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             Tuesday, August 10, 2004, Vol. 7, No. 157

                            Headlines


A U S T R A L I A

COMMERCIAL IBT: Provisional Liquidator Named
VILLAGE ROADSHOW: Completes Ordinary Share Buy-back
WOODSIDE PETROLEUM: Warns Sunrise Project Could Stall For Years


C H I N A  &  H O N G  K O N G

CARDLINK TECHNOLOGY: 1H Net Loss Shrinks to HKD868K
DAPENG BIOTECHNOLOGY: Winding Up Hearing Slated August 25
I-CHINA HOLDINGS: Changes Stock Short Name
ID INNOVATON: Holds Member's and Creditors' Meeting
KIN WAH: Winding Up Hearing Set August 25

MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION: Court Hears Winding Up Petition
POLY CHOICE: Enters Winding Up Proceedings


I N D O N E S I A

PERTAMINA: Government Completes Fuel Subsidy Payment
PERTAMINA: Directors Carry On Despite Management Change Rumors


J A P A N

DAIEI INCORPORATED: To Sell Part of OMC Card Shares
DAIEI INCORPORATED: Could Get Aeon Support
FUJITSU LIMITED: Announces Development Of New Technology
HITACHI LIMITED: To Launch 5 New Flat TV Models Next Month
JAPAN AIRLINES: To Launch IC Card-based Ticketless Service

UFJ HOLDINGS: Sumitomo Mitsui Offers JPY700Bln Merger Bid
UFJ HOLDINGS: Appeal Ruling May Come This Week


K O R E A

HANBO IRON: Strike Ends With Wages Agreement
HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR: Creditors OK Plan For China Plant


M A L A Y S I A

BERJAYA SPORTS: Purchases 278,300 Shares on Buy Back
HAP SENG: Issues Notice of Shares Buy Back
HAP SENG: BMSB To Grant Listing of 67,000 Ordinary Shares
INTAN UTILITIES: Details Rights Entitlement
MECHMAR CORPORATION: Unit's Outstanding Loan Reaches RM9.07Mln

MTD CAPITAL: Buys Back 36,500 Ordinary Shares
MTD CAPITAL: Receives Notification Of Project's Contracts
OCEAN CAPITAL: Securities Trading to Resume on August 10
PROMTO BERHAD: Court Issues 90-Day Restraining Order
SELANGOR DREDGING: Unit Enters Into Sale and Purchase Agreement

SELOGA HOLDINGS: Board Proposes to Undertake a Private Placement
TELEKOM MALAYSIA: Additional 889,000 Shares Set for Listing


P H I L I P P I N E S

BANK OF LLANERA: Distributes Check Payments For Approved Claims
BANK OF STO.DOMINGO: Issues Notice On Filing Of Claims
BAYAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Creditors Ask For US$1.25Mln Refund
MAYNILAD WATER: Rehab Plan Submission Set Next Month
NATIONAL POWER: Opens PHP56Mln Power Plant Project

PILIPINO TELEPHONE: Issues Clarification to News Article


S I N G A P O R E

CHUNG NAN: Creditors To Submit Claims by September 30
HO WAH: Clarifies Scheme of Arrangement Details
INFORMATICS HOLDINGS: Appoints Vincent Tan as New Chairman
KLW HOLDINGS: Announcement Regarding Proposed Interest Disposal
KLW HOLDINGS: Releases Profit Warning Announcement

NG HUAT: Faces Bankruptcy Proceedings
PRIMA NOODLE: Creditors Must Submit Claims on September 6
PROLUX INTERNATIONAL: Posts Advertisement of Petition
SHELFORD COLOUR: Court Issues Winding Up Order
SHINING CORPORATION: H1 Net Loss Shrinks to SGD890,000

STRAITS COTTON: Winding Up Order Made


T H A I L A N D

RATTANA REAL: Notifies SET of Meeting Cancellation
TUNTEX: Releases Resolutions of Statutory Creditors' Meeting
* BOND PRICING: For the Week 2 August to 6 August 2004

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COMMERCIAL IBT: Provisional Liquidator Named
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The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) on
its website announced that it has obtained on Friday orders in
the Supreme Court of Victoria appointing a Provisional
Liquidator to Commercial IBT Pty Ltd (Commercial IBT).

His Honour Justice Philip Mandie ordered that Mr Robert Michael
Scales of Ernst and Young be appointed as the Provisional
Liquidator of Commercial IBT.

Commercial IBT is also registered in Labuan, Malaysia, under the
name Commercial IBT Bank, and was issued an offshore banking
license on 1 April 2003 by the Labuan Offshore Financial
Services Authority. Commercial IBT maintains offices in both
Labuan and Melbourne.

Documents lodged with ASIC as at 30 July 2004 disclose that
Commercial IBT's purported issued and paid up capital was
AU$2,209,930,550 (AU$2.2 Billion).

ASIC commenced proceedings following an investigation into
Commercial IBT. ASIC alleges that Commercial IBT has not
provided accurate and consistent information to Australian
regulators. In support of this, ASIC submitted that Commercial
IBT had provided or reported inconsistent financial data and
reports to ASIC, the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority
(APRA), the Australian Taxation Office, an Australian bank, and
foreign regulatory authorities and rating agencies.

In addition, ASIC is concerned that Commercial IBT has
inadequate accounting and financial reporting measures in place
and has failed to keep proper books and records.

ASIC is further concerned that Commercial IBT is being
mismanaged and, accordingly, should have its affairs
investigated by an independent person so that, amongst other
things, its true financial position and the nature of its
business activities can be substantiated.

ASIC's application for the appointment of a provisional
liquidator to Commercial IBT was supported by APRA.

The matter was adjourned to 12 November 2004.


VILLAGE ROADSHOW: Completes Ordinary Share Buy-back
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Village Roadshow Limited advised the Australian Stock Exchange
that it has completed yesterday the buy-back of 10 percent of
its ordinary share capital, announced to the market on 16 June
2004.

The Company has bought back 23,005,797 ordinary shares at an
average price of $1.968 per share.

Appendices 3E and 3F will be released today.

CONTACT:

Village Roadshow Limited
206 Bourke Street
Melbourne Vic 3000
Australia
Phone: 613 9667 6666
Fax: 613 9639 1540
Website: http://www.villageroadshow.com.au/


WOODSIDE PETROLEUM: Warns Sunrise Project Could Stall For Years
---------------------------------------------------------------
Woodside Petroleum Chief Executive Don Voelte has warned that
the Sunrise under-sea gas project off East Timor could stall for
years if it does not get governmental approval by Christmas,
reports The Advertiser.

The East Timorese Government is calling for negotiations on the
Australia-East Timor maritime boundary, and has yet to ratify a
pact for sharing revenue from the field.

"We have advised both governments that it would be a stall of
several years if we don't hit our time frame for our market
needs," Mr. Voelte said.

CONTACT:

Woodside Petroleum Ltd.
Woodside Plaza , 240 St Georges Terrace
PERTH, AUSTRALIA, 6000
Head Office Telephone: (08) 9348 4000
Head Office Fax: (08) 9214 2777
Website: http://www.woodside.com.au/


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CARDLINK TECHNOLOGY: 1H Net Loss Shrinks to HKD868K
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According to Infocast News, Cardlink Technology Group Limited
posted a net loss of HKD868,000 for the first half of 2004,
compared to a net loss of HKD4.028 million for the previous
corresponding period. The loss per share was 0.27 cent. No
dividend was declared for the second quarter.

The company on August 6 announced its financial results on the
Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Year-end date: 31/12/2004
Currency: HKD
Auditors' Report: N/A
Interim report reviewed by: Audit Committee

Important Note:

This result announcement form only contain extracted information
from and should be read in conjunction with the detailed results
announcement of the issuer, which can be view on the GEM website
at http://www.hkgem.com.


                                                (Unaudited)
                                 (Unaudited)     Last
                                  Current        Corresponding
                                  Period         Period
                              from 01/01/2004    from 01/01/2003
                              to 30/06/2004      to 30/06/2003
                               Note  ('000)           ('000)
Turnover                           : 27,499
20,841
Profit/(Loss) from Operations      : (747)
(4,028)
Finance cost                       : (121)
0
Share of Profit/(Loss) of
  Associates                       : N/A
N/A
Share of Profit/(Loss) of
  Jointly Controlled Entities      : N/A
N/A
Profit/(Loss) after Tax & MI       : (868)
(4,028)
% Change over Last Period          : N/A       %
EPS/(LPS)-Basic (in dollars)       : (0.0027)
(0.0126)
         -Diluted (in dollars)     : N/A
N/A
Extraordinary (ETD) Gain/(Loss)    : N/A
N/A
Profit/(Loss) after ETD Items      : (868)
(4,028)
2nd Quarter Dividend               : NIL
NIL
  per
Share

(Specify if with other             : N/A
N/A

options)



B/C Dates for
  2nd Quarter Dividend             : N/A
Payable Date                       : N/A
B/C Dates for (-)
  General Meeting                  : N/A
Other Distribution for             :
NIL
  Current Period

B/C Dates for Other
  Distribution                     : N/A

For and on behalf of Cardlink Technology Group Limited
Ho Lut Wa, Anton
Executive Director

Responsibility statement

The directors of the Company as of the date hereof hereby
collectively and individually accept full responsibility for the
accuracy of the information contained in this results
announcement form and confirm, having made all reasonable
inquiries, that to the best of their knowledge and belief the
Information are accurate and complete in all material respects
and not misleading and that there are no other matters the
omission of which would make the Information herein inaccurate
or misleading. The Directors acknowledge that the Stock Exchange
has no responsibility whatsoever with regard to the Information
and undertake to indemnify the Exchange against all liability
incurred and all losses suffered by the Exchange in connection
with or relating to the Information.

Remarks:

(1) Basis of preparation

The financial statements have been prepared in accordance with
Statements of Standard Accounting Practice No.25 "Interim
Financial Reporting" issued by the Hong Kong Society of
Accountants and accounting principles generally accepted in
Hong Kong.  These financial statements also comply with the
applicable disclosure provisions of the Rules governing the
Listing of Securities on the GEM of the Stock Exchange.

The same accounting policies adopted in the 2003 annual accounts
have been applied to the interim financial report.

(2) Basic earnings / (loss) per share

The calculation of basic earnings/(loss) per share for the three
months and the six months ended 30 June 2004 is based on the
unaudited profit attributable to the shareholders for the three
months ended 30 June 2004 of HK$1,029,723 and the unaudited loss
attributable to the shareholders for the six months ended
30 June 2004 of HK$867,756 (2003: loss of HK$1,812,284 and
HK$4,028,119), and the weighted average number of 320,000,000
shares in issue (2003: 320,000,000).

Diluted earnings per share for the three months and the six
months ended 30 June 2004 have not been presented as the
exercise price of the share options granted by the Company was
higher than the average market price for shares during the
relevant periods.


DAPENG BIOTECHNOLOGY: Winding Up Hearing Slated August 25
---------------------------------------------------------
Notice is hereby given that a Petition for the Winding up of
Dapeng Biotechnology Company by the High Court of Hong Kong was,
on July 21, 2004, presented to the said Court by Siu Pui Wan
Rosana of Room 2404, Yan Tai House, Fu Tai Estate, Tuen Mun, New
Territories and Wong Hoi Tik of Room 8, 1/F., Block A, Ngan On
House, Yuen On Court, Apleichau, Hong Kong.

The said petition will be heard before the Court at 10:00 am on
August 25, 2004.

Any creditor or contributory of the said company desirous to
support or oppose the making of an order on the said petition
may appear at the time of hearing by himself or his counsel for
that purpose. A copy of the petition will be furnished to any
creditor or contributory of the said company requiring the same
by the undersigned on payment of the regulated charge for the
same.

