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Straits Times (Overseas ed), 13 May 1995

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The Straits Times WEEKLY EDITION SATURDAY, MAY 13, 1995 Price: 551.20 (in Singapore) Elsewhere by subscription only MITA (P) 087/08/94 1143 YYY 1995 The Straits Times 150 YHARS

No shortage of jobs for retrained workers [ARTICLE]

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No shortage of jobs for retrained workers Have right attitude on learning new skills: PM By Ahmad Osman WORKERS who are willing to learn new skills will always be able to get a job in Singapore despite the relocation of la-bour-intensive industries to other countries, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong

Big catch for Big Joe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Big catch for Big Joe THE ONE THAT DIDN’T GET AWAY A GIANT 270 kg garoupa, the weight of two sumo wrestlers, stopped customers in their tracks at a Tampines Street 11 wet market last Saturday. Fishmonger Lim Big Joe, 45, who has a stall there, said he bought the

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NEWS FOCUS

More foreigners will be allowed to work in Republic [ARTICLE]

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More foreigners will be allowed to work in Republic Will not be over-reliant on any country THE Government will allow more foreigners to work here to ease the tight labour market but it will not make the mistake of becoming over-re-liant on any country. Labour Minister Dr Lee Boon Yang

Lawyer loses appeal, caning order upheld [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lawyer loses appeal, caning order upheld By Lim Li Hsien LAWYER R. Yogendran may become the first of his profession to be caned, after he lost his appeal against conviction on five criminal charges on Friday last week. Chief Justice Yong Pung How cut his jail term to 4Mz years

All 30,000 copies of CD-ROM on life of SM Lee booked [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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All 30,000 copies of CD-ROM on life of SM Lee booked ALL 30,000 copies of a CDROM on the life of Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew have been booked less than three weeks after going on sale, and almost two weeks before its launch on Monday by Mr Lee. The

Smith Corona to close factory here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Smith Corona to close factory here Typewriter manufacturer to close Batam factory too; retrench 1,100 workers By David Miller SMITH Corona, the American typewriter manufacturer, will close its two factories in Singapore and Batam and retrench a total of 1,100 workers. Its vice-president and general manager, Mr C.C. Chua, said

S’pore not a developing nation from 1996: OECD [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore not a developing nation from 1996: OECD By Anjali Puri SINGAPORE will not be considered a developing country from January next year, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said. Its 22-member Development Assistance Committee said after a two-day meeting in Paris that six countries, including Singapore and

Secondary student breaks teacher’s nose [ARTICLE]

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Secondary student breaks teacher’s nose By Liang Hwee Ting A SCHOOL teacher suffered a broken nose when a rowdy student he tried to send out of class punched him. The student, a Secondary 5 boy from a neighbourhood school in Yishun, has been suspended since. Sources said the teacher, a

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Spratlys issue goes beyond sovereignty [ARTICLE]

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Spratlys issue goes beyond sovereignty PM Goh gives candid views in China on dispute By Bertha Henson in Beijing THE dispute over the Spratlys involves more than the question of sovereignty or which country should benefit from their resources, said Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong on Thursday. It also involves

Re-restoring priceless newsprint [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Re-restoring priceless newsprint SINGAPORE’S only known copy of The Straits Times’ inaugural issue has been sent for re-restoration to the National Archives of Singapore. The copy, which belongs to the National Library, was last restored in 1992. It was thought that the Times House library had an original copy of

Cop took $66,000 using ATM card of dead man [ARTICLE]

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Cop took $66,000 using ATM card of dead man By Lee Yee Hwa A FORMER policeman was jailed for four years on Monday for using a dead man’s ATM card to raid his bank account. Harold Rajah, 32, withdrew $66,610 from the late Mr R. Chandran’s bank account to clear

Buy movie tickets, pay bills at ATM-like kiosks? [ARTICLE]

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Buy movie tickets, pay bills at ATM-like kiosks? Company to run such services to be set up soon By Zuraidah Ibrahim A PRIVATE-sector company which will launch ATM-like kiosks offering a spread of services, from payment of bills to the sale of concert tickets, is likely to be set up

Lingle case: Parties to pay costs of $83,876 [ARTICLE]

