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THE STRAITS TIMES 124 PAGES IN FIVE PARTS MICA (P) 115/12/2007 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 11 2008 •m A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 80 CENTS

Singapore drawing more non-profit groups [ARTICLE]

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Singapore drawing more non-profit groups Theresa Tan Numbers up sharply as Govt woos them to set up base here By AFTER years of courting big businesses, Singapore is attracting international non-profit groups such as United Nations agencies and other non-governmen-tal organisations (NGOs). The number setting up here has doubled to

INSIDE

Vegetable, egg prices up [ARTICLE]

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Vegetable, egg prices up HIGHER fuel prices in Malaysia have hit Singaporeans. Vegetables and eggs here are now more expensive, less than a week after Kuala Lumpur decided to trim fuel subsidies. The price of chicken is also set to rise, because transportation costs are going up. HOME, PAGE 1

About that lighthouse... [ARTICLE]

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About that lighthouse... MALAYSIA wants to take over from Singapore the management of the lighthouse on Pulau Pisang since the island belongs to Malaysia. Malaysia is also studying some 100 islands within its territory that need to be mapped, said Foreign Minister Rais Yatim. ASIA, PAGE 18

Durai turns himself in to begin 3-month sentence [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Durai turns himself in to begin 3-month sentence Elena Chong Carolyn Quek By T. T. DURAI went to jail yesterday, but it was not the end of his troubles that stemmed from his leadership of the National Kidney Foundation. He is to serve three months in jail for using a

UPFRONT

Call of the wild goes out to couples, bigwigs, kids [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Call of the wild goes out to couples, bigwigs, kids Lim Wei Chean By WINDS of change are blowing through the Singapore Zoo, Night Safari and Jurong Bird Park. The new chairman of Wildlife Reserves Singapore (WRS), Claire Chiang, wants the three wildlife attractions to pull in more than just

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SECTION ONE HOME Prime 2-4 Challenge for HDB Asia 6-18 The HDB faces the challenge of World 20-25 keeping its flats affordable for Review 26-29 lower-income families while PY| 30 attracting the better-off. PAGEH4 SECTION TWO Home Hl-H7 Forum H8 FORUM 2P°rts H9 "u?q Push to do better is ongoing

PRIME

SingTel to sell faster next-gen iPhone this year [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SingTel to sell faster next-gen iPhone this year Chua Hian Hou Consumers can expect to pay about $270, much less than the first version sold elsewhere By THE new version of the iPhone unveiled by Apple boss Steve Jobs on Monday will be on sale here this year and probably

Singapore IT developers eye a slice of Apple pie [ARTICLE]

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Singapore IT developers eye a slice of Apple pie Grace Chng By In San Francisco SOFTWARE developer Paddy Tan, 33, was the first Apple iPhone owner in Singapore. His friends queued up at the San Francisco Apple store to buy seven iPhones when the hotly-an-ticipated gizmo made its debut last

China jitters send chill down regional bourses [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China jitters send chill down regional bourses Goh Eng Yeow Shanghai, HK worst hit after Beijing raises reserves that banks must set aside By A SURPRISE move by the Chinese government to rein in bank lending ignited a firestorm in financial circles yesterday and sent the panicked Shanghai bourse plunging

Army recruit collapses and dies during training walk [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Army recruit collapses and dies during training walk Carolyn Quek By AN ARMY recruit collapsed and died on Pulau Tekong yesterday morning, barely five days into his national service. Twenty-year-old Andrew Cheah Wei Siong, who graduated from the Nanyang Polytechnic three weeks ago today, was then doing a 2km training

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ASIA

China, Taiwan resume talks today [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China, Taiwan resume talks today Ong Hwee Hwee Talks in Beijing will include Cabinet-level officials at the negotiation table for the first time By Taiwan Correspondent In Taipei CHINA and Taiwan will turn a new page in cross-strait ties when the historical rivals resume formal talks today, close to a

CHINA

China succeeds in draining quake lake [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China succeeds in draining quake lake REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Officials manage to avert major flooding disaster downstream, reducing danger to residents Beichuan (Sichuan) CHINA declared victory as water finally began gushing out of a dangerously unstable "quake lake" yesterday, in an operation aimed at heading off a disaster for more

EASING THE PAIN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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EASING THE PAIN YEO GHIM LAY Children displaced by the massive earthquake in China are getting help to cope with the tragedy. More than 4,000 letters, poems and drawings have been sent to children in Sichuan in an initiative started by property developer Capita Land through its subsidiary in China.

EAST ASIA

Suspect in Tokyo attack felt like a loser [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Suspect in Tokyo attack felt like a loser Kwan Weng Kin Alleged killer was lonely and afraid that he was going to lose his job By Japan Correspondent In Tokyo UNABLE to make friends with anyone, much less get a girlfriend, Tomohiro Kato felt he was spurned by society. He

Tokyo vows to ratify FTA with Asean [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo vows to ratify FTA with Asean AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE TOKYO JAPAN'S government, saying its honour was on the line, vowed yesterday to ratify a free-trade accord with Asean by extending a parliament session hampered by feuding with the opposition. "Japan would be laughed at by the international community" if the

Tokyo's emissions plan under attack from both sides [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tokyo's emissions plan under attack from both sides AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS Tokyo JAPAN'S new plan to force industries to slash carbon emissions came under fire yesterday both from business leaders fearing it was too costly and environmentalists who said it was not enough. Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda on Monday announced

S. Korea Cabinet offers to quit over beef deal [ARTICLE]

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S. Korea Cabinet offers to quit over beef deal AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, REUTERS, INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE, BLOOMBERG Tens of thousands of protesters pack Seoul over issue which is becoming more politicised Seoul SOUTH Korea's entire Cabinet offered to resign yesterday as President Lee Myung Bak struggled to dampen weeks of public

INDIA/ SOUTH ASIA

Dentist's assistant a new suspect in double murder [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dentist's assistant a new suspect in double murder P. JAYARAM New Delhi POLICE have zeroed in on a new suspect in the sensational murder of a dentist's teenage daughter and the family manservant, even as a court yesterday rejected bail for the girl's father. Investigators have picked up the dentist's

Servants blamed for robbing wealthy employers [ARTICLE]

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Servants blamed for robbing wealthy employers P. JAYARAM Some say surge in such crimes is due to income gap, others say servants are just scapegoats By India Correspondent In New Delhi THE rise of the middle class in India may spell greater wealth in the country, but sociologists say there

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Decree on Ahmadis seen as too soft [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Decree on Ahmadis seen as too soft Leslie Lopez More trouble expected for Yudhoyono after failure to ban minority religious group By South-east Asia Correspondent INDONESIAN President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's political standing has been undercut by his less-than-firm response to the controversy swirling around a minority religious group. Analysts say

SOUTH-EAST ASIA/MALAYSIA

KL govt spending cuts 'are good but not enough' [ARTICLE]

