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Oct 8, 2012
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Oct 7, 2012

Philippines, Muslim rebels agree landmark peace deal

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – The Philippine government and Muslim rebels agreed a deal to end a 40-year conflict that has killed more than 120,000 people, President Benigno Aquino said on Sunday, paving the way for a political and economic revival of the country’s troubled south.

The agreement begins a roadmap to create a new autonomous region in the south of the mainly Roman Catholic country before the end of Aquino’s term in 2016, giving the Muslim-dominated area greater political powers and more control over resources.

Oct 2, 2012

Manila, Muslim rebels start peace talks, deal seen close

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Negotiators from the Philippine government and the country’s largest Muslim rebel group began a fresh round of peace talks in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, aiming to seal an agreement to end 40 years of conflict in the south of the mainly Catholic state.

Government and rebel negotiators are closing in on a peace deal after nearly 15 years of violence-interrupted talks, a potential landmark success for President Benigno Aquino that could pave the way for more investment in the country’s impoverished but resource-rich south.

Sep 30, 2012
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Aug 2, 2012

As rich world falters, buoyant SE Asia discovers credit

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Every weekday brings another lucky winner of the “Credit Card Clean” game on Thailand’s Get Radio station.

Last Thursday it was Chotika Kosaisaevee, nicknamed “Pear”, a 23-year-old student who admitted she had got carried away by acquiring three credit cards and racking up debt of about $530 (340 pounds).

Aug 1, 2012

Analysis: As rich world falters, buoyant SE Asia discovers credit

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Every weekday brings another lucky winner of the “Credit Card Clean” game on Thailand’s Get Radio station.

Last Thursday it was Chotika Kosaisaevee, nicknamed “Pear”, a 23-year-old student who admitted she had got carried away by acquiring three credit cards and racking up debt of about $530.

Jul 17, 2012

“ASEAN Way” founders in South China Sea storm

MANILA/KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – As Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del Rosario began to raise the sensitive issue of the South China Sea at one of last week’s Asian summit meetings, his microphone went dead.

A technical glitch, said the Cambodian hosts. Perhaps something more sinister, hinted some diplomats who were frustrated by Chinese ally Cambodia’s dogged efforts to keep the subject off the agenda.

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      "I cover the politics, economics and people of Southeast Asia from Kuala Lumpur, where I also act as head of editorial for Malaysia and Brunei. I joined Reuters on the Singapore editing desk back in 1997 and have been on the move ever since, from Japan to the Philippines to the U.S.A and then Brazil."
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