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SHE STRAITS TIMES 70 PASESTN^buR PARTS MICA (P) 093/03/2005 MONDAY, JANUARY 16 2006 •ff*A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 80 CENTS

Record 32m pass through Changi Airport [ARTICLE]

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Record 32m pass through Changi Airport Karamjit Kaur A sterling year for airport, thanks to new airlines, more flights and attractive fares By Transport Correspondent NEW airlines, more flights and attractive fares combined to make 2005 a record-breaking year for Changi Airport. More than 32 million passengers passed through Changi

Racket supplying babies to S'pore busted by Batam police [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Racket supplying babies to S'pore busted by Batam police Arlina Arshad Nur Dianah Suhaimi By In Batam SEX WORKER MUMS? "Some of these sex workers have debts with their ibu ayam, or mamasans. When unplanned pregnancies occur, the women repay what they owe with their babies." BATAM SOCIAL WORKER MARTJE-ROGI

CEO gem behind a hilltop Jewel [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CEO gem behind a hilltop Jewel Richard Lim By THE Sentosa Leisure Group has been busy raising $8 billion over 10 years since 2002 to put the resort island on the world tourism map. Across the water, furious work is continuing on a number of projects at the Harbour Front

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"Singapore's Leadership Crisis" [ARTICLE]

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"Singapore's Leadership Crisis" The single biggest challenge facing Singapore m 2005 and beyond is the unprecedented lack of personal leadership within our public and private sector organisations. And personal leadership is required at all levels; from executives, directors, managers, team members, workers and professionals. "...we need leaders who can articulate

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Community urged to deal with terror problem [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Community urged to deal with terror problem Peh Shing Huei A simulated car bomb ripped through a car parked outside the popular Serangoon Gardens hawker centre, Chomp Chomp, m one of two emergency exercises held m the heartland yesterday (left). The fireball, which gutted the car, erupted just as another

Help for weak pupils scheme extended to all [ARTICLE]

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Help for weak pupils scheme extended to all Aaron Low By A PROGRAMME that helps Primary 1 and 2 pupils struggling with maths and English will be beefed up and extended to all primary schools by next year, said Education Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam. The Learning Support Programme (LSP) for English,

All aboard at 'white elephant' station [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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All aboard at 'white elephant' station Theresa Tan First train stops at Buangkok after 2V2 years of residents lobbying By FARE gates at the $80 million Buangkok MRT station opened to passengers for the first time yesterday, ending 2 ■> years of intense lobbying by residents and grassroots leaders. Fittingly,

Kuwaiti ruler dies after long illness [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Kuwaiti ruler dies after long illness Kuwait THE ruler of United States ally Kuwait, Sheikh Jaber alAhmad al-Sabah, died yesterday after a long illness, and the ailing crown prince is set to take over as emir of this major Gulf oil producer, the Kuwaiti Royal Court announced. Sheikh Jaber was

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ASIA

BEIJING: Focus on Olympics, rural poor [ARTICLE]

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BEIJING: Focus on Olympics, rural poor Clarissa Oon By China Correspondent In Beijing BLUEPRINT FOR BALANCE "There is the need to strengthen weak links m economic and social development, solve the problems facing farmers and balance urban and rural development." MAYOR WANG QISHAN VISITORS to Beijing will enjoy better transport

TWO CITIES, TWO ROAD MAPS FOR GROWTH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TWO CITIES, TWO ROAD MAPS FOR GROWTH PHOTO: PHOTO: AFP DRIVING FORCE: Building for the Beijing Olympics dominates planning. AP BUSTLING: Shanghai wants to be an international "Four Centres" hub.

SHANGHAI: Plans to boost global standing [ARTICLE]

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SHANGHAI: Plans to boost global standing Jean Chua By China Correspondent In Shanghai NEW GROWTH TARGET "While further improving economic structure, enhancing efficiency and reducing resource consumption, we aim to increase the city's gross domestic product by an average rate of 9 per cent annually." MAYOR HAN ZHENG CHINA'S financial

Former Taiwan premier elected DPP chairman [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Former Taiwan premier elected DPP chairman Ong Hwee Hwee Yu Shyi-kun seen as President Chen's pick and likely to echo his policies By Taiwan Correspondent In Taipei TAIWAN'S Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) yesterday picked former prime minister Yu Shyi-kun as its new chairman, a move which will strengthen President Chen

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FOUR HELD FOR HELPING TERRORIST [ARTICLE]

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FOUR HELD FOR HELPING TERRORIST JAKARTA: Indonesian police said yesterday they had arrested four suspected extremists for helping fugitive Malaysian bomb-maker Noordin Mohamed Top evade capture. The four were detained in separate raids in the towns of Semarang and Klaten in Central Java province on Friday, said an officer with

ONE FEARED DEAD IN LAND PROTEST [ARTICLE]

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ONE FEARED DEAD IN LAND PROTEST BEIJING: At least one person a 13 -year-old girl was feared dead and scores of people injured in a clash with police over a land dispute in southern China after officers used electric batons to disperse protesters, villagers said yesterday. Up to 20,000 people

PHILIPPINE RENEGADE SENT HOME [ARTICLE]

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PHILIPPINE RENEGADE SENT HOME MANILA: A renegade police officer who led a raid on a police camp that left 14 people dead in 1989 has been repatriated to the Philippines from Malaysia, police said yesterday. Rizal Ali fled to Malaysia in the early 1990s after leading a small band of

PYONGYANG MEDAL FOR AMERICAN [ARTICLE]