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KL govt spending cuts 'are good but not enough' Reme Ahmad By Assistant Foreign Editor In Kuala Lumpur MEASURES taken by the Malaysian government to save RM2 billion (SsB4o million) a year are seen as a good start, but are not enough, say consumers, workers, politicians and bloggers. "More needs

Sarawak to get extra $420m [ARTICLE]

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Sarawak to get extra $420m REUTERS MALAYSIA yesterday pledged RMI billion (Ss42o million) in extra spending for the key state of Sarawak to shore up support among political leaders unhappy over a steep rise in fuel prices. Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi, who has gone to the eastern state for talks

Imported fish from Myanmar and Malaysia safe, says AVA [ARTICLE]

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Imported fish from Myanmar and Malaysia safe, says AVA IMPORTED fish from Malaysia and Myanmar are safe to eat, said the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA). Last year, Singapore imported 42,400 tonnes of fish from Malaysia and 4,479 tonnes of fish from Myanmar. Stringent checks are in place

MALAYSIA

Malaysia keen to take over running of island lighthouse [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysia keen to take over running of island lighthouse Carolyn Hong Singapore manages the Pulau Pisang structure under an 1885 agreement By Malaysia Bureau Chief In Putrajaya MALAYSIA is keen to take over the management of the lighthouse on Pulau Pisang from Singapore as the island belongs to Malaysia, says

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French unions strike against Sarkozy's reforms [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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French unions strike against Sarkozy's reforms Susan Sachs They say his plans to increase productivity will hurt job security in the public sector By For The Straits Times In Paris NEW strikes hit France yesterday as workers protested against President Nicolas Sarkozy's plans to cut government jobs, reform pensions, lengthen

British public workers rally for better pay [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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British public workers rally for better pay REUTERS London UNIONS representing millions of British public sector workers have threatened strike action over pay, warning Prime Minister Gordon Brown that current policies could herald defeat for his government at the next election. Firefighters, teachers and health workers joined a mass rally

US and EU threaten to get tough on Iran [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US and EU threaten to get tough on Iran ASSOCIATED PRESS Fresh sanctions to be imposed unless Teheran drops its nuclear activities Brdo Pri Kranju (Slovenia) US PRESIDENT George W. Bush and European allies yesterday threatened tougher sanctions to derail Iran's potential pursuit of a nuclear weapon, which Mr Bush

Milan clinic 'run like a butcher shop' [ARTICLE]

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Milan clinic 'run like a butcher shop' AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Rome SURGEONS at a Milan clinic have been accused of running a "butcher shop", making millions of dollars through unnecessary and risky operations on elderly people which have left at least five dead. Among the alleged victims was an 85-year-old who

Not all Asian Americans are super students: Study [ARTICLE]

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Not all Asian Americans are super students: Study NEW YORK TIMES, LOS ANGELES TIMES Report debunks myth and says there are just as many with poor education New York THE image of Asian Americans as a homogeneous group of high achievers taking over the campuses of the country's most selective

Good-harvest hopes hit by bad weather [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Good-harvest hopes hit by bad weather ASSOCIATED PRESS Too much rain for US corn but not enough for Aussie wheat Griffin (Indiana) IN A year when global harvests need to be excellent to ease the threat of pervasive food shortages, evidence is mounting that they will be average at best,

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'Clinton women' dishing the dirt ASSOCIATED PRESS, WASHINGTON POST MS GENNIFER FLOWERS and Ms Paula Jones are offering Internet viewers the lurid details of encounters they claim they had with former president Bill Clinton for US$l.99 (552.70) a pop. The women, who gained notoriety in the early XXXXX, have created

Indian leader wants to stand tall [ARTICLE]

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Indian leader wants to stand tall ASSOCIATED PRESS SHE may be diminutive, but the fiery, low-caste leader of India's most populous state has no patience for short statues of herself. Ms Mayawati, the 1.5m-tall chief minister of Uttar Pradesh state in northern India, ordered officials to replace a 3.6 m

Businesses face red tape and graft in Russia [ARTICLE]

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Businesses face red tape and graft in Russia REUTERS Rooting out graft will be a major task as Moscow plans to diversify the economy away from energy Moscow EVERY morning, staff at fashion jewellery chain Diva queue to bring their Australian boss about 500 documents to sign as he swims

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Trouble so soon in Seoul? [ARTICLE]

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Trouble so soon in Seoul? SOUTH Korea's President Lee Myung Bak had everything going his way. He won the presidency handily in a business-conservative swing against what were regarded as the permissive liberal leanings of the previous two presidents; his plans to open up the economy further to revitalise Korea's

Irish hold fate of Lisbon Treaty in their hands [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Irish hold fate of Lisbon Treaty in their hands Jonathan Eyal By Straits Times Europe Bureau In London AS A rule, Ireland does not give Europe much trouble. The country is prosperous. It is also a small island, tucked away in the Atlantic Ocean. However, when they go to vote

Japan space law a positive sign for US ties and regional security [ARTICLE]

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Japan space law a positive sign for US ties and regional security ROBYN LIM By A LAW that allows Japan to use space for military purposes was passed in its parliament on May 21. This is good news because it means that Japan has taken an important step to strengthening

Making recycling a habit, Taiwan-style [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Making recycling a habit, Taiwan-style Goh Sui Noi By Senior Writer DURING my week in Taipei last month to cover President Ma Ying-jeou's inauguration, I carried in my shoulder bag besides tape recorder, pen and notebook a Family Mart plastic bag. I had bought it on the first day I

Life, death and funerals [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Life, death and funerals John Mcßeth By Senior Writer MY FATHER-IN-LAW died recently. The old independence fighter and former diplomat was 92 and his mental faculties had diminished over the past few years. So we were sad to see him go, but it was not unexpected. I've been to my

EU's lessons for Asean [ARTICLE]

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EU's lessons for Asean Ong Keng Yong By For The Straits Times THE difficulties in organising regional responses to massive natural disasters and transboundary challenges have led many to question the usefulness of Asean. But very few are knowledgeable about how Asean was developed over the past 40 years. Comparisons

Malaysia: Democracy or chaos at work? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysia: Democracy or chaos at work? Karim Raslan By For The Straits Times LAST week's surprise oil price increases forced Malaysians to confront the stark realities of global economics spiralling fuel and food costs, the plummeting US dollar and supply constraints. While Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi is to be commended

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UP prices of eggs and some vegetables [essica Lim Tessa Wong Fuel price hike in Malaysia driving up prices at wet markets; but supermarket chains holding prices steady By SINGAPOREANS already battered by inflation faced another whammy this week. The prices of eggs and some vegetables have jumped at wet

DRIVER TRAPPED IN BUS AFTER COLLISION [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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DRIVER TRAPPED IN BUS AFTER COLLISION An SBS Transit bus driver was stuck behind the wheel for about an hour after his vehicle crashed into the back of an SMRT bus yesterday at about 9.45 am. Singapore Civil Defence Force officers had to cut through the side of the bus

