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Confucianist corruption in South Korea

Crikey May 15, 2009

Government corruption in South Korea is a problem spanning back thousands of years, rooted in Confucianism.

US Vietnam vet sends Aung San Suu Kyi back to jail

Crikey May 15, 2009 2 Comments

A single rogue element can change everything in Myanmar politics, writes Kyaw Kyaw.

Ethnic groups in Myanmar getting heated

Crikey May 12, 2009

A new constitution in Myanmar is not enough to calm ethnic tensions. The Kachin tribesmen, who live near the Chinese border, are beginning to prepare themselves for battle, reports Thomas Fuller.

Shady Burmese conglomerates, party donations and zero harm policy

Crikey May 12, 2009

One of Australia's largest engineering companies is abruptly pulling out of Burma after an investigation by Asia Sentinel revealed that a subsidiary was working on the construction of a lavish new airport for the repressive junta in Naypyidaw, the generals' reclusive capital.

Portrait of Japan’s ATM con men

Crikey May 9, 2009

By assessing people arrested over ATM scams between January 2007 and April 2008, the National Police Agency built up a useful criminal profile.

China ready to deal on climate change

Crikey May 7, 2009

Beijing are finally ready to come to the table on carbon emissions -- at least according to the British government.

The anti-corruption czar and the caddy

Crikey May 6, 2009

The chief of Indonesia's anti-corruption body has been accused of ordering the murder of a business executive who was caught up with him in a love-triangle.

Thai PM may not see out the year

Crikey May 6, 2009

Thailand PM Abhisit Vejjajiva is a "novice among the tigers" and may not even last in power beyond August, writes Thanong Khanthong.

Pakistan will give no quarter

Crikey May 6, 2009

With a showdown between the Taliban and Pakistan looming in Swat Valley, residents are fleeing: they know Pakistan's army will use maximum firepower and overwhelming force.

Nepal on the brink as PM resigns

Crikey May 5, 2009

The resignation of Nepalese PM and former Maoist rebel leader Pushpa Kamal Dahal has thrown the country into renewed turmoil, with tensions rising between former Maoist guerrillas and army chief Rookmangud Katawa.