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.


Congress pushes for White House to talk to Pyongyang

13 January 2003, 14:10 AEDT

The United States Congress is pressing the White House to open direct dialogue with North Korea as soon as possible.

Analysts ponder 'merciless punishment' threat

13 January 2003, 14:10 AEDT

North Korea has threatened "merciless punishment" if Washington challenges Pyongyang's decision to withdraw from the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

Retired workers block railway line

10 January 2003, 12:17 AEDT

Some one thousand retired textile workers in China last week blocked a railway line for two-and-a-half hours to protest against company plans to cut their retirement subsidy.

Tense peace talks make slow progress

10 January 2003, 12:17 AEDT

While they say they remain committed to peace talks, Sri Lanka's Tamil Tigers are making it clear to the world that they are still a long way from laying down their arms.

Bankruptcy figures hit 17 year high

10 January 2003, 12:17 AEDT

The threat of terrorism in Singapore is one of the factors being blamed for the economic down-turn there and a record number of bankruptcies.

Jemaah Islamiah report released

10 January 2003, 12:17 AEDT

Singapore has released a report detailing links between Jemaah Islamiah, the al-Qaeda network and other terrorist groups in South East Asia.

Policy on Indonesia criticised

9 January 2003, 13:10 AEDT

In the aftermath of the Bali bombings there has been much debate in Australia about how the Australian government and its analysts missed the growing influence of militant Islam in Indonesia.

European Commission approves $10m in food aid

9 January 2003, 13:10 AEDT

North Korea's humanitarian plight continues to worsen.

Renewed pressure on chaebols

9 January 2003, 13:10 AEDT

In South Korea, the incoming government of president-elect Roh Moo-hyun says it is determined to force greater transparency of chaebols - the country's powerful conglomerates.

Tax increases, job cuts

9 January 2003, 13:10 AEDT

Hong Kong's Chief Executive has announced plans to increase taxes and cut the size of the civil service in an attempt to wipe out the territory's growing fiscal deficit.

Brinkmanship or a serious threat?

8 January 2003, 12:41 AEDT

Security analysts, diplomats and political leaders are today puzzling over North Korea's latest contribution in the growing crisis over its nuclear ambitions.

Paper industry accused of attacks on indigenous communities

8 January 2003, 12:37 AEDT

A new report claims Indonesia's booming paper industry is responsible for widespread attacks on indigenous communities in Sumatra.

Communist leader sceptical of government proposal

8 January 2003, 12:37 AEDT

The government of President Gloria Arroyo has revealed plans to forge peace pacts with communist and Muslim rebels within six months.

Thousands protest price increases

7 January 2003, 13:00 AEDT

Thousands of people took to the streets of Indonesia yesterday - to protest against the government's decision to raise fuel and other charges.

UN urges compliance, not defiance

7 January 2003, 13:00 AEDT

An emergency meeting of the United Nation's nuclear watchdog has decided to give North Korea one more chance to readmit its inspectors, or be reported to the Security Council for failing to comply with nuclear safeguards.

Power vacuum amid continuing violence by Maoist rebels

7 January 2003, 13:00 AEDT

Since June 2001, when the majority of the royal family was gunned down by Crown Prince Dipendra, Nepal has been in a spiral of political and social instability.

Temple secures insurance against terrorist acts

7 January 2003, 12:49 AEDT

The threat of attack on places of worship in India and in Pakistan is high.

Analysis of Arroyo's decision to retire in 2004

6 January 2003, 12:46 AEDT

The Philipine President Glorio Arroyo shocked the Filipino political establishment last week when she announced her decision not to seek another term in office.

Cracks appear in peace process

6 January 2003, 12:46 AEDT

Cracks are beginning to appear in the Sri Lanka peace process.

A step closer to putting a person in space

6 January 2003, 12:46 AEDT

China has moved a step closer to putting a person in space.

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