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Hun Sen denies Cambodia in crisis

B>PHNOM PENH:/BPrime Minister Hun Sen denied yesterday that Cambodia was facing a political crisis after a rash of killings of political party members.


NAM can lead the way, says MIT lecturer

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) is displaying important leadership in the positions it has taken against US plans to attack Iraq and the distortions in global trade, a senior lecturer from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).


Polls talk reaches feverish pitch

Talk of a snap election has regained currency in the past week with some saying it may be as early as this year. JOCELINE TAN examines the reasons behind the renewed excitement but argues that the new Premier may stretch things till August or September 2004.


Making way for Umno's third wave

Umno's third echelon has been overlooked for several years now but this youth generation of the party seems poised to take off. JOCELINE TAN reports.


Fighting terror among Muslims

B>JAKARTA/B>: The flames of Islamic fundamentalism are not confined to the Middle East and Central Asia. Indonesia is increasingly in the news because of its large Muslim population, the rise of fundamentalist rhetoric, and purported connections to international terrorism.


Crisis in Zimbabwe

Once hailed as the pride of Africa, Zimbabwe's education system has been engulfed from top to bottom by the country's deepening political and economic crisis, reports ANDREW MELDRUM.

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Another rally in Hong Kong against bill

Thousands of people surrounded Hong Kong's legislature yesterday to denounce the government and its planned anti-subversion bill, cranking up pressure on the territory's embattled chief executive.

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Two top HK govt officials resign

B>HONG KONG:/BTwo senior members of Hong Kong's Cabinet, both publicly vilified in the territory's biggest political crisis in decades, have resigned, the government said on Wednesday.

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Tung pledges to stay in office

B>HONG KONG:/BHong Kong leader Tung Chee-hwa, deeply unpopular and facing the territory's biggest political crisis in years, vowed yesterday to remain in office but promised to be more responsive to the public.

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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.