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The Straits Times BEST IN NEWSPAPER DESIGN IN ASIA Established 1845 >ttSsaay June 8, 2004 80 Pages in five parts mita (p) 048/03/2004 WP A Singapore Press Holdings publication (j\) Cents

Military drills to include terror threat [ARTICLE]

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Military drills to include terror threat DAVID BOEY By DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT Anti-hijack maritime excercise will be a first for five-power grouping DEFENCE ministers from the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FDPA) have agreed to expand the scope of military exercises to include counterterrorism drills, starting with a maritime exercise to be

BBC Pair shot in Riyadh, lensman dies [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BBC Pair shot in Riyadh, lensman dies RIYADH A British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) correspondent was fighting for his life m a Saudi hospital last night after suspected Islamic militants shot him and killed his Irish cameraman. Briton Frank Gardner, 42, and cameraman Simon Cumbers, 36, came under fire on Sunday

Deadly trend [ARTICLE]

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Deadly trend AS MANY as 36 journalists were killed on the job around the world last year, compared with 19 m 2002. So far this year, 26 have died, mostly m Iraq. 1raq......... 17 Pakistan.... 1 Bangladesh 1 Peru 1 Brazil 1 Philippines. 1 Haiti... 1 Ru55ia........ 1 Israel 1

KL, S'pore to act on safety of straits [ARTICLE]

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KL, S'pore to act on safety of straits David Boey MALAYSIA'S Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister yesterday pledged to strengthen cooperation with Singapore to safeguard the Straits of Malacca from pirates and sea-borne terrorists. On the cards are coordinated naval patrols by the Royal Malaysian Navy and Republic of

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HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME PM GOH CALLS FOR FREER SKIES SINGAPORE continued to press for a more open global aviation regimen with Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong saying reforms had to continue and governments needed to free up the skies m order to reap the benefits of air traffic growth. Opening the International

COMMENTARY [ARTICLE]

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COMMENTARY THE GREAT NEGOTIATOR MIKHAIL Gorbachev, the last President of the Soviet Union, looks back on his interaction with former US President Ronald Reagan. He notes that the Reagan who came into power for a second term was different from the Soviet basher of the first term. The US leader

FORUM [ARTICLE]

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FORUM SINGING IN THE RAIN PEOPLE queued up overnight to be among the first 500 contestants to take part m the Singapore Idol audition at Suntec City on Saturday. But when it began to rain m the wee hours of the morning, there was no allotted space indoors where they

LIFE! [ARTICLE]

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LIFE! AN UNCOMFORTABLE GIFT MARC Salem, 51, a specialist m behavioural science and body language, impressed the audience at the Esplanade's Flipside Festival on the weekend. Observation and a gift for reading non-verbal signs make him something of a mind reader. But Tan Shzr Ec wonders whether it's such a

PRIME [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PRIME Cab firms face fines for poor safety THE Land Transport Authority (LTA) has set stiff benchmarks to keep down the number of accidents involving taxis. In fact, it has set taxis a target three times stricter than the accident rate for private cars. However, taxis from the four main

HOME [ARTICLE]

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HOME Keep us out of it, says charity group A NEW multi-level marketing (MLM) firm, which has pledged to donate 70 per cent of its net earnings to charity, has been snubbed by the very charity it wants to support. The Humanitarian Enterprise had named the Community Chest as one

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA Hidden sex trade STATISTICS show that Indonesia is one of the world's largest exporters of sex workers, mainly children. Unicef says that as many as 70,000 Indonesian children have been sold across the country's borders for the sex trade. Similarly, nearly half of the some 400,000 estimated sex workers

MONEY [ARTICLE]

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MONEY THE LISTING PARADOX INITIAL public offer managers point out that the risk of preparing a prospectus is the same whether a company is raising $5 million or $50 million. This means that a small company raising less money has to reserve a higher portion of the pie for listing

WORLD [ARTICLE]

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WORLD CONTRACTING OUT A WAR AFTER the US troops, the biggest single military contributor to the occupation of Iraq is not Britain as official figures claim but private military companies. More than 10,000 men and women perform various jobs under contract to the military m Iraq. Estimates have it that

ASIA [ARTICLE]

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ASIA AKSON CHAN SUMS BEIJING FORMER Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Anson Chan has described Beijing's handling of the territory's politics as reminiscent of its high-handed ways during the Cultural Revolution, adding that this has left many people feeling frustrated. Her comments were published m this week's edition of Time

SPORTS [ARTICLE]

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SPORTS LAKERS LOSE AT HOME BUOYED by their usually stingy defence and 22 points from Chauncey Billups, the Pistons outdid the Lakers 87-75 m Game One of the NBA Finals. It was the first home-court loss m 10 post-season games for the Lakers. The Lakers were led by Shaquille O'Neal,

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All paws up to raise funds for charity [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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All paws up to raise funds for charity A TEDDY bear called Scrumpee has been roped m by the Association of Fundraisers (Singapore) to help raise funds for the President's Challenge 2004. Through Paws For A Cause, the association hopes to raise $250,000 m its maiden fundraising effort. The money

Paperless air travel by end 2007 [ARTICLE]

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Paperless air travel by end 2007 KARAMJT KAUR GOH CHIN LIAN It's already happening at SIA and other airlines, but industry is eyeing big savings by doing away with paper tickets By and BY THE end of 2007, airlines will stop issuing paper tickets and save the industry up to

FLYING IN THE FUTURE [ARTICLE]

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FLYING IN THE FUTURE Reservation: The traveller uses a mobile phone to book and pay for his ticket online. He gets an e-ticket message with his itinerary and a code. Choosing a seat: On departure day, he goes online, types m the code, confirms his seat and prints a barcoded

Brother of 'fake death' man arrested [ARTICLE]

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Brother of 'fake death' man arrested BEN NADARAJAN Bu A PROMINENT Ceylon Tamil community leader and businessman was arrested yesterday for allegedly helping his older brother fake his death and cheat insurance companies of $330,000. Moganaruban Subramaniam, the executive chairman of Telecoms Credit Cooperative, was called up by the police

Seoul surprised by US Plan to cut troops early [ARTICLE]

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Seoul surprised by US Plan to cut troops early JOO SANG MIN Americans propose to withdraw 12,500, a third of their forces m South Korea, by end of 2005, two years ahead of schedule By FOR THE STRAITS TIMES SEOUL The US has surprised South Korea by proposing a drastic

$15b to link up Australia better [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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$15b to link up Australia better CANBERRA Australian motorists will be able to cruise the 1,700 km from Melbourne to Brisbane for the first time on four-lane highways under a massive A512.7 billion (5515.2 billion) road and rail upgrade announced yesterday. Outlining new city link roads, expressways, bridges, by-passes and

For art's sake, you can't lick these cones [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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For art's sake, you can't lick these cones GLOWING softly, these giant cones will sway m the wind and brighten up the night scene at the Esplanade Waterfront until June 13. Put up by the French art group Airvag, "Symphonic Conique" is an installation of inflatable, illuminated PVC cones. It

Too many taxis involved in accidents [ARTICLE]

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Too many taxis involved in accidents BEN NADARAJAN Four cab companies have up till August to shape up or be fined $100,000 by LTA each time they fail safety benchmarks *L TAXI companies are "allowed" a maximum of two accidents for every 10 million kilometres covered by their fleet of

Terrier saved my family, says tire victim [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Terrier saved my family, says tire victim We have been living in the shophousefor28 years. Now, my home and my business are gone. It hurts, yet I am grateful that we are alive. If not for Ah Girl alerting us, we may not be here aX aLL. Mr Toh, on

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Armies Inc [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Armies Inc JONATHAN EYAL By FOR THE STRAITS TIMES BW SUPPLY The end of the Cold War meant the need for fewer soldiers around the world. About six million people who served m the military of the old Soviet Union and Western countries have been released from service. Private military

UN moves closer to signing Iraq resolution [ARTICLE]

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UN moves closer to signing Iraq resolution But the agreement may face a hitch as France proposes to make explicit an Iraqi veto over major US-led military attacks UNITED NATIONS The United Nations is moving closer to an agreement on a new resolution on the future of Iraq. United States

REMEMBERING THE FALLEN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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REMEMBERING THE FALLEN Allied veterans join world leaders m emotional D-Day ceremonies ARROMANCHES (France) With pride and tears for fallen comrades, thousands of Allied veterans joined world leaders to mark the Normandy landings 60 years ago that helped end the Nazi occupation of Europe. The alliance forged between the United

Israeli govt cautiously Gaza withdrawal [ARTICLE]

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Israeli govt cautiously Gaza withdrawal JERUSALEM The Israeli government has decided, m principle, for the first time to remove long-established settlements from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. "Disengagement has begun," Prime Minister Ariel Sharon declared just after the Cabinet vote on Sunday. The vote passed 14-7 but only

