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Web-only Exclusives
November 30, 2000

From Our Correspondent: Hirohito and the War
A conversation with biographer Herbert Bix

From Our Correspondent: A Rough Road Ahead
Bad news for the Philippines - and some others

From Our Correspondent: Making Enemies
Indonesia needs friends. So why is it picking fights?

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PASSAGE


DIED:

YOU MIN, 61, FORMER Hong Kong movie queen who twice won the Asian Film Festival's best actress award; in Kwong On Hospital Dec. 29; of heart failure. You starred in Mandarin-language films produced by the Shaw Brothers. She left the film world after marrying a Macau business tycoon in 1965.


KILLED:

CHIN CHUN, 36, AN employee of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); in Phnom Penh; of gunshot wounds, reportedly by unknown robbers Jan. 1. The ICRC announced it would halt all its activities for one day in Cambodia on Jan. 8 to protest Chin Chun's murder.


WOUNDED:

LENG SAMNANG, 26, EDITOR of the Cambodian Kumnit Korn Khmer daily, which is close to the royalist Funcinpec party; in Phnom Penh Jan. 1. Samnang was shot in the stomach, reportedly by an armed gang, as he was returning from a birthday celebration for the First Prime Minister, Prince Norodom Ranariddh.


FLED:

ROMEO JALOSJOS, 56, PHILIPPINE congressman charged with raping an 11-year-old girl last year, from the Philippines; announced in Dapitan, Jan. 3. A Makati court had ordered Jalosjos's arrest Dec. 26.


SENTENCED:

YAP CHEE LEONG, 41, former Singapore district judge, to 24 months in jail after pleading guilty to corruption charges; by a district court Jan. 3. Yap paid a $7,100 bribe to a traffic policeman in 1993 for helping to lessen a charge against one of his clients.


RESIGNED:

KUBO WATARU, 67, FORMER Japanese finance minister and deputy to PM Hashimoto Ryutaro; from the Social Democratic Party (SDP) after its setback in elections last October; announced Jan. 6. Kubo left amid a restructuring of the SDP.


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