Bullets 108 Indiana Pacers 87, Houston Rockets 100 Los Angeles Lakers 96, Dallas 86 Charlotte 84, Denver 122 Toronto 124 (OT), Utah Jazz 110 New York 99, Los Angeles Clippers 98 Philadelphia 93. ICE HOCKEY

The bright spark in lions' den [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The bright spark in lions' den S. Subramani Profile: S. SUBRAMANI came to Kuala Lumpur looking for phone cards but left the Dunhiil Cup tournament as one of Singapore's most consistent performers. The 24-year-old defender, who is an avid phone card collector, was singled out by manager K. T. Velu

WHAT THE FANS SAY [ARTICLE]

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WHAT THE FANS SAY Joe Dorai Fansdamour j for changes to national team i By BHHHHBBaaMaaMB What would be the difference if Singapore fielded g a new team of youngsters I compared to the present side? The results are going to be same...But the exposure the youngsters get will help

Rockets wins but loses Price to injury jinx [ARTICLE]

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Rockets wins but loses Price to injury jinx BASKETBALL HOUSTON Hakeem Olajuwon had 25 points and 13 rebounds as the Houston Rockets held off the Los Angeles Lakers 100-96, but lost point guard Brent Price to injury again. Charles Barkley added 26 points and 17 rebounds for the Rockets, which

Will Forest become the next big-spending club? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Will Forest become the next big-spending club? LONDON Nottingham Forest player-manager Stuart Pearce insisted Tuesday that while he can now spend, his £16 million ($35.2 million) windfall is not burning a hole m his pocket. He has been given the cash boost to spend on players after the club's future

'Shut up, work hard' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Shut up, work hard' SOCCER That's the cure for AC Milan's problems, says coach Sacchi MILAN AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi said on Tuesday that the only cure for his ailing Italian champion was for it to work hard and keep its mouth shut. Milan's season of crisis went from

Vicenza ends 95-year wait [ARTICLE]

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Vicenza ends 95-year wait BOLOGNA Veteran striker Giovanni Cornacchini sent Vicenza through to the first Italian Cup final m its 95-year history on Tuesday and dashed the hopes of Bologna, the club he played for last season. The 31-year-old Cornacchini rifled m a left-footed shot with just two minutes to

ENGLAND STALWARTS OUT OF ACTION

Shearer undergoes third groin operation [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shearer undergoes third groin operation NEWCASTLE The world's costliest player, Alan Shearer, had his third groin operation in nine months on Tuesday and will miss Newcastle's Uefa Cup quarter-final tie against Monaco next week. "He's been feeling some discomfort for the last three weeks and the only thing that can

Seaman in hospital after damaging knee [ARTICLE]

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Seaman in hospital after damaging knee LONDON Arsenal's England goalkeeper David Seaman entered hospital on Tuesday for an exploratory knee operation, only hours after it was revealed that his international team-mate Alan Shearer has had more surgery on a groin problem. Seaman, 33, has missed Arsenal's last three games plus

SPORT IN SHORT

Villa may start academy in Melbourne [ARTICLE]

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Villa may start academy in Melbourne ENGLISH Premiership side Aston Villa said on Tuesday that it might start a football academy in Melbourne on the back of the success Australian international goalkeeper Mark Bosnich has enjoyed at the club. Roy McLaren, formerly assistant manager at Aston Villa, has opened a

Borelli gets bravery medal [ARTICLE]

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Borelli gets bravery medal LUC BORELLI, goalkeeper of French First Division side Caen, received the bronze medal for outstanding bravery in Caen on Tuesday. The 31-year-old Borelli, a former Paris Saint Germain player, was awarded the medal for diving into a freezing canal in December to try and save a

Germans at memorial [ARTICLE]

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Germans at memorial GERMANYS national soccer team visited a Holocaust memorial m Jerusalem on Tuesday, ahead of its historic match against Israel last night. A day before the first game between Israel and a unified Germany, the players and officials went to the Yad Vashem memorial. West Germany played Israel

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TODAYS EVENTS ATHLETICS Schools Cross-country heats (Macßitchie Reservoir. 4pm). BASKETBALL Schools East Zone, South Zone finals (Geylang Indoor Stadium, 8.30am, 2.15pm)

OBITUARIES

850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths TAN POH CHOO AGE 85 was called home to bo with the Lord on 25 February 1997, leaving behind loved ones. Som: Daughtere-irHaw: Tay Chin Tiong, Joseph Joan Teo Tay Chin Hock Wong Tiarn Cho I Tay Chin Chye Tan Rosy Daughter:

