The Straits Times, 18 June 2007

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  • 607 1  -  Salma Khali k Only 52,000 out of 1 million tap fund, with most of them being diabetics By Health Correspondent ONLY 52,000 people out of an estimated one million with chronic illnesses have taken advantage of a rule change that allows them to
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  • 628 1  -  Fiona Chan By Property Reporter AN ARDMGkE Park condominium has just smashed the record for the most expensive collective sale in Singapore less than a week since the last record was set. The Ardmore, a 24-unit freehold property off Orchard Road,
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  • 1071 1  -  May Yip UPFRONT By JOSTLING with housewives at a wet market. Check. Having your pulse taken by a Traditional Chinese Medicine physician. Check. Wincing through an eye-brow-threading session. Check These are experiences waiting to be savoured by tourists game for the Great
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    • 47 1 Why he shed Businessmen detained -"r' ■nSSß^JfcM^j Shanghai will overtake m.^^ *M i s wacky x on yacht in Indonesia tX^SEJSZ^^^SPB Spore as world's persona £l te" StOrY Hk 9 H No* 1 port: PSA chief W IN UFE! JBSkJLjI HOME PAGE H1 "^PWWf^TS MONEY PAGE H2O
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      • 46 2 Metal mania Surging global demand for metals has resulted in price spikes, with thieves making off with eveiything from manhole covers to undersea cables. PAGE 6 'Cost* of going green An environmental activist in China is paying a heavy price tor his cause. PAGE 8
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      • 22 2 Saudi surge Saudi Arrbia is catching up with its more high-profile neighbours, with plans for six new economic cities. PAGE 13
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      • 33 2 Non-stop learning Continuing education for Eharmacists, pending a tw change, is no different from other classes of professionals having to upgrade themselves constantly as the knowledge validity cvde gets ever shorter. PAGEI9
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      • 25 2 Flu fighters Asean+3 could provide an institutional framework for mobilising resources in the region to enhance preparedness in a bird flu pandemic. PAGE 19
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      • 79 2 Trip turned sour A decision not to clear immigration at Batam led to seven Singaporeans being detained on board their yacht by the Indonesian navy. PAGE HI No price hike More than 500 coffee shop owners have pledged to keep prices steady after the GST increases next month. PAGEH2
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      • 55 2 Lawfully done In all detentions under the Internal Security Act, the due process of law is observea, says the Home Affairs Ministry. PAGE H9 Don't overcool The temperature in buildings should ideally be between 22.5 deg C and 25.5 deg C, say the National Environment Agency and the Building
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      • 29 2 Win in sight? Tiger Woods fired a brilliant 69 for a 214 total to be just two strokes off leader Aaron Baddeley in the US Open. PAGE HlO
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      • 32 2 Record for PSA. but... PSA Singapore Terminals moved a record 2.28 million containers last month, but Singapore may lose its spot as the world's busiest port to Shanghai next year. PAGEH2O
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    • 169 3  -  LIN XINY' Since becoming a lifeguard in 1995, Mr Gilbert Louis has rescued 40 people. Earlier this month, he was called into action again this time, to save his four-year-old son Brian. Mr Louis, 37, said the little boy had ventured into the water during a
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    • 586 3  -  Ravi Velloor SINGAPORE'S UNSUNG HEROES, HOME PAGE 113 They are now seen as separate entities when investing in Indian banks By India Bureau Chief In New Delhi TEMASEK Holdings and the Government of Singapore Investment Corp (GIC) will be treated as separate entities
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    • 468 3  -  Clarissa Oon By China Correspondent In Beijing CHINESE police have arrested 168 people accused of trafficking in slave labour for illegal mines and brick kilns in northern and central China, state media reported yesterday. Among them was brickworks foreman Heng Tinghan, who
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    • 519 4  -  Lorna Tan Banks cannot roll over such fixed deposits if their interest rate is below the CPF rate By Finance Correspondent INVESTORS who place their retirement savings in fixed deposit accounts in banks will no longer be worse off when the
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    • 532 4  -  Adeline Chia By Arts Reporter YOUNG violinist Gabriel Ng has added another feather to his cap. The 12-year-old came up tops in vis age group, the intermediate categoP/, at the 14th Andrea ostacchini International Violin Competition in Fermo, Italy, last month.
