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The Straits Times, 31 January 1999

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The Sunday Times January 31, 1999 100 Pages in four parts MITA(P) 065/12/98 WW A Singapore Press Holdings publication OO cents

My new face [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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My new face ONCE the preserve of middle-aged women, cosmetic surgery is gaining popularity among 20-somethings and even teenagers, say plastic surgeons here. Take Alison Ng (left). Just 23 and a part-time student, she has gone for a laser resurfacing procedure to smoothen her pockmarked face. Plastic surgeons interviewed said

Judge to Anwar: Answer charges [ARTICLE]

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Judge to Anwar: Answer charges DOUGLAS WONG Defence lawyers plan to put Prime Minister Mahathir and Finance Minister Daim Zainuddin on the stand By KUALA Ll MPI R D EALING a blow to Anwar Ibrahim. High Court Judge Augustine Paul yesterday ruled that prosecutors had the "ingredients" of a case

TAS slams Friday's shoot-out [ARTICLE]

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TAS slams Friday's shoot-out TAMMY TAN MOBILE PHONE PRICE WAR By SUBSCRIBERS may be delighted with an anticipated $190 million in savings resulting from the late night price war between SingTel Mobile and Ml on Friday but the regulatory authority is not amused. Telecommunication Authority of Singapore spokesman Dulcie Chan

'Beware the bigot within' [ARTICLE]

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'Beware the bigot within' YOUNG Singaporeans concerned about how to foster racial and religious harmony received a simple piece of advice yesterday: Look in the mirror. Turning the focus squarely on people's own deep prejudices, National Youth Council chairman David Lim said: "We are raised to be racial bigots." Among

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Ist Copy RIXGGIT RETHINK: Easing ofthe currency gg^g^^/^ff^ weeks away, says Dr Mahathir page 2 WMB^mmmmm\yfHmmn C^H K^UCV MB^l^^ J§ 9m\\\-M LmmW UL of one newspaper story made headlines and moved markets around the world. LEE CHEE CHEW. Photos: TAN SUAN ANN and API' Police vow cooperation in inquiry: Page

PRIME NEWS

Start of KL's exit tax weeks away' [ARTICLE]

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Start of KL's exit tax weeks away' Prime Minister Mahathir says Malaysia will be working very fast on it. The tax is to woo back foreign investors KLSE: Help for S'pore investors KUALA LUMPUR The Kuala Lumpur Stock Exchange has plans to let Singapore-based investors continue to trade in Malax

10 SIM LIM SQUARE SHOPS RAIDED [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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10 SIM LIM SQUARE SHOPS RAIDED More than 18,700 illegal CD-ROMs and 1,900 suspected uncensored and pornographic VCDs were seized when police raided 10 shops at Sim Lim Square on Friday evening. Fifteen men, aged between 22 and 51, were arrested for selling the pirated material worth about $276,000. The

US, G-7 disagree on regulation measures [ARTICLE]

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US, G-7 disagree on regulation measures DAVOS The United States and its Group of Seven partners have disagreed sharply about overhauling international financial regulations, clouding prospects for any quick agreement on policing the capital flows at the heart of the global financial crisis. Speaking at a conference of business leaders

Slow boat to France [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Slow boat to France JOVWF I II Bt, MM ieut seafaring vessel has sailed straight out ofthe past and anchored „t the liangi Sailing Club. The old world Ihinese junk, modelled on 17th centtun designs, belongs to Mr Michael I'itiot 28, who is on the j. unit v ot 1

Asian states not stingy, says SM Lee [ARTICLE]

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Asian states not stingy, says SM Lee CHUA LEE HOONG Hard for individual states to bail out neighbours, as conditions must be imposed, he tells Davos summit By 1\ DAVOS 'I DON'T SEE HOW ANY ASIAN GOVERNMENT CAN GO TO ANOTHER ASIAN GOVERNMENT, LOOK IT IN THE EYE, AND SAY,

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INSIDE ■MMMMMM World.. 4. 6, S. 11. 13 People 11 eek ii 1 .nl Week That Was.... 13 World Economic Forum 14, 15 Last Asia 17-20 Indonesia in Transition ..21 22 S-EAsia 23,24 Malavsia 25-27. 30 Weather 29 Home ...31-37, 39, 40 Money 41,42 Review 43 49 Editorial 46 Racing

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WORLD

Anew massacre in Kosovo... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Anew massacre in Kosovo... Splattered with blood, the bodies of 24 ethnic Albanians were waiting to he examined after a Serbian police raid on a suspected rebel stronghold in southern Kosovo on Friday. Some of these men were uniformed members of the Kosovo Liberation Arun the separatist ethnic Albanian guerilla

...even as major powers issue ultimatum [ARTICLE]

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...even as major powers issue ultimatum The US and its European allies give Belgrade and ethnic-Albanian rebels a deadline: Settle your differences by Feb 19 or face Nato attacks We have sent an unmistakable message Get serious. Showingup is not Poirwtobe good enough. Dl Secretary of State Madeleine Albright LONDON

Desperate Colombians raid relief depot [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Desperate Colombians raid relief depot ARMENIA Colombia) Security forces fired over the heads of looters on Friday as thc\ ransacked relief centres and shops in search of food and supplies in the aftermath of Colombia's killer earthquake. In the third day of looting and rioting, thousands of people tore into

Lab-grown bladuers do well on dogs [ARTICLE]

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Lab-grown bladuers do well on dogs Although more tests are needed before organs can be grown for human use, the US feat holds out a new promise for desperate patients waiting for donors IT TOOK about five weeks to grow the row Madders, Dr Anthony Atala of Harvard Medical School

Nanny settles civil suit with parents of dead baby [ARTICLE]

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Nanny settles civil suit with parents of dead baby BOSTON British au pair Louise Woodward, convicted of killing baby Matthew Eappen, has settled a civil lawsuit brought by the infant's parents with an agreement that bars her from profiting from the case. Doctors Sunil and Deborah Eappens biggest fear was

Y2K bug: US travellers warned [ARTICLE]

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Y2K bug: US travellers warned WASHINGTON Americans have been warned to take special care when travelling abroad at the end of the year or at the start of nod year because of possible computer-related problems stemming from the change to 2000. In a notice issued worldwide on Friday, the State

Watching this over TV can give you fits [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Watching this over TV can give you fits 1 ONDON Britain's major television stations on Friday pulled their footage oi Prince Charles' first punk appearance with his long-term companion Camilla ParkerBowles, after a warning over epilepsy. I'he couple stepped out of a London hotel late on Thursday to a sudden

Vajpayee fasts for sectarian harmony [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Vajpayee fasts for sectarian harmony The Indian PM, slammed for not taking a strong stand against Hindu militants, emulates slain hero Mahatma Gandhi in peace appeal NEW DELHI Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee began a day of fasting yesterday to seek sectarian peace and to mark the 51st anniversary

US jets hit Iraqi radar installation [ARTICLE]

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US jets hit Iraqi radar installation ANKARA US fighter jets based at Incirlik, in southern Turkey, yesterday fired a missile and two bombs at an Iraqi radar installation in the northern no-fly zone, a US forces communique said. Three F-15E Strike Eagles fired an AGM-130 missile and dropped two high-precision

Police on lookout for bandit in wheelchair [ARTICLE]

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Police on lookout for bandit in wheelchair SAN FRANCISCO San Francisco police are looking for a wheelchair-bound bandit who robbed two people on the streets of Chinatown and may have held up as many as four others last year. A police spokesman said on Friday that the suspect, an Asian

Industrial strike worsens German labour conflict [ARTICLE]

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Industrial strike worsens German labour conflict electrical engineering plants. "These warning strikes will lead to severe damage for our companies," said Mr Werner Stumpfe, president of the Gesamtmetall industry trade federation, which bargains with the union on behalf of employers. Stakes are high across Europe if the union gets its

DATELINE ASIA

SUMO CHAMP ONCE A PROBLEM TEEN [ARTICLE]

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SUMO CHAMP ONCE A PROBLEM TEEN Kwan Weng Kin J\P A N SUMO wrestler Chiyotaikai, who was promoted last week to the rank of ozeki or champion, was once a problem teenager. Fortunately, he decided ti turn over a new leaf. According to his mother, he entered the world of

No sickbed is going to stop him working [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No sickbed is going to stop him working Mary Kwang t: ll l WARD TURNED INTO FILM STUDIO MOVIE director Xie Jin. 70. whose films include The Opium War. is a workaholic who thinks nothing of working from his sickbed. According to a recent report in the Yangcheng Evening News,

