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      Friday, June 12, 1998, Vol. 1, No. 79

                    Headlines


C H I N A   &   H O N G   K O N G

AWT HOLDINGS: Receives Writs from Creditors
AUTORICH INVESTMENT: Notice of Creditors' Meeting
CA PACIFIC: Clients Line up for Maximum $150,000 Each
CHARK FUNG: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
CONETOP LIMITED: Winding-up Notice

ENIM OIL: Notice of Members' and Creditors' Meetings
HIGH EXPAND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
HONG KONG DRIVERS LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
KEE FUNG SING: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
MIDLAND REALTY (HOLDINGS): To Cut Provisions for Bad Debts

MING FUNG BULLION: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
NEW UNION WAREHOUSE LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
PELHAM GAIN LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
PEREGRINE DERIVATIVES: Cash of $403M Sets 20% Dividend
SINOAMERICAN TELECOM: Winding-up Notice

SUPERFAITH INDUSTRIES LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
WING HAI SHIPPING: Members' Voluntary Winding-up
WINTON COMMENCE: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators


I N D O N E S I A

CIKARENG LISTINDO: S&P Raises Fears of Power-Firm Defaults
PT GARUDA INDONESIA: To Return Leased Planes


J A P A N  

ASAHI LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
CHIYODA LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
MEIJI LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
SUMITOMO LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b


K O R E A

KOREA APPRAISAL: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
KOREA ELEC POWER: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
KOREA GAS CORP: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
KOREA HEAVY: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
KOREA MINING: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners

KOREA NAT TOURISM: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
KOREA TECH BANKING: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners


M A L A Y S I A

C S HIPLA (M) SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
ETIACON CORPORATION (M) SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
KUMPULAN KEMJA SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
MARKA HOLDINGS SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
PEMBINAAN DOHA SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition

PERUSAHAAN SAFRIDA: Winding-up Petition
PRIYAMAS EXPORT CORPORATION SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
TOP-IN FOOTWEAR (M): Creditors' Voluntary Winding-up
THYE YONG HONG CO SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
UNION PAPER HOLDINGS BHD: Plans to Revamp in Rescue Bid
VIEWMAX SDN BHD: Winding-up Notice


P H I L I P P I N E S

PHILIPPINES AIRLINES: To Cut International Operations


S I N G A P O R E

WESTMONT INDUSTRIES: Restructuring Plan Due in August


T H A I L A N D

AMATA CITY CO, LTD: Parent Injects Baht 40M Loan
MANAGER MEDIA GROUP: Placed in REHABCO Sector by SET
ROBINSON DEPARMENT STORE: Suspends Interest Payment
TPI POLENE: Statements Do Not Comply
THAI MODERN PLASTIC: Placed in REHABCO Sector by SET
THAI PETROCHEMICAL: Statements Do Not Comply

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C H I N A   &   H O N G   K O N G
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AWT HOLDINGS: Receives Writs from Creditors
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The AWT Holdings Limited, a freight forwarding company in
Hong Kong, has posted an announcement in the Hong Kong
Stock Exchange that the company has received writs of
summaries and letters of demand from various creditors and
the maximum exposure amount is aggregate to HK$90 million.
Apart from the above claim, Great Mark Investment Group Ltd
has issued a writ of HK$10 million against the Group`s
subsidiary in respect of the rental.

The financial position of the company depends on the
outcome of the negotiation of the Group and the creditors
regarding the rescheduling of the payment. The Group will
probably issued new shares to settle some of the
outstanding claims. The company said that they have
sufficient capital and does not have a going concern
problem.


AUTORICH INVESTMENT: Notice of Creditors' Meeting
-------------------------------------------------
Hong Kong Standard of June 5 shows notice of the same day
that the creditors' meeting of Autorich Investment Limited
will be held.


CA PACIFIC: Clients Line up for Maximum $150,000 Each
-----------------------------------------------------
As reported on the SCMP of June 11, the exchange council
approved on June 10 a $150,000 compensation limit for each
former client of the above named under a compensation
package worth $412 million.

