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The Straits Times, 28 October 2000


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The Straits Times Established 1845 OclturClciy October 28, 2000 268 Pages m ten parts mita (P) 034/12/1999 A Singapore Press Holdings publication OvJ Cents

Remarks on missiles not provocative, says SM Lee [ARTICLE]

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Remarks on missiles not provocative, says SM Lee IRENE NG K'J POLITICAL CORRESPONDENT HIS off-the-cuff remarks on Singapore's purchase of medium-range missiles were not provocative, said Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew. But the Malay-language I tusan Malaysia had carried a sensational headline which provoked a flurry of critical statements m

KL scraps exit levy on share profits [ARTICLE]

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KL scraps exit levy on share profits Investors welcome the move but some are disappointed that they will still have to pay the tax on stock profits held m Malaysia for less than a year By REME AHMAD IN KUALA LUMPUR IN A move to woo back foreign investors, Malaysia

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ALL SAFE, FROM MONDAY; Remaining hand, foot mouth disease curbs to be lifted page 3 MprliriWnrk^ flB wife MR MAGIC %mk GIVES IN I T I I m IT I Bnk%& I She will help SIA recover missing millions. He's been workintj magic on Malaysian TV. jni^H PAPF Now Jamal


Fishing out man's gene details [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fishing out man's gene details NATALIE SOH Research institute to team up with olobal partners to study puffer fish link to cracking the human genome Hu A PREMIER research institute here has achieved a coup by teaming up with international counterparts to map the puffer fish's genetic blueprint. The work

Crash victim saves son before dying [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Crash victim saves son before dying NEAL COOKE A 54- YEAR-OLD cook sacrificed his life to save his young son when their scooter veered out of control m a Deepavali holiday tragedy. Mr Lim Keng Hing grabbed his 10-year-old son and flung him onto a grass verge before the scooter


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POISONOUS PIN CUSHION IT LOOKS like a pin cushion or a durian at least when it is threatened, excited or angry. And although the fugu, also known as the puffer fish, contains one of the most lethal poisons known to man, it is a prized delicacy m Japan. Its toxin

What it should have been [ARTICLE]

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What it should have been IN THE article "Bridging the gap, holding on to home", published m Life! on Oct 14, it was stated incorrectly that writer Heng Siok Tian is on a Fulbright scholarship. She is on a National Arts Council grant. We are sorry for the error.

Embezzler's wife gives up tussle with SIA [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Embezzler's wife gives up tussle with SIA ALETHEA LIM She will not contest its lawsuit and agrees to surrender her assets and the money m her seven accounts Maureen Tan's assets EIGHT properties worth over $7 million m Cambridge Road, Bristol Road, Moulmein Rise, Lincoln's Road, Surrey Road, Li H

All clear for kids from Monday [ARTICLE]

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All clear for kids from Monday CHILDREN will be able to splash m wading pools and have fun at fast food outlets' play areas from Monday, after a month of curbs to break the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). All remaining restrictions on places where children under

Shots fired as tension over Estrada ouster mounts [ARTICLE]

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Shots fired as tension over Estrada ouster mounts ARTURO BARIUAD STRAITS TIMES PHILIPPINES BUREAU MANILA Security guards armed with rifles protecting a villa allegedly leased for President Joseph Estrada's mistress fired shots to warn off journalists yesterday showing just how testy developments here have become since moves to oust him

Tofu for inmates without a taste for blood [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tofu for inmates without a taste for blood vVASHINGTON Soya burgers and tofu are going to prison. After being sued by an intiiate who wanted a no- meat diet, the federal prison sysicm has started offering meatless alternatives, such as mym burgers, at every lunch and dinner. The new menu


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JURASSIC PARKED A bus driver gets into a staring incident with a Deinonychus on Scotts Road. The dinosaur model will be turning up at shopping centres and housing estates from next Wednesday, as part of a promotion for the Singapore Science Centre's coming exhibition. Dinosaurs Alive! opens next Saturday and

More colourful ST in 2½ years [ARTICLE]

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More colourful ST in 2½ years EDMUND TEE The paper will be able to carry colour pictures and ads from cover to cover with a multi-million deal for new printing presses Bu The world has became more colour-oriented. With the Internet and television, people expect nwre than just black and


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ARE WOMEN BETTER INVESTORS THAN MEN? ASIAONEMARKETS will launch on Monday an online, real-time stock game that pits men and women investors against each other For a grand prize of $20,000 sponsored by Citibank. Participants m the six-week Citibank Stock Challenge will be given $1 million m virtual capital to

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JAMES EAST finds out more about the monk who Mt Faber, Magic Mountain? Yes, if Singapore Cable Car's $9.5-million plans 90 through. Expect toboggan runs, chairlifts, tree houses and more. MKKLLE NO has the details. Nokia Special Only available Nokia Professional Centre I Plaza Singapura I rr 1 ia^a^a^a^a^a^a^a^a^a^a^kM^L^H i^

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DEATH VIDEOS SHOCK BRITAIN gfjghjgh Recognising that officials were slow to react to the threat posed by the mad cow disease, the British government promises millions m compensation LONDON Video images of two dying victims of the mad cow disease drives home the human cost of the brain-wasting ailment even

IN FRANCE: 8 tonnes of tainted beef sold to supermarkets [ARTICLE]

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IN FRANCE: 8 tonnes of tainted beef sold to supermarkets PARIS The amount of suspected mad cow-tainted beef sold to supermarkets m a growing health scandal i 1 France was around eight times more than pre\iously thought, a French government agency said on Thursday. The amount m question is now

ssssuper weapons [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ssssuper weapons w Robot 'snakes' that spy on the enemy are just one example of the technological advances that will change the face or warfare, Jane's Defence Weekly says LONDON Robot "snakes" that slither into buildings to spy on the enemy, superbugs that kill, and pills to help boost soldiers'

Bomb threat at Russian govt headquarters [ARTICLE]

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Bomb threat at Russian govt headquarters MOSCOW Russia's riverside government headquarters were evacuated yesterday after a bomb threat was received by telephone, Russian news agencies said. Interfax said an unidentified person had called at 12.06 pm saying a bomb had been planted m the building. It said the evacuation had



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BAGGAGE-HANDLER LOCKED IN PLANE A GREEK baggage-handler found himselfsent on unexpected iourney on Thursday when nis colleagues accidently locked him m the hold of a Swiss charter aircraft plying a route between Aegean islands. The Olympic Airlines employee, Mr Manolis Lambros, 24, arrived shocked and shivering m Rhodes after the


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LUBBERS IS NEW UNHCR CHIEF THE 189-member UN General Assembly on Thursday formally confirmed former Netherlands Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers as the next UN High Commissioner for Refugees for a three-year term. Mr I^ubbers, 61, replaces Ms Sadako Ogata of Japan, who is retiring after 10 years m the post.


