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THE STRAITS TIMES 70 PAGES IN FOUR PARTS MICA (P) 219/03/2006 MONDAY, AUGUST 21 2006 JS*A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 80 CENTS

Embrace talent, technology to secure S'pores future: PM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Embrace talent, technology to secure S'pores future: PM Peh Shing Huei NATIONAL DAY RALLY Boosting population, tackling digital age and building 'heartware 1 pose long-term challenges, he says By PM's 5 key messages Economy: On track for strong growth, many new jobs. Good time to get older, less-skilled workers back

UPFRONT

Relieving the pain of seeing a dentist [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Relieving the pain of seeing a dentist Salma Khalik By Health Correspondent The specialists Endodontists (25 m Singapore): They specialise m root canal treatment, which can save infected teeth Orthodontists (84): They correct poorly aligned teeth and fit braces to straighten teeth Oral-maxillofacial surgeons (42): Aside from extracting wisdom teeth,

IN A FLASH

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA KL-S'pore air route Malaysia faces a tough dilemma: How far does it go m protecting the country's struggling national carrier MAS? PAGE 5 Nuclear gambit If N. Korean carries out a nuclear test, it will give hardliners m Washington more ammo against Pyongyang. PAGE 7

WORLD [ARTICLE]

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WORLD Costlier air travel Experts say costs will go up to pay for additional security. New rules limiting items sold at duty-free shops could also raise prices. PAGE 12

EDITORIAL [ARTICLE]

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EDITORIAL Creating space Society, and its institutions, must adapt practices to accommodate the prodigies m its midst. PAGE 15

HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME Stop slums forming Minimum standards should be drawn up to ensure that town councils keep their housing estates m good shape. PAGEHB Part-time maids Agencies see 50 per cent rise m demand as Singaporeans seek more privacy and flexibility. PAGE H9 Jump m popularity Jurong JC is becoming a

FORUM [ARTICLE]

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FORUM Maids are not clerks Reader says maids are not clerks, so why make them take a written English test? PAGEHI2

SPORTS [ARTICLE]

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SPORTS English FA snub Rooney has told the FA that he may not take part m England's commercial activities if they do not repeal his ban. PAGEHI3 Tiger takes charge The world No. 1 rolled m eight birdies to grab a share of the lead after the third round of

MONEY [ARTICLE]

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MONEY Retailers boom Singapore fashion retailers are doing a roaring business, with shoppers spending 11 per cent more m June and sales totalling $2. 5 b. PAGEH22

REVIEW [ARTICLE]

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REVIEW Reverting to the past Despite many changes over the years, Russians cannot accept the loss of their imperial role. Call it the gulag of the Russian mind. PAGE 16

Terror threat in Germany 'growing' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Terror threat in Germany 'growing' Berlin GERMAN politicians have called for new measures to counter a growing terrorism threat, after authorities said a plot to blow up passenger trains failed only because the bombs failed to go off. On Friday, it emerged that two men. who may have been part

Study on impact of climate change on S'pore [ARTICLE]

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Study on impact of climate change on S'pore It will look at potential loss of land as sea levels rise, and effect of rising temperatures By Shefali Srinivas A MAJOR study to estimate the impact of climate change on Singapore will be completed m two years' time. The study will

SQ plane forced to turn back in Newark after engine trouble [ARTICLE]

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SQ plane forced to turn back in Newark after engine trouble Ben Nadarajan By KEEPING CALM "Everyone was worried. Some were praying, others were snapping photos... but the crew were very professional and kept reassuring us that they had things under control." A female passenger, who only wanted to be

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PRIME

Israeli raid into Lebanon could unravel fragile truce [ARTICLE]

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Israeli raid into Lebanon could unravel fragile truce Commando attack on Hizbollah stronghold a violation of ceasefire: UN chief Beirut THE United Nations yesterday said the fragile ceasefire which ended the Israel-Hizbollah conflict could unravel, after condemning what Israel called a defensive raid into Lebanon as a truce violation. UN

Suspect in Jonßenet murder flown to US [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Suspect in Jonßenet murder flown to US Bangkok THE suspect m the murder of Jonßenet Ramsey was last night put on a flight to the United States, where he will face murder charges. As John Mark Karr departed Thailand, where he was arrested on Wednesday, staff members at a Bangkok

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Views from the top What can governments do to prevent terrorist attacks? And what can companies do to minimise the consequences? Chief executives m Singapore offer their views. |Wi w I A mother's guilt i cant take care of my I son because of Subutex EUROPE WASTES ITS CHANCES OVER

ASIA

Other national priorities: Proton and fast train [ARTICLE]

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Other national priorities: Proton and fast train MALAYSIA'S national car Proton, long protected from competition by high tariffs and taxes, has seen its dominant market share slide rapidly as a result of competition from global carmakers which are assembling their vehicles m Malaysia at very competitive prices. As Proton struggles

Major dilemma over freeing up of KL-S'pore air route [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Major dilemma over freeing up of KL-S'pore air route Leslie Lopez Open skies would benefit consumers, tourism and Air Asia By Malaysia Correspondent I\ Kuaia Lumpur VITAL SECTOR "Any free-skies plan has to be put on hold. The XL-Singapore route is the most profitable route for MAS, and the airline

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Umno stands united Deputy- PM Najib Tun Razak tells Umno members the party remains strong despite the rift between PM Abdullah and Tun Dr Mahathir. PAGE 10

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CHINA

China-Japan ties 'cannot improve if shrine visits continue' [ARTICLE]

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China-Japan ties 'cannot improve if shrine visits continue' But top official says Beijing will work to promote dialogue and friendship Beijing CHINA'S relations with Japan would remain at low ebb as long as Japanese leaders insisted on visiting a Tokyo war shrine, a senior Chinese official said day.But bilateral dialogue

China falters on pledges to cut pollution, energy use [ARTICLE]

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China falters on pledges to cut pollution, energy use Tracy Quek By China Correspondent In Beijing SIX months into a new five-year economic plan, China's indices for pollution and energy use have both gone up instead of down as promised an indication of the uphill struggle to attain sustainable development.

