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THE STRAITS TIMES, 31 October 2007

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THE STRAUS TIMES 22 PAGES IN FIVE PARTS MICA (P) 198/12/2006 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 31 2007 A SINGAPORE PRESS HOLDINGS PUBLICATION ESTABLISHED 1845 80 CENTS

MAS forecasts more moderate growth next year [ARTICLE]

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MAS forecasts more moderate growth next year ESSICA CHEAM Diversified economy with less reliance on tech sector will soften external risks ByJ sINGAPORE'S sizzling econony on track for 7 per cent to ■S per cent growth this year is expected to hum at a somewhat slower rate next year. But

HOLE-IN-ONE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOLE-IN-ONE Only 16, he scores a... JOHNSON Poh (above), who celebrated his 16th birthday last Saturday, scored a hole-in-one in the Youth League finals at Laguna National Golf and Country Club yesterday. The ace, which professional golfers dream of, capped his crowning as the Most Outstanding Performer in the annual

Pollution toll: China birth defects rise staggering 40% [ARTICLE]

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Pollution toll: China birth defects rise staggering 40% Tracy Quek By China Correspondent In Beijing FHE number of Chinese babies being born with visible birth defects has surged 40 per :ent to about 300,000, a government report >aid, and officials said pollution could be the :ause. The rate of visible

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The rot starts at the top in S. Korea [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The rot starts at the top in S. Korea Lee Tee Jong By South Korea Correspondent In Seoul CORRUPTION is alive and flourishing in South Korea, despite the government's attempts to rein in the problem. Consider these cases from a long list uncovered by a parliamentary audit committee and made

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT HOTSPOTS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT HOTSPOTS Expressway Hotspot 1 I PIE towards Jurong before BKE I exit towards Woodlands Accidents: 13 (Two fatal) Potential dangers: Motorists tailgate under heavy traffic. Gentle, downward sloping bend so bikers tend to speed. Expressway Hotspot 2 CTE towards SLE after Balestier Road entrance Accidents: 10 Potential dangers:

Bikers beware: 6 danger zones identified [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bikers beware: 6 danger zones identified Teh Joo Lin Police patrols to be stepped up in these areas and warning signs may go up By Tracy Sua IF YOU ride a bike, there are six that you should take extra :are on. The Traffic Police (TP) has identified the spots

Malaysian top cop accuses police of fixing him [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysian top cop accuses police of fixing him Carolyn Hong Commercial Crimes chief, investigated for corruption, lashes out in public By Malaysia Bureau Chief In Kuala Lumpur A SIMMERING power struggle at the highest levels of the police force burst into the open yesterday when a top officer, accused of

Singaporean man nabbed in Philippine drug bust [ARTICLE]

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Singaporean man nabbed in Philippine drug bust Alastair Mclndoe By Philippines Correspondent In Manila A. SINGAPOREAN, described as a diemist, was among six foreigners arrested by Philippine police yesteriay in raids on two suspected illegal irug laboratories making methamphetamine in a small town south of Manila. Police named the Singaporean

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Recycle or face fines, Malaysians warned [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Recycle or face fines, Malaysians warned Hazlin Hassan AM residents will soon have to sort out recyclable waste and prepare it for collection By Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIANS have failed to recycle voluntarily, so the government is taking tougher action. They will soon face a stiff fine of

Four mini-incinerators to be built on resort islands [ARTICLE]

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Four mini-incinerators to be built on resort islands HAZLIN HASSAN FOUR mini-incinerators will be built on the resort islands of Pangkor, Tioman and Langkawi as well as at popular tourist spot Cameron Highlands as part of efforts to tackle a growing waste problem. Officials say the present incinerators at these

CHINA

China and S'pore sign pact to boost SMEs [ARTICLE]

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China and S'pore sign pact to boost SMEs Clarissa Oon Agreement will bolster exchanges and pave way for new partnerships By China Correspondent In Beijing CHINA'S top economic planning agency and Singapore's Trade and Industry Ministry yesterday signed an agreement to step up exchanges between Singapore's small and medium-sized enterprises

China diesel shortage may hurt economy [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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China diesel shortage may hurt economy Beijing CHINA'S worst diesel rationing in four years may last several more weeks as record oil prices choke output from independent refineries and the top suppliers show no rush to top up imports, officials say. Although China's big state refiners have cut output a

Brawl shuts down World Heritage temple in Macau [ARTICLE]

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Brawl shuts down World Heritage temple in Macau ASSOCIATED PRESS Hong Kong HUNDREDS of visitors were turned away from a 500-year-old Buddhist temple in Macau after a brawl between monks and management over control of the site, reports and officials said yesterday. The A-Ma Temple in the southern Chinese gambling

China says hackers also target its computers [ARTICLE]

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China says hackers also target its computers Tracy Quek Response to bad press overseas about China posing online threat By China Correspondent In Beijing FOLLOWING the recent bad press over Chinese military hackers attacking computer systems abroad, a Chinese newspaper has hit back with a lengthy account of foreign threats

US firm wins piracy case against Silk St marke [ARTICLE]

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US firm wins piracy case against Silk St marke REUTERS Beijing BEIJING'S Silk Street market, a top tourist attraction for inexpensive goods, has been ordered to pay 40,000 yuan (557,800) to a US company for selling clothes under its brand. A Beijing court ordered the market, also known as "Xiushui",

EAST ASIA

Fukuda fails to secure extension of refuelling effort [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fukuda fails to secure extension of refuelling effort Kwan Weng Kin Japan's opposition leader refuses to back Bill which expires tomorrow By Japan Correspondent In Tokyo PRIME Minister Yasuo Fukuda yesterday failed to persuade Japan's opposition leader to support an extension of the country's naval mission in the USled war

Minister ticked off for making Al-Qaeda claim [ARTICLE]

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Minister ticked off for making Al-Qaeda claim Tokyo JAPANESE Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda reprimanded his Justice Minister yesterday for saying that he personally knew of an Al-Qaeda member involved in the Bali bombing. "It was a totally inappropriate comment, considering both the place where he said it and the content,"

Kim's abduction: Seoul voices regret to Tokyo [ARTICLE]

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Kim's abduction: Seoul voices regret to Tokyo AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Tokyo SOUTH Korea yesterday voiced regret to Japar for violating its sovereignty in 1973 when its spies abducted future president and Nobel laureate Kirn Dae Jung from a Tokyo hotel. With that statement, Japan's Prime Ministei Yasuo Fukuda said he considered

INDIA / SOUTH ASIA

Mumbai can be another New York, says MM Lee [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mumbai can be another New York, says MM Lee One way is to make it a self-governing enclave like Shanghai, he says By Ravi Velloor India Bureau Chief In Mumbai RING-FENCE Mumbai as a self-governing enclave, then share its revenues with the rest of Maharashtra state, of which the metropolis

Building a First World city [ARTICLE]

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Building a First World city RAVI VELLOOR MUMBAI "NO BRIBES, no favours, the best man for the job," said Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew. No special number plates or flags for ministerial cars that help whisk them through traffic. When senior officials and ministers share the trials and tribulations of

Suicide blast kills seven in Pakistan [ARTICLE]

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Suicide blast kills seven in Pakistan Kamal Siddiqi By For The Straits Times In Karachi AT LEAST seven people died and more than a dozen were injured in a suicide bomb attack in Rawalpindi yesterday at a site close to Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf's office, where he was holding a

Drug warlord Khun Sa dies in Yangon at 74 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drug warlord Khun Sa dies in Yangon at 74 ASSOCIATED PRESS Bangkok ONE-time drug warlord Khun Sa, variously described as among the world's most wanted men and as a great liberation fighter, has died in Myanmar at the age of 74, an associate said yesterday. Mr Khuensai Jaiyen, a former

