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The Strait s Times Estd. 1845 SATURDAY, APRIL 11, Ift2 50 CENTS MITA (P) 27/12/91

Major leads Tories to fourth win in a row [ARTICLE]

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Major leads Tories to fourth win in a row Party proves opinion polls wrong to score clear working majority State of the parties in Britain's general election after 640 results for the 651-seat House of Commons (standings in outgoing 650-seat House in brackets). Conservative 331 (318) Labour 271 (221) Liberal

Managers 'must take lead' in improving productivity [ARTICLE]

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Managers 'must take lead' in improving productivity MANAGERS m Singapore must take the lead and show their commitment towards improving productivity here, Senior Minister of State (Trade and Industry) Lim Boon Heng said yesterday. Addressing more than 200 managers participating m a three-day "productivity cruise", he disclosed that this year's

PHANTOM CALLER? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PHANTOM CALLER? Tkti Telecom technician has a real puzzle to solve. NUttoee eaus nave been nude from this public telephone at Outram Park but no one was Mtaf It when tkey wan made. To get to the bottom of things,

Tokyo share prices bounce back; Asian markets also up [ARTICLE]

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Tokyo share prices bounce back; Asian markets also up TOKYO Tokyo's battered stock market bounced back with a vengeance yesterday, with the key Nikkei average scoring its fifth biggest gain m points on record. Stock markets across Asia followed the upward trend, boosted by easier credit m the United States.

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More stories: Page 6 Editorial, Comment: Page 32 Tory win leads to surge m financial markets: Page 43

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The Japanese experience with productivity: Page 44 Winning designs The Design Centre, which opens today, is quintessentially Singaporean m one way; it has two shops to appeal to those who want to buy products with winning designs. tt |»O|

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NEWS FOCUS

IN SUMMARY [ARTICLE]

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IN SUMMARY PWD's 'sound' solution to signs The possibility of two roads having the same name cropped up after the Public Works Department announced plans to put up bilingual signs. The Tamil names for two roads m Little India, Buffalo Road and Kerbau Road meaning buffalo m Malay would have

At least 10 senior doctors quit restructured hospitals [ARTICLE]

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At least 10 senior doctors quit restructured hospitals Serena Toh But exodus to private practice not as severe as previous one By 1 on the brighter side, the resignations provide opportunities for young promising doctors to advance and the services of these specialists who leave are still within the country.'

Accord plays 'vital role in boosting SAF-public rapport' [ARTICLE]

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Accord plays 'vital role in boosting SAF-public rapport' ■Dr Ho Tat Kin. Director of the Japan-Singapore Institute of Software Technology/MP for Toa Payoh GRC. Mr Alexander Chan Meng Wan, Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard SinEpore. Cheong Chee Onn, Senior Supervisor of RSP Architects Engineers and Planners. ■Mr Coh Nguen Wah, Associate

QUICK MOVER [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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QUICK MOVER picture. This experimental Shlnkansen ballet train wh uvelled recently In Kobe. Jamil Named -WIN SSV, It is designed to run at a maximum speed of 3M kmh. Reuter

Mr Lee drops suits against AWSJ and FEER; publications agree to pay costs [ARTICLE]

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Mr Lee drops suits against AWSJ and FEER; publications agree to pay costs THE Asian Wall Street Journal (AWSJ) and toe Far Eastern Economic Review (FEER) have agreed to pay Mr Lee Kuan Yew undisclosed costs after the former Prime Minister discontinued his libel suits against the two publications m

PM: Govt to press on with upgrading of HDB flats [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PM: Govt to press on with upgrading of HDB flats Improvements m constituencies which voted clearly for Next Lap THE Government will press on with the upgrading of HDB flats m constituencies which voted clearly for the Next Lap m the last General Election, Mr Goh Chok Tong said last

High value of Potong Pasir flats: Thank govt subsidy and economic growth, says PM [ARTICLE]

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High value of Potong Pasir flats: Thank govt subsidy and economic growth, says PM IF THE prices of Housing Board flats m Potong Pasir are "skyrocketing", it is because of the extent of the Government's market subsidy and the political stability and economic growth of Singapore, said Prime Minister Goh

Public phone line tapped to page nuisance calls [ARTICLE]

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Public phone line tapped to page nuisance calls Shopowner says he was not aware of telephone connection A COMPANY has been caught tapping a public telephone line m Outram Park to page nuisance calls to a woman. The telephone link was discovered by a private investigator hired by the woman.

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WEATHER 1 Showers over several areas m the afternoon. TEMP. (C) up to 6 a.m. tomorrow: 32 mai., 25 mm. SUNSET today: 7.09 pm; SUNRISE tomorrow: 7.01 am. GLOBAL WEATHER Amsterdam 7/15 C Clear Madrid 4/16 C Clear Ataeai 11/21 C doudy Manila 23/35 C Clear ftaftktaaa 1 13/22 C

WORLD

Beijing's bold reforms 'may overheat economy' [ARTICLE]

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Beijing's bold reforms 'may overheat economy' Govt economists warn of return of inflation that rocked 1989 BEIJING Beijing's new call for "bold economic reform" threatens to put China back on the dangerous road to the overheating and inflation that rocked it m 1989, government economists have warned. "Boldness is not

China keen on studying Singapore's laws on social order and graft [ARTICLE]

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China keen on studying Singapore's laws on social order and graft Sunny Goh ■y m Guangzhou GUANGZHOU China is keen on studying Singapore's legal framework for social order and the control of corruption, and hopes to send a team to study the system soon. The Chinese authorities also want to

Li gives strongest backing to date to Deng's reforms [ARTICLE]

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Li gives strongest backing to date to Deng's reforms BEIJING Chinese Premier LI Peng, m a clear attempt to abed his imrge as a conservative leftist, has given his strongest backing yet to supreme leader Deng Xlaoping's directives to further market reforms. He told a US Council on Foreign Relations

A helping hand for Arafat [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A helping hand for Arafat picture. Palestine Liberation Organisation leader Yasser Ante* being helped along en his arrival at Tripoli alrpert on Thursday. Mr Arafat survived a plane crash In the ikorm Libyan desert on Wednesday and was transported to a hMpital la Mliratah on the Libyan coast. He U

Hardliners' influence at stake as Iranians cast their votes [ARTICLE]

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Hardliners' influence at stake as Iranians cast their votes TEHERAN Iranians went to the polls yesterday m a general election that is widely expected to curb the influence of hardline radicals and strengthen President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani's policies of opening to the West and economic liberalisation. It is the first

SNC, China to press on with Khmer peace [ARTICLE]

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SNC, China to press on with Khmer peace BEIJING Cambodia's Supreme National Council (SNC) and the Chinese government re-affirmed here yesterday their commitment to seeing through the Cambodian peace accord signed m Parts m October. On the second day of his official visit here, Prince Norodom Sihanouk and the heads

Afghan factions agree on temporary council: Ghali [ARTICLE]

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Afghan factions agree on temporary council: Ghali GENEVA UN SecretaryGeneral Boutros Ghali announced yesterday that warring parties m Afghanistan had agreed to form a neutral transitional council to replace the Najibullah regime m Kabul and end 13 years of civil war. The UN chief told a news conference m Geneva

Win sees Major emerging from Thatcher's imposing shadow [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Win sees Major emerging from Thatcher's imposing shadow Polls verdict a personal victory for man criticised for his lacklustre campaign LONDON With the Conservative Party's stunning victory, Prime Minister John Major has finally emerged from under Mrs Margaret Thatcher's imposing shadow. Yesterday's verdict was a huge personal victory for a

Voters did not go for opposition's uncertain promises [ARTICLE]

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Voters did not go for opposition's uncertain promises LONDON Britons chose the Conservative devil they knew over the uncertain promises of the opposition m the general election, raising the question of whether the socialist Labour Party could ever win power again. Despite purging itself of left-wing policies and with the

7 ministers of state among the losers [ARTICLE]

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7 ministers of state among the losers LONDON Among the prominent losers at the elections: Ms Lynda Chalker, 49, the Minister of State for Overseas Development, lost her seat m Wallasey, North-West, to a Labour candidate. Mr David Trippier, 46, Minister of State for the Environment, lost his seat m

Voters' last-minute change of heart to blame: Pollsters [ARTICLE]

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Voters' last-minute change of heart to blame: Pollsters Muffin Poll by bakery 100% right since 1964 LONDON Pollsters, egg dripping from their faces yesterday after failing to predict the Conservative Party's election victory, blamed a lastminute change of heart by voters for the surprise. Opinion polls taken up to the

'Kinnock Factor' partly to blame for Labour's loss [ARTICLE]

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'Kinnock Factor' partly to blame for Labour's loss LONDON The "Kinnock Fftctor" came back to haunt the Labour leader yesterday as his party lost a golden opportunity to return to power. Mr Neil Kinnock had trailed Prime Minister John Major m the personal popularity stakes before the general election although

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Actress Jackson wins seat [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Actress Jackson wins seat LONDON Oscar-win-ning actress Glenda Jackson was cast m a new role on the political stage when she won a seat m Parliament for the Labour Party yesterday. "We must work for the poor, the homeless, the unemployed, the frail, the sick, and, whatever the absolute outcome

Tory black candidate loses [ARTICLE]

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Tory black candidate loses LONDON In the genteel spa town of Cheltenham, m south-west England, Mr John Taylor, 39, lost a battle to become the Conservatives' first black lawmaker. Liberal Democrat candidate Nigel Jones received 30,351 votes to his 28,683. It was a daunting undertaking for the lawyer and son

'Lord' Sutch fails... again [ARTICLE]

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'Lord' Sutch fails again LONDON "Lord" David Sutch, 51, also known as Screaming Lord Sutch, lost 0-3 m his campaigns m three constituencies. The Official Monster Raving Loony Party leader is immortalised m the Guinness Book of Records for running m 31 parliamentary special elections. AP

Athlete Coe is MP [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Athlete Coe is MP LONDON Former Olympic gold-medalist runner Sebastian Coe, 35, won possibly the most important race of his life yesterday when he became a Member of Parliament. The only athlete to have held four world records simultaneously (m the 800 m, I,ooom, 1,500 m, and the mile), he

Delors' Dear John' boo-boo [ARTICLE]