Anti-Chen campaigner 'gets death threats' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Anti-Chen campaigner 'gets death threats' Taipei TAIWANESE pro-democracy veteran Shih Ming-teh has hired bodyguards following reports of death threats over his campaign to oust President Chen Shui-bian, his staff said yesterday. Mr Shih, former chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), is campaigning to push Mr Chen out of

DPM Wong to kick off China visit in Suzhou today [ARTICLE]

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DPM Wong to kick off China visit in Suzhou today SINGAPORE Deputy Prime Minister Wong Kan Seng arrives m Suzhou today the first stop of his week-long official visit to China at the invitation of Vice-Premier Wu Yi. During his two-day stay m Suzhou, Mr Wong will meet Jiangsu and

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EAST ASIA

N. Korea's nuclear gambit could backfire [ARTICLE]

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N. Korea's nuclear gambit could backfire William Choong NEWS ANALYSIS Pyongyang will lose upper hand if it conducts nuclear bomb test By For The Straits Times In Canberra NORTH Korean leader Kirn Jong Il's game of nuclear brinkmanship may be going a step too far. Reports of Pyongyang preparing to

Seoul comes to aid of flood-hit North [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Seoul comes to aid of flood-hit North Seoul SOUTH Korea said yesterday it will provide 221 billion won (SS36I million) worth of relief material m a one-time aid package to flood-rav-aged North Korea. Seoul decided to offer the emergency aid but said its policy to suspend regular aid imposed after

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India offers political solution to Sri Lanka war [ARTICLE]

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India offers political solution to Sri Lanka war Delhi suggests its power-sharing model to end govt, Tamil Tiger fighting New Delhi WITH bloody conflict raging m Sri Lanka between the government forces and the Tamil Tigers, India has pitched m to help by offering a political formula to resolve the

Canadian nabbed in $8m drug crackdown [ARTICLE]

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Canadian nabbed in $8m drug crackdown New Delhi A CANADIAN was arrested with illegal drugs worth US$5 million (557.9 million) m New Delhi m what was billed as a major effort to stop narcotics being shipped to the West, police said yesterday. About 100 kg of ephedrine, marijuana ana other

Nepal's capital burns over fuel price hikes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Nepal's capital burns over fuel price hikes Kathmandu THOUSANDS of protesters demonstrating against rises m the prices of petrol, diesel and cooking fuel clashed with police, blocked traffic and vandalised government vehicles m Nepal's capital yesterday. Police used batons to beat protesters who gathered at three locations m Kathmandu, while

ASIA QUICKLY

ELECTION PANEL CANDIDATES HELP OUT [ARTICLE]

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ELECTION PANEL CANDIDATES HELP OUT BANGKOK: All 10 candidates vying for seats on the Election Commission (EC) have expressed their intention to help with organising the Oct 15 polls regardless of whether they are selected for the job, the Bangkok Post reported. Mr Wasan Soypisut, Chief Justice of the Supreme

MACAU CASINO BOSS MURDERED [ARTICLE]

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MACAU CASINO BOSS MURDERED HONG KONG: The boss of one of Macau's most lucrative gaming rooms was found brutally murdered m China, police said yesterday. Ms Chao Yeuk Hong, executive director of the Golden Palace YIP rooms at the Casino Lisboa, was found dead last Friday along with her husband

KMT LOST $2.28 OVER LAST DECADE [ARTICLE]

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KMT LOST $2.28 OVER LAST DECADE TAIPEI: Taiwan's opposition Kuomintang, once one of the world's richest political parties, has lost NT$43 billion (552.2 billion) on investments over the past decade. The party's net worth now stands at NT527.7 billion, the United Daily News said. The party lost the money on

HK DEMOCRAT ATTACKED AFTER PROTEST [ARTICLE]

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HK DEMOCRAT ATTACKED AFTER PROTEST HONG KONG: A Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmaker was attacked by at least three unidentified men after attending a protest yesterday, suffering facial and nose injuries m what one of his colleagues feared was a premeditated assault. Three men wearing caps approached Mr Albert Ho and

TEMPLE KILLING SUSPECT NABBED [ARTICLE]

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TEMPLE KILLING SUSPECT NABBED BEIJING: Chinese police have arrested a 47-year-old man suspected of killing 10 people at a Taoist temple m horrific circumstances that shocked the country. Qiu Xinghua was caught late on Saturday as he returned to his home m Foping county m north-western Shaanxi province, not knowing

MEETING ON HEALTH STRATEGIES [ARTICLE]

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MEETING ON HEALTH STRATEGIES DHAKA: South and South-east Asian countries have met to discuss health strategies, including the fight against bird flu, m Bangladesh yesterday, ahead of a regional meeting of the World Health Organisation. The two-day ministerial meeting m Dhaka will discuss strategies against malaria, avian flu and pandemic

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Philippines appeals for help to clean up oil spill [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Philippines appeals for help to clean up oil spill Slick has widened to 220 km as Manila battles the country's worst spill Manila FEARING a bigger environmental catastrophe, the Philippines has sent out an urgent appeal to the United States, Japan and Indonesia to help clean up the country's worst

Poorer states pose biggest challenge for Asean common market: EU [ARTICLE]

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Poorer states pose biggest challenge for Asean common market: EU SOME NEED MORE TIME "While Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines will have no problems m meeting liberalisation targets... the CMLV countries (Cambodia, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam) may need a longer period." MR THIERRY ROMMEL, EU ambassador and

Floods and landslides to hit northern Thai provinces [ARTICLE]

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Floods and landslides to hit northern Thai provinces Bangkok THAILAND'S weather bureau has warned provinces m the north and north-east to prepare for heavy rain, flash floods and landslides m coming days after 600 tourists and residents m Surat Thani were evacuated following a landslide m Khao Sok National Park.

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Umno united despite recent crisis, says Najib [ARTICLE]

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Umno united despite recent crisis, says Najib But Malaysian DPM also warns party to learn from past mistakes Baling (Kedah) UMNO is unshakeable and its members are united, said Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak, as disgruntled former premier Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad continues his efforts to draw Malaysia's ruling

Heavy rain reduces haze in Sarawak [ARTICLE]

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Heavy rain reduces haze in Sarawak Kuala Lumpur HEAVY rain induced partly by cloud seeding is washing away acrid haze m Sarawak. Air quality data yesterday showed moderate readings m all major towns, and more rain is expected m the coming weeks. The Department of Environment's air pollutant index readings

No delay in measures to close income gap: Abdullah [ARTICLE]

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No delay in measures to close income gap: Abdullah Kuala Krai (Kelantan) THE Malaysian Prime Minister said his government will not delay any development programmes for the people m an effort to narrow the gap between the urban and rural areas. Datuk Seri Abdullah Badawi said the aim was to

What Malaysian Muslims think [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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What Malaysian Muslims think THE main findings of the survey: Islam as the main identity marker of Malaysian Muslims. 72.7 per cent choose being Muslim as their primary identity. A growing orthodoxy m beliefs. 77.3 per cent want stricter syariah laws m Malaysia. 57.3 per cent want the hudud (Islamic

Muslims first, Malaysians second [ARTICLE]

