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The Straits Times Established 1845 r riQciy August 24, 2001 126 Pages in six parts mita(P) 024/12/2000 tB A Singapore Press Holdings publication OvJ Cents

Thaksin to groom Thai entrepreneurs [ARTICLE]

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Thaksin to groom Thai entrepreneurs EDWARD TANG Bu THAILAND CORRESPONDENT People power The objective of this people-centred approach is to strengthen domestic demand and production, so as to serve as a cushion to immunise the Thai economy against the adverse effects of external volatility and the forces of globalisation/ Dr

Big increase inTQ polytechnic places by 2005 [ARTICLE]

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Big increase inTQ polytechnic places by 2005 SANDRA DAVIE That's good news for 1988's bumper crop of Dragon Year babies who will be ready for post-secondary education tL THERE will be sharp increase in the number of places for students in junior colleges and polytechnics here by 2005. This will

Woman burns marshal to death in eviction dispute [ARTICLE]

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Woman burns marshal to death in eviction dispute NEW YORK A woman enraged by a city marshal's attempt to serve her with an eviction notice beat and burnt him to death. JoAnne Jones, 53, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder following the death of Mr Erskine Bryce, 66. An

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HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME GREAT WAY TO SERVE SOME retailers here say they have hit upon the right formula to providing great service. Briefly, this is: The customer is king, details matter, managers must show an example, and workers must be treated with respect so they will serve customers happily. One of these

COMMENTARY [ARTICLE]

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COMMENTARY SOUNDS NEW, BUT ITS OLD HAT CONSIDER what would happen to the world's ghettos if even 1 school leaver had a real job offer. And if even' family could be assured of at least one serious income, then all welfare programmes except for those physically incapable of work could

FORUM [ARTICLE]

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FOR UM THAT'S SERVICE FOR YOU! CITING the case of a Beijing sales assistant who went the extra mile, ST reader Tay Gueh Poh says that in service standards alone, there is much to be learnt from the Chinese. When she was in Wang Fujin, Beijing's upmarket shopping district, a

LIFE! [ARTICLE]

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LIFE! TONG TONG CHANG IN MALAY THE idea of putting on a classic Cantonese opera in Malay might seem a bit odd. But then, Madam White Snake has been performed in English and in Mandarin before so the Chinese Theatre Circle went ahead quite confidently with their project. It teamed

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA Today's sermon is from the govt... OVER the next three weeks, Malaysians praying in mosques, churches or temples will hear a common message one from the government. Forming part of the religious sermons, it will urge Malaysians to cast aside racial and political differences. This is the first time

ASIA [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ASIA She is Xinjiang's walking ad ONE of Asia's most powerful women in business was daring enough to put in US$3O million (SSS2 million) of her money in a remote western region of China this year. Not only that, but over the years, Ms Marjorie Yang had ploughed US$lOO million

PRIME [ARTICLE]

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PRIME He lives in fear KIDNAP victim Tay Teng Joo still lives in fear, two weeks after his ordeal. The businessman said he does not feel any safer, even though three people have been arrested and charged with his kidnap. He and his family had also suffered "considerable inconveniences", he

MOENY [ARTICLE]

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MOENY SINGTEL'S OPTUS STAKE SOARS SINGTEL'S stake in Cable Wireless Optus soared by some 10 percentage points after news that Australia had approved the takeover. Optus shareholders rushed to accept the SingTel offer when the green light came on Wednesday. And the Australian Stock Exchange has also given its approval

WORLD [ARTICLE]

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WORLD THATCHER AND MAJOR FIGHT THE British are left gaping at an ugly Tory spectacle unfolding before them a mud-slinging contest between former prime ministers and would-be premiers over the Conservative Party leadership. Those trading insults include former premiers Margaret Thatcher and John Major. And the blood-letting has shocked even

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA NEW DEADLY KIDNAP GANG A NEW and ruthless kidnap-for-ransom group calling itself The Pentagon is causing widespread fear in the southern Philippines, especially among expatriate professionals. It executed two Chinese hostages over the weekend after a clash with the military. The two killed were employees of a big Japanese-funded

SPORTS [ARTICLE]

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SPORTS PLUS AND MINUS FOR JOS SWIMMER Joscelin Yeo achieved a new national record last week in California. But the bad news is she will be without her coach Mike Walker for the South-east Asia Games next month. He has pulled out because of family obligations. She won the 50

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Great Singapore Sale 2002 may take oft in heartlands [ARTICLE]

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Great Singapore Sale 2002 may take oft in heartlands KRIST BOO HDB estates may be the place to be, given the big success of Toa Payoh retailers who took part this year FIRST-TIME participant Toa Payoh Central did so well in the Great Singapore Sale that the Singapore Retailers* Association

$128K jewellery gone [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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$128K jewellery gone TAN HSBEN CHONG *L SHE took all her jewellery, worth $128,000, with her to Germany, because she didn't want to leave it in her Braddell Road area bungalow. Mrs Nancy Griffiths, 48, brought it all back, she said, only to leave it by mistake in the boot

US$1 [ARTICLE]

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US$1 Night's stay in hotel Unlimited coach travel Discounts at attractions TALK about getting a bang for vour buck. For just US$] (SSI. 75), visitors to Singapore will get a night in a hotel room, airport transfers, unlimited coach travel and discounts at various attractions, all part of a stopover

Thai PM calls for S'porean investment [ARTICLE]

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Thai PM calls for S'porean investment LEE KIM CHEW Thaksin promises 'massive changes' in his country and says the gains from investment would be high and risks low By THAI Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra yesterday invited Singaporeans to invest in Thailand with this pitch: The downside risks are low and

What it should have been [ARTICLE]

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What it should have been YESTERDAY'S report, "Crowd-control rule applies to all", stated incorrectly that the police said they had not been biased when they "'turned down" the Singapore Democratic Party's (SDP) application to hold a political rally. They did not turn down the application. They approvea it, but with

2,000 Thai workers turn up to meet Thaksin [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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2,000 Thai workers turn up to meet Thaksin YEOH EN-LAI *1L THAI workers abroad were yesterday encouraged to take up the government's one-per-cent loan initiative a programme designed to help them save money and contribute to the economy back home. Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, who met more than 2,000

Effort to keep Jiang as China's supreme leader [ARTICLE]

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Effort to keep Jiang as China's supreme leader CHING CHEONG It is thought the CCP wants to retain party elders to help steer it through the immense changes facing the country By EAST ASIA CORRFSPONDFNT HONGKONG An effort to retain President Jiang Zemin as China's supreme leader has been mounted,

SNAGGED: [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SNAGGED: French stunt man Thierry Devaux, 41 using a motor-driven parachute to glide above New York harbour, was caught on the Statue of Liberty's torch yesterday morning. He was arrested after being rescued by police. AP

Kidnapped businessman still 'lives in fear' [ARTICLE]

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Kidnapped businessman still 'lives in fear' JULYN RANG Bij TWO weeks after he was kidnapped, businessman Tay Teng Joo still fears for his life. And that is despite the fact that three people have already been charged with the crime. "I do live in greater fear than ever before and

Japanese man collapses after honeymoon [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Japanese man collapses after honeymoon SUDDEN DEATH He dies after being felled by chest pains at Changi Airport IT WAS meant to be a memorable trip for a new-ly-wed Japanese couple who came to Singapore for their honeymoon. But it ended in tragedy when the bridegroom collapsed suddenly and died,

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WORLD

DO RIDES TRHILL... AND KILL? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DO RIDES TRHILL... AND KILL? Researchers in the US will study several cases of brain injuries allegedly suffered after riding on roller coasters or other attractions to see if there is a link LOS ANGELES A group that focuses on brain injuries will launch the first in-depth study into a

Hanson advocates justice, S'pore style [ARTICLE]

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Hanson advocates justice, S'pore style ROGER MAYNARD By IN SVDNia FOR wears she ha> lambasted Asia for sending too many of its people to Australia. Now the country's most controversial politician, rightwinger Pauline Hanson, has been forced to admit that at least one regional neighbour might have got it right.