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  • ASIA
    • 759 6  -  Paul Zach Problem spreading worldwide as surging demand drives up prices By Straits Times US Bureau In Cleveland (Ohio) IN CHINA, the theft of electrical cables has disrupted the entire country's communications network. In India, a coin shortage gripping the eastern Indian city of Kolkata
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    • 260 6  -  ROGER MITTON FISHERMEN who plunder undersea cables connecting Vietnam to the outside world may face the death penalty. Last week, policemen investigating the theft of more than 30km of high-tech fibreoptic cables called for severe punishments in an effort to deter further
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    • 277 6  -  CAROLYN QUEK ON FRIDAY niaht, a contractor left nine rolls of electrical cable wires in his van at a carpark in Telok Blangah Heights. The next morning, the rear windscreen of his car had been removed, and the wires worth $1,500
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    • CHINA
      • 764 8  -  Chua Chin Hon He has lost his job. faced harrassment and been detained by the police By China Bureau Chief In Zhoutie Township (JIANGSU) ince, particularly those living in Wuxi city and neighbouring townships like Zhoutie where Mr Wu grew up. But since the
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      • 314 8 BERNAMA, REUTERS Hanoi BIRD flu has killed a 20-year-old Vietnamese man, the first death in the country from the virus since late 2005. And in Hong Kong, the government closed a pet bird market yesterday after a bird there was found to be carrying
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      • 180 8 ASSOCIATED PRESS, BLOOMBERG Taipei TAIWAN'S legislature has approved the budget for fiscal 2007 including parts of a US arms purchase amid mounting public complaints about funding shortages due to delay in approval. Parliament approved a reduced NT525.7 billion (Ssl.2 billion) US arms package, but a
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      • 499 9 REUTERS, ASSOCIATED PRESS Pyongyang's invitation to lAEA inspectors takes it closer to getting fuel aid in return Seoul FUEL aid and talks aimed at coaxing North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons programme could move ahead in coming weeks, the US nuclear
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      • 354 9 Hong Kong WHEN you add a dash of Japanese shichimi pepper to add oomph to your ramen you may be getting more than you bargained for. Traces of the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis have been found in tainted shichimi spices, according to Hong
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      • 36 9 Robot "Tiro" is master of ceremonies at the wedding of engineer Seok Gyeong Jae (left), one of its designers, and his bride yesterday at Daejeon, 130 km south of Seoul. PHOTO AFP
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      • 188 9 ASSOCIATED PRESS, REUTERS Tokyo JAPAN and the US plan to allow private defence contractors to directly share information and technology to speed up the development of new deterrents, the Nikkei business daily reported yesterday. Currently, the two countries have to sign an agreement
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      • 490 10 ACENCE FRANCE PRESSE Judge's supporters keep up pressure on Musharraf to end crisis over suspension Faisalabad (Pakistan) THOUSANDS of Pakistanis braved the rain here yesterday to cheer the country's top judge, keeping the pressure on President Pervez Musharraf to end a crisis
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        • 118 10 REUTERS BELGRADE: A Serb police general, indicted for crimes against humanity over the killings of Kosovo Albanian civilians in 1998-99, has been arrested, Serb media said yesterday. Vlastimir Djordjevic was taken into custody in Montenegro, Serb media quoted The Hague war crimes tribunal as saying. He
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        • 92 10 ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW DELHI: Police have arrested a man for allegedly aborting 260 mostly female foetuses without a licence for the past 13 years. The accused earned up to 20,000 rupees (Ss76o) for each prenatal sex determination and abortion in the north-eastern state of Haryana, TTie
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        • 127 10 AGCWCE FRANCE PRESSE TAIPEI: The head of Taiwan's Eastern Group was released on bail after a grilling by prosecutors over his role in one of the island's largest financial scandals, local media reported yesterday. Media magnate Gary Wang was released on bail of NT$lOO
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        • 102 10 REUTERS BEIJING: ChuL. g forecasters warned yesterday about possible flooding and landslides in the nation's west as summer rains continued to menace lives, with eight farmers missing after one village was struck. in past weeks, heavy rains and floods have lashed the nation's densely populated
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      • 641 11  -  Ravi Velloor China hasn't added any new elements to complicate talks on disputed border By India Bureau Chief In New Delhi CHINA has not added any new elements to complicate negotiations on its disputed border with India, contrary to some reports,
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      • 131 11 MR PRANAB Mukherjee, 71, was appointed India's External Affairs Minister in October last year. It is the second time he has held the portfolio This is his sixth term in Parliament, but his first in Parliament's powerful Lower House, or Lok Sabha, which is directly elected.
