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Estimated population of Singapore citizens and permanent residents - 3,163,500 as at June 1998.

Chinese                     77%

Malays                      14%

Indians                     7.6%

Other ethnic groups 1.4%

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NATIONAL SERVICE: Central Manpower Base (CMPB)  National service registration starts on Monday 31 Jan 2000 for all male Singapore citizens and permanent residents (PRs) born on or between 14 Jun 1982 and 12 Sep 1982, and ends on 10 Mar 2000. 

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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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The road shown on the front cover was Holloway Lane. It has recently gone the way of the Dodo and in its place is an open ground awaiting redevelopment. In the background is St Joseph's Church in Queen's Street.

The picture of the front cover of the book has been posted here with the kind permission of the publisher, Editions Didier Millet Singapore.

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News Flash        

Today Thursday 10 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Top man at Television Corporation of Singapore (TCS) quits. The CEO of TCS and COO of MediaCorp, Mr Lee Cheok Yew, has quit amid talk of dissatisfaction over corporate moves.

TDB man in molest case fired.

Thieves with a taste for the good life swiped all the top-grade abalone at a provision shop over the Chinese New Year weekend, leaving only the cheaper brands behind.

Credit card users signed for a whopping S$8.9 billion worth of goods and services last year, setting a record.

There is a S$10 million windfall for the winner(s) of today's Toto draw.

Asia 

Jakarta: General Try warns Indonesians: Stop criticising the military, or else.

Around the world

Washington: Internet vandals continued an unprecedented campaign of electronic assaults against the biggest names in cyberspace, disrupting access for consumers to some of the Web's most popular sites. Flagship sites that fell under attack on Tuesday included those of eBay, Amazon, CNN and Buy.com.

Stansted: British police restored calm on a hijacked Afghan airliner yesterday after the daring escape of the four-man flight crew strained negotiations with the hijackers and left talks at their most sensitive phase since the plane landed here three days ago.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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The Editor

Raymond Han

You can e-mail him at editor@getforme.com