Accident victim relates ordeal after breaking leg [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Accident victim relates ordeal after breaking leg Sujin Thomas EDITOR ON TRIAL FOR FATAL CRASH 70-year-old had a heart attack during surgery and another one two weeks later By MOMENTS after motorcyclist David Jermais Pattiselanno had been hit by a car, a woman came running up to him, saying to

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MURDER ACCUSED IN COURT [ARTICLE]

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MURDER ACCUSED IN COURT AN UNEMPLOYED man accused of murdering his girlfriend's two-month-old baby made his second appearance in court yesterday, flanked by two lawyers. During the brief hearing, Sarle Steepan Kolundu, 43, was ordered to undergo a psychiatric assessment, which is common for people facing murder charges. He is

CABBY NABS SERIAL THIEF [ARTICLE]

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CABBY NABS SERIAL THIEF A TAXI driver received a commendation yesterday for single-handed-ly chasing after a cellphone thief and pinning him to the ground. Mr Oh Kirn Beng, 50, nabbed the man who police also fingered for 18 thefts from homes after a hot pursuit along the streets of Toa

$56k LOST IN BREAK-IN [ARTICLE]

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$56k LOST IN BREAK-IN A WOMAN lost over $56,000 worth of valuables and cash after her home in Bukit Panjang was broken into last Friday, said police. After a day at work, she had returned to find the padlock missing and her front door forced open. She lost jewellery worth

ROBBED NEAR ORCHARD [ARTICLE]

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ROBBED NEAR ORCHARD A MAN in his mid-20s was robbed of $2,000 in cash and valuables at the bus stop outside the YMCA building near Orchard Road on Monday. Police said the victim was approached at lam by two men who asked for directions. One of them suddenly grabbed his

Going the distance for health [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Going the distance for health A GROWING number of Singaporeans are hitting the road in larger numbers every week. Not in their cars they do so on foot, and in earnest training for endurance events that are becoming more popular here. Marathons, biathlons, triathlons. Thousands sign up for them and

HDB's challenge: low-cost housing, condo-like flats [ARTICLE]

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HDB's challenge: low-cost housing, condo-like flats Fiona Chan Board has to find ways to cater to the poor as well as those better-off, says Mah By Property Reporter AS THE population grows and becomes more diverse, the Housing Board will have to find creative ways to keep its flats affordable

Case of $2m cheat a wake-up call for firms [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Case of $2m cheat a wake-up call for firms \melia Tan Jason Hau Experts say his firm did not follow basic accounting practices BY FOR two years, salesman Ng Ting Hwa had a pretty good racket going. The 32-year-old, who worked for a medical supply company, had one local customer

Sengkang West going for a makeover as recreation hub [ARTICLE]

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Sengkang West going for a makeover as recreation hub FROM ulu to cool. That's MP Lam Pin Mm's plan for Sengkang West. The aim is to redevelop the rustic town into a "suburban recreational hub". There will be new parks, restaurants by the river and water-sport activities by next year.

Interaction key to better policymaking [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Interaction key to better policymaking Kor Kian Beng By ACADEMICS and policymakers need to interact more with the public, including the non-English-speaking public. Greater interaction will allow them to get the public's views on policies, which could foster a "sharper and more useful policymaking environment", said former Asean secretary-general Ong

SM urges new Aussie govt to engage Asia even further [ARTICLE]

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SM urges new Aussie govt to engage Asia even further Jeremy Au Yong He makes two suggestions on how Australia and Asean can work closer By SENIOR Minister Goh Chok Tong yesterday paid tribute to the "close and warm" relations between Singapore and Australia, as he urged the new government

New cars imported as used – to attract less tax [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New cars imported as used to attract less tax Christopher Tan Parallel importers use revised rule to bring in high-end cars at cheaper prices By Senior Correspondent TALES of used cars passed off as new are rather old. But now, some parallel importers are declaring new cars as used in

When new means used, and used means new [ARTICLE]

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When new means used, and used means new CHRISTOPHER TAN A NEW car is one that is shipped from the factory to the showroom. But it can also be a vehicle that was registered in another country and deregistered within two weeks before being shipped here. Most parallel imports fall

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Top cars, cheaper prices Parallel importers are making use of a revised rule to sell high-end cars at cheaper prices by passing off new cars as used. HOME H7

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Ongoing effort to improve public service Calvin Phua I THANK Straits Times writers and readers for their recent comments on service quality of the Public Service, including suggestions to improve it. We recognise there have been occasions when service delivery did not meet customer expectations and instances where our officers

Let expat schools expand into vacant properties [LETTER]

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Let expat schools expand into vacant properties Frankie Mao I REFER to Monday's article, "Expat schools make room for growing population". I suggest the affected schools use existing vacant schools as a temporary measure. One such school is the former Westlake Secondary School in Braddell Hill. It looks in relatively

Judging HDTV: Viewing distance crucial [LETTER]

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Judging HDTV: Viewing distance crucial Peter Loon I REFER to the article, "Finally, the truth about high-defi-nition" (June 3). The article claims that when one buys a new television under 46 inches, one cannot discern the difference between full high definition (HD) and HD-ready resolutions. While I laud the writers'

Teach hospital staff holistic self-defence [LETTER]

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Teach hospital staff holistic self-defence Leon Koh I READ with interest the report, "Hospital staff arm themselves with self-defence skills as abuse cases rise" (May 28), and reader Alvin Choo's comments, "Teaching hospital staff self-defence is illadvised" (May 31). First, I would like to applaud the management of the hospitals

Queries on SingTel's privacy policy on SMS [LETTER]

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Queries on SingTel's privacy policy on SMS Huang Yongliang AS A Sing Tel subscriber, I am rather confused by the telco's privacy policy and hope to receive some clarification on the following: Can Sing Tel retrieve and reveal the contents of SMSes sent or received by any mobile phone number?

NUS explains admissions policy [LETTER]

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NUS explains admissions policy R. Rajaram I REFER to the letter, "Does NUS still prefer muggers?" by Ms Angelina Phillips (June 3). Admission to the National University of Singapore (NUS) is based on an applicant's university admission score (UAS), comprising six A-level subjects the best four content subjects (that is,

Sorry, calls to GV may have been made during office move [LETTER]

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Sorry, calls to GV may have been made during office move Annabelle Yap (Ms) I REFER to last Saturday's letter, "Sound of silence shows lack of service standards" by Mr Faisel Irshad. We thank Mr Faisel for his feedback. We believe the calls to our management office may have been

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For more readers' views, log on to straitstimes. com. Access to letters online is free. GOOD LIFE: Count your blessings, Spore TAKE NOTE: Missing the point of education PLASTIC BAGS: Trash misguided notions HUMAN RIGHTS AND WRONGS: Reality of the rights paradigm

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Triple treat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Triple treat Richard Jolly A hat-trick from David Villa leads Spain to a comprehensive 4-1 win over Russia in their opening match By PORTUGAL, Germany, the Netherlands and now Spain. The opening round of fixtures of Euro 2008 have produced one excellent performance from a favourite in each group. Spain's

