The Straits Times, 16 April 1998

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  • 25 1 The StraitsTune^ Established 1845 L nUrSQay April 16, 1998 108 Pages in five parts mita (P) H4/i2«7 MMM A Singapore Press Holdings publication Ul) Cents
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  • 520 1 iinjwrnBWBWMBi Economists say economic crisis will raise percentage of Indonesians living in poverty to 20% of the population JAXARTA Up to 20 million more Indonesians could be forced into poverty by the nation's ravaging economic crisis and they will remain desperately poor for years
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  • 8 1 Asean through American eyes LUDWIG ILIO G. CHANDRADAS
  • 345 1  -  EDMUND TEE "SEP A DOCTOR OMUNE FOR MHOR AILMENTS *L THE doctor is in in your home, that is. Come May 1, people will be able to consult their neighbourhood doctor for advice on minor ailments, from their homes, over the high-speed SingaporeOne online network. That
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  • 207 1 TOKYO— The Industrial Bank of Japan Ltd (IBJ) said yesterday that its chairman and president will not receive any pay for one year, due to the firm's involvement in bribery scandals. The bank's chairman, Mr Yo Kurosawa, and president, Mr Masao
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    • 553 2 GIC shares case: HK man charged ACQUITTED: On appeal I Kevin K. W. Lee faces 18 corruption and fraud charges involving $12 million. He is alleged to have offered cash and shares to an ex-GIC official A FORMER managing director of a private investment firm in Hongkong was charged yesterday
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    • 356 2  -  EDMUND TEE By] NOT everyone who tried filing their tax returns over the Internet managed to do so. The Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (Iras) said that this was partly because its e-filing system was unable to support the most recent versions of web
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    • 445 3  -  DANNY LEE &M Taiwan's bourse and financial market were kit first by China's military exercises, said an economic think-tank 1 THE PRICE OF A NEARLY-WAR military exercises and missile tests China held from jjrte 1995 to 1996 to rattle Taiwan cost the island a
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    • 257 3 GUARANTEE FOR 3 DESTINATIONS t* SEA-CRUISE operator is ffering would-be passengers a haze-free guarantee, in en effort to forestall a slump In bookings for trips to the Malaysian west coast this year. The blue-skies promise from Star Cruises covers passengers sailing on the ship Star
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    • 150 3 SINGAPORE'S Mount Everest expedition team and the mountaineering sport received a boost on Saturday when Community Development Minister Abdullah Tarmugi assured the team that the Singapore Sports Council and his ministry were still behind them. He told expedition leader David Lim, 33, over the phone:
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    • 146 3 ZURICH A Swiss company has announced it is launching a new drug for dogs, designed to ease their anxiety when parted from their owners. Novartia AG said in a statement that separation anxiety in dogs could lead to excessive barking and destructive behaviour. The
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    • 386 4 Never too old to be back in school The quest for knowledge continues at a US college, and as the baby-boomer generation gets older, the demand for such schools is likely to grow NORTHFIELD (Minnesota) As the spring session at the Cannon Valley Elder Collegium began, students made their way
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    • 308 4 OLDEST MAN HEADED FOR SPACE HOUSTON United States President Bill Clinton expects to get a kick out of watching 76-year-old John Glenn "wander around up there" on his new space mission. Senator Glenn, the first American to orbit Earth, gave Mr Clinton a tour on
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    • 206 4 Shuttle's payload of mice and men CAPE CANAVERAL (Florida) Technicians are loading a menagerie of animals aboard the space shuttle Columbia for a mission to study the inner workings of the brain and nervous system. Columbia. U' scheduled to blast off "today on the mission to understand how the body's
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    • 256 6 Israel frees long-time Palestine detainee JERUSALEM Israel yesterday released its longestheld Palestinian "administrative detainee", Ahmed Katamesh, who served more than five years in prison without trial, officials said. Katamesh, 45, suspected of being a senior West Bank leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), was released
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    • 449 6 Interior Ministry sets up a defence committee for bim and mounts an exMbffloQ publicising Ms achievements as mayor of the capital TEHERAN Teheran mayor Gholam-Hossein Karbaschi, arrested 11 days ago on corruption charges, was released from prison yesterday. He was reportedly on his way to
