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Thai troops arrest scores in massive op

B>PATTANI (SOUTHERN THAILAND):/B A religious teacher was among scores of people picked up by Thai security forces yesterday in a massive military operation to flush out those behind Sunday's deadly raid on the army installation in Narathiwat.


Groups welcome Suhakam proposals

The National Union of Teaching Profession (NUTP) has lauded the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia's (Suhakam) recommendation to the Government to look into the needs of poor and marginalised communities.

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‘Thrill-seeking’ killer of 17 boys executed

B>BEIJING:/BA man who murdered 17 young boys in order to experience the 'sensation of killing' was executed Friday, court officials said.


For news, the world is the limit

The global (not just international)environment for news media remains grosslyunbalanced against the interests of media in the South.Are Asian media todayready to take that tough next step from their respective national roosts toglobal operations?


People against torture

Even now torture still takes place in many countries around the world. Amnesty International#8217;s campaign coordinator on torture, Rafael Barca, speaks to ALLAN KOAY about the movement#8217;s latest effort to rally people around the world against torture.


The executioner's swansong

He used to execute criminals and drug dealers with a machine gun; now he has retired from what he calls #8216;not your usual job#8217; and sings golden oldies to relieve himself from stress, writes STEVE SANDFORD.


Fernandez allowed to reply from dock

Tenaganita Sdn Bhd director Irene Fernandez, who claimed trial to publishing a memorandum containing false news, was allowed to reply to written submissions by the prosecution from the dock yesterday.

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Thai police find weapons cache

B>BANGKOK:/BPolice found a weapons cache here yesterday, as Thailand ramped up security ahead of a meeting of 21 world leaders.

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Malaysian hanged in Singapore despite protest

B>SINGAPORE: /B>Singapore executed a convicted Malaysian heroin trafficker yesterday despite protests by human rights group Amnesty International and after the High Court dismissed his third appeal for a retrial.