Dutch demolition [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dutch demolition Wang Meng Meng By In Stade de Suisse (Berne) THE world on Monday saw the rise of a new Oranje. And first-hand witnesses Italy turned from world champions into gawking schoolboys. The Dutch trademark Total Football 4-3-3 system a kaleidoscope of interchanging positions and of pressing forwards is

Press blast Donadoni over loss [ARTICLE]

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Press blast Donadoni over loss ASSOCIATED PRESS ITALY coach Roberto Donadoni fended off a barrage of criticism during a heated press conference yesterday, after the world champions were routed 0-3 by the Netherlands. He was grilled on everything from his choice of players to his non-dramatic answers during interviews immediately

ORANJE CRUSH [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ORANJE CRUSH ASSOCIATED PRESS Van Nistelrooy's goal is valid, says Uefa RUUD van Nistelrooy's opener against the Italians generated a storm of debate as to whether it was offside. But Uefa insists there is nothing to talk about. The Dutch striker was closer to goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon than any Italy

Dutch domination [ARTICLE]

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Dutch domination Rob Hughes By In Stade de Suisse (Berne) FROM France, only tired excuses. From Italy, an apology. From the Dutch, a formidable display of which team in the so-called "Group of Death" want it most. Enough said about the 0-0 bore draw, enough of Raymond Domenech and his

One goal now, free beer for life [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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One goal now, free beer for life A Vienna brewery is promising a life-long supply of free beer to any Austria player who scores a goal in their remaining Euro 2008 group matches. The co-hosts lost 0-1 to Croatia in their opening match. "Maybe this kind of motivation will give

Czechs get PHYSICAL [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Czechs get PHYSICAL Wang Meng Meng CZECH REPUBLIC v PORTUGAL Baros and Koller to play together in bid to prise open the Portuguese defence By In Berne AS FAR as Jekyll-and-Hyde footballers go, Milan Baros ranks among the top. He is a scoring machine one day and an elephant on

A Portuguese party in Switzerland [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A Portuguese party in Switzerland ASSOCIATED PRESS Geneva YESTERDAY was Portugal Day, the country's most important national holiday. The reality is that every day in June is Portugal's day in this part of Switzerland. The young, vibrant and fast-grow-ing community of Swiss-based Portuguese leaves little doubt who is having the

Ronaldo wants to join Real, says his family [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ronaldo wants to join Real, says his family AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE London MANCHESTER United are finding out that blood is thicker than water. The European champions' hard-line attempts to hang on to prized winger Cristiano Ronaldo are being undermined by his family, who want him to move to Real Madrid. "He

France strikers under fire [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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France strikers under fire ASSOCIATED PRESS Chatel-Saint-Denis (Switzerland) FRANCE'S defenders know exactly where their team's problems lie after Monday's boring draw with Romania. Blame the strikers, and coach Raymond Domenech's insistence on defence first. The France and Arsenal central defender, William Gallas, thinks a vast improvement is needed ahead of

Win – or risk an early exit [ARTICLE]

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Win or risk an early exit ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SWITZERLAND v TURKEY Feusisberg (Switzerland) THE pressure will be on both Switzerland and Turkey when they meet today in the European Championship. It is their first match since an ugly brawl three years ago in Istanbul. Both will be looking

In brief [ARTICLE]

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In brief REUTERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE DISSING THE DUTCH: Yes, the Netherlands were good when they beat Italy 3-0. But not that good, said Germany coach Joachim Loew. "They play very good technical football. It was a great game and very attractive to watch," he said. "But they didn't

Dope test procedure flawed, claims Sasi [ARTICLE]

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Dope test procedure flawed, claims Sasi Leonard Lim BODYBUILDING He says container was not sealed properly, test not carried out by certified officer By A TOP Singapore bodybuilder who was implicated in last month's doping scandal has written to the sport's world body, alleging inconsistencies in the way his urine

Disaster won't ruin Olympic party, says Deng [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Disaster won't ruin Olympic party, says Deng AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE From winner to killer ONE of the most notorious Olympic gold medallists was American James H. Snook. Nine years after winning gold in tine 1920 Antwerp Games for the pistol-shooting team event, the professor of veterinary medicine was put to death

Gatlin files suit against his ban [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gatlin files suit against his ban ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida BANNED Olympic 100 metres champion Justin Gatlin filed a lawsuit on Monday, in a last-ditch effort to compete at the US Olympic trials, which begin on June 27. The complaint alleges that the suspension violates the Americans with Disability Act as

Japanese lift swimsuit rule [ARTICLE]

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Japanese lift swimsuit rule ASSOCIATED PRESS, REUTERS THE Japan Swimming Federation has lifted a rule that forced its swimmers to wear only domestic swimsuits. Yesterday's move cleared the way for stars like Olympic champion Kosuke Kitajima to wear Speedo's LZR Racer. Sixteen national records were broken by swimmers wearing the

Hosts Singapore eye third title [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hosts Singapore eye third title »NETBALL TWO-time champions Singapore face an uphill task in bagging a hat-trick at the Fisher Paykel Nations Cup in August. The third edition of the annual netball tournament will see the 15th-ranked hosts go up against their strongest opposition yet. World No 6 Samoa, Papua

Borg tips Nadal to reign on grass too [ARTICLE]

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Borg tips Nadal to reign on grass too ASSOCIATED PRESS TENNIS Paris NO LESS a tennis authority than Bjorn Borg wonders whether Roger Federer can stave off Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon. The Swede, of course, has a cheering interest: He and Federer hold the post-1900 record of five consecutive titles

Results [ARTICLE]

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Results CYCLING Dauphine Libere, Ist stage (194 km from Avignon to Privas): 1 Alejandro Valverde (Esp) Caisse d'Epargne 4hr 46min 36sec 2 Thor Hushovd (Nor) Credit Agricole3 Bjorn Schroder (Ger) Team Milram 4 Fabian Wegmann (Ger) Gerolsteiner 5 Cadel Evans (Aus) Silence-Lotto 6 Levi Leipheimer (USA) Astana 7 Thomas Veckler

Alonso and I at BMW? Why not? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Alonso and I at BMW? Why not? REUTERS MOTOR RACING Kubica says he would welcome ex-world champ as his teammate Montreal ROBERT Kubica has refused to dampen speculation that Renault driver Fernando Alonso, the former two-time world champion, will be his partner at BMW-Sauber from next season. Asked by Spanish

Rough at Torrey Pines [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rough at Torrey Pines For the third straight year, some spectator ropes at the US Open will be moved back to allow for additional rough to penalise golfers whose shots miss the fairways. THE FAIRWAY »3/8 inch high 24 to 33 yards wide A clean lie in the fairways allows

Can world's best tame Torrey Pines? [ARTICLE]

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Can world's best tame Torrey Pines? NEW YORK TIMES »GOLF San Diego TORREY Pines Golf Course, which will host the world's greatest golfers in the 108 th US Open from tomorrow, is one beautiful beast. For the past seven years, it has been readied for this week: nipped and tucked,