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Muslims first, Malaysians second Carolyn Hong By Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur REALITY CHECK "Muslims have come to terms with the reality of a multi-religious Malaysia. We may not eat together at the same table, but it does not' mean that we hate each other." ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR PATRICIA MARTINEZ of

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WORLD

Europe wastes its chances over Lebanon [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Europe wastes its chances over Lebanon Its hesitancy over sending peacekeepers fuels its image as a continent that cannot stand united or take action Rome THE latest crisis m the Middle East could have been Europe's big opportunity, but its hesitancy about sending peacekeepers to Lebanon has again fuelled its

Germany's dilemma [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Germany's dilemma GERMANY is ready to take part m a risky United Nations peacekeeping mission m Lebanon m order to secure its own credibility m the region, but it is desperate to avoid a horror scenario m which its troops would have to fire on Israeli soldiers. The prospect of

Iran raises tensions with missile tests [ARTICLE]

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Iran raises tensions with missile tests Teheran IRAN test-fired 10 surface-to-surface short-range missiles yesterday during the second day of large-scale military exercises m a demonstration of its readiness to "respond to any threat", state-run television reported. "Saegheh, the missile, has a range of between 80km and 250 km," said the

Air travel to cost more due to tighter airport security [ARTICLE]

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Air travel to cost more due to tighter airport security Costs likely to be passed on through higher prices for tickets and duty-free items VIENNA FOR business travellers, security measures that followed the exposure of an alleged plot to destroy aircraft over the Atlantic ushered m a painful period: Flights

Airports in US and Europe continue to be on high alert [ARTICLE]

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Airports in US and Europe continue to be on high alert AIRPORTS on both sides of the Atlantic continue to be on high alert after a terror plot involving the use of liquid bombs m mid-flight was foiled two weeks ago. The British Trade and Industry Secretary said yesterday that

Climate change debate heats up over the cause of killer hurricanes [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Climate change debate heats up over the cause of killer hurricanes Washington A YEAR after Hurricane Katrina and other major storms battered the US coast, the question of whether hurricanes are becoming more destructive because of global warming has become perhaps the most hotly contested issue m the scientific debate

Terror suspects 'could be charged in next 10 days' [ARTICLE]

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Terror suspects 'could be charged in next 10 days' BRITISH police investigating an alleged plot to blow up US-bound planes are optimistic that they will be able to soon charge many of the 23 suspects m custody, reports said yesterday. The newspaper reports came after the BBC said that detectives

WORLD QUICKLY

DEADLY ATTACK ON PILGRIMS IN IRAQ [ARTICLE]

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DEADLY ATTACK ON PILGRIMS IN IRAQ BAGHDAD: Snipers firing from rooftops and a cemetery killed at least 16 and injured 230 m attacks yesterday on a religious procession 01 hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pilgrims m Baghdad. Four gunmen were also killed. Mindful that so many Shi'ites on the streets

HILLARY GEARS UP FOR WHITE HOUSE RUN [ARTICLE]

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HILLARY GEARS UP FOR WHITE HOUSE RUN WASHINGTON: US Senator and former first lady Hillary Clinton is quietly putting m place the infrastructure ana logistics for a White House run, Time magazine reported m its issue to hit news-stands today. Although the wife of former president Bill Clinton officially remains

DOZENS OF TALEBAN FIGHTERS KILLED [ARTICLE]

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DOZENS OF TALEBAN FIGHTERS KILLED KANDAHAR: Afghan forces aided by Nato aircraft and artillery killed 71 suspected Taleban militants m southern Afghanistan, and insurgents killed four US soldiers and wounded six others m separate clashes. The insurgents were killed m a clash with Afghan and Nato troops following the militant

LIMIT INFLUX OF EU WORKERS: TORIES [ARTICLE]

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LIMIT INFLUX OF EU WORKERS: TORIES LONDON: Britain's main opposition party yesterday called for strict limits on migrant workers from Bulgaria and Romania when the two countries join the European Union (EU). The Conservative Party wants quotas on the number of workers from those countries allowed into Britain, Mr Damian

SPOTLIGHT PEOPLE

Day at the office for stuntman [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Day at the office for stuntman AN AUSTRIAN known for his skydiving stunts has parachuted off Sweden's tallest building m spectacular fashion, but he could face criminal charges, officials said. Mr Felix Baumgartner, who has jumped off famous buildings worldwide, parachuted from a helicopter onto the 190m-tall Turning Torso building

Bill Clinton's 60 and hating it [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bill Clinton's 60 and hating it DON'T tell me I'm 60 so said former US president Bill Clinton as he celebrated his birthday on Saturday. "For most of my working life, I was the youngest person doing what I was doing. Then one day I woke up and I was

Saddam ready for second trial [ARTICLE]

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Saddam ready for second trial DEPOSED Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein has been exercising and eating well m order to be m top form today wnen he faces charges of genocide against Iraq's Kurdish minority, a US official has said. Saddam's second trial since he was ousted three years ago by

Man wants extra penis removed [ARTICLE]

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Man wants extra penis removed AN INDIAN businessman bora with two peruses wants one of them removed surgically as he wants to marry and lead a normal sex life. The 24-year-old man from the northera state of Uttar Pradesh admitted himself into a New Delhi hospital this week with an

'No more magic' with 12 planets [ARTICLE]

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'No more magic' with 12 planets PLANET hunter Michael Brown may have spotted more than a dozen objects that could qualify as planets, but he would be "upset" if the solar system balloons to 12 planets under a new definition. "When I was a kid, planets were special," said the

Iran to respond to N-suspension calls [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Iran to respond to N-suspension calls WORI D WHAT IT IS IRAN is to respond tomorrow to the call by six world powers to suspend uranium enrichment, the process to make fuel for nuclear power reactors and raw material for atom bombs. President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad set the deadline following an

Anti-Chen camp plans mass sit-in [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Anti-Chen camp plans mass sit-in CHINA WHAT IT IS OPPONENTS of beleaguered Taiwan President Chen Shui-bian could stage a mass sit-in protest this week to demand his resignation. More than 800,000 Taiwanese have donated NT$lOO (Sss) each to Mr Shih Ming-teh, a former chairman of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party

Asean ministers to push for integration [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Asean ministers to push for integration SOUTH-EAST ASIA WHAT IT IS ASEAN'S economic ministers will meet m Kuala Lumpur this week to review and set the pace for greater regional economic integration. Further economic integration is the theme for this year's meeting, and the grouping's dialogue partners Japan, China, Australia,

Thai polls maybe postponed [ARTICLE]

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Thai polls maybe postponed SOUTH-EAST ASIA WHAT IT IS A DECREE issued by Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej to kick off the official campaign period for elections m the country takes effect on Thursday. But with five election commissioners still to be appointed, observers are suggesting that the general election set

