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The Straits Times, 24 November 1997

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The Straits Times Estd. 1845 MONDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1997 60 CENTS MITA (P) 027/12/96

Japan braces itself for Yamaichi aftershock [ARTICLE]

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Japan braces itself for Yamaichi aftershock 100-year-old brokerage firm decides to seek closure TOKYO Japanese authorities have rushed to put togeth er a plan for the likely shutdown of Yamaichi Securities Co Ltd and nervously await today's judgment of global markets on Asia's newest economic crisis. With markets in Japan

Clinton invites PM Goh to join him in golf game [ARTICLE]

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Clinton invites PM Goh to join him in golf game Lee Kim Chew By in Vancouver UNITED States President Bill Clinton invited Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Canadian Premier Jean Chretien to an 18-hole golf game yesterday before the official start of the Apec summit here. The threesome were

All stocked up, and no place to go [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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All stocked up, and no place to go WHAT do you do with these 800 Mercedes Benzes, worth more than Mslso million (Ss69 million), which were intended for use as limousines at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang? The vehicles were ordered by Airport Limo (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd before

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'Protectionism not cure to currency crisis' [ARTICLE]

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'Protectionism not cure to currency crisis' Irene Ngoo Yock Suan's message to Apec economies: By in Vancouver 4* 'At a time when the instinct is perhaps to shield our markets from the turmoil, these messages are sober reminders to all of us, that in fact, the correct response is to

The hands say it all [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The hands say it all AHOY THERE: Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister Tim Fisher (above) looks out during the ministers' family photo. Eighteen heads of state are in Vancouver for the fifth Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. KEEP ME DRY: Japanese Foreign Minister Keizo Obuchi (above right) arriving in

Last-minute holiday costs woman her life [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Last-minute holiday costs woman her life Edmund Tee By A SINGAPOREAN businesswoman who decided on a holiday to Genting Highlands at the last minute and took the last available seat on the bus was killed in a crash early Saturday morning. Madam Goh Lam Huay, 57, who ran her own

Branson denies handing over to daughter, 16 [ARTICLE]

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Branson denies handing over to daughter, 16 LONDON British entrepreneur Richard Branson yesterday denied a report that he would hand over the reins of his business empire to his 16--year-old daughter and run for mayor of London. "It was one of those stories I found interesting reading but not true,"

Taiwan is world's No. 2 in murder rankings [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Taiwan is world's No. 2 in murder rankings TAIWAN has the second highest murder rate in the world, after the United States, the island's China Times reported yesterday. Domestic crimes have in recent years become increasingly brutal and shocking, causing widespread dread among the people, it said. According to a

Dart + Smart = joint rescue [ARTICLE]

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Dart Smart joint rescue Chang Ai-Lien Singapore, Malaysia rescue teams take part in exercise By SINGAPORE'S elite rescue contingent of civil defence officers, which is on permanent standby to respond to disasters in the region, is taking part in a joint exercise with its Malaysian counterpart tomorrow. The teams will

India tops the world — again [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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India tops the world again Miss India, quoting Yeats, clinches crown MAHE (Seychelles) Miss India, a 24-year-ola from Bombay called Diana Hayden, was crowned Miss World 1997 in the Seychelles late on Saturday. Quoting the Irish poet W.B. Yeats on her way to victory against 85 other beautiful women, Miss

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Publisher of manual on how to kill sued for helping hit man [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Publisher of manual on how to kill sued for helping hit man WASHINGTON James Perry followed meticulously the instructions in Hit Man, a how-to paperback for would-be contract killers, to carry out three cold-blooded murders. He was caught quickly and is on death row in Maryland. But in an unprecedented

Just hanging around [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Just hanging around picture. ACROBATS dangling on Friday from the base structure for the massive 6,000-seat temporary arena being built for Midland 1997 a three-week music event to be staged at Battersea Power Station in London from Dec 4 to 27. The completed arena will be the world's largest temporary

Man fined for making wife deaf with his scream [ARTICLE]

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Man fined for making wife deaf with his scream LONDON A man who screamed in his wife's ears so loudly that she suffered permanent damage to her hearing was fined £450 (551.200) plus £750 in costs. He was also ordered to carry out 150 hours of community service. Peter Pryor,

Undercover cop surfaces to take on assumed identity [ARTICLE]

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Undercover cop surfaces to take on assumed identity NEW YORK The moment had come in the career of a successful New York real-es-tate executive when he finally had to tell the truth about himself to the colleagues he had worked with for 2'/i years. So in June last year, he

Expert declares papers' fake [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Expert declares papers' fake Owner of documents sues media companies for forgery allegations SOISITTRUE? i NEW YORK The entire collection of papers allegedly linking President John Kennedy to everything from the Mafia to hush money paid to Marilyn Monroe is fake, according to an expert. The papers, which Mr Lex

Biggest Iowa septuplet sets pace by eating first meal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Biggest Iowa septuplet sets pace by eating first meal DES MOIN ES (Iowa) The biggest of the world's only septuplets was the first to eat on Saturday. Kenneth Robert McCaughey, also the first of the four brothers and three sisters to breathe without mechanical help, took food other than intravenous

Yesterday's suburbs, today's cities [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yesterday's suburbs, today's cities Many new American population centres have grown bigger than older cities FROM SATELLITE TO TRUE CITY HENDERSON, 20 minutes south-east of downtown Las Vegas, is a prime example of the new suburban city. The city's population grew 88 per cent from 1990 to 1996, making it

UN turns down Russia's plan to ease Iraq sanctions [ARTICLE]

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UN turns down Russia's plan to ease Iraq sanctions UNITED NATIONS With arms inspectors back in Baghdad, Russia has stepped up a campaign to ease sanctions against Iraq, but its most controversial ideas were rebuffed by a UN panel of arms experts. The advisory board to the UN Special Commission

Guerillas kill 6 in Israeli-occupied zone in Lebanon [ARTICLE]

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Guerillas kill 6 in Israeli-occupied zone in Lebanon KIRYAT SHMONA (Israel) Guerillas killed at least six Lebanese civilians and wounded 12 yesterday in fire directed at Israel's self-declared south Lebanon occupation zone, Israeli security sources said. They said two Israeli soldiers were also wounded slightly in the attack by guerillas

PEOPLE

Just a funny ad? He's not laughing [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Just a funny ad? He's not laughing NEW YORK New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani (above) spent much of the last week preparing for his appearance as host of the television comedy- variety show, Saturday Night Live, but a recent incident flap has showed that when it comes to humour, it

John Major to oversee princes' inheritance [ARTICLE]

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John Major to oversee princes' inheritance LONDON Former British Prime Minister John Major has been given the role of legal guardian to protect the inheritance of Princess Diana's children, Princes William and Harry, officials said on Saturday. He has agreed to look after the interests of the princes William, 15,

Rushdie and le Carre cross swords in British paper [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rushdie and le Carre cross swords in British paper LONDON Literary heavyweights Salman Rushdie (left) and John le Carre (right) have been engaged in a public slanging match for the past week, which has left Britain gasping at the venom of the exchanges. The argument, conducted through the letters page

Meanwhile... [ARTICLE]

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Meanwhile... EX-MINISTER DIES: Former Egyptian Foreign Minister Ismail Fahmy, 75, died in a Cairo hospital on Friday, almost exactly 20 years after he quit in protest against the late President Anwar Sadat's surprise 1977 visit to Jerusalem. ASSASSIN ON TRIAL The former head of the now disbanded Lebanese Forces Christian

Apec fast-track move to be a trend for future [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Apec fast-track move to be a trend for future Lee Kim Chew Canadian minister hails plans to accelerate removal of trade barriers By m Vancouver We will continue to bringdown barriers, build transparency The direction has been set. It is irreversible/ Canadian Trade Minister Sergio Marchi. APEC ministers on Saturday

Clinton to reassure Asean leaders [ARTICLE]

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Clinton to reassure Asean leaders Irene Ngoo by* tit Vancouver US to help region cope with financial crisis US PRESIDENT Bill Clinton will assure Asian leaders of the United States' support and determination to help them Overcome their economic crisis and restore financial stability to the region when he meets

Singapore backs move to tap into fast-growing electronic commerce [ARTICLE]

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Singapore backs move to tap into fast-growing electronic commerce IRENE NGOO SINGAPORE backed an Apec push to tap into the fast-grow-ing electronic commerce which is set to spin off over US$2OO billion (Ss32o billion) in business by the turn of the century. Trade and Industry Minister Lee Yock Suan, voicing