Unsung cop ignited Pierce's NBA title dream [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Unsung cop ignited Pierce's NBA title dream BLOOMBERG BASKETBALL Los Angeles A POLICE officer's job is to protect and serve. But patrolman Scott Collins of the Inglewood Police Department in California did a lot more than that. He cared and shared, opened his home and heart, and unlocked the gymnasium

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INDIA BEAT PAKISTAN BY 140 RUNS [ARTICLE]

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INDIA BEAT PAKISTAN BY 140 RUNS MIRPUR (Bangladesh): Fine bowling by paceman Praveen Kumar (4-53) and leg-spinner Piyush Chawla (4-40) helped India beat Pakistan by 140 runs in a one-day international cricket match yesterday. They were instrumental in skittling out Pakistan for 190 in 35.4 overs, after India had piled

SUPER REDS IN 1-0 VICTORY [ARTICLE]

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SUPER REDS IN 1-0 VICTORY THE Super Reds beat Balestier Khalsa 1-0 in an S-League soccer match at the Toa Payoh Stadium yesterday. Sin Hyun Ho scored a penalty in the 47th minute for the winner.

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Happy to have Alonso Robert Kubica would welcome former Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso at BMW-Sauber. PAGE Hl2 TODAY I I I s^ n IK P W D L F A Pts P W D L F A Pts /•> i i I brOlip A Portugal 11,,,,,, Germany 11""

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SPORTS BET ING WITH THE LEGAL BOOKMAKER Euro Champ 2008 Czech Republic Portugal Thu, 12/06/08 12.00 am Euro Champ 2008 Switzerland Turkey Thu, 12/06/08 2.45 am Singapore League Cup Young Lions Gombak Thu, 12/06/08 7.45pm Euro Champ 2008 Croatia Germany Fri, 13/06/08 12.00 am Euro Champ 2008 Austria Poland Fri,

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TV times BASKETBALL NBA Finals, Game 3: Celtics v Lakers (Live, Ch23, 9am). CRICKET: Twenty2o Cup: Kent v Sussex (Live, Chi 10, tomorrow, 12.30 am). CYCLING: Dauphine Libere: Day 3 (Live, Chi 13, 9.15pm). MOTOR RACING: Le Mans 24 Hour Race: Qualifying (Live, Chi 13, tomorrow, 4am). SOCCER: Euro 2008:

OBITUARIES

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trai urr uh #fe DR. NISHAL KAUR BHULIAR 10 November 1982 6 June 2008 Passed away suddenly in Melbourne, Australia. Deeply missed by Family, Relatives Friends Daughter of Dr. Pritam Singh and Balwinder Kaur. Sister of Rinesh (deceased) and Shireen. I Cremation at Mandai Crematorium, on 12 June 2008 at

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2nd Anniversary In Loving Memory of CHAN KWANG MENG Departed on 11 June 2006 Your presence is ever near us, Your love remains with us yet; You were the kind of father, Your loved ones will never forget. Sadly missed always remembered by Wife: Ow Tee Chen Son, daughter, daughter-in-law,

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"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want... and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." Psalm 23 HEW AH MOOK Age: 89 Was called home to be with the Lord on 10 June 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Wife:

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Om Nama Shivayah CHARARAVANI GODINDAMA Age: 78 passed away peacefully on 10 June 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. (Husband: Vaithilingan, deceased) Sister: Govindammal, Aachhi Sons: Daughter-in-law: (Sama, deceased) Chandra Anan Claire Daughters: Sons-in-law: Letchmi Viji Joe Chelvam Tamila Jeeva Grandsons: Ganesha, Dinesh, Nagulesh Granddaughters: Grandson-in-law: Kamani

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TAN HUAY Age: 80 Passed away peacefully on 9 June 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Husband: Chew Ong (deceased) Sons: Daughters-in-law: Chew Sze Poh (deceased) Lee Suan Eng Chew Ban Yong Simon Wee Choo Neo Neleus Chew Wee Chong Chan Sai Ling Chew Wee Tiong Rungsinee

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V. MURUGAN (SOFRIC KANNA) Age: 45 passed away peacefully on 7 June 2008, leaving behind loved ones. Wife: Juminah Bte Spatu (Dass) Sons: Daughter: Prem Nazier Mumgan Siti Nur Mumgan Prem Nazri Mumgan Father: Mother: (Vethayan, deceased) (Anjalai, deceased) Brothers: Sisters: Guna Parvathy Mohan Puspa (Krishna, deceased) (Letchmi, deceased) (Bala,

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SEVATHAN KASAMBU Age: 72 Has returned to Shivalogam on 10 June 2008. Sadly missed by loved ones. (Husband: Sevatha Pillai, deceased) Brother-in-law/Sister-in-law: M Kandan/Vijaya Son: Daughter-in-law: S Kumar Kumar Jeya Daughters: Sons-in-law: S Kalaivanl S Soundararajan S Seethalaksmy S Thanabalan S Lalitha Grand daughter: Grandson-in-law: S Geetha M Ravindran Grandchildren:

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AL-FATIHAH Allahyarhamha HJH (Cikgu) LAILI BINTE YAMIN Departed 6 June 2008 The family of the beloved Allahyarhamha Hjh Laili wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to relatives and friends as well as staff of National Cancer Centre, Singapore Cancer Society, SGH Wards 45 48 for their kind assistance,

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Athma Shanti Pooja RAEVATHI D/O KALAICHELVAM Departed on 28 May 2008 Athma Shanti Pooja will be held on 12JuneO8(Thurs) at 7pm at Sri Manmatha Sivan Temple (Kallang). Please treat this as a personal invitation.

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TIA JUAT ENG Age: 93 Passed away peacefully on 9 June 2008, leaving behind loved ones. Husband: Foo Chee Meng (deceased) Sons: Daughters-in-law: Foo Tiang Juat Tan Siew Hua Foo Tiang Cheet (deceased) Ng Ah Huay Foo Tiang Juan Lim Geok Ricky Foo Chang Hong Tan Sin Choon Godson: Goddaughter-in-law:

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SGX Mainboard [ARTICLE]

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SGX Mainboard TRANSACTION DATE: JUNE 10,2008 52-WEEK TEL HIGH LOW CODE COMPANY CURRENCY LAST TRADED SALE 'VOL 'OOO DAY HIGH LOW NET P/E M CAP SMIL 0R22 28.5 11C 3C 24.5 41.5 141 22 23.5 195 32 IE 24 29 18 61 17.5 15 43.5 26 126 34.5 le 134

SGX Catalist [ARTICLE]

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SGX Xtranet [ARTICLE]

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SGX Xtranet 52-WEEK IEL HIGH LOW CODE COMPANY CURRENCY LAST TRADED SALE 'VOL 'OOO DAY NEI P/E M CAP SMIL 0RHIGH LOW 20C 620C 100C 1120C 1250C 398.3 3977.9 116 6065 Diamonds 5200 6095 IS DJ US Tech 1000 6097 IS MSCI Spore XXXXX 6101 ISS&P500 XXXXX 6170 SPDRS 288

