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.


ASEAN security talks confirm the need for action

25 July 2001, 20:28 AEST

The annual Asia Pacific security talks are concluding in Hanoi after a day which ranged from US China tensions to the future of Indonesia and East Timor.

Senate approves war crimes tribunal

25 July 2001, 20:28 AEST

The Cambodian senate has approved legislation setting up a war crimes tribunal to hear cases against former leaders of the infamous Khmer Rouge.

Opposition blames PM for Kashmir talks failure

25 July 2001, 20:28 AEST

Indian Prime Minister Atal Begari Vajpayee has told parliament that Pakistan is to blame for the failure of peace talks over Kashmir with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf in Agra.

MPR voting on new vice-president

25 July 2001, 20:28 AEST

Indonesia's national assembly is in the process of deciding who will be the country's new vice-president.

Megawati's political fortune not guaranteed

25 July 2001, 10:15 AEST

Indonesian parliamentarians are set to elect a new vice-president today.

Relief over Indonesia's peaceful leadership transition

25 July 2001, 10:14 AEST

The annual Asia Pacific security talks are being held in the Vietnamese capital, Hanoi today.

Parliament's rowdy resumption of business

25 July 2001, 10:14 AEST

The Papua New Guinea Parliament got down to business yesterday for the first time this year -- after a seven-month adjournment called by the Government to avoid a possible vote of no-confidence.

ASEAN pleased at peaceful transition in Indonesia

24 July 2001, 20:41 AEST

"Stability in Indonesia is stability in ASEAN but we are very happy that the transition is peaceful and is moving to the stabilisation of the country" - Vietnam's foreign minister Nguyen Dy Nien, giving a regional sigh of relief at the peaceful presidential takeover in Indonesia by Megawati Sukarnoputri.

Megawati to face uncertainty until 2004 elections

24 July 2001, 19:53 AEST

There was a great sense of relief in Indonesia today, after the Presidency changed hands on Monday without serious violence or military intervention.

Military unlikely to play lead role under Megawati

24 July 2001, 19:53 AEST

President Megawati Sukarnoputri faces many challenges, with her critics questioning her governing abilities.

Maoists agree to peace talks with new PM

24 July 2001, 19:53 AEST

Maoist rebels in Nepal have agreed to hold peace talks with the country's newly appointed Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

Suicide bombers attack miiltary and civilian airports

24 July 2001, 19:53 AEST

A pre-dawn attack by suicide bombers from Tamil Tiger guerrillas has destroyed 8 military aircraft and two civilian passenger jets in Sri Lanka.

Military waited on the sidelines

24 July 2001, 15:30 AEST

One faction that president Wahid was pinning his hope on for support was the military.

Megawati needs a strong team to rule

24 July 2001, 15:15 AEST

President Megawati Sukarnoputri faces many challenges, with her critics questioning her governing abilities.

Leadership transition made without violence so far

24 July 2001, 11:44 AEST

Indonesia has undergone a peaceful transition of power, as popular Megawati Sukarnoputri takes over the leadership of the world's fourth-most populous nation.

Wahid supporters say Suharto cronies back in power

23 July 2001, 21:07 AEST

Suppporters of Abdurrahman Wahid say the parliament's decision to replace him with Megawati Sukarnoputri represents a come-back for anti-democratic forces associated former dictator Suharto.

Arroyo pledges to help poor, cut business red tape

23 July 2001, 21:07 AEST

Philippines' President Gloria Arroyo has pledged jobs, housing, food and education to millions of poor Filipinos, during her long-awaited state of the nation address.

Foreign Ministers call for calm in Indonesia

23 July 2001, 21:07 AEST

The drama in Jakarta appears to have marginalised ASEAN, the Association of South East Asian Nations, whose foreign ministers are meeting in Hanoi.

Wahid impeached

23 July 2001, 21:07 AEST

Indonesia has a new President.

Megawati supporters say win was 2 years too late

23 July 2001, 21:07 AEST

Members of Megawati's party, the PDI-P, say that she has finally achieved the victory that was hers by right two years ago.

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