Private vehicles get less space on raris main roads [ARTICLE]

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Private vehicles get less space on raris main roads GRACE SUNG By Kl ROPE CORRESPONDENT IT IS A CLEAR MESSAGE TO PEOPLE THAT THEY SHOULD OPT TO TARE THE BUS RATHER THAN THE CAR.' Mr Denis Baupin, deputy to Socialist Mayor Bertram! Delanoe in charge of transportation As much as

$1.2m flat on sale, with owner's ashes [ARTICLE]

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$1.2m flat on sale, with owner's ashes LONDON A swanky £500,000 (Ssl.2 million) London apartment is up for sale and it comes together with the dead owner's ashes in a stone urn on the mantelpiece. According to a report in The Sun tabloid in Britain, the former owner had loved

Eagle ruffles holidaymakers' feathers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eagle ruffles holidaymakers' feathers HAMPTON BEACH (New Hampshire) A bald eagle that clawed a young girl and has harassed other beachgoers since late last week has been caught after leading its pursuers in merry dance. Police said it was finally captured by an animal control officer just over the state

WORLD FILE

ASTRONAUTS WOBBLE THE! WAY OFF SHUTTLE [ARTICLE]

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ASTRONAUTS WOBBLE THE! WAY OFF SHUTTLE THE space shuttle Discover)' flided nome on Wednesday ringing home three weak and wobbly spacefarers who had spent nearly six months in weightlessness aboard the international space station. Even so, cosmonauts Yuri Usachev, Susan Helms and Jim Voss managed to walk off the shuttle

SLEEPER HAS A NARROW ESCAPE [ARTICLE]

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SLEEPER HAS A NARROW ESCAPE A MAN who went to sleep in a roadside waste paper container in Vitoria, Spain was picked up and hurled into a garbage compactor truck but survived because the driver happened to switch off the compactor to use the radio. AFP

GOLLY GOSH, GOUY'S GONE [ARTICLE]

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GOLLY GOSH, GOUY'S GONE GOLLY, a controversial cartoon character with an oversized black face, is being dumped after 91 years as the image of British jam and marmalade maker Robertson and Sons Co. The company denied that decades of protest about Golly viewed by some as a racist image were

EXTRADITION OF DRUG BOSS TO U.S. APPROVED [ARTICLE]

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EXTRADITION OF DRUG BOSS TO U.S. APPROVED COLOMBIA'S Supreme Court has approved a U.S. request to extradite Fabio Ochoa, one of the highestranking former members of the ultra-violent Medellin co- caine cartel. AP

BRA2IL SLOWED BY CIVIL SERVICE STRIKE [ARTICLE]

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BRA2IL SLOWED BY CIVIL SERVICE STRIKE ABOUT two-thirds of Brazil's 600,000 federal civil servants went on strike on Wednesday, slowing work at most government offices in rejection of a government offer to raise sal- AP aries by 3.5 per cent, a

Tory leadership tussle exposes hatred at the top [ARTICLE]

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Tory leadership tussle exposes hatred at the top ALFRED LEE By STRAITS TIMES EUROPE BUREAU Former prime ministers Thatcher and Major, backing separate candidates for the job, engage in mud-slinging, trading insults and claims of treachery LONDON Britain has been stunned as the Tory leadership contest has degenerated into an

A LITTLE TASTE OF FIESTA [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A LITTLE TASTE OF FIESTA AFP This little girl got a "tomato baptism" after La Tomatina, Spain's annual food fight on Wednesday. About 30,000 revellers battled with 100 tonnes of the edible red "grenades" in Bunyol.

Hamiltons to sue their sex accuser for libel [ARTICLE]

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Hamiltons to sue their sex accuser for libel LONDON Disgraced former Tory minister Neil Hamilton and his wife, Christine, are to sue a woman who has accused them of sexual assault. A writ for libel was issued against Miss Nadine MilroySloan on Wednesday, said the Hamilton's lawyer, Mr Michael Coleman.

Bribes-for-arms expose takes a sexual twist [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bribes-for-arms expose takes a sexual twist MRMAL GHOSH Tehelka.com not only bribed Indian officials with cash but also arranged prostitutes for some of them as part of its undercover investigation By INDI-V COR RESPONDENT NEW DELHI The editor of an Internet website that ran an expose on top Indian officials

SOUTH ASIA FILE

SANCTIONS ON TALEBAN 'HURTING PAKISTAN' [ARTICLE]

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SANCTIONS ON TALEBAN 'HURTING PAKISTAN' PAKISTAN has come under increasing pressure for supporting Afghanistan's Taleban militia as the United Nations tightened sanctions against the militant Islamic regime. Pakistani Foreign Secretary Inamul Haq said the sanctions have had an adverse impact on his country "because almost 200,000 Afghani people over the

COLOMBO WARNS OF POSSIBLE REBEL ATTACK [ARTICLE]

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COLOMBO WARNS OF POSSIBLE REBEL ATTACK TAMIL Tiger rebels may attack state-run radio and television as well as Colombo's main power station. State radio issued the warning while urging the main opposition United National Party to refrain from holding a planned protest yesterday, wnich it said might leave the capital

ANTI-INDIAN GROUP RAIDED IN PAKISTAN [ARTICLE]

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ANTI-INDIAN GROUP RAIDED IN PAKISTAN PAKISTANI police officials said they had sealed 24 offices of militant guerilla groups waging war against Indian soldiers in Kashmir. Police closed the offices before daybreak yesterday after confiscating weapons and "of- fensive" literature. AP

BIHAR REBELS KILL SIX IN REVENGE ATTACK [ARTICLE]

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BIHAR REBELS KILL SIX IN REVENGE ATTACK SIX people, including three children, were killed and one injured by insurgents in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, the Press Trust of India reported yesterday. It said armed members of the People's War Group raided a village near the state capital of

PEACOCK MEAL GETS POLITICIANS IN TROUBLE [ARTICLE]

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PEACOCK MEAL GETS POLITICIANS IN TROUBLE FOUR ruling Telugu Desam Party leaders were booked by the Kurnool district wildlife officials for killing and eating two peacocks dunng a victory celeDration after winning a village election. They trapped four of the birds near an irrigation tank in the village, ate two

US may use its right to pull out of ABM treaty [ARTICLE]

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US may use its right to pull out of ABM treaty If Russia cannot agree to the US missile defence programme, the US might use a provision in the Anti-Ballistic Missile treaty that allows any side to withdraw MOSCOW The United States is ready to withdraw from an international treaty

Missile expert named defence chief [ARTICLE]

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Missile expert named defence chief WASHINGTON US President George W. Bush has selected Air Force General Richard Myers, an expert on missile defence with broad service in the Pacific region, as his choice for chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said senior Pentagon officials. The choice of Gen Myers,

The great train drop [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The great train drop AN ARTIFICIAL reef is coming up off the Delaware coast and the site is being filled up with New York's metro train coaches, some of which are being pushed off a barge. About 27 coaches nave been sunk in a weeklv drop of 20 over the

DNA copyrighting service to clone-proof celebrities [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DNA copyrighting service to clone-proof celebrities Man, DNA's author It's analogous to how software is covered by copyright. You're the author of your DNA code, so you are protected under the copyright law/ DNA Copyright Institute of San Francisco founder Andre Crump God, DNA's author The author of DNA is,

Killer may have also sexually abused his son [ARTICLE]

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Killer may have also sexually abused his son SACRAMENTO (California) The Ukrainian immigrant who allegedly murdered his wife, three-year-old son and four other family members, lured his boy to his death with toys and mav have assaulted him sexually before killing him, said police. "We are coming to find more

HEALTH & MEDICAL NOTES

WOMEN LEAVE MARK ON GENE POOL [ARTICLE]

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WOMEN LEAVE MARK ON GENE POOL IN MOST societies, women tend to move to their mate's communities rather than vice versa. A new study confirms this has left a mark in local gene pools. Several studies have found different amounts of diversity in two categories of human DNA. One, the

CAFFEINE HELPFUL FOR SOLDIERS [ARTICLE]

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CAFFEINE HELPFUL FOR SOLDIERS CAFFEINE and ephedrine supplements could help soldiers tap their deepest reserves of strength. "The change we get in terms of very high exercise intensity would be of interest to the military," said Ms Ira Jacobs of Canada's Defence and Civil Institute of Environmental Medicine. AP

BIRTH-CONTROL DEVICE SAFE [ARTICLE]

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BIRTH-CONTROL DEVICE SAFE A NEW study has exonerated the lUD, the birth-control device that has been shunned in the United States since the 1970s because of fears it makes women sterile. The federally-funded study found that neverpregnant women who nad used a modern intrauterine device had no increased risk of

COLOMSCOPY A SUPERIOR METHOD [ARTICLE]

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COLOMSCOPY A SUPERIOR METHOD COLONOSCOPY has proven far superior to two other common tests for colon cancer. A new study could put pressure on more insurance companies to cover the expensive screening method. US government researchers found that the two most widely-used screening tests for colon cancer together missed one-quarter

NEW YORK GETS BLOOD ASSURANCE [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK GETS BLOOD ASSURANCE THE Red Cross assured New York hospitals on Wednesday that no blood shortage would result from tighter bans on blood donations by people who have spent time in European countries with mad-cow disease. Red Cross officials told the New York Hospital Association they were confident

PEOPLE

Thai princess to make acting debut [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Thai princess to make acting debut FIRST ROLE IN ROMANTIC FILM SALZBURG Thai Princess Plo.vpailin Jensen, granddaughter of Thailand's King Bhumiphol and Queen Sirikit, will soon be making her debut as an actress. The princess will appear in the romantic film, Loosing Star In The Sky, which is currently being

UN ENVOY JOUE SEES REFUGEE CAMP [ARTICLE]

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UN ENVOY JOUE SEES REFUGEE CAMP PESHAWAR Actress Angelina Jolie traded the glitter of Hollywood for the choking dust of a refugee camp in Pakistan on Wednesday. The Jalozai Refugee Camp is home to about 60,000 Afghans, who have fled their wardevastated homeland. Jolie, 26, who will become a United

PRINCE'S BRIDE ADMITS WILD PAST [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PRINCE'S BRIDE ADMITS WILD PAST OSLO The future bride of Norway's crown prince has admitted her wild past, hoping to clear the slate at the start of a long path to her becoming queen. Crown Prince Haakon and Ms Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby, both 28, are to marry in the Norwegian

BARDOT THREATENS TO SUE FRANCE [ARTICLE]

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BARDOT THREATENS TO SUE FRANCE PARIS Former French film star Brigitte Bardot is threatening to sue the French government unless it cracks down on illegal hunting. "If there is no government reaction within the month, we will try to take France to the European Court for non-compli-ance with European hunting

Untitled [ARTICLE]

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Sir Fred Hoyle, the astronomer who coined the term "Big Bang" but never accepted that theory for the origin of the universe, has died. He was 86. Novelist and historian George OToole, who specialised in the history of US espionage, has died. He was 64.

