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Burma walks a fine line between the US and China

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Today | 6:00 AM

Last week, American President Barack Obama pledged to lift all sanctions against Myanmar during its leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s visit to the United States. Such an [...]
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Burma Activists Express Outrage Over Maid-Abuse Scandal

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Activists in Myanmar have expressed outrage at a high-profile case of two teenage maids who were tortured and abused by their employers and what they view as an improper [...]
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Investigation reveals gold mining destruction in Burma

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Mining | 6:00 AM

A lengthy investigation published by Radio Free Asia is putting the spotlight on the disastrous effects of the poorly regulated gold mining industry in Myanmar. From [...]
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Burma on the way to progress with rapid economic growth

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Business-standard | 6:00 AM

After a transition from military rule to a civilian government in 2011 along with its open door policy, Myanmar has become a progressive nation. With fast economic growth and [...]
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While Courting China, Vietnam Prepares For a Future South China Sea Crisis

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Worldpoliticsreview | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s prime minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, concluded a six-day state visit to China last week that included meetings with President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang and [...]
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China-Vietnam agreement signals regional shift in the South China Sea

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Global Riskinsights | 6:00 AM

Amidst China’s land reclamation and militarisation in the South China Sea, what does its recent ‘agreement’ with Vietnam represent and what are the broader [...]
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Nothing to see here: Southeast Asia flummoxed by haze study

23-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Half a dozen scientists with expertise in air pollution who reviewed the study for The Associated Press said its methodology was sound and its conclusions reasonable. Some [...]
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Cambodian court gives 2 Chinese life in prison for drugs

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A Cambodian court sentenced two Chinese citizens to life in prison on Tuesday after finding them guilty of producing and trafficking heroin and methamphetamine in one of the [...]
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More Refugees From Burma Than Syria In US

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Allmediany | 6:00 AM

Refugees fleeing Myanmar are slowly trickling into the United States. According to the Refugee Processing Centre, just over 5,000 people from the marginalised Rohingya Muslim [...]
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Burma refugees, including Muslim Rohingya, outpace Syrian arrivals in US

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The resettlement of refugees from Middle Eastern countries, particularly Syria, has been the centre of a heated political debate after President Barack Obama last year [...]
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Demolition of Religious Buildings in Burma’s Rakhine State Set to Start

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Rakhine state government officials are moving to demolish more than 3,000 allegedly illegal buildings, including a dozen mosques and more than 30 other religious buildings, [...]
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Calls mount for EU resolution on Burma rights at UNGA

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Mmtimes | 6:00 AM

Pressure is growing on the European Union to again table a UN general Assembly (UNGA) resolution critical of Myanmar’s human rights record, after the EU signalled last [...]
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Cambodia deports 63 Chinese, Taiwanese over alleged web scam

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia has deported 50 Chinese and 13 Taiwanese citizens to China over an alleged internet scam, complying with demands from Beijing, a senior police official said [...]
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Pocket change: Burma banks on mobile money

22-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Carrying her wages in wads of cash across Myanmar was once a risky, onerous but unavoidable ritual for maid Khin Myint Oo. But now she just pings off a text to move the money [...]
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Cambodia PM vows to ‘eliminate’ opponents who protest

Cambodia PM vows to ‘eliminate’ opponents who protest

21-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s strongman premier vowed on Monday to “eliminate” his opponents if they push ahead with plans for nationwide protests against an ongoing [...]
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