All cash clients and margin clients who did not use credit
lines between June 1 last year and the broker's default
will receive a maximum compensation of $150,000 each.
Margin clients who used margin facilities would not get
compensation because they traded through the broker's
margin finance company which was not covered by the
exchange compensation fund. Clients who lost more than
$150,000 can make claims for additional compensation from
the broker's liquidation process.

The package will fully cover 70% of the 5,212 claimants who
together claimed a higher than expected $2.4 billion, which
is far more than the $1.4 billion in shares calculated by
the provisional liquidators to be owed to clients, based on
the company's records. SFC chief said the discrepancy might
be due to some clients exaggerating losses and some making
claims without deducting loans from the firm.

CA Pacific has $900 million worth of shares on hand which
will be repaid to clients.

SFC said the CA Pacific compensation model would be used as
a reference for the collapsed Forluxe Securities and Ming
Fung Group's Chark Fung Securities. The SFC would seek to
change legislation to allow payments to be made in batches
rather than waiting for all clamis to be vetted.

The government later said it would propose law changes to
facilitate the compensation package, including allowing the
SFC to contribute part of its reserves to the compensation
fund, introducing a per claimant compensation limit and
allowing repayment of individual claims after applications
were verified. It said the compensation fund would be
sufficient to make the repayments but the government would
make a loan to top up the fund if it fell below prudent
levels.


CHARK FUNG: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
--------------------------------------------------
A notice dated June 5, posted on the SCMP of the same date,
says that Messrs Nicholas Peter Etches, Gabriel Chi Kok Tam
and Alan Chung Wah Tang all of KPMG Peat Marwick, have been
appointed Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators of
Chark Fund Securities Company Limited by order of the court
dated May 26, 1998.


CONETOP LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
----------------------------------
A petition for the winding-up of Conetop Limited was on the
21st of May, 1998. It is directed to be heard before the
Court on the 24th of June, 1998.


ENIM OIL: Notice of Members' and Creditors' Meetings
----------------------------------------------------
Hong Kong Standard of June 5 shows notice dated May 28 that
a meeting of members, followed by a meeting of the
creditors Enim Oil Company Limited will be held at 28th
Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road, Central,
HongKong on 22nd June 1998 at 10:15 am and 10:20 am
respectively for passing resolution for the appointment of
Messrs. Dermot Agnew and Kenneth Kokoon Tan, Certified
Public Accountants,of 26th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111
Connaught Road, Central, HongKong as the Joint and Several
Liquidators of the comapny and that Mr. David John
Jordan shall retire.


HIGH EXPAND DEVELOPMENT LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
--------------------------------------------------
Notice dated May 26, 1998, posted on the SCMP of June 5
says that by order of the court dated May 20, 1998, Mr
Kennic Lai Hang Lui and Lauren Wu Lau of Kennic L H Lui &
Co, Certified Public Accountants, have been appointed Joint
and Several Liquidators of High Expand Development Limited.


HONG KONG DRIVERS LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
--------------------------------------------
Hong Kong Standard of June 5 shows notice of the same date
for the winding up of the above named company whose
registered office is at G/F., 13 Tam Kung Temple Road, Shau
Kei Wan, Hong Kong.

Date of order: 27th May 1998

Date of presentation of petition: 16th March 1998


KEE FUNG SING: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
-----------------------------------------------------
A notice dated June 5, posted on the SCMP of the same date,
says that Messrs Nicholas Peter Etches, Gabriel Chi Kok Tam
and Alan Chung Wah Tang all of KPMG Peat Marwick, have been
appointed Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators of Kee
Fung Sing International Finance Company Limited by order of
the court dated May 26, 1998.


MIDLAND REALTY (HOLDINGS): To Cut Provisions for Bad Debts
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Midland Realty (Holdings) expects to make a smaller
provision against bad and doubtful debt this financial year
due to an expected decline in forfeitures of second homes.

After the company's annual general meeting, financial
controller Lam Fung-fong said as property prices fell
steeply in the second half of last year, a number of buyers
chose to forfeit down payments, not to complete the
purchase, or had difficulty paying commissions.

This combination of factors led Midland Realty to take a
$119 million provision for bad and doubtful debts last
year.