US employers expected to scale back hiring in third quarter [ARTICLE]

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US employers expected to scale back hiring in third quarter BLOOMBERG NEWS Washington THE job situation in the United States is expected to worsen. Employers in the US plan to hire fewer workers in the third quarter as confidence in the economic outlook weakened, a private survey showed. Manpower Inc,

Oil could hit US$l5O in next two months, say experts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Oil could hit US$l5O in next two months, say experts AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE They foresee that the commodity could touch US$2OO in four years Kuala Lumpur OIL experts yesterday tipped crude oil prices to surge to US$l5O a barrel in the next two months, citing factors that include strong demand and

US trade deficit widens to $83b in April [ARTICLE]

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US trade deficit widens to $83b in April AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Washington A SURGE in imports and skyrocketing oil prices pushed the United States trade deficit to US$6O.9 billion (5583.3 billion) in April, government data showed yesterday. The monthly jump in the trade gap by 7.8 per cent was the largest

Tokyo Nikkei 225 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tokyo Nikkei 225 AFP Yesterday's close: 14,021.17 (-160.21 points) »Japanese share prices closed down 1.13 per cent as investors worried about high oil prices and the uncertain outlook for the global economy.

HK Hang Seng Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HK Hang Seng Index AFP Yesterday's close: 23,375.52 (-1,026.66 points) Hong Kong share prices tumbled 4.21 per cent following a plunge on Shanghai's bourse and worries over high oil prices.

Shanghai Composite Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shanghai Composite Index AFP Yesterday's close: 3,072.33 (-257.34 points) Chinese shares tumbled to close 7.73 per cent down, the biggest single day percentage loss in more than a year after the central bank announced new tightening measures.

Sydney S&P/ASX 200 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sydney S&P/ASX 200 AFP Yesterday's close: 5,437.5 (-154.6 points) Australian share prices closed 2.8 per cent down as high oil prices and concerns about the global credit crunch weighed on the market.

Kuala Lumpur KLCI [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Kuala Lumpur KLCI AFP Yesterday's close: 1,230.96 (-0.02 point) Malaysian stocks closed little changed amid profit-taking by retail players and short-term investors.

Mumbai Sensex [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mumbai Sensex AFP Yesterday's close: 14,889.25 (-176.85 points) »Indian shares closed 1.17 per cent lower after hitting a new intra-day low for the year, led by a plunge across Asian markets and worries over high oil prices.

Jakarta Composite Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Jakarta Composite Index AFP Yesterday's close: 2,378.81 (-31.96 points) »Indonesian shares closed 1.5 per cent down amid concerns over high oil prices, inflation and the global credit crunch.

Bangkok SET Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bangkok SET Index AFP Yesterday's close: 791.94 (-13.64 points) Tha i share prices closed 1.69 per cent lower amid concerns over record oil prices and high inflation.

Straits Times Index Stocks [ARTICLE]

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Straits Times Index Stocks YESTERDAYS CLOSE: 3,033.05 June 10 CapitaLand 5.950 -0.170 CapitaMall 3.250 -0.020 CityDev 10.500 -0.320 Cosco Corp 3.170 -0.120 DBS Grp 19.160 -0.340 F&N 4.660 -0.110 Gent Intl 0.590 -0.015 HKLand 4.610 -0.110 ISH 18.580 -0.040 JardineC&C 16.740 -0.060 Keppel Corp 11.560 -0.220 Keppel Land 5.100 -0.150

Top Actives [ARTICLE]

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Top Actives June 10 jii ig I el oo,u£u,uuu Golden Agri 31,801,000 Gent Intl 27,651,000 Chasen 26,930,000 Oceanus 24,874,000 DBS DB eCWXXXXX3 24,732,000 CoscoCorpDBeCWXXXXX9 18,222,000 CoscoCorp 15,691,000 CoscoCorpMBLeCWXXXXX3 15,535,000 Yangzijiang 14,914,000 SingTelM BLePWXXXXX0 13,699,000 China Hongxing 13,609,000 Thai Beverage 13,379,000 lade Tech 13,060,000 Mercator 12,778,000 LiHeng 12,636,000 Noble Grp 12,633,000

Currencies [ARTICLE]

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Currencies June 10 UNIT TRUSTS TABLE APPEARS ON MONDAYS FOREIGN CURRENCY NOTE RATES: (9AM): SINGAPORE DOLLARS TO ONE UNIT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY Buying Selling Aust dollar 1.2900 1.3050 Can dollar 1.3300 1.3450 Euro 2.1200 2.1430 Malaysian ringgit* ..0.4190 0.4197 NZ dollar 1.0280 1.0500 Sterling pound 2.6850 2.7130 US dollar 1.3610

Bonds, Loans & Warrants [ARTICLE]

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Bonds, Loans Warrants TRANSACTION DATE: JUNE 10,2008 52-WEEK TEL HIGH LOW CODE COMPANY CURRENCY LAST VOLUME TRADED SALE '000 24 5 3 5 3704 CapitaMalSGAeCWXXXXX0 3 5 -16 5 3C 33 18 5 4014 CapitalanBNPeCXXXXX8 23 5 -3 6C 23 14 5 4015 CapitalanBNPeCXXXXX2 185 -05 1C 10 3 5

Haier seeks adviser for buyout of GE's appliance arm [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Haier seeks adviser for buyout of GE's appliance arm It is among potential bidders considering deal worth up to $9.5b, says report New York CHINESE white-goods maker Qingdao Haier is considering a bid for General Electrics (GE's) appliance business and has begun to approach investment banks to advise it, said

Some Asian central banks intervening to defend currencies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Some Asian central banks intervening to defend currencies REUTERS Selling pressure driven by rising oil prices, US dollar's broad rally, worries over inflation CENTRAL banks in Thailand, India and South Korea stepped into the markets once again yesterday to defend their falling currencies from a rallying United States dollar and

Risk of US downturn has faded: Bernanke [ARTICLE]

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Risk of US downturn has faded: Bernanke ASSOCIATED PRESS, WASHINGTON POST Washington UNITED States Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said the danger that the United States has fallen into a "substantial downturn" appears to have faded despite a big jump in the unemployment rate. The central bank chief also stoked

SME SPOTLIGHT

Getting the right standard for your firm [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Getting the right standard for your firm SMEclinic I have been in business for a few years, but I'm not sure which standard can help my business. Where can I find more information? There are many standards in the market. Getting the right one for your business is not difficult.