Ministers divided over timing for admitting new members [ARTICLE]

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Ministers divided over timing for admitting new members IRENE NGOO APEC ministers were divided over the admission of new members to the 18--member grouping and will leave the decision to the leaders at their summit opening today. Officials said the impasse was over some members' opposition to the bid to

A bit of the traditional [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A bit of the traditional pictures. INDIA'S representative at the Miss World 1997 pageant, Miss Diana Hayden (top), who has some British blood in her, went for a traditional look with this sari-inspired costume for the contest, which took place in Mahe in the Seychelles this year. Taking the first

Scientists find key to brain's memory bank [ARTICLE]

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Scientists find key to brain's memory bank LONDON A drug to ward off the effects of agerelated memory loss could be available within five years with the discovery by scientists of a switch for storing information in the brain's memory banks. Scientists said they had found a chemical "mastermind" switch

Congress party set to pull plug on Indian coalition [ARTICLE]

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Congress party set to pull plug on Indian coalition Elections soon? It may be the next elections will take place as the country celebrates its 50th year of independence/ Indian Prune Minister Inder Kumar GujraL NEW DELHI India's Congress party looked set to pull the plug on the country's minority

Hyenas attacking flood victims in fight for dry ground in Somalia [ARTICLE]

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Hyenas attacking flood victims in fight for dry ground in Somalia NAIROBI Hyenas competing for dry ground are attacking Somalis marooned by the worst floods ever, a relief agency has reported The American Refugee Committee said on Saturday that the hyenas were competing with 6,000 to 10,000 people for dry

Could this be a body that's out of shape? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Could this be a body that's out of shape? Body-builders suffering from disorder think they're puny SYDNEY They know that they are such scrawny weaklinos that they must shun social invitations, avoid the beach and pool, and wear heavy clothes even in summer to hide their puny bodies. But it

WORLDFILE

HATE-CRIME ALERT [ARTICLE]

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HATE-CRIME ALERT Colorado's largest city, Denver, was on alert after two weeks of hate crimes. These included the fatal shootings of a popular police officer and a black immigrant born in Mauritania, Africa. AFP

BORDER KILLING [ARTICLE]

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BORDER KILLING Russian border guard shot dead five colleagues and badly wounded a sixth with a sub machinegun near the Chinese frontier, Itar-Tass news agency reported yesterday. Tass said that the incident occurred about 3 km from the settlement of Zabaikaisk on the RussianChinese border. Police were searching for the

REACTOR SHUT DOWN [ARTICLE]

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REACTOR SHUT DOWN One of six reactors at the Zaporijia nuclear-generating station in southern Ukraine, the largest in Europe, was shut down on Saturday after a radiation leak in the cooling system, a plant official said. "However there was no increase in the ambiant radioactivity because the leak occurred within

ENDANGERED APES [ARTICLE]

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ENDANGERED APES Felled in the crossfires of war, hunted for food, money and sport, Africa's great apes the chimpanzee, gorilla and orang utan are facing extinction, the World Wildlife Fund has warned. It has appealed to the global community to act. It said: "The greatest dangers are the destruction of

ITALIAN ROAD DEATHS [ARTICLE]

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ITALIAN ROAD DEATHS Heavy rains lashed much of Italy on Saturday, causing road accidents which killed 15 people, the authorities said. More than 100 road accidents occurred in the Rome area within 24 hours, causing the death of one man while most of the other fatal accidents occurred near Campobasso

Jawbone find forces scientists to chew over origin of mammals [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Jawbone find forces scientists to chew over origin of mammals LONDON A fossilised jawbone from a shrew-like animal discovered in Australia could rewrite the history of mammals, scientists have claimed. The find, about 2.5 cm long and with four teeth, is the oldest mammal fossil found in Australia and indicates

Alleged rape case of minor in Ireland renews abortion debate [ARTICLE]

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Alleged rape case of minor in Ireland renews abortion debate DUBLIN A man has been charged with unlawful sex after the 13-year-old victim of an alleged rape became pregnant in a case which has sparked renewed controversy over abortion in Ireland. The father-of-three appeared in court on Saturday after going

Egypt's army to provide security at tourist sites [ARTICLE]

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Egypt's army to provide security at tourist sites CAIRO The Egyptian security forces has looked to the army for help in protecting tourist sites as the government rejected a truce offer from the Islamic militant group behind the massacre of 58 holiday-makers at Luxor. Interior Minister Habib al Adeli said

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Man who did this jailed 20 years in Hunan [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Man who did this jailed 20 years in Hunan Dissident who defaced Mao picture traced BEIJING Chinese dissident Yu Dongyue, who disappeared after defacing Mao Zedong's giant portrait in Tiananmen Square in 1989, has been traced to a jail in Hunan province, it was reported. The Hongkong-based Information Centre of

Taiwan likely to join WTO in May after talks with US [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan likely to join WTO in May after talks with US TAIPEI Taiwan could join the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in May, as Washington and Taipei seek to wrap up almost seven years of talks on its entry by early next year, said officials. Economic Minister Wang Chih-kang said he

China wants foreigners to invest in poorer west [ARTICLE]

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China wants foreigners to invest in poorer west Plan to develop economic belts linked to rich zones BEIJING China aims to attract foreign investors into the country's poverty-strick-en western provinces with a proposal to develop five new economic belts, the China Daily Business Weekly said yesterday. The belts would link

Pyongyang to join 4-party talks [ARTICLE]

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Pyongyang to join 4-party talks SEOUL North Korea yesterday said it had agreed to take part in four-party peace talks in Geneva next month because it had been "promised" that the question of a withdrawal of US troops from the South would be discussed. "It has been promised that the

Taiwan's leaders rally support for KMT election candidate [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Taiwan's leaders rally support for KMT election candidate TAIPEI Taiwan's top leaders hit the campaign trail yesterday, six days before nationwide local elections expected to feature keen contests between the ruling Kuotnintang (KMT) and the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP). On the last weekend before voting for city and county

HK real-estate agents turn to cash-rich mainlanders [ARTICLE]

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HK real-estate agents turn to cash-rich mainlanders HONGKONG The property slump in Hongkong has forced local property agents to pin their hopes on their money-laden compatriots in China, said real-estate agents. In recent months, mainlanders have been hunting for Hongkong residential flats which have seen prices fall 10 to 25

Infertile? Blame it on the oysters and sharks' fin [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Infertile? Blame it on the oysters and sharks' fin HONGKONG Despite the oyster's reputation as an appetiser for a romantic evening, Hongkong men with fertility problems are being warned against eating too much seafood due to its high levels of mercury. Two meals offish or shellfish a week should be

HK gong awards replace British Imperial Honours [ARTICLE]

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HK gong awards replace British Imperial Honours HONGKONG Hongkong residents who have contributed to the territory can look forward to receiving a range of shiny gongs that will replace the British Imperial Honours, said a report yesterday. Under an overhaul of the colonial system, it was proposed that a new

Let's tighten our belts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Let's tighten our belts picture. MEMBERS of a South Korean citizen's coalition against over-consumption putting US currency into a box in Seoul's Pagoda Park on Saturday, in a gesture of support for President Kim Young Sam, who had appealed for austerity. South Korea has approached the International Monetary Fund for

China set to become top tourist spot by year 2020 [ARTICLE]

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China set to become top tourist spot by year 2020 HONGKONG China will become the world's most popular holiday destination by the year 2020, with more than 137 million tourists annually, said a new study by the World Tourism Organisation. The stucfy, cited by the South China Morning Post, showed

China to send more teachers abroad to teach Chinese [ARTICLE]

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China to send more teachers abroad to teach Chinese BEIJING China will be sending more teachers to foreign countries to meet the soaring worldwide demand to study the Chinese language, the China Daily reported. Government departments in China also plan to create a more favourable environment for overseas learners of

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BOGUS COPS [ARTICLE]

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BOGUS COPS Pirates disguised as Chinese police boarded a Hongkong fishing vessel and robbed the crew at knife point, newspapers reported yesterday. Six people tied up the five crew members and took cash, jewellery and a cellular phone worth a total of HK$ 10,000 (552,090) from the vessel on Saturday,

FUGITIVE HELD [ARTICLE]

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FUGITIVE HELD A woman who had fled China after being suspected of fraud was arrested in the city of Zhongshan in Guangdong province when she sneaked back to see her children, the China News Service said yesterday. Li Yanfen, a former accountant at a government supply office, had pocketed bribes