Untitled [ARTICLE]

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Quoteworthy 'The Senate is losing an institution. IS President Cieorge W. Bush. on Senatorjes.se Helms' decision not to seek re-election to a sixth term next year

Israelis fail in bid to kill key Arafat man [ARTICLE]

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Israelis fail in bid to kill key Arafat man The attempt to kill the senior Fatah leader comes after another failed bid to kill a senior Hamas bomb maker on Wednesday NABLUS (West Bank) Israeli helicopters fired missiles on a car and wounded four Palestinians yesterday, but for the second

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The big suction [ARTICLE]

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The big suction THE United States generated US$lO trillion (Ssl7s trillion) in new goods and services last year, almost 30 per cent of global output. To keep this giant economy chugging along at its long-term potential growth rate of 3.5 per cent, another US$35O billion would have to be added

Dictatorship of values a risky alley [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dictatorship of values a risky alley ROBERT SPAEM ANN Bu TODAY, no one who is anybody speaks of "good" and "bad". Instead, everyone speaks of values. Political parties debate values; constitutions are regarded as "systems of values". We live supposedly in a time of decaying values or, perhaps, of changing

'Right to work' idea revisited [ARTICLE]

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'Right to work' idea revisited WILLIAM PFAFF By INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBINE PARIS A friend asked me recently why the purpose of the modern economy should not be redefined so as to provide a serious, reasonably-paid job for everyone willing to work. The West's economic priority today is wealth creation. The

Arms-control lessons from Clancys novel [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Arms-control lessons from Clancys novel WILLIAM CHOONG Btj IN THE latest geopolitical thriller by popular novelist Tom Clancy. China invades Russia, an impoverished country which, by a wonderful stroke of luck, discovers massive gold and oil deposits in Siberia. In the post-Cold War bonhomie between the United States and Russia,

Dont use the 'R word, but beware the 'banana' [ARTICLE]

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Dont use the 'R word, but beware the 'banana' ROBERT J. SAMUELSON By NEWSWKEK WASHINGTON Back in the late *****, a Cornell University economist, Mr Alfred Kahn, briefly oversaw the Carter administration's voluntary wage-price guidelines. Mr Kahn was, and is, a jovial soul whose power and influence suffered from his

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Lobster game: Call SPCA [LETTER]

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Lobster game: Call SPCA I REFER to Anthony Kuok's letter, "Lobstercatching game is cruel" (ST, Aug 22). and would like to inform him that the SPCA objects strongly to the game as described in the letter. I would be grateful it' he could contact me as soon as possible on

Chinas fine service worth emulating [LETTER]

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Chinas fine service worth emulating BACK TO CHINA China is a force to reckon with, but it still lacks professional managers and international experience. The day when many Singaporeans have to 'cross the seas' and work for Chinese enterprises may come sooner than we think. I HOPE Prime Minister GohChok

EDB schemes do help firms [LETTER]

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EDB schemes do help firms I REFER to the letter, "Hostile business climate here stifles innovation" (ST. Aug 20). The Economic Development Board (EDB) offers various incentive schemes to local and foreign companies as part of our efforts to develop key industry clusters and enterprises in Singapore. Each application for

Assess camera need [LETTER]

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Assess camera need I REFER to Mr Ong Chin Mengs letter. "Rear camera would prevent accident" (ST. Aug 17). We agree that installation of a rear-camera system in a vehicle can be useful to the driver in assessing the situation directly. However, the usefulness of such a svstem depends on

Recognise foreign degrees to boost supply of doctors [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Recognise foreign degrees to boost supply of doctors I REFER to the report, "Use SGH to up doc output: Panel" (ST,AuglB). The panel led by Lord Ronald Oxburgh found that Singapore did not have enough doctors. It also said that the current intake of 230 medical students might have to

Shortage of doctors—not just a question of money [LETTER]

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Shortage of doctors not just a question of money IS IT not strange that there are many empty private clinics in Singapore and yet there is a shortage of doctors in government hospitals? If the government hospitals are able to woo some of these private practitioners back, maybe there would

Help for the blind [LETTER]

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Help for the blind I REFER to Mr Alvin Ng's letter software for blind, NLB" (ST, Aug 16). The National Library- Board would like to thank him tor his suggestion to have the Optical Character Recognition (OCR) facility at the libraries to help users with visual disabilities to read books.

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Eye-dentity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eye-dentity SHARMILPAL KAUR Bu Iris recognition rather than identity cards to be used at Sata All patient has to do is have picture of his left eye taken. A computer checks for his unique iris code and pulls out his records AT THESE clinics, they will check your eye-dentity when

THEN AND NOW: 'Mind-boggling' change [ARTICLE]

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THEN AND NOW: 'Mind-boggling' change NIGHT and day is how former President Wee Kim Wee describes the difference between the Sata of the 1950s and what it is today. Mr Wee, 85, who opened Sata's new Woodlands clinicyesterday, described data's transformation as "mind-boggling". Sata chairman from 1959 to 1961, he

Young PAP relaunches website and forum [ARTICLE]

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Young PAP relaunches website and forum SUE-ANN CHIA The group's website will now be more funky and still interactive but name-calling, vulgarities, anonymous postings and libellous remarks are out Bu YOUNG PAP (YP) has relaunched its website and resurrected its online discussion forum to invite feedback. Unlike the main PAP

DRIVER RAMS CAR INTO VOID DECK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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DRIVER RAMS CAR INTO VOID DECK SHIN MIN The driver of a grey Toyota Corona crashed his car into the wall of the void deck of Block 552, Ang Mo Kio Avenue 10, yesterday. The man, who was apparently conscious, was taken by ambulance to Tan Tock Seng Hospital. No

Cholesterol patients, be alert to aches [ARTICLE]

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Cholesterol patients, be alert to aches SALMAKHALIK MEDICAL ADVISORY By HEALTH CORRESPONDENT PEOPLE with high cholesterol levels who are being treated with statin drugs should see a doctor if they suffer from muscle aches. This "precautionary" warning comes from the Health Sciences Authority (HSA), which regulates health-care products here. Earlier

Singapore buys 12 more Apaches [ARTICLE]

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Singapore buys 12 more Apaches A DOZEN Apache helicopters will soon be added to the eight already flown by the Singapore Armed Forces. The Ministry of Defence signed an agreement on Monday with the US government to buy the attack heli- copters, used primarily for attacking ground targets. They come

Here's where customer is KING [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Here's where customer is KING SERENE GOH f Service is tops at a CD shop which goes the extra mile; a travel agency which treats everyone as a friend and a restaurant which takes special orders < By_ THAT CD SHOP 'The staff are very friendly, very knowledgeable. They actually

The good and the ugly [ARTICLE]

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The good and the ugly Readers responded to The Straits Times invitation yesterday to report incidents of good or bad service from retail outlets. Here is a sampling of the stories tliey e-mailed to us. Buy or not? It's up to you *When I showed my disbelief, the salesgirl replied

Tapanese student at nome with Islam [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tapanese student at nome with Islam ARLINA ARSHAD Anna Tsuruoka is learning about Islam currently through a cultural-exchange programme that includes a five-day stay with a Muslim family Bu ALTHOUGH she was travelling to the tropics, Japanese student Anna Tsuruoka packed long-sleeved tops, long skirts and slacks for her trip

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$26,000 REWARD FOR MISSING LAPTOP [ARTICLE]

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$26,000 REWARD FOR MISSING LAPTOP SOMEONE really wants his laptop computer back. An advertisement in The Straits Times' Money pages yesterday offered a US$l5,OOO (5526,000) reward for a lost Apple Powerbook computer. "Reward paid. No questions asked for return of computer with data intact" read the words in bold. A

WOMAN FACING JAIL FOR CHOPPER THREAT [ARTICLE]

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WOMAN FACING JAIL FOR CHOPPER THREAT A WOMAN was charged in a district court yesterday with threatening her son with a chopper. Ya Kah Pheng, 36, is accused of criminal intimidation after she put the weapon, said to be a 21-cm-long blade, against the neck of her 15-year-old son. The

THREE MEN ON EXTORTION CHARGE [ARTICLE]

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THREE MEN ON EXTORTION CHARGE THREE men charged with trying to extort $640,000 from a businessman will spend another week in remand. Wong Tong, 57, Chin Gon Chang, 40, and Yap Kok Foy, 47, all Malaysians, apparently tried to extort money from Mr Bernard Ngiam, 41, after sending him live

GOLFER JAILED FOR PUNCHING MAN [ARTICLE]

