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life support

noun artificial maintenance of life, conninuance of life through medical equipment, extension of life by technological means, sustenance of life by artificial means Generally: being kept alive, fostering of life, life retention, preservation of life, prolongation of existence
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Lau Chai Lim of BCLS pre-empts the official surrender
Lau Chai Lim, who was responsible for the BCLS Nestle agency before the Japanese occupation, had been a member of the Sarawak Volunteers No.
Re-establishing BCLS in Sarawak in a post-occupation changing environment
BCLS records were virtually all lost during the occupation, with the exception of the Kuching account books hidden by A.
Martine records that BCLS "was associated to a certain extent" with Rajah Charles Brooke in growing tobacco near Lundu in the early 1880s (Martine 1946:31).
BCLS interests in jelutong were confined to spasmodic purchases of crude jelutong from "Native growers" for export, to which the United Malaysia Rubber Limited (UMRL), a 2,000,000 [pounds sterling] company, objected, claiming to have sole export rights of jelutong from Borneo (Martine 1946: 36).
8) Martine records that treatment of the peppercorn, the dried fruit of the pepper vine, to produce white pepper in a process known as "retting" that removes the outer covering of the peppercorn, was well known to BCLS (Martine 1946: 3).
BCLS operated in the pepper industry on what was known as the "tribute" system.
At the turn of the 19th century, BCLS decided to exploit this ore body, Reginald Pawle being recorded as saying he "would put his shirt on it" (Martine 1946:23-4).
41) The BCLS design was "so successful that six more were installed" at Bau and the same design was adopted in other countries.
43) By 1908, BCLS geologist Somerville Geikie was able to report that "so far as is known Bau and Bidi were the only areas in Upper Sarawak where the gold deposits justified making work on a large scale remunerative" or "erection of any type of plant," although small amounts were scattered throughout Sarawak.
64) By then BCLS had removed some one million tons of overburden at the Tai Parit working and had produced nearly one million ounces of gold.