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The Straits Times Estd. 1845 MONDAY, MARCH 7, 1994 50 CENTS MITA(P) 045/12/93

PM: S'pore does well in going regional [ARTICLE]

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PM: S'pore does well in going regional Sumiko Tan Investments 'made carefully as 20-30% reserves at stake' By The unhappiness is a result of the press building up their aspirations. When I read the press reports, I shook my head. You are building up an atmosphere of give-away, that there

Manila shuts 26 banks selling tainted blood [ARTICLE]

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Manila shuts 26 banks selling tainted blood MANILA The Philippine government said yesterday that it had shut down 26 commercial blood banks which had been identified in a survey as selling contaminated blood, some containing the Aids virus, to hospitals. Blood was contaminated with Aids and other lifethreatening diseases and

New-age public libraries with global reach planned [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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New-age public libraries with global reach planned Geraldine Kan Panel suggests overhaul of present stagnant system By WITHIN the next decade or two, a network of more than 500 overseas and local libraries could be available to Singaporeans at the press of a button. To write a report on doing

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114 pages THE Straits Times today comes in a 114-page, five-part edition the main paper, Life!, Appointments/Notices and Classified (two parts). Make sure you get all five parts.

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Only 12 out of every 100 Singaporeans use public libraries regularly, survey shows: Page 19 |BiHM*PMrtMM J it could happen to C^233LCSiS^^SB j I frUtePw* I you Save or spend Py^ C853C***** with OCBC. and Jl N X^B L y l |jfc ~i" j you stand to win y wP^^l

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I ASIA'S No. 1 1 I COMPUTER PRINTER I RIBBON MANUFACTURER I I i *^rnR SSO bowls over Paris I'll take Manhattan' say overseas Chinese Is this man Chow Yun Fats twin? Original art works for SI OO Top US spy agency comes to town Wealth is health says survey

NEWS FOCUS

HOT ICONS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HOT ICONS Some of the best works of art confiscated from smugglers put up for display in Warsaw recently. Most of them are icons, for which there is a growing demand among collectors in Europe. Polish Customs officers have seized 1,327 icons at border-points. Panaphoto

Govt nurses to receive 11.4% pay rise in new agreement [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Govt nurses to receive 11.4% pay rise in new agreement Ahmad Osman By GOVERNMENT nurses will receive an average pay rise of 11.4 per cent in a new wage agreement to help them offset the withdrawal of their free hospital and outpatient benefits. The pay increase for 2,200 nurses is

China to float yuan more freely from next month [ARTICLE]

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China to float yuan more freely from next month Sunny Goh By In theory, the new move will force the closure of the more than 100 uncoordinated Chinese swap markets offering different exchange rates. SHANGHAI China's currency will be floated more freely from April, and is expected to be made

Share trading at banks delayed [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Share trading at banks delayed Shaun Seow Patricia Adversario Stock exchange expected to launch new system within next three months By and TKE new trading system which will allow small investors to buy and sell shares at bank counters is expected to start some time in the next three months,

You won't believe who gave me a ride... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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You won't believe who gave me a ride... Mazlan Badron Picture and story by THREE Members of Parliament turned trishaw riders and took their passengers for a ride to remember yesterday. They were Haji Sidek Saniff Minister of State for Education (centre), Mr Yatiman Yusof Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs

S'pore student charged with murder in Perth [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore student charged with murder in Perth Edmund Teo By Writing for The Straits Times PERTH A 22-year-old Singapore student has been charged with the murder of a gun shop worker here. Curtin University student Khoo Boon Chuan was charged in East Perth Court on Saturday with shooting Mr Ruggero

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f:\t«HKI»HI7J«HJ|.»;I Perth shooting Singapore student in mystery gunshop murder. Gold Coast shoot-out Lions dazzle with best tour show, says S Gulam. S'pore gains strength as a regional securities centre At last count, transactions in non-Singapore dollar stocks and shares almost doubled to $42 billion last year. Hock Lock Siew If

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Demand for more nurses a reason for generous salary increases, says Health Ministry: Page 19 LS^aKSwrSwrflil^H KfHjfJmfimsSaH In the last twelve months, over 13,000 managers reduced. Production and servicing costs can be and supervisors learnt how to develop, manage lowered by as much as 25%. and deliver on-the-job training (OJT).

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1 WEATHER Showers over several areas in the afternoon. TEMP. (C) up to 6 a.m. tomorrow: 31 max., 24 min. SUNSET today: 7.18 pm; SUNRISE tomorrow: 7.13 am. GLOBAL WEATHER Amsterdam 316 C Cloudy Madrid 8 23C Cloudy Athens 9/12 C Cloudy Manila 22 30 C Clear Auckland 17/25 C

FOCUS: THE WHITEWATER AFFAIR

Clinton's chief counsel quits [ARTICLE]

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Clinton's chief counsel quits Nussbaum admits talks with officials involved in probe NO SWEEPING UNDER THE CARPET WASHINGTON The trash began to pile up at the White House on Saturday as officials suspended all collections temporarily In a bid to prove nothing was being withheld from Whitewater investigators. "It gives

Roots of the affair [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Roots of the affair THE Whitewater affair has its roots in the early business dealings of Mr Bill Clinton and his wife in Arkansas. It derives its name from Whitewater Development Corp, a real-estate venture the Clintons and their partners, James and Susan McDougal, formed in the late 70s to

Nussbaum's stint troubled from the start [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nussbaum's stint troubled from the start WASHINGTON The post of White House counsel is one of the most prestigious and powerful in the US legal world, yet Mr Bernard Nussbaum's tenure in the job has been troubled from the start. After 13 months of involvement in one public relations disaster

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Tokyo leaders to map out market-opening plan this week [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tokyo leaders to map out market-opening plan this week Move to resolve trade row with US, say officials 'I think it's too dangerous to set effort goals as voluntary targets in specific sectors. But we might consider linking domestic demand to a percentage of economic growth.' Mr Hata. 'I do

New Algerian advisers favour talks with militants [ARTICLE]

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New Algerian advisers favour talks with militants PARIS Algerian President Liamine Zeroual, in his latest move in an emerging campaign to end civil strife, on Saturday formed an inner circle of advisers who favour dialogue with Muslim militants. Mr Zeroual's office announced that Mr Ahmed Ouyahia, former secretary of state

Astronauts conduct metal tests in shuttle [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Astronauts conduct metal tests in shuttle CAPE CANAVERAL Metallic crystals flew about like snowflakes in a furnace in the space shuttle Columbia on Saturday in an experiment by astronauts orbiting Earth on a two-week science and technology research mission. The fragile crystals, called dendrites, were the first products from a

'Offer investors special incentives' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'Offer investors special incentives' Sumiko Tan That will make proposed S'pore- Vietnam industrial estate venture feasible, says PM Goh Reports by in Ho Chi Minh City dfdfdf "I was frankly pleasantly surprised that we could talk to one another as though we had known each other for many years. The

PM Goh's 'phone interview' that wasn't [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PM Goh's 'phone interview' that wasn't "AN INTERVIEW with Singapore Prime Minister. Vietnam is a wonderful country, please come at once." This was the headline in the March 5 edition of the Saigon Newsreader, a four-page publication of the Saigon Tourist Association. One full page was devoted to a "telephone"

Crackdown on dissidents denounced [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Crackdown on dissidents denounced US says China's recent detentions will sour visit by Christopher Wei Jingsheng, China's most celebrated dissident, who was jailed nearly 15 years for his leading role in the 1978 Democracy Wall movement that attacked Communist Party rule openly. Wang Dan, a leader of the 1989 Tiananmen

Do topical studies, Chinese science body tells members [ARTICLE]

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Do topical studies, Chinese science body tells members Sunny Goh By SHANGHAI The Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (Cass) told its 5,000 members at a recent conference that they must stop irrelevant studies and move on with the times. This year's focus will be on China's market-re-form progress, including annual

Beijing 'has stationed warplanes on Paracel isle' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Beijing 'has stationed warplanes on Paracel isle' TOKYO China has deployed warplanes at an air base on the largest island in the disputed Paracel chain to expand its striking power over the region, according to a Japanese press report yesterday. The Jiji Press news agency said China was also preparing

500,000 volunteer for annual Aussie clean-up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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500,000 volunteer for annual Aussie clean-up SYDNEY More than half a million Australians of all ages took to the outdoors yesterday in the world's biggest community clean-up campaign. Men, women and children armed with implements of all kinds joined in the annual voluntary "Clean up Australia Day", aimed at removing

House of Horror [ARTICLE]

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House of Horror UK police expect to find up to 12 victims of serial killer, 5 found so far dffdfd Frederick West, a 52-year-old builder with some 10 children from two marriages, has been charged with murdering his daughter, Heather, who vanished seven years ago at the age of 16.

