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Singapore: A Pictorial History 1819-2000

By Gretchen Liu

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News Flash        

Today Friday 28  Jan  2000

In Singapore

Hello Kitty Japanese wedding dolls frenzy at McDonald's turned ugly yesterday as fights disrupted over queues which snaked around as far as the eye could see. Six men were arrested as the catfights and caterwauling overwhelmed civilised behaviour. McDonald's has cancelled the sale of the dolls at its branches. The last in the series of the dolls, Chinese wedding dolls, would instead be sold at bigger and more centralised venues where it would be more orderly.

NUS and NTI must have greater autonomy in handling salaries, policies and staff salaries to compete globally, says high-level government committee.

Singapore and KL bourses to meet on CLOB issue.

Petrol and diesel prices at Mobil and Esso service stations went up by 4 cents a litre yesterday. With this move, all four major petrol companies in Singapore have now raised their petrol and diesel prices by the same amount. The new petrol prices start at S$1.233 per litre and diesel at S$0.565 cents per litre for diesel.


Hong Kong: Hong Kong hit by new strain of flu virus from South Pacific.

Manila: The Philippines will deploy 500 troops to protect some 2000 US soldiers here for a joint military exercise.

Around the world

Washington: US to 'sell' China's WTO entry to workers.

Courtesy of The Straits Times

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