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Lingle case: Parties to pay costs of $83,876 Th£ High Court on Tuesday ordered the parties found guilty of contempt of court over the case of American academic Christopher Lingle to pay costs totalling $83,876. Assistant Registrar James Leong made the ruling after prosecution and defence lawyers failed to agree

Fake cognac trader’s appeal lands him in jail [ARTICLE]

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Fake cognac trader’s appeal lands him in jail CHIEF Justice Yong Pung How showed on Friday last week that Singapore courts will come down hard on violations of intellectual property by jailing a trader who had appealed against a $llO,OOO fine for selling and importing fake cognac. The Chief Justice

37 illegal immigrants caught [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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37 illegal immigrants caught 825 cartons of cigarettes also seized from boat THIRTY-SEVEN illegal immigrants tried to enter Singapore on a wood-loaded motorised sampan disguised as a barter trade boat. All 37 Indonesian men, aged between 15 and 43, were arrested by the Police Coast Guard on Tuesday. Police also

Travel agents advertising cheaper fares and packages [ARTICLE]

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Travel agents advertising cheaper fares and packages By Rav Dhaliwal A SINGAPORE-LOS ANGELES travel package on Malaysia Airlines is going for under $9OO with return airfare and a two-night hotel stay in Los Angeles for $895. Safe-KNT is also offering return airfare to LA plus three nights’ stay at $l,lBB.

Chee Wee to lead mission to Latin America [ARTICLE]

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Chee Wee to lead mission to Latin America THE Minister of State for Trade and Industry, and Communications, Mr Goh Chee Wee, will lead a 15-day trade and investment mission to Argentina, Brazil and Chile later this month. Accompanying him on the trip from May 27 to June 10 are

Airport thefts by South American tourists rampant [ARTICLE]

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Airport thefts by South American tourists rampant Peruvian jailed for stealing briefcase A SCHEME hatched by South American tourists to steal the belongings of other visitors at Changi Airport is causing a headache for airport police, a district court heard last Saturday. Most of the offenders get away because the

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SPORTS

Businessman Kwek to head S-League [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Businessman Kwek to head S-League National soccer coach Douglas Moore appointed Chief Executive Officer SOCCER by Joe Dorai THE Singapore Professional Football League or S-League, which is expected to lift the game into the era of professional football, has found the man to fill its top post: that of league

A pool of 800 players in five years [ARTICLE]

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A pool of 800 players in five years By Lee Yulin THE blueprint for the new Singapore Soccer League was announced by the Football Association of Singapore on March 2 this year. The FAS appointed a task force which spent almost a year to work out the plan to revamp

SBA officials re-evaluate policy of excluding foreign shuttlers [ARTICLE]

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SBA officials re-evaluate policy of excluding foreign shuttlers By Thomas Koh THE dramatic success of Singapore’s women table tennis team at the recent Commonwealth Championships has provided food for thought to the Singapore Badminton Association. The SBA, which had been dead-set against the use of foreign players for its Thomas

MALAYSIA

Obey code or be expelled: Mahathir [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Obey code or be expelled: Mahathir Guidelines for govt leaders on conflict of interests and declaration of assets Bernama, Reuter. KUALA LUMPUR Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said that his government would sack political leaders who breached a new code of ethics which was being drawn up. He

40 rebel Umno members sacked, says Mahathir [ARTICLE]

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40 rebel Umno members sacked, says Mahathir Bernama, AFP, Reuter. KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad said last Saturday that he had expelled at least 40 members from his political party for opposing the government in recent national polls, and expected to sack more. He also

KL may allow foreign stake in private hospitals [ARTICLE]

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KL may allow foreign stake in private hospitals KUALA LUMPUR The Health Ministry is studying details on a possible move to allow foreign participation in private hospitals. Its minister, Mr Chua Jui Meng, said on Tuesday that the move would relieve mounting pressures on existing public hospitals, both in terms

Film Bombay banned for portraying religious clash [ARTICLE]

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Film Bombay banned for portraying religious clash Bernama. KUALA LUMPUR The government banned the screening of the Tamil film Bombay because it portrayed a clash of Muslim and Hindu religions which could incite racial disharmony. Deputy Home Affairs Minister Megat Junid Megat Ayob said in a statement on Friday last

ASEAN

Ramos lists reforms as party sees big win [ARTICLE]