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Making room for genius T\I£NTED young Singapore musicians are getting a break. Two recent pieces of news were especially heartening m this respect. Last vek, this newspaper reported that the new freshman class at the National Uniuty of Singajwre's musk conservatory includes three Singapore teenagers who have not even sat

Where should Germany stand? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Where should Germany stand? Christoph Marcinkowski ISRAELI-LEBANON CONFLICT Berlin needs to weigh the cost of any deployment By For The Straits Times UNIQUE POSITION In Muslim public opinion, Germany has often appeared as a "friend of the Muslims", a kind of "exception" compared with other Western colonial powers "THE Germans

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West must keep Pakistan on its side Richard L. Armitage Kara L. Bue By In Washington IN THE wake of the foiled terror plot m London involving British Muslims with Pakistani connections, all eyes are again on Pakistan as the breeding ground for terrorists. While the arrests may serve as

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The gulag of the Russian mind Nina Khrushcheva By DREAM WITHOUT END Despite all these epochal changes, Russians cannot accept the loss of their imperial role. The dream of empire is, indeed, the gulag that imprisons the Russian mind. IT IS now 15 years since the failed coup of August

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Changing lives with water John Mcßeth With help from the UN Food-for-Work programme, impoverished West Timor villagers learn to harness scarce water resources to bring better rice harvests By Senior Writer ON A high, rock-strewn ridge overlooking Indonesia's border with East Timor, where a stiff breeze riffles through the long

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HOME THE STRAITS TIMES MONDAY, AUGUST 21 2006

Making Singapore a magnet for all talents [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Making Singapore a magnet for all talents Li Xueying NATIONAL DAY RALLY Unconventional talent wanted, not just professionals, says PM H\ "We must look for all kinds of talent. It's not just numbers. You are looking for people with ability, with drive, initiative and ideas, and not just one kind

NATIONAL DAY RALLY

Go for maximum growth fast in good times [ARTICLE]

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Go for maximum growth fast in good times Sue-Ann Chia THE ECONOMY Projects m pipeline, new growth areas here mean this can be done By SINGAPORE'S economy m the long term is expected to grow by 3 per cent to 5 per cent, but when the conditions are good, Singapore

More older workers getting jobs [ARTICLE]

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More older workers getting jobs MORE older workers are finding jobs as the economy improves, a development that heartens Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who wants to ensure older and lowerskilled Singaporeans are employed. "I am very encouraged because with a growing economy, companies are hiring... maybe they have no

Asean will be left behind if it can't get its act together [ARTICLE]

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Asean will be left behind if it can't get its act together Goh Chin Lian THE REGION By STRONG WINGS ALONE WONT DO "We talk about Asean being the body with two wings China, India taking off and carrying us along. But if your body is not strong, and the

Tip Top puffs its way into China [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tip Top puffs its way into China AS A youngster, Mr Looi Chong Wee would help roll the dough m his father's Tip Top curry pun shop after school. Now at age 32, Mr Looi has taken the family business m Ang Mo Kio beyond Singapore to China. Since moving

From car mechanic to aerospace technician [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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From car mechanic to aerospace technician "It was very good that new media was brought up. Everyone of us has to transit from print to digital media. We can communicate with residents not just with banners, but also e-mail. The substance, m terms of passion, continues, but the form of

Make big event special for visitors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Make big event special for visitors WHAT is worth far more to Singapore than any Economic Development Board or tourism board advertising campaign? Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong thinks it is the four million smiles and service from the heart that Singaporeans can provide at next month's International Monetary Fund

Welcome newcomers with a big heart [ARTICLE]

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Welcome newcomers with a big heart Krist Boo By SOME Singaporeans are uneasy about foreign immigrants but Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong wants them to be bighearted and adopt a welcoming stance towards these newcomers. He acknowledged there were those who worry that an influx of immigrants will spell competition

S'pore needs more talented foreigners like Mustafa's managing director [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore needs more talented foreigners like Mustafa's managing director ZAKIR HUSSAIN FEW would have imagined that 24-hour shopping mall Mustafa's managing director started out pedaling handkerchiefs on the street. But that was how young Mustaq Ahmad earned his entrepreneurial spurs when he arrived m Singapore from Uttar Pradesh m India

Saying goodbye to India and hello to a red passport – and NS too [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Saying goodbye to India and hello to a red passport and NS too LYNN LEE SIX years ago, 13-year-old Shyam Srinivasan bade goodbye to his hometown m Chennai, India, and said hello to the heartlands of Singapore. His father, a software engineer, had found a better job here. So Shyam,

For hairstylist to the stars, PM's recognition is 'like winning an Oscar* [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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For hairstylist to the stars, PM's recognition is 'like winning an Oscar* KEN KWEK CELEBRITY hairstylist David Gan has had an exhilarating year. Last December, the permanent resident from Malaysia was made a Singapore citizen, after living and working here for more than 22 years. Yesterday, his status as a

Linking up with S'pore 'family' abroad [ARTICLE]

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Linking up with S'pore 'family' abroad Lynn Lee By EVEN AS Singaporeans go abroad to work, live and study, they need to be kept updated on happenings at home, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong last night. This is because they are part of Singapore's global family. The latest effort

Govt will podcast too but politics to be kept serious [ARTICLE]

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Govt will podcast too but politics to be kept serious Lydia Lim DIGITAL AGE By Pervasive electronic media will not only open up new opportunities but also change the texture of society and create new problems which need to be managed THE Government will ride the digital wave sweeping across

Govt had to deal with mrbrown's criticisms: PM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Govt had to deal with mrbrown's criticisms: PM Lynn Lee By BY ALL means criticise the Government and ministers but be prepared to stand by what you say. Addressing the issue of how the Government deals with criticisms for the first time since the mr brown episode, the Prime Minister

Keep up standards in pursuit of eyeballs [ARTICLE]

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Keep up standards in pursuit of eyeballs Krist Boo ON MAINSTREAM MEDIA By THE mainstream media must evolve to engage the digital generation but they must also remain objective and maintain high standards. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said yesterday. He described the traditional media, which includes television, radio and

Talkingcock editor: Phone rings non-stop [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Talkingcock editor: Phone rings non-stop TALKINGCOCK.com's editor, Mr Colin Goh, was inundated with phone calls right after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong spoke about the satirical humour website last night. "My phone has been off the hook with calls after PM's mention," said the 36-year-old. "Of course we were shocked

Singapore will take full advantage of digital opportunities in a 'completely different world1 [ARTICLE]

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Singapore will take full advantage of digital opportunities in a 'completely different world 1 Li Xueying BY "I agree with the PM that we should be welcoming of new immigrants and should not see them as a threat. I know three pre-school teachers from China who are here to teach

Banding together to give back to the community [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Banding together to give back to the community Ken Kwek HEARTWARE Such actions will shape character and bond us with nation By SINGAPOREANS feeling passionate about some aspect of Singapore were urged to band together with others and do something for the community. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is certain

Lessons from Aceh [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Lessons from Aceh "THERE'S no reason why ordinary Singaporeans can't get out there and apply themselves to helping our neighbours. We learn from them too, and the shared experience brings all of us closer. The one thing that we were most struck by was the strong sense of resilience" of

Environmental cause [ARTICLE]

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Environmental cause "THIS is our home, and the challenge to protect the environment is for all Singaporeans. It cannot solely be the responsibility of the Government or environmental agencies. I hope that with this mention by the PM, we will have even more opportunities to create awareness and engage Singaporeans.