Ms. Ada Chau Ming Wai
For Director of Legal Aid
34th Floor, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai
Hong Kong

Note: Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the
said petition must serve on or send by post to the above named,
notice in writing of his intention to do so.  The Notice must
state the name and address of the person, or if a firm or his or
their Solicitor (if any) and must be served or if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above named not
later than six o'clock in the afternoon of the 24th day of
August 2004.


I-CHINA HOLDINGS: Changes Stock Short Name
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To enable a smooth transition of trading arrangements during the
period of parallel trading of the Consolidated Shares, the
English stock short name of I-China Holdings Limited shall be
"BUILD KING HOLD" (for Build King Holdings Limited) with effect
from 9:30 a.m. on Monday, September 6, 2004.

BY Order of the Board
Fong Shiu Leung, Keter
Company Secretary

This Hong Kong Stock Exchange Announcement is dated August 6,
2004.

CONTACT:

I-China Holdings Limited
73 Lei Muk Road
1st Floor
Kwai Chung, New Territories
Hong Kong
Phone: +852 2521 1238
       +852 2523 9176
Website: www.ipowerb2b.com/


ID INNOVATON: Holds Member's and Creditors' Meeting
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Notice is given that pursuant to Section 247 of the Companies
Ordinance (Chapter 32), a meeting of the members of ID
Innovation Limited (in creditors' voluntary liquidation) will be
held at 21/Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central,
Hong Kong on September 2, 2004 at 3:00 p.m.

It will be followed by a meeting of the creditors of the company
to be held at the same place at 3:30 p.m. for the purpose of
receiving an account of the liquidator's act and dealings and of
the conduct of the winding up of the company during the year
ended June 5, 2004.

A member or creditor entitled to attend vote at the above
meeting may appoint proxy to attend and vote on his behalf. A
proxy need not be a member or creditor of the company. Forms of
proxies for both meetings must be lodged at 26/Floor, Wing One
Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central, Hong Kong not later than
4:00 p.m. on the day before the meetings.

Lai Kar Yan (Derek)
Darach E. Haughey
Joint and Several Liquidators

This announcement is dated August 6, 2004.


KIN WAH: Winding Up Hearing Set August 25
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Notice is given that a Petition for the Winding up of Kin Wah
Construction & Engineering Co. Limited by the High Court of Hong
Kong was, on July 23, 2004, presented to the said Court by Chum
Hong Tai of Flat H, 8/F., Hang Ning Court, Nos. 253-263 Shun
Ning Road, Shamshuipo, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

The said petition will be heard before the Court at 10:00 am on
August 25, 2004.

Any creditor or contributory of the said company desirous to
support or oppose the making of an order on the said petition
may appear at the time of hearing by himself or his counsel for
that purpose. A copy of the petition will be furnished to any
creditor or contributory of the said company requiring the same
by the undersigned on payment of the regulated charge for the
same.

Ms. Ada Chau Ming Wai
For Director of Legal Aid
34th Floor, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai
Hong Kong

Note: Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the
said petition must serve on or send by post to the above named,
notice in writing of his intention to do so.  The Notice must
state the name and address of the person, or if a firm or his or
their Solicitor (if any) and must be served or if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above named not
later than six o'clock in the afternoon of the 24th day of
August 2004.


MULTIMEDIA EDUCATION: Court Hears Winding Up Petition
-----------------------------------------------------
Notice is given that a Petition for the Winding up of Multimedia
Education & Publishing Limited by the High Court of Hong Kong
was, on the 14th day of July, 2004, presented to the said Court
by Lau Kan Wing of Flat 5A, 15 Pokfield Road, Hong Kong.

The said petition will be heard before the Court at 9:30 am. on
August 25, 2004.

Any creditor or contributory of the said company desirous to
support or oppose the making of an order on the said petition
may appear at the time of hearing by himself or his counsel for
that purpose. A copy of the petition will be furnished to any
creditor or contributory of the said company requiring the same
by the undersigned on payment of the regulated charge for the
same.

Ms. Ada Chau Ming Wai
For Director of Legal Aid
34th Floor, Hopewell Centre
183 Queen's Road East, Wanchai
Hong Kong

Note: Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the
said petition must serve on or send by post to the above named,
notice in writing of his intention to do so.  The Notice must
state the name and address of the person, or if a firm or his or
their Solicitor (if any) and must be served or if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above named not
later than six o'clock in the afternoon of the 24th day of
August 2004.


POLY CHOICE: Enters Winding Up Proceedings
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Notice is given that a Petition for the Winding up of Poly
Choice Limited by the High Court of Hong Kong Special
Administrative Region was, on July 15, 2004, presented to the
said Court by Umbrella Finance Company Limited whose registered
office is situate at 15th Floor, Three Exchange Square, 8
Connaught Place, Central, Hong Kong.

The said Petition will be heard before the Court at 9:30 am on
August 25, 2004.

Any creditor or contributory of the said company desirous to
support or oppose the making of an order on the said petition
may appear at the time of hearing by himself or his counsel for
that purpose. A copy of the petition will be furnished to any
creditor or contributory of the said company requiring the same
by the undersigned on payment of the regulated charge for the
same.

Clifford Chance
Solicitors for the Petitioner,
29th Floor, Jardine House
One Connaught Place
Central
Hong Kong

Note: Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the
said petition must serve on or send by post to the above named,
notice in writing of his intention to do so.  The Notice must
state the name and address of the person, or if a firm or his or
their Solicitor (if any) and must be served or if posted, must
be sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above named not
later than six o'clock in the afternoon of the 24th day of
August 2004.


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PERTAMINA: Government Completes Fuel Subsidy Payment
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The Indonesian government has fully paid its fuel subsidy
obligation to PT Pertamina, Antara reports, citing Pertamina
president Director Ariffi Nawawi.

The state oil firm received on Tuesday the remaining IDR2.8
trillion of the IDR5.2 trillion June 2004 fuel subsidy.

The reimbursement would help increase Pertamina's domestic fuel
stockpile which, according to Pertamina's media relations
officer M. Harun, currently remains at a safe level of 22 days'
supply.

Between 130,000 and 140,000 kiloliters of the daily 170,000
kiloliters consumption is supplied by local refineries, while
the remaining 30,000 to 40,000 per day is imported.

In order to avoid a national fuel shortage, Pertamina has
increased its oil imports, added the capacity of its floating
storage, and maximized operation of its refineries.

CONTACT:

PT Pertamina Tbk
Jalan Merdeka
Timur No. 1 A
Jakarta 10110
Tel: (62)(21)3815111
Fax: 3846865/ 3843882
www.pertamina.com


PERTAMINA: Directors Carry On Despite Management Change Rumors
--------------------------------------------------------------
Amid speculations of management reorganization, PT Pertamina's
directors continue to perform their duties to enhance the state
oil firm's performance, Antara reports, citing Pertamina
president director Ariffi Nawawi.

Mr. Nawawi maintained that the board will "continue to work hard
to develop Pertamina", adding that he is "ready to accept
whatever the government decided."

"The board of directors will continue to perform its duties. But
if the government raps us for certain weaknesses, we will accept
it as a challenge to work harder," Mr. Nawawi said.

Pertamina upstream industries director Bambang Nugroho, on the
other hand, disclosed that Pertamina is trying to generate
additional profit by vending gas and oil both in local and
foreign markets.

In the first half of 2004, Pertamina won 22 gas sale/purchase
contracts worth US$300 million per year and had recently
clinched eight deals worth US$140 million a year.

Mr. Bambang expects that Pertamina's upstream sector will reap
additional revenue from the new agreements, which will
eventually help in boosting the oil firm's profit and
performance.


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DAIEI INCORPORATED: To Sell Part of OMC Card Shares
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In order to trim its debts as part of its business
rehabilitation efforts, Daiei Inc. is planning to sell some of
its group's 54-percent equity stake in OMC Card Inc, Jiji Press
reports, citing informed sources.

According to the sources, Daiei is still hoping to maintain its
business cooperation with OMC Card, such as soliciting OMC Card
membership at Daiei stores. The struggling supermarket chain
wants to retain a stake of at least 20 percent after the planned
sale.

Daiei and three large creditor banks will set details on the
share sale as part of the supermarket chain's reconstruction
program to be finalized in the near future.

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc., one of the three banks, is
seen as a prospective buyer, the sources said.

CONTACT:

The Daiei Incorporated
4-1-1, Minatojima Nakamachi,
Chuo-ku, Kobe, 650-0046
Japan
Phone: +81-78-302-5001
Fax: +81-78-302-5572
Website: www.daiei.co.jp


DAIEI INCORPORATED: Could Get Aeon Support
------------------------------------------
If state-backed Industrial Revitalization Corp of Japan (IRCJ)
helpS rescue Daiei Inc., major supermarket chain operator Aeon
Co. might just extend its support to the beleaguered retailer,
reported Japan Today on Saturday, citing the Nihon Keizai
Shimbun.

"If an IRCJ-led rehabilitation becomes official, we will
consider extending support if there is such a request," the
report quoted a top Aeon executive as saying.


FUJITSU LIMITED: Announces Development Of New Technology
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Fujitsu Limited (TSE: 6702) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd., in
collaboration with the National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan, announced Friday that
they have jointly developed the world's first technologies that
enable the formation and multi-layering at room temperature of
ceramic film with dielectric constant (*1) of 400, on resin
circuit boards. The new technologies makes it possible to embed
passive components such as condensers into printed circuit
boards, such as FR4 (*2), thereby achieving miniaturization and
cost reductions of circuit boards.

The technologies were developed as part of basic research to
realize further miniaturization of devices for the ubiquitous
networking era, by integrating resin with ceramic materials.
Details of the new technology will be presented at the
International Conference on Crystal Growth (ICCG) to be held
from August 9 in Grenoble, France.

Research for the new technology was commissioned by the New
Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization
(NEDO), as part of the Nano Structure Forming for Advanced
Ceramic Integration Technology Project, a nano-technology
program of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry.

Background

In ubiquitous networking, multi-functionality, miniaturization,
high-speed transmissions, and cost reduction of electronic
devices are considered to be key and necessary factors. To meet
these needs, currently there is much interest in
technology for high-density mounting. For example, multi-
functions such as GPS and wireless LAN are increasingly being
included in mobile devices, resulting in larger circuit boards.
To achieve miniaturization of these devices, it is necessary to
reduce and integrate various high-frequency components, such as
ceramic chip condensers, on the surface of circuit boards.

Embedding ceramic condensers with high dielectric constant into
printed circuit boards made mainly with low-cost epoxy resin,
widely used in the market now, enables further multi-
functionality, miniaturization, and cost reduction of
electronic devices.

Technological Challenges

Since the endurance temperature of epoxy-based resin circuit
boards is approximately 300 degrees Celsius, it was
fundamentally impossible in the past to embed ceramic condensers
that require high temperatures for formation, into circuit
boards. Another method exists in which a composite material
consisting of ceramic dispersed into resin is used. However, as
the dielectric constant of this method is low at only several
ten, this method was unable to meet performance requirements for
high frequencies.

Technology in which the circuit board itself is created with
ceramics requires high temperatures of approximately 1000
degrees Celsius, thus necessitating complicated processes and
making cost reductions difficult. Furthermore, volume shrinkage
of over 10 percent, which occurs during the manufacturing
process, hinders achieving accurate dimension, resulting in
inabilities to fulfill miniaturization demands.

Newly Developed Technologies

Fujitsu and the National Institute of Advanced Industrial
Science and Technology (AIST) of Japan jointly developed two new
technologies: a technology that forms at low temperatures
ceramic film with high dielectric constant on resin circuit
boards, and a technology that enables multi-layering of
condenser structures. Features of these new technologies are
follows:

1) Technology to create ceramic film on resin circuit boards at
low temperatures

This technology enables the creation of ceramic film on resin
circuit boards at room temperature, by utilizing the aerosol
deposition method. In the aerosol deposition method, gas flow is
used to carry ceramic powder, which is sprayed at high speeds
onto circuit boards, thereby creating a ceramic film resulting
from the impact. By utilizing ceramic particles that feature
chemically unstable surface characteristics, ceramic film was
successfully created at room temperature on resin circuit boards
which ceramic is usually difficult to adhere to. This technology
was jointly developed with Dr. Jun Akedo and his group at the
Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute of the National
Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology of
Japan, the same group that developed the aerosol deposition
method.