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GOLFER JAILED FOR PUNCHING MAN MR LIM Soon Siang was using a toilet at a discotheque when a man caught him by his shoulder and asked: "Where is your friend?" But when a puzzled Mr Lim, 34, said ne did not know, Gopal Maganathan, 31, punched him twice in the

Civilians to help manage MRT bomb shelters [ARTICLE]

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Civilians to help manage MRT bomb shelters K.C. VHAYAN Now being manned by Civil Defence NSmen f the new scheme aims to involve more Singaporeans in total defence fly CIVILIANS will be trained to help manage bomb shelters in MRT stations during emergencies, as part of efforts to involve more

Couple charged with theft [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Couple charged with theft A COUPLE who allegedly stole jewellery from a goldsmith shop was hauled before a district court and charged with theft yesterday. Goh Chee Keong, 31, and his alleged woman accomplice, Goh San Yen, 26, are said to nave stolen a gold chain and two gold bracelets

Gas kills man cleaning tanker [ARTICLE]

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Gas kills man cleaning tanker THREE Filipino crew members on a Singapore-registered tanker were overcome by petroleum gas and one died yesterday morning. The incident took place in waters west of Singapore's port limits, said the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) in a statement yesterday. The three crew

Training for carers of the elderly [ARTICLE]

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Training for carers of the elderly A N'EW programme will train volunteers and community health-care workers to take better care of elderly people, mostly in and around Marine Parade. It is part of the Holistic and Professional Eldercare (Hope) initiative, a partnership between the Marine Parade Community Development Council (CDC)

COOL IT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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COOL IT SH ARMILPAL KAUR District cooling system in Changi Business Park gets praise for saving money and space, and for keeping temperatures constant Bu The district cooling system m Marina South will make use of a large centralised chiller which generates chilled water m the night when electricity rates

Evening graduation for NUS students [ARTICLE]

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Evening graduation for NUS students JANE LEE By INSTEAD of sweating in the midday heat, many postgraduate students from the National University of Singapore (NUS) will receive their degrees in the cool of the evening. It is a first for NUS, which will hold four of its 16 commencement ceremonies

Near drop-out now dazzles with string of As [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Near drop-out now dazzles with string of As TRACY QUEK ITE student who nearly quit but took teachers' advice to press on is among six awarded the Tay Enq Soon Scholarship Bu SIX years ago, she barely made it to secondary school, having scored Cs and Ds in her Primary

Case warns against cell-phone complacency [ARTICLE]

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Case warns against cell-phone complacency CONSUMER watchdog Case wants the authorities here to do more research to prove that radiation from mobile phones does not cause cancer or other health problems. Concerned by recent media reports clearing cell phones of causing cancer, the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case) called a

New buzz in prefab building parts [ARTICLE]

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New buzz in prefab building parts ONCE tagged unfairly with an image of oeing dull and boring, prefabricated housing is creating something of a buz/ in the building industry here. "Pre-cast components do not stifle creativity in design, but may help enhance it," said Mr Lawrence Pak, a Housing Board

Get to emotions first, then deal with the facts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Get to emotions first, then deal with the facts Movers and Shakers It is not often a Minister of State would talk about his blunders in politics. But Mr David Lim has no qualms doing so in an interview with our senior correspondent. He also explains why he eschews labels,

Freedom in S'pore [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Freedom in S'pore Mr Lim We have cut off no major channel of communication. This is where I'm concerned about the debate of freedom in Singapore: That we are debating whether we have freedoms rather than applying the freedoms thatwehave.' PICTURES: WONG KWAI CHOW

Focus on the 999 things we can do [ARTICLE]

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Focus on the 999 things we can do Our kids' future 'We should be preparing our kids for the future instead of protecting them. Shielding them away from what they must face only hinders their development.' Mr Lim ARE Singapore tjouth really bochap {apathetic in Hokkien)? I don't see them

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New machine can detect heart problems earlier [ARTICLE]

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New machine can detect heart problems earlier Using 80 sensors, it translates heart's electrical activity into easy-to-read images that help doctors spot problems WASHINGTON A patient who arrives in a hospital emergency room with chest pains is usually hooked up to an electrocardiogram, or ECG, the standard instrument for detecting

Jupiter's moon up close [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jupiter's moon up close THE US National Aeronautics and Space Administration has released new images of Callisto (right), one ofJupiter's many moons, including a full-colour portrait and the closest look ever at its ancient, cratered surface. The images were taken as close as 138 km from the moon and show

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The Straits Times asia Friday, August 24, 2001 FAST-PACED TERRITORY Things happen very fast in Hongkong, as if somebody pushed the forward button of a VCR' United States Consul-General in Hongkong Michael Klosson, on his impression of the territory

Canberra to build more holding centres [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Canberra to build more holding centres CANBERRA The government will build three new detention centres to house illegal immigrants as the tide of refugees trying to sneak into the country continues to rise, Immigration Minister Philip Ruddock said yesterday. "We are at a point where detention capacity is severely constrained

INDONESIA [ARTICLE]

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INDONESIA ROGER MAYNARD Australia's new offshore -1 detention centre for potential Middle Eastern illegal immigrants: Canberra is paying millions of dollars to the Indonesian authorities to feed and house the refugees and prevent them from heading to Australia in boats By IN SYDNEY INDONESIA has become an unofficial offshore detention

EAST ASIA

Drawn by China's remote west [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drawn by China's remote west SUMIKO TAN aßJalMukiiiyil ;E rII:i 1 mil [twa Top businesswoman puts her money where her mouth is By IM'RUMQI, XINJIANG MS MARJORIE Yang, one of Asia's most powerful businesswomen, believes in putting her money where her mouth is US$l3O million (***** million) of it and

Xinjiang seen as a tourist pull for Malay Singaporeans [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Xinjiang seen as a tourist pull for Malay Singaporeans SHE grew up hooked on Channel 8 serials and is a fan of actress Zoe Tay. Today, business development manager Nur Silah is so fluent in Mandarin that she can even lead tour groups of Malay Singaporeans to China. In fact,

Taiwan parties' poll alliance bid fails [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan parties' poll alliance bid fails GOH SVI NOI Talks between the opposition KMT and the People First Party break down over candidates for key counties. They will now be rivals in year-end elections By TAIWAN CORKKSPONDF.NT TAIPEI Last-ditch efforts by two key opposition political parties in Taiwan to forge

Vogel shows cautious optimism on US-China ties [ARTICLE]

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Vogel shows cautious optimism on US-China ties LEE SEOK HWAI Bu EXTENSIVE exchanges, mutual interests and friction avoidance are the areas that the US and China must work on to avert misunderstandings that could ignite conflicts, said a renowned China watcher. Professor Ezra Vogel, who heads a US-based think-tank which

FOOTWEAR FEAT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FOOTWEAR FEAT XINHUA These pairs of shoes are said to be the world's smallest, 100 of which can fit into creator Li Qian's palm. The cloth shoes measure 0.93 cm in length and weigh 0.08 g, with the smallest one just 0.6 cm long. The Lanzhou teacher's creations have received

HK assault cases: 3 more held [ARTICLE]

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HK assault cases: 3 more held HONGKONG Three men were arrested by Hongkong police last night in connection with the assaults on actor Spencer Leung and comedian Eric Tsang, The Sun Daily reported. This brings to 15, the total number of people taken in by police in connection with the

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Thai police order hunt for hidden sex cameras [ARTICLE]

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Thai police order hunt for hidden sex cameras JAMES EAST They fear fitting rooms in Bangkok stores have secret cameras installed and the images of unsuspecting women are being posted on the Internet By STRAITS TIMES THAILAND BUREAU BANGKOK Thai police have ordered department stores to hunt for hidden cameras

'Help Mindanao's economy grow' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'Help Mindanao's economy grow' ARROYO CALL TO BRUNEI BUSINESSMEN Both countries to revive four-nation economic zone BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN Philippine President Gloria Arroyo yesterday apf>ealed to Brunei business eaders to help bring peace and economic development to the troubled southern region of Mindanao wracked by a Muslim insurgency and kidnappings.