No miracle solution to Myanmar: French minister [ARTICLE]

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No miracle solution to Myanmar: French minister AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE, ASSOCIATED PRESS Reform will be a long-term process, says Foreign Minister Kouchner Bangkok FRANCE and Thailand say that immediate radical change in Myanmar is impossible and the world has to work more closely together to bring democracy to the country. "We

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Indonesian sect leader surrenders [ARTICLE]

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Indonesian sect leader surrenders Salim Osman He had been on the run from Muslims angered by his teachings By Indonesia Correspondent In Jakarta THE founder of the Al-Qiya-dah Al-Islamiyah religious sect surrendered to the police yesterday after being on the run for weeks to escape Muslim mobs angered by his

Teo Chee Hean calls on Sultan of Brunei [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Teo Chee Hean calls on Sultan of Brunei DEFENCE Minister Teo Chee Hean, who is on a three-day official visit to Brunei, had an audience with Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah at Istana Nurul Iman in Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday afternoon. Both men have reaffirmed the excellent ties between Brunei and

Hun Sen to disown adopted lesbian daughter [ARTICLE]

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Hun Sen to disown adopted lesbian daughter ASSOCIATED PRESS Phnom Penh CAMBODIA'S Prime Minister said yesterday that his adopted daughter is a lesbian and he was severing ties with her, but he urged the country not to discriminate against gays. "My adopted daughter now has a wife. I'm quite disappointed,"

MALAYSIA

Lawyers deny judicial reforms will turn off foreign investors [ARTICLE]

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Lawyers deny judicial reforms will turn off foreign investors Bar Council rejects warning by PM Abdullah and says rule of law is crucial for growth Kuala Lumpur THE Malaysian Bar Council says instituting judicial reforms in the country will not scare away foreign investors, rejecting a warning by the Prime

CAR PLUNGES INTO DRAIN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CAR PLUNGES INTO DRAIN This car carrying three Universiti Malaya students plunged into a 3m-deep monsoon drain on the campus in Kuala Lumpur on Monday evening when the driver lost control at a bend. One of the students, all women in their 20s, suffered a dislocated shoulder while the other

PAS calls on Johoreans to block IDR project [ARTICLE]

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PAS calls on Johoreans to block IDR project Pasir Gudang (Johor) THE opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) has distributed 100,000 booklets to Johoreans urging them to block the implementation of the Iskandar Development Region Project, according to the latest issue of the party newsletter Harakah. "Give PAS the mandate to

Guessing game starts on date of next election [ARTICLE]

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Guessing game starts on date of next election THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK Kuala Lumpur SPECULATION on elections in Malaysia has moved into higher gear, with politicians now coming forward to predict when the polls will be held. Sabah Progressive Party president Datuk Yong Teck Lee believes the general election will

Huge online support for Colbert's 'presidential bid' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Huge online support for Colbert's 'presidential bid' NEW YORK TIMES SPOTLIGHT PEOPLE MORE than one million people have backed comedian Stephen Colbert's fake candidacy in the 2008 US presidential election on the Facebook website. Mr Colbert, who said he will run as both a Democrat and a Republican so that

Gift for Pope lost in transit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gift for Pope lost in transit NOT even the Pope is immune to the dilemma of lost luggage. Paraguayan President Nicanor Duarte showed up for his audience with Pope Benedict XVI on Monday completely empty-handed after his luggage got lost between France and Italy, due to an airport strike in

Mao nearly ruined China: Wynn [ARTICLE]

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Mao nearly ruined China: Wynn ASSOCIATED PRESS BILLIONAIRE casino developer Steve Wynn, who criticised former Chinese leader Mao Zedong, has said that his remarks may have ruffled a few feathers in the Communist Party of China. Mr Wynn, who won coveted licences to develop casinos in Macau, criticised Chairman Mao

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No extension Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda fails to secure extension of Japan's naval mission in the US-led war on terrorism. PAGE 10

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US destroyer in hot pursuit of pirates off Somalia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US destroyer in hot pursuit of pirates off Somalia REUTERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Naval ship chasing hijacked tanker carrying volatile chemical Nairobi A US DESTROYER is chasing a hijacked Japanese chemical tanker loaded with highly flammable benzene in Somali waters amid a spike in piracy near the Horn of

Piracy on the rise worldwide [ARTICLE]

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Piracy on the rise worldwide ASSOCIATED PRESS PIRATE attacks worldwide jumped 14 per cent in the first nine months of this year, with the biggest increases occurring off the poorly policed waters of Somalia and Nigeria, an international watchdog said this month. Reported attacks in Somalia rose rapidly to 26,

China sees red over Canada's VIP welcome for Dalai Lama [ARTICLE]

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China sees red over Canada's VIP welcome for Dalai Lama ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Beijing riled by very public reception of exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Ottawa CANADIAN Prime Minister Stephen Harper has rolled out the red carpet for the Dalai Lama, stoking the anger of China, which is already riled

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IRAQI DAM AT RISK OF COLLAPSE [ARTICLE]

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IRAQI DAM AT RISK OF COLLAPSE WASHINGTON POST THE MOSUL DAM (Iraq): The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of a collapse that could unleash billions of litres of water on Mosul, a city of 1.7 million people. As many as 500,000 people could drown if the dam

DEAL ON AID FOR NORTH KOREA [ARTICLE]

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DEAL ON AID FOR NORTH KOREA AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE SEOUL: Negotiating partners yesterday reached agreement with North Korea at the in-ter-Korean border village of Panmunjom on how to deliver energy aid to compensate Pyongyang for shutting down its nuclear plants. The North agreed to accept about 450,000 tonnes of heavy oil,

CHINA HITS BACK OVER ACTIVISTS [ARTICLE]

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CHINA HITS BACK OVER ACTIVISTS AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE BEIJING: China yesterday launched a coun-ter-protest against Japan after four Hong Kong-based activists were prevented from landing on islands claimed by both countries. "The Japanese action against the Chinese activists violates international law and infringes on Chinese sovereignty," foreign ministry spokesman Liv Jianchao

MORE TROOPS FOR THAI SOUTH [ARTICLE]

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MORE TROOPS FOR THAI SOUTH AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE YALA: Thailand's new army chief yesterday announced plans to send more troops to the restive south, as police said suspected militants had killed eight more people in the region. General Anupong Paojinda remained tight-lipped about how many soldiers would join the 30,000 already

OK TO EXECUTE DRUG SMUGGLERS [ARTICLE]

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OK TO EXECUTE DRUG SMUGGLERS REUTERS JAKARTA: Indonesia's Constitutional Court yesterday ruled that executing drug smugglers did not breach the Constitution, rejecting a bid to challenge the law by three Australians and two Indonesians on death row. Lawyers for the three Australians members of the Bali Nine, who were caught

Egypt plans to build nuclear power plants [ARTICLE]

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Egypt plans to build nuclear power plants ASSOCIATED PRESS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE US okay with move, so long as treaty and watchdog agency's rules are followed Cairo EGYPT'S President has announced plans to build several nuclear power plants, a move welcomed by the US, drawing a sharp contrast to what it

Sorry, the 'US$100 laptop' will now sell for US$200 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sorry, the 'US$100 laptop' will now sell for US$200 REUTERS Boston A COMPUTER developed for the world's poor children, dubbed "the US$lOO (Ssl4s) laptop", has reached a milestone: It is now selling for US$2OO. The One Laptop per Child Foundation, founded by former Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor Nicholas Negroponte,

Bid to fly 103 kids out of Africa: 9 charged [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bid to fly 103 kids out of Africa: 9 charged REUTERS, AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Chad accuses the nine French nationals of abduction and fraud Abeche (Chad) THE Chadian authorities yesterday charged nine French nationals with abduction and fraud after they were detained while trying to fly out 103 African children to

