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  1. Spin wears thin

    Posted Aug 28th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Peter Kammerer Malaysia's tourism authorities sell their country to the world with the slogan: 'Malaysia, Truly Asia'. Their pitch is that nowhere else in the region ... into the 'Malaysia, Truly Asia' promotion. Malaysia is indeed a country of diversity, but even to hint that its people are pulling together is to make a lie of reality. This may have been the case 30 ...

  2. Is there a PM who can satisfy Mahathir?

    Posted Jun 10th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Malaysia's former long-serving leader just won't fade away, accusing his 'ungrateful' chosen successor of eroding his legacy, writes Peter Kammerer Malaysia ... began setting out his vision for Malaysia. Seen as the 'Mr Clean' of a political system widely perceived as tainted by nepotism and corruption, he boldly began sweeping away ...

  3. One big family

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

    ... though: the prime ministers of Malaysia and Singapore are the sons of former prime ministers, as is Japan's premier-in-waiting, Yukio Hatoyama. But nowhere do business and political clans run ...

  4. Unlikely champion

    Posted Apr 17th 2009, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... its democratic institutions are under severe strain. Plunging exports have shot to pieces the economies of Singapore and Malaysia. Vietnam is automatically excluded by its one-party system. ...

  5. Privacy on parade

    Posted Nov 10th 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... were at the top, but Asian nations filled five of the last seven spots. Mainland China and Malaysia were equal bottom, having been determined as 'endemic surveillance societies', ... or non-existent, such as in mainland China, Malaysia and Thailand, as the Privacy International report indicated. In Beijing, it's not unusual to move into a new flat and to shortly thereafter ...

  6. Mahathir 'right to detain rival's son'

    Posted Sep 25th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Extending his internment has nipped terrorism problem in the bud, says expert While critics of Malaysia's government claim the detention of the son of the main opposition party's spiritual leader is politically motivated, terrorism experts believe the action is justified. The Parti Islam se-Malaysia's respected Nik Aziz Mat yesterday accused outgoing Prime Minister ...

  7. Shadowy figure dubbed the Osama bin Laden of Asia

    Posted Aug 16th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... for every bombing in the region and sought by Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. His disappearance from intelligence radars after the September 11 attacks added to the mystique ... in religious schools under the religiously repressive Suharto regime. To nourish his beliefs, he went into self-exile in Malaysia. There, he was recruited to join the mujahedeen to fight the Soviet ...

  8. Tipping the scales

    Posted Oct 21st 2006, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... experienced a decline in fish numbers of 40 per cent in the past five years alone. The areas with the worst declines were the Gulf of Thailand and the waters off East Malaysia. Oceans the world over ... Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Daniel Pauly, had even stronger words, describing the South China Sea around Hong Kong, the Malacca Strait adjoining Malaysia ...

  9. Three-nation crack unit needed to fight terrorism, says Ramos

    Posted Sep 22nd 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... president Fidel Ramos last week outlined a plan he said had already won written approval from his country's leader, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. It calls on the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia ... and security officials and would formally propose the idea to the leaders of Indonesia and Malaysia. If approved, Singapore and Thailand could join later. 'The force would include the best people ...

  10. High praise for trained officials

    Posted Jan 07th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... Malaysia and India in particular had 'very good, well-trained staff' able to work effectively in all situations. 'Western media give the impression that if organisations like Oxfam ...




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