Profit margins of SMEs hit by rising costs [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Profit margins of SMEs hit by rising costs Chia Van Mm Survey finds that except for finance and services industries, almost all other sectors saw a drop in margins last year compared to 2006 By THINKING of starting your own chain of cafes or opening a retail outlet? The results

Striking out on its own pays off for machine repair firm [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Striking out on its own pays off for machine repair firm Chia Van Mm A management buyout by an MNC employee and his team led to the birth of SWTS. Last year, the company posted net profits of $5.3 m By INDUSTRIAL engineering firm SWTS has the kind of problem

18th floor of Peninsula Plaza sold for $15m [ARTICLE]

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18th floor of Peninsula Plaza sold for $15m Joyce Teo By THE 18th floor of Peninsula Plaza near City Hall has been sold to a Taiwanese trading company for $14.9 million. The price works out to $1,750 per sq ft (psf) of strata area. This is just below the last

S'pore investors urged to partake in Laos' growth [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore investors urged to partake in Laos' growth Chia Van Mm Low labour costs, natural resources, tax incentives to draw businesses By SINGAPORE investors have been urged to wake up to the investment opportunities in Laos, often dismissed as a sleepy backwater. A seminar on investing in the landlocked nation

COMPANIES IN BRIEF

YANLORD SELLS 60% OF NEW UNITS IN SHANGHAI [ARTICLE]

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YANLORD SELLS 60% OF NEW UNITS IN SHANGHAI YANLORD Land Group saw 77 units or 60 per cent of its first batch of 130 flats launched in the third phase of the Shanghai Yanlord Riverside City snapped up last weekend. It said the sale, totalling almost 670 million yuan (XXXXX.8

AUSGROUP SIGNS $27.6M CONTRACT FOR NEW FACILITY [ARTICLE]

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AUSGROUP SIGNS $27.6M CONTRACT FOR NEW FACILITY ENERGY and resource specialist AusGroup has signed an As2l million (5527.6 million) contract for an iron ore facility in Western Australia. This latest deal brings the company's total order book to over As2oo million. It will build equipment to unload trains delivering ore

RAFFLES EDUCATION TO BUY ALL HARTFORD SHARES [ARTICLE]

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RAFFLES EDUCATION TO BUY ALL HARTFORD SHARES RAFFLES Education yesterday issued letters to shareholders of Hartford Education informing them that it will exercise its right to acquire all Hartford shares on July 10. Earlier this month, Raffles Education acquired more than 90 per cent of Hartford shares, entitling it to

SGX ADMITS BANKS AS CLEARING MEMBERS [ARTICLE]

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SGX ADMITS BANKS AS CLEARING MEMBERS THE Singapore Exchange (SGX) has amended rules to allow banks to be admitted as clearing members of its securities market with effect from next month. Approved banks will be able to offer clearing services to SGX trading members and their customers, without having to

Chinese markets' plunge spooks STI [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chinese markets' plunge spooks STI Yang Huiwen »TAKING STOCK Financial, property stocks take hit as Beijing moves to rein in bank lending By THE bloodletting in stock markets in mainland China and Hong Kong yesterday sparked jitters across the region, sending the local bourse tumbling. The Straits Times Index (STI)

Top Rises [ARTICLE]

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Top Rises (0) June 10 DCBCCap3.93%Pref10 DairyFarm Creative Tech StraitsAsia CapitalanMBLePWXXXXX Asia Pac Brew JOB MBL ePWXXXXX7 WBLCorp CENTS 9900 559 670 415 43 1320 35.5 553 100.0 31.5 20.0 15.0 12.0 10.0 9.0 8.0 1.0 4.3 3.1 3.8 38.7 0.8 34.0 1.5

Top Rises [ARTICLE]

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Top Rises June iu DBS DB ePWXXXXX4 CapitalanMBLePWXXXXX UOB MBL ePWXXXXX7 HetaxEngg Ionics CapitalandDBePWXXXXX AlliedTech HG Metal Wl XXXXX OtNIb 1.5 43 35.5 20 2.5 34 6 12 7o 50.0 38.7 34.0 33.3 25.0 21.4 20.0 20.0 0.5 12.0 9.0 5.0 0.5 6.0 1.0 2.0

Top Falls [ARTICLE]

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Top Falls (0) June 10 GLD 10US$ Lyxor China H 10US$ IHH CIMBAsean40 100US$ Lyxor Asia 10US$ DBS Grp CityDev SI A CENTS 8740 1631 3224 920 457 1916 1050 1508 266.8 160.1 123.1 60.2 34.2 34.0 32.0 32.0 2.2 6.7 2.7 4.6 5.2 1.7 3.0 2.1

Top Falls [ARTICLE]

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Top Falls June 10 KepCorp RBeCWXXXXX3 CapitaMalSGAeCWXXXXX CoscoCorpMBLeCWXXXXX STX PO DB eCWXXXXX0 STI 3000BNPeCWXXXXX7 Digiland Reyphon CapitalandDBeCWD8D82 CENTS 0.5 3.5 0.5 12.5 9.5 0.5 10 38.5 85.7 82.5 80.0 66.7 60.4 50.0 45.9 43.0 3.0 16.5 2.0 25.0 14.5 0.5 8.5 29.0

DIRECTORS' TRADES

CSC DIRECTORS EXERCISE SHARE OPTIONS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CSC DIRECTORS EXERCISE SHARE OPTIONS YANG HUIWEN THREE CSC Holdings directors exercised their share options in the construction firm last week. Chairman Patrick Chee exercised 4.462 million shares at 6.7 cents apiece last Monday, a few days after CSC reported a fivefold jump in full-year net profit. Mr Chee also

Hang Seng turmoil spurs buying of index contracts [ARTICLE]

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Hang Seng turmoil spurs buying of index contracts Goh Eng Yeow WARRANT WATCH By Markets Correspondent TRADERS had been set on staying up late over the next few weeks to watch the Euro 2008 and ignoring the stock market altogether. Yesterday, however, instead of staying glued to the TV watching

Chartered cuts gross profit forecast by 20% [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chartered cuts gross profit forecast by 20% Grace Ng By CHARTERED Semiconductor Manufacturing yesterday warned that higher costs would drag its secondquarter gross profit almost 20 per cent below its earlier guidance. But the Singapore-based maker of semiconductor chips said it was still on track to achieve its net profit

SembMarine unit wins bid to halt BNP's winding-up petition [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SembMarine unit wins bid to halt BNP's winding-up petition Goh Eng Yeow High Court ruling allows Jurong Shipyard to continue operating By A FRENCH bank trying to file a winding-up petition against a firm linked to the disastrous foreign exchange trades at Sembcorp Marine (SembMarine) last year has been stopped

STRAITS TIMES INDEX [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STRAITS TIMES INDEX STOCK 1.13 billion TRADING shares worth VOLUME $1.5 billion UP Gainers: 163 Losers: 503 DOWN Unchanged: 855

FTSE ST INDEXES [ARTICLE]

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FTSE ST INDEXES Mid Cap 768.55 T -12.60 Small Cap 646.49 T -10.22 All Share 774.35 T -12.85 Fledgling 697.86 T -7.83 China 440.91 T -11.56 Oil and gas 714.65 T -12.92 Basic materials 620.78 T -5.47 Industrials 745.92 T -12.54 Consumer goods 756.69 T-19.02 Health care 780.06 T -4.05

Japan's Toppan bids $208m for SNP [ARTICLE]

