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FROST OVER THE WORLD
Lakhdar Brahimi
The member of Nelson Mandela's The Elders discusses the plight of Aung San Suu Kyi.
Last Modified: 02 Jun 2009 09:15 GMT

Aung San Suu Kyi's arrest has been met by international outrage [EPA]

In this episode of Frost over the World, Lakhdar Brahimi, a former UN envoy and member of Nelson Mandela's The Elders group, talks to Sir David Frost about his concerns for Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of the National League for Democracy in Myanmar.

This episode of Frost over the World aired from Friday, May 29, 2009.

Lakhdar Brahimi and Jim Hoare

 

Aung San Suu Kyi, the leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy, faces up to five years in prison after sheltering an uninvited American national at her lakeside home where she was under house arrest.

Lakhdar Brahimi, a member of Nelson Mandela's group of senior statesmen, joins the show to discuss her plight.

On Monday, North Korea conducted a second underground nuclear test and Pyongyang announced that it is abandoning the treaty that ended the Korean war more than 50 years ago.

How serious are North Korea's threats? Sir David talks to Jim Hoare, the former British Charge d'Affairs in Pyongyang.

Dipu Moni and Nazanin Ansari

   

At the beginning of this year democracy returned to Bangladesh and former prime minister Sheikh Hasina returned to power.

But the problems facing Bangladesh are enormous.
Sir David talks to Dipu Moni, Bangladesh's new foreign minister. 

This week, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the Iranian president, reached out to Barack Obama, saying that if he is re-elected in two weeks time he would like to meet with the US president.

But will Ahmadinejad win a second term in office? To discuss Iran's upcoming elections Sir David is joined by Iranian journalist Nazenin Ansari.

Roger Moore

   

He is known worldwide as an upper-class English action hero.

Now he is using that celebrity as a Unicef goodwill ambassador.

Roger Moore joins Sir David to talk about his career and his charity work.

Michio Kaku and Irene Khan


   

Sir David is joined by a man who has been described as ''one of the gurus of modern physics''. He is the physicist, television presenter and bestselling author, Professor Michio Kaku.

In his latest book, Physics of the Impossible, he reveals how things that we have always believed to be impossible - like time travel, invisibility and extra-terrestrial life - may actually lie within the known laws of physics.

With the world's attention fixed on the unfolding credit crisis, you would be forgiven for thinking that many governments do not have the luxury of focusing on human rights. But that would be a mistake according to Amnesty International, whose annual report was published this week. The two are entwined, they argue.

What they call a human rights time bomb underlies this whole economic crisis.

To explain what they mean by this, Sir David is joined by Irene Khan, the general-secretary of Amnesty International.

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Al Jazeera
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