EX-AIRPORT CHIEF MAY LOSE GRATUITY [ARTICLE]

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EX-AIRPORT CHIEF MAY LOSE GRATUITY Wang Hui Ling K FORMER Airport Authority chief executive offi< er Hank Townsend mav lose his HKS2.S million (*****.000) gratuity, now that he has been blamed by at least two ofthe inqui- ries looking into the chaos surrounding the new airport last year. Acting chief

MOVIE STAR ASKED TO TALK TO REBELS [ARTICLE]

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MOVIE STAR ASKED TO TALK TO REBELS Luz Baguioro P HILIPPIIS E S ACTION star Fernando Poe Jr. the bosom buddy ot Philippine President Joseph Estrada, is about to gel the greatest role in his entire career. Legislators want the "King ot" Philippine cinema" to help negotiate a peace deal

THAI GENERAL SAYS NO' TO TV BLITZ [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THAI GENERAL SAYS NO' TO TV BLITZ Edward Tang r 11 A i LA 1 TOA] army chief General Surayudh Chulanont, who has rejected media attempts to name him Soldier Of The Year, has asked local television stations to >top showing footage ot him in news reports as he felt

THE WEEK AHEAD ... AND THE W EEK THAT WAS

Teheran marks revolution [ARTICLE]

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Teheran marks revolution M I I D 'i -.m-..w.v.'.-.-.'.v.s.vAV IRAN kicks off 10 days of events to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Islamic revolution. Rig demonstral ions are plumed to mark the major events ofthe 10 days in 1979 which swept aside 25 centuries of monarch) and established an

Arafat visits the US [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Arafat visits the US W HDNKSU A V PALESTINIAN President Yasser Arafat will visit the US to meet President Bill Clinton to discuss Israel's suspension of a US-mediated land-for-security deal. Officials said Mr Arafat would ask Mr Clinton, who last October brokered the Wye River interim deal be- tween the

US official heads for Pakistan [ARTICLE]

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US official heads for Pakistan T l' E S DAY US DEPU'IY Secretary of State Strobe Talbott visits Pakistan seeking to halt an arms race in the region. Pakistan signalled last week it would seek a more active US role to settle its disputes with arch-foe India when Pakistani and

Russians face bread shortage [ARTICLE]

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Russians face bread shortage Virtually every region is facing a grain shortage and the country is on the verge of sharp rises in bread prices or a disruption in supply MOSCOW Hard-pressed Russians, already struggling to cope with a sharp recession triggered by a summer financial storm, now face a

US inflation almost at a 40-year low [ARTICLE]

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US inflation almost at a 40-year low WASHINGTON US economic growth >hot ahead at the ta>tc>t clip in 2 < years in the final quarter of last year, roaring into this year with inflation near a 40--year low, the Commerce Department said on Friday. Gross domestic product, the broadest gauge

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WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

Buy more goods, US tells Europe [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Buy more goods, US tells Europe Washington is also against using the greenback as "a tool of trade policy", says Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin ly AVOS The US 3 estenhq called ob Boropi t<> do man lo ihaori) exports bona countries seeking lo recover from the global economic crisis. Treasure

Anwar not forgotten in Davos [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Anwar not forgotten in Davos DAVOS Anwar Ibrahim may be far away from Davos, but he has not been forgotten by those here for the World Economic Forum (WEF) and by the media. Yesterday, US Treasury Secretarv Robert Rubin made a favourable mention ofthe ousted Malaysian Deputy Premier, referring to

Polio can be eradicated within two years, says WHO chief [ARTICLE]

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Polio can be eradicated within two years, says WHO chief DAVOS The polio virus could be eradicated within two wars, the head of the World Health Organisation nod pestenkg Appealing tor funds to cam* out a final campaign of vaccinations, Dr Gro Hapten Brundtland said: Thanks to steady progress in

US calls on Japan to boost growth [ARTICLE]

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US calls on Japan to boost growth Gore tells Tokyo to join America as a locomotive of world growth DAVOS The United States has increased pressure on Japan to pull fa economy out of recession, UgUMj Tokyo to use "all available policy tools". Speaking; at the World Economic Forum's annual

Tung warns against pullout from Asia [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tung warns against pullout from Asia CHUA LEE HOONG To do so will hurt the global economy, the Hongkong leader tells investors, as Asia accounts for 26% of the world's exports, and 24% of imports By IN DAVOS HONGKONG chief executive Tung Chee Hwa warned an international audience of politicians

Call for Russia to show good use of funds [ARTICLE]

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Call for Russia to show good use of funds DAVOS Stability in Russia is important for the world economy, but Russia must show it is able to make good use of international aid before any new money is granted, US Deputy Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers said here yesterday. 'The whole

How to prevent another Asian crisis [ARTICLE]

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How to prevent another Asian crisis DAVOS Enhancing Asian competitiveness in the long term to prevent a recurrence ofthe region's economic crisis is a key priority spelled out in a report published at the World Economic Forum. Based on a comprehensive study of what went wrong, the report stressed that

Gore billed as Quayle [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Gore billed as Quayle T f X V/XX2jJ^ t JL^/V./ X V/OXViwXlv THE boo boo hi the official guide to participants at the World Economic Forum meeting: The personal details belonged to former US Vice-President Dan Quayle (left) but the photograph was definitely that of current VicePresident Al Gore. DAVOS

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EAST ASIA

WALL OF GREATS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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WALL OF GREATS A visitor taking in portraits of (from left) former Chinese leader Mao Zedong, People's Liberation Army Uenerai /Am De and late Premier Zhou Enlai on Friday at an exhibition to highlight the communist liberation of Beijing 50 years ago. The late Chairman Mao declared the foundation ofthe

Don't be a security threat, China warns cybercafes [ARTICLE]

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Don't be a security threat, China warns cybercafes It warns them against activities that endanger state security and requires all service providers to connect through the state-owned ChinaNet First Internet conviction ON JAN 20, Shanghai-based businessman Lin Hai became the first Chinese to be sentenced for political use of the

Alleged crimes by state firm's HK officials [ARTICLE]

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Alleged crimes by state firm's HK officials CHINA'S LARGEST BANKRUPTCY BEIJING Chinese auditors had uncovered suspected criminal activities by officials of tyvo Hong-kong-based arms of the failed Guangdong International Trust and Investment Corp (Gitic), the China Business Times said yesterday. "Clues to law-breaking criminal activities by very fem people have

Congress to discuss charter [ARTICLE]

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Congress to discuss charter BEIJING China's parliament, the National People's Congress (NPC), will hold its second full annual session in Beijing on March 5, to examine amendments to the Constitution and a government yvork report, official media reported yesterday. Nearly 3,000 deputies are expected to attend the congress which will

Jiang's gift of rare birds for Japan [ARTICLE]

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Jiang's gift of rare birds for Japan TOKYO A pair of rare crested ibises arrived in Japan yesterday, a gift rom Chinese President Jiang Zemin, officials said. The male bird, named You You in Chinese meaning Friend, and the female. Yang Yang, meaning Ocean, each had first-class seats, albeit in

LDP's 'music man' [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LDP's 'music man' KWAN WENG KIN The ruling LDP lawmaker says some party veterans are not amused to find a rock singer in their midst but the younger MPs are supportive By JAPAN CORRESPONDENT young people say that political speeches are too boring. I thought ifl cant reach them through

Flu outbreak leaves 96 dead in Japan [ARTICLE]

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Flu outbreak leaves 96 dead in Japan TOKYO A flu epidemic sweeping Japan this winter has killed at least 96 people, most of them elderly, a national newspaper reported yesterday. Over half of the victims were in their eighties and 85 per cent were over 70 years of age, according

EAST ASIA FILE

UN APPEALS FOR AID FOR N. KOREA [ARTICLE]

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UN APPEALS FOR AID FOR N. KOREA FAMINE-STRICKEN North Korea needs food, fuel and fertiliser to feed its 20 million people and boost agricultural production, a United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) official said yesterday. The WFP has appealed for 530,000 tonnes of food aid worth USS24S million (SS4I4 million)

4 HK TEENS GET LIFE SENTENCE [ARTICLE]

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4 HK TEENS GET LIFE SENTENCE FOUR Hongkong teenagers were sentenced to life imprisonment for torturing and beating a schoolboy to death, government radio said yesterday. Two others convicted of murder were jailed for more than 20 years, it said. The six were among a group of 14 people accused