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths AL-FATIHAH KAJAH AMINAH BINTi HUSMN Age:s9yr» pawed away peacefully on 24/2/97 at 11.06pm. Sadly missed by Husband Haji Goh Kassim CHBDREN SONS/DAUGHTERS^^W Zoinab Mohd Saleh Isha Ahmad Fuad Harris Azizah Fadhiilah Shirin Nordin Julia Sadiran Juliana Kamarudin and 13 grandchildren. The family wishes to ihemlc relatives

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths MARIA YEO KWEE CHOO AGE: 78 was called Horn* to ba with th* Lord on 26 Fab 97, igtmitinn |ukliu4 "■"H UWIRIM IvVffu Ufftffß. (Husband: Andrew Tan Boon Chuan, deceased) *o»K Dauohtara-in-law: Lee Ah Bat Theresa Chua Jama* Tan Soon Eng Peng Derek Tan Jacintha Tan

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850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths MARY UNI AN MOEY AGE: 85 pasiwd away peacefully on 28th Ftb. 1997 leaving behind loved one*. (Huiband: Joseph Lee Bang Whatt, deceased) Children: Eddie Lee Nelly Lee Betty Lee Son-in-law: George Tan (Terence Pereira, deceased) 3 grandchildren 1 grand dayluar In law and 2 gnat grand children

850 Death [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Death BALBIR SINGH s/o Late Massa Singh (Karmuwala) Ag«: 47yr». pasted away peacefully on 24.2.57 in Indonesia. Sadly missed by: Mother: Kartar Kaur Wife: Jaswinder Kaur Sons: Baljit Singh Prem Singh Daughter: Manpreet Kaur brothers, sisters, broth-ers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces relatives to mourn him. Cortege leaves on Thursday 27/2/97

852 Acknowledgements [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Acknowledgements ANDREW GOH AH TEE D«part«d 22 February '87 wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all relatives, frianda, business aaaociatoa, doctors and staff of Ward S3, Tan Tock Sang Hospital for thoir kind assistance, attendance, condolences and donations during thoir recent

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Me dead? Forget it, says super coach Ma [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Me dead? Forget it, says super coach Ma ATHLETICS Thoughts of Deng was a great man and I was saddened by his death, but I am not going to Mow him straight away/ Ma Junren, China's outspoken world champion coach, dismissing rumours of his demise. patriarch Ma Western countries have

English pro survives emergency brain op [ARTICLE]

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English pro survives emergency brain op GOLF DUBAI English golf pro David Carter is recovering in hospital here after undergoing emergency brain surgery on Tuesday night. The 24-year-old, who had earlier been complaining of headaches as he prepared for the Dubai Desert Classic which starts today, was found unconscious in

Hingis set to become youngest No. 1 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hingis set to become youngest No. 1 TENNIS STAMFORD (Connecticut) Swiss teenage sensation Martina Hingis, unbeaten so far this year, is poised to become the youngest tennis player ever to be ranked world No. 1. Unless injured women's No. 1 Steffi Graf is able to defend her title at the

THE WHIP HAND

Bad state of track [ARTICLE]

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Bad state of track FEEDBACK from several jockeys who rode at Penang last weekend indicated the Batu Gantong track was in bad shape. Horses were seen slipping. They were also seen dipping during races an indication they did not have good traction. "It was bumpy and could have done with

HK test for Peak [ARTICLE]

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HK test for Peak IT IS official. Tunku Gold Cup-winner Peak Of Perfection XI, trained in Ipoh by Malcolm Thwaites, is the Malayan Racing Association's representative to the Queen Elizabeth II Cup in Hongkong on April 13. The MRA has named last season's Sultan of Selangor Gold Cup-winner He's A

Well done, Fisher [ARTICLE]

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Well done, Fisher SINGAPORE Turf Club's Chief Stipendiary Steward David Fisher did something that pleased those at trackwork last Tuesday morning. He conducted a spot-check on horses going out for trackwork. He stopped the riders and checked the MRA brand numbers on the horses' left shoulders against his list. In

Top Ten showjumper [ARTICLE]

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Top Ten showjumper RACEGOERS were treated to a spectacular high jump by a thoroughbred not the type seen at showjumping at Penang last Sunday. The David Chua-trained Top Ten dislodged jockey Samsuri Tarjalia on the way to the start and appeared rowdy. Then he charged at the rails near the

Strange silence [ARTICLE]

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Strange silence THE stipendiary stewards' report was strangely silent after Gold Saint II and Attraction won their respective races at Penang last Saturday. The previous week, Gold Saint II was beaten decisively by Lion Head in a Class 5 Div 2 1,400m race. Last Saturday, he led from the 600m

Kunalan and Jega reunion at Swift party [ARTICLE]

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Kunalan and Jega reunion at Swift party Haklkat Rai By I -TWO of Asia's greatest 100-me-tre sprinters of the 1960s, M. Jegathesan and C. Kunalan, are likely to come together at a gathering of Who's Who of Singapore athletics next week. They are included in a list of glittering former