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U.S. TO BAN TWO POULTRY ANTIBIOTICS THE US Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced plans to ban two antibiotics widely uifed by poultry farmers to keep chickens and turkeys healthy, saying the practice increases the danger that humans will become infected with germs that resist treatment The removal would


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RUSSIA REJECTS WIFE'S REQUEST RUSSIAN officials yesterday turned down a request by the wife of accused US spy Edmond Pope to visit her husband for a second time, and an appeal to meet President Vladimir Putin went unanswered, aUS offi- I cial said. AP


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NOD FOR HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL GERMANY gave the go-ahead yesterday for the building of a Holocaust memorial after fixing a final budget of 50 million marks (5537.5 million). Parliament Speaker Wolfgang Thierse said he hoped that construction of the monument, near the famed Brandenburg Gate, would starf next year. Reuters


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'I'm Mr Cool' Al Gore says he played drinking games ♦He wore leather and rode motorcycle He likes women m lace BETTENDORF Saddled with an image as a dull master of policy tedium, Al Gore confessed on Thursday to playing drinking games m college, fondly recalled his motorcycle-riding days, and

'No, you're not' [ARTICLE]

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'No, you're not' Republican nominee Bush tries to taint his rival Vice-President Gore with a few Clinton-era scandals and paints him as someone opportunistic TOLEDO (Ohio) Republican White House nominee George W. Bush sketched a withering character study of his rival Al Gore on Thursday, seeking to taint the VicePresident

American gets 440 years' jail for 13 sex murders [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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American gets 440 years' jail for 13 sex murders SEATTLE US serial killer Robert Lee Yates was sentenced on Thursday to more than 440 years m prison and a fine of US$6O,OOO (*****,600) for 13 sexual murders spanning 25 years. In an excruciating confrontation with the families of his victims,

Both sides show they are willing to parley [ARTICLE]

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Both sides show they are willing to parley ABRAHAM RABINOVICH Palestine Violence Recent conciliatory acts, with Arafat even backing off from one provocative statement, show both sides have not written off peace INJERISALKM FOUR weeks into their nerve- wracking confrontation, Israelis and Palestinians have begun signalling a willingness to parley,


Kissinger has 'limited heart attack' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kissinger has 'limited heart attack' RECOVERING IN HOSPITAL NEW YORK Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has suffered a "limited heart attack" and is recovering at a hospital here, officials announced on Thursday. "Kissinger was admitted to New York Cornell Medical Centre of New York Presbyterian Hospital on Wednesday


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NIXON DID NOT CARE MUCH FOR INDIA WASHINGTON White House tape recordings released on Thursday show former US President Richard Nixon had little sympathy for India while trying to mediate peace between India and Pakistan m 1971. "The Indians put on their sanctimonious peace Gandhi-like, Christ-like attitude," he told former


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MUGABE DESCRIBED AS A GANGSTER LONDON Former Rhodesian prime minister lan Smith on Thursday condemned Zimbabwean leader Robert Mugabe as a gangster who massacred people and fleeced the African nation. Mr Smith, 81, who waged a bitter struggle against guerilla forces commanded by Mr Mugabe m the *****, was speaking


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EX-POLISH MINISTER WINS W.H.O AWARD WARSAW POLAND'S former finance minister Leszek Balcerowicz received an international award on Wednesday for his role m the anti-smok-ing fight, although he admitted he had to take a few puffs himself to get his work done. The World Health Organisation bestowed one of its 10

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As part off a campaign against cruelty to children, Prince Andrew said on Friday that he has never used spanking to discipline nis two daughters. The house that 0. J. Simpson bought for his mother will be auctioned off next month to help pay court-imposed damages m the 1994 wrongful

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Quoteworthy 'For us, success means defeat m love/ Colombian woman senator Piedad Cordoba observing that three of the most powerful women m the country were eithe«jdi\ orct'd or separated.

White mum and her 'accidental' black baby [ARTICLE]

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White mum and her 'accidental' black baby A New York court has ordered that the biological mum has no right to see the baby, because a fertility clinic gave her someone else's embryo NEW YORK A US court has denied visitation rights to a white woman who gave birth to


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NO ESCAPE When the hour to die will come, although I try not to think about it, I would like to have time to say, my darling, I love you. Poem written by Lt Dmitry KolesniL to his wife Olga days before the Kvnk -Jfoaster ..,,< FABIAN CHAN MIN-FAY MIKE

Did Kursk sailor foresee impending death? [ARTICLE]

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Did Kursk sailor foresee impending death? Days before leaving on the doomed submarine's final voyage, Lieutenant Kolesnikov wrote his wife a mournful poem, affirming his love for her MOSCOW The grim note that he penned while his life ebbed m a wrecked nuclear submarine was not the first time Lieutenant

Smugglers resort to elaborate schemes [ARTICLE]

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Smugglers resort to elaborate schemes Crime rings are turning to a slew of methods to sneak illegals into the Netherlands, as police m three countries work to smash the gangs AMSTERDAM Fake im-port-export companies and a network of safe- houses organised crime m the Netherlands is using ever more methods

$2.4m for solving puzzle [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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$2.4m for solving puzzle AP UNEMPLOYED mathematician Alex Selby, 32. (right) and Cambridge researcher Oliver Riordan, 28, pose with the Eternity jigsaw after they completed the 209-piece puzzle almost two years before the game's creator expected anyone to crack it. The reward for their efforts is £1 million (552.45 million).

Live vaccine threatens moves to wipe out polio [ARTICLE]

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Live vaccine threatens moves to wipe out polio Virus making its way back into tne environment PARIS Hopes of eradicating polio from the planet within five years are being compromised by the use of a live vaccine that is enabling the polio virus to return to the environment through excreta,

Kasparov at risk after another draw [ARTICLE]

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Kasparov at risk after another draw LONDON The Brain Games World Chess Championship's eleventh game ended i n a draw after 41 moves and three-and-a-half hours of play. Vladimir Kramnik is leading by 6.5 to 4.5 out of the scheduled 16 games, which means Gary Kasparov is m a real

Ethnic tensions pose big risk to Pacific isles [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ethnic tensions pose big risk to Pacific isles A secret report warns that the greatest and most unrecognised security threat m the reaion is from simmering internal ethnic conflicts In Tonga 'Even Tonga, with very few non-Tongans, reports a big increase m crime against the 300 or so Chinese who

Toddler's killers to be released soon [ARTICLE]

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Toddler's killers to be released soon LONDON The family of murdered British toddler James Bulger will challenge a legafruling by a senior British judge which could free the boy's killers within months, The Times reported yesterday. A ruling by Lord Chief Justice Woolf on Thursday means the two teenage killers