A more meaningful gift [ARTICLE]

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A more meaningful gift "MY PRIMARY motivation was to thank my parents for their support all these years. I initially wanted to get them a gift, but they told me to spend the money m a more meaningful way. If more people step forward to donate more money, all the

Keeping the S'pore story alive [ARTICLE]

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Keeping the S'pore story alive SINGAPOREANS both young and old need to learn and talk more about the nations history. This, Prime Minister Lee said, would help to nurture the emotional ties critical to anchoring Singaporeans to their home m this age of globalisation. "We have to tell the Singapore

New generation has 'something special' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New generation has 'something special' Sue-Ann Chia T. Rajan By A RED lump of clay was used to tell the Singapore story, morphing into different things like the Changi Airport tower, a Merlion and four people of different races. It was done m a video called Singapore In Clay. Another

S'pore shoots for World Cup' goals [ARTICLE]

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S'pore shoots for World Cup' goals Yen Feng By SINGAPORE is aiming for many goals, said a confident Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong during his National Day Rally speech last night. It wants to have a strong economy which brings jobs for all, providing opportunities. It aims to be a

Composed PM Lee comes into his own [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Composed PM Lee comes into his own Chua Mui Hoong NEWS ANALYSIS He focuses attention on challenges posed by immigration and interactive media By Deputy Political Editor SINGAPORE'S first prime minister saw government as akin to conducting an orchestra. The second often described himself as captain of a football team

Happy about stress on accepting quality immigrants [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Happy about stress on accepting quality immigrants 5 Singaporeans who had been interviewed about their hopes and wishes ahead of PM Lee's National Day Rally react to the speech WORKING MUM MADAM Kimberlie Chong, 35, is a director of a hotel and security business she runs with her husband. The

Keep the cost of living down to help those in need [ARTICLE]

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Keep the cost of living down to help those in need THE CABBY MR GREGORY Martin, 57, a cabby for 15 years. The former Singapore Armed Forces soldier wants a more caring government and the Prime Minister to talk about measures to keep the cost of living down. His reaction:

Need for quality immirants in digital media industry [ARTICLE]

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Need for quality immirants in digital media industry THE CEO MR NICKSON Fong, 36, is chief executive officer and co-founder of digital animation company Egg Story Creative Production. He hopes for more attention for creative industries, and had wished that the Prime Minister talk about support for creative Singaporeans to

Blogger issue: PM 'wants to assure Singaporeans' [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Blogger issue: PM 'wants to assure Singaporeans' »THENEWMP MR BAEY Yam Keng, 35, is a first-term MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC who co-founded Mandarin theatre group The ETCeteras. He attended his first National Day Rally yesterday. He wants paper qualifications to be downplayed and for the PM to talk about

Forward-thinking, informative, with a degree of informalism [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Forward-thinking, informative, with a degree of informalism THE NEW CITIZEN "I think the Prime Minister touched on the right aspects of building Singapore's future. What he has spoken about is actually about mindsets and attitudes. In different ways, he talked about being good at what we do. This is what

'3 Ms' a health safety net for all groups [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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'3 Ms' a health safety net for all groups Ken Kwek SPEECH IN CHINESE PM also stresses job adaptability; need to welcome foreign talent By VISION FOR NATION "Our future is bright. This is not a prediction, it is a resolution, a goal, a resolve, a vision to achieve." PMLee

Can-do spirit shown in tackling pressing problem [ARTICLE]

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Can-do spirit shown in tackling pressing problem Zakir Hussain SPEECH IN MALAY By THE Malay community showed its can-do spirit when it took concrete steps to tackle a pressing challenge it was faced with, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong. He was encouraged that the community has responded "realistically and

GPC chief: Draw up minimum standards to stop slums forming [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GPC chief: Draw up minimum standards to stop slums forming Tan Hui Yee It means rewiring blocks once every 20 years and redoing roofs periodically By MINIMUM standards should be drawn up to ensure that town councils keep their housing estates m good shape, says the new head of the

LORRY CRASH: DRIVER HURT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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LORRY CRASH: DRIVER HURT A /orry dhz;er suffered serious injuries after he apparently lost control of his vehicle and crashed into a big metal container placed by the side of Lornie Road yesterday afternoon. The driver, m his 40s, had to be dragged out of his vehicle as the entire

Bigger Honda fleet for car-sharing scheme [ARTICLE]

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Bigger Honda fleet for car-sharing scheme Shefali Srinivas By HONDA will expand its fleet of hybrid cars for its car-sharing scheme and increase the number of places to pick them up because of the scheme's growing popularity. There are now more than 1,600 people on the scheme, up from 1,000

MCYS award for 45 who helped out [ARTICLE]

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MCYS award for 45 who helped out VOLUNTEERS were honoured on Saturday for helping the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) m its programmes. Among the 45 award winners were businesswoman Claire Chiang and lawyer Isaac Tan Choon Kiat. They were given the Friends of MCYS award. Ms

More S'poreans opt for part-time maids [ARTICLE]

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More S'poreans opt for part-time maids Melissa Sim Agencies see sO°/o rise m demand, as people seek more privacy, flexibility By HOUSEWIFE Kathleen Lee, 36, pays $1,200 each month for a part-time maid when she could be paying half that amount to get a full-time domestic helper. She maintains that

Character development helps Jurong JC gain popularity [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Character development helps Jurong JC gain popularity Sandra Da vie By Education Correspondent JUST three years ago, only half of the students at Jurong Junior College had listed it as the top choice on their application forms, making it one of the least preferred colleges m Singapore. This year, 76

PRAYERS FOR WAR DEAD IN MID-EAST [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PRAYERS FOR WAR DEAD IN MID-EAST PHOTO: The Muslim and Jewish communities m Singapore held a peace gathering yesterday m memory of the Lebanese and Israelis killed m the recent Middle East war. Rabbi Mordechai Abergel is seen here addressing the congregation, which observed a one-minute silence m memory of

S'pore and Brunei in air force exercise [ARTICLE]

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S'pore and Brunei in air force exercise THE Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) and the Royal Brunei Air Force are conducting their annual air defence exercise, code-named Exercise Air Guard. The joint exercise, which started on Saturday and ends on Sept 4, is the twelfth m the series. It

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Fake IDs: Risky ticket to vice for underaged [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fake IDs: Risky ticket to vice for underaged Nur Amira Abdul Karim YOUNG AND RESTLESS Teens use forged student passes to go clubbing, buy booze, cigarettes By JONATHAN buys a packet of cigarettes every two days, a few beers every weekend and hangs out at nightclubs several times a month.

