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The Straits Times, 13 April 2003

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The Sunday Times VV r rA) PACIFIC AREA NEWSPAPER OF THE YEAR A April 13, 2003 •82 Pages ill four parts MITA (P) ()32/0:3/2003 9 A Singapore Press Holdings publication OO cents

US calls in cops to quell Iraqi rioting [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US calls in cops to quell Iraqi rioting AUDREY QUEK It will despatch 1,200 officers to restore street order, and seek other nations' help; Saddam's fate still not known By DKPI H KORFIC.N KDITOK BAGHDAD The US is calling m the cops, after its soldiers failed to put a stop

Time to go back to school... safely [ARTICLE]

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Time to go back to school... safely YANNI TAN SIM CHI YIN Reassurances that schools are clean and ready to open again lit, and THE schools and childcare centres have been cleaned, teachers have been taught how to do health checks and they know what to do should a child

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(vOl\<» PUBLIC: A Singaporean transsexual woman reveals her identity m a daring new book page 6 J jk W W I B I I _^Uf^^ > Banker Ken Ching went to jfc^*0 J 'PW£ Hongkong and came back with a fever that just would not go away. He lived to

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PRIME [ARTICLE]

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PRIME MEDICAL TEAM ON OFFER TO UNDERLINE its stance on the war m the Persian Gulf, Singapore has ottered the United states a medical team from its armed forces which could be deployed to Iraq or Kuwait if need be. Equipment such as tents and other supplies may also be

HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME ADOPTING SINGLE PARENTHOOD BECOMING a single mother was no accident for 48-year-old Miss Lee. When her love interest married another woman seven years ago, she decided to adopt a haby boy from Indonesia. She is one of about 35 single people here who go down the adoption path eacn

SUNDAY LIFE! [ARTICLE]

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SUNDAY LIFE! CHINATOWN CURE HUANG Yao Nan Medical Hall m Temple Street, one of the oldest halls m Singapore, has been kept busy m recent weeks as people flocked there to buy herbs and potions to keep healthy. And, medicine woman Lim Ah Geg notes, you see all kinds of

HOME [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HOME Matchmaking lives on THE traditional practice of matchmaking might seem out of place m modern Singapore, but some young Indian professionals prefer to find "The One" via this path. They say the pressures of study and career limit the time they have to meet potential mates, so they would

FAMILY MONEY [ARTICLE]

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FAMILY MONEY Funds for cautious investors, risk takers MANY investors prefer the safety 7 of fixed-income or money market funds during the current economic uncertainty. They have been rewarded with gains of between 3 per cent and 10 per cent. But others reckon there is more money to be made

WORLD [ARTICLE]

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WORLD SPY WHO LIVED DANGEROUSLY WASHINGTON The Chinese- American socialite who hobnobbed with politicians, presidents and millionaires and is currently facing charges of being a double-agent, knew the benefits of playing to both sides, associates say. Her spacious home with its lavish decor was the venue not only for fund-raising

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA EMBEDDED WITH WUHAN'S BEGGARS THE best way to know about something is to be it. That is what a Chinese journalist did to produce an "insider" book on one of China's most snubbed communities the beggars. He lived with them for 44 days to experience first-hand their total poverty

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MAIN Sars outbreak 3.4:24.25 Iraq war 8-14 World 16 China 17 Asia IS S-EAsia 19 Malaysia 20 Weathei 20 HOME/ MONEY/ SPORTS Home 21,22 Money 26 Renew 27-32 Editorial 32 Sports 35-40 SUNLIFE! Your guide to coping with Sars \inis: At home L4-L8 At work... L lO- L l2 Dummy's

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SARS OUTBREAK

China ban hits travel industry here hard [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China ban hits travel industry here hard TRACY QUEK LONELY MERLION In a sign of the times, Singapore's icon, normally surrounded by camera-toting tourists, finds itself entertaining just two visitors. And it is not the only one suffering at the moment hotels are also reporting a large dip in the

S'pore-KL health team to meet this week [ARTICLE]

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S'pore-KL health team to meet this week KUALA LUMPUR A joint Malaysia-Singapore border health committee will meet for the first time on Wednesday, to draw up strategies to stem the spreaa of Sars. Malaysian Deputy Direc-tor-General of Health Ismail Merican said the meeting m the administrative capital of Putrajaya would

Infected man takes 7 flights... .. .and sends airline scrambling [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Infected man takes 7 flights... .and sends airline scrambling MARY KWANG He develops Sars symptoms after second leg of journey; health and airline officials race to find everyone who was on flights Hu HONGKONG COKRF SIM 1)1 N I IN A shock disclosure that shows just how far a virus

STILL FLYING: A Few continuing with their travel plans [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STILL FLYING: A Few continuing with their travel plans SHARMILPAL KAUR HARLEEN KA UR Bt, and ON FRIDAY, Madam Karen Chua and her children donned face masks and flew off to Vietnam, one of the countries Singaporeans have been advised to avoid because of the high risk of catching Sars.

GROUNDED: Travel agents left twiddling thumbs [ARTICLE]

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GROUNDED: Travel agents left twiddling thumbs KRIST BOO GRACE CHUA Bu and IN THE basement of People's Park Centre, behind the glass doors of the dozen tour agencies there, counter girls powder their noses, read newspapers and chat to each other. Their boredom is a sign of how severe acute

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Persons with SARS and those suspected to have SARS are isolated ■As a precautionary measure, each time a SARS patient is and treated at Tan Tock Seng Hospital/Communicable Disease Centre identified, all persons who have been exposed to the SARS patient (TTSH/CDC). are quarantined at home. After 10 days, if

PRIME NEWS

SAF medical team ready to help in Iraq [ARTICLE]

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SAF medical team ready to help in Iraq ROGER MITTON Singapore also offers to provide equipment and financial help m the reconstruction of Iraq: DPM Tony Tan UNITED STATES (ORRKSPONDKM WE ARE SAFER TODAY THAN BEFORE SEPT 11 BECAUSE OF WHAT THE US HAS DONE IN AFGHANISTAN AND NOW IN

From Leonard to Leona [ARTICLE]

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From Leonard to Leona WONG SHER MAINE Singaporean transsexual woman writes coffee-table book on subject By Moment of truth: was to discover my identity m, of all tJie exotic and far-flung places, the reference section cfthejurong East Community Library. Miss I jeona Ijo, on the day she discovered it was

10 suspected Al-Qaeda members escape prison [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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10 suspected Al-Qaeda members escape prison SANAA (Yemen) Ten suspected members of the terrorist group Al-Qaeda, including at least two suspects m the 2000 bombing of the American destroyer USS Cole, are on the run after escaping from a high-security Yemeni prison on Friday, said Yemeni officials. The fugitives include

Your honour, the murdered girl is alive [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Your honour, the murdered girl is alive Jw JL. V- JH m. %riH It i^ %a%^ if^. M_ MELBOURNE An Australian teenager who disappeared almost five years ago has turned up alive midway through the trial of her alleged murderer. Miss Natasha Ryan, 18, was found by police just a

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IRAQ WAR SPECIAL REPORT

WHAT NEXT

America's grand vision [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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America's grand vision JAN ADAS DEVAN The rapid taking of Baghdad marks a turning point for US foreign policy, its ties with Europe and the Arab world. In a special report, The Straits Times Foreign Desk looks at what follows the fall of Saddam. By DOES the Bush administration really

Euphoria and unease [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Euphoria and unease ROGER MITTON The View From Washington By UNITED STATES CORRESPONDENT IT HAS been a strange week m America's capital. At the start, people were astonished by the pace of the US-led advance on Baghdad. Then they were stunned at the sudden fall of the city and the

Europe's big divide [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Europe's big divide JONATHAN EYAL A replay of the bitter rift between the US and Europe looms over the issue of rebuilding Iraq The View From London By roH THE STRAITS TIMES Iraq is resource- rich but cash-poor. Any reconstruction contract icon would have to be financed by credit from

SOUNDBITES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SOUNDBITES 44 "There are jokers m this deck, there is no doubt about that." Brigadier-General Vincent Brooks, when asked if the deck of cards representing the 55 most-wanted former Iraqi leaders include Information Minister Mohammed Said al-Sahaf "I don't feel any at all. I paid tor these a thousand times."