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Delors' Dear John' boo-boo BRUSSELS European Commission President Jacques Delors sent a "Dear John" telegram to British Prime Minister John Major yesterday congratulating him on his elections win, a commission spokesman told journalists. The gales of laughter that greeted this comment bewildered the spokesman until it was explained to him

Noriega found guilty of drug charges, faces 120 years' jail [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Noriega found guilty of drug charges, faces 120 years' jail First time a US jury has convicted a foreign head of state MIAMI Toppled Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega, jailed since his capture m the American invasion of Panama more than two years ago, now faces a orison sentence of 120

Aussie sackedfor drinking on sick day reinstated after strike [ARTICLE]

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Aussie sackedfor drinking on sick day reinstated after strike SYDNEY A storeman who was sacked after being caught drinking m a club after reporting m sick has been reinstated after more than 100 colleagues went on strike, crippling freight movements by Australia's national airline, Qantas. The 40 year-old man's unio»

Fujimori impeached at secret meeting of Peru lawmakers [ARTICLE]

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Fujimori impeached at secret meeting of Peru lawmakers LIMA More than 100 Peruvian congressmen gathered m secret on Thursday night, effectively impeached President Alberto Fujimori and swore hi the country's second vicepresident as head of state, the head of the dissolved Chamber of Deputies said. The congressmen met at a

EC seeks arms embargo against Myanmar over human rights [ARTICLE]

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EC seeks arms embargo against Myanmar over human rights STRASBOURG (France) The European Parliament has called for a United Nations arms embargo against Myanmar to protest against alleged human rights abuses. A resolution passed by members of the European Community assembly on Thursday said that the Parliament was appalled by

Japanese curbs if Libya does not meet UN demands [ARTICLE]

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Japanese curbs if Libya does not meet UN demands TOKYO Japan decided yesterday to impose sanctions against Libya for refusing to comply with a United Nations resolution which demands the surrender of two Libyans suspected of bombing an airliner, officials said. The decision at a Cabinet meeting calls for a

Yeltsin wins approval of key federal treaty [ARTICLE]

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Yeltsin wins approval of key federal treaty Pact will prevent Russian Federation collapsing like Soviet Union MOSCOW Mr Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first democrati-cally-elected President, outfoxed critics yesterday and won approval of a key treaty binding together his sprawling state. The pact, signed by regional chiefs last month, is designed to

US warns Iraq over use of missile radars [ARTICLE]

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US warns Iraq over use of missile radars WASHINGTON The United States and its allies have warned Iraq about its use of missile radars and recent warplane training flights, with President George Bush saying that the West will not ease pressure on President Saddam Hussein. "He is going to live

Japanese Cabinet decides to continue rice import ban [ARTICLE]

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Japanese Cabinet decides to continue rice import ban TOKYO The Cabinet approved a report yesterday that urged Japan to continue its ban on rice imports, despite pressure m international trade talks that it open its lice market. The annual report on agriculture, prepared by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and

US judge allows victims to 'burgle' burglars [ARTICLE]

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US judge allows victims to 'burgle' burglars MEMPHIS (Tennessee) A judge who allows burglary Victims to go to thieves' homes and snatch their favourite possessions says unconventional sentences can get a lawbreaker's attention m a big way. i "He learns what a good cituen feels like, worrying whether he's going

Tamil rebels kill 45 in bus blast and ambushes [ARTICLE]

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Tamil rebels kill 45 in bus blast and ambushes COLOMBO At least 45 people were killed by a bomb on a bus and m two Tamil rebel ambushes m eastern Sri Lanka yesterday, military officials said. Explosives believed hidden m the fuel tank of the bus went off as the

NZ couple jailed for torturing girl, 2, to death [ARTICLE]

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NZ couple jailed for torturing girl, 2, to death "WELLINGTON A New ZeaJand man and woman were both jailed for 22 months yesterday after being found guilty of torturing the woman's two-year-old daughter to death. Delcelia Witika's mother Tania, 23, and Edward Smith, 28, were both found guilty of manslaughter,

US blood banks swamped with calls from clients [ARTICLE]

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US blood banks swamped with calls from clients Ashe's Aids revelation sparks fears about blood transfusions NEW YORK Frightened Americans have deluged blood banks with calls, asking if the transfusions they received were safe after learning that tennis star Arthur Ashe contracted the Aids virus from a blood transfusion. US

Protesters burn effigy of Nepal's PM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Protesters burn effigy of Nepal's PM picture. Left-wing demonstrators burning an effigy of Nepal's Prime Minister Glrtja Prasad Koirala m Kathmandu on Thursday. They were demanding his resignation following the deaths of at least six anti-government tern- strators In clashes with police ob Monday. Reuter

Run-up to US presidential nominations

Bush enlists son George as troubleshooter [ARTICLE]

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Bush enlists son George as troubleshooter WASHINGTON In the latest, clearest sign of political alarm m the Oval Office, President George Bush has summoned his son, also called George, to review White House speech writing, domestic policy and scheduling, administration officials say. The mere presence of the younger Bush, after

No abuse of travel perks by Quayle, says White House [ARTICLE]

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No abuse of travel perks by Quayle, says White House WASHINGTON President George Bush came to the defence of his Vice-President on Thursday following reports that Mr Dan Quayle made use of military aircraft for golf trips. The White House said it was a requirement of Mr Quayle's job to

BRIEFS

Chinese gang that preyed on Asian Americans convicted [ARTICLE]

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Chinese gang that preyed on Asian Americans convicted NEW YORK Nine members of a violent Chinese gang which preyed on Asian Americans m New York and enforced protection rackets with murder were convicted on Thursday m a Brooklyn federal court. All but one of the "Green Dragons" on trial were

Israel returns Jordan's pony [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Israel returns Jordan's pony JERUSALEM A petulant polo pony that threw its Jordanian trainer and swam to Israel was returned on Thursday to Jordan, together with a letter calling for peace from schoolchildren m Israel. The army transported the grey gelding to Yotvata, about 40 km north of the Israeli

Bottom line on temperature? [ARTICLE]

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Bottom line on temperature? LONDON Taking a baby's temperature by putting a thermometer under its arm could be a waste of time, a British Medical Journal report said yesterday. Citing several studies, the report said that taking temperatures rectally was a much more accurate way to check whether a baby

A word on German stamps [ARTICLE]

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A word on German stamps BONN Germany will begin marking its postage stamps with a single word, Deutschland (Germany), for the first time m its history next year. Replacing the words, Deutsche Bundespost (German Federal Post Office), which Bonn had used since 1949, would bring German stamps m line with

Hancock's widow to sue kin [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hancock's widow to sue kin PERTH Mrs Rose Hancock, the Filipino widow of Australian iron-ore magnate Lang Hancock, would sue her daughter Johanna Lacson (or alleged defamation, her lawyer said on Thursday. Mr Martin Bennett said that he would lodge defamation writs m the Western Australian Supreme Court immediately. The

Killer-nurse jailed for life [ARTICLE]

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Killer-nurse jailed for life LARGO (Florida) A male nurse who may have killed up to 23 nursing home patients has been sentenced to three life terms after pleading guilty to giving three patients lethal drug overdoses. Brian Rosenfeld, 34, reached a plea bargain under which he pleaded guilty to three

Kohl goes on annual diet [ARTICLE]

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Kohl goes on annual diet BONN German Chancellor Helmut Kohl left for an Austrian resort on Thursday to begin an annual purgatory of dieting aimed at shedding the excess kilograms that have brought him the uncomplimentary nickname of "die birne" (The Pear). His 18-day programme at Hofgastein kicks oft with

Second thoughts in US Congress about cancelling costly weapons [ARTICLE]

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Second thoughts in US Congress about cancelling costly weapons Lawmakers are growing more and more nervous that the country's ability to retain the technology mnd expertise to build nuclear submarines could wither and dia during a seven-year gap between production of the last Seawolf and Los Angeles class submarines, and

Sexism is a sin, say US Catholic bishops [ARTICLE]

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Sexism is a sin, say US Catholic bishops WASHINGTON American Catholic bishops have denounced sexism as a sin m a draft document published this week but cited 2,000 years of tradition for maintaining that only men should be ordained as priests. The 81-page document, to be considered for final approval

More neglected wives in Japan divorcing their retiree hubbies [ARTICLE]

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More neglected wives in Japan divorcing their retiree hubbies TOKYO A growing number of Japanese women, frustrated by years of family neglect, are divorcing their retiree husbands, according to Ministry of Health and Welfare statistics. Divorce papers filed with the ministry showed that the divorce rate among couples who have

Quiet students more likely to commit suicide, teacher tells HK court [ARTICLE]

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Quiet students more likely to commit suicide, teacher tells HK court HONGKONG Quiet students rather than naughty ones were more likely to take their own lives, a coroner's court heard m Hongkong this Mr Liv Tso Tim, a senior government education officer, was speaking at an inquest into the death

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WORLD FOCUS

Ethnic violence in Bosnia jeopardises UN mission [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ethnic violence in Bosnia jeopardises UN mission Louise Branson Peacekeepers m Croatia may find themselves caught up m new war By Writing for The Straits Times SARAJEVO Another Yugoslav republic plunged into chaos and violence this week as the United Nations began deploying its peacekeeping forces m disputed areas of

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Businesslimes j Takeover bid for Malayan Credit profile of the 3 companies involved Malayan Credit: Have the Teos grown too big? Cycle Carriage: property dreams coming true Hotel Properties: not just hotels and properties Unresolved issue Why, argues our Hock Lock Siew columnist, shareholders of Federal Cables deserve more Stock

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Philippine presidential candidates resort to mud-slinging in bid for votes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Philippine presidential candidates resort to mud-slinging in bid for votes Reginald Chua By Manila ux respondent The only 'loyalty' we glimpse nowadays is that of the ruling dynasties to one another Some clans are even smarter than others. They have a member of the family m almost all the warring

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Suchinda 'may retain former Finance Minister' [ARTICLE]

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Suchinda 'may retain former Finance Minister' BANGKOK Thailand's new-ly-appointed Prime Minister, General Suchinda Krapraycon, said yesterday that he would appoint Mr Suthee Slnghasaneh to his former post of Finance Minister m the Cabinet expected to be formed next week. Mr Suthee, 63. has been holding the Finance portfolio m the

Congrats, Bush tells Suchinda [ARTICLE]