Let's talk about CYBER BULLYING [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Let's talk about CYBER BULLYING ►GROWING PAINS The Internet was abuzz recently with reports of a woman being slammed by netizens for posting a pro-government comment on an online forum. Youthlnk writers discuss the trend of 'flaming' or insulting someone online

He got a taste of his own medicine [ARTICLE]

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He got a taste of his own medicine Nicholas Sim By I ONCE flamed an acquaintance on my blog. In a series of vivid descriptions, I made fun of her physical flaws. The feeling was immensely satisfying. Using a pseudonym m cyberspace gave me a sense of anonymity and I

Don't fan the flames by hitting back in anger [ARTICLE]

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Don't fan the flames by hitting back in anger Alvin Huang By WHEN one voices an opinion, it is inevitable that there will be others who will have opposing views. The Internet makes it easy to make these views public. Occasionally, this leads to situations where the comments are exceedingly

Indifference makes a difference [ARTICLE]

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Indifference makes a difference Chen Wei Li By IN 2004, there was a little war m cyberspace. My polytechnic classmates and I were at a youth meeting when a girl from a different polytechnic made disparaging comments about our mass communications course. My furious classmates tracked down her blog and

Holiday stint helps students understand civil service better [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Holiday stint helps students understand civil service better Liaw Wy-Cin By MR KURT Ma had always heard stories about how civil servants are stuffy, unfriendly people. But after having interned for a month at the Public Service Division, he found this to be untrue. "Everybody is really friendly. People are

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Stranger passing off my address as his own [LETTER]

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Stranger passing off my address as his own I REFER to the article, "Man used false address to get illegal loan" (ST, Aug 9). This article illustrates the loophole m the current system of changing and updating addresses on identity cards. I checked with both the police and the Immigration

No lack of activities in school to turn kids on [LETTER]

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No lack of activities in school to turn kids on I REFER to the article, "Getting our young to be turned on by school" (ST, July 28). As a 15-year-old student m an Integrated Programme (IP) school, I am not surprised by the survey results and can empathise with those

Time for tougher laws against animal abusers [LETTER]

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Time for tougher laws against animal abusers AFTER reading the article, "'Suspected cat killer caught on camera by kitty detectives" (ST, Aug 14), on how the alleged cat abuser was caught by cat "detectives", I believe it is time Parliament implemented tougher laws against animal abusers. A longer jail term,

ONLINE FORUM [LETTER]

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ONLINE FORUM For more readers' views, log on to http^/www. straitstimes.asial. com.sg/forum Access to letters online is free. Shopping m Spore is a boring experience. If s time for a drastic makeover Make street parade and other festivities a part of National Day celebrations Two men stood out m clearing

Are maids here to work as maids or as clerks? [LETTER]

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Are maids here to work as maids or as clerks? RECENTLY, my parents tried to hire a maid for the family. The maid was new to the job, with no experience working here. She had to sit for a written English test at the Ministry of Manpower, which she attempted

Maids can be flexible if ties are good [LETTER]

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Maids can be flexible if ties are good I REFER to the letter, "Not practical to specify rest hours, jobs scopes" (ST, July 28), by Mrs Yong Wei Foong. We maids understand her kind of situation where the woman of the house has a baby to look after and her

Protruding bar on lorry a potential hazard [LETTER]

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Protruding bar on lorry a potential hazard ON JULY 28, at around 9.45pm, I was driving along East Coast Parkway towards Jurong when, just after the Rochor exit, I passed three large lorries travelling convoy-style. My car was m the middle lane and the lorries on the extreme left. As

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Chelsea lay down a marker [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Chelsea lay down a marker Marc Lim CHELSEA 3 MANCHESTER CITY 0 Blues get back to winning ways with 3-0 demolition of Manchester City By Sports Correspondent ONE match is a long time to wait when you are the manager of one of the world's biggest football clubs and keen

Forget van Nistelrooy, it's now Saha to the fore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Forget van Nistelrooy, it's now Saha to the fore Richard Jolly By RUUD van Nistelrooy has been consigned to Manchester United history. The future, if Alex Ferguson is to be believed, is Louis Saha. Helped by the accommodating Fulham defence, he started m a mood to render the most clinical

Bad blood? Rooney laughs off Ronaldo feud [ARTICLE]

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Bad blood? Rooney laughs off Ronaldo feud RICHARD JOLLY WAYNE Rooney relished his reunion with Cristiano Ronaldo, and insisted there was never any animosity between the Manchester United teammates. The pair, adversaries m their World Cup quarter-final clash m which the Portuguese winger was accused of getting the English striker

Newcastle in takeover talks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Newcastle in takeover talks PHOTO: Opening weekend numbers First goal: Rob Hulse, right (Sheffield United 46th minute, v Liverpool) First yellow card: Chris Morgan (Sheffield United, 37th minute, v Liverpool) First red card: Djimi Traore (Charlton Athletic, 26th minute, v West Ham) First penalty: Robbie Fowler (Liverpool, 70th minute, v

Rooney threatens to boycott FA should his 3-match ban stay [ARTICLE]

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Rooney threatens to boycott FA should his 3 -match ban stay London WAYNE Rooney, who will be suspended for the next three Premiership games, has issued an extraordinary warning to the Football Association over his ban. The Manchester United striker has told the FA that he will stop cooperating with

Tottenham stunned by feisty Bolton [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tottenham stunned by feisty Bolton SOCCER Poor defending sees Champions League hopefuls Spurs crash 0-2 at the Reebok London TOTTENHAM have been backed by many to upset the Premiership's top four, and secure Champions League qualification this season. But it took just 15 minutes for Spurs' summer optimism, fuelled by

Walcott impresses on league debut [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Walcott impresses on league debut London ARSENE Wenger hailed Theo Walcott 's vital contribution, as Arsenal rescued a late point against Aston Villa m their Premiership opener on Saturday. The 17-year-old striker has had a wretched time since becoming a shock inclusion m the England team that went to the