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'For a man, it is better that he is virile. My husband too has had his share of affairs' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'For a man, it is better that he is virile. My husband too has had his share of affairs' KWAN WENG KIN Japan's Construction Minister Ms Chikage Ogi's reported comments to former chief cabinet secretary Hidenao Nakagawa, who was tainted by a sex scandal When news of the scandal involving

BETRAYED: By tell-tale pictures of mistress [ARTICLE]

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BETRAYED: By tell-tale pictures of mistress Kwan Weng Kin TOKYO Disgraced politician Hidenao Nakagawa's affair with a bar hostess years his junior came to light in July shortly after he became Chief Cabinet Secretary. Copies of a letter, apparently sent to Mr Nakagawa by a right-wing group, which surfaced at

Singapore-Taiwan businessmen to meet [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore-Taiwan businessmen to meet Just what was agreed? Mr Lien: He stressed that as one of the participants of the 1992 proceedings that led to cross-strait talks in Singapore in 1993, he knew Tor a fact that there was a consensus on "one China", which was that the two sides

Lien tells Chen about 'one China' consensus [ARTICLE]

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Lien tells Chen about 'one China' consensus COH SUI NOI Kuomintang chairman says, as one of the participants of the 1992 proceedings that led to cross-strait talks, he knew there was consensus By TAIWAN CORRESPONDENT TAIPEI It is a fact that there was a consensus between China and Taiwan m

Taiwan govt scraps nuclear-plant project [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Taiwan govt scraps nuclear-plant project LAWRENCE CHUNG The move comes rather abruptly and draws howls of protest from the opposition which vows to introduce a no-confidence vote to oust Cabinet b,; STRAITS TIMES TAIWAN BI'REAI TAIPEI Taiwan's fivemonth old government yesterday abruptly scrapped an NT5169.7 billion (Ssß.s billion) nuclear power

Arms-sale envoy's death ruled accidental [ARTICLE]

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Arms-sale envoy's death ruled accidental PARIS French police have concluded that the death of a former French diplomat involved in a controversial arms sale to Taiwan was accidental, the prosecutor's office said yesterday. Mr Thierry Imbot, 48, son of a former head of France's main foreign espionage agency, was found

Jiang blasts Hongkong media [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jiang blasts Hongkong media LOH HUI YIN Angry Chinese leader hits out at their suggestion that he secretly picked Tuna for another term and at the media's low professional standards B/ HONCKONC OKHKSPONDKNT 7 did not say I want to "secretly appoint" him... He's now the Chief Executive. How can

China pushes to get Tung reconfirmed [ARTICLE]

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China pushes to get Tung reconfirmed FRANCESCO SISCI HK CHIEF EXECUTIVE IN BEIJING Media showers accolades on him for economic performance ft STRAITS TIM FS CHINA BUREAU BEIJING China has started its campaign to reconfirm Mr Tung Cnee Hwa as Hongkong s leader, stressing nis brilliant economic results and overlooking

China audit shows misuse of $20b funds [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China audit shows misuse of $20b funds Since 1998, billions of dollars have gone missing from government offices and state-owned enterprises across the country, the Auditor-General says BEIJING Chinese auditors have uncovered billions of dollars of missing government funds since 1998, prompting renewed efforts to rein m endemic corruption, state


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BE DAZZLED v>l«»U 111 LJIHJ\ JtfWcllCry, d 1 eUWdllcrSt; 1 1 1( )(.lv I SIIOWS Oil the winning designs of Gold Virtuosi at an exhibition m Beijing on Thursday. Their designer, Orlando Orlandini of Italy, was among the 30 winners who bagged the World Gold Council's coveted award. REUTERS

EU resolves issues with China on WTO entry [ARTICLE]

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EU resolves issues with China on WTO entry BRUSSELS The final bilateral obstacles for the EU to China's entry into the World Trade Organisation (WTO) have been resolved, a spokesman for European Union Trade Representative Pascal Lamy saia yesterday. "What this means," Mr Lamy's spokesman told a press briefing, "is

Pyongyang ready to do business [ARTICLE]

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Pyongyang ready to do business It offers to restart talks despite air incident SEOUL North Korea offered yesterday to restart economic talks with South Korea despite what it called a deliberate and premeditated incursion into its airspace by US military aircraft a day earlier. US military authorities m South Korea,


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DRUMMERS POUND SEOUL REUTERS The beat is on as the Seoul Drum Festival Degan yesterday, lnsn pertormer Ken Samson (right) pounds a big drum, measuring 4.6 metres m diameter, as he and his colleague Brian Fleming perform at the opening ceremony of the four-day festival.

US nearly attacked N. Korea: Gore aide [ARTICLE]

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US nearly attacked N. Korea: Gore aide The administration considered using force to shut down Pyongyang's nuclear weapons programme, which was percei v?d as a threat WASHINGTON The United States considered using force to shut down North Korea's nuclear weapons programme, a senior aide to Vice-President Al Gore said. "We

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Jakarta drives off 'intruder' US warship ROBERT GO INDONESIA CHMKES 'American ships that enter Indonesian territory should always ask for permission first. Lt-Col Ditva Soedarsono NAVAL ENCOUNTER U.S. RESPONSE 'It's much ado about nothing. Colonel Joseph Daves, the defence attache of the US Embassy m Jakarta A naval incident near

UN to send review team to E. Timor [ARTICLE]

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UN to send review team to E. Timor Plans to visit Atambua, but Jakarta has to give clearance UNITED NATIONS The UN Security Council said on Thursday it will send a delegation to East Timor and Indonesia next month to review the situation m East Timor and Jakarta's progress m

Pontianak clashes could spin out of control [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pontianak clashes could spin out of control MARIANNE KEARNEY A day out with the boys INDONESIAN Vice-President Megawati Sukarnoputri, suitably attired in military fatigues, smiles at the camera as she sits in an open truck during her visit to the Army Strategic Command's (KOSTRAD) training area in Cipatat, West Java,

Mekong floods are the worst in four decades [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mekong floods are the worst in four decades Satellite pictures reveal the massive extent of the floods about 50 times the size of Singapore a result of the flat terrain and land degradation By LYNNE LIN SATELLITE pictures received by a Singapore research centre have confirmed the worst the floods

Cambodian leader Sam Rainsy ends strike [ARTICLE]

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Cambodian leader Sam Rainsy ends strike PHNOM PENH Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said he would end a three-day hunger strike aimed at forcing the government to weed out alleged corruption m the distribution of food aid to hungry flood victims. The strike was to end last night. Mr Rainsy,

Crisis of faith [ARTICLE]

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Crisis of faith JAMES EAST Wayward Monks In Thailand Bring... Many dismayed followers who associate their very Thai-ness with being Buddhist are now wondering just who is protecting their religion NEWS ANALYSIS STRUTS TIMES THMLASU BLREAV BANGKOK Money, sex and power the things all good Thai Buddhist monks are supposed

Residents refuse to give alms to monks [ARTICLE]

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Residents refuse to give alms to monks SUPHAN BURI (Thailand) About 500 residents of Tambon Khao Phra refused to give alms to monks whose abbot has been defrocked for posing as a military officer. About 30 monks of Wat Tha Chang were left to fend for themselves on Wednesday following

IN CAMBODIA: UN probes boys tortured by abbot at temple [ARTICLE]

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IN CAMBODIA: UN probes boys tortured by abbot at temple PHNOM PENH United Nations human rights investigators said yesterday they planned to take a senior Buddhist monk and his bodyguards to court after finding evidence that people had been tortured and perhaps even murdered at his temple m the capital.

