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  1. New graft claim hits Taiwan's military

    Posted Apr 24th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung As the mainland navy displayed its growing might to the world, Taiwan's military was hit by yet another corruption scandal, with a general investigated for alleged irregularities in the purchase of supplies. The latest scandal prompted even the head of the government watchdog, Wang Chien-shien, to question whether the island's military could be effective ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Ex-general charged with graft

    Posted Apr 08th 2009, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... Lawrence Chung in Taipei Taiwanese prosecutors have indicted a retired general and eight others on charges of corruption in one of the island's worst military scandals. They are also seeking a 22-year jail term for former Reserve Command deputy director Yuan Hsiao-lung, 59, for allegedly accepting expensive gifts and entertainment from military contract broker Lin Chih-chung, ...

  4. Threat of coup eases- for the moment

    Posted May 31st 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Greg Torode Anyone who cares about Thailand should keep a close eye on its Channel Five television station over the next few weeks and months. Military-owned, it usually pumps out a steady diet of game shows and soap operas. But during a coup, the channel reverts to non-stop military music. For ordinary Thais, it is the first sign that their government is changing hands by force. ...

  5. Censored: the map website accused of leaking site of PLA HK barracks

    Posted May 20th 2010, 12:00am by Ivan Zhai

    ... Ivan Zhai Authorities have censored a Shenzhen-based online forum accused of leaking the locations of military facilities like airports, naval bases and the PLA's Hong Kong barracks, ... in a report by China Central Television on Monday night. The report also said the forum had revealed the location of a military airport before it was officially reported in October. Long, a prominent ...

  6. Accused smuggler seeks release

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Yvonne Tsui A Hong Kong resident who is in custody pending extradition to the United States in relation to the export of military parts and the smuggling of goods is seeking immediate ... the export of military parts and the smuggling of goods believed to be military training equipment or components, including 10 aircraft indicators. He is also accused of laundering two sums of money, ...

  7. Estrada's mistress on coup charges

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

    ... and explosives. The former movie starlet, known widely as Estrada's favourite mistress, is said to have sheltered renegade soldiers before and during a failed power grab by junior military officers ... hotel room occupied by renegade officers. The disk had been bent to crack its plastic casing, but military intelligence repaired it and lifted its contents to reveal the names of more than 100 ...

  8. Arroyo does a loyalty check amid new coup rumours

    Posted Sep 05th 2003, 12:00am by Raissa Robles

    ... Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo met top military and police officials yesterday to strengthen the chain of command and do a loyalty check as rumours of a new coup swept Manila ... to oust the president. Military officials yesterday claimed that not just one but several groups were hatching the latest plot to replace Mrs Arroyo with Vice-President Teofisto Guingona. ...

  9. Phoney cadre's house of cards tumbles down

    Posted Sep 09th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of his employer, Wang Popan, who was married with three children. The two began living together as lovers in 1990 in a military family residential area, posing as father and daughter, and Ding ... of a military medical school and to have worked in a military hospital. 'She lived with my father in a military residential area, and that's it. She had never worked in a military hospital. ...

  10. Lightweight Paganini's Soul ready to hit right note for Size and Whyte

    Posted Jan 09th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... driving him away to a victory that seals what could be a huge afternoon for the champion jockey. The John Moore-trained Military Move looks the biggest danger to Paganini's Soul in the sprint home, but Darren Beadman will have to use all his strategic nous to ensure he is not standing Whyte too many lengths head-start on the turn. Military Move is likely to be dragged back, as he ...




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