Ms Lam said this year's provision would be smaller as most
of the company's clients who bought flats this year were
end-users, meaning the chance of a default was reduced.

Chairman Freddie Wong Kin-yip said income had to be
considered in the context of the property downturn because
commission revenues came partly from helping developers
sell units in the primary market.

Average commission would be about 1.5 to 2 per cent of each
purchase, he said.

Mr Wong said the firm had no plans to close more of its
estimated 160 offices, but did not rule out the possibility
in future.


MING FUNG BULLION: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
---------------------------------------------------------
A notice dated June 5, posted on the SCMP of the same date,
says that Messrs Nicholas Peter Etches, Gabriel Chi Kok Tam
and Alan Chung Wah Tang all of KPMG Peat Marwick, have been
appointed Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators Ming
Bullion Company Limited by order of the court dated May 26,
1998.


NEW UNION WAREHOUSE LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
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A petition for the winding up of Expert Glory Development
Limited by the Administrative Region was on the 13th day of
May 1998 presented to the said Court by Omaha Investments
Limited whose registered office is situate at 22nd Floor,
Hutchison House, No. 10 Harcourt Road, Hong Kong; and by
Honest Billion Investment Limited whose registered office
is situated at 22nd Floor, South China Building, Nos. 1-
Wyndham Street, Hong Kong, and that the said petition is
directed to be heard before the Court at 11:00 am on the
17th day of June 1998.


PELHAM GAIN LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
--------------------------------------
Hong Kong Standard of June 5 shows notice of the same date
for the winding up of Pelham Gain Limited, whose registered
office is at Flat E, 9th Floor, Hanyee Building, Nos. 19-
21, Hankow Road, Tsimshatsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Date of order: 27th May 1998

Date of presentation of petition: 19th March 1998


PEREGRINE DERIVATIVES: Cash of $403M Sets 20% Dividend
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Liquidators of Peregrine Derivatives, a subsidiary of
failed securities house Peregrine Investments Holdings,
have realised net cash assets of $403 million as at May 31
- sufficient for a 20 per cent payout to creditors.

Speaking at a meeting yesterday between former Peregrine
directors and creditors, Price Waterhouse partner Stephen
Caswell said creditors could expect to be paid a dividend
of at least 20 cents in the dollar by this time next year.

A maximum payout to creditors of 40 per cent was the
auditing firm's "best guess at this time", Mr Caswell said.

Peregrine Investments - which acted as group treasurer - is
Peregrine Derivatives' biggest creditor, representing about
one-third of its total liabilities.

Peregrine Derivatives had assets of about $1 billion
against liabilities of $2.54 billion, he said.

Mr Caswell said those figures assumed a 45 per cent default
rate on remaining securities held by the company and no
more contingent liabilities.

He said the final payout would also depend on the health of
some Peregrine debtors, who were also suffering from the
Asian financial crisis.

Price Waterhouse has collected about $407 million by
selling assets, retrieving $92 million from profitable
trades and recovering cash Peregrine Derivatives had on
deposit with several banks and brokers.

It was also revealed that Peregrine Derivatives recorded
audited losses of $200 million to November last year, after
having earned $54 million during the previous two years.

Price Waterhouse was confirmed as the official liquidator
yesterday.

Mr Caswell said there were a number of issues within
Peregrine which still concerned the liquidation team -
including the backlog in reconciling inter-company
balances, stock borrowing and lending arrangements within
the group, proprietary share-trading positions, six
outstanding guaranteed Korean equity-linked certificates
and 10 outstanding warrant issues.

Price Waterhouse is chasing more than 200 transactions
involving over 200 counterparties.

Price Waterhouse's partner in charge of the Peregrine
liquidation, David Hague, confirmed that a forensic
auditing team had completed a preliminary report - separate
from the Securities and Futures Commission's probe -
dealing with the conduct of the investment bank's directors
and financial advisers, bank financial controls and events
leading up the bank's demise.