Bush's lofty goals for G-8 summit out of reach [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Bush's lofty goals for G-8 summit out of reach ROGER MITTON NEWS ANALYSIS Bii] US BUREAU CHIEF The reputation of the US is at a low point right now. ..many G-8 leaders are waiting to see what happens in the US election to see if they can say "Thank God,

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TURKISH MAFIA TIGHTENS GRIP ON ECONOMY [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TURKISH MAFIA TIGHTENS GRIP ON ECONOMY ANKARA The Turkish mafia has an increasingly vice-like grip on the country's economy and its tentacles are reaching out into ever-increasing areas of activity. A report drawn up by Ankara's Chamber of Commerce, released yesterday, said organised crime activities generate more than US$6O billion

DON'T GET BLINDED BY VENUS [ARTICLE]

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DON'T GET BLINDED BY VENUS LONDON Astronomers have urged the public to take care when viewing today's transit of Venus across the Sun a rare event that will last 100 times longer than a solar eclipse and could cause blindness. Unlike a solar eclipse, which is over m two or

DRIFTER ON TRIAL FOR 1996 MURDER [ARTICLE]

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DRIFTER ON TRIAL FOR 1996 MURDER RENNES (France) A Spanish drifter went on trial m France yesterday for the rape and murder of a British schoolgirl at a youth hostel nearly eight years ago, a case that led to a major overhaul of French criminal investigations. Francisco Arce Montes, 54,

Pills that lower cholesterol may cut cancer risk [ARTICLE]

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Pills that lower cholesterol may cut cancer risk NEW ORLEANS In a case of medical serendipity, cholesterollowering pills called statins also appear to nave an unintended but potentially substantial benefit of warding off cancer. Statins are already among the world's most commonly used medicines. They are widely prescribed to prevent

European airlines stop Pricing discrimination [ARTICLE]

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European airlines stop Pricing discrimination European Commission had questioned practice of charging EU residents different fares for identical flights BRUSSELS European airlines have all but stopped a controversial practice of charging residents of different European Union (EU) countries varying prices for identical flights, tne EU executive said yesterday. After writing

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Aussie rocker may run for Parliament [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Aussie rocker may run for Parliament ON LABOR PARTY'S SLATE CANBERRA Peter Garrett, the lead singer of the disbanded Australian rock group Midnight Oil, may run for Parliament for the opposition Labor Party. Newspapers yesterday gave front-page coverage to the prospect of long-time political activist Garrett, 51, becoming a high-profile

MEMORIAL HALL IN DENG'S HONOUR [ARTICLE]

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MEMORIAL HALL IN DENG'S HONOUR BEIJING Late Chinese patriarch Deng Xiaoping is getting a memorial hall m his honour, with more than 1,000 workers trying to get it ready m time for the lOOtn anniversary of his birth, Xinhua news agency said yesterday. Deng, a native of Guang'an county m

ARMITAGE AT CALL OF 5TH GRADERS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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ARMITAGE AT CALL OF 5TH GRADERS WASHINGTON -In an interview, US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage told 11--year-old "journalists" from Pennsylvania that his boss, Mr Colin Powell, is awesome. Not an easy official to get an interview with, Mr Armitage granted the request of the fifth-graders and answered all

SCRAPPED: TRIBUTE TO ACCUSED SPY [ARTICLE]

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SCRAPPED: TRIBUTE TO ACCUSED SPY SACRAMENTO A legislature ceremony to honour former accused spy Lee Wen Ho has been called off after a group of Republican lawmakers threatened to fight the event. The Asian legislative caucus had planned to honour Mr Lee yesterday for his courage m the face of

Five-day farewell for Reagan [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Five-day farewell for Reagan He is the first lIS president since Lyndon Johnson to get a full state funeral m Washington LOS ANGELES Mr Ronald Reagan's family has unveiled plans for a grand and sombre fiveday farewell culminating m a state funeral on Friday as tributes to the 40th US

Tight security for funeral [ARTICLE]

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Tight security for funeral WASHINGTON Hundreds of police officers and federal agents will keep watch m Washington this week as world leaders arrive for the first presidential funeral here m three decades and the first m the shadow of the 2001 terrorist attacks. Security will be tight at the Capitol,

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60th Anniversary Of D-Day t^Bl Rock Star To Become MP? fsj^j Long Goodbye For Reagan fr9 Perhaps for the last time, Allied veterans of Australia's Labor party is keen on getting JPta *?358 grand five-day farewell is under way for L v «fl the landing at Normandy return en masse

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Former Bangladeshi child bride Fatema Khatun, now 84, who missed out on an education after being married off at the age of seven, has started primary school. Marjorie Courtenay-Latimer, a self-trained South African naturalist who m 1938 discovered the coelacanth, a species often described as a living fossil, died on

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Fact and nuance [ARTICLE]

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Fact and nuance DETERRING terrorist strikes m the Straits of Malacca was the issue given the most useful airing at the Asian security conference here. Not, it should be prefaced, because agreement on a form of military presence and searches of suspicious craft is anywhere close, as the passageway's three

Remember the man, resolve stem-cell impasse [ARTICLE]

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Remember the man, resolve stem-cell impasse WILLIAM SAFIRE By THE NEWYORK TIMES MRS Nancy Reagan has for some time advocated bringing the talents and financial muscle of the National Institutes of Health to bear on diseases like Alzheimer's. WASHINGTON The outpouring of respect and affection for Mr Ronald Reagan the

PUNCHLINES [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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PUNCHLINES Ronald Wilson Reagan (1911--2004)

Leadership lessons from president Reagan [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Leadership lessons from president Reagan FRANK LAVIN By FOR THE STRAITS TIMES I HAD the opportunity to work for Mr Ronald Reagan for most of the eight years he was president. I recall those times with fondness. Mr Reagan was masterful; he combined a clear sense of purpose with natural

From `evil empire' to dialogue and trust [ARTICLE]

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From `evil empire' to dialogue and trust MIKHAIL GORBACHEV By MOSCOW I have just sent Mrs Nancy Reagan a letter of condolence on the passing of her husband Ronald. The 40th president of the United States was an extraordinary man who, m his long life, saw moments of triumph, had

When voices of moderation go unheard [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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When voices of moderation go unheard M AFOOT SIMON B y SENIOR WRITER HERE WAS A GRAND ULAMA OF ISLAM SPEAKING OUT AGAINST EXTREMISTS OF HIS FAITH AND... HIS COMMENTS FAILED TO CAPTURE WESTERN MEDIA ATTENTION. LATE last month, Pakistan's President Pervez Musharraf spoke at a national student convention the

Abdullah a more subtle Mahathir [ARTICLE]

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Abdullah a more subtle Mahathir RALPH A.COSSA FOR THE STRAITS TIMES KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi is proving to be a kinder, gentler, but no less candid, thoughtful and thought-provoking version of his mercurial predecessor. The soft-spoken devout Muslim leader has surprised critics and supporters alike by

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Better care options for elderly needed [LETTER]

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Better care options for elderly needed I REFER to the report, "When aged mum gets dumped m nursing home..." (ST, June 3). As a social worker, I am familiar with the desire of senior citizens to spend their last days m the community they know. From my observations, family members,

Help available for those taking care of Alzheimer's sufferers [LETTER]

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Help available for those taking care of Alzheimer's sufferers WE REFER to the report, "When aged mum gets dumped 111 nursing home..." (ST, June 3). We empathise with family members who struggle to care for loved ones suffering from dementia. It is not an easy choice to Eut them m

Sing Net offer lists upload speed [LETTER]

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Sing Net offer lists upload speed I REFER to the letter, "No mention of upload speeds" (ST, June 3), by Mr Sentosa Gani. We agree with him that upload speeds are important as they affect an Internet user's broadband experience. Sing Net is therefore pleased to inform Straits Times readers

Why Kristang not taught as mother tongue [LETTER]

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Why Kristang not taught as mother tongue WE REFER to the letter, "Recognise Kristang language as mother tongue" (ST, May 31). We would like to thank Ms Brenda Pereira and Mrs Bernadette Carroll for their interest m the preservation of the heritage and history of the Portuguese Eurasians m Singapore.

S'pore Id1e... and stuck in rain [LETTER]

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S'pore Id1e. and stuck in rain WE WERE COLD, TIRED AND HUNGRY. SOME PEOPLE BEGAN TO SHOUT AS THE RAIN BECAME EVEN HEAVIER, WITH LIGHTNING AND STRONG WINDS. EVEN UMBRELLAS WERE USELESS AT THAT POINT. I WAS one of those queueing to take part m the Singapore Idol auditions at

Crowd beliaved badly at open house [LETTER]

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Crowd beliaved badly at open house I REFER to Mr Ong Wee Liang's letter, "Poor crowd control at navy open house" (ST, June 4). The navy and police personnel did their best to maintain order at the open house on May 29. 1 was present at the shuttle waiting area

Falling birth rates? Here's food for thought [LETTER]

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Falling birth rates? Here's food for thought WHILE the cost of childcare and medical services have been identified as major factors for the decline of birth rates here, there is another factor, which may also be contributing to the decline, and that is food. Food is a very basic need.