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Ramos lists reforms as party sees big win Emphasis to be on labour and social programmes Philippines elections Reports by Leticia Perez in Manila PHILIPPINE President Fidel Ramos is pushing for a host of reforms with emphasis on issues linked to labour and social programmes as his ruling party heads

French boyfriend last person Teresa Teng spent time with [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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French boyfriend last person Teresa Teng spent time with By Yeo Hwee Yong SINGER Teresa Teng’s Caucasian boyfriend Paul Steaven was apparently the last person she spent time with before her death from an asthma attack in Chiangmai on Monday. Little is known about him as he is a publicity-shy

Jakarta to unveil new package of deregulation measures [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta to unveil new package of deregulation measures By Simon Sinaga JAKARTA The Indonesian government said on Monday it would introduce a new package of economic deregulation measures later this month to strengthen the country’s competitiveness and reduce inefficiency. The announcement was made amid growing calls from economists to step

COMMENT / Pick of the week’s editorials

On being rich and helpful [ARTICLE]

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On being rich and helpful MAY 13, 1995 ON THE face of it, the decision of the OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) last week to classify Singapore, together with several other countries, as developed economies should bring few changes to life here. How average Singaporeans go about their

Adding value to society [ARTICLE]

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Adding value to society MAY 11, 1995 THERE can be no two opinions on Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong’s view that Singapore has the resources to improve the assets of its citizens. Vision, economic planning and husbanding of funds account for the prosperity that has prompted the Organisation for Economic

No dropped bricks, please [ARTICLE]

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No dropped bricks, please MAY 9, 1995 ANOTHER signal suggesting that this might be a watershed year for the booming private residential market was received yesterday. The Urban Redevelopment Authority price index for this market edged up by 2.7 per cent in the first quarter, compared to a 9.3-per cent

A little advice on how to take expert advice [ARTICLE]

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A little advice on how to take expert advice By Yeong Ah Seng IT IS a confusing world we live in. It used to be that a simple set of rules was all that it took to bring about good health and security in our lives. No doubt society is

COMMENT/ANALYSIS

Sense of urgency lacking in those who need upgrading most [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sense of urgency lacking in those who need upgrading most By Tan Sai Siong SCENE one. I was in a slow-moving POSBank queue and was able to observe what others ahead of me did when they were served. I was amazed that about one-third of them gave their thumb prints

Integration being essential, let’s make it second nature [ARTICLE]

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Integration being essential, let’s make it second nature By Chua Huck Cheng The Sunday Times on April 30 had, on its front page, a picture of Chinese students playing sepak takraw at the Geylang Serai Malay Village. It had to be foreign to these boys of Chinese High School, an

CPF NEWSLINE A CORPORATE NEWSLETTER FOR CPF MEMBERS 02/95

CPF members to get more [ARTICLE]

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CPF members to get more Dependants' Protection Scheme (DPS), a term life insurance introduced in 1989, provides financial protection for CPF members and their families in the event of the insured member's permanent disablement or death. The scheme covers Singapore Citizens and Permanent Residents aged 16 to 60 who are

Age limit now at [ARTICLE]

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Age limit now at HomeProtectioii§cheme The age limit of the Home Protection Scheme (HPS) has been raised from 55 to 60 with effect from 1 March 95 to be in line with the current legal retirement age. This means that CPF members can now enjoy insurance cover for their HDB/

Where can you put your retirement savings? You can decide [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Where can you put your retirement savings? You can decide You need to set aside a Minimum Sum when you turn 55. This is to assure you of a monthly retirement income from age 60. So what are your options under the Minimum Sum Scheme? Mk Since the introduction of

LIMIT INCREASED TO $18,000 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LIMIT INCREASED TO $18,000 From 1 April 95, CPF members below 55 or who are above 55 and still in employment need to P maintain $18,000 in their pMedisave Accounts. The limit is increased by $1,000 yearly. Contributions in excess of the limit will be transferred to member's Ordinary Account.

