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Vietnam Fears Isolation on South China Sea Issue

Vietnam Fears Isolation on South China Sea Issue

04-May-2016 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Laos’ new courtship with China has Vietnam worried. If China is trying to create a split in Asean over the South China Sea issue, it seems to be working. Vietnam, in [...]
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Confronting darkness in Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge stronghold

04-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Standing next to cages that once housed political prisoners, former Khmer Rouge foot soldier Tho Lon gets a surprisingly sympathetic hearing from a clutch of students, [...]
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A year on, Asia’s boat people trapped in desperate limbo

A year on, Asia’s boat people trapped in desperate limbo

04-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

One year after struggling ashore during Southeast Asia’s human-trafficking crisis, Sonamia and hundreds of other desperate Rohingya migrants remain in limbo, forgotten [...]
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Origin of China’s claim to the South China Sea

04-May-2016 Intellasia | Newvision | 6:00 AM

The vast sea is encircled by a chain of small islands claimed by China, albeit with competing claims from neighbours including the Philippines, Vietnam, Brunei, Malaysia and [...]
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Cambodia charges six as MP ‘sex scandal’ deepens

04-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Cambodian court on Monday charged six people – including a local United Nations employee – over an alleged attempt to bribe a woman so she would deny an affair [...]
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China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

China builds ties as well as airstrips in South China Sea

04-May-2016 Intellasia | FT | 6:00 AM

Beijing courts other nations to support its position over territory What do the governments of Belarus, Brunei, Cambodia, Laos and Russia have in common, apart from their [...]
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‘Rohingya’ ferry victims not Rohingya

04-May-2016 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Most of the 21 people confirmed drowned when a boat carrying Muslim IDPs sank off Rakhine State last month were ethnic Kaman and not Rohingya as widely reported, according to [...]
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Burma and World Press Freedom Day

04-May-2016 Intellasia | Mizzima | 6:00 AM

On the face of it, Myanmar appears to have turned the page on locking up journalists. One of the first acts of the new Aung San Suu Kyi-Htin Kyaw government was to free [...]
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Burma’s border trade down in first month of FY 2016-17

04-May-2016 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s border trade was down by over $24 million in April, the first month of fiscal year 2016-17, according to official figures of commerce ministry on Monday. The [...]
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French Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay

04-May-2016 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

Amphibious assault ship stops by Vietnam’s newly-opened international port. A French warship arrived Monday at Vietnam’s newly opened international seaport in a [...]
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Daniel Berrigan, Activist Jesuit Priest Who Opposed Vietnam War, Dies

03-May-2016 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

The Rev. Daniel Berrigan, a Jesuit priest who became emblematic of the movement opposing US involvement in Vietnam after an audacious act of civil disobedience, died on [...]
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Protesters in Burma swarm the US Embassy over use of the term ‘Rohingya’

Protesters in Burma swarm the US Embassy over use of the term ‘Rohingya’

03-May-2016 Intellasia | Christian Daily | 6:00 AM

The US Embassy in Myanmar was swarmed with protestors, which included some Buddhist monks, over the embassy’s use of the term “Rohingya” in a statement that [...]
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Rare rallies in Vietnam over mysterious mass fish deaths

03-May-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of people demonstrated in Vietnam on Sunday against a Taiwanese firm they accuse of causing mass fish deaths along the country’s central coast, with some also [...]
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People in new Burma start talking, Yangon bustling with tourists

03-May-2016 Intellasia | Bdnews24 | 6:00 AM

An embassy statement used the word to refer to the stateless Muslims in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The protesters chanted slogans such as “those who use the [...]
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Vietnamese rally against Taiwan firm over mass fish deaths

Vietnamese rally against Taiwan firm over mass fish deaths

03-May-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in the Vietnamese capital to protest against a Taiwanese company suspected of involvement in a toxic leak that has hit the fishing industry [...]
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