BRITON HELD IN HK FOR CARRYING DRUGS [ARTICLE]

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BRITON HELD IN HK FOR CARRYING DRUGS HONGKONG Customs officers have arrested a British man attempting to carry B kg of cannabis into the territory, the authorities said yesterday. The man. who arrived in Hongkong from New Delhi on Fridav evening, was arrested following a search of his baggage, a

TAIWAN CONVERTS $34 D INTO EURO [ARTICLE]

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TAIWAN CONVERTS $34 D INTO EURO TAIWAN'S central bank has converted more than US$2O billion (Ss34 billion) ofthe island's foreignexchange reserves into euro holdings, the Economic Daily News said yesterday. The amount accounted for 22 per cent of Taiwan's total reserves of U5590.34 billion at the end of last month,

HK BUDGET DEFICIT WIDENS [ARTICLE]

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HK BUDGET DEFICIT WIDENS HONGKONG*S budget deficit grew to HKS.3B billion (SSB billion) in the nine months to December as the economic recession ate into revenue, figures released yesterday showed. The deficit is HKS2.4 billion higher than the figure released for the eight months to November, the government said. AFP

CATHAY CREW TO HOLD PROTEST [ARTICLE]

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CATHAY CREW TO HOLD PROTEST PILOTS and flight attendants of Cathay Pacific are to take to the streets today in protest against the airline's suspension of direct pay talks with the unions. After a three-hour meeting, representatives of the Flight Attendants Union and the Hongkong AircrewOfficers Association condemned the company

Mainland kids'will burden HK public services' [ARTICLE]

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Mainland kids 'will burden HK public services' Anson Chan says allowing the kids to remain in Hongkong will increase the number eligible for residency and put pressure on services HONGKONG Top civil servant Anson Chan said vesterdav that the decision by Hongkong's highest court to let four mainlandborn children remain

THINK THE FISH WILL FALL FOR THESE? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THINK THE FISH WILL FALL FOR THESE? These Japanese cartoon characters have a mission to catch fish. On display at an exhibition in Tokyo on Friday, the fishing lures, manufactured bv tov maker Bandai, are selling for 1,700 yen (Ss2l) each. AFP

Official blames three bodies for airport fiasco [ARTICLE]

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Official blames three bodies for airport fiasco HONGKONG Hongkong's ombudsman yesterday faulted the government, the Airport Authority and the cargo handler for the chaos at the opening of the territory's new multi-bil-iion-dollar airport last Julv. But, prevented by law, ombudsman Andrew So mentioned no one by name. Speaking at a

S. Korea to free long-term prisoners [ARTICLE]

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S. Korea to free long-term prisoners SEOUL South Korea will release 17 long-term political prisoners next month, including one who hits been in jail for a world-record 41 years, news reports said yesterday. The 17 prisoners, who have been in jail for between 29 and 41 years, will walk free

Macedonian leader opposes Taiwan links [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Macedonian leader opposes Taiwan links Left-wing President Gligorov says ties with Taiwan, set up last week by the centre-right government, would mean international isolation for Macedonia THINGS MONEY CANT BUY 'MACEDONIA'S PRESTIGE CANNOT BE I SWOPPED FOR A LITTLE MONEY... MACEDONIA RESPECTS WHAT IT SIGNS. ONE DOLLARS CANNOT BUY HONOUR,

Liver saves 2 lives in 2 cities [ARTICLE]

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Liver saves 2 lives in 2 cities TAIPEI A Hongkongbound flight from Kaohsiung was held up because of a man's liver, but the delay was worth the while as the organ gave two people living in the two cities a new lease oflife. The 40-minute wait by the China Airlines

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Election campaign may start in middle of March [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Election campaign may start in middle of March SUSAN SIM LEAD-UP TO THE POLLS Officials are concerned that frenzied vote-canvassing by more than 20 political parties will raise the violence quotient even further By INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT 'Wehopethat if we give the parties more time to campaign, they will he more

Three S'poreans leave Ambon [ARTICLE]

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Three S'poreans leave Ambon THREE Singaporeans who contacted the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) and the Singapore Embassy in Jakarta from Ambon recently had since left the eastern Indonesian city, said a spokesman of the ministry yesterday. Responding to queries from The Straits Times, the spokesman said two of them

5,000 villagers hiding in E. Timor churches [ARTICLE]

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5,000 villagers hiding in E Timor churches People are fleeing from the endless attacks and counterattacks between the pro-independence groups and Indonesian-armed militia EVEN MEDIC AL STAFF AT RISK A NURSE in the Dili state hospital said it had been closed since Tuesday because (In Indonesian hospital staff feared lor

Officials sell rice meant for poor to brokers [ARTICLE]

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Officials sell rice meant for poor to brokers JAKARTA Five subdistrict heads sold cheap rice meant for the poor to brokers at high price and even gave much of it to their families and friends, said the Indonesian Observer. The five from Bekasi, West Java, were now being interrogated and

'Independence for E.Timor idea attacked [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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'Independence for E.Timor idea attacked Habibie has no authority to decide, say opposition leaders JAKARTA Prominent Indonesian opposition leaders Megawati Sukarnoputri and Abdurrahman "Gus Dur" Wahid said they were against the government's idea of considering independence for East Timor, the Kompas daily said yesterday. Ms Megawati, the leader of the

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Estrada talks tough to policemen [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Estrada talks tough to policemen MRMAI. GHOSH Using a B-movie line, he strikes the right tone as he warns them that he would dismiss those who are corrupt and are involved in the drug trade Bt run IPPINI S CORRESPONDEN 1 NEWS .ANALYSIS If there are still among you here

'Choose violence, and you'll get violence' [ARTICLE]

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'Choose violence, and you'll get violence' PRESIDENT TELLS REBELS MANILA Philippine President Joseph Estrada yesterday said nis government was willing to continue peace talks with a Muslim rebel group but warned that "if they want violence, we will give them violence". for the good of the country, we will meet

Poppy fields go up in smoke [ARTICLE]

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Poppy fields go up in smoke YANGON The Myanmar authorities have destroyed 1,438 ha of poppy fields in the country's hillside regions in recent months, according to the state-run media. The poppy fields were located in three eastern regions of Shan. Kachin and Rayah. Police, soldiers and civilians started destroying

Panty raid sparks elan war [ARTICLE]

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Panty raid sparks elan war ZAMBOANGA Phffipmnes An under wear then led to a dead!\ t.unib feud which left two people dead in the southern Philippines, police Said \e>terda> Members of the Maulatia fanuh alU'gedl\ stole underwear belonging to women uf the Lee fam.il> last month. triggering a elan war

Economy focus of Thai censure debate [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Economy focus of Thai censure debate Finance Minister Tarrin defends his management of the economy as he winds up a debate with opposition MPs pushing the no-confidence motion Motion against ministers MR TARRIN was one of three senior Cabinet ministers in Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai's government facinq a censure motion

Philippine rapist placed in isolation [ARTICLE]

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Philippine rapist placed in isolation MANILA A condemned Philippine rapist whose execution this week will be the country's first in 23 years has been placed in isolation and denied visits from all but his lawyer, officials said yesterday. Justice Secretary Serafin Cuevas said the isolation was in compliance with the

Teachers in Phnom Penh stay on strike [ARTICLE]

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Teachers in Phnom Penh stay on strike PHNOM PENH Striking teachers in Phnom Penh yesterday dismissed a government attempt to placate them by cutting state officials' salaries and said they would stay on strike for more pay. The government said on Friday it would slash senior officials' pay by 70

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KL-Singapore issues will be resolved, says Mahathir [ARTICLE]

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KL-Singapore issues will be resolved, says Mahathir The two countries are working on these issues for the mutual benefit of both, says the Malaysian Prime Minister. He predicts smoother ties 'IT WAS A MEETING BETWEEN TWO OLD FRIENDS. WE TALKED ABOUT MALAYSIA, ABOUT THE REGION AND OTHER THINGS. BUT WE

Don't look to Republic for work, says paper [ARTICLE]

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Don't look to Republic for work, says paper JOHOR BARU Thousands of Malaysian youths from the northern states of Kedah, Perak and Kelantan are arriving in droves in the Johor capital in the hope of getting jobs in neighbouring Singapore despite the spate of retrenchments of Malaysians in the Republic.