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BOATS, BOATS EVERYWHERE AP PHOTO: A view from the air of spanking new boats lined up in neat rows at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show last weekend. The 48th edition of the show, the largest in the world, featured boats of all types, yachts and super yachts. Also on

Blind Belgian cops keep an ear out for crime [ARTICLE]

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Blind Belgian cops keep an ear out for crime INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE They use their acute sense of hearing to analyse wiretaps for clues that sighted police miss Antwerp (Belgium) COP Sacha van Loo, 36, wields a white stick instead of a gun. And from the purr of an engine

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Child abduction charges Chad charges nine French nationals with abduction after they tried to fly out 103 African kids to live with families in Europe. PAGE 20

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Friendly skies? Think growth [ARTICLE]

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Friendly skies? Think growth ASEAN transport officials meeting here this week to discuss cooperation issues, chief of which is the open-skies deal, need not look far for the benefits. A good starting point is the experience ofSiem Reap, where travellers wanting to visit the Angkor Wat ruins fly to. Even

Expect the unexpected [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Expect the unexpected Pierre F. Landry LEADERSHIP SUCCESSION IN CHINA By IF, AS Adam Przeworski defines it, democracy is the "institutionalisation of uncertainty", the 17th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) must be one of the most democratic ever in China's history. But this was not the sort of

Fears blown out of proportion [ARTICLE]

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Fears blown out of proportion Peter A. Quinter SAFETY OF CHINA-MADE GOODS By For The Straits Times THE recent rash of highly publicised recalls and alerts over China-made consumer goods ranging from toothpaste and tyres to toys from household names such as Mattel and Hasbro has shaken American confidence in

The saffron conundrum [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The saffron conundrum Andrew Lam BUDDHISM AND POLITICS By For The Straits Times LET'S begin with a Zen parable: Once there was an old lady who gave a Buddhist monk her little guesthouse to practise his meditation in. She sent her maid to feed him and clean his abode daily.

An anthropologist on his shoulder [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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An anthropologist on his shoulder Richard A. Shweder The New York Times »U.S. COUNTER-INSURGENCY WEAPON By IS THE Pentagon truly going to deploy an army of cultural relativists to Muslim nations in a bid to make the world a safer place? A few weeks ago, the New York Times reported

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Woman loses $26m suit against Amex [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Woman loses $26m suit against Amex Selina Lum Judge dismissed her lawsuit but also criticised the bank for lack of vigilance By A HIGH court judge, in dismissing a wealthy Indonesian Chinese woman's multi-million dollar suit against American Express Bank (Amex), also rapped the bank for its "lack of vigilance".

3 women jailed for fatal Clarke Quay attack [ARTICLE]

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3 women jailed for fatal Clarke Quay attack Elena Chong By Court Correspondent THREE women involved in a pub brawl at Clarke Quay with their boyfriends six months ago, were jailed yesterday. Mr Eugene Chua, attacked outside the Geographer's Bar on April 23, later died. Hostess Marliana Khamaruddin, 30, got

'Matchmaking' charities, boards [ARTICLE]

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'Matchmaking' charities, boards New scheme helps organisations find suitable board members to run them By Radha Basu Community Correspondent RETIRED academic Francis C. Chen has served on the board of the Association for Persons with Special Needs since it was formed over three decades ago. Today, at 68, he still

$75.4m spent so far helping tsunami victims [ARTICLE]

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$75.4m spent so far helping tsunami victims RADHA BASU ABOUT $75.4 million of the $84 million donated here after the December 2004 tsunami has already been spent on 67 projects to rebuild homes, lives and livelihoods. Community Development, Youth and Sports Minister Vivian Balakrishnan said yesterday. Projects to build homes,

BARBIES BOUND FOR CHINA [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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BARBIES BOUND FOR CHINA More than 500 old and used Barbie dolls and their lookalikes are getting a makeover by volunteers at Care Concern Society, to get them ready for underprivileged children in villages across China. As the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games loom nearer, more villagers have moved to the

OUTSTANDING SOCIAL WORKER AWARD [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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OUTSTANDING SOCIAL WORKER AWARD Mrs Chow Choy Yin and Ms Crystal Lim received the Outstanding Social Worker Award yesterday from President S R Nathan. They were lauded for inspiring their peers, going beyond serving individual clients, identifying service gaps and starting new programmes. Sumathi V. Selvaretnam speaks to them PHOTO:

She protects elderly from domestic abuse [ARTICLE]

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She protects elderly from domestic abuse A DAUGHTER who deliberately wet the floor so her elderly mother would slip and a son who left his disabled mother at home to crawl around and pee in cups. Mrs Chow Choy Yin has come across such elderly abuse cases in her past

She helps patients in financial difficulty [ARTICLE]

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She helps patients in financial difficulty SENIOR principal medical social worker Crystal Lim believes in going all out to help her patients pick up the pieces. She has even had to show business acumen. She found out that a dialysis patient who owned a small garment shop was in financial

Pedra Branca court hearing starts next week [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pedra Branca court hearing starts next week International court to settle row over Spore island claimed by XL SINGAPORE and Malaysia will go before an international court next week to argue their claims of sovereignty over an island in the Singapore Strait. The hearing before the International Court of Justice

$45,000 art prize up for grabs next year [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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$45,000 art prize up for grabs next year Adeline Chia By Arts Reporter ARTISTS, take note: a new art prize is up for grabs from next year. The Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize will be given out once every three years for the next 15 years. The

Explore an MRT station before it's built [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Explore an MRT station before it's built Leung Wai-Leng You can do this with $4.2 m interactive digital centre By AT TEMASEK Polytechnic, people can now roam freely around an MRT station, exploring the trains, platforms and even jumping onto the tracks if they want to. All this, before the

Dell departs from direct sales policy [ARTICLE]

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Dell departs from direct sales policy Oo Gin Lee By NOW you can feel and touch it before you buy a Dell computer, that is. Since late last week, Dell personal computers and monitors are being sold at all nine Courts Superstore outlets. This is the first time in Singapore

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PRICE OF PIPED GAS TO RISE [ARTICLE]

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PRICE OF PIPED GAS TO RISE HOME owners can expect an average 35 cent increase in their monthly gas bill. City Gas said there had been increases in natural gas prices about 7 per cent and gas tariffs. The dearer piped gas starts tomorrow.

CELEBRATING S'PORE HISTORY [ARTICLE]

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CELEBRATING S'PORE HISTORY SINGAPOREANS will have a chance to reminisce about the past and learn about the Republic's history during next month's Explore Singapore! event. From Nov 10 to Dec 31, 86 activities will be held at museums, the National Library, community centres and heartland malls, to celebrate Singapore's heritage,

SAUDI PRINCE MEETS GEORGE YEO [ARTICLE]

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SAUDI PRINCE MEETS GEORGE YEO FOREIGN Minister George Yeo discussed developments in the Middle East with visiting Saudi Arabian Prince Turki Al-Faisal and hosted him to lunch yesterday. Recent events in Iraq and Iran, as well as the Middle East peace process, were discussed when the two leaders met, according

New book lauds 3 pioneers in teaching law [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New book lauds 3 pioneers in teaching law K.C. VIJAYAN Lives In The Law celebrates trio of retired NUS dons By Law Correspondent luminaries headed >y Chief Justice Chan Sek Ceong and Deputy Prime Minister and Law Minister S. ayakumar gathered at a >ook launch yesterday to aud the lifetime

Seletar runway shut for 2 hours due to training mishap [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Seletar runway shut for 2 hours due to training mishap Tracy Sua By Karamjit Kaur A TEENAGE trainee pilot ran his aircraft off a Seletar Airport runway during a practice session yesterday morning. The 17-year-old Nanyang Junior College student was not hurt. Nor was the aircraft he was learning to