2) Technology to enable high dielectric constant and multi-
layering of ceramic film

High dielectric constant was achieved by mixing in highly
crystalline ceramic particles, and controlling the nano-
structure of the ceramic to be formed by optimizing the flow
speed of the ceramic particles. A multi-layer condenser was
successfully created on a resin circuit board by relaxing
internal stress (*3) within the ceramic film that was created,
and by selecting an electrode that is composed of metal and
easily adheres to ceramic film.

Results

By utilizing the new technologies, the world's first ceramic
film formed at room temperature on an FR4 printed circuit board
was successfully created (Figures 1 and 2). The maximum
dielectric constant of the newly created ceramic film was 400,
ten times the dielectric constant of ceramic combined with
resin, and is approximately at the same level as that of ceramic
film made with the sputtering method that employs heat-treating
at the high temperature of 600 degrees Celsius. A condenser
composed of three layers was also successfully created on an FR4
printed circuit board. The capacitance density (*4) of the newly
created condenser achieved 300 nano-farad/cm2, a high level that
is ideal for practical use.

The new technologies contribute significantly to further multi-
functionality, miniaturization, high-speed transmission, and
cost reduction of various products for the ubiquitous networking
era. Potential product applications include:

- Printed circuit boards and packaging with embedded condensers
- Modules integrating various ceramic microwave components
(filters, antennas, etc.)
- Microwave electronic components

Future Developments

In addition to developing creation of ceramic dielectric at low
temperatures to target higher dielectric constant, Fujitsu will
promote research and development of ceramic film that has
characteristics ideal for a variety of device applications, and
continue development to aim for the practical use of condensers
embedded in printed circuit boards.

Glossary and Notes

*1. Dielectric constant: An index representing the degree to
which substances can store electric charge. The higher the value
is the more electric charge can be stored, thereby indicating
that a substance is superior as a condenser material.

*2. FR4: Flame Retardant Type 4. The name of a flame retardant
printed circuit board composed compositely of glass fibers and
epoxy resin.

*3. Internal stress: Stress buildup within a material resulting
from strain due to mechanical or thermal factors.

*4. Capacitance density: A value expressing the stored
electrical charge within unit areas of components such as
condensers. The higher this value is the more efficiently
electric charge can be stored.

All company/product names mentioned may be trademarks or
registered trademarks of their respective holders and are used
for identification purpose only.

About Fujitsu Limited

Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and
communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-
setting technologies, highly reliable computing and
communications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and
services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver
comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for
its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited
(TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.7 trillion yen
(US$45 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.


About Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.

Founded in 1968 as wholly owned subsidiary of Fujitsu Limited,
Fujitsu Laboratories Limited is one of the premier research
centers in the world. With a global network of laboratories in
Japan, China, the United States and Europe, the organization
conducts a wide range of basic and applied research in the areas
of Multimedia, Personal Systems, Networks, Peripherals, Advanced
Materials and Electronic Devices.


About AIST

National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
(the new AIST) began operations on April 1, 2001. The AIST is a
newborn research organization that comprises 15 research
institutes previously under the former Agency of Industrial
Science and Technology (the former AIST) in the Ministry of
International Trade and Industry (Table 1 below) and the Weights
and Measures Training Institute. The new AIST is Japan's largest
public research organization with many research facilities and
around 3,200 employees in all.

Contact:

Press Contacts
Public and Investor Relations
Fujitsu Limited
Inquiries: http://pr.fujitsu.com/en/news/pressinquiries.html

Technical Contacts
Microelectronics Materials Lab
Materials & Environmental Engineering Laboratories
Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd.
E-mail: mem-cf@ml.labs.fujitsu.com


HITACHI LIMITED: To Launch 5 New Flat TV Models Next Month
----------------------------------------------------------
Beginning September 1, Hitachi Ltd will market in Japan five
flat TV models capable of displaying images in 68.6 billion
different colors, reports Japan Today.

Hitachi said on Thursday that the introduction of the high-
definition TVs under the "WOOO" brand is intended to meet
growing demand for such products ahead of an expansion at the
end of this year in areas where digital terrestrial broadcasting
services are available.

CONTACT:

Hitachi Limited
6 Kanda-Suragadal 4-Chome
Chiyoda-Ku 101-8010, Tokyo 101-8010
Japan
Phone: +81 3 3258 1111
       +81 3 5295 5049


JAPAN AIRLINES: To Launch IC Card-based Ticketless Service
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The JAL Group, in a press release on its website dated August 5,
2004, announced plans to introduce new domestic passenger
services using IC card technology, including a ticket-less
check-in service developed by JAL for domestic airports in Japan
and an IC Coupon system for converting mileage awards into
electronic money for shopping at airport shops and JAL Group
hotels. JAL will issue new cards for these services when they
come available in winter 2004-5, for holders of the group's
frequent flyer program card - JAL Mileage Bank (JMB) - and JAL
Card credit card holders.

1) JAL IC Check-in service*

This new JAL IC Check-in service will allow cardholders who
choose to use JAL's domestic ticket-less service, to board
domestic flights without a ticket or a boarding pass. There will
be no need to queue at an airport check-in counter or to use a
self check-in machine. IC card holders just "Touch and Go" with
their card at the boarding gate. This new service will start at
Tokyo's Haneda Airport this winter and will later be installed
at other domestic airports in Japan.

Ticket-less passengers reserve via Internet. All relevant data
for their flight booking is recorded in the system, which also
recognizes their card. Access to the boarding area through
airport security gates is made by using the "Touch and Go" card
at the security check-point.

*This service is a new airline IC check-in system developed by
JAL.


2) JAL IC Coupon

The JAL IC Coupon is a new style of JAL Mileage Bank (JMB - the
JAL Group FFP) award system and is basically an electronic
version of the paper coupons currently exchanged for accumulated
mileage. Mileage credits will be charged to the IC card and
converted into yen. Cardholders can then use the stored amount
for paying for purchases at JAL hotels in Japan and at shops at
Haneda Airport (the retail outlet needs an IC Card reader).

A major convenience of this IC card is that compared to the
conventional JMB 5,000 yen paper coupon, the IC card can be used
for purchases for the exact cash price, leaving a balance on the
card. Currently no change is given for 5,000 yen coupons used
for purchases of goods priced less than 5,000 yen. Eventually,
this service will be available for paying for in-flight shopping
goods and for ticketing.

New cards for old: Current JAL Mileage Bank membership cards
will be replaced with IC cards at the customer's request. JAL
Card credit cards with the IC function will be replaced at the
normal time of renewal or on customer demand. These services
will also be available through domestic IC mobile telephones
(NTT Docomo, I-mode FeliCa) and with the new "JAL Card Suica"
also to be introduced this winter. This card will allow users to
travel by "Touch and Go" on trains operated by JR East Japan
Railways, Tokyo Monorail and on JAL domestic flights.

CONTACT:

Japan Airlines Corporation
Shingawa Intercity Tower-A, 2-15-1 Konan, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 108-6024, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5769-6097
Fax: +81-3-5460-5929
http://www.jal.co.jp


UFJ HOLDINGS: Sumitomo Mitsui Offers JPY700Bln Merger Bid
---------------------------------------------------------
In a merger plan recently delivered to UFJ Holdings Inc,
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc has offered the UFJ group up
to JPY700 billion in aid in a merger bid, Japan Today reports,
citing a report by the Asahi Shimbun newspaper on Sunday.

The bid, which effectively overshadows Mitsubishi Tokyo
Financial Group Inc's planned offer of JPY500 billion, raises
Sumitomo Mitsui's aid to the UFJ group to JPY1 trillion, which
includes JPY300 billion to be given by Sumitomo Trust & Banking
Co for purchasing UFJ Trust Bank as agreed to in May.

CONTACT:

UFJ Holdings, Inc.
5-6, Fushimimachi 3-chome,
Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi,
Osaka 541-0044,
Japan
Website: www.ufj.co.jp


UFJ HOLDINGS: Appeal Ruling May Come This Week
----------------------------------------------
The appeal filed by UFJ Holdings Inc. against a district court
order suspending merger talks with Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial
Group Inc concerning their trust banking operations could be
ruled on by the Tokyo High Court this week, relates Japan Today,
citing sources privy to the matter.

The sources said that both UFJ Holdings and Sumitomo Trust &
Banking Co, which filed for an injunction against the merger
talks, have been ordered by the high court to present their
respective statements by today.


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HANBO IRON: Strike Ends With Wages Agreement
--------------------------------------------
The 16-day strike that hit Hanbo Iron Steel Co. has come to an
end, with the management and labor union of the steel firm
reaching an agreement on higher wages and other benefits on
Saturday, reports Yonhap News.

INI Steel, which leads a South Korean consortium to take over
Hanbo Iron, also agreed to provide employees with guaranteed
continued employment for up to three years.

CONTACT:

HANBO IRON & STEEL COMPANY LIMITED
316 Daechi Dong
Kangnam Gu, Seoul 135-280
KOREA (SOUTH)
+82 2 5606 114
+82 2 552 4473
http://www.hanbo.co.kr/


HYNIX SEMICONDUCTOR: Creditors OK Plan For China Plant
------------------------------------------------------
South Korea's Hynix Semiconductor Inc. (000660.SE) has won
creditor approval to team up with Geneva-based
STMicroelectronics N.V. (STM) to set up a plant in China,
reveals Dow Jones.

More than 75% of creditor institutions approved Hynix's China
plans, said Hynix main creditor, Korea Exchange Bank
(004940.SE), on Monday. The approval paved the way for Hynix to
tap the country's US$30-billion semiconductor industry.

The bank also said that Hynix and the government in Wuxi, in
China's Jiangsu province, are expected to sign an agreement on
Aug. 18 regarding setting up the plant, in which Hynix and STM
plan to invest around US$500 million each.

Eighty-one percent of Hynix is owned by creditor banks after
several multi-billion dollar financial bailout packages in the
past few years.

CONTACT:

Hynix Semiconductor Inc.
San 136-1, Ami-ri, Bubal-eub
Ichon, Kyonggi 467-860, South Korea
Phone: +82-31-630-4114
Fax: +82-31-630-4103
http://www.hynix.com


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BERJAYA SPORTS: Purchases 278,300 Shares on Buy Back
----------------------------------------------------
Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad disclosed to Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad the details of its shares buy back dated
August 6, 2004.

Description of shares purchased: ordinary shares

Total number of shares purchased (units): 278,300

Minimum price paid for each share purchased (RM): 3.580

Maximum price paid for each share purchased (RM): 3.600

Total consideration paid (RM): 1,004,282.64

Number of shares purchased retained in treasury (units): 278,300

Number of shares purchased which are proposed to be cancelled
(units): 0

Cumulative net outstanding treasury shares as at to-date
(units): 49,000,000

Adjusted issued capital after cancellation (no. of shares)
(units):

Remarks:

The number of shares with voting rights in issue after the above
share buyback is 989,084,776

CONTACT:

Berjaya Sports Toto Berhad
11th Floor Menara Berjaya,
KL Plaza, 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2935888
Fax: 03-2935 8043


HAP SENG: Issues Notice of Shares Buy Back
------------------------------------------
Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad issued to Bursa Malaysia Securities
Berhad the details of its shares buy back.