THE SUSPECT WAS SHORT AND HAIRY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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THE SUSPECT WAS SHORT AND HAIRY THE SUN It may have been the animal-print, or the promise of hidden food that caught this hairy purse-snatcher's attention. Whatever the reason, Chinese tourist Tian Na, who was visiting the Batu Caves in Kuala Lumpur, was not amused. Luckily she had her umbrella,

Plan to develop KL airport to rivai Changi [ARTICLE]

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Plan to develop KL airport to rivai Changi KUALA LUMPUR Transport Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ling Liong Sik has said that Malaysian shippers are still sending their cargo to Singapore as the latter offers a wider range of destinations compared to the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA). The Malaysian Business

Police pledge support for Anwar panel [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Police pledge support for Anwar panel The Commission of Inquiry that will investigate injuries suffered by the former DPM while in police custody will have their full cooperation KUALA LUMPUR The police will give their full cooperation to the independent Commission of Inquiry that has been set up to investigate

Anti-Mahathir protest in KL [ARTICLE]

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Anti- Mahathir protest in KL KUALA LUMPUR Several hundred people demonstrated peacefully near a shopping complex in Kuala Lumpur vesterday. shouting slogans tor Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohamad to quit, witnesses said. Their shouts of "Mahathir, resign" and "Reformasi" (Reform) at a busy intersection were greeted by the

Front can win Sabah polls on its own, says Abdullah [ARTICLE]

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Front can win Sabah polls on its own, says Abdullah NO PLANS FOR COALITION KOTA KINABALU The National Front has no plans to form a coalition with any party in Sabah as it is confident of winning the state election on its own steam, said Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri

KL nightspots get okay to party till 3am [ARTICLE]

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KL nightspots get okay to party till 3am City Hall bows to pressure from operators and allows pubs and discos to stay open until 3 am in a move to help the tourism industry KUALA LUMPUR Bowing to pressure from operators of nightspots and entertainment centres, the city government has

$1,330 fine for failure to pay 22-cent toll [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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$1,330 fine for failure to pay 22-cent toll KUALA LUMPUR For failing to pay a 50-sen (22 Singapore cents) toll at the East-West highway, a petrol pump attendant ended up being fined RM3,000 (551,330) or three months' jail in default after he pleaded guilty to the offence at the Magistrate's

MB says Johor will still attract Singaporeans [ARTICLE]

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MB says Johor will still attract Singaporeans WEAK RINGGIT, CHEAPER GOODS JOHOR BARU Johor Mentri Besar Datuk Abdul Ghani Othman believes that Johor will remain an attractive destination for Singaporeans even if the Singapore currency continues to >lide against the US dollar. He said Johor Baru would continue to attract

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MEETING TO DECIDE ON GOVT SPENDING [ARTICLE]

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MEETING TO DECIDE ON GOVT SPENDING THE Finance Ministry will convene a meeting of secre-taries-general of ministries and department heads in the middle of next month to get feedback on financial planning and contracts for development projects. Second Finance Minister Datuk Mustapa Mohamed said that his ministry and the Prime

INQUIRY INTO GIRL'S ALLEGED GANG RAPE [ARTICLE]

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INQUIRY INTO GIRL'S ALLEGED GANG RAPE SARAWAK'S Education Department has been directed to investigate the alleged rape of a Standard Six schoolgirl bv three pupils at a residential school in Nanga Lansa, Sibu. State Industrial Development Minister Datuk Abang Johaii Tun Openg said in Kuching yesterday that "it is regrettable

MALAYSIA TO GET AVIATION INSTITUTE [ARTICLE]

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MALAYSIA TO GET AVIATION INSTITUTE THE Malaysian government baa given Mara, an agency to help bumiputras, the green light to establish the region's first aviation institute, with help from American company Nor-throp-Riee. PThe Sun yesterday quoted Mara chairman Ruhanie Ahmad as saying that the Malaysian Institute of Avia- tion Technology

ABSORB PRICES, SAY CHICKEN SELLERS [ARTICLE]

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ABSORB PRICES, SAY CHICKEN SELLERS A GROUP of retailers in Penang has proposed that wholesalers absorb the 35 sen (15 Singapore cents) a kg price increase for dressed chicken instead of passing the cost on to consumers. The Sun reported the retailers as saying that wholesalers charged them 50 sen

NO PERMITS FOR ERRANT BUILDERS [ARTICLE]

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NO PERMITS FOR ERRANT BUILDERS MINDFUL of the jiuno in complaints against developers, the Housing and Local Government Ministry has said it will not issue permits to errant huilders. There was a 54 per cent increase in complaints last year compared with 1997, The Sun quoted minister Datuk Dr Ting

PERAK FARMERS LIVE IM FEAR OF TIGERS [ARTICLE]

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PERAK FARMERS LIVE IM FEAR OF TIGERS ESTATE workers and farmers in Sungai Siput, Perak, are living in tear of being attacked by tigers again, said Perak state National Parks and Wildlife Department. Department director Sahir Othman said that the workers had sighted a tiger on Jan 10 and reported

Teachers to be retrained to teach English [ARTICLE]

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Teachers to be retrained to teach English With a nationwide shortage of English-language teachers, the Education Ministry is encouraging retraining and upgrading of skills CITED: The Malacca model AN EDUCATION Ministry director, Mr Ahmad Mohamed Said, said state governments should learn from the Malacca experience where the education department trains

Fleeing robber killed by mob [ARTICLE]

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Fleeing robber killed by mob KUALA LUMPUR A robber, known to police as the "Ix>ne Ranger", was killed by a mob while trying to escape after he robbed a couple of cash and valuables on Friday at Petaling Street. The Malay daily, Utusan Malaysia, yesterday reported that the .30-year-old suspect

Hospital won't allow aunt to claim baby [ARTICLE]

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Hospital won't allow aunt to claim baby KUALA LUMPUR Universiti Hospital has said it will not release a 2.6-kg baby girl, whose mother died of severe burns, to her aunt. Instead, it will keep the infant until her father claims her. Hospital medical social worker Chang Kung Yee said the

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Hit-and-run driver arrested with public help [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hit-and-run driver arrested with public help SHARON VASOO A lorry driyer who hit a cyclist tried to flee r but two men led the police to him. They were commended yesterday >2!L A CAR driver who heard a loud screeching noise behind him along Lentor Avenue looked in his rear-view

PPD resumes shooting crows [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PPD resumes shooting crows THE Primary Production Department (PPD) resumed its crow shooting yesterday after a period of three months. Two new measures have been introduced to improve public safety. Mr Madhavan Kannan, head of its urban animal management branch, said a team leader had been appointed to each of

Bad times are their good times [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Bad times are their good times BRAFMAMATHI Second-hand dealers are reaping profits from bargain buys at bailiff auctions which are on the increase during this economic downturn Rt'i>orts hti BIG SAVINGS FOR DEALERS ONE second-hand dealer bought 625 rolls of textiles for $1,700 at an auction. He said one roll

People abuse him, but he's just doing his job [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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People abuse him, but he's just doing his job THE BAIUFF'S LOT 'Lock away your feelings' 'We are the men caught between creditors and debtors. The creditor wants a good sale to get back as much money as possible and the debtor does not want his goods to be sold.

CL 'B' is syllabus of last resort, says Soo Sen [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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CL 'B' is syllabus of last resort, says Soo Sen ALLISON LIM Sec 3 and junior college students will be offered it only after they have spent years trying to master regular Chinese Bt, THK basic Chinese syllabus would be offered only aa a "last resort", when teachers are satisfied

Private buses can use some bus lanes now [ARTICLE]

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Private buses can use some bus lanes now CERA LDINE YEO Bv SCHOOL children and office and factory workers who take private buses ean look forward to faster rides the Land Transport Authority LTA) is allowing the vehicles to use bus lanes during peak hours from tomorrow. This is to

US ship open to public [ARTICLE]

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US ship open to public THE USS Blue Ridge. flagship of the United States Seventh Fleet, is now berthed at PSA Sembawang Wharves and will admit visitors today from noon to 4 pm. Each tour will last 30 minutes. The US Navy will run I shuttle-bus service for visitors from

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Lose 30 kg in time for my wedding [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Lose 30 kg in time for my wedding MR JASMAN Sariman, 25, has vowed to lose 30 kg because he wants to look right as the other half of the perfect couple when he gets married by June or July next year. The fire-fighter, who weighs 105 kg and is

Qualify to teach aerobics [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Qualify to teach aerobics I.YNDY Yeo, 18, may not have received her aerobics instructor certificate, but she is well on her way, if her exercise routine is anything to go by. In December, she started waking up at 6 am even' morning to jog. This was followed by an hour