Man lived with mum's mummified body 'for years' [ARTICLE]

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Man lived with mum's mummified body 'for years' BOISE (Idaho) An elderly woman lay dead on her living room couch for as long as seven years while her son continued to live in the house. Mrs Georgia Farrell probably died in 1987 at age 88. Her mummified body was not

PEOPLE

Queen's cousin in ad storm [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Queen's cousin in ad storm LONDON The British government on Saturday defended a cousin of Queen Elizabeth against media criticism that he cheapened the royal family by using a United States chat show to advertise products with a royal logo. The Daily Mail's headline was, "By appointment to America, the

Singer points gun at police [ARTICLE]

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Singer points gun at police SAN FRANCISCO Rock singer Grace Slick was arrested at her California home on Saturday for pointing a shotgun at a police officer, police said. Slick, 54, former lead singer of psychedelic bands Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, was charged with assault and brandishing a weapon

Bob Geldof made bankrupt [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bob Geldof made bankrupt LONDON Rock star Bob Geldof, who helped to raise millions of dollars for African famine victims, had been declared bankrupt after failing to pay a £5,000 (S$ll,900) carrental bill, British newspapers reported on Saturday. The bankruptcy petition by car-rental company Landhurst Leasing was granted by the

Clinton's look-alike in ad [ARTICLE]

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Clinton's look-alike in ad TEMPLE TERRACE (Florida) The White House wants to put a Bill Clinton look-alike out of business. Bad Boy, a Canadian furniture company, is using Tim Watters in its advertising, but a White House lawyer has asked the company to stop "the unauthorised use of the President's

Hirohito's widow turns 91 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hirohito's widow turns 91 Nagako is second longest-Kving empress TOKYO The late Emperor Hirohito's widow, Empress Dowager Nagako, turned 91 yesterday, making her the second longest-living empress in Japanese history. The Empress Dowager spent the early afternoon hearing recitations of greeting poems and receiving gifts from members of the royal

Londoners will drink to this [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Londoners will drink to this picture. Thames Water engineers carrying oat final preparations on Thursday before the 80-km London water-ring main, supplying six million Londoners, Is filled with drinking water. The tunnel, Britain's longest, runs in a continuous loop around the capital. Reuter

Gas row threatens N-pact between Russia and Ukraine [ARTICLE]

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Gas row threatens N-pact between Russia and Ukraine Fuel cut may halt disarmament: Kravchuk 'lf, tomorrow, factories come to a halt in Ukraine, and this is a reality if there is no gas, what carrying out of commitments can be spoken of?' Mr Kravchuk. MOSCOW Ukraine's fulfilment of nuclear disarmament

Crisis in Russia as men's life expectancy plunges to 60 [ARTICLE]

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Crisis in Russia as men's life expectancy plunges to 60 MOSCOW Russia faces a population crisis that even optimists said would take a generation to reverse. Life expectancy of men had plummeted to 60 years, Russian and Western demographers said. That means that men in Indonesia, the Philippines and parts

Alarming figures [ARTICLE]

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Alarming figures THE decline in Russia's population began in 1991, when deaths exceeded births by 207,000. That year, according to Labour Ministry statistics, fewer than 40 of the country's 79 regional districts registered more deaths than births. But in 1992, the figure was put at 44 districts, and by last

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Tap water may stop running in Bangkok: Expert [ARTICLE]

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Tap water may stop running in Bangkok: Expert Supply 'ends in June if no rain falls' The Metropolitan Waterworks Authority has cut down tap-water production, resulting in certain urban areas running short of water. The agency has advised city residents to find big containers to store water because the supply

Bangkok residents go to the polls [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bangkok residents go to the polls Battle for city, district council seats seen as test for top parties BANGKOK Bangkok voters went to the polls yesterday to elect city and district councils after a campaign which saw partners in the national government coalition battling each other for supremacy. The Democrat

29 die in minibus mishap [ARTICLE]

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29 die in minibus mishap JAKARTA An overcrowded minibus plunged into a lake here yesterday morning, killing 29 passengers and injuring 16. The speeding minibus, serving Northern and Central Jakarta, fell into the five-me-tre-deep Sunter lake, said Sergeant Suyitno of the Jakarta Police Command. The bus driver escaped and was

Oil spilled into Thai gulf after tanker-ship collision [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Oil spilled into Thai gulf after tanker-ship collision BANGKOK About 400,000 litres of diesel fuel spilled into the sea yesterday 5 km off Thailand's eastern Sri Racha coast after a chartered oil tanker and an unidentified cargo ship collided. Commenting on the extent of the spill in the Gulf of

Thai minister seeks enlarged S-E Asia forum [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Thai minister seeks enlarged S-E Asia forum BANGKOK Thai Foreign Minister Prasong Soonsiri had called for a 10-member forum grouping all states in South-east Asia and Indochina for better co-operation and regional development, The Nation daily reported yesterday. Squadron Leader Prasong told local reporters that he had suggested the forum

Pledge to act on torture report [ARTICLE]

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Pledge to act on torture report JAKARTA Indonesian Police chief General Banurusman has promised to act against police officials found guilty of torturing defendants into confessing to the murder of a labour activist. "Please report it to the disciplinary unit and I guarantee that we will certainly take action if

Oil find makes talks urgent [ARTICLE]

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Oil find makes talks urgent PHNOM PENH A senior Cambodian government official has called for urgent talks with Thailand to settle the issue of the two country's maritime boundaries following the discovery of local offshore oil. On Jan 17, a Japanese consortium, Kampek, struck oil in Block One in the

Abri vows to improve its political role [ARTICLE]

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Abri vows to improve its political role Paul Jacob Main challenge is to increase quality of participation, says military chief By Jakarta Correspondent JAKARTA Armed forces (Abri) chief Feisal Tanjung has pledged to improve the quality of the military's participation in the political process. He explained that this would be

Jakarta crowd burns flag of Israel at massacre protest [ARTICLE]

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Jakarta crowd burns flag of Israel at massacre protest PAUL JACOB dfddf PKMS blasts Hebron massacre THE Singapore Malays National Organisation (PKMS) condemned the Hebron massacre of Palestinians as an act of cowardice in a statement issued on Saturday. It said that the act was especially offensive as it was

Funds for Bosnian office in Jakarta [ARTICLE]

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Funds for Bosnian office in Jakarta JAKARTA An Indonesian committee for Bosnia and a leading Muslim organisation had pledged financial support for Bosnian Muslims to set up a representative unit in Jakarta, the official Antara news agency said yesterday. "To facilitate communication between Indonesia and Bosnia, it would be best

TRYING HIS LUCK [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TRYING HIS LUCK picture. A lame lottery vendor caught in an acrobatic position while trying to cross the fence of the Thai Finance Ministry during a protest on Wednesday. He was among a group of disabled lottery sellers who were protesting at the ministry in Bangkok, for a better system

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FOCUS: KL-LONDON ROW

KL to probe whether 'insiders' involved [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KL to probe whether 'insiders' involved TELUK INTAN (Perak) The Home Affairs Ministry would investigate whether Malaysians in the country had instigated the British media to report on the alleged corruption of Malaysian government leaders, its Deputy Minister Datuk Megat Junid Megat Ayub said here. He said he believed "insiders"

UK's Sunday Times calls for retaliation [ARTICLE]

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UK's Sunday Times calls for retaliation r LONDON The Sunday Times newspaper, whose reporting anI gered Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir MojSamad into punishing British :^rms, dropped its attempts to patch up the damaging row and called on London to hit back. v In a front-page editorial headlined, Stop grovelling and

KL confident British tourists will still come [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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KL confident British tourists will still come THE Malaysian government has expressed confidence that the number of British tourists to Malaysia will not drop following its decision not to award new contracts to British companies. Culture, Arts and Tourism Minister Datuk Sabbaruddin Chik said in Kuala Lumpur on Thursday that

Many countries ready to take – Britain's j trading place, says Rafidah [ARTICLE]

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Many countries ready to take Britain's j trading place, says Rafidah IPOH (Perak) Many countries would fle ready to supply Malaysia's needs if Britain banned trade and investment in retaliation for the Malaysian government's decision not to award contracts to British companies Datuk Seri Rafidah Aziz said. The International Trade

Equipment overcharged? Not true, says Najib [ARTICLE]

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Equipment overcharged? Not true, says Najib PORT KLANG (Selangor) Defence Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak has dismissed allegations that Malaysia had been overcharged for defence equipment bought from Britain, saying the issue was in fact created by people who failed to secure the contracts. He said these people, dissatisfied

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KL studies defence pact with Manila [ARTICLE]