Muslim unease runs deep [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Muslim unease runs deep BRENDAN PEREIRA The explosion of the Muslim world that many feared never happened. But anger seethes beneath the surface b>j MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT "W- -W- y HILE Mus- I lim anger over the war \f \f did not burst y y into an inferno from Rabat to

Arab world cries out for Iraq role [ARTICLE]

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Arab world cries out for Iraq role RECOVERING from the shock of the fall of Mr Saddam Hussein's regime, the Arab world has begun to speak up and demand a say m the remaking of Iraq. Over the next few days, Arab leaders are expected to hold a series of

Faces of a new order [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Faces of a new order Life for the embattled people of Iraq has taken a swift new turn this past week with US-led forces making inroads throughout the country. After more than a decade of sanctions and even longer under the heel of Mr Saddam Hussein's brutal regime, a new

Washington's made-for-TV moment [ARTICLE]

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Washington's made-for-TV moment SUSAN LONG »THIS WEEK By mmtm WHEN the end came, it was with a whimper rather than a bang. The start of the week, however, unfolded with unforgettable fast-paced action and drama. Coalition forces closed m on Baghdad and choked it. Then, before you knew it, US

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IRAQ WAR THE SEARCH

Saddam sightings [ARTICLE]

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Saddam sightings CHEONG SUK-WAI Some m Baghdad claim he was with them as his statue was pulled down; US zeroing m on his hometown of Tikrit and even Syria LIKE a jack-in-the-box, the spectre of Mr Saddam Hussein is still popping up to trouble coalition forces, even as they try

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IRAQ WAR MEDICAL CRISIS

SOUNDBITES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SOUNDBITES "Iraq has an educated population that was the jewel of the Middle East at one time and can be the jewel of the Middle East again." Retired Lt-General Jay Garner, who will oversee the rebuilding of Iraq "Tikrit won't take us half a day, if we're sent there." Major-General

THE WAR ROOM

Top Saddam aide gives himself up [ARTICLE]

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Top Saddam aide gives himself up BERLIN Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's top scientific adviser, one of 55 people on America's most wanted list of Iraqi leaders, has surrendered to US forces, German public television ZDF reported yesterday. General Amer Hammoudi al-Saadi gave himself up m Baghdad yesterday, ZDF said. His

Rewards offered for killing US soldiers [ARTICLE]

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Rewards offered for killing US soldiers CAMP AS SAYLIYAH (Q^tar) The US military said yesterday that its special forces detained 59 men who were trying to flee across the western border of Iraq carrying cash and letters offering rewards for killing US soldiers. Brigadier-General Vincent Brooks said that among the

Marines uncover suicide-bomb vests [ARTICLE]

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Marines uncover suicide-bomb vests BAGHDAD US Marines have found a cache of suicide-bomb vests at an elementary school here. In a classroom lay nearly 50 black leather vests, each packed with C 4 explosive and ball bearings. The US Marines yesterday displayed hundreds of crates filled with rocket-propelled grenade launchers,

US forces close in on stronghold of Tikrit [ARTICLE]

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US forces close in on stronghold of Tikrit CAMP AS SAYLIYAH (Qatar) US bombers pounded positions around Tikrit yesterday, preparing the way for an eventual ground assault on Mr Saddam's traditional stronghold. Initial elements of the US' 30,000-strong 4th Infantry Division moved into Iraq from Kuwait. US sources have indicated

Iraqi meeting to discuss interim govt [ARTICLE]

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Iraqi meeting to discuss interim govt BAGHDAD The US hopes to bring together a group of Iraqis m Nassiriya, southern Iraq, next Tuesday to decide who will govern the country initially. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said: "We expect this to be the first m a series of regional meetings

Kurdish fighters leaving Kirkuk [ARTICLE]

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Kurdish fighters leaving Kirkuk KIRKUK Most of the Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga guerillas who took control of the northern oil hub of Kirkuk on Thursday left yesterday. Iraqi Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani said: "Yesterday, we withdrew half the peshmerga forces and today, we are moving the remaining forces." Turkish Foreign Minister

Doctors fend off looters [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Doctors fend off looters ONG SOH CHIN Ambulances, medical supplies, even hospital beds stolen Bu MR ABDUL HUSSAIN, the doctor m charge of Zubair hospital m Iraq's south, began examining a fresh cut on one of his fingers. "Yesterday, they injured me," he said matter-of-factly. "One of the robbers who

The sky falling in? Hardly, says Rumsfeld [ARTICLE]

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The sky falling in? Hardly, says Rumsfeld WASHINGTON An irate US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld has hit out at media coverage of the situation m Iraq, charging it with exaggerating the extent of lawlessness there. He described the reports as "Henny Penny the sky is falling" journalism. "It's untidy. And

Key anti-war nations want role for UN [ARTICLE]

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Key anti-war nations want role for UN Russia, France and Germany agree on need for international aid ST PETERSBURG The leaders of Russia, France and Germany meeting here have called for the United Nations to play a central role m rebuilding Iraq. At the same time, French President Jacques Chirac

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PUBLIC HEALTH INFORMATION What everyone should know H about natural protection from ■BL—^^— the new epidemic WKgM The people of Singapore, Asia and around the world are afraid I f l^K.| of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrom (SARS) Virus. But I is this fear really justified? It is a scientific

WORLD

Socialite, consultant by day; lover, double agent by nignt [ARTICLE]

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Socialite, consultant by day; lover, double agent by nignt Katrina Leung, charged with spying for China, flaunted her political and FBI links, and seemed to live dangerously WASHINGTON With expensive jade jewellery, a big smile and an unshakeable air of confidence, the ChineseAmerican socialite now being accused of being a

Love nest and spy HQ [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Love nest and spy HQ KATRINA Leung's spacious home m San Marino, California, was used for entertaining guests from China who were visiting Los Angeles. The self-described venture capitalist (right) held numerous fund-raisers for politicians and had ties with both Republicans and Democrats. By passing on information about China to

FBI agents failed to report spying [ARTICLE]

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FBI agents failed to report spying WASHINGTON Two former FBI counter-intelligence agents suspected m 1991 that the American socialite they were having an affair with was a double agent, passing on information to the Chinese, but neither told a superior, according to government documents. Former agent James Smith and former

Palestinians give Israel militants' weapons as goodwill gesture [ARTICLE]

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Palestinians give Israel militants' weapons as goodwill gesture JERUSALEM In an unprecedented confidence-building measure, Palestinian police handed over to Israel weapons confiscated from militant groups, even as Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was leaving for Washington to present his reservations over the Middle East peace "road map". In one of

Loco-Motion singer Little Eva dies of cancer [ARTICLE]

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Loco-Motion singer Little Eva dies of cancer KINSTON (North Carolina) Singer Little Eva, who as a teenager recorded the hit 1960s dance song The LocoMotion, has died after a long battle with cervical cancer, her manager said on Friday. She was 59Eva Narcissus Boyd died on Thursday at the I^enoir

