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.


Outrage over marketing of domestic workers in Singapore mall

Updated 2 July 2014, 14:01 AEST

The Philippines is investigating claims that domestic workers are being put on display in Singapore shopping malls.

Sri Lankan Muslims' concerns over violence during Ramadan

Updated 2 July 2014, 13:43 AEST

A hard line Sri Lankan Buddhist group is seeking an explanation from the United States after the visa of the group's leader was cancelled.

Sri Lanka says no plans to intercept Tamil asylum seekers

Updated 2 July 2014, 13:43 AEST

The Sri Lankan armed forces say they have no plans to receive a boatload of Tamil asylum seekers believed to have been heading to Australia.

'Occupy Central' leads Hong Kong campaign for universal suffrage

Updated 1 July 2014, 13:04 AEST

Hong Kong authorities are bracing for the city's largest protest in ten years, on the 14th anniversary of its return to Chinese rule.

Indonesia's Presidency likely to be a close race

Updated 1 July 2014, 11:20 AEST

With just a week to go before Indonesians vote for a new President, the two candidates are now neck and neck.

Indonesia braces for severe fire season

Updated 1 July 2014, 13:04 AEST

Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia are bracing for heavy air pollution, amid warnings of a severe fire season.

Space on a budget: India's low-cost success story

Updated 1 July 2014, 11:19 AEST

India's Prime Minister has used the launch of a home-grown rocket to endorse the country's space program as the most cost-effective in the world.

Myanmar's poor not benefitting from economic boom

Updated 1 July 2014, 13:14 AEST

After decades of economic paralysis and political repression, Myanmar is opening up to foreign investors and donors.

Former Fiji PM Chaudhry to know political fate next week

Updated 1 July 2014, 11:18 AEST

The future of Fiji Labour leader Mahendra Chaudhry will be determined by the courts next week.

Yangon at night

Landmark Tropics report points to growth and challenges

Updated 1 July 2014, 8:50 AEST

A three-year collaboration on a major study of the Tropics has been launched in Myanmar.

Myanmar advised to exercise caution in opening up banking sector

Updated 30 June 2014, 13:57 AEST

The government of Myanmar has been warned to exercise caution when it comes to opening its banking sector to foreign investment.

India's coast guard knows nothing of reported asylum seeker boat

Updated 30 June 2014, 12:04 AEST

The Australian Government is not revealing if it has intercepted a boat carrying 150 Tamil asylum seekers, which reportedly got into trouble in waters off Christmas Island several days ago.

Activism in exile against military rule in Thailand

Updated 30 June 2014, 12:05 AEST

In Thailand, the new military government is continuing cracking down on dissidents, in what it sees as the first phase of the coup.

Outrage over Facebook's 'social experiment'

Updated 30 June 2014, 12:06 AEST

If you're one of Facebook's more than one-billion users, you might have been part of a social experiment without knowing it.

Australian universities shift focus to China research

Updated 30 June 2014, 12:07 AEST

Australia's universities have long competed with each other to attract international students but now they're vying with each other for foreign research deals.

Fukushima Masanori, from the Heroic stories of the Taiheiki

Asia Review 28th June 2014

Updated 28 June 2014, 11:07 AEST

This week on Asia Review - 'Super-duper' antibodies hold the key to HIV vaccine; China takes part in world's largest naval exercise; A humanitarian crisis looms in Pakistan's North Waziristan; And The Way of the Samurai - Bushido - at Melbourne's NGV.

PEN calls for release of Uighur writer from Xinjiang jail

Updated 1 July 2014, 7:09 AEST

There're renewed calls for Uighur writer Ilham Tohti to be freed from jail in China's far west province of Xinjiang.

Tobacco companies in Indonesia have largely ignored government laws that require pictures or graphics warning about smoking hazards on cigarette packs.

Indonesia's determined push for cigarette warnings

Updated 30 June 2014, 12:21 AEST

Indonesia's Health ministry says it will keep fighting to implement new health warnings for cigarette packaging, despite most tobacco companies failing to comply.

Australian envoy on regional diplomatic challenges with China's rise

Updated 27 June 2014, 16:11 AEST

The world's largest international naval exercise is underway in Hawaii and for the first time China is taking part.

UN Environment Programme to expand Pacific presence

Updated 27 June 2014, 11:28 AEST

The United Nations Environment Programme looks set to get a big boost to its Pacific presence.

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