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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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Ruling party under pressure in two mayoral elections

6 December 2002, 20:12 AEST

Taiwan's ruling party faces a critical mid-term test in two mayoral elections on Saturday, as the republic's flagging economy and record unemployment erode the ruling Democratic Progressive Party's support base.

Conflict over water shortages

6 December 2002, 20:12 AEST

Pakistan is in the grip of a major drought and tension is mounting over how the small amount of water available is being distributed.

Royal family gives rare press conference

6 December 2002, 11:03 AEST

Japan's Crown Prince Naruhito, the heir to the world's oldest monarchy, says he wants to bring Japan and Australia closer together.

Australian report predicts economic growth

6 December 2002, 11:03 AEST

China's economy will grow by a "robust" seven percent a year for the rest of the decade, barring major social or political disruption according to a 200-page study released by the Economic Analytical Unit of Australia's Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

NEPAL:Gurkhas win POW compensaton from British Government

6 December 2002, 11:03 AEST

The UK High Court has slammed as irrational and racist the British Government's refusal to compensate Nepalese Gurkhas who suffered under the hands of the Japanese as prisoners of war.

Security talks vow to cooperate over North Korea

6 December 2002, 11:03 AEST

In annual security talks the South Korean Minister for Defence Li Jun and his United States counterpart Donald Rumsfeld agreed to continue their close cooperation on the issue of North Korea's development of nuclear weapons.

Former Burmese dictator Ne Win dies, aged 92

5 December 2002, 20:21 AEST

Burma's former military strongman Ne Win has died in Rangoon, at the age of 92.

Prime Minister attempts to restore peace post riots

5 December 2002, 20:21 AEST

The East Timorese government headed by Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, is attempting to restore calm, and shore up confidence in its six month old adminstration.

Opposition calls for PM apology on pre-emptive strike

5 December 2002, 20:21 AEST

Australia's relations with Southeast Asia have been hit by an extraordinary dispute over sovereignty and the war on terrorism.

Mahathir says suicide bomb threats under control

5 December 2002, 20:21 AEST

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the threat posed by suicide bombers and other terrorists is under control.

Australia's AMP finance and investment company exits Japan

5 December 2002, 20:21 AEST

One of Australia's leading financial services companies is exiting Japan, less than a year after opening operations there.

Questions over political motivation of recent unrest

5 December 2002, 20:21 AEST

East Timor is quiet today after mob violence in the capital Dili, left at least two dead, scores injured, and key buildings burnt to the ground.

Maoist rebels offer peace talks

5 December 2002, 11:26 AEST

Maoist rebels in Nepal have offered peace talks with the government, the first proposal of dialogue in almost a year.

Report warns of Pacific 'haven' for terrorism

5 December 2002, 11:26 AEST

Australia has been warned to take a new and more active role in helping Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands to become secure - or risk seeing them turn into terrorist "havens" - run by criminals - instead of legitimate governments.

Terrorist threat under control: Prime Minister

5 December 2002, 11:26 AEST

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says the threat posed by suicide bombers and other terrorists is under control.

Foreign minister reassures ASEAN members

5 December 2002, 11:26 AEST

Australia has tried to reassure the angry leaders of neighboring nations over the Prime Minister's comments on a pre-emptive strike against terrorism.

Riots reflect deep resentment on slow pace of development

5 December 2002, 11:26 AEST

East Timor's capital, Dili, is recovering from the worst violence since the its independence.

Arrest of possible key organisor of JI operations

5 December 2002, 11:26 AEST

Indonesia's police have arrested a man linked to the extremist Islamist movement Jemaah Islamiyah and the Bali bomb ring.

Curfew imposed after more riots

4 December 2002, 20:27 AEST

East Timor authorities have imposed a curfew and sent troops onto the streets of the capital Dili, following a day of rioting in which as many as five people have died.

ASEAN ambassadors summoned for talks with Foreign Minister

4 December 2002, 20:27 AEST

Australia's Foreign Minister, Alexander Downer, has held a meeting with ten Southeast Asian Ambassadors in Canberra.

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