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THE STRAITS TIMES, 3 September 2008

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MICA (P) 115/12/2007 WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3 2008 «jp* AN SPH PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 80 CENTS THE STRAITS TIME.

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F1: Offices with free view [ARTICLE]

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F1: Offices with free view IF YOU work at One Raffles Link, Suntec City or Millenia Tower, you can catch the Sept 28 Singapore Grand Prix for free. The bad news? You are not guaranteed an unobstructed view. SPORT PAGE 810

$87m Robinho transfer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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$87m Robinho transfer ON MONDAY, Manchester City broke the English transfer record by signing Robinho for £34.2 million (5587.3 million). In January, they hope to make a £134 million bid for Manchester United's Cristiano Ronaldo. SPORT PAGE 81l

Record earnings for Mice [ARTICLE]

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Record earnings for Mice THE meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition (Mice) sector generated a record $5 billion for Singapore last year. Singapore was also ranked as the top international meeting city in the world. MONEY PAGE 826

Palin shine loses lustre [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Palin shine loses lustre MRS SARAH PALIN, presented last Friday as the Republican pick for the US vice-presidency, had appeared too perfect to be real. On Monday, that veneer cracked: her unwed teenage daughter is pregnant, her husband had committed a drink-driving offence, and Mrs Palm herself is accused of

Aso front runner for PM [ARTICLE]

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Aso front runner for PM MR TARO ASO, Japan's former foreign minister and ruling party stalwart, emerged quickly yesterday as the front runner to succeed Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, who resigned suddenly on Monday evening. WORLD PAGE AlO

Thai army pledges restraint [ARTICLE]

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Thai army pledges restraint Nirmal Ghosh Samak's emergency decree puts Bangkok's security under general By THAILAND CORRESPONDENT MFA ADVICE: Avoid Bangkok Other reports, Pages A 6-7 BANGKOK: Thailand's powerful army chief yesterday assumed charge for security in Bangkok under emergency powers invoked by Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, after a bloody

8 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOLDIERS' NEW LOOK [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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8 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT SOLDIERS' NEW LOOK GRAPHICS: PHOTO: TEXT: TEH JOO LIN QUEK HONG SHIN LIM WUI LIANG

A medieval battle in Bangkok [ARTICLE]

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A medieval battle in Bangkok Emergency powers THE emergency decree activated for Bangkok gives the army sweeping powers if it chooses to use them. Specifically, Section 9 of the 2005 law enabling an emergency gives the army the power to: prohibit assembly or gathering in any place with a view

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E-engagement of citizens must happen-soon [ARTICLE]

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E-engagement of citizens must happen-soon WE SAY It has to come sooner rather than later. But it's a two-way process. Digital natives have to show they are mature and ready to be taken seriously, whereas the Government should not close itself off as an online feedback channel that will grow

End of the 'all-white' pill [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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End of the 'all-white' pill COLUMNS Decoding of a person's genome will enable precise and calibrated medication, says Chang Ai-Lien. REVIEW PAGE A 22

Social harmony in China [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Social harmony in China China won't achieve social harmony without a free flow of ideas, says Ching Cheong. REVIEW PAGE A 23

Special fund clear to all [ARTICLE]

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Special fund clear to all OUR READER SAYS The Nepalese Twins Fund Disbursement Committee says the special fund is transparent to all. FORUM PAGE A 24

ONLINE BLOGS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ONLINE BLOGS www.straitstimes.com Singapore Paralympian equestrian rider Laurentia Tan journals her arrival in Hong Kong with her horse, Nothing To Lose. Sim Chi Yin shoots a photo essay of Team Singapore's arrival at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. Alphonsus Chern catches the men who clear your movie trash in action.

Babies: Quietly does it [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Babies: Quietly does it Susan Long To encourage more births, the less talk the better, studies show By ENTERPRISE EDITOR A FRIEND of mine is expecting her third child. Every time she mentions that she's expecting No. 3, she gets two predictable responses: "Thanks for doing my share" or "Was

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China artist donates paintings worth $66m [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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China artist donates paintings worth $66m Deepika Shetty By RENOWNED China artist Wu Guanzhong has donated 113 of his works worth $66 million to the Singapore Art Museum. This is the largest donation made to a museum in Singapore to date, the museum said. Its director, Mr Kwok Kian Chow,

Labour law to cover more workers [ARTICLE]

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Labour law to cover more workers Goh Chin Lian Proposed changes to benefit confidential staff and lower-paid workers By A LABOUR law which has not been changed in 13 years will soon be amended to keep it up to date with today's labour market conditions. The Manpower Ministry is tabling

Did 'shallow water blackout' kill 12-year-old boy? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Did 'shallow water blackout' kill 12-year-old boy? Khushwant Singh Court told of a rare occurrence; coroner rules misadventure By Precautionary dos and don'ts THE Singapore Life Saving Society suggests that swimmers: do not over-breathe or hyperventilate; do not enter the water or swim when anxious or nervous; come up from

Dead or alive, it's worth $311,000 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dead or alive, it's worth $311,000 GENEVA: A Swiss man has sold an elaborate Virgin Mary tattoo on his back to a German collector, with the understanding that it can be exhibited three times yearly, a Zurich gallery has said. The extraordinary transaction which gallery owner Jutta Nexdorf claims is

Peranakan PRIDE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Peranakan PRIDE Tay Suan Chiang Wang Hui Fen Visitors to the newly restored Baba House will get a feel of a typical Straits Chinese home, circa 1928 Report by Photos by THE three-storey house at 157 Neil Road looks pretty much like its neighbours, although it has a fresh coat

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Emergency decree puts army in a spot [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Emergency decree puts army in a spot Nirmal Ghosh NEWS ANALYSIS At the same time, the anti-government group's strategy could backfire By THAILAND CORRESPONDENT AVOIDING THE FATE OF THE POLICE "Clearly, General Anupong (left) does not want the burden of responsibility for solving a deep-rooted conflict that is the problem

MFA advice: Avoid Bangkok [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MFA advice: Avoid Bangkok SINGAPORE, along with several other countries, yesterday advised citizens to postpone travel to Bangkok after the Thai government declared a state of emergency in the capital following deadly street clashes overnight. "If Singaporeans do not have a pressing need to travel to Bangkok, they are advised

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THE BLOG FATHER [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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THE BLOG FATHER Sandra Davie I By I SENIOR WRITER THE ST INTERVIEW Well-known blogger Mr Brown talks about growing older and wise both as a nation and as an individual Who is Mr Brown? BLOGGER Mr Brown (given name Lee Kin Mun), 39, is the author of www.mrbrown.com, which