Play 'As Time Goes By' on piano [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Play 'As Time Goes By' on piano DFINTAL surgeon Michael Lim (right) has no musical training but come Christmas, at his own party, he wants to accompany himself on the piano as he sings As Time Goes By. He has seen the movie, Casablanca, 15 times and knows every word

Overcome my fear of water [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Overcome my fear of water AFTER her best friend (hemmed in i swimming pool three years ago, Ms Arvinder Kaur, 26. swore she would never go near water. "Every time I looked at a pool, I would think about her." said the staff nurse from Tan Took Seng Hospital. '"Instead

Write a book [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Write a book WITH many companies closing down during the recession, training consultant Michael Lum, 45, wants to come up with book that shows people how to learn from failure. He plans to call his book I Once Wore Pampers. "A baby in diapers who is learning to walk will

JUVENILE SHOPLIFTERS

Dealing with... Young, defiant shoplifters [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Dealing with... Young, defiant shoplifters Ten years ago, juvenile shoplifters would beg for mercy once they were caught. Today, they argxie and talk back, and often see their crime as 'nobig tiling. Their attitude has some people worried* and the Inter-Ministry Committee on Youth Crime will study the problem. SHARON

A second chance to make good [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A second chance to make good WHEN Mei Ling. 15, was caught stealing more than SlOO worth of designer hairbands last year, her parents had to go for counselling. It was all part of a programme run by the police and other agencies to involve families in straightening out wayward

Number of littering offences continues to rise [ARTICLE]

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Number of littering offences continues to rise Making litterbugs serve CWOs has not curbed the rise in littering offences. Many caught were repeat offenders THE number of litter louts is growing from just 166 in 1993 to 581 last year Making them serve a Corrective Work Order (CWO), which means

New terminal's delay 'will not affect projects' [ARTICLE]

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New terminal's delay 'will not affect projects' THE delay in building Changi Airport's Terminal Three will not affect other transport projects, said Communications Minister Mah Bow Tan yesterday He said that there were no plans to postpone or cancel other committed projects. He was speaking to reporters at the opening

Working out of the office yet to catch on here [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Working out of the office yet to catch on here ALLISON LIM There has to be a change in the Asian work culture before telecommuting can take off in Singapore Bl No to telecommuting "Singapore is a small island and our sales people do not have to travel really long

His office is anywhere he chooses it to be [ARTICLE]

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His office is anywhere he chooses it to be MANAGER Joseph Poon supervises a team of 10 service engineers in HewlettPackard, yet he may see them face-to-face only three times a month. At other times, he keeps in touch with his team through his office-issued laptop computer, cellular phone and

Chinese New Year light-up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chinese New Year light-up THE forecourt ofthe Chinatown Complex sparkled aa thousands of festive lights wire switched on to mark Chinese New Yeai celebrations. All in, '-'..'.oo metres of rope lights. 1,000 boxes of fairv lights, 100 metres of dotil for banners, 200 floodlights and 77 rabbit designs and cut-outs

Accord to solve Y2K disputes in place [ARTICLE]

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Accord to solve Y2K disputes in place Nearly 300 organisations agree to use mediation to resolve possible disputes related to the Y2K bug THEY2KBUG THEY2Kbug refers to potential problems that older computer systems may face in the neoct millennium. Their hardware may confuse the year 2000 with the year 1900

'More firms' will be suing [ARTICLE]

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'More firms' will be suing MILLENNIUM BUG CONFLICTS MOST future millennium bug disputes here would probably involve companies and their information technology providers, Singapore Mediation Centre officials said yesterday. While there have been no claims related to the 2000 bug, several companies in the United States have begun suing their

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Creative warns of poorer third quarter TAMMY TAN SECOND QUARTER PROFITS UP Bl Results 'expected' CREATIVE 'Many factors are out of our control, but instead of looking at the short term, let's talk about our new focus going forward, Creative chairman and chief executive officer Sim Wong Hoo, who said

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Search is on for solution to avoid dumping DOIGIAS WONG Dumping when the shares are relisted will affect the stock market and, maybe, the economy, says minister By IN KUALA Ll MPI R MALAYSIA is considering various solutions to the billions of dollars worth of Malaysian shares that Singaporeans had

US stocks close high [ARTICLE]

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US stocks close high NEW YORK Stocks raced higher on Eriday on news that the nation's economy wa> in great shape in the final quarter of 1998, raising hopes of continued strength in the new year. The Dow Jones industrial average ended up 77.50 points or 0.8 per cent, at

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IT WAS A LAST WORD, BUT HOT THE FIHAL SAY [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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IT WAS A LAST WORD, BUT HOT THE FIHAL SAY MARY KWANG Report On Devaluing The Yuan Innocent views, unnamed analysts, a comment tucked at the end of a weekend article. Yet the China Daily story flint inv at yuan devaluation caused markets worldwide to tumble in its wake. As

Some played it up, others [ARTICLE]

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Some played it up, others RAVI VELLOOR Bv 'We would have contributed to the stampede which caused the markets to fall/ Editor Leslie Fong, on why The Straits Times did not give the report prominence BACK in the days of communism Western reporters and diplomats showed up at Moscow's Red

Brazilian currency turmoil to have minor impact on China [ARTICLE]

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Brazilian currency turmoil to have minor impact on China We reproduce, with the original headline, the China Daily Business Weekly article that rattled the financial world. Written by Zhang Yan, it was published on the front page of the newspaper's Jan 24-30 edition ALTHOUGH the Brazilian financial turbulence and its

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Luan, not yuan, is what worries China most this year [ARTICLE]

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Luan, not yuan, is what worries China most this year SUNNY GOH COMMENTARY By MUCH has been said about the clumsy China Daily report that caused a financial storm (in a teacup, as it turned out) last week, as stock markets worldwide went into a tailspin on wild speculation of

Visionary heiress who is too nice [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Visionary heiress who is too nice Tiger's Daughter For 45 years, Ms Sally Aw Sian has been at the helm of one ofthe most successful newspaper publishing companies in the Chinese-speaking worn. But she looks set to lose control ofthe company that her father Aw Boon Haw set up in

Left is right again with the Third Way [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Left is right again with the Third Way FOCUS Europe goes for a new brand of socialism EUROPEAN OF THE YEAR: a movement, not a person, mattered moat last year. It is all about ideas, an informal vibe and of course the Third Way. The brainstorming session began shortly after

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So where's initiative? [ARTICLE]

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So where's initiative? COUNTER clerks selling farecards at MRT stations who close shop on the dot, regardless of waiting customers who had been in the queue before the closing, are a sign of the times. Job tightness or no, more and more workers are less inclined to be flexible these

Is it safe for Singaporeans to start singing in the rain ? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Is it safe for Singaporeans to start singing in the rain I R EN ENG MY VIEW By FROM behind the festive curtains across the lI DB heartland, Singaporeans peered out in concern. They want to get on quickly with the good life, the way they did in the last

Hongkong's unhealthy air is making me cougn [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hongkong's unhealthy air is making me cougn WAXG HLI LING LETTER FROM HONG KONG By AS I write this, I am entering the second week of my latest attack of the flu, the eighth time that I have been stricken since I came to Hongkong in August 1996. Still, I

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Laws of physics not eternal, they evolve [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Laws of physics not eternal, they evolve N. DAVID MERMIN Universal Truths Subtle changes occur as one universe gives birth to another. The catch: We can't see it. The reason: They happen inside black holes SCIENCE THE LIFE OF THE COSMOS Hy Lee Smolin Gkfcnil m%.MMt\ Ptassl mfl|wyi<TH tfl /V

We know how things work but not why [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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We know how things work but not why ALINAMAZIE Reality Bites Welcome to the world of quantum physics. Its weird laws are, from an everyday point of view, shockingly and hopelessly counter-intuitive PHYSICS THE FABRIC OE REALITY David Deutsch Penguin/' 4(M) pages/$27.99 *L THOUGH HO SERIOUS PHYSICIST TODAY WOULD DOUBT

Where do electrons go when they are in transit? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Where do electrons go when they are in transit? THE DOUBLE-SLIT EXPERIMENT AN "ELECTRON GUN" shoots out electrons slowly, but only one at a time. The electrons hit a television screen placed in front of the gun for the purpose of recording where each electron strikes. In between the gun

Why stars twinkle at night ana planets do not [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Why stars twinkle at night ana planets do not THE FROG AND THE FLASHLIGHT QUESTION: How do we know that the world obeys quantum physical laws? Answer: Because stars twinkle while planets do not! Consider this "thought" experiment: Say we switch on an extremely-powerful flashlight in an otherwise perfectly darkened

