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The Straits Times Established 1845 Thursday September 20, 2001 ss Pages in six parts mita (p) 024/12/2000 •fIF A Singapore Press Holdings publication \J\J lents

Terrorism: S'pore will do its part [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Terrorism: S'pore will do its part IRENE NG It will back international fight, urging the US to also draw those from the Muslim and third worlds into its broad coalition B» POI. I nCW. CORRESPONDENT APORE backs Ameriftbrts to hunt down the terrorists behind last week's attacks and will do

US stocks slump in early trade [ARTICLE]

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US stocks slump in early trade NEW YORK Stocks fell sharply in early trade yesterday, reversing early gains, as companies like aerospace heavyweight Boeing and photo giant Eastman Kodak warned that the aftermath of last week's terrorist attacks would weaken earnings. "The world is so fluid with the news out

Surrender Osama, Kabul told [ARTICLE]

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Surrender Osama, Kabul told LOUISE BRANSON But Taleban leader wants proof billionaire was involved By STRAITS TIMES UNITED STATES BIREAI WASHINGTON The United Nations Security Council has told Afghanistan's Taleban to surrender Saudi-born billionaire Osama bin Laden "immediately and unconditionally", a move which could help countries justify any support for

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VG; Consumer confidence up slightly despite terror attacks page si 2 AFTERMATH 100,000 jobs at stake Airlines announce massive lay-offs, Boeing says it may retrench up to 30,000 MONEY: SlO America the world NOW AND FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE, ISOLATIONISM IS OFF THE TABLE. NO ONE SHOULD UNDERESTIMATE HOW ANGRY

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NEWS FLASH

HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME COURIER KING' CLINCHES AWARD n I IS year's winner of the Phoenix Award is Mr V. S. Kumar, owner of Network Express Courier Services, a local business with a $6-million annual turnover. Last night, at a ceremony at the Grand Hyatt the 38-year-old self-made man, who beat four other

FORUM [ARTICLE]

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FORUM FROM ONE SCIENTIST TO ANOTHER WHILE Professor Ariff Bongso should be lauded for his ground-breaking work helping childless couples, another man of science, Dr Gabriel Oon Chong Jia, writes that the professor and other biologists should restrict their experiments to stem cells from umbilical cords. By not using living

LIFE! [ARTICLE]

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LIFE! BOOKER-PRIZE SHORTLIST UNVEILED THE six finalists for the Booker Prize, the prestigious literary award, were announced on Tuesday. The final six this year include two new female writers, Rachel Seiffert and Ali Smith. Previous winners lan McEwan and Peter Carey, as wel) as Andrew Miller and David Mitchell, also

SPORTS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPORTS Sony, Ivy is hanging 0n... IVY Singh-Lim has decided not to Idll herself after all. despite a pledge that she would do so if the Singapore netball team returned home without a gold medal from the recent South-east Asia Games in Malaysia. Singapore Sports Council executive director Kwan Yue

HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME Biomedical city in S'pore UP TO S3OO million will be spent by the JTC Corporation giving life to a biomedical city in the heart of Singapore's Science Hub, designed along the lines of international science and technology centres around the world, such as Silicon Valley. Expected to be completed

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA Money-laundering HONGKONG'S crackdown on a huge money-laundering racket, thought to involve HKSSO billion (SSI 1 billion), received help from the Bank of China whose officials revealed that the money trail went through its subsidiary, Po Sang Bank. The most wanted man in China, Lai Changxing, is also involved in

MONEY [ARTICLE]

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MONEY SPORE BLUE CHIPS TAKE A BEATING LAST week's terrorist attacks in the US triggered losses amounting to a whopping $16 billion for blue-chip stocks listed on the Straits Times Index. The most adversely affected company, Singapore Airlines, suffered a loss of 53.3 billion alone. Airlines around the world were

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA INDONESIAN LAW AND DISORDER AT A lime when Indonesia needs all the cohesiveness it can muster, two high-level police factions are engaged in a power struggle over who to fill key positions in the powerful organisation. Outgoing police commander Surovo Bimantoro, who is trying to put men loyal to

SPORTS [ARTICLE]

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SPORTS BEGKHAM SAVES THE DAY MANCHESTER United gained a 1-0 victory over French team Lille at home, thanks to a last-minute goal by David Beckham. Sir Alex Ferguson praised his team's defensive effort, although the French side might have a different explanation for their loss a case of Lady Luck

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Bush wants Mega to back war on terrorism [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bush wants Mega to back war on terrorism LEE SIEW HUA Seeking support of world's most populous Muslim country, Washington offers trade privileges and limited military contacts Bu iIKKSPONDF.VI SHINGTON President George W. Bush met his Indonesian counterpart Megawati Sukarnoputri yesterday and aimed to secure firm hacking from the leader

New virus hits computers worldwide [ARTICLE]

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New virus hits computers worldwide OO GIN LEE B S IKCHNOI.Otn COKHKSPONDENT Steps to take Disable file download feature in your web browser. Delete any e-mail with a string of garbled letters as its subject heading. Download the latest updates to your anti-virus software. A NEW highly-infectious computer virus is

China-bora artists bag Cultural Medallion Awards [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China-bora artists bag Cultural Medallion Awards TAN SHZR EE Chinese classical arts receives boost, with painter Tan Kian Por and conductor Yan Hui Chang receiving top awards *L >RE'S top awards for the arts went to two Chi-na-born artists yesterday, at an annual presentation ceremony held at Shangri-La Hotel. Ink-and-brush

Zhu's plea to scholars: Come home [ARTICLE]

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Zhu's plea to scholars: Come home JASON LEOW China needs top talent after it joins WTO, says Chinese Premier By STRAITS TIMES CHINA Bl UK U NANJING (Jiangsu) Please come home. China needs you. Premier Zhu Rongji issued this plea yesterday when he called on Chinese scholars and professionals who

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Sign of the times [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sign of the times fork to Delhi, people's feelings continue to run high as the US weighs its response. AP REUTERS REUTERS

Tou'll never win' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tou'll never win' 'IT'S AS EASY TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THE MOUNTAINS AS IN THE JUNGLE. THEY'LL FIND HIM ONLY IF THEY'RE READY TO GO OVER 500,000 SO KM ROCK BY ROCK.' Lt-Gen Ansbev, a former So»jel yeneral decorated for braver* in \fgharmtan SOVIET GENERAL'S WARNING TO U.S. Attempts to

Taleban troops 'excited and ready to fight' [ARTICLE]

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Taleban troops 'excited and ready to fight' PESHAWAR [Pakistan Taleban troops appear to be preparing for a IS military onslaught in retaliation for raring alleged terrorist mastermind Osama bin I .atlen. Seeing refugees said yesterday. "The Taleban is very nervous and expects something to happen. I have seen a lot

BATTLEFIELD AFGHANISTAN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BATTLEFIELD AFGHANISTAN KEY FACTS Area: 652 r OOO sq km Population: 26 million Ethnic breakdown: 38% Pashtun, 25% Hazara, 19% Tajik, 6% Uzbek, 12% others Languages. Dari (Persian) (50%), Pashtu (35%), Turkic languages (11%), Others (4%) Religion: Sunni Muslim Main exports: Fruit and nuts, carpets, wool. World's largest producer of

Afghanistan's massive Exodus [ARTICLE]

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Afghanistan's massive Exodus Thousands, fearing US retaliatory attacks, are fighting border police and forcing their way into Pakistan CHAM AN (Pakistan) Starving and terrified, hundreds of Afghans pushed their way past Pakistani border police, ignoring the warning shots fired over their heads. Some jumped over the iron bars at the

Support for Osama [ARTICLE]

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Support for Osama JALOZAI REFUGEE CAHP (Pakistan) Afghans at a squalid refugee camp about an hour's drive from Afghanistan urged Muslim clerics in Kabul yesterday not to hand over terror suspect Osama bin Laden, while Pakistanis a few miles away staged a fiery pro-Osama protest. The refugees said extraditing Osama

Europe plans to toughen laws against terrorists [ARTICLE]

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Europe plans to toughen laws against terrorists GRACE SUNG New proposals include introduction of EU-wide arrest warrants for suspects and unified punishments for acts of terror By Kl ROPK t^ORKI.SFONDEN 1 Some of the proposals Shorten the time taken to extradite terror suspects to 24 hours in most drastic cases.