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Aso ready to be PM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aso ready to be PM Kwan Weng Kin Favoured to win LDP presidency, he declares himself eligible for Japan's top job By JAPAN CORRESPONDENT Japan sees out 13 leaders in 20 years OVER just the last two decades, Japan has seen the rise and fall of no fewer than 13

Political uncertainty leaves economy adrift [ARTICLE]

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Political uncertainty leaves economy adrift TOKYO: Asia's largest economy was left rudderless again yesterday after Japan's Prime Minister quit suddenly, sparking concerns that free-market reforms will be put on a backburner as a recession looms. Japanese stocks ended at a five-month low as the return of the revolving-door politics of

Ex-admiral's grandson faces jail [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-admiral's grandson faces jail Ravi Velloor Law catches up with Wharton alumnus who mowed down 6 people in his BMW By SOUTH ASIA BUREAU CHIEF NEW DELHI: Nearly 10 years after the party-loving grandson of a retired navy chief mowed down six people in his BMW, and then fled the

Prayers as Ramadan begins [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Prayers as Ramadan begins More than 700 million Muslims in Asia joined their brethren around the world this week as they began the fasting and feasting month of Ramadan. The start of the ninth and holiest month in the Muslim calendar is determined by the sighting of the new moon,

Olympics could hurt HK democrats at polls [ARTICLE]

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Olympics could hurt HK democrats at polls HONG KONG: Hong Kong's democracy camp could suffer a bloody nose when voters head to the polls to choose lawmakers on Sunday, as pro-Beijing parties bathe in a post-Olympic glow, politicians and analysts said. The success of the Beijing Games reinforced in recent

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Another day, another PM quits [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Another day, another PM quits Kwan Weng Kin Many say this shows that there is scant regard among Japan's politicians for the country's highest office By JAPAN CORRESPONDENT 'I can look at myself objectively, unlike you.' Mr Fukuda, snapping at a reporter who asked why he was talking about his

Sino-Japan ties won't be affected [ARTICLE]

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Sino-Japan ties won't be affected BEIJING: China and Japan will stay focused on improving long-strained ties after the resignation of Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda, even if conservative Taro Aso succeeds him, Chinese Japan-watchers said yesterday. Calling the resignation "Japan's internal affair", a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said yesterday: "We would

Indonesia seizes two Singapore tugboats [ARTICLE]

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Indonesia seizes two Singapore tugboats Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja By INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT JAKARTA: The Indonesian Navy has impounded two Singaporean-flagged tugboats for illegally carrying granite rocks off the Riau Islands, officials said. Indonesia's Batam naval base, tasked with investigating the case, is holding the tugboats and the crew in custody, Navy spokesman

Squatters' plight hits home [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Squatters' plight hits home A Filipina breaking into tears on seeing the remains of her house, after it was demolished during a crackdown on squatters in suburban Manila on Monday. Despite a law saying the government must provide home loans or alternative housing for squatters whose houses are demolished, many

Jakarta to review syariah by-laws [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta to review syariah by-laws Behind the clampdown INDONESIA first imposed an abrupt ban on land sand exports in February last year and detained a number of barges carrying granite to Singapore, on suspicions that they were loaded with sand. In March this year, concerns about granite exports were raised

Tianjin eco-city project 'on track' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tianjin eco-city project 'on track' Tracy Quek By CHINA CORRESPONDENT TIANJIN: The China-Singapore joint eco-city project is progressing smoothly and conditions at the site in Tianjin "are all ready for the launch of construction", Tianjin's top official said yesterday. Mr Zhang Gaoli, party secretary of north-eastern China's Tianjin municipality gave

New twist in Chen scandal [ARTICLE]

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New twist in Chen scandal Ong Hwee Hwee Former investigation chief admits alerting ex-president to money laundering concerns By TAIWAN CORRESPONDENT TAIPEI: In the latest twist in an unfolding scandal involving Taiwan's former president Chen Shui-bian, a former investigation chief confessed yesterday that he tipped off Mr Chen to information

Taiwan to offer landing visas to Chinese tourists [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan to offer landing visas to Chinese tourists TAIPEI: Taiwan said yesterday it plans to offer landing visas to Chinese tourists travelling to two Tai-wanese-controlled island groups off the mainland's south-eastern Fujian province, in another goodwill gesture to Beijing. The proposal, expected to be approved at the Cabinet's regular meeting

'Immigrant' remarks: Umno apologises [ARTICLE]

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'Immigrant' remarks: Umno apologises Datuk Ahmad was reported to have said that "as the Chinese were only immigrants, it was impossible to achieve equal rights among races", during a ceramah in Permatang Pauh on Aug 25. Unwarranted statement by division head does not reflect party and govt's stand, says Najib

Anwar slams budget, wants to present a new one [ARTICLE]

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Anwar slams budget, wants to present a new one Carolyn Hong By MALAYSIA BUREAU CHIEF KUALA LUMPUR: Opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim yesterday pledged to present a new budget with measures to woo investments and reduce inflation, in a move to persuade Malaysians of his coalition's ability to govern. He said

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Gustav's not gone, two others brewing [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Gustav's not gone, two others brewing Hurricane Hanna headed for East Coast; tropical storm Ike could fast become a hurricane NEW ORLEANS: The United States kept a close eye yesterday on another hurricane and a new tropical storm that emerged in the Atlantic, even as Gustav was downgraded to a

Disease outbreaks threaten flood victims in S. Asia [ARTICLE]

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Disease outbreaks threaten flood victims in S. Asia SAHARSA (India): Hundreds of thousands of flood victims huddled into makeshift camps in India and Nepal will face major disease outbreaks if help fails to reach them quickly, aid workers warned yesterday. They said several camps in India's northern Bihar state and

Husbands away, Laura and Cindy steal the show [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Husbands away, Laura and Cindy steal the show Bhagyashree Garekar By US CORRESPONDENT ST PAUL (Minnesota): Women held up half the sky for Senator John McCain on the opening day of the scaled-back Republican National Convention. Speeches by President George W. Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were cancelled because of

Palin's family problems under scrutiny [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Palin's family problems under scrutiny Republicans call into question McCain's vetting process ST PAUL (Minnesota): For one long weekend, Alaska governor Sarah Palm was anything one wanted her to be. Mother of five and state chief executive, anti-abortion and pro-fun. Young and hip, conservative and flamboyant, smart and sensitive. She

A darling of US conservatives [ARTICLE]

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A darling of US conservatives Mrs Sarah Palm was sworn in as Alaska's youngest and first woman governor in December 2006. She is a darling of US conservatives because of her record on tax cuts, opposition to abortion and other issues. A devout Christian, her place on the ticket may