SINOAMERICAN TELECOM: Winding-up Notice
---------------------------------------
The Hong Kong Standard of June 9 shows a notice which says
that the Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators of the
above named company, John Robert Lees and Desmond Chung
Seng Chiong, both of 8th Floor, Hong Kong Club Building, 3A
Chater Road, Hong Kong, require creditors of the company to
send to them on or before 23rd June 1998 their full names
and addresses, particulars of their debts or claims and the
names and addresses of their solicitors.


SUPERFAITH INDUSTRIES LIMITED: Winding-up Notice
------------------------------------------------
A petition for the winding-up of Superfaith Industries
Limited was on the 17th of April, 1998. It is directed to
be heard before the Court on the 24th of June, 1998.


WING HAI SHIPPING: Members' Voluntary Winding-up
------------------------------------------------
Hong Kong Standard of June 5 shows notice dated the same
date about the voluntary winding up of Wing Hai Shipping
and Management Enterprises Limited and that creditors are
requested to send in particulars about debts and claims on
or before June 26.


WINTON COMMENCE: Appointment of Provisional Liquidators
-------------------------------------------------------
A notice dated June 5, posted on the SCMP of the same date,
says that Messrs Nicholas Peter Etches, Gabriel Chi Kok Tam
and Alan Chung Wah Tang all of KPMG Peat Marwick, have been
appointed Joint and Several Provisional Liquidators of
Winton Commence Limited by order of the court dated May 26,
1998.


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CIKARENG LISTINDO: S&P Raises Fears of Power-Firm Defaults
----------------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 11 shows an article of Agence France-
Presse which says that Standard & Poor's sounded an alarm
on June 10 over the fate of independent power producers in
Indonesia, saying it is maintaining a negative credit watch
on four of them. The negative watch is said to affect
US$980 million in bonds and loans and reflected the
increasingly severe uncertainties facing both Indonesia and
the specific debt issuing projects.

The agency cited as an alarming bell the announcement last
weekend by the state-owned electricity company, Perusahan
Listrik Negara, that it had cancelled a contract with a
locally owned power producer, Cikareng Listindo, due to the
company's links to former president Suharto.


PT GARUDA INDONESIA: To Return Leased Planes
--------------------------------------------
Financially troubled flag carrier PT Garuda Indonesia is to
return all its leased aircraft and use only planes it owns
itself, the airline's president director Soepandi told
Reuters June 10.

As around 1,000 protesting workers, including ground staff,
flight attendants and pilots in uniform rallied outside the
company's headquarters, Soepandi also told the crowd that
all relationships with firms associated with the family of
former president Suharto would be ended.

Garuda is in a perilous financial state. Minister for
State-Owned Enterprises Tanri Abeng said earlier this week
that the airline had around $200  million in debt with half
of this already due. The firm has been hit by the region's
economic downturn and the rupiah's plunge against the
dollar. Most of the company's costs are in dollars while
its income is in rupiah.

The protesting workers stressed that they were not on
strike and that services were continuing as normal despite
their demonstration. They accused Garuda's management of
having worsened the airline's financial predicament.


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J A P A N  
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ASAHI LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
-----------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 10 says that Japan's eight biggest life
insurers lost 31 trillion yen or 3.4% of their 919 trillion
yen worth of individual insurance and pension fund assets
during the year to March. Customers withdrew most funds
from those companies believed to be in the worst shape.

The biggest loser, Asahi Life, managed a minus 1.45%
return. Asahi, Dai-ichi, Meiji, Sumitomo and Yasuda, using
US disclosure standards for the first time, revealed they
had a combined non-performing debt of 1.7 trillion yen,
more than double the amount they previously admitted to.
The flow of money out of life insurers, especially those
that seem financially weak, was sparked by the collapse in
April last year of Nissan Mutual which said its liabilities
outstripped assets by 10%.

Analysts said some weaker companies might be pushed into
the arms of interested buyers.


CHIYODA LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
-------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 10 says that Japan's eight biggest life
insurers lost 31 trillion yen or 3.4% of their 919 trillion
yen worth of individual insurance and pension fund assets
during the year to March. Customers withdrew most funds
from those companies believed to be in the worst shape.
Chiyoda Life, with 41 trillion yen in assets, lost 12.2% of
its policies and pensions during the year. Chiyoda Life now
has negative "hidden" stock profits of 108 billion yen.
Sumitomo, Mitsui and Chiyoda also have "hidden" losses on
their real estate portfolios.

