Asia Pacific

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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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Court dismisses appeal against General Elections

11 July 2001, 20:13 AEST

Fiji's High Court has removed the last barrier to next month's general election.

'Dictatorship' cries after parliament suspended

11 July 2001, 20:13 AEST

Opposition parties in Sri Lanka have accused President Chandrika Kumaratunga of edging towards dictatorship after she suspended parliament overnight.

Speight agrees to bypass preliminary hearing for treason

11 July 2001, 20:13 AEST

The treason trial of Fiji's failed coup leader George Speight will finally get underway on August the 31st - halfway through the country's general elections, designed to restore the democracy he overthrew in May last year.

Visit to India a test of Musharraf's leadership

11 July 2001, 20:13 AEST

The war-torn territory of Kashmir is set to top the upcoming summit between India and Pakistan's leaders this weekend in Agra.

Taskforce to combat rise in kidnappings of Chinese

11 July 2001, 20:13 AEST

Six months after coming to power, Philippine President Gloria Arroyo's administration is facing an upsurge in the activity of kidnapping for ransom far away from the jungles of Basilan in the south.

Militia leader's arrest may not lead to justice

11 July 2001, 15:20 AEST

Indonesian police have arrested one of East Timor's most notorious militia leaders - but there are fears that he may not be investigated for his alleged crimes against humanity.

Recession bodes ill for countries in region

11 July 2001, 15:20 AEST

Singapore has slipped into recession, with official figures proving the economy shrank for the second quarter in a row.

Ex-servicemen in atomic tests want DNA tests

11 July 2001, 15:20 AEST

Australian ex-servicemen who participated in British nuclear tests in the 1950s are calling on the Federal government to follow New Zealand's lead and pay for D-N-A testing, to establish conclusively any links between poor health and exposure to radiation.

Refugees in West Timor undecided about going home

11 July 2001, 15:20 AEST

Last month, Indonesian officials carried out a registration process amongst East Timorese refugees in West Timor.

Tokyo exports baseball stars to America

11 July 2001, 15:20 AEST

Later this morning, the worlds second largest economy will come to a standstill, as Japan is transfixed by a baseball game being played in America.

Haze returns

11 July 2001, 15:20 AEST

The thick blanket of acrid smog that covered parts of southeast Asia for several weeks in late 1997 has returned, smothering West Kalimantan in Indonesia, as well as parts of southern Thailand and Malaysia.

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