Estrada 'paid millions for services of women' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Estrada 'paid millions for services of women' I STILL HAVE THOSE CHEQUES OF THOSE BEAUTIFUL LADIES... TWO MILLION, ONE MILLION. I'LL BRING MM OUT/ Governor Singson saying he has proof that large amounts of money were paid to "pretty ladies** by President Estrada Singson, who has accused him of pocketino

Quit, say top businessmen [ARTICLE]

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Quit, say top businessmen MANILA Nearly all members polled by the Philippines' most prestigious business organisation want embattled President Joseph Estrada to resign m order to save the economy. As the local currency hit new record lows on Thursday amid a scandal over alleged bribes to Mr Estrada from illegal


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CLEVER FOOT WORK REUTERS Handicapped 1 hai mechanic Thongkon Phanthaeng uses his feet to work an electric grinder on a motorcycle at his workshop m Suphanburi province, north of Bangkok. Although born without arms, Mr Thongkon has built up a successful business.

Thai polls panel to sue lying candidates [ARTICLE]

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Thai polls panel to sue lying candidates Three who ran for the Senate lied about their qualifications and must pay for the by-elections that must now be held, the election body says BANGKOK Thailand's Election Commission has decided to sue three disqualified Senate candidates to make them pay for the



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GORY PICTURES ON CIGARETTE PACKETS THAI cigarette packets will soon bear colour pictures of diseased lungs and clogged arteries m a Did to encourage smokers to kick the habit, health officials said yesterday. Starting m 2001, the initiative will allow the producers to determine the exact timing to give them


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VIET POLICE SEIZE 310 KG OF DRUGS THE Vietnamese police announced yesterday the seizure of 310 kg of marijuana, their largest drugs haul this year. The drugs were discovered on Thursday m the central province of Nghe An, near Laos. AFP


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MORE MYANMAR REBELS SURRENDER NINETY-THREE more members of Mvanmar's Kayin National Union (KNU), surrendered to the government forces m less than two months, The New Light of Myanmar newspaper reported yesterday. Xinhua


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GIANT AQUARIUM PLANNED IN BALI INDONESIA'S resort island of Bali is to have the largest aquarium m Southeast Asia, whose construction would start early next year with a US$24 million (Ss42 million) budget from local and foreign investors. The Jakarta Post Asia News Network


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THAILAND SEIZES SMUGGLED SNEAKERS THAI Customs seized 7,000 pairs of brand-name sneakers worth 5 million baht (*****,000) that had been smuggled into the country, an official statement said. AP

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Pro-Anwar lobby in US can hit trade [ARTICLE]

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Pro-Anwar lobby in US can hit trade BRENDAN PEREIRA There is concern that Malaysia will face punitive US sanctions as a result of the Anwar case, especially with lobbyists acting on his behalf H,j MALAYSIA CORRESPONDENT It's the people who will suffer 'Their actions will cause hardship to the people.

'Home alone' boy dies after 8-storey fall [ARTICLE]

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'Home alone' boy dies after 8-storey fall KUALA LUMPUR A three-year-old boy was found dead by his mother m the parking lot of their Petaling Intan condominium m Sungai Besi here. Caster Wong Chu Yen suffered serious head injuries believed to have been caused by a fall from the balcony

Nurseries to stay closed longer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nurseries to stay closed longer CHECKING the cleanliness of this nursery m Senai, near Johor Bam, is a top priority for these health officers (right). Since the outbreak of the hand, foot and mouth disease, over 1 ,200 kindergartens and nurseries have come under their scrutiny. But the centres will

Highest rates of car thefts in Klang Valley [ARTICLE]

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Highest rates of car thefts in Klang Valley Insurance companies say they have had to pay out more than $115 million m claims so far this year, with Proton cars being stolen most frequently 50% RISE IN CLAIMS The General Insurance Association of Malaysia reports that Tor the first six

'No plans' for Year Two direct entry [ARTICLE]

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'No plans' for Year Two direct entry Proposal is merely under study, says minister KUALA LUMPUR The Education Ministry has no plans to introduce direct double promotion to Year Two for pre-schoolers who do well m kindergarten. Minister Tan Sri Musa Mohamad said his ministry was only studying the proposal.

Dam project shelved to save cemetery [ARTICLE]

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Dam project shelved to save cemetery KUANTAN Pahang has shelved a RMI-billion (*****-million) dam project to supply water to Selangor as it would cause bunal grounds to be inundated. Sources said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Adnan Yaakob had brought up the issue of shelving the Telemong project at an exoffido

Angry exchanges mar KL Budget speech [ARTICLE]

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Angry exchanges mar KL Budget speech Live On TV Tempers erupt when MPs engage m noisy arguments after Daim said the government cared about the development of PAS-led states KUALA LUMPUR Malaysians witnessed an unusually stormy show of tempers on live television between government and opposition politicians yesterday during the

Hindu temple searched after bomb threats [ARTICLE]

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Hindu temple searched after bomb threats Worshippers evacuated from XL site KUALA LUMPUR Police combed a Hindu temple for explosives for more than two hours yesterday after receiving bomb threats, forcing the evacuation of about 150 worshippers. The threat came two day's after a powerful explosion rocked a nearby temple

Terengganu not losing out, says Abdullah [ARTICLE]

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Terengganu not losing out, says Abdullah Alt hough oil royalties are not being paid to the opposition state, it is getting a lot more m development funds from the federal government KUALA TERENGGANU The government is spending much more on development m opposition-controlled Terengganu than the amount it receives from

Children escape crash by minutes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Children escape crash by minutes KUALA LUMPUR A road cave-in caused a lorry to crash into the compound of a kindergarten, haraly 10 minutes after the children had left the area to enter their classrooms on Wednesday. The 10-tonne lorry laden with tar was reversing when the road collapsed, causing

