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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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Amrozi publicly declares "delight" at Bali bombings

14 November 2002, 11:14 AEDT

A bizarre scene has unfolded in Bali as Indonesia's police chief Da'i Bachtiar conducted an interview with self-confessed Bali bombing perpetrator, Amrozi, in full view of reporters peering through the windows of Bali police headquarters.

Halal McDonalds a clear favourite with Sydney Muslims

14 November 2002, 11:14 AEDT

As that symbol of American-style western capitalism, the golden arches of McDonalds, disappear from countries in the Middle East and Latin America, the chain in Australia is making an effort towards bridging the cultural and political differences that have contributed to protests against it.

New fears as trial of two women in Aceh postponed again

13 November 2002, 20:30 AEDT

Indonesian authorities have announced that the trial of an Australian academic and American nurse who are being held in Aceh province has been postponed by another month.

At least two students dead as police open fire

13 November 2002, 20:30 AEDT

It's been exactly one year since Kabul was liberated from the Taliban, but the Afghan capital has been plunged back into conflict by a series of violent protests that threaten to overshadow what should be a joyful anniversary.

How to rebuild a country shattered by decades of war

13 November 2002, 20:30 AEDT

The student protests are a grim reminder of the 25 years of conflict which ended following the coalition's defeat of the Taliban -- one year ago today.

WTO meeting set to start in Sydney

13 November 2002, 20:30 AEDT

Trade ministers from 25 countries representing 80 percent of world trade will meet in Sydney over the next two days in an effort to speed up the implementation of free trade.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission holds public hearings

13 November 2002, 20:30 AEDT

East Timor has marked the eleventh anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre.

Grave fears over increasing hunger as UN special envoy visits

13 November 2002, 15:22 AEDT

UN special envoy Razali Ismail begins his latest mission to Burma today to revive stalled talks between the military junta and the pro-democracy opposition.

Significant sociological changes underway in Communist Party

13 November 2002, 15:22 AEDT

China's landmark Communist Party Congress is casting its first votes on what is due to be a major shake-up of the country's leadership.

AFGHANISTAN:Hopes of reviving the Silk Road for a new oil pipeline

13 November 2002, 15:22 AEDT

On the eve of the first anniversary of the fall of Kabul to the Northern Alliance, Afghanistan is hoping the revival of the ancient Silk road trade route may bring with it significant economic benefits.

Islamic alliance offers qualified support to President

13 November 2002, 15:22 AEDT

It's been a month since Pakistan went to the polls and still negotiations to resolve the political impasse remain deadlocked.

Indonesian terrorist leader, Hambali, visited Australia

12 November 2002, 17:40 AEDT

Australian authorities are facing speculation that the man considered to be southeast Asia's most dangerous terrorist, the man dubbed the region's own Osama Bin Laden, Hambali, has been to Australia.

Bali's economy in disarray

12 November 2002, 17:40 AEDT

Exactly a month after the Bali bombings the once popular tourist haunt of Kuta beach remains nearly deserted.

Protests at lay-offs

12 November 2002, 17:40 AEDT

China has confirmed that there have been many labour protests within the country as Communist authorities lay off millions of workers from ailing state-owned enterprises.

Defence analysts warns against links with Kopassus

12 November 2002, 17:40 AEDT

The Australian government has been warned not to re-establish links with the disgraced Indonesian special forces unit Kopassus.

How close is Jakarta in closing in on terrorist network

12 November 2002, 17:40 AEDT

Indonesian authorities say they've made huge strides in tracking down those responsible for the Bali bombings.

Focus on how to build the peace

11 November 2002, 19:57 AEDT

In Sri Lanka, peace talks between the government and the Tamil Tiger leadership have finally moved to a critical point.

Touring exhibition reflects highlights refugees

11 November 2002, 15:17 AEDT

A refugee exhibition inside a stark shipping container created by international medical relief agency Medecins San Frontieres is attracting large crowds during its Australian tour.

Australian minister protests over scientific whaling program

11 November 2002, 15:17 AEDT

A five-strong Japanese fishing fleet is today on its way to Antarctica to carry out more of what it calls its "Scientific Whaling Program.

Is economic stability enough?

11 November 2002, 15:17 AEDT

The emphasis of present and future leaders' meetings for China's Communist Party Congress in Beijing is maintaining political stability in a rapidly changing social and economic system.

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