HOW TO WIN THE NEW WAR [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOW TO WIN THE NEW WAR "We can win if you Americans don't forget who you arc ij you don't forget who your friends are and if we both work together The terrorists are tnjing to break down the fabric of the United States. They want to break down what

1,000,000 BODY PARTS [ARTICLE]

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1,000,000 BODY PARTS Doctors expecting NEW YORK The body parts are coming in at the rate of 400 a day now, and the Medical Examiner's office is bracing itself for one million in all. Agonised loved ones can hardly bear the wait, but it could take weeks or even a

China 'not seeking trade-off for help in fighting terrorists' [ARTICLE]

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China 'not seeking trade-off for help in fighting terrorists' MARY KWANG Beijing's comment that it wanted help with its own terrorist problems was a reminder and not a new demand, say observers B,j (Hi\ t OKKI sI'ONDI I SHANGHAI Chinas calls for US support tor its tight against "terrorism and

VIGIUNTES BREAK UP TEHERAN VIGIL [ARTICLE]

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VIGIUNTES BREAK UP TEHERAN VIGIL HARDLINE Iranian vigilantes broke un a 4.()()()--strong candlelit vigil in Teheran on Tuesday, kicking and arresting people who had gathered to offer sympathy to victims of last week's terrorist attacks in the US. AP

Still standing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Still standing The original World Trade Center might be gone, but those who have never seen the New York landmark can see models oi them at the Tobu World Square in Fujihara and at the World Park in Beijing. AP In Japan AP In China

RISK OF ATTACK ON JAPAN BASE [ARTICLE]

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RISK OF ATTACK ON JAPAN BASE JAPAN'S government warned airline companies yesterday that there was a risk of an Arab chartering a small plane to use in an attack on the US Air Force's Yokota Air Base in western Tokyo. The US air base lies 30 km west of Tokyo.

THAI MP QUITS OVER PORK-FAT IDEA [ARTICLE]

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THAI MP QUITS OVER PORK-FAT IDEA A THAI RakThai Party MP. Mr Tinawat Marukpitak. has resigned after he was criticised for his suggestion the US take revenge against Muslim terrorists with "pork-fat" bombs. A party source said Mr Tinawat had not volunteered to resign, but had been asked by Prime

ANTI-TERROR COALITION PROPOSED [ARTICLE]

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ANTI-TERROR COALITION PROPOSED THE Philippine National Security Council has approved a proposal to establish an anti-terrorism coalition with Malaysia and Indonesia, congressional Speaker Jose de Venecia said yesterday. Mr De Venecia said President Gloria Arroyo supported the proposal during a council meeting late on Tuesday and told Vice- President Teofisto

BUSK REGRETS USING WORD CRUSADE' [ARTICLE]

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BUSK REGRETS USING WORD CRUSADE' US PRESIDENT George W. Bush regrets using the word "crusade", with all its historical connotations of religious war, to describe his campaign against terrorists, his spokesman said on Tuesday. Mr Bush only meant to say that his was a "broad cause", said Press Secretary Ari

CHIP TO TRACK TERRORIST SUSPECTS [ARTICLE]

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CHIP TO TRACK TERRORIST SUSPECTS AN AMERICAN firm. Applied Digital Solutions, is developing a tiny chip, implanted under the skin, that can track the location of terrorist suspects, New Scientist reports in today's issue. The chip gives out a tiny signal and the Global Positioning System gives that person's location.

Long waits at stadiums [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Long waits at stadiums tlfE- I WILL I NEVER I BE THE I SAME I AGAIN NEW YORK The rah-rah partyers who fill college footballs enormous stadiums are in for big changes. Coolers and picnic baskets, even coats and blankets, will be searched or banned altogether, turning quick trips through

World leaders come a-calling [ARTICLE]

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World leaders come a-calling The US anti-terrorism campaign moves into its next phase as several world leaders cafl at the White House WASHINGTON After talking to more than 20 international leaders by telephone, President George W. Bush has begun a face-to-face campaign to win support for the US' global war

S'poreans helping to set up website for NY residents [ARTICLE]

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S'poreans helping to set up website for NY residents NATALIE SOH §1L SOME information technology (IT) professionals in Singapore are helping to set up a community website for New Yorkers reeling from the effects of last week's attacks on the World Trade Center. Programmers, web developers and managers at eXtropia.com

Frustration at airports [ARTICLE]

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Frustration at airports BOSTON Bagels were cut with plastic knives, shaving cream cans were scrutinised and armed officers patrolled America's airports as travellers soberly faced new anti-terrorist measures. Security was exceptionally tight at some airports, while others experienced glitches with their new security arrangements. Boston's Logan Airport, from which two

Multinationals run for cover [ARTICLE]

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Multinationals run for cover Tl ds is one of the classic cases where an oui ice of prevention is worth a pound of CUre -Mr Henry Nocella, i private consultant and former security director Security firms are flooded with calls from US companies which are seeking protection for their employees

Hijackers may have targeted more than four planes [ARTICLE]

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Hijackers may have targeted more than four planes SHINGTON One week after the attacks on New York and Washington, the FBI has pieced together a broad terrorist plot, securing evidence that the hijackers trained for months or years without raising suspicions in the United States'. Police and other officials familiar

Militant groups reject Arafat's call for ceasefire [ARTICLE]

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Militant groups reject Arafat's call for ceasefire GAZA CITY The two leading hardline Palestinian militant groups, Hamas and Islamic Jihad, yesterday rejected a ceasefire call b\ Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat and vowed to continue their resistance to Israel's occupation of Palestinian land. "Our position is based on the rights of

Patriotic zeal at a gallop [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Patriotic zeal at a gallop CLOTHING dye and shoe polish are the basic colourants used to create the Stars and Stripes on this 21 -year-old Arabian horse called Captain. Tara Totulis, 10, keeps him still as her mother Renee Linzalone paints him at their home in Florida. The work is

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Old, slow and out? [ARTICLE]

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Old, slow and out? THE debate on age discrimination at the workplace seems boxed in over immutable positions. Employers denythat older job applicants on to their third or fourth careers are being turned away on account of age. Rather, they lack the requisite skills "job-fit", to human-re-source people or their

US likely to emerge as united state in touch with world [ARTICLE]

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US likely to emerge as united state in touch with world FRANCIS FUKUYAMA Bu MICROSOFT OR GOLDMAN SACHS WILL NOT SEND AIRCRAFT CARRIERS AND F-16s TO THE GULF TO TRACK DOWN OSAMA BIN LADEN; ONLY THE MILITARY WILL DEC 7, 1941 had a special implication for my family. Within two

WAR ON TERROR: ALLIES' HELP NEEDED [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WAR ON TERROR: ALLIES' HELP NEEDED The US, for all its power, cannot do this alone. If the objective turns out to he Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan, then the US will need tlie help of at a minimum, Russia, Pakistan and perhaps China, to provide a base of operations.

Spare Afghans: Seek justice, not revenge [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Spare Afghans: Seek justice, not revenge PATRICIA GOSSMAX iIL People without sanctuary THE Afghans now pouring out of the cities in fear of a US air strike will be joined by thousands of others roaming the drought-stricken country in search of food or trying to crowd once again into Pakistan

Dorit write off India for economic stardom [ARTICLE]

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Dorit write off India for economic stardom LOH CHEN-YI 9fc THE dark horse that is India could well end up the winner in the race for Asian economic stardom if only it gets its house in order. Certainly, one reason why the world's second-most-pop-ulous country with a ready market of

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Scientists must reflect on their inventions [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Scientists must reflect on their inventions IREFERtoHeahh Correspondent Salma Khalik's article, "I don't feel I'm playing God'\ST. Sept 18). Professor Ariff Bongso should be admired for his determination and skill in helping childless couples. To want to help others is noble, and I am glad to see him achieve tame.

'Muslim' does not mean 'terrorist' [LETTER]

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'Muslim' does not mean 'terrorist' I TOTALLY agree with Mr D. Kyle Latinis' views in the letter, "Don't direct ill-will at innocent groups" Sept 19). It is important for people of all nationalities to remain rational and level-headed, and not label all Muslims as "bad". There is a clear distinction

Give more room for civil society to develop [LETTER]

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Give more room for civil society to develop I REFER to comments by two ministers in the articles, "Free speech debate let's move on: Minister" (ST. Sept 15) and "Civil groups "have to create own space' (ST, Sept 16). While The Socratic Circle welcomes Mr David Lim's assurance on freedom

Install sensors and cameras on buses [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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Install sensors and cameras on buses IN VIEW of the recent accidents involving public buses, I would like to offer some suggestions to Singapore Bus Services and Trans-Island Bus Services: Install weight-capacity sensors on all buses. An alarm or buzzer will go off if the bus is overloaded, as with

Of what use are HDB bomb shelters? [LETTER]

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Of what use are HDB bomb shelters? I HAVE a question for the Housing Board and the Singapore Civil Defence Force. Many Singaporeans have watched the collapse of NewYork's World Trade Center on television. The twin towers collapsed like a stack of Lego blocks after they were hit by two

Deemed too old, at 55, for culinary course [LETTER]

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Deemed too old, at 55, for culinary course IN THE Singapore context, age is a barrier not only in gaining employment but also in trying to develop new skills. Let me relate my experience. I am due to retire at the end of this year at the age of 55.