Klang police snuff out illegal firecracker sale [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Klang police snuff out illegal firecracker sale Three brothers and a friend attempted to make money by selling firecrackers to Festival of Lights celebrants but their plan was quickly thwarted KLANG A Deepavali money-making plan by three brothers was nipped m the bud when police seized a large assortment of



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JOHOR HOUSE-BUYING SYSTEM OVERHAULED JOHOR will introduce a system which will allow prospective house-buyers to 'pick and choose" the homes of their choice. The Star Asia News Network


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FAMILIES' ROLE TO STOP SICK CRIMINALS FAMILY members of the mentally sick should help the police ensure that the safety of the public is not threatened, Inspector-General of Police Tan Sri Norian Mai said. Bernama


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'FIND SUITABLE SITES' FOR PIG FARMING SUITABLE sites could be identified to set up farms with modern facilities which would make it all right to implement pig farming, said Malaysian Chinese Association president Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik. He said Selangor, having the highest number of people consuming pork,


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OPERATOR OF ILLEGAL ARCADE FINED $1,800 A YOUTH was fined RM4.000 (S$l,800) for operating a video game arcade without a licence. Soo Kirn Seng, 21, pleaded guilty to committing the offence at an arcade m Cheras, Kuala Lumpur, on Sept 30. Bernama

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Compere ordered to pay TV host RM 29,000 in costs KUALA LUMPUR ComSere Azwan Ali has been orered by the High Court to pay more than RM29.000 (5513,323) m costs to former TV host Fauziah Ahmad Daud, whom he had sued for defamation. Deputy registrar Mohd Noor Ibrahim awarded the

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FOWL SMELLS CINDY LIM NEO HUI MIN Following 103 complaints from those living near 4 poultry farms, fragrant shrubs may be planted to mask stench Bui and magnolia and jasmine m their housing estates so as to mask the stench of chicken waste that has been blowing their way. About

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Seven more car-sharing centres soon LIM HONG LING Oil The move by NTUC Income means that 20 new cars to be offered will allow 600 more families to share cars NTUC Income Car Co-oper-ative will open seven more car-sharing centres over the next six months, boosting the number to 17.

Ex-directors sold shares voluntarily [ARTICLE]

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Ex-directors sold shares voluntarily ALETHEA LIM Bj TWO former directors of a plastic-moulding company who sued a fellow director to get back the shares they sold him two years ago have lost their case. The High Court found on Wednesday that businessmen Tai Kam San, 49, and Tay Teng Siong,

Arts Council respects decision to call off play [ARTICLE]

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Arts Council respects decision to call off play THE National Arts Council (NAC) respects the decision of the licensing authorities to reject an application for the staging of the controversial play, Talaq. However, the NAC noted that it supported the staging of the play subject to some changes being made.

SilkAir report out in two months [ARTICLE]

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SilkAir report out in two months THE final report on the SilkAir MI 185 crash, which happened m December 1997, is expected to be released within two months. The chief investigator, Professor Oetario Diran of Indonesia, is still aiming to release the findings before the third anniversary of the crash,

Jamal's set to shake up TV scene [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jamal's set to shake up TV scene SALMA KHALIK Media Works' New Chief After successes m Malaysia, head of English media entertainment unit is looking to grab eyeballs, ad revenue Hi SPH Media Works plans to take almost half the audience and a third of the advertising revenue for television

New Internet portal for easy packaging of tours [ARTICLE]

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New Internet portal for easy packaging of tours KRIST BOO With online information on products, inventory and prices, it helps tour agents arrange complex itineraries A NEW Internet portal bringing hotels, tours and transfers together made its debut this week, aiming to make it easier for travel agents to package

S'pore, Brunei in joint air exercise [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore, Brunei in joint air exercise THE Republic of Singapore Air Force and the Royal Brunei Air Force have taken part m a bilateral air-defence exercise codenamed Ex Airguard. The exercise, which started on Oct 16, ends today. It is the seventh m the series of annual air-defence exercises between

Book on NPCC by 2 retired principals [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Book on NPCC by 2 retired principals TWO retired school principals have come together to write a book to record the roles of the National Police Cadet Corps m fostering better ties between the police and the public. Mr Michael Teow Beng Kirn, 65, and Mr Eugene Wijeysingha, 63, wrote

Abortions: 'Parental consent matters' [ARTICLE]

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Abortions: 'Parental consent matters' DEBBIE GOH That is the consensus of 49 out of 70 readers, but others say it would not solve the problem of teen pregnancies ALLOWING a teenage girl to have an abortion without her parents' permission may perpetuate promiscuous behaviour, said 49 of the 70 readers


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CLOSE RELATIVES CAN HELP 'We should not use the excuse that teenagers need not consult their parents because they have problems communicating with them. If parents are not able to provide the necessary counsel and guidance, a close relative, teacher, mentor or pastor can be called upon to assist the

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Fighting fit with F-16 jets More muscle and firepower for the RSAF's 143 Squadron with 10 Fighting Falcons to replace the Super Skyhawk Hu CHAN KAY M I N SINGAPORE'S air force now has more muscle and firepower. The Republic of Singapore Air Force's 143 Sauadron now flies 10 state-of-the-art

Fandi among ITE alumni honoured for achievements [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fandi among ITE alumni honoured for achievements TRACY QUEK The football star and fashion designer Esther Tay are among five who receive awards for excelling m their careers Hu THEY started their careers armed with only technical certificates, but with hearts full of resolve. They worked hard and did well

KL, S'pore 'can work jointly to attract tourists' [ARTICLE]

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KL, S'pore 'can work jointly to attract tourists' Make common cultural and ethnic bonds a draw, says XL official SINGAPORE and Malaysia should work together to attract tourists to the two countries. This was the message from Malaysian Culture, Arts and Tourism Ministry secretary-general Dato Tengku Alauddin Tengku Abdul Majid


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Core of Asean must pull together: SM South-east Asia is not as badly off as people had imagined it would be, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said last night at a dinner at the Ritz-Cadton Millenia hotel. He remained optimistic about the future of the region, he told about 400

Sound military reasons seen in missile purchase [ARTICLE]

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Sound military reasons seen in missile purchase Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew's off-the-cuff remarks about Singapore's purchase of medium-range m'tsues provoked a flurry of critical statements m the Malaysian media after a report by the Malay-language Utusan Malaysia. But there were several thoughtful and balanced statements from some Malaysians as

SM to meet two Malay-Muslim groups [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S M to meet two Malay-Muslim groups The dialogue the groups had called for following controversial remarks made by Mr Lee may take place m January WHOEVER I PREFER WILL NOT MAKE THE SLIGHTEST DIFFERENCE, BUT IT WILL MAKE A LOT OF DIFFERENCE IF I CHOSE THE WRONG ONE. SO

'Brand name' to live up to [ARTICLE]

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'Brand name' to live up to THE People's Action Party will have to maintain its brand of honesty and integrity to survive after SM Lee steps down. How the ruling party would succeed, said Mr Lee, would depend on whether it kept its promise to look after Singaporeans and deliver.