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Congrats, Bush tells Suchinda BANGKOK President George Bush has congratulated new Thai Prime Minister General Suchinda Kraprayoon on his appointment m a message released by the US Embassy here yesterday. "We look forward to working with you and your government m pursuit of our common concerns and shared interest," he

No honeymoon for new Thai PM, says opposition [ARTICLE]

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No honeymoon for new Thai PM, says opposition THE Thai parliamentary opposition is unlikely to allow Prime Minister Suchinda Kraprayoon the traditional honeymoon accorded new government leaders. It will be "going after" the administration right from its policy statement to Parliament, according to the Bangkok Post. The newspaper on Thursday

Keep up with latest technology, Gen Try tells Indonesian air force [ARTICLE]

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Keep up with latest technology, Gen Try tells Indonesian air force INDONESIAN Armed Forces Commander Gen Try Sutrisno has said that the country's air force should keep abreast of the latest m technological advancement, according to the Indonesian daily, Kompas, yesterday. He also reminded it to monitor the strategic changes

Don't use religion to win votes, warns Suharto [ARTICLE]

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Don't use religion to win votes, warns Suharto Paul Jacob Political parties "have duty to discourage negative competition' By jaxarta uorresponaent JAKARTA President Suharto has warned political parties against playing up religious themes during the general election campaign as part of their strategy to win votes m June. He said

British training Filipinos to replace striking air controllers [ARTICLE]

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British training Filipinos to replace striking air controllers MANILA Philippine President Corazon Aquino yesterday said that some 20 British air-transport experts were training Filipinos to replace air-traffic controllers whose strike for higher wages entered its seventh day. The government has tapped the services of International Airways, a British firm which

Sudharmono in China for 4-day visit [ARTICLE]

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Sudharmono in China for 4-day visit BEIJING Indonesian VicePresident Sudharmono arrived here yesterday for a four-day visit, en route to Pyongyang where he will attend the 80th birthday celebrations of North Korean leader Kirn n Sung, the Indonesian embassy said. Mr Sudharmono was greeted at the airport by Vice-Minister of

5 killed in shell blast in southern Philippines [ARTICLE]

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5 killed in shell blast in southern Philippines COTABATO (Philippines) Five people were killed when the 106-mm artillery shell that they were trying to dismantle exploded, police said yesterday. Police officer Mario Laserna said that the explosion took place early on Thursday m the town of Kabuntalan m Maguindanao Province,

Marcos' body to be brought back after polls [ARTICLE]

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Marcos' body to be brought back after polls MANILA Former First Lady Imelda Marcos bowed yesterday to a government demand and postponed the burial m the Philippines of dictator Ferdinand Marcos until after the May 11 presidential elections. "We will have to postpone it another month," she said after President

Power crisis in Manila worsens with longer blackouts [ARTICLE]

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Power crisis in Manila worsens with longer blackouts MANILA Manila's electricity crisis worsened yesterday as the city's eight million residents struggled with power blackouts even longer than the six hours predicted by officials. Mr Joe Zaldariaga, spokesman for the Manila Electric Company, said that the company would shut off power

Jakarta minister sued over TV fee [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta minister sued over TV fee JAKARTA A group of Indonesian television subscribers, m a rare legal effort, have filed a lawsuit against Information Minister Harmoko for unilaterally raising television licence fees by 100 per cent. Mr John Pieter Nazar, a lawyer acting on behalf of 29 TV subscribers, said

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New rules likely to curb cosmetic surgery by beauticians [ARTICLE]

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New rules likely to curb cosmetic surgery by beauticians THE Health Ministry may come up with new regulations to check the rising number of beauticians who perform cosmetic surgery illegally, according to a report m yesterday's Star newspaper. Doctors who teamed up with beauticians for such operations would be punished

Penang steps up fire checks at airport's duty-free outlets [ARTICLE]

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Penang steps up fire checks at airport's duty-free outlets THE Department of Civil Aviation m Penang stepped up checks at duty-free outlets at the Bayan Lepas International Airport to ensure that goods did not obstruct the sprinkler system, the Star newspaper reported yesterday. Its general manager, Mr Chan See Lan,

Fireworks partially blind two children [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fireworks partially blind two children TWO children were partially blinded when they were hit by fireworks m separate incidents m Klang on Sunday, Hari Raya Puasa. According to press reports, 11-year-old Halwln Mohamed Sari was bit m the left eye while watching her 19-year-old brother playing with the rocket-type fireworks

DAP's call on Islamic laws rejected [ARTICLE]

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DAP's call on Islamic laws rejected BUTTERWORTH The Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) has rejected a suggestion by the opposition Democratic Action Party (DAP) that both parties oppose jointly the implementation of Islamic {buaud) laws by the PAS-led state government m Kelantan. In rejecting the call, MCA president Datuk Seri Dr

Many HK businesses keen to invest in Malaysia: Envoy [ARTICLE]

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Many HK businesses keen to invest in Malaysia: Envoy MANY Hongkong businesses have shown a keen interest m investing m Malaysia, particularly m the industrial areas of the Klang Valley and Penang, the Malaysian Commissioner m the British colony has been quoted as saying m press reports. Datuk Shaharul Hasri

Sabah govt 'cannot stop challenges to anti-hopping law' [ARTICLE]

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Sabah govt 'cannot stop challenges to anti-hopping law' KOTA KINABALU The state government cannot stop anyone from legally challenging Sabah's anti-hopping law which bars state assemblymen from switching parties, according to Parti Bersatu Sabah (PBS) secretary-gener-al Datuk Joseph Kurup. The law was aimed at giving the people the right to

KL armed forces should be 'outward-looking' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KL armed forces should be 'outward-looking' THE Malaysian armed forces should change its "inwardlooking" posture of handling counter-insurgency operations to an "outward-looking" one of conventional warfare, outgoing Armed Forces chief, General Tan Sri Hashim Mohammed All, said. Gen Hashim, who relinquished his command yesterday, was speaking m Kuala Lumpur at

Interaction 'helps defuse tension' [ARTICLE]

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Interaction 'helps defuse tension' KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian military officers will interact more with their counterparts m the region, especially m the Asean countries, according to the new Chief of Defence Forces, General Tan Sri Yaacob Mohamad Zain. "We have found that such interaction helps m defusing tension among neighbouring countries,"

Proposal to set up Divisional Courts to clear backlog of appeals cases [ARTICLE]

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Proposal to set up Divisional Courts to clear backlog of appeals cases JOHOR BARU Lord President Tun Hamid Omar recently submitted to Prime Minitter Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad a proposal for the setting up of Divisional Courts. Justice Minister Datuk Syed Hamid Albar, who disclosed this yesterday, did not

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Corporate Share aims to tap companies for Community Chest [ARTICLE]

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Corporate Share aims to tap companies for Community Chest The employees know that the company it supporting their efforts. That raises their view of the company more than any amount of slick public relations. 1 BGLee. CORPORATE Singapore is following the lead of more than 200,000 employees by contributing to

Mr Charity to go on cruise with wife after retiring [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mr Charity to go on cruise with wife after retiring A MONTH-LONG M«titem■eaa enrias with his wtf« Li toflntttaaaitJMageafaaf Mtgtlig Ctmmimty Cleft preflient Be Peng Liang wbcti ac rcura* He MM ttet he wmM leave tor Ui tear with his wife Maty May the day after fee retires a* presldeat

Rest of charges against three dropped [ARTICLE]

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Rest of charges against three dropped Glenn Knight case ALL the remaining charges against three of the parties Involved m the Glenn Knight case have been dropped. The three are Glenn Knight's wife, Pathmavali Rengayah, 43, former banker Paul Willemse, 49, and his wife, Susan Jacob, 44. Deputy Public Prosecutor

Film festival film rated R(A), another withdrawn [ARTICLE]

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Film festival film rated R(A), another withdrawn PROOF, an Australian movie which will be screened m the Singapore International Film Festival, has been rated Restricted (Artistic) while another movie, Refrigerator, has been withdrawn. A spokesman for the festival said the Board of Film Censors' decision on Proof came after tickets

Sharity Box for Hari Raya exceeds target by raising $300,000 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sharity Box for Hari Raya exceeds target by raising $300,000 THE first Aidilfitri Sharity Box Drive has raised $300,000 for the underprivileged, surpassing its target of $200,000. Commending the 16 Malay and Muslim organisations which organised the charity drive, Dr Tay Eng Soon, the Senior Minister of State for Education,

Witness denies asking accused to give him a cut of $5 m [ARTICLE]

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Witness denies asking accused to give him a cut of $5 m Extortion bid on Hong Leong boss A BUSINESSMAN yesterday denied a defence counsel's suggestion that he had asked for $1 million from a man who had allegedly tried to extort $5 million from his grand-uncle, the founder of

RSN to mark 25th birthday with open house on ships [ARTICLE]

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RSN to mark 25th birthday with open house on ships TT WILL be Open House on several of the navy's ships next month when the Republic of Singapore Navy celebrates its 25th Anniversary. The ships will go on show at the Brani Naval Base on May 9 and 10 with

Sikh temple to be rebuilt [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sikh temple to be rebuilt Rav Dhaliwal $5.5 m project m Silat Road to be launched on Monday By THE facade remains but everything else m the Silat Road Sikh Temple, the oldest and most popular of its kind, will be rebuilt. The two-year project which will cost $5.5 million,

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Students have better English all rapped up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Students have better English all rapped up A TOURIST asks for the 100 but receives directions to the Zoo. Believe it or not, this comes from a rap that some Presbyterian High School students hope will encourage their schoolmates to use English more often. The performers are 10 Secondary One

Street performers wanted [ARTICLE]

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Street performers wanted ATTENTION: Fire-eaters, snake-charmers, mime artistes, magicians, jugglers, stilt-walkers and rappers. The National Arts Council (NAC) wants you to perform at open-air public places such as the Esplanade Park, the Orchard Mall and at Raffles City. A council spokesman said on Thursday: "We want to bring more colour

Opera queen may not sing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Opera queen may not sing WILL she sing? That is the question on the minds of many Cantonese opera fans. Opera queen Miss Hong Xian-nu arrived m Singapore yesterday evening and said: "Whether I will sing or not depends on my health and form." MISS Hong, who has been performing

Charged with drug trafficking [ARTICLE]