WRONG GOODS [ARTICLE]

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WRONG GOODS The US has delivered about 23 billion yen (Ss29o million worth of defective military equipment and wrong orders to the Japanese Defence Agency, the Asahi Shimbun reported yesterday. The pieces of equipment are either damaged, differ from the orders placed by the agency, or do not match the

A SELL-OUT [ARTICLE]

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A SELL-OUT Hongkong's two-day auction of 1,000 remnants of its British colonial past was a sell-out, a government spokesman said yesterday. All 1.000 lots were sold for HK$2 8 million (XXXXX,000), with the money going to government coffers. AFP

DEADLY FUMES [ARTICLE]

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DEADLY FUMES A 61-year-old man was killed and another aged 51 injured critically yesterday by toxic fumes seeping from an inactive volcano in south-western Japan, police said. The two collapsed at a parking lot on the 1,592-m Mt Aso in Kumamoto prefecture. Reuters

POLL INTEREST [ARTICLE]

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POLL INTEREST Monitors from Australia, Europe and the United States are interested in observing Hongkong's first election since the territory's handover to China, Ms Emily Lau, leader of the pro-democ-racy Frontier group, said yesterday. Her comments came a day after Justice Woo Kwok Hing, the head of Hongkong's electoral body,

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Thai farmers set up club to protect endangered wild elephants [ARTICLE]

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Thai farmers set up club to protect endangered wild elephants BANGKOK Villagers in southern Thailand are rallying round to protect wild elephants threatened by poachers and deforestation, a report said yesterday. More than 100 villagers in Prachuab Kiri Khan province have set up a club to keep watch on elephants

Philippine communists kill 3 cops in attack [ARTICLE]

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Philippine communists kill 3 cops in attack Nirmal Ghosh Govt acknowledges policy flaws have led to revival of rebel underground movement By Philippines Correspondent MANILA Communist guerillas yesterday shot dead three police officers and a photographer in an attack near Legazpi, about 340 km south-east of Manila a day after

Store reopens its doors two years after fire [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Store reopens its doors two years after fire THAILAND'S Central Department Store re-opening in Bangkok on Friday, two years after it burned down in a 24-hour fire that took 300 firemen and 58 fire engines to The owners have installed new fire and security equipment Designs after the store's fire

Indonesia sells eight military planes to S. Korea [ARTICLE]

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Indonesia sells eight military planes to S. Korea JAKARTA Indonesia's state-owned Nusantara aircraft industry (IPTN) has closed a deal to sell eight planes to South Korea's armed forces, a report said yesterday. The US$l43-million (Ss22B-million) contract for the eight CN-235-220M propeller planes was signed on Friday by IPTN Vice-President Aditya

See northern Thailand on a bicycle — and for free [ARTICLE]

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See northern Thailand on a bicycle and for free MAE HONG SON (Thailand) Tourists arriving in this northern province can tour the city and catch the various sights on bicycle and for free, the Bangkok Post reported yesterday. The move was part of the province's tourist-promotion campaign, said tourism business

Vietnam, China in new maritime dispute [ARTICLE]

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Vietnam, China in new maritime dispute HANOI Vietnam has protested to China after Beying granted a US oil company exploration rights in waters which Hanoi claims as its exclusive economic zone, an official said yesterday. The Oct 20 decision to grant Atlantic Richfield Corp (Arco) oil and gas exploration rights

Phnom Penh replaces Ranariddh's men [ARTICLE]

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Phnom Penh replaces Ranariddh's men PHNOM PENH Cambodia's Co-Premiers Hun Sen and Ung Huot have appointed 19 officials to Under-secre-tary of State positions, most of which were vacated by politicians who fled the country in the wake of July's coup, officials said yesterday. The replaced officials included several advisers to

REGIONALFILE

5 HELD [ARTICLE]

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5 HELD Five people including a policeman have been arrested near Phuket, a southern Thai tourist resort, in connection with the murder of a US businessman, the Bangkok Post said yesterday. Officers seized firearms and a pickup truck in the swoop on the gang can-Chinese businessman Denis Ven Tong in

WATCHDOGS [ARTICLE]

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WATCHDOGS The Pacific island state of Vanuatu is to send seven officials to monitor the New Zealand-fostered truce on the war-torn secessionist Papua New Guinean island of Bougainville, official sources said yesterday. The Prime Minister's First Secretary, Mr Antoine Pikioune. told the government-run Vanuatu Weekly that the contingent includes six

MORE SINGLES [ARTICLE]

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MORE SINGLES The number of unmarried Thai women between the ages of 30 and 34 has doubled in the past 30 years and is almost double the number in Indonesia and South Korea, a government sponsored study has revealed. The Sunday Nation reported that the 1996 study also found that

NATIONAL DAY [ARTICLE]

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NATIONAL DAY My an mar's Aung San Suu Kyi and her National League for Democracy will celebrate the country's 77th National Day today. The party will commemorate the rise of a national movement against British colonial I rule. AFP

MENTAL CASES [ARTICLE]

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MENTAL CASES Teachers suffering from serious mental illnesses are still giving classes in Jakarta's elementary schools, the Jakarta Post reported. It said on Saturday that there were between 30 and 40 active teachers who had serious mental problems. At least four of them were headmasters, it added.

Thailand expels illegal Myanmar workers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Thailand expels illegal Myanmar workers BANGKOK Thai immigration officials arrested and repatriated more than 350 illegal Myanmar workers as part of a crackdown on illegal foreigners during the economic slump, reports said yesterday. A squad of 300 immigration, military and border patrol officers launched the predawn swoop near the border

Indonesian forest fires blamed on lax work attitudes [ARTICLE]

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Indonesian forest fires blamed on lax work attitudes Minister cites people's disregard for safety JAKARTA A lax attitude towards work and safety rules was the main reason behind Indonesia's forest and ground fires that destroyed thousands of hectares this year, Environment Minister Sarwono Kusumaatmadja said. "The dryness and the long

Mandela reports progress in talks with Suharto on E. Timor [ARTICLE]

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Mandela reports progress in talks with Suharto on E. Timor CAPE TOWN South African President Nelson Mandela reported good progress on Saturday in resolving the 22--year East Timor conflict in talks with Indonesian leader Suharto. "I have not the slightest doubt that we have made good progress," Mr Mandela told

Jakarta cops detain at least 13 after two days of brawls [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta cops detain at least 13 after two days of brawls JAKARTA Police have arrested at least 13 people after two days of fighting between the local mafia and residents at a Jakarta market that left two dead, reports said yesterday. The 13 people were arrested in two waves, late

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MALAYSIA

Commando dies during parachute jump [ARTICLE]

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Commando dies during parachute jump ALOR STAR A Malaysian soldier from the 22nd Special Forces Regiment was killed during a parachute jump in Kuala Nerang near here on Friday night. Mohamed Sherif Bahari, 27, was found at 8.15 am on Saturday sprawled face down under a tree. His parachute is

Secret hideouts found in several vice dens [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Secret hideouts found in several vice dens KUALA LUMPUR Several hair-dress-ing salons, massage parlours, and vice dens have trap doors or hideouts on their premises to enable a quick getaway during raids by the authorities. A Malay-language tabloid, Metro Ahad, reported that the secret doors were located behind huge posters,

Abandon Bakun dam project, NGOs urge government [ARTICLE]

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Abandon Bakun dam project, NGOs urge government Ho Wah Foon By in Kuala Lumpur A GROUP of more than 40 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) has urged the Malaysian government to abandon the M513.6-billion (556.3-billion) Bakun hydro-electric-dam project instead of taking it over from listed company Ekran Bhd. The group, which had

Mini-marts told to extend shopping hours for Johoreans [ARTICLE]

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Mini-marts told to extend shopping hours for Johoreans JOHOR BAKU Mini-mar kets here have been asked to extend their business hours to enable more Johoreans to shop during weekdays instead of at weekends when they would have to compete with Singaporeans. In making the call yesterday, Johor State Executive Councillor

Price hikes possible 'only after govt studies implications' [ARTICLE]

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Price hikes possible 'only after go vt studies implications' KUALA LUMPUR Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Sen Anwar Ibrahim said the government would consider whether inflation and other negative trends could be triggered by raising the prices of goods before it makes a decision on the issue. "Policy-wise, as far as

