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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.

Letters 04 Apr 2004 | 12:00 AM

From father to daughter

B>SEOUL:/BOne of the first things Park Geun-hye did following her election as leader of the Grand National Party last week was to visit her parents' grave in the National Cemetery. There, before the tomb of former President Park Chung-hee and First Lady Yuk Yong-soo, she said she prayed that her parents would guide her along the right path.

AseanPlus News 27 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Survey: Megawati’s party trailing Golkar in voter support

B>JAKARTA:/BPresident Megawati Sukarnoputri's party is trailing its main rival in the run-up to the general election but she narrowly leads the separate presidential race, according to an opinion poll released yesterday.

AseanPlus News 25 Mar 2004 | 12:00 AM

Opposition abandons HQ in reform move

B>SEOUL:/BSouth Korea's conservative political opposition abandoned its expensive headquarters Wednesday and moved into a tent as its new leader vowed to reform the corruption-tainted party.