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Proving the Government Wrong

''We prove today that what the government paper said, that there was only two percent of all monks joining the protest, is not true.'' a monk said defiantly in speech delivered Sep 21 in Yangon

Out in November: 'Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within'

2006-11-14 18:30
2006-11-14 20:30
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Asia Media Report'Asia Media Report: A Crisis Within', a report on media trends in Asia, is produced and coordinated by IPS Asia-Pacific.

For the Media, Caution Ahead

By Pravit Rojanaphruk

BANGKOK - Despite the seemingly wide acceptance of the Thai public, especially the urban middle classes and old elites, of the Sep. 19 coup, there is no solid guarantee that the putsch will solve more problems than it may end up creating.

Did the coup leaders "solve" the Thaksin Shinawatra dilemma only to have created more newer problems? Can two wrongs make thing right, is a question that needs to be considered.

While it may be premature to be conclusive, the current facts speak for themselves. On Tuesday night, Thailand was transformed from a police state in the making, run by

'What Was Batam Before Us?'

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BATAM, Indonesia, Sep 18 (Asian Eye) - Until civil society activists from across the world gathered here for a three-day meeting, this Indonesian island had attracted attention for two other reasons -- HIV/AIDS and Singaporean business.

Batam has one of the highest rates of the pandemic in Indonesia. A few billboards on the side of roads warning about the dangers of HIV/AIDS elaborate this point. Yet it has not stopped a thriving activity of karaoke bars and massage parlours in some quarters.

Transparency Starts at Home, WB & IMF Told

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BATAM, Indonesia, Sep 17 (IPS) - Civil society organisations gathered on this island, ahead of the annual meeting of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in neighbouring Singapore, have launched a 'global charter' demanding transparency from the finance institutions.

The Coup: View from Within, Without

BANGKOK, Sep 22 (Asia Media Forum) - The media in the Asia-Pacific region were caught with their pens down when the Gen Sonthi Boonyaratklin-led military seized power from caretaker Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra's government on Sep. 19.

   Although coup rumours were rife weeks and months before, nobody expected the military takeover would come swiftly and, quite surprisingly, peacefully. No shots were fired and no one got hurt.

Thais Wait and See in Wake of Coup

BANGKOK, Sep 19 (IPS) - Tuesday evening was just like any muggy night, except for telltale signs that suddenly had residents of the Thai capital sitting up. Troops in camouflage, fully armed with machine guns, were fanning out across the city streets. News reports soon said tanks were taking over the Government House and that soldiers had gone into the Prime Minister's office.

BURMA: 'Suu Kyi Spurned Junta's Offer'

By Marwaan Macan-Markar

BANGKOK, May 31 (IPS) - When Burma's military regime extended the house arrest of pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi on the weekend, it deepened the country's political despair.

CORRUPTION: World Bank Weighs Risks of Anti-Graft Drive

By Emad Mekay

WASHINGTON, Jun 2 (IPS) - A leaked document from the World Bank reveals that officials are struggling with how to implement stronger anti-corruption measures in Bank projects without creating hurdles to the institution's lending and influence.

U.S.-SOUTH KOREA: Bigger Than NAFTA, Just as Controversial

    By Emad Mekay

WASHINGTON, Jun 5 (IPS) - The United States and South Korea kick- started the first round of talks in Washington early June toward a bilateral free trade agreement amid cheers from business groups and denunciations from labour groups and farmers from both nations.



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