Weird science — that's quantum mechanics [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Weird science that's quantum mechanics THE TREE AND THE WINDOW WHY are the "rules" of quantum mechanics weird and so counter-intuitive? One cannot answer the "why" at present iyWe do know how to use the "rules" to obtain answers that agree with experiment with incredible accuracy equivalent in some cases,

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SCHRODINGER'S CAT This is very definitely a "thought" experiment! In Roger Penrose's version, a source of photons strikes a partially silvered mirror. The mirror allows the photon either to be reflected or transmitted. The quantum description of this is that the mirror splits the photon's "state" into a superposition of

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PENANG TURF CLUB JAN-FEB MEETING, 2ND DAY TODAY'S PENANG RACE GUIDE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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PENANG T URF CLUB JAN-FEB MEETING, 2ND DAY TODAY'S PENANG RACE GUIDE ■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■■'■■■■■■■■nii Gomgjorecast: Good to yielding R4CEI Class 5 Div 4 1,200m UO Ratings: 48-33 Stakes $21,000 1 001- Nana Abjar 6 (3mf Noordin-Smart Abjar) (1400m) Saifudin 57 2 859-0 More Than More 4 (3aq HH Urn-More Than More)

YESTERDAY'S PENANG RACE RESULTS [ARTICLE]

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YESTERDAY'S PENANG RACE RESULTS RACE 1 CLASS S DIV 2 1,200m 2 SWEET VIBRATION 57 c54 (11-6) Yap (4) 3 2 1 6 VIVA CITY 52.5 (151-24) Chuah (8) 4 5 2 8 TANJONG IPOH STAR 50 c5l (27-8) YH Lim (3) 13 3 I GOLD REGAL 57 (33-9) Sofhan

EXCERPTS FROM PENANG TURF CLUB STIPENDIARY STEWARDS' REPORT [ARTICLE]

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EXCERPTS FROM PENANG TURF CLUB STIPENDIARY STEWARDS' REPORT BACK IN BUSINESS: HORSE racing returned to Italy last Friday after a strike lasting nearly a month Pisa opened its doors to flat racing and Home. Florence and Naples staged trotting meetings. In a compromise, prize monev levels for next month and

Putting on wings [ARTICLE]

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Putting on wings DANNY KHOO PENANG ROI'ND-l'P Big outsider King's Guard displays devastating finish Bn KINGS GUARD might have triumphed in humble company. But that did not stop race-goers from talking about how impressive his win was in Race 4 at Penang yesterday. Such was the Imperial Seal gelding's devastating

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850 DEATHS 850 DEATHS 850 DEATHS 850 DEATHS CHEONG SEONG MIEW, FRANCIS AGE: 59 passed away peacefully on 30.1.99 leaving behind loved ones. Wife Lau Tit Kim SONS DAUGHTERS-IN-LAW GRAND CHILD Cheong Ihung Soon, Fred Yee Yoke Fen, Cyndi Iheong Ihung hin Freddie Tan Lee Suan, Candice Cheong Fang Qi,

850 DEATHS 850 DEATHS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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850 DEATHS 850 DEATHS PHUA HAY SINN Age: 88 passed away peacefully on 29 Jan.99 Leaving behind loved ones Wife: Onq Ah Sai Sons: Daughters-in-law: (Phua Thing San,deceased) Leow Gek Lan Phua Kanq Hoh, Paul Rena Cheung Phua Phua Choon Lye, William Catherine Kang Daughters: Sons-in-law: Phua Wat Heng Ng

852 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 852 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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852 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 852 ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS For me it is wonderful to be near God." Ps 73 28 The Family of the Late MARIA TAN CHOON HIANG Departed on 26 January 1 999 Wishes to express their sincere thanks to Msgr. Francis Lau, ail priests and religious, Dr. Cynthia Goh of Assisi

854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES IVith Deepest Sympathy and <y Heartfelt Condolences to i Mrs Nelida Spinazzola Ms Maria Pia Spinazzola Cuenca Mr Augusto Ibero Spinazzola on fhe sad demise on 26 January 1999 of AUGUSTO HECTOR SPINAZZOLA Singapore's Honorary Consul-General in Buenos Aires Argentina From: The

854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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854 CONDOLENCES 854 CONDOLENCES With Deepest Sympathy and Heartfelt Condolences to the family of the late YUJI MIYAMOTO Managing Director Hitachi Home Electronics Asia (S) Pte. Ltd. Departed on 27 January 1999 From The Executive Committee Singapore Weiqi Association. 856 IN MEMORIAM 4th Anniversary IN LOVING MEMORY OF GEORGE TAY

856 IN MEMORIAM 856 M MEMORIAM [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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856 IN MEMORIAM 856 M MEMORIAM In Everloving Memory Of Our Dearest Parents 4th Anniversary 3rd Anniversary CHONG CHYE BOON YEOW CHEW PING Departed: 31 Jan 1995 Departed: 20 June 1996 Always remembered by: Children, Grandchildren and Loved Ones J In Loving Memory of WONG KAH HIONG KONG KOW YIN

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Eeaah! That's the mark of a classy golfer [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eeaah! That's the mark of a classy golfer S. Ml RAH Nonchalance separates the greats from the journeymen TEE OFF Hr, HOW can you tell if a golfer i> world class? Well. one method I have learnt recently is to study his response after shooting a round ol five-under-par 67.

It keeps getting hotter at the top [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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It keeps getting hotter at the top S. MURALI By INYANCON TO BORROW a rating analogy, the final round of the US$2OO,OOO (*****,000) London Myanmar Open today is likely to end in a dead heat. Six players at the top of the leaderboard are separated by a shot, with another

Fiery Tiger shows who is in charge [ARTICLE]

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Fiery Tiger shows who is in charge GOLF SCOTT'S DALE (Arizona) In recent weeks, many have called David Duval the world's No. 1 golfer. Tiger Woods, who is still No. 1 in the world rankings, claims he has not been bothered by the talk. But on Friday at the Phoenix

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SINGAPORE'S GIRLS IN FIGHT FOR BRONZE [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE'S GIRLS IN FIGHT FOR BRONZE SINGAPORE'S Serene Lee, Yicki He and Tan Hui Shan beat Sri Lanka 3-0 at the Asian Junior Squash Championships in Kuala Lumpur yesterday They play India today for a bronze medal. The Republic's boys' team of Ng Teng Kuan, lan Loo and Joel Ong

NETBALLERS RECEIVE $21,000 IN AWARDS [ARTICLE]

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NETBALLERS RECEIVE $21,000 IN AWARDS AIM )LT $21,000 was given out to 91 national netball plawrs yesterday at Netball Singapore's annual study awards presentation. The cadi awards ranged from $750] feci wed by Un-der-21 captain Chan Hui Chieh, to $80 to a member of the Q-15 squad.

BORDEAUX TOP AFTER ROMP [ARTICLE]

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BORDEAUX TOP AFTER ROMP BORDKAUX kept the twoclub race for the French soccer championship alive with a t-1 demolition of Olymji-.'Hie Marseille. Bordeaux had the match sewn -op in the opening half-hour when it sewed ill its goals through Svlvain tord, Johan Micoud and Lilian Laslandes. former Bordeaux favourite Christophe

FIFA'S GUIDELINES FOR 2006 BIDDERS [ARTICLE]

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FIFA'S GUIDELINES FOR 2006 BIDDERS FI FA issued dearly-defined guidelines to the eight countries bidding for the 2006 World Cup with a hmitofUSSloo(SSl6B)on gifts, but DO restriction on foreign travel. The guidelines come just a week after the International Olympic Committee's attempts to cleanse itself of a damaging votes-for-favours scandal.