DATELINE ASIA

Sars, war 'helped my book sales' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sars, war 'helped my book sales' Loh Sui Noi CHINA AMATEUR WRITER'S WINDFALL BEIJING For popular film director Feng Xiaogang, the twin menaces of severe acute respiratorysyndrome (Sars) and the Iraq war have brought unexpected dividends. His book an autobiography and a maiden attempt at writing sold Tike hotcakes the

TAXMAN ASKS GOVT OFFICIAL FOR BRIBE [ARTICLE]

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TAXMAN ASKS GOVT OFFICIAL FOR BRIBE V.K. Raghunathan I N I) I A MR Brajesh Mishra may be India's National Security Adviser, but he is just like everyone else when it comes to tax refunds. An income tax official actually asked him for a bribe before giving him his money

'DIRTY' HAWKERS SCARE POLITICIAN [ARTICLE]

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'DIRTY' HAWKERS SCARE POLITICIAN Mary Fwang 11 o n k o n PRO-BEIJING politician Tsang Yok Sing, a member of Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa's Cabinet, organised a walkabout m Central on Friday with several journalists m tow. He had intended to nibble at the many hawker stalls m the

ARROYO FORGOES BIRTHDAY BASH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ARROYO FORGOES BIRTHDAY BASH Luz Baguioro I' II I I. I I" I' I I. S WITH the terror threat still looming, President Gloria Arroyo decided to forgo celebrations for her 56th birthday that fell on April 5. To mark the day, she and her family heard mass m her

SINGER RECALLS TOUGH TIMES [ARTICLE]

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SINGER RECALLS TOUGH TIMES Brendan Pereira M A I.AVSI A LIFE has not been a walk m the park for Ning Baizura, Malaysia's glamour queen. In a recent interview with a Malay daily, she said that during the hard times of a few years ago, she could not scrape together

ENERGY MINISTER A FITNESS FAN [ARTICLE]

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ENERGY MINISTER A FITNESS FAN Robert Go I N I) <) N X N I A MINES and Energy Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro balances his energyconsuming workload with a solid physical-fit-ness regime. Speaking about his everyday workload, he said that he kept himself fit by eating well and a gym workout.

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BEGGAR [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BEGGAR CHUA CHIN HON Their plight and suffering is beyond the imagination of people who lead normal lives like you. I think I have been successful m getting a better understanding of the urban poor but I often wonder if I have seen too much.' Mr Zhan Caiqiang, on Ms

BAI FAIR [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BAI FAIR AP Women of the Bai nationality of south-west China marking the Avalokitesvara festival in Beijing's Chinese National Garden on Friday. Celebrated from the 15th to the 20th of the third lunar month, the festivities acquire the air of a fair with the exchange of commodities and performances.

Taiwan military to phase in use of English [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan military to phase in use of English TAIPEI The Taiwan military is phasing m Knglish as an operational language, alongside Chinese, to forge a bilingual force that can meet the requirements of a modern battlefield. The first phase will begin next year when the military will start using English-Chinese

US won't censure China over human rights [ARTICLE]

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US won't censure China over human rights WASHINGTON The United States said it had opted not to back a resolution condemning China at the annual meeting of the UN Human Rights Commission despite having blasted Beijing's "poor" record on the issue less than two weeks ago. Washington, which traditionally seeks

Is a person dead when brain stops? Hospital says yes' [ARTICLE]

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Is a person dead when brain stops? Hospital says yes' BEIJING A hospital m central China's Hubei province has become the first m the country to officially pronounce a patient dead because his brain had ceased to function rather than because his heart had stopped beating. Tongji Hospital m the

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US alarmed by India's war threats [ARTICLE]

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US alarmed by India's war threats Minister's remark that Pakistan is a fit case for pre-emptive action prompts senior US officials into counselling calm INDIAN THREAT If these terrorist attacks continue on a large scale, then at some stage m terms of our public opinion, the government will find it

N. Korea mulls multilateral talks option [ARTICLE]

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N. Korea mulls multilateral talks option SEOUL North Korea hinted yesterday it would accept .US demands for multilateral talks to discuss the communist country's suspected nuclear weapons programme. "It" the US is ready to make a bold switchover m its Korea policy for a settlement of the nuclear issue, the

ACT OF FAITH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ACT OF FAITH REUTERS India Sikh devotees tread lightly as they carry the faith's holy book, the Guru Granth Sahib, past the India- Pakistan border checkpoint at Wagha, near Amritsar city in Punjab. They will join nearly 100 other Indian devotees for the Baisakhi, or harvest festival, celebrations in Pakistan.

Tiger rebels getting 'too many concessions' in peace deal [ARTICLE]

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Tiger rebels getting 'too many concessions' in peace deal There is almost de facto state m the north-east, says President NEW DELHI Sri Lanka's President has accused her political rival. Prime Minister Ranil Wiekremesinghe, of granting too many concessions to Tamil Tiger rebels m the country's peace process. President Chandrika

I'm under threat: President [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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I'm under threat: President NEW DELHI -Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga (right) has said she is under threat from Tamil Tiger rebels despite a Norwegianbrokered ceasefire and ongoing peace talks. She told The Hindu that the rebel Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LITE) were out to get her. She said

The age old art of robbing [ARTICLE]

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The age old art of robbing TOKYO Although rising crime levels are often blamed on the delinquency of young people, m Japan's increasingly ageing society, even the crooks are getting older. An 84-year-old Tokyo woman was robbed a* knifepoint early on Friday by an elderly man claiming to be 80

Diplomatic car lots 'can help Seoul cut parking fines' [ARTICLE]

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Diplomatic car lots 'can help Seoul cut parking fines' SEOUL The city of Seoul should provide parking lots for diplomatic vehicles to save itself the trouble of going after the many unpaid parking fines. This advice from Colombian ambassador Miguel Duran Ordonez came after officials revealed that of the parking

ASIA FILE

NEPALESE KING SACKS 3 CABINET MINISTERS [ARTICLE]

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NEPALESE KING SACKS 3 CABINET MINISTERS NEPAL'S King Gyanendra fired three senior Cabinet ministers on Friday, the Royal Palace said m a statement. Prime Minister Ix>kendra Bahadur Chand recommended the dismissals, the statement said. No reason was given for removing Home Minister Dharma Bahadur Thapa, Commerce, Industry and Supplies Minister

OLYMPIC SLIP-UP FOR JAPANESE POLITICIAN [ARTICLE]

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OLYMPIC SLIP-UP FOR JAPANESE POLITICIAN AN INDEPENDENT candidate standing m a prefectural assembly election m the western Japanese city of Osaka is m hot water for falsely claiming to be an Olympic medallist, the Mainichi Shimbun reported yesterday. His public relations officer clarified it was an unintentional slip as the

PROBE INTO BLAST AT FIREWORKS PLANT [ARTICLE]

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PROBE INTO BLAST AT FIREWORKS PLANT POLICE yesterday opened a criminal investigation into an explosion and massive fire at a fireworks factory m southern Japan that left nine dead and four injured, officials said. The authorities said they found the remains of one worker missing since Nangoku Fireworks m Kagoshima,

INDIAN TRIBAL REBELS MAY EXTEND TRUCE [ARTICLE]

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INDIAN TRIBAL REBELS MAY EXTEND TRUCE A POWERFUL tribal rebel group m India's north-eastern state of Nagaland said yesterday it was considering extending a ceasefire with the federal government that is to expire at the end of the month. "We are talking within our own machinery to work out plans