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      • 1113 11 NO INDIAN Cabinet Minister is as experienced, or keeps so busy, as External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee. The politician from West Bengal state has served previously in the commerce, finance and defence ministries and currently heads dozens of government committees. He is also
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      • 600 12  -  Carolyn Hong Concern over too many universities causing drop in academic standards By Malaysia Bureau Chief In Putrajaya IT MAY look incongruous, but it is not uncommon in Malaysia to find a university housed in an office block or even in a row of shop
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      • 60 12  -  CAROLYN HONG 20 public universities 32 private universities and university colleges 35 community colleges 20 polytechnics 145,000 graduates and diploma-holders are produced annually. About 29 per cent of Malaysians aged 18 to 23 are pursuing certificate, diploma or degree education. 50,000 foreign students are enrolled in
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      • 213 12 BERNAM* Kuala Lumpur PRIME Minister Abdullah Badawi and his deputy, Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak, have said that the main campus of Universiti Malaya (UN!) should remain in Lembah Pantai in Kuala Lumpur and not make way for a proposed commercial development. "The
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      • 427 12 ASSOCIATED PRESS Bangkok ANTI-GOVERNMENT protesters demanded yesterday that the coup leaders who ousted Thai prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra resign, and called for immediate elections. The demands, delivered in a letter to military headquarters, came a day after several thousand protesters, mostly Thaksin supporters,
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      • 300 12  -  Chow Kum Hor By Malaysia Correspondent In Kuala Lumpur MALAYSIAN police have rejected claims that the bomb blast at the Puduraya bus terminal here on Friday night was the work of militants from southern Thailand. Kuala Lumpur Criminal Investigation Department chief, Senior
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      • 368 12 ASSOCIATED PRESS, THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK, BERNAMA Kuala Lumpur AN INDONESIAN housemaid who claimed she was beaten by her Malaysian boss tried to escape by climbing out through the window of a 16th-floor apartment using a rope made from pieces of cloth, news reports
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  • Page 6 Miscellaneous
    • 26 6 Green activist detained Wu Lihong, who fought a lonely battle to save Jiangsu's Lake Tai from polluting factories, is now facing charges of extortion. PAGE 8
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    • 733 13  -  Andrew White Bold plan for six economic cities aimed at reducing reliance on oil By For The Straits Times In Dubai SAUDI Arabia, the slumbering giant of the Middle East, is catching up with its more high-profile neighbours with plans for six new economic
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    • 689 14  -  Suj>an Sachs She wants to replace Hollande, her companion, as head of the party By For The Straits Times In Paris THE badly divided French Socialists, sure of defeat in yesterday's parliamentary elections, are gearing up for a bruising leadership battle that will
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    • 452 14 NEW YORK TIMES San Francisco HAS online retailing entered the Dot Calm era? Since the inception of the Internet, online commerce in the United States has enjoyed hypergrowth, with annual sales increasing more than 25 per cent overall. But in the past year,
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    • 769 15  -  Jonathan Eyal Press behaviour changing in digital age as news and opinion converge By Straits Times Europe Bureau In London FEW politicians epitomise the media-driven age of politics more than Britain's Prime Minister Tony Blair. But, as he prepares to leave office in
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    • 188 15 ASSOCIATED PRESS OUTGOING British Prime Minister Tony Blair is being proposed as the European Union's first full-time president by French President Nicolas Sarkozy, but Mr Blair's office said he did not want the job. The Financial Times on Saturday said Mr Sarkozy had discussed
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    • 653 16  -  Abraham Rabinovich Israel willing to work with Fatah in West Bank but will cut links with Gaza By For The Straits Times In Jerusalem THE Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip last week has created a new regional map on which Palestine is