Analysts said some weaker companies might be pushed into
the arms of interested buyers. This year a subsidiary of
General Electric agreed to purchase the sales business of
Toho Mutual Life Insurance, while the American
International Group said it might buy Aoba Life Insurance,
the company that took over the policies of the failed
Nissan Mutual Life Insurance.


MEIJI LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
-----------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 10 says that Japan's eight biggest life
insurers lost 31 trillion yen or 3.4% of their 919 trillion
yen worth of individual insurance and pension fund assets
during the year to March. Customers withdrew most funds
from those companies believed to be in the worst shape.

Meiji Life, the only company with a positive spread,
managed a return of 0.37%. The flow of money out of life
insurers, especially those that seem financially weak, was
sparked by the collapse in April last year of Nissan Mutual
which said its liabilities outstripped assets by 10%.

Analysts said some weaker companies might be pushed into
the arms of interested buyers.


SUMITOMO LIFE: Japan Insurers' Assets Shrink $171b
--------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 10 says that Japan's eight biggest life
insurers lost 31 trillion yen or 3.4% of their 919 trillion
yen worth of individual insurance and pension fund assets
during the year to March. Customers withdrew most funds
from those companies believed to be in the worst shape.

Sumitomo, Mitsui and Chiyoda have "hidden" losses on their
real estate portfolios. Asahi, Dai-ichi, Meiji, Sumitomo
and Yasuda, using US disclosure standards for the first
time, revealed they had a combined non-performing debt of
1.7 trillion yen, more than double the amount they
previously admitted to.


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K O R E A
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KOREA APPRAISAL: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
--------------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.


KOREA ELEC POWER: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
---------------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.


KOREA GAS CORP: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
-------------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.


KOREA HEAVY: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
----------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.


KOREA MINING: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
-----------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.


KOREA NAT TOURISM: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
----------------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.


KOREA TECH BANKING: Sale of State Enterprises to Foreigners
-----------------------------------------------------------
The SCMP of June 9 reports that the cash-strapped
government is poised to lure foreign investors back to its
fragile markets by selling off up to 12 top state-owned
assets. The report said that selling shares in state
enterprises to foreigners coincides with the government's
policy to revive South Korea's battered economy with the
help of foreign capital.



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C S HIPLA (M) SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
------------------------------------------
Sunshine Construction Sdn Bhd (petitioner) has on 21/4/98
petitioned for the winding-up of  C S Hipla (M) Sdn Bhd
(respondent).

Hearing was set on 7/8/98.


ETIACON CORPORATION (M) SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
----------------------------------------------------
Chew Sien Chee & Co. (petitioner) has on 30/5/98 served a
notice of winding-up against Etiacon Corporation (M) Sdn
Bhd (respondent).

Date of hearing has been set on 23/6/98.


KUMPULAN KEMJA SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
-------------------------------------------
Lembaga Kemajuan Pahang Tenggara (petitioner) petitioned
for the winding-up of Kumpulan Kemja Sdn Bhd (respondent)
on 22/4/98 over a debt of RM87,730.

Kumpulan Kemja Sdn Bhd has a paid-up capital of RM87,481.

Hearing was set on 1/9/98.


MARKA HOLDINGS SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
-------------------------------------------
Perwira Affin Bank Bhd (petitioner) has on 23/4/98
petitioned for the winding-up of Marka Holdings Sdn Bhd
(respondent).

Hearing was set to be on 24/6/98.


PEMBINAAN DOHA SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
-------------------------------------------
Lembaga Kemajuan Pahan Tenggara (petitioner) has petitioned
for the winding-up of Pembinaan Doha Sdn Bhd (respondent)
on 22/4/98 for a debt of RM160,970.

The respondent has a paid up capital of RM200,000.

The petition has been set to be heard on 1/9/98.


PERUSAHAAN SAFRIDA: Winding-up Petition
---------------------------------------
Lembaga Kemajuan Pahang Tenggara (Petitioner) has
petitioned for the winding-up of Perusahaan Safrida Sdn Bhd
(Respondent) on 22/4/98 over a debt of RM166,755.

