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Burma president, close Suu Kyi friend, says he’s retiring

22-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s president, a close friend of leader Aung San Suu Kyi, said Wednesday that he was retiring, a move that puts a representative of the country’s already [...]
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Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Burma

Reuters reporters in court 100 days after their arrest in Burma

22-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two Reuters reporters appeared in a Myanmar court for the 11th time on Wednesday, which marked 100 days since they were arrested in December and accused of possessing secret [...]
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Malcolm Turnbull encourages Aung San Suu Kyi to resettle Rohingya

Malcolm Turnbull encourages Aung San Suu Kyi to resettle Rohingya

21-Mar-2018 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Amnesty International accuses Australian PM of ‘softly softly’ approach to humanitarian crisis Malcolm Turnbull has encouraged Aung San Suu Kyi to resettle [...]
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AirAsia in talks to set up Burma airline

21-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Tony Fernandes’ AirAsia Bhd is in talks with a potential partner to open an airline serving Myanmar, in a move that would help the low-cost carrier cover up to 95 per [...]
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Australia, Southeast Asian summit ends with rebukes against trade protectionism

Australia, Southeast Asian summit ends with rebukes against trade protectionism

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The leaders of Australia and Singapore closed a regional summit on Sunday with a stand against protectionism, arguing in favour of multi-nation trade deals as fears mount [...]
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Former Vietnam politburo member back in court on suspicion of corruption

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A former member of Vietnam’s Politburo went on trial on Monday for alleged financial irregularities at a state-owned enterprise, the latest case in a crackdown on [...]
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Southeast Asia leaders use Australia meet to talk NKorea

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister said Southeast Asian leaders were using their meeting Sunday to discuss the “deadly threat” posed by North Korea’s nuclear [...]
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Crushed hopes greet Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The long journey to find peace for Rohingya refugee Kobir Ahmed can be told through the different birth countries of his eight childrenMyanmar, Malaysia and Australiaalthough [...]
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Bid to prosecute Aung San Suu Kyi in Australia rejected

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has immunity from prosecution, Australia’s attorney general said Sunday after a legal bid was launched to hold her [...]
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Burma leader welcomed to Australian Parliament House

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s was feted in Australia on Monday with a military honor guard and 19-gun salute as part of a state visit that has provoked protests [...]
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Suu Kyi spoke at length about Burma troubles: Turnbull

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi spoke at length about her country’s troubled western state of Rakhine at a Sydney conference on Sunday and appealed to Southeast Asian [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi ‘unwell’, scraps Australia public appearance

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday pulled out of a public speech and question-and-answer session in Sydney because she was “not feeling [...]
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Lavrov visit to Vietnam cancelled at last minute

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A visit to Vietnam by Russian Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov was abruptly called off Monday for “unexpected reasons”, Hanoi said, hours after President Vladimir [...]
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Australia PM meets Burma leader Suu Kyi, to raise human rights concerns

20-Mar-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Australia’s prime minister Malcolm Turnbull shakes hands with Myanmar’s State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, March 19, [...]
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Najib to attend Australia-Asean Special Summit 2018 in Sydney

19-Mar-2018 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Canberra sees Kuala Lumpur as its biggest strategic partner in battling global terrorism and violent extremism. Cosmopolitan Sydney will bear witness, at this first-ever [...]
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