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PYONGYANG MEDAL FOR AMERICAN SEOUL: North Korea has awarded a medal for the first time to an American the late leader of a US-based aid group for his efforts to help the communist state fight hunger and poverty, a news report said yesterday. Pyongyang last week awarded its friendship medal

STEM CELL TEAM TO BE QUESTIONED [ARTICLE]

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STEM CELL TEAM TO BE QUESTIONED SEOUL: South Korean prosecutors planned to question six researchers today as part of an investigation into fraudulent claims of breakthroughs by disgraced stem cell scientist Hwang Woo Suk, news reports said. It would be the first time prosecutors interview researchers since the investigation began

CHINA'S TRAVEL SEASON BEGINS [ARTICLE]

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CHINA'S TRAVEL SEASON BEGINS BEIJING: The annual 40-day peak travel season in China has started as millions of workers, students and tourists visit hometowns and holiday destinations to celebrate Chinese New Year on Jan 29. More than two billion trips are expected to be taken from Jan 14 to Feb

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EAST ASIA

Hardliner Abe wants closer Japan-India ties [ARTICLE]

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Hardliner Abe wants closer Japan-India ties Possible future PM also calls for China to boost military transparency Tokyo JAPANESE government spokesman Shinzo Abe, a hardliner seen as the strongest candidate to be the country's next prime minister, said yesterday that Japan should boost ties with India and called on China

'China threat' a self-fulfilling prophecy, says Japan official [ARTICLE]

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'China threat' a self-fulfilling prophecy, says Japan official Connie Er By THE surest way to turn a rising China into a threat to the region would be for leaders and people to view and cast it as one, a visiting Japanese Foreign Ministry official said amid an emergence of voices

CHILLING OUT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHILLING OUT Some people make enduring the winter cold a sport At Tokyo's Kanda Myojin shinto shrine, Japanese men splashed icy water over themselves during an annual cold-endurance festival at the weekend (top). About 30 people, including a 71-year-old man, took part m the event. In Chulwon, south of Seoul,

Wrong organs removed in hospital mix-up [ARTICLE]

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Wrong organs removed in hospital mix-up Seoul A SOUTH Korean hospital said yesterday that it was investigating how surgeons had mistakenly removed healthy organs from two patients. The alleged malpractice seemingly resulted from hospital workers confusing the identities of two women in their 60s. The pair were admitted to Konyang

Beijing-New Delhi relations blooming [ARTICLE]

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Beijing-New Delhi relations blooming Larry Teo By TIES between rising economic giants China and India are off to an auspicious start this year, which they have designated as "SinoIndia Friendship Year". Two Indian ministers visited Beijing within a week. Petroleum Minister Mani Shankar Aiyar's trip focused on joint energy cooperation

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INDIA/SOUTH ASIA

Delhi 'stands to lose from stalling campus' [ARTICLE]

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Delhi 'stands to lose from stalling campus' Ravi Velloor Top institute should be set up to take advantage of Spores education hub status: SM Goh By India Bureau Chief In Ahmedabad INDIA stands to be the loser from the decision to stop one of its top management institutes from opening

Dhaka youths 'corrupted' by free cellphone calls [ARTICLE]

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Dhaka youths 'corrupted' by free cellphone calls Dhaka THE telecommunications regulator in Muslimmajority Bangladesh yesterday asked cellphone companies to stop free late-night services because they degraded the moral values of youths. "Boys and girls. ..have subscribed to these packages and set aside their study and sleep, they spend all night

India turning into child-sex centre [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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India turning into child- sex centre New Delhi INDIA is slowly turning into a centre for child-sex tourists, says a new study, calling for a global battle against child sex. "In India, the abuse of both male and female children by tourists has acquired serious dimensions," said the 748-page study

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SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Ruling party backs Arroyo's plan to change charter and stay in power [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ruling party backs Arroyo's plan to change charter and stay in power Luz Baguioro By Philippines Correspondent In Manila PRESIDENT Gloria Arroyo's ruling party has thrown its support behind her amid persistent calls for her to relinquish power and increasing public dissatisfaction with her performance. At the end of an

General to boost peace efforts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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General to boost peace efforts Bangkok THAILAND'S Privy Council chairman Prem Tinsulanonda has agreed to play a more active role to help stamp out the insurgency m the south. General Prem is credited with having wiped out separatism m the south m the 1980s. His decision came after a twohour

Thaksin takes steps to regain weakening grip on power [ARTICLE]

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Thaksin takes steps to regain weakening grip on power Talk of family divestment and crackdown on graft meant to pacify public Bangkok THAI Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra has made no secret of his desire to stay m power until 2009. Dubbed the "wizard with weak magic" by Government House reporters,

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MALAYSIA

KL nabs controversial Lebanese 'billionaire' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KL nabs controversial Lebanese 'billionaire' Carolyn Hong ElieYoussef Najem arrested at home over cheating charges By Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur SELF-proclaimed Lebanese billionaire Elie Youssef Najem, who made headlines with his outlandish promise to donate more than a billion ringgit to a cancer cause, was arrested yesterday by police

Keadilan gets Anwar to begin working the ground [ARTICLE]

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Keadilan gets Anwar to begin working the ground Kuala Lumpur ALTHOUGH Malaysia is not due to hold the next general election for at least two more years, Parti Keadilan Rakyat is hoping to create momentum for itself and the opposition. The party has deployed adviser and former deputy premier Anwar

School 'wrong' in forcing Sikh student to shave [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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School 'wrong' in forcing Sikh student to shave Kuala Lumpur THE Malaysian education authorities have ruled that it was wrong for a school to order a Sikh student to shave off his facial hair, which was kept for religious reasons. "I am so happy that they decided that my son