FOCUS ON NEWCOMERS [ARTICLE]

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FOCUS ON NEWCOMERS SHARP SHADOW, the oldest among the six newcomers, is the pick of the lot entered for the Lion City Cup meeting starting on Saturday at Bukit Timah, The five-year-old Americanbred gelding by Fast Hay out of Hold Out Line did not run at two. At three, he

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TAN THEAN LOON'S GUIDE TO YESTERDAY'S BUKIT TIMAH TRACKWORK BACK-INFORM I Got It and John Powell. I I docking 42.3. Mega Gold (Sai- CLASS 3 DIV 4 1,600m: looked smart and trim at Bukit Guide to workouts by horses ■MHBinnMBWM|PPBB| mee), who took part in a barri- Mighty King (Saimee)

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HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG February XXXXX7 HK» ASMPacWc 6 SO +0.060 MtedlndMI I 85 unch MMOvarM* 0.M unch UllKM 3.17 -0.03 Bm*t#EA 34.10 +0.30 C.P Pohphand 2.13 -0.03 COL Mo** *M +0.03 C»(«DoC«»l 220 +003 CtfhPacM 1JMS +0.10 C«nfc*yCtty 2J0 unch ClwungKong 72.80 -0.75 CNraUght 3840 +0.80 CNMlfMorlkM 87.75 4.78 CMC PacMc 30.30

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO February XXXXX7 VIN Advnnt*MC<Np 6720 +200 Mnomolo 1 1» +10 AkaiElaetrle Ml -1 Amada 888 -1 AaaNCnamlnd 657 +14 AaNOta MM -20 Bko(ThyMNMM(hl 2070 -20 BrtdQMIOM 2200 +80 Canon 2860 -10 Casio MO .1 Citizen 179 -It Dal Nippon 2040 -20 DaMcNKangyo 1420 -10 DaM 807 -3 Oa>*|in ill

BANK RATES [ARTICLE]

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BANK RATES 0C8C OUB UOB DBS TLB POSB KB DEPOSIT RATES Sayings 3 2% 2% 3 3 2w 2% FWed deposit 1 month 3v« 3W 3*a 3* 3w 3v. 3 months 3w 3% 3% 3h 3w 3w 6 months 3Vi 3*4 3% 3% 3% 3* I2month3 4 4 4 4

CRUDE amp; PRODUCT PRICES [ARTICLE]

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FRUDE PRODUCT PRICES CRUDE/PROOUCT MONTH* CHANGE PRICE (U8$) BBC BHINT BLEND Apr +0.05 0.05 19.53—19.58 W»rTt358lntwm Ap: ♦0.15-0.15 21.14 21.18 DUBAI FATEM Aw +0.47-0.47 17.75-17.80 TAPIS BLIND Mar +0.30-0.30 22.45-22.55 MIMAS Mar 0.00 20.50-20.60 NAPHTHA {CIFJ«p} +0.00-0.50 237.00-239.50 NAPHTHA +0.35-0.35 24.90-25.10 CST-ltOHSFO +0.50-0.50 99.00-100.00 Timing of cargoes. Prices as at

OVERSEAS MARKETS ROUND-UP

Tokyo stocks slide 0.4% on profit-taking [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo stocks slide 0.4% on profit-taking Feb 26 Chwtf KL Composite 1265.37 -6.20 Hang Seng XXXXX.83 +21.57 Nikkei Average XXXXX.92 -79.15 Australian AlWrd 2483.10 —17.70 Dow Jones dues) 7035.14 +26.94 FTSEIOO (Tues) 4344.70 +13.60 Jakarta Composite 712.61 +11.30 Thailand SET 739.82 +0-07 JAPANESE shares closed 0.4 per cent lower yesterday,

SOLD PRICES [ARTICLE]

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SOLD PRICES SINGAPORE Physical (Ss) Wad Tues Kilobar XXXXX-XXXXX.79 XXXXX-XXXXX.78 100 am 1622-1699.50 1616-1693.32 50 gm 813-854.90 810-851.81 20 gm 324-348.14 323-346.08 sgm 81-94.76 81-93.73 1 gm 16-25.75 16-25.75 Bullion coins (Ss/oz) S*pore bullion coin 517—523 516—522 Canadian maple leaf 517—523 516-522 Australian nugget 518—541.78 516—539.72 ÜBS gold Klnebar™(Ss/oz) 516-552.08

ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS Contract data: February 26 1997 irrerr OM 3 6 9 12 rju VALUE UPiT MTH MTH MTH MTH MTH c u DATE US$ 4% 4% 4»/ 16 4'Vi. 5 4w 28/2/97 A$ 5V 16 5y 16 5»/ 16 5V I6 sv* Av. 28/2/97 NZ 6"/,« 6' 3

