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Samak, Briefly Thai Premier, Dies

Samak, Briefly Thai Premier, Dies

Wall Street Journal, 24 November 2009 Samak Sundaravej, a firebrand politician who briefly served as Thailand’s prime minister but was ousted for simultaneously getting income as host of a popular TV cooking show, died of cancer Tuesday. He was 74. Mr. Samak died at Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok after a... 

Khmer Rouge Trial to End in Cambodia for Regime’s Jailer Duch

Khmer Rouge Trial to End in Cambodia for Regime’s Jailer Duch

By Daniel Ten Kate from Bloomberg The trial of the Khmer Rouge’s top prison warden ends this week after six months of testimony about the regime’s mass killings and brutality that brought Cambodians face to face with the man who tortured them three decades ago. The court will probably wait until March next year to give its... 

Hong Kong: Legco to vote on civil service salary cut

Hong Kong: Legco to vote on civil service salary cut

By Eve Wu from South China Morning Post, 21 November 2009 Legislation for a civil service pay cut is scheduled for a final vote in mid-December despite a last-minute attempt by a lawmaker to block its passage. Under the bill, which is likely to be passed by the Legislative Council, senior civil servants earning more than HK$48,401... 



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