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Nation 02 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Anti-terror centre opens and goes straight to business

The Malaysian-funded South-East Asia Regional Centre for Counter-Terrorism was formally established yesterday and went straight to business #8211; organising a money-laundering seminar next month.

AseanPlus News 20 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar swallows 'bitter pill'

B>PHNOM PENH/B>: Myanmar says it must now swallow #8220;a bitter pill#8221; in order to maintain peace and stability and to prevent anarchy in the crisis-plagued country.

AseanPlus News 19 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pressure on Pyongyang, Yangon

B>PHNOM PENH:/BThe United States led pressure on North Korea to abandon its nuclear drive and Myanmar to embrace democratic reforms during high-level talks at Asia-Pacific's top security forum yesterday.

AseanPlus News 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cambodian cops fire into air to disperse protesters

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodian police fired into the air and broke-up protesting garment workers yesterday, a day after demonstrations turned bloody, leaving two people dead and 29 injured.

AseanPlus News 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cambodia charges fourth suspected Muslim militant

B>PHNOM PENH: /B>Cambodia charged a fourth suspected Muslim militant yesterday as South-East Asia intensified a crackdown on a shadowy radical Islamic network blamed for terror attacks in the region.

AseanPlus News 12 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Myanmar under huge pressure to free Suu Kyi

B>YANGON:/BMyanmar's junta was under intense pressure yesterday to release democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi after a renewed appeal from the United Nations and protests from the United States which called her detention #8220;shameful.#8221;

AseanPlus News 11 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pyongyang: We're building a nuclear arsenal

B>SEOUL: /B>North Korea is threatening to develop a nuclear arsenal to deter US hostility and reduce its dependence on conventional weapons so that it can divert resources to rebuilding its shattered economy.

AseanPlus News 30 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian news briefs

Asian news briefs including fom Kathmandu that half a century after he became the first person to set foot on the top of Mount Everest, Edmund Hillary became a Nepali citizen yesterday in the climax of official celebrations marking the anniversary.

AseanPlus News 29 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Cambodia charges three with JI membership and links to al-Qaeda

B>PHNOM PENH:/BCambodia said Wednesday it had smashed a radical Islamic network and charged three men with membership of Jemaah Islamiah (JI), the group blamed for the Bali bombing and accused of links to al-Qaeda.

AseanPlus News 14 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Germany's chancellor visits Indonesia

German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder met with the Indonesian president Wednesday in talks aimed at bolstering relations and promoting trade with the world's largest Muslim nation