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In the South China Sea, Vietnam Stands Its Ground

19-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Stratfor | 6:00 AM

As China tries to make nice with some of its rivals in the South China Sea, Vietnam is quietly building up its own maritime defenses. Over the past month, a series of [...]
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Malaysia Ready to Talk with Burma about Rohingya Abuses

Malaysia Ready to Talk with Burma about Rohingya Abuses

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

Malaysian officials say they are prepared to talk with their counterparts in Myanmar to find a resolution to end alleged human rights abuses against ethnic Rohingya Muslims [...]
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India to Build 69 Bridges in Burma as Part of International Highway

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | News18 | 6:00 AM

Eyeing development of the north east, India has undertaken a number of infrastructure projects with Myanmar, including construction of 69 bridges in the neighbouring country [...]
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50 million people in Burma can now get Facebook, and they’re spreading a trumpian ethnic cleansing movement

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Boingboing | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has been a technologically backwards authoritarian state for much of the past 50 years, with less than 1 percent of the country connected to the net, until 2015, when [...]
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Third US Warship Visits Vietnam’s Cam Ranh International Port

17-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Diplomat | 6:00 AM

Visit a reminder of the increased defense collaboration between the two sides. A third US Navy ship visited Vietnam’s newly-opened port facility in the Southeast Asian [...]
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Najib praises Indian PM Modi over reforms

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak today heaped praise on Indian prime minister Narendra Modi for being a “good reformist”. During a brief exchange between [...]
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Rohingya insurgency a ‘game-changer’ for Burma

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A new Rohingya insurgency in Myanmar’s Rakhine is a “game-changer” for the troubled state, the ICG said Thursday, warning the army’s crackdown risks [...]
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Burma panel clears army of abuses in Rakhine

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

It says military followed the law, soldiers did not commit rape and villagers received aid A commission set up by Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to investigate attacks on [...]
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United States ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea – admiral

United States ready to confront Beijing on South China Sea – admiral

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States is ready to confront China should it continue its overreaching maritime claims in the South China Sea, the head of the US Pacific fleet said on Wednesday, [...]
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Trump tells Vietnam prime minister he hopes ties will grow stronger

Trump tells Vietnam prime minister he hopes ties will grow stronger

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In a telephone call, US President-elect Donald Trump told Vietnam’s prime minister he wanted to further strengthen fast-warming ties between the two countries, the [...]
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Vietnam: Chinese Postal Stamps Violate Sovereignty

Vietnam: Chinese Postal Stamps Violate Sovereignty

16-Dec-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s central postal service has slammed China’s recent issuance of stamps that they say violate Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Spratly Islands in the [...]
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Duterte seeks Asean unity in Cambodia, Singapore trips

Duterte seeks Asean unity in Cambodia, Singapore trips

15-Dec-2016 Intellasia | The Star | 6:00 AM

President Duterte left yesterday for state visits to Cambodia and Singapore, where he is expected to push for a unified stand among Southeast Asian countries on issues [...]
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Burma military burned Rohingya villages, Human Rights Watch says

15-Dec-2016 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Satellite images could prove that villages in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine State were deliberately burned to the ground, according to Human Rights Watch. The organisation [...]
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Vietnam condemns China commemorations of island ‘grab’

15-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AA | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has expressed “resolute opposition” to Beijing’s commemoration of the anniversary of the first Chinese seizure in the modern era of a disputed South [...]
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Vietnam Jails ‘Boat People’ Bound for Australia in Breach of Pledge

15-Dec-2016 Intellasia | RFA | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese court on Tuesday sentenced four “boat people” to prison terms as long as three years and six months under Hanoi’s new immigration