Company info a matter of public record [LETTER]

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Company info a matter of public record I REFER to the letter, "Company details mishandled" (ST, June 2), by Mr Goh Eng Hai. Mr Goh felt disconcerted that he had received an advertisement from a hosting company addressed to his newly formed business and concluded that the Accounting and Corporate

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Hitch in Business' charity idea [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Hitch in Business' charity idea THERESA TAN NCSSwaryof multi-level marketing firm, which has pledged profits It will accept donations, but has told firm to remove website list that 'creates impression' of NCSS endorsement I A NEW multi-level marketing (MLM) firm, which has pledged to donate 70 per cent of its

PM Goh: Free up skies to reap air traffic growth [ARTICLE]

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PM Goh: Free up skies to reap air traffic growth REBECCA LEE lata's 6oth annual meeting Global air travel is expected to grow 5% annually and govts need a lighter touch on regulations to benefit from it, he says By SINGAPORE continued to press for a more open global aviation

High oil prices could dash hopes of recovery for airlines [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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High oil prices could dash hopes of recovery for airlines KARAMJIT KAUR By TRANSPORT CORRESPONDENT AIRLINES could lose as much as $5 billion (US$3 billion) this year if crude oil prices hit an average of US$36 a barrel, the International Air Transport Association (lata) said yesterday. If the price averages

Whiz kids today, world leaders tomorrow? [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Whiz kids today, world leaders tomorrow? TEH TOO LIV YVONNE KOH asdfs By and LESLIE Beh is only 18 but the Raffles Junior College student has already made a mark m science. Last month, he won a top award at an international science and engineering competition m the United States,

SINGAPORE AT THE CUTTING EDGE [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE AT THE CUTTING EDGE Acting Manpower Minister and Minister of State (Education) NgEng Hen highlighted several achievements and promising projects, m areas from breakthroughs m data storage to zebrafish genetics. They include: The Data Storage Institute has put Singapore m the league of the United States and Japan m

Soft and self-centred? Not us, say students [ARTICLE]

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Soft and self-centred? Not us, say students WE'RE not self-centred, we're not soft, and we're definitely hungry. This was the opinion of 20 out of 26 pre-university students The Straits Times interviewed yesterday. Three weeks ago, at a dialogue session, Acting Education Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam lamented that Singapore's young were

Most MPs say no to cap on board seats [ARTICLE]

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Most MPs say no to cap on board seats LYDIA LIM WEE LI-EN Of 46 PAP MPs who can be directors, 26 do not sit on the boards of any listed firms: only four hold over five posts Bu and THE KEY ISSUE IS NOT THE NUMBER OF DIRECTORSHIPS HELD

MPs Split on publishing directorships [ARTICLE]

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MPs Split on publishing directorships SOHWEN LIN By MPs are split about publishing a collated list of independent directorships they hold m a designated public forum, such as the Parliament website. Of the 22 MPs polled, seven saw no harm m making information accessible to the public, and felt as

New knee surgery: Less pain, faster recovery [ARTICLE]

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New knee surgery: Less pain, faster recovery The new procedure allows patients to resume their normal lifestyle m a shorter time period, compared with the traditional method. Dr Lo Ngai N v ng, deputy hcadof SGH's orthopaedic surgery department Smaller scar too with less invasive new method at SGH, which

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YOUTHS OFF TO MEDAN TO HELP KIDS [ARTICLE]

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YOUTHS OFF TO MEDAN TO HELP KIDS TWENTY-NINE youths will be leaving for Medan, North Sumatra today on a relief expedition. Summer Mission Sumatra is organised by the non-profit humanitarian group Mercy Relief. During the 15-day expedition, the volunteers will carry out construction work to upgrade the Bani Adam Orphanage.

SAUDI MINISTER HERE ON VISIT [ARTICLE]

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SAUDI MINISTER HERE ON VISIT SAUDI Arabia's Minister of Transport Jobarah E. Al-Suraisry is visiting Singapore today at the invitation of Transport Minister Yeo Cheow Tong. Dr Jobarah, accompanied by his deputy, Dr Abdul Azia A. Al- Ohaly, and senior officials from the Saudi Arabian port authority, will be here

NG ENG HEN TO LEAD DELEGATION [ARTICLE]

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NG ENG HEN TO LEAD DELEGATION ACTING Manpower Minister Ng Eng Hen is leading Singapore's delegation to the 92nd session of the International Labour Conference m Geneva, Switzerland. Dr Ng will address the conference tomorrow. Topics of discussion this year include human resource development and training, and migrant workers. The

MEETING OF MINDS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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MEETING OF MINDS Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Najib Malaysia's Deputy Tun Razak (left) and his counterparts from other member countries of the Five Power Defence Arrangements (FPDA) called on Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong at the Istana yesterday. They exchanged views on a wide range of regional and

duo $400 'm exchange for cash cheques [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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duo $400 'm exchange for cash cheques CHONGCHEEKEV On Trial For Bribing Patients They needed money urgently, he claimed, denying he had paid patients to blame his estranged wife for dispensing cough syrup §JL DO NOT trust my wife that was essentially what a doctor on trial for corruption urged

Lamp post corrosion: Three experts split [ARTICLE]

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Lamp post corrosion: Three experts split A THIRD expert witness, testifying m a coroner's inquiry into the death of a teenager hit by a falling lamp post, has added to the array of opinions over which part of the post was most severely corroded. Associate Professor Qju Jianhui, 41, a

Are rival Purifiers' name too similar? Court clears the air [ARTICLE]

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Are rival Purifiers' name too similar? Court clears the air AN AIR war ended on Friday after the maker of an air-purifying device obtained a court order to stop its rival using a sim-ilar-sounding brand name. District judge Chia Wee Kiat issued the order when the makers of rival products

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FIRE AGAIN AT JURONG SCRAPYARD [ARTICLE]

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FIRE AGAIN AT JURONG SCRAPYARD FIRE broke out for a second time m two weeks at a scrapyard m No. 9 Jurong Pier Road yesterday at about 10.35 am. The last fire happened on May 26 m a different part of the scrapyard, and it took firefighters more than 24

GUARD TRIPS MAN FLEEING POLICE [ARTICLE]

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GUARD TRIPS MAN FLEEING POLICE A SECURITY guard stuck out his left leg and tripped a man fleeing the Traffic Police at about lam yesterday. The man, a 21-year-old car washer, then fell into a bush and was subsequently arrested. Officers started chasing him when he sped through a roadblock

BAG SNATCHED BY MAN WITH HELMET [ARTICLE]

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BAG SNATCHED BY MAN WITH HELMET A WOMAN m her late 50s lost about $200 m cash and a cellphone worth about $500 when a man snatched her handbag as she was returning home. She was walking back to her seventh-floor Housing Board flat m Bedok North Street 3 at

Poly scheme to help students set up shop [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Poly scheme to help students set up shop Selected Singapore Polytechnic students will get guidance from entrepreneurs, funding from Government and college 'WE TRY TO GIVE THE STUDENTS SOME GUIDANCE SO THEIR LEARNING CURVE WILL NOT BE AS STEEP AS SOMEONE WHO PLUNGES INTO BUSINESS ON MS OWN.' Mr John

PEAK PERFORMANCE [ARTICLE]

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PEAK PERFORMANCE a team of five female and two male students from the National University of Singapore climbed the 6,189 m tall Island Peak m Nepal last month. They trekked 11 days to reach the base camp and took another eight hours to get to the summit, struggling up a

S'pore developers land awards abroad [ARTICLE]

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S'pore developers land awards abroad SINGAPORE'S building industry may be at a low, but developers are making their mark abroad. Capita Land won three awards m the fortnight, two m Beijing and another at the Prix d'Excellence, the most prestigious international competition m real estate development. Its La Foret residential

Mr Restroom among 6 honoured for green efforts [ARTICLE]

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Mr Restroom among 6 honoured for green efforts WHEN Mr Jack Sim found out he was receiving an award on World Environment Day m recognition of his fight for better toilet standards, he was flushed with joy. The president of the Restroom Association of Singapore had struggled since 1998 to

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HIGH QUALITY MOVIES ON DIGITAL CAMERA IF YOU'RE m the market for a digital camera, you might want to take a close look at the Camedia C-770 Ultra Zoom by Olympus. It is the company's latest four megapixel camera, with 10 times digital zoom and it can record movies with

WAVE GOODBYE TO CONVENTIONAL TEXT [ARTICLE]