Boy escapes from crocodile's jaws [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Boy escapes from crocodile's jaws TWELVE-YEAR-OLD Mohamed Hamdan Ram lee at the Sarawak General Hospital showing off injuries on his thighs, legs and waist after he escaped a crocodile attack near his home in Kampong Sandong. Hamdan was playing with his friends along Sungai Sandong when a 2-m--long crocodile attacked

Bar Council objects to making kids criminally liable at 7 [ARTICLE]

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Bar Council objects to making kids criminally liable at 7 KUALA LUMPUR The Bar Council is opposed to the proposal to revert the age of criminal liability for children to seven, the Sun newspaper reported yesterday. But it added that the Muslim Lawyers Association felt it was a good move

MALAYSIAFILE

FAMILY SUICIDE [ARTICLE]

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FAMILY SUICIDE A couple and their two children were found hanging in their house in Kuantan yesterday with a note in Mandarin saying: "It's better to be dead than alive." The police said the bodies of the couple, who were in their 30s, were found hanging in the living room

WIFE KILLER [ARTICLE]

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WIFE KILLER M former Sarawak policeman was sentenced to death by the High Court for murdering his wife at the Satok Sunday Market in Kuching on March 2 last year, The Sun said yesterday. Che Omar Mohd Akhir, 33, was found guilty of killing his second wife Maray Chelek Rindat

SPACE QUOTA [ARTICLE]

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SPACE QUOTA Developers building shopping complexes on state land in Perak are required to set aside business space for bumi putra associations to ensure their active participation in business. Perak Mentri Besar Tan Sri Ramli Ncah Talib on Saturday said many bumiputra associations could not afford business space at shopping

CHEAP CURE [ARTICLE]

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CHEAP CURE Medical practitioners, hospitals and patients have been advised to use cheaper generic drugs to minimise the impact from the increase in prices of pharmaceutical products. Health Ministry phar-maceutical-services division director Dr Anis Ahmad told The Sun patients can ask for generic drugs available from pharmacies if clinics do

COW RESCUE [ARTICLE]

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COW RESCUE Firemen from the Seremban Fire Services and Rescue Department responded to a distress call way beyond their expectations on Thursday. When they rushed to the scene of the incident in Rasah Java, they found that their call was to help rescue a cow which had fallen into an

EARLY POLLS? [ARTICLE]

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EARLY POLLS? Sabah Chief Minister Datuk Yong Teck Lee, quashing rumours about an impending state election, has said he had no intention to dissolve the state assembly for an early poll. "But anything can happen between now and 1999," The Sun quoted him as saying. Tne current state assembly's term

Slowdown may send foreign workers packing [ARTICLE]

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Slowdown may send foreign workers packing PETALING JAYA Several organisations said the expected slowdown in the construction sector would leave many foreign workers in the lurch, including those with work permits. An officer with the Construction Industry Development Board said retrench ment was inevitable in view of the economic situation,

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'Zaini, where are you going?...How come you didn't invite me?' [ARTICLE]

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'Zaini, where are you going?...Ho w come you didn't invite me?' Last week, ex-Singapore Airlines steward Zaini Jeloni was jailed for six years for the manslaughter of a stewardess on her first SINGAPORE Airlines stewardess Chang Yu, 23. was bored. The pretty Taiwanese national was on her first working flight

NEWSFRONT

Familiarisation visit for grassroots leaders [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Familiarisation visit for grassroots leaders THESE grassroots leaders were among 200 who had the chance to see the mock firing of a torpedo from a missile corvette during a visit to Tuas Naval Base yesterday morning. It was the eighth in a series of defence familiarisation visits organised by the

Bursaries for children [ARTICLE]

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Bursaries for children THE Society to the Aid of the Paralysed (SAP)-Hope Education Programme gave $71,050 worth of bursaries to disabled children and those with disabled parents on Saturday. The sum, given to 93 children, was thrice the amount of last year's $22,000, which went to 63 children. The biggest

Karpov vs 25 S'poreans [ARTICLE]

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Karpov vs 25 S'poreans THE latest move by Russian chess grandmaster Anatoly Karpov is a visit to Singapore this week to play against 25 Singe poreans at the same time. He will be here for three days, from Wednesday to Friday. During his visit, he will call on Rear-Adm Teo

Couple on heroin charge [ARTICLE]

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Couple on heroin charge A MAN and his wife, who is eight months pregnant, were charged on Saturday with trafficking in about 240 g of heroin. Odd-job labourer Noor Din Ahmet, 27, and his wife Kirenjit Amir, 22, were arrested by Central Narcotics Bureau officers at the void deck of

$10,000 to sponsor horse [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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$10,000 to sponsor horse BRITISH Airways' visiting chief executive Bob Ayling gave a cheque for the airline to sponsor a horse at the Riding for the Disabled centre on Friday. He gave a $10,000 cheque to sponsor 12-year-old Flip for a year. One reason for the sponsorship, he said, was

DRAGON BOATS DO BATTLE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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DRAGON BOATS DO BATTLE STEPHANIE YEOW The waters of the usually-placid Singapore River turned choppy on Saturday evening when 97 dragon boats battled for top spots in the 15th Singapore River Regatta. About $20,000 in prize money was shared among the top three winners of each of the 10 categories,

She needs her mother to turn her over in bed [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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She needs her mother to turn her over in bed Dorothy Ho By THERE is hope for people with a rare motor neuron disease which causes them to lose the use of their muscles slowly. Two recent studies done on 1,200 patients in the United States and Europe have shown

Bringing doctors to aged sick at home [ARTICLE]

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Bringing doctors to aged sick at home Kao Chen Code 4 team also gives love and compassion By THE organisation is called Code 4, and in just two years, it has grown swiftly to make its mark in providing care to sick and dying old people. In 1995, it served

More aid for aged sick in Tanjong Pagar [ARTICLE]

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More aid for aged sick in Tanjong Pagar A NEW financial aid scheme will soon be launched to help needy families in the Tanjong Pagar CDC District, who nave an elderly person using the home nursing care or rehabilitative services of the Home Nursing Foundation (HNF). The scheme, set up

Making life meaningful by serving old and dying [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Making life meaningful by serving old and dying DOCTORS WHO TOOK THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED THE moment of truth came while Dr Tan Kee Guan was backpacking through India in 1989. "I was deeply shaken by the sheer misery I saw," he recalled. "People were rotting in the streets in

Why does CityCab get top marks? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Why does CityCab get top marks? Karamjit Kaur By Two years after it was set up, CityCab has earned top marks from Land Transport Authority's checks twice and scored several firsts in the industry. Chief executive lim Hung Siang talks about the company's drive for success. 2S Younger drivers CITYCAB

Back in the classroom [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Back in the classroom Wong Chee Meng Rhoda Chua Retired teachers return to the fold to help ease staff shortage By and "Retired teachers are an asset because they are comfortable in front of a class, and can teach well." Ms Koh Sauk Keow, the principal ofYio Chu Kang Secondary.

Send US$5b loan case to constitutional court, says Jeya [ARTICLE]

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Send US$5b loan case to constitutional court, says Jeya Chua Lee Hoong By NON-CONSTITUENCY MP J.B. Jeyaretnam has asked for the question of whether parliamentary and presidential approval was needed for Singapore's US$5 billion loan offer to Indonesia to be referred to a constitutional court. The Workers' Party chief said

Food and music in anniversary bash [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Food and music in anniversary bash IT WAS a free flow of fun, food, fresh air and music for more than 3,000 people who turned up for the Concert in the Park at Fort Canning yesterday. Despite an overcast sky, merry-makers who came armed with ground sheets and tidbits sprawled

Fun and learning for holidays [ARTICLE]

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Fun and learning for holidays STUDENTS who are still wondering how to spend their holidays can bone up on Singapore's history by learning about the various ships depicted on its currency notes. This and other national education courses will feature in the 750 activities that the People's Association (PA) has

Francis Seow, Tang, Jeya and Chee for Sydney forum [ARTICLE]

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Francis Seow, Tang, Jeya and Chee for Sydney forum Chua Lee Hoong By PROMINENT Singaporean dissidents, including lawyer Tang Liang Hong, will gather in Sydney, Australia, this Friday for a forum to discuss political issues related to the Republic, but not all opposition leaders have been invited. The forum's speakers

Upgrading 'only with good policies' [ARTICLE]

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Upgrading 'only with good policies' IN A time of economic difficulties in the region, it was remarkable for Singapore to be able to carry on with its housing upgrading programmes, said Education Minister Teo Chee Hean. He said this was possible only because the country had been guided by good