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Fears of Tamiflu shortage mounting [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fears of Tamiflu shortage mounting Only two drugs left m common flu fight after US finds two others ineffective Atlanta CRISIS 'ONLY A MUTATION AWAY* "The lesson here is that flu constantly evolves, and we are always just one mutation away from a resistant virus." CDC CHIEF JULIE GERBERDING FEARS

Turkish girl dies, while brother continues to battle bird flu [ARTICLE]

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Turkish girl dies, while brother continues to battle bird flu Van (Turkey) A 12-YEAR-old Turkish girl has died of suspected bird flu m the eastern city of Van, officials said yesterday. Although preliminary test results had proved negative, further tests were being done to determine whether she had m fact

Iran's 'peaceful' nuclear talk rings hollow [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Iran's 'peaceful' nuclear talk rings hollow Jonathan Eyal Even as Teheran defies censure, it leaves room for more negotiation By Straits Times Europe Bureau In London AS THE confrontation over Iran's nuclear programme reaches a critical point, the country's president, Mr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has reiterated the claim that its intentions

No plans for military action against Iran, says EU [ARTICLE]

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No plans for military action against Iran, says EU London THE international community is not considering military action against Iran over its nuclear programme, the European Union's foreign policy chief said yesterday as senior officials prepared to meet m London to discuss hauling the country before the UN Security Council.

Saudis start pulling down deadly haj bridge [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Saudis start pulling down deadly haj bridge Criticism forces Riyadh to take action to ensure pilgrims' safety RIYADH SAUDI Arabia has started pulling down a disaster-prone bridge near the Muslim holy city of Mecca after criticism over the death of 362 pilgrims m the worst disaster to hit the Muslim

Crushed to death [ARTICLE]

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Crushed to death LAST Thursday, 362 pilgrims were crushed to death at the Jamarat bridge m Mena, a narrow valley near Mecca, as they jostled to perform a stoning ritual. The Saudi authorities said pilgrims who ignored instructions to leave behind baggage and others who joined m illegally added to

Al-Qaeda deputy 'not among US air strike victims' [ARTICLE]

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Al-Qaeda deputy 'not among US air strike victims' Zawahiri had been invited for dinner but didn't show up, says Pakistan ISLAMABAD A DINNER invitation to AlQaeda's second-in-command triggered a United States air strike m Pakistan's tribal region, but Ayman al-Za wahiri failed to show up, Pakistani intelligence officials said yesterday.

No sign yet of Sharon emerging from coma [ARTICLE]

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No sign yet of Sharon emerging from coma Jerusalem MEDICAL tests show activity m both sides of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's brain, but doctors report no signs that he is emerging from a coma 10 days after suffering a massive stroke. The Hadassah hospital said on Saturday that tests

Chief judge in Saddam trial quits over criticism [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chief judge in Saddam trial quits over criticism Baghdad STUNG by criticism for tolerating Saddam Hussein's many tirades m the courtroom, chief judge Rizgar Mohammed Amin has submitted his resignation from the tribunal that is trying the deposed Iraqi leader and seven co-defendants. But Iraa's Cabinet has yet to act

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EX-SYRIAN V-P TO FORM EXILE GOVT [ARTICLE]

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EX-SYRIAN V-P TO FORM EXILE GOVT BERLIN: Former Syrian vicepresident Abdel Halim Khad dam said he was preparing a government-in-~xile as he is convinced that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will be forced to step down this year. Mr Khaddam, 73, who has been living m exile m Paris since he

JOURNALIST'S KIDNAP WENT UNNOTICED [ARTICLE]

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JOURNALIST'S KIDNAP WENT UNNOTICED BAGHDAD: A British freelance journalist kidnapped m Iraq and held for five days was rescued last week by American special forces and was astonished to discover that no one had noticed he was missing. Mr Phil Sands, 28, was held by gunmen who ambushed his car

MIX-UP BLAMED FOR SUBWAY SHOOTING [ARTICLE]

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MIX-UP BLAMED FOR SUBWAY SHOOTING LONDON: An investigation into the death of a Brazilian mistaken for a suicide bomber will conclude that a communications mix-up was partly to blame, Britain's Sunday Times reported. Officers following Mr Charles de Menezes sent a message to armed colleagues at a subway station that

SHOT TEEN KEPT ALIVE FOR ORGANS [ARTICLE]

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SHOT TEEN KEPT ALIVE FOR ORGANS LONG WOOD (Florida): A 15--year-old boy shot by police while brandishing a toy gun m school was clinically brain dead but was being kept alive to harvest his organs. Christopher Penley was accused of pulling out the pellet gun m a classroom on Friday

SPOTLIGHT PEOPLE

MP stays on in reality TV show [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MP stays on in reality TV show LEFT-wing firebrand George Galloway will get to stay m the Big Brother house after prime-time viewers voted to eject a buxom blonde glamour model from the reality TV show instead. Living up to bookmakers' predictions, Ms Jodie Marsh was the first to be

Rape victim with a mission [ARTICLE]

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Rape victim with a mission THE Pakistani woman whose gang rape triggered an international outcry is m France for the presentation of her French biography, Deshonouree (Dishonoured). Ms Mukhtar Mai was at- tacked m 2002 as punishment for her brother's alleged love affair with a woman from another tribe. She

California man breaks record for Rubik's Cube [ARTICLE]

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California man breaks record for Rubik's Cube A 20-YEAR-old California student set a new world record for solving the popular Rubik's Cube puzzle, turning the tiled brain twister from scrambled to solved m just 11.13 seconds. Mr Leyan Lo's record-setting time came early m the day among his first five