Date of shares cancelled from: 05/08/2004 to: 05/08/2004

The name of the Stock Exchange through which the treasury shares
were sold: Not Applicable

Total number of shares still in treasury (units): 32,913,100

Number of treasury shares cancelled (units): 67,000

Total issued capital as diminished: 2,517,000

Date lodged with registrar of companies: 06/08/2004

Lodged by: Cheah Yee Leng

CONTACT:

Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad
No. 1A, Jalan 205
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Telephone: 03-7783 9888
Fax: 03-7781 6305


HAP SENG: BMSB To Grant Listing of 67,000 Ordinary Shares
---------------------------------------------------------
Kindly be informed that Hap Seng Consolidated Berhad's
additional 67,000 new ordinary shares of RM1.00 each issued
pursuant to the Employees' Share Option Scheme will be granted
listing and quotation by Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad
effective 9:00 a.m., Wednesday, 11 August 2004.


INTAN UTILITIES: Details Rights Entitlement
-------------------------------------------
Intan Utilities Berhad issued to Bursa Malaysia Securities
Berhad a notice of Rights Entitlement.

Non-renounceable restricted offer for sale by Veolia Water Asia
Pte Ltd of 16,062,000 ordinary shares of RM1.00 each (Share(s))
in Intan Utilities Berhad (Intan) (ROS Shares), representing 30%
of the issued and paid-up share capital of Intan, at an offer
price of RM2.25 per ROS Share (ROS).

Kindly be advised that:

(1) The above Company's securities will be traded and quoted
(Ex- Rights Issue) as from: (19 August 2004)

(2) The last date of filing: 23 August 2004

(3) Retention Money: Where securities are not delivered in time
for registration by the seller, then the brokers concerned:

(a) Selling Broker to deduct (2/7), of the Selling Price against
the Selling Client.

(b) Buying Broker to deduct (10 percent) of the Purchase Price
against the Buying Client.

(c) Between Broker and Broker, the deduction of (2/7) of the
Transacted Price is applicable.

REMARKS:

The ROS Shares will be offered as:

- 14,992,401 ROS Shares will be offered to existing shareholders
of Intan on the basis of two (2) ROS Shares for every five (5)
existing Shares held in Intan; and

- 1,069,599 ROS Shares will be offered to the eligible Directors
and employees of Intan and its subsidiary companies and to the
eligible employees of Kristal Utama Sdn Bhd.

CONTACT:

Intan Utilities Berhad
11th Floor Menara Berjaya,
KL Plaza, 179 Jalan Bukit Bintang,
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-2935 8888
Fax: 03-29358043
Website: http://www3.jaring.my/intan


MECHMAR CORPORATION: Unit's Outstanding Loan Reaches RM9.07Mln
--------------------------------------------------------------
Mechmar Corp. (Malaysia) Berhad issued to Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad an update in relation to Practice Note 1-
Loans in Default, of a former subsidiary.

During the month, the outstanding loan owed by Handimart
(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd , a former subsidiary of Mechmar, to Hong
Leong Bank Berhad has been novated to Tujuan Adil Sdn Bhd, a
subsidiary of Mechmar. Following the novation, the outstanding
loan owed by Tujuan Adil Sdn Bhd has been increased to RM 9.07
million.

For more information, click
http://bankrupt.com/misc/MECHMARCORPORATION080604.xls


MTD CAPITAL: Buys Back 36,500 Ordinary Shares
---------------------------------------------
In a disclosure made to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad by MTD
Capital Berhad, the company announced the following details
during its shares buy back dated August 5, 2004.

Total number of shares purchased (units): 36,500

Minimum price paid for each share purchased (RM): 2.770

Maximum price paid for each share purchased (RM): 2.800

Total amount paid for shares purchased (RM): 101,448.10

The name of the stock exchange through which the shares were
purchased: Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad

Number of shares purchased retained in treasury (units): 36,500

Total number of shares retained in treasury (units): 1,603,500

Number of shares purchased which were cancelled (units): 0

Total issued capital as diminished: 0

Date lodged with registrar of companies: 06/08/2004

Lodged by: MTD Capital Bhd

CONTACT:

MTD CAPITAL BERHAD
Batu 8 Jalan Batu Caves
Batu Caves, Selangor Darul Ehsan 68100
MALAYSIA
Telephone: +60 3 6189 9022
           +60 3 6187 7898


MTD CAPITAL: Receives Notification Of Project's Contracts
---------------------------------------------------------
MTD Capital disclosed to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad the
details in relation to Additional Contracts.

(1) INTRODUCTION

MTD Capital Bhd. (MTD) wishes to announce that it has received
notification in respect of contracts regarding the projects of
aggregate value RM254 million which are detailed below.

(2) INFORMATION OF THE PROJECTS

(A) Letters of Acceptance dated 3 August 2004, issued by the
Dewan Bandaraya Kuala Lumpur (DBKL) in favour of MTD
Construction Sdn. Bhd. (MTDC), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTD
for the:

(i) Proposed Repair Works to Jalan Loke Yew, Kuala Lumpur
Extension

The total value of the project is RM65 million and will be on a
'Design and Build' basis for a duration of 30 months from the
date of site possession.

(ii) Proposed Construction of a Dedicated Interchange at Jalan
Cheras Interchange, Entrance and Exit Road to Taman Len Seng,
Kuala Lumpur

The total value of the project is RM77 million and will be on a
'Design and Build' basis for a duration of 36 months from the
date of site possession.

The projects are part of a component of the upgrading programme
undertaken by DBKL to alleviate traffic congestion along Jalan
Loke Yew and Jalan Cheras traffic corridor.

(B) Letters from Kementerian Kerja Raya dated 27 July 2004
notifying Lembaga Lebuhraya Malaysia to grant a further
extension of time for the East Coast Expressway (ECE) Phase 1
(From Karak to the Border of Pahang /Terengganu) Contract which
expired on 15 July 2004, to enable MTD to carry out the
additional construction works in relation to:

(i) Sri Jaya Interchange (Variation Order No. 2) - RM52 million

(ii) Construction of Connection Road from East Coast Expressway
to Gebeng Bypass Road (Variation Order No.4) - RM59.7 million

(3) FINANCIAL EFFECTS

The Contracts are expected to contribute positively to the
Group's earnings and net tangible assets for the financial year
ended 31 March 2005.

(4) DIRECTORS' AND SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS' INTEREST

None of the Directors, substantial shareholders of MTD and/or
persons connected to them have any interest, direct or indirect
in the Contracts.

(5) STATEMENT BY BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of MTD is of the opinion that the
Contracts are in the best interest and are expected to
contribute positively to the MTD Group.

This announcement is dated 5 August 2004.


OCEAN CAPITAL: Securities Trading to Resume on August 10
--------------------------------------------------------
In a disclosure to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Ocean
Capital Berhad announced that trading of securities of the
company will resume effective 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, 10 August
2004.

Your attention is drawn to the announcement dated 6 August 2004.

CONTACT:

Ocean Capital Berhad
No. 43B, 2nd Floor
Changkat Bukit Bintang
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-21480700
Fax: 03-21454825


PROMTO BERHAD: Court Issues 90-Day Restraining Order
----------------------------------------------------
Promto Berhad had on 6 August 2004 announced to Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad that the company and its following subsidiary
companies:

(1) Promto Properties Sdn. Bhd.
(2) Syarikat Lee Engineering (Kota Bahru) Sendirian Berhad
(3) Promto-Sikojaya Sdn. Bhd.
(4) Chee Keong (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
(5) Ipoh Pipe Industries Sdn. Bhd.
(6) Milnes Technology Sdn. Bhd.
(7) Jasa Timor Sendirian Berhad
(8) Fuller CMS Sdn. Bhd.
(9) Louvre Products Industries Sdn. Bhd.
(10) Goodlite Trading Sdn. Bhd.

has been granted a restraining order for a period of 90 days
effective 6 August 2004 to 4 November 2004 by the Kuala Lumpur
High Court pursuant to Section 176(10) of the Companies Act
1965.

CONTACT:

Promto Berhad
Lot 13A-2, Level 13A
Menara Milenium
Jalan Damanlela
Damansara Heights
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Telephone: 03-271 02332
Fax: 03-271 02662
Website: http://www.promto.com


SELANGOR DREDGING: Unit Enters Into Sale and Purchase Agreement
---------------------------------------------------------------
In a disclosure to Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad, Selangor
Dredging Berhad (SDB) issued the details of the Proposed Land
Acquisition its subsidiary, SDB Properties Sdn Berhad (SDBP).

(1) INTRODUCTION

On behalf of the Board of Directors of SDB, the Company wishes
to announce that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SDB Properties Sdn
Bhd (SDBP), had on 6 August 2004 entered into a Sale and
Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Teh Wan Sang & Sons Housing
Development Sdn Berhad (Company No: 5698-H) (the Vendor), a
company incorporated in Malaysia with its registered office at
No 12A, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala Lumpur for the
acquisition of twenty-one (21) pieces of leasehold vacant land
(the Land), for a total cash consideration of RM238,000.00
(Proposed Land Acquisition).

(2) DETAILS OF THE VENDOR

Teh Wan Sang & Sons Housing Development Sdn Berhad (Company No:
5698-H) is a company incorporated in Malaysia with its
registered office at No 12A, Jalan Tun H.S. Lee, 50000 Kuala
Lumpur.

(3) INFORMATION OF THE LAND

The particulars of the Land are detailed as below:

- 11 housing lots for linked houses identified as P.T. Nos 4478
to 4488 (H.S. (D) 15848 to 15858) and 10 housing lots for low-
cost linked houses identified as P.T. Nos 4542 to 4551 (H.S. (D)
15911 to 15920) , all within the Mukim and District of Petaling,
State of Selangor Darul Ehsan.

(4) SALIENT TERMS OF SPA

The Land will be acquired by SDBP free from all encumbrances
with vacant possession.

(5) BASIS IN ARRIVING AT THE PURCHASE CONSIDERATION AND PAYMENT
ARRANGEMENT

(5.1) Purchase Consideration

The purchase consideration of RM238,000.00 (the Purchase Price)
was arrived at on a willing-buyer willing-seller basis.

(5.2) Terms of Payment: Cash

(6) PARTICULARS OF LIABILITIES TO BE ASSUMED BY THE COMPANY

There are no other liabilities to be assumed by SDBP or the
Company arising from the Proposed Land Acquisition.

(7) ORIGINAL COST OF INVESTMENT AND DATE OF INVESTMENT

Not available

(8) FINANCIAL EFFECTS

There is no material effect on the earning per share and net
tangible assets per share for the year ending 31 March 2005.
There will also not be any effect on share capital and
substantial shareholders' shareholding.

(9) SOURCE OF FUNDING

The Proposed Land Acquisition will be funded entirely by
internally generated funds.

(10) DIRECTORS' AND SHAREHOLDERS' INTEREST

Ms. Teh Lip Kim is a director of the Company, a director of SDBP
and a director of the Vendor and is interested in the
transaction by virtue of her indirect shareholding in the
Vendor.

Ms. Teh Lip Pink is a director of the Company, a director of
SDBP and is deemed interested in the transaction by virtue of
her indirect shareholding in the Vendor.

Both Ms. Teh Lip Kim and Ms. Teh Lip Pink, has abstained from
voting and deliberation on and voting for the said transaction.

Save as disclosed above, none of the other directors and/or
major shareholders and/or persons connected with them have any
interest, direct or indirect, in the transaction.

(11) RATIONALE FOR THE PROPOSED LAND ACQUISITION

The Proposed Land Acquisition will assist SDBP in enhancing its
current property development project in Puchong.

(12) STATEMENT BY DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors of the Company, having considered the
terms and conditions in relation to the Proposed Land
Acquisition, is of the opinion that the transaction is in the
best interests of the Company.

(13) ESTIMATED TIME FRAME FOR COMPLETION

Immediate upon full payment of the purchase price.

(14) SUBMISSION TO THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES

Not applicable

(15) SHAREHOLDERS' APPROVAL

The Proposed Land Acquisition is not subject to the Company's
Shareholders' approval.