Slump in pound halts wave of Polish migrants [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Slump in pound halts wave of Polish migrants Mark Rice-Oxley MIGRATION OF WORKERS More Poles now leaving Britain than arriving as country dices with recession By FOR THE STRAITS TIMES LONDON: The surge of Poles into Britain, once described as the largest single wave of immigration in the country, is

Bipolar risk for kids of older dads [ARTICLE]

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Bipolar risk for kids of older dads CHICAGO: Children born to older fathers face a greater chance of developing bipolar disorder, according to one of the largest studies linking mental illness with advanced paternal age. Previous research has connected schizophrenia and autism with older dads, and a Danish study published

Pulling off a tall feat [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pulling off a tall feat Some 265 contestants getting in position at the starting line for the inaugural Stiletto Sprint race by the shores of Sydney Harbour yesterday. The group set a new world record for the most women to run an 80m dash wearing 75mm high heels. PHOTO: AGENCE

Bad gene to blame for bad marriage [ARTICLE]

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Bad gene to blame for bad marriage Variant present in two in five men doubles risk WASHINGTON: Men are more likely to be devoted and loyal husbands when they lack a particular variant of a gene that influences brain activity, researchers have said. The announcement, made on Monday, was the

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EU warning for Russia [ARTICLE]

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EU warning for Russia BRUSSELS: European Union leaders warned Russia that talks on a wide-ranging political and economic agreement will be postponed unless Russian troops pull back from positions in Georgia. French President Nicolas Sarkozy is scheduled to lead an EU delegation to Moscow next Monday for further talks on

Cambridge on TV soaps? [ARTICLE]

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Cambridge on TV soaps? LONDON: Cambridge University is asking script-writers of popular soaps like EastEnders to give it a plug to help break down its elitist image. It wants to feature amid the usual TV soap tales of rivalry, sex and revenge in an attempt to attract more state-educated students.

Not ready for Olympics [ARTICLE]

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Not ready for Olympics LONDON: Heathrow's flagship new terminal, hailed as the gateway to the 2012 London Olympics, will not be ready for the event. Airport operators BAA have admitted that at best only part of Heathrow East which will replace Terminals 1 and 2 will be open for business

Umno man's graft trial [ARTICLE]

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Umno man's graft trial SEREMBAN: Seremban Umno division vice-head Mohammad Nor Awang, pleaded not guilty in the Sessions Court here yesterday to two counts of corruption in connection with the party elections. Prosecutors representing the government's Anti-Corruption Agency charged Mohamad Nor, 47, a businessman, with allegedly giving cash totalling RM7OO

A home for abandoned HIV child [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A home for abandoned HIV child Two-year-old Solomon Henderson (second from left) had just three things when his parents left him at an Ethiopian orphanage a year ago: a picture of Jesus, a plastic crucifix and HIV. Now he has a fourth: a home. His adoptive parents are Ms Erin

SLICEOFLIFE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SLICEOFLIFE Checking out airport check-in AN ELDERLY Swedish woman had an unexpected layover while attempting to check in at Sweden's main airport in Stockholm yesterday. The 78-year-old unnamed woman misunderstood instructions and climbed onto an unmanned luggage belt after her suitcase. She carefully lay down on the conveyor belt and

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Online citizen engagement must happen – soon [ARTICLE]

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Online citizen engagement must happen soon E- ENGAGEMENT is a fancy description for back chat and good listening skills. A panel advising the Government on the impact of new media on society explains why it is unwise to bypass "digital natives" spawned by the digital age: "If they continue to

Anwar: A third alternative? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Anwar: A third alternative? K. Kesavapany THINK-TANK By The opposition coalition faces many problems. But to the extent that its component parties view the BN as their common enemy, there is a strong likelihood that they will remain united. Their test will come when and ifPakatan takes over the federal

The end of the 'all-white' pill [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The end of the 'all-white pill Chang Ai-Lien RACE AND MEDICATION By SCIENCE CORRESPONDENT PILLS may come in many colours, but they remain stubbornly white inside. Until recently, drugs were tested mainly on Caucasian populations, although they are used by patients of every skin colour. Doctors now know that racial

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A question of political birthright [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A question of political birthright Hui Yew-Foong SABAH'S ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS By FOR THE STRAITS TIMES ON LEAVING the airport at Kota Kinabalu in Sabah, I got into a conversation with the taxi driver. "Dari sini (from here)," he said, when I asked where he was from. On further probing, he

S.Korea facing decline of foreign investor interest [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S. Korea facing decline of foreign investor interest Bruce Gale By SENIOR WRITER FOREIGNERS, it seems, are no longer particularly interested in South Korea. During the first half year of this year, the country chalked up its first net outflow of foreign direct investment since the Bank of Korea started

No harmony without freeflow of ideas [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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No harmony without freeflow of ideas Ching Cheong REFORM IN CHINA By SENIOR WRITER HONG KONG: The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) aims to achieve China's full-scale modernisation by 2049, the 100 th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic. This goal, set by Deng Xiaoping in 1978, envisages that

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Special fund is clear to all [LETTER]

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Special fund is clear to all NEPALESE TWINS WE REFER to Sunday's report, "Jamuna back for op next month". The donations in 2000 were for Ganga's and Jamuna's medical bills. Accordingly, the funds were first used for their separation operation. The balance was held by Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in

Singapore team kept close watch on twins, but family insisted on coming here [LETTER]

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Singapore team kept close watch on twins, but family insisted on coming here WE REFER to Sunday's report, "Jamuna back for op next month". From a neurosurgical standpoint, Jamuna has been the poorer faring of the twins. She is weak on one side and barely able to talk. We agree

MYPOINT [LETTER]

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MYPOINT Fl and stormy Spore "Clarify if lightning control features have been installed and, if so, how effective these measures are." MRS PAULINE GOODENOUGH: "The track infrastructure for the Fl Singapore Grand Prix includes several kilometres of high metal fencing, behind which race officials and volunteers will operate over three

Clean toilets: Cooperation needed from all [LETTER]

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Clean toilets: Cooperation needed from all I REFER to the recent concerns over public toilets expressed by members of the public. To maintain clean public toilets, the cooperation of both the users and the pub-lic-toilet operator or building management is needed. Besides providing good infrastructure, it is key for public-toilet

Regional airlines put to the test by turmoil [LETTER]

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Regional airlines put to the test by turmoil THE recent political turmoil in Thailand, and in particular Phuket, will give us food for thought as to which airline to choose for our next travel. How each company handled stranded passengers made the difference. Inconvenience was unavoidable, but minimising it was