Ted Koppel turns down job offer from Al-Jazeera [ARTICLE]

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Ted Koppel turns down job offer from Al-Jazeera AMERICAN broadcast journalist Ted Koppel said Arabic television news channel Al-Jazeera was one of many news outlets that sought to hire him when he left ABC News m November, but he never seriously considered working there. Mr Koppel, who recently joined cable

GLOBAL AGENDA

Experts to discuss funds for global bird flu battle [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Experts to discuss funds for global bird flu battle CHUA CHIN HON CHINA PHOTO: WHAT IT IS CHINA will host a two-day "pledging conference" to raise funds m the global campaign against bird flu. To be held m Beijing, the conference will bring together health officials and international experts to

Charter flights extended [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Charter flights extended ONG HWEE HWEE EAST ASIA WHAT IT IS NON-STOP cross-strait charter flights between China and Taiwan, first launched during the Chinese New Year holidays last year, will run from Jan 20 to Feb 13. This year's direct flights offered previously only to mainland-based Taiwanese businessmen and their

Jusuf to meet GAM leaders [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Jusuf to meet GAM leaders AZHAR GHANI SOUTH-EAST ASIA WHAT IT IS INDONESIAN Vice-Presi-dent Jusuf Kalla will meet the exiled leaders of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) this week m Helsinki, possibly on Thursday. A meeting with GAM's top leader, 83-year-old Hasan di Tiro, who lives m Sweden, might also

Anti-terrorism conference [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Anti-terrorism conference JONATHAN EYAL WORLD WHAT IT IS A TWO-day international anti-terrorism conference under the auspices of the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies begins m London today. Speakers include Foreign Secretary Jack Straw and Saudi Foreign Minister Prince Sa'ud al-Faysal Bin-Abd-al-Aziz Al Sa'ud. WHY IT MATTERS The event

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MONDAY BANGKOK: Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra to appear m a round-the-clock reality TV show as he visits Roi Et m the north-east. His move comes as polls show confidence m Mr Thaksin and his administration falling to the lowest level m eight months. KUALA LUMPUR: A panel investigating a scandal

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Trade data don't tell all [ARTICLE]

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Trade data don't tell all CHINA'S overall trade surplus last year astoundingly was almost US$lO2 billion ($166 billion), more than three times higher than m 2004. The country's surplus with the United States also reached a record high. Likely, this will further trouble relations between these two trading nations with

A lesser killer than touted? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A lesser killer than touted? Andy Ho By Senior Writer SNIFFING OUT THE INFECTION EARLY With more widespread use of the Veredus kit, doctors should be able to ascertain if indeed most human infections with the HSNI virus do not actually cause a serious illness. The trick is to test

Lovely wrapper, now to look inside the package [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lovely wrapper, now to look inside the package Ong Soh Chin B* Senior Writer THE buzz m local affairs last week was the ministerial committee on low-wage workers announcing a one-time payment for those aged 40 and above who have worked a minimum of six months and are earning $1,200

Outrageous comic has last laugh [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Outrageous comic has last laugh John R. Bradley A Western comedian provokes censure from Kazakhstan, but who is the real butt of the joke? By Senior Writer UNTIL recently, Borat Sagdiyev was an inside joke among fans of the Ali G television show on which he appears as an obnoxious

Time for Hollywood to go swag-free [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Time for Hollywood to go swag-free Hilary deVries By In Los Angeles INTEGRITY SHORTFALL If they expect audiences to continue to fork over the price of a movie ticket to bask m their presence, stars need to create at least the illusion of integrity. HOLLYWOOD'S annual award season gets under

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HOME Be prepared Ngee Ann Polytechnic fresh graduate Tang PinJi has this and other advice for that all-important first job interview. PAGE H7 THE STRAITS TIMES MONDAY JANUARY 16, 2006

Cyberspace cons get more personal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Cyberspace cons get more personal Khushwant Singh By Victims fall prey to personalised e-mail promising easy money; five people here lost $900 to $300,000 last year Watch out for these ploys Help a priest: A "priest" claims he has been promised a big donation. But because of tax problems, the

Promised millions, duped of $6,000 [ARTICLE]

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Promised millions, duped of $6,000 STOREKEEPER Neo attended his first computer course m February last year. He then got an e-mail address with Yahoo for free but ended up being conned out of $6,000. Mr Neo, who did not want his full name published, told The Straits Times that he

53 recalls uy ecu dealers last year [ARTICLE]

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53 recalls uy ecu dealers last year Christopher Tan Some 51 ,600 fairly new vehicles involved, including Toyota Corollas and Mercs By Senior Correspondent FUEL leakage, faulty brakes and steering, faulty lights, weak welding. These are just of the problems found m fairly new cars that were recalled here last

Withdrawing a big sum? Watch your back [ARTICLE]

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Withdrawing a big sum? Watch your back Thieves use ruses to distract victims 10 people have lost more than $200,000 HOLD on to your handbag and valuables if someone suddenly throws water or powder on you or starts vomiting it may be a ruse to rob or steal from you.