SICOM FUTURES [ARTICLE]

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SICOM FUTURES February XXXXX7 Rubber Future* (Closing prices) RSSI Contract Tonnes (Scents/kg) Month High Low Sett Vol Open kit Mar 97 172.25 700 Apr 173.00 172.75 173.50 150 725 May 174.00 173.00 174.75 150 1125 Jun 175.25 173.00 175.75 150 975 Jul 175.50 175.50 177.25 300 5235 RSSSCeWact (US cents/kg)

TIN [ARTICLE]

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TIN Closing prices (MSAHo) KLTin $14,361-0.13) Turnover 131 30tonnes)

CURRENCY [ARTICLE]

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CURRENCY COUNTER RATES Singapore dollars to on* unit of foreign currency Buying 00 Selling US dollar 1.4123 1.4284 Sterling pound 2.2902 2.3463 Australian dollar 1.0810 1.1151 CaruKlandolar 1.0315 1.0551 NZ dollar 0.9691 1.0022 EC unit 1.6639 Singapore dollars to 100 units of foreign currency Austrian schilling 11.7808 12.3U01 Beteianfranc 4.0310

SPOT RATES [ARTICLE]

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SPOT RATES Open Close USS/DMK 1.6720 1.6798 USSAen 1.2159 1.2091 USS/SS 1.4225 1.4250 USSyHKS 7.7443 7.7440 As/US$ 0.7751 0.7758 $AISS 1.6335 1.6365 Source: Exco AP Spore

PALM OIL [ARTICLE]

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PALM OIL Midday Prices Crude pabn el (Ms/toniM) Mar 1322.50 (south) R«fln*d palm oil (US$/1onn«) RBO Palm Oil Mar 562.50 (seller) Apr 555.00 (seter) RBOOiwn Mar 590.00 (seller) Apr 580.00 (seller) RBO Stearin Mai 467.50 (seller)

KUALA LUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LUMPUR Transaction Date: February 26 1997J I »A#MtedforiHMrimi*: ParvliwMSluntoMathwwtouwc^tod; P/Errtkww not xfrwted far currency dMwincw. |-j 1997 Last Vol Net High Low Company Sale ('000) P/E INDUSTRIALS Consumer Products 790 680 AJlnomoto 765 -10 15 58.4 448 334 Angkasa .428 293 12.7 906 750 ApokoFoodHlg 800 -25 101 418

SIMEX FUTURES [ARTICLE]

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SIMEX FUTURES February 26 1997 Brant Crude Open High Low Sett EstVol Apr 97 19.53 19.70 19.53 19.70 247 May 19.35 19.35 19.35 19.40 25 Jun 19.18 0 Jul 19.05 0 Act Vol (Tues): 128. Open Int (Tues): 27. Spot US Dollar/Japanese Yen Open High Low Sett EstVol Mar 97

SILVER [ARTICLE]

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SILVER Oodng prtc«« {US$/troy 01 J W«l Tum Singapore 5.210-5.220 5.180-5.190 Tum Mon New York 5.230-5.240 5.200-5.210 Source: RothschM

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL Malaysian stocks (in s$ mmmsmmms^mm^mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Or* 1990/97 Curr Lnt Vol Day Div Net M Cap High Low Company Traded Sale +of- '000 High Low P/E Smil 626 380 m s AIBB6OC 460 +20 96* 476 439 6* 82.4 481.6 187 84 m s AMOesOc 129 -4 8694 137

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INDICES [ARTICLE]

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INDICES February 26 Change ST Industrials 2216.07 +14.10 ST Finance 4580.89 -22.22 ST Hotels 2160.24 -7.85 ST Properties 1999.81 -5.33 BT Composite 2337.25 -1.45 BT-MGA 1097.17 +2.52 BT-SRI 1089.25 -1.41 BT 08/OS +143 -212 BT CADI -XXXXX -58 BTOBV +XXXXX901 -XXXXX8 DBS CPF Index 635.05 +2.36 OCBC 1797.62 +5.69 UOB

SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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SCOREBOARD MAM CLOB Up On Unch Up On Unch Industrial 53 66 32 7 35 11 Finance 3 19 7 4 5 2 Hotels 1 8 4 0 3 0 Properties 4 8 2 5 14 2 Plantations 0 0 0 8 2 2 Mining 0 0 0 110 BLW

TOP ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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TOP ACTIVES FACBSOC 30,099.000 Insasßhd 22,228,000 Ptornet 18,270,000 MBlHldgssoc 18,096,000 ldrisHydsoc 17,212,000 MBFLandßhd 15,103,000 Sin Soon H 10c 14.767,000 MuW-PWt9B 12.100,000 Westtrwrtland 11,296,000 UenHO9TSR97 9,505,000