HINDU HARDLINERS ATTACK HEALTH CENTRE [ARTICLE]

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HINDU HARDLINERS ATTACK HEALTH CENTRE HINDU hardliners on Friday attacked a newly built health centre m western India that was funded by a US-based Christian group, preventing the clinic from holding its opening ceremony. Supporters of the World Hindu Council (WHC) smashed windows and damaged the doors of the health

PLAN FOR MORE JET TRAINERS APPROVED [ARTICLE]

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PLAN FOR MORE JET TRAINERS APPROVED INDIA'S Defence Minister said his ministry had cleared a proposal to buy jet trainers, a deal estimated at around a US$l billion (Ssl.?B billion) the Press Trust of India news agency reported. The procurement proposal for the advanced jet trainer has been cleared by

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Manila upgrades police emergency hotline [ARTICLE]

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Manila upgrades police emergency hotline LU Z BAGUIORO It hopes that with better technology and more operators to man the line, police response time will be reduced fiu PHILIPPINES OKKKM'ONDKM Quick response It is able to quickly track down the location of the caller and alert police, firemen or paramedic

US permits some diplomats to return to Indonesia [ARTICLE]

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US permits some diplomats to return to Indonesia WASHINGTON Sensing a degree of improvement m security, the United States is allowing the return of some of its diplomatic staff to Indonesia after they were ordered to leave m the wake of the Bali bombing. But the US State Department said

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AUSSIE FUND TO HELP BALI BUSINESSES [ARTICLE]

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AUSSIE FUND TO HELP BALI BUSINESSES AUSTRALIA yesterday announced a fund to help businesses on the Indonesian island of Bali still struggling with a tourist downturn six months after a terrorist attack that killed 202 people. Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said m Sydney that the government had donated A5750,000 (S$810,000)

CAMBODIAN VILLAGERS ABDUCT 2 MALAYSIANS [ARTICLE]

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CAMBODIAN VILLAGERS ABDUCT 2 MALAYSIANS TWO Malaysian consultants and three Cambodian rubber company workers were kidnapped by a dozen armed villagers while travelling on a remote road m central Cambodia. But one of the Malaysians later reportedly escaped, an official nere said on Friday, adding that the kidnappers were demanding

MAN GETS JAIL FOR RUNNING OVER 2 GIRLS [ARTICLE]

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MAN GETS JAIL FOR RUNNING OVER 2 GIRLS A HANOI court has sentenced a 22-year-old man, the son of a local police officer, to five years m jail for killing two secondary schoolgirls m a car accident, state media said yesterday. Pham Hong Quan was found guilty of "contravening traffic

ACEH PEACE MONITOR DROWNS IN SEA [ARTICLE]

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ACEH PEACE MONITOR DROWNS IN SEA A FILIPINO peace monitor m Indonesia's Aceh province drowned while swimming m the sea, an official said yesterday. Major Joseph Rudolfo Latunero, 40, was swimming with a friend on Friday at Lampuuk Beach, about 35 km west of the provincial capital Banda Aceh, when

CYBER QUARREL LEADS TO FATAL STABBING [ARTICLE]

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CYBER QUARREL LEADS TO FATAL STABBING A VIETNAMESE man was allegedly stabbed to death by four men following a dispute m an Internet chat room, state-controlled media reported yesterday. Mr Nguyen The Sang, 26, had quarrelled online many times with the four men because of "differences m opinion", the Tuoi

SMUGGLED TOBACCO SEIZED IN SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SMUGGLED TOBACCO SEIZED IN SYDNEY CUSTOMS officials m Sydney said yesterday they have confiscated 11 tonnes of tobacco shipped from Vietnam the biggest seizure of smuggled tobacco ever m Australia. The contraband was found on April 3 m a shipping container that arrived at Sydney's Port Botany from Ho Chi

STEAMED UP [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STEAMED UP Nirmal Ghosh This mobile ad campaign m Bangkok has got Thaksin BANGKOK After cracking down on drugs and pirated products, Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra is now going on about moral ethics. Last week, he took the police force to task for not stopping a mobile stage that

Thai tourist industry banks on locals to stay afloat [ARTICLE]

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Thai tourist industry banks on locals to stay afloat BANGKOK— It is discounts galore for domestic consumers here as the number of foreign tourists m Thailand drops significantly. Thailand's tourism authority is spearheading a campaign which offers exciting deals such as overnight stays at the capital's premier hotels for rates

'Just thank KL for its kindness, S'pore' [ARTICLE]

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'Just thank KL for its kindness, S'pore' KUALA LUMPUR Singapore should change its attitude towards Malaysia and not view it as a threat, for the sake of regional stability and its own good, a Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) professor said yesterday. Professor Nik Anuar Nik Mahmud, the chairman of UKM's

Malaysian cops smash second car parts ring [ARTICLE]

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Malaysian cops smash second car parts ring The raid m Selangor uncovers $4.7 million worth of parts stripped from 140 stolen vehicles KUALA LUMPUR Police discovered another "chop shop" operation where they found car parts and accessories worth RMIO million (554.7 million) that had been stripped from 140 luxury vehicles.

MALAYSIA FILE

SULTAN'S BIRTHDAY BASH TO GO AHEAD [ARTICLE]

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SULTAN'S BIRTHDAY BASH TO GO AHEAD A CONCERT to celebrate the Kelantan Sultan's birthday, which features female singers and dancers, will go on despite opposition from Mentri Besar Nik Aziz Nik Mat and other state PAS leaders. Organising chairman Datuk Ibrahim AH brushed aside PAS objections on Friday. The Star

VISA RULE AIMED AT OVERSTAYERS [ARTICLE]

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VISA RULE AIMED AT OVERSTAYERS FOREIGN visitors will have to renew their visas three days before the expiry date with effect from May 1, said Immigration Department directorgeneral Mohamed Jamal Kamdi. The move was to check the problem of overstaying. New Straits Times

STUDIES FIRST BEFORE POLITICS [ARTICLE]

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STUDIES FIRST BEFORE POLITICS MALAY university students who are involved m politics usually fare poorly m their studies, according to Puteri Umno chief Azalina Othman. Attributing the malady to politics without guidance. she said youngsters should excel m their studies before plunging into politics. New Straits Times

UMNO TO REDRAW POLL BOUNDARIES [ARTICLE]

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UMNO TO REDRAW POLL BOUNDARIES UMNO is to come up with new divisions m line with the creation of 25 parliamentary seats proposed by the Election Commission, a spokesman said yesterday. On Tuesday, Parliament passed legislation to redraw electoral boundaries m Peninsular Malaysia and Sabah. Bernama

JUNIOR OFFICERS 'A MAJOR GRAFT RISK' [ARTICLE]

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JUNIOR OFFICERS 'A MAJOR GRAFT RISK' THE Anti-Corruption Agency has made 1,083 arrests m the past three years, 568 involving junior officers aged 40 and under, said its deputy di-rector-general Ahmad Said Hamdan. They had succumbed to corruption "because of peer influence and the desire to get rich quick". The

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Modern, but still taking arranged love route [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Modern, but still taking arranged love route TRACY QUEK LOOKING FOR A MATE Matchmakers seeing more degree and diploma-holding Indian singles, mostly women, with no time to go fishing for love Hu WITH their good looks, education and promising careers, these young, modern Indian professionals would make a good catch

Single, but taking the road to motherhood [ARTICLE]