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Charged with drug trafficking TWO men were yesterday Jointly charged with a capital offence of trafficking m heroin. Ng Kheok Choc, 40, and Loo Eng Tool, 32, both unemployed, were accused of trafficking m 53.17 g of heroin. They are said to have committed the offence at Nankin Street, off

Changi the busiest airport in Asia? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Changi the busiest airport in Asia? Extra flights for summer make it tops inS-E Asia CHANGI Airport could be the busiest airport In Asia with 2,420 nights landing and taking off every week over this year's summer travel season. The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) said that 14 major

The extra flights and where they will take you [ARTICLE]

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The extra flights and where they will take you Summer destination* SINGAPORE Airlines alone is adding 24 additional weekly flights to its schedule for the summer period. The flights are to Beijing, Colombo, Manila, Penang, Taipei/Los Angeles, Seoul/Vancouver, Denpasar, Hanoi and Sendai all popular destinations. Their respective starting dates are

Carpenter fined for parking row attack on mother and son [ARTICLE]

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Carpenter fined for parking row attack on mother and son A CARPENTER, who together with a friend beat up a mother and son over a parking incident, was fined n,900. Coh Han Teng, 24, pleaded guilty m a district court to two charges of causing hurt and was fined 1800

2 surveys cited in report not comparable: Health Ministry [ARTICLE]

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2 surveys cited in report not comparable: Health Ministry Smoking among schoolgirls SMOKING rates among young females may have gone up since 1987, but the findings of a survey done last year are not comparable to those of its earlier survey, the Health Ministry said. The ministry was «f^Mmding to

US Navy advance party due this month [ARTICLE]

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US Navy advance party due this month AN ADVANCE party of 100 United States naval personnel baaed m Subic Bay m the Philippines will arrive here this month to set up a small naval logistics element. It will start functioning m July and will be completely built up by December,

PWD's 'sound' solution to Tamil street sign poser [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PWD's 'sound' solution to Tamil street sign poser Therese Tan literal translation would have led to two roads with same name By THE possibility of two roads having the same name cropped up after the Public Works Department announced plans to put up bilingual signs (or some streets m conservation

Director accused of cheating EDB of $1m [ARTICLE]

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Director accused of cheating EDB of $1m THE managing director of an investment-related company yesterday pleaded not guilty to two charges of rh^Hng the Economic Development Board of $1 million, more than six years ago. Hendrich Loy Chee Scow, 39, of Hendmalex Pte Ltd, was accused of deceiving Mr Lim

Western opera music in Mandarin for choir lovers [ARTICLE]

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Western opera music in Mandarin for choir lovers CHOIR lovers here will not need to be trilingual to understand passages from Verdi's "D Trovatore", the French opera "Carmen" and Russian composer Borodin's "Prince Igor' when the Central Philharmonic Society of China's chorus performs next month. All they need is an

Death-fall boy's favourite toy was mini-parachute [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Death-fall boy's favourite toy was mini-parachute A PLASTIC parachute with a plastic figurine attached to it was the favourite toy of a boy who fell to his death from his fourth-storey Hougang flat on Thursday. Ow Han Rong, nine, was holding an open umbrella before he fell, according to witnesses.

Service improves with dial-an-enquiry lines [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Service improves with dial-an-enquiry lines Five organisations say staff are freed to give service m other ways HATE talking to a computer? Don't. Such automated services free counter staff to give the public better service m other ways, said five organisations, including the Immigration Department which recently started a computerised

Aboriginal grub soup sold out [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Aboriginal grub soup sold out Australian exotic fare consumed quickly FANCY some grub soup, pop-moth and emu egg dessert? Australian Bush cook Vie Cherikoff does, and so do many Singaporeans, it seems. More than 120 cups of wit juti grub soup were consumed m a two-week-long promotion of Australian aboriginal

Creditors move to wind up 9 Swatow Teochew restaurants [ARTICLE]

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Creditors move to wind up 9 Swatow Teochew restaurants SIX creditors began an action m the High Court yesterday to wind up nine Swatow Teochew restaurants m the Swatow restaurant group. The creditors claim Swatow Teochew Restaurant (Pte) Ltd owes them a total of |5.86 million. But the case has

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Schools: Ranked and riled [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Schools: Ranked and riled A LOOK AT THE ISSUES OP THE DAY BY THE STRAITS TIMES POLITICAL DESK When junior college principals blacked out news on the GCE A level results, they raised questions about whether parents have enough data to make enlightened choices about which schools to enrol their

Common for institutions abroad to be rated [ARTICLE]

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Common for institutions abroad to be rated THE RATING GAME HOW IT IS DONE ELSEWHERE RANKING of schools is not unique to Singapore and is commonly done overseas by statutory boards, publishing houses, newspapers and other commercial firms. In Britain, for example, the Financial Times published a 12-page supplement ranking

ST to publish survey ranking schools, JCs [ARTICLE]

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ST to publish survey ranking schools, JCs ...AND GETTING IT DONE IN SINGAPORE T HE Straits Times plans to publish a survey of secondary schools and junior colleges here to help parents make informed choices about which schools to enrol their children m. Apart from ranking schools according to their

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Case of disappearing Chinese sign [ARTICLE]

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Case of disappearing Chinese sign A PRANKSTER with a passion for Chinese street signs was at work m Chinatown. No, this is not what our little bird found out but what the Public Works Department said m response to last week's disclosure m this column about the missing Chinese sign

On call at all times [ARTICLE]

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On call at all times STILL on the PWD, we are gratified that it will make its officials available to talk to the press after office hours. Insight commented last week that its press statement on bilingual signs came after 5 pm, and that no one was available to answer

Unwanted fan mail [ARTICLE]

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Unwanted fan mail POLITICAL science lecturer Bilveer Singh, who is writing a book analysing last year's General Election, found himself the recipient of unwanted fan mail after he was featured m a Straits Times report last month. He said that he was not a People's Action Party member, and received

Peng Kee to drop university post? [ARTICLE]

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Peng Kee to drop university post? LAW lecturer-MP Ho Peng Kee is thinking of giving up his pott as vice-dean of the National University of Singapore's Law faculty. He told the law club newsletter that he might sacrifice his post to concentrate on public service, if demands on his time

Either the Navy or PAP for Tsai Kee [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Either the Navy or PAP for Tsai Kee OUR letter-writing MP Koo Tsai Kee divulged the reason why he joined the PAP when speaking briefly at the Singapore Press Club dinner last Saturday. On stage, gamely, to receive a mock award for filling our Forum Pages, he proved not only

Parents, not schools, reason for rise in private tuition [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Parents, not schools, reason for rise in private tuition Han Fook Kwang THINKING 1 ALOUD HERE is the poser of the day: Is the education system defective because so many students receive private tuition? Quite a few seem to think so following last week's Insight story on how the numbers

Backbenchers should hire full-time staff to help with research [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Backbenchers should hire full-time staff to help with research Chiang Yin Pheng POWER WATCH ABOUT 10 Members of Parliament said last week that they were satisfied with the research back-up that they were receiving from their legislative assistants full-timers and part-timers alike. Although the LAs drew praise for their efficiency

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Tory win is a Major feat [ARTICLE]

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Tory win is a Major feat TALES of the imminent political demise of Britain's Conservative leader, Mr John Major, have proven to be grossly exaggerated. Last night, the youngest British Prime Minister this century outran his Labour opponent m the frenzied dash to Number 10. For leading his party first

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QUOTES "I think »11 the people who did not vote for me expressed their views At the ballot box for what they wanted. Bat I'm Prime Minister of »U this country for everyone whether they voted for me or not. And that Is something I shall never forget." Mr John

COMMENT/ANALYSIS

Saved from defeat, now Major must restore the economy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Saved from defeat, now Major must restore the economy How does the British press view the Conservative Party's victory m Thursday's general election? Below are commentaries on the election results by The Economist and The Times of London. The Economist To control expenditure rather than boost taxes, nice Mr Major

Lack of faith in Labour swung votes to Tories [ARTICLE]

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Lack of faith in Labour swung votes to Tories ThoTimos THE opinion polls may be accused of having wrongly forecast the result, but the polls are only as good as their margins of error. The result is within the final margins of most of them. More widely criticised will be

Factors behind meltdown on Tokyo's stock market [ARTICLE]

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Factors behind meltdown on Tokyo's stock market Lim Say Boon By AT THE heart of the Japanese stock market's meltdown is a vicious cycle which started as a Bank of Japan (BoJ) campaign against asset inflation. Originally a part of a controlled, BoJ-inspired deflationary exercise started two years ago, the

Chic Harajuku hit by economic malaise [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chic Harajuku hit by economic malaise Kwan Weng Kin Presence of illegal foreign workers also scaring off locals v^i iff KwmWm*Ni7” TOKYO TOKYO In Tokyo's chic Haraiuku district, one can still find budding musicians showing off their sometimes awesome talent by the road* side. On weekends, camera-tot-ing tourists join thousands

Is $260m on private tuition tip of huge grey economy? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Is $260 m on private tuition tip of huge grey economy? Tan Sai Siong B Look back m wonder A PERSONAL VIEW OF THE WEEK'S MEWS B£ PRIVATE tuition, like prostitution, is one of the oldest unregulated professions m Singapore. It is also by no means an invisible industry. Even

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Ling should state support for programme publicly [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ling should state support for programme publicly Minister prepared to include Bukit Gombak m HDB Upgrading Programme but I REFER to Mr Ling How Doong's letter, "Choice of upgrading HDB flats lies with residents" (ST, April 9). Mr Ling is wrong to claim that HDB's Upgrading Programme is to carry

Overloaded Malaysian lorries pose a danger on Singapore roads [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Overloaded Malaysian lorries pose a danger on Singapore roads THE Government is encouraging greater road safety and yet Malaysian lorries are often seen carrying excessive loads of construction materials on Singapore roads. They know that Singapore's regulations do not permit overloading, especially on goods-carrying vehicles. I wish to know what

No notification as contact number was not updated [LETTER]

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No notification as contact number was not updated I REFER to Wong See Fong's letter, "2 k -hour wait at clinic although we went an hour early for appointment" (ST, April 1) and wish to relate my experience at the National University Hospital. I went to NUH Clinic B for

Apply for Christian school only if you believe it is good for you [LETTER]

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Apply for Christian school only if you believe it is good for you I REFER to the issue of exemption from Christian activities m a Christian school. As a former ACS student, I remember having to attend Chapel m the auditorium during the first period every Monday. As far as