SAF team returns after Afghan relief job [ARTICLE]

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SAF team returns after Afghan relief job TRUCKING sacks of potatoes from the fields to the market used to be a hassle for some 500 Afghan families. They had to use donkeys to transport their goods as the terrain was simply too rough for vehicles in their villages in Bamiyan

Clean energy research gets a $50m boost [ARTICLE]

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Clean energy research gets a $50m boost Shobana Kesava Govt is providing funding over next five years to this strategic growth area By 10 GET clean energy production off to a good start, the Government is pumping $50 million over the next five years into an R&D war chest. The

New body to coordinate efforts to improve energy efficiency [ARTICLE]

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New body to coordinate efforts to improve energy efficiency EFFORTS by various sectors to use energy more efficiently have been brought together under a single umbrella body for the first time. Called the Energy Efficiency Programme Office (E2PO), it brings together six agencies from the five biggest energy-using sectors in

LOSING HER HEAD ON HALLOWEEN [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LOSING HER HEAD ON HALLOWEEN What's hot in the world of ghouls this Halloween? Being I headless, it seems. Dressed as a girl who has lost her head, six-year-old Vinitha Vijayarengan will sing her sad tale for party-goers at the Stomp/ Vivo City Halloween party this evening. The photo was

SMU students launch booklet, event on gays [ARTICLE]

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SMU students launch booklet, event on gays Yeo Ghim Lay By TASKED with creating a community service project for a course, undergraduate Leonard Ng and his project group mates decided to do something different. While their classmates organised visits to homes for the needy, the eight Singapore Management University students

Are you game enough to speak Mandarin? [ARTICLE]

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Are you game enough to speak Mandarin? Ho Ai Li This year's Speak Mandarin Campaign to reach out to areas like sports, design By BLACK, they say, is hip. So, five men and one woman all in black faced the press with their latest game plan, at the sleek, black-themed

Lufthansa to run training centre here [ARTICLE]

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Lufthansa to run training centre here Maria Almenoar By GERMANY'S Lufthansa Technical Training will run a centre in Singapore from next year to meet growing demand for aircraft maintenance engineers. In a tie-up with Temasek Polytechnic, the 1,500 sq m centre will be located on the polytechnic's campus in Tampines.

Cold remedies safe for kids? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cold remedies safe for kids? COUGH and cold remedies should not be given to children under six, a US advisory panel has warned. The Food and Drug Administration panel voted two weeks ago for this recommendation with regard to over-the-counter remedies, which contain ingredients like antihistamines, cough suppressants and decongestants.

WELCOME TO JURASSIC PARK – ON WHEELS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WELCOME TO JURASSIC PARK ON WHEELS Plastic figurines of dinosaurs amid a "lush jungle" sit on the rear storage box of Mr Mohammad Eunos Morsid's Vespa scooter. The 64-year-old cleaner with SembEnviron had secured the feet of the dinosaurs with screws so they do not fall off. His Jurassic Park

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Pedra Branca in court Singapore and Malaysia will go before an international court next week to argue claims over the island and two outcrops. PAGE H3

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Time to look to the sun as oil hits record price [LETTER]

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Time to look to the sun as oil hits record price Eric J. Brooks WITH oil prices hitting US$93 (Ssl3s) a barrel and prices of natural gas not far behind, more than the Singaporean's petrol bill is at stake. House lights, refrigerators, computers and, most of all, air-conditioners all work

Depleting resources set limits to growth [LETTER]

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Depleting resources set limits to growth Chan Tak Mun I REFER to the article, "Planet in peril" (ST, Oct 27). Planet Earth is in peril because we are depleting our resources in the pursuit of economic growth and in response to a rising population. I don't believe governments worldwide (including

View showflat? Hand over blank cheque first [LETTER]

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View showflat? Hand over blank cheque first Chue Shien (Ms) I AM writing to highlight what may be the start of a trend that property buyers need to be aware of. Recently, I wanted to view a newly built showflat near Upper Bukit Timah Road but I was not allowed

New CPF rates fair but ease investment rules [LETTER]

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New CPF rates fair but ease investment rules Tan Kok Kiam THE new CPF interest rates are fair. However, for people with higher risk appetites and feel they can do better than the CPF Board, it is unfair to rob them of the opportunity to make more by imposing illogical

'Expression of opinion' was in fact harassment [LETTER]

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'Expression of opinion' was in fact harassment Professor Thio Li-ann »THIO-ALFIAN SPAT IN THE article, "Police question poet over e-mail to NMP" (ST, Oct 30), one Alfian Sa'at is identified as the writer of the hate mail directed to me on Aug 12. Before this, I had never heard of

Why Alfian posted copy of e-mail to NMP online [LETTER]

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Why Alfian posted copy of e-mail to NMP online Alflan Sa'at IN THE report, "Police question poet over e-mail to NMP" (ST, Oct 30), it was stated that I had "emerged as the writer of the strongly worded e-mail to Nominated MP Thio Li-ann". This might suggest that the exposure

It is indeed free seating at Lau Pa Sat market [LETTER]

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It is indeed free seating at Lau Pa Sat market Patrick Chan I REFER to the letter from Mr Adriane Lee Swee Mun, "Free seating? Not at Lav Pa Sat" (ST, Oct 29). We thank Mr Lee for his feedback and apologise for his unpleasant experience. In addition to the

Errant limo driver disciplined [LETTER]

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Errant limo driver disciplined Kuek Chor Ling (Ms) I REFER to the letter, "Airport limos will go only tc town area" (ST, Oct 29), b^ Mr Chia Soon Peng. We have since contactec Mr Chia to apologise for the unpleasant encounter and convey the disciplinary action taken against our taxi

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For more readers' views, log on to http://www. straitstimes.com Access to letters online is free. Get tough with rogue property agents Take measures to cushion impact of price rises, like eating out less Student leaders cannot be selected based on leadership skills alone Good time for South-east Asia to bid

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ACE'S WEEK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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ACE'S WEEK Leonard Lim »GOLF Johnson Poh, 16, has a hole-in-one, wins Tay Cheng Khoon Award, and tees off tomorrow at the Barclays Singapore Open By JOHNSON Poh will not forget this week in a hurry. First, he bagged an ace on the eighth hole during the Youth Programme League

Young Eagle [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Young Eagle JOHNSON Poh receiving the inaugural Tay Cheng Khoon Eagle Award yesterday at Laguna National Golf and Country Club's Eagle Ballroom. He was named the most outstanding performer in the club's Youth Golf programme, which aims to give students from modest backgrounds the opportunity to learn golf for free.

Darkness fails to stop Griffiths [ARTICLE]

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Darkness fails to stop Griffiths Leonard Lim By IF SIMON Griffiths had his way, he would tee off in the final flight for tomorrow's Barclays Singapore Open opening round. Despite playing the final three holes of Sentosa's Tanjong Course under floodlights yesterday, the Englishman carded a five-under 67 to top

S'pore Open is treasure chest for young golfers [ARTICLE]

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S'pore Open is treasure chest for young golfers THE Barclays Singapore Open is not just Asia's richest national Open with a prize purse of US$4 million (Sss.Bm). It is also a treasure chest where tomorrow's diamonds can be seen today. That is the view of some of the professionals gathered

Lefty almost lost home to wildfires [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lefty almost lost home to wildfires Marc Lim GOLF Had Mickelson's house in California been razed, he would have skipped Spore Open By Sports Correspondent PHIL Mickelson almost could not make it to the Barclays Singapore Open. The world No 2, the top draw of this week's US$4 million (Sss.B

Birthday boy Mardan's wish – a good Singapore Open showing after a disappointing season [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Birthday boy Mardan's wish a good Singapore Open showing after a disappointing season WANG MENG MENG MARDAN Mamat turns 40 today. And Singapore's leading golfer is keen to end to his disappointing year, by putting up a good show at this week's Barclays Singapore Open at the Sentosa Golf Club.