Perusahaan Safrida Sdn Bhd has a paid-up capital of
RM150,000.

Hearing was set on 1/9/98.


PRIYAMAS EXPORT CORPORATION SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
--------------------------------------------------------
Gan Seng Biang (Petitioner) on 28/3/98 petitioned the
winding-up of Priyamas Export Corporation Sdn Bhd
(respondent).

Hearing was set on 31/7/98.


TOP-IN FOOTWEAR (M): Creditors' Voluntary Winding-up
----------------------------------------------------
The creditors of Top-in Footwear (M) Sdn Bhd, on 3/6/98
appointed a liquidator to wind-up the company.

All creditors were given up to 11/7/98 to submit their
claims.


THYE YONG HONG CO SDN BHD: Winding-up Petition
----------------------------------------------
Song Bok Seng Sdn Bhd (Petitioner) has on 2/6/98 served a
winding-up petition against Thye Yong Hong Company Sdn Bhd,
Kee Khew (KL) Sdn Bhd and Cheng Thai Sdn Bhd (respondents).


UNION PAPER HOLDINGS BHD: Plans to Revamp in Rescue Bid
-------------------------------------------------------
Union Paper (listed in the KLSE) has proposed a
restructuring scheme involving disposal of existing loss-
making businesses and acquisition of income generating
assets. It believes the scheme would provide immediate
opportunity and strong contributions to the group.

The group engaged in manufacturing and trading paper
products, has been incurring losses since the year ended
31/8/94.

The group also intends to change its core business to oil
palm, cocoa cultivation, timber extraction, and road and
bridge maintenance.


VIEWMAX SDN BHD: Winding-up Notice
----------------------------------
Members of Viewmax Sdn BHd has on 28/5/98 resolved to
liquidate the company. Creditors are given up to 5/7/98 to
admit their claims against the company.


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PHILIPPINES AIRLINES: To Cut International Operations
-----------------------------------------------------
Philippine Airlines (PAL) announced Wednesday it would
sharply cut international operations and sell or lease
several of its aircraft after sacking 620 pilots who
mounted a crippling six-day strike, reports Agence France-
Presse June 10. PAL said in a statement it would instead
expand its domestic services, deploying its long-haul
aircraft to more lucrative local routes.

PAL declared the six-day-old strike over and said the
dismissal of the striking pilots was final. It had earlier
said it was hiring permanent replacements.

"The strike is over and a downsized PAL emerges from the
... illegal walkout of the 625-stong Airline Pilots
Assocation of the Philippines," the loss-making airline
said in a statement.

The airline said it was losing about 200 million pesos (5.1
million dollars) a day from the strike.

PAL posted a record net loss of 8.08 billion pesos (200
million dollars) in the year to March. It took on a heavy
debt load partly to finance a four billion dollar, 36-plane
refleeting program begun in 1996.


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WESTMONT INDUSTRIES: Restructuring Plan Due in August
-----------------------------------------------------
An article in the Business Times of June says Westmont
Industries Bhd (WIB) and its wholly-owned subsidiary
Sabah Shipyard Sdn Bhd (Saship) will present the details of
its restructuring proposals to the High Court August 29.  
Creditors of the group are expected to vote on the
proposals on the same day. Group director Datuk Jaffar
Indot told reporters he is "reasonably confident" the
group's creditors will support the proposed restructuring
plan, given the encouraging feedback.

Westmont Industries and Sabah Shipyard owe creditors about
RM970 million. Of the amount, WIB owes RM66.49 million, of
which RM61.09 million is due to unsecured creditors which
include financial institutions, RM869,000 to partially-
secured creditors and RM4.88 million to unsecured general
creditors, including hire-purchase and leasing companies.

Saship's debt amounts to RM907.3 million, including
RM197.91 million owed to WIB and a provision of RM312
million for bad debts.

The proposals will be binding on all WIB's creditors if it
is approved by 75 per cent of the creditors in terms of
value and 50 per cent in the number of each class of
creditors, said Jaffar.

