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Russia and Burma sign agreement on military cooperation

18-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Tass | 6:00 AM

The defense ministries of Russia and Myanmar have signed an agreement on military cooperation, Russian deputy Defense minister Anatoly Antonov said on Thursday. “A very [...]
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ADB vows rise in loans to Burma

18-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

Asian Development Bank (ADB) aims to lend at least $350 million (Bt12.3 billion) a year to Myanmar during 2017-2022, targeting to finance government and privately-owned [...]
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New Burma govt focuses on economic growth

18-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Nationmultimedia | 6:00 AM

The new Myanmar government will effectively spend the budget on higher living standards and economic growth, President U Htin Kyaw said on Thursday. Speaking at the first [...]
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Vietnam: Military plane goes missing during search operation for jet pilot

Vietnam: Military plane goes missing during search operation for jet pilot

18-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

A Military search plane in Vietnam carrying nine people lost contact on Friday while it was looking for a missing pilot whose jet fighter went down off the coast this week, [...]
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ADB pledges $1.75bn in loans to Burma over 5 years

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bangkok Post | 6:00 AM

The Asian Development Bank will lend Myanmar about $1.75 billion in low-interest loans from 2017 over five years to improve infrastructure, education and for rural [...]
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China, Not Asean, the Real Failure on South China Sea at Kunming Meeting

China, Not Asean, the Real Failure on South China Sea at Kunming Meeting

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Though Beijing may have split the grouping again, its tactics failed to accomplish its larger objectives. Talking to some of the Southeast Asian countries whose [...]
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What a Retracted Statement Says About China’s Growing Power in the South China Sea

What a Retracted Statement Says About China’s Growing Power in the South China Sea

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Time | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations has withdrawn a communique on rising maritime tensions after reported pressure from Beijing It was there – and then it [...]
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Twilight Over Burma: Burma censors pull film from festival

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

The organisers of a human rights film festival in Myanmar have blamed the military for preventing them from showing a controversial film. Twilight Over Burma, which depicts [...]
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US investment agency begins financing of first Burma project

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US government’s development finance institution has launched operations in Myanmar with a $250 million loan to a telecoms company, it said on Wednesday. The [...]
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New Burma government prioritises economic growth for budget

17-Jun-2016 Intellasia | First Post | 6:00 AM

The new Myanmar government will effectively spend the budget on higher living standards and economic growth, President U Htin Kyaw said on Thursday. Speaking at the first [...]
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Asean highlights importance of non-militarisation in South China Sea

Asean highlights importance of non-militarisation in South China Sea

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bernama | 7:26 AM

Asean foreign ministers have emphasized the importance of non-militarisation and self-restraint in conducting all activities, including land reclamation, which may raise [...]
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US Third Fleet expands East Asia role as tensions rise with China

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US Navy’s Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a US official said on [...]
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3 Officers Killed in Burma Military Helicopter Crash

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

An official says a military helicopter has crashed in the jungle in northern Myanmar, killing three officers on board. The aircraft went down Tuesday in the jungle near Daik [...]
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Asean issues, retracts, tough statement on South China Sea

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued, then swiftly retracted a tough statement on tensions in the South China Sea that may have offended meeting host China, [...]
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South China Sea Talks in China End in Disarray as Laos Lobbied

South China Sea Talks in China End in Disarray as Laos Lobbied

16-Jun-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

A meeting in China of foreign ministers from Southeast Asian nations over the South China Sea ended in confusion after Malaysia released and then retracted a joint statement [...]
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