Several parties interested in Changi race track project [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Several parties interested in Changi race track project Christopher Tan MOTOR RACING By( Senior Correspondent ENTREPRENEUR Peter Kwee's Group Exklusiv, marina owner Arthur Tay, diversified Haw Par Corp and car-and-leisure group Singapore Agro Agricultural are among parties said to be interested in the proposed race track project in Changi. Last

Brazil, the only bidder, will host 2014 World Cup [ARTICLE]

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Brazil, the only bidder, will host 2014 World Cup REUTERS, NEW YORK TIMES SOCCER Zurich BRAZIL, the only bidding country, was named as the host nation of the 2014 World Cup finals by world soccer's governing body Fifa yesterday. It becomes the fifth country to host two World Cups, following

Ramos has little time to settle down [ARTICLE]

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Ramos has little time to settle down AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE New Spurs boss faces immediate test in League Cup against Blackpool London JUANDE Ramos began his reign at Tottenham Hotspur with a double training session. No doubt, the new manager is showing his under-achieving players what needs to be done to

Alonso breaks his foot – again [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Alonso breaks his foot again AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Liverpool LIVERPOOL have been rocked by another injury to a key player. Xabi Alonso, who had just returned to action against Arsenal on Sunday after a six-week lay-off because of a broken foot, has suffered a recurrence of the injury. X-rays done yesterday

Tao Li signs deal with FedEx [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tao Li signs deal with FedEx SWIMMING SWIM sensation Tao Li (above) has secured a sponsorship deal with that will help her deliver. The Asian Games 50 metres butterfly champion signed a two-year deal with air courier company Fed Ex. It will be a cash sponsorship for the 17-year-old, but

Hamilton heads for Switzerland to escape glare [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hamilton heads for Switzerland to escape glare ASSOCIATED PRESS, REUTERS MOTOR RACING London A DAY after his hometown named a street after him, Lewis Hamilton said he is moving to Switzerland. The 22-year-old said he needed to escape the public and media glare in Britain following his sensational rookie year

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SCHOLES OUT FOR 3 MONTHS [ARTICLE]

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SCHOLES OUT FOR 3 MONTHS AGENCE-FRANCE PRESSE LONDON: Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes will be out of action for three months, after it was confirmed he would need surgery on a ligament damage tomorrow. The 32-year-old picked up the injury last week, during training ahead of the Champions League soccer

YANKEES HIRE GIRALDI AS BOSS [ARTICLE]

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YANKEES HIRE GIRALDI AS BOSS ASSOCIATED PRESS LOS ANGELES: The New York Yankees have offered the vacant manager's job to their former catcher Joe Girardi, The Major Baseball League club had picked him over experienced manager Tony Pena and former team captain Don Mattingly, who was the early favourite to

STEALING BOXERS SENT HOME [ARTICLE]

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STEALING BOXERS SENT HOME ASSOCIATED PRESS CHICAGO: Three Romanian boxers were sent home from the World Championships and banned for life, after reportedly being caught stealing at a department store last Friday. Marius Bogdan Dinu, Ronald Gavril and Gabriel Julian Stan, all of whom lost their first-round bouts, were sent

WHITE QUITS SPRINGBOKS [ARTICLE]

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WHITE QUITS SPRINGBOKS BLOOMBERG NEWS JOHANNESBURG: South Africa's Rugby World Cup-winning coach Jake White has ended his tenure. There is a shortlist of four applicants for the post, while White has said he is interested in coaching England, should the head coach position become vacant.

Poor batting leads to S'pore defeat [ARTICLE]

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Poor batting leads to S'pore defeat CRICKET Kuwait SINGAPORE'S batsmen went into a shell as their team lost by 16 runs to hosts Kuwait in their Asian Cricket Council Twenty2o match on Monday. Despite their bowlers restricting Kuwait to 138-8, the batsmen struggled to put runs on the board. Apart

Results [ARTICLE]

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Results AMERICAN FOOTBALL NFL: Green Bay 19 Denver 13 (OT). CRICKET Fifth and final one-day international in Lahore: South Africa 233-9 in 50 overs (H. Gibbs 54, J. Kallis 86, JP. Dummy 44; Shoaib Akhtar 4-43, Rao Iftikhar 3-45). Pakistan 219 all out in 46.3 overs (Y. Khan 58, M.

Ranking the Eastern teams [ARTICLE]

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Ranking the Eastern teams 1. Chicago Bulls (Last season's win-loss record: 49-33) Already excellent, with two hot shooters (Ben Gordon and Luol Deng), a solid point guard (Kirk Hinrich) and a stingy defence (led by Ben Wallace). Do they really need Kobe Bryant? 2. Detroit Pistons (53-29) Their starting line-up,

STATUS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STATUS Chia Han Keong San Antonio Spurs keep their team intact and look set to capture the NBA title again in the new season By IN A season already shrouded in uncertainty, only the champions remain constant. That is why the San Antonio Spurs are fancied to retain their National

10 reasons to watch the new NBA season [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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10 reasons to watch the new NBA season PHOTO: 1. Kobe Bryant The NBA's biggest star grumbles about his team. Cue endless speculation about which club he is about to bolt the Los Angeles Lakers for. 2. Leßron James His game has improved, but his Cleveland Cavaliers took steps backwards

Ranking the Western teams [ARTICLE]

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Ranking the Western teams 1. San Antonio Spurs (58-24) Notorious slow starters, the defending champions will pick up steam only around February. From then on, they will be virtually unbeatable. 2. Dallas Mavericks (67-15) Dirk Nowitzki and gang will still have a stellar season. But can they find the mental

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No change is good By keeping their title-winning roster intact, the San Antonio Spurs are favourites to retain their NBA title this season. PAGE Hl2

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TV times CRICKET: Ford Ranger Cup: Victoria v Western Australia (Live, Ch96, 11.10 am). SOCCER: English League Cup, 4th rd: Sheffield United v Arsenal (Live, Ch22, tomorrow, 3.40 am). TENNIS: ATP Masters Series: BNP Paribas Masters, 2nd rd (Live, Ch24, 11pm). Events SOCCER: S-League: Young Lions v Balestier Khalsa (Jalan

OBITUARIES

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r "For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens" 2 Cor 5:1 ALFRED TAN KHOON WAH Age: 64 was called home to be with the Lord on 29 October

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Jesus answered him, "I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43 KHOO PECK KHYE Age: 94 was called home to be with the Lord on 29 Oct 2007. Very dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. Beloved wife: Tan Kheng Hwee (deceased)

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II In Loving Memory Of] HENRY YEO LOO HOON Departed: 31 Oct 1988 To be with you, in the same old way, is our dearest wish today. Always remembered by Loved Ones Terence Family

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THALAI THEVASAM Ist Anniversary RAMAKRISHNAN (RAMA) S/0 VISWAMITRA Departed 10 Nov 2006 Dearly missed fondly remembered by family members loved ones Prayers will held on 31/10 (Wed) at 7pm Sri Arasakesari SivanTemple 25 Sg Kadut Aye Please treat this as a personal invitation Tel: *****945 r

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With Deepest Sympathy Heartfelt Condolences to The Family of the Late CHAN MARY Departed on 29 October 2007 From The Management Staff of Wuthelam Holdings Pte Ltd \U WUTHELAM

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DR CHUA SEONG SIEW Age: 72 years Passed away peacefully in Hong Kong on 29 October 2007. Beloved husband ofKhoo Bee See, devoted father of Dr. Chua Choo Eng, Chua Guan-Hock and Dr. Chua Siew Eng, father-in-law of Dr. Nicholas Scriven, Wendy, Dr. Choy Khai Meng, loving grandfather of Harold,

