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Second expat vice-chancellor flees ‘for safety’ as PNG universities turn nasty
Mon, 20 Aug 2018
By Keith Jackson A letter from the former vice-chancellor of Papua New Guinea’s University of Natural Resources and Environment (UNRE) in Rabaul says senior staff urged him to leave the country ...


NZ and Pacific countries contest Asian influence for WHO regional director
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
By Barbara Dreaver Battlelines are being drawn as New Zealand and Pacific countries lobby for an important appointment at the World Health Organisation. The region’s health ministers had all agr...


Rodrigo Duterte’s killing season now opens fire on Lumads and the Left
Sun, 19 Aug 2018
By Bong S Sarmiento in Mindanao Tactics used to target Filipino drug suspects are now being deployed against leftist activists and alleged supporters of an outlawed communist movement Last year, Phili...


Indonesian president’s belated call for tolerance leaves minorities at risk
Sat, 18 Aug 2018
By Phelim Kine Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo did something extraordinary in his annual State of the Nation address this week – he issued a plea for tolerance. “I am sure if the Indon...


Tough dilemmas face soldiers on peacekeeping duties, says ex-colonel
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
By Rahul Bhattarai Military forces on peacekeeping duties often face dilemmas that are difficult to resolve, says a retired colonel who is now an education consultant. Colonel Richard Hall, who retire...