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    • 160 6 France wages $3b war on air pollution PARIS France spends over 10 billion francs (552.7 billion) per year on fighting air pollution which is costing the country more than three times that amount in related health problems. A study published yesterday by the French Environment Institute (Ifen) rhowed that the
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    • 432 6 UN HUMAN-RIGHTS REPORT ON AFGHANISTAN EPolice :seeps ggbreets empty QfiNEVA Kabul is now a > Vhost town" because people dare not venture onto the streets for fear of being harassed by the Taleban's Muslim religious police, the United Nations Human Rights Commission said here
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    • 455 7  -  DAVID COHEN By I.VWELLINGTON NZ-SPEAK: The lowdown Chuffed: pleased Dinkum: authentic Flufrv ducks: cheerful, bright, happy, as in a box of fluffy ducks Joker: man Jokester. a joker who tells jokes Get off the grass: come to one's senses Gobstopper: large, circular sweet
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      42 7 AFP Garden gnomes in picturesque surroundings lend an otherworldly air to this exhibition ground north-east of Paris. About 300 of the finest examples of the jovial little garden ornaments were gathered there on Tuesday for die first gnome exhibition.
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      • 34 7 ONE of Italy's most decorated policemen, Francesco Delfino, has been arrested after allegedly pocketing thousands of dollars intended to help secure the release of kidnapped busitini. Reuters
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      • 24 7 PAKISTAN plans to introduce a law to promote breast feeding ana to regulate the aggressive marketing of commercial infant food Reuters
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      • 33 7 A GRENADE, to be used as evidence in a murder trial, exploded at a police station in Chichawatni, Pakistan, killing the station commander and injuring five. Reuters
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      • 35 7 NEPAL'S King Birendra has appointed a threemember Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister-desig-nate Girija Prasad Koirala. The Deputy Prime Minister will be Shailaja Acharya. Economist Ram Sharan Mahat was named Finance Minister. Reuters
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      • 36 7 THE number of kidnappings in Colombia rose by 20 per cent in the first three months of this year compared with the same period last year. Marxist rebels committed more than half. Reuters
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    • 299 8 WAR ON THE WATERFRONT SYDNEY Two pickets were hurt in another violent dockside clash yesterday. Australian unions, meanwhile, launched a Federal Court challenge to last week's mass sacking of dockers by Patrick Stevedores. One man was taken to hospital with minor injuries after being
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    • 40 8 REUTERS me «nnn« k,^ 'ufi conomic8 Erik A* 1 h ol<^g up a compact disk -ontaining details of" me spnng Budget in Stockholm on Tuesday. The government presented a cautious Budget, resisting calls for tax cuts.
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    • 134 8 TRAFFICKING of foreign workers into Asian countries which have not been as adversely affected as some of their neighbours will increase as the economic crisis drags on, according to the International Labour Organisation. With shrinking job opportunities at home and growing wage gaps as
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    • 178 8 WASHINGTON There are 700,000 fewer secretaries on the American business scene than there were 15 years ago, the US Census Bureau has reported, but experts say that may have more to do with the title than the job. In a statement timed to
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    • 520 8  - Asian jobless ranks to swell IRENE NGOO REPORTS by ILO cites inadequate policy responses to crisis crippling economies in Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea WORKERS in Indonesia, Thailand and South Korea will face more hardship in the coming months because of inadequate policy responses to the financial crisis crippling their
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    • 538 9 Government buildings, bridges and banks have been the target of hate groups, but most of these Moody plans have been thwarted by ponce ATLANTA Right-wing plots to derail trains, assassinate public figures and blow-up bridges have increased sharply in the US in
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    • 431 9 LICKING THE MILLENNIUM BUG WASHINGTON Not-so-over-the-hill computer experts, rejoice! Uncle Sam wants and will pay you. To prevent US government computers from suffering the world's greatest memory loss at the turn of the century, Uncle Sam will take extraordinary steps to reclaim retired brainpower.