Aceh rebels cornered and split: Susilo [ARTICLE]

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Aceh rebels cornered and split: Susilo JAKARTA Separatist guerillas in Aceh are increasingly cornered and disunited, Indonesia's top security minister Susilo Bambang Vudhoyono said yesterday. "After visiting Aceh, in general it can be concluded that the wheel of the government is now functioning better than before and the armed actions

Top-level Singapore team calls on Brunei's leaders [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Top-level Singapore team calls on Brunei's leaders IGNATIUS STEPHEN By IN BANDAR SERI BECAWAN A HIGH-LEVEL Singapore delegation led by Foreign Affairs Minister S. Jayakumar yesterday called on Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah and Crown Prince Al-Muhtadee Billahaji. Professor Jayakumar also met his counterpart, Prince Mohamed Bolkian, at the Istana Nurul

New gang emerges to spread kidnap terror [ARTICLE]

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New gang emerges to spread kidnap terror Calling itself the Pentagon, the group has already executed two hostages and is sowing seeds of fear among foreign workers in the southern Philippines MANILA A new and deadly kidnap-for- ransom group, calling itself the Pentagon, is flexing its muscles in the southern

MALAYSIA

Places of worship to send out Merdeka message of unity [ARTICLE]

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Places of worship to send out Merdeka message of unity LESLIE LAU A special Merdeka sermon, with the theme of harmony prepared by the government, will be read out to congregations at mosques, temples and churches By IN KUALA LUMPUR Pray for prosperity If we come out and pray according

PAS-Umno rivalry spreads to KL mosque [ARTICLE]

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PAS-Umno rivalry spreads to KL mosque KUALA LUMPUR Separate prayers at the same mosques by different prayer leaders are no longer confined to the rural areas in the predominantly Malay states in Peninsular Malaysia. The phenomenon, a result of the battle between Umno and Parti Islam (PAS), has also emerged

Principals hushing up sex scandals [ARTICLE]

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Principals hushing up sex scandals SEX IN SCHOOLS KUALA LUMPUR Malaysia's teachers' union has alleged that some school principals are covering up cases of pupils and teachers involved in sex in schools to protect their school's reputation. Cases of pupils involved in sex in schools are being hushed up, teachers

Gang terrorises village with nightly raids [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gang terrorises village with nightly raids PETALING JAVA While Kampung Medan has returned to normalsince the racial clashes in March, people in nearby Kampung Muniandy are being harassed by gangsters. This time, both attackers and victims are from the same community. Said general worker P. Selvam, 32: "Six men came

Mahathir accuses human-rights panel of showing bias [ARTICLE]

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Mahathir accuses human-rights panel of showing bias He says the country's commission panders to the West by portraying police action against a protest last year in a one-sided fashion KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad has accused the country's human-rights commission of being biased, saying its

British teen on Mt Kinabalu died of hypothermia [ARTICLE]

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British teen on Mt Kinabalu died of hypothermia KOTA KINABALU A British girl who was lost for a week in nigh winds and near-freezing temperatures on South-east Asia s tallest mountain died from hypothermia, police said yesterday. Doctors performed an autopsy on the body of Ellie James, 17, of Cornwall,

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The Straits Times sports ♦Friday, August 24, 2001 CANT LOSE WITH CRUISE OR ZIDANE To have Zidane here is like having Tom Cruise in your picture, you cant lose money. Real Madrid marketing director Jose Angel Sanchez, on having the world's most expensive player, Zinedine Zidane, in its side

Jos breaks 50m free mark [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jos breaks 50m free mark CHAN TSE CHUEEN JOSCELIN YEO'S NATIONAL RECORDS SWIMMING National record boosts her preparations for next month's SEA Games By SWIMMER Joscelin Yeo boosted her South-east Asia Games preparations with a new national record. But on the downside, her coach Mike Walker has pulled out of

Top sides happy with C- League draw [ARTICLE]

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Top sides happy with C- League draw SOCCER MONTE CARLO European champion Bayern Munich begins the defence of its title with a tricky trip to Feyenoord ofj Holland following the draw for the opening group stage of the Uefa Champions League yesterday. The German side, which wpn the European Cup

LIVERPOOL WANTS SUPER CUP TOO [ARTICLE]

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LIVERPOOL WANTS SUPER CUP TOO MONACO Resurgent Liverpool aims to celebrate its return to Europe's footballing elite by winning its fifth piece of silverware in six months against Bayern Munich in the European Super Cup here tonight (tomorrow morning, Singapore time). Liverpool which ended its 16-year exile from the European

Brown to get bigger role in United defence [ARTICLE]

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Brown to get bigger role in United defence LONDON Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson could not believe his eyes when he saw his side put up another poor showing in defence in a 2-2 Premiership draw against Blackburn. Now he is poised to give Wes Brown a chance as he

PREMIER LEAGUE [ARTICLE]

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Hamkah more consistent [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hamkah more consistent NEIL HUMPHREYS SEA GAMES ATHLETICS Coach, veteran sprinter let the facts speak for themselves in selection row Bu 'IF I HADN'T BEEN SELECTED TO GO TO KUALA LUMPUR, THERE WOULD BE NO HARD FEEUNGS.NO COMPLAINTS/ Hamkah (right) Hamkah's recent record National Junior Track and Field C'ships (April

Chinese teen Lin shocks champ Taufik [ARTICLE]

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Chinese teen Lin shocks champ Taufik BADMINTON MANILA Chinese teenager Lin Dan shocked defending men's singles champion Taufik Hidayat of Indonesia on a day of upsets at the USSISO~OOO (*****,000) Asian Badminton Championships yesterday. Lin, an 18-year-old left-hander and a secondstringer on the Chinese national team, claimed the biggest scalp

Row over Major League's first Chinese [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Row over Major League's first Chinese BASEBALL SEATTLE Wang Chao, a 16-year-old pitcher, has become the first Chinese player to sign with a Major League Baseball organisation. Seattle Mariners officials said. But China's baseball association yesterday accused the Americans of acting unethically in signing him and said that the United

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS ATHLETICS Greek Thessaloniki Olympic meet (winners only) Men's 100m: Nobuharus Asahara (Jpn) 10.19sec. 200m: Christopher Williams (Jam) 20.18. 400m: Avard Moncur (Bah) 44.70. 400m hurdles: Boris Gorban (Rus) 48.70. High jump: Mark Boswell (Can) 2.28. Long jump: Vitaly Shkurlatov (Rus) 8.05. Women's 100m: Mercy Nku (Ngr) 11.16.

Host Malaysia eyes gold [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Host Malaysia eyes gold WATER POLO BANGI (Malaysia) Past performances show otherwise, but the relatively-new Malaysian water polo team feels that it has a chance of ending Singapore's dominance by winning the gold medal in the South-east Asia Games next month. While Singapore is expected to field nearly half the

Ong finishes 15th in Japan, Tan's 19th [ARTICLE]

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Ong finishes 15th in Japan, Tan's 19th BOWLING SINGAPORE'S Remy Ong and Jennifer Tan had a better showing at the World Games in Akita, Japan yesterday. They finished 15th and 19th respectively in the men and women's singles after two blocks of six games each at the Utenayu Bowl in

Sponsors are Team players [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sponsors are Team players SOCCER Pele, Nakata coming to Singapore? SINGAPOREANS may get to see football stars Pele and Hidetoshi Nakata in the flesh soon. MasterCard, which sponsors the duo, may bring them to the Republic. Ajay Bhalla, Singapore's vice-president and country manager of MasterCard International, said: "We are looking

Change in Tyson's plans may not be due to bad back [ARTICLE]

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Change in Tyson's plans may not be due to bad back BOXING LONDON A new date has been set for the Mike TysonBrian Nielsen fight. The 10--round bout, which was set for Sept 8, will now be held on Oct 13 in Copenhagen. Tyson's spokesman, Shelly Finkel, said the former

=107 GOALS OR MORE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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107 GOALS OR MORE SOUCfcit Real has both title and record in sight with world's best attacking trio MADRID Following its world-record swoop for Zinedine Zidane, champion Real Madrid knows it will be expected to sweep away all-comers in the new Spanish League season, which starts tomorrow. Optimistic Real fans

Woods' illness raises questions [ARTICLE]

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Woods' illness raises questions GOLF AKRON (Ohio) An ill Tiger Woods skipped practice at the World Golf Championships Invitational on Wednesday, raising concerns about the toll a tough year has taken on the world's topranked player. The 25-year-old American star won the Masters in April to become the first man

Roddick gets easier draw [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Roddick gets easier draw TENNIS NEW YORK Dramatic developments rarely come from the US Open draw, an exercise that involves picking numbers from a figurative hat (actually, a silver trophy) and plugging the names of seeded players into the tennis tournament's bracket. But Wednesday's event produced some fairly exciting news

Argentina won't field Batjstuta against Brazil [ARTICLE]

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Argentina won't field Batjstuta against Brazil BUENOS AIRES Argentina is so confident against Brazil in their World Cup qualifying match that it has left out its highest scorer, Gabriel Batistuta, from the squad. The player who has scored a record 54 goals for his country was ignored by coach Marcelo

SOCCER ON TV [ARTICLE]

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SOCCER ON TV SUNDAY Valencia v Real Madrid (live on ESPN Ch23, 3.30am). MONDAY Seville v Barcelona (live on Star Sports Ch24,3am). f I i i r i Ri tNllMnt- 38 24 I 6 tl 48 N BeportiwCanaa 31 S 7 9 73 44 73 iHliaJWca 31 STI 7 61

Celtic, Lille – newcomers to last-32 phase [ARTICLE]

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Celtic, Lille newcomers to last-32 phase PARIS Scottish champion Celtic and Lille, last year's surprise team in the French League, made respective history by qualifying for the lucrative group phase of the European Champions league. Celtic, winner of the Scottish treble, went down 0-1 at Parkhead to Ajax although a

Vomit-inducing training [ARTICLE]

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Vomit-inducing training ARCHERY SEOUL If you think archery It all about just shooting ar4t>ws, think again. This year, South Korea's archers were ordered to clean up city sewage, stare at dead bodies in a crematorium, climb a mountain with a rubber dinghy on their backs and stay up ail night.

