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After election win, Suu Kyi gets to work cleaning up Burma

After election win, Suu Kyi gets to work cleaning up Burma

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Following her party’s landmark election win, Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi vowed to give her desperately poor country a much-needed face-lift. Wearing [...]
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Asia Nations Act Against Pollution After Climate Change Deal

15-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Several Asian nations have announced independent measures to curb climate change as 195 countries signed a deal in Paris this weekend that will change the world’s [...]
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US – Vietnam ties: the China dimension

14-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Cimsec | 6:00 AM

As the issue of influence in Southeast Asia gains in prominence, Vietnam is emerging as a critical proxy ground for the US and China to jostle. After having fought a brutal [...]
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Burma’s Ruling Party, NLD Form Committees to Transfer government Duties

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

In a new step forward in the country’s transition to democracy, Myanmar’s military-backed Union Solidarity and Development Party (USDP) and the National League [...]
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Burma’s Monogamy Law Strikes Unintended Buddhist Targets

14-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Khaosodenglish | 6:00 AM

T’s husband ended their relationship with a simple text message. “He said, ‘I don’t want to be with you anymore. I’m going with her because [...]
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Russia-Vietnam: Cooperation in the Arctic?

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

In early April this year, Russian prime minister Dmitry Medvedev visited Vietnam. The trip has been viewed as a continuation of Russia’s policy of deepening ties with [...]
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Rights group slams Burma over Rohingya calendar case

14-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

A rights group called on Myanmar’s government Friday to drop all charges against six men who face up to two years in prison for printing a calendar that used quotes to [...]
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Trump call to ‘ban Muslims’ sparks anger in Asia

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

Religious leaders in Asia on Thursday condemned Donald Trump’s inflammatory comments on Muslims, warning that the US presidential hopeful was helping the Islamic State [...]
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Asia’s coastal cities face challenge of rising seas

12-Dec-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The future will be a watery one for some of the world’s biggest cities. Predicted sea level increases this century mean many face increased flooding, stronger storm [...]
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Emissions set to soar as love of steak takes off in Asia

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

Climate change is the last thing on Maya Puspita Sari’s mind as she tucks into a steak and splurges on ice cream, products that were once a luxury but are now a growing [...]
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Former senior Khmer Rouge official charged with genocide

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

Cambodia’s UN-backed court on Wednesday charged another former Khmer Rouge cadre with genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes despite the country’s [...]
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East Asia’s aging working populations could shrink 15 pct by 2040 – World Bank

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

Middle-to-high income economies in East Asia could lose as much as 15 percent of their working-age populations by 2040 due to rapidly greying demographics, weighing on [...]
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Mongolia praised for abolishing death penalty

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

The United Nations’ top human rights official praised Mongolia Wednesday for abolishing the death penalty, after the sparsely populated Asian country approved a new [...]
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Asia Provides Example for Silicon Valley Pressured on Terrorism

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Silicon Valley companies facing a political debate about cooperating with the US government can look to Asia to see how that works in real life. While Alphabet Inc.’s [...]
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Burma Political Shift Revives Debate on Sanctions

11-Dec-2015 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

The Burmese tycoon Zaw Zaw, who has been subject to American economic sanctions for nearly seven years, thinks it is time for them to end. At least in his case. His [...]
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