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WAVE GOODBYE TO CONVENTIONAL TEXT SENDING a text message on a mobile phone is about to become "en-lightening": A new messaging option on some Nokia handsets will be more like semaphore than computing. While it's not as convenient or utilitarian as sending a text message to someone m another city

GEEKNOTES [ARTICLE]

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GEEKNOTES NATALIE SOH By fire. Done correctly, the message appears to be floating m space. Nokia says the image is visible from as far as 6m, but if it's cloudy or too bright, it might be better to send a regular text message or photograph instead. Wave messaging isn't for

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MISSED CALL ALERTS FOR FREE STARHUB customers take note: Whether you buy stored value cards for your mobile phone calls or get a bill at the end of the month, you will now receive free alerts about missed calls when abroad. When a travelling StarHub customer doesn't answer an incoming

BUY PHONE, GET SPIDER-MAN GOODIES [ARTICLE]

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The Straits Times asia Tuesday, June 8, 2004

CHILD SEX WORKERS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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CHILD SEX WORKERS Exploited at home Nearly half of the 400,000 estimated sex workers m Indonesia are children under 18 years old. Poverty is what fuels the sex trade. Between three million and six million children had been left without parental care and had to eke out a living by

Indonesia's shameful export [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Indonesia's shameful export DEVI ASMARANI THE TALK IN JAKARTA Bii INDONESIA CORRESPONDENT Poverty, ignorance and unenf orced laws fuel an industry that has sold 70,000 children into prostitution overseas IT IS not something any government likes to make public, but the figures say it all: Indonesia is one of the

CHINA

HK's former top official slams China's tactics [ARTICLE]

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HK's former top official slams China's tactics MARY KWANG Comments In Time Magazine Anson Chan says Beijing's policies have left people polarised and urges the government to have trust m HK people By HONG KONG CORRESPONDENT FORMER Chief Secretary Anson Chan has described Beijing's handling of Hong Kong politics as

NO ORDINARY JUMBO: The [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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NO ORDINARY JUMBO: The AFP stuffed and preserved skin of Lin Wang, the world's oldest Asian elephant when it died 16 months ago at the age of 86, is returned to Taipei's Mucha Zoo. The elephant has special significance m Taiwan as it was awarded by Myanmar to Nationalist Chinese

HK group out to woo Chinese health tourists [ARTICLE]

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HK group out to woo Chinese health tourists HONG KONG The largest listed health-care group is planning to make Hong Kong a more attractive destination for health tourism than regional competitors such as Singapore, so as to corner the growing market of rich Chinese travellers. In the past year, mainland

Carmakers race for Chinese buyers [ARTICLE]

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Carmakers race for Chinese buyers BEIJING Global auto giants such as Ford Motor, Volkswagen and Nissan will square off m Beijing this week as they fight for a bigger share of one of the world s fastest growing car markets. But moves by the banking regulator to crack down on

New Taiwan party to shun mainland issues [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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New Taiwan party to shun mainland issues TAIPEI Senior Taiwanese politicians plan to form a new party ahead of elections this year that will avoid the sensitive issue of Taiwan's relationship with China, which has long dominated politics here. Taiwan's ties with the mainland, which regards the island as part

Shanghai eyes greater cooperation witn S'pore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shanghai eyes greater cooperation witn S'pore CHUA MUIHOONG Mayor welcomes SM Lee and credits Singapore with helping the Chinese city turn into a dynamic metropolis By SENIOR CORRESPONDENT IN SHANGHAI SINGAPORE played an important role m Shanghai's transformation into a dynamic metropolis, and Shanghai wants to work with Singapore m

Firm run by Zhuhai city goes bust [ARTICLE]

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Firm run by Zhuhai city goes bust SHANGHAI Foreign lenders, including Standard Chartered, are seeking repayment of debts worth more than US$l billion (Ssl.7 billion) from a bankrupt governmentcontrolled investment company m China. A court m Macau declared the Zhu Kuan Group bankrupt last week, Hong Kong and the Chinese

Red faces in Japan over ministers' careless remarks [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Red faces in Japan over ministers' careless remarks 'WHEN I WAS YOUNG.JRSON WAS USUALLY COMMITTED BY WOMEN WHILE ASSAULT WITH A UTILITY KNIFE WAS IN GENERAL (DONE) BY MALES. THE MURDER REFLECTS CHANGES IN SOCIETY BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES.' Finance Minister Sadakazu Tanigald TOKYO One minister attributed it to a

Koizumi upbeat about N. Korea [ARTICLE]

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Koizumi upbeat about N. Korea SIX-WAY NUCLEAR TALKS TOKYO Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi said yesterday he believed North Korea was willing to make progress m the next round of six-party talks aimed at persuading it to dismantle its nuclear arms programme. Analysts are sceptical about the prospects for progress,

QUICKLY ASIA

JAPAN, CHINA AND S. KOREA HOLD TALKS [ARTICLE]

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JAPAN, CHINA AND S. KOREA HOLD TALKS TOKYO Senior diplomats from Japan, China and South Korea began two days of talks yesterday to discuss cooperation m the region, including their joint effort to solve the North Korean nuclear stand-off. Officials denied that the upcoming six-nation talks on Pyongyang's stance were

NO VERDICT IN JAILED EDITOR'S APPEAL [ARTICLE]

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NO VERDICT IN JAILED EDITOR'S APPEAL BEIJING The postponed appeal hearing of a jailed newspaper editor ended yesterday m southern China with no immediate verdict, m a case seen as a test of the reformist tendencies of the country's new communist leaders. Yu Huafeng, former vice-chief editor of the Southern

BASHIR'S LAWYERS CHALLENGE ARREST [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BASHIR'S LAWYERS CHALLENGE ARREST JAKARTA Lawyers for radical Indonesian Islamic cleric Abu Bakar Bashir fleft) went to court yesterday to challenge his arrest as a top terror suspect, saying the decision followed pressure from the United States. Police say they have new evidence that Bashir led the Al-Qae-da-linked Jemaah Islamiah

FREE ACCESS TO THE STAR E-PAPER [ARTICLE]

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FREE ACCESS TO THE STAR E-PAPER KUALA LUMPUR Readers around the world can now have free access to The Star e-paper, which is an electronic version and an exact duplicate of the print edition. From now to Aug 31, the public can access the electronic version of The Star by

TEARS FOR WAR DEAD [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TEARS FOR WAR DEAD AP Relatives of soldiers killed in the Korean War weeping during the Memorial Day ceremony at the National Cemetery in Seoul. South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun has vowed to buttress an alliance with the United States.

New Indian govt to fight religious strife [ARTICLE]

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New Indian govt to fight religious strife NEW DELHI India's new government will fight religious hatred, repeal a tough anti-terrorism law and pursue a privatisation policy that will not harm the poor, President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam said yesterday m his first address to the new Parliament. The speech by the

Roh pledges to speed up reforms and tackle corruption [ARTICLE]

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Roh pledges to speed up reforms and tackle corruption The economy is not m crisis and growth should top 5 per cent this year, says the South Korean President SEOUL South Korean President Roh Moo Hyun yesterday pledged to speed up reforms and tackle corruption m a speech at the

COOL RECEPTION [ARTICLE]

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COOL RECEPTION Opposition MPs unmoved SEOUL Three months ago, tears flowed, voices raged and shoes flew through the air m South Korea's Parliament as supporters of President Roh Moo Hyun sought m vain to stop the opposition from impeaching him. Yesterday, Mr Roh, whose executive powers were reinstated last month

SOUTH-EAST ASIA

Mega's public makeover may be too little, too late [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mega's public makeover may be too little, too late DERWEV PEREIRA Increasing public and media appearances unlikely to be enough to win presidential race against popular, well-funded rivals NEWS ANALYSIS Bn INDONESIA BUREAU CHIEF JAKARTA Last week, Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri toured several markets m the capital. Dressed m flowery

HANGERS-ON [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HANGERS-ON REUTERS Indonesians getting a free ride to work on a commuter train in Jakarta. Although trains offer the cheapest form of public transport, many people still try to avoid paying their fares. A railway official said at least 14 people have died after falling from trains this year.