(16) DEPARTURE FROM THE SECURITIES COMMISSION'S GUIDELINES (SC
GUIDELINES)

Insofar as the Directors of SDB can ascertain, there is no
departure from the SC Guidelines.

(17) DOCUMENTS FOR INSPECTION

The SPA will be made available for inspection at the registered
office of the Company at Wisma Selangor Dredging, 18th Floor,
West Block, 142-C, Jalan Ampang, 50450 Kuala Lumpur during
office hours from Mondays to Fridays (except for public
holidays) for a period of three (3) months from the date of this
announcement.

This announcement is dated 6 August 2004.

CONTACT:

Selangor Dredging Berhad
West Block 142-C Jalan Ampang
Kuala Lumpur, 50450
Malaysia
Telephone: +60 3 2161 3377
           +60 3 2161 6651


SELOGA HOLDINGS: Board Proposes to Undertake a Private Placement
----------------------------------------------------------------
Seloga Holdings Berhad disclosed to Bursa Malaysia Securities
Berhad an update in relation to the Proposed Private Placement
of up to 10,044,641 new ordinary shares of RM1.00 each in SHB
representing approximately 10 percent of the existing issued and
paid-up share capital of the company.

(1) INTRODUCTION

Public Merchant Bank Berhad (PMBB) on behalf of the Company, is
pleased to announce that the Board of Directors of the Company
is proposing to undertake a private placement of up to
10,044,641 new ordinary shares of RM1.00 each (Placement
Shares), representing approximately 10 percent of the issued and
paid-up share capital of 100,446,415 ordinary shares of RM1.00
each (SHB Shares) (Proposed Private Placement).

(2) PROPOSED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

(2.1) Details of the Proposed Private Placement

The Proposed Private Placement involves the issuance of up to
10,044,641 Placement Shares representing approximately 10
percent of the existing issued and paid-up share capital of the
Company of 100,446,415 Shares.

The Placement Shares shall be issued to the following parties:

(i) Such number of Placement Shares which is equivalent to
RM5.15 million to RHB Bank Berhad (RHB), being partial repayment
of bank borrowings of Seloga Jaya Sdn Bhd (SJSB), a wholly owned
subsidiary of SHB; and

(ii) Other investors, who will not be a related party of SHB
(including directors, major shareholders or persons connected
with such directors or major shareholders of the SHB Group), and
other than those connected to PMBB, the placement agent. The
identity and background information of the placees, together
with the placement arrangement will be furnished to the
Securities Commission (SC) at a later date before the
implementation of the Proposed Private Placement.

(2.2) Basis of the issue price of the Placement Shares

(i) Issue Price of Placement Shares to RHB

The issue price for the Placement Shares to be issued to RHB
shall be at an issue price to be determined at a later date at a
discount deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors of the
Company and to be mutually agreed with RHB.

(ii) Issue Price of Placement Shares to other Investors

The Company and PMBB have commenced negotiations with potential
investors for the Placement Shares. In view that the
negotiations with potential investors will be concluded in
different tranches, the proposed issue price for the Placement
Shares to each investor may differ depending on the timing of
the conclusion of the negotiations.

In this respect, the issue price for the Placement Shares for
each tranche negotiated, shall be determined based on the 5-day
weighted average market price of the SHB Shares at the
conclusion of the negotiation at a discount or any other
alternative methods deemed appropriate by the Board of Directors
of the Company.

Notwithstanding thereto, the issue price of the Placement Shares
to RHB and other investors shall be based on market-based
principles and at a level in the best interest of the Company,
and to take into account the interest of minority shareholders.

(2.3) Ranking of the Placement Shares

The Placement Shares shall upon allotment and issue, rank pari
passu in all respects with the existing SHB Shares, except that
they shall not be entitled to any dividend, rights, allotments
and/or other distributions that may be declared before the
allotment of the Placement Shares.

(2.4) Listing and quotation of the Placement Shares

The new issue of the Placement Shares will be listed and quoted
on the Second Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad ("Bursa
Securities") upon receiving the relevant approvals sought after
as detailed in Section 7 below.

(3) UTILISATION OF PROCEEDS FROM THE PROPOSED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

Based on the indicative issue price of RM1.96 per Placement
Share, arrived at based on the 5-day weighted average market
price of SHB Shares up to 5 August 2004 (being the latest
practicable date prior to the date of this announcement of
RM2.06 after a slight discount of 5%, the Proposed Private
Placement will raise an indicative total proceeds of
approximately RM19.69 million for the Company. However,
Placement Shares with value of approximately RM5.15 million will
be issued to RHB in consideration for the partial repayment of
the bank borrowings of SJSB. Further details of the repayment of
bank borrowings are set out in Section 4 below.

The remaining proceeds of RM14.53 million would be utilized for
working capital of the SHB Group and to defray the expenses in
relation to the Proposed Private Placement, as follows:-  RM'000

Working capital for the SHB Group 14,155

Incidental expenses 380

Total 14,535

The Company will vary the utilization amount for working capital
purposes accordingly should there be any variation in the gross
proceeds raised due to the different issue prices of the
Placement Shares between the illustrative price of RM1.96 per
Placement Share and that determined later.

(4) DETAILS OF THE PARTIAL REPAYMENT OF BANK BORROWINGS

On 6 August 2004, RHB vide its letter has agreed on the
Company's proposed partial repayment of bank borrowings via the
issuance of Placement Shares. The amount of Placement Shares
required to be issued to RHB will be dependent upon the issue
price to be determined for the Placement Shares after the
receipt of SC's approval.
Details of the salient indicative terms of the partial repayment
of bank borrowings are:

(i) RM5,152,812 of a term loan of SJSB or such approximate
amount (being principal repayments due on 1 July 2004 and 1
October 2004) (Principal Sum) will be repaid by the issuance of
such number of Placement Shares to RHB, the issue price of which
shall be issued at a discount and at a pricing date agreeable to
both SHB and RHB;

(ii) The Placement Shares shall be placed to RHB not later than
30 September 2004, or such other date as mutually agreed by SHB
and RHB; and

(iii) RHB is also agreeable to a moratorium on the disposal of
the Placement Shares for up to nine (9) months, commencing from
the date of allotment of the Placement Shares to RHB. However,
should the market price of the SHB Shares fall below the issue
price during the moratorium period, RHB may require SHB to top-
up the difference with cash or other methods to be agreed within
seven (7) days from the date of notification from RHB.

(5) RATIONALE FOR THE PROPOSED PRIVATE PLACEMENT

For the three (3)-months financial period ended 31 March 2004,
SHB Group's net cash position was RM2.9 million. The Proposed
Private Placement would assist SHB Group to meet its financial
obligations and working capital requirements.

The Proposed Private Placement will assist the Company to settle
part of the debt obligations of SJSB by placing the SHB Shares
to RHB, which will allow SHB Group to preserve its cash flow. In
addition, SHB Group would not need to secure additional bank
borrowings for the purpose of refinancing its existing
borrowings, thus sparing SHB Group from incurring additional
interest expenses of approximately RM0.41 million per annum
based on an estimated bank borrowings interest rate of 8% per
annum.

The Proposed Private Placement is also expected to raise
additional working capital to finance its operating requirements
without imposing a financial burden on the existing shareholders
of the Company and enhance the capital base of the Company as
compared to additional borrowings to refinance the existing
obligations.

(6) FINANCIAL EFFECTS

(6.1) Share capital

The effect of the Proposed Private Placement on the existing
issued and paid-up share capital of the Company is shown in
Table A below.

(6.2) Substantial shareholders' shareholdings

The effect of the Proposed Private Placement on the substantial
shareholders' shareholdings as at 30 July 2004 is shown in Table
B below.

(6.3) Net tangible assets (NTA)

The effect of the Proposed Private Placement on the consolidated
NTA of the SHB Group, based on the latest audited accounts of
SHB as at 31 December 2003, is shown in Table C below.

(6.4) Earnings

Part of the proceeds from the Proposed Private Placement will be
utilized to partially repay SHB Group's outstanding bank
borrowings amounting to RM5.15 million. If the Principal Sum was
not repaid by the due dates and additional borrowings were taken
to refinance the principal sum and finance its working capital,
SHB Group will incur further interest expenses of approximately
RM0.35 million in the financial year ending 31 December 2004.

(6.5) Dividends

The Proposed Private Placement is not expected to have any
effect on the dividend policy of the Company.

(7) APPROVALS REQUIRED

The proposed Private Placement is subject to approvals from:

(i) the SC;

(ii) the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC);

(iii) Bursa Securities for the listing of and quotation for the
Placement Shares on the Second Board of Bursa Securities; and

(iv) any other approvals that may be required.

The Company had, on 28 June 2004, obtained its shareholders
approval to issue up to 10 percent of the issued and paid-up
share capital of the Company until the conclusion of the next
Annual General Meeting, pursuant to Section 132D of the
Companies Act, 1965.

(8) DIRECTORS' AND SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS' INTEREST

None of the directors and/or substantial shareholders of the
Company or persons connected to them have any interest, direct
or indirect, in the Proposed Private Placement.

(9) DIRECTORS' RECOMMENDATION

The Board of Directors of the Company, after careful
deliberation, is of the opinion that the Proposed Private
Placement is in the best interest of the Company.

(10) ADVISER & PLACEMENT AGENT

PMBB has been appointed as the adviser and the placement agent
for the Proposed Private Placement.

(11) APPLICATION TO THE RELEVANT AUTHORITIES

Barring unforeseen circumstances, the Directors of SHB expect to
submit an application to the relevant authorities in relation to
the Proposed Private Placement within one (1) month from the
date of this Announcement.

This announcement is dated 6 August 2004.

For more information, click
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CONTACT:

Seloga Holdings Berhad
No 1 Jalan USJ 10/1A UEP Subang Jaya
47620 Petaling Jaya  Selangor Darul Ehsan
MALAYSIA
Phone: +60 3 2274 7788


TELEKOM MALAYSIA: Additional 889,000 Shares Set for Listing
-----------------------------------------------------------
Telekom Malaysia Berhad announced that an additional 889,000 new
ordinary shares of RM1.00 each issued pursuant to the Employees'
Share Option Scheme will be granted listing and quotation by
Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad effective 9:00 a.m., Wednesday,
11 August 2004.


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BANK OF LLANERA: Distributes Check Payments For Approved Claims
---------------------------------------------------------------
Please take notice that on May 28, 2004, the Honorable Court,
Regional Trial Court of Cabanatuan City, Branch 24, approved the
Project of Distribution of the Assets of Rural Bank of Llanera
(Nueva Ecija), Inc.  Check payments for approved claims will be
released starting August 2, 2004 from Monday to Friday, 8:00
a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Claims Settlement Department, 6th
Floor, SSS Building, corner V.A. Rufino and Ayala Avenue, Makati
City.

For inquiries and assistance, creditors/claimants may contact
Ms. Dahlia E. Dumbrique at Telephone No. 841-4000 local 4778 &
4771.

PHILIPPINE DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Liquidator


BANK OF STO.DOMINGO: Issues Notice On Filing Of Claims
------------------------------------------------------
Pursuant to Monetary Board Resolution (MBR) No. 779 dated May
27, 2004 placing the Rural Bank of Sto. Domingo (Albay), Inc.
under liquidation, notice is hereby given to all creditors of
the bank, including depositors and those whose claims are under
litigation, to file their claims within six months from July 25,
2004 either with the Office of the Liquidator at the PDIC-Ayala
Extension Office, SSS Building, corner Ayala Ave. and V.A.
Rufino St. (formerly Herrera St.), Makati City or with the
Deputy Liquidator at the office of RB Sto. Domingo at Poblacion,
Sto. Domingo, Albay.

Claim forms are available, free of charge, at the Office of the
Liquidator and at the closed bank's office.  A copy of the
complaint should be attached to the claims under litigation.