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Questions on en-bloc sales [ARTICLE]

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Questions on en-bloc sales TO FACILITATE en-bloc sales, the Government has declared its intention to amend the present law, which requires every owner to agree. Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee, the Minister of State for Law and Home Affairs, said in Parliament last week that such sales should proceed if

E. Asia's security outlook good [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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E. Asia's security outlook good Gary Klintworth By The fact of the matter is that the security outlook in North and East Asia has never been so positive. The reason for this is the almost simultaneous improvement in bilateral relations between each of the four major powers in the region

Do not expect reform to lift Japan out of its woes [ARTICLE]

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Do not expect reform to lift Japan out of its woes Roger Buckley By Only a determined and united Cabinet could impose real reform. Since political leadership is weak and likely to remain so, cosmetic change is the best that can be hoped for. TOKYO The recent collapse of the

Asian Currents

Hongkong's super offer [ARTICLE]

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Hongkong's super offer From a commentary in Sing Tao Daily, an independent paper in Hongkong: The number of visitors to Hongkong has fallen sharply and the occupancy rate of hotels has dropped. Some hotels are even facing difficulties in making ends meet. The tourism industry, which employs 12 per cent

Banks must accept blame [ARTICLE]

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Banks must accept blame From an editorial in The Nation, an English language daily published in Bangkok: Thailand now has one of the most liberalised banking markets outside Hongkong and Singapore the two financial centres of Asia Unfortunately, this has not been a voluntary well-designed liberalisation, but rather, one forced

Get weak banks to merge [ARTICLE]

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Get weak banks to merge From an editorial in The Jakarta Post: The banking industry has begun to respond positively to the strong message conveyecfby the supervisory authority through the Nov 1 closure of 16 insolvent banks clean up your house, or perish. At least eight business groups are in

Media: From bad to worse [ARTICLE]

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Media: From bad to worse From an editorial in Taiwan's Central Dairy News, official news daily of the ruling Kuomintang: Since the media was opened up, Taiwan's media culture has turned from bad to worse. This is due to the trend towards sensationalism in order to stay ahead of the

Help us correct market [ARTICLE]

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Help us correct market From an editorial in Berita Harian Malaysia, a Ma-lay-language daily published in Kuala Lumpur: Malaysia's move to cut imports is not aimed at sabotaging any country. Malaysia fell victim to speculators, causing the ringgit to nose-dive. It was a severe blow to us. One of the

Uproar over Teng-hui's words [ARTICLE]

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Uproar over Teng-hui's words From a commentary in Ming Pao Daily News, an independent paper in Hongkong: Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui's comments that "Taiwan is an independent and sovereign country", in an interview with the Washington Post earlier this month, have again caused an uproar in the island. While the

I'm a voter, not a vote [ARTICLE]

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I'm a voter, not a vote From a letter in Taiwan's United Daily News, a mass-circulation and pro-unification dairy: Once again, candidates are all out to woo voters in the current local elections. Under such frenzied competition, the "voters" have been reduced to just "votes". As a voter, I feel

Govt intervention is unavoidable [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Go vt intervention is unavoidable Tan Sai Siong Interlocking chain of vested interest where S'pore homes are concerned BY THE WAY By THOSE hoping for a repeat of the collapse in the Singapore property market of the same magnitude as that in 1985/86 are clearly more than annoyed with the

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Quality of child care does not depend on price [LETTER]

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Quality of child care does not depend on price A lot depends on centre's philosophy, objectives I FEEL for Ms Pauline Wong in her search for child-care alternatives (ST, Nov 18). Trying to work while trying to arrange for the care of little ones is always a challenge, and particularly

Ugly Singaporeans at Borders

Please don't spoil it for the rest of us [LETTER + ILLUSTRATION]

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Please don't spoil it for the rest of us YOUR recent write-ups on the appalling Singaporean behaviour at the newly-opened Borders bookstore brings to fore time and again the obnoxious mannerism ofthe average yokel let loose in a civilised environment. For all the advancements we have made in other areas,

No excuse for such behaviour [LETTER]

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No excuse for such behaviour THE behaviour of browsers and buyers at new bookstore Borders shows how far short our standard of social behaviour is. When such behaviour conies from educated people desirous of furthering their education, there is very little excuse for such utter lack of consideration and respect

Enough of blaming; let's save rain tree [LETTER]

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Enough of blaming; let 's save rain tree I REFER to the report "The sickly rain tree" (ST, Nov 15) in which Dr Tan Wee Kiat of the National Parks Board was quoted as having said that the now-moribund rain tree on top of Mt Faber should not have been

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Thailand's Prayad wins Lexus crown [ARTICLE]

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Thailand's Prayad wins Lexus crown GOLF BANGKOK Thailand's rising star Prayad Marksaeng secured his second victory on the 1997 Omega Tour yesterday with a one-metre birdie putt on the final hole of the US$2OO,OOO (XXXXX,000) Lexus International at the Bangpoo Country Club. He fired seven birdies and a solitary bogey

Singapore, Johor to decide title [ARTICLE]

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Singapore, Johor to decide title CRICKET SINGAPORE will play Johor in the final of the Malaysian Cricket Association Under-15 competition in Kuala Lumpur. In the semi-finals on Saturday, the Republic's match against Perak was abandoned after heavy rain prevented Perak from continuing with its reply to Singapore's 116-7 in the

The exodus of Gilbraltar officials, players goes on [ARTICLE]

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The exodus of Gilbraltar officials, players goes on Joe Dorai SOCCER By Well, now that I am out, I have more time to sleep..! don't have anything against Rangers/ ex-Gilbraltar president. There is no personality clash or takeover of Sembawang Rangers...no move to push out any Gilbraltar officials.' Michael Chua,

Confident Lion Red pips Bucks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Confident Lion Red pips Bucks RUGBY LION RED rode on a wave of confidence to edge out a stubborn Bucks side 12-11 in the semi-finals of the Ml National Rugby Championship at the Padang yesterday. Credit, said skipper Sammuel Chan, the national No. 8, should go to an outstanding forward

Time for S'pore to consider hiring a 'helicopter' coach [ARTICLE]

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Time for S'pore to consider hiring a 'helicopter' coach Thomas Koh BOWLING by CAIRO Taiwan was awarded the Top Country prize at the AMF World Cup championships on Saturday night during the farewell dinner after its bowlers managed a first and second-placed finish. This proves that the "helicopter" style of

SPORT IN SHORT

Malaysia wins again [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia wins again MALAYSIA bagged its second gold medal in the Second Commonwealth Shooting Federation Championships at Langkawi yesterday when it won the women's small bore sport rifle 3 position for pairs, scoring 1,129 points. In the men's centre fire pistol (pairs) event, Australia won the gold with 1,157 points.

WANTED: THE YOUNG ONES

SSRA will now groom nine juniors [ARTICLE]

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SSRA will now groom nine juniors Shirlynn Ho-Pereira SQUASH By JUNIORS will be the top priority as local squash officials try to bring the sparkle back to a game which once produced a long list of honours. The Singapore Squash Rackets Association will embark on an eight-month training programme next

Going the ad way to woo newcomers [ARTICLE]

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Going the ad way to woo newcomers THE Singapore Squash Rackets Association is planning to place an advertisement in newspapers in a bid to attract new players. SSRA coaching and player development executive Haridas Nair said yesterday that this was necessary following a lukewarm response from schools. He added: "We

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS BADMINTON Vietnam Open Men's singles sflnals: Chen Gang (Chn) btKenneth Jonassen (Den) 15-11 15-4, Alan Budi Kusuma (Indon) bt Yuo Uigang <Chn) 15-9 5-15 17-14. Final: Chen bt Kusuma 15-9, 15-3. Women's singles s-flnals: Susi Susanti (Indon) bt Kim Ji Hyun (SK) 11-2 11-4, Xu Huawen (Chn)

The end of George Foreman? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The end of George Foreman? BOXING Former champion, 48, loses to Briggs by a majority decision 1 don't think 111 be boxing again. You can only make so many millions. Fm not gonna cry. I got four sons out there, and Fm not gonna cry like a baby. The only

Germany takes two-shot lead [ARTICLE]

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Germany takes two-shot lead GOLF lOAWAH ISLAND (South Carolina) Alex Cejka and Sven Struver of Germany combined to shoot a 12 under par 132 on Saturday, grabbing a twostroke lead after three rounds of the World Cup of Golf. Cejka fired a 65 while Struver shot a 67 as they

