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3 fishermen believed abducted in Philippines waters, supposedly released

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | New Straits Times | 6:00 AM

Three fishermen on a Malaysian registered fishing trawler were purportedly released after being abducted by a group in waters near Baguan Island, Philippines, three days ago. [...]
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Bodies of 9 police found amid fighting in north Burma

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Battles between military, 4 ethnic rebel groups continue in restive Shan State along border with China The bodies of nine police officers have been recovered from a town [...]
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UN calls on Burma’s Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

UN calls on Burma’s Suu Kyi to visit crisis-hit Rakhine

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN has urged Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi to visit northern Rakhine state, where the army is accused of carrying out a brutal crackdown on the Muslim [...]
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FMM: Burma ban, recall on workers disruptive, unfair

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s move to impose a ban on its new workers and possible recall of existing workers from Malaysia is disruptive and unfair to Malaysia’s manufacturers. The [...]
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Burma must strengthen effort to diffuse tension in Burma – UN Special Adviser

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | UN | 6:00 AM

The Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on Myanmar, Vijay Nambiar, said today that the UN is “seriously concerned” by the developing situation in Northern [...]
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Burma’s move will cause further labour shortage, says FMM

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s manufacturing sector will suffer if Myanmar presses ahead with stopping its nationals from coming here to work, said the Federation of Malaysian [...]
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Vietnam Starts Active Work on Disputed South China Sea Reef

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Sputnik News | 6:00 AM

Recent satellite imagery shows Vietnam initiating dredging activity on Ladd Reef, a disputed territory in the South China Sea. This is Hanoi’s latest attempt at [...]
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Vietnam dredges reef disputed with China

Vietnam dredges reef disputed with China

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Activity on Ladd Reef in Spratly Islands runs risk of angering Beijing and Taiwan Vietnam has begun dredging work on a disputed reef in the South China Sea, satellite imagery [...]
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India and Vietnam likely to sign civil nuclear pact this week

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

India is likely to seal a landmark civil nuclear pact with Vietnam this week during the visit of the President of Vietnam’s National Assembly, Ngyun Thi Kim Ngan, the [...]
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South China Sea: Vietnam prepares for dangerous days ahead as the country’s fisheries clash with Chinese authorities

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Sparkling on the horizon as our boat navigates the swell is one of the world’s most contentious flashpoints. Captain Bui Ngoc Thanh and his crew of 18 are steering [...]
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Why Did a Philippine Warship Visit Vietnam’s Cam Ranh Bay?

10-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

The two strategic partners continue to strengthen their defense ties in the maritime realm. A Philippine warship arrived at a key port facility in Vietnam this week as part [...]
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Satellite images appear to show Vietnam dredging on disputed reef

Satellite images appear to show Vietnam dredging on disputed reef

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 2:04 PM

Vietnam has started dedging work on a small reef in the South China Sea, fresh satellite images appear to show Vietnam has started dredging work on a reef in the South China [...]
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ONGC exploring swap deals to import gas from Burma

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A unit of India’s Oil and Natural GasBSE -0.40 percent Corp Ltd (ONGC) is in early talks with Gazprom for supply of natural gas through a complex swap involving Russia, [...]
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Armed Forces chief raises IS threat to Burma

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

Malaysian Armed Forces chief Jeneral Tan Sri Zulkifeli Mohd Zin raised the country’s concerns over the Islamic State (IS) threat during his meeting with top Myanmar [...]
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India should weigh its options with Vietnam

09-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Daily Pioneer | 6:00 AM

This refers to the editorial, “South China Sea equation” (December 7). Forging political, economic and strategic ties with Vietnam is quintessential for India to [...]
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