PHILIPPINE DEPOSIT INSURANCE CORPORATION
Liquidator


BAYAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS: Creditors Ask For US$1.25Mln Refund
-------------------------------------------------------------
Foreign creditors of Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. (BayanTel)
are seeking for a $1.25-million refund for expenses incurred
that led to the approval of the telco's financial
rehabilitation, BusinessWorld reports.

The banks filed before the Pasig regional trial court a motion
seeking for a refund on litigation and incidental expenses
incurred when they filed for BayanTel's court-mandated
rehabilitation.

The creditor banks include Bank of New York, Avenue Asia
Investments L.P., Avenue Asia International Ltd., Avenue Asia
Special Situations Fund II L.P., Avenue Asia Capital Partners
L.P., and Van Eck Global Opportunity Masterfund Ltd.

The banks said they have the right to claim for a reimbursement
since it is stipulated in the bond contract they signed with
BayanTel in July 1999.  The contract is not limited as to when
the expenses are incurred or whether these expenses are incurred
prior to or during any judicial proceeding, the banks added.

BayanTel is also bound by the Civil Code to reimburse expenses
incurred during its legal proceedings.  "BayanTel, in turn,
being the party which caused such event of default is bound by
the Civil Code to reimburse expenses," the banks said.

"In making its objection to the claim, the BayanTel Group
completely disregards the express provision of the indenture
which allows the trustee [Bank of New York] to collect and or
file proofs of claim in the event of default or in any judicial
proceedings in relation to BayanTel," the banks said.

The creditors also said professional fees covered by the refund
were required "due to the complex nature of the cross-border
transactions among the parties as evidenced by the indenture as
well as the relevant agreements."

Professionals hired by the creditors were audit firm
PriceWaterhouseCoopers, local law firm Belo Gozon Elma Parel
Asuncion and Lucila and international law firm Clifford Chance
LLP.

CONTACT:

Bayan Telecommunications Inc,
Investor Relations 3/F Bayantel
Corporate Center Maginhawa corner
Malingap Streets Teacher's Village East,
Diliman Quezon City 1101,
Website: http://www.bayantel.com.ph/


MAYNILAD WATER: Rehab Plan Submission Set Next Month
----------------------------------------------------
Maynilad Water Services Inc. is set to submit in court next
month a revised rehabilitation plan program that will cover the
US$120 million unpaid concession fees to Metropolitan Waterworks
and Sewerage System (MWSS), reports BusinessWorld.

In 2003, Maynilad was able to submit to the court a
rehabilitation plan, but following last Friday's hearing at the
Quezon City Regional Trial Court, Maynilad legal counsel Helena
Calo said the water utility firm has to submit a revised
rehabilitation plan as well as the amendment of the plan
submitted earlier this year.

This is given Socioeconomic Planning Secretary Romulo L. Neri's
advice for MWSS to cancel its compromise agreement with Maynilad
and its creditors, and to fully draw Maynilad's performance bond
of $120 million.

"We have to take the initiative, if there's going to be a
drawing [of the bond] without a covering agreement, then we have
to adjust the 2003 rehabilitation plan to accommodate the
drawing of the $120 million bond," Mr. Calo said.

The MWSS had been allowed by the Supreme Court to draw in full
the $120 million performance bond of Maynilad. Ms. Calo said
even if the performance bond would be drawn in full, Maynilad
believes that it could still continue its financial
rehabilitation plan.

According to Ms. Calo, Maynilad has not entirely scrapped the
debt-to-equity swap option proposed in previous rehabilitation
plans.

Ms. Calo added that Maynilad would continue to pursue its
proposed debt-to-equity arrangement with government and its
creditors, despite MWSS' withdrawal from the deal.

"While we are still pursuing our argument and position regarding
the enforceability of Amendment No.2 [the second rehabilitation
plan], we are also looking at another possibility or angle with
MWSS where we can adjust and come up with a new plan. But we are
not giving up on Amendment on No. 2," she said.

Amendment No. 2 states that Maynilad agreed to let MWSS draw
US$50 million of the performance bond, while the rest of
Maynilad's debts to MWSS could be converted into a 62 percent
equity in Maynilad, which will pave the way for the exit of the
Lopez business group's control in Maynilad.

But even if the government has backed out from the agreement and
decided to draw the entire US$120 million, MWSS would continue
to consult Maynilad and would support a rehabilitation plan that
would be fair to all parties involved.


NATIONAL POWER: Opens PHP56Mln Power Plant Project
--------------------------------------------------
A PHP56-million wind, diesel hybrid power plant project of
National Power Corp. (Napocor), opened in Batanes on Saturday,
BusinessWorld reports.

The power plant is expected to generate yearly savings of PHP2.5
million in fuel costs for Napocor and 180 kilowatts of
electricity for the provincial capital of Basco and for the
first time, uninterrupted, 24-hour electricity in the entire
island of Batan, Napocor said.

The hybrid project will use three wind turbine generators with a
capacity of 60 kilowatts each, and two diesel generators with a
capacity of 500 kilowatts each. The wind turbines were built on
top of Mt. Sumhao, while the diesel generators were put up
beside Napocor's existing 1.25-megawatt diesel power plant in
Basco.

Napocor, together with the Departments of Energy and Science and
Technology, and the provincial government of Batanes, which
secured part of the project funding, is responsible for the
landmark project.  Napocor provided counterpart funds amounting
to PhP8.48 million.

Following the commissioning of the power plant, Napocor, through
its Small Power Utilities Group, will take over operations and
maintenance, and provide fuel supply and other technical support
to the plant.

To boost the country's energy self-sufficiency and protect the
environment from the effects of traditional fossil fuels such as
oil and coal, the government is pursuing the development of new
and renewable energy sources like wind, solar and biomass.

CONTACT:

National Power Corporation
Quezon Ave., East Triangle, Diliman
Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Phone: +63-2921-3541
Fax: +63-2921-2468


PILIPINO TELEPHONE: Issues Clarification to News Article
--------------------------------------------------------
Pilipino Telephone Corp. issued to the Philippine Stock Exchange
a clarification to the news article entitled "CA upholds lower
court decision in favor of Piltel" published in the August 6,
2004 issue of The Philippine Star.  The article reported that:

"The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld a lower court decision
expressly declaring Pilipino Telephone Corp. (Piltel) exempt
from paying local franchise taxes.  In a recent ruling, the CA
summarily dismissed the appeal filed by Makati City government
seeking a reversal of the judgment of the directed Makati City
to cease and desist from assessing and collecting local
franchise tax from Piltel."

Pilipino Telephone Corp. (PLTL) in its letter to the Exchange
dated August 6, 2004, stated that:

"The company confirms that on July 20th, 2004, Piltel received a
decision from the Court of Appeals, dated July 12th, 2004,
upholding a lower court decision expressly declaring Piltel
exempt from paying local franchise taxes."

CONTACT:

Pilipino Telephone Corp.
25/F, Smart Tower
6799 Ayala Ave., Makati City
Telephone Numbers:  511-6121/6241
Fax Number:  817-3345
Email Address: dntan@smart.com.ph


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CHUNG NAN: Creditors To Submit Claims by September 30
-----------------------------------------------------
Notice is hereby given that the creditors of Chung Nan Trading
Pte Ltd, which is being wound up voluntarily, are required on or
before the 30th day of September 2004 to send in their names and
addresses and particulars of their debts or claims and the names
and addresses of their solicitors (if any) to the undersigned,
the Liquidators of the said Company.

If so required by notice in writing from the said Liquidators,
they are to come in personally or by their solicitors and prove
the said debts or claims at such time and place as shall be
specified in such notice or in default thereof they will be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

Tan Choon Chye
Mrs Low Nee Tan Leng Fong
Tan Shou Chieh
Liquidators.
c/o Singapore Secretarial Services Co. (Pte.)
6001 Beach Road
#12-01 & #12-11 Golden Mile Tower
Singapore 199589.


HO WAH:  Clarifies Scheme of Arrangement Details
------------------------------------------------
Further to the announcement dated July 26, 2004 made by Ho Wah
Genting Limited stating that the Scheme of Arrangement has been
approved and sanctioned by the High Court of the Republic of
Singapore pursuant to section 210 of the Companies Act (Cap.50),
the Company wishes to clarify as follows:

(1) Status of the Scheme

1.1 The Scheme was approved by the requisite majority of
creditors under section 210 of the Act at the Court convened
creditors' meeting held on 28 June 2004 (please refer to the
Company's announcement dated 29 June 2004) and subsequently
approved and sanctioned by the Court on 23 July 2004 (please
refer to the announcement dated 26 July 2004). The Order of
Court dated 23 July 2004 approving/sanctioning the Scheme was
lodged with the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority on
26 July 2004 and accordingly, the Scheme is effective from 26
July 2004 (please refer to the announcement dated 27 July 2004).

(2) Key terms under the Scheme

2.1 Under the terms of the Scheme, all unsecured creditors whose
claims have been admitted by the Scheme Administrator will be
paid 10% of their claims in cash, upon their executing and
delivering an absolute assignment (in the prescribed format) to
Ariel Singapore Pte Ltd (the "Investor") in respect of the
entire outstanding debt owed by the Company to such unsecured
creditor, in accordance with the Scheme.

2.2 In accordance with the terms of the Scheme, the Investor's
obligation to make payment under the Scheme is conditional upon,
inter alia, all conditions precedent under the Investment
Agreement dated 5 May 2004 entered into between the Company and
the Investor (the Investment Agreement) (please refer to the
announcement dated 5 May 2004) (save for the conditions
requiring the settlement/restructuring of the Company's
outstanding indebtedness) being fulfilled, including (among
others) the following:

(a) the implementation of the capital reduction exercise
referred to in the Investment Agreement; and

(b) the approval by shareholders of the Company for the issuance
of new shares, pursuant to the Investment Agreement, to the
Investor, and for the issuance of new shares pursuant to a
proposed debt-to-equity swap.
Accordingly, the Investor is under no obligation to make payment
under the Scheme until and unless the conditions precedent under
the Investment Agreement are fulfilled and completion thereunder
can proceed to take place. As this will require the approval of
the shareholders of the Company, a circular to the Company's
shareholders will be issued in due course to convene an
extraordinary general meeting for this purpose.

(3) Moratorium on legal actions while the Scheme is in place
During the duration of the Scheme and so long as the Scheme is
in force and has not been terminated in accordance with the
terms of the Scheme, unless the Court orders otherwise, no
Creditor (as defined in the Scheme) shall, inter alia, without
the consent in writing of the Company, take any step or concur
in the taking of any step, either directly or indirectly:

3.1 To wind up the Company based on the Company's failure,
refusal, neglect or inability to satisfy a claim by a creditor
against the Company;

3.2 To place the Company under judicial management within the
meaning of Part VIIIA of the Act based on the Company's failure,
refusal, neglect or inability to satisfy a claim by a creditor
against the Company or for such other reason as contemplated in
the Act;

3.3 Subject to the terms of the Scheme, to commence or continue
any proceedings against the Company for the adjudication of any
claim or alleged claim by a creditor against the Company
including, without limitation, proceedings for the recovery of
debt or damages by civil action or arbitration;

3.4 To enforce any judgment or order arising from or referable
to any claim by a creditor against the Company by commencing or
continuing any proceedings by way of legal or equitable
execution including, without limitation, proceedings which have
as their purpose the sequestration, attachment, garnishment or
seizure and sale of the assets of the Company whether tangible
or intangible; and

3.5 To levy distress against the Company or its property where
such entitlement to levy distress arises from or is alleged to
arise from the Company's failure, refusal, neglect or inability
to satisfy a claim by a creditor against the Company.

(4) The Company is in the process of preparing the necessary
documents to proceed with the actions mentioned above, including
in relation to the circular to be issued to the Company's
shareholders. The Company will make further announcements on
future developments as appropriate.