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Single, but taking the road to motherhood THERESA TAN LOOKING FOR A CHILD *L If I didn t adopt then, because I was scared of gossip, rune I would only have my career. I wouldn't knoiv the joys oftnotherliood. Miss Lee, now 48 and the single mother of an eight-

Back to school... to make VIP friends [ARTICLE]

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Back to school. to make VIP friends WONG SHER MAINE Some executives are attending classes at NTU to network with their coursemates who are high-flying Chinese civil servants Bji_ TWICE a week, National Parks Board (NParks) deputydirector Chuah Hock Seong would drive from his Beach Road office to the Nanyang

Police looking for illegal who ran from CDC [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Police looking for illegal who ran from CDC THE illegal Chinese immigrant who escaped from the Communicable Disease Centre last Wednesday might not have severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars), but police still want to locate her as a precautionary measure. Anyone who knows of 33-year-old Li Zhong Ying's whereabouts should

Container load of illegal cigs seized [ARTICLE]

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Container load of illegal cigs seized SINGAPORE Customs has seized a container filled with $3.15 million worth of smuggled cigarettes. The 12 m container, which came from Guangdong, China, was said to contain slippers. But when Customs officers made a check on Friday while the container was being un- packed

TWO-IN-ONE MOBILE RESCUE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TWO-IN-ONE MOBILE RESCUE LIANHE ZAOBAO [nside the Singapore Civil Defence Force's latest innovation, the Personnel Decontamination Vehicle (PDV), Home Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng (right) looks on as SCDF officers show how the vehicle can be converted from a chemical decontamination facility into an improvised ambulance. The PDV, which was

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POLICE SEEK DEAD MAN'S RELATIVES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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POLICE SEEK DEAD MAN'S RELATIVES POLICE are seeking relatives of a Mr Reymondo Martinez, 23, who is believed to have fallen to his death from a Housing Board block. Mr Martinez, a Filipino, was found at the foot of Block 435, Choa Chu Kang Avenue 4, at 4.30 pm on

ARM TORN OFF IN M'CYCLE ACCIDENT [ARTICLE]

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ARM TORN OFF IN M'CYCLE ACCIDENT A 24-YEAR-OLD motorcyclist's arm was torn off when he lost control of his motorcycle on the Seletar Expressway at about 5 am yesterday. He is unconscious m hospital.

MAN CUT WOMAN'S HAIR WITH KNIFE [ARTICLE]

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MAN CUT WOMAN'S HAIR WITH KNIFE A 22-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with criminal intimidation for cutting a woman's hair with a knife. On Friday night, Sim Liang Hau was m the corridor of Block 482, Jurong Street 41, when he cut Miss Emily Ting's hair with the intention of

What it should have been [ARTICLE]

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What it should have been IN OUR report "Quarantined... under watchful eye of camera" on Friday, we said that a woman who is down with Sars is warded m National University Hospital's intensive care unit because she is too sick to be transferred to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. This is

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SARS OUTBREAK

The worst night of my life — lonely [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The worst night of my life lonely Banker Ken Ching came home from Hongkong m the midst of the Sars outbreak and fell ill He tells KRIST 800 about his time m quarantine, when his family couldntsee him, when 1w tliought he might die, sick and alone. 7 started walking

No sense of panic or worry among Malaysians [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No sense of panic or worry among Malaysians BRENDAN PEREIRA By MALAYS! CORRESPONDENT KUALA LUMPUR The deadly virus has already left one calling card. But m Malaysia, wearing a mask is still more a fashion statement than a requirement when leaving home. Life goes on m Malaysia. Schools remain open.

Electronic tag for offender [ARTICLE]

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Electronic tag for offender NATALIE SOH WONG SHER MAINE Hi, and THE Health Ministry said yesterday that the relative of a Sars patient is to be tagged electronically after repeatedly flouting a home quarantine order one of 12 people who have broken the rules and left the confines of their

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TAXMAN WITH A HEART [ARTICLE]

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TAXMAN WITH A HEART SINGAPORE The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore is showing its support for staff of Tan Tock Seng Hospital, as well as those who have been seconded there. It is extending the date for the filing of their tax returns until May 31.

KUWAIT SUSPENDS FLIGHTS [ARTICLE]

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KUWAIT SUSPENDS FLIGHTS KUWAIT CITY Kuwait Airways yesterday announced a temporary suspension of flights to Singapore as a precaution against Sars and formed an emergency team to help prevent the deadly virus from spreading to its planes, the airline said. AFP

NEW THAI CASE LIKELY [ARTICLE]

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NEW THAI CASE LIKELY BANGKOK Thailand yesterday reported a new probable Sars case, bringing the number of people infected with the atypical pneumonia here to eight. The new case is a Taiwanese tourist who has been under close observation for a while. AFP

MANILA AIRPORT ON ALERT [ARTICLE]

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MANILA AIRPORT ON ALERT MANILA Airport authorities are on alert over the weekend as thousands of Filipinos are expected to return for vacations this week from Sarshit Hongkong. Quarantine centres have been set up and returnees will have to answer a health questionnaire before they disembark. AFP

FIRST ONE IN INDONESIA [ARTICLE]

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FIRST ONE IN INDONESIA JAKARTA Indonesia reported its first confirmed Sars case, a 47-year-old British businessman who was hospitalised on Wednesday. He had visited Hongkong and Singapore. AP

ANOTHER DEATH IN HANOI [ARTICLE]

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ANOTHER DEATH IN HANOI HANOI A 69-year-old French physician of Vietnamese descent, Dr Nguyen Huu Boi, died from Sars yesterday at the French Hospital here, becoming the country's fifth recorded Sars fatality. AFP

HZ RECORDS A FIRST [ARTICLE]

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HZ RECORDS A FIRST AUCKLAND A 65-year-old man m isolation m a North Island hospital may be NewZealand's first Sars case, health officials said here. He had recently been to Hongkong and China. AFP

Hospital childcare centres move [ARTICLE]

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Hospital childcare centres move CHILDCARE centres m some hospitals will be temporarily relocated to reassure parents who may be worried about the possibility of their children contracting severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). The Ministry of Community Development and Sports (MCDS) is working to get alternative locations up and running as

Cruise ship with crew of 1,350 in quarantine after two fall ill [ARTICLE]

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Cruise ship with crew of 1,350 in quarantine after two fall ill LUXURY liner SuperStar Virgo and its 1,350-strong crew has been quarantined because two of its crew members are suspected to have the severe acute respiratory syndrome (Sars). The Star Cruises-owned ship, which returned from Port Klang to the

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Whatever your risk level, there's a fund just for you [ARTICLE]

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Whatever your risk level, there's a fund just for you Maybe you are seared stiff over whether the world economy is about to slip into a recession. Investing-wise, tliere are safe havens and even opportunities amid the uncertainty. LEOHfi CHAN TEIK reports The risk-averse can stick to fixed-income funds which

Better to be safe than sorry [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Better to be safe than sorry WHEN uncertainty is as great as it is now, investors are choosing to be safe than sorry. Mr Vow Hong Kong, 30, a supervisor at a petrochemical plant on Jurong Island, is one such person. When he bought two unit trusts last year from

CEO says no to $5.3m bonus [ARTICLE]

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CEO says no to $5.3 m bonus NEW YORK The chief executive of the company that runs Sotheby's auction house will not take a US$3 million (555.3 million) bonus for this year because the economy is weak. Mr William Ruprecht, 47, CEO of Sotheby's Holdings, is declining his retention bonus,

Gold proves itself as market's 'crystal ball' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gold proves itself as market's 'crystal ball' Investors may snub it, but history shows it can indicate the outcome of wars Gold was signalling a short and successful war even before it began. While most of the media hinted that the US military was getting bogged down, gold was reporting

