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  1. Military 'closing in' on terrorist

    Posted Aug 09th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... The Philippine military yesterday said it was closing in on convicted terrorist Fathur Rohman al-Ghozi, as questions arose over the death of another suspect who escaped with him three weeks ago. Abdulmukim Edris died in the hands of his captors on Thursday after being apprehended in the southern province of Lanao del Norte. Military spokesman Lieutenant-Colonel Daniel Lucero ...

  2. Mercenary market

    Posted Jun 26th 2004, 12:00am by Andrew Salmon

    ... lucrative private sector. But for governments, the private sector provides the ability to outsource dangerous or politically sensitive jobs. The issue facing private military companies now must ...

  3. What's On

    Posted Apr 21st 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... POLITICAL SATIRE Mathias Woo Yan-wai and Edward Lam Yik-wah have teamed up to direct West Kowloon Side Story. The political satire is the fourth instalment of the East Wing West Wing series. The humorous show revolves around the West Kowloon cultural deve ...

  4. Spy-catchers turn fortune-tellers as island army goes soft

    Posted Apr 10th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... after scandal breaking out within the military. In the latest such incident, a military security and anti-graft unit, which apparently had too little work to do, recently started offering ... the military, offered the free fortune-telling services through its internal website- accessible only by soldiers. Because of its accuracy and swift responses, the website has provided more than 1,000 ...

  5. PLA officer executed for spying for Taiwan

    Posted Sep 09th 2008, 12:00am by Bill Savadove, Lawrence Chung

    ... to confirm the report in Ta Kung Pao. According to the report, a military court found Dai Yibiao, a 33-year-old lieutenant in the People's Liberation Army, guilty of transferring over ... Military Region handed down the original sentence, and Dai was executed by gunshot on Friday after an appeal had been rejected and the nation's highest court had upheld the decision, according ...

  6. Indonesian special forces chief goes on trial

    Posted Oct 24th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Marianne Kearney in Jakarta Sriyanto Mustrasan faces a human rights court for his role in a massacre of Muslim activists nearly 20 years ago The head of Indonesia's elite military ... on trial in a civilian rather than a military court for the numerous human rights abuses that occurred both before and after the fall of Suharto five years ago. The only other human rights trial ...

  7. Fear, not apathy, stops activists taking to the streets in protest

    Posted Aug 13th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... arrest is fuelling intense underground discussions among students, Buddhist monks and activists about whether to take fresh action against Myanmar's ruling military junta. Hanging above it, ... the verdict has been matched by warnings in the junta-controlled press that 'riots beget riots'. Armed military police have also shut down University Avenue after Ms Suu Kyi's return ...

  8. Taiwanese accused of recruiting novice spies

    Posted Jan 11th 2005, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... in 2002, was paid NT$450,000 while Wu was paid about NT$1.5 million for conducting espionage in Nanjing, Shanghai and Zhejiang since 1996. Quoting military sources, the newspaper said Taiwan had increased its espionage activities in Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui and Guangdong, sensitive military areas targeting the island. However, by employing a large number of unprofessional people ...

  9. Man on a mission

    Posted Jul 17th 2004, 12:00am by Ray Cheung

    ... in the Chinese military in an effort to promote trust and understanding. Before Sino-US military ties were scarred by hostile incidents, such as the US Seventh Fleet sailing into the Taiwan Strait ... National Defence University, he developed the first US institutional exchanges with the PLA's National Defence University. The two schools are the training grounds for senior military officers ...

  10. Assassin may be declared democracy hero

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

    ... Khang Hyun-sung in Seoul On October 26, 1979, South Korea's military dictator, former president Park Chung-hee, arrived at a safe house on the grounds of the presidential compound ... of assassinating the president, and it is suspected that the US Central Intelligence Agency was the instigator. It also triggered another military coup d'etat.' The state commission was set up ...




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