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.


Philippines prepares for first major storm of season

Updated 15 July 2014, 12:34 AEST

The northeastern Philippines is bracing for its first major storm of the rainy season, with thousands of people preparing to evacuate from coastal areas.

Philippine authorities prepare to extradite radical Australian preacher

Updated 15 July 2014, 12:35 AEST

Police in the Philippines are preparing to deport captured Australian Islamist cleric Musa Cerantonio following his arrest last week.

Lao women work to clear millions of unexploded bombs

Updated 17 July 2014, 17:36 AEST

A brave group of women is taking on the enormous task of finding and destroying millions of unexploded bombs in Laos.

Cautious optimism greets results of Asian dengue vaccine trial

Updated 17 July 2014, 17:35 AEST

A trial of the most advanced vaccine for dengue fever shows that it reduces the severity of the disease, but offers modest protection for those most at risk.

Samsung cuts Chinese supplier over child labour

Updated 15 July 2014, 12:39 AEST

Samsung Electronics has announced it's suspending cooperation with a supplier in China which it suspects of using child labour.

Vanuatu meeting to seek a unified West Papuan voice

Updated 15 July 2014, 12:40 AEST

Preparations are under way in Vanuatu for a major reconciliation conference bringing together rival groups from the Papua region of Indonesia.

Malaysian NGO groups launch unifying 'people's movement'

Updated 14 July 2014, 11:48 AEST

A new movement has been launched in Malaysia to counter misinformation and racial division.

Afghan election audit under way

Updated 14 July 2014, 11:49 AEST

An audit of all eight million votes in Afghanistan's disputed election has started.

Myanmar cracks down on media

14 July 2014, 11:06 AEST

Five journalists have each been sentenced to 10 years hard labour in Myanmar for revealing state secrets.

WWF warns Southern Bluefin catch unsustainable

Updated 14 July 2014, 11:52 AEST

The World Wildlife Fund is urging Pacific fisheries to halve their catch to preserve Bluefin tuna stocks for the long term.

Thorpe begins new life after putting sexuality question behind him

Updated 14 July 2014, 11:53 AEST

There has been an outpouring of public support for champion Australian swimmer Ian Thorpe after he silenced the rumour mill, by announcing that he is gay.

Germany triumphant, but Brazil's hangover is just beginning

Updated 14 July 2014, 11:53 AEST

While Germany celebrates its World Cup victory, Brazil is counting its losses on and off the field.

Asia Review 12th July 2014

Updated 11 July 2014, 18:31 AEST

This week on Asia Review - A Jokowi victory in Indonesia likely to be challenged by Prabowo; India's ambitious budget under new PM Modi; Shinzo Abe addresses both houses of the Australian parliament; And protecting the Pacific's unique fauna.

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Indonesia's Constitutional Court may have to decide leadership

Updated 11 July 2014, 16:44 AEST

Indonesia's likely new president, Joko Widodo has warned against tampering with ballots, ahead of a final count of votes from Wednesday's disputed election.

Outcome of Afghanistan's second round presidential poll still in doubt

Updated 11 July 2014, 11:34 AEST

In Afghanistan, the outcome of last month's second-round presidential poll is still being challenged.

PM with ambition - Modi's first budget to revitalise economy

Updated 11 July 2014, 11:35 AEST

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced his first major test in government with the delivery of an ambitious budget.

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Last Dance - Tokyo clubbers resist an archaic law

Updated 11 July 2014, 17:36 AEST

Dancing may seem an innocent enough pastime, but in Japan it is technically illegal under some circumstances.

Dust of Uruzgan - musical tribute to Australian diggers in Afghanistan

Updated 11 July 2014, 11:40 AEST

Fred Smith is an Australian who's dealt closely with troops serving in Afghanistan.

Indonesian election 2014: Call for calm

Updated 10 July 2014, 11:21 AEST

Indonesia is today in a state of confusion over who its next President will be.

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Figures favour Joko Widodo as Indonesia's next President

Updated 10 July 2014, 13:41 AEST

Indonesia's presidential poll is unlikely to be declared until the Electoral Commission formally announces a winner on July 22nd.

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