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KL studies defence pact with Manila PORT KLANG (Selangor) Malaysia said yesterday that it was studying whether to make a bilateral defence pact with the Philippines that would be modelled ajong Kuala Lumpur's arrangements with the other Asean members. Defence Minister Datuk Sari Najib Tun Razak said the study was

JUnr to build 8,000 low-cost homes for poor [ARTICLE]

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JUnr to build 8,000 low-cost homes for poor JOHOR BARU About 8,000 low-cost houses will be built ia Johor Baru this year under the state government's programme to provide homes for the poor, according to Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The Mentri Besar said here that two sites on the outskirts

Refuse disposal may go private [ARTICLE]

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Refuse disposal may go private KUALA LUMPUR The Housing and Local Government Ministry is studying the feasibility of privatising garbage collection and disposal nationwide. Minister Datuk Dr Ting Chew Pen said yesterday the study was agreed upon at the conference of mentals besar and chief ministers on Friday. He said

Housewife swallows pin [ARTICLE]

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Housewife swallows pin DUNGUN (Terengganu) A teenage housewife was rushed to hospital on Saturday after swallowing a pin accidentally while sewing clothes for Hari Raya at her house in Bandar Al-Muktaf i Billah Shah, about 50 km from here. An X-ray taken of Atikah Zainal, 17, at the Dungun Hospital

Malaysians 'Would soon catchup with S. Koreans' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Malaysians 'Would soon catchup with S. Koreans' KUALA LUMPUR The purchasing power of Malaysians is 8 per cent behind that of the South Koreans and 19 per cent behind that of the Taiwanese, according to Deputy Minister of International Trade and Industry Chua Jui Meng. Speaking to reporters after addressing

Equestrian sports get a jump start [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Equestrian sports get a jump start KUALA LUMPUR The first batch of 45 performance horses and ponies purchased from Australia will start their "duties" next week when they are released from quarantine. Once assigned to the various riding schools and equestrian centres in the country, the horses will be used

Malaysia plans to set up blood centre [ARTICLE]

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Malaysia plans to set up blood centre THE Malaysian Health Ministry is plannef. to set up a national blood-service centre w upgrade blood-handling and blood-transfusiofc! services in the country. The official Bernama news agency yesterday quoted the minister, Datuk Lee Kim Sal, as saying that the proposed centre would handle

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Only 12 in 100 people use libraries regularly [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Only 12 in 100 people use libraries regularly Recommendations of Library 2000 Review Committee Survey also finds they are not accessible enough ONLY 12 in every 100 Singaporeans use the public libraries regularly, according to a survey commissioned by the National Library two years ago. Many people also feel that

A peek at the library of the future [ARTICLE]

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A peek at the library of the future IF THE recommendations of the Library 2000 Review Committee are implemented, libraries will be much more than a place to borrow books or take the children for an hour of storytelling. With computer link-ups and expanded databases, this is what it could

Need for more nurses a reason for generous pay rises: Ministry [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Need for more nurses a reason for generous pay rises: Ministry THE need to recruit more nurses was cited by the Health Ministry as one reason for what it called the generous salary increases for the nursing service. Under a new three-year wage agreement, nurses will receive an average pay

12 nabbed for gambling in hotel room [ARTICLE]

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12 nabbed for gambling in hotel room TWELVE men were arrested on Saturday for gambling in a room at the Hotel Equatorial. A police spokesman said yesterday that officers from the Tanglin Police Division carried out the raid after receiving a tip-off that there were people gambling in the hotel

Doctors dispel myths about fungal infection at forum [ARTICLE]

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Doctors dispel myths about fungal infection at forum ABOUT 700 Singaporeans paid $5 each to spend their Sunday afternoon watching slides of skin infections. They were at a public forum on fungal infection organised by the National Skin Centre at the Mandarin Hotel yesterday. The talk conducted concurrently in both

Adventurers resource centre to be opened [ARTICLE]

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Adventurers resource centre to be opened dfdffd ADVENTURE-SEEKERS will soon be able to go to a new, one-stop resource centre which will help them plan their trips to the Asean region and Nepal. Making this possible is a $10,000 grant from the National Youth Council's Youth Development Fund (YDF). The

Women's help 'critical to economy, family values' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Women's help 'critical to economy, family values' HOME Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng paid tribute to women yesterday when he joined some 85 of them for high tea and a karaoke session to commemorate International Women's Day. The party, held at the Amara Hotel, was organised by the PAP Bishan

No GST on fees at Braddell Heights PAP kindergartens [ARTICLE]

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No GST on fees at Braddell Heights PAP kindergartens ALL four PAP kindergartens in Braddell Heights have decided not to charge the 3 per cent Goods and Services Tax on their students' fees. About 1,000 students will benefit from the move, which was announced by the MP for the ward,

Ties with US 'won't be hit by sentence on teen' [ARTICLE]

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Ties with US 'won't be hit by sentence on teen' HOME Affairs Minister Wong Kan Seng said yesterday that he did not think Singapore's relations with the United States would deteriorate over the court decision here to sentence American teenager Michael Peter Fay to jail, caning and a fine for

Workers' Party holds election amidst signs of discontent [ARTICLE]

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Workers' Party holds election amidst signs of discontent THE Workers' Party yesterday held its biennial election after two years amidst signs of internal differences. The results have not been disclosed, and will only be known in "a few days", said assistant secre-tary-general Low Thia Khiang. The party will then either

Peak-season airfares to London, Europe to go up [ARTICLE]

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Peak-season airfares to London, Europe to go up Rav Dhaliwal •y i don't mind paying the extra but I dislike the idea of minimum fares being set by an airline grouping. Fares should be left to market forces and not be set for all airlines and travel agents to follow.'

Handicapped show the way to fund-raising [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Handicapped show the way to fund-raising MORE than 200 disabled and abled people were at Marina Park early yesterday (or a morning exercise with a difference. They were taking part in the Handicaps Welfare Association's annual Wheel, Walk or Jog. The participants showed up as early as 8.30 am: some

Special Hari Raya edition of Mendaki newsletter [ARTICLE]

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Special Hari Raya edition of Mendaki newsletter THE Malay self-he'p group Mendaki has produced a magazine version of its newsletter for the Hari Raya season. The special issue of Aspirasi aims to build rapport between Mendaki and the Malay/Muslim community, said a statement from Mendaki on Friday. It also sets

New division allows courts to focus on juvenile delinquency [ARTICLE]

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New division allows courts to focus on juvenile delinquency THE new Juvenile Court Division will allow the courts to concentrate on young offenders and give them more privacy. Since the beginning of this year, Juvenile Court 53 has been operating at the Subordinate Courts (Civil Division) in Paterson Road. The

Dead woman at ECP is fourth hit-and-run victim [ARTICLE]

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Dead woman at ECP is fourth hit-and-run victim A 37-YEAR-OLD woman, believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run accident, was found dead along the East Coast Parkway early yesterday morning. She was the fourth hit-and-run accident victim in barely a month. Police said they received a call at 5.58

SGH offers screening for nose cancer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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SGH offers screening for nose cancer Incidence of nose cancer (per 100,010 population) Male Chinese: 18.1 Female Chinese: 7.9 Male Malays: 4.0 Female Malays: 1.5 Male Indians: 8.3 Female Indians: I.S PEOPLE can now go for a comprehensive examination for nose cancer in the first such screening programme in Singapore.

Income tax software goes on sale today [ARTICLE]

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Income tax software goes on sale today THE Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore's income tax software will be on sale from today. Intax 1994, for use on IBMcompatible computers only, is available in BVI inch or s'« inch diskettes. Costing $10 each, the diskettes are available at Iras, Taxpayer Service

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Fleeing suspect jumps from flat [ARTICLE]

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Fleeing suspect jumps from flat A SUSPECTED drug addict died yesterday when he apparently leapt out of his flat during a police raid on his flat in Block 44, Beo Crescent at about 5.50 am. Mr Lee Meng Lai, 26, was found lying at the bottom of his block minutes

Two die, one hurt in road accidents [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Two die, one hurt in road accidents TWO men died and another was seriously hurt in separate road accidents. Mr Wong Kok Seng, 61, died on Saturday after he was hit by a taxi while cycling in Toa Payoh. He was taken to the Tan Tock Seng Hospital but died

Donations exceed $200,000 [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Donations exceed $200,000 MORE than $200,000 has been collected from the Hari Raya Aidilfitri charity boxes. Members of the public can still make donations at the collection centres at Tanjong Katong Complex, Perses Hari Raya Bazaar and Joo Chiat Complex. Besides the main collection centres at the Geylang Serai /Kampong