Big welcome for Uniquely Spore clipper crew [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Big welcome for Uniquely Spore clipper crew Elaine Young By A BIG crowd and a colourful lion dance greeted the Uniquely Singapore clipper as it sailed home yesterday evening. The Clipper Round The World Yacht Race came to a halt m Singapore after a 2,550-nautical mile sail from Fremantle, Western

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MAN FOUND DEAD IN PARKED LORRY [ARTICLE]

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MAN FOUND DEAD IN PARKED LORRY A MAN m his 40s was found dead m a lorry parked m Hougang yesterday afternoon. He was wearing a T-shirt and baggy trousers when he was found lying motionless m the light blue lorry, parked m the carpark at Block 23, Hougang Avenue

MONEY, CASHCARDS TAKEN FROM CABBIES [ARTICLE]

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MONEY, CASHCARDS TAKEN FROM CABBIES A TAXI driver was punched and kicked by three men at Block 538 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 5 on Saturday. The 52-year-old man was on his way home at about 3am after working the night shift when he was accosted by the robbers, whom he

Over 1,000 poly places open for those with special talents [ARTICLE]

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Over 1,000 poly places open for those with special talents Sandra Davie Students good m some fields may get m even if they don't meet course cut-offs By Education Correspondent MORE than 1,000 students with special talents will be able to take up places m the five polytechnics here this

Guidelines out on use of heart scans [ARTICLE]

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Guidelines out on use of heart scans Lee Hui Chieh Increasing use of cardiac CT scans prompts move by medical academy By NEW guidelines have been drawn up for proper use of improved technology to scan the heart for clogged arteries, which could replace the current standard test m future.

Spores first food centre with wireless hot spots in Tampines [ARTICLE]

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Spores first food centre with wireless hot spots in Tampines Tham Yuen-C By TAMPINES Round Market and Food Centre has gone upmarket after a $5 million renovation. It is the first food centre m Singapore to have wireless hot spots where people can connect to the Internet using their laptops,

PONGAL THANKS FOR GOOD FORTUNE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PONGAL THANKS FOR GOOD FORTUNE Mr G.S. Many am, 55, and his wife M. Chandramathi, 48, make an offering ofMaattu Pongal, a sweet dish made from boiled rice, fresh milk and sugar, to a cow as part of Pongal celebrations m Little India. Pongal is a thanksgiving harvest festival with

YOUTHink

THE FIRST TIME... you go for a job interview [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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THE FIRST TIME... you go for a job interview In this monthly series on firsts for youth, Mary-Ann Russon examines the trials and tribulations they go through when it is time to step out into the real world and get a job MS TANG PinJi, 20, a fresh graduate m

Thank you for your support [ARTICLE]

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Thank you for your support NATALIE SOH YOUTHINK has been around for a year now, giving young writers a taste of reporting for The Straits Times. They scout for news, check out youth trends and produce special features all under tight deadlines and they say loud and clear: We're young,

Walkover? Then have confidence vote [ARTICLE]

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Walkover? Then have confidence vote Clement Tan By ALL I want for the next general election (GE) is to actually get to vote even if there is no opposition candidate m sight. I just want to be able to say that I voted m my MP. The lack of credible

What's needed is more passionate youth [ARTICLE]

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What's needed is more passionate youth Abdullah Luqman By CULTURE OF IDEAS LACKING We need our own culture of ideas and passionate causes to stand up for. POLITICAL participation seems an alien concept to the majority of youngsters m Singapore. Many of us simply do not have the motivation to

Let's talk about THE GENERAL ELECTION [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Let's talk about THE GENERAL ELECTION GROWING PAINS With whisperings of a general election m the air f we asked our young writers some questions: What do you want or expect from this GE? What are the issues that concern you?

Focus on pre-university education [ARTICLE]

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Focus on pre-university education I AM looking forward to seeing how the candidates will tackle issues like family welfare and education. I hope that they will focus on pre-university education, including the polytechnic and Institute of Technical Education (ITE) systems. Maybe the renewed focus could lead to improvements benefiting the

A good govt will deliver the goods [ARTICLE]

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A good govt will deliver the goods Goh Wen Zhong By I GREW up m an age of political stability, material adequacy and near-absolute tyI received a good education and I served my national service without a hitch. To many people elsewhere, a childhood like mine is but a pipe

More youth-oriented, youthful MPsf please [ARTICLE]

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More youth-oriented, youthful MPs f please Eisen Teo By PARLIAMENTARY TRAILBLAZERS I hope young, dynamic personalities such as Dr Vivian Balakrishnan and Ms Eunice Olsen will signal the start of a flow of parliamentary trailblazers who will be open to change. UPON hearing that the next general election could be

FORNIGHTLY AGENDA [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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FORNIGHTLY AGENDA Place: Ministry of Sound Crowd: Local and international party people Where it's at: Block 3C, The Cannery, River Valley Road, #01-02, Clarke Quay Word on the street: An iconic name m the global clubbing scene, the Ministry of Sound has finally opened its largest club to date right

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De-emphasise exams in learning mother tongue [LETTER]

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De-emphasise exams in learning mother tongue For more readers' views, log on to h Up:// www. straitstimes.asia 1 .com. sg/forum Access to online letters is free. Why does POSB charge $50 processing fee on returned cheque? DBS Bank charged $530 for statements of savings account Want to be a millionaire?