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    • 157 9 WASHINGTON The US government is seeking to slash the air-accident rate over the next 10 years by focusing on one of the most common types of accidents sound planes flown into the ground by confused piAviation regulators unveiled on Tuesday a priority list
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    • 350 10 India reverses its brain drain Economic development and improved communications in India make for better prospects and encourage Indians working overseas to return BOMBAY For ifeaay years India watched helplessly as its best scientific and engineering talent- fled the country for better proipects abroad. But rapid electronic communications and career
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    • 218 10 HARDWAR (India) Several million Hindu devotees immersed themselves joyfully in the River Ganges on Tuesday as the last Kumbh Mela festival of the century reached its climax. At least six million hymnchanting devotees bathed in the chilly water, many of them going in even before the
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    • 249 10 NEW DELHI India's Defence Minister George Fernandes has charged that China was making repeated military incursions into a north-eastern state. He said Chinese troops were "coming and going" into parts of Arunachal Pra- desh and that they had built a helipad in the
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    • 296 11 The Camorra is in a state of anarchy with small-time clan leaders fiahtina for supremacy, unlike the Sicilian Mafia which keeps its members in line THE MAFIA: Rise and fall NAPLES The once all-powerful godfathers of the Camorra, the Neapolitan Maria, are either dead
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    • 156 11 PALERMO (Sidly) Italian police have arrested a powerful Mafia leader after following his mistress to his hideout, a police source said. Police arrested Vito Vitale, considered to be the Mafia head in the Trapani region of north-west Sicily and a protege ofjafled Sicilian Godfather
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    • 249 11 NEW YORK -A bandit has robbed 17 nail salons in Manhattan in the last three months. Last week, he provided police with an unusual set of dues his fingernails. The robber is a welldressed man in his 30s, b 1.8 m tall and weighing
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    • 345 13 Some 250,000 children are estimated to be involved in wart around the world and Unicef wants to make their enlistment a war crime UNITED NATIONS Uniccf wants to make recruiting children into armies, sending them into combat zones or forcing them into prostitution a war
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      • 120 13 DONT KID ME, SAYS WIFE MOSCOW When Mr Sergei Kiriyenko was nominated Russian Premier by President Boris Yeltsin, it was so unexpected that, when friends called to congratulate his wife, she thought they were talking about their daughter's birthday. "It was the same day we
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      • 80 13 HA BCBBamC CAB NO REPRIEVE FOR PARAGUAYAN KILLER WASHINGTON A Paraguayan murderer was executed by lethal injection in Virginia on Tuesday, despite calls for a delay to study claims that he was not told he could seek consular aid at the time of his arrest, prison officials said. Angel Francisco
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      • 50 13 STOCKHOLM -Ms Ulla Nylin-Reinelt, a Swede hV ing in the US hM launched vodka-flavoured meatballs, mixing two very Swedish concepts into a singular taste sensation. The cocktail meatballs, mixed with vodka and ei*£2E£EfS.'JS! wondering what vodka known for being flavour'ess would add to the taste of a meatball. AFP
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      • 35 13 WELLINGTON Some 3O'°°o New Zealand chUdren voted British author Roald Dahl favourite, naming his book Matilda first on their lists and The BFG second, book sellers Whitcoulte said 13fr
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    • 102 13 Venezuela's former President Carlos Andres Perez was placed under house arrest on Tuesday on charges that he and his female companion embezzled state funds. Frinklin Raines, the US' first African-American budget director and White House point man in last year's landmark balanced budget agreement with Congress, has resigned. Disgraced former
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    • 45 13 Quoteworthy 'It's something I don't think about, let alone worry about. Ifyoustart worrying, then you block wherever that comes from. It's like when I start thinking, I get in my own way/ J -^Singer Edward Van rUleo on his new album tided Van Halen 111