Sweet success [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Sweet success Yeo Hwee Yng Tuition from self-help groups pushes borderline pupils over the top By 'Now, I have a choice of going to a junior college, and I'll really work at giving university a shot.' Muhammad Raime, 16, a former Tanjong Katong Secondary student who improved his grades in

Teenagers use satellite signals to pilot boat to Sisters Islands [ARTICLE]

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Teenagers use satellite signals to pilot boat to Sisters Islands THREE teenagers used a pa-perback-sized receiver to guide a motorboat to the Sisters Islands. They did it without touching the modern radar equipment, charts and other navigational aids in the vessel's bridge. Miss Cindy Quek, 16, Mr Tan Eng Chuan,

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Get out or be left out [ARTICLE]

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Get out or be left out ON RECENT visits to India and China, and again in Vietnam last week, Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong has been consistent about one theme: Singaporean businessmen must get out there quick. Vietnam, he reckoned, could become a tiger cub in 10 to 15 years

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"We cannot look into the future without remembering the past 9 Steven Spielberg, director of Schindler's List. "Welcome to my little house. In Texas, we always use that adjective because sorely someone else will have a bigger house. 1 American pianist Van Cliburn. "If we get a correction that lasts

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Why Israel sees peace as a necessity [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Why Israel sees peace as a necessity Asad Latif Peace in the Middle East By Jewish settlements in the occupied territories dfdfdffd 'Jews want to live in a Jewish-majority state. N Judea and Samaria are annexed, Arabs may become a majority in Israel.' Mr Emmanuel Zisman, an MP from the

Russian bear may soon claw its way back to an empire [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Russian bear may soon claw its way back to an empire Jacquet Attali By PARIS Never has the world been so close to nuclear war. Never before has a key actor in the balance of terror been so humiliated, disrupted and disinherited as Russia is today. Russia is poised to

US, Japan must surmount their trade disagreements [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US, Japan must surmount their trade disagreements This comment is adapted from an open letter to President Bill Clinton and Prime Minister Morihiro Hosokawa from the US-Japan Study Group of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The 16 signers are Stephen W. Bosworth (chairman), Morton I. Abramowitz, Barry Bosworth, Harold

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No major reason for concern over drug [LETTER+ILLUSTRATION]

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No major reason for concern over drug Septrin controversy UK deaths recorded through normal reporting system I REFER to The Straits Times article headlined "S'pore won't rush to ban drug that killed 100 in UK" (ST, March 1) and The New Paper article headlined "Cold drug caused death" (TNP, Feb

CPF investment tracking system is more complex [LETTER]

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CPF investment tracking system is more complex I REFER to the letter, "Use housing scheme system to track CPF investment accounts" by Toh Choon Swee (ST, Feb 25). The Central Provident Fund Board already uses a similar system to track the use of CPF savings for the housing and investment

Why do NSmen have to risk lives this way? [LETTER]

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Why do NSmen have to risk lives this way? I REFER to your article headlined "Walking made safer at Portsdown Road" (ST, March 4). I am an expatriate and have been living in Singapore for almost four years. During that time, my children have attended the Tanglin Trust primary school

Inquiry fee $5 since 1991 [LETTER]

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Inquiry fee $5 since 1991 I REFER to the letter "Will Singapore Post justify rise in inquiry fee?" by Mr Denis Distant (ST, March 4). We confirm that there has been no increase in the enquiry fee to $5 since Jan 1, 1991 when the fee was last revised. The

ROV ought to act against m-cycles modified illegally [LETTER]

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ROV ought to act against m-cycles modified illegally OF LATE, I have been very disturbed to note that there has been a sharp increase in the number of motorcycles with illegal modifications. For instance, it is a common sight these days to see many motorcycles with raised seats, which are

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SPORTS

Zarinah aiming to be a female 'Rambo' [ARTICLE]

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Zarinah aiming to be a female Rambo' Thomas Koh BADMINTON By Swedish Open 1992: Lost in second round to Denmark's Pernille Nedergaard 2-11, 8-11. 1993: Lost in second round to Indonesia's Yuni Kartika 3-11, 5-11. All-England 1992: Lost to England's Tanya Grove 2-11, 7-11 in the qualifying rounds. 1993: Lost

Unfavourable draw for Malaysia [ARTICLE]

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Unfavourable draw for Malaysia fddffdfd THOMAS CUP Group A: Indonesia, China, Sweden, Finland. Group 6: Denmark, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand. ÜBER CUP Group A: South Korea, China, Russia, Japan. Group B: Indonesia, Denmark, Sweden, Thailand. MALAYSIA faces an uphill task in its defence of badminton's Thomas Cup during the Mio&l

Geylang looking good despite new-look squad [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Geylang looking good despite new-look squad SOCCER GEYLANG International, which has won the domestic Premier League for the last Six seasons, should be in the cunning for its seventh when the new season kicks off in three weeks' time. Malaysian Premier League team Penang had to fight tooth and nail

Pakistanis walk off as bowler is hit on head [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pakistanis walk off as bowler is hit on head CRICKET AUCKLAND (New Zealand) Pakistan scored a 36-run victory over New Zealand in the second limited-overs cricket international at Eden Park for a 2-0 lead in the fivematch series, but it was marred by a brief but dramatic walkoff by the

SPORT Update

Singapore wins again [ARTICLE]

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Singapore wins again Singapore scored its fourth victory in as many matches in its tour of Australia, edging out an uncompromising Gold Coast Selection 3-2 in Surfers Paradise yesterday. Coach Ken Worden was pleased with the team, which fielded reserves Lee Man Hon, Ishamudin Bharoocha (strikers) and Saswadimata Dasuki (right

South Africa on top [ARTICLE]

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South Africa on top An unbroken third-wicket partnership of 126 between Hansie Cronje and Kepler Wessels steered South Africa's cricketers into a powerful position against Australia at tea on the third day of the First Test in Johannesburg yesterday. They took South Africa to 249-2 in their second innings. To

Aubrey's Indian Open title [ARTICLE]

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Aubrey's Indian Open title American Emlyn Aubrey fired a two-under-par 70 to win the Indian Open golf tournament in Calcutta yesterday. He finished on 285, a stroke in front of compatriot Brandt Jobe who also finished with a 70. Final scores: 285 Emlyn Aubrey (US) 69 70 76 70 281

Happy ending for overall champ ACJC [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Happy ending for overall champ ACJC Lee Yulin ATHLETICS By SAAA SAYS SORP V 'We will be writing a letter to RGS to apologise for the error. And we want to congratulate ACJC for its performance. We do not want this type of situation to come up again. We will

Sampras survives high quality clash [ARTICLE]

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Sampras survives high quality clash with the 6-3, 3-6, 6-4 victory in lhr 55min. In the final, the American will face lOth-seeded Czech Petr Korda, who needed just 66 minutes to dispose of unseeded American Aaron Krickstein 6-4, 6-4. The 14th-ranked Korda used his powerful, yet crafty left-handed serve to

Top seed Graf struggles in s-final [ARTICLE]

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Top seed Graf struggles in s-final DELRAY BEACH (Florida) Steffi Graf advanced to the final of the US$4OO,OOO ($640,000) Virginia Slims of Florida on Saturday with a surprisingly close 7-5, 6-4 victory over Czech Helena Sukova. Graf, the top seed and world's No. 1 player, has not lost a match

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS ATHLETICS Malnlchl hit. Marathon: 1 Kenichi Suzuki (Jpn) 2hr llmln ssec I Hiroshi Tako (Jpn) 211:35 S Weislaw Perszke (Pol) 2:11:52 4 Shinji Kawashima (Jpn) 2:11:53 S Johannes Amaramane (SA) 2:12:10 < Toshiaki Kurabayashi (Jpn) 2:12.33. Indovr C'snlpa at Georgia (US ulew stated) Winners only: Men's Mm:

Torrence sets US indoor 200m mark [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Torrence sets US indoor 200m mark ATLANTA Gwen Torrence won the women's 60 metres dash and set a United States record of 22.745ec in the 200ra at the Mobil Indoor Track and Field Championships on Saturday. Torrence, competing in front of a hometown crowd of 19,080 in the Georgia Dome,

New Fifa rule allows three substitutes [ARTICLE]

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New Fifa rule allows three substitutes Referees at the World Cup will also be able to act on a special Fifa instruction to automatically send off any player who tackles from behind. Fifa's general secretary Sepp Blatter said: "This is one of the most important steps forward for the future

Chelsea's Peacock strikes again to destroy United [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chelsea's Peacock strikes again to destroy United English Premier League LONDON Gavin Peacock, scorer for Chelsea in Manchester United's only previous defeat in the English Premier League this season, repeated the feat on Saturday as his side stunned the league leader 1-0 at Old Trafford. Chelsea handed United its only

