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Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Published By   /  June 28, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Chinese aid, Democracy, Elections, Ethnicity, Featured, Fiji, Fiji elections, Human Rights, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Muslim, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Press Release, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Voreqe Bainimarama  /  Comments Off on Bainimarama attacks opposition ‘lies’ for promoting Fiji ethnic hatred

Fiji Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama giving a public address. Image: The Fiji Times File By RNZ Pacific Fiji’s prime minister Voreqe Bainimarama has again hit out at opposition parties, calling them liars and accusing them of sowing division in the ethnically diverse country. Bainimarama devoted much of his speech at the opening of a provincial […]

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Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

Published By   /  June 14, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Aviation, Elections, Featured, Media, Mendi, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Papua New Guinea, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Protest, Protests, Reports, RNZ Pacific, Southern Highlands  /  Comments Off on Protesters in PNG’s Highlands torch plane, shut Mendi airport

The destroyed Air Nuigini Dash 8 at Papua New Guinea’s Mendi Airport. Image: Melvin Levongo/RNZ Pacific By RNZ Pacific Protesters in the Papua New Guinea Southern Highlands town of Mendi have torched a plane and closed the airport. Earlier, the local police station commander Gideon Kauke had said police were guarding the aircraft to ensure […]

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Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Published By   /  May 29, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Dr Mari Alkatiri, Economics, Elections, Featured, Fretilin, Human Rights, Independence, Indonesia, Land border, Maritime boundaries, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oecussi, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Political lawsuits, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Savu Sea, Security, Self Determination, Timor Island, Timor-Leste  /  Comments Off on Savu border unsolved, but Timor-Leste leader praises ‘amazing’ Indonesia link

Fretilin’s former Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri … “we look forward to guaranteed stability, ongoing development and to bring people out of poverty” in Timor-Leste. Image: Agora Timor By Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata in Dili East Timor’s outgoing Prime Minister Dr Mari Alkatiri says that after almost two decades of separation from Indonesia, the country’s relations […]

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Tong Sang voted in as new French Polynesia assembly president

Published By   /  May 18, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Elections, Featured, Gaston Tong Sang, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Tahiti, Tahitian elections, Tapura Huiraatira  /  Comments Off on Tong Sang voted in as new French Polynesia assembly president

Territorial President Gaston Tong Sang … elected two months after being given a one-year suspended jail sentence for abusing public funds. Image: RNZ Pacific French Polynesia’s Territorial Assembly has elected the ruling Tapura Huiraatira party’s Gaston Tong Sang as its new assembly president for a five-year term, reports RNZ Pacific. He secured the support of […]

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Timor-Leste finally has a government. But what happens now?

Published By   /  May 17, 2018  /  APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Development, Economic growth, Elections, Featured, Health and Fitness, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Oil industry, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pacific Report, Peace, PMC Reportage, Politics, Press Release, Public health, Public service, Reports, Timor-Leste, Youth  /  Comments Off on Timor-Leste finally has a government. But what happens now?

By Guteriano Neves in Dili After nearly a year of political deadlock resulting from a minority government, and a divisive political campaign, Timor-Leste is set to have a stable government after an early election, held last Saturday. The forthcoming government will face an uneasy task in delivering on the promises made during the campaign. The […]

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‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Published By   /  May 17, 2018  /  Anwar Ibrahim, APR, Arts, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Elections, Featured, Human Rights, justice, Malaysia, Media, MIL OSI, MIL OSI Arts, Multimedia, New Releases, New Zealand, News, Pacific Media Centre, Pacific Region, Pakatan Harapan, PMC Reportage, Political rights, Politics, Press Release, Reports, Royal Pardon  /  Comments Off on ‘New dawn’ for Malaysia, pledges freed Anwar Ibrahim after full pardon

Anwar Ibrahim’s royal pardon paves the way for a return to politics for the former opposition leader who was jailed three years ago for alleged sodomy. Video: Al Jazeera Pacific Media Centre Newsdesk Malaysia’s former Deputy Prime Minister Anwar Ibrahim has been released from prison after receiving a full pardon from the king yesterday, reports […]

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