3 ex-officers of Total Access to be charged [ARTICLE]

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3 ex-officers of Total Access to be charged BANGKOK Thailand's Securities and Exchange Commission said it is filing charges against three former officers of Singapore-listed Total Access Communication, Thailand's No 2 cellular operator, for allegedly misusing company funds. The regulator said m a statement that it will charge Poosana Premanoch,

US stocks fall again amid earnings concern [ARTICLE]

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US stocks fall again amid earnings concern NEW YORK United States stocks fell for a third day m four on concern that firstquarter earnings may miss estimates even as a government report showed a rebound m retail sales last month. Investors trying to forecast profits "are having to take their

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POT SHOTS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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POT SHOTS Cheong Suk-Wais take on the week's news Timber!: us Marines help jubilant Bagftdadis pull clown a statue of President Saddam Hussein. Talk about schlt*pping with the enemy". Jeivisli for sharing a common burden. Salam, Saddam! This war has seen highflying American hawks being christened such things as Ayatollah

UP CLOSE WITH THE CZAR OF SARS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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UP CLOSE WITH THE CZAR OF SARS GETTING TO KNOW YOU YOUR Malicious Menace, you viruses are weird. Are you animate or inanimate? You can be freeze-dried and stay as a crystalline powder, so you seem inanimate. But add some water and nutrients, you come alive again. How so? Czar

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SARS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SARS VOICES FROM THE NEWSROOM Sars, or severe acute respiratory syndrome, rolled into Singapore like a clammy fog last month, mysterious, pervasive and deadly. But even as it poses unprecedented challenges for our journalists, it has also brought valuable lessons, and taught, once more, that m the midst of tragedy,

In the hazard zone [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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In the hazard zone From a rather exciting though somewhat scary news story, it became a very painful and very emotional experience. FIVE weeks into covering what must be the biggest medical story this decade, my fear of catching Sars while chasing a story has receded. But m its place

A not so typical news crisis [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A not so typical news crisis Bertha Henson Do we really need an interview with a Sars victim? Will readers understand if we do not have that interview? Reporters can say: "It's my life anyway. Let me weigh the risk." That's fine if you are covering the war anuyour life

Untitled [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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If ErUKIINb LIVE! Journalist Salma Khalik donned protective gear before filing her report on the Sars outbreak m Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Try a little kindness [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Try a little kindness Tracy Quek T\VO weeks ago, I received an SMS message from Sars patient Esther Mok s younger brother. "Could you tell your paper to stop using my sister's name and the Health Ministry to stop calling her a 'super infector he asked. It could hurt her

Untitled [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Llit GOES On! Health-care workers checking patients m a tent outside Tan Tock Seng Hospital and passengers at the airport

For better or for worse [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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For better or for worse Krist Boo The health of every private individual has become a matter of public interest. My cough, my sneeze, my temperature can set off a chain of events that involves everyone from my neighbour to the Health Minister. WHEN you are m a crisis, the

Here to stay, so let's learn to live with it [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Here to stay, so let' s learn to live with it Sharon Loh What we need now is a diagnostic kit, to help us breathe more easily. One day, as they did for HIV, we will have one. I WASN'T scared not really until Thursday. Then we got news that

IRAQ WAR [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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IRAQ WAR \OICES FROM THE NEWSROOM The war m Iraq changed forever the nature of war reportage. The continuous stream of pictures and information, and the chance to get closer to the action than ever before, blurred the line between reality and myth. But however impressive the sound and lights

THRILL OF COMBAT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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THRILL OF COMBAT Felix Soh WARGASM is the name of an addictive, hybrid strategy-action computer game of modern warfare. Vulgar as it may sound, the word reflects the darkest side of the human race which we are seeing today. According to social scientists, physical aggression and the surge of adrenalin

Long road to Baghdad [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Long road to Baghdad Derwin Pereira Our man m the Middle East ventures through Qatar, Jordan, Kuwait and now Iraq IT HAS been a long five weeks, but I have finally just arrived m Baghdad. In that period, I have had my share of battles with bureaucrats and first-hand lessons

Just tell it like it is [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Just tell it like it is Warren Fernandez IT IS close to 3 am as I pull into my driveway. Around me, the world is at peace. Perhaps m their slumber, some of my neighbours dream about battling a mysterious Asian bug. But few, I think, are troubled by thoughts

Band of brothers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Band of brothers Cheong Suk-Wai I mused on how he was sitting alone m Arbil, tuning his small Sony radio to the BBC and not knowing where his next meal would come from, as the war had sent 80 per cent of his townsfolk fleeing to the hills. I WAS

Here lies Jose, US citizen [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Here lies Jose, US citizen Irene Hoe Tears there had been, but they were dammed up inside while I had been on duty; occasionally noting the toll of dead, missing and wounded without flinching. FOR nearly four weeks now, I've been at war. No, that's not really true. But it

OVERHEARD

Tribute to Sars doctor [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tribute to Sars doctor THE Sars virus may be named after the doctor who alerted the world to it. and then died of it. Researchers submitting a paper to the Xew England Journal of Medicine on the new coronavirus now thought to be the cause of Sars are proposing that

Just say it isn't so [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Just say it isn't so AND Malaysia does it again: After the United States threatened to pull out businesses following Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's criticism of it last month as a "coward and bully" for invading Iraq, PM-designate Abdullah Badawi (above had to soothe some feathers by assuring the US

Don't screw up, don't cover up [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Don' t screw up, don' t cover up THIS being Singapore, however, we all know how seriously words should be taken (and, yes. money too). At the Ministry of Health's daily Sars briefing on Monday, Mr Lim Hng Kiang (above) lost his cool momentarily when it appeared that Drs Fock

No money in writing essays? [ARTICLE]

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No money in writing essays? AND now, for the final word. At the Economics Society's annual dinner on Tuesday. Deputy Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong gave out prizes to the winners of the society's essay competition. The topic they had to write on was: "What is the role of the

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Anxious days [ARTICLE]

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Anxious days MUCH has been learnt about the spread pattern of the respiratory illness Sars m the two weeks. But parents can be forgiven for feeling that secondary and primary students who return to classes m stages from tomorrow after a break of three weeks are something of a giant

Breaking rules safely [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Breaking rules safely Dominic Nathan THE WAY I SEE IT STRANGE and callous as this may sound, it was a relief that the collision involving the RSS Courageous which claimed four lives, was the result of human error. It would have been far more troubling for Singapore if the investigations

Did They Really Say That? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Did They Really Say That? 44The infidels are committing suicide by the hundreds on the gates of Baghdad. Be assured. Baghdad is safe, protected. Iraqi Information Minister Said al-Sahaf **This is a really bad own goal by the Americans.* 1* BBC journalist John Simpson, who was with a group of

Still unfazed by city life [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Still unfazed by city life Devi Asmarani CORRESPONDENT'S NOTEBOOK We are a nation of people who are hard to surprise and scare. We stay unfazed because it is easier to tune out all the fears and worries and go on with our lives. JAKARTA When friends overseas, particularly those who

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"77ie Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life... and I will dwell j m the House of the Lord forever" Psalm: 2 3 j CHIN SEE CHONG AGE: 92 was caffedhome to Se with the Lord

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Under-18 team hit by the flu but it's not Sars [ARTICLE]

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Under-18 team hit by the flu but it's not Sars CHIA HAN KEONG SOCCER FAS decides to postpone Prime League match to give players time to recover »L 'I came home feeling very weak, and had a high fever and dry cough the next day. I was worried because the