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Biomed hotbed on the cards [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Biomed hotbed on the cards CHANG AI-LIEN Science park aims to draw top talents here and get them talking to each other as they share facilities or just have fun Btj />«/ NATALIE SOU A $300-MILLION biomedica] city in the heart of Singapore's Science Hub at Buona Vista is expected

Ex-fireman found dead on road [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ex-fireman found dead on road LEE HUI CHIEH The 66-year-old man, who was cycling to work at dawn, is suspected to have been the victim of a hit-and-run driver *!L A FIT and active grandfather who cycled to work every day died early yesterday morning in a suspected hit-and-run accident.

Four SDP veterans to contest coming election [ARTICLE]

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Four SDP veterans to contest coming election G. SIVAKKU MARAN Besides Chee Soon Juan, two former MPs are on the slate B* FORMER MPs Ling How Doong and Cheo Chai Chen will make a bid for Parliament in the coming General Election, as will at least two other Singapore Democratic

COE open bids a bit lower than closed bids [ARTICLE]

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COE open bids a bit lower than closed bids OPEN-BIDDING prices of October certificates of entitlement (COEs) for three categories ended close to that of the closed tender. When the open bidding for next month ended at 4 pm yesterday, prices for the C and E categories were slightly lower

Jurong mall ceilings cave in after the rain [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jurong mall ceilings cave in after the rain K.C. VIJAYAN in FALSE ceilings in three shop units at a Jurong shopping mall crashed under the weight of rainwater which had seeped through cracks in the roof following a heavy afternoon downpour yesterday. The water damaged six shop units as well

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Mr Chidambara: allegations against him and questions his elder brother's accounts of the common pool. He is suing his two brothers and claims that part of the money he inherited which was to j;one into the common fund, did not. He accuses younger brother Alagappa Subramaniam of making withdrawals that

Brothers' joint-investment plan ends in court battle [ARTICLE]

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Brothers' joint-investment plan ends in court battle ALETHEA LIM By: FOUR brothers pooled their inheritance from their father's estate and invested the money in fixed deposits and properties. But three of the siblings Mr Chidambaram Alagappa, 59, Mr Alagappa Subramaniam. .">"), and Mr Alagappan Arunaehalam. 52 are nowfeuding in the

CASE NO.I: Worker at boys' hostel molested minor [ARTICLE]

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CASE NO.I: Worker at boys' hostel molested minor ELENA CHONG Teens Attacked Assistant supervisor is given four years' jail and 12 strokes for outraging the modesty of resident at the hostel By AN ASSISTANT supervisor who worked the night shift at the Bukit Batok Boys' Hostel molested a 16-year-old boy

CASE NO.2: Trainee pilot followed and touched girl [ARTICLE]

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CASE NO.2: Trainee pilot followed and touched girl A MAN followed a 14-year-old girl into a lift, committed an obscene act there to annoy her, and then molested her after she stepped out of the lift. Tang Chee Leong, 28, a trainee pilot with Singapore Airlines, admitted doing this in

Retired police officer charged with graft [ARTICLE]

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Retired police officer charged with graft FOR nine years, a detective sergeant allegedly collected SlOO each year from an illegal 4-D bet collector in return for not reporting the collector's activities. Gan Boon Huat, 46, now retired, was charged yester- day with nine counts of accepting the bribes from Ng

Dialogues reveal age-old ethnic concerns [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dialogues reveal age-old ethnic concerns LAI RELTEO Feedback Unit sessions to discuss the National Day Rally speech reveal lingering and distinct ethnic insecurities Bi/ COMMON GROUND ONE issue that cropped up without fail at all the sessions was the worry that 1 87.000 people had missed out on the Central

2 women jailed for rage on being fired [ARTICLE]

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2 women jailed for rage on being fired ELENA CHONG !21L TWO women who became emotional and violent after losing their jobs were jailed in separate cases at the district court. The court heard on Tuesday that Angela Mildthryth, 35, a former office clerk, used a metal ruler to hit

Temple bags Unesco award [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Temple bags Unesco award FOURTH ARCHITECTURAL WIN SINGAPORE'S oldest Chinese temple, Thian Hock Keng, has picked up a Unesco award for its successful restoration early this year. The 162-year-old temple in Telok Aver Street received an honourable mention in the 2001 Unesco Asia-Pacific Heritage Awards. Judges said that the restoration

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24 ILLEGALS CAUGHT IN KALLANG RAID [ARTICLE]

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24 ILLEGALS CAUGHT IN KALLANG RAID A PRE-DAWN police dragnet netted 24 immigration offenders, who were found asleep in makeshift shelters at a corner of Kallang Distripark. The men, who were said to have been paid $20 a day to build tents for the Hungry Ghost Festival, were nabbed early

FUSION BAND FOR HONG KAH EAST [ARTICLE]

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FUSION BAND FOR HONG KAH EAST HONG Kah East constituency will soon have a new fusion percussion group that will play drums used in Chinese, Indian and Malay music. The band, which will be performing for the community in six months' time, will be set up by the Hong Kah

KUDOS FOR STUDENTS' ACTS OF KINDNESS [ARTICLE]

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KUDOS FOR STUDENTS' ACTS OF KINDNESS PREM Anand, 13, helps his wheelchair-bound classmate move around their school. The Secondary 1 student from Bishan Park Secondary School also acts as an interpreter for a classmate who suffers from cerebral palsy and cannot speak clearly. He is one of 10 students who

Chinatown to come alive for festival [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chinatown to come alive for festival AT SUNDOWN tomorrow, stiltwalkers, dragon-dancers and lantern-carrying children will take to the streets of Chinatown to celebrate 7Jiou<z Qiu Jic, or the Mid-Autumn Festival. The procession, comprising of 160 people, is a first for the festivities' opening ceremony at a field near Sago Street,

More Malays own PCs, survey shows [ARTICLE]

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More Malays own PCs, survey shows It's a healthy sign for the community. We're still behind the national average, but as more Malays become aware of the importance of IT, ifs a matter of time before we catch up.' MrJafFerie, Mendaki's director of administration and corporate services The diaital divide

FORBES GLOBAL CEO CONFERENCE

Attacks on US almost derailed conference [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Attacks on US almost derailed conference We are not in fora perpetual recession. The war against terrorism will be successful, and that success will be beneficial not only to the sense of safety of civilisation, but also to the development of the global economy. It will give the world a

BG Lee: Asean painful changes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BG Lee: Asean painful changes IRENE NG As external conditions toughen, greater transparency and stronger banking sectors are needed, says Deputy PM By] POM riCAL CORRESPOND!- T THE political picture in Asean countries has improved over the last year, but much remains to be done in reforming and restructuring their

DELIVER THE GOOD LIFE [ARTICLE]

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DELIVER THE GOOD LIFE 'Every country- has to find its own formula, with its political history, political culture, background and geopolitical circumstances... But I think that whichever the country or whatever your circumstances, you have to find a way to find a government that has legitimacy, to have room for

Four major mistakes that led to global downturn [ARTICLE]

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Four major mistakes that led to global downturn TAN TARN HOW STEVE FORBES' THEORIES BR Tightening of US monetary policy by the Federal Reserve Continuance of the progressive tax system in the US increased US regulation of the high-technology sector IMF's policies for rescuing troubled economies FOUR major mistakes made

A LESSER LOSS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A LESSER LOSS 1 had more or less an open field. There were many lounge politicians, although there were a few conu) lifted ones, especially among tin communk In the end, the British decided that if they had to lose, they would ratherloseto me than to the communists! 3 SM

US must seek broader support: SM [ARTICLE]

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US must seek broader support: SM CHUA LEE HOONG Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew says Muslim nations and Third World must be involved in response to Sept 11 attacks *L THE United States must not only rely on Western and Nato countries, but also draw those from Muslim nations and

American business model has a clear edge [ARTICLE]

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American business model has a clear edge KAREN WONG UNLESS European and Japanese companies learn from the American corporate model, they will lose out eventually even on home ground, Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew said last night. This, he said at the Forbes Global CEO Conference, is because America's model

PARTNERS FOR PRODUCTS NEEDED [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PARTNERS FOR PRODUCTS NEEDED N VPORE needs to partner global players to bring in new technology- and create new products in the country'. Senior Minister I ,ee Kuan Yew spelt out this strategy as a way for developing countries to deal with the greater economiccompetition ahead. "We want to encourage

TECH & SCIENCE

WINNERS ALL [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WINNERS ALL Phoenix KENNY YAP, 36 A marketing graduate from Ohio State University who is a fish tenner now. In 1990. he bought 4,000 high-fin loach at Sl5O each for his first deal. But they all died before he could resell them at a planned 50-per-cent mark-up. U tei red.