Lomu back — and Kiwis in command [ARTICLE]

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Lomu back and Kiwis in command RUGBY MANCHESTER New Zealand beat England 25-8 in the first of two internationals on Saturday but the spirited performance of the new-look home side caused the mighty All-Blacks to look like mere mortals. The touring team dominated the game, scoring three tries to England's

Controversy, drama as Milan giants share spoils in 2-2 draw [ARTICLE]

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Controversy, drama as Milan giants share spoils in 2-2 draw ITALIAN LEAGUE MILAN Brazilians Ronaldo and Andre Cruz struck sec-ond-half penalties as Serie A leader Internazionale and AC Milan shared the honours and the controversy in an incidentpacked 2-2 draw at the San Siro on Saturday. Cruz converted a penalty

Red Devils stay on top after seven-goal feast [ARTICLE]

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Red Devils stay on top after seven-goal feast Arsenal, Liverpool shocked by minnows ENGUSH SOCCER RESULTS I Scores, scorers, attendances: Aston Villa 2 (Milosevic 36th min, Ehiogu 56th) Everton 1 (Speed 12th). 36,389. Blackburn 1 (Croft 10th) Chelsea 0. 27,683. Derby 3 (Baiano 3rd, Eranio 30th, Wanchope 39th) Coventry 1

Barcelona loses, surrenders lead to arch-rival Real [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Barcelona loses, surrenders lead to arch-rival Real EUROPEAN ROUND-UP MADRID Barcelona handed the leadei^ship of the Spanish First Division to Real Madrid on Saturday just three weeks after opening up a sev-en-point gap over its arch-ri-val. Barcelona midfielder Rivaldo missed a penalty on the way to a 0-1 defeat at

'Judas' is back at Wednesday and the fans are loving it [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Judas' is back at Wednesday and the fans are loving it LONDON For all the talk of a tactical revolution in the English Premier League, larger-than-life Sheffield Wednesday manager Ron Atkinson will forever be a believer in the old school. While sophisticated European coaches such as Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and

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SPORTS / RACING

Hot Austin drives Heat to victory [ARTICLE]

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Hot Austin drives Heat to victory Centre amasses 33 points and makes 22 rebounds NBA BASKETBALL MIAMI Isaac Austin played his best game yet in place of injured Heat centre Alonzo Mourning by collecting 33 points and 22 rebounds in Miami's 108-104 win over the reeling Toronto Raptors. Austin had

DOUBLE HAPPINESS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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DOUBLE HAPPINESS Ishlkawa Sachiko (left) and Arai Michiyo from Singapore IslandCountry Club laboured to a hard-earned victory over Khor Hui Boon and Tan Liang Chin from the National University of Singapore to help their club capture the Tretorn/Singapore Lawn Tennis Association inter-club doubles league women's B grade title at Kallangyesterday.

Flint Zest breaks stranglehold of Malaysian-dominated Cup [ARTICLE]

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Flint Zest breaks stranglehold of Malay sian-dominated Cup Tan Thean Loon RACING ROUND-UP By TRAINER Charles Leek did Singapore proud at Ipoh yesterday, grabbing the M5250,000 (§1110,750) Malayan Racing Association Cup back from the stranglehold of the Malaysian-based trainers. And the horse that did the honour was Flint Zest, whose

Pilsudski triumphs in last outing [ARTICLE]

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Pilsudski triumphs in last outing JAPAN CUP TOKYO Britain's Pilsudski went out in a blaze of glory when he narrowly won the Japan Cup at the Tokyo race course yesterday. The five-year-old Pilsudski, who was making his last outing before going to stud in Japan, overtook front runners Tsukuba Symphony

YESTERDAY'S IPOH RACE RESULTS [ARTICLE]

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YESTERDAY 'S IPOH RACE RESULTS RACE 1 RES TERMS DIV I I ,OOOm Str 7 EXPLOSION 56.5 (104) Ballantyne (6) 2 2 1 4 I SAY MAN 57 (17-6) Loh (4) 1 1 2 5 MR DASHER 57 (55-10) Sarfudin (8) 9 6 3 Othtrt In finishing order Hula Drums

Indians make it to final of world doubles tourney [ARTICLE]

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Indians make it to final of world doubles tourney TENNIS HARTFORD (Connecticut) India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Leander Paes are poised to set off scenes of mass celebration in their homeland, having qualified for the final of the US$5OO,OOO (S$800,000) ATP World Doubles Championship. The fifth seeds, aware that they had

A Pierce-Novotna showdown [ARTICLE]

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A Pierce-Novotna showdown WTA AWARDS I RECIPIENTS of WTA Tour awards for the 1997 season Player of the Year Martina Hingis (Switzerland). Newcomer of the Year: Venus Williams (United States). Most Improved Player: Amanda Coetzer (South Africa) Comeback Player of the Year: Mary Pierce (France). Doubles Team of the Year.

EXCERPTS FROM YESTERDAY'S PERAK TURF CLUB STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT [ARTICLE]

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EXCERPTS FROM YESTERDAY 'S PERAK TURF CLUB STIPENDIARY STEWARDS REPORT RACE 1: Grand Finale was withdrawn acting on veterinary advice that he was lame off-fore. The gelding must pass a I,ooom gallop trial. At the start, Mr Dasher jumped in, crowding Hula Drums onto Explosion. Gowozza hung in in the

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OBITUARIES

850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths LEE BOEY LIM Age: 83 passed away peacefully on 23 November 1997, leaving behind loved ones. Wife: Lim Quay Jiang Sons: Daughters-in-law: Lee Meng How Kwan Pui-Ling Pauline Lee Meng Chin Ang Siew Kheng Grace Daughters: Sons-in-law: Lee Gek Hoon Chua Soo Tian Lee

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths hmvm fought thm good fight. I hmvm ftnlmhmd thm rmem. I hmvm kmpt thm faith. 2 Timothy 4:7 MARY ANN GAN BEE NEO Age: 86 was called bom© to be with the Lord on 23/1 1/97. Dearly missed by all her loved ones (Husband: Tan Tian

858 Requiems 858 Requiems [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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858 Requiems 858 Requiems Ist Year Anniversary In Loving Memory of my b«lo ved son PUNENDRAN (PU VI) Departed 07/12/90 Prayer will be held at Sri Sivan Temple 24, Geylang East Ave 2. on 25/1 1/97 at 7pm Please treat this as a personal invitation. Always remembered by: beloved mother,

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths Jmmu* uyi, "I mm thm raaumction and tha Htm. Mm who MltvM in Mm will Ihtm. avan though ft* dtma". John II 25 CHARLES KENNEDY MULES Age: 19 was called home suddenly to be with the Lord on 22 November 1997. Leaving behind lovad onas. Mother:

856 In Memoriam [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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856 In Memoriam IST. ANNIVERSARY M. JOSEPH (RAJA) Departed: 24/11/96 Our thoughts »re always with you Our hearts era sore with pain God know how much we love you Wy missed by MotlMf, Brothers, Sis tecs ft Brother im lew Prayers: will be held at Blfc 121 Yishun St. 11

856 In Memoriam [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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856 In Memoriam At th» Fathar hat towed* MM, to have tovd you. How nmain In my fov*. John 15 9 AU HIN CHU Departed 24.11.96 Gon« from our lives one so dear. But in our hearts forever netr Dearly mlaeed by: wife, son, daughter, son-in-law, grandsons all loved ones.

