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Suspicious motorbike destroyed at Asean meet

PHUKET, 23 July 2009: Thai security forces destroyed a motorcycle found about 300m from the venue of the Asean Regional Forum (ARF) as a precaution after authorities could not locate the owner. First Regional Army Commander Gen Lt Kanit Sapitak said: “We found the motorcycle at about 9am at a no-park area. The area was […]

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Modern-day slavery in Malaysia

Modern-day slavery in Malaysia

THE condemnation of Malaysia in the United States State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report 2009 should not have come as a surprise. In fact, the Malaysian authorities should have anticipated it. The Malaysian government was put on notice of active trafficking in persons in the country a year ago by non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and […]

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M’sia condemns North Korean nuclear test

JEJU ISLAND (South Korea), 2 June 2009: Malaysia today expressed deep concern on the latest developments in the Korean peninsula and condemned the recent nuclear test carried out by North Korea. Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Tun Razak said the test by North Korea represented a serious setback to efforts aimed at keeping the region […]

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Asean wants Myanmar to release Suu Kyi

BANGKOK, 19 May 2009: Thailand, the current Asean chair and a close neighbour of Myanmar, today expressed its grave concern over the move by the country’s military junta to try opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi. In a statement, it reminded the Myanmar government that Asean leaders had called for the immediate release of the […]

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“Najib should demand for Suu Kyi’s release”

“Najib should demand for Suu Kyi’s release”

PETALING JAYA, 15 May 2009: Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak should lead the way in demanding for the release of Aung San Suu Kyi, the Malaysian Parliamentary Caucus on Myanmar and the Asean Inter-Parliamentary Myanmar Caucus (AIPMC) said today. Their spokesperson, Lim Kit Siang, said Najib should lead Malaysia and Asean to pressure the […]

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Postponed Asean summit in June (Updated)

Updated 5:43pm, 21 April 2009 BANGKOK, 21 April 2009: The postponed Asean +6 Summit is likely to be held in Phuket in June, as many leaders are busy with their own domestic schedules in May and July, Thai Prime Minister Abhisit Vejjajiva said today. He said the Foreign Ministry was currently checking with all the […]

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