High-flying courier king is new Phoenix [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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High-flying courier king is new Phoenix He beats the usual shoo-ins from the tech industry to the award, having survived a partnership gone sour to run a $6m business LAST year, the finalists in the running for the Phoenix Award were those who led technology companies. However, the industry appears

Tissue 'bank' to boost research here [ARTICLE]

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Tissue 'bank' to boost research here It is an important step the network may help researchers find the source for diseases and, perhaps, show the way for a cure. ProfLim A NEW national "bank" that stores healthy and diseased human tissue will be set up here to allow scientists to

New body to raise biomed standard [ARTICLE]

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New body to raise biomed standard CHANG AI-LIFN NATALIE SOH B« dud A NEW institute which will have a formidable team of nearly 500 top-notch researchers will be set up to take biomedical research here to a higher level. The Ministry of Trade and Industry said yesterday that this new

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NO MAGIC SOLUTION' 7 don Y have a magic lamp to do it all overnight/ Datuk Abdul llamid Zainal Abidin, Minister in the Prime Minister** Department, saying he needs time to revamp the troubled Pilgrims" Fund, which has been hit by low investment returns and fraud involving near!) RM9 million

Asian economies prepare for tough competition from China [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Asian economies prepare for tough competition from China ONG HWEE HWEK They fear losing foreign direct investments and share of the export market after China enters WTO 'h. MOST Asian economies are bracing themselves for tough challenges after China received formal approval earlier this week to join the World Trade

'Asean must stay united to face challenges' [ARTICLE]

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'Asean must stay united to face challenges' Ong Hwee Hwee CLOSER cooperation, implementation of the Asean Free Trade Area (Afta) and greater initiative on the part of businesses. These were some of the suggestions put forward by regional experts to prepare Asean for the challenges posed by China's entry to

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Protectionists at home 'the main stumbling block' [ARTICLE]

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Protectionists at home 'the main stumbling block' DWID HSIEH China's Entry Into WTO Locat governments and some ministries will use loopholes to defy new rules and hold on to economic power, say analysts MK VI IS riMES CHINA BUREAI IN SHORT, THE ROAD OF PROTECTIONISM IS AT A DEAD END.'

Taiwanese businesses fear for their survival [ARTICLE]

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Taiwanese businesses fear for their survival LAWRENCE CHUNG Industries worried about short-term effects of liberalisation B ,y STRAITS TIMI S l\l\\ BUREAU TAIPEI While the Taiwanese government has appeared upbeat about the long-term prospects of Taiwan's entry to the World Trade Organisation, businesses on the island expressed fears that market

Teen loses case but claims victory against smoking [ARTICLE]

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Teen loses case but claims victory against smoking BEIJING A 17-year-old Chinese smoker has suffered another legal defeat in his crusade against the country's tobacco industry, while claiming success in raising public awareness on the issue, his lawyer said yesterday. The Beijing First Intermediate Peoples Court ruled earlier this month

MONEY, MONEY, EVERYWHERE: [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MONEY, MONEY, EVERYWHERE: REUTERS This boy is actually standing on a counter displaying US dollars at an exhibition on electronic banking held in Beijing yesterday as part of China's efforts to make its banks globally competitive.

20 killed in fireworks explosions in Wuhan [ARTICLE]

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20 killed in fireworks explosions in Wuhan BEIJING Twenty people were killed when illegally produced fireworks went off in two separate explosions near the central Chinese city of Wuhan, local officials and state media said yesterday. Three perished in the first blast at noon on Tuesday at an illegal fireworks

12-year-old 'diva' thrills President [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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12-year-old 'diva' thrills President MARY KWANG Dressed as a lively maiden, she performs a solo op^ra act for the leader By C H I A C( B R K S F( >\ D I 1 SHANGHAI Twelve-year-old Qin Weilong from Nanchang in Jiangxi enrolled at the Performing Arts College of

HK's largest graft syndicate busted [ARTICLE]

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HK's largest graft syndicate busted FUNDS: llm a day The syndicate received as much as HKSSO million! SSI 1 million) in tax evasion and bribes every day. It would transfer money to 50 bogus accounts. It helped Lai Changxing add HKSS million into his son's account in Canada. Thirty-nine people

Italian in China for 50 years content with life [ARTICLE]

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Italian in China for 50 years content with life 'I HAVE BUILT MY OWN HOUSE, MARRIED, AND FOUND A HUSBAND FOR MY OWN DAUGHTER: ALMOST ALL THE MAJOR EVENTS IN A MAN'S LIFE. I CAN STATE I HAVE NOT WASTED MY LIFE.' MrXu BEIJING Mr Alvire Giusti, or Xu Xiangshui,

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Wrangling over key posts splits Indonesian police [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wrangling over key posts splits Indonesian police DERWIN PEREIRA Twenty senior officers urge parliament to reject a list of people the outgoing police chief is trying to promote to key posts By STRAITS TIMES INDONESI BUREAU JAKARTA A power struggle among top Indonesian police generals has spawned deep divisions in

RETURNING WITH OPEN ARMS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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RETURNING WITH OPEN ARMS AP refugee boy is frisked by a New Zealand peacekeeper at a checkpoint at Salele, which is 100 km south-west of Dili in East Timor. About 300 refugees returned home from camps in Indonesia yesterday as independence leader Xanana Gusmao met pro- Jakarta militiamen.

Thais flock to Cambodia to buy cheap gold [ARTICLE]

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Thais flock to Cambodia to buy cheap gold VEW (Thailand) Hundreds of Thais are flocking to Cambodia's Poi Pet to buy gold for stock-and-resale purposes in the wake of terrorist attacks on the US. Ms Mira Chan, 30, a gold seller in Poi Pet, said she had had a lot

Megawati party MP in bribery scandal [ARTICLE]

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Megawati party MP in bribery scandal J \KARTA A 10-million-rupiah (SS 1,900) travellers cheque allegedly issued as a bribe by the directorgeneral tor state budget at the Finance Ministry has been found by a cleaner. Kompas daily quoted Indonesian Corruption Watch chairman Teten Masduki as saying that the travellers cheque

Vigilantism 'shows people's distrust of system' [ARTICLE]

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Vigilantism 'shows people's distrust of system' JAKARTA Criminologists sav recent instances of mobs taking the law into their own hands reflect the widespread loss of faith in the police and justice system. Criminologist Harkristuti Harkrisnowo of the University of Indonesia attributed street vigilantism to the public's "long-standing distrust" of law

Judiciary in the dock over Estrada trial [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Judiciary in the dock over Estrada trial LUZ BAGUIRO NEWS ANALYSIS By PHii.irriM-'.s CORRESPONDENI History shows that money and political links do sway some court rulings, and 'his plunder trial will be no different' ULA Joseph Estrada's trial for plunder next month puts in the dock not only the former

Employers drove co-worker to suicide, says maid [ARTICLE]

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Employers drove co-worker to suicide, says maid But police have made no arrests 10 days after the tragedy VRTA Jumiati was sent to the hospital with burns all over her body after her room-mate Sipon burned herself to death, allegedly because of continued abuse from their employers. But 10 days

Police and students clash outside court [ARTICLE]

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Police and students clash outside court JAKARTA Indonesian police scuffled with students and lawyers yesterday during the trial of two student activists who were accused of inciting violence during a June protest against fuel price increases. Mixilmina Munir, 25, and Aris Wardoyo, 22 both from the militant student group City