WEBB KEEPS LEAD DESPITE PENALTY [ARTICLE]

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WEBB KEEPS LEAD DESPITE PENALTY A TWO-STROKE penalty on the 17th hole cost Karrie Webb sole possession of the lead, dropping her into a three-way tie for the top spot through three rounds of the LPGA Office Depot tournament at West Palm Beach, Florida on Friday. The Australian drove her

BORROWED PUTTER HELPS BRADLEY [ARTICLE]

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BORROWED PUTTER HELPS BRADLEY A BORROWED putter helped Wayne Bradley to a one-shot lead after the second round of the Southern Africa Tour's Players' Championship in Durban on Friday. Bradley, one of eight joint-leaders overnight, overcame a fierce crosswind on his way to a 68. That lifted him to seven-under-par

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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SCORES AND STATISTICS CRICKET mmammmmmmm Third day of First Test in Madras: Pakistan 238 and 286 (S. Afridi 141; V. Prasad 6-33, Tendulkar 2-35), India 254 and 40-2 (Younis 2-7). GOLF London Myanmar Open in Yanqon: 203 Wang Ter-chang (Tai) 69 69 65, Koichi Nogami (Jpn) 66 71 66 204

Shahid's century sets up a thrilling finish [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Shahid's century sets up a thrilling finish CRICKET MADRAS Sachin Tendulkar stood against Pakistan's emphatic march towards victory in the First cricket Test after a dramatic third-day's play before a sell-out crowd here yesterday. India, set a victory target of 271 on the uneven wicket, lost both openers cheaply for

No surprises as Yuan Zhen takes the lead [ARTICLE]

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No surprises as Yuan Zhen takes the lead YACHTING ONLY one race was run at the SingTel Optimist Championships at Changi Sailing Club yesterday. Three races had been scheduled but wind conditions were not favourable. And there was little surprise as to who the frontrunners were. Xu Yuan Zhen, the

The Gambler v the Invisible Man [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The Gambler v the Invisible Man TENNIS HOW THEY REACHED THE FINAL Name: Thomas Enqvist Age: 24 Ran King: 21 Born: Stockholm, but lives in Monte Carlo. Country: Sweden Career earnings: U554,570,262 (557.7 million) 1998 highlights: Australian Open 2nd rd. French Open 3rd rd, Wimbledon 3rd id. Won at Munich.

Chandler the key to a Falcons surprise [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Chandler the key to a Falcons surprise AMERICAN FOOTBALL NEW YORK While John F.lwav was struggling early in the conference final against the New York Jets last week. Chris Chandler was hot against Minnesota. He started that way, and ended that way, finishing 27 of 43 for 340 yards, three

Ferrari's new McLaren-basher [ARTICLE]

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Ferrari's new McLaren-basher MOTOR RACING MARANELLO (Italy) Eerrari unveiled its new Formula One car here yesterday with top driver Michacf Schumacher and team chief Jean Todt determined to make it a match for their McLaren rivals. McLaren's Mika Hakkinen won the world title last year. He dominated the early season

Rafter. Bjorkman outplay Indians [ARTICLE]

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Rafter. Bjorkman outplay Indians MELBOURNE Pat Rafter and Jonas Bjorkman came out on top of a heroic battle yesterday against top seeds Leander Paes and Mahesh Bhupathi to win the Australian Open doubles final 6-3, 4-6. 6-4, 6-7 (12-10), 6-4. In a classic contest, the fifth-seeded Swedish/Australian combination overcame the

TRY THE S'PORE WAY TO CUT THE LOC SLEAZE [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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TRY THE S'PORE WAY TO CUT THE LOC SLEAZE YAP KOON HONG SPORTS WORLD B„ TAKE a look at the fact file that accompanies this column. It comprises brief profiles of 13 members of the highest decision-making body in the sports world: the International Olympic Committee. Anyone reading the file

Dear SSC and SNOC...Be firm [ARTICLE]

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Dear SSC and SNOC...Be firm GODFREY ROBERT THE SPORTS EDYTOR SAYS By Someone must police NSAs which tarnish the good name of Singapore 'What sport lacks in Singapore is a recognisable Cabinet face that can direct the course of events and provide an executive muscle that can flex when things

Bad blood's still brewing [ARTICLE]

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Bad blood's still brewing SOCCER Arsenal and Chelsea look set to continue their vicious encounters LONDON Arsene Wenger yesterday warned Chelsea that Arsenal will not back off at Highbury today, despite the bad blood between the sides. As he prepared for a po-tentially-explosive confrontation between the London giants, the Arsenal

Real deal for McManaman [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Real deal for McManaman MADRID English Premier League team Liverpool will soon be losing talented winger Steve McManaman. European champion Real Madrid said on Friday that it had reached agreement with Liverpool and McManaman for a transfer, Following talks between Spanish officials and the player's agent. Real has been tracking

Fiorentina eyeing a perfect 10 [ARTICLE]

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Fiorentina eyeing a perfect 10 MILAN Italian Serie A leader Fiorentina will be looking to keep their 100 per cent home record intact today when it hosts struggling Vicenza. Fiorentina has won all nine of its home games in Serie A this season and taking that record into double figures

Singapore jumps to 94th place [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Singapore jumps to 94th place THOMAS KOH By SINGAPORE has climbed back into the top 100 of the world soccer rankings, largely on the strength of its Tiger Cup win in Vietnam three months ago. In the latest list issued by Fifa, Singapore has risen to No. 94 in the

Two players sacked in drawn game [ARTICLE]

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Two players sacked in drawn game SANTOKH SINGH By in mo cm minh cm BULGARIA'S pre-Olympic team, obviously suffering from jet-lag, was held lo a 1-1 draw by Malaysia in a Dunhill Cup soccer match at the Ho Chi Minh Stadium last night. The Bulgarians, who had only arrived the

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Iranians confident of beating Singapore tonight [ARTICLE]

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Iranians confident of beating Singapore tonight SANTOKH SINGH DIMIILL C l P SOCCFR By IN H()t HI SUMI CITY IRAN's Pre -Olympic team will beat Singapore a national team tonight without any problems so said its team manager Abbas Torabian yesterdav. Torabian, whose team was beaten 0-2 by Russia's pre-Olympic

Martina the Great [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Martina the Great TARGETS OF UNWOMANLY CATCALLS 'She travels with her girlfriend. She is half man.' Champion MARTINA HINGIS in k pre-final comment on unseeded Amelie Mauresmo (left) and her friend Sylvie Bourdon (right) Thank you Christophe, thank you Sylvie for being here with me. I love you both End

How's that again, Hod? [ARTICLE]

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How's that again, Hod? ENGLISH SOCCER LONDON England's controversial football manager Glenn Hoddle sparked an uproar after he reportedly said the handicapped were paying for sins committed in a former life. Disabled athletes were outraged, sports officials said he should be punished and one tabloid called him "Mad Hod". Yesterday,

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NEWCASTLE STUNS ASTON VILLA [ARTICLE]

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NEWCASTLE STUNS ASTON VILLA ASTON VILI A joint-lead-er in English soccer's Premier League before yesterday, was shocked 1-2 by host Newcastle, which was 14th in the table. Results: Blackburn 1 Spurs 1, Coventry 2 Liverpool 1, Everton 0 Forest l. Boro 0 Leicester 0, Newcastle 2 Villa 1. ShcflTWed 0

ARSENAL THO IN HALL OF FAME [ARTICLE]

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ARSENAL THO IN HALL OF FAME THREE key footballers in Arsenal's success in the 1990s skipper Tony Adams, goalkeeper David Seaman and former striker lan Wright were among six players voted into the English Premier league's Hall of Fame yesterday. The others were fonnei Chelsea player-manage i Huucl (lullit, now

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Sunday PLUS Th& Sunday Times January 31, 1999

Potty over Pooh [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Potty over Pooh LEA WEE Black-market trade emerges on McDonalds promotional bears S&J CUTE Winnie the Pooh bears dressed up in eight different costumes, which were sold at McDonald's as a promotion, have stirred up a mini-storm among Singaporeans. Since being put on sale on Jan 15, the bears have

SUNDAY PLUS COVER STORY

A new nose for my birthday please [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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A new nose for my birthday please ELISABETH GWEE Body Shop Singapore teens, some as younq as 14, are going under the plastic surgeon's knife, just so they can win romance, get jobs they want and feel confident By FOR the last two weeks, Miss Alison Ng has been stopping

My jaw still [ARTICLE]

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My jaw still WHEN Jonathan, 24, sat for his final business-manage-ment examination on Nov 19 last year, he experienced a major case of jitters. But unlike the rest of his classmates at the National University of Singapore, it was not so much over doing well in his studies but at

LIFE IN PLASTIC: [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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LIFE IN PLASTIC: Popular plastic-surgery procedures among younger patients

Friends call me synthetic girl [ARTICLE]

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Friends call me synthetic girl CyrilllC 'Sometimes, I worn/ about how I've NOSE grown addicted to I IDA cosmetic su rgery. I UiU wonder when it will end. But then again, why should I stop progress t Undergraduate Brenda (not her real name), 24, who has had five plastic-surgery operations

Liposuction? Try exercisingfirst [ARTICLE]