On NSmen in Taiwanese uniform [ARTICLE]

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On NSmen in Taiwanese uniform Chua Lee Hoong, Leong Ching Leslie Koh Reports by and SINGAPOREAN soldiers training m Taiwan wear the uniform of Taiwanese soldiers. If China attacks Taiwan, how will it tell the difference between soldiers from Singapore and Taiwan? This was a question posed to SM Lee


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DOUBLE STANDARDS AT WORK? CRITICISMS levelled against some multinational companies include the use of child labour (left), dangerous working conditions and environmental pollution. Questions have been raised about whether the companies are guilty of double standards. In other words, a company may act responsibly m a country where laws apply

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Eco-groups hold global firms accountable SARA VINCENT SPOTLIGHT: GOING GREEN Hu \re multinational companies practising double standards m "heir work ethics? Some are iccused of harming the environment; others of using child labour. They do this, say their detractors, m countries where the local laws cannot touch them. THESydney 2000


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Young retailers bring passion to job Singapore Retailers Association Awards Next Tuesday, the Singapore Retailers Association will name Singapore's best young retailer. In the last of four articles Consumer Correspondent KOH BOON FH reveals what he has learnt about service from some of the contenders. WHEN Mr Desmond Sim had

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How to make friends and advance interests of Singapore Singapore will sit on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member m January. What does it mean? What is the thinking behind the Republic's major fordgn-policyimtiatives? Foreign Minister S. Jauakumar gives RENE NG a peek into the hush-hush world of

S'pore-KL ties: 'Backdrop favourable' [ARTICLE]

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S'pore-KL ties: 'Backdrop favourable' POMP and ceremony is getting the snip in the 10-member Asean. One does not have to look far behind the curtains to see which country is offering the scissors. Singapore, supported by Cambodia, has recently proposed cutting down on ceremony so that the Asean meetings can

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It takes time and effort, but personal contact counts 'Whatever the advances m modern communications, the personal contact and cultivation of relationship with other ministers will always be important. Prof Ja> akumar (above) IF PROFESSOR Jayakumar were on any of the frequent-flyer programmes, he would have earned enough mileage points


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PROF JAYAKUMAR ON SMS ROLE IH FOREIGN POUCY "SENIOR Minister Lee Kuan Yew, as a member of Cabinet, still gives valuable inputs. If you ask me to list one or two factors for Singapore's overall foreign policy, the two factors would be: First, Singapore as a success story. If Singapore

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WHEN GOH-SAN TOASTS MORI-SAN DO YOU know that when Mr Goh Chok Tong first met Mr Yoshiro Mori m Kanazawa, which is part of Mr Mori's prefecture, m 1989, both were not yet prime ministers? During that encounter, both politicians launched a friendship association to promote cultural and people-to-people exchanges.


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FOREIGN INTEREST IN MFA SCHEME WITH Singapore joining the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member in January for a two-year term, will more missions be set up? Foreign Minister S. Jayakumar does not see a dramatic increase, for one good reason: A lack of good people to staff them.


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A NO-TEARS RECORD MR KIM Dae Jung made history as the first dissident to become South Korean President when he was elected m early 1998 for a four-year term. Last Wednesday, the Nobel Peace Prize winner invited journalists attending the 2nd Asia-Europe Foundation (Asef) Editors' Roundtable m Seoul to the


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HOW TO MAKE PAGE ONE THINK you can get to see Mr David Lim the minister, not the swimmer bare-bodied? During his rectnt speech at the National University of Singapore, Mr Lim had called on artists to retain a sense of social responsibility and avoid using shock value simply for

A French paradox in globalisation [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A French paradox in globalisation CHUA LEE HOONG THIS WEEK IN POLITICS By RENOWNED graduate business school Insead opened a campus m Singapore, its first m Asia, and its second after Fontainebleau m France. The Singapore campus, located m the Buona Vista science-hub area, is Insead's flagship outside Asia and,

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Send virtual wreaths on this website For $300 to $500, users can set up webpaqes to announce the deaths of loved ones. Visitors to the site can send 'cyberwreaths' for $5 each FREE SERVICE: Simple obituary X I It- 1 1 Vkd dllvi L\s ldvl V l 3 inf 111

Global warming threatens South Pacific nations [ARTICLE]

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Global warming threatens South Pacific nations Higher sea levels and temperatures could cost them billions RISING sea levels and sea temperatures caused by global warming may devastate the economies of several small South Pacific nations over the next 20 years, according to an economic report released yesterday. The report, commissioned

Hackers break into Microsoft's computer network [ARTICLE]

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Hackers break into Microsoft's computer network SOFTWARE giant Microsoft Corp said hackers had broken into the company's computers, m what a spokesman called "a deplorable act of industrial espionage". The spokesman, speaking on Thursday, declined to comment on what specific areas of the computer network were breached, what the specific

Six robotic missions for Mars [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Six robotic missions for Mars Nasas exploration plan on Mars for the next 15 years will feature latest technology, but a sample-collecting mission will be put off till 2011 NASA plans six major robotic missions to Mars m the next 15 years, the US space agency's top science experts said

Mars rock that crashed here could have carried life [ARTICLE]

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Mars rock that crashed here could have carried life Studies have suggested that rocks can make it from Mars to Earth m a year... so the transfer of life is quite feasible. WASHINGTON It plunged through Earth's atmosphere m a brilliant fireball, but the inside of a chunk of Mars

Watching genes change as worms grow [ARTICLE]

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Watching genes change as worms grow SCIENTISTS using a "gene chip" and a beakertul of ground-up roundworms on Thursday that they had been able to watch genes turn on and off as the worms were born, grew and died. The experiment is the first m which researchers have been able

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Close but dull race [ARTICLE]

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Close but dull race THE United States presidential race has come down to a contest between ability and affability, between a man who sometimes embellishes the facts and a man who seems ignorant of them. That may not be a fair representation of the two leading candidates m the race,


Advantage Bush as Gore fails to excite US electorate [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Advantage Bush as Gore fails to excite US electorate FRED BALITZER *!L IN LESS than two weeks, Americans will choose their next president. The polls are squeaky tight, making this, alongside the Kennedy- Nixon race of 1960, one of the closest contests m modern presidential politics. Although Vice-President Al Gore

