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.


Bali bombing investigation reveals possible suspects

31 October 2002, 10:52 AEDT

The investigation into the Bali bombings has taken what could be a big step forward, with the release of detail facial drawings of three men said to be prime suspects.

Rise in Muslim extremism and violence against minorities

30 October 2002, 21:00 AEDT

There are new warnings of a disturbing rise in Muslim extremism in Bangladesh.

Moderate Indonesian Muslims concerned over radical groups

30 October 2002, 21:00 AEDT

At a forum in Singapore, moderate Islamic leaders have argued that along with new political freedoms in the post-Suharto era, radical Islamic groups have gained a new foothold.

Not surprised by claims of North Korean nuclear stockpiling

30 October 2002, 21:00 AEDT

As North Korea and Japan continue a second day of talks aimed at normalising relations, South Korea has openly accused Pyongyang of possessing substantial stocks of bio-chemical and nuclear weapons.

Release of Princess detained over rival's murder

30 October 2002, 21:00 AEDT

Malaysia is in the grip of a royal scandal, after the murder of the second wife of the prince of Perak state.

Jakarta warned against arresting more Muslim leaders

30 October 2002, 21:00 AEDT

The leader of Indonesia's second largest Muslim organisation has warned the government in Jakarta against arresting more Muslim leaders as it investigates the Bali bombing and other acts of terrorism.

Talks in Washington between US and Australian ministers

30 October 2002, 14:43 AEDT

Australia's Foreign minister Alexander Downer and the Defence Minister Robert Hill have been holding top-level talks in Washington, where the threat of terrorism in Southeast Asia was one of the key issues.

Talks with North Korea appear to be hard-going

29 October 2002, 20:17 AEDT

Japan and North Korea are talking for the first time in two years in an effort to normalise diplomatic ties.

Questions raised over ability of new chief minister

29 October 2002, 20:17 AEDT

Indian-administered Kashmir has a new coalition government and a new Chief Minister, two weeks after the end of protracted elections in the disputed Himalayan region.

UN warns of severe food shortages

29 October 2002, 20:17 AEDT

The United Nations has already warned that despite reports of a recovering national harvest, North Korea still needs emergency food aid.

Calls for an EU-style economic approach

29 October 2002, 20:17 AEDT

In the aftermath of the Bali bombings, the European Union is once again being pushed as a model of economic integration for Asia and the Pacific.

Developing countries frustrated at climate change conference

29 October 2002, 20:17 AEDT

In New Delhi, developing countries are launching an assault on wealthier countries at a global climate change conference.

Lawyers question detention of Abu Bakar Ba'asyir

29 October 2002, 15:12 AEDT

Indonesian authorities yesterday whisked Muslim cleric Abu Bakar Ba'asyir away, to howls of protest -- the first real sign of domestic Indonesian resistance to Jakarta's pledge of a crackdown after the Bali bombing.

RSL warns against simultaneous war on Iraq and terrorism

29 October 2002, 15:12 AEDT

Australia's Returned Services League has sounded a new warning about an Australian role in a war in Iraq - claiming a large military commitment could not be sustained at the same time as any serious effort to fight terrorism regionally.

Police finally arrest Abu Bakar Ba'asyir

28 October 2002, 20:28 AEDT

Indonesian police have arrested Abu Bakar Ba'asyir, the alleged leader of the terrorist group Jemaah Islamiah, taking him from his hospital bed into police custody for questioning.

APEC summit ends with strong condemnation of terrorism

28 October 2002, 20:28 AEDT

The Asia Pacific summit has concluded in Mexico condemning in the strongest terms terrorist outrages in the region.

Australia to fund centre where aussie journalists killed

28 October 2002, 20:28 AEDT

The families of five Australian-based journalists killed when Indonesian troops entered East Timor in 1975 have welcomed moves to refurbish what's become known as the 'Australian house' in the border town of Balibo.

Focus on architecture of war-torn cities

28 October 2002, 20:28 AEDT

What happens when countries are devastated by war, when entire cities and stately buildings are razed to the ground through fighting and destruction? How do they rebuild and can life ever return to normal for these cities and their peoples? At a recent international architecture conference in Melbourne, two such cities came under the spotlight - Dili in East Timor and Kabul in Afghanistan.

BURMA:New report details massive human rights abuses in Burma

28 October 2002, 20:28 AEDT

The release of a new report detailing massive human rights abuses in Burma has once again thrown the spotlight on the military dictatorship's claims to be liberalising its rule.

Jemaah Islamiyah outlawed

28 October 2002, 15:04 AEDT

When Australia's Federal Attorney General Daryl Williams outlawed Jemaah Islamiyah yesterday, he cleared the way for the arrest of any Australian supporters of the group.

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