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IN LOVING MEMORY SURASHANANDAN Departed on 31 October 2000 We remember and we weep, We remember and we laugh. We remember, Oh Dearest One: We miss you, we love you. I A memorial prayer will be held on 31 October 2007 (today) I at 7JO pm in the Holy Tree

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WONGYOON CHOW Departed 20 Oct'o7 Age: 86 LAI SIN HAI» M FAMILY .obcrtLai&MaryTay John Lai JudyUiVßmaMOw Lai YeowChay&TookAi Ling Jonathan Lat <3boaren than R Lsi L^" y rLdSS ed ra W°° Lai IhearUn Don Lai (sKtmLeang Met Lai Francis Lim Emily Lai &,LimChooHoon lavidLai&LucyOh Susan Tan Cliff Lai Brenda Lim

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/or I have redeemed y0u,...... /ou are mine. Loo fak Wing I C taken home 31.10.2000 /n loving memory of the precious moments when you were ours to cherish. Pa, Mum, family and loved ones

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WONG YUEN LOY Age: 81 passed away peacefully on 30 Oct 2007 leaving behind loved ones. (Husband: Chong Choy Yee, deceased) Sons: Daughters-in-law: Chong Chee Keong Mah Scow Mci Chong Chee Yong Soh Seok Wee Doris Chong Chee Weng Lee Lay Beng Daughters: Sons-in-law: Chong Chee Lin Yip Kin Cheong

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The family of the late HONG KIM TONG Departed on 26 October 2007 wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to relatives, friends, colleagues and business associates for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences, donations and wreaths during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to Dr Dennis Dignadice, Nurses Lim Lay

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MUNUSAMY PONAMAH Age: 89 passed away peacefully on 30/10/2007. Dearly missed and fondly remembered by loved ones. (Husband: Sadayan, deceased) Daughter: Indirani (Son-in-law: Singaram, deceased) Grandson: Tekkaßobo Grandchildren Great Grandchildren Body is resting at Blk 420 Serangoon Central #07-412. Tel: *****926 Cortege will leave on 1/11/2007 (Thursday) at 4.30pm for

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THALAITHEVASAM In The Loving Memory Of RAJENDARAN S/0 KUMARAN (Passed away on 11 November 2006) Always remembered and dearly missed by wife, children and loved ones Athama Shanthi Pooja WIN be held on 01.11.07 (Thurs) at 7.30pm at Sri Arasakesari Sivan Temple 25SungalKadutAve Contact: *****847 Please treat this as a

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Memory wanders as shadows fall saclc to the daus of happiness, Daus beyond recall. A vision comes before us, So calm, so dear, so sweet, Of her lips now silent And whose lids are closed in sleep.

MONEY

SGX SECURITIES

SGX Main Board [ARTICLE]

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SGX Main Board TRANSACTION DATE: OCT 30, 2007 HIGH LOW CODE COMPANY TRADED SALE 0R'000 HIGH LOW P/E SMIL 3.5 34 104 3C 42 195 32 14 8 18 61 17 5 11 43 5 126 34 5 16 144 228 19 4 89 1C 52 5 2C 267 65

SGX Sesdaq [ARTICLE]

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SGX Sesdaq 52-WEEK 1EL HIGH LOW CODE COMPANY CURRENCY LAST TRADED SALE 'VOL 'OOO DAY HIGH LOW NET P/E MCAP SMIL 0R3C 41.; 31 16.; 70.; 46.; 13.; 44.; IOC i;.; i; 16.; 2; 9C 48 19.; 19.; 10; 69 19.; 88 24.; 2.3 47.; 19.3 2;.; ii.; 74.; 21.;

SGX Xtranet [ARTICLE]

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Fed rate cut this week 'no sure thing' [ARTICLE]

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Fed rate cut this week 'no sure thing' REUTERS Choice appears to be between quarter-point cut to 4.5% and not moving at all: Report Tokyo A UNITED States Federal Reserve interest rate cut this week is no sure thing, and officials are not seriously considering a half-point reduction in overnight

UBS reports $6b in losses, debt write-downs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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UBS reports $6b in losses, debt write-downs REUTERS, BLOOMBERG NEWS Zurich ÜBS, Europe's largest bank by assets, reported its first quarterly loss in almost five years, after declines in the United States sub-prime mortgage market led to US$4.4 billion (556.4 billion) in losses and write-downs on fixed-income securities. The Swiss

Tokyo Nikkei 225 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tokyo Nikkei 225 AFP Yesterday's close: 16,651.01 (-47.07 points) »Japanese stocks took a breather as investors took a cautious stance on the eve of a key US interest rate decision.

HK Hang Seng Index [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HK Hang Seng Index AFP Yesterday's close: 31,638.22 (+51.32 points) Hong Kong share prices closed flat, up 0.16 per cent, pushing the key index to its fourth straight record finish, as China stocks offset losses in the local property sector.

Shanghai Composite Index [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Shanghai Composite Index AFP Yesterday's close: 5,897.19 (+149.20 points) Chinese share prices closed 2.6 per cent higher as financials and airlines were favoured by investors on the back of a stronger currency.

Sydney S&P / ASX 200 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sydney S&P ASX 200 AFP Yesterday's close: 6,750.2 (-41.9 points) Australian share prices fell 0.6 per cent as profit-taking saw the market retreat from recent record highs.

Kuala Lumpur KLCI [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Kuala Lumpur KLCI AFP Yesterday's close: 1,412.79 (+1.17 points) Malaysian share prices closed up 0.1 per cent, with the key index inching to a fresh high as gains in plantation firms offset profit-taking in other stocks.

Mumbai Sensex [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Mumbai Sensex AFP Yesterday's close: 19,783.51 (-194.16 points) »Indian share prices fell 0.97 per cent after the central bank sought to curtail money supply growth by raising the amount of cash banks must set aside as reserves.

Jakarta Composite Index [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jakarta Composite Index AFP Yesterday's close: 2,662.92 (-4.61 points) »Indonesian stocks fell 0.2 per cent with the index giving up its record gains made earlier as blue-chip Telkom was sold off after its earnings upset investors.

Bangkok SET Index [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bangkok SET Index AFP Yesterday's close: 906.66 (-8.37 points) Thai share prices closed 0.91 per cent lower as investors locked in profits in the energy sector following sharp gains the previous day.

Straits Times Index Stocks [ARTICLE]

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Straits Times Index Stocks Oct 30 YESTERDAY'S CLOSE: 6,1u0A0 Stock Name WT Close Change Allgreen 0.44 Ascendasreit 0.85 CapitaComm 0.50 CapitaLand 4.79 CapitaMall 0.90 Chart SemiCond ...0.55 CityDev 2.70 ComfortDelGro 1.21 Cosco Corp 2.32 Creative Tech 0.14 DBSGrp 9.07 Datacraft 0.13 FXN 2.19 Genlntl 0.64 HK Land 3.45 Hyflux 0.33

Currencies [ARTICLE]

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Currencies Oct3o UNIT TRUSTS TABLE APPEARS ON MONDAYS FOREIGN CURRENCY NOTE RATES: (9AM): SINGAPORE DOLLARS TO ONE UNIT OF FOREIGN CURRENCY Buying Selling Aust dollar 1.3290 1.3450 Can dollar 1.5130 1.5320 Euro 2.0810 2.1050 Malaysian ringgit* ..0.4334 0.4343 NZ dollar 1.1070 1.1320 Sterling pound 2.9770 3.0110 US dollar 1.4460 1.4620

Bonds, Loans & Warrants [ARTICLE]

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China pension fund 'in talks to buy US equity firm' [ARTICLE]

