PACOM Week in Review Ending 3 January 2010


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Hot Topics

AA: Australia owes a debt of gratitude to Indonesia’s accidental president 01/01/10

BD: Bangladesh reaches out to neighbours 12/30/09

BD: Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh refuse repatriation 12/30/09

CN: China sees long-term stability struggle in Xinjiang 01/03/10

IN: Five Mumbai cops face suspension for partying with don 01/02/10

KS: Abdullah demands greater autonomy for Held Kashmir 12/30/09

KS: JK Police to digitise crime records 01/01/10

LK: War-crime allegations piling up in Sri Lanka 12/31/09

MM: Burma Very High Risk: The Economist 12/30/09

PH: Election gun ban to take effect next week, says PNP chief 01/02/10

RU: Russia – Prime Minister Vladimir Putin talks with journalists about the … 01/02/10

Below the Fold: Instability, Special Operations, Security Forces, Foreign Affairs, Crime


BD: Human rights deteriorate in Bangladesh 12/31/09

IN: Maoists blow up another school in India 12/31/09

PH: Soldier hurt in blast near Jolo church 12/31/09

TH: Six killed in new attacks in Thai south: police 12/31/09

Special Operations

CN: Chinese admiral floats idea of overseas naval bases 12/30/09

PH: 2 Navy commandos slain in clash with rebs 12/30/09

PH: US Dept of Defense – Task Force Conducts Bomb Training With Philippine Police 12/30/09

Security Forces

AA: SURFACE FORCES : Cheap Chinese Substitutes Rule 12/30/09

CN: China’s navy mulls push into Arabian Sea 12/30/09

GU: FOCUS: US military eyes Guam as staging post to counter threats 01/03/10

IN: India’s defence spend doubled in the past five years 12/31/09

KS: Police Disrupt Protest in Indian Kashmir 12/31/09

PH: More weapons found in Shariff Aguak gym 12/30/09

TH: Drugs worth US$ 15 million seized in Thailand 12/30/09

VN: Vietnamese Defence White Paper 2009 12/31/09

Foreign Affairs

AA: China to step up Nepal aid and trade: state media 12/30/09

AA: India and Japan: Strategic convergence 12/30/09

AA: India, Bangladesh to sign three pacts during Hasina visit 01/03/10

AA: Taiwan and China 12/30/09

CN: Chinese Defend the Execution of British National 12/30/09

IN: India monitoring Pak-China weapon deals, says Krishna 12/30/09

IN: India’s new war doctrine 01/01/10

JP: Year to see US ties tested, Tokyo trying to woo Asia 12/31/09

KP: North Korea says wants end to hostile US ties 12/31/09

LK: Sri Lanka – New Year Message of Hon. Rohitha Bogollagama, MP, Minister of … 01/01/10

PH: MILF asks GRP to orient new AFP contingent 01/03/10

RU: Medvedev Hails Stronger Russia-US Ties In New Year Message To Obama 12/30/09

RU: Pakistan can rely on Russia to help fight terrorism – Medvedev 01/02/10


CN: China nabs 5400 people for online porn in 2009 01/01/10

FJ: Four Chinese in custody in Fiji amid allegations of jewellery smuggling 12/30/09

FJ: North tops sex crime 01/01/10

PH: More crimes reported in’09, says PNP 12/30/09

TH: British couple allegedly raped by Frenchmen in Thailand 12/30/09

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