Anderson shoots in double for Marseille's victory [ARTICLE]

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Anderson shoots in double for Marseille's victory EUROPEAN ROUND-UP PARIS Brazilian striker Anderson da Silva scored twice to help Marseille to a hard-fought 3-2 home win over lowly Lille in the French League on Saturday. Anderson, who joined last year on loan from Swiss side Servette after Marseille was forced

SOCCER SHORTS [ARTICLE]

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SOCCER SHORTS Tycoon Fergus McCann, who rescued Scottish club Celtic from the brink of financial ruin, on Saturday promised the club's fans a more open administration. The To-ronto-based millionaire takes over as chief executive today following the boardroom coup which saw the removal of directors Chris White, Michael Kelly and

RESULTS AND TABLES [ARTICLE]

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RESULTS AND TABLES BELGIAN DIV ONE Beveren 3 Ghent 1, Mechelen 0 Cercle Brugge 4, Molenbeek 0 Antwerp 1, Genk 2 Waregem 1, Charleroi 1 Lierse 0, Standard Liege 0 Ostend 0. ENGLISH PREMIER Blackburn 2 (Wilcox 17th. Sherwood 65th) Liverpool I. Attendance: 21,831. Everton I (Preki 40th, Stuart 61st)

Jansher seeks revenge [ARTICLE]

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Jansher seeks revenge SQUASH FARO (Portugal) Pakistan's world squash champion Jansher Khan should have the chance to settle at least one score at the Portuguese Open here this week. The man who has dominated the world circuit for the past three years could have a rematch with Scottish champion Peter

SPORT IN SHORT

Scherbo still unbeatable [ARTICLE]

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Scherbo still unbeatable Vitaly Scherbo of Belarus retained his men's title whtje Dominique Dawes dethroned fellow-American Shannon Miller in the women's event at the American Cup gymnaptics meeting in Orlando, Florida, on Saturday. Scherbo struggled but toQk advantage of a mistake by American John Roethlisberger to win wtth 57.075 points.

Andrade on hot streak [ARTICLE]

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Andrade on hot streak American golfer Billy Andrade started his third round with a bang and then relied on some hot putting to post a six-under-par 66 on Saturday for a two-stroke lead going into the final round of the Doral Open in Miami. Andrade holed a 25-metre pitch for

Queensland breaks jinx [ARTICLE]

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Queensland breaks jinx Queensland returned to its winning ways on Saturday with a lacklustre 11-6 rugby victory against host Buenos Aires a result tbet nevertheless left coach John Connolly satisfied. With seven minutes remaining and scores level, winger Damian Smith received a pass from flanker Illie Tabua and ran in

Japan back on the throne [ARTICLE]

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Japan back on the throne Japan has regained the Aston men's softball crown, thrashing defending champion the Philippines 1-0 in the final of the fifth Asian championship in Manila. Pitcher Nobunori Nishimura threw a one-Kltrer and struck out nine batters in the six-innning contest at Rizal Stadium on Saturday to

Colbert breaks own record [ARTICLE]

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Colbert breaks own record Golfer Jim Colbert broke his own PGA Senior Tour 36-hcfle record by shooting a six-under-par 64 on Saturday, giving him a four-shot lead heading into the final round of the Seniors GTE West Classic in Ojai, California. On the heels of his 62 In Friday's first

La Hoya wins on knockout [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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La Hoya wins on knockout Oscar De La Hoya (above), who looks just as dominating as a pro as he did whea, he was America's lone gold medallist at the 1.992 Olympics, won his first title on Saturday with I a lOth-round knockout of Jimmi Bredahl in Los Angeles. De

Toney keeps IBF title [ARTICLE]

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Toney keeps IBF title Unbeaten James Toney retained his International Boxing Federation super middleweight title on Saturday with a fourth-round knockout of previously undefeated Tim Littles in Los Angeles. Toney, cut badly above his left eye by a head butt in the third round, knocked Littles down before the round

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i TODAY'S EVENTS I NETBALL: Schools Sooth Zone C and B Division 3rd placings and finals (Methodist Girls School, 3pm). WATER POLO: National Schools B Division (Catholic High School, 1.30pm).

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OBITUARIES

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths TAN KOON SENG AGE: 81 patted away peacefully on 6th March 1994 Wile: Ng Mui Gek Sons: Daughters-in-law: Tan Lye Huat Koh Hee Noi Tftn Lye Chye 800 Seok Chin Tan Lye Boon Lee Meng Choo Tan Lye Hock Tan Lai Hua Richard Ladda Pradsongserm Tan

850 Deaths 850 Deaths [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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850 Deaths 850 Deaths FOO YING NAN AGE: 79 YRS. Ist wife of the late Mr. Lim Joo Han returned to be with The Lord on the 4th March 1994, leaving behind: 2nd Wife: Foo Mung Leng Daughter. Son-in-law: Lim Yie Mien Bernard Fung Cortege leaves 57, Jalan Mulia at

851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements 851 Acknowledgements Death separates us for a time; Christ will reunite us forever. The family of the late MR. WONG THONG CHENG wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to: Bishop Mrs. Ho Chee Sin, Rev. Dr. Mrs. Isaac Lim, Rev. Dr. Mrs. George Wan and Rev.

851 Acknowledgements [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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851 Acknowledgements The Family of The Late I MR.CHUAHAISON6 Departed on 2-3-94 wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all relatives, friends and colleagues for their kind attendance, assistance, condolences wreaths and donations during their recent bereavement.

852 Condolences [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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852 Condolences Our O*»p«Bt Sympathies Cendotenc— to th» Family of th» Lai* 3SG JASON LEE Always remembered by CO, Officer* a Craw Of RSS SEA DRAGON, ►public Of Singapore Nav

853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam 3rd Anniversary In Loving Memory ol TOH YOKE MENQ Departed 7 March 1991 Always remembered by husband Mr Joseph Yan. son Dr Peter Yan Chee Hong, daughter- Inlaw Linda Yan Slew Yen. daughter Susie Leung Son Ham, son-in-law Abraham Leung Kwan Ting St 5 grand children. In

853 In Memoriam [OBITUARY+ILLUSTRATION]

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853 In Memoriam IN LOVING MEMORY OF CHUA HIOK TONG Departed to God's everlasting kingdom on 7/3/92 Always remembered by wife, chlidren and grand -daughter. In Evertoetma, Memory P.V.K. NAM MB.BS.H. (India) L.M.R.S.H. (London) D«p«rt«<l 7.3.78 o— rty ml— d by tovd on—.

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854 Requiems ATHMASANTHI POOJA V. RETHENAM THEVER Age: 81 Departed on 21.2.94 16th day Prayers wttl be held on 7 3 94 tonight at the residence of Apt 81k 32, Dover Road #02.129 ATHMAtANTHI POOJA (MOTCHA DEEPAM) will be heM on 8.3.94 (Tueeday) 7.30pm el South •rtdge Road, Sri Mortem

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RACING/SPORTS

Fitting Crocodile gift for Aussie rider Mertens [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fitting Crocodile gift for Aussie rider Mertens Danny Khoo SINGAPORE RACING By THE aptly-named Noble Spirits provided visiting Mel-bourne-based hoop Peter Mertens with the perfect send-off present when he outstayed 17 rivals in the $128,000 Crocodile Challenge Trophy (Race 6) at Bukit Timah yesterday. Mertens, 26, who copped a three-day

YESTERDAY'S BUKIT TURF CLUB STEWARDS' REPORT [ARTICLE]

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YESTERDAY'S BUKIT TURF CLUB STEWARDS' REPORT RACE 1: Sole Investment (Au-Yeung) was withdrawn when found to have suffered abrasions to the croup. Apprentice Vincent (Daybreak II) was warned by the starter for disobeying instructions. Daybreak II lugged in on jumping. Shortly after, he hung in and tightened Hattrick Hero (apprentice

Kway none the worse after fall [ARTICLE]

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Kway none the worse after fall TAN THEAN LOON IT LOOKED a serious fall but jockey Moses Kway was just badly shaken after being dislodged from Shen Feng in Race 3 at Bukit Timah yesterday. He was declared unfit to ride by the club's doctor and had to forego his

YESTERDAY'S BUKIT TIMAH RACE RESULTS [ARTICLE]

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YESTERDAY'S BUKIT TIMAH RACE RESULTS RACE 1 RES TERMS DIV 2 1,200m 7 MADEAMILLKJN 57 c 54.5 (9-5) Lee (2) 1 1 1 I CHIN YIT CHIEN 57 (6613) Saimee (13) 3 2 2 4 GOLDEN TRUST 57 (14-5) Santos (12) 2 3 3 Others in finishing order: Forever Friend

