Opinion

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What a difference a faith makes!

The three Catholic Indonesians who were executed on 21 September were the latter.  Known as the “Poso Three”, Fabianus Tibo, Marianus Riwu and Dominggus da Silva were accused of incit...
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The Rules of the Game

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Australia in Denial of Racism

Jakarta - The ugly ocker has reared his head again.  During a radio talk show on 31 August, Prime Minister John Howard singled out Muslim migrants for refusing to embrace Australian values and urged th...
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A Bad (Constitutional) Joke in the Philippines

I have been in favor of a parliamentary system of government for the Philippines since the time of President Corazon Aquino, but I am against the current drive to change the constitution and make the shift ...
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Pirates of the Middle Kingdom?

There is a myth that Chinese people spend every evening glued to the screen watching pirated Hollywood DVDs. The myth is promoted by the LA studios and the video equivalents of the MP3-obsessed Recording In...
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Lies, Damn Lies and Singapore

In it would be the country’s paramount leader and former Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, telling his audience in a Los Angeles media conference in 1998: “Singapore has managed this relentless flood ...
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History Repeating Itself

Engagement with China was not supposed to work out this way. In a new report, Amnesty International has added its voice to the growing condemnation of China’s blanket support for unpleasant regimes like...
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Charade

There’s a farce being played out in the Philippines, and it’s orchestrated by the country’s putative president.  But her subalterns are either also in on it and have memorized their lin...
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Southern Exposure

By Paul Ehrlich Thailand's low-level, long-running Muslim insurgency in the south is showing no signs of a peaceful solution. If things continue this way, say experts of terrorism in Southeast Asia, the area c...