TURNOVER (READY) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (READY) TotalMarkrt Tim* W«d Industrials 194.946m 179.881m Finance 58.619m 71.053m Hotels 15.101m 12.099m Properties 85.816m 118.512m Loans Stocks 93.435m 100.451m Plantations 16.545m 19.321m Mining 3.575m 6.509m Total volume 468.037m 507.825m Total value in S$ 924.059m 1039.274m Sesdaq volume 36.384m 68.190m Nasdaq volume Ni N|

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SES MAINBOARD „nw, nw UNCM .AND COMMERCIAL Transaction Date: February 26 l997 j v 1MM7 curr UK Vol D«y Q^s Net MCapWIAvg uO 4> MShUm Compmt Tnihd 8* +or- '000 High Low Wv% P/E *nit Prio* ,tw,w 1SS ?S SS°^°° 8! m 'i iw i« 5 .6n loi a":? 494

Rumours of cut in settlement period hit Clob counters [ARTICLE]

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Rumours of cut in settlement period hit Clob counters JEAN CHIA MARKET REPORT MALAYSIAN over-the-counter stocks nosedived yesterday afternoon on rumours that the settlement period on either side of the Causeway would soon be shortened. The steady climb in prices of Clob International stocks earlier in the dav was stalled

BONDS LOANS & WARRANTS [ARTICLE]

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PROPERTIES [ARTICLE]

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PROPERTIES 1996/97 Curr Last Vol Day Gr's Net MCapWtAvg High Low Company Traded Sale +or- 000 High Low Ofv% P/E tmll Price 40*0 2990 mt B Sembewang 3060 35.0 49.8 732.0 3033 IN 114 mt BonveateSOc 134 -2 104 1M 134 90 12.0 2M* 1M 1960 1600 mt C Properties

PLANTATIONS [ARTICLE]

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PLANTATIONS Inch Kan lOp 50.0 Inch Kan IOpSOO 1100 «.O 66.4 90.8

UNIT TRUSTS [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo gears to curb Finance Ministry powers [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo gears to curb Finance Ministry powers TOKYO Ruling politicians are forging ahead with a plan to deprive the powerful Finance Ministry of its authority to inspect and supervise financial firmjs and bestow that role on a new agency. Domestic attention has focused mainly on the likelihood that the ministry

Japan's central bank chief beats Fed chairman Greenspan on pay [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan's central bank chief beats Fed chairman Greenspan on pay TOKYO Maybe Mr Alan Greenspan should change jobs and move to Japan. Figures released yesterday showed Mr Greenspan's counterpart in Tokyo, Bank of Japan (BOJ) governor Yasuo Matsushita, had an annual salary three times greater than that of the man

Sumitomo chairman quits over copper loss [ARTICLE]

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Sumitomo chairman quits over copper loss TOKYO Sumitomo Corp said yesterday that its chairman Tomiichi Akiyama had resigned from his posts as chairman and member of the board of directors due to the trading house's US$2.6 billion (S$3.7 billion) loss in the copper market It added that he had been

Standard Chartered pre-tax profits up 32% to $2b for 1996 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Standard Chartered pre-tax profits up 32% to $2b for 1996 LONDON Standard Chartered pic, the London-based bank, announced yesterday a 32 per cent rise in pre-tax profits for 1996 to £870 million (Ss2 billion) including exceptional items of £45 million, from £661 million in 1995. It raised its dividend to

NY brokers avoid jail by plea bargaining [ARTICLE]

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NY brokers avoid jail by plea bargaining NEW YORK Thirty stockbrokers who were accused of involvement in the biggest securities licence scam in Wall Street history struck a plea bargain on Tuesday to avoid jail on forgery charges, prosecutors said. The stockbrokers, who were accused of paying imposters to take

MONEY WORLD

Hyundai's profit plunges 45% [ARTICLE]

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Hyundai's profit plunges 45% SEOUL South Korea's largest car maker Hyundai Motors said yesterday its net profit plunged 44.6 per centyear-on-year in 1996 due to massive losses from the liquidation of its Canadian factory. Net profit slumped to 86.8 billion won (Ssl43 million) despite sales rising 11.l per cent over

JVC's China joint venture [ARTICLE]

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JVC's China joint venture TOKYO Victor Co of Japan (JVC) said yesterday it had set up a joint venture in China's Fujian province to start colour television production from April The joint venture, which is capitalised at US$6 5 million (559.3 million), is 70% owned by the Japanese consumer electronics

AT&T's new wireless system [ARTICLE]

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AT&T's new wireless system WASHINGTON American Telephone and Telegraph (AT&T) on Tuesday announced it had developed a new wireless system capable of carrying high-speed digital communications directly to households. Described by the company as a "technology breakthrough", the system will operate at speeds many times faster that of copper wire