Give bonus points for Third Language elective [LETTER]

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Give bonus points for Third Language elective 1 READ with interest the letter by Miss Celine Teo Ying Zhen ("She got perfect score, but can't get into elite JCs"; ST, Dec 31). My daughter did well m the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). She was m the top 10 per

Periodic checks ensure that cars are roadworthy [LETTER]

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Periodic checks ensure that cars are roadworthy I REFER to Mr Tongel Yeo's letter, "Drop checks for cars less than 5 years old" (ST, Jan 7). Compulsory periodic vehicle inspections serve to ensure that vehicles on our roads meet roadworthiness standards, thus minimising vehicle breakdowns and road accidents. Vehicles which

Maid agency claims its actions were misinterpreted [LETTER]

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Maid agency claims its actions were misinterpreted I READ with regret how our actions were misinterpreted m the letter by Ms Ivy Teo Siok Cheng ("Agency insisted maid be kept against her will"; ST, Jan 9). As a maid employment agency, our role is to find employment for maids as

Non-air-con, buses replaced progressively [LETTER]

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Non-air-con, buses replaced progressively I REFER to the letter, "How SBS can raise its service standards" (ST, Dec 22, 2005), by Ms Esther Yee Swee Yoong. We thank Ms Yee for her feedback. Our newly set up Service Quality committee will look into the issues raised by commuters to improve

VlPs' sons given special treatment in 1999 [LETTER]

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VlPs' sons given special treatment in 1999 PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Ms Ho Ching's manifestation of humility, as described by Mr Lionel De Souza m his letter, "Day I witnessed PM and wife's humility" (ST, Jan 12), is certainly awesome and refreshing. This contrasts with my own experience

Crossed double line because of police car [LETTER]

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Crossed double line because of police car ON OR around July 31 last year, my friend was issued a traffic summons for crossing a double white line. On the date of the offence, I was a passenger m my friend's car. He had driven past Stevens Road, and was m

SPORTS

Eriksson ready to walkout [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Eriksson ready to walkout SOCCER He tells undercover reporter he may go to Villa if England win World Cup London ENGLAND football coach Sven-Goran Eriksson was scrambling for defence yesterday after he was caught saying all the wrong things. He told an undercover reporter, posing as a wealthy Arab businessman,

West Brom, reduced to 10 men, stun Wigan 1-0 [ARTICLE]

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West Brom, reduced to 10 men, stun Wigan 1-0 SOCCER LONDON WEST Bromwich Albion shrugged off Darren Moore's sending-off to record their first Premiership away win this season 1-0 at Wigan Athletic yesterday. He was dismissed on 43 minutes after receiving his second yellow card for an un- necessary challenge

Fergie and Rooney in trouble [ARTICLE]

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Fergie and Rooney in trouble Man Utd pair may face FA inquiry after half-time rant at referee Bennett Manchester LOSING 1-3 to Manchester City on Saturday was bad enough. Now, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson and striker Wayne Rooney could face a Football Association investigation after a derby day debacle

Henry in contract talks with Arsenal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Henry in contract talks with Arsenal London THIERRY Henry smashed a hat-trick as Arsenal crushed Middlesbrough 7-0 on Saturday, and then revealed that initial talks with the Gunners about a new contract have finally started. But the skipper cautioned that there is still much to discuss before he seals a

Allardyce slams ref over red card [ARTICLE]

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Allardyce slams ref over red card London BOLTON manager Sam Allardyce claimed that referee Mike Riley nearly caused a riot during their goalless Premiership draw with Blackburn on Saturday. Riley had dismissed midfielder Hidetoshi Nakata for two bookable offences m the first half of the fractious Lancashire derby, although his

English are too pricey [ARTICLE]

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English are too pricey LIVERPOOL manager Rafael Benitez has been put off buying English players by the accompanying price tags. He has signed Dutch defender Jan Kromkamp and Danish defender Daniel Agger during the transfer window. He admits he would like to sign young, talented English players, but feels he

Sampdoria in TV rights row [ARTICLE]

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Sampdoria in TV rights row SerieA Ascoli 3 Empoli 1 Fiorentina 2 Chievo 1 Inter Milan 3 Cagliari 2 Juventus 1 Reggina 0 Livorno 2 Siena 2 Parma 1 Lazio 1 Udinese 2 Treviso 2 Roma v AC Milan Late kick-off Romp SAMPDORIA put their current argument over television rights

Ranking points despite fiasco [ARTICLE]

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Ranking points despite fiasco Alvin Foo »GOLF 800-boo reduces SPGA Medal to one-day affair, yet points are awarded By IT WAS a farce. But ranking points will still be awarded for the one-round SPGA Medal held earlier this month, SPGA president Lim Kian Kee confirmed yesterday. This despite the tee-box

Toms sets record with 61 , shares lead [ARTICLE]

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Toms sets record with 61 shares lead DAVID Toms birdied the last hole for a tournament record nine-under 61 to move into a share of the Sony Open lead with fellow- American Chad Campbell after Saturday's third round. Campbell, co-leader overnight, fired an eight-birdie 62 to end a relatively calm

Finding a slice of Africa in sleepy Seletar Hills [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Finding a slice of Africa in sleepy Seletar Hills Alvin Foo SOCCER By TUCKED away m an old semidetached house along a quiet side road m Singapore's Seletar Hills estate lies a slice of Africa. That is the home of 16 players from Sporting Afrique FC, who will be making

Sehwag in prime form for India [ARTICLE]

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Sehwag in prime form for India CRICKET Lahore INDIA'S Virender Sehwag was four runs short of his 11th Test century after India made 145 without loss m reply to Pakistan's 679 for seven on the third day of the first Test yesterday. Sehwag was m prime form after resuming on

Results [ARTICLE]

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Results AMERICAN FOOTBALL NFL play-offs: Denver 27 New England 13, Seattle 20 Washington 10. BASKETBALL NBA: Washington 114 Atlanta 106 (OT), Detroit 114 Charlotte 91, Denver 100 Milwaukee 93, Indiana 91 Chicago 89, San Antonio 80 Memphis 79, Dallas 110 New Jersey 77, Oklahoma City 86 Houston 80, Phoenix 115

Kwan voted into US Olympic team [ARTICLE]