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    • 372 16 REUTERS. ASSOCIATED PRESS Kabul A TALEBAN suicide bomber blew up a police bus in the Afghan capital yesterday, killing around 35 people in one of Kabul's deadliest explosions in recent months amid rising nationwide violence. The blast tore apart the bus, wrecked several
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      • 284 17 AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE US ASTRONAUT Sunita Williams has set a record for the longest uninterrupted space flight by a woman, as mission controllers confirm the shuttle Atlantis fit for the voyage home after repairs. As at 0547 GMT on Saturday, the
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      • 226 17 ASSOCIATED PRESS THIS year, like the past 38 years, Mr Shivcharan Jatav tried to pass his lOth-grade high school exams and failed again. The 73-year-old from western India is undeterred, vowing to try again next year in the hope that an education
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      • 200 17 THE self-proclaimed godfather of Sudoku wants to spread the popularity of Japanese logic games to puzzle fans worldwide. Mr Maki Kaji, president of the Tokyo-based Nikoli games company, hat teamed up with a publishing company to print puzzle books featuring games such as the Japanese
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      • 214 18  -  CAROLYN HONG WORLD WHAT IT IS THE sensational trial of political analyst Abdul Razak Baginda for allegedly abetting the murder of a Mongolian woman starts today, after it was postponed two weeks ago because of a last-minute change of prosecutors. Attorney-General Tan Sn Abdul
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      • 164 18  -  TANYA FONG SINGAPORE WHAT IT IS FORMER Nation?! Kidney Foundation (NKF) chief executive T T Durai is expected to be sentenced in court this Thursday, after being found guilty last week of deceiving the charity by submitting a fake $20,000 invoice. Durai, 58, faces
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      • 129 18  -  ALFRED SICW WHAT IT IS ASIA'S biggest infocomm trade show, the imbX (Infocomm Media Business Exchange), opens its doors today, showcasing the latest in Internet television and other upcoming technologies. The annual technology festival, which incorporates the CommunicAsia, Broadcast Asia and Enterprise IT shows,
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      • 184 18  -  AUDREY TAN WHAT IT IS THE World Economic Forum (WEF) on East Asia brings together political and business leaders for two days of dialogue in Singapore, from Sunday. Top political leaders expected to attend include Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, Senior Minister Goh
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      • 218 18  -  ROGER MITTON WHAT IT IS VIETNAM'S President Nguyen Minn Triet arrives in Now York today at the start of a week-long visit to the United States at the invitation of President George W. Bush. From New York, President Triet will travel to Washington on
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      • 180 18  -  CLARISSA 00N WHAT IT IS CHINA and the United States will hold their fourth strategic dialogue in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday. Chinese Vice-Foreign Minister Dai Bingguo and US Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte will co-chair the dialogue, which is a
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    • 25 13 Truth in Blair's criticism British Prime Minister's attack on the media deserves serious consideration as the fine distinction between news and opinion blurs. PAGE 15
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    • 278 18 MONDAY MOSCOW: Malaysian Prime SEOUL: South Korea is set to Minister Abdullah Badawi to FRIDAY begin planning to ship fuel oil to meet Russian President Vladimir SINGAPORE: RSIS North Korea in return for Putin. Distinguished Public Lecture by Pyongyang taking initial steps to Indonesia's Trade Minister Man shut down its
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    • 385 19 CONTINUING professional education for pharmacists, soon to be compulsory here as in most developed countries, is no more and no less than an inevitable progression to upgrade practitioners' competence for the benefit of consumers. It will certainly help in Singapore's ambitions to be a regional
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    • 847 19  -  Lee Kuan Yew CURRENT AFFAIRS By CHINA has been courting its neighbours, and although the Chinese did not coin the phrase "soft power", they have exercised it with consummate skill. Only the United States and Japan have expressed concern and asked China what its intentions are regarding