By Order of the Board
Mr Wong Chin Chong David
Director

Submitted by Wong Chin Chong David, Director on August 6, 2004
to the Singapore Stock Exchange.


INFORMATICS HOLDINGS: Appoints Vincent Tan as New Chairman
----------------------------------------------------------
Mainboard-listed Informatics Holdings Ltd, a homegrown global
leader in quality lifelong learning services, announced in its
website that Tan Sri Dato' Seri Vincent Tan, CEO of Berjaya
Group, has been appointed as the Group's Chairman effective
August 5, 2004.

Berjaya Group is currently Informatics' single largest
shareholder with a total interest of approximately 29.07%.

Said Tan Sri Vincent Tan: "Despite the setbacks Informatics has
faced this year, the business fundamentals of the Group remain
sound. In the past months, Informatics has made concerted
efforts to tighten its financial control systems. Informatics
also has a strengthened Board and a new CEO at the helm to steer
the Group around. With these changes in place, I am positive
that the Group is now ready to move forward and rebuild its
business.

The inherent value of Informatics' brand name and its impressive
global network reaffirms my confidence in the Group's growth
potential, and I believe that the present restructuring efforts
to focus on profitable business segments will reinvigorate
Informatics' business.

Furthermore, Informatics will be able to capitalize on the
business opportunities in the marketplace by leveraging on the
expertise and business networks of the new directors from
Berjaya Group."

In addition, Informatics has appointed two other nominees from
Berjaya Group, Dato' Mohd Annuar Bin Zaini and Mr Freddie Pang
Hock Cheng, as Non-Executive Directors. Dato' Mohd Annuar Bin
Zaini is presently the Chairman of Malaysian National News
Agency (Bernama), Intan Utilities Bergad and AWC Facility
Solutions Berhad. He was previously in Government service and
worked for major corporates in Malaysia prior to becoming a
Director of Berjaya Group Berhad.

Mr Freddie Pang, a member of the Malaysian Institute of
Certified Public Accountants, was formerly a corporate advisor
to Malaysian International Merchant Bankers Berhad. He is
presently an Executive Director of Berjaya Group Berhad.

Upon request by the Berjaya Group and the Board, Dr Wong Tai
will remain on the Board of Informatics as a Non-Executive
Director. The Board believes that his long years of service at
the helm of the Company will provide the Board with invaluable
guidance in the years ahead.

Dr Wong will however relinquish Chairmanship and all executive
responsibilities within the Group. Dr Michael Teng, the CEO of
the Company, will assume complete and total responsibility and
authority over all the executive functions within the Group.

"I welcome Tan Sri Vincent Tan's leadership and look forward to
working closely with Tan Sri Vincent Tan and the new Board to
take Informatics to new heights," Dr Wong said.

In July 2004, the Group appointed three new independent
directors, Mr Ung Gim Sei, Professor Neo Boon Siong and Mr
Anderson Tang Siu Ki, who are also members of the Audit
Committee. After the appointment of three new directors from
Berjaya Group, the Board will have a total of eight directors.

About Informatics Group

The Informatics Group, established in 1983, is a multinational
corporation providing training and education services in
information technology and business management.

Through its international franchising and licensing programme
and strategic acquisitions, Informatics presently has a global
network of more than 660 centres spanning over 50 countries.

The Group presently offers the following products: Informatics
Institute, Thames Business School, Informatics Professional
Development Centre, CAL Learning Centre, Cambridge Child
Development Centre, RACC, NCC Licensing and PurpleTrain.com
Licensing.

CONTACT:

Informatics Holdings Ltd
Informatics Building,
5 International Business Park,
Singapore 609914
Phone: (65) 6562 5625
Fax: (65) 6565 1371
Website: www.informaticsgroup.com


KLW HOLDINGS: Announcement Regarding Proposed Interest Disposal
---------------------------------------------------------------
KLW Holdings Limited refers to the announcement dated 17
December 2003, 19 December 2003 and 29 December 2003 in relation
to the Proposed Disposal.

It is provided in the sale and purchase agreement made between
KLW Holdings Limited and Circlecom Limited dated 17 December
2003 (Agreement) that in the event that the conditions precedent
as set out in the Agreement are not obtained, fulfilled and/ or
waived before the cut-off date of the Agreement, the cut-off
date being six months from the date of the Agreement, i.e. 16
June 2004 (Cut-Off Date), unless the Agreement is further
extended by the parties, the Agreement shall and be of no
further effect.

We wish to announce that the conditions precedent as set out in
the Agreement have not been obtained, fulfilled and/ or waived
before the Cut-Off Date, and the Agreement has not been further
extended by the parties. As such, the Agreement has lapsed and
is of no further effect. Further, in accordance with the
Agreement, KLW has refunded to Circlecom the deposit sum of
RM28,000 (being the equivalent to A$10,000) which was paid by
Circlecom to KLW upon the execution of the Agreement ("Deposit
Sum"). Thereafter, the parties to the Agreement are released
from all further obligations to each other in respect of the
Agreement.

We do not expect any material impact on our current financial
year results due to the lapse of the Agreement.

Submitted by Lim Teck Meng, Joint Company Secretary on August 7,
2004 to the Singapore Stock Exchange.


KLW HOLDINGS: Releases Profit Warning Announcement
--------------------------------------------------
In anticipation of the announcement of the results for half year
ended June 30, 2004, the Board of Directors of KLW Holdings
Limited deems it appropriate to issue a profit warning to
shareholders.

The Board of Directors would like to refer to the Group's annual
report for the financial year ended December 31, 2003, in which
the Group stated that it was continuing to re-strategize its
operational business model to cater for a more export-oriented
thrust. As the development time for the re-strategizing of our
door manufacturing business model has taken longer than
expected, profit was affected in the first half of FY2004.

Additional losses are incurred as the Group continues to down
scale its less profitable subsidiaries and as we finalize the
progress payments to be paid by our customers.

In view of the above, the Directors expect the Group to report a
loss in the first half of FY2004.

The Company is in the process of finalizing the results for the
half year ended June 30, 2004. Further details of the Group's
performance will be disclosed when it announces its unaudited
financial results for the half year ended 30 June 2004.

Submitted by Lim Teck Meng, Joint Company Secretary on August 7,
2004 to the Singapore Stock Exchange.


NG HUAT: Faces Bankruptcy Proceedings
-------------------------------------
Notice is hereby given that a Petition for the Winding Up of Ng
Huat Foundations Pte Ltd by the High Court was, on July 30,
2004, presented By United Overseas Bank Limited, a company
incorporated in Singapore and having its registered office
address at 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza, Singapore 048624,
Creditor.

The said Petition will be heard before the Court sitting at the
High Court at 10.00 o'clock in the forenoon, on August 27, 2004.

Any creditor or contributory of the said Company desiring to
support or oppose the making of an order on the said Petition
may appear at the time of hearing by himself or his counsel for
that purpose. A copy of the Petition will be furnished to any
creditor or contributory of the said Company requiring a copy of
the Petition by the undersigned on payment of the regulated
charge for the same.

The Petitioner's address is 80 Raffles Place, UOB Plaza,
Singapore 048624.

The Petitioner's Solicitors are Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners
of 80 Raffles Place, #25-01 UOB Plaza 1, Singapore 048624.

Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners
80 Raffles Place
#25-01 UOB Plaza 1
Singapore 048624.

Note: Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the
said Petition must serve on or send by post to the above named
Messrs Khattar Wong & Partners, the Petitioner's Solicitors,
notice in writing of his intention to do so. The notice must
state the name and address of the person, or, if a firm, the
name and address of the firm, and must be signed by the person
or firm, or his or their Solicitors (if any) and must be served,
or, if posted, must be sent by post in sufficient time to reach
the above named not later than twelve o'clock noon of the 26th
day of August 2004 (the day before the day appointed for the
hearing of the Petition).


PRIMA NOODLE: Creditors Must Submit Claims on September 6
---------------------------------------------------------
Notice is hereby given that the Creditors of the Prima Noodle
Restaurant Pte Ltd, which is being wound up voluntarily, are
required on or before September 6, 2004 to send in their names
and addresses and the particulars of their debts or claims, and
the names and addresses of their Solicitors (if any), to the
undersigned, the Joint Liquidators of the said Company, and if
so required by notice in writing from the said Joint Liquidators
or by their Solicitors or personally to come in and prove their
said debts or claims at such time and place as shall be
specified in such notice or in default thereof they will be
excluded from the benefit of any distribution made before such
debts are proved.

Steven Tan Chee Chuan
and
Douglas Tan Kay Yeow
Joint Liquidators.
138 Cecil Street
#15-00 Cecil Court
Singapore 069538.


PROLUX INTERNATIONAL: Posts Advertisement of Petition
-----------------------------------------------------
Notice is hereby given that a Petition for the winding up of
Prolux International Pte Ltd by the High Court was, on July 29,
2004, presented by Power Cables Malaysia Sdn Bhd of Lot 2, Jalan
Kawat 15/18, Off Persiaran Selangor, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
Darul Eshan, Malaysia, a Creditor.

The Petition will be heard before the Court sitting at Singapore
at 10.00 o'clock on August 20, 2004.

Any creditor or contributory of the Company desiring to support
or oppose the making of an order on the Petition may appear at
the time of hearing by himself or his counsel for that purpose.
A copy of the Petition will be furnished to any creditor or
contributory of the Company requiring the copy of the Petition
by the undersigned on payment of the regulated charge for the
same.

The Petitioner's address is Lot 2, Jalan Kawat 15/18, Off
Persiaran Selangor, 40000 Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Eshan,
Malaysia.

The Petitioner's solicitors are Messrs Tan Jee Ming & Partners
of 58 Tras Street #02-01, Singapore 078997.

Tan Jee Ming & Partners
Solicitors for the Petitioner.

Note: Any person who intends to appear at the hearing of the
said Petition must serve on or send by post to the Petitioner's
solicitors Tan Jee Ming & Partners, notice in writing of his
intention so to do. The notice must state the name and address
of the person, or, if a firm, the name and address of the firm,
and must be signed by the person or firm, or his or their
solicitor (if any) and must be served, or if posted, must be
sent by post in sufficient time to reach the above named no
later than twelve o'clock noon of the 19th day of August 2004
(the day before the day appointed for the hearing of the
Petition).


SHELFORD COLOUR: Court Issues Winding Up Order
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In the Matter of Shelford Colour Lithographics Pte. Limited, a
Winding Up Order was made on July 30, 2004.

Name and address of Liquidator: The Official Receiver
Insolvency & Public Trustee's Office
URA Centre (East Wing)
45 Maxwell Road #05-11 & #06-11
Singapore 069118.

Lee & Lee
Solicitors for the Petitioner.

This Singapore Government Gazette announcement is dated August
6, 2004.


SHINING CORPORATION: H1 Net Loss Shrinks to SGD890,000
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Shining Corporation reported on the Singapore Stock Exchange a
net loss of SGD890,000 for the first half ended June 30,
significantly lesser than the SGD1.1 million loss in the
previous corresponding period.

Turnover for the six months was SGD13.6 million, down from
SGD25.9 million previously. Despite the decrease in turnover,
pretax loss has decreased from SGD1.37 million to SGD0.89
million in the current period.

To view the complete financial statement and dividend
announcement, please click on:
http://bankrupt.com/misc/SHININGCORP080904.pdf


STRAITS COTTON: Winding Up Order Made
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In the Matter of Straits Cotton Company Pte Ltd., a Winding Up
Order was made on July 23, 2004.

Name and Address of Liquidator: The Official Receiver
The Insolvency & Public Trustee's Office
The URA Centre (East Wing)
45 Maxwell Road #06-11
Singapore 069118.

Messrs HARIDASS HO & PARTNERS
Solicitors for the Petitioners.

Note:

(a) All creditors of the above named company should file their
proof of debt with the liquidator who will be administering all
affairs of the company.

(b) All debts due to the above named company should be forwarded
to the liquidator.