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Foreign workers? Not in my backyard [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Foreign workers? Not in my backyard Melissa Sim Residents of Serangoon Gardens sign petition against converting an unused school in private estate into foreign workers' quarters By "With 1,000 workers living here, there would be so many of us using the buses." Mrs L. Raja (far left), 69, a retired

New SAF uniform gives 'hidden' advantage [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New SAF uniform gives 'hidden' advantage Teh Joo Lin Pixellated look makes it harder for soldiers to be spotted by enemies By SPOT them if you can. Chances are, you can't. The Singapore Armed Forces' new "digital camouflage" uniform has been designed to make it even more difficult for soldiers

Platform doors for elevated MRT stations [ARTICLE]

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Platform doors for elevated MRT stations YEO GHIM LAY THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) will spend more than $126 million to install platform screen doors at elevated MRT stations to prevent track intrusions. The 1.5m-high doors will go up first at Yishun, Jurong East and Pasir Ris MRT stations by

Reflexes can't save a driver with no training [ARTICLE]

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Reflexes can't save a driver with no training Sujin Thomas UNDERAGE DRIVING Youth may have good motor skills but inexperience can be fatal By MORE than 100 students and teachers from Bedok South Secondary School attended the wake of 16-year-old Yeo Ken How yesterday. The teenager was killed on Monday

Students bring a smile with art [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Students bring a smile with art MELISSA SIM Fifteen pieces of art now grace the windows of Alexandra Hospital's Geriatric Centre. The prints, which make the windows look like stained glass, were done by students of Tanglin Trust School, aged 14 to 17. The works were part of a year-old

Five caught trying to sneak into S'pore [ARTICLE]

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Five caught trying to sneak into S'pore FIVE men were arrested by the police for trying to enter Singapore illegally yesterday. They were in a sampan off Bedok Lighthouse when the Police Coast Guard detected them. The men jumped into the sea to avoid arrest but were rounded up. The

Check out these services for online shopping [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Check out these services for online shopping MANY online merchants do not ship their products to buyers here. Concierge services are the stairway to online shopping heaven. Digital Life buys a T-shirt, perfume, DVD boxset and a comic book from online United States merchants like Macy's. We then get three

Escalator hero [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Escalator hero Seow Kai Lun SMU don catches child who falls from second storey By A TRIP to the shopping mall on Friday turned into a rescue mission for a 43-year-old professor from the Singapore Management University (SMU). Dr Norman Li expected to have lunch but not to catch a

Special NUH clinic for dengue patients [ARTICLE]

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Special NUH clinic for dengue patients Jessica Jaganathan By IN LATE May, Madam Sravani Pydisetty developed pain in her joints, rashes all over her body and a fever that would not break. Doctors told the 25-year-old, who has a young son, that she had dengue. But instead of being bundled

Clergy 'wary of inter-faith talks' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Clergy 'wary of inter-faith talks' Li Xueying Nearly half of Christian leaders fear such dialogue will compromise their beliefs: Poll By Four in five young people here believe in religion RELIGIOUS belief is alive and well in Singapore schools, although the average adolescent has only a sketchy knowledge of the

Ex-cop jailed and fined for seeking bribe [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-cop jailed and fined for seeking bribe Khushwant Singh By AFTER a thief was nabbed by the police and the stolen goods retrieved, police Staff Sergeant Rajantra Mathavar contacted the victim. He told businessman Prathiya Raj Doraisamy, 50, that his $7,000 worth of stolen jewellery had been pawned and was

Monk quizzed on $1.3m loans [ARTICLE]

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Monk quizzed on $1.3m loans Selina Lum SUIT AGAINST TEMPLE By THE abbot of Leong Hwa Monastery took the stand again yesterday as hearing into a dispute over a soured columbarium deal involving his temple resumed. Venerable Meow Ec, 41, was ques- tioned about unpaid loans totalling $1.3 million that

Man defends himself, wins rare acquittal [ARTICLE]

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Man defends himself, wins rare acquittal K.C. VIJAYAN China worker accused of assault walks free after pleading self-defence By LAW CORRESPONDENT IT IS rare for someone accused of a crime to represent himself at a trial. It is even rarer for him to win. But a lowly educated China national

'Green' meetings take off here [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'Green' meetings take off here Tessa Wong More firms ask hotels, convention centres for eco-friendly measures By ROLE FOR ALL "We practise what we preach, and we believe everyone has to play a role for the environment." Mr Anndy Lian, communications manager of local think-tank Singapore Institute of International Affairs

Fewer willing to deliver newspapers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fewer willing to deliver newspapers Sumathi V. Selvaretnam By WANTED another 2,000 Singaporeans to help distribute newspapers to homes. But the news is that even though two newsvendor groups have gone on recruitment drives at job fairs, the response has been tepid. At one hiring attempt in Hong Kah GRC,

Tourism will pick up by 2010 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tourism will pick up by 2010 Lim Wei Chean OUTGOING STB CHIEF'S PREDICTION Opening of integrated resorts and Gardens by the Bay will give boost By SUPPORT FOR MICE INDUSTRY "Mr Lim Neo Chian's support of the development of the meetings, incentives, conventions and exhibition (Mice) industry has been significant

Tests show S'pore stent as good as world's best [ARTICLE]

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Tests show S'pore stent as good as world's best Salma Khalik By HEALTH CORRESPONDENT MUNICH: A Singapore medical equipment firm got a huge boost on Monday when its stent small metal scaffolding inserted into arteries to keep them from narrowing was shown to be equal to the best in the

home gracious or graceless?

Now in cinemas: The slobs [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Now in cinemas: The slobs Kimberly Spykerman Cleaners have a hard time as moviegoers litter with abandon By Seven deadly sins of moviegoers "I GET really annoyed when people start explaining parts of the story to their friends loudly, especially during suspense movies!" Administrative executive Naserah Muhd Muneer, 23, who

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OFFICES WITH A FREE VIEW [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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OFFICES WITH A FREE VIEW Terrence Voon And some workers are already making plans for Fl parties on race day By The Straits Times begins its build-up to the Sing Tel Singapore Grand Prix today. There will be a readers' contest in our Saturday edition, where you stand to win

ROBINHO IN, RONALDO NEXT? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ROBINHO IN, RONALDO NEXT? Man City, now the world's richest club, will try to lure United's crown jewel in January "Ronaldo has said he wants to play for the biggest club in the world, so we will see in January if he is serious." Sulaiman Al-Fahim, the man behind the

Berbatov's signing was really a steal [ARTICLE]

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Berbatov's signing was really a steal LONDON: For a club that complained so much about Real Madrid's pursuit of Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United showed absolutely no respect in their chase for Dimitar Berbatov. At 12.40 am, the £30.75 million (5579.8 million) signing of the Bulgarian was finally sealed, but not

