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Faith, Hope and Justice
Just weeks after Timor-Leste voted for independence, the town of Suai was visited by a gang of pro-Indonesian rule militiamen who slaughtered dozens of unarmed citizens hiding in a church. Steve Holland meets Manuel dos Santos who, 10 years later, is still waiting for justice–and for his abducted daughter to come home.
Faith, Hope and Justice
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Asia's Next Flashpoint?
The offer to former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra of a position as an economic adviser to Cambodian Premier Hun Sen has inflamed relations between the two countries. The Diplomat contributor Luke Hunt travels to Phnom Penh, Bangkok and Preah Vihear and finds out how Thaksin’s new role has upset the Thai monarchy and quietly amused Beijing.
Asia's Next Flashpoint?
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Notes from a Show Trial
Fair trial or kangaroo court? Ben Bland reports from Kuala Lumpur on former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s efforts to criminalise war.
Notes from a Show Trial
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High-Profile Political Prisoners
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
High-Profile Political Prisoners
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'Our Country's One Big Prison'
The Burmese junta, already known as one of the cruellest regimes in the world, has been stepping up its oppression of political opponents. Phil Thornton reports from the Thai-Burma border, where he speaks with exiled politicians, army deserters, displaced villagers and former political prisoners.
'Our Country's One Big Prison'
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Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
The Diplomat’s exclusive interview with Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
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Why Obama Should Speak in Indonesia?
Why Obama Should Speak in Indonesia?
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China's Cambodian Hegemony
Pushing the long grass aside, Phorn pointed to a marker stone. ‘The Chinese workers came and put this here,’ he said.
China's Cambodian Hegemony
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Broken Art
With their rich traditions and an increasingly global outlook, Thailand’s cultural industries have significant promise.
Broken Art
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'Warriors' Realm
It was midday on the Thai-Burma border. The tropical sun beat down from a cloudless blue sky…
'Warriors' Realm
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Dynasty And Democracy : Thailand's Dilemma
The multi-coloured protests that paralysed Bangkok at the end of last year garnered international media attention more due to tales of stranded tourists than the deep-rooted causes behind them.
Dynasty And Democracy : Thailand's Dilemma
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Rescuing Child Sex Slaves
A warm night on the Thai/Burmese border. A Grey Man operative checks his video equipment and heads into a cluster of 15 brothels.
Rescuing Child Sex Slaves
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Regime Tools - Burma's Repressive Middle Men
In the past 12 months Burma’s military regime, the State Peace and Development Council (SP DC), has been under intense international scrutiny.
Regime Tools - Burma's Repressive Middle Men
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We have unity now
At 66 years of age, Commander Richard Yoweni doesn’t think he is getting too old to keep battling Indonesia.
We have unity now
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Shovel and sickle
A bevy of Australian and other foreign mining companies moving into the poverty stricken but mineral-rich Philippines face a number of challenges, among them communist insurgents wielding extortion demands and hit and run raids.
Shovel and sickle
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Staple Stoush
Consumers throughout Southeast Asia have begun to show their displeasure at the rising cost of food, but the threat of these protests degenerating into region-wide, destabilising unrest is, for the moment, overstated.
Staple Stoush
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