HP buys Siemens equipment [ARTICLE]

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HP buys Siemens equipment DETROIT Hewlett-Packard (HP) agreed to buy the automotive power train-testing equipment of Siemens Automotive, a unit of Germany's Siemens AG, for an undisclosed amount. The business produces electronic equipment used to test, calibrate and design the electronic controls in vehicle engines and transmissions. As part of

Americans run up $571b in credit card debt for '96 [ARTICLE]

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Americans run up $571b in credit card debt for '96 WASHINGTON Americans ran up nearly US$4OO billion (Sss7l billion) in credit card debt last year, a consumer group reported here Tuesday. The Consumer Federation of America (CFA) blemed both improvident consumers and over-zealous credit card companies for this "crushing" burden

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IBM sets up Asia-Pacific base for microelectronics [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IBM sets up Asia-Pacific base for microelectronics Chan Wee Chuan By INTERNATIONAL Business Machines (IBM) has made Singapore the Asia-Pacific headquarters for its microelectronics division amid optimism that the gloomy global semiconductor industry will see a turnaround this year. Senior IBM officials yesterday predicted the industry would enter another period

KL rate cut imminent: Jardine Fleming [ARTICLE]

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KL rate cut imminent: Jardine Fleming KUALA LUMPUR An interest rate cut is "imminent" in Malaysia following a slowdown in domestic demand and an improvement in its external trade sector, Jardine Fleming International Securities said in a research note yesterday. "The sharp improvement in the external sector has refo cused

Hutchison eyes at least 10% of paging market [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hutchison eyes at least 10% of paging market 1 hope it won't happen it is not so much the prices, but the quality of service/ Hutchison chief executive officer Raphael Goh on a possible price war come April NEW paging operator Hutchison Paging intends to grab more than 10 per

Construction starts on Malaysian theme park [ARTICLE]

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Construction starts on Malaysian theme park JOHOR BARU An international consortium yesterday started construction on a Ms9oo million (XXXXX.5 million) theme park in Malaysia and said it had already raised more than a third of the funds for the project. Former United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar, chairman of

Hutchison Whampoa to build container port in Indonesia [ARTICLE]

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Hutchison Whampoa to build container port in Indonesia HONGKONG Hutchison Whampoa, the conglomerate run by Hongkong businessman Li Ka-shing, will build a container port in Indonesia that it says will be a new hub for South-east Asian trade. The company's Hutchison Port Holdings unit said in a statement that it

ABS alerts local banks about fake letters of credit [ARTICLE]

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ABS alerts local banks about fake letters of credit A SPATE of fake letters of credit purportedly issued in the names of several banks including United Overseas Bank (UOB) has surfaced, the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) warned member banks. A fraudulent US$2 million (Ss2.B million) letter of guarantee

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Comfort all geared to drive into another overseas market [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Comfort all geared to drive into another overseas market Sim Wai Chew Group aims to cut reliance on domestic businesses Reports by TRANSPORTATION group Comfort is poised to enter at least one new overseas market soon and it expects to clinch a new vehicle dealership within the next few months.

Sasco secures $29m JAL contract [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sasco secures $29m JAL contract ST AVIATION Services Co (Sasco), a subsidiary of Singapore Technologies Aerospace, has secured orders worth about US$2O million (5528.6 million) to carry out modification and maintenance work this year on seven passenger aircraft belonging to Japan Airlines (JAL). JAL has a 10 per cent stake

DCB's earnings rise 20% to $323m [ARTICLE]

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DCB's earnings rise 20% to $323m KUALA LUMPUR DCB Holdings Bhd has reported a 19.8 per cent increase in group pre-tax profit to M5564.4 million (XXXXX.3 million; for the year ended Dec 31, 1996 from M5470.9 million previously. Group operating income rose 34.7 per cent to M52.3 billion while earnings

Public Bank celebrates higher gain with rights, bonus issues [ARTICLE]

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Public Bank celebrates higher gain with rights, bonus issues Ho Wah Foon By in Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIA'S fourth largest banking group, Public Bank Bhd, yesterday announced a strong increase in net profit to Ms4o3 million (XXXXX.5 million) for last year. It added that it was proposing a rights issue to

Auto cab-call device on trial [ARTICLE]

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Auto cab-call device on trial COMFORT is testing a new automatic cab-call machine that could mean a new revenue stream for the group. The electronic machine, slightly larger than a payphone, would allow one to book a taxi by slotting in a one-dollar coin. It will link automatically to the

EML creditors to approve rescue plan on March 14 [ARTICLE]

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EML creditors to approve rescue plan on March 14 CREDITORS of Electro-Mag-netic (1992) Ltd (EMU will meet on March 14 to approve the judicial managers' rescue plan, which will activate a payment schedule for the company's estimated $25 million to $30 million worth of debt. The proposal to creditors will

