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AseanPlus News 25 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Anti-war passions flare

Anti-war passions flared yesterday as South Korean activists vowed to block the dispatch of more troops to Iraq and the government banned a video of the beheading of a Korean national in the war-torn country.

AseanPlus News 21 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Megawati sure of single-round polls win

Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri yesterday said she is optimistic she can clinch another term by winning the July 5 presidential race in a single round.

AseanPlus News 10 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Former dissident Lee picked as S. Korea’s premier

President Roh Moo-hyun's selection of Lee Hai-chan, a dissident-turned veteran politician, as the next prime minister shows his strong willpower to reform the nation, media reports said yesterday.

AseanPlus News 02 Jun 2004 | 12:00 AM

Vietnamese minister sacked over graft scandal

Vietnam's Parliament rubber-stamped yesterday a decision by Prime Minister Phan Van Khai to sack his agriculture minister following a major corruption scandal.

AseanPlus News 31 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Police on top alert for Indon presidential campaign

Police were put on top alert yesterday ahead of campaigning for the country's first ever direct presidential election, their spokesman said. Police will also deploy special teams to guard five pairs of candidates running for president and vice president, he said.

AseanPlus News 26 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Setback for Roh as premier quits

President Roh Moo-Hyun yesterday accepted the resignation of Prime Minister Goh Kun in a setback to the South Korean leader's plan for a partial Cabinet reshuffle.

AseanPlus News 18 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Christian preacher feared kidnapped

A Pentecostal preacher was feared kidnapped in Pakistan on Sunday, apparently by an unknown Islamic militant group after he disappeared in this south-western city, his friends and family said.

AseanPlus News 16 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Roh apologises and takes blame for crisis

South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun took responsibility yesterday for two months of instability triggered by his impeachment and apologised for corruption scandals involving his aides.

Lifestyle 05 May 2004 | 12:00 AM

Lost cause

Like in other wars where soldiers are sent to fight on foreign soil, the French too feel that their countrymen had died for nothing in Dien Bien Phu, writes MORT ROSENBLUM.

Letters 25 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Ailing party must change – or die

B>SEOUL:/BGrand National Party leader Park Geun-hye begged voters to grant her collapsing party 'one last chance' throughout her touching campaign for the April 15 general election. Her desperate appeal, in tears at times, did work.