Thailand rejects any role for US in south [ARTICLE]

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Thailand rejects any role for US in south BANGKOK The Thai government yesterday ruled out the prospect of US troops being deployed to restore order m the troubled Muslim south, where separatist violence has raged this year. "There is no reason for the US to deploy troops. It's usual for

Asean leaders to discuss oil stockpile [ARTICLE]

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Asean leaders to discuss oil stockpile LUZ BAGUIORO By PHILIPPINES CORRESPONDENT MANILA Asean energy ministers will meet here tomorrow to discuss a proposal for a regional oil stockpile to guard against any disruption m supply due to terror threats or other crises. Officials from the grouping's North Asian partners will

MALAYSIA

Graft watchdog gets boost from Abdullah [ARTICLE]

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Graft watchdog gets boost from Abdullah REME AHMAD PM acknowledges Malaysia's rating m the corruption perceptions index as important after years of being ignored By MALAYSIA BUREAU CHIEF 'WE HAVE NOT COME TO A POINT WHERE CORRUPTION HAS BECOME SYSTEMIC, A WAY OF LIFE, RAMPANT. CORRUPTION IS HERE IN MALAYSIA,

Gaming and disco ban for MCA officials [ARTICLE]

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Gaming and disco ban for MCA officials PENANG It sounds like a tall order but the Malaysian Chinese Association's president, Datuk Seri Ong Ka Ting, wants the party's 107 elected representatives to stay out oi discos, karaoke lounges and gaming dens. Stern action could be taken against those caught m

GOING GREEN [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GOING GREEN NEW STRAITS TIMES Farm life suits engineering graduate Redza Harun just fine. He left the Works Ministry in 1997 to tend this 2ha lot in Ulu Chuchoh in Sepang with his wife Faridah. He earns at least RM5,000 (S$2,260) a month and has earned accolades from Selangor's Agriculture

Busy XL schedule for S'pore minister [ARTICLE]

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Busy XL schedule for S'pore minister KUALA LUMPUR Singapore's Minister of Community Development and Sports Development, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, has a busy schedule for his two-day visit to Malaysia. Dr Yaacob, who is also the Minister m charge of Muslim Affairs, yesterday paid a courtesy call on two of his

S'porean among 9 held tor abducting diplomat [ARTICLE]

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S'porean among 9 held tor abducting diplomat KUALA LUMPUR A 67--year-old Singaporean is among nine people detained by police for their alleged involvement m abducting the South African Deputy High Commissioner Cornelius Yen Niekerk Scholtz on May 23. Kuala Lumpur City Criminal Investigation Department chief SAC II Aziz Bulat said

Cargo hijackings on the rise [ARTICLE]

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Cargo hijackings on the rise KUALA LUMPUR A growing number of cargo hijackings, largely m the Klang Valley, is causing concern among foreign companies, especially those m the electronics industry. Investigations show that more than 20 gangs are involved m the area, and their loot from the hijackings, warehouse robberies

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In Life! tomorrow i ft. st' bk! Bbs mb!s Jack Neo survived his addiction and turned it into a movie. He telis SHERWIN LOH about his experience with gambling. The Straits Times

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The Straits Times sports Tuesday, June 8, 2004

UEFA Euro 2004 PORTUGAL

GET TOUGH on Beckham [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GET TOUGH on Beckham LONDON He may be the world's most recognisable face of football and the England captain. But David Beckham should be treated just like any other member of the England team. Former England manager and current Newcastle coach Bobby Robson has urged England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson to

Morgan to step in if Thai bid fails [ARTICLE]

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Morgan to step in if Thai bid fails SOCCER LIVERPOOL Liverpool businessman Steve Morgan is ready to rescue his beloved club if the need arises. Morgan, a construction magnate and life-long Liverpool supporter, had put m a ,£73-million (*****--million) bid to buy into the club. However, his offer was rejected

Shag has 34 points but Lakers lose [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Shag has 34 points but Lakers lose BASKETBALL 'I can score. When I come off the nobody's there, I look to shoot. And more often than not, I'm going to make that shot/ LOS ANGELES If the Los Angeles Lakers have a conscience or barometer, it is Rick Fox, who

BIG MAN for the BIG STAGE [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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BIG MAN for the BIG STAGE ROB HUGHES By] SPECIAL TO THE STRAITS TIMES GERMANY FOOTNOTES WON Euro C'ship record three times (1972,1980, 1996). Runners-up twice (1976, 1992). World Cup 2002: Recovered from a 1-5 thrashing by England in the qualifiers. Made it to the final, losing to Brazil. Qualifying:

Super Maris, Latvia's super striker [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Super Maris, Latvia's super striker ROB HUGHES MARIS VERPAKOVSKIS Ru SPECIAL TO THE STRAITS TIMES LATVIA FOOTNOTES THIS country with half the population of Singapore only regained independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. Euro 2004 is the first major football tournament they have qualified for. Qualifying:

Injured Coria loses psychological battle [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Injured Coria loses psychological battle TENNIS PARIS He is the king without a crown, the man who had it all and let it fall from his grasp. One hour into the French Open final on Sunday, there looked no way the new Guillermo Coria could lose his first Grand Slam

Els a putt above all [ARTICLE]

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Els a putt above all GOLF Hot putter wins him Memorial easily and he replaces Vijay as world No 2 DUBLIN (Ohio) The only easy thing for Ernie Els on Sunday was a smile as he held the Memorial trophy. The rest of his day at Muirfield Village Golf Club

Malaysian Lim runner-up at Kellogg Keebler Classic [ARTICLE]

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Malaysian Lim runner-up at Kellogg Keebler Classic AURORA (Illinois) In another sign that South-east Asia's women golfers are gearing up to join their Korean and Japanese counterparts as contenders on the LPGA Tour, Malaysian Lim Siew Ai finished second m the Kellogg Keebler Classic. Starting six shots behind eventualwinner Karrie

Sports School sack football coach Bilton [ARTICLE]

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Sports School sack football coach Bilton SCHOOLS THE Singapore Sports School have sacked their football head coach John Bilton, just 11 months into his 30-month contract. The former Leeds United Youth Academy assistant director, appointed last June, was tola to leave after the school found the current state of their

Learn from the stars four games at one go [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Learn from the stars four games at one go MARC LIM SPORTSPEOPLE *L WANT to swim like David Lim? Bowl like Remy Ong? Golf like Lam Chih Bing? Or keep goal like David Lee? A special four-day camp may be the answer. The four sporting celebrities are holding a one-stop,

SCORES AND STATISTICS [ARTICLE]

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

SPORTS FILE

SINGAPORE BEATEN BY OMAN CLUB SIDE [ARTICLE]

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SINGAPORE BEATEN BY OMAN CLUB SIDE SINGAPORE'S national football team fell 0-1 to an Oman club side on Sunday. The Lions, preparing for their World Cup qualifier against Oman tomorrow, lost to an llth-minute goal. Defender Farizal Basri is doubtful for the match after injuring his shin.

DEL BOSOUE SIGNS FOR BESKTAS [ARTICLE]

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DEL BOSOUE SIGNS FOR BESKTAS FORMER Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque has agreed to a two-year deal to take charge of Turkish soccer side Besiktas. "It was a good and attractive option," he said. "They have promised me there will be some new signings." The 53-year-old added he would

LIVERPOOL TO UNVEIL BENITEZ [ARTICLE]

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LIVERPOOL TO UNVEIL BENITEZ BRITISH newspapers say Rafael Benitez will complete contract talks with Liverpool today before being unveiled as Gerard Houllier's successor as manager m the next 48 hours. Former Valencia coach Benitez and Reds chief executive Rick Parry will agree to an annual £2 million (556.3 million) package.

INJURED CLUSTERS SKIPS WIMBLEDON [ARTICLE]

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INJURED CLUSTERS SKIPS WIMBLEDON WORLD No 2 Kirn Cliisters will not play at Wimbledon because she nas not recovered from a wrist injury. "Suddenly, a cyst has developed on the wrist. That means that we can kiss Wimbledon goodbye," her coach Marc Denous said. The tournament starts later this month.

CHILE HOLD CHAMPIONS BRAZIL 1-1 [ARTICLE]

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CHILE HOLD CHAMPIONS BRAZIL 1-1 CHILE and Brazil scored controversial goals to draw 1-1 in a World Cup qualifying soccer match on Sunday, while Colombia hammered Uruguay 5-0. Argentina missed a chance to go top of the South American group when they were held to a 0-0 home draw by

NEW ZEALAND'S TITLE DESPITE LOSS [ARTICLE]

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NEW ZEALAND'S TITLE DESPITE LOSS ENGLAND beat New Zealand 22-19 at Twickenham day in the final of the eighth and last round of rugby's IRB World Sevens Series. New Zealand had already assured their overall series title for the fifth consecutive time. AFP

SPORT ON TV [ARTICLE]

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SPORT ON TV ICE HOCKEY: Stanley Cup Finals, Came 7: Tampa Bay v Calgary (Live, Ch22, Bam) SOCCER: International friendly: Germany v Hungary (Delayed, Channel i, 12rnn).