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INSIGHT A LOOK AT THE ISSUES OF THE DAY BY THE STRAITS TIMES POLITICAL DESK

Why the public service push to provide quality service [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Why the public service push to provide quality service Four years ago, the Service Improvement Unit was set up to promote quality service in government. On Friday last week, the public service declared its commitment to push public servants into thinking of new ways to provide better service. Why is

Extradition or crossing borders to bring fugitives back to justice [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Extradition or crossing borders to bring fugitives back to justice THE INSIGHT BRIEF By Edward Tang MICHAL Vana, Nick Leeson, Rajan Pillai. All three have either been alleged to have fallen foul of Singapore law, or found guilty, and all have fled Singapore’s shore. While Czech footballer Vana is back

Recent issues put S’pore’s judicial system to test [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Recent issues put S’pore’s judicial system to test THINKING ALOUD Asad Latif IAM thinking of committing a crime. I am considering kidnapping a Politically Correct person and confining him to a room till he has read the Collected Works of Michael Fay: listened to the Collected Speeches of Rodrigo Duterte:

MONEY

SES MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SES MAIN BOARD INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL Transaction Date: Mav 12.1995 1995 Curt Laat Vol Day Qr’a Net M Cap Wt Avg High Low Company Traded Sale +or'000 High Low Div P/E Smil Price 482 382 m t Acma 50c 412 cd 4 415 424 406 22.5 86 5660 403 450

Bull dominates with aggressive buying by foreign funds [ARTICLE]

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Bull dominates with aggressive buying by foreign funds 2J.79.87, up 1527 points. GOH SOO MAY THE stock market belonged to the bull this week. Trading had started on a positive note on Monday when selective buying of blue chips was observed on the part of foreign funds This continued on

DAY-TO-DAY INDICES [ARTICLE]

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DAY-TO-DAY INDICES ST Industrials Index The Straits Times Industrials Index rose 121.07 points on the week to 2179.87. DAY CLOSE TURNOVER Monday 2075.88 17 08) 99 918m (5329.585m) Tuesday 2091.90 16.02) *****m (5414 790m) Wednesday Closed Thursday 2164.60 72.70) 367 97m (*****93m) Friday 2179.87 15.27) 337.20m (*****24m) BT— MGA Index

Consortium wins licence to be second mobile phone operator [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Consortium wins licence to be second mobile phone operator Group led by SPH, Keppel Corp to start providing service in 1997 THE consortium led by Singapore Press Holdings (SPH) and Keppel Corporation has won the licence to be Singapore’s second mobile phone operator, and will begin service offerings on April

CORPORATE RESULTS, DIVIDENDS ANNOUNCED [ARTICLE]

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CORPORATE RESULTS, DIVIDENDS ANNOUNCED CORPORATE RESULTS ompany l>alc ann Net Earn n IV <$m) (Sm) EPS TV LY (ctsl (els) MSB* Mar 31 1 1.913 0843 *2 0.92 Alliance Tech Mar 30 P 1 3801. 1 564L Amcol Mar 24 I* 43 366 19 108 149 6.9 Amtek Mar N

Institute launches marketing award [ARTICLE]

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Institute launches marketing award THE search is on for the most outstanding marketing effort by a Singapore company. The Singapore Marketing Award, created by the Marketing Institute of Singapore (MIS), will be the first to pay tribute to companies here for their marketing efforts. At the launch of the award

Intraco to continue expansion abroad [ARTICLE]

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Intraco to continue expansion abroad TRADING group Intraco will continue its overseas expansion drive this year in order to broaden its profit base. This was disclosed by chairman Hwang Peng Yuan in the group’s latest annual report released recently. “Through acquisitions, new business ventures and moving into more value-added activities,

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG Friday May 12 HK$ ASM Pacific 5.80 0.250 Allied Ind Int'l 0.37 -0.03 Allied Oversea 0.51 -0.01 Asia Sec Int 2.85 unch Bank of EA 22 65 0.55 C P Pokphand 2.55 -0 08 CDL Hotel 3.80 0 10 Cafe De Coral 1.93 0.02 Cath Pac Air 11.10 0.40

UNIT TRUSTS [ARTICLE]

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UNIT TRUSTS Manager’s prices for May 13 16 Singapore Unit Trust The Commerce 1.58—1.67*d The Savings Fund 1.53—1.62 S'pore Prog Fund 0.61—0.65 S pore Sec Fund 0.99 —105 S'pore Invest Fund 1.18—1.25 S'pore Equity Fund 0.74—0.79 Credit Lyonnais Int'l Asset Mgt CL Asia Pac Gr Fund 2.460—2.585** Cl S'pore Gr

