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Japan’s Top Diplomat Takes Burma to Task Over Treatment of Rohingya

15-Jan-2018 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Japanese Foreign minister Taro Kono expressed serious concern to his Myanmar counterpart Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over the plight of Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence [...]
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China lavishes cash on ally Cambodia with eyes on the Mekong

China lavishes cash on ally Cambodia with eyes on the Mekong

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Beijing has pledged billions of dollars to build new infrastructure in Cambodia, officials said Thursday, as Chinese Premier Li Keqiang ended a two-day charm offensive [...]
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Burma army changes tack with Rohingya killings admission

Burma army changes tack with Rohingya killings admission

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Some 655,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh to escape a military crackdown in Rakhine state After months denying any wrongdoing, Myanmar has admitted its forces helped kill [...]
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US says Vietnam should have notified eight state firms to WTO

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States has notified the World Trade Organisation of eight Vietnamese firms it says should have been registered as state trading enterprises under the global [...]
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Vietnam seeks sentences for former PetroVietnam officials: media

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking long jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country’s ruling politburo and a high-profile former official over losses of [...]
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China objects to Vietnam’s call for Indian investment in South China Sea

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Economic Times | 6:00 AM

China today objected to Vietnam’s invitation to India to invest in oil and natural gas sector in the disputed South China Sea, saying it is firmly opposed to [...]
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Japan to provide $3 million to Burma for Rohingya return

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Japanese’s foreign minister on Friday urged Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi to guarantee the safe and voluntary return of Rohingya Muslims who have [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi says army admission on killings a positive step

Burma’s Suu Kyi says army admission on killings a positive step

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Friday it was “positive” that the country’s military was taking responsibility for the actions of [...]
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Strong 6.0 quake hits central Burma, USGS says, no reports of damage

13-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.0 hit a remote region of central Myanmar early on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said. The shallow quake struck at a depth [...]
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China, Asia leaders discuss Mekong dam projects

China, Asia leaders discuss Mekong dam projects

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Leaders of nations along Southeast Asia’s Mekong River met Wednesday in Cambodia’s capital amid a push by China to build more dams that are altering the water [...]
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Burma security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya: army

Burma security forces took part in killing 10 Rohingya: army

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar security forces took part in a massacre of 10 Rohingya in September, the army chief’s office said late Wednesday, as it admitted for the first time abuses [...]
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In a first, Burmese military admits that soldiers killed Rohingya found in mass grave

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Washington Post | 6:00 AM

Burmese troops and villagers were behind the killing of 10 Rohingya Muslims whose bodies were found in a mass grave in Rakhine state’s Inn Din village, the [...]
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Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years In Prison After Burma Brings Formal Charges

Reuters Reporters Face 14 Years In Prison After Burma Brings Formal Charges

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | NPR | 6:00 AM

Authorities in Myanmar have brought formal charges against two Reuters reporters who were arrested last month as they reported on the government’s treatment of the [...]
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Factbox: Latest international reaction to arrest of Reuters reporters in Burma

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government sought on Wednesday to charge two arrested Reuters journalists under its Official Secrets Act, which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years, according [...]
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Climate change refugees imperil Vietnam’s growth

12-Jan-2018 Intellasia | ATimes | 6:00 AM

International Monetary Fund estimates higher global temperatures, rising sea levels and climate-caused migration could cut growth by 10 percent by 2021 Climate change [...]
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