Obituaries

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JESUDASON SIROMANI Age: 86 passed awa\ peacefully on 6 June 2004, leaving behind loved ones. Body resting at Singapore Casket, Ruby Room (Level 4), Cortege will leave or 8 June 2004 (Tue) at 4.30pm for Mt. Vernon Crematorium Hall 1 for cremation at 5.15pm

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LIM KIM POH AGE: 84 passed away peacefully on 6 June 2004, leaving behind Wife: ChuaSiew Tee Sons, daughters-in-law, daughters, sons-in-law, grandchildren, relatives loved ones. Body resting at Blk 33, Telok Blangah Way (Void Deck). Tel: 6270 8061. Cortege will leave on 10/6/04 (Thursday) at Ipm for Mt Vernon Crematorium

OBITUARIES

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The Family of the late CHEONG HOCK HAI Departed 1 June 2004 wishes to express their heartfelt thanks and deep appreciation to the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore, clergy and members of St. Andrew's Cathedral, ex-students of the St. Andrew's schools, members of the St. Andrew's Alumni, relatives,

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With DeepeH Sympathy if Heartfelt Condolences to May, Stephanie, Hong An i? Marian on the demise of your beloved husband /father ANDREW QUEK SOO TAT Founder Member and Board Member of Down Syndrome Association (Sin) From Board of Management, Advisors, Staff Members of Down Syndrome Association (Singapore)

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TAN CHIN TIONG, JEFFREY AGE: 37 passed 'away peacefully on 6 June 2oo4, (caving behind Coved ones. Father: Tan Yin Sen Mother: Ong Kirn Choon Wife: Ang Chun Noi, Adeline Son: Daughter: Tan Kian Wei, Jerome Tan Chiu Ping, Malvina Sister: Brother-in-law: Tan Li Hua, Rebecca Lim Jit Peow, Isaac

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QUEK KIM YONG AGE: 67 passed away peacefully on 6th June 2004, leaving behind loved ones. Wife: ong Siok Leh Son: Daughter-in-law: Vincent Quek Hock Kah Joyce Lee Hwee Koon Daughters: Sons-in-law: June Quek Geok Kee Patrick Tan Chai Soon Joan Quek Ker Kia Michael Kwek Jeanie Quek Geok Kia

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The Family of the Late ANDREW SEAH PENG THYE Departed on 3 June 2004 wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to Dr Tan Eng Choon and Dr Florence Urn, the Hospice Care Association, all relatives, friends, colleagues, priests, neighbourhood groups and prayer groups for their kind assistance, condolences,

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Ist Anniversary In Loving Memory Of Jangir Singh Sidhu (Mahianwala) s/o Late Manna Singh Departed 23 June 2003 We will always remember you for the things you did. The special meaning you gave to our lives and your guidance at every step of the way. The memories of your quiet

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Ist Anniversary In Loving Memory of SONIA CHANTELLE SREENIVASAN Departed on 8 June 2003 Sweet little flower of heavenly birth, You were too beautiful to bloom on earth, Our hearts yearn for you each day, Though we know m heaven you play. Deeply missed by Daddy, Mummy, Sisters and all

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The family of the late IRENE TAN GWEE Departed on 4 June 2004 wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all relatives, friends and colleagues for their prayers, kind assistance, condolences and donations during their recent bereavement. Special thanks to: Father Romeo, Valeric Hee, Patricia Wong and friends

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ATHMA SHANTI POOJA The Family Of The Late SINNIAH RAJAGOPAL (Ex-Grounds foreman NUS) Departed on 25 May 2004 wish to express their heartfelt thanks and appreciation to all relatives, friends and colleagues for their kind assistance, attendance, condolences and donations during their recent bereavement. Karumathi prayers will be held on

MONEY

ASIAN INDICES [ARTICLE]

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ASIAN INDICES Jun7 CHANGE HONGKONG: Hang Seng *****.85 +304.21 MALAYSIA: KLSE Comp 815.73 +12.91 CHINA: Shenzhen B 263.13 +0.47 AUSTRALIA: Sydney All Ord 3482.30 +15.70 JAPAN: Nikkei *****.92 +311.87 THAILAND: SET Index 625.83 -0.64 INDONESIA: Jakarta Comp 700.78 +2.85 PHILIPPINES: Manila Comp 1517.17 -7.28 SOUTH KOREA: Seoul Comp 809.45 +28.71

TOP ACTIVES [ARTICLE]

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TOP ACTIVES Sing Tel 15c 22,699,000 HTL 25c 20,775,000 Bio-Treat HK4Oc 19,984,000 Chart SemiCond 26c 17,536,000 UTAC USISC 16,310,000 Informatics 5c 10,312,000 Interra 5c 9,486,000 AsiaPharm US2c 9,433,000 Cosco Corp 20c 9,409,000 NOL 9,204,000

SECURITIES TRDS SCOREBOARD [ARTICLE]

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SECURITIES TRDS SCOREBOARD MAIN SDO TOTAL Up Pn Unch Up Dn Unch Up Dn Unch Multilnd 12 1 3 0 0 0 12 1 3 Manufacturing 84 14 ,34 15 6 9 99 20 43 Commerce 29 6 16 6 14 35 7 20 Tpt/Stor/Comms 19 4 5 1 0

INDICES [ARTICLE]

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INDICES Change Straits Times Index 1818.00 +26.30 BT 08/ OS 148.00 -15.00 BTCADI -*****.00 +178.00 BT 10-day MA -*****.00 +15.00 UOB Sesdaq 100.48 +0.95 STI Futures 1826 +33 SIMSCI 221.61 +3.53 SiMSCI Futures 222.80 +3.40

SECURITIES TRDG TURNOVER [ARTICLE]

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SECURITIES TRDG TURNOVER TURNOVER COOO) VALUE ('000) Main Sdq Total Main Sdq Total Multilnd 12,618 12,618 18,713 18,713 Manufacturg 134,253 9,002 143,255 180,182 1,995 182,177 Commerce 24,420 1,504 25,924 27,958 417 28,375 Tpt/Stor/Com 71,754 160 71,914 130,869 160 131,028 Finance 19,741 25 19,766 130,730 13 130,743 Construction 7,855 7,762 15,617

SGX SECURITIES TRDG: MAIN BOARD [ARTICLE]

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SGX SECURITIES TRDG: MAIN BOARD gsdfgsdf 52-Wh Tel Currency last 'Vol Day Gr's Net M Cap gM| u» mm taagaa 9mm s«f +or- 'ooo mm i— m»% >/E 13.5 5.5 1000 Acma5c 6.5 +0.5 575 6.5 6 50.8 1001 Alliance Tech 11.5 susp 9.5 37.5 17 1002 Asia Food&Prop _....37.5

SGX XTRANET [ARTICLE]

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SGX XTRANET STOCK PRICES LEGEND Strait* Time* Index Stocks N Net or Tax-exempted dividend xd ex-<llvid«nd cd cum dividend ct conditional trdg cri cum right Issue cbl cum bonus Issue co cum off w xri M-rlght issue xbi ex-bonus Issue xall ex-«iT cdxa cum d I vMend ex *<i edea

Global $755b trade in fakes alive and kicking [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Global $755 b trade in fakes alive and kicking Bloomberg News Business group says this market makes up 5%-7% of global trade and is set to grow, riding on boom m Internet shopping LONDON Global trade m fake products, worth as much as US$44O billion (***** billion) and hurting companies

Largest US casino group on the cards [ARTICLE]

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Largest US casino group on the cards Financial Times NEW YORK MGM Mirage has made an unsolicited US$4.B5 billion (SsB.3 billion) bid for Las Vegas rival Mandalay Resort Group m a move that would create the largest US casino group. The bid, valued at U557.65 billion including US$2.B billion of

HONG KONG: Hang Seng Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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HONG KONG: Hang Seng Index v j I Yesterdays close: 12,326.85 (Up 304.21 points) leading Hong Kong stocks surged with bluechips and China plays rising across the board after a strong Jobs report from the United Stetesandofisians of ssar Insurance, plans to raise HKSJ6.49blon(Ss3.6Mlfion)in what could be Hong Kong's biggest

KUALA LUMPUR: Composite Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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KUALA LUMPUR: Composite Index v J > l Yesterdays close: 815.73 (Up 12.91 points) Malaysian shares closed at their hkrtjest m nearly a aionth, mime wife rectal maftets as world oil pnces Slipped farther m^eased concerns about the health of the jg«gMs., milHw (Ss»2 million), wi«» adwndng stocks beating decliners

SHENZHEN: B-share Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SHENZHEN: B-share Index v-* ~J 1 Yesterdays close: 263.13 (Up 0.47 point) Chinese share prices closed fiat as reports that the authorities are stedymg possible irregirtarities by j securrties firms undercirt sentiment already under pressure from |».?'c^r T. 591.68. But the Shenzhen B-share Index was up 0.18 per cent on

SYDNEY: All-Ordinaries Index [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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SYDNEY: All-Ordinaries Index v ~J 1 Yesterdays close: 3,482.3 (Up 15.7 points) Australian share prices rose to close at a record high, propelled by positive sentiment on Wail Street following strong US jobs fiaures »»^s reluctant to push prices too high due to continuing geopolitical concerns. AFP