'Green man' signals found safe for pedestrians [LETTER]

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'Green man' signals found safe for pedestrians I REFER to Lee Kip Lee's letter, "Find safer way to time 'green man* signals" (ST, March 30). We appreciate and share the concern expressed by the writer on the safety of pedestrian crossings at signalised junctions. Our system requires, under the Highway

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Leave the search for Captain Marvel to the coach [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Leave the search for Captain Marvel to the coach Peter Siow SATURDAY SOAPBOX 'If, of court*, Kvacek Insists on having things his own way, then I will be able to sleep better only If he stresses to the players ths need for a captain who la disciplined, dedicated, a good

Fans hurl water bottles at Kvacek [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fans hurl water bottles at Kvacek Thomas Koh Czech also abused by 100 spectators as he leaves pitch after scoreless draw SINGAPORE 0 PERAK 0 By These fans don't understand football at all. I have coached m Kuala Lumpur and Kedah and the fans there were never like this. They

Ruthless Jansher rushes past Walker [ARTICLE]

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Ruthless Jansher rushes past Walker Pakistani takes only 35 minutes to make q-finals BQUABH British Open 'This year is very different because everyone m Pakistan is praying for me and that makes ma feel big. Prayer helped take the Pakistan cricket team from a low position to winning the World

SECOND-ROUND RESULTS [ARTICLE]

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SECOND-ROUND RESULTS MEN'S Jansher Khan (Pak) bt Chris Walker (Eng) 9-1 9-5 94 Sami Elopuro (Fin) bt Rodney Eyles (Aust) 10-8 5-9 9-1 9-2 WOMEN'S Michelle Martin (Aust) bt Suzanne Homer (Eng) 9-2 9-2 9-1 Cassie Jackman (Eng) bt Unda Charman (Eng) 6-9 9-1 9-i 9-2 Liz Irving (Aust) bt

Rashid and Foo will clash for men's crown [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Rashid and Foo will clash for men's crown BADMINTON The finals of tho championships will be telecast live from 7.30 tonight on Channel 12. KUALA LUMPUR Defending champion Rashid Sidek battled for 106 minutes against Indonesian Joko Suprianto before clinching victory to enter the men's singles final of the Seiko

Athletes shaping up in mind and body too [ARTICLE]

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Athletes shaping up in mind and body too Hakikat Rai ATHLETICS by RUNNING from the track to the masseur's table. That is what Singapore's athletes have been doing since last week. Very soon, they will be dashing off regularly to a psychologist who has been roped m to work on

Borzov: Doping only way to beat 9.8sec for 100m [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Borzov: Doping only way to beat 9.8sec for 100 m KIEV (Ukraine) Only doping will allow sprinters to break the 9.Bsec barrier for the 100 metres, according to Ukrainian former track star Valery Borzov. "I do not believe a sprinter can go below 9.8 without drugs, said Borzov, the 1972

THE LATE NEWS

Lee fires 70 to move into one-stroke lead in Taiwan [ARTICLE]

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Lee fires 70 to move into one-stroke lead in Taiwan Taiwan's Lee Wen-sheng yesterday fired a two-under-par 70, including four birdies, to move into a one-stroke iead after two rounds of the US$3OO,OOO (1489,000) Taiwan Open Golf Championship at Taiwan Golf and Country Club m Tamsui, near Taipei. Sharing second

Yeo and Kee set up final date [ARTICLE]

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Yeo and Kee set up final date Glen Yeo and Keith Kee last night won through to the final of the Singapore Billiards and Snooker Council's Under-21 tournament at Kallang. Yeo, of Fairway Country Club, whitewashed Alvin Chong (Chinese Swimming Club) 54 while Kee (East Coast) beat Matchroom's Hu Wei

SPORT IN SHORT

NFL Division One matches postponed [ARTICLE]

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NFL Division One matches postponed Two National Football League Division One matches scheduled for today and tomorrow have been postponed to next month. The top-of-the-table clash between National Football League Division One leader Admiralty FC and Jurong Town FC scheduled for today at Jurong Stadium, and the game between Tampines

Campese and Poidevin out [ARTICLE]

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Campese and Poidevin out The procession of top rugby union stars pulling out of a World XV to play the All Blacks has been joined by Australians David Campese and Simon Poidevin. World coach Brian Lochore said the two had advised him on Thursday they could not play m the

French Cup soccer draw [ARTICLE]

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French Cup soccer draw Holder Monaco must play away to Corsican giant-killer Ajaccio m the French Cup soccer quarter-finals while league leader Olympique Marseille is away to Caen m the only all-First Division tie. Second Division Ajaccio knocked out St Etienne on Wednesday. The ties are to be played on

Bugno to race in US event [ARTICLE]

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Bugno to race in US event Italy's Gianni Bugno, the reigning world road race champion and runner-up m the Tour de France, will compete m next month's Tour Dv Pont cycling race, officials announced on Thursday. Bugno, the world's topranked cyclist, will lead the Gatorade-Chateau d'Ax team m the most

Soccer trials tomorrow [ARTICLE]

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Soccer trials tomorrow Kampong Übi CSC/Übi Avenue Football Club will be recruiting soccer players aged 14 and above to participate m this year's inter-constituency and Island-wide League tournaments. Selections will be held at the Eunos Primary School at spm tomorrow. For more details, page Eddie on 309-6065.

3 Bulgarians fail dope test [ARTICLE]

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3 Bulgarians fail dope test Three Bulgarian women gymnasts have failed dope tests less than a week before the world championships m Paris, a senior official said on Thursday. "A second urine sample will be examined on Friday and by Saturday we will have the final result," Emil Miloshov, secretary

No charges against trio [ARTICLE]

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No charges against trio No charges will be filed against three New York Mets accused of sexual battery by a New York City woman a year ago, prosecutors announced on Thursday. Dwight Gooden, Vince Coleman and Daryl Boston were accused by the 31-year-old woman of an attack at the Mets'

Meeting to save season [ARTICLE]

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Meeting to save season National Hockey League president John Ziegler said he would meet with players' union chief Bob Goodenow today m a final bid to save the league's diamond anniversary season and the Stanley Cup play-offs. Discussions between the two sides m an effort to resolve the first players

Treatment in England [ARTICLE]

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Treatment in England Pakistan's fast bowler, Waqar Younis, will be flown to England soon to receive treatment for his stress fracture, cricket officials said on Thursday. Shahid Rafi, secretary, Board of Control of Cricket m Pakistan said: "Waqar's inclusion m Pakistan squad for the England tour will be decided after

First round of the US Masters golf championship

Sluman's ace leaves him sharing lead with Wadkins [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sluman's ace leaves him sharing lead with Wadkins AUGUSTA (Georgia) Lanny Wadklns, riding high on confidence built over two years of nearly winning at this golfing shrine, and Jeff Sluman, riding the momentum from an historic hole-in-one, both fired sizzling seven-under-par 65s on Thursday to tie for the first-round lead

ALL THE FIRST-ROUND SCORES [ARTICLE]

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ALL THE FIRST-ROUND SCORES (US unless stated, am amateur) W Lanny Wadkins, Jeff Sluman Wayne Grady (Aust), Mike Hulbert, Davis Love, Ted Schulz a Fulton Allem (SA), John Huston, Bernhard Langer (Ger), Ray Floyd, Steve Elkington (Aust), Steven Richardson (Brit), Jack Nicklaus, Bruce Lietzke, lan Woosnam (Brit), Jodie Mudd, Fred

Long John Daly delights fans with his raw power [ARTICLE]

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Long John Daly delights fans with his raw power AUGUSTA John Daly promised a show m his first Masters appearance. He gave one the gallery will never forget. Starting with a practice range exhibition an hour before his tee-off time on Thursday, Daly showed the spectators what they came to

NOTEBOOK FROM AUGUSTA [ARTICLE]

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NOTEBOOK FROM AUGUSTA EXPERIENCE makes all the difference at the Masters. Australian Steve Elkington. who fired a first-round 69 on Thursday, said it was easier to concentrate on the Job at hand on his second visit to Augusta. "I was like a one-eyed dog m a meat shop last year,"

Rainey warns of imminent tragedy [ARTICLE]

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Rainey warns of imminent tragedy MOTORCYCLING SYDNEY World 500 cc motorcycling champion Wayne Rainey warned yesterday that a tragedy was unavoidable if the authorities persist m allowing patently slower riders to clog Crand Prix circuits. Rainey, preparing for tomorrow's Australian Grand Prix here, said it would take a big accident

David pulls out of Asian meet [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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David pulls out of Asian meet Chua Chong Jin Harold to take over as team captain SWIMMING By 'I have been concentrating a lot on coaching recently...! feel I shouldn't be going to Japan if I am not m top shape.' David Lim VETERAN swimmer David Urn will not be

Aussies wake up after a decade of 'long sleep' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussies wake up after a decade of 'long sleep' CHUA CHONG JIN FOCUB Australian swimming AUSTRALIAN swimmers have been living m the shadow of the Americans, Europeans and sometimes even the Chinese m the last decade but they look set to make a strong comeback at the Barcelona Olympics from

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS BADMINTON Schools' National q-flnall»U B Bays: ACS, Bedok View. SJI. Tarnpines. Victoria School. RI, St Patrick's. Bcndemecr. C: SJI, ACS, Montfort, Anglican High, RI, Victoria School, River Valley High, Dunman High. B Ulris: Him Vi, Marymount Convent, SCGS, Nanyang Girls, Anglican High, Katong Convent, River Valley High,

Hougang to stop stars from tour [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hougang to stop stars from tour Hakikat Rai Unless SHA postpones club's matches HOCKEY By 'When the BHA turned down my request, I consulted the boys end we reached an agreement that the beet thing to do would be to concentrate on the Division One games.' Hougang secretary Raj Dcv

Chang storms into Japan Open s-finals [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chang storms into Japan Open s-finals TENNIB TOKYO Michael Chang, of the United States, brushed aside Todd Woodbrldge, of Australia, to earn a semi-final place against compatriot Jim Courier m the US|l.l9 million ($1.95 million) Japan Open tennis tournament yesterday. Meanwhile, Stefan Edberg, of Sweden, and Courier, fighting for the

Graf and Sabatini among top seeds in last eight [ARTICLE]

