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Foreign Correspondence

Suu Kyi & State

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Khin Khin, an 8-year-old donning traditional Burmese clothes, jumped up and down hysterically at the front of the Royal Festival Hall in London last week. She’s never set foot in Burma […]

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Dance Wars

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — It’s on again. Malaysia and Indonesia are squaring-off over another cultural dispute amid violent protests outside the Malaysian embassy in Jakarta, where eggs were thrown, flags burned and the use of a […]

Foreign Correspondence

Cloudy US Forecast

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The U.S. tilt back into Southeast Asia has made a hesitant start with Bangkok delaying a decision on a request for NASA to use the U-Tapao airstrip in Rayong, a former base used […]

Foreign Correspondence

A Cambodian Extradition?

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Cambodia’s police have arrested Patrick Devillers, a French architect linked to Bo Xilai. Until recently Mr Bo was a senior member of China’s Communist Party, whose sacking, amid allegations of widespread corruption in […]

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Umar Patek Gets 20 Years

FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Indonesian judges have delivered their verdict on the last of the Bali bombers, finding Umar Patek guilty of constructing two bombs that killed more than 200 people in the October 2002 blasts, […]