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  1. Chiang Kai-shek to be formally buried

    Posted Jul 09th 2004, 12:00am by Jacky Hsu

    ... spokesman said yesterday. Under the island's law, a state burial, with flags flown at half mast, can be held only with the approval of the cabinet and the president. Presidential spokesman Chen ...

  2. Heroes and villains

    Posted Feb 05th 2004, 12:00am by Alan Robles

    ... Alan Robles, MANILA The government of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo may not have brought down the cost of living, but it has cheapened one thing: the standard for national heroism. Last week, Mrs Arroyo decreed seven days of national mourning, and the flying of flags at half mast, in honour of former vice-president Salvador Laurel, who died of cancer. She said ...

  3. Grand Prix star motors up Macau Tower

    Posted Jul 30th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Andre Couto, Macau's star in the annual Grand Prix, has no fear of driving at 300km/h. But he has a fear of heights. Currently leading the All-Japan Grand Touring Car Championship, Couto found time to challenge himself by climbing the mast at the 338-metre Macau Tower this week. Ascending 100 metres up the mast, the modest but confident 27-year-old kept murmuring, ...

  4. Macau

    Posted Jun 29th 2004, 12:00am by Freda Wan

    ... Freda Wan Get there before the guidebooks do 888 Las Vegas Buffet If you manage to get a table for this endless smorgasbord at the new Sands Macau (the wait is usually half an hour and you ... For a more extreme thrill, try the Mast Climb up the tower's summit, which is 338 metres above ground. The climb takes about two hours, and costs $900 on weekdays and $1,000 at weekends. Group ...

  5. Half-baked ruling on Anwar leaves few satisfied

    Posted Sep 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The surprise release of leading Malaysian opposition figure Anwar Ibrahim from jail two weeks ago led to intense speculation about whether he would become active in politics again. The world got its answer yesterday, when Malaysia's highest court den ...

  6. DBS first-half earnings surge 65pc as provisions fall 48pc

    Posted Jul 31st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to finish the first half of this year with net profit up 65 per cent year on year at S$295 million (HK$1.33 billion) on the back of the strong economic recovery and a near halving of provisions. The Singapore-based lender recorded significant growth in both net interest income and non-interest income- 10 and 24 per cent respectively- compared with the first half of last year when the Hong Kong ...

  7. Half of South Asians have never seen job contract, survey shows

    Posted Jun 14th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Lo

    ... Felix Lo About half of South Asians say their employers have never told them the details of their employment contracts, while 40 per cent have been made to work on statutory holidays, a university survey has found. A total of 403 South Asians including Nepalese, Indians and Pakistanis were interviewed. More than 70 per cent had not read any information about the labour ordinance ...

  8. Growth predicted to slow in second half

    Posted May 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... half of the year. But even if growth slows, the economy could still expand by 9 per cent for the year, according to a forecast published by the State Information Centre. The mainland's ... outbreak. The economy is forecast to expand 10 per cent in the first half of the year, easing to 8.5 per cent in the second half. The report acknowledged that five out of 10 indicators- the value ...

  9. Half population engaging in risky behaviour: Aids expert

    Posted Mar 27th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... Josephine Ma in Beijing Not enough is being done to combat the HIV pandemic that threatens economic development More than half the people living on the mainland engage in activities ... country.' The central government should also improve treatment given to Aids patients, she said. 'It is better not to have a treatment programme than a half-made one... otherwise people ...

  10. Half Broken Things

    Posted Mar 07th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Half Broken Things by Morag Joss NEL $105 There's no shortage of macabre novels in bookstores, but this one is particularly disturbing because it starts out as a rather gentle story about a lonely old woman. Jean is a house-sitter who is about to be forced into retirement, but takes on one last job looking after a secluded country house while the owners are abroad. She ...




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