TOKYO: Nikkei 225 Stock Average [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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TOKYO: Nikkei 225 Stock Average v i > Yesterdays close: *****.92 (Up 311.87 points) Tokyo's Nikkei average posted its btmestDercentage gam this yearto its highest close m a mf°S' alaI!bo"l)iOr!SL a Street and increased confidence HESS* day since Dec 15 last year. Gainers outnumbered decßners 1,324 to 169. Reuters

HONG KONG [ARTICLE]

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HONG KONG sdfg Company Close Bank Of China HK 13.60 0.35 Bank Of East Asia 23.00 0.55 Cathay Pacific 14.55 0.30 Cheung Kong 59.50 2.25 Ch Kong Infra 19.40 0.65 China Mobile 23.00 0.95 China Res Entp 9.75 0.30 China Unicorn 5.90 0.35 CITIC Pacific 18.90 0.70 CLP 42.90 0.90

KUALA KUMPUR [ARTICLE]

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KUALA KUMPUR BED Company Close AMMB Holdings 3.44 0.06 B Amer Tobacco 50.00 1.00 Berjaya Sports 4.14 0.06 Commerce Asset 4.82 0.22 Digi.com 4.58 -0.02 Gamuda 5.65 0.10 Genting 15.00 0.30 Golden Hope 3.48 0.18 Hong Leong Bank 4.60 0.02 101 Corp 7.95 unch KL Kepong 6.30 0.05 Lafarge MCement

SHENZHEN [ARTICLE]

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SHENZHEN EESI Company Close Anhui Gujing D B 4.36 -0.01 Beijing Or Elec B 7.23 unch Bengang Steel B 3.36 0.02 Ch Int Marine 10.65 0.29 China M Shekou B 6.04 0.08 Ch South Glass B 5.00 -0.03 China Vanke B 3.98 -0.02 Chqing C Auto B 6.63 0.03 Dalian

SYDNEY [ARTICLE]

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SYDNEY HHE3II Company Close AMP Limited 5.74 0.12 ANZ Bank Grp 18.36 -0.01 Brambles Ind 6.10 0.10 Broken Hill Prop 12.14 0.11 Coles Myer 8.38 0.02 CSL 22.03 -0.07 CSR Ltd 1.96 -0.03 .'wealth Bank 33.35 0.35 Foster's Grp 4.57 unch General Prop Trt 3.42 -0.02 Macquarie Bank 34.40 1.05

TOKYO [ARTICLE]

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TOKYO fgeryhe Company Close Canon Inc 5730 150 Denso Corp 2420 35 East Japan Rail *****0 4000 Fanuc Ltd 6360 130 Fuji Photo Film 3540 70 Fujitsu 772 25 Hitachi 755 12 Honda Motor 4970 60 Ito Yokado 4540 210 Kansai Electric 1959 8 Kao 2585 75 Kyocera Corp 9060

SICOM FUTURES [ARTICLE]

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SICOM FUTURES sdfgsd Rubber Futures (Closing prices) RSS 1 (S cents/kg) Month High Low Sett Vol Open Int Jul 04.... 234.75 Aug 04 233.00 Sep 04 231.25 0ct/Dec04 229.00 RSS 3 (US cents/kg) Month High Low Sett Vol Open Int Jul 04 135.25 135.25 136.00 200 2000 Aug 04 135.00

CRUDE & PRODUCT PRICES [ARTICLE]

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CRUDE PRODUCT PRICES Crude/Product Month* Change Price (US$) BBL Brent Blend Jul -0.46 35.77-35.82 W Texas Interm Jul -0.48 38.52-38.56 Dubai Fateh S Jul -129 33.24-33.29 Tapis Blend Jun -1.55/-1.05 38.35-38.95 Timing of cargoes. Prices as at 17:35 7/6/2004 Crude/Product Month* Change Price (US$) BBL Minas Jun -2.05 37.05-37.15 tNaphthaCIFJap

SGX DERIVATIVES TRDG [ARTICLE]

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SGX DERIVATIVES TRDG erwytrey OPEN HIGH LOW SETT VOL OP/INT EURODOLLAR FUTURES Jun04 98.540 98.540 98.535 98.540 4117 ***** Sep04 97.950 97.960 97.950 97.960 4911 ***** Dec04 97.425 97.440 97.425 97.440 6841 ***** Mar05 96.955 96.965 96.945 96.965 6498 ***** JunOS 96.530 96.540 96.520 96.540 7091 ***** Sep05 96.160 96.180

CURRENCY [ARTICLE]

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CURRENCY Foreign Currency Note Rates (9am, Jun 7, 2004) Buying Selling Singapore dollars to one unit of foreign currency Australian dollar 1.1830 1.1970 Canadian dollar 1.2570 1.2720 Euro 2.0920 2.1160 NZ dollar 1.0570 1.0800 Sterling pound 3.1330 3.1680 US dollar 1.6970 1.7160 Singapore dollars to 100 units of foreign currency

BONDS, LOANS & WARRANTS [ARTICLE]

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BONDS, LOANS WARRANTS erty 52-Wk Ttl Last Vol Day Last Quote High Low Code Company Sale +or- 'OOP High Low Buyer Seller 25 13 3779 ASL Marine WOBO4Ol 16 13 5 17 53 4.5 3698 ASTIWO4O62I 32 unch 48 33 31 32 34 2 0.5 3*97 AcmaWo4lll6 0.5 0.5 142

Tougher borrowing rules for foreign banks in China [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Tougher borrowing rules for foreign banks in China New regulations to be m place by month-end impose a quota on funds inflow, to support domestic banks and limit yuan speculation SHANGHAI China will tighten supervision of foreign banks by imposing quotas on their overseas borrowing, regulators said yesterday, a move

Step up inflation checks: Central bank [ARTICLE]

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Step up inflation checks: Central bank SIGN OF INTEREST RATE HIKE? BEIJING China's central bank governor, Mr Zhou Xiaochuan, said officials should step up their monitoring of inflation the latest sign that the country's first interest rate rise m nine years may be imminent. China, struggling to rein m an

ANA plans to setup budget earner [ARTICLE]

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ANA plans to setup budget earner ALL Nippon Airways (ANA), Asia's second-largest airline, is preparing to set up a low-cost carrier flying Boeing 737 planes, to compete more effectively with rivals such as Japan Airlines System on shorter routes. "We have done the study, we have established a task force

Fuel costs, fare cuts drag Easyjet stock to record low [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Fuel costs, fare cuts drag Easyjet stock to record low LONDON Shares of Easy Jet, Europe's second-biggest lowcost airline, yesterday fell as much as 24 per cent to their lowest ever after the carrier said rising fuel prices and fare cuts may hurt earnings this year. Fuel costs may crimp

Star Alliance, Heathrow's operator IN bitter dispute [ARTICLE]

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Star Alliance, Heathrow's operator IN bitter dispute Members are incensed that airport operator BAA 'unfairly favours British Airways' m development of fifth terminal at London airport A GROUP of the world's leading airlines including Lufthansa, United Airlines and Singapore Airlines launched a bitter attack during the weekend against BAA, the

LG Philips soldiers on with IPO plan [ARTICLE]

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LG Philips soldiers on with IPO plan SEOUL LG Philips LCD, the world's second-largest liquid crystal display (LCD) maker, is battling to prepare its US$2-billion (553.4-bil-lion) initial public offering (IPO) before the August holiday season as a volatile stock market triggers doubts over how much the company can raise. People

Credit Suisse lends a hand IN yakuza probe [ARTICLE]

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Credit Suisse lends a hand IN yakuza probe TOKYO Credit Suisse is cooperating with the authorities m Tokyo, Hong Kong and Switzerland m an investigation into money laundering involving Japan's biggest yakuza crime syndicate. The bank said that the Swiss authorities had frozen one of its accounts m December and

GE moves Asia-Pac energy HQ to S'pore [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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GE moves Asia-Pac energy HQ to S'pore GLENYS SIM US giant's relocation of regional base from Hong Kong is because of Singapore's excellent infrastructure and accessibility By IN A boost to Singapore's standing as a hub for energyrelated firms, United States giant General Electric (GE) has announced that the AsiaPacific

Online transaction volumes jump on greater AXS [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Online transaction volumes jump on greater AXS NICHOLAS FANG By} IF YOU have used the Internet to pay your phone bill or buy movie tickets, the chances are you were using services provided by bill-payment aggregator and eservices provider AXS Imocomm. Despite the rocky fortunes of its mon-ey-losing parent information

Mexico's Jalisco state seeks bigger S'pore investment [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Mexico's Jalisco state seeks bigger S'pore investment NARENDRA AGGARWAL By. ECONOMICS CORRESPONDENT MEXICO'S Jalisco state has so far taken the lion's share of investments from Singapore m the country, a total of US$27O million (***** million) out of the US$52B million, all up. But the relatively small state on the