City smash transfer record and top spending league [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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City smash transfer record and top spending league Richard Jolly By Key deadline day moves Robinho: Real Madrid to Man City (£32.5 m) Dimitar Berbatov: Tottenham to Man United (£30.75 m) Marouane Fellaini: Standard Liege to Everton (£lsm) Roman Pavlyuchenko (right): Spartak Moscow to Tottenham (£l4m) Vedran Corluka: Man City

Man City on 'brink of a brave new world' [ARTICLE]

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Man City on 'brink of a brave new world' LONDON: Holding court with a group of journalists less than a fortnight ago, Garry Cook was almost laughed out of the room when the Manchester City executive chairman suggested that the club could become the global equal of their sworn rivals,

The men behind ADUG [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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The men behind ADUG Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim The face of the Abu Dhabi United Group (ADUG) and Manchester City's new owner. Known as "the Gulf's Donald Trump". Not only does he have a successful real estate company, but he also hosts a reality TV series in the mould of the

KEEGAN SACKED? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KEEGAN SACKED? MAN OF PRINCIPLE "I worked with him for five years and he's got principles, and sometimes, they get in the way of your success." Freddy Shepherd, former Newcastle chairman Newcastle manager walks out after explosive meeting with club owner LONDON: Newcastle United manager Kevin Keegan is believed to

Premiership clubs set new transfer record [ARTICLE]

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Premiership clubs set new transfer record LONDON: A record-breaking £500 million (551.276 billion) was spent by Premier League clubs on players in the mid-year transfer window, according to a report by consultancy firm Deloitte. Last-minute deals, including Robinho's move from Real Madrid to Manchester City and Dimitar Berbatov's transfer from

INBRIEF

Everton sign Fellaini for a club record £15m [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Everton sign Fellaini for a club record £15m LONDON: Everton on Monday completed the signing of Marouane Fellaini (below), the Standard Liege midfielder, for a club record £15 million (5538.9 million). The capture of Fellaini brings to an end a frustrating summer for David Moyes, the club's manager, who also

Quaresma undaunted by Milan, Ronaldinho [ARTICLE]

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Quaresma undaunted by Milan, Ronaldinho MILAN: New Inter Milan signing Ricardo Quaresma said he was undaunted by the prospect of facing city rivals AC Milan or their Brazilian playmaker Ronaldinho. "I'm physically and psychologically ready. I'm ready to face any side," the Portugal winger told a press conference on Tuesday.

Missed training but trio fit to play for England [ARTICLE]

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Missed training but trio fit to play for England LONDON: Chelsea trio Frank Lampard, John Terry and Ashley Cole all missed training this morning as England continue their preparations for the World Cup double-header with Andorra and Croatia. Lampard suffered a dead leg in the Blues' draw with Tottenham on

NADAL MADE TO EARN WIN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NADAL MADE TO EARN WIN US OPEN World No 1 forced to step up a gear after early scare by Querrey US Open: Day 9 and 10 Live, Ch22, 7am and 11pm NEW YORK: Rafael Nadal withstood his first test at this US Open on Monday, shifting into another gear

Another all-Williams clash but, this time, it's only the q-finals [ARTICLE]

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Another all-Williams clash but, this time, it's only the q-finals NEW YORK: By now, Venus and Serena Williams know all too well how it feels to set aside sisterhood for a couple of hours and try to beat each other on a tennis court. They know what it feels like

SPORTSWORLD

Tiger Woods' wife expecting 2nd child [ARTICLE]

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Tiger Woods' wife expecting 2nd child ORLANDO: Even with his golf done for the year, Tiger Woods found something to celebrate yesterday: His wife is pregnant with their second child. Woods said on his website that Elm is expected to deliver the baby in late winter without being more specific

Phelps donates USslm prize [ARTICLE]

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Phelps donates USslm prize WASHINGTON: Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian in history, will use the US$l million (551.42 million) bonus he earned from Speedo for tying Mark Spitz's record of seven gold medals to start his own foundation. The Michael Phelps Foundation will distribute his prize money to various

Vijay blasts 63 to post record 22-under total [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Vijay blasts 63 to post record 22-under total NORTON (Massachusetts): All tournament long at the Deutsche Bank Championship, Vijay Singh had been in his own world, with headphones on while he practised on the range, humming a song only he could hear in a key only he was in. He

AN EQUALLY SPLENDID GAMES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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AN EQUALLY SPLENDID GAMES Sim Chi Yin People-first' China keen to showcase its humane cause through Games By CHINA CORRESPONDENT Beijing Paralympics When: Sept 6 to 17 What are the Paralympics? They are the Olympic Games for the physically disabled. Paralympic competitors fall into five main impairment areas: amputation, cerebral

Botswana stage second-half rally to topple Sri Lanka [ARTICLE]

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Botswana stage second-half rally to topple Sri Lanka Jack Lenox By DESPITE trailing by a goal at the end of the first half, Botswana's netball team pulled themselves together to clinch a 68-61 victory over Sri Lanka in the Fisher Paykel Nations Cup at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall last

Scorecard [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Scorecard QUOTE OF THE DAY "He can play on the left or the right, in a 4-4-2 or a 4-3-3 or on the bench." Inter Milan manager Jose Mourinho, after the £20 million (Sss2 million) signing of Porto winger Ricardo Quaresma, whose jersey will read No. 77, since countryman Luis

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r^^3S£ktf O WHAT'S ONLINE MOST VIEWED, MOST COMMENTED AND MORE www.straitstimes.com.sg MOST-READ ONLINE STORIES Thaksin sells Manchester City. Football support beyond grave Hamburg to become Ist football team in Europe whose fans can be buried in club's official section of a cemetery. MOST COMMENTED A happy ending "Never forget the

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OBITUARIES

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K» have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." A.\ s Henry Co See Cho Age: 84 passed away peacefully in the grace of our Lord at noon on Ist of September 2008. He was surrounded by his loving family. Wife: JuanitaY. Co

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Our Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to MR DANIEL CO Managing Director of DaiEi Papers (S) Pte. Ltd. on the demise of his beloved father MR HENRY CO SEE CHO on 1 September 2008 From The Management Staff of: Interstate Packages Sdn Bhd Interstate Smurfit-Stone (Thailand) Co. Ltd. Nisonics Sdn Bhd

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ROSIE WEE GEOK HAY Age: 84 Called home to be with the Lord on 1 September 2008, dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Contact No.: 9742 5526

