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Sihanouk supports Hun Sen

Cambodia's revered monarch King Norodom Sihanouk has weighed into the political brawl afflicting his country and backed Hun Sen to remain as prime minister in the new government.


Don't mix the metaphors

IT takes a while to tighten your saddle and get your sealegs.#8221; The criminal responsible for this abuse of language was Colin Powell, US Secretary of State, as reported in I>The Times/I(July 20, 2001).

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Opposition rejects poll results

B>PHNOM PENH:/BThe runners-up in Cambodia's general election have rejected its results as unfair, pushing the country toward a political crisis.

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Philippine intelligence head quits, mutiny probe set

B>MANILA:/BThe head of Philippine military intelligence has quit, warning of 'deep restiveness' in the armed forces despite the quashing of a weekend mutiny by nearly 300 elite soldiers.


Dr M and Thaksin to discuss Myanmar

Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr and his Thai counterpart Thaksin Shinawatra will discuss the political crisis in Myanmar during talks in Langkawi this weekend.

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HK plans to revive talks on bill

B>HONG KONG:/BHong Kong plans to reopen in September public consultations on a controversial anti-subversion law that has triggered the territory's worst political crisis in years.

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Blair has no regrets over war on Iraq

B>BEIJING:/BBritish Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday he had no regrets over the war on Iraq despite questions about its justification after the death of a British scientist.

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I won’t resign, says Blair But he will take blame if probe points to govt

B>SEOUL: /B>British Prime Minister Tony Blair said yesterday he would accept responsibility if a probe into the suicide of a government scientist pointed to any wrongdoing by members of his government.

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Democracy seen as vital for HK

B>HONG KONG:/BBeijing's fresh public backing for Hong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa may cool political tensions for now but the government must take steps towards more democracy to win back public confidence, analysts and newspapers said.

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Tung looking for crucial support from China

B>HONG KONG:/BHong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa, besieged by calls to resign, will be seeking crucial backing when he visits Chinese leaders, who are alarmed by massive protests in the city and calls for greater democracy.