Defensive woes plague shaky Liverpool ahead of $60m game [ARTICLE]

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Defensive woes plague shaky Liverpool ahead of $60m game Gerrard said no to United LIVERPOOL captain Steven Gerrard nas revealed that he had trials at Manchester United when he was 14. In his autobiography, which is being serialised by the News of the World, he wrote: "I wore the red

Robson to have brain tumour removed [ARTICLE]

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Robson to have brain tumour removed FORMER England coach Sir Bobby Robson, 73, is to undergo brain surgery to remove a tumour. He announced this yesterday, two weeks after suffering a suspected stroke while watching an English Championship game. "I had a scan to assess why I felt unwell and

Sizzling Seol is a shrewd signing [ARTICLE]

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Sizzling Seol is a shrewd signing London SOUTH Korea winger Seol Xi Hyeon has been given the thumbs-up, after playing a starring role m Reading's stunning 3-2 comeback win over Middlesbrough m the Premiership on Saturday. Reading skipper Graeme Murty believes Seol, who moved to Reading from Wolves m June,

US keep Yao in check to triumph against China [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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US keep Yao in check to triumph against China BASKETBALL Sapporo (Japan) DWYANE Wade scored 26 points and the United States used a swarming defence to make life miserable for Yao Ming and China on their way to a 121-90 victory yesterday. The win keeps the tournament favourites unbeaten at

Balco probe prompted test for EPO in sprinters [ARTICLE]

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Balco probe prompted test for EPO in sprinters ATHLETICS New York MARION Jones' alleged positive test for the blooa-booster erythropoietin (EPO) reveals how anti-doping officials are using information gleaned from the Balco investigation to take aim at possible drug cheats within track and field. The American sprinter, one of the

Ryder Cup selection giving captain Lehman a headache [ARTICLE]

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Ryder Cup selection giving captain Lehman a headache Medinah UNITED States Ry4er Cup captain Tom Lehman has to announce one of the most difficult decisions of his life today. By the end of the 88th PGA Championship, 10 of the 12 members of his team will have earned their places

Woods & Co. make mush of Medinah [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Woods Co. make mush of Medinah »GOLF PGA Cship Leading third-round results: 202 Tiger Woods (USA) 69 68 65, Luke Donald (Gbr) 68 68 66 204 Mike Weir (Can) 72 67 65 205 Geoff Ogilvy (Aus) 69 68 68 206 Sergio Garcia (Esp) 69 70 67, Shaun Micneel (USA) 69

It's studies first for Jing Hean [ARTICLE]

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It's studies first for Jing Hean Jeanette Wang TRIATHLON But TAS appealing for Sportsboy of the Year to get Asian Games nod By GOLD one moment, gone the next. South-east Asia Games men's triathlon champion Cheng Jing Hean has decided to take a break from the sport to focus on

Peirsol, US relay team break records [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Peirsol, US relay team break records SWIMMING Victoria (Canada) A PAIR of world records by Americans overshadowed strong showings by South Korean and Japanese swimmers at the Pan Pacific Championships on Saturday. Aaron Peirsol reaffirmed his place as an unbeatable force m the men's 200 metres backstroke, with a time

SAFFC remain wary of tough Home game [ARTICLE]

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SAFFC remain wary of tough Home game Nicholas Fang SOCCER By SINGAPORE Armed Forces FC lead the S-League by a comfortable eight points. But they are by no means taking things easy at this stage, particularly ahead of their clash against bitter rivals Home United on Friday. On paper, this

Results [ARTICLE]

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Results BASEBALL MLB: NY Yankees 13 Boston 5, Chicago Cubs 5 St Louis 4 (10 innings), Arizona 5 San Diego 3, Baltimore 15 Toronto 0, Atlanta 5 Florida 3, Cincinnati 14 Pittsburgh 7, Texas 3 Detroit 1, Milwaukee 6 Houston 4, Philadelphia 11 Washington 2, Oakland 7 Kansas City 2,

Standings [ARTICLE]

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OBITUARIES [OBITUARY + ILLUSTRATION]

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OBITUARIES "In God, whose word I praise. In God I have put my trust. I shall not be afraid." Psalm 56:4 LOWEEHWA Age: 74 was called home to be with the Lord on 20 August 2006. Dearly missed by Husband: Tang ]ih Kai Daughter: Son-in-law: Tang Tuang Fong Tan Jwee

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Week's Top Rises (¢) [ARTICLE]

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Week's Top Falls (¢) [ARTICLE]

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Currencies Where S$ stands [ARTICLE]

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STI poised for more gains after hitting 3-month high [ARTICLE]

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STI poised for more gains after hitting 3 -month high Lee Su Shyan TAKING STOCK China stocks could hog the limelight following increase m Chinese interest rates By ITS TIME FOR CHANGE "With the quarterly reporting season just over, this will be the time for people to rejig their portfolios."

India IT pioneer Narayana Murthy calls it a day at Infosys [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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India IT pioneer Narayana Murthy calls it a day at Infosys He hands over exec duties after 25 years at helm of India's No. 2 software group Bangalore INFOSYS Technologies chairman N.R. Narayana Murthy stepped down yesterday, after 25 years at the helm of die firm he co-founded and built

Ford to slash output by 20% [ARTICLE]

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Ford to slash output by 20% Dearborn (Michigan) FORD Motor will slash by one-fifth the number of vehicles it plans to build m the final three months of the year the deepest production cuts m more than two decades. The cuts are the latest indication of just how difficult it

Quattrone may return to Wall St [ARTICLE]

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Quattrone may return to Wall St New York FRANK Quattrone, the Wall Street banker who helped drive the 1990s boom m technology, has reached a deal with federal prosecutors that may lead to dismissal of criminal charges against him and allow him to resume a career m finance, people briefed

Intercontinental group aims to run 8 more hotels in S'pore [ARTICLE]

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Intercontinental group aims to run 8 more hotels in S'pore Joyce Teo By Property Correspondent SINGAPORE'S ambitious plan to double tourist arrivals to 17 million by 2015 has prompted the British-based Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) to mapout its own bold blueprint for expansion here. The chain, which operates three hotels

Stricter checks needed for dependants' scheme payouts [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Stricter checks needed for dependants' scheme payouts Lorna Tan COMMENTARY Insurers should consider carefully if proceeds are being given to the intended beneficiaries By Finance Correspondent For whose benefit? H When Mr Prabhakaran died, it was not his widow Geraldine (left) and their three boys who received the badly needed

Advance Modules MD to repay $23m debt owed by customer [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Advance Modules MD to repay $23m debt owed by customer Ann Williams Announcement follows SGX's queries over short-term viability of Malaysian-based firm By REPAYMENT SCHEME Mr Tan will pay the sum m 12 equal monthly instalments IN AN unusual move, mainboard-list-ed Advance Modules Group announced yesterday that its founder and

Only a third of Asian boards plan for CEO succession [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Only a third of Asian boards plan for CEO succession Lee Su Shyan By Companies Correspondent A SURVEY of company directors has found that only one-third of directors m Asia outside Japan have taken formal steps to ensure that when one chief executive (CEO) leaves, a replacement is ready to

MONEY

S'pore retailers enjoy booming business [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore retailers enjoy booming business Lorna Tan Listed ones such as Robinson, Metro and Isetan seeing strong sales growth By "We've been seeing a consistently improved performance. The lower unemployment rate, higher rate of re-employment and growth m GDP all contribute to consumer confidence, which the retail industry relies on."