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Liposuction? Try exercisingfirst DEALING with young patients is an art, say plastic surgeons interviewed. "They are prone to peer pressure and they can change their minds easily," says Dr Fong Poh Hin, a plastic surgeon in private practice. Problems arise when young people undergo cosmetic surgery with the hope of

Stare as though she's delicious [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Stare as though she's delicious Power Flirting For those wondering why they never seem to snare a sweetheart at bars or parties, New York's flirting guru has some tips to change their luck 'When flirting, it is very important that the eyes lock for about three to six seconds. Ginie

Park next to a rich man [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Park next to a rich man Women flock to lessons to learn, how to land a prize catch NEW YORK Do not waste your time looking for love. Go ahead and marry for money. This is the advice Ginie Savles gives to her class, entitled simplv How To Marrv The

Drink lots of water to tight germs [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Drink lots of water to tight germs LEA WEE Bugs In Bladder Sex, how you wipe yourself in the toilet, kidney stones, the way you are built and childbirth can all contribute to urinary-tract infection By PAIN CAN'T BE PASSED OFF EARLY WARNING SIGNS INFECTIONS OF THE LOWER URINARY TRACT

Forget the gym, sweep the house to keep in shape [ARTICLE]

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Forget the gym, sweep the house to keep in shape CHICAGO Park the car and start walking. Or, switch off the vacuum cleaner and get out the broom cleaning the house the old-fashioned way can improve health and help shed kilos just as well as a formal exercise Erogramme, researchers

Erection is not something to die for [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Erection is not something to die for One retiree from Florida says he feels alive again, 'like a macho man after taking Viagra PANORAMA, the awardwinning show from the British Broadcasting Corporation, returns with an in-depth look at Viagra the little blue pill which is said to have triggered a

Tease hubby, it relaxes him [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Tease hubby, it relaxes him All Fun And Games? Men do it to their wives, women do it to their husbands, but in the end it works or hurts in many different ways NICKNAMES: Shedding light STUDIES which shed some light on teasing among adults: Teasinq can generate good feeling:

You have mail, about that habit [ARTICLE]

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You have mail, about that habit Web service helps those too shy to point out faux pas YOU saw it on Seinfeld: good friends sitting around the coffeeshop finding fault with just about everybody's personal foibles. Just as Jerry, George and Elaine discussed their disdain for "close talkers" those nudgy

No one in City can Beat them for fun [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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No one in City can Beat them for fun Teo Pau Lin Enioy Yourself Tonight MIXED MEDIA Ls When it comes to entertainment programmes on TV. nothing quite beats having presenters who have a frolicking good time on the job For starters, Angela Zhou does not pretend to believe that

Boys who never grow up [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Boys who never grow up SI SW LONG Adultescents A cash-rich generation of forever young men between their late 20s and 40s still behaving like kids H'i Anything corporate is out. His greatest fear is becoming 'part ofthe establishment' HE WEARS low-slung baggy shorts. He uses teenage lingo like "wicked"

Act my age? Get a life! [ARTICLE]

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Act my age? Get a life! Najip Ah stays young on energy, ideas and a relentless pace OUTRAGEOUS all-in-one singer, dancer and choreographer Najip Ali is a madcap sort of adulteseent. Plugged in and wander-lust-stricken, his goal in life is to "keep striving to be different or else be consumed

Taking risks keeps me young [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Taking risks keeps me young He likes Eddie Murphy and playing with toys MR GANESH RAJ, 28, falls into the brooding, acerbictongued category of Peter Pans. He worries about the environment and schools here trying to "teach creativity". This former freelance audio engineer, MTV VJ and animator has never held

Take time to smell roses [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Take time to smell roses He's shrewd in business, but ear ries Hello Kitty purses, suclis sweets and is still a kid to his Mum QUICK QUIZ: Are you a New Adulteseent? Were you one of those who rushed out to buy the iMac? Do you own one ofthe following:

Nine-to-five office job is just not for me [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Nine-to-five office job is just not for me It's a life of movies, rnakati and mahjong HE IS the Chinese pop-cul-ture version of kidults. Mr Ng King Kang, 33, has been writing on IT, motoring and teens for the Chinese morning daily Lianhe Zaobao since 1989He also pens Chinese love

Open the 200-year-old door [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Open the 200-year-old door Wong Ah Yoke Old Faithful FATS By The revamped Szechuan Court is back ?ienerating qood business with old avourites and new 'small eats' THERE was a time when Sichuan cuisine was all the rage here. That was in the early to mid-'SOs when restaurants serving the

Know your yeast if you aim to be Master [ARTICLE]

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Know your yeast if you aim to be Master t7duin Soon DRINKS COURSES: Pro and semi-pro Wine 6c Spirit Education Trust Certificate courses can be arranged with the Educational Institute of Singapore Hotel Association (Shatec). Universih courses leading to a Bachelors of Science (wine technology/food sciences). Masters of Science (agricultureAiticulture

Hubby likes his durian in cakes [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Hubby likes his durian in cakes Sylvia Tan MAD ABOUT FOOD HOW spoilt we have all become! Unless you are a dyed-in-the-wool fresh durian tan, nobody, it seems, eats the fruit unadorned these days. Instead, cream is added or beaten eggs and even extra sugar to make it all so

Eh, it's ray turn, doc! [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eh, it 's ray turn, doc! WAN MENG HAO The Rabbit is in and many hope that with it. will go the turmoil of the previous tiger year. A leading geomancer shares why he believes this gentler creature will usher in a better 1999 Right time to wed? According to

Fun with "io hei" [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Fun with "io hei" Mr Grant Fuller, Trade Commissioner to Singapore, New Zealand Trade Development Board, who has been here for the last one ind a half years: "1 heard that adding height to dishes is a new trend in food presentation but this was taking this concept a bit

Keep it clean [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Keep it clean KAYLENETAN Forget the hongbao look! Clean-cut, cool and comfy are the key signs of modern Lunar New Year dressing. By How manv times have you looked in your closet and picked out a very red and very loud number and thought to yourself: "Did I wear this

Enter a comfort zone [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Enter a comfort zone Mr Modern Man doesnt mind wearing red if it's in clothes that are cool and uncomplicated. Visit in style Dress comfortably. Chances are you will be in the same outfit for the whole day. Don't choose clothes that are tight -you will be doing a lot

The thing I like best about Lunar New Year is... [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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The thing I like best about Lunar New Year is... Seeing red: Eric Khoo now has to dish out the hongbaos he loved. >^v nee upon a time I lit was receiving V^^X hongbaos, but now I have to start giving them out because I'm married. Fire crackers also, but

Treat the family to a reunion dinner with a difference [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Treat the family to a reunion dinner with a difference CHENJINGWEN Italian-style Chinese. Japanese seasonal specialties. Hongkong delicacies. Imperial-style dining. Restaurants are coming up ivith neiv ways to whet your new year appetite plus some lower prices too* By Let someone else do the work for your Lunar New Year

What's all the toss about? [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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What's all the toss about? Everything about the lo hei is thick with symbolism. Before you toss for a good year ahead, here's a reminder of what it all means. Tossing "yusheng" 01 io hei" is a Lunar New Year tradition unique to Singapore and Malawia. Lo hei, a Cantonese

Takeaway yusheng [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Takeaway yusheng Why not have "yusheng" delivered to your home or otfice? Whether as a gitt or for your own toss to prosperity, Kriston will send prepacked boxes of ready-to-be-tossed yusheng to the address of your choice. A minimum order of two per delivery is re- quired at $38 per

Eat and strike a fortune [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Eat and strike a fortune VIOLET OON The foods eaten during the Lunar New Year all have symbolic meanings to the various dialect groups. Find out what kind of luck or good fortune abalone, raw lettuce, "nian gao", red dates, lotus seeds, Mandarin oranges and many other new year goodies

Monks & myths [ARTICLE+ILLUSTRATION]

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Monks myths VERONICA KOH Shaolin monks tiger boxing at Liang Court and the Monkey God prancing at Change Alley are just two ofthe many visual treats at shopping centres this Lunar New Year. By You're not seeing things. Yes, mythical or legendary characters such as the Monkey God. Madame White

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ever, as Daniel's show develops into a success, he becomes swept away by his new lifestyle. He moves in with his sexy new girlfriend, Jacqueline (Laura San Giacomo), who only has her selfish interests at heart. Will Daniel realise that he is making a mistake? Will his "abandoned" Ancient Indians

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friends step in to help? Predictable but entertaining nonetheless.

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