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Proton City project revived [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Proton City project revived REME AHMAD The Perak township will include a car-assembly plant, a test-drive circuit and a convention centre By IN KUAL ALIMPI R PROTON will revive its billion (SSI.4 billion) project to develop a Proton Citv, shelved four years ago because of the Asian financial crisis. Analysts

Jail and fine or Aussie in air-rage case [ARTICLE]

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Jail and fine or Aussie in air-rage case SEPANG An Australian was fined and ordered to be deported after serving 12 weeks' jail for assaulting a steward on a Malaysian Airline flight. Welder Johnson Tv Damon, 28, was sentenced to six weeks' jail and fined RM1.500 (SS6BO) after he admitted

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SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR Wo, I've decided I won't kill myself I'm si ill the biggest pain in his ass/ Nctball Singapore president Ivy Singli-Liiii, on Singapore Spoils Council's executive director K\< an Vue Yeong and his tongue-in-cheek offer of a rope after the team lost to Malaysia Thursday, September

'We lost on killer instinct' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'We lost on killer instinct' ELAINE LO \LTBVI 1 Netball chief on key reason her team failed although tactics played a part Bfc IVY SINGH-LIM is alive and kicking. Despite proclaiming that she would kill herself if her netballers did not win the gold at the South-oast Asia Games, Timesport

Silver — and second from the bottom [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Silver and second from the bottom SEA Games Final v Malaysia: 12-53 Prelim rd v Malaysia: 46-37; v Thailand: 52-29 Other results 2001 Asian C'ship: Beat Malaysia 51-46 I finished 2nd overall' 2001 Singapore-Malaysia Challenge series: Lost 1-2 1999 World C'ship: 12th of 26 teams

Patience pays off for Man United [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Patience pays off for Man United SCX'C'F.K 'There was less abandon about our play and tee had a more measured approach. United manager Sir Alex Ferguson Cautious host snatches 1-0 win over Lille with Beckham's goal in last minute MANCHESTER Alex Ferguson was all praise for his side's patience after

Ronaldo gets a place in Inter's Uefa Cup squad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ronaldo gets a place in Inter's Uefa Cup squad PARIS Injury-plagued Inter Milan star Ronaldo will make his long-awaited return to competitive football as Uefa Cup first-round matches get under way today. Inter coach Hector Cuper yesterday named the Brazilian striker in his squad for today's first-leg tie against Romanian

GROUP H [ARTICLE]

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GROUP H P 0 t F A Pts Feyenoord 10 10 2 2 1 Spartak Moscow 10 10 2 2 1 Sparta Prague 10 10 0 0 1 Bayern Munich 10 10 0 0 1

Houllier denies Fowler spat [ARTICLE]

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Houllier denies Fowler spat LONDON Liverpool's Gerard Houllier has denied reports of another shouting match with Robbie Fowler. It had been suggested that the England striker was involved in a verbal spat with his manager after being left on the bench for the weekend's Merseyside derby. This in turn led

RESULTS AND fABLES [ARTICLE]

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RESULTS AND fABLES Group E Juventus 3 i David Trezeguet 43rd min, 55th. Nicola Anioruso 90th pen) Celtic 2 (Stilian Petrov 67th. Henrik Larsson 86th pen) Rosenborg Trondheim 1 (Sigurd Rushfeldt 90th) Porto 2 (Jesus Pena 10th. Deco Sousa 59th) Group F Olympique Lvon 0 Bayer Leverkusen 1 Ulf Kirsten

GROUP G [ARTICLE]

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GROUP G P W D I F A Pts Manchester United 110 0 10 3 Deportivo 10 10 2 2 1 Olympiads 10 10 2 2 1 Lille 10 0 10 10

GROUP F [ARTICLE]

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GROUP F i i t k fh Barcelona 1 10 0 3 0 3 Bayt-r Leverkuseti 110 0 10 3 lyon 10 0 10 10 Fenerbahce 10 0 10 3 0

O'Neill angry at being 'robbed' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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O'Neill angry at being 'robbed' TURIN Six days late, and only minutes from time, Juventus finally got away to a winning start in its opening Champions League match. The Turin giant beat Celtic 3-2 in Group E at the Stade Delle Alpi in a drama-filled game on Tuesday. It came

GROUP E [ARTICLE]

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GROUP E P N D I F A Pts Juventus 110 0 3 2 3 Porto 110 0 2 13 Celtic 10 0 12 3 0 Rosenborg 10 0 112 0

Win all or bust for Home [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Win all or bust for Home PHILIP ALLEN S-l 1 U.I I MX I Protectors can pip Geylang to title with a perfect record in last six games §1 IO the home straight, six wins will clinch the S- League title for Home United. Coach Robert Alberts the style of

Where will the title go? [ARTICLE]

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Where will the title go? GEYLANG: 1 las a one-point lead over 1 [ome and a better goal difference. The big test is the awa) match between the two on Oct 13. A draw there and five wins should he enough. Games left Tg Pagar(a), Gombal h Tampines (h), Home

Jordan test aids Indian's F1 hopes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jordan test aids Indian's F1 hopes MOTOR RACING SILVERSTONE (England) Narain Karthikeyan is hoping to become India's first Formula One driver after testing for Jordan. He completed 49 laps in the EJll at a cold and wet Silverstone with French driver Jean Alesi putting in 85 laps in the other

Sports yet to recover fully [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sports yet to recover fully vi n km wiior i v \ri u k> EVENTS AFFECTED MAJOR sports events affected by the attacks: All PGA events in the US, including the World Championship of Golf in St Louis, were cancelled. Eight Champions League soccer matches and 43 Uefa Cup games

Abu Sujad dies of cancer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Abu Sujad dies of cancer Marc Lim oßin vm ABU SUJAD will have a special place in nephew Fandi Ahmad's heart forever, not only because he was his first mentor in his illustrious soccer career, but also because he gave Fandi his first pair of football boots. Abu, a former

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS BASEBALL American League: Boston 7 Tampa Bay 2, Cleveland 11 Kansas City 2, Toronto 8 Baltimore 5, NY Yankees 11 Chicago White Sox 3. Minnesota 8 Detroit 3, Oakland 6 Texas 5. Seattle 4 Anaheim 0. National League: Cincinnati 6 Chicago Cubs 5. Florida 3 Montreal 1,

Singapore trio fail to reach main draw [ARTICLE]

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Singapore trio fail to reach main draw BADMINTON THREE of Singapore's women shuttlers failed to make the main draw of the China Open after losing to Chinese players in the preliminary rounds in Ningbo yesterday. In the singles event, Fan Jingjing defeated Zhang Jinkang 8-7, 7-4, 7-4 in an earlier

SPORT IN SHORT

FURTHER PUNISHMENT FOR TOH AND UNAKA [ARTICLE]

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FURTHER PUNISHMENT FOR TOH AND UNAKA JURONG FC's Toh Choon Ming and Clementi Khalsa's Emmanuel Unaka have been slapped with an additional two-match ban and fined SI, OOO after being sent off when their teams met in the S-League on Aug 16. The Football Association of Singapore Disciplinary Committee charged

FRANCE TOP, ENGLAND JUMPS INTO TOP 10 [ARTICLE]

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FRANCE TOP, ENGLAND JUMPS INTO TOP 10 WORLD champion France remains top of soccer's Fifa rankings, which were released yesterday. The biggest mover was England whir;, shot up six places to move into the top 10 for the first time since April 1999 after its 5-1 demolition of Germany in

OBITUARIES

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Abide With Me GOH CHENG BEE Age: 83 was called Home to be with the Lord on 19 Sept 2001, leaving behind loved ones. Husband: Tan Chin Guan Daughters: Sons-in-law: Tan Laye Choo Shirley Dr John Tai Tan Laye Gek Julie John Barnett Dr Tan Laye Suan Gladys Dr Khoo

OBITUARIES

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I kT§? shepherd, I shall not want Even though I walk crf^lS§|B ttr^^ ?f v 3 ey f e shadow of death I fear no evil for thou -i^IKSvJI I 1 2^' V<^ art »v/fh me And I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever IDATUK THOMAS CHOW

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VINCENT GOH KOK LEONG Age: 52 was called home to be with the Lord on 19 September 2001. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Wife: Theresa Lee Choi Yee Daughter: Jasiyn Goh Shi Yun Father: Father-in-law: (Goh Eng Lok, deceased) (Lee Leong, deceased) Mother: Mother-in-law: Chong Loi Moy