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    • 104 16 I Drug reactions killing patients CHICAGO Adverse drug reactions appear to be a major cause of death among hospital patients in the United States, a new study reported on Tuesday. Researchers at the University of Toronto, who examined 39 studies, estimated that an average of 106,000 deaths at US hospitals
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    • 56 16 AFP A group of schoolchildren get a hands-on history lesson during an excursion to the ancient site of Babylon, near Baghdad, on Saturday. Despite the recent face-off between Iraq and the UN over weapons inspections tourists have been trickling in to visit what is undoubtedly one of
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    • 352 16 Money medicine sickens US public Efforts by the Clinton administration and Congress to crack down on physician fraud are seen as indicative of a loss of faith in medical ethics PHILADELPHIA The journal of the American College of Physicians has warned that US society is losing confidence in the ability
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    • 171 16 WASHINGTON New drug-resistant "superbugs" are certain to poo up soon unless doctors and hospitals crack down on procedures. Careless use of antibiotics and slipshod hygiene are almost certainly responsible for the rise of bacteria that resist the last-defence drugs, methicillin and vancomycin. Health experts gave the
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    • 459 17 CALL FOR URGENT AID Two million tonnes of food needed this year WASHINGTON Famine has killed about three million North Koreans since August 1995, the head of a South Korean humanitarian organisation and a former Bush administration official have said. To avert further widespread
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    • 71 17 Siew tells minister to stay on TAIPEI Taiwan Premier Vincent Siew has rejected the resignation of popular Justice Minister Liao Cheng-hao. The Premier told Mr Chang You-hui, secre-tary-general of the Cabinet, to return the resignation letter. The China Times reported yesterday that the minister may reconsider. On Monday, Mr liao
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    • 142 17 MACAU The driver of Macau's security chief was shot dead at point-blank range outside his home yesterday the latest in a series of killings in the Portuguese-administered gambling enclave, police said. Mr Wong Kam Seng, 50, who works for Under-secretary for Security Bngadier Manuel
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    • 268 17  - ANA pilots' strike entres 11th day KWAN WENG KIN By JA>A.X CtfMßgife^DliF, dots away MfhrfuarantMd allowance TOKYO A pilots' fttattftbtt All Nippon Airways, Sm 5(bV second-largest airHnfT entered its lit* day today otosr a >. dispute r^H^m^r a new pay hopes will save it one billion yen (Ssl2 million) a
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    • 118 18 TAIPEI A group of Taiwan negotiators would visit China next week, the first delegation from the island in nearly three years, it was reported yesterday. Taiwan's top negotiator Koo Chen-fu said at the end of a Kuomintang meeting that Mr Chan Chihhung was to
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      53 18 REUTERS Kidering whether to make a dive fiijr t> i Taipei women stop in front of a road rnoon thunderstorm which inun <tj Mymg areas. The downpour on Monday saw 1 14 mm of rain die second-hi^es^dij^i^^ril rain in the past 100 years and forced Taiwan's domestic airports
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    • 375 18 CMsfl Extorthre Tna pMfes fovt vM inpravt sysMi for sMaitorinf °T? WW^* mVwmKm tyaralH to fisVtaMttrbk HONGKONO Hongkong's CyrfßwtuUve Tung Cbee Hwa j dimly visited fish farms devastated by a toxic red tide amid further warning for the public not to eat affected
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    • 190 18 HONGKONG The Chinese army is considering rezoning its seven military areas into five "war-zone regions" in a major shake-up of the top command. The five regions of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) would comprise Nanjing, Guangzhou, Jinan, Shenyang and Chengdu. The two
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      • 48 18 LANDMARK HOTEL MAY MOVE THE Mandarin Oriental Hotel might give up its flagship 35-year-old building in Central for a site on newlyreclaimed land in front of the Hongkong Stock Exchange, said Mandarin Oriental International managing director Robert Riley. Moving the Mandarin would free up the prime site. BLOOMBERG
