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Burma’s government Is Persecuting Muslims Through Court Convictions

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

There has been continued persecution of the Muslim community in the country – particularly against the Rohingya. Last week, human rights group Fortify Rights called on [...]
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Australia ‘disappointed’ at Japan whaling: Turnbull

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia is “very disappointed” at Tokyo’s decision to resume whaling in the Antarctic Ocean, prime minister Malcolm Turnbull said Friday as he readied for [...]
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Vietnam ready for combat as tension with China soars

Vietnam ready for combat as tension with China soars

19-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s military is steeling itself for conflict with China as it accelerates a decade-long modernisation drive, Hanoi’s biggest arms build-up since the height [...]
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INSIGHT-Vietnam builds military muscle to face China

INSIGHT-Vietnam builds military muscle to face China

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s military is steeling itself for conflict with China as it accelerates a decade-long modernisation drive, Hanoi’s biggest arms buildup since the height [...]
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Australia says no plan to stop surveillance flights over South China Sea

Australia says no plan to stop surveillance flights over South China Sea

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia will not bow to Chinese pressure to halt surveillance flights over disputed islands in the South China Sea at the centre of territorial spats between China and its [...]
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Burma man jailed for defaming religion

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Nation Multimedia | 6:00 AM

A Yangon court yesterday sentenced a man to three years and three months in jail with hard labour for defaming religion. Khin Maung Myint received the jail sentence after [...]
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TPG sells HCP Packaging, returns $1.6 billion to investors in Asia

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Private equity firm TPG Capital Management has sold Chinese company HCP Packaging to Baring Asia, returning $1.55 billion in total to investors in 2015, an annual letter to [...]
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Burma government Officials Meet With NLD to Discuss Transfer of Power

Burma government Officials Meet With NLD to Discuss Transfer of Power

18-Dec-2015 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Officials of the outgoing administration of Myanmar’s president Thein Sein met on Wednesday with representatives of the National League for Democracy (NLD) to discuss a [...]
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Burma’s high opium output a huge test for Suu Kyi government – UN

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Opium production in Myanmar has stabilised for a third year, the United Nations said on Tuesday, but remained a daunting challenge for the untested government of Nobel [...]
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Former Vietnamese Officials Urge government to Move Away from China’s Orbit

Former Vietnamese Officials Urge government to Move Away from China’s Orbit

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Dozens of former high-ranking Vietnamese officials and prominent intellectuals continue to push for policy changes toward neighbouring China as Hanoi makes final preparations [...]
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UN urges Burma to tackle causes of opium scourge

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Opium production in Myanmar has “stabilised” at stubbornly high levels, the United Nations said Tuesday, adding the government must address poverty and end the [...]
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Australian military plane flies over disputed South China Sea

Australian military plane flies over disputed South China Sea

17-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Australian military surveillance plane has flown near disputed areas of the South China Sea, it emerged Wednesday, with the crew heard warning China’s navy it was on [...]
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From icon to politician: As Burma changes, so does Suu Kyi

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

When Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi spoke warmly on a recent radio show about a critical meeting that followed her landslide election victory, she was referring to talks [...]
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Mobile is revolutionising the way people think in Asia

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Using Myanmar and India as examples, Telenor’s Karianne Melleby shares insights on why mobile communication is the new digital frontier to conquer emerging markets in [...]
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Probe into missing Laos activist a ‘farce’: rights groups

16-Dec-2015 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

An investigation into the disappearance of Laotian activist Sombath Somphone three years ago is “a farce” and has had a chilling effect on civil society, rights [...]
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