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Kwan voted into US Olympic team SKATING St Louis (Missouri) MICHELLE Kwan was named m the American team for next month's Turin Winter Olympics despite missing the weekend's US championships with a groin injury. Sasha Cohen, after four runner-up finishes to Kwan m the last six years, was a class

Stopping Federer is what the buzz's all about [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Stopping Federer is what the buzz's all about TENNIS Uppermost m rivals' minds is preventing him from lifting 7th Grand Slam crown Melbourne ALL the talk on the eve of the Australian Open is about how to prevent Roger Federer from winning his seventh Grand Slam crown. The Swiss ace

Keen interest in women's field with world's top 20 entered [ARTICLE]

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Keen interest in women's field with world's top 20 entered Melbourne ON PAPER, it will be the most open of Australian Opens. For the first time m 30 years, every one of the world's top 20 women are entered to play. So too will former champion Martina Hingis, who is

No Asian Grand Slam champ just yet [ARTICLE]

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No Asian Grand Slam champ just yet INDIAN tennis sensation Sania Mirza oozes confidence anjl even dares to dream that she will one day win a Grand Slam, motivated by being Asia's great new hope. The 19-year-old knows she is carrying the expectations not just of her country but the

James scores 46 but Suns outshoot Cavs [ARTICLE]

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James scores 46 but Suns outshoot Cavs BASKETBALL Phoenix (Arizona) LEBRON James at his best was not enough to beat the Phoenix Suns. The band of sharpshooters led by Steve Nash overcame James' 46--point night to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 115-106 on Saturday. It was the Suns' ninth win m

OBITUARIES [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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OBITUARIES u He who dwells m the shelter of The Most High will rest m the shadow ofl Psalm 91:1 '^''^JSBSBipI CHRISTIE LIM fl Age: 65 Was called home to be with the Lord on 14 Jan 2006 Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones Husband: Lim Kian Seng

MONEY

Outlook bright despite last week's slide in STI [ARTICLE]

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Outlook bright despite last week's slide in STI Goh Eng Yeow "TAKING STOCK Robust trading volumes, humming economy give traders reason for cheer By Markets Correspondent Companies awash m cash may follow the footsteps of OCBC and UOB to return cash via share buy-backs IT IS with some relief that

Week's Top Rises (¢) [ARTICLE]

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Week's Top Rises CENTS SIAJPeCWXXXXX0 191 114 0 1481 lardineCIC 1190 100 0 92 Spore Land 500 35 0 6.2 OUE 1110 30.0 2 8 WBLCorp 550 30 0 5 8 Eiec I Ettek 80c 263 261 6 5 Keppel Corp SOc 1210 20.0 1.7

Week's Top Rises (%) [ARTICLE]

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Week's Top Falls (¢) [ARTICLE]

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Week's Top Falls CENTS Creative T 25c 1360 70 0 4 9 DBSGrp 1650 60 0 3.5 FIN 1790 500 27 Venture Corp25c 1350 40 0 2.9 JMH US2Sc 400 1710 32 6 12 OCBCCap3 93%Pre110 XXXXX 30 0 0.3 HyfluxSc 298 18 0 5 7

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Currencies Where $$ stands [ARTICLE]

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Currencies Where stands Jan 13 %CHNG YR 2005 CLOSE FR Jan 12 S$ LOW S$ HIGH US$ 1.6303 -0.40 1.7063 1.6156 Euro XXXXX +0.19 2.1820 1.9579 2 8847 -0 50 3.1670 2.8515 AS 1.2278 -0.09 XXXXX 1.2059 Yen* 1.4245 +0 08 1.6084 1.3902 Rupiah* 0.01 740 -0.14 0.XXXXX 0.XXXXX Baht*

Unit Trusts ft Funds [ARTICLE]

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Unit Trusts ft Funds UNIT TRUSTS ABN Amro Asset Mft (S'aere) Star Europe Eqty!" 0 895/ Star Europe Bond 1209/ Star Europe Bal 1166/ Star Asian Tiger Eqty 117 V Star Asia Bond 1312/ Star Asia Balanced 1092/ Star Global Technology Fund!" 0 218/ MuttiStFd 1061/ Star Asia Bond! USD

China's reserves hit US$819b [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China's reserves hit US $819b RiseofUSssobin stockpile m last quarter could add fuel to yuan debate Beijing CHINA'S foreign exchange reserves jumped U5549.9 billion (SsBl.B billion) m the fourth quarter of last year to a record US$BlB.9 billion, a leap that could intensify pressure on Beijing to let the yuan

Some shift out of US$ reserves 'normal' [ARTICLE]

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Some shift out of US$ reserves 'normal' Washington US TREASURY Secretary John Snow said last Friday some countries' movement of reserves out of dollar-denomi-nated assets would have only a small effect on United States markets and that investors would continue to find US investments attractive. "I think some diversification at

PSA 'to sell off parts of P&O' if bid succeeds [ARTICLE]

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PSA 'to sell off parts of P&O' if bid succeeds London SINGAPORE'S PSA International plan? to break up P&O and sell off chunks of its global operation if its bid to take over the British ports and ferries group is successful, Hong Kong's South China Morning Post and Britain's The

EDB, Sony Pictures set up $10m fund for TV shows [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EDB, Sony Pictures set up $10m fund for TV shows Dennis Chan Spore firms will get to produce content m various genres for AXN and Animax By Deputy Money Editor THE Economic Development Board (EDB) and Sony Pictures are giving a leg-up to local talents who aspire to produce their

New bond fund charges no fees till returns hit certain level [ARTICLE]