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    • 854 19 HEALTH ISSUES By Chan Chee Khoon For The Straits Times EARLIER this year, Indonesia decided to withhold its bird flu virus samples from the World Health Organisation's collaborating centres, pending a new global mechanism for virus sharing that had better terms for developing
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    • 1218 20  -  Anthony Paul AWESOME AUSTRALIA By Senior Writer AUSTRALIA'S federal government a conservative Liberal-National coalition led by Prime Minister John Howard is obliged by law to hold elections no later than early 2008. The current betting is that Mr Howard will fix an election date shortly
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    • 798 20  -  Robert J. Shiller EXUBERANT BRAZIL By BRAZIL'S stock market, as measured by the inflation-corrected Bovespa index, has more than quadrupled in value since President Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's first election victory in October 2002, and is now at almost twice the peak achieved in 2000.
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    • 841 21  -  Thomas L. Friedman NEW YORK TIMES »CALL TO BOYCOTT ISRAELI UNIVERSITIES By TWO weeks ago, I took part in commencement for this year's doctoral candidates at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The ceremony was held in the amphitheatre on Mount Scopus, which faces ihe Dead
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    • 652 22 RYI. Singapore today Partly cloudy, showers with thunder in the afternoon affecting mainly northern, eastern and western Singapore. THE STRAITS TIMES MONDAY, JUNE 18 2007 ASIA WORLD WEATHER w USEFUL NUMBERS 2^ Civfl Deftra (Fire, Rescue and Emergency jß^^^^^^Jj^B .1 ?TTlnt AmbutoKgU !T555 MV^^fc. '*%s\^ms3m Jl £r«y SP PoroGnd (to
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    • 760 23  -  Sujin Thomas Failure to clear immigration at Batam landed group in hot water By WHAT was meant to be a week of scuba-diving in pristine Indonesian waters turned sour for a group of prominent Singaporean businessmen when they were detained by the
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    • 476 24  -  Lynn Lee Four supermarket chains also pledge not to raise prices after July 1 measure By DESPITE the impending goods and services tax (GST) hike, a cup of coffee, tea or Milo at your neighbourhood coffee shop will cost the
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    • 316 24 ALLOW cable TV subscribers to opt out of thencontracts, urged Singapore's consumer watchdog yesterday. With the impending increase in Star Hub's charges, Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, president of the Consumers Association of Singapore (Case), revealed that they have written to
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    • 241 24 A group of 11 friends headed in four cars to the Jalan Anak Bukit flyover early yesterday morning to help some others who had been involved in a minor traffic accident. But the show of camaraderie cost them some pain three of them were
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    • 107 24 A silver Premier cab crashed into the void deck of Block 210, Bishan Street 22 yesterday. Salesman Thomas Toh, 27, was relaxing in his living room in the next mock, when he heard a loud screeching sound followed by a bang
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    • 411 24  -  Maria Almenoar By ON THE table at an extraordinary general meeting (EOGM) of the Singapore Swimming Club yesterday was a motion of no-confidence against club president Bernard Chan. He survived it: It was 152 for him, and 102 against. At issue during the 3V2
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      • 121 24 A WOMAN in her 70s on the way home to her Choa Chu Kang Avenue 2 flat lost $70 to a snatch thief on Saturday. The culprit came from behind her just as she was about to enter the lift at Block 252, and pushed
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      • 84 24 A FIRE broke out at the open carpark of Block 219, Boon Lay Avenue early on Saturday. The police said they received a call about three cars being damaged by fire at about 2 30am. Singapore Civil Defence Force officers who arrived five minutes later
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    • 542 25  -  T. Raja?j Council to head there in October to learn how it cut drowning deaths By MEMBERS of the new-ly-formed National Water Safety Council (NWSC) will be headed to Western Australia in October for a first-hand look at Australia's approach to stemming the