Elwood's late penalty rescues Ireland [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Elwood's late penalty rescues Ireland RUGBY UNION Five-Nations Championship DUBLIN Eric Elwood ended Ireland's sixmatch losing sequence against Scotland on Saturday but he should have done better than earn his side a 6-6 draw in a Five-Nations' Championship rugby union match. The normally prolific fly-half landed just one kick from

Manning stars for Atlanta [ARTICLE]

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Manning stars for Atlanta BASKETBALL: NBA ATLANTA Danny Manning continued to pay quick dividends for Atlanta as he rcwe to the occasion on both ends of the court in the final seconds to lift the Hawks to a 90-88 win over Indiana Pacers in a National Basketball Association game on

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MONEY

Taiwan lifts stock market's ceiling on foreign investment [ARTICLE]

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Taiwan lifts stock market's ceiling on foreign investment TAIPEI Taiwan's stock market will receive a moderate boost from a higher ceiling on foreign investment, but the reform is unlikely to ignite a major bull run in the near term, analysts said. "To some extent the market had anticipated the news

Shanghai to have more branches overseas [ARTICLE]

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Shanghai to have more branches overseas Sunny Goh By in Shanghai SHANGHAI will develop its own "external wing" this year by setting up a number of major overseas group companies to invest in foreign markets. A new corporate firm will be set up in Europe, with other Shanghai branches in

VISA VIES FOR VIETNAM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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VISA VIES FOR VIETNAM A Visa card Advertising billboard dominates the skyline In Ho Chi Mlnh City yesterday. After the lifting of the United States trade embargo of Vietnam, Visa and other international credit cards such as American have been Express to get their share of the new market. AFP

Canberra expects strong pick-up [ARTICLE]

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Canberra expects strong pick-up SYDNEY Official forecasts for Australian economic growth in 1993/94, upgraded only last month, may need to be raised again because of recent strong economic data, Australian Treasurer Mr Ralph Willis said. However, he played down financial market concerns that the strong pick-up could push up inflation.

Chinese forex swap centres link up [ARTICLE]

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Chinese forex swap centres link up BEIJING Five Chinese foreign exchange swap markets began co-ordinated trading last week, it was reported Sunday, as a senior banking official said tight control would continue under the new system. The linking on Tuesday of foreign exchange swap centres in Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Hangzhou

MONEY WORLD

China law for Taiwan investors [ARTICLE]

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China law for Taiwan investors BEIJING China has passed a law protecting the rights of Taiwan investors on the mainland in a bid to promote further economic exchanges with the rival island, the People's Daily reported yesterday. The law, passed at a National People's Congress standing committee session on Saturday,

Philippine foreign funds slip [ARTICLE]

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Philippine foreign funds slip MANILA Foreign direct equity investments in the Philippines slipped by 0.02 per cent to U*****.94 million (Sssls million) in 1993, continuing a two-year trend, the Central Bank said yesterday. Bank data shows a sharp decline in investment from the country's two major trading partners, the United

Motorola, IDO plan phone deal [ARTICLE]

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Motorola, IDO plan phone deal TOKYO United-States-based electronic equipment maker Motorola Inc and Japanese cellular telephone service provider Nippon Idou Tsushin Corp (IDO) are close to agreement on a plan for increasing Motorola's access to Japan's cellular telephone market, the English-language Daily Yomiuri said yesterday. The paper cited unnamed IDO

Chinese oil imports up in Jan [ARTICLE]

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Chinese oil imports up in Jan BEIJING China, widely expected to become a net oil importer this year, saw its imports surge in January over a year earlier, customs statistics show. Crude oil imports rose a year-on-year 454 per cent to 480,000 tonnes in January. Crude exports fell 71.6 per

Shanghai, Shenyang in tie-up [ARTICLE]

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Shanghai, Shenyang in tie-up SHANGHAI Computerised trading between the Shanghai Stock Exchange and the Shenyang securities trading centre will begin today, Shanghai Securities News reported. The Shenyang trading centre will in effect become a remote trading floor of the Shanghai market with members directly executing buy and sell orders via

Surge in part-time, temporary workers gives firms flexibility [ARTICLE]

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Surge in part-time, temporary workers gives firms flexibility Carolyn Eng By DEMAND for temporary and part-time workers has risen by about 20 per cent a year for the past three years and this increase is likely to continue, several employment agencies said. There are currently 30,000 to 50,000 temporary and

Jin Xing invests $40m in distripark [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Jin Xing invests $40 m in distripark Sophisticated warehouse is equipped with state-of-the-art technology LOCAL enterprise, the Jin Xing group, which held a ground-break-ing ceremony for its new $40 million Clementi West Distripark yesterday, is poised to penetrate the China and regional markets. The family-owned business group, which provides a

Cola competition 'cooler' but not lacking fizz [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Cola competition 'cooler' but not lacking fizz Wan Li Seow By Singapore does not really have a cola war. Coke and Pepsi have carved out different market niches for themselves, while their target groups are also quite different. COLA giants, Coke and Pepsi, have carried on their longrunning "cola-war" into

National IT awards open for nominations [ARTICLE]

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National IT awards open for nominations NOMINATIONS for the biennial National IT Awards are open today. The National Computer Board said the aim of the awards was to recognise organisations which have adopted information technology successfully. These organisations can serve as role models for others to emulate. "Organisations can make

CURRENCY REVIEW

US$ correction is not over yet [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US$ correction is not over yet THE upward correction in prices is not over yet. The greenback is still trying to probe the upside for resistance even after it breached the psychological 1.5800-support level momentarily last Wednesday. However the upward correction is sluggish and therefore, may be limited to the

Ringgit needs price dip [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Ringgit needs price dip THE ringgit spent the week moving in a very tight 57.94 to 58.3 sideways range. What it needs to do next to consolidate the intermediate bottom formation is to make a slight price dip to the 57.6 to 57.4 area for fresh support to come into

Yen shows bearish trend [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Yen shows bearish trend THE yen's uptrend is experiencing some difficulty. The weakness in the yen on Friday, as a result of the Bank of Japan's intervention, caused a slide in price to 1.5062 against the local unit after it had traded higher in the middle of the week. A

Pound may shift course [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Pound may shift course £HE THE sterling may not have traded sharply higher last week but it did carve out a price tilt that could eventually pull it upwards away from the 2.3600-level, to prevent resistance from developing there. While there is not any immediate bullish reading, last week's price

A$ plunges downwards [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A$ plunges downwards THE bears eventually won the tug-of-war to send prices sharply lower to a low of 1.1081 by mid week, a fall of more than three cents from the previous week's close. The Australian dollar is preparing for a bigger fall but this is only possible after a

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON Friday March 4 Pence Argyll 250 6 Bass 529 -3 Coats Viyella 257 1 Dixons 212 4/8 -1 Great Portland Est 237 unch Harrisons Crosfields .201 +4 Pearson 695 32 Racal Electronics 223 2 Royal Bk Of Scotland 430 4/8 4/8 Scottish a Newcastle 559 +13 Siebe 619 19

NEW YORK [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK Friday March 4 US$ ATT 513/8 1/8 Alcan Aluminium 23 6/8 2/8 Allegheny Int 26 6/8 unch Allied Signal 77 3/8 1 3/8 Amax 25 5/8 -1/8 Amer Cyanamicl 44 7/8 1/8 Amer Elec Pwr 33 5/8 4/8 Amer Express 28 4/8 unch Amer Home Prod 59 3/8

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY Friday March 4 Centa AMCOR 962 -26 Aberfoyle 431 -9 Ampol Exploration 385 -2 Arnotts 998 -2 Ashton Mining 275 3 Australia NZ Bank 492 -14 Australian Consollda 45 unch Australian National 236 -4 BTR Nylex 319 -1 Boral 419 -3 Bougainville Cooper 97 -3 Brambles Industries 1394 -24

OVERSEAS MARKETS WEEKLY ROUND-UP

Cautious trading seen in week of heavy selling in KL [ARTICLE]

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Cautious trading seen in week of heavy selling in KL BEARISH overseas sentiments coupled with an absence of fresh leads prompted investors to dump their stockholdings last week. The daily scenario was almost the same: gains chalked up in morning sessions were trimmed in the afternoon as market players took

HONGKONG [ARTICLE]

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HONGKONG HONGKONG share prices fell 1.8 per cent in a week of cautious trading due to concerns over US interest rate rises, with the Hang Seng Index losing 182.06 points to close the week's trading at 9,918.19 on Friday. Average daily turnover amounted to HK$5.2 billion, down from the previous