Stags bounce back after a big beating [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stags bounce back after a big beating PHILIP ALLEN SOCCER Tampines cdmes back from goal down to beat Tanjong Pagar 3-1 Bu A FTER the 2-8 #m thrashing by f-\ SAFFC last week, Tampines Rovers JL Jk* needed to regain a little self-belief in its NTUC Income S-League match against

Protectors' shooting practice pays off at home [ARTICLE]

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Protectors' shooting practice pays off at home GERARD WONG Bit HOME United's extra emphasis on shooting practice during its training session on Wednesday paid off last night as the Protectors hammered Clementi Khalsa 4-0 on home ground. Guilty of being extravagant with their chances in the past few matches, Home

S-LEAGUE [ARTICLE]

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Balestier on the defensive [ARTICLE]

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Balestier on the defensive BALESTIER v SAFFC (Toa Payoh Stadium, 7.30pm) Balestier: 3 Fajar Sarib 5 Fabio Da Silva 7 Kozic Josip 8 Darren Stewart 12 Tan Sio Beng 13 Iskandar Latiff 14 Yusri Waris 16 Johari Husin 17 Ali Imran Lomri 18 Daorueang Krongpol 26 Daun Mathew SAFFC: 18

OBITUARIES

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|ipk' The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want. jk Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever." FELIX TAN AH SER Age: 83 was called home to be with the Lord on

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CHIA POH CHUAN Age: 83 Passed away peacefully on 22 Aug 2001 Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones Wife: Chee Kay Kwang Sons: Daughter-in-law: Wilson Tan Hwa Lian Godwin Grandsons: Granddaughter: Zhi Hao Zhi Hui Zhi Jie nieces, nephews and relatives. Wake will be held at 23 Lengkok

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7 have fought the good fight to the end; I have run the race to the finish; I have kept the faith.' 2 Timothy 4:7 MRS ANNE CHAN FUN SENG nee TANN SIEW HONG r ANNE Age: 70 Passed away peacefully on 23 Aug 2001 Leaving behind: Daughters: Son-in-law: Chan

OBITUARIES

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TEO KOH CHOW AGE: 62 passed away peacefully on 23 Aug, 2001 leavinq behind beloved Wife: Lee Swee Huang Son: Daughter-in-law: Teo Chin Nik, Eddie Tan Yu Ping, Janice Daughter: Granddaughters: Teo Tze Yong, Audrey Teo Hui-Myn, Tricia Teo Sze-Myn, Tessa Father-in-law, brothers, sisters, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nephews, nieces, grand nephews

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BAY YEW KHOON AGE: 42 passed away peacefully on 23/8/2001. Wife: Jeanna Koh Keng Heong Sons: Daughter: Bay Ming Chuen Bay Hui Qing Bay Ming Ching Bay Han Lin and all relatives. L Body resting at Block 646 Woodlands Ring J Road. Tel: *****57. Cortege will leave j *y& on

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B The Family Of The Late W CHEONG CHYE KOON (Departed on 18 August 2001) wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Ven. Bhante Pamaloka and members of Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple for their prayers, all relatives, friends and colleagues for their kind assistance, condolences and donations during

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THOMAS GEE AH LEONG Age 77 was called home to be with the Lord on 21 Aug 2001, laavinq behind loved ones. Wlfr Moiiy Lirn Bong Soo Sons: 3 at' en Lewis Gee Deuqhters: S h riey LMan Gee Sons-in-law: Aie« T hiar> Monq Anq (M cnaei Siatter. deceased; 7

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THIA6ARAJAN KOTHANAYAGEE AGE: 66 passed away peacefully on 22 Auq 2001, leaving behind IOVM OA#S> Husband: Pakri Veerappan MangKondar Sons: Dasaratharaj (Selva) Thiagarajan Kumar (Aziz) Daughters-in-law: Susila Uma Devi Daughters: Pusperani Anjali Devi Vijaya Rani Kala Rani Rameshwari Sons-in-law: (Manogaran, deceased) Kannan Mahindran Raja Segaran (Ramu) Thirunavakarasu Grandchildren, Great-grand-children, relatives

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ALICE YAP EN6 MOUY was called to be with the Lord on 23 Aug 2001. From Our Lord have we come and to him we shall return. Dearest Mummy, you will always live in our hearts and in that place shall we be together. Dearly missed by all who love

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||The Family Of The Latejj ONG CHENG LEONG Departed on 16 Aug 2001 wishes to express their heartfelt thanks appreciation to all relatives, friends colleagues for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences, wreaths donations during their recent bereavement.

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r With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to Mr Lee Lim Hua Ms Lee Yong Hua Mr Lee Ngoh Hua Ms Lee Siew Wah Mr Lee Lian Hua, Steven Ms Lee Eng Hwa Mr Lee Tiong Hua Ms Lee Ker Hwa Ms Lee Beng Hua, May on the demise of their

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rWith Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences |j to the family on the demise of our beloved friend j LIN PEI ZHEN on 23 August 2001. From: Ex-schoolmates of Pasir Ris Secondary School Body is resting at Blk 912 Hougang St 91 5(*****2). Tel: 385-5868. Cortege leaves on 26 August 2001 j

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F^ Ist ANNIVERSARY *T In Loving Memory Of CLARA SIMON nee CLARA ANDERSON I Departed 24 August 2000 A year has gone today, but your memory still lingers on in our mind. Always remembered by your loving husband, daughters, i grandchildren and loved ones.

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|r~~ In Loving Memory of ■fl LOO CHOON HEAN Departed: 23/8/91 Cod knows how much we miss him, Never shall his memory fade; Our loving thoughts ever wander, To the spot where he Is laid. Always remembered by Wife, Sons, Daughters-in-law, Grandchildren, God-daughter and loved ones. (In yesterday's tribute, the

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r4th Annivtrsary HH In Loving Memory I PANG KOR HOI, DORRIN Departed 24 Auq. 1997 Always remembered by Family and loved ones

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With deepest sympathy^] and condolences to Mr Mrs B. Y. Teo |i I on the demise of their I beloved mother/ mother-in-law I LOW HOE TEE on 21 August 2001 I I From: Nick Sivy j|

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AMURUTHAM SUPPIAH w/o Late K R Thangavelu Age: 67 Passed away peacefully on 22-8-2001 Sadly missed by all loved ones. Daughters: Pushpahrani(Prema) Oanasundari Rukumam Sons-in-law: S Navarian(S Nava) S Magenthran all brothers, sisters, and grandchildren Cortege leaves for Mt Vernon Crematorium on 24-8-2001 at 3.30pm from Blk 708, Ylshun Ave

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With deepest condolences to Mr Desmond Teo Hon Secretary of Singapore Association ofShipSupplitrs(SASS) family on the demise of his beloved mother LOW HOE TEE Departed on 21 August 2001 From: j^ THE COUNCIL Jp7 AND MEMBERS i OFSASS

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With Deepest Sympathy andCondolences to The family of the Late JASMIN NGOO SHEAU YUN Departed: 23 August 2001 Muays remembered by colleagues of SAF Personnel Service/) Centre

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NG SWEE KENG, PBM Age: 68 passed away peacefully on 22 August 2001, leavinq behind loved ones. Wife: Teo Geok Hong Son: Dauqhter-in-law: Ng Kah Hwa, Simon Siak Chock Kwun Daughter: Grandson: Ng Kah Hui, Kathleen Ng Wei Tong Body is resting at Blk 417 Bedok North Ave 2 Sinqapore.

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CHUA HONG SENG Age: 8O passed away peacefully on 22 Aug 2001, leaving behind loved ones. Wife: Ng Kwee Ying Sons: Daughters-in-law: Chua Toon Wan Wu Wang Chue Chua Toon Ming Foo May Leng Daughter: Chua Ming Na Grandsons: Granddaughter: Jeffrey Cai Cexun Claire Cai Yanyi Max Chua and all

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ll 2nd Anniversary In Loving Memory Of THOMAS ANG WHAY BOK 27/8/39 24/8/99 still, sound, a fragment yet the familiar sound of you echoes stili drowned not in these missing chambers j a continuation you now leave to fill jj this heart, familial and other, remembers Dearly missed always remembered

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I AL-FATIHAH ll I The Family Of The Late I HJ ZAFRULLAH KHAN S/0 RAHIM KHAN Departed: 20.08.2001 wish to thank relatives and friends for their condolences and kind contributions during their recent bereavement. Ttl: *****26 X X

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0S Ist Anniversary SQ In Loving Memory of TEO SOK NGOH Departed 24 August 2000 Peaceful be your rest, dear mother It is sweet to breathe your name; As in life we loved you dearly, So in death we do the same. Always remembered by children, grandchildren L_ i loved

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GRACE LIM YAM NEO j (Departed on 20 August 2001) wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to relatives, friends and colleagues for their attendance, condolences, prayers, donations, wreaths and kind assistance during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to Pastor Timothy Chong and staff of St Peter's Church (Serangoon

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Stoeet&Umemlpance LIMTOHNEE Departed: 24 August 1998 We think of you every hour, every day Remembering the words you used to say The many times you showed us the right way We remember all this.. We hope that you may We know you're in heaven, enjoying sheer bliss All we really

