Asia Pacific

Asia Pacific

Sen Lam

Asia Pacific

The Asia Pacific program with Sen Lam was broadcast for the final time on August 15,  2014.  Enjoy our content archive.


Final countdown: Out of chaos, freedom and love

Updated 12 August 2014, 12:19 AEST

We speak to Walkley Award-winning journalist Di Martin in the second of our farewell series of interviews for 'Asia Pacific'.

New deal brings hope to Afghanistan

Updated 11 August 2014, 13:26 AEST

Afghanistan's rival presidential candidates are to form a government of national unity in an effort to end the impasse over the June elections.

Australian PM in Europe for talks on MH17, Iraq

Updated 11 August 2014, 11:34 AEST

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has arrived in the Netherlands to thank his Dutch counterpart for leading the recovery mission to help bring home the victims of the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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Final countdown: Reflections from Phnom Penh

Updated 11 August 2014, 14:11 AEST

Radio Australia is under going a significant restructure of its operations because of government budget cuts.

Is a 'Bamboo Curtain' costing Australian business dear?

Updated 11 August 2014, 13:28 AEST

People with Asian backgrounds are vastly under-represented in the top echelons of Australian companies, despite being among the most capable and ambitious.

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Asia Review 9th August 2014

Updated 8 August 2014, 17:29 AEST

This week on Asia Review: The last two surviving members of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge leadership sentenced to life in prison; Singapore legislates against region's summer haze; India's road rage out of control; and Assignment China: Foreign coverage, then and now.

Top Khmer Rouge duo guilty of crimes against humanity

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:53 AEST

The last two surviving members of the Khmer Rouge leadership have been sentenced to life in prison in Cambodia.

China frees human rights lawyer

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:54 AEST

The prominent Chinese human right lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, has been freed from prison in Xinjiang after serving a three-year sentence.

US under pressure to get tough with Myanmar over human rights

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:55 AEST

Regional stability, economic development and Myanmar's own recent troubled past are expected to be high on the agenda of a series of high level meetings in Naypyitaw over the weekend.

Malaria researchers call for action on drug resistance

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:55 AEST

One of the world's leading malaria researchers has warned radical action is needed to prevent the further spread of a deadly drug-resistant parasite that has the potential to kill millions.

Cambodia's rock history unearthed

Updated 8 August 2014, 12:56 AEST

In the 1960s and 70s, Cambodia was in the grip of a western-influenced musical revolution.

MH17 crash investigators pulling out of Ukraine

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:11 AEST

The team of international investigators working at the Malaysia Airlines crash site in Eastern Ukraine has announced the end of the operation, at least for the moment.

Australia mourns MH17 victims

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:14 AEST

A national day of mourning is under way in Australia for the victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane tragedy.

Military-appointed Thai national assembly set to meet for first time

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:14 AEST

Thailand's Crown Prince is set to inaugurate a new, military-dominated National Assembly today, almost three months after the overthrow of the country's democratically-elected government.

Singapore passes anti-haze law

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:15 AEST

Singapore's parliament has passed landmark legislation to fight regional forest fires which pollute the island's air.

Pacific leaders campaign for donor help to cope with extreme weather

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:16 AEST

Pacific Island leaders have launched a global campaign to improve weather forecasting and climate services in small island nations.

India's highway to hellish behaviour

Updated 7 August 2014, 13:16 AEST

India's growing love affair with the car has brought with it a new set of challenges.

US general killed in alleged 'green on blue' attack in Afghanistan

Updated 6 August 2014, 11:23 AEST

A United States general has been killed by a suspected Afghan soldier at a military base on the outskirts of Kabul, raising fresh questions about the security of the coalition forces who remain in Afghanistan.

Australia's spies accused of exaggerating terror threat

Updated 6 August 2014, 11:24 AEST

Australia's intelligence community has voiced deep concerns about the possibility of a new generation of jihadists emerging in the region.

Changes to race discrimination law a 'needless complication': Abbott

Updated 6 August 2014, 11:47 AEST

At the same time as moving to toughen national security laws, Australia's Prime Minister Tony Abbott has shelved controversial changes to the Racial Discrimination Act in a bid to maintain national unity.

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