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November 30, 2000

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DECEMBER 10, 1999 VOL. 25 NO. 49

cover C O V E R  S T O R Y
The Asian of the Century
The person who by his life and work brought the greatest good to Asia over the past 100 years

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ASIA'S MOST IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN:
Politics & Government

Business & Economics

Art, Literature & Culture

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Moral & Spiritual Leadership


Contenders The many outstanding men and women who also made Asia a better place

Icons From golf to high-yield grains -- 20 products, concepts and institutions that shaped the region

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EDITORIALS
East Asia The Crisis underscored the need for a region-wide economic forum. It is time to create one
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LETTERS
The Pope and Asia
To Our Readers
Choosing the Asian of the Century

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Malaysia
Mahathir's ruling coalition triumphs in the general elections. But the results reveal a deep divide in the Malay community
• Behind the Smile
Mahathir Mohamad faces a startling change in his country's political landscape. It gives cause for concern - but also for hope
• Interview
Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Badawi on UMNO's ability to change with the times
• Profile
Retracing Mahathir Mohamad's path to power: from small-town medical doctor to master of Malaysian politics

ASEAN
Not quite a thrilla in Manila: behind the scenes at the grouping's summit in the Philippine capital

Hong Kong
What the SAR's neighborhood elections mean

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Exclusive Interview
The Philippines' Foreign Secretary Domingo Siazon speaks on ASEAN's present and future

Exclusive Interview
Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee-hwa on politics, economics and popularity in the Special Administrative Region

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Why Jimmy Lai?

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Early Days
New President Abdurrahman Wahid has not yet shown a coordinated economic agenda for Indonesia. But he may soon be forced to do so
• Challenges
What must be done to fix the economy

Lessons
How international grocer Royal Ahold of the Netherlands bit the dust in Shanghai

Opportunity
Global insurance companies prepare for their passage to India

Viewpoint
The 'Economic Y2K' confronting Asia

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Investing
Julian Mayo, managing director of Regent Financial Services on 'business as usual' in Malaysia

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