DBS Land transfers hotel investments [ARTICLE]

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DBS Land transfers hotel investments DBS LAND yesterday agreed to transfer its hotel and related investments to its hotel arm. Raffles Holdings (1995) Pte Ltd (RH95), which is to be listed on the Stock Exchange of Singapore. DBS Land said the issued and paid-up shares in whollyowned subsidiaries, Raffles Centre

COMPANIES IN BRIEF

Launch of The Princeton [ARTICLE]

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Launch of The Princeton TECK Chiang Realty, a unit of Malaysia's Lion Group, will launch a freehold residential project, The Princeton, at the Ewe Boon/Balmoral area tomorrow, marketing agent Edmund Tie and Co said yesterday. The 20-storey development will comprise 36 two- and three-bedroom apartments and one penthouse. Nett sale

Lion unit to cut share capital [ARTICLE]

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Lion unit to cut share capital LION Teck Chiang Ltd (LTO, known formerly as Malaysian Feedmfils Ltd (MFL), has received approval from the Singapore High Court for the reduction of its share capital. Following the approvaLLTC is expected to be relisted within the first half of 1997. The listing would

Sime Darby aborts venture [ARTICLE]

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Sime Darby aborts venture SIME Singapore Limited (SSL) has said that its substantial shareholder, Sime Darby Holdings Berhad, has aborted its joint venture with Technochem Manufacturers Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of SSL. The venture, announced last April, was for the provision of waste management and environmental related services and equipment

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Stationery maker Nippecraft may be target of takeover [ARTICLE]

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Stationery maker Nippecraft may be target of takeover Narendra Aggarwal By MAINBOARD-LISTED stationery maker Nippecraft, which yesterday said it expects a $11.9 million loss in its current financial year, may have become the latest takeover target. The company disclosed yesterday that it had been informed by its major shareholder, St

Land auction fetches higher than expected bids [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Land auction fetches higher than expected bids A STATE land auction yesterday for 13 small 99-year plots for landed housing in Serangoon Gardens attracted much higher than expected bids. However, industry observers said the bids were not indicative of the general mood towards 99-year landed properties because "it was a

S'pore will invest over M$lb in Malaysia this year [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore will invest over M$lb in Malaysia this year Douglas Wong By SINGAPORE is expected to remain one of Malaysia's top investors with approved manufacturing investments of over M$l billion this year, the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (Mida) said. However, last year's M$4.8 billion investment approvals almost five times the

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THE STRAITS TIMES Life! THURSDAY FEBRUARY 27, 1997

Cover Story

Exercise machines are fine, but you must stick to a programme [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Exercise machines are fine, but you must stick to a programme FAT BUSTERS OR DUST GATHERERS? THE way Singaporeans attack high teas and eat-all-you-want buffets, who would have thought that they are equally hungry about exercise. Suppliers of home-exer-cise equipment estimate the market for such products to be worth about

TAKING THAT FIRST STEP [ARTICLE]

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TAKING THAT FIRST STEP MOST people only stick to an exercise programme for an average of 17 weeks, according to published studies. To decide if you should buy home exercise machines or join a gym, determine how much time you can spare for either, says Dr Gordon Schmidt, senior lecturer

Before you run out and get a rider, rower... [ARTICLE]

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Before you run out and get a rider, rower IN THE American journal The Physician And Sports Medicine, Dr Bryant Stamford, exercise physiology don of Louisville University, Kentucky, says one should consider these points when buying homeexercise equipment. Put the machine through its paces, paying attention to how your lower

Life at Large

Czech Days offer more than sport and pork [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Czech Days offer more than sport and pork ELISABETH GWEE A festival spread out over eight months will feature events celebrating food, song, dance and art from the Czech Republic THOUSANDS of kilometres from home, the 46 members of the small Czech community here often find themselves longing for a

Mariah Carey goes for new blood [ARTICLE]

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Mariah Carey goes for new blood PEBECCA LIM NOT to be outdone by her husband, Sony Music presi- dent Tommy Mottola, singer Mariah Carey has founded her own record company. Z Called Crave, the new company is part of the Sony Music Independent Labels record company, which already has two

Parking lots for pregnant Mums [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Parking lots for pregnant Mums Carrying heavy shopping long distances can be tiring for soon-to-be Mums but some US supermarkets are helping out THE supermarket parking lot in a suburb of Atlanta in the United States was nearly full as the evening shoppers cir- ded, jockeying for spaces. But the

Shopping centres here welcome idea [ARTICLE]

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Shopping centres here welcome idea JANET HO of lots for pregnant women. "With lots for the disabled, we merely check if the car bears a special label, and will clamp its wheels if it has no label," he said. "It will be a highly labour-intensive job to watch every vehicle