The proposed settlement involves a cash payment, a debt-
equity conversion into new shares in WIB, and a moratorium
on debt.

WIB posted a pre-tax loss of RM664.79 million on a turnover
of RM376.61 million. Group loss after tax stood at RM715.58
million.


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AMATA CITY CO, LTD: Parent Injects Baht 40M Loan
------------------------------------------------
The Bang Pakong Industrial Park 2 Public Company Limited
would like to announce that the Board of Directors Meeting
No. 2/1998 held on May 19, 1998 passed resolutions
concerning a connected transaction on June 9. Amata City
Co., Ltd., a subsidiary in which the Company holds 71.5% of
the registered capital of Baht 300 million. The Board was
resolvedto render loan to Amata City Co., Ltd. to help
lessen the cash flow problem of Amata City in short-term.
Total value of the assistance is Baht 40,000,000. This is
considered a connected one as there is connected persons.
The size of transaction is equivalent to 1.81% of NTA.


MANAGER MEDIA GROUP: Placed in REHABCO Sector by SEC
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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has established a
policy to place long suspended listed companies in a
special sector called Companies Under Rehabilitation sector
or REHABCO. This sector comprises either listed  companies  
facing the possibility of delisting according to the SET's
regulations or those firms which are in the rehabilitation
process.

The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) is to expand the
ceiling and floor limits for the common stock of Manager
Media Group Public Company Limited (MGR). This is because  
it has been suspended for more than 15 consecutive days.

Therefore, according to Clause 21 (2) and (5) of the
regulation on trading, clearing and settlement for listed
securities 1998, the ceiling and floor limits for MGR
shares on the main board will be expanded from the regular
+ 30% to +100%  of their last trading prices (Bt2.90). The
new limits will be in effect on JUNE 15, 1998.


ROBINSON DEPARMENT STORE: Suspends Interest Payment
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Robinson Department Store PLC, the second largest
department store in Thailand, has suspended payment of
interest and principal on 6.8 billion yen (US$48.5 million)
of floating-rate notes due in 2000. The Thai retailer, in a
statement to the Stock Exchange of Thailand said that it
won`t resume payment for six months until it completes a
financial restructuring plan. It also said that it will
suspend payments on other debts though it didn't identify
those obligations.  

The company gives no explanation for its decision but
assured that the company is in sound condition to continue
its operation its business operation.


TPI POLENE: Statements Do Not Comply
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Referring to the reviewed consolidated financial statements
for the period ending 31 March 1998 filed by TPI Polene
Plc. (TPIPL), the auditor's report paragraph 4 states: "As
further explained in Note 1, events of postponement have
occurred on all long-term debt, which enables lenders to
declare their debts due and payable, and to demand
immediate repayment. Generally accepted accounting
principles require that all such debt be shown as current
on the balance sheet. Debt in the amount of Baht 25.57
billion has not been so reclassified".   

The SET has asked the company to rectify the situation
within 30 days or by 10 July 1998. The SET, therefore,
cautions shareholders and investors to carefully consider
TPIPL's full financial statements and expect a revised
version.


THAI MODERN PLASTIC: Placed in REHABCO Sector by SET
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The Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET) has established a
policy to place long suspended listed companies in a
special sector called Companies Under Rehabilitation sector
or REHABCO. This sector comprises either listed companies  
facing the possibility of delisting according to the SET's
regulations or those firms which are in the rehabilitation
process.


THAI PETROCHEMICAL: Statements Do Not Comply
--------------------------------------------
Referring to the reviewed consolidated financial statement
for the period ending 31 March 1998 filed by Thai
Petrochemical Industry Pcl. (TPI), the auditor's report
paragraph 4 states: "As further explained in Note 1,
events of postponement have occurred on all long-term debt,
which enables lenders to declare their debts due and
payable, and to demand immediate repayment. Generally
accepted accounting principles require that all such
debt be shown as current on the balance sheet. Debt in the
amount of Baht 68.9 billion has not been so reclassified".   

The SET has asked the company to rectify the situation
within 30 days or by 10 July 1998. The SET, therefore,
cautions shareholders and investors to carefully consider
TPI' full financial statements and expect a revised
version.


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