856 In Memoriam [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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856 In Memoriam MICHAEL AW Departed 24 Nov. 1996 Sadly mit«ed by Chin, Marc and Kenny

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INDICES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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WEEK 'S SCOREBOARD MAM CLOB Up On Unch Up On Unch Industrial 33 116 12 2 55 1 Finance 2 28 2 0 13 0 Hotels 2 10 1 0 3 0 Properties 4 11 0 0 23 0 Plantations 0 0 0 19 0 Mining 0 0 0 0

WEEK'S TOP ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP ACTIVES SingTel 15c 47,337.000 Magnum Corpsoc 35,495,000 RHBCapWtW 34,485,000 Sine Darby 50c 30,838,000 DBS Land 27,719,000 Rekapatific Bh 25 362 000 RHBCapßhd 22,386.000 Renong Bhd 50c 21,500,000 MBf Capital 21,243,000 Progen 10C 18,334,000

TURNOVER (READY) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (READY) TotaiMartwt Frl Thu into*** 138.132m 122.124m Rnsnes 48.272m 42 207m Hotels 3.647m 3.207m Properties 47.369m 40.796m Loans Stocks 29.753m 24 140m Plantations 5.730m 4 032m Mining 873.000m 507,000 Totalvolume 273.776m 237 013m Total value in S$ 463.097m 475.296m Sesdaqvolume 9.424m XXXXXm Nasdaq volume Nl Ni

BANK RATES [ARTICLE]

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PRIME LENDING RATES [ARTICLE]

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PRIME LENDING RATES Frtday, Novefrtber 21 ABN AMRO Bank NV 6*4 ABSA Bank Limited 6V4 Agricultural Bank of China 6V4 Allied Irish Bank 6 American Express 7 Arab Banking Corp 7 Arab Bank PLC 6V4 ANZ Banking Group 7 Asahi Bank Ltd 7 Ban Hln Lee Bank 6V* Banca Commerciaie

Exports growth will spark bull run next year, says analyst [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Exports growth will spark bull run next year, says analyst PATRICK TAN THERE may be hope at the end of agonising months of falling share prices as an ana lyst expects the local bourse to start a bull run next year. "An important confidence booster may already be under way

OVERSEAS MARKETS WEEKLY ROUNDUP

Wary KL investors look to Apec meeting for leads [ARTICLE]

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Wary KL investors look to Apec meeting for leads MALAYSIAN stocks are expected to trade cautiously this week after plunging 17.3 per cent last week amid concern over corporate health and a weak ringgit, dealers said "A sense of caution exists in the market. If the region's currencies continue to

Wall Street upbeat as worries about Asian crisis fade [ARTICLE]

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Wall Street upbeat as worries about Asian crisis fade FOCUS ON NEW YORK NEW YORK US stock investors are likely to get a respite this week from concern about slowing growth in faraway lands as trading desks empty and volatility moderates ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday. "I'll be

CURRENCY REVIEW

US dollar to rise further [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US dollar to rise further THE greenback rose against the Sing dollar last week as confidence in the Asian economies diminished, closing at 1.5905 last Friday, up from 1.5819 the week before. There is some more medium term upside for the greenback as investors are still jittery.

Ringgit's fall overdone [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ringgit's fall overdone THE ringgit plunged against the Sing dollar as investors sold off Malaysian shares across the board due to uncertainties. The ringgit is now clearly oversold at 45.53 last Friday, down from 47.64 the week before.

Yen to see more swings [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Yen to see more swings THE yen went into a few swings last week as talk about public funds being used to nek) the economy helped, but baa news about Yamaichi Securities hurt the currency. We see another choppy week for the yen, which closed last Friday at 1.2630, from

Retail data aid sterling [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Retail data aid sterling STERLING was up against the Sing unit last week as October retail sales figures showed strong consumer spending, suggesting that British rates should go up soon. Sterling closed at 2.6842 last Friday, up from 2.6780 the week before.

Aussie unit looking up [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussie unit looking up THE Aussie dollar was steady against the Sing unit, ending the week at 1.1005 from 1.1052 previously, as Asian concerns were offset by hopes of a reviving Aussie economy. The currency is still looking upwards.

Nymex and London energy exchange in merger talks [ARTICLE]

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Nymex and London energy exchange in merger talks Combined market can create opportunities for global energy firms NEW YORK London's International Petroleum Exchange (IPE) is in talks with the New York Mercantile Exchange (Nymex) about merging the world's two largest energy futures and options exchanges, the IPE chairman said IPE

IBM's chief exec to stay on for 5 more years [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IBM's chief exec to stay on for 5 more years ARMONK (New York) International Business Machines Corp has extended chief executive Louis Gerstner's contract by five years and granted him a multimil-lion-dollar options package, saying the company's turnaround is far from complete. Mr Gerstner, 55, joined IBM in 1993 as

Acer will unveil $320 single-use computers next year [ARTICLE]

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Acer will unveil $320 single-use computers next year SAN FRANCISCO Acer Group chairman and chief executive officer Stan Shih said the personal computer (PC) maker was developing new appliances called XCs, new low-cost computer devices that start at US$2OO (XXXXX), aimed at the masses of users who cannot afford PCs.

MONEY WORLD

SWISSAIR COMMENT TODAY [ARTICLE]

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SWISSAIR COMMENT TODAY Swissair said on Saturday it would wait until today to comment on a breakup of a global aljiance with Singapore Airlines (SIA) and Delta Air Lines that Delta nad announced last Friday. A spokesman said the airline would stick by earlier plans to release a statement today

THYSSEN-KRUPP MERGER IN JEOPARDY [ARTICLE]

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THYSSEN-KRUPP MERGER IN JEOPARDY The planned merger of German industrial groups Thyssen and Krupp is on the brink of breakdown over the question of who would head the merged group, the weekly news magazine Focus reported on Saturday. Powerful Krupp shareholders continue to back Mr Gerhard Cromme, chairman of Fried

HOPEWELL SEEKING COMPENSATION [ARTICLE]

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HOPEWELL SEEKING COMPENSATION The head of Hongkong infrastructure giant Hopewell Holdings said yesterday the Thai government would have to pay compensation if it scrapped Hopewell's contract to build and operate a new Bangkok transport scheme. Sir Gordon Wu, chairman and managing director of Hopewell, told the South China Morning Post

INDOCEMENT TO RAISE OUTPUT [ARTICLE]

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INDOCEM ENT TO RAISE OUTPUT Indonesia's largest cement maker PT Indocement Tunggal Prakarsa is planning to raise production by 50 per cent within two years, a company executive was quoted on Saturday as saying. This will bring annual output to 15.8 million tonnes from the current 10.8 million. The Jakarta

HP BOOSTS SHARE BUYBACK [ARTICLE]

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HP BOOSTS SHARE BUYBACK Hewlett-Packard Co added US$l billion (S$ 1.6 billion) to its stock buyback programme after its snares have fallen 1 1 per cent in the past month, signalling the company's shares are undervalued, investors said. The No. 2 computer maker after International Business Machines Corp said about

Central bank in rush to avert 'Japan selling' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Central bank in rush to avert Japan selling' TOKYO Bank of Japan (BOJ) is making a desperate bid to stop Asia's economic turmoil from spreading to the country as Big Fourbroker Yamaichi Securities faces collapse, reports said yesterday. BOJ governor Yasuo Matsushita will issue a statement as early as today,

Govt authorities feeling the heat over inspection standards [ARTICLE]

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Govt authorities feeling the heat over inspection standards This is not the end, not the end by any means. The market is a bunch of circling sharks and not everyone who is bleeding has been taken out' Strategist Ken Okamura. TOKYO Revelations that Yamaichi Securities has carried massive off-balance sheet

Koike — the man behind the downfall [ARTICLE]

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Koike the man behind the downfall If found guilty, Koike faces just six months in prison for each of five charges of taking money from Dai-Ichi Kangyo, Nomura and Yamaichi. TOKYO When a lone stockholder raised his hand at Yamaichi Securities Co's annual meeting in 1987, 30 brawny men snouted

Lehman sells Asia, London private client units [ARTICLE]

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Lehman sells Asia, London private client units HONGKONG Lehman Brothers Holdings will sell to Prudential Securities brokerage units in Hongkong, Singapore and London that cater to individual investors, the firms said. About 5,000 retail client accounts will move from Lehman to Prudential Securities during the first week of January next

Kuantan to be developed into region's premier chemical port [ARTICLE]

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Kuantan to be developed into region's premier chemical port KUALA LUMPUR A consortium undertaking the privatisation of the Kuan tan Port said on Saturday it was committed to developing the port as a premier chemical port in the region. Kuantan Port Consortium (KPC) chairman Tengku Tan Sri Ahmad Rithauddeen Tengku

Fraser expects IDT's earnings to improve 42% to $17m [ARTICLE]

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Fraser expects IDT's earnings to improve 42% to $17m Patrick Tan Compiled by PS Warrants worth looking at SHARES of IDT Holdings (Singapore) are undervalued as theyare trading at only 9.2 times FY1998 earnings and 6.9 times FY1999 earnings, says Fraser-AMMB Research. Fraser expects IDT's net earnings to grow 42.4

Asia can recover from economic woes in a year 'With quick action' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Asia can recover from economic woes in a year 'With quick action' Ravi Velloor By *A good part of the problem lies in bad politics. Crises like these are also opportunities for reforms/ -Dr Cavallo. ASIAN economies melting like ice-cream on a hot day could turn the situation around in