New cash award for slower kids is good progress [ARTICLE]

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New cash award for slower kids is good progress Ravi Veloo On Thursday I WISH I was labelled a dumb school kid all over again. From this year, any school child who has not been scoring high marks can get money from the Government if he shows an effort to

Community

Bronze mirrors reflect changing faces of old China [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bronze mirrors reflect changing faces of old China Ancient mirrors cherished among antique lovers THOUGH time may have dimmed their brilliance, age has enhanced the historical —and artistic value of Chinese 'bronze mirrors. With intricate designs carved on the back, they are -■cherished works of art among antique collectors «^"the

Takaful II to win more investors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Takaful II to win more investors TUMINAH SAPAWI THE Takaful Fund by Ampro Holdings Singapore, the economic arm of the Association of Muslim Professionals in cooperation with NTUC Income, is the latest attempt to mobilise Muslim funds. Like other investment-linked insurance products, part of the Takaful fund will be invested

Fashion

GEOMETRY – LESSIONS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GEOMETRY LESSIONS I 1 f you are poor at maths but keen on fashion, get ready for some geometry lessons. In a revival of the 70s, clothes with loud geometric prints that can make a girl giddy have never been more hip. Or more readily available. Two years ago, geometric

Singapore International Film Festival

3 homegrown movies share spotlight [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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3 homegrown movies share spotlight STOREYS, Singapore i World premiere of Eric jKhoo's second feature after Wee Pok Man. This film 'likes a look at a day in the 1 We of three households in a mock of three-room HDB ITats. Stars local television personalities Quan Yifeng 4 (the compere

Showcase for home-made '60s classics and B movies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Showcase for home-made '60s classics and B movies THE three homegrown movies premiering at the Singapore Film Festival represent the largest number of domestic feature efforts made in a single year since 1970. That was the year when local studio Cathay-Keris closed its operations. This year, the film festival is

French, Indian and home-grown short films will feature [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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French, Indian and home-grown short films will feature SUSAN TSANG THIS YEAR'S film festival programme offers a peek at world cinema in all its range and depth. There will be contemporary independent movies that are being made in countries as diverse as Kazakhstan and Korea. This year also sees a

Arts/Entertainment

Big names draw Malay viewers to Chinese drama [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Big names draw Malay viewers to Chinese drama TUMINAH SAPAWI AVID Malay fans of Chinese movies and drama say they also watch at least one Malay drama a week and Malay movies as and when they are screened. "We cannot forget our roots," said Miss Noorhayati Abdul Rahman, who makes

Helfgott tops charts after Shine's success [ARTICLE]

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Helfgott tops charts after Shine's success AUSTRALIAN pianist David Helfgott, whose heartrending story is told in the Oscar-nominated film Shine, went to the top of the British classical music charts on Tuesday with the only record he ever made. The 50-year-old pianist, who spent years in mental institutions, topped the

Once the biggest thing in music, now who cares? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Once the biggest thing in music, now who cares? REBECCA LIM TWO YEARS ago, Hootie And The Blowfish was the biggest thing in music. The group's debut album, Cracked Rear View, had shot up the charts. It quickly became one of the biggest selling albums of all time. What a

Elton John in bid for lottery millions to make movies [ARTICLE]

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Elton John in bid for lottery millions to make movies A CONSORTIUM featuring pop star Elton John is bidding for million of pounds in lottery funding being made available to support British film production, the group said on Tuesday. John's Rocket Pictures company is part of an eightmember consortium seeking

Feisty Spice Girls land two top Brit awards [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Feisty Spice Girls land two top Brit awards Bee Gees honoured for outstanding contribution to music THE Spice Girls, a feisty British quintet who boast that former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher is their role model, has taken two of the top honours at the annual Brit pop awards. The ultimate

NY City pulls stops for Grammys [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NY City pulls stops for Grammys Shutting down a subway line near Madison Square. Closing off several apartment blocks. I Corporate million-dollar sponsorship for advertising and for the Grammy host committee. Media bashing of rival Los Angeles by New York mayor. HOW badly does New York City want the Grammys?

MRS THATCHER SENT A CARD [ARTICLE]

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MRS THATCHER SENT A CARD A YEAR ago, the Spice Girls were unknown, but today barely a day goes by in Britain that the five with their pierced bel-ly-buttons, enormous boots and provocative poses do not figure prominently in several newspapers. Even the austere Financial Times recently deliberated on group

Polka nominees just want to party at the Grammys [ARTICLE]

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Polka nominees just want to party at the Grammys The polka performers truly are probably the most colourful group of people in r. our whole organisation/ Mr U^kAol AittAim president of the recording academy LENNY GOMULKA is heading to New York City to attend the Grammy Award ceremonies, hoping to

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