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Letters 15 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Pledge to champion the Aceh struggle

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.

AseanPlus News 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin declares war on taxi gangs

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.

Lifestyle 09 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Getting the job done

Retired headmaster IRONMAN muses on the challenges he faced when he took charge of a rundown school filled with hooligans, mischief-makers and underachievers.

AseanPlus News 07 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Asian news briefs

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.

Other Sport 05 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Ronaldo' agents held on money laundering charges

Two Brazilian business representatives of Ronaldo have been linked to an alleged extortion of US$33 million deposited in Swiss bank accounts, Brazilian newspapers reported on Tuesday.

Nation 31 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Simple folk caught in crossfire

ADAM, 22, is one of those caught in the middle of the conflict between the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian authorities.

AseanPlus News 27 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Notorious Indian gangster shot dead in Bangkok

B>BOMBAY:/BNotorious underworld Indian gangster Ezaz Lakdawala, wanted in a number of extortion and murder cases, was shot dead in Bangkok late on Sunday by rival gangsters, police here said.

Letters 25 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thaksin now targets the mafia

By M. Veera Pandiyan

AseanPlus News 24 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Judge to decide if Vietnamese mob boss gets firing squad

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.

AseanPlus News 23 May 2003 | 12:00 AM

Thai police kill two suspected gunrunners

B>BANGKOK:/BThai police shot and killed two suspected gun dealers yesterday, the first casualties in a war on mafia-style mobsters ordered by the prime minister.