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Business 10 Apr 2003 | 12:00 AM

US House passes bill to ban conflict diamonds

B>WASHINGTON:/BDiamonds that finance and fan African civil wars would be banned from US import and export under a bill passed by the House of Representatives this week.

Letters 22 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Yangon fails to get charges of forced labour off its back

IN villages across eastern Myanmar, a popular childhood game #8211; hide-and-seek #8211; is being given a new twist by that country's military government.

Lifestyle 27 Jun 2003 | 12:00 AM

Avenging rail slave

A review on Geoffrey Archer's I>The Burma Legacy/I>.

Lifestyle 31 Jul 2003 | 12:00 AM

Craftsmen doing time

Some Japanese prisoners are keeping an ancient carpet-weaving tradition alive due to a shortage of artisans, writes MARI YAMAGUCHI.

Lifestyle 15 Dec 2004 | 12:00 AM

In denial of a human trafficking problem

MARINA MAHATHIR muses over the many idiosyncrasies of Malaysian society. An attention-grabbing headline directs her musings to the problem of human trafficking this week.

Letters 17 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Workshops good way to help prisoners


AseanPlus News 25 Jan 2005 | 12:00 AM

Japanese occupation survivor relives horrors

Sitting on a hard wooden bed under a plastic canopy, 90-year-old Amos Haluch has wondered occasionally over the past four weeks: Is it something about the soccer field?

Lifestyle 17 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Season of the Rising Sun

The people of Sarawak, native and immigrant alike, fared relatively well under the Japanese yoke, writes OOI KEAT GIN. While there was hardship and deprivation, it was mild compared to the suffering endured by others in the region.

Lifestyle 24 Jul 2005 | 12:00 AM

Honourable Guests in hell

Batu Lintang, now a peaceful campus in Kuching where teachers learn their craft, was once a notorious prison camp used to hold the enemies of Japan. OOI KEAT GIN recounts the ordeal of those who survived, and the many who did not.

World 01 Aug 2005 | 12:00 AM

WFP chief visits Myanmar to discuss curbs on U.N.

BANGKOK (Reuters) - World Food Programme (WFP) chief James Morris flew into Myanmar on Monday for a four-day trip analysts said was aimed at keeping a channel open between the army-ruled country and the outside world.