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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%

Working Language: English

Other official languages: Mandarin, Malay & Tamil.

The weather TODAY: Showers in the afternoon mainly over northern and western Singapore.  High tide 4.00 am 2.6m  4.45 pm  2.3m    Sunrise 7.17 am Sunset 7.21 pm   Moonrise  1.17 pm  Moonset 12.52 am   PSI: 50 (good) Temp: 23-32 degrees Celsius   

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News Flash        

Today Sunday 13 Feb  2000

In Singapore

Philip Yeo, one of Singapore's most accomplished and colourful government officials, is in talks to join HK tycoon Richard Li's Pacific Century group in Singapore, Business Times reported yesterday, quoting unnamed sources.

Minor-league gambling syndicates here are being forced to pool their resources in a bid to retain their clients. The underground industry, which sees millions of dollars changing hands every week, has been hard-hit by a succession of raids that has led to more than 3800 arrests in the past two years.

A man dozed off on the Pan-Island Expressway, crashed into the expressway's central divider-sending his car spinning 180 degrees - then emerged unscathed. No one was hurt. 

Asia 

Jakarta: Wiranto will quit or lose post, says Gus Dur.

Canberra: Computer hackers could face years in prison for sabotaging websites under tough new proposals released yesterday by the Australian government.

Around the world

Los Angeles: Some of the hackers who crippled some of the world's most popular Internet sites broke into university computers in California to target CNN, the network said on Friday.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

News updated by 8.00 am daily.

Singapore's water is clean and safe to drink from the tap. There is no need to boil it.

 

The Editor

Raymond Han

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