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.


Anti-Lynas protest in Malaysia as mining licence renewal looms

Updated 23 June 2014, 13:19 AEST

An estimated one thousand people picketed the Lynas rare earths plant in Pahang state on Sunday, in a fresh bid to have it shut down.

PNG prime minister urged to submit himself to due process

Updated 23 June 2014, 13:20 AEST

Papua New Guinea's suspended police prosecutor says the prime minister should be subjected to due process like every citizen.

Indonesian presidential hopefuls debate foreign policy

Updated 23 June 2014, 13:24 AEST

Australia's been accused of being distrustful and even fearful of Indonesia, during a debate between the two men vying for president.

Crackdown on suspected Uighur activists in China's Xinjiang region

Updated 23 June 2014, 13:25 AEST

China has launched a major crackdown on what it says are Muslim terrorist groups in the western region of Xinjiang.

Asia Review 21st June 2014

Updated 20 June 2014, 19:36 AEST

This week on Asia Review - Cambodian exodus - why migrant workers are leaving Thailand in droves; Questions over PNG leader O'Neill's scrapping of the anti-corruption squad; Australia rethinks foreign aid; And updating Islamic universities in Indonesia.

PNG's political crisis far from resolved

Updated 20 June 2014, 11:10 AEST

The fall-out continues in Port Moresby after this week's dramatic events which included the prime minister of Papua New Guinea Peter O'Neill's move to disband the anti-corruption squad: Task Force Sweep.

PNG PM O'Neill's closure of anti-corruption squad questioned

Updated 20 June 2014, 11:10 AEST

A former PNG acting National Court Judge Nemo Yalo is calling for the leaders in PNG to act responsibly and put the national interest ahead of their own personal interests and political aspirations.

Indonesian President's public relations boost for Bainimarama

Updated 20 June 2014, 11:11 AEST

The second summit of Fiji's "Pacific Island Development Forum" has begun, with guest of honour, Indonesia's President giving the opening address.

US to send 300 military advisors to Iraq

Updated 20 June 2014, 11:12 AEST

The United States is sending up to 300 military advisors to help Iraq stave off the insurgents who've been bearing down on the capital, Baghdad.

Concerns in parliament over Australian immigration bills

Updated 20 June 2014, 11:12 AEST

Australia's Parliamentary Human Rights committee has raised concerns about a series of bills proposed by Immigration Minister Scott Morrison.

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Criminals prey on Japan's elderly

Updated 20 June 2014, 13:21 AEST

Each day, about thirty elderly people in Japan are being cheated of their live savings.

Afghanistan poll in doubt as Abdullah Abdullah cries foul

Updated 19 June 2014, 12:49 AEST

In Afghanistan, leading presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah has demanded an immediate stop to vote-counting, alleging widespread fraud.

Papua New Guinea's political turmoil deepens

Updated 19 June 2014, 12:47 AEST

There's growing political turmoil in Papua New Guinea, as Prime Minister Peter O'Neill continues to fight a warrant for his arrest.

PNG's sacked Attorney General says he wasn't told

Updated 19 June 2014, 12:46 AEST

Another man sacked by Prime Minister O'Neill from the PNG cabinet is Attorney-General Kerenga Kua.

Vietnamese coast guard in action on South China Sea

Updated 19 June 2014, 12:45 AEST

Tensions between China and Vietnam on the South China Sea are continuing to play out, in a territorial dispute that has the potential of spilling over.

China despatches top diplomat to Hanoi amid rising tension

Updated 19 June 2014, 12:45 AEST

Beijing's top diplomat has met with officials in Hanoi in the first high-level talks since Chinese ships clashed with Vietnamese vessels in the South China Sea.

Australian Government's revamped aid criticised

Updated 19 June 2014, 12:44 AEST

The Australian Government's revamped foreign aid program has come in for some concerted criticism.

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UNESCO reprieve for Great Barrier Reef

Updated 19 June 2014, 13:12 AEST

The UNESCO World Heritage Committee has given Australia another 12 month extension before deciding on whether to place the Great Barrier Reef on its 'In Danger' list.

Australia rethinks foreign aid

Updated 18 June 2014, 11:38 AEST

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop will today outline a substantial overhaul of Australia's foreign aid programme.

Sri Lanka's weak response to anti-Muslim thuggery

Updated 18 June 2014, 11:31 AEST

There's renewed violence Sri Lanka's south-west, where Buddhist mobs have looted and burned businesses and homes in several Muslim towns.

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