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Graf and Sabatini among top seeds in last eight AMELIA ISLAND (Florida) Stem Graf and defending champion Gabriela Sabatinl led the top seeds into the quarter-finals of the U*****,000 ($577,500) Bausch A Lomb tennis championships on Thursday, a day of lopsided wins for the favourites. Top seed Graf claimed a

Pressure cause of star's mixed fortune [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pressure cause of star's mixed fortune Jennifer Capriati ITS NOT SO SWEET 16 FOR CAPRIATI FOCUS HILTON HEAD ISLAND (South Carolina) First came the birthday presents. A labrador retriever. A diamond pendant. Then came another disappointing loss, to a player not even m the top 80, m the first match

Singapore to stage Inter-Continental Cup in October [ARTICLE]

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Singapore to stage Inter-Continental Cup in October TOP-FLIGHT men's hockey marks its return to Singapore after more than a decade following an announcement yesterday that the Republic will stage an Inter-Continental Cup qualifying round m October. Anwarul Hague, president of the Singapore Hockey Association, said yesterday his association had accepted

Pakistan concerned over drug scandal [ARTICLE]

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Pakistan concerned over drug scandal KARACHI The Pakistan Hockey Federation said on Thursday it was "very concerned" at press reports that international centre forward Mussadaq Hussain had tested positive for drugs during a tournament m February. "We are very much concerned over press reports about Mussadaq being tested positive, but

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OBITUARIES

850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths 850 Deaths MDM. WAI KIT CHAM Ag«:7B pa«B«d away peacefully on 10th April 1992 (Friday) leaving behind: •on*: OaughUr«-in-law: Mun Hon Cheong Kum Yoke Yeong Mun Hoon Wing Koh Moh Oln Mun Hong Yew (Michael) Slew Yoke Ping (Irene) Mun Hon Pheng (Andrew) Llm Thlam Hlang

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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850 D eaths 850 D eaths NG SENG POH Age: 67 passed away peacefully on 9/4/92 leaving behind loved ones: Mother Llm Cheng Kheng Wlft: Son Swan Choo Son.: Diught«rt-in-law: Ng Chee Llak Roy Chan Klan Cher, Eleanor Ng Sim Chee Hlang, Llm Tal Ngee, Jancy Jonathan Ng Chee Choon

852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences With Deepest Sympathies and Condolences to our Director Mr. Paul Lim Teck Cheong and f amily On the Demise of His Beloved Mother Mdm Ong Suan Tee From Board of Directors, Management Staff of Econ International Group of Companies Econ

851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements THE FAMILY OF THE LATE GAN CHIN CHONG, JIMMY Departed: 6th April 1992 wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all relatives, friends, colleageous and business associates for their kind attendance, condolences, wreaths, donations assistance during their recent bereavement. We also wish to express

851 Acknowledgements [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements TIM Family Of The Lai* MDM. SU JIN HOONG Departed 6.4.92 Wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to friends and relatives for their kind attendance, condolences, wreaths and donations during their recent bereavement. The Family Of Th« Late NEO AH SAM Departed: 6th April 92 wishes

851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements The Family Of The Late I MR TAN HEE KIANG MIKE Departed 7 April 1992 wishes to extend their heartfelt thanks appreciation to relatives, friends, business associates for their kind condolences, wreaths, donations assistance during their recent bereavement.

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"In Memoriam" Is for the loved ones whom you remember She wu too fair to bloom on earth, \V T^Y The mist tha^bu^s us hw And, oh the wrench, an angel came, > V AttWr^ I n "ewer larger life And took our dear child home. Of that clouded »phere."

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences 852 Condolences With deepest condolences and sympathy to our President, Mr. Michael Mun on the demise of his beloved mother I I Mdm Wai Kit Cham I Age: 78 I Departed on 10 April 1992 I From: The Board of Directors, Management

853 In Memoriam 853 In Memoriam 853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam 853 In Memoriam 853 In Memoriam In sweet remembrance of our beloved mum MRS CHOU GEE CI nee LIAO KEE YING 22.5.1910-11.4.1990 Thank you, Lord, for blessing our family with her as our mother.

852 Condolences 852 Condolences [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences 852 Condolences Our Heartfelt Sympathies and Condolences to Mr Paul Lim Teck Cheong and Family On the Demise of His rieloved Mother MDM ONG SUAN TEE Who passed away peacefully on 9th April 1902 From: The Management And Staff of: WING NQAI ENGINEERING PTE LTD I WITH DEEPEST

853 In Mamoriam 853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Mamoriam 853 In Memoriam I In EveTtevingMtmoryO^^^^l MISS KAREN TAN KAH NOI Departed on 11/4/91 who left us a year ago today to be with the Lord. Your cheerful disposition and smile will always remain In our hearts. "And now these three remain: faith, hope and love But

854 Requiems [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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854 Requiems ATHMA SHANTI POOJA The Family of «h« Late BUNDARAM MEENACHY wishes to express their heartfelt gratitude to all relatives and friends for their assistance, attendance, condolences, wreaths L donations during their recent bereavement Karumatrti prayer will be held on S«t. 11/4/92 night at Blk 231. Ang Mo Kio

853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam IN LOVING MEMORY OF THOMAS LOW KOK YAM Departed: 11.4.88 Father, m Thy gracious keeping Leave we now our loved one sleeping Always Loved A Rim«mb*r*d By Family i Loved On«a IN LOVING MEMORY OF MR K. K ANNAN BERVAI Departed 11.4.1984 Oone from our Ives one

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Foreman fancied to beat Stewart [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Foreman fancied to beat Stewart Former heavyweight champ eyes shot at title BOXING LAS VEGAS (Nevada) George Foreman says he would rather talk about his next meal than his next opponent, but what the 43-year-old heavyweight really wants is another shot at the title before hanging up his gloves. "This

Salahuddeen bids to be in Top 10 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Salahuddeen bids to be in Top 10 Lim Kee Chan By SALAHUDDEEN HANIFF, the Singapore professional boxer now campaigning m Sydney, has a chance of gainbig a place hi the New South Wales Top 10 if he wins his second fight at the Seven Hllls-Toongabbi RSL Club tonight. The Singapore

Majority of Allan's horses in fine trim [ARTICLE]

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Majority of Allan's horses in fine trim Tan Thean Loon RACING By HONGKONG-BOUND trainer Ivan Allan's charges trooped out In full force at Bukit Tiinah yesterday, with the majority of his 16 entries looking m superb trim. Three who looked particularly impressive were Bright Star 11, Malampaya Sound and Silent

TOMORROW'S CARD [ARTICLE]

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TOMORROW'S CARD 1.45 RACE 1 CUm 5 Div 5 l,4 Mm :1 Each Way (12) Razmy 57 t Follow Me Home (11) Khoo 57 S Good Hope II (9) D Chee 56.5 4 Prosperous Nation (4) Dahlan 56.5 S Smiley Marzuki 56.5 1 Ocean Success (8) Yeap 55.5 7 Royal

Leeds' chance to top table [ARTICLE]

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Leeds' chance to top table ENGLISH SOCCER 1 FIXTURES T«Uy English Dlv One: Arsenal v Crystal Palace, Aston Villa v Liverpool, Everton v Sheff Utd, Leeds v Chelsea, Notts County v Coventry, Oldham v Luton, QPR v Tottenham, Sheff Wed v Man City, West Ham v Norwich. TWmnw League Cap

TODAY'S SINGAPORE GUIDE [ARTICLE]

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TODAY'S SINGAPORE GUIDE GOING FORECAST: GOOD Class 5 Div 4 1 ,*****1 bwi*s Ratines V 89-77 Stakes $22,000 1 *****9 Euraka 1 (7ag M Breukelen-Hanjan) (1200 m) Aznar 57 2 90-030 Tarraftow 5 (4nzg Goh-La-Flore) (1600 m) Sahab 56.5 3 0-05 0 Fragrant Hut 2 (4ag V Chong-Oawino) (1200 m)

United, Forest captains to miss Cup final clash [ARTICLE]

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United, Forest captains to miss Cup final clash LONDON Manchester United and Nottingham Forest look set to clash m tomorrow's League Cup final without their respective captains, Bryan Robson and Stuart Pearce. United boss Alex Ferguson is willing to keep Robson m reserve for the First Division leader's bid for

MONEY

Asia to lead world growth this year and next: ADB [ARTICLE]

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Asia to lead world growth this year and next: ADB Foo Choy Peng By Hongkong Correspondent ASIA will lead the world again m economic growth this year and next as the world economy recovers gradually, according to projections by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). In Asian Development Outlook, the bank's

Tory win leads to surge in financial markets [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tory win leads to surge in financial markets LONDON "Tories rule, OK OK OK OK!" read an electronic screen page from a Japanese dealing house m London, reflecting the relief and elation that the Conservative Party won a clear majority m the UK general election. Sterling, shares and government bonds

HK watchdog alerts investors to risks of investing in Chinese bourses [ARTICLE]

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HK watchdog alerts investors to risks of investing in Chinese bourses HONGKONG The Hongkong government securities watchdog warned potential investors here yesterday of the high risks involved m investing m "B" shares offered by stock markets m China. Mr Robert Nottle, acting chairman of the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC),

India gives nod for eight power projects worth $12b [ARTICLE]

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India gives nod for eight power projects worth $12b NEW DELHI India has approved light of 15 proposals {or US$7 .7 billion ($12.6 billion) worth of private investment m the power sector over the next five years, a senior official said. Mr S. Rajagopal, the top civil servant m the

Slower growth in S'pore 'no cause for concern' [ARTICLE]

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Slower growth in S'pore 'no cause for concern' FOO CHOY PENG HONGKONG There is little cause for concern even though Singapore's economic growth is expected to slow down for the second consecutive year this year, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB). "The moderation m growth comes after a period

4 Hyundai execs nabbed for alleged tax evasion [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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4 Hyundai execs nabbed for alleged tax evasion A political conspiracy' "The tax administration's latest move against Hyundai Merchant Marine is a governmentmasterminded political conspiracy to undermine the fledgling UNP." Mr Chung SEOUL South Korean prosecutors have arrested four executives of the Hyundai group's shipping subsidiary for allegedly evading millions

Shanghai Volkswagen plans to market cheaper Santana in 1995 [ARTICLE]