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CHAN LEONG Age: 82 passed away peacefully on 18 Sep. 2001 leaving behind loved ones. Wife: Nq Chouh Soon Son: Raymond Chan Daughter-in-law: Lily Ho Daughters: Pamela Chan Cindy Chan Cnristian Chan Germanine Chan Sons-in-law: David Cheang Steven Fok Christian Meroz Grandsons: 4 Granddaughters: 4 Body resting at Blk. 323

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With Deepest Sympathy *ts^ Heartfelt Condolences To Our Managing Director Mr. Michael Ho j On The Demise Of His Beloved Father HOE CHAI YONG j From: The Board of Directors, Management Staff of Chai Yong Construction Co. Pte Ltd hn Tiong Aik Industries Pte Ltd With deepest sympathy condolences to

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BONDS, LOANS & WARRANTS [ARTICLE]

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BONDS, LOANS WARRANTS BBHBBHBHHL MHwHl^ffl BJ|4MUii«Mß^yi£LuiilMf sz-wk Last vol uay uasi uuote wi Avg Company Sate +or- 'OOP High Low Buyer Sallar Price !6 5 +3.5 82 '0.5 13 15.5 16.5 16 4' 5 '3.5 .22.5 +3 68 22.5 20 22 23 22 22.5 3s- i -2.5-6 38.5 0.5 i

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL 52-wn Curr Last Vol Day Cross Nat M Cap High Low Company Traded Sale +or- 'OOP High Low dl» P/E Smil HONGKONG STOCKS Cathay Pac 20c HK72O 265 6 *****.2 Cheung Kongsoc HKI7BO 240 3 *****.5 68 5 Citye Solutions Lt HKS3 2 52.5 203.1 HK Tel 50c

S'PORE EXCH DERIVATIVES TRDG [ARTICLE]

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S'PORE EXCH DERIVATIVES TRDG Ssfll /BB EURODOLLAR Open High Low Sett Est Vol Act/Vol Op/lnt Dec 01 97.370 97.410 97.360 97.400 ***** ***** ***** Mar 02 97.275 97.310 97.260 97.300 ***** ***** ***** Juno2 96.860 96.910 96.850 96.905 ***** ***** ***** Sep 02 96.395 96.440 96.385 96.440 ***** 8114 *****

ASIAN INDICES [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN INDICES Sep 19 CHANGE MALAYSIA: KLSE Composite 633.52 +25.88 JAPAN: Nikkei 9939.60 +259.72 HONGKONG: Hang Seng 9558.15 +250.25 THAILAND: SEI Index 287.13 +12.92 INDONESIA: Jakarta Composite 422.45 +8.62 PHILIPPINES: Manila Composite 1187.05 -19.33 SOUTH '.OREA: Seoul Composite 486.75 ...-1.82 CHINA: Shenzhen S 247.12 +7.87 AUSTRALIA: Sydney All Ordinaries 2974.10..-

CURRENCY [ARTICLE]

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CURRENCY Foreign Currency Note Rates (9am, Sep 19) Buying OP Selling Singapore dollars to one unit of foreign currency Australian dollar 0.8500 0.8710 Canadian dollar 1.0930 1.1160 NZ dollar 0.7050 0.7210 Sterling pound 2.5340 2.5610 US dollar 1.7300 1.7410 Singapore dollars to 100 units of foreign currency Austrian schilling 11.56

ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN CURRENCY UNITS c^!^i| One 3 6 9 12 Value Unit mth mths mths mths mths Call data USS 27, 27k VI. 2% 27, 1/2 21/09 AS 3V« 3°fl. 3»/k 3»/k 3»/ M 3„ 21/09 NZS 4V» 4V„ 4Ve 4"/« 4"/k 4'/, 21/09 STG 4 4Vk 4 4 4 37

GOLD [ARTICLE]

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GOLD SINGAPORE Physical (SSI Tua Wed Kilobar *****- *****--*****.15 *****.36 100 gm 1611- 1601--1705.68 1695.38 50 gm 806- 801- 859.02 20 gm 322- 320- 355.35 sgm 81-106.09 80-105.06 1 gm 16-37.08 16-37.08 Bullion cclns(Ss/oz) Tua Wad S'pore bullion coin 516-528 516-528 Canadian maple leaf.... 516-528 516-528 Australian nuqqet 511- 508--544.87

CRUDES PRODUCT PRICES [ARTICLE]

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CRUDES PRODUCT PRICES Crude/Product Month* Change Price (USS) BBL Brent Blend Oct -1.01 27.55-27.60 W Texas Interm Oct -0.79 28.38-28.42 Dubai Fateh Oct -0.78 25.12-25.17 Tapis Blend Sep +0.80 27.00-27.10 Minas Sep +0.80 26.50-26.60 Naphtha CIF Jap -8.50/9.00 241.00-243 Naphtha -1.05 25.30-25.40 CST-180HSFO -1.50/+0.30 154.00-156.00 Timing of cargoes. Prices as

KUALA LUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA LUMPUR Sep 19 RM -32 C.09 0.21 0.01 AlCCorp 3.90 0.14 AKN Technology 3.68 0.16 -oofM'sa —0.96 0.01 -rial Steel 0.58 0.13 t:ta\ 1.49 0.01 AMMB Holdinqs 3.00 0.10 3 0.14 0.03 Amway 4.50 0.30 Antah Holdirq 0.48 0.03 Antah Wrt 30Aug02 0.09 0.02 0.49 0.05 •p 0.70 0.04

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG Sep 19 HK$ AcrossAsia Multimedia 0.84 unch Alpha General 0.03 unch Amoy Prop 7.00 -0.20 Anai .da Winq On 0.06 unch Anq-mq New Steel H 0.71 0.10 Anhui Conch H 1.28 0.11 Anhui Expressway H 1.08 0.08 Arcontech Corp 1.03 unch Asia Sat Telecom 8.80 unch ASM Pacific 10.60

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY Sep 19 AS 2 Park Street Trt 3.75 uncf Alintaqas 3.45 0.05 Amcor 5.95 0.05 AMP Limited 17.42 0.26 ANZBankinq Group 15.25 0.05 Aristocrat Leisure 5.79 -0.05 ASX 11.20 0.23 Austar United Comm 0.29 -0.04 Austereo Grp 1.85 0.03 Australian Gas Liqht 9.08 0.27 AXA Asia Pacific 2.43 -0.06

BANGKOK [ARTICLE]

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BANGKOK Sep 19 Baht ABN Amro Asia 22 00 2.50 Adkinson Sec 9.30 0.70 Advance Aqro PCL 13.75 unch Advanced Info 460.00 6.00 Advanced Info Service 460.00 6.00 Asia Credit 5.80 0.50 Ayudhya Inv. Trust 4.40 0.40 Banqchak PetrolL 5.60 0.30 Banqkok Bank 32.25 1.50 Banqkok Bk FB 42.00 2.50

CHINA [ARTICLE]

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CHINA Sep 19 RMB Anhui Gujinq Distill B 7.36 0.17 Beijinq Orient Elect B 7.10 0.29 Benqanq Steel Plates B 2.96 0.07 Chanqchai Co B 4.63 0.13 Chenqde Dixian Tex B 7.25 0.26 China First Pencil B 0.77 0.03 China Int'l Marine Cont 26.97 0.47 China Merch Shekou B 6.74

JAKARTA [ARTICLE]

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JAKARTA Sep 19 Rp Akbar Indo Mk 650 25 Astra Agro 1100 100 Astra Graphia 380 25 Astra Int'l Inc 2275 75 Bk Central Asia 1350 25 Gudang Garam ***** 400 H M Sampoerna ***** 600 Indah Kiat P&P 315 0 Indolood Sukses 775 0 Indosat 8600 0 Karka Yasa

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO Sep 19 Yen ACOM ***** -10 Advantest Corp 5710 260 Aiful ***** -30 AisinSeiki 1556 9 Ajinomoto Co 1349 58 Alps Electric 758 27 ANA 299 7 Arabian Oil 914 -36 Asahi Sank 137 7 Asani Breweries 1174 64 Asahi Glass 644 25 Asahi Kasei 415 20 Banyu Pharmaceutical

TOP ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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TOP ACTIVES STEngglOc 37,748,000 SngTel 15c 21,773.000 MAE Engq 9,022,000 North 22 USlc 8,243,000 Ventur»Mfg2sc 7,503,000 Fu Yu Mfg 10c 7,236.000 PacificCenturylOc 6,199,000 NOL 5,509,000 Surface MT HK2Oc 5,113,000 Autron 5,080,000