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China pension fund 'in talks to buy US equity firm' AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE Report says it is part of strategy to direct funds abroad to curb liquidity at home Beijing CHINA'S national pension fund is in talks to buy a stake in one of the United States' big private equity firms

Ambani brothers' feud resurfaces ahead of $4b IPO [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ambani brothers' feud resurfaces ahead of $4b IPO FINANCIAL TIMES MUMBAI A FEUD between India's Ambani brothers has resurfaced, this time over plans by the younger brother to hold what will be India's largest initial public offering (IPO) the 120 billion rupee (554.42 billion) listing of Reliance Power. Mr Anil

Labroy may be worth more than Dubai Drydocks offer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Labroy may be worth more than Dubai Drydocks offer Goh Eng Yeow COMMENTARY There are enough chips to press for a better deal from Middle East company By Markets Correspondent INVESTORS of Labroy Marine must be mightily relieved that they seem to be emerging unscathed from the firm's massive $208.9

SME SPOTLIGHT

Fengshui tips and more for SMEs at business seminar [ARTICLE]

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Fengshui tips and more for SMEs at business seminar Nicholas Fang By I BUDDING entrepreneurs ivere given a lesson yesterday an Chinese geomancy as part 3f a seminar for small and me-iium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The upcoming Year of the Rat will mean prosperity for "estaurants, property firms and Danks, but

Wanted: Info about precision engineering [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wanted: Info about precision engineering SMEcli lie ~3\_ I READ about the Precision Engineering Manpower Initiative that was announced recently. Where can I get more details, and how can I apply? The Precision Engineering Manpower Initiative consists of two programmes to encourage more people to join the industry. Starting in

Betting big [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Betting big SINGAPORE firms are making sure they do not miss the boat at the "Heavenly Ferry Crossing". Companies in the Republic have poured some US$l.4 billion (552.03 billion) into more than 600 projects in Tianjin. These investments have made Singapore the city's fifth-largest foreign investor, according to Ms Kathleen

Sleepy cowboy town Tianjin awakens [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sleepy cowboy town Tianjin awakens Despite its hellish traffic, 24/7 construction and 'quick-buck' mentality, Tianjin is a 'must stay' place for several S'porean firms. Grace Ng reports LONG hidden in Beijing's shadows, the port city of Tianjin is a "frontier cowboy town" as one Singaporean businessman dubs it. Perhaps not

Facts and figures [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Facts and figures LOCATION Northern part of China Third-largest municipality of China SOME PILLAR INDUSTRIES Electronics, automobiles, metallurgy, petrochemicals POPULATION 10.75 million GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT 434 billion yuan (5584.5 billion) as at the end of last year, up 18.4 per cent from 2005 TRADE U5564.5 billion (Ss94 billion) up 20

Horizon Towers battle returns to Strata Titles Board [ARTICLE]

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Horizon Towers battle returns to Strata Titles Board Joyce Teo Majority sellers start second attempt to get STB's approval for the $500 m sale By Property Correspondent FHE saga of the botched $500 milion collective sale of Horizon Powers moved a step closer to possible resolution when it returned :o

Wing Tai bullish despite end of deferred payment scheme [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wing Tai bullish despite end of deferred payment scheme Nicholas Fang By THE scrapping of the deferred payment scheme for new homes has failed to dampen the optimism of property group Wing Tai Holdings. It can still offer the scheme on two yet-to-be-launched condominiums as it had obtained approval before

Pictet & Cie to double pool of private bankers [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pictet Cie to double pool of private bankers Gabriel Chen By SWISS bank Pictet Cie has big ambitions for its fast-growing Singapore office: It wants to double its pool of private bankers in Singapore and Hong Kong by the end of next year. The bank, which set up its Singapore

COMPANIES IN BRIEF

THOMSON MEDICAL NET PROFIT UP 40% [ARTICLE]

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THOMSON MEDICAL NET PROFIT UP 40% THE birth of 493 more babies brought cheers not only to hundreds of Singaporean families but also to Thomson Medical Centre. Thomson yesterday reported a 40 per cent rise in its full-year net profit to $9.5 million. Revenues rose 12.6 per cent to $52.4

CHINA CHEMICAL FIRM EYES $101M FROM IPO [ARTICLE]

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CHINA CHEMICAL FIRM EYES $101M FROM IPO CHANGTIAN Plastic Chemical is looking to raise gross proceeds of $101 million to fund the expansion of its facilities to make products, such as adhesive tapes and film, to package food. The China-based company yesterday launched its initial public offering (IPO) of 215

ROBINSON'S PROFIT UP 52% IN 1ST QUARTER [ARTICLE]

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ROBINSON'S PROFIT UP 52% IN 1ST QUARTER ROBINSON Co yesterday posted a 52 per cent surge in net profit to $6.4 million for the three months ended Sept 30, up from $4.2 million a year earlier. Revenue rose 21 per cent to $91 million, boosted by strong sales at its

MACQUARIE REIT GIVES OUT 1.54 CENT DIVIDEND [ARTICLE]

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MACQUARIE REIT GIVES OUT 1.54 CENT DIVIDEND MACQUARIE Meag Prime real estate investment trust yesterday distributed 1.54 cents per unit for the three months ended Sept 30, 7 per cent higher than its distribution per unit a year ago. Its portfolio of assets has grown to 10 properties, valued at

Green topics will be red-hot at business forum [ARTICLE]

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Green topics will be red-hot at business forum Jessica Cheam By ECO-FRIENDLY business practices seem to be more of a requirement than an option nowadays, with the growing awareness of environmental issues. The conundrum for companies: How to adopt these practices in a way that also maximises profits? This was

UOB reports 14% drop in 3rd-quarter net profit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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UOB reports 14% drop in 3rd-quarter net profit Grace Ng Lower income as an indirect result of US sub-prime crisis cuts gain to $501 m By Finance Reporter THE recent credit market turmoil has come home to roost at United Overseas Bank (UOB), which yesterday reported a 14 per cent

SingPost profit up 9.8% on higher mail volume [ARTICLE]

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SingPost profit up 9.8% on higher mail volume Alvin Foo By IT MAY be the age of e-mail and text messaging, but a leap in mail volume has allowed Singapore Post (Sing Post) to deliver a hike in its second-quarter earnings. Net profit rose 9.8 per cent to $39.7 million,

ST Index pares gains from three-day run, slips 21 points [ARTICLE]

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ST Index pares gains from three-day run, slips 21 points Yang Huiwen STAKING STOCK By INVESTORS accentuated the negative yesterday as various factors from United States interest rate speculation to forex fiascos conspired to send the market down. They halted a three-day winning streak as the Straits Times Index (STI)

Top Rises [ARTICLE]

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Top Falls [ARTICLE]

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Hang Seng contracts surge in popularity [ARTICLE]

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Hang Seng contracts surge in popularity Goh Eng Yeow WARRANT WATCH By NO ONE will be surprised if contracts on the fast-rising Hang Seng Index top the popularity contest for covered warrants this quarter. As billions of dollars continue to flood into the red-hot Hong Kong market, its Hang Seng

SPC CHIEF LOWERS DEEMED INTEREST [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SPC CHIEF LOWERS DEEMED INTEREST ALVIN FOO DIRECTORS' TRADES SINGAPORE Petroleum Company (SPC) chief executive Koh Ban Heng has lowered his deemed stake in the oil and gas firm by 50,000 shares. Singapore Exchange filings showed that the shares, which were registered under his wife, Ms Quek Ai Choo, were

Tech sector's contribution to growth dwindles to 4% [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tech sector's contribution to growth dwindles to 4% Bryan Lee MAS Restructuring of hard disk drive sector, falling microchip prices lead to anaemic expansion By A FEW years ago, the health of Singapore's economy could be gauged just by looking at the key electronics industry but things are changing fast.