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WITH FOND MEMORIES! LOH PENG LEONG Departed: 24 Auqust 1996 'Mow there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will twtrd to me oathitdty.' 1 Timothy 4:8 Till In Christ's presence we reunite Wife, sons, daughters-in-law end grandchildren

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Sixth Anniversary In Loving Memory Of K.G. TAMILSALYAN (BOY) Born: 22 Jui 1975 Departed: 24 Auo 1995 Though the years have passes us by, your gentle smile and loving ways are forever etched in our hearts The joy and laughter you brought to all will neve r be forgotter Dearly

MONEY

BONDS, LOANS & WARRANTS [ARTICLE]

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BONDS, LOANS WARRANTS S2-w« Last vol Day Lai i ouote wt Avg Ml«h Low Comaeny SaK ♦or- 'OOP High Low Buyer Seller Price 3M 26 s ASTIWO4O62I 28 -1 87 29 28 27.5 28.5 28 47 5 13.5 s AmtekWoso6tO 40 -2 136 41 40 39.5 40 40 22.5 5

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL S2-Wk Curr Last Vel D«y Crott N*t M C.i High Low Company Trrttd Silt ♦or- 'OOO High Low dlv *> P/t $mll Cathay Pac 20c HK720 265 t *****.2 Cheung KongSOc HK1780 240 3 *****.5 68 5 City* Solutions Lt HK52 2 5' 5 199.2 HK Tel 50c

S'PORE EXCH DERIVATIVES TRDG [ARTICLE]

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S'PORE EXCH DERIVATIVES TRDG EURODOLLAR Open High Low Sett Est Vol Act/Vol Op/lnt Sep 01 96.5475 96.5575 96.5475 96.5550 9513 ***** ***** Dec 01 96.490 96.510 96.485 96.510 ***** ***** ***** Mar 02 96.350 96.370 96.340 96.365 ***** ***** ***** Juno2 96.025 96.050 96.015 96.050 ***** ***** ***** Closing range:

ASIAN INDICES [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN INDICES AUGUST 23 CHANCE MALAYSIA: KLSE Composite 669.86 +12.75 JAPAN: Nikkei 1T126.92 -269.51 HONGKONG: Hang Seng *****.38 —+156.81 THAILAND: SET Index 324.90 +359 INDONESIA: Jakarta Composite 439.69 ..-2.29 PHILIPPINES: Manila Composite 1278.14 -16.29 SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Composite 570.07 ..-4.80 CHINA; Shenzhen B 294.15 +9.22 AUSTRALIA: Sydney AH Ordinaries 3264.20...

ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS One 3 6 9 12 Value Unit mth mth» mthi mth« mthi Call date USS 37„ 37,; 3'Aj 3'/,. 3V.. 2'7,? 27/08 AS- 4V M 4'Aj *f, 4»/u 4%, 3"/» 27/08 NZS 57. 577. 5V,. 5V,6 57,. 47,6 27/08 STG- 47 3 2 47. 47, 47,6 4'7«

CRUDE & PRODUCT PRICES [ARTICLE]

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CRUDE PRODUCT PRICES Crude/Product Month' Change Price (US$) BBL Brent Blend— Oct +0.61 25.83-25.88 W Texas Interm Oct +0.62 26.94-26.98 Dubai Fateh Oct +1.32 24.63-24.68 Tapis Blend Sep +0.60 25.70-25.80 Minas Sep +0.60 25.20-25.30 Naphtha CIF Jap +7.50 223.5-225.5 Naphtha +1.45/+1.40 23.30-23.40 CST-180 HSFO unch 142.00-144.00 Timing of cargoes. Prices

CURRENCY [ARTICLE]

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CURRENCY Foreign Currency Note Rates (9am, Aug 23) Buying OP Selling Singapore dollars to one unit of foreign currency Australian dollar 0.9300 0.9530 Canadian dollar 1.1260 1.1500 NZ dollar 0.7640 0.7800 Sterling pound 2.5300 2.5560 US dollar 1.7490 1.7610 Singapore dollars to 100 units bof foreign currency Austrian schilling 11.53

GOLD [ARTICLE]

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GOLD Physical (SS) Thu Wed Kilobar *****- *****--*****.87 *****.28 100 gm 1553- 1558--1644.91 1650.06 50 gm 777- 779- 833.27 835.33 20 gm 311- 312- 346.08 sgm 78-101.97 78-103.00 1 gm 16-36.05 16-36.05 Bullion coins (SS/oz) Thu Wed S'pore bullion coin 499-511 501-513 Canadian maple leaf 499-511 501-513 Australian nugget 492-

KUALA LAMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LAMPUR AM 23 RM <t 2.21 unch Ut'm Holdings 0.30 unch A* Corp. -4.04 0.06 0N Ttchnology 4.78 0.02 Mbmimum Co of M'sia 1.08 unch **iai Industrial 5t»»i 0.63 0.02 Agtanan Capital 1.51 unch AMDtv Bd5.5HI6F»602 0.16 0.01 MM6 Moldings 3.34 unch A4Pst**i Corp 0.18 unch A»«ay 4.88 0.02

SYDENY [ARTICLE]

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SYDENY Aug 23 A$ -2 Park Street Trt 3.75 unch Alintagas 3.86 0.01 Amcor 6.70 -0.05 AMP Limited 19.60 0.80 ANZ Banking Group 16.67 0.20 Aristocrat Leisure 7.10 uncn ASX 13.45 -0.04 Austar United Comm 0.31 0.02 Austereo Grp 1.85 unch Australian Gas Light 6.46 0.06 AXA Asia Pacific 2.90

BANGKOK [ARTICLE]

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BANGKOK Aug 23 BUM ABN Amro Asia 25.75 -0.75 Adkinson Sec 13.00 -0.25 Advance Agro PCL -....14.50 -0.25 Advanced Info 470.00 unch Advanced Info Service 470.00 unch Asia Credit 8.40 -0.20 Ayudhya Inv. Trust 6.50 -0.20 Bangchak PetrolL 8.00 0.20 Bangkok Bank 35.00 -0.25 Bangkok Bk FB -.44.25 0.25 Bangkok

JAKARTA [ARTICLE]

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JAKARTA Aug 23 Rp Akbar Indo Mk —.1700 75 Astra Agro— 1625 50 Astra Graphia 455 -10 Astra Int'l Inc 2550 0 Bk Central Asia 1175 0 Gudang Garam —***** 0 H M Sampoerna ***** -250 Indah Kiat PiP 315 0 Indofood Sukses 825 0 Indosat— 9300 -250 Karka Yasa

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG Auq23 HK$ AcrossAsIa Multimedia 1.51 unch Alpha General 0.03 unch Amoy Prop.« 8.60 "0.05 Ananda Wing On 0.10 unch Anqang New Steel H 0.S5 uncn Anhui Conch H 1.74 unch Annul Expressway H 1.33 0.02 Arcontech Corp 1.06 -0.04 Asia Sat Telecom 14.00 -0.05 ASM Pacific 13 20 0

CHINA [ARTICLE]

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CHINA Aug23 RMB Anhui Gujing Distill B 8.70 0.18 Beijing Orient Elect B -..8.34 0.34 Eengang Steel Plates B .3.50 0.08 Changchai Co B 5.94 0.14 Chengde Oixian Tex B 9.14 0.37 China First Pencil B 0.85 0,03 China Int'l Marine Cont. 29.39 -0.41 China Merch Shekou B 7.80 0.17

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO Auq23 Y«n ACOM ***** 90 Advantest Corp 6760 -500 Ailul ***** -60 Aisin Seikl 1716 -15 Ajinomoto Co -.1379 -7 Alps Electric 891 -4 ANA 397 -5 Arabian Oil 1023 -15 Asahi Bank 225 -S Asahi Breweries 1241 -4 Asani Glass 765 0 Asahi Kasei 490 5 Banyu Pharmaceutical

TOP ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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TOP ACTIVES SingTtl 15c 16,356,000 Omni ma 10c 6.753.000 ComfortGro 25c 6.141,000 P«opl»'s Food MGK 50c 6,117,000 PjcificCenturylOc 5,394,000 UniFood HK25c 5,310,000 Fu Yu Mtg 10c 5,017,000 Hyflux 5c 4,749,000 PNE ind 10c 4,636,000 AddvjlTtcrt 2.5c 4,433,000

SECURITIES TRDG SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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SECURITIES TRDG SCOREBOARD MAIN SDO TOTAL Up Dn Unch Up On Unch Up Dn Unch Multi Ind 646 000 646 Manufacturing 33 39 33 7 9 12 40 48 45 Commerce 14 19 13 0 4 3 14 23 16 Tpt/Stor/Comms 11 69 000 II 69 Finance 11 5 11

INDICES [ARTICLE]

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INDICES Clung* Straits Times Index 1635.39 +2.99 BT 08/OS -314.00 +66.00 BT CADI -*****.00 -7.00 BT 10-d«y MA -*****.00 -31.00 DBS 50 Index 533.84 +1.67 OCBC 30 519.58 +1.94 UOB Sesdaq 57.82 -0.40 UOB Blut Chip 571.68 +1.96 STI Futures 1623 +7 MSCI Singapore 200.79 +0.89 SIMSCI Futures 198.80 +0.70

