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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.

Stories

Complaint over Australia's comments on military abuses

23 July 2001, 17:21 AEST

Australia's fragile relations with Indonesia have taken another hit with Canberra's representative in Jakarta being issued a formal complaint following comments made by Foreign minister Alexander Downer last week.

Political crisis over Wahid draws near

23 July 2001, 17:21 AEST

Indonesia's political crisis has heated up a notch - with a special session of parliament expected to impeach President Abdurrahman Wahid.

President backs away from state of emergency

20 July 2001, 20:34 AEST

Indonesia's President has backed away from his threat to declare a state of emergency - at least for now.

a women's farm gives abused families new hope

20 July 2001, 20:34 AEST

Despite increasing stability in Cambodia, violence against women remains a huge problem and many end up homeless, abandoned by abusive husbands.

Nepal's ruling party to select new Prime Minister

20 July 2001, 20:34 AEST

A new Prime Minister is likley to be appointed Sunday in Nepal, following the resignation of Girij Prasad Koirala as the country's leader.

Opposition protest over police violence

20 July 2001, 20:34 AEST

Sri Lanka's opposition has vowed to continue protests against the President's suspension of parliament, despite yesterday's violent police action in the capital, Colombo.

Violence overshadows passing of Aceh autonomy bill

20 July 2001, 20:34 AEST

Indonesia's house of representatives has passed a long promised special autonomy bill, for the province of Aceh.

New PM will have hard time gaining trust of people

20 July 2001, 10:21 AEST

Washington-based analyst and author of several books on Nepalese politics, Dr Chitra Tiwari believes whoever replaces Koraila is unlikely to be able to quell the rising Maoist insurgents or the regain the confidence of the people in Nepal.

Countdown begins on political showdown

20 July 2001, 10:21 AEST

In Indonesia, the deadline has arrived for a showdown between the nation's leader and his hostile parliament.

Prime Minister's resignation throws nation into turmoil

20 July 2001, 10:07 AEST

The Prime Minister of Nepal has resigned, throwing the Himalayan mountain kingdom into further turmoil -- less than two months after most of the royal family were shot dead by the crown prince.

Dr Mahathir moves against campus dissent

19 July 2001, 20:57 AEST

Malaysia's Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad is turning his attention on the country's universities to stem growing political dissent.

Foreign firms warned over hopes for Olympic gold

19 July 2001, 20:57 AEST

China is likely to go into talks with the US on a confident note, buoyed by its selection as the host country for the 2008 Olympic Games.

US moving to mend ties with China

19 July 2001, 20:57 AEST

Asia and the United States are about to sit down to review the aftermath of the US-China spy-plane confrontation and to continue negotiations on America's plans to create missile defences.

Jakarta pressures Saudi Arabia over workers' rights

19 July 2001, 20:57 AEST

Indonesia has imposed a moratorium on the export of workers to Saudi Arabia - even though their remittances are a key source of foreign exchange.

Democracy leader's no-show prompts doubts on talks

19 July 2001, 20:57 AEST

Burmese opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi has failed to turn up to an important ceremony in Rangoon, prompting speculation that her secret talks with the country's military regime may be at an impasse.

US moving to mend ties with China

19 July 2001, 20:46 AEST

Asia and the United States are about to sit down to review the aftermath of the US-China spy-plane confrontation and to continue negotiations on America's plans to create missile defences.

Australia aligns with US over Greenhouse gas emissions

19 July 2001, 10:16 AEST

As the future of the Kyoto Protocol hangs in the balance, the Australian Government appears to be aligning itself more closely with the United States and other countries opposed to ratifying the treaty.

Great anticipation over possible appearance by Aung San Suu Kyi

19 July 2001, 10:16 AEST

Burma's nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi is this morning expected to emerge from house arrest in Burma for the first time since an historic dialogue began between the democracy leader and the country's military junta.

Environment ministers meet to save Kyoto Protocol

19 July 2001, 10:16 AEST

Environment ministers from around the world are meeting in Bonn today to see what they can salvage of the Kyoto treaty.

Australian swimming star Ian Thorpe enjoys big following

19 July 2001, 10:16 AEST

Japan has been consumed by IAN THORPE mania.

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