Esso will pump $35m into plant to boost output [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Esso will pump $35m into plant to boost output ESSO Singapore said on Monday that it will invest $35 million to boost the capacity of its Pulau Ayer Chawan refinery to 650,000 tonnes of lubricants per year. The expansion is part of its long-term strategy to upgrade investments in Singapore

S’pore to complete probe into Barings next month [ARTICLE]

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S’pore to complete probe into Barings next month Report set to be ready even before Bank of England’s THE first official investigation into the collapse of British merchant bank Baring Brothers will be completed by Singapore inspectors early next month. The report will be submitted to Finance Minister Richard Hu

CURRENCY [ARTICLE]

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CURRENCY COUNTER RATES Singapore dollars to one unit of foreign currency Buyinc 00 Selling US dollar 1.3924 1.4094 Sterling pound 2.1522 2.2057 Australian dollar 1.0091 1.0404 Canadian dollar 1.0238 1.0483 NZ dollar 0.9179 0.9501 EC unit 1.8204 Singapore dollars to 100 of foreign currency units Austrian schilling 13.5203 14.1321 Belgian

ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS Contract data: 12/5/95 CURRENCY 1 MTH 3 MTH 6 MTH 9 MTH 12 MTH CALL VALUE DATE US* 5 Vi 54 54 54 54 44 16/5/95 AJ 6 7 n 7 7'4 74 74 54 16/5/95 NZ$ 8'/* 84 8 74 7 Vi 7 Vi 16/5/95 STG

Private housing market shows further signs of consolidating [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Private housing market shows further signs of consolidating Analysts differ on reading of 2.7% rise in URA index in first quarter By Kalpana Rashiwala THE latest URA figures show that the private housing market is consolidating, with the Urban Redevelopment Authority’s price index rising 2.7 per cent in the first

Seagate’s Wuxi plant will be managed mainly by S’poreans [ARTICLE]

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Seagate’s Wuxi plant will be managed mainly by S’poreans THE first factory to start production at the Wuxi-Singapore Industrial Park in China Seagate Technology’s US$3O million (Ss42 million) disk drive plant will be run primarily by a Singaporean management team. This was disclosed by the group’s chief operating officer, Mr

Hsien Yang and Hong Hai representing S’pore at Pacific Business Forum [ARTICLE]

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Hsien Yang and Hong Hai representing S’pore at Pacific Business Forum SINGAPORE’S new representatives to the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (Apec) Pacific Business Forum (PBF) are Singapore Telecom president and chief executive Brig-Gen Lee Hsien Yang and Haw Par Bros president and chief executive Dr Hong Hai. The Ministry of

Govt agencies plan regional tie-ups with Japanese SMEs [ARTICLE]

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Govt agencies plan regional tie-ups with Japanese SMEs Ongoing talks explore co-investment in projects in third countries By Ronnie Lim MARKING a new stage in its regionalisation drive, the Government, through its agencies such as the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC), is understood to be discussing possible tie-ups with

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Off-course betting will lead to more gambling [ARTICLE]

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Off-course betting will lead to more gambling I WAS appalled by the news about the proposed establishment of off-course betting centres by the Turf Club (ST Weekly, May 6). This is especially surprising, coming at a time when Singaporeans are reminded constantly to preserve our "Asian values". Since young I

Off-course betting is meant to curb illegal gambling [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Off-course betting is meant to curb illegal gambling I REFER to the letter “Offcourse betting will lead to more gambling” by Mr Tan Aik Fong (above). The introduction of offcourse betting is not a measure to eliminate gambling, but rather to reduce the scope for illegal gambling. We agree with

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Public service embarks on mission of excellence [ARTICLE]

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Public service embarks on mission of excellence New initiative to change staff work values, attitudes By Zuraidah Ibrahim THE public service on Friday last week declared a new mission to change work values and attitudes to take the service into the 21st century. Spearheaded by all the permanent secretaries, the

S’pore couple go missing after birth of twins in Phuket [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S’pore couple go missing after birth of twins in Phuket By Lee Siew Hua Bangkok Correspondent SINGAPORE and Thai authorities are searching for a Singaporean couple who left their newborn twins in a Phuket hospital three weeks ago and have been missing since. The twins, Malcolm and Terry Tan, were