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AseanPlus News 14 Jun 2005 | 12:00 AM

Return of tourists brings back the smiles

After a deadly insurgency erupted in Indian Kashmir and tourists shunned the region, Abdul Rashid decided to sell his ornately handcarved tourist houseboat.

AseanPlus News 09 Apr 2005 | 12:00 AM

Business as usual for junta

Every year, Myanmar's ruling generals throw a grand party in verdant People's Park, marching their troops around in celebration of what they claim are their many achievements. But it's an in-house affair.

AseanPlus News 22 Mar 2005 | 12:00 AM

Not easy for Jolo island to shake off its violence tag

From the air, this southern island and the other surrounding isles of the Sulu archipelago look idyllic with hectares of verdant forest surrounded by white sandy beaches.

AseanPlus News 02 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

History the key to current woes

It is indeed a place steeped in both beauty and bloodshed. Pattani#8217;s spectacular landscape of verdant hills, swaying palms and beckoning beaches has also been the backdrop for its constant wars and revolts throughout the ages.

Nation 02 Jan 2004 | 12:00 AM

Standing firm on foreign policy

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