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO SHARE prices closed the week higher on the Tokyo Stock Exchange after bobbing on movements in the bond and foreign exchange markets. The Nikkei Stock Average of 225 leading issues finished at 19,997.20 points, up 0.8 per cent from 19,803.38 a week earlier. The Tokyo Price Index of all

LONDON [ARTICLE]

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LONDON LONDON share prices fell slightly over the week, having regained most of the ground lost in two days of sharp decline, and finished 3.2 points lower on the Financial Times-Stock Exchange 100-Share Index. The 100-share index closed at 3,278, just short of last week's 3,281.2. The narrower Financial Times

BANGKOK [ARTICLE]

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BANGKOK THE Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) Index fell 60.29 points (4.2 per cent) during a week of continued lacklustre trading to close at 1,359.25, investors kept cautious by local and off-shore events. The average trading volume was extremely thin, with just 69.7 million shares changing hands, compared with 89.9

JAKARTA [ARTICLE]

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JAKARTA THE majority of share prices on the Jakarta Stock Exchange (JSE) remained stagnant last week or fell as pressure to sell continued to dominate the market. The JSE index continued its slide for the fourth consecutive week, closing at 521.377 on Friday compared with 547.513 a week ago. The

NEW YORK [ARTICLE]

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NEW YORK FORGET inflation, rebounding interest rates, trade tension with Tokyo and political upheaval abroad. Never mind that many investment gurus agree that the stock market has bumped up against a range of such bearish obstacles destined to hold it back. Put aside the prevailing wisdom on Wall Street about

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY AUSTRALIAN shares dropped to a lower weekly close on Friday, largely due to nervousness on international and local bond markets, analysts said. The key All-Ordinaries Index closed at 2116.8 points, 36.0 below last Friday's finish while the All-Industrials tumbled 30.5 points to 3,257.5 and the all resources fell 34.4

BANK RATES [ARTICLE]

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BANK RATES BUSINESS LOANS Local Enterprise Finance Scheme (LEFS) Rates are supplied by EDB Please refer to respective banks Export Factoring 1 year 3* Domestic Factoring 1 year 5 3 Equipment and Factory loans up to 4 years 5 3 Equipment and Factory loans 4-10 years 6'i* MAS Rediscounted rates

PRIME LENDING RATE [ARTICLE]

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PRIME LENDING RATE Prime lending rales at the cloee el butineesofl Friday. Mireh 4 ABN AVRO Bank SV« Allied Irish Bank 6 1 2 American Express fit* Arab Banking Corp 6' 1 Arab BarK PLC 0 ANZ Banking Group 6 Asahi Bank Ltd 6" 1 Ban Hin Lee Bank ....6

HIGH & LOW [ARTICLE]

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HIGH LOW Straits Times Industrials 1993/94 High 2471.90 (4/1/94) 1993/94 Low 1531.11 (4/1/93) All-time High 2471.90 (4/1/94) All time Low 64.83 (29/6/65) Business Times Composite 1993/94 High 2398.87 (5/1/94) 1993/94 Low 1307 65 (13/1/93) All-time High 2398.87 (5/1/94) All-time Low 64.83 (29/6/65)

SES MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SES MAIN BOARD •.993/94 Curr Last Vol Week Gra Net M Cap High Low Company Traded tale +or- '000 High Low Di* P/E |mH 1440 260 t Acma 1120 st unch 97 1150 1100 12.5 48 5 772.0 760 220 Is Alex Hldgs 50c 680 6.0 919 1360 510 165

WEEK'S MOST ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S MOST ACTIVES HTP Hldgs 50c 42,158,000 AMDB 50c 34,316,000 Mulpha Intl 31,949,000 Promet 29,559,000 Pegi Msia 28,297,000 Johan Hldgs 27,305,000 Menang Corp 25,223,000 Kamunting 50c 24,526,000 DBS Con Pref 23,373,000 Idns Hyd 50c 22,788,000

TURNOVER(CASH) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (CASH) Sector (Fri) Volume Value Industrials 2.724 m 5.494 m Finance 634,000 1.968 m Hotels 245,000 620,810 Properties 1.578 m 3.202 m Loan Stocks 589,000 900,590 Plantations 113,000 286,310 Mining Nil Nil Total 5.883 m 12.471m

MARKET REPORT [ARTICLE]

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MARKET REPORT ROBERT NG CAUTIOUS sentiment is again likely to rule the Singapore stock market this week as investors await clearer signals from overseas bourses. While all eyes will focus on the development of US interest rates and the Dow Jones Industrial Average, local news of strong corporate results may

TURNOVER (READY) [ARTICLE]

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TURNOVER (READY) Total Market Fri Tours Industrials 109 229 m 109 646 m Finance 20 897 m 21.057 m Hotels 11.097 m 9.810 m Properties ***** m 41.168 m Loans Stocks 23 588 m 28 962 m Plantations 7.935 m 8 705 m Mining 337,000 1250 m Total volume 209.096

INDICES [ARTICLE]

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INDICES tor 4 Ch** ST Industrials ??48 63 ->-6 08 ST Finance 5423 69 5 35 ST Hotels 1573 78 f668 ST Properties 1606 46 13 15 BT Composite 2058 48 11 BTMGA 1072 04 +0 41 BT 08/OS 240 30 BT CADI ***** +23 BT OBV +*****676 +*****0 DBS

CLOB INTERNATIONAL [ARTICLE]

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CLOB INTERNATIONAL Week End«d: March 4, 1994 AH shares quoted have a par value of $1 unless otherwise specified. Adjusted for scrip/rights. N Tai-eiempted dividend. P/E ratios reflect the last annual consolidated results. P/E ratios and gross yields of foreign shares are adjusted for currency differences, t Trustee stocks under

OPTIONS [ARTICLE]

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OPTIONS 1993/94 Strrko Loot Vol High Low Company Eipiry Pnca Solo '-(000) a City Dov 94/03 C 500 13 3 s City Dov 94/03 P 500 3 -10 3 a City Dov 94/03 C 530 22 5 a City Dov 94/03 P 530 5 -17 3 120 18 s City

S'pore-based Logiciel opts for listing on Australian bourse [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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S'pore-based Logiciel opts for listing on Australian bourse Russell Baker By SINGAPORE-BASED information technology group Logiciel has opted for a listing on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX) to help promote its expansion plans in China, and its shares have proven a hit with Australian investors. Logiciel International shares, which began

HK group scouting for $4b Viet project partners here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HK group scouting for $4b Viet project partners here A HONGKONG group is scouting for partners here for a US$2.5-billion (553.95-bil-lion) development project in the northern Vietnamese port city of Haiphong. The project, a joint venture between a Hongkong company, Verygood International Group (VGI) and the Haiphong government, will have

GE Life to build condo at Fair Drive, residents given till end of year to move [ARTICLE]

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GE Life to build condo at Fair Drive, residents given till end of year to move LISTED Great Eastern Life Assurance Company plans to develop at least 300 condominium units at its Fair Drive estate site in Haig Road. A company spokesman said on Saturday that it had received provisional

World's stock exchanges out to woo Chinese companies [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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World's stock exchanges out to woo Chinese companies Russell Baker News analysis By THE world's stock exchanges are competing with one another to attract Chinese enterprises which are considering overseas listings. A growing list of Chinese companies are seeking quotations on foreign stock markets to draw capital from international institutional

Sime Darby Ist half earnings below expectations [ARTICLE]

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Sime Darby Ist half earnings below expectations KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian conglomerate Sime Darby Bhd's first-half interim earnings were solid enough but a shade under market expectations, said equities analysts. Most, however, expect a traditional rebound in secondhalf earnings will contribute to a seventh straight year of record annual profits for

COMPANES IN BRIEF [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP RISES [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP RISES Cosco Inv 460 I 141 IPCO Ssl 70 US 862 5 +22 Genting Int US 232 f2O Perhs Plant 470 +22 H Negara 442 +20 NOL Pref 10c 830 +20 Venture Mfg 380 +20 NBT 362 +20 Pan Pacific 189 +19 Seapower Asia 245 +18

WEEK'S TOP FALLS [ARTICLE]

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WEEK'S TOP FALLS Semb Shipyard 1140 -220 B Sembawang 2360 190 Rothmans M 50c 1100 -190 GE Life 2950 -150 Jurong Eng 50c 1170 —110 DBS Foreign 1450 -100 F&N Wt 720 -90 Van der H Wt9B 650 —90 Gentings 50c 1710 —90 Semb Maritime 755 —85

Funds managed in Singapore grew by 65% to $62b in 1993 [ARTICLE]

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Funds managed in Singapore grew by 65% to $62b in 1993 Shaun Seow By DRAWN by the region's spectacular growth, fund managers last year enlarged their portfolios managed from Singapore even as more entered the fray. Figures obtained by The Straits Times show that the total pool of funds managed

Foreign shares trading thriving here [ARTICLE]

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Foreign shares trading thriving here THE trading of foreign shares not quoted on the Stock Exchange of Singapore almost doubled last year to $41.5 billion. The thriving market for foreign stocks here was fuelled largely by non-Singapore corporations, high net worth individuals from Asean and foreign fund managers. Together, they

HDB offering for sale land for hotel and finance parks [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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HDB offering for sale land for hotel and finance parks FOR the first time, the Housing Development Board is selling land for hotel and finance park developments. The land for hotel development is in Geylang, while three parcels at Tampines Regional Centre are being offered for finance park developments. The

Getting out of the 'don't quote me' syndrome [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Getting out of the 'don't quote me' syndrome fddfdffd TALK about occupational hazard. As a business editor, I often find hitherto friendly guests at cocktail parties pointing accusing fingers at me as soon as they find out what I do for a living. Why are you talking down the stock

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THE STRAITS TIMES Life!

