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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reclaimed land the best solution for Hong Kong's housing problem

    Posted Sep 17th 2013, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... told us from time to time we lack roads, tourists, airport capacity, and shopping and office space. Shortage of land has been a perennial, but now that it has been joined by housing, the two ...

  2. Winning over Oceania

    Posted Sep 21st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... rivalled only by Japan. The leaders of the mostly cash-strapped islands have warmly welcomed the new sports stadiums, office buildings and airports provided free with mainland money. In return, ... buildings and airports.' The list is impressive and includes the headquarters of Papua New Guinea's Foreign Ministry, government offices in Samoa, a sporting complex in Fiji and extending ...

  3. Murder on Flight 974

    Posted Apr 10th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... reports The pathologist at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport scratched his head as he read the autopsy report of the Indonesian man who had died a few days earlier on Garuda Flight 974 from ... Soekarno-Hatta Airport when he boarded Garuda Flight 974 at 9.55pm for Amsterdam via Singapore. Sources interviewed by Indonesian media said Munir, who held an economy-class ticket, wrongly entered ...

  4. No time for cold feet

    Posted Mar 13th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... environmental protection, should be pushed into the background. The two have to be combined by building high-speed railways rather than roads and airports, constructing 'green' buildings, ...

  5. A less liberal America

    Posted Sep 07th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... have realised it is not worth trying. Middle-class Americans do not much notice the changes. They have to negotiate upgraded security procedures at airports and take note of the colour-coded ...

  6. Attacks in region's least safe city almost inevitable

    Posted Aug 06th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Jakarta is ranked Southeast Asia's least safe city for foreigners by security-risk analysts. They, and western governments, warn against going to the Indonesian capital unless absolutely necessary. Their assessment is based upon a series of bombings in public places in recent years ranging from the international airport to the stock exchange. They blame rising poverty ...

  7. Lion city still in dark age

    Posted May 30th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... International Airport on a Singapore Airlines flight from Bangkok on May 13. As a guest of the opposition Singapore Democratic Party invited to help teach members about political campaigning, he knew he ... trouble-free and he was therefore expecting the usual efficient procedures at the airport before the subway ride into town. This time, though, when he handed over his passport at the immigration ...

  8. The greatest show on earth?

    Posted Jan 28th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to work, and Bush goes home promising to visit again, 'real soon'. There is a touching scene where the two special friends are saying goodbye at Baghdad airport and, teary-eyed, ...

  9. The man who solved the world

    Posted Jan 15th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer, Yash Ghai

    ... the airport to the high-security administrative hub known as the Green Zone, being driven about in military convoys bristling with machine guns and dodging bombs. 'The most frightening moments for me were going from the airport to the Green Zone, which is a small distance of just 8km, but is the world's most dangerous road,' Professor Ghai says. 'Sometimes I've ...

  10. Modern slavers know no borders

    Posted Feb 27th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is always greener on the other side, the saying goes. That is why airport check-in counters and border checkpoints the world over are packed with people in search of the wealth of their dreams. Most ... would seem to indicate officials are not worried. The lines of thousands of young people, mostly women, leaving international airports in the Philippines and Thailand each day on short-haul ...




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