Bakun project loss could hit Ekran's profits, say analysts [ARTICLE]

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Bakun project loss could hit Ekran's profits, say analysts KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian government's takeover of the controversial Bakun hydroelectric dam will probably hurt the profits of the project s former developer, Ekran Bhd, analysts said. Analysts said the government's assumption of control of the M513.6 billion <556.3 billion) dam

Inflation rate rises 2.5% in October [ARTICLE]

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Inflation rate rises 2.5% in October THE inflation rate rose 2.5 per cent last month, mainly because of rising transport and communications costs. Increases were sharpest for transport and communications, health and housing, according to Consumer Price Index (CPI) data released by the Department of Statistics. Transport and communications costs,

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Asia's problem is lack of transparency [ARTICLE]

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Asia's problem is lack of transparency NO SECRETS, PLEASE Perc report says economic crisis has highlighted this shortcoming While Singapore received a moderately favourable grade, vital information such as the ratio of non-performing loans to total loans or the positions of individual banks was hard to come by. ASIA'S economic

Don't blame us for meltdown, says Premier Chuan [ARTICLE]

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Don't blame us for meltdown, says Premier Chuan PASSING THE BUCK BANGKOK Thailand is not to blame for Asia's financial crisis which last week forced one of the world's biggest economies South Korea to seek IMF help, Thai Premier Chuan Leekpai was quoted as saying yesterday. "It just happens that

HK will weather turbulence [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HK will weather turbulence MOVING WITH THE TIMES HONGKONG Hongkong can weather Asia's financial crisis, the head of conglomerate Swire Pacific believes. "Hongkong is pretty close to being the most perfect capitalist structure there is, which means that costs can adjust," said chairman Peter Sutch of the conglomerate with businesses

Malaysian stocks and ringgit face confidence test [ARTICLE]

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Malaysian stocks and ringgit face confidence test SLIPPERY PROBLEM KUALA LUMPUR The rocky ride in Malaysia's stock and ringgit markets may not be over, analysts said over the weekend. After coping with downgraded economic growth prospects, a devalued currency and regional selldowns, the Malaysian financial markets are now dealing with

Boeing says Asian airlines welcome production delays [ARTICLE]

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Boeing says Asian airlines welcome production delays MUTUAL BENEFIT VANCOUVER Airlines in Asia have not cancelled any orders from Boeing Co, though they are grateful the aircraft-maker delayed some deliveries because of the company's own production problems, a Boeing official said on Saturday. The economic crisis in Asia has forced

China must build up domestic capital market [ARTICLE]

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China must build up domestic capital market TAKE NOTE BEIJING China must shore up its domestic capital market and cut its ballooning foreign debt to avoid the financial storm battering other Asian economies, the official China Daily Business Weekly said yesterday. It quoted a central bank expert as saying the

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WorldCom expects to win phone licence in S'pore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WorldCom expects to win phone licence in S'pore Tammy Tan Takeover of MCI boosts firm's stature By The political perception has certainly changed. Now, people view our bid as a combined Worldtam/MCI bid and will see it as being at least as impressive as the other bids/ -Mr Williams. WORLDCOM'S

SingTel 'to remain king' in domestic arena [ARTICLE]

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SingTel 'to remain king' in domestic arena SINGAPORE Telecom (SingTel) will continue to dominate domestic telephone services when competition is introduced in 2000 but it will be a free-for-all in the international arena the company's most lucrative business. This is the view of WorldCom International president and chief executive officer

IMF team gets cracking on Seoul restructuring package [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IMF team gets cracking on Seoul restructuring package SEOUL South Korea braced itself this week for the harsh financial restructuring it must accept as the downside of its multi-million-dollar bailout by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). A three-man IMF advance guard, headed by Mr Tomas Balino, arrived yesterday to get

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THE STRAITS TIMES Life! MONDAY NOVEMBER 24, 1997

Life! Cover Story

Politics still a life and death issue for Yeo [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Politics still a life and death issue for Yeo ONG SOR FERN THE ACCIDENTAL PLAYWRIGHT CHANGI is being staged at the Raffles Studio Theatre at the National Institute Of Education's campus. According to playwright Robert Yeo, the venue was chosen for two reasons. Other theatres were not available and he

A snake charmer on the stage? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A snake charmer on the stage? PLAYWRIGHT, poet and director Elangovan regards directing Robert Yeo's play as a challenge. He said: "I don't write or direct straightforward plays." The writer, who will admit only to being about 20 years Yeo's junior, has published a collection of plays, Dogs And Other

Run fast, and officer's job is yours [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Run fast, and officer's job is yours RAOULLE BLOND IT WAS a simple beginning. In 1966, 500 applicants turned up for places at the new-ly-formed Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) Training Institute. But there were no sophisticated tests to select the fittest among them then. Colonel Kirpa Ram Vij, the highest-ranking

It started before 1967 [ARTICLE]

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It started before 1967 THE first batch of full-time national servicemen was enlisted on July 17, 1967. SAF And 30 Years Of National Service reveals how national service in Singapore dates well before that. 1915: All British men in Singapore and the Straits Settlements between the ages of 18 and

Catch Lara Croft in a U2 video next [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Catch Lara Croft in a U2 video next CURVY pistol-packing vir-tual-adventuress Lara Croft is off raiding tombs again, backed this time by her first pop record and appearance in a U2 video. Tomb Raider 2 is out in stores this week, one year, after the debut version of the action-video

One day, browsers may become serious readers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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One day, browsers may become serious readers KOH BUCK SONG K*___ M7J THE new Borders bookshop is having more social impact on Singapore than just allowing book-lovers to no longer have to judge a book by its cover. I must confess that I was a bit sceptical at first, when

Hungry fans served with smaller helping [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hungry fans served with smaller helping Lionel Choi Opera SAVONLINNA OPERA GALA Singapore Symphony Orchestra Okko Kamu, conductor Victoria Concert Hall Friday HUNGRY opera fans who turned up on Friday evening to get a taste of the eminent 85-year-old Savonlinna Opera Festival would have left the concert hall somewhat unappeased:

Long Cool Dane is cool way to set sales on fire [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Long Cool Dane is cool way to set sales on fire SUSAN LONG THE very blonde svelte girl in a very wet white swimsuit might be something to look forward to in Carlsberg TV advertisements here but, in Denmark, the beer tells a different story. This is all part of

This Snow does not fall down flat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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This Snow does not fall down flat Chin Soo Fang Musical SNOW. WOLF. LAKE. Singapore Indoor Stadium Friday THERE was no doubt that Chan Chung Ling's vocal prowess was nothing like that of Heavenly King Jacky Cheung's or homegrown songbird Kit Chan's. The Hongkong TV actress, with several Cantonese albums

Prague cafe of literati and intelligentsia reopens [ARTICLE]

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Prague cafe of literati and intelligentsia reopens PRAGUE'S famed Cafe Slavia, once one of central Europe's greatest literary cafes and later a focus of the intellectual revolt against communist oppression, is open again after a five-year closure and a drawn-out legal dispute. The cafe reopened, after a multi-million-dollar revamp, amid

A life Elegantly Wasted [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A life Elegantly Wasted DEATH OF MICHAEL HUTCHENCE The women he dated MIX>HAEL HUTCHENCB'S fellow band members In INXS said yesterday they were "in extreme shock" at the death of their 37-year-old frontman. In a statement, they asked- for their own privacy, and that of his family, to be respected.

Students get help to face future [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Students get help to face future MAFOOT SIMON A new course for young Muslims, which combines religious and secular learning, hopes to produce a new generation of Islamic scholars AN ORDINARY office in a four-storey block in Tampines is a little "laboratory" of sorts. The place, run by a group

Succeed before you celebrate [ARTICLE]

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Succeed before you celebrate Malay Sayings HOW often have you envisaged your successes before they actually happen?. This is because people want to feel good about things in life even if they have not achieved them yet. There are many Malay proverbs which relate to the idea of counting one's

TV series to revive legendary Liu [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TV series to revive legendary Liu SHE is a household name in China. Liu Sanjie's popularity was created by a film produced in the early '60s. With the mention of her name, many people in their 40s or younger who have watched the movie or heard her fairy-like songs on

Stopover here started new journey for artist [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Stopover here started new journey for artist LEONG WENG KAM PASSING through Singapore on his way to Colombo, Sri Lanka nine years ago, Chinese oil painter Bao Jia missed his flight because he arrived three hours late from China. The president of the Anhui provincial artists' association, who was commissioned

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