STRAITS TIMES INDEX [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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STRAITS TIMES INDEX Oct 30,2007 3,798.45 -21.33

CURRENCIES [ARTICLE]

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CURRENCIES I 111 J I.V/.M Gainers: 229 Losers: 513 Unchanged: 927 Australian dollar 1.3290 1.3450 Euro 2.0810 2.1050 Sterling pound JS dollar 2.9770 3.0110 1.4460 1.4620 fen (100 units) 1.2619 1.2761

New start-up market in Asia by end-2008 [ARTICLE]

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New start-up market in Asia by end-2008 REUTERS LONDON-TOKYO JOINT VENTURE London THE London Stock Exchange (LSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) yesterday announced a joint venture to introduce the United Kingdom's junior market model in Asia by the end of next year. The TSE is poised to become

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Tianjin beckons Fhe port city of Tianjin may be a 'frontier cowboy town' to some, but to companies such as Keppel Grroup and PSA, it has become a 'must stay' place. PAGE H2l

life!

The write connection [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The write connection Eleven home-grown writers are showcasing their works in Singapore Season in Beijing and Shanghai Hong Xinyi IN SHANGHAI POET Edwin Thumboo may write in English, but he has more than a passing interest in Chinese history. One of the 11 Singapore writers participating in the Singapore Season

Groove with voices from the grave [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Defiant love ends in death [ARTICLE]

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Defiant love ends in death A wealthy Hindu woman marries a working-class Muslim despite strong objections from her family. A month later, her husband is found dead possibly murdered by her father Kolkata A Hindu-Muslim love affair. A rich, well-connected patriarch. A high-handed police inquiry. And finally, a dead man

A marriage cut short [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A marriage cut short THE saga of Mr Rizwanur Rahman and Ms Priyanka Todi can be read as a fable of modern aspirations encountering feudal traditions. The couple represented a generation of young Indians eager to find their place in the new economy. Mr Rukbanur Rahman, older brother of the

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FANTASY FEMME FATALE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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FANTASY FEMME FATALE Her face was once described as the universal standard of beauty, but like many women, Michelle Pfeiffer worries about ageing too Tan Shzr Ec IN LONDON MICHELLE Pfeiffer is thin. Forget the luxe covergirl with blonde locks hairsprayed to red-carpet perfection and tangling around that distinctive, open

From pageant to pictures [ARTICLE]

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From pageant to pictures Miss Orange County: The fridge cleaner-turned-waitress-turned-court stenographer decided that joining a beauty pageant would fast-forward her to big roles in Hollywood. Pfeiffer did not win Miss Los Angeles in 1978, but got an agent who put her on the path to a roll of dumb blonde

Stardust shines with stars [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stardust shines with stars There's glitter and glamour with a stellar cast of veterans and surprising cameos > fantasy STARDUST (PG) 128 minutes/Opens tomorrow/ickicirti Ong Sor Fern SINCE this is based on a novella of the same name by cult British writer Neil Gaiman, quirky is a given. The tale,

The Rock has a new game plan [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The Rock has a new game plan Tay Yek Keak Actor Dwayne Johnson is leaving his wrestling days for good to concentrate on acting and a possible political career THE Rock will not be known as The Rock anymore. At least not in the movies. In town to promote his

Fun family fare [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fun family fare PHOTO > comedy THE GAME PLAN (PG) 110 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***** Tay Yek Keak THIS movie is about a totally self-centred, utterly self-absorbed celebrity quarterback of a Boston football team who finds out that he has an eight-year-old daughter whom he had absolutely no idea about. When the

biteintoit [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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biteintoit 'She values friends very much. I often felt coldshouldered' Mickey Huang on why he and fellow show host Dee Hsu (above) split up If I didn't do what I do, nobody would ever look twice at me. I'm a blender... I'm not, like, anything special' Singer Carrie Underwood If

Shilpa Shetty is one busy lady [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Shilpa Shetty is one busy lady AFP Not only has the Bollywood actress launched a perfume, filmed a yoga video and is starring in a musical, she also wants to start a family PARIS Not surprisingly for a woman as busy as Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty, everything has to be

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drama [ARTICLE]

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drama Douglas Tseng MUAYTHAI CHAIYA(MIB) 115 minutes/Opens tomorrow/**-*-*-* IF THE publicity poster has you expecting this to be another Ong Bak-type extravaganza, you're in for a major disappointment. What you have instead is an incredibly choppy melodrama chronicling two Muay Thai boxers in the 1970s Piak (Akara Amarttayakul) is an

horror [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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horror Douglas Tseng HALLOWEEN (M 18) (below) 109 minutes/Now showing/***** REMAKING a slasher flick is sometimes as unnecessary as reinventing the wheel. Such is the sad case of Rob Zombie's take on John Carpenter's 1978 seminal horror yarn Halloween. The only thing Zombie (The Devil's Rejects) could improve on the

drama [ARTICLE]

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drama Tay Yek Keak YOUR NAME IS JUSTINE (M 18) 98 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***** TRICKED by her lying boyfriend into going to Germany, a Polish girl, Mariola (Anna Cieslak), is brutally raped, held in captivity and sold to a prostitution gang. Her fierce will slowly ebbs as she is broken into

A flash flood of facts [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A flash flood of facts The 11 th Hour does not float despite its impressive array of data > documentary THEIITH HOUR(PG) 93 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***** Ong Sor Fern FILM CORRESPONDENT THIS movie unspools like a very earnest freshman essay on the evils of environmental neglect. There is a lot of

Three sides to a story [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Three sides to a story > thriller TRIANGLE (PG) 93 minutes/Opens tomorrow/***** Douglas Tseng TRIANGLE is an intriguing experimental film of sorts made by three veteran Hong Kong directors Johnnie To, Tsui Hark and Ringo Lam, lifelong friends working together for the first time. But this isn't one of those

This Genie can sing [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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This Genie can sing Auditor-turned-dance school founder-turned singer-songwriter Genie hopes to strike it big with her third album PHOTO: GENIE GIVING up a lucrative job offer at international auditing firm Ernst Young for a career in performing proved to be a rewarding choice for Sugene Gan (left). The accountancy graduate

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TXTI r^T^H 'Am By Lee Sze Yong Legal eagles It's eye candy galore in courtroom dramas with two sexy leads as lawyers. HERO Opens Nov 22 In a nutshell: The film adaptation of the same-name 2001 TV series picks up where the small screen finale left off. High school dropout-turned-prosecutor

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Sky wants to aim high SKY Wu sets high standards for himself. During Sunday's Cancer Charity Show, his song-cum-piano performance drew 12,000 phone calls. At the event's finale, his clear, emotive voice helped to garner 10,000 more donations. But the Taiwanese crooner feels that the effort was not good enough.

buzzing... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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buzzing... NO GOGH: Actress Elizabeth Taylor (left) can keep a US$2O--million (Ss29-mil-lion) Vincent van Gogh painting after the US Supreme Court rejected an appeal by descendants of a Jewish woman who said she had to sell the work before fleeing Nazi Germany in 1939... LENO'S OUT: Conan O'Brien will take

Christians blast Rowling [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Christians blast Rowling LONDON Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling (right) has become a hate figure to Christian evangelicals in the United States since she outed master wizard Albus Dumbledore as gay. She told a New York audience recently that Potter's head teacher was in love with rival wizard Gellert Grindelwald.

Cecilia raring for comeback [ARTICLE]

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Cecilia raring for comeback HONG KONG Fans of Cecilia Cheung will have her mother-in-law to thank when she makes a comeback after giving birth to her first child. In her first interview since delivering Lucas, her son with actor Nicholas Tse, last August, Cheung said Deborah Li is all for

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