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  • Jokowi: “We are strong when united, we are united because we are strong.”
    Jokowi: “We are strong when united, we are united because we are strong.”

    40 year old musician Marzuki Mohammad voted for the first time in this election. In the past he, like many of his generation, didnrsquo;t feel as if there was anyone to vote for. In 16 years of democracy, the faces on the ballot have been dominated by military and political elites. But in Joko Widodo he saw someone he could believe in. He wrote this rap about him that became an theme song for Jok... Read More

  • Cambodia Offers Cheap Passport to Help Workers Return to Thailand
    Cambodia Offers Cheap Passport to Help Workers Return to Thailand

    Since the military coup Poi pet has been transformed into an aid camp teeming with hundreds of soldiers, relief workers workers as thousands of migrants poured into the town, arriving in overcrowded Thai detention vehicles, cattle trucks and buses. 32 year-old Chan Ny has just returned from Thailandhellip;she says itrsquo;s too dangerous to be an undocumented worker there now. ldquo;We need to ... Read More

  • Bill Clinton Visits School Kitchen, Serves Food to Students
    Bill Clinton Visits School Kitchen, Serves Food to Students

    Former US President Bill Clinton has made an eight-day visit to Asia to tour Clinton foundation- support projects in the region. His first stop was in India were he served a free-lunch to children at a government school. At four o clock in the morning this kitchen in Jaipur is a buzz with workers preparing free lunches for around a hundred thousand students. Today there is a special chef former US... Read More

  • Lao Women Work to Clear Millions of Unexploded Bombs
    Lao Women Work to Clear Millions of Unexploded Bombs

    A brave group of women is taking on the enormous task of finding and destroying millions of unexploded bombs in Laos. The country has the terrible distinction of being the most heavily bombed nation - per head - in the world. The United States dropped more than 260-million cluster bomblets on Laos during the Vietnam War. Sally Sara of Radio Australia reports. The women from the bomb clearing team ... Read More

 

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In today's program a man who grew up in a river bank slum now President of Indonesia. Also young Pakistani couples rejecting the culture of dowry's. And Cambodia tries to encourage its foreign workers to return to military-ruled Thailand.