Voter? don't give a fig for figures, and a mess awaits them [ARTICLE]

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Voter? don't give a fig for figures, and a mess awaits them PAUL KRUGMAN Hu NEW YORK Did you know that if VicePresident Al Gore is elected president, 2.3 million Americans will die next year? Supercilious Washington insiders may try to confuse you by pointing out that even if he

Founding father with story to tell [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Founding father with story to tell WESLEY PRUDEN H<, rilK WASHINGTON TIMKS 'Revolutionary situations throw up great leaders who demand blood, sweat and tears. Comfortable circumstances produce leaders who promise people an even easier life. Senior M inistci luce NhW YORK CITY Some of is cannot get used to the

Nissan success may shatter glass ceiling [ARTICLE]

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Nissan success may shatter glass ceiling EDWARD NEILAN By m TOKYO THERE wijl be more at stake than old-fashioned profit-and-loss when president of Nissan Motor Carlos Ghosn makes an interim report on restructuring Japan's ailing No 2 carmaker on Monday. Mr Ghosn (pronounced "Gohn") is already the most visible international

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Multi-skilled staff helps firms cope in a crunch [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Multi-skilled staff helps firms cope in a crunch know of cases where sales staff and production workers were assigned clerical work due to a shortage of office staff, and this was possible because most of them had had office-skills training. IN THE report, "Only a few firms here are family-friendly"

Higher prices not solution [LETTER]

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Higher prices not solution I REFER to Mr Stanley Tan Wei Siong's letter, "Upping mo\ie ticket prices may hurt cinemas instead" (ST, Oct 26). I cannot help but agree with him. Raising the price of the tickets is not a long-term solution. Cinema operators should look at other ways of

Restore cut to Ordinary Account [LETTER]

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Restore cut to Ordinary Account A/v// return of the 4-point cut to the Ordinary Account would mean a big difference to the man m the street. LIKE many workers, I was elated to learn about the 4-percentage-poi nt restoration m the employer's contribution to our Central Provident Fund accounts from

SCV's cabling fee higher for areas of low density [LETTER]

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SCV's cabling fee higher for areas of low density I REFER to Mr Chang Kee Joo's letter, "Construction works disrupt TV reception" (ST, Oct 23). Mr Chang asked why he has to pay Singapore Cable Vision about $6,000 to cable his detached house instead of about $2,000. He is correct

Constructions impact on TV signals assessed [LETTER]

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Constructions impact on TV signals assessed WE WOULD like to address the issue raised m Mr Chang Kee Joo's letter, "Construction works disrupt TV reception" (ST, Oct 23). On reading his letter, we immediately asked our consultants to measure the signal strength within our site vicinity to ascertain if our

Disabled children should get 6 years of education too [LETTER]

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Disabled children should get 6 years of education too THE Singapore Association of Social Workers is very heartened by the Government s decision to introduce compulsory education. However, we believe that all children, regardless of ability, should be given six years of compulsory education. In the recent parliamentary debate on


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LAGGING BEHIND IN SPECIAL EDUCATION IT IS an anomaly that Singapore, recognised as a progressive country, is lagging behind m speciateducat'on Parents who are professionals and nave children with disabilities are leaving Singapore each year for other countries which provide better Facilities for disabled children. Disabled children should have equal

SIA offers extra perks and comfort [LETTER]

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Be sympathetic to those studying in quiet libraries [LETTER]

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Be sympathetic to those studying in quiet libraries I REFER to the letter, "Prevent hogging of seats at community libraries" (ST, Oct 25), by Mr Jeffrey Law Lee Beng. While it is wrong for students to pile their things on tables and chairs or sleep m the library, I feel

Influence kids with love, not fear [LETTER]

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Influence kids with love, not fear 1 REFER to the letter, "Don't let maids do the parenting", by Oh Jen Jen (ST, Oct 27) who seems to advocate that parents should discipline their children by using the rod and fear. While discipline is important for every child, extensive research indicates

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So why the foul mood, Vincent? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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So why the foul mood, Vincent? SANTOKH SINGH SOCCER Lions look primed to lift coach's spirit with a win over Sri Lanka *L NATIONAL coach Vincent Subraman iam's mood was as foul as the weather yesterday. On the eve of the Lions' friendly against Sri Lanka at the Bishan Stadium

Lankans capable of beating Lions, says coach [ARTICLE]

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Lankans capable of beating Lions, says coach Santokh Singh DO NOT expect samba soccer from Sri Lanka at the Bishan Stadium tonight. But the visitor's Brazilian coach Jorge Ferreira warned the Lions to be ready for a physical contest from a team that is mentally strong. His team beat India

Japan earns right to a rematch [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japan earns right to a rematch ASIAN CUP SOCCER BEIRUT Saudi Arabia and Japan, the only two nations to win the Asian Cup m the last 26 years, are m the final again. Saudi Arabia, winner of three of the last four Asian Cup titles and the defending champion, got

Opinion divided on joint league [ARTICLE]

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Opinion divided on joint league ERNEST LUIS SINGAPORE SOCCER Some favour league with Malaysia, but FAS wants an Asean event Bg THE intent is to raise the local football fever. And two suggestions have been put forth. The first? To end the struggling S-League and have the best six S-League


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SWEDISH CLUB'S U-18 FRIENDLIES SWEDISH soccer club Romfartuna Gifp-82's Under-18 'earn is m the Republic to play two friendlies. The Swedish club will play Geylang United's U-18 team at the Bedok Stadium at spm tomorrow. It will also take on the national U-16 team at Queenstown Stadium next Tuesday at


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SUNDRAM IMPARTS HIS NIFTY TRICKS LEARN the bicycle kick from the man himself. V. Sundramoorthy will be conducting a clinic from Nov 18-21 on how to execute one of soccer's most difficult skills. The clinic will be conducted at Si Ling Primary School and is jointly organised by Sembawang Hong


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HOME'S SOCCER CAMP FOR BOYS SINGAPORE Cup champion Home United FC is conducting a stay-in soccer camp for boys between the ages of 10 and 14. The camp, which will run from Nov 20-24, will be conducted at the National Community Leadership Institute. Prices are $200 for nonmembers and $180


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CHINA WILL HOST 2004 ASIAN CUP CHINA won the right to host the 2004 Asian Cup yesterday following a vote ny the Asian Football Confederation executive committee. The Chinese defeated a late rally from Thailand to win 10-6 after a series of presentations from the three bidding countries. Iran withdrew

McEnroe still rules in court of the seniors [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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McEnroe still rules in court of the seniors CHAN TSE CHUEEN TENNIS The American beats Bahrami to snatch his seventh title this year 5* AMERICAN John McEnroe is known for this Wimbledon final. Apart from the one m 1980, that is. In 1984, his 6-1, 6-1, 6-2 thrashing of Jimmy