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      • 52 18 6,300 CHILDREN IN IODINE POISOINING ABOUT 6,300 children in western China have been poisoned by iodine supplements which were issued despite an earlier ban. The children, all attending schools in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, fell ill when the tablets were issued to 70,000 schoolchildren, the Guangming Daily reported
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      • 41 18 CHINA would extend a onevear ban on the use of farmland for non-agrfeultural projects such as real-estate development to protect dwindling arable land, the China Daily said yesterday. The move was first introduced in April last year. AFP
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      • 51 18 A PROTEGE of Chinese Premier Zhu Rongji has been made a Vice-Minister of Finance, according to the official Xinhua news agency. Former Vice-Governor of Guizhou Lou Jiwei has been credited with bringing Hongkong and foreign investment to the province of Guizhou, said the South China Morning
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      • 47 18 AN 81-YEAR-OLD man was given a suspended eight-month jail term yesterday for taking bribes worth thousands of dollars to help a businessman join the Hongkong Jockey dub. Abdulla Tyeb Chiba, an honorary voting member of the club, was also fined HK520,000(554,182). AFP
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    • 246 19 BANGKOK Car crashes which have already killed 70 people on Thai roads this Buddhist New Year holiday are expected to result in more fatalities as Bangkok residents return en masse from the provinces, police said. The death toll this year is sharply higher
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      • 50 20 THE Philippine coast guard was formally transferred yesterday from the control of the Philippine Navy to the civilian Department of Transportation and Communications. President Fidel Ramos said the transfer was carried out to help facilitate the wider transport of goods in this archipelagic nation. AFP
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      • 74 20 AIRPORT BAN ON MOBILE PHINES THE head of the Philippines' immigration bureau said yesterday that his men would henceforth be banned from using mobile phones at Manila's airport to deter them from abetting human smuggling. Immigration Commissioner Homobono Adaza told reporters that mobile phones, pagers and handheld radios would not
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    • 89 31 How many times have you gone to the movies and seen technology that you pooh-poohed as movie magic? This is one of the real-life examples on display at the aviation security conference and exhibition. Passing off as someone else with a stolen security pass will become
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    • 266 34  - Low allegedly made false declaration LIM SENG JIN FORMER SDP MEMBER ON TRIAL *L A SRI Lankan businessman said yesterday that a veteran Singapore opposition politician had suggested that he get hold of a forged university degree to make it easier for him get an employment pass here. Markus Don
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    • 67 34 that was how Ms Hanis (above) described the action which took two years. She is shown holding copies of the lookalike ad on the right and the photograph for the Aids awareness campaign. The defence oTMs Urn (right) was that she had commissioned a roadside artist to
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    • 497 34  -  ELENA CHONG *L Former international model Hanis won a suit against a social escort agency owner for using her picture in an ad THE High Court awarded former international model Hanis Saini Hussey $30,000 damages and costs in her defamation suit against the owner of a social
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    • 216 34 JOINT action by the Police Coast Guard (PCG) and the Royal Malaysian Marine Police (RMMP) led to the arrest of two suspected Indonesian illegal immigrants on Sunday. A Singapore police statement said that at about 10.40 am that day, the RMMP alerted the PCG's operations room
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    • 326 35  -  JASBIR SINGH *L AN ELDERLY couple were forced to move in with friends after their pre-war bungalow house was destroyed by fire, said their daughter-in-law yesterday. The single-storey house along Bassein Road, off Balestier Road, was reduced to its skeletal structure in less than 15 minutes
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    • 212 36 SINGLES appear to be less sympathetic towards Mick Son. Twenty-four people, most of them singles aged between 22 and 40, said he deserved to be slapped for misbehaving in the bookstore. Several noted that Mick's response to being slapped making a face and sticking out his tongue
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