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East Timor to swear in former independence fighter as prime minister

21-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Former East Timor president and independence fighter Jose Maria de Vasconcelos will be sworn in as prime minister on Friday, ending months of political deadlock in the tiny [...]
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CorrectedIn Vietnam, distrust of government’s China policy fuels protests

21-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Protests by thousands of people in cities across Vietnam are showing just how easy it is to unite public opinion and mobilise dissent when an issue has one key ingredient: [...]
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‘No sense of urgency’: State Dept. slow to help American beaten and held in Vietnam, family says

20-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

William Nguyen, blood streaming from his head as he is dragged by plainclothes police through a throng of protesters on a HCM City street, does not have any shoes. Each of [...]
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Burma officer in Reuters case broke police code by copying statements: lawyer

20-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

A police witness in the case against two Reuters reporters accused of possessing state secrets in Myanmar is “unreliable,” the reporters’ lawyer said on [...]
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China pledges over $100 million military aid to Cambodia

20-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

China has granted more than $100 million in military aid to Cambodia, Cambodia said on Tuesday, highlighting the strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics [...]
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Cambodian prince flown to Bangkok hospital after car crash

20-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

A Cambodian prince hurt in a car crash that killed his wife was flown to Bangkok for treatment Monday and is expected to recover, a member of his political party said. Prince [...]
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UN rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Burma in final speech

UN rights boss takes aim at U.S migration policy, China, Burma in final speech

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The top UN human rights official called on the United States on Monday to halt its “unconscionable” policy of forcibly separating children from migrant parents [...]
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Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Burma

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Burma

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country. Several [...]
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Former Cambodian PM Ranariddh hurt in car crash; wife killed

19-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

A Cambodian prince who was a candidate in upcoming general elections was transferred early Monday to a hospital in neighbouring Thailand after being injured in a road crash [...]
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Crackdown and cash: Hun Sen’s recipe for victory in Cambodian poll

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Drenched in sweat and more than an hour into a speech urging 16,000 garment factory workers to vote for the ruling party, prime minister Hun Sen of Cambodia revived the [...]
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Start of Cambodian trial of Australian filmmaker delayed

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

An Australian filmmaker charged with endangering Cambodian national security for flying a drone over a campaign rally had his trial postponed for a month on Friday after [...]
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Kirin investigates if donations went to Burma’s forces

16-Jun-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Japanese beer company Kirin is investigating whether its donations went to Myanmar’s military, accused of brutal attacks against Rohingya Muslims. Amnesty International [...]
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US sanctions Cambodia PM’s top bodyguard over rights abuses

14-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

The United States has imposed sanctions on the commander of Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen’s bodyguards, accusing him of using force to menace opponents for decades, [...]
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Region can prosper from successful Trump-Kim talks: PM

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

The East Asian region stands to benefit from a successful meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said. [...]
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Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters to earn living in Bangladesh

Rohingya refugees fish in troubled waters to earn living in Bangladesh

13-Jun-2018 Intellasia | | 6:02 AM

Some Rohingya refugees who fled from Myanmar are finding work in the fishing industry in neighbouring Bangladesh, earning a tiny daily income and occasional share of the [...]
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