SECURITIES TRDG SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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SECURITIES TRDG SCOREBOARD MAIN SDO TOTAL Up Dn Unch Up Dn Unch Up Dn Unch Multi Ind 10 43 000 10 43 Manufacturinq 83 18 11 13 5 10 96 23 21 Commerce 28 12 10 4 2 2 32 14 12 Tpt/Stor/Comms 24 23 000 24 23 Finance 18

INDICES [ARTICLE]

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INDICES Change Straits Times Index 1342.16 +17.86 BT 08/OS -1012.00 +244.00 BT CADI -*****.00 +189.00 BT 10-day MA -*****.00 -101.00 DBS 50 Index 433.41 +5.03 OCBC3O 430.89 +3.33 UOB Sesdaq 44.44 +1.00 UOB Blue Chip 473.',6 +8.46 STI Futures 1330 +10 MSClSinqapore 164.22 +1.40 SiMSCI Futures 163.40 +0.30

SECURITIES TRDG TURNOVER [ARTICLE]

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SECURITIES TRDG TURNOVER TURNOVER COOO) VALUE COOO) Main Sdq Total Main Sdq Total Multilnd 51,519 51,519 88,266 88,266 Manufacturq 103.746 6,749 110,495 146,077 870 146,947 Commerce 19,322 1,094 20,416 7.558 278 7,836 Tpt/Stor/Com 47,512 47,512 87,321 87,321 Finance 26.813 26,813 119,285 119,285 Construction i2.334 12,671 25,005 3.937 1,732 5.669 Properties

SGX SECURITIES TRDG: MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SGX SECURITIES TRDG: MAIN BOARD wt 52-Wk Currency last 'Vol Day Cr's Ntt M Cap Avq Man Uw Ca-.ea. Traded Sale «w- '000 Men Law Dht» P/E Still Price ■43 22 5: 23.5 -1.5 278 25.5 22.5 0.5 6.2 40.8 25 41 8 c Alliance Tec- 8 6.6 10 ■U

SGX SESDAO [ARTICLE]

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SGX SESDAO wt 52-Wk Currency last 'Vol Day Gr'j Net M Cap Avg High Low Cotiaany Traded Sate +or- 'OOP Ht# Lew Mv* P/t tadl Price 40.5 12 CAP Oil 5c 13.5 unch 335 14 12.5 3.5 11.8 14 168 28 c AS Auto 10c 32 +2 207 32 29

SGX XTRAMET [ARTICLE]

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SGX XTRAMET STOCK PRICES LEGEND «i»r.i». ti™*. c»-,1. straits Times index Stock! bl buying-ln s scrtpiess and non CPF c Stocks approved under CPF Investments Schertw N Tax-exempted dividend xdex-dlvldend cd cum dividend ct conditional trdg crl cum right Issue cbl cum bonus Issue co cum offer xrl ex-rlght Issue

'Rich' mentality gets in the way of Japanese revival [ARTICLE]

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'Rich' mentality gets in the way of Japanese revival REFORM CHIEF'S VIEW TOKYO Reforms needed to revive Japan's economy will take longer to implement than most people think because no widespread sense of crisis exists, the head of a government regulator reform group said. Created to advise Japan's Cabinet, the

GROUND RULES [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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GROUND RULES B x m 1 1 1 »eig ex )hn i u list Matthew I ahii o tiers five suggestions on how (mantial maikets can contribute bo global stability after last week's terrorist attacks: Each national exchange should devi lop multiple locations Hanks and brokerages must fig 1 iv

During a war, can stock markets play a patriotic role? [ARTICLE]

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During a war, can stock markets play a patriotic role? MATTHEW LYNN COMMENT By LONDON Markets usually have only three identifiable moods euphoria, panic and boredom and they switch among them like someone who has been taking too mucr Prozac. These past few days they have added a new mood,

Worldwide chip sales may plunge by 34% [ARTICLE]

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Worldwide chip sales may plunge by 34% Market research firm revises its original estimate of a 27% drop after the recent terrorist attacks on the US SCOTTSDALE (Arizona) Worldwide semiconductor sales may sink 34 per cent this year after terrorist attacks stalled shipments last week and possibly hurt consumer purchases,

Global foreign investments set to dive 40% this year [ARTICLE]

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Global foreign investments set to dive 40% this year NARENDRA AGGARWAL By ECONOMICS CORRESPOND!-: NT GLOBAL foreign direct investment (FDI) flows are likely to plunge 40 per cent this year to USS76O billion (551.32 trillion), the first drop since 1991 and the largest over the past three decades, says the

MONEY WORLD

FOUR FIRMS WIN $290M HK PHONE LICENCES [ARTICLE]

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FOUR FIRMS WIN $290M HK PHONE LICENCES HONGKONG has awarded four HKSI.3 billion (SS29O million) high-speed wireless phone licences to an equal number of applicants, as there was not enough interest to trigger competitive bidding. The government provisionally awarded licences to Hutchison Whampoa, SmarTone Telecommunications Holdings, Sunday Communications and Hongkong

U.S. JULY TRADE DEFICIT SHRINKS [ARTICLE]

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U.S. JULY TRADE DEFICIT SHRINKS THE US trade deficit shrank in July as exports slumped and imports fell for a fourth consecutive month. The US$26.B billion (SSSO billion) trade gap in goods and services in July followed a deficit of USS29.I billion the previous month, the Commerce Department said. Imports

UNUSUAL TRADING UNDER SCRUTINY [ARTICLE]

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UNUSUAL TRADING UNDER SCRUTINY THE world's largest options market said on Tuesday it is investigating reports of unusual trading activity before last week's terrorist attacks in New York and Washington. The Chicago Board Options Exchange declined to comment, but an independent check of publicly available options trading records shows unidentified

Raffles Medical Group interim profit slides 89% [ARTICLE]

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Raffles Medical Group interim profit slides 89% RAFFLES Medical Group yesterday posted an 89 per cent drop in interim net earnings to >.<)(>() and warned that the current six months would be "challenging". The poor performance was due to taxes which could not be set off against the start-up costs

STI ends 5-day losing streak [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STI ends 5-day losing streak AZHAR KHALID TAKING STOCK Bu THE Singapore market made a long-awaited rebound yesterday its first positive outing since the Sept 11 terrorist attacks in the United States thanks to gains in the widely followed Nasdaq Futures Index. Local investor confidence was boosted by expectations of

Top losers on SGX shed $ 16b in 8 days [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Top losers on SGX shed 16b in 8 days AZHAR KHALID KELVIN WONG Blue chips hit by investor uncertainty after US attacks; in contrast, the top 10 winners gain just $573m Bff and THE top 10 losers on the Singapore bourse have shed, collectively, a massive $16 billion in just

ST Aero to build aircraft repair facility in Texas [ARTICLE]

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ST Aero to build aircraft repair facility in Texas SINGAPORE Technologies Engineering said its unit ST Aerospace (ST Aero) had signed a memorandum of understanding with Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corporation (CCREDC) for the construction of an aircraft repair facility in the city of Corpus Christi in Texas. It

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100,000 jobs at stake in airline industry [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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100,000 jobs at stake in airline industry NICHOLAS FANG Major carriers and Boeing plan layoffs; Asian airlines may be unable to hold out much longer By TRANSPORT RKPORTKR AIRLINES and aircraft makers, reeling from one of the worst downturns in the history of aviation, have started laying off tens of

Ansett spurns Qantas offer to lease aircraft [ARTICLE]

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Ansett spurns Qantas offer to lease aircraft SYDNEY Qantas Airways said the administrator of Ansett Holdings rejected an offer from Australia's biggest airline to lease some of the failed carrier's aircraft. Qantas offered to pay A55,500 (554,785) per flight hour per aircraft, which included a 10 per cent profit margin

The Straits Times money

US consumer confidence up despite attacks [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US consumer confidence up despite attacks Poll shows 46% of Americans rate the economy positively, up from 45% just a week before terrorists struck NEW YORK US consumer confidence rose slightly in the past week despite last Tuesday's attacks on New York and Washington, a poll released on Tuesday by

Jobless rate may hit 5V^-year high of 5.5% [ARTICLE]

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Jobless rate may hit 5V^-year high of 5.5% WASHINGTON The US unemployment rate will probably rise to 5.5 per cent at the start of next year as terrorist attacks push a sluggish economy towards recession, analysts said. The expected jobless rate for the first quarter of next year would be

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9? V Beckham Saves Day A last-gasp goal by xitl Beckham fflves M.iiß'hester United a win over Lille. S2 S I. E A I K In The Home Stretch straight wins should H United emerge as die new S I league champion. sa \i r ii The After Effect Jose

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Life!