SECURITIES TRDG TURNOVER [ARTICLE]

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SECURITIES TRDG TURNOVER TURNOVER COOO) VALUE COOO) Mai" Sdg Total Main Sdg Total Multi Ind 7,22 5 7,225 11,383 11,383 Manufacturg 72,315 8,539 81,354 108,167 1,236 109,403 Commerce 9,301 1,195 10,496 5,952 425 6,377 Tpt/Stor/Com 33,786 33.786 58,612 58,612 Finance 18,746 18,746 119,293 119,293 Construction 6,296 2,304 8,600 2.955 257

SGX SECURITIES TRDG:MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SGX SECURITIES TRDG:MAIN BOARD wt 32-Wk Currency last Vol Day Gr's Net M Cap Avg ItJ Tredee Sale «er- OOP We> law Mv H »/t Seal Price 143 35cAcma50c 37 -0.5 149 37 5 36.5 0.5 9.7 64.2 38 41 8 c Alliance Tech 10.5 8.7 10 61.5 6 i

SGX SESDAQ [ARTICLE]

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SGX SESDAQ wt 52-Wk Currency last 'Vol Day Sr t Net M Cap Avg Mat Law Coaeany Tree* Sakt '000 Hia* Lee 0t» H e/l imt. Met 40.5 20 CAP 0115c 20 -1 122 21 20 5.1 17.6 21 168 43 CAS Auto 10c 50cd -1.5 230 51.5 50 lON

SGX XTRANET [ARTICLE]

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SGX XTRANET STOCK PRICES LEGEND Straits THnM Index Stocks M buying-ln s tcrtpiess and none PF e Slocks approved under CPF investments Scheme N Tax-exempted dividend xd ex -dividend cd cwndfrMand ct conditional trdg crt cum right liu* cfil cum bomii Issue co cum offer xrl ex-right Issue xW«x-bonuslnu« xall

US layoffs jump 44% to 372,000 [ARTICLE]

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US layoffs jump 44% to 372,000 Largest second-quarter figure since 1998; ailing manufacturing sector accounts for one-third of the jobs lost WASHINGTON The number of American workers laid off from their jobs jumped nearly 44 per cent in the second quarter of this year compared with the same period last

RAISING HELL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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RAISING HELL AFP protester dressed as the devil and representing Brazilian President Fernando Henrique Cardoso leading a protest march by public employees in Rio de Janeiro on Wednesday. The workers were demonstrating against a 3.5 per cent pay raise, the first in five years, announced by the state on Tuesday.

German economy runs out of steam [ARTICLE]

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German economy runs out of steam SECOND-QUARTER SHOWING We haven t reached the bottom yet. Economic growth will stagnate...' Winkle r& Duennebier's Mr Junk FRANKFURT The German economy stalled in the second quarter for the first time in two years, as a slowing global economy forced companies to spend less

Microsoft ruse to show public support backfires [ARTICLE]

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Microsoft ruse to show public support backfires LOS ANGELES Letters purportedly written by at least two dead people landed on the desk of Utah Attor-ney-General Mark Shurtleff earlier this year, imploring him to go easy on Microsoft for its conduct as a lyThe pleas, along with more than 100 others

Europe on lookout for fake banknotes [ARTICLE]

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Europe on lookout for fake banknotes BERLIN Gangs of counterfeiters are set to offload stocks of fake euro- zone currencies before the changeover to euro notes and coins in January, European retailers have been warned. "It is quite certain that there is going to be an increase in forged money

Jobless rate in Japan to touch new high of 5% [ARTICLE]

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J obless rate in Japan to touch new high of 5% Trade surplus shrinks by more than half; Koizumi is undaunted, saying economic reforms must go ahead despite the pain TOKYO Japan was hit by more bad news yesterday as the jobless rate looked set to hit the 5 per

LOOKING UP [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LOOKING UP PHILIPPINE central bank chief Buenaventura is upbeat on the economy as: It is supported by manufacturing, services and agriculture; Inflation is under control; The currency is stable; and There is sufficient liquidity to boost industrial activity. But banks' bad loans still pose a problem.

Manila expects slower growth, not recession [ARTICLE]

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Manila expects slower growth, not recession NARRENDRA AGGARWAL By FCONOMICS CORRKSPONDKNT THE Philippines will be able to avert a recession this year, thanks to support from the domestic sector of the economy, though growth will be slower than estimated earlier, its central bank governor said. The economy is likely to

Unemployment in Taiwan hits record 4.7% [ARTICLE]

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Unemployment in Taiwan hits record 4.7% TAIPEI Taiwan's jobless rate climbed for an 11th straight month to a record in July as manufacturers fired workers and shifted production to China to cut costs and stem losses from falling overseas orders. Unemployment rose to 4.7 per cent from 4.6 per cent

China Syndrome will not lead to Asian meltdown [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China Syndrome will not lead to Asian meltdown WILLIAM PESEKJR COMMENT YOKOHAMA Mr Hiroshi Tanaka is the most relaxed person riding a Tokyo-bound commuter train. The 48-year-old is not carrying a briefcase or wearing the dreary grey suit that is the uniform of the Japanese salaryman. He is out ofwork.

GIC unit pays $220m for Tokyo office block [ARTICLE]

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GIC unit pays $220m for Tokyo office block REBECCA LEE BUYING SPREE B« PLUS POINTS The 20-storey 'Kawasaki Tech Centre is equipped with ample power supply, fibre-optic lines and a tight security system. It is occupied by many reputable foreign and Japanese firms. GIC REAL Estate (GIC RE), the property'

S'pore gets less US investment [ARTICLE]

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S'pore gets less US investment ASIA'S star pupil of 1999 slipped a notch last year. Singapore yielded its vantage perch as the top Asian destination for US manufacturing investment last year to Japan, a study released by Deloitte Consulting yesterday showed. The Republic attracted US manufacturing investment worth US$l.7 billion

Malaysia narrowly escapes recession [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia narrowly escapes recession KFM E AHMAD $1.4b fiscal stimulus package and higher domestic consumption help the economy to grow by 1% in second quarter H,j IN KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA has managed to avoid the dreaded "R" word. Bucking the contraction trend that has hit the rest of the region,

Jakarta slaps ban on nine brokers [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta slaps ban on nine brokers Market watchdog says directors at the firms, which include UOB and OCBC units, do not have mutual fund licences JAKARTA The Indonesian units of Merrill Lynch Co, OCBC Bank and United Overseas Bank (UOB) have been barred from engaging in mutual fund business for

F&N seeking buyers for part of stake in Coke bottler [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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F&N seeking buyers for part of stake in Coke bottler LORNATAN FUNDING FOR SHARE BUYBACK Bv BEVERAGES-TO-PROPERTY conglomerate Fraser Neave (F&N) is seeking buyers for 24 million shares in bottler Coca-Cola Amatil worth Asl29-6 million (*****.5 million). The move effectively uncorks its plan to sell lowyielding investments to fund a

Amex Bank will bid for QFB licence again [ARTICLE]

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Amex Bank will bid for QFB licence again EDNA KOH By FINANCE CORRESPONDENT AMERICAN Express Bank (Amex Bank) is making another go at bidding for the Qualifying Full Bank (QFB) licence, setting in train some pushing and shoving for the coveted permit. Its expression of interest yesterday means that there

Aussie govt will pay for decision, Stokes warns [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussie govt will pay for decision, Stokes warns AUSTRALIAN media magnate Kerry Stokes (right), a vocal critic of SingTel's planned takeover of Cable Wireless Optus, has stepped up his rhetoric by saving the Australian government s approval ot the deal could cost it an upcoming election. Mr Stokes, chairman of

SingTel's stake in Optus surges to 37.23 per cent [ARTICLE]

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SingTel's stake in Optus surges to 37.23 per cent WILLIAM CHOONG Canberra's go-ahead for the deal opens floodgates for acceptances from shareholders of the Aussie telco By TECHNOLOGY REPORTER SINGAPORE Telecom's (SingTel's) stake in Cable Wireless Optus soared by several percentage points yesterday, totalling as much as 10 percentage points

fMatSteel slips into the red Ivith $123m first-half loss [ARTICLE]

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fMatSteel slips into the red Ivith $123m first-half loss SOHWENLEN $130 MILLION CHARGE GOVERNMENT-LINKED NatSteel has incurred a larger-than-ex--pected interim loss of $123.2 million, or 34 cents a share, in stark to the $31.3 million profit *it yarned in the year- ago period. The culprit: a $130 million charge taken

:Robinson's gain dips 16% [ARTICLE]

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:Robinson's gain dips 16% .RETAILER Robinson Co yesterday reported a 16 per cent dip in net profit to $32.3 million from $88.5 million previously, dragged down by reduced investment income and a weak retail environment. The results were slightly below the consensus forecast of eight analysts polled by Thomson Financial

DelGro's interim profit falls 22% [ARTICLE]

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DelGro's interim profit falls 22% LEONG CHAN TEIK B'l TRANSPORT group DelGro Corp suffered a 22 per cent dive in net profit to S2B.J million after lower contributions from its subsidiary, Singapore Bus Services (SBS), for the six months ended June 30. Both DelGro and SBS expect their current-year results