Young Lions runaway winners... [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Young Lions runaway winners... MARC LIM B LIONEL LEWIS thought he was m a fix: Why play for an unknown team, one that will not win a title, when he had already been No 1 m Singapore? It was with such trepidation that he pondered his impending turn-out for the

...and they keep on running [ARTICLE]

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...and they keep on running MARC LIM CHIA HAN KEONG Bu and FRESH from being crowned the Team of the Month, the Young Lions continued their good showing with a 0-0 draw against unbeaten Sembawang Rangers at the Jalan Besar Stadium last night. In an evenly-contested match between two entertaining

Winnings donated [ARTICLE]

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Winnings donated THE Young Lions have donated their Team-of-the Month prize money of 1 ,500 to the Jamiyah Children's Home. After visiting the home last month, the Under-23s were touched by the children warming up to them. Said skipper Razaleigh Khalik: "Their faces lit up when we dropped by. It

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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REAL'S AUGUST DATE WITH BEIJING [ARTICLE]

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REAL'S AUGUST DATE WITH BEIJING STAR-STUDDED Spanish team Real Madrid will play a soccer match against a Chinese side m Beijing on Aug 3 to commemorate the second anniversary of the capital winning the right to host the 2008 Olympic Games, the Beijing Morning Post reported yesterday. The European champion

HANDS OFF GALLAS, WARNS RANIERI [ARTICLE]

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HANDS OFF GALLAS, WARNS RANIERI CHELSEA Football Club manager Claudio Ranieri has warned English Premiership rival Arsenal to keep its hands off William Gallas after media reports linked him with a summer move to Highbury. The French defender has a clause m his contract allowing him to leave if a

WENGER TIPS UNITED FOR EURO S-FINALS [ARTICLE]

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WENGER TIPS UNITED FOR EURO S-FINALS ARSENAL manager Arsene Wenger is backing arch-rival Manchester United to beat Spanish soccer Real Madrid and qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League. United was humbled 1-3 m Tuesday's quarter-final first leg at the Bernabeu but Wenger told reporters on Friday: They were

EVERTON SHELVES PLANS FOR CITY STADIUM [ARTICLE]

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EVERTON SHELVES PLANS FOR CITY STADIUM EVERTON Football Club has abandoned plans to move to a new stadium at King's Waterfront m Liverpool city centre because of the rising costs of the project. The English Premiership side wants to leave its 40,170-ca-pacity Goodison Park ground for a larger stadium to

DAD FALL WON'T STOP RADCLIFFE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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DAD FALL WON'T STOP RADCLIFFE PAULA RADCLIFFE insisted yesterday that she will not be underestimating her rivals as she bids to retain her Ixjndon Marathon title today. Her defence was nearly wrecked by a freak fall last month that left her with a dislocated jaw and the British world record

RALF CONFIDENT AHEAD OF SAN MARINO GP [ARTICLE]

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RALF CONFIDENT AHEAD OF SAN MARINO GP FORMULA ONE driver Ralf Schumacher hopes to repeat his 2001 win at Imola and heighten his brother Michael's misery m this week's San Marino Grand Prix. Even though Ferrari's new car will make its much-awaited debut, the Williams driver told BBC Online he

Woods scrambles [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Woods scrambles GOLF World No 1 lies 11 shots behind Weir; Els makes his move with a six-under 66 AUGUSTA (Georgia) Conditions improved at Augusta National yesterday but Tiger Woods' play did not. It left the world No 1 perilously close to missing his first cut m six years and

Ms Burk, you can't win at Augusta [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ms Burk, you can't win at Augusta TAY CHENG KHOON TAY TO GREEN IN THE 1980s, W T arren Golf Club's women had the course all to themselves on Friday mornings. But Saturday prime-time golf was reserved for the men. Such gender segregation has since been removed because Warren's members

Monty has to wait another year for the Green Jacket [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Monty has to wait another year for the Green Jacket AUGUSTA There will not be a Green Jacket for Scotland's Colin Montgomerie, who still has to carry the tag "best player yet to win a Major The Scot, who had dominated European golf for years before a drop m form

pic [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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pic ROB HUGHES ROB ON SUNDAY The one simple thing that separates Manchester United from Real Madrid All that the football club within the great sporting empire of Real earns is, m theory, ploughed back into the acquisition of great players The club that is Real has the talents on

Ronaldinho in? Giggs out? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ronaldinho in? Giggs out? MANCHESTER Ronaldinho in, Ryan Giggs out. That is what Manchester United fans can expect next season, according to reports in the English papers yesterday. The Times reported that negotiations with Ronatdinho's agent Roberto Assis and club Paris St Germain are underway, with all parties ciose to

Bucks' win cuts short Jordan's season [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bucks' win cuts short Jordan's season BASKETBALL INDIANAPOLIS (Indiana) Orlando and Milwaukee are m. Michael Jordan is out. The eight play-off teams m the Eastern Conference are set after the Magic and the Bucks won yesterday morning (Singapore time). Only the seedings remain to be determined. But the play-offs might

NBA STANDINGS [ARTICLE]

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Arsenal won't pull any punches [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Arsenal won't pull any punches SOCCER Beating Sheff Unitedis best preparation for showdown with Man United LONDON Arsene Wenger revealed his secret to beating title rival Manchester United m the Premiership showdown at Highbury: "The best preparation for Wednesday will be to win on Sunday." That explains why the Frenchman

$56,000 carrot per Saint [ARTICLE]

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$56,000 carrot per Saint LONDON A bonus of £20,000 (5556,000) awaits each Southampton player if the club progresses to the FA Cup final today with a win over First Division side Watford. According to The Sun, the club will pay £7,500 to all players involved m the Villa Park semi-final

FOUR-DIGIT DRAW [ARTICLE]

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LJUNGBERG: History calls [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LJUNGBERG: History calls LONDON Fredrik Ljungberg (above) is aiming for a bit of persona] glory if Arsenal enters the FA Cup final. He can make history next month by becoming the first man m 131 years of the competition to score m three successive finals. The Swedish midfielder opened the

HORSE RACING [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE RACING RESULTS SATURDAY 12 APRIL 2003 [ARTICLE]

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Super Scholes hits hat-trick [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Super Scholes hits hat-trick SOCCER Man Utd tears Newcastle to shreds m 6-2 rampage at St James' Park NEWCASTLE Bobby Robson knew Alex Ferguson's men had pride to salvage after its 1-3 loss to Real Madrid on Tuesday. But even he must have been shocked at the size of the

PREMIERSHIP WEEKEND [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PREMIERSHIP WEEKEND REUTERS Much-maligned striker Emile Heskey answers his critics by scoring the opening goal for Liverpool m the match against Fulham at Anfield. Newcastle 2 ManUtd 6 B'mingham 2 Sunderland 0 Blackburn 1 Charlton 0 Chelsea 1 Bolton 0 Leeds 2 Tottenham 2 Liverpool 2 Fulham 0 Man City

Sunderland first to fall through relegation trapdoor [ARTICLE]

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Sunderland first to fall through relegation trapdoor 'I thought before the match that we would give Manchester United their most difficult away match. As it turns out, we've actually given them their easiest match/ A disappointed Newcastle manager Bobby Robson 'Wednesday's game is the biggest of the season now. There's

UNITED JUST TOO GOOD [ARTICLE]

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UNITED JUST TOO GOOD NEWCASTLE Newcastle captain Alan Shearer opened his programme notes for yesterday's match against Manchester United with the words: "If we don't heat Manchester United today, the championship will l)e beyond us. After the match, manager Bobby Robson conceded that his players had been handed a footballing