Jurong Shipyard lands $lb deal [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Jurong Shipyard lands $lb deal FIONA CHAN Dutch company Petrobras Netherlands' order to build a floating storage vessel is the largest so far for SembCorp Marine BJL THE recent spike m oil prices has helped a second Singapore company clinch a big contract from Dutch energy company Petrobras Netherlands. SembCorp

Retreating oil prices help push STI past 1,800-level [ARTICLE]

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Retreating oil prices help push STI past 1,800-level HUGH CHOW TAKING STOCK SINGAPORE shares broke through the 1,800-point level yesterday for the first time since May 12 as receding oil prices helped buoy regional markets and local market sentiment. The benchmark Straits Times Index (STI) closed up 26.3 points, or

Marco Polo buys Scotts Rd mall, residences for $345m [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Marco Polo buys Scotts Rd mall, residences for $345 m DARYL LOO ASCOTT SALE 22. SERVICE apartments operator The Ascott Group has sold Scotts Shopping Centre on Scotts Road and The Ascott Singapore service residences upstairs to property developer Marco Polo Developments for $345 million. Ascott said yesterday that it

OCBC will not top $2.9b offer for shares in GE Holdings [ARTICLE]

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OCBC will not top $2.9 b offer for shares in GE Holdings EDNA KOH By FINANCE CORRESPONDENT OCBC Bank will not be raising its $2.9-billion offer for the shares it does not own m Great Eastern Holdings (GE) despite an independent financial adviser saying last week that the offer was

Media & Marketing

Some say freesheets may skew findings of Media Index [ARTICLE]

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Some say freesheets may skew findings of Media Index Readership and viewership surveys have become more closely watched than ever m the newly liberalised Singapore media industry. In the first of a two-part series, NICHOLAS FANG examines the mechanics of newspaper readership surveys and asks how they can be improved

Local upstart squares off against advertising giants [ARTICLE + ILLUSTRATION]

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Local upstart squares off against advertising giants AUDREY TAN *L 'On principle, I won't do make-up, dieting or slimmming products. I've no interest m taking advantage of other people's insecurities. THINKING outside the box has paid off for homegrown advertising agency Red Square. The small-sized upstart, founded just five years

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The StraitsTimes money Tuesday, June 8, 2004

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Life! THE STRAITS TIMES Tuesday, June 8, 2004 CELEBRATES THE WONDER OF LIFE Monday ARTS Tuesday TRAVEL Wednesday MOVIES Thursday FASHION Friday MUSIC Saturday DESIGN Sunday LIFESTYLE

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Simon Lim's Thump card ARTI MULCHAND *L AFTER a two-year hiatus the longest partyman Simon lim has gone without opening a new bar since entering the night scene he is stomping back m with a bang. His newest offering is Thumper, a 6,0005q ft acid jazz bar at the Goodwood

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Know famous Chinese icons SUNTEC CITY'S Fountain Of Wealth will be rich with Chinese culture this weekend. Visitors to The 6 Historical Personalities Of China Exhibition, which will be held from Friday to Sunday, can uncover nuggets of information on modern Chinese icons Soong Ching Ling, Mci Lanfang and Guo

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Awards was a Hugh success NEW YORK Hugh Jackman was the host and a winner at the 58th annual Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday night. He won for Leading Actor In A Musical for his spirited turn as Peter Allen, the late cabaret star and fellow

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Dirty pretty things CLARISSA OON n. arts correspondent Greek choreographer Konstantinos Rigos remakes the ballet Swan Lake by setting it m a trailer park peopled with strange characters IN THE dance world, it has become fashionable to give a hip makeover to stodgy dassics. Three years ago, leading Greek choreographer

Music's true colours [ARTICLE]

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Music's true colours JOYCE TEO MUSIC COLOURFUL YUNNAN Singapore Chinese Orchestra Singapore Conference Hall Last Saturday Bu THE minority groups from the southern province of Yunnan, such as the Miao, Vi, Hani, Dai and Lahu, have their own unique music, instruments and costumes. This one-night concert of pieces inspired by

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Dai dai must try jji__aj_vi___&, last weeK, mis rasmon Dug clued you into the male trend of sexy bald pates at this year's festival. But the women, not to be outdone, are also making a style statement not on their heads, but on their lithe bodies. Judging from what FP

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Go meet the Buddha on the road As worldwide interest m Buddhism grows, and previously closed sacred Buddhist sites m Asia are open for the first time, Buddhist tourism looks set to grow WHERE there are flies, there are Buddhas, so goes a Zen haiku. There has been quite a

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THE ROAD TO BUDDHA Easy Way Travel Services 101 Upper Cross "Street, #02-59 People's Park Centre Tel: 6535-3976 12-Day Buddhist Pilgrimage to India, $2,888, covering Delhi, Jaipur, Kushinagar and Bpdhgaya. 5-Day Yangon-Thanlyin-Golden Rock Package Tour, $688, covering Yangon, Shwedagon Pagoda and Golden Rock Pagoda. Ik Chin Travel Service 101 Upper

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I know what you 're thinking Behavioural expert Marc Salem says body language is the key to readingminas. But do we really want to possess this scary power m today's post-utopian world? GEORGE Bush is honest, but he is not a very smart man. That is the observation of Marc

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Local liberation DJsfrom Singapore clubs will get jyn hour on the airwaves to show off their spin moves LOCAL DJs now have another platforMitto showcase their work and music. v. Liberation, which airs on radio station WKRZ 91.3FM every Sunday morning from 1 to sam, plays four hours of the

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HANDS ON APPROACH Marc Salem can identify things by holding his hand over them. count and call it quits. Now, this may be too extreme an example and I'm certainly not advocating adultery. But there have been a few times when I have wished that truth could sometimes be cushioned

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BITE INTO IT "There's more Botox m than m small countries m Micro Indonesia.' 'Men's brains often descend into their nether regions when deprived of female companionship.' —Actress Joan Collins 'I save all my fan mail. I'll read it and answer it when I'm m the old-age home.' —Actor Ron

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Dubai or not to buy HOW HWEE YOUNG Gold, perfume, textiles and other bargains can be bagged m Dubai, but go beyond shopping. Try camel riding orsoakinp m a traditional bath Text and pictures by ONCE a sleepy fishing port, Dubai, the second largest of the seven emirates which make

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Arabian nights and days in Dubai DO! Desert safari An exhilarating driving experience is going up and down towering dunes m a four-wheel-drive. A typical desert trip begins m the afternoon so that you can catch the sunset over the desert. A full-day trip with Arabian Adventures, which costs DH295

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Music storm ahead Magdalene Lum V 7 n ..^--y V Ill SARAWAK'S rainforest will be filled with exotic music soon. World musicians and music lovers from around the world will be descending on the Sarawak Cultural Village in Damai for the 7th Rainforest World Music Festival. On from July 9

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High time to hear Jenny again FANS of Hong Kong singer-actress Jenny Tseng can catch her concert at Genting Highlands' Arena Of The Stars at 8pm on Friday and Saturday. She will perform songs that have earned her honours as an artist since the 1970s. Over the last 30 years,

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Cave in to adventure land sdfgh IQ ADVENTUROUS travellers dan expect an exhilarating dave and forest experience \|rhen they visit Sarawak's famous Mulu National Park. One memorable spectacle is the cloud of more than a million bats emerging from tpe caves at sunset. Designated by Unesco as a World heritage

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Bintang Walk's happening Magdalene Lum sdfgds I NAME: Keith Sim, 29, a public relations consultant, concert promoter and owner of Biz Trend Media. He xnsits Kuala Lumpur, Genting Highlands, Penang, Ipoh, Malacca and Johor Barufor business and pleasure about 10 times a year. EAT!: "I love the food at Jalan

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Pick a wedding plan COUPLES planning to tie the knot m a tropical paradise setting outside Singapore, can consider holding their wedding at Shangri-La's Golden Sands Resort m Penang. The resort has an events management team of experienced wedding planners who can plan anything, from an intimate party for two,

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Wedding surprised all LOS ANGELES The last time Jennifer Lopez tried to be a bride, she kept media guessing for months about where, when and m what dress she would say "I do" to Ben Affleck. This time, the actress and singer managed to sidestep the media circus by taking

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Was Chan set up? TAIPEI According to married action superstar Jackie Chan, beauty queen Elaine Ng took advantage of him one night when he was drunk and that was how his daughter, Etta, was conceived. "I admit that she was once my girlfriend. But many years after we broke up,

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Teen idol nearly dies YOKOHAMA Japanese actor and teen idol Yosuke Kubozuka survived a suspected suicide fall from the balcony of his ninth-floor home m Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, on Sunday afternoon. The 25-year-old fell from a height of about 26m, hitting a wire mesh fence surrounding his building and landing

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