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RATTANA REAL: Notifies SET of Meeting Cancellation
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Rattana Real Estate PCL, wishes to notify the Stock Exchange of
Thailand (SET) the resolution of the Board of Directors Meeting,
held on 6 August 2004.

The meeting resolved to approve for the cancellation of the
closing date of the Share Register on 5 August 2004, at 12:00
p.m. and the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of
Shareholders No. 1/2004, to be held on 25 August 2004, as
formerly fixed at the resolution of the Board of Directors
Meeting No. 4/2004, held on 14 July 2004.

The cancellation is due to the fact that the Company has
submitted to the Office of the Securities and Exchange
Commission (SEC) and the Stock of Exchange of Thailand for
consideration of the documents concerning the Notice of Ordinary
General Meeting of Shareholders No. 1/2004.

And the letter of request for waiver and seeking the approval
from the shareholders meeting (Form 247-7) in case Miss Sumolmas
Lipisoonthorn (the Requester) wishes to seek a waiver of a
tender offer via the resolution of the Shareholders (Whitewash)
and the purchase of the land from Advance P.E.C. Co., Ltd.,
priced at THB250 Million, being the connected transaction.

However, both the SEC and the SET informed the Company and the
Requester to submit additional information and details before
sending them to the Shareholders.  The Company and the Requester
is then requested to prepare additional information and
documents to re-submit to the SEC and the SET for further
consideration.

The cancellation is also a result of the Company's failure to
send the documents to the Shareholders in advance not less than
14 days under the regulations concerned.

The Company is therefore necessitated to cancel the closing date
of the Share Register on 5 August 2004, at 12:00 p.m. and the
date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders No. 1/2004,
until such time the Company and the Requester could have all
amended and submit additional information as required by the SEC
and the SET.

And thereafter, the Company will prompts convene the meeting of
the Board of Directors for fixing the new closing date of the
Share Register and the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of
Shareholders.

Please be informed accordingly.
Sincerely yours,
Mr. Vitavas Vibhagool
Managing Director

CONTACT:

RATTANA REAL ESTATE PCL
CHARN-ISSARA TOWER 2, FL29,
2922/305-306 NEW PETCHBURI ROAD,
BANGKAPI, HUAI KHWANG Bangkok
Telephone: 0-2308-2049, 0-2308-2708-18
Fax: 0-2308-2719-20


TUNTEX: Releases Resolutions of Statutory Creditors' Meeting
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Tuntex (Thailand) PCL as the Company's planner would like to
inform the Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) that as the Official
Receiver convened a Statutory Creditors' Meeting on 6 August
2004 at 9:30 a.m. to consider the rehabilitation plan of the
Company, the Creditors' Meeting has passed a special resolution
pursuant to Section 90/46 of the Bankruptcy Act B.E. 2483
approving the Plan.

Being approved by votes of 82.89 percent. The Central Bankruptcy
Court has set a session to consider the approved Plan on 7
September 2004 at 1:30 p.m.

Please be informed, and should there be any progress, the
Company will promptly inform you accordingly.

Sincerely yours,
(Mr.Yang, Jin Tuu)
Tuntex (Thailand) Public Company Limited
Planner of Tuntex (Thailand) PCL

CONTACT:

TUNTEX (THAILAND) PCL
BB BUILDING, FLOOR 20,
54 SUKHUMVIT 21 ROAD,
(ASOKE) KLONGTOEY NUA,
WATTANA Bangkok
Telephone: 0-2260-8020-41
Fax: 0-2260-8055
Website: www.tuntexthailand.com




* BOND PRICING: For the Week 2 August to 6 August 2004
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  Issuer                            Coupon   Maturity  Price
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AUSTRALIA
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Advantage Group                      10.000%     4/15/06    1
Amcom Telecommunications Ltd         10.000%    10/28/07    2
Amity Oil Ltd.                       10.000%    10/31/13    2
APN News & Media Ltd                  7.250%    10/31/08    5
Austrim National Radiation Ltd.       9.500%    10/31/04   52
BIL Finance Ltd                       8.000%    10/15/07    9
BIL Finance Ltd                       8.250%    10/15/04    9
BIL Finance Ltd                       8.750%    10/15/04    9
BIL Finance Ltd                       8.750%    10/15/05    9
BIL Finance Ltd                       9.000%    10/15/04    9
BIL Finance Ltd                       9.250%    10/15/06    9
BIL Finance Ltd                      10.000%    10/15/04    9
Capital Properties NZ Ltd             8.500%     4/15/05    8
Capital Properties NZ Ltd             8.500%     4/15/07    8
Capital Properties NZ Ltd             8.500%     4/15/09    9
Citigold Corp.                       12.000%     3/29/07    1
Consolidated Minerals Ltd            11.250%     3/31/05    1
Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd           6.500%     9/30/09    4
Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd           7.500%     9/30/04    4
Evans & Tate Ltd                      8.250%    10/29/07    1
Fletcher Building Ltd                 7.800%     3/15/09    8
Fletcher Building Ltd                 7.900%    10/31/06    8
Fletcher Building Ltd                 8.300%    10/31/06    8
Fletcher Building Ltd                 8.600%     3/15/08    8
Fletcher Building Ltd                 8.750%     3/15/06    8
Fletcher Building Ltd                 8.850%     3/15/10    8
Fletcher Building Ltd                10.500%     4/30/05    8
Fernz Corp Ltd                        8.560%    10/15/06    8
Futuris Corporation Ltd               7.000%    12/31/07    2
Gympie Gold Ltd                       8.500%     9/30/07    1
Hy-Fi Securities Ltd                  7.000%     8/15/08    8
Hy-Fi Securities Ltd                  8.750%     8/15/08   13
Hutchison Telecoms Australia          5.500%     7/12/07    1
Infrastructure and Utility            8.500%     9/15/13    9
Minerals Corporation                 11.500%     9/30 04    1
New South Wales Treasury Corporation  0.500%     2/16/10   74
NPT Capital Ltd                       9.500%    11/30/04    9
Nuplex Industries Ltd                 9.300%     9/15/07    8
Powerco Ltd                           8.150%      9/1/07    7
Powerco Ltd                           8.400%     5/22/07    8
Queensland Treasury Corporation       0.500%     5/19/10   74
Richmond Ltd                         10.750%    12/15/04   10
Salomon Smith Barney Australia        4.250%      2/1/09    9
Sapphire Securities                   7.410%     9/20/35    7
Sapphire Securities                   9.160%     9/20/35    9
Sapphire Securities                   9.250%    12/20/06    9
Sydney Gas Company                   12.000%     4/1/06     1
Sky Network Television Ltd            9.300%    10/29/49    8
Strathfield Group                    11.000%    12/31/05    1
Structural Systems Ltd               11.000%     6/30/07    1
Tower Finance Ltd                     8.650%    10/15/09    9
Tower Finance Ltd                     8.750%    10/15/07    9
TrustPower Ltd                        8.300%     9/15/07    8
TrustPower Ltd                        8.500%     9/15/12    8
Urbus Properties Ltd                  9.250%     3/10/07    1
Vision Systems Ltd                    9.000%    12/15/08    2


CHINA
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China Government Bond                  2.600%    9/20/17    74
China Government Bond                  2.900%    5/24/32    63


KOREA
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Korea Electric Power Corporation       7.950%       4/1/96   58


MALAYSIA
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Asian Pac Holdings Bhd                 4.000%     12/22/05    1
Artwright Holdings Bhd                 5.500%      3/05/07    1
Berjaya Group Bhd                      5.000%     10/17/09    1
Berjaya Land Bhd                       5.000%     12/30/09    1
Berjaya Sports Toto Bhd                8.000%      8/04/12    3
Camerlin Group Bhd                     5.500%      7/15/07    1
Crescendo Corporation Bhd              3.000%      8/25/07    1
Crest Builder Holdings Bhd             1.000%      2/25/08    1
Dataprep Holdings Bhd                  4.000%       8/5/05    1
Dataprep Holdings Bhd                  4.000%       8/6/07    1
Eden Enterprises (M) Bhd               2.500%      12/2/07    1
Fountain View Development Sdn Bhd      3.500%      11/3/06    5
Furqan Business Organization           2.000%     12/19/05    1
Gadang Holdings Bhd                    2.000%     12/24/08    1
Grand Central Enterprises Bhd          5.000%      2/17/05    1
Greatpac Holdings Bhd                  2.000%     12/11/08    1
Gula Perak Bhd                         6.000%      4/23/08    1
Hong Leong Industries Bhd              4.000%      6/28/07    1
I-Bhd                                  5.000%      4/30/07    1
Insas Bhd                              8.000%      4/19/09    1
Integrax Bhd                           3.000%     12/24/05    1
Killinghall Bhd                        5.000%      4/13/09    1
Kretam Holdings Bhd                    1.000%      8/10/10    1
Kumpulan Emas Bhd                      7.000%     11/15/04    1
Kumpulan Jetson                        5.000%     11/28/12    1
LBS Bina Group Bhd                     4.000%     12/31/06    1
LBS Bina Group Bhd                     4.000%     12/31/07    1
LBS Bina Group Bhd                     4.000%     12/31/08    1
Lebar Daun Bhd                         2.000%       1/6/07    4
Lion Diversified Holdings Bhd          2.000%       6/1/09    1
Media Prima Bhd                        2.000%      7/18/08    1
Mithril Bhd                            3.000%       4/5/12    1
Mithril Bhd                            8.000%       4/5/09    1
Mutiara Goodyear Development Bhd       2.500%      1/15/07    1
MWE Holdings                           5.500%      10/7/04    1
Naim Indah Corporation                 0.500%      8/24/06    1
NAM Fatt Corporation Bhd               2.000%      6/24/11    1
Orlando Holdings Bhd                   3.000%      3/16/05    1
OSK Holdings Bhd                       3.500%       3/1/05    1
OSK Holdings Bhd                       6.000%       3/1/05    1
Pantai Holdings                        5.000%      3/28/07    1
Patimas Computer Bhd                   6.000%      2/19/06    1
Poh Kong Holdings                      3.000%      1/20/07    1
Prinsiptek Corporation Bhd             2.000%     11/20/06    1
Puncak Niaga Holdings Bhd              2.500%     11/20/16    1
POS Malaysia & Services Holdings Bhd   8.000%     11/26/04    1
Rashid Hussain Bhd                     0.500%     12/23/12    1
Rashid Hussain Bhd                     3.000%     12/23/12    1
Rhythm Consolidated Bhd                5.000%     12/17/08    1
Silver Bird Group Bhd                  1.000%      2/15/09    1
Southern Steel Bhd                     5.500%      7/31/08    2
Tanah Emas Corporation Bhd             2.000%      12/9/06    1
Talam Corporation Bhd                  7.000%      7/19/05    1
Talam Corporation Bhd                  7.000%      4/19/06    1
Tap Resources Bhd                      2.000%      6/29/06    1
Tenaga Nasional Bhd                    3.050%      5/10/09    1
Time Engineering Bhd                   2.000%     12/25/05    1
VTI Vintage Bhd                        4.000%      8/22/06    1
Wah Seong Corporation Bhd              3.000%      5/21/12    3
Yu Neh Huat Bhd                        3.000%       9/2/08    1


SINGAPORE
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CSC Holdings Ltd                       6.500%      4/27/05    1
Rabobank Singapore                     1.000%      1/15/13   72
Sengkang Mall                          4.880%     11/20/12    1
Tampines Assets Ltd                    5.625%      12/7/06    1
Tampines Assets Ltd                    6.000%      12/7/06    1
Tincel Ltd                             5.000%      6/13/11    1
Tincel Ltd                             7.400%      6/13/11    1


THAILAND
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Bangkok Land                           3.125%      3/31/01   29


Tuesday's edition of the TCR-Asia Pacific delivers a list of
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of outside sources during the prior week we think are reliable.
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