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jfloth Anniversary In loving Memory of <| SIMON JOHN DAVID Departed 3/9/1998 lest in peace, dear loving father, Ten long years have passed away; You an gone, but still are living in (he hearts of those who stay. Sadly MissedlnWife: Jebmale Mar;, Children: Mary, Francis, Maria, William, sons-in-law, daughters-in-law, grandsons

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MDM. GOH SIAN WEE Age: 93 passed away peacefully on 2 September 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones Husband: Ang Kirn Choc (deceased) Son: Daughter-In-Law: Cary Ang Choon Seng Tay Geok Wan Daughters: Son-In-Law: Ang Khai Yong Ang SiokYong (deceased) Ang Mvi Young Yap Boh Kun Grandsons:

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KOH SOH ENG Age: 80 passed away peacefully on 2 September 2008 Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones Husband: Lim Nai Van Children: Spouses: Grandchildren: Lim Linda Lee Fook Hou Lee Ying Yu Lee Joon Fai Lee Joon Jie Lim Lillian Low Kirn Seng Andrew Low Anthony Low

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Jesus said: "I am the resurrection and the life; he that believes in me, though he were dead, yet TEH KOK CHEE Age: 80 was called home to be with the Lord on 2 September 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. (Husband: Ong Eng Hong, deceased) Sons:

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With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to The family of the late POON WAI TONG General Manager, Power Plants, Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd Departed on Monday, 1 September 2008 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia From: The Board of Directors, Management Staff of Wartsila Singapore Pte Ltd Wartsila Automation Services Singapore Pte Ltd

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With Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to Mr Kelvin Teo Ban Seng on the demise of his beloved mother TAN GEK ENG Departed on 1 September 2008 From: The Management Staff of Sembcorp Industrial Parks Ltd. Sembcorp Parks Management Pte Ltd Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park JV Co., Ltd Vietnam Singapore

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7am the Resurrection and the Life. He who believes In Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die.' John 11:25~26 TAN GEK ENG Age: 79 was called home to be with the Lord on 1 Sept 2008, leaving behind loved

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5 Anniversary In Loving Memory of HEMABMTRICESOONG Departed 3 September 2003 Dearest Mum Your memory lingers onforever, Sweetly tender, fond and true, There is not a day that we do not think of you. We miss you dearly Love Your Children

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WEE SIEW KHENG ONG SOO LEONG Age: 72 Passed away peacefully on 2 September 2008, dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Wife: Ho Chiew Leng Son: Daughter-in-law: Ong Chen Jiun Elizabeth Chua Wei Khim Daughter: Son-in-law: Ong Siew Ping Goh Hock Kirn Grandsons: Ong Teng Kiat Goh Yong

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"He wi andsfirm to the end will be saved" (Matt. 24:13) For you are receiving the goal of your faith, the salvation of your soul (1 Peter 1:9) Rejoice in that day and leap for joy, for great is your reward in heaven (Luke 6:23) LUI LEONG GEOK, MARY (MRS

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With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to Our Operations Director of SciMed (Asia) Pte Ltd, Ms Linda Phang Chew Kirn on the demise of her beloved husband POON WAI TONG Departed on 1 September 2008 From: The Management Staff of SciMed (Asia) Pte Ltd SciMed Technologies Sdn Bhd SciMed (India) Pvt

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POONWAITONG Age: 52 Years passed away peacefully on 1 September 2008, leaving behind loved ones Parents: Poon Kwong Chong Mak Ng Loi Wife: Linda Phang Chew Kirn Daughters: Poon Keat Yeng, Melissa Poon Phui Yeng, Melina Brother: Spouse: Poon Wai Peng Lee Lay See Sisters: Spouses: Poon Woon Han Shaw

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'The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.' Psalm 23:1 TAN POH KIM AGE: 102 was called home to be with the Lord on 1 September 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Husband: Koh Swee Teck (Deceased) Sons: Spouse: Jimmy Koh Eng Cheng Johnny Koh Eng

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NETTY ROZARIO Age: 84 Passed away peacefully on 31 August 2008 Leaving behind family and loved ones Husband: Elias Rozario (deceased) Children: Casimir, Gregory, Maureen, Bernadette Christopher Spouses: Christina, Geoff, Andy Yian Yian Grandchildren: Cheryl-Ann, Mark, Sarah, Claire-Marie Amelia Great Grandson: Matthew and all relatives. Wake at 14 Jalan Zamrud,

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"I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11: 25 26 TAN HENG KHIM AGE: 91 was called home to be with the Lord on 1 September 2008 leaving behind

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With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to Dr. Chong Kai Chuan and his family on the demise of his beloved grandmother MDM HU YUN YING on 30 August 2008 From The Management Staff of Q M Dental Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd

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LOW AH MOI, MOLLY Age: 65 was called home to be with the Lord on 2 September 2008, leaving behind loved ones. Husband,Son,Daughter,Son Daughter-in-law, Grandchildren and all relatives. Body is resting at Blk 605 Senja Road (Void Deck). Cortege will be leaving on Saturday 6 September 2008 at 9.45 am

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Tan Siew Hong Age 57 passed away peacefully on 1 September 2008, leaving behind loved ones. Husband Ng Loo Hoe, David Daughter Melissa Ng Godson Finian Goddaughter Vanessa and all relatives Wake is held at Blk 2 Lakepoint Drive. Hp: 9678 5029 Cortege will leave on 5 Sep 08 (Fri)

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Bth Anniversary In Loving Memory Of FRANCIS LIM CHENG HUAT Entered into fullness of eternal life on 3 September 2000. Always remembered and cherished by Rosa and Bernard

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AslbamToMeetMyMaker Awaits A Garden In The Sky Please Remember Me The Way I Was Then I Will Never Die! CHRISTOPHER DIONYSIUSD'SOUZA Age:62 was called to embrace glory on Ist September 2008. Sadly mourned by: Beloved Brother John Vincent D'Souza Sister-in-law: Noriani Bte Rashid Grandsons: Darren D'Souza, Emmanuel Ho, Ryan D'Souza

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"Life is but a journey and along the path my dad has chosen and travelled, a fulfilling and enriching life he has created and lived." BOEY CHACK MUN, ANTHONY (ANDY) passed away peacefully on 2 September 2008. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Wife: Helen Boey (Cheong Ah

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"Just as a person casts off worn-out garments and puts on new ones, so does the Atma (Emodied Soul) shed worn out bodies and take on others that are new" Bhagavad Gita. Chap 2 Vse 22 B. RAJAMMA (PILLAI AUNTIE) (Mrs R.N. Govinda Pillai) Departed on 20 August 2008 We,

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The family of the late HONG KOK HUI Departed: 28 Aug 2008 Wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all pastors, relatives, friends, church members and colleagues for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences, prayers, wreaths and contributions during their recent bereavement.