Jaguars sign on Sutee [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jaguars sign on Sutee ELGEN KUA SOCCER By THAI sensation Sutee Suksomkit will be bringing his silky skills to Singapore when he joins S-League club, Tanjong Pagar United, next year. Coach Tohari Paijan returned from Bangkok on Thursday after signing the 20-year-old striker as a Jaguar for two seasons. Jaguars

Favourite Ouzo drawn in barrier 2 [ARTICLE]

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Favourite Ouzo drawn in barrier 2 GERARD WONG HORSE RACING Bu THE turn of events certainly leant towards Singapore Gold Cup favourite Ouzo's favour at last night's Barrier Draw at the Kranji Racecourse. Bogged down by a top impost of 59kg and cast m a strong field for tomorrow's Simillion


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THREE'S THE MAGICAL NUMBER AFP 'Winningfour World Series out of five years m this day and age when younave to come through layer after layer of post-season play, we can put our record, our dedication, our resolve up against any team that's ever played the fame of baseall m my

Sojo strikes for Yankees' 3rd straight world title [ARTICLE]

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Sojo strikes for Yankees' 3rd straight world title BASEBALL NEW YORK They were too old, too slow, too tired, too thin m the rotation and bull-pen, too shallow on the bench, too satisfied, too vulnerable and simply too good for the rest of baseball. Flawed m September, the New York

Woods hits 63 but he's not happy [ARTICLE]

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Woods hits 63 but he's not happy GOLF He couldVe broken 60 if four birdie Chad not lout LAKE BUENA VISTA (Florida) Six weeks later, not much has changed. Those watching Tiger Woods wondered whether he would shoot 59, and those trying to beat him wondered whether this tournament would

Home draw increases Inter's woes [ARTICLE]

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Home draw increases Inter's woes UEFA CUP SOCCER MILAN Inter Milan's problems continued as it was held to a 0-0 draw at home by Vitesse Arnhem m their Uefa Cup second-round first-leg match. Inter, which has lost two of its opening three Serie A matches, delivered another lacklustre performance against


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Money matters NEIL HUMPHREYS ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE Big-spending Chelsea has the upper hand over skinflint Tottenham THERE is a rumour currently doing the rounds at White Hart Lane that Tottenham Hotspur chairman Alan Sugar recently dropped a pound coin, bent down to pick it up and it hit him on


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OUR CALL Timesport looks at the weekend's English Premiership matches. ARSENAL 3 MANCHESTER CITY 0 Arsenal D-W-D WAY. Man City L-D-D-L-W -W The Gunners ;ire m red-hot league form right now and last week's 2-1 win over West Ham was misleading scoreline as they dominated throughout. Man City will not


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SCORES AND STATISTICS CRICKET One-day international in Sharjah, UAE: Zimbabwe 218-9 (A. Campbell 105 n.0.; Z. Khan 4-42). India 219-7 (S. Ganguly 66. V. Kambli 60; T. Friend 3-39). India won by three wkts. CYCLING World Track C'ships in Manchester 4,000m team pursuit final: Germany 4:01.322 bt Britain 4:03.110. Bronze-medal

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POLO EQUESTRIAN Polo and Equestrian Championships (Singapore Polo Club. Thomson Road, 8am). SOCCER International friendly: Singapore v Sri Lanka (Bishan Stadium. 7.30pm). OOLF European PGA Tour Italian Open, Day 3 (Super Sports Ch2o. 9pm). SOCCER EPL Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur (Sports City, 9.30pm and FC Ch22, 9.55pm) Spanish League (Star



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HO CHEOW CHENG Age 93 passed away peacefully on 27 October 2000, leaving behind loved ones. (Wife Lim Poh Ann, deceased) Sons Daughters-in-law Ho Thiam Guan Tan Leng Lee Ho Thiam Kiat Fong Kim Lien Tracy Ho Thiam Jin Jack Lim Sievv Wah Margaret Ho Thiam Siew Ho Thiam Chuan


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'You will show me the path that leads to life; your presence fills me with joy and brings me pleasure forever.' Psalms 16:11 We, The Family Of The Late MRS GRACIE SHANMUGAM NEE GRACIE MARTIN who was called Home to be with the Lord on 21 October 2000 wish to


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The family of the late DR. CHONG TUCK KWONG Departed 28 September 2000 wish to thank all friends and relatives here and abroad for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences, donations, wreaths and prayers during their recent bereavement. Our heartfelt thanks and appreciation also go to Dr. Low Lip Ping, Dr.


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In Loving Memory Of ANNIE SEOW PENG NEO (Mrs. Chua Kirn Toh) Departed. 28/10/1999 Our Beloved Sunshine' A year has rolled by But nothing has changed For you will always be Our Love i Sunshine Fondly cneished by Children, Son-in-law, Grandchildren, Sister, Relatives Friends. IST ANNIVERSARY In Loving Memory Of

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"But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint. isa 40:31 ANNA TAN YOU WOON Age: 37 was called home to be with the Lord on 27.10.2000,


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The Family of the Late Anissa Tan Keen Hlee Departed 24/10/2000 Wish to express their gratitude and appreciation to all relatives, friends and associations for their kind assistance. SPECIAL THANKS TO Dr Yvonne Loh, Doctors and the staff nurses of Hards 54 and 72 ofSGHfor their care and support


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LEE BARK YEW AGE: 91 passed away peacefully on 26/10/2000. (Wife: Wong Lew Yue, deceased) Sons: Daughters-in-law: (Lee Fook Seng, deceased) Lee Fook Kai, Humphrey Ong Lay Moi Lee Fook Weng Fok Woon Chun, Diana Lee Fook On, Lawrence Khoo Huang Swan, Justina (Lee Fook Chung, deceased) Daughters: Sons-in-law: Lee


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WONG TOON HING AGE: 80 Passed away peacefully on 26th October 2000, leaving behind loved ones. Wife: Cheng Ah Wah Son: Daughter-in-law: Wong Boon Tan Ronny Thia Irene Daughters: Sons-in-law: Wong Yip Eng Wong Ji Yong Wong Yap Pong Tang Khim Chuan Wong Yep Keng (Deceased) Ng Choon Huat Wong

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CURRENCY Foreign Currency Note Rites (9am, Oct 27) Bwywn OO StMng Singapore dollars to on* unit of foreign currency Australian dollar 0.9040 0.9160 Canadian dollar 1.1390 1.1630 N2 dollar 0.6970 0.7120 Sterling pound 2.5070 2.5340 US dohar 1.7500 1.7620 Singapore dollars to 100 units of foreign currency Austi lan schilling


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