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Zaini Abdullah recently talked in two telephone interviews with ANDREAS HARSONO about the agreement signed on Dec 9, 2002 in Geneva in which the rebels and Jakarta had agreed to have a ceasefire supervised by a joint security committee whose members included Indonesian officials, Aceh rebels and representatives of the Geneva-based Henry Dunant Centre.
B>BANGKOK:/BThe gangs controlling Bangkok's motorbike taxis, the fastest and probably most dangerous way to get around the crowded city, have been declared public enemy one by campaigning premier Thaksin Shinawatra.
Asian news briefs including from Tokyo that a 77-year-old Japanese fisherman who had been drifting at sea on a small fishing boat for 15 days was rescued by another fishing boat on Thursday morning in the East China Sea after surviving two typhoons, the Japan Coast Guard said yesterday.
The defence has wrapped up its arguments in Vietnam's biggest criminal trial, and it is now up to the judge to decide whether Ho Chi Minh City's reputed crime boss will face a firing squad, state-controlled media reported Saturday.