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  1. Guilt-edged engraving

    Posted May 21st 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... techniques, the victims of violent military rule from 1976 until democracy was restored in December 1983. The inadequate manner in which a national commission was carrying out investigations led ... are buried, to Argentina, where the idea caught fire 21 years ago to lay to rest the ghosts of military rule, forensic science has become a cornerstone of investigation. By helping to identify remains ...

  2. A widow's plea

    Posted Nov 29th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... in the Netherlands. Some believe he could have been investigating the military, while others suggest it was corruption. Whichever, he was no stranger to threats and intimidation. On the evening of September ... ill shortly after eating a meal of noodles. He was moved to business class and a doctor on the flight pronounced him dead on the morning of September 7, as the plane was flying over central ...

  3. Demand to bar Bangladeshi soldiers from peacekeeping role

    Posted Aug 25th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... because of the military's alleged poor record on home soil. The Asian Human Rights Commission and its sister organisation, the Asian Legal Resource Centre, in a report released yesterday, ... security, safety and human rights. The government was tackling the threat through a series of military and police operations that had the overwhelming support of Bangladeshis, he said. Central ...

  4. The disillusioned hero

    Posted Jul 17th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Queen's University, Belfast, with a degree in social sciences, before attending the prestigious Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst. There, he was commissioned into the Royal Signals, transferring ... Collins' praises in a personal letter. Colonel Collins, 45, is no longer with the British military. He retired after 22 years' service in January last year, promoted to full colonel ...

  5. Freedom beckons

    Posted Dec 03rd 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... strategic backwater is suddenly on everyone's lips. Known as either Myanmar or Burma- depending on regard for the legitimacy of the military rulers- it has become a high-level United Nations ... archbishop and Nobel Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu. A report they commissioned that was presented to the UN Security Council in September struck a loud chord for action where before there had been ...

  6. Troubled kingdom

    Posted Jan 29th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... rights, and law and order. Central to the descent is the civil war launched by Maoist rebels in 1996 to create a communist republic. More than 11,000 people have since been killed and the figure mounts daily, often by double digits. Despite US and Indian military and financial support, the army is making little headway against the rebels. As the conflict drags on, seemingly without ...

  7. Does North Korea really have a price?

    Posted Jul 27th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... such as the Military Armistice Commission, which consists of members from both sides and still meets regularly in the truce village of Panmunjom. Korea expert Victor Cha, a professor at Georgetown University ... Last year, annual per capita GDP for South Koreans was US$19,400, while the Central Intelligence Agency estimated it was $1,000 for North Koreans. When it was signed by US lieutenant-general ...

  8. Blast could strengthen military's hand

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

    ... Indonesia's fledgling democracy is being put at risk by her increasing reliance on the military. Observers and human rights advocates said in the wake of yesterday's bombing in central Jakarta ... and the sending of thousands of soldiers to the rebellious province typified her approach. Indonesians are worried about such developments because of the intrusive role the military played in society ...

  9. Bringing Chinese golf up to par

    Posted Feb 05th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... is no central government control. At least three departments should be involved in each new development- sport, land and the environment.' He said new rules were expected to be put in place in coming months after the National Reform and Development Commission called on local governments to guide investment. In 2004, Beijing suspended approvals for new golf courses and started ...

  10. Leaders have given power to generals

    Posted Jul 28th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... and protesters, he turned to the military. His partnership resulted in the declaration of martial law on September 21, 1972. Marcos' reliance on the military to retain power propelled it to a central ... The military has held a powerful position in Philippine politics since being invited to take a leading role by dictator Ferdinand Marcos in the early 1970s. Marcos, a lawyer, was elected ...




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