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Japan's Toppan bids $208m for SNP REUTERS TAKEOVER OFFER SINGAPORE printer SNP Corp said yesterday it had received a takeover offer from Japan's Toppan Printing in a deal that valued SNP at $208 million. Under the offer, Toppan will pay $1.76 for each share of SNP, which is indirectly owned

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BE CAREFUL WHEN TAKING RISKS I "AsanSME, we have to be more careful when taking risks. We cannot afford to take risks beyond what we can manage because there is no fallback, unlike with an MR SIM BEE LIM, managing director of SWTS FIND THE RIGHT PARTNERS "There is no

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I went to jail for gangster's death [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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I went to jail for gangster's death Boon Chan The singer best known for the Hokkien anthem To Win You Must Fight talks about his foray into politics and why he ended up in jail in 1982 MEDIA CORRESPONDENT VETERAN singer Yeh Chi-tien is best known for the Hokkien anthem

Indians then and now [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Indians then and now Deepika Shetty A new exhibition shows how the Indian diaspora has evolved in Singapore through the years and how diverse it really is WHEN you think of Indians in Singapore, you think of North or South Indians who speak either Tamil or Hindi. But an exhibition

BE AFRAID, VERY AFRAID [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BE AFRAID, VERY AFRAID Tan Shzr Ec M. Night Shyamalan, famed for his scary films, is a nightmare on the set too as he puts the crew through nerve-wracking ordeals during filming IN LONDON A PSYCHOTIC feeds himself to lions in a zoo. Another chooses death by lawnmower, letting the

Dark is the Night [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dark is the Night YOU know you're in an M. Night Shyamalan film when (spoilers ahead): > Everyone is in on the joke or secret, except yourself and the protagonists. It's simply a matter of when you finally figure it out: Think The Sixth Sense's twist when Bruce Willis' psychologist

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No more Mr Bad Guy [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No more Mr Bad Guy Tan Shzr Ee Mark Wahlberg has it good now, a far cry from the bad boy phase in his childhood when he lived life literally in the gutter IN LONDON ACTOR Mark Wahlberg has it good. Remember the stud who re-enacted sex with 10 dozen

shortcuts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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shortcuts Dave Chua MISSING (PG) 117 minutes/Opens tomorrow IN HIS latest directorial effort, Tsui Hark tries his hand at a ghostly romance, but the outcome is a waterlogged mess that the talented cast, including Chang Chen, Tony Leung Ka Fai and Isabella Leong, cannot save from capsizing. On a diving

biteintoit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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biteintoit 'Kids, drink responsibly or you'll end up looking like this, not pretty!' Singer Lily Allen (above), the morning after being carried out of an awards show 'Hey, anyone can remember the truth. You try to remember a good lie it's almost impossible' TV host Jay Leno on women's lack

Smash, hit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Smash, hit Onq Sor Fern Never mind the plodding plot. There's enough action and effects to please fans of the comic book hero > action THE INCREDIBLE HULK(PG) 114 minutes/Opens tomorrow/iHHrfr-fr FILM CORRESPONDENT HULK smash. That sums up this attempt at rebooting the comic book franchise. The only green thing

Stones keep Rolling along [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Stones keep Rolling along Ong Sor Fern They may be wrinkled and wattle-necked but the dinosaurs of rock still rule the stage > concert SHINE A LIGHT (M 18) 122 minutes/Opens tomorrow/kkkitit FILM CORRESPONDENT LET'S start with the awful truth. If you are not a Rolling Stones fan, you are

Sarkar sequel sizzles [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Sarkar sequel sizzles Deepika Shetty > drama SARKAR RAJ (PG) 125 minutes/Now showing/***** AFTER a series of duds, most notably the crime thriller Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag (2007), Indian film-maker Ram Gopal Varma had been written off as a spent force. But he's bounced back with Sarkar Raj, a

Ford goes wild for tigers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ford goes wild for tigers L. V 11 Ull V* LAT-WP WASHINGTON It was hotter than the Sumatran jungle for Monday's unveiling of the National Zoo's latest animal exhibit. Two hundred dignitaries waited, fanning and mopping themselves, as the creature approached. It cocked its head and looked warily at the

Mix message with attitude [ARTICLE]

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Mix message with attitude Chang Tou Liang re:mix's recital begins with pre-show drinks and ends at an impassioned high > concert SLOW BY RE:MIX Foo Say Ming, Violin Leader Esplanade Recital Studio/Sunday IF THERE were a local classical chamber group that could match the attitude of the Tang Quartet when

Dylan draws a blank [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dylan draws a blank Reuters LONDON Bob Dylan, revered as a singer, songwriter, author and poet, is also an experienced artist, a new exhibition of his paintings shows. The Halcyon Gallery in central London has put on display dozens of works by the 67-year-old musician, mainly vibrant versions in watercolour

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Red Cliff stuntman dies [ARTICLE]

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Red Cliff stuntman dies AFP BEIJING A stuntman was killed when fire broke out during the filming of a crash scene for director John Woo's latest movie. The accident happened on Monday morning when the crew was filming a scene for Red Cliff in which a small boat crashed into

Cancer-hit Swayze to start work [ARTICLE]

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Cancer-hit Swayze to start work AP NEW YORK Actor Patrick Swayze, who was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in March, has recovered enough to start work on a drama series this summer. A&E network's 13-episode The Beast will star the 55-year-old actor as an FBI agent with a chequered past. There

Brokeback opera [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Brokeback opera AP NEW YORK The New York City Opera has commissioned American composer Charles Wuorinen to write an opera based on Brokeback Mountain, the 1997 short story by Annie Proulx that became the basis for the 2005 Lee Ang movie that won three Academy Awards. City Opera general managerdesignate

buzzing... [ARTICLE]

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buzzing... LITTLE JESS: Actress Jessica Alba gave birth to Honor Marie Warren, her baby girl with husband Cash Warren, last Saturday... BABY FOR ALEX: Actor Alex Fong Chung Sun and former Miss Hong Kong Hoyan Mok became parents of a girl on Monday, two days after they got married at

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Be a global manager To succeed in today's new economy, you must function effectively in the international arena TO SURVIVE in the new global knowledge economy, all organisations must develop a global mindset, They must also understand national cultures and the ways of doing business in different nations. Managers in

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Go the distance for good health Gloria Chandy This is encouragement for those of us who just can't bear to leave the comfort of our living room sofas. More and more Singaporeans are going in for long-distance running endurance events that require maximum effort and energy. Thousands have signed up

Health diary [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Health diary TOMORROW NUH Health Talk Common And Painful Conditions Of The Hand: This session is about common painful conditions of the hand that would cause a person to seek medical attention. Conditions such as trigger finger, deQuervain's tendonitis, arthritis and carpal tunnel syndrome will be discussed. Health Education Hub

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Losing a baby When Mrs M stepped into my consulting room, she was tense, anxious and almost in tears. "Doc, please try to save my baby," she pleaded. Married for five years, Mrs M, a 32-year-old housewife, had had difficulty conceiving. She was eight weeks pregnant when she came to