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Philippines 24 May 2016 | 10:03 AM Premium

Hero’s burial plan for Philippine dictator Marcos sparks outrage

MANILA (AFP) - Plans by the Philippines’ controversial president-elect to give late dictator Ferdinand Marcos a hero’s burial triggered outrage on Tuesday, with martial law victims warning it would whitewash the strongman’s crimes.

World 23 May 2016 | 10:59 PM Premium

Philippines' Duterte to allow burial of Marcos at heroes' cemetery

MANILA (Reuters) - President-elect Rodrigo Duterte said on Monday he would allow the burial of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos at the Philippines' heroes' cemetery, despite strong opposition.

World 27 Jan 2016 | 1:53 PM Premium

Japanese emperor asks youth to keep alive memories of World War Two

MANILA (Reuters) - Japanese Emperor Akihito on Wednesday urged the younger generation to "keep alive the memories of the Second World War" and the hardship that followed, as a way of avoiding conflict amid growing maritime tension in the East and South China Sea.

AseanPlus News 28 Sep 2013 | 12:59 PM Premium

Australian PM to visit Indonesia on first foreign trip

Sydney (AFP) - Australia's Tony Abbott makes his debut foreign trip as prime minister on Monday, visiting Indonesia where he will discuss asylum-seekers following the first deadly accident involving boat people since he took power.

World 18 Jun 2011 | 12:00 AM Premium

Philippines rules out hero's burial for dictator Marcos

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Benigno Aquino has decided not to allow the body of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos to be buried in a cemetery for national heroes in Manila, his spokesman said on Saturday.

Nation 12 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Pak Ali served his country well

Ali Alatas, 76, passed away in Singapore yesterday. The formerIndonesian Foreign Minister may be remembered for vigorouslydefending his country's occupation of East Timor, but to many,Pak Ali will be missed as an intelligent and wise diplomat.

World 11 Dec 2008 | 12:00 AM Premium

Ex-Indonesia foreign minister Alatas dies in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Indonesian foreign minister Ali Alatas, who once served as United Nations special envoy to Myanmar, died in Singapore on Thursday, Indonesian officials said.

World 13 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

Serbia says no state funeral for Milosevic - president

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbian President Boris Tadic said on Sunday Slobodan Milosevic should not receive a state funeral and made clear he will not grant an amnesty to his widow who faces arrest if she returns from Russia for the burial.

World 12 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM Premium

U.N. tribunal faces questions after Milosevic death

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The U.N. war crimes tribunal hopes an autopsy on Slobodan Milosevic on Sunday will clear up the cause of his death in his cell only months before a verdict was due in his four-year-old trial.

AseanPlus News 02 Nov 2003 | 12:00 AM Premium

Tight security in Philippines on All Saints’ Day

Millions of people flocked to cemeteries around the Philippines on All Saints' Day yesterday to pay respects to their dead amid the watchful eye of thousands of security forces.