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THE STRAITS TIMES Life! MONDAY MARCH 7, 1994

Cover Story

The SSO bowls over Paris [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The SSO bowls over Paris THE Singapore Symphony Orchestra made its Paris debut last week, and a fine one it was too. Last Wednesday night, at the end of its performance in the 2,200--seat Salle Pleyel concert hall, a capacity audience lavished the or- chestra with tumultuous applause. The SSO

Six curtain calls and two encores [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Six curtain calls and two encores THERE were six curtain calls and two encores at the end of the SSO's concert at the Salle Pleyel concert hall in Paris last Wednesday. Ms Nour Bataini, 40, an art dealer who has been attending the annual Saison Musicale de Radio France series

Life at Large

More money will solve murder cum robbery problem [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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More money will solve murder cum robbery problem Whose fault is it that 10 old security guards of construction sites have been killed in 15 months for survey equipment? JOHN LUI has two sides of the story. There are internationally recognised systems for protecting sites. Perhaps construction firms could send

No effective way to guard sites [ARTICLE]

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No effective way to guard sites THERE is no clear and effective way of protecting construction sites against robbers, said Mr Teng Kwok Kheong, executive director of the Singapore Contractors Association. The lack of electricity, the presence of foreign workers' quarters and sprawling sites made tight security impossible, he maintained.

Serving God and Mammon [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Serving God and Mammon Snags abound when a team of American businessmen try to teach their Russian counterparts about trade and ethics One of the speakers had planned to talk about How To Run A Restaurant Effectively. He brought notes on protection money, cash skimming and bribes. "WE USE mystery

Wealth is health, survey finds [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Wealth is health, survey finds WEALTHY adults are more likely to be healthy tfcan people who had a good start in life, an American-Finnish survey has found. d The survey in the British medical magazine, Lanpet, challenged the commonly held view that the risk of dying early is determined by

Asians 'take over' Manhattan [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Asians 'take over' Manhattan East Asia's New Consumers The Chinese have good reputations as solvent, discreet, educated and philanthropic a neighbours. Ms Mon Ling Landegger ofSotheby s International Real Estate (I REAL estate is literally the hottest property for wealthy Asians visiting the United States right now, and most of

Father: I did not give my dead son's clothes to Benetton [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Father: I did not give my dead son's clothes to Benetton f To have given them away would have been like selling a the legs of my son. Mr Gojko Gagro, the soldier's father THE father of a fallen Bosnian soldier said he did not know his son's name would

Talk show for grandparents a hit in Toronto [ARTICLE]

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Talk show for grandparents a hit in Toronto MOVE over Oprah. Hold on Geraldo. Canada's favourite "Bubbie" could be bitting American airwaves soon. Since 1990, 68-year-old Marion Schwarz has hosted The Bubbie Break, a Toronto-based talk show aimed at grandparents that tackles some issues that would make people of any

US networks double crime coverage: Survey [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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US networks double crime coverage: Survey Similar poll finds that scenes of violence on news makes some children depressed People's fear of w crime doesn't come from looking over their shoulders but from looking at their TV screens. s Mr Robert Lichter, Centre for Media and Public Affairs. AT A

Video spy firm setting up shop here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Video spy firm setting up shop here TAN YONG MENG f Unlike those you see on TV, we don't carry guns. Only cameras and ft a radio. 7 Mr Kizorek THE United States' largest video surveillance company is opening an office here at the end of next year. Private detective

Family

Dads the way to raise children [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dads the way to raise children Diapers, Autos, Daughters and Sons is part of a nation-wide effort in the United States to get fathers involved in bringing up children i do thl: right thing RESEARCH associate Ed Pitt first hit on the idea of promoting more parental responsibility among young

Getting through to the guys [ARTICLE]

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Getting through to the guys THE idea of organising a national training network for social service groups to get men involved came from Mr James Levine. director of the Fatherhood Project of the Families and Work Institute of New York City. Last year, he worked with educator Dennis Murphy and

Entertainment

Chow Yun Fat is my long-lost twin brother... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chow Yun Fat is my long-lost twin brother KOH SIEW TIN says a Malaysian man who runs a car accessories shop Why do these people want to claim to be our relations? 7. Mre Chow, the actors mother* If Chow Yun Fat is really our long-lost younger brother and he

Rather music than medicine [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Rather music than medicine GUAN LIBING SAMUEL TOI is one person who chooses to be different He spent four years in college studying medical technology in the University of Kaoshiung, Taiwan, but when he graduated, he became a full-time singer. Yet, this Hongkonger who has lived in Taiwan since he

TV comedy Dinosaurs among award winners named by animal rights group [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TV comedy Dinosaurs among award winners named by animal rights group THE whale movie Free Willy, the Paul McCartney song Looking For Changes and episodes of the TV comedies The Simpsons and Dinosaurs were named winners on Wednesday of the Bth Annual Genesis Awards. The awards are given by the

Silliphant's Day Of Reckoning with Hollywood [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Silliphant's Day Of Reckoning with Hollywood The screenwriter moved to Thailand six years ago to get away from it all but the past has caught up with him. STIRLING SILLIPHANT, a fixture in the entertainment industry for three decades, disappeared from Hollywood six years ago. He was one of the

Thai investors uninterested [ARTICLE]

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Thai investors uninterested SILLIPHANT and his Los Angeles partner, actor Robert Ginty, spent a year trying to raise US$l5 million to produce Day Of Reckoning themselves. But the two farongs, or foreigners, could not entice Thai investors. Ginty was going to star as Jack O' Brien, the lead character, but

Arts

Families game for good time at fair [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Families game for good time at fair DEBORAH HENG Young People's Theatre fT RAINED, but this did pot stop the children, and gven some adults, from attending the opening carnifial and fair of the Young People's Theatre 1994 on Saturday. Z Held at the Drama Centre, the festivities were opened

Static scenes and long-winded speeches bore young audience [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Static scenes and long-winded speeches bore young audience Deborah Heng Drama THE INVISIBLE MAN By Act 3 Drama Centre Saturday 10.30 am "BEFORE I made this mad experiment, I had $eamt of a thousand advantages. That afternoon it £emed quite disappoint-' t0g..." That misquote of the ©atement by the title

Is travelling Tutankhamen's mask the real thing? [ARTICLE]

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Is travelling Tutankhamen's mask the real thing? A Cairo court ruled last month that a major new exhibition of Egyptian antiquities in Japan is illegal and ordered its immediate return. HIS golden face, serene in its youthful majesty, has enchanted millions who sought in it a glimpse of Egypt's pharaonic

Community

Bazaars are booming business [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bazaars are booming business NOORAINI HAMZAH Top bid for a stall is $16,000 A GROUP of small Malay businessmen offered the highest bid, $IM*, for a stall to sell peanut pancakes at the Hari Raya Bazaar In Geylang Serai. Mr Abdul Alb Othman and Us three partners did their suns

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Was my child-bride aunt lucky in life after all? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Was my child-bride aunt lucky in life after all? Li Lienfung Bamboo Green MY FATHER'S youngest sister, whom we called Mangu, was given at birth to Widow Wong who lived in the same village. What I could not understand was why Widow Wong, who raised poultry for a living, took

Original works of art — at $100 apiece [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Original works of art at $100 apiece ANG E ERN checks out a fair that aims to make local paintings affordable. We can't do this too often, or gallery owners and other painters may get upset. 7 Artist him Kang Kee What art dealers say WHAT have art dealers to

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Marking time — and progress [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Marking time and progress Picture: AMIDST the colony of cranes building the river wall at Boat Quay stands the quaint Victoria Memorial Hall clock tower past and future juxtaposed in one frame. As the seconds tick by, the buildings and scenes that Singaporeans have come to cherish must make way

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