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December 18, 2009
Barry Obama? Not Here Thanks.
Marketed by the White House as America’s first ‘Asian’ president, Barack Obama spent several years growing up in Indonesia. But as Ben Bland discovers, not all Jakartans are enamoured with the metre-tall incarnation of ‘Barry’ erected in a park last week.
Barry Obama? Not Here Thanks.
In Defence of ASEAN
December 17, 2009
In Defence of ASEAN
By Invitation: Ambassador Ong Keng Yong
In Defence of ASEAN
Too Close for Comfort?
November 20, 2009
Too Close for Comfort?
As Singapore emerges from its sharpest and most protracted recession, the city-state’s policymakers have been keen to emphasize the importance of immigrants to the country’s future well-being. But as Jeya Segaram discovers, the downturn has exacerbated simmering tensions over an immigration policy that some Singaporeans believe is too lax.
Too Close for Comfort?
November 19, 2009
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
November 17, 2009
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?
November 12, 2009
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
September 23, 2009
High-Profile Political Prisoners
Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
High-Profile Political Prisoners
September 23, 2009
'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'
September 09, 2009
Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
The Diplomat’s exclusive interview with Malaysian Opposition Leader Anwar Ibrahim.
Interview with Anwar Ibrahim
June 18, 2009
Why Obama Should Speak in Indonesia?
Why Obama Should Speak in Indonesia?
May 07, 2009
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
February 28, 2009
Broken Art
With their rich traditions and an increasingly global outlook, Thailand’s cultural industries have significant promise.
Broken Art
February 02, 2009
'Warriors' Realm
It was midday on the Thai-Burma border. The tropical sun beat down from a cloudless blue sky…
'Warriors' Realm
February 02, 2009
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
December 22, 2008
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
November 01, 2008
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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