Simple life, SEREN WORKS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Simple life, SEREN WORKS One stroke, one work, as he runs a brush down a scroll In the works of artist Tan Kian For is a sense of stillness honed over the years. It comes from passing time in unconscious focus, where simple Living in a Hougang five-room HDBflat is

The shows must go on! [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The shows must go on! Fashion London Fashion Week kicks off DESPITE a notably sombre mood. London Fashion Week went ahead as planned on Monday. New York Fashion Week has been re-scheduled while Paris and Milan will continue as planned. I Photo Design Big Brother stsr Josh Rafter (far right)

LIFE! • NEWS

No-show stringers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No-show stringers TAN SHZR EF Guitar Rifts After last week's terrorist attacks on America, two US-based guitarists have cancelled their appearances here By America-based guitarists due for concerts in Singapore this week have cancelled their appearances due to concerns about flying following last Tuesday's tragedy at NewYork's World Trade Center.

Look out for a youthful Booker six [ARTICLE]

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Look out for a youthful Booker six ONG SOR FERN THE BOOKER SIX Peter Carey's True History Of The Kelly Gang lan McEwan's Atonement Andrew Miller's Oxygen David Mitchell's number9dream Rachel Seiffert's The Dark Room Ali Smith's Hotel World PITY Beryl Bainbridge. The Booker bridesmaid curse strikes again. The five-time

Co(s)mic coincidence [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Co(s)mic coincidence KARL HO A SUPERMAN comic book that has scenes reminiscent of the World Trade Center attacks went on sale in Singapore on Monday. DC Comics' latest monthly issue of The Adventures Of Superman, number 596, has an illustration of two burning twin skyscrapers on its second page. A

LIFE! • COVER STORY

MASTERS of the ARTS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MASTERS of the ARTS Tan shzr Ee PointerTan Kian Por (Did conductor Yon Hui Chang are hot names in the arts community. Last night they were each awarded the prestigious Cultural Medallion, an award that brings them praise, honour, and for Hongkong-based Yan, controversy THE season for cultural ;iu ;irds

The painters gentle evolution [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The painters gentle evolution 'IF YOU ARE MEANT TO BE AN ARTIST, YOU WILL BECOME ONE. YOU DON'T FORCE IT; EVERYTHING HAPPENS NATURALLY/ Painter Tan Kian Por, on his calling 'THE HOST PRESTIGIOUS PRIZES IN THE WORLD HAVE ALWAYS BEEN INTERNATIONAL IN OUTLOOK/ Conductor Yan Hui Chang, on being based

Conductor-at-large [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Conductor-at-large Controversy surrounds the Cultural Medallion awarded to conductor Yan Hui Chang FOR a man who is at the centre of fame, controversy and a slew of aggressive employers, conductor Yan Hui Chang is a package of calm and clever quotes, dispensed in a monogrammed white shirt Last night, the

YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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YOUNG ARTIST AWARD WINNERS CHUA SAY HUA, 35 Abstract forms in Chinese ink and Ba make the work of this artist and art i edattheNanyangAcadem) of Fine Arts and Goldsmiths College, London. CHEAHCHEE KONG, 35 >therwise known as CheeK, the film director (left) is famed for helming the made-in-Singapore flick.

LIFE! •STYLE INK

SOME LIKE IT light [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SOME LIKE IT light LIONEL SEAH With a simpler, less ornate look than its other collections, Bulgari's new jewellery line, called Lucea ('light' in Italian), might make you feel a little light-headed *L Photography by THOM IS WHITE; styling by EDDIE HALIM, assisted by JEFFREY TAN; hair by DEXTER NG

Bulgari leads the way [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bulgari leads the way ANDY WARHOL once called the Bulgari store on Rome's via Condotti home to venerable Italian fashion houses, including Armani, Gucci and Ferregamo "the best gallery of contemporary art". But before him, actors Tyrone Power, Kirk Douglas, Sophia Loren and an assortment of Greek princesses were already

Jumping out of Fortune magazine [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jumping out of Fortune magazine TO CELEBRATE the finer things in life, Fortune magazine held its second annual evening of Business Culture last Saturday, which aims to give its advertisers a chance to showcase their wares beyond the usual print advertising. Showcasing some of their latest collections alongside coveted cars

Smell like a star [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Smell like a star ELISABETH GWEE SCENTSATIONAL Annick Goutal perfume attained cult status among the stars and the stylish many years ago r but now it looks like the rest of the planet is about to catch on §3. IT IS not American Express that many Hollywood actresses will not

BITE INTO IT [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BITE INTO IT 'When I first met Clive Davis, he asked me how I see myself as an artiste. I said I see myself being around for a long time.' Twenty -year-old tinging sensation Alicia keys on her encounter with the music vwgul 'Pressing the oil out of my face.

Splash of colour amid the gloom [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Splash of colour amid the gloom London Fashion Week The fashion event was toned down in accordance with last week's tragedy in the United States, but if th* show must go on, it will, with just a touch of flamboyance LONI K>N For once, fashion was not foremost in the

Kiss him? Sure, I just follow 'the script [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kiss him? Sure, I just follow the script ROR KIAN BENG SL KISSING Japanese heartthrob Yntaka Takenouchi a piece of cake tor Hongkong singe r -actress Kelly Chen. She said that the two sawno peed to discuss the scene, which is in their upcoming romantic Japanese movie Calmi Cuori Appassionati

Stringing together a new sound [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stringing together a new sound TAN SHZR EE Music To Your Ears The Huqin Quartet invents a new genre that sees Chinese string instruments playing Western-styled pieces Bfi CHINESE orchestral music is going stylish seriously. Four mavericks, who play the gaohu, erhu, zhonghu and gehu, have teamed up to form

THE BUZZ

Gong Li's vampy newlook [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gong Li's vampy newlook GONG LI has shed her conservative, classic look tor that of a vamp. The Chinese actress, now an internationally-acclaimed star, is featured in a photo spread in the litest French edition of Vogue magazine. She is the first Asian star to be portrayed by the publication

Elton John too old for kids [ARTICLE]

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Elton John too old for kids STOCKHOLM British pop star Elton John, who is openly gay, has said he was too old to adopt a child at 54, but would have done so 20 years ago. He told Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet that he and partner David Furnish had thought about

Kylie's a rail star now [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kylie's a rail star now LONDON Australian singer Kylie Minogue has been unveiled as the new face of Britain's Channel Tunnel train operator, Eurostar, British papers say. She is to appear in a new TV advertisement which shows her travelling through the tunnel to Paris to enjoy a day of

BUZZING... [ARTICLE]

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BUZZING... CHURCH IN LOVE: Welsh soprano Charlotte Church has a teenage boyfriend. The spiky-haired boy, called Max, watched lovingly as she rehearsed for a concert on Tuesday, and was introduced to friends by her Mum as "Charlotte's boyfriend". HSUAN ON MEND: Hongkong TV star Jessica Hester Hsuan is out of

Coke is it, but not Spears [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Coke is it, but not Spears A CAN of Coke in her hands might just cost Britney Spears (above) millions. Last February, she signed a multi-year global marketing deal with Pepsi, a Coke rival. But the singer was photographed during a Sydney Harbour outing last Saturday clutching a near-empty Coke.

Yardbirds ready to soar again [ARTICLE]

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Yardbirds ready to soar again THE Yardbirds is back both live and on their classic records. More than 35 years after Eric Clapton's guitar brought the band cult-like status, the reassembled Yardbirds, is planning to release a new disc next year. It has been touring Britain and may tour to

Imagine gets the boot [ARTICLE]

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Imagine gets the boot LOS ANGELES Not all radio stations in the United States are avoiding songs deemed insensitive following iast week's terrorist attacks on America. Clear Channel Radio, the biggest radio station chain, sent a list of 150 songs to its stations suggesting that they avoid playing them. Some

Books on US attack [ARTICLE]

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Books on US attack NEW YORfc Two "instant'" books are being written about the US terrorist attacks. One is a literary anthology, God Bless America, and the other an oral history, 09/11 8:48 AM: Documenting America's Greatest Tragedy. Reganßooks, an imprint ot' HarperCollins, hopes to complete God Bless America which

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