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  1. News - Asia - AUSTRALIA

    Australia’s apology for military abuse rapped as rushed

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 03:53pm by Agence France-Presse in Sydney

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney  Australia’s apology to sex abuse victims in the military was criticised on Tuesday as too rushed to allow the victims to witness it, even as it was welcomed ... the historic occasion inside and outside parliament. But when Defence Minister Stephen Smith delivered the apology to those abused in the military in parliament on Monday, his speech came just hours ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - LEADER

    After an apology of sorts from Manila, it's time to move on

    Posted Apr 24th 2014, 03:47am by SCMP Editorial

    ... four months away, there is, finally, a breakthrough. Speaking after closed-door talks with Philippine officials yesterday, the chief executive said the demands for an apology, compensation, ... sorrowful regret" expressed by the Philippine government in the joint statement still falls short of a formal apology demanded by the victims. But as one of the relatives said, the Philippine ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Abe shows his pragmatic side with decision on 'comfort women' apology

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 07:10pm by Frank Ching

    ... Frank Ching Frank Ching says Shinzo Abe's decision not to revise Japan's apology to 'comfort women' goes a long way to mending damaged relations Pragmatic side Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's belated affirmation of Japan's apologies to former "comfort women" and to victims of Japanese aggression in the second world war has halted the precipitous ...

  4. News - World - AUSTRALIA

    Australian government apologises to abuse victims in military

    Posted Nov 27th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Sydney Apology to victims of abuse in military The Australian government has made a parliamentary apology to victims of abuse in the military and set up a compensation fund after hundreds of claims of rape and sexual assault. Defence Minister Stephen Smith also established an independent task force to individually assess each allegation uncovered ...

  5. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s 1993 apology for sex slavery won’t be revised, Shinzo Abe says

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 10:14pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo No revision on sex slave apology: Abe Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said yesterday his government would not, after all, revise a landmark 1993 apology for wartime sexual slavery, and said he was "deeply pained" by the suffering of women drawn into military brothels during the second world war. Abe has faced criticism for his ...

  6. News - Asia - EAST ASIA

    Japan says it will not review 1993 apology over wartime comfort women

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 10:00pm by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Tokyo Japanese government says it will not review 1993 Kono statement of remorse over wartime sex slaves after senior minister sparked storm Comfort women apology to remain Japan's government yesterday announced that it was not planning to revise an apology for the military's use of sex slaves in the 1930s and 1940s, in apparent response to a week of intense ...


    Alan Pardew's apology a PR patch-up job

    Posted Mar 07th 2014, 09:32pm by Peter Simpson

    ... desensitised to apologies; to many they've become meaningless, the shallow request for forgiveness insulting. When Newcastle manager Alan Pardew headbutted Hull City's David Meyler last week, ... had to at least appear sincere, if he (as was made patently clear) was not. Rewatching his casual almost blokey-jokey apology is a blood-boiling experience. Pitifully oblivious to the gravity ...

  8. News - Asia - DIPLOMACY

    Park Geun-hye urges Tokyo to stand by apology for 'comfort women'

    Posted Mar 01st 2014, 11:59am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul South Korean president says Tokyo would find itself isolated if it went back on 1995 apology for wartime sexual enslavement of Asian women Park in pariah warning to Japan South Korean President Park Geun-hye yesterday warned Japan would face isolation if it pushed ahead with a move to revisit an apology over wartime sex slavery. Her warning, ...

  9. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan’s ex-PM says comfort women apology review not in country’s interests

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 05:17pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Tokyo Revising a landmark apology for Japan’s wartime system of sex slavery would not be in the country’s interests, a former prime minister said on Thursday after ... apology in 1995 for Japan’s wartime aggression. “I wonder if finding some faults with the statement serves Japan’s national interest,” he said, adding that the historic statement of remorse ...

  10. News - Asia - JAPAN

    Japan considers revision of comfort women apology

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 03:58pm by Agence France-Presse

    ... Agence France-Presse in Seoul Japan is to consider revising its landmark apology for its wartime system of sex slavery, a top official said on Monday, in a move likely to draw fury ... Sankei Shimbun daily and Fuji TV, in which 59 per cent of respondents said the apology should be revised. Most recently, the issue was further inflamed when Katsuto Momii, the new head of Japan’s ...




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