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  1. New army chief comes in swinging

    Posted Oct 30th 2004, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Raissa Robles in Manila General vows to crush rebels and root out corruption A new military chief took office in the Philippines yesterday, vowing to crush any attempt to destabilise the country and to root out corruption in the armed forces. Armed Forces Chief of Staff Lieutenant-General Efren Abu, 55, told a restive military weighed down by its biggest corruption scandal ...

  2. Doctor who urged rethink disappears

    Posted Jun 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Sars whistle-blower who sought a reappraisal of the June 4 protests is missing with his wife, says their worried daughter Jiang Yanyong, the retired military doctor who exposed last year's Sars outbreak on the mainland, has disappeared on the eve of the 15th anniversary of the Tiananmen military crackdown, his daughter said yesterday. Dr Jiang, who wrote ...

  3. Fidel Ramos hints at a return to the political fray

    Posted Sep 24th 2003, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... to overthrow President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. 'Let us not panic,' he said, while denying links to military officers claimed to be planning to seize power from the much-criticised leader. ... during a round of golf with army generals with whom he had served in the military, he urged the withdrawal of their support for discredited president Joseph Estrada - who was removed and replaced ...

  4. Joint appeal for doctor's release

    Posted Jun 11th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... punishing the semi-retired military doctor for calling for a reappraisal of the 1989 demonstrations. 'Originally we thought they would be released after June 4. But now we still have no idea ... on critics'. Last year Dr Jiang- who works at the Beijing Military 301 Hospital- exposed the cover-up of the extent of the Sars outbreak. In February, he filed a letter to officials attending ...

  5. The best chance for peace in Nepal?

    Posted Sep 09th 2004, 12:00am by Mark Williams

    ... Mark Williams So, Basista Koirala is dead. Abducted by Maoist guerillas last October, the 46-year-old farmer has, according to Nepal's military, become another victim of a war rooted ... the Himalayas or fend off dope-pushers in the Kathmandu tourist ghetto known as Thamel. Ten thousand people have now died. Across the country, hundreds have 'disappeared' into military ...

  6. Sars doctor withstands brainwashing

    Posted Jul 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chan Siu-sin Activist remains unbowed, despite relentless 'self-examination', says a source Detention for military doctor Jiang Yanyong meant nine hours of brainwashing a day ... daughter Jiang Rui on Tuesday that he had asked the military to allow him and his wife to visit her in California. The couple had been on their way to apply for US visas to visit their daughter ...

  7. Anwar hails Bush for democracy bid

    Posted Mar 18th 2005, 12:00am by Peter Kammerer

    ... prime minister Mahathir Mohamad and spent six years in jail after being found guilty of corruption, rejected the US approach, especially its military invasion and occupation of Iraq. He said negotiations through 'constructive invention short of military operations' were necessary. 'It must not assume that we have all the answers because we are surrounded by key academics ...

  8. Hundreds say a final farewell to engineer killed in hostage drama

    Posted Oct 18th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... Ray Cheung Hundreds of family, friends and colleagues gathered yesterday to pay their final respects to the Chinese hostage killed during a military rescue in Pakistan. Mourners attended ... military plane. On October 9, Wang Peng and Wang Ende were heading to work on a dam project in the remote South Waziristan tribal region, about 330km southwest of Islamabad, when they were abducted ...

  9. Police abused us for years, say residents

    Posted Aug 28th 2004, 12:00am by Josephine Ma

    ... fainted when three policemen tried to grab him in a military crackdown in Wangying village in 1994. She shocked the court when she knelt before the judge and wailed as she described the pain ... written a letter of complaint to the government about the military crackdown. But the atmosphere took a sudden turn when plaintiff Zhang Xide testified. In sharp contrast, Mr Zhang argued ...

  10. Indian spy case 'threat to regional security'

    Posted Jun 08th 2004, 12:00am by Maseeh Rahman

    ... and Development Organisation would have compromised military and intelligence communications. But analysts insist the case of the missing spymaster, Rabinder Singh, a top official in the Research ... ministry. Analysts said the codes could have been for communications but they were not of high military value. The Times of India also quoted a source saying the stolen disks did not contain any ...




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