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Nation 16 Aug 2003 | 12:00 AM

‘Mailman’ helps keep the peace

Jorgen Harboe describes his job in the Tamil heartland as that of a 'mailman'. On call 24 hours a day, his work is mainly to pass messages between the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) and the Sri Lanka Monitoring Mission headquarters which is watching over the ceasefire in the country.

AseanPlus News 20 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

MILF chief to head talks with Manila

B>COTABATO (Philippines): /B>The head of the Philippines' main Muslim separatist group is to head peace talks with the government in an attempt to end a 25-year-old guerilla campaign, rebel leaders said Saturday.

AseanPlus News 19 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Manila, MILF declare truce

B>MANILA:/BThe Philippine government announced a cease-fire deal with a Muslim rebel group yesterday, agreeing to drop arrest warrants against rebel leaders for alleged terrorism to pave the way for peace talks as early as next week.

AseanPlus News 23 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

MILF denies having links with JI as talks with govt reps begin

B>MANILA: /B>The chairman of the Philippines' largest Muslim separatist group yesterday denied for the first time any links to the regional terror group Jemaah Islamiah as rebel and government representatives held informal talks in Malaysia.

AseanPlus News 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

MILF says it will resume attacks

B>MANILA: /B>Muslim separatist rebels announced they will resume attacks on government troops after their 20-day unilateral ceasefire ended midnight Saturday.

Nation 13 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

GAM leader: Jakarta breached ceasefire pact

A Free Aceh Movement (GAM) leader, alleging that Jakarta had breached a ceasefire agreement signed last year, has criticised Indonesia#8217;s decision to impose martial law in Aceh.

Nation 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

US will not take over Malaysia's role, says Huhtala

The United States has no intention of taking over Malaysia's role in the peace process in southern Philippines, US ambassador to Malaysia Marie Huhtala said.

AseanPlus News 03 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Indons to relegate ties with Sweden

B>JAKARTA: /B>Indonesia is to downgrade relations with Sweden after it rejected Indonesian demands for the extradition of Aceh rebel leaders, Indonesia's defence minister said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Clashes erupt as rebels are cornered

B>BANDA ACEH:/BThe Indonesian military reported clashes at eight locations in Aceh province yesterday as troops were cornering separatist rebels in a bid to separate the guerillas from the population, the military said.

Letters 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Between a rock and Jakarta

The recent attack on Acehnese rebels in northern Sumatra by thousands of Indonesian soldiers, outnumbering local fighters by more than 10 to one, poses serious challenges to Indonesia and the rest of the region. We look behind the slogans and rhetoric to assess some of the problems and possibilities.