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  1. A widow's plea

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

    ... served on the commission to investigate human-rights violations in East Timor during the annexed Indonesian province's struggle for independence in 1999, and was instrumental in uncovering ... 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 ...

  2. Murder on Flight 974

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

    ... and was its executive director when he died. He also served on the commission to investigate human-rights violations in East Timor during the former province's struggle for independence in 1999, ... Bambang Yudhoyono's vow to uncover the truth. His election seven months ago as the country's first democratically elected leader had ushered in hopes that decades of corruption ...

  3. Dark days return

    Posted Jan 20th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... activist, the Community Legal Education Centre's Yeng Virak who was released last week, still have to go before courts to defend themselves against criminal defamation charges for criticising ... of a broader crackdown in which defamation laws and the corrupt judicial system are used to silence government critics. Tuesday's releases followed a meeting between Hun Sen and visiting US ...

  4. Let the cleanup begin

    Posted Aug 01st 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... military officers accused of leading the rebellion were arrested. Mrs Arroyo announcing an independent commission to look into the roots of the mutiny and a separate inquiry into bombings ... Filipinos are not surprised by allegations made by soldiers who tried to overthrow the government that corruption is rampant within the military. What has shocked them ...

  5. Activist's murder probe a huge test for Susilo

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... analysis Peter Kammerer Foreign Editor Analysts say prosecuting the killers is necessary to end decades-old culture of corruption and impunity President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's ... that an independent investigation would be held into the death of Munir Said Thalib was a landmark move for an Indonesian leader. Successive governments have been criticised for disregarding human rights, ...

  6. The right to remain outspoken

    Posted Nov 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... All that talk by critics of corruption, cronyism and a lack of free speech will surely also be soon confined to the history books. The short buzz on the telephone line said otherwise. Mr Anwar, 57, released on September 2 from six years in prison for what he claimed were trumped-up corruption and sodomy charges, confirmed its meaning with a laugh. 'I think the Special Branch ...

  7. One big family

    Posted Sep 11th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... but nonetheless had me bewildered. Political dynasties are a reason why the nation languishes near the bottom of the Asian development league. They are behind endemic corruption, keep power in the hands ... as deep as in the Philippines. Spanish then American colonisers nurtured the Filipino landed elite. The largely feudal system continued after independence in 1946, with the chosen few turning ...

  8. UN's nowhere man

    Posted Jul 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... or for its famed political prisoner, Aung San Suu Kyi. Mr Ban's position is not made any better by the UN's loss of credibility. Corruption scandals and misconduct by its peacekeepers have damaged the organisation's image. By trampling on its authority in going to war against Iraq's dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003 without Security Council consent, the US highlighted its ...

  9. The man who solved the world

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

    ... with the chairman of the constitution commission and non-governmental groups. High security meant that he was not able to adequately talk to all those he felt needed to be involved in the process. Pressure ... he headed a commission that was given three years to draw up a constitution. The former he found satisfying; the latter fell foul of a new government that made major amendments that were ...

  10. Pacific pawns

    Posted Apr 27th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... between Beijing and Taipei in the small island nations of the South Pacific could cause political instability and hurt economic development. 'China and Taiwan have added to corruption ... recognition, in return for hundreds of millions of dollars in loans and grants. Such events would seem to be warnings to politicians against accepting favours from Beijing and Taipei. For the mostly ...




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