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No Final Flourish ISBfIH Woods Makes Cut U-18s In Sars Scare WWwßi Milwaukee claims the final play-off World No 1 Tiger Woods escapes Six Singapore U- 18 players down SS spot m the East ahead of Michael j^^g^^&^ Ky^S the axe by a single stroke at the iferj with flu

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Sunday-Life! The Sunday Times April 13, 2003 CELEBRATES THE WONDER OF LIFE

SUNDAY LIFE! SARS SPECIAL

experts say [ARTICLE]

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experts say The answers m this special are provided by the following experts. Please note that the information is accurate at the time of reporting. But m view of the ongoing research on Sars, new discoveries may be made and recommendations may change accordingly. DR ADRIAN WANG, consultant psychiatrist at

the team [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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the team ELISABETH GWEE: I don t go anywhere without my Dettol wipes and I'm kicking doors open instead of using my hands. Paranoid? Maybe. But do I feel safer this way? Definitely. ANDREW TAN: My Mum, who's fanatical about cleanliness, has been spraying everything with disinfectant, we now call

Untitled [ARTICLE]

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AS THE number of severe acute respiratonj syndrome cases around the world continues to mount, so, too, does the paranoia among Singaporeans. Do you now feel the urge to run and hide when a colleague coughs? Much of this over-reaction and second-guessing comes from a lack of understanding, say doctors.

'Even though I've been out off hospital for three weeks, some of my friends are still avoiding me' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Even though I've been out off hospital for three weeks, some of my friends are still avoiding me' Elisabeth Gwee Ms yap, a 26-year-old engineer who did not want to reveal her full name, spent 10 days at Tan Tock Seng Hospital after contracting the Sars virus from a friend

I don't want-to die yet [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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I don't want-to die yet Sumiko Tan Sars brings out the worst m people -paranoia, selfishness and cowardice. But, ironically, it also draws some closer together through concern and care IDONT mean to alarm you, my colleague said, but John Cnot his real name), a fellow colleague, has a fever.

Why should I be worried? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Why should I be worried? DAN CHONG, 41, businessman, lives next door to Madam Jamaliah Mat Saad, 44, who died of Sars on March 31 HIS 77-year-old mother moved out of their three-room flat m Buki t Batok last week to stay with his sister. His 10-year-old son, who lives

Clean up your act [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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at home [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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at home 1 What do I do if my spouse or child shows symptoms of Sars? Dr Low: The symptoms of Sars include a fever of more than 38 cleg C and respiratory symptoms with cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulty, with a travel history to the affected countries

No drinking from the water cooler [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No drinking from the water cooler HWA CHONG JUNIOR COLLEGE STUDENT GRACE LEE LIN (right), 17, went back to school last Wednesday. Schools had been shut since March 27 because of the Sars outbreak. Junior colleges and centralised institutes were the first to reopen. Secondary schools open tomorrow and pre-schools

I wash my hands 5 times In 9 hours [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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I wash my hands 5 times In 9 hours SUZIANAH ABDUL KADIR (right), 22,a beauty consultant at Clinique's duty-free counter at Terminal 2 of Changi Airport, talks about how she is coping with Sars I can't do much besides washing my hands more often and standing further away when a

at work [ARTICLE]

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at work 23 My colleague at the next table keeps coughing and sneezing, but he claims he just has the flu. Am I safe and should I insist he sees a doctor? Dr Low: As long as he doesn't have a fever, and has no history of travel to Sars-affected

at play [ARTICLE]

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at play 59 The Sars outbreak has caused a rift between me and my friends. My attitude is that anything can kill you, so why worry. But my friends take Sars seriously and are irritated with nic for not changing my lifestyle. Which is the better approach? Dr Stebbings: Be

More air-con cleaning jobs [ARTICLE]

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More air-con cleaning jobs TAY SOON CHWEE, 48, is the managing director of Hi-Tech (AEM), a 20 year-old company that specialises m installing and maintaining air-conditioning systems for industrial, residential, commercial and government buildings. He tells Sunday life! that business is booming "Since the outbreak of Sars, I have been

Support from friends and neighbours [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Support from friends and neighbours MRS L. LJM, a nurse m her 40s, works at a hospital under the umbrella of the National Healthcare Group. She shares her fears about Sars and how people around her are spurring her on Tve been on leave since the last week of March

Don't touch my food [ARTICLE]

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Don't touch my food MR AARON LIM, 30, a property valuer, describes himself as a neat freak and says that he has become even more paranoid with the Sars scare "I'm not quite obsessive compulsive but I come close. I always carry a packet of wet wipes and I absolutely

WHAT IS SARS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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WHAT IS SARS Severe acute respiratory I syndrome is a new form of f atypical pneumonia that 1 I infects the lungs. It appeared recently and has been reported m 16 countries In Asia, North America and Europe. 0 WHAT CAUSES IT? WHAT ARE ITS SYMPTOMS? The likely culprit is

Mum tends to be paranoid [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mum tends to be paranoid HOUSEWIFE WONG SIEW CHING, 53, and her 21-year-old daughter ASH TEO could not be more different m their attitudes towards Sars. The mother is paranoid, but the daughter, a polytechnic student, still lives life as normal Madam Wong (right): scared, not just me. We worry

Cabby with a mask [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cabby with a mask I USED TO GROSS $220 A DAY FOR DRIVING 14 TO l6 HOURS. SINCE THE SARS OUTBREAK, I'D BE LUCKY TO MAKE $160. I'M NOW EATING INTO MY SAVINGS. ITS NOT lAD, IT'S CRITICAL' Chan Wai Keong (left), 38, a taxi driver CHAN WAI KEONG, 38,

Nightclubs clean up their act [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nightclubs clean up their act A CHECK with three nightclubs reveals that crowds have thinned visibly since the Sars outbreak. Mr Louis Lee, 29, assistant manager of Golden Crystal Nightclub, says business has gone down by as much as 80 per cent. Mr Johnny Quek, 56, managing director of Dynasty

Fewer work out now [ARTICLE]

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Fewer work out now SOME exercise enthusiasts are getting cold feet about working out. Since the outbreak of the Sars virus, attendance at gyms has fallen by 15 to 25 per cent. Safra's five Mega Gyms have seen a dip of 15 per cent m attendance. But it is not

Library acts to avoid Sars [ARTICLE]

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Library acts to avoid Sars IN RESPONSE to the Sars outbreak, the National library Board has stepped up its cleaning efforts by increasing their frequency at all its 23 libraries. It has also increased the air intake to libraries by opening the air dampers to bring m more fresh air

Temperatures taken daily [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Temperatures taken daily PIZZA HUT and Kentucky Fried Chicken, the largest home-delivery chain here, says that every effort is made to ensure that food delivered to homes is safe. So far, the response has been good. The chain nas seen a double-digit percentage growth since late March. Marketing director Lynette

Fewer trips abroad [ARTICLE]

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Fewer trips abroad MR LARRY CHU A, 51, managing director of Rodamco Asia Management, a property investment company, has cut down on his trips since the outbreak of Sars "I have to travel frequently because my company has joint ventures m seven Asian countries and regular board meetings are held

Caregivers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Caregivers Ian Shez Ee Sars has sent hordes into Chinese medical halls m search of cures, but Hie real miracle lies m re-discovering human nature ACCIDENTAL TOURIST MEDICINE woman Lim Ah Geg knows something about Sars. It has made her extremely busy. It has brought out the best and worst

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