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2ND ANNIVERSARY IN EVERLOVING MEMORY OF SINNADURAI THffiUMOORTHY Departed 3rd September 2006 Dearly missed and always remembered with fond memories by Sinnadurai family, loved ones and Management a Staff of King's Security a Safety Management Pte Ltd, King's Security Training School Pte Ltd a Grandas (Singapore) Pte Ltd. ATHMA SHANTI

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SIM THIAM TUAN Age: 89 passed away peacefully on 1 Sep 2008, leaving behind hved ones. Wife: Ong Lye Kirn Sons: Daughters-in-law: Sim Teck Muat Lim Swee Moi Sim Teck Siang David Natalie Tan Sim Teck Soon Albert Khung Poh Leng Sim Teck Hee Foo Kirn Nyok Sim Teck Choon

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2 years In Heaven Mdm Tan boi kiat bdoitzcL wife sister, nuitker qrasidnwtker Yourgraxxs omxL Love, w& cherish always. 3 Sept 2006 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, "He is my refuge

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With Fond Memories Of NGTONGHENG Departed: 3 September 1995 Time changes many things, But not the memory this day brings. Your gentle face and patient smile With sadness we recall; You had a friendly word for each And died beloved by all Always remembered by your loved ones

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THE STRAITS TIMES MONEY.

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Blue chips enjoy relief rally [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Blue chips enjoy relief rally Goh Eng Yeow BULLS AND BEARS Plunge in oil prices lifts sentiment but traders are wary of a bear trap By MARKETS CORRESPONDENT THIN TURNOVER "The daily volume is now so thin that it doesn't take much to ignite a run-up in stock prices. This

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Cut shop rents, pleads retail chief [ARTICLE]

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Cut shop rents, pleads retail chief Michelle Tay Retailers are struggling as rent has skyrocketed despite downturn, says SRA president By HIGH rental levels at shops must come down to allow retailers to survive, Singapore Retail Association (SRA) president Jannie Tay warned yesterday. In a heart-felt plea, Dr Tay said

S'poreans spent $4b on shopping abroad [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'poreans spent $4b on shopping abroad MICHELLE TAY MORE Singaporeans are spending their consumer dollars abroad, a study on spending habits has found. The telephone survey of 5,000 Singaporeans was commissioned by enterprise development agency Spring Singapore last year. Its results were revealed to retail chiefs at the Singapore Retail

Qualified report for energy firm [ARTICLE]

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Qualified report for energy firm Yang Huiwen By THE audit report of an energy firm has been qualified it is a way of saying it does not get a clean bill of health after the firm failed to treat options awarded to two executive directors as an expense. By not

Chip Eng Seng unit bags HDB's $156m Punggol deal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chip Eng Seng unit bags HDB's $156m Punggol deal Jessica Cheam By CHIP Eng Seng, a mainboard-list-ed construction firm, has clinched a $156 million design-and-build contract from the HDB. In a statement to the Singapore Exchange, the company said its unit Chip Eng Seng Contractors (1988) had won the award

US manufacturing sector shrinks [ARTICLE]

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US manufacturing sector shrinks WASHINGTON: Manufacturing in the United States contracted last month for the first time in three months, as companies slowed production in the face of weakening consumer spending and high commodity costs. The Institute for Supply Management's (ISM) factory index fell to 49.9 last month from 50

Western, national oil giants primed for clash [ARTICLE]

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Western, national oil giants primed for clash Yang Huiwen Soaring oil prices prompt govt entities to go beyond own turf and take on international firms By Five largest NOCs Saudi Aramco Owned by the Saudi Arabian government National Iranian Oil Company Qatar Petroleum Abu Dhabi National Oil Company Iraq National

Oil prices plunge as storm weakens [ARTICLE]

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Oil prices plunge as storm weakens LONDON/SINGAPORE: Oil prices plunged by more than US$4 (555.70) on Monday as concerns that Hurricane Gustav would cause lasting damage to the US oil sector eased. The storm had weakened before hitting the Louisiana coast. In afternoon trade yesterday, New York's main contract, light

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Pet shop boys breed a winner [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Pet shop boys breed a winner Francis Chan Brothers turn father's ailing pet food business into a chain of stores By HITTING THE WALL "When I took over, the business was quite a mess because it was, after all, a 'hobby business' which no one really took seriously. And on

Apec to focus on helping SMEs [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Apec to focus on helping SMEs Elizabeth Wilmot By SMALL and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) will be in the spotlight next year with a push by the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) grouping to boost market access and enhance competition. Singapore will be playing a key role in the three-year-long Apec effort

Export course helps extend firms' reach [ARTICLE]

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Export course helps extend firms' reach Francis Chan By SMALLER firms here looking to make a bigger impression overseas can now tap into a new programme that has been set up by IE Singapore. Firms planning their first baby steps in the vital export market can now attend training courses

Google Chrome to launch Web browser [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Google Chrome to launch Web browser The product takes aim at Microsoft's widely used Internet Explorer NEW YORK: Google plans to introduce its own Web browser, the latest twist in its battle with Microsoft over key Internet technologies, reported the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) yesterday. According to WSJ, Google indicated

Factory output expands despite gloom [ARTICLE]

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Factory output expands despite gloom Alvin Foo By THERE was a spot of good news for the local economy yesterday amid all the recent talk of an economic slowdown. Despite the gloomy outlook, the for-ward-looking Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) based on a survey of more than 150 factory managers snowed

S'poreans more open to risk-taking: Survey [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'poreans more open to risk-taking: Survey Grace Ng They are more likely to invest in risky assets than peers in HK, US, Britain WEALTHY Singaporeans are more likely to brave volatile stock markets and invest in riskier assets compared with investors in the West, a new survey has found. But

Most rely on family, friends for advice [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Most rely on family, friends for advice GRACE NG WEALTHY Singaporeans are more likely to turn to their peers, family and the media for investment advice, rather than specialist financial advisers. A survey by Barclays and the Economist Intelligence Unit found that 38 per cent of affluent Singaporean men turn

Record $5b earnings for Mice [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Record $5b earnings for Mice Jessica Cheam Singapore also ranked top city for business meetings, conventions By And the winners are... Meeting of the year: World Vision International Triennial Council Convention of the year: Singapore Maritime Week 2007 Exhibition of the year: CommunicAsia 2007 Business event ambassador: Professor Feng Pao

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jy WHAT'S ONLINE MOST READ AND MOST COMMENTED WWW.StraitstimeS.COm Dutch firm in talks with Proton on MOST-READ ONLINE electric cars. Doors for MRT platforms LTA to spend over $126 million to install MOST COMMENTED platform screen doors at elevated MRT Fire sale? Don't hold your breath, stations. Says Pit Fighter:

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Chinese indie scores [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chinese indie scores jocelyn lee It's quirky and it's got attitude. Chinese indie music is catching on with young fans 'Consumers these days are more receptive to different kinds of music as long as they are good.' Mr Ngiam Kwang Hwa, managing director, Rock Records sodagreen Comprises lead vocalist Wu

at17 [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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at17 Hong Kong girl band comprising Eman Lam, (left) 25, and Ellen Joyce Loo, 22 Genre: Cantopop and folktronica Website: http://www.at-17. com Major achievements: Sina Music People's Choice My Favourite Group for Hong Kong (2006) Track record: The folktronica duo, who met each other at a singing competition in year

Tizzy Bac [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tizzy Bac Consists of vocalist-keyboardist Chen Hui-ting (right), 30, bassist Hsu Chu-yu (far right), 29, and drummer Lin Chien-yuan, 28 Genre: Indie rock, Alternative Website: http://www. tizzybac.com.tw.html Achievements: Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards Best Album Producer (2007) Track record: Formed a decade ago, the three-member band Tizzy Bac's selling point is

New look for ST readers [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New look for ST readers 163 readers will get a makeover to mark the 163 rd anniversary of The Straits Times quote me I've had secret lovers... I can keep some things quiet' Singer Jessica Simpson (right) on ex-boyfriends the public does not know about 'It might not have been

Leaping to first world championship [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Leaping to first world championship London Yusuf Yirtici is a proud young father who extols the virtues of discipline, hard work and a responsible attitude to risk. But as he does so, he is balancing in a handstand on a concrete ledge above a subway on one of the busiest

Wagners still run fest [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Wagners still run fest Great-granddaughters of composer win opera festival succession battle Berlin Two great-granddaugh-ters of composer Richard Wagner will take control of Germany's annual Wagner opera festival after winning an epic family power struggle. The Bayreuth Festival's board announced on Monday that half-sisters Eva Wagner-Pasquier, 63, and Katharina Wagner,

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Spectre of the past [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Spectre of the past John lui Portrait of a man whose past threatens to destroy his future grips you from start to end BWEWdrama BOY A(M18) 100 minutes/opens tomorrow/****-* THE STORY: Jack (Andrew Garfield), 24, killed a child when he was a boy and he has just been released from

Boys will be boys [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Boys will be boys boon chan r_____rom-com BOYS OVER FLOWERS THE MOVIE (PG) 131 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***** THE STORY: Tsukasa Domyoji, the rich young head of a business conglomerate, announces that he will be marrying Tsukushi Makino in the spring. But the engagement gift of a bejewelled tiara, a Domyoji heirloom,

Magik music hits right chords [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Magik music hits right chords deepika shetty The script may be weak, the flashbacks slow, but who can resist four hunks playing rock music in this Bollywood film? fEfflJffldrama ROCK ON!! (PG) 141 minutes/Now Showing/***** The Story: Rock On!! is the story of four friends and their rock band, Magik.

short cuts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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short cuts fffffiffldrama MAKE IT HAPPEN (PG) 90 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***** A formula dance movie from the factory of writer Duane Adler (Save The Last Dance, 2001; Step Up, 2006), this has the usual elements: country girl, big-city dreams, romance, obstacles and success. The cast of unknowns and TV director Darren

Trailer Park [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Trailer Park Jasmine Teo rJBB PHOTOS: TWENTIETH CENTURY FOX UIP

A clone again [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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A clone again lee sze yong While fans are still caught up with The Clone Wars movie, a new season of the animated TV series is already in the works in san francisco The epic six-film Star Wars series was to have ended with Episode III: Revenge Of The Sith

It's all 'save' and sound [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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It's all 'save and sound lee sze yong in los angeles For the first 40 minutes of Wall.E, the only thing resembling speech is the trash compactor pronouncing his name, "Waa-ah-leee", and his love interest Eve's, "Ee-vaaaah". There is still dialogue but in place of words are the squeaks of

THE STRATIS TIMES SPECIAL. SUPERBRANDS 2008

Top of the trade [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Top of the trade lim yann ling Relaunched Superbrands reinforces the quality and reliability of successful brands by AFTER a one-year hiatus, Superbrands has been relaunched in Singapore. The relaunch touches on every aspect of the programme to highlight the brands, and even the familiar golden logo is enhanced with

All about pure goodness [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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All about pure goodness philiplee F&N's strong branding makes many of its products household names by THE company's pithy business motto says it well: Pure Enjoyment, Pure Goodness. This has been the philosophy behind F&N's food and beverage successes over the 125 years it has been nourishing generations across more

Making the mark [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Making the mark lim yann ling Local rising stars have common traits that make them shine by ALL Superbrands share some common traits, says Mr Mark Pointer, chief executive of Superbrands Singapore. "They dominate local market share and demonstrate longevity, many having lasted for more than quarter of a century.

Braving the stings for service [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Braving the stings for service lim yann ling Pest control expert Rentokil attributes its brand success and customer loyalty to professionalism and trust in the company by BRIGHT red vehicles painted with the tagline, "The Experts in Pest Control", and technicians who cut a professional look in their new uniforms

Money goes places [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Money goes places narendra aggarwal Western Union makes it convenient for foreign workers to transfer other currencies back to their home countries by SERVING "people who are on the move in pursuit of their dreams" and "pioneering ways to provide people with the currency to make things happen" are the

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Smaller crowd but bigger bucks [ARTICLE]

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Smaller crowd but bigger bucks Los Angeles Fewer people went to the movies this summer compared to last year, confirming Hollywood's fears that this year's slate of pictures would not match the crowd-pleasers of 2007. But luckily for an industry that cares mostly about the money, higher ticket prices and

Rule #1 finally opens in HK [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Rule #1 finally opens in HK Singapore film-maker Kelvin Tong's supernatural thriller Rule #1 will open in Hong Kong tomorrow with 15 prints. Lim Teck, general manager of Scorpio East Pictures and co-producer of the film, says that Hong Kong's release schedule had been "very packed until now". That is

buzzing [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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buzzing JOHN'S 'ROTTEN FACE' FURY Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai (below) has complained about the negative coverage of her rash, reported China Times. Referring to reports and photos which showed her with a "rotten face" in the past month, she said on Monday: "I am super angry. I still want to

Screening for banned film [ARTICLE]

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Screening for banned film Venice The Venice Film Festival plans to show a censored Vietnamese short film this week despite the absence of official permission to screen it outside of Vietnam. Because of the censorship, Khi Toi 20 (When I Am 20) will be shown using a DVD sent during

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