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Burma army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

Burma army chief honoured by Thailand despite Rohingya crisis

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s army chief received a royal decoration from Thailand on Friday, despite accusations his security forces have carried out ethnic cleansing against Rohingya [...]
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Uber plans to sell Southeast Asia business to Grab: CNBC

19-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Uber Technologies [UBER.UL] is preparing to sell its Southeast Asia ride-hailing business to Singapore-based Grab in return for a substantial stake in the company, CNBC [...]
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Bangladesh: Burma says it’s ready to take back Rohingya

Bangladesh: Burma says it’s ready to take back Rohingya

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Sacbee | 6:00 AM

A Myanmar minister told Bangladesh’s president that Myanmar is ready to take back Rohingya Muslims who fled violence, though Bangladesh said it wanted the hundreds of [...]
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Burma-China-Singapore Consortium Wins Yangon Central Railway Bid

Burma-China-Singapore Consortium Wins Yangon Central Railway Bid

17-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Irrawaddy | 6:00 AM

A consortium including a Singapore-listed company has won the bidding for the Yangon Central Railways Station Area Comprehensive Development Project, Myanma Railways said. [...]
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‘US presence matters’ says admiral on carrier in the South China Sea

‘US presence matters’ says admiral on carrier in the South China Sea

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

With a deafening roar the fighter jets catapulted off the US aircraft carrier and soared above the disputed South China Sea, as its admiral vowed that the mighty ship’s [...]
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Moderate Nepali communist Oli to ‘balance China, India’ as new PM

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday appointed moderate communist K.P. Sharma Oli, who led an alliance with former Maoist rebels to a sweeping victory in recent [...]
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China angered as Narendra Modi visits Arunachal Pradesh

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China on Thursday expressed anger over a visit by prime minister Narendra Modi to Arunachal Pradesh, which China also claims, and said India should stop any action that might [...]
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Trump, Vietnam’s Quang discuss Asia security: White House

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and United Nations should work with Myanmar to facilitate the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh [...]
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Burma government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

Burma government under Suu Kyi cracks down on journalists

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

When five Myanmar journalists were sentenced to decade-long prison terms for reporting the alleged existence of a military-run chemical weapons factory in Myanmar a few years [...]
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Burma policeman who detained Reuters pair ‘did not know arrest procedures’

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A police officer who said he was part of the team that detained two Reuters reporters in Myanmar in December told a court on Wednesday that he was not familiar with police [...]
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Asean, UN roles key to resolving Burma refugee crisis: Surakiart

Asean, UN roles key to resolving Burma refugee crisis: Surakiart

16-Feb-2018 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations and United Nations should work with Myanmar to facilitate the return of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh [...]
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US says Burma denial of ethnic cleansing is ‘preposterous’

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Myanmar’s government was preventing the United Nations Security Council and other groups from travelling to Rakhine [...]
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Cambodia parliament adopts lese-majeste law, prompting rights concerns

Cambodia parliament adopts lese-majeste law, prompting rights concerns

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s parliament on Wednesday unanimously adopted a law that forbids insulting the monarchy as rights groups expressed concern the legislation, in effect in [...]
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US urges UN to hold Burma military accountable for ‘ethnic…

US urges UN to hold Burma military accountable for ‘ethnic…

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Tuesday described Myanmar denials of ethnic cleansing of Rohingya Muslims as “preposterous” as it called on the UN Security Council to hold [...]
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Cambodia and Vietnam to boost ties

15-Feb-2018 Intellasia | Khmertimeskh | 6:00 AM

Foreign Affairs minister Prak Sokhonn yesterday met with newly appointed Vietnamese ambassador to Cambodia Vu Quang Minh to discuss boosting ties between the two nations. [...]
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