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New bond fund charges no fees till returns hit certain level Lorna Tan By Finance Correspondent APS Asset Management has launched its flagship bond fund with charges that kick m only when its returns exceed a certain rate. The feature is similar to APS' Alpha Fund, an equities fund that

Airocean: Sparks likely as board rivals square off [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Airocean: Sparks likely as board rivals square off AZRIN ASMANI NEWS ANALYSIS By Companies Correspondent THERE is one thing the opposing factions m the Airocean boardroom can agree on: The impending showdown between the rivals will certainly be dramatic. What is far more uncertain is which camp will emerge the

MONEY

Daka's problems pile up as SGX orders trading halt [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Daka's problems pile up as SGX orders trading halt Lee Su Shyan Special auditor suspects inflated sales and profits for last two years By Companies Correspondent DAKA Designs, which has issued two profit warnings since it was listed m July 2004, found itself m more trouble early yesterday morning after

Give your views on quarterly reporting [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Give your views on quarterly reporting DENNIS CHAN CORPORATE DISCLOSURE For the week 2,405.86 -14.88 THE Council on Corporate Disclosure and Governance (CCDG) is seeking feedback from listed companies and investors on their experiences over a requirement that listed companies report their results every quarter. Quarterly reporting was made mandatory

ACCS' bogus business mainly linked to Caribbean units [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ACCS' bogus business mainly linked to Caribbean units Goh Eng Yeow By THE bogus business activities uncovered at Accord Customer Care Solutions (ACCS) last year have emerged as a tangled tale of fake invoices, Caribbean companies and money-shuffling on a grand scale. Sources said the ruse, dubbed "round-tripping", has been

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life! THE STRAITS TIMES Monday January 16 2006

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New kids on the blog Foong Woei Wan Taiwanese actress Annie Vi, Hong Kong director Wong Jing and Chinese actor Li Yapeng are some of the stars who have begun blogs on China's Net portals CHINESE screen goddess Gong Li has one. So do Chinese American actor Donnie Yen, Taiwanese

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Celebs who post LIYAPENG,34 http://blog.sina.com.en/m/liyapeng Who: Chinese TV's leading man, he has appeared m shows like Legend Of The Condor Heroes. He is also the husband of Beijingborn singer Faye Wong. They married m July last year and are expecting a child. What's on his blog: *lf-deprecating and dearing essays

Witch hunt [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Witch hunt LONDON Thousands of teenage girls (above) auditioned on Saturday for a role m the next Harry Potter film. The girls, aged 13 to 16, waited m long lines to try out for the part of trainee wizard Luna Lovegood m Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix.

Re-tying the knot [ARTICLE]

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Re-tying the knot ROCHESTER, Michigan Hip-hop superstar Eminem remarried his ex-wife last Saturday. News helicopters hovered overhead 'and the paparazzi congregated outside Meadow Brook Hall as the rapper, born Marshall Bruce Mathers 111, and Kirn Mathers arrived by limousine and were whisked inside the 110-room mansion. A publicist for Eminem,

Heath gets a watering down [ARTICLE]

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Heath gets a watering down SYDNEY Paparazzi armed with water pistols attacked Australian actor Heath Ledger at the Sydney premiere of his new movie Brokeback Mountain, saying it was payback for his previous bad manners. The rebel photographers said the drenching of Ledger and his partner Michelle Williams on Friday

From Apple to Orange? [ARTICLE]

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From Apple to Orange? LOS ANGELES Actress Gwyneth Paltrow has confirmed she is expecting her second child with Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin. In an interview following a screening of her movie Proof late Thursday, the 33-year-old actress was introduced as a "pregnant woman", reported the syndicated entertainment television show

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Here is the Proof Tay Yek Keak Gwyneth Paltrow is as convincing as a maths genius as tliiah Wood is as a Football Hooligan starsngripes SO MANY new movies opened this week I thought I was at a video store. It means, of course, that the Bulls**t Meter was m

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Au, she's so happy Mak Mun San Studying m Japan now, Sharon Au is miles away from detractors who hated her wide-eyed, cutesy ways. And sne can't be happier mondayinterview IN TOKYO STANDING m queue on a bright but chilly winter afternoon late last month, Sharon Au boards a tram

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When the Sun didn't quite shine... Mak Mun San The bad sound system marred Stefanie's otherwise visually satisfying concert with her parade of outfits and well-timed pyrotechnics CONCERT STEFANIE SUN LIVE IN SINGAPORE 2006 Singapore Indoor Stadium Last Saturday IT WAS supposed to be a grand homecoming of sorts for

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Shelley Winters dies at 83 Silly or slutty, the blonde bombshell-turned-serious actress had a hearty appetite for men and food SHELLEY Winters, who once described her life as a "rocky road out of the Brooklyn ghetto to one New York apartment, two Oscars, three California houses, four hit plays, five

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biteintoit 'At some point m their lives, everybody wants something they can't have and to be the one to tame a man' Actress Sienna Miller (above, with two-timing fiance Jude Law, whom she is back with) 'At the top of every Englishman's list would be Dick Van Dyke m Mary

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Script your own fairy tale I grew up cynical of marriage. But one year into mine, I now see that the bliss can be real girttalk Tee Hun Ching I WAS m my early teens when it hit me that few, if any, marriages came close to the warm, fuzzy

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MISSES PHOTOS: This week, we took at flowers m the hair, going backless, accessorising and weanng yellow MISS: Actress Arielle Kebbel (left) might have thought her dress was retro, but we think the cut-out effect was just cheesy on what might otherwise have been a classy outfit. HIT: Scarlett Johansson

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