STRAITS TIMES INDEX [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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STRAITS TIMES INDEX For the week 2,483.53 +32.9

China owns less than half of country's top 500 manufacturers [ARTICLE]

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China owns less than half of country's top 500 manufacturers »COVT SURVEY Beijing LESS than half of the top 500 manufacturing companies m officially communist China are actually state-owned, official media reported yesterday. Only 220 of the biggest enterprises m the manufacturing industry are controlled directly by the state, the

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Tiger takes share of lead World No 1 Woods rolls m eight birdies at the PGA Championship to tie for the lead with Luke Donald after three rounds. PAGE Hl5

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life! THE STRAITS TIMES MONDAY, AUGUST 21 2006

SHE'S GOT LEGS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SHE'S GOT LEGS She is regarded as one of Singapore's most versatile and enduring actresses, but Pam Oei tells CLARA CHOW that M she has no illusions about being more famous. page 4 Design: Photos: a'-d LEE CHEE CHEW LIM SIN THAI MUGILAN RAJASEGERAN

Life! People

Tree's company [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tree's company Tan Dawn Wei Chyi Yu still enjoys singing her breakout song, Olive Tree, even after 30 years. But these days, the singer is into Buddhist albums SIMPLICITY is the one guiding principle m Chyi Yu's life these days. Having renounced mainstream music m 2003, the Taiwanese folk-pop singer

Boy, it's a clean sweep [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Boy, it's a clean sweep NEW YORK Boy George (right), with a sunburn and blistered fingers, ended his court-ordered community service sweeping the streets for the sanitation department. Though the experience got off to a bumpy start he yelled at the media hounding him on his first day on the

Celeb couple in alleged $28m scam [ARTICLE]

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Celeb couple in alleged $28m scam TAIPEI Taiwanese songwriter Liv Chia-chang and his wife, actress Chen Chen, are suspected of an alleged scam m which a few Kuomintang-owned enterprises lost more than NT$6OO million (Ss2B million), reports China Times. Liv was said to have set up a company m 1999

Plastic surgery? Sure [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Plastic surgery? Sure Teo Cheng Wee 8 questions with Lan Hsin-mei Taiwanese host Lan Hsin-mei received a nose job as a birthday present, and she says it's a gift that keeps giving LAN Hsin-mei is sitting pretty on a plush red couch and smiling like a Cheshire cat. Dressed m

CHILLI PADI PAM [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHILLI PADI PAM Clara Chow 'My parents were both teachers, but they were not very proper at home. It took me a while to realise that it was not normal to swear all the time' On her childhood. Pant, left, In a family photo with her teacher Mum, school principal

Meet the Chai-Lai Angels [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Meet the Chai-Lai Angels Tan Dawn Wei If that name sounds familiar, that's because it's meant to. And there are five angels m this Thai female secret agent film 1 prefer being an actress. As a stuntwoman, no one can see your face' Katesarin Akethawatkul (right), aka Agent Poy Sian,

Come party with the artists [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Come party with the artists June Cheong Singapore Biennale's pre-party at MoS got the clubbing crowd bopping to the beat ARTS REPORTER WHO says art can't connect with the masses? It can, and 300 clubbers who partied at the Ministry Of Sound (MoS) last Friday night will attest to that.

biteintoit [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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biteintoit 'Our faces are lies and our necks are the truth' Writer Nora Ephron, 65, on how her neck betrays her age She kind of lets them get away with murder... they are very spoilt' Rocker Tommy Lee on his ex-wife, actress Pamela Anderson, and their two sons it still

Real life vs reel horrors [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Real life vs reel horrors Tay Yek Keak Strangers pairing m the night m Hollywood are infinitely more ghastly than recent scarefests m films starsngripes ONCE again, I'm going to talk about ghosts. Now ghosts, as you know, take many forms. Some are scary, some are silly. Some float all

Trekkies unite [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Trekkies unite LAS VEGAS Thousands from Taiwan, Israel, Australia and all around the globe beamed into Las Vegas, Nevada, last weekend to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Star Trek. Though originally considered too brainy for American network TV m 1966, the sci-fi TV franchise has proven to be one of

Jay and Fei Yu-ching duet [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Jay and Fei Yu-ching duet TAIPEI Chinese pop just got a bit stranger. Jay Chou, the mumbly king of cool, announced last weekend that he had recorded a duet with evergreen crooner Fei Yu-ching (right) for his new album. Chou said he tried to invite Fei, who is a favourite

Many Rivers To Cross and one Cliff [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Many Rivers To Cross and one Cliff Sujin Thomas MUSIC REPORTER IT IS not easy getting Jamaican reggae legend Jimmy Cliff to talk to you early m the morning. "I'm just waking up and I don't even know the time." croaks the 58-year-old singer from his hotel room m the

You can't Sweat out this Fever [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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You can't Sweat out this Fever Jill Alphonso HERE'S a fact that may be of interest to fans of American emo-punk band Panic! At The Disco. The members of a hot new band currently enjoying a meteoric rise with their debut album A Fever You Can't Sweat Out claim to

I am Aguilera. Hear me roar [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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I am Aguilera. Hear me roar This is the era of the incredible shrinking pop star Even if Christina Aguilera has a freakishly huge voice, the singer has to fight to be heard among the shrinking pop stars TO HEAR Christina Aguilera tell it, she has spent most of her

Dick Lee's royal rumble [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Dick Lee's royal rumble June Cheong The theme was 'white, silver and gold', the dress code was 'political' and the mood was celebratory as the King of Singapop turned 50 ENTERTAINER Dick Lee's appearance as the Pope on his 50th birthday party bash last Saturday might have sparked off a

MID RIFT [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MID RIFT While some celebrities are belting out sartorial hits m this season's ci nched-waist look, others just look waisted May Yip NOT A HOUSEWIFE AT ALL (right): Eva Longoria may be a staple m lad magazines, but the star of Desperate Housewives can win over female fans with her

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