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Malaysian journalist detained in Burma arrives safely in Singapore

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Borneobulletin | 6:00 AM

Malaysian documentary producer Mok Choy Lin and Singaporean cameraman Lau Hon Meng arrived here Friday evening from Yangon, where they had spent two months in a Myanmar [...]
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Malaysia will continue to aid Muslims in Palestine, Burma, vows PM

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

MALAYSIA will continue to help its Muslim brothers and sisters in Palestine and Myanmar, said prime minister Najib Razak. He said Muslims in Malaysia, as well as those in [...]
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Fugitive Vietnamese businessperson detained in Singapore, lawyers say

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

A real estate developer wanted by Vietnamese authorities amid a crackdown on corruption has been detained in Singapore and his family fear he will be sent home, where he [...]
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Burma suffers 3.27 billion-USD trade deficit in first 3 quarters of FY 2017-18

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s foreign trade suffered 3.27 billion US dollars’ trade deficit in the first three quarters of the fiscal year 2017-18 (April-March), an increase of over [...]
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Burma may upgrade border gate with China

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | IANS | 6:00 AM

Myanmar is seeking to turn the Chinshwehaw border gate with China into an “international land point of entry”, minister of Labour, Immigration and Population U [...]
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Burma Tourism Bank will open within six months: official

03-Jan-2018 Intellasia | Mmtimes | 6:00 AM

Myanmar Tourism Bank will begin operating within six months in Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw after a long delay to obtain approval from the government, said an official. [...]
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Burma frees journalists working for Turkish broadcaster

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

Myanmar on Friday freed two journalists working for Turkey’s state broadcaster, their local interpreter and a driver after they completed a two-month jail sentence for [...]
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Burma to Repatriate Rohingya Refugees Only During Daylight Amid Extended Curfew

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

Myanmar officials in northern Rakhine state will repatriate Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh only during daytime because of an extended dawn-to-dusk curfew in Maungdaw [...]
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Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

Rohingya at risk of deadly diphtheria face shortage of medics, antitoxins

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Health workers in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh are struggling with a shortage of medics able to administer antitoxins to patients infected with diphtheria that has [...]
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Burma releases journalists, staff arrested over drone

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Two journalists and their two local staff were released from a Myanmar prison Friday, two months after their arrest for allegedly flying a drone over the parliament. [...]
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Bono, former Suu Kyi campaigner, says she should quit

Bono, former Suu Kyi campaigner, says she should quit

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

U2 frontman Bono, a leading campaigner for Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi when she was under house arrest, has called on her to resign over the deadly campaign [...]
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Reuters reporters held in Burma were handed papers, then arrested families

Reuters reporters held in Burma were handed papers, then arrested families

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Family members of two Reuters reporters detained in Myanmar said on Thursday the pair had told them they were arrested almost immediately after being handed some documents by [...]
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UN rights investigator calls for pressure on China, Russia over Burma abuses

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United Nations’ independent investigator into human rights in Myanmar has called for international pressure on China and Russia to try to get them to oppose human [...]
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Vietnam party chief praises fight against corruption

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Communist Party chief has praised the country’s fight against corruption, saying it has reached an “unprecedented level” and achieved [...]
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Burma to free TRT journalists jailed for flying drone

30-Dec-2017 Intellasia | BBC | 6:00 AM

Two foreign journalists who were jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar’s parliament are to be released on 5 January, the authorities say. Their local interpreter and [...]
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