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Shanghai Volkswagen plans to market cheaper Santana in 1995 BEIJING Shanghai Volkswagen, one of China's most successful Joint-venture car makers, plans to market a new, cut-price version of its popular Santana sedan m 1996 to relieve domestic shortages, officials said. The cheaper Santana was part of a company plan to

Aussie economy has bottomed, says banker [ARTICLE]

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Aussie economy has bottomed, says banker SYDNEY The governor of Australia's Reserve Bank, Mr Bernie Fraser, said yesterday the Australian economy has bottomed although he believes business confidence is weak. "The economy has bottomed, I think there can be no doubt about that. It's patchy but I think there are

Strategies For Productivity Improvement: Extracts from an NPB paper

Three strategies help sustain companies' productivity growth [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Three strategies help sustain companies' productivity growth Quality Control Circles Just-In-Time production Lean Production concept The lean approach uses less of everything compared to mass production half the human effort, half the manufacturing space, half the investment m tools, and half the engineering hours to develop a new product m

Quantitative and qualitative steps taken [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Quantitative and qualitative steps taken THE Japanese experience has had a major influence on Singapore's productivity movement since its launch m 1961. This occurred mainly through the Productivity Development Project during 1983-90, which popularised concepts such as QCCs, JIT and OJT among Singapore firms, supported by a US$2O--million (5532.7-million) grant

Fed cuts key interest rate to spur economic growth [ARTICLE]

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Fed cuts key interest rate to spur economic growth WASHINGTON Amid concern that the US economic recovery remains dangerously weak, the Federal Reserve moved on Thursday to stimulate growth by pushing down an influential interest rate. The Fed pumped more money into the nations banking system to reduce the federal

Digital incurs huge third-quarter loss [ARTICLE]

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Digital incurs huge third-quarter loss MAYNARD (Massachusetts) Digital Equipment Corp, the second-ranked US computer company, reported a massive loss m its financial third quarter on Thursday. The company blamed the downturn on the persistent worldwide recession, which has flattened sales. It said it lost U*****.1 million (*****.38 million), equal to

Ford Motor cut pay of chairman by 6.6% last year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ford Motor cut pay of chairman by 6.6 last year NEW YORK Ford Motor Co chairman Harold Poling took a 6.6-per cent pay cut last year, earning US$l.l4 million (551.85 million) m salary and other compensation, the company disclosed on Thursday. While the base salary for the top five officers

OVERSEAS MARKETS ROUND-UP

Nikkei average jumps a staggering 1,252 points [ARTICLE]

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Nikkei average jumps a staggering 1,252 points STOCK prices rose yesterday (or the first time m a week as investors rushed to cover their short positions, but analysts were near universal m saying the technical rebound would not halt the market's slide. The key Nikkei average rose a staggering 1,252.51

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG A REBOUND m Tokyo and the Conservative Party victory m the British elections cat- apulted Hongkong shares yesterday m active trading. 1* Thj» blue-chip Hang Seng -Index skyrocketed 191.72 "points to 4,921.11. Volume rose to HKS2.B3 billion from Thursday's HK$2. 4B billion. "The market went ballistic,": said Mr lan

KUALA LUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LUMPUR FIRMER local sentiment following a rebound m the Tokyo market yesterday took share prices here to close higher across the board. The KLSE Composite Index rose 7.62 points to 571.31. The New Straits Times Industrial Ordinary Share Index added 45.67 points to 3,432.16. Rises led falls by 215

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN stocks closed sharply higher yesterday, helped by the reversal of losses m Tokyo, a US rate cut and the UK election result. The All-Ordinaries Index soared 36.7 points to 1,582, regaining the ground lost this week as it nosedived m line with Japan's Nikkei index. Volumes were good

NEW YORK [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK STOCK prices rebounded on Thursday after two big declines as the US Federal Reserve signalled it was lowering interest rates to boost the economy. The market rose early m what traders called a technical bounce after big declines on Tuesday and Wednesday linked to fears of the plunge

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON SHARES surged on London's Stock Exchange on Thursday on speculation of a come-from-behind reflection victory by Prime Minister John Major's Conservative Party. The Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100-share Index rose 43.2 points, or 1.8 per cent, to close at 2,436.4. The Financial Times 30-snare Index rose 31 points to 1,885.7.

AROUND MALAYSIAN COMPANIES

Berjaya gives assurance [ARTICLE]

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Berjaya gives assurance BERJAYA Group Bhd said it has no intention to effect any immediate changes m the existing business activities of the Taiping Consolidated Group except where such changes are required as a consequence of the rationalisation or expansion of the operations of the enlarged Berjaya Group. Berjaya Group,

MBf Finance to consolidate [ARTICLE]

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MBf Finance to consolidate MBf FINANCE Bhd, after four years of continued growth and three successive years of record profits, would consolidate itself to prepare for the future, said president and chief executive officer, Datuk Loy Hean Heong. Its group pre-tax profit rose 106.2 per cent to Msl33 million (5J85.12

Sungei Way profit up 30% [ARTICLE]

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Sungei Way profit up 30% SUNGEI WAY Holdings Bhd recorded a group pre-tax profit of M 526.75 million (5517.12 million) for the year ended Dec 31 last year, up 30 per cent from M 520.50 million m the previous corresponding period. Turnover rose 44 per cent to M 5233.27 million

Kesang Corp cuts loss [ARTICLE]

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Kesang Corp cuts loss KESANG Corporation Bhd was still m the red with a group pre-tax loss of M 5206,000 (*****,840) for the half-year ended Dec 31 last year compared with a loss of M 5110.6 million previously. It recorded a group turnover of M 514.36 million, an increase of

KUALA LUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LUMPUR Adjusted for new issues; Par value Msl unless othvrwte* spvcHiMi; P/E ratios are not adjusted for currency difference* TRANSACTION DATE: APRIL 10, 1902 2* Vo4 Day N«< HJgJi Low Cod* Company fl« CCOQ) Hfcjh Low P/l 1 INDUSTRIALS 1 221 166 7003 AIS8 SO« 174 5 36 174

SIMEX FUTURES

British pound [ARTICLE]

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British pound Op« Mfh Low Utt Esl Vri Jm92 ***** 1.***** ***** ***** 59 m 1.72 M OK ***** Id M dim): Sta. Onn M (Ikn):

Deutschemark [ARTICLE]

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Deutschemark (US Mjf/Dmlicfitmjft) Open Kfh Low SeH Est Yd Am 92 ***** ***** 0 6095 ***** 240 S# ***** Ok ***** •far »3 0 SM3 Am OS7M Ad IW (Thn): 245 Op*o M (Ikmt): 270.

Eurodollar — 3-month deposit [ARTICLE]

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Eurodollar 3-month deposit 1 100 *>**</ mltresl rttt) r Op«i Ktft Lew S«H Ett Yd Jm* 92 95 94 95 95 95 89 95 90 9075 l*# 95 75 95 76 9567 95 68 9680 O« 9513 9515 9505 9505 7155 Mar 93 9486 94 86 94.77 94 78 412S

Euromark — 3-month deposit [ARTICLE]

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Euromark 3-month deposit Open Mgh Low Sett Est Vol >2 90 558 90 5/ S«P< 9099 ***** 9096 90 92 120 9152 9174 9192 0« 92 00 Act Voi (Thwi): 215. 00m M (Tkws): 400

Euroyen — 3-month deposit [ARTICLE]

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Euroyen 3-month deposit Open Kfh Low Sett Esl Voi tm» 92 95 54 95 55 95 49 95 52 3725 S*# 9568 9570 9566 9566 7630 Dtc 9549 9551 9546 9549 2960 M»»3 9513 95 20 9513 95.15 635 9477 9477 94 74 94 75 90 94 406 9435 2"

Gold [ARTICLE]

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Gold 0 00/544 »X 0 00/W «h»J3 000/548 *cl \M (Itan): M. Op« M (ftan): ?70 Open High Low S«tt Est Vol J»»? *****6 ***** *"t 343 60 Ocl 34SM Ok 34/ /O f*» 349 90 «*> is; io fcl M rhurt) On, opm M (1km): Tm. Japanese yn Open

Nikkei Stock Average [ARTICLE]

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Nikkei Stock Average Opm rtfti Low Sett Est Voi Spot ***** 24 ***** 66 ***** 24 ***** 66 Jmttt 1/500 ***** ***** ***** ***** S«pt ***** *****8 ***** ***** 20 Ok ***** «hrs3 ***** Act W (Ttan): ***** Open M (Tlu«): *****.

Gas Oil [ARTICLE]

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Gas Oil Shmi Mil Price (9/4/92) 24.17. Open Hlth low Sett Est Vol tyr 92 23.00 •toy 22.93 2303 M 2323 2343 S«p 23.73 Act Vo( (Ttwra): M. Opm M (Thurt) NL

Fuel Oil [ARTICLE]

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Fuel Oil Smti Mm Met (9/4/92) 84 30. Open Hifh Low Sett Est Voi Apr 52 82 20 83 30 8220 8320 423 fey 8100 8220 8100 82.00 694 tune 81 SO ***** 81 OOA 8120 15 M 8100 8150 8100 8100 IS tal 80 20 8140 81 OOA 8100

OPTIONS

Eurodollar, Euroyen A Nikkei Options [ARTICLE]

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Eurodollar, Euroyen A Nikkei Options Jun 92 May 02 Eurodollar Salt Nikkei Salt C«fc Ms Cjh Puts 9500 42 2 ***** 440 9575 21 ***** 1010 550 9600 8 ***** 725 760 9625 2 ***** 470 1100 ***** 300 1430 Jun 92 Vol Opan kit Euroytn Salt (Ttiura) Cah Put!

