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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.

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Civilians, not separatists, killed in military campaign

16 July 2001, 16:18 AEST

Even as East Timor successfully breaks away from Indonesian rule, a campaign of terror continues to be unleashed in Indonesia's northern most province of Aceh, as the nation's security forces attempt to crush decades long separatist movement.

Campaigning begins for August elections

16 July 2001, 16:18 AEST

Campaigning has begun peacefully in East Timor's first fully democratic election.

Australian companies begin bids for slice of Olympics' action

16 July 2001, 16:18 AEST

Less than 48 hours after Beijing was voted host of the 2008 Olympics, Australian businesses and bureaucrats have begun angling for a slice of the multi-billion dollar budget the Chinese have allocated for the project.

Legislators walk out after passage of dismissal bill

13 July 2001, 20:29 AEST

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa has assured US President George W.

Business may hold key to better relations

13 July 2001, 20:29 AEST

The biggest official trade between India and Pakistan has been that of accusations and counter-accusations over Kashmir peace efforts.

Opposition in Pakistan to meeting

13 July 2001, 20:29 AEST

In advance of his trip to India, President Pervez Musharraf sought discussions with Pakistan's civilian political leaders in order to get their input for his talks with the Indian Prime Minister.

Rise in kidnappings of Chinese

13 July 2001, 20:29 AEST

Six months after taking power, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo is facing an upsurge in kidnaps for ransom - and not just by separatist guerillas in the jungles of the south.

Historic heads of government meeting Sunday

13 July 2001, 20:29 AEST

On Sunday, the leaders of India and Pakistan will hold a summit meeting in the city of Agra.

Special courts for crimes against women

13 July 2001, 20:18 AEST

Gender is set to be a key factor in the election campaign with Bangladesh's ex-military dictator Hussain Mohammed Ershad announcing his decision to run on a platform to restore Islamic law.

Heads of government meeting on Sunday

13 July 2001, 20:18 AEST

On Sunday, the leaders of India and Pakistan will hold a summit meeting in the city of Agra.

Autonomy in Bali sees cultural revival

13 July 2001, 20:18 AEST

The Indonesian island of Bali is undergoing a cultural and political revival.

Plans to cutback six of public service

13 July 2001, 20:18 AEST

Tonga's economic reform program will reduce the size of the public service dramatically, but the government says it will try to minimise job losses.

Beijing's bid to win over Overseas Chinese dismissed

13 July 2001, 20:18 AEST

China has set up a mechanism for dialogue with a minority right-wing Taiwanese opposition party which it hopes can also further contacts with other political groups in Taiwan.

Defence ties with Japan cancelled over textbook row

13 July 2001, 18:11 AEST

Diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea have hit a new low over Japan's refusal to revise school textbooks which critics claim ignore wartime atrocities committed by the Japanese.

Parliament approves trials of Khmer Rouge leaders

12 July 2001, 20:36 AEST

More than two decades after the Khmer Rouge were driven from Cambodia's capital, the national assembly has agreed to trials of the regime's former leaders.

Chinese-born, US academic faces treason charges

12 July 2001, 20:36 AEST

On Saturday, just hours after the International Olympic Committee announces whether Beijng will host the 2008 Games, an American citizen goes on trial in the Chinese capital accused of spying.

Legislators walkout after passage of dismissal bill

12 July 2001, 20:36 AEST

Hong Kong's Chief Executive Tung Chee Hwa has assured US President George W.

Can business improve relations?

12 July 2001, 20:36 AEST

The biggest official trade between India and Pakistan has been that of accusations and counter-accusations over Kashmir peace efforts.

Defence exchanges cancelled over wartime textbook row

12 July 2001, 20:36 AEST

Diplomatic relations between Japan and South Korea have hit a new low over Japan's refusal to revise school textbooks which critics claim ignore wartime atrocities committed by the Japanese.

Kashmir to top agenda at India-Pakistan talks

12 July 2001, 20:04 AEST

Pakistan's military ruler and self-appointed President General Pervez Musharaf travels to India this weekend for the first talks between the leaders of the rival nuclear neighbours in more than two years.

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