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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.

AseanPlus News 16 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

Surveys: Pro-Roh party will win

Exit polls showed the pro-government Uri Party winning a large majority in South Korea's parliamentary election yesterday.

AseanPlus News 15 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

South Korean parties make final appeal to voters

South Korean parties made a final appeal to voters yesterday ahead of a parliamentary election high on emotion over President Roh Moo-hyun's impeachment but low on policy debate.

AseanPlus News 13 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

80% likely to cast votes in S. Korean elections

South Korea seems awfully quiet for a country about to hold a parliamentary election, but polls show huge numbers are likely to vote in what could be a close contest between the pro-government Uri Party and the opposition.