Crude & Product Prices [ARTICLE]

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Crude Product Prices CRUOC/PHOOUCT MONTH* CHANGE PRICE (Utt>* BRENT BLOB May 0.17 0.15 19.03 19.10 NEST TOM htwwribtt May 020 0.15 20.40 20.50 DUBAI FATEH May -0.20 0.20 16.55 16.65 TA« tUfD May 0.00 18 80 19.00 MHAS Apr +0.15-0.15 17.40 1750 mwm (cr Japan) 2.50 2.00 ik.so im.oo/mt NAfHTHA

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG frUfAprtlW HKI AlHed Ind Infl 0.66 -0 01 A»ed Ovmm 0.76 +0 04 Amoy Properties 4.75 0.15 AataBeclnt 1.07 0.03 Bank <* EA 23.00 0.70 C.P. Pofc WO3 0.00 0.08 C.P. Pokphand 2.02 0.07 COL Hotel 0.47 COL Hotel WO2 0.01 unch Cafe Da Coral 3.30 0. 12 Cath

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO *m* am vm -f Ajinomota 1260 f 120 Akai 520 f4l Amada 1150 f 100 Asahi Glass 1090 90 Asaht Kasoi 593 34 Bank Of Tokyo 1050 f9B Bridgostone 1130 f 40 Canon 1320 40 Casio 1110 fBO Citijon 810 F6O Dai Nippon Print 1390 100 Dai Nippon Screen

BANK RATES [ARTICLE]

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BANK RATES For deposits $3,000 and above. <& For deposits between $3,001 and $50,000 For deposits between $3,000 and $50,000. For deposits between $3,000 and $99,999 For balances up to $15,000. t For balances up to $100,000. Rates calculated on monthly rest. Plus 3% monthly rest. PtEASE CALL RESPECTIVE BANKS

COMMODITIES

Rubber [ARTICLE]

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Rubber Closing prfctt (cwits/kilo) Singapore 141 00 cents May unchanged Malaysia 219 cents May unchanged Patmott Crate p*i tl (M|/tMM) Apr 970 (south) May 950 (south) Umti pabn 081/IMM) ■or*ioi Apr 392.50 (setter) May 35/50 (sdhr) June 382 50 (setter) Jul/Aut/Sep 377.50 (sder) RSOOnmi Apr 437.50 (stto) May 427.50 (srfw)

Tin [ARTICLE]

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Tin Cloeang prtcM (Ms/kMo) XL Tm 14.59 0.01 C) Turnover 64 34 teams)

Aluminium [ARTICLE]

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Aluminium (OtflcUJ c*o^og qooUHon, UM/MT) Cart 1334-1335 1321-1322 3*ntt<s 1360-1361 1348—1348.5 Settlement 1355 1322

Copper Grade A [ARTICLE]

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Copper Grade A (OlRuareloaing quotation, qbp/mt) M Itan Cask 1250-1250.5 1271.5—1272 3 Moot* 1277-1277 5 *****—1299 Settlement 1250.5 1272 Sower Ovtotumpv (S.EA) Ptt Ltd

Silver [ARTICLE]

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Silver CimtHH prtoM (U«s/troy os) M Thn Singapore 4.125—4.135 4.09—4.10 Nm Yort 4.11 4.12 4.09—410 Source RottuctUd

HIGH & LOW [ARTICLE]

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HIGH LOW waits imms hdustriab 1992 high 1545.92 (27/1/92) 1992 Low 1352.83 (9/4/92) AM-time High 1607.12 (27/3/90) AM-time Low 64.83 (29/6/65) Bmfcwii Tints ComposHt 1992 High 1333.08 (21/2/92) 1992 Low 1191.31 (9/4/92) AM-time High 1435.43 (16/7/90) AM-time Low 64.83 (29/6/65)

SES MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SES MAIN BOARD TRANSACTION DATE: APRIL 10, 1992 INDUSTRIAL COMMERCIAL us ssjr™,», m mm m 'ii .is 2 i5 M 2 AmCO< 223 +6 300 225 219 223 224 10.0 11.7 i?2n 1222 0 125 cd +3 200 124 125 138 12 ON 15.1 1190 1060 I 1082 A*i PacMc

MOST ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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MOST ACTIVES Parkway H 50< 2,865 000 PCL 5<X 1,447,000 KeppeJ Corpn 1,200,000 NatSted 5<X 1,050 000 City Oev 50< 921 000 WC 665,000 UOL 620,000 Hwa Hong 598,000 Haw Par 529.000 NOt Wt 525.000

TURNOVER (CASH) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (CASH) Sector Volume Value Industrials 540,000 753,235 Finance 182,000 419,645 Hotels 23,000 53,140 Properties 190,000 180,205 Loan Stocks 500,000 188 680 Plantations 99,000 71,760 Mining 20,000 28,670 Total 1.554 m 1.695 m I

Rebounds in US and Japan lift local share prices [ARTICLE]

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Rebounds in US and Japan lift local share prices Phua Kok Kim DSF By CHEERED by news of stock market rebounds m the United States and Japan, the local bourse staged the largest single-day recovery since Oct 22 last year to recoup almost all the losses earlier m the week.

BONDS, LOANS & WARRANTS [ARTICLE]

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BONDS, LOANS WARRANTS 58 59 1503 Barjaya Grp Ln 50 59 12 8 1521 Bun»MWt***** HK 11 28* 386 271 t 1565 C4C Wt 272 87 83-* 1546 Omiwiy Loan 86 86 7 0 27v* 22v* 1545 Causeway Wt 22* 10 23 95V* 91 1591 Chuan Hup Notes 93 91

SESDAQ [ARTICLE]

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SESDAQ ■J Jhares quoted have a par valut of $1 unless other wise specified. Adjusted for scrip/rights. N Taxeiemted dhridmd. P/E ratio* reflect Hit last annual comoldattd results. P/E ratios and pots yields of foreign shires are adj»ttd for currency dWertncM 5J W>ro¥ed Www. «CripiMl Iratfrtf ii? Jre^° C i

TURNOVER (READY) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (READY) ToMMirtit Jim Fri Wwtriih 23.630 m 17.205 m fwwct 4.070 m 3.459 m •*)t«h 2.688 m 1.030 m Proptrtm 9 540 m 9.507 m loans Stocks 7.927 m 5.729 m Potations l 048 m 1.162 m 3lW > 76 000 ToW volume 48.934 m 38.161 m Total nhN

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL TRANSACTION DATE: APRIL 10, 1992 MALAYSIAN 8TOCK8 1M 1 11 1 139 AISB 50* 111 120 154 57* 48 t 175OAMDB5OC 49* +1 45 49* 48* 46* so 35 90 WV 142* 1001 Alcom 160 34 0 259 203 t 1002 Amai Steal 50< 210 +5 143 213

UNIT TRUSTS [ARTICLE]

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UNIT TRUSTS Manager's price* for OUB Investment Mft MARA Bunjxjtra April 11 A 13 (toon Global Fund 0 .70—0 74ide first B'putra 1 55-1 S3 Sinf apore Unit Trust Union Sport Fund 0.865— 0.905id Second B'putra l 50 l 58 The Commerce 120—128 Union Invest Fund 0.945— 0.995xd Thwd B'putra

MARKET SUMMARY

SINGAPORE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SINGAPORE Volume: 38.17 m units 10.76 m) Value: $89.65 m 18.66 m) Indices Apr IS Apr 9 ST Industrials 1380.92 1352.83 II S^nce 2519.54 2494.24 S S° tete 1007 -53 999.53 ST Properties 670.21 659.67 BTComposite 1212.12 1191.31 B '"*GA 675.10 663 06 BT 08/ OS 43J BT CADI .*****

OVERSEAS INDICES [ARTICLE]

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OVERSEAS INDICES Apr 10 Chaw Kuala Lunpur NSTindustrial 3432.16 45.67 Hongkong Hang Seng Index 4921.H 191 72 Tokyo Nikkei Stock Average *****.66 +1252 51 Sydney Australian All-Ordinaries 1582.00 -I- 36 70 New York Oow Jones Average (Thurs) 3224.96 43 61 London Financial Times 30 (Thurs) 1885.70 4- 31 00

INTEREST RATES

PRIME RATE [ARTICLE]

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PRIME RATE Avtraft Prime Lmdhg Rate: WA Average of Singapore's Big Four Local Banks

ASIAN CURRENCY UNIT [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN CURRENCY UNIT Contract dm%m 10/4/92 Oman imth Tim 7m smin 12 him call value Mil US$ 3% 3% 3)4 3'/; 3'/i 2V4 14/4/92 AS 6'/. 6. (1/4 614 6 5H 14/4/92 V) s'/, 6 fit.'. 6 6 5 14/4/92 STG 9V, 9*4 9% 9K 9'A 9V4 14/4/92 IV 4

FOREIGN EXCHANGE

SPOT RATES [ARTICLE]

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SPOT RATES m r wi asm £/uw <*•" ***** 131.93 1.6475 7.7345 0.7632 ***** <*>» 1.6230 132.22 1.6477 7.7332 0.7618 UTlt Source; Astlty i fearce

COUNTER RATES [ARTICLE]

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COUNTER RATES Singapore doltara to on* unit of torMgn currency Buy* 00 Stft* US dollar i nqei i ccci Sterling pound Z 2 8820 2 9525 Australian dofcar iJKS fSfJ gSE** I:::::::::::::::: is tm 112 0.8781 0.9082 < l< ft until ill Inrelpii mummy 14.1082 14.7152 nfranc ***** 5 0070

GOLD PRICES

SINGAPORE [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE JSB" <»> Thn Fri SK* 17.905-18,025 17.979-18.099 15° 1,797-1,822 1,804-1 829 J° m 359—369 360—371 I" 1 90—98 90—98 1 18—26 18—26 Bufcn cokn (ss/«) Sport buHwn coin 555—571 556—572 Canadian maple leaf 575—581 576—582 Australian nugget 575-581 577-583 008 told opfens (IBS) gS ?f 2.00-3.50 2.00-3.50 350 Put

INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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INTERNATIONAL USI/oz l*n Fri *WP» 338.40—338.70 339.80-340.10 Ywfc 337.60—337.90 339.00-339.30 ""^•"1 338.20-338.70 339.60-340.10 London (non*ig fh (Friday) 341.

Some Singapore hotels to use more of twinning agreements [ARTICLE]

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Some Singapore hotels to use more of twinning agreements Tan Sung Tie-ups to solve problems of overbooking that may arise over the next few months WITH tourist arrivals picking up, some hotels m Singapore expect greater use of informal twinning arrangements among themselves to solve problems of overbooking that may

HP to be more 'green' and high-tech in operations here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HP to be more 'green' and high-tech in operations here US COMPUTER giant Hew-lett-Packard Company will become Increasingly "green" and high-tech m its manufacturing operations here, its president and chief executive officer, Mr John Young, said yesterday. This will see HP Singapore becoming more sophisticated m its research and development