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    • 156 25 THESE are some key strategies adopted by the Australian water safety body which may help Singapore's National Water Safety Council formulate its own battle plan to arrest the number of deaths by drowning here. WATER-SAFETY EDUCATION Set a target for all children to possess water competency according
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    • 619 25  -  Lin Xinyi By Eunice Quek SINCE 1998, 367 people have lost their lives in the water. But for every life lost, many others were saved, thanks to lifeguards. Ask Mr Loo Weng Yuen, who, at 73, is Singapore's oldest active lifeguard. The grandfather of
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    • 349 25  -  LIN XINYI By IT HAS been nearly three decades since Mr Davy Koh, now 52, had a close shave with death underwater and was revived by a lifeguard. But he remembers the incident like it just happened. It was 1978, and Mr
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    • 112 25 TO QUALIFY, lifeguards need the Bronze Medallion qualification. The Singapore Life Saving Society offers various modules to either become a lifeguard or upgrade the present certification. For more information, log on to www.slss. PRELIMINARY MODULE Award: Life saving 1, Life saving 2
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    • 565 26  -  Jamie Ec UNSW ASIA'S CLOSURE Legal letters have been sent to university detailing their demands By HE HAD a good life in Australia as professor of management at the Australian National University with a nice house in Canberra just 300 m away from where
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    • 314 26 DADS read to their children, played games in carnivals and even did craft work together, as they celebrated their special day yesterday. Father's Day for some took place at East Coast Park, where children listened intently as their fathers read them tales in the
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    • 243 26 THE ancient Chinese exercise of qigong, usually practised by older Chinese, is getting popular with younger people and non-Chinese as well following a makeover that has introduced an updated music score, dance movements and instructions in English. Despite a drizzle yesterday morning,
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    • 409 26  -  Jeremy Au Yong By AS THE Malay-Muslim community looks to spread its wings overseas, Mendaki wants young professionals to provide the thrust by offering views and suggestions. The self-help group will solicit ideas from young professionals on how the community can ride the
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    • 411 28  -  NARENDRA AGGARWAL By SINGAPORE-BASED Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte Ltd is one company thot takes corporate citizenship seriously. It is involved in several community projects to show its sincerity and commitment, a key feature of which is the participation of its 175 staff here
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      333 28 THE three Seiyu departmental stores here have seen a makeover since Beijing Hualian Group, the sixth largest retail group in China, bought the chain from Singapore's Capita Land in 2005. A new name BHG and its logo were unveiled recently with its tagline 'Be Here For
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        65 28 WITH the opening of its first sleep boutique at IMM level 3, leading mattress manufacturer Scaly hopes that it will be the ideal showcase for its range of up-market luxurious mattresses. Scaly and its flagship brand Posturepedic claim to be products of superior quality. Hotels such as Four
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    • 560 29  -  Tessa Wong SOAPBOX Protecting the young by calling for controls on anything outside a fairy-tale life is just wishful fantasy By A RECENT letter to The Straits Times Forum page cited a disconcerting notion: that characters in Shrek 3 had espoused "wrong values".
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    • 42 29 MY FIRST... BUDGET You're finally done with university, and landed your first job but how do you make sure you don't end up in the poorhouse in the long run? Tessa Wong finds out. DESIGN BONG FORTIN
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    • 903 30 MY LIFE The prospect of needing to continue working long past the traditional retirement age of 65 is becoming a reality that must be considered even at the start of one's career. Youthlnk writers weigh in with their takes No urge to splurge
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    • 428 30  -  Goh Wen Zhong LETTERS HOME By THE past week saw me in mourning for the passing of the love of my life. It was a cruel blow in my time of need. She was there when I needed to share my troubles with someone.
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    • 590 31  -  Ton Yong Chuan DETENTION OF *DIV RADICAL* MR ANDY Soh Van Lee ("The case of DIV radical Abdul Basheer: An issue in search of answers"; ST, June 15) commented that "the detainees themselves have not had a chance to speak" and
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    • 356 31  -  Ong Seng Eng Tan Fian Chong WE REFER to the letter, "Beat the heat but tune down the air-con" by Mr Vincent Ng Teck Soon (ST, June 8) and would like to thank the writer for his feedback. We agree it is a waste
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    • 191 31  -  Toh Boon Ngee POLICE would like to assure Ms Tan Siew Woan ("Were 10 racers putting Fl route to the test?"; ST June 12) that calls received from members of the pub Uc are important to us, and that we had responded to her information on
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      • 86 31  -  Gregory Hanna MY WIFE and I recently returned to Cyppis after our one-month visit to Singapore to attend our son's wedding. Without hesitation, I can say that Singapore is one of the safest cities in the world, as well as the cleanest. The town is
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      • 108 31  -  Christine Lim Shing Lee (Ms) ONE evening, while travelling in a taxi to my yoga class at Ngee Ann City, I realised that I had left my wallet at home. I had only 10 minutes before the class started. Cab driver Danny was sympathetic, and
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      • 72 31  -  Hong Bing Quan I WISH to compliment the Raffles Hotel for not forgetting to share its success with the less fortunate as it celebrates its 120 th anniversary this year On June 9,1 met groups of elderly folks being taken on a guided tour of the
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      • 67 31  -  Fua Kia Liang I AM writing to thank the commuters and staff at Lakeside MRT station who helped my wife on June 8 at 11.45pm, when she fainted on her way down the escalator. The commuters supported her and helped her to the
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    • 253 31  -  him Boon Seng I SELDOM travel so I usually buy a single-trip travel-in-surance plan when I do. However, because I had to travel three times this year, I decided to buy an annu-al-plan travel insurance as it appears more cost effective. This was done
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    • 182 31  -  Leong Sze Hian I REFER to Mr Goh Kian Huat's letter, "Woman killed by falling tree: CPF Home Protection Scheme may help family" (ST, May 24). According to the HDB's annual report, it provided financial assistance to 28,386 flat owners last year. So,
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    • 364 31  -  Bridget Lew (Mrs) I READ with interest the report, "Workplace injuries cover for all employees proposed" (ST, June 8). The Ministry of Manpower's latest proposal to cover all employees under the Workmen's Compensation Act, regardless of salary level and occupation, is
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    • 119 31  -  Muhd Sulaiman Kachik Mydin THE Government is trying to help those above 62 get a job or stay employed. For those in the late 30s to 40s, there are programmes to help them upgrade. What about the handicapped in the workforce? Wny are they left out?
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    • 336 31  -  Alfred Loo Swee Kian I REFER to the news article on the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) providing more protection for the canvas covered five tonne trucks ("Increased protection for troops"; ST, May 21). The level of protection is supposedly for
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    • 826 32 LOS ANGELES TIMES Woods fires a brilliant 69 for a 214 total to be just two strokes off leader Baddeley Oakmont (Pennsylvania) THROUGHOUT the history of major tournament golf, two kinds of rounds have been characteristic of the eventual winners. The first is
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      • 76 32 HIS name is Zach Johnson. Remember him? The surprise winner of this year's Masters is not going to make it two Majors in a row. He shot a 76 on Saturday, and stands at 16-over 226. "I'd say my biggest headache is just the course set-up," he
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      • 68 32 STEVE Strieker shot his way back into contention with a 68 on Saturday, and is at six-over 216 through 54 holes. He is one of only six players who nave shot rounds of under par this week. He also shot a five-over 75 on Thursday. "You look
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      • 204 32 GET close to the top of the leaderboard at a Major, and European players know what is coming. When are you finally going to win one of these things? "It has to happen sooner rather than later," Justin Rose said on Satur- day, after shooting a
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      • 83 32 ASSOCIATED PRESS THE distraction is not always playing with Ti^er Woods. Sometimes, it is playing in the group in front of him. Jerry Kelly was on the par-three sixth tee when he saw a horde of journalists and security gather about 15 metres away to watch Woods
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    • 465 32 A6ENCE FRANCE PRESSE Oakmont AARON Baddeley (above) rolled with the punches on Saturday, and was rewarded with the 54-hole lead in the US Open. It is a far cry from the 26-year-old Australian's two previous US Open appearancIn 2000 and 2004, he missed
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    • 372 32 Third-round results (USA unless stated): 212 Aaron Baddeley (Aus) 72 70 70 214 Tiger Woods 71 74 69 215 Paul Casey (Eng) 77 66 72, Stephen Ames (Can) 73 69 73, Justin Rose (Eng) 71 71 73, Bubba Watson 70 71 74 216 Steve Strieker 75 73 68,
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    • 391 33  -  Tekrence Voon ATHLETICS By TRIPLE jumper Ma nam Shazana is making a habit of rewriting the national record. The Singapore Sports School student leapt across the sandpit at the Swift/Akira Annual Championships yesterday to capture the women's Open title. On her sixth
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    • 588 33 MOTOR RACING F1 sensation keen to meet world's No 1 golfer, who is tracking his career Indianapolis IT IS not often that Lewis Hamilton gets flustered. But there was a discernible gulp as Formula One's first black driver found out that Tiger Woods was following
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    • 129 33 FORMULA One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has accused US Grand Prix organisers of doing little to promote the race, adding to the uncertainty about the future of the event. "They haven't done anything to really get behind it, have they?** he told Reuters on Saturday, when asked
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    • 423 33 LOS ANGELES TIMES "BASKETBALL Los Angeles VI JIANLIN, or, as Times magazine labelled him, the next Yao Ming, could decide the future of Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant. It seems Bryant has again decided he wants out. Lakers owner Jerry
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    • 739 34  -  loe Pei Shan ARCHERY He pips Taiwanese crowd favourite by 1 point to win Asian GP compound title By In Taipei LEOW Ting Hao dared not look at the archery target board after releasing his last arrow in the gold-medal shoot-out of the Asian
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    • 388 34 AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE BADMINTON Glasgow CHINA lifted the Sudirman Cup for a record sixth time yesterday. They beat Indonesia 3-0 in the final of the 10th world team championship. The opening mixed doubles rubber was extremely close. But China's Gao Ling and Zheng
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    • 255 34  -  JEROME SEOW POLO ARGENTINIAN star Fernando Bourdieu scored six goals, as the Royal Mewar team beat Singapore 8-3 to win the Cartier Le Maillet dOr Cup yesterday. The Indian team outclassed the hosts on the soggy turf at the Singapore Polo Club before some
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      • 114 34 AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE LONDON: Hong Kong billionaire Carson Yeung is set to make further steps to purchase Premiership soccer club Birmingham. The businessman, who had already made a failed bid to buy Reading, has already had his representatives visit the club and examine the
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    • 547 35 London IF NOT for his maturity, Jose Mourinho admitted that he would have quit as manager of Chelsea. As his relationship with owner Roman Abramovich deteriorated in January, Mourinho'sjob came under threat. The likes of Marcello Lippi, Guvs Hiddink, Frank Riikaard and Juande
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    • 335 35 AGENCE FRANCE-PRESS£ London FOUR of England's top footballers woke up as married men yesterday after a clutch of extravagant, glitzy nuptials dubbed the ultimate WAG wedding weekend. The antics of the so-called WAGs wives and girlfriends of England's footballers were as much the focus as
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    • 240 35 REUTERS London SHEFFIELD United's hopes of playing in the English Premier League next season will come before an arbitration panel today. The relegated club have blamed the league and West Ham United for their plight. The Blades were sent down on goal difference on the
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    • 71 35 WEST Ham striker Bobby Zamora has been arrested after allegedly frying to avoid a speeding ticket by pretending a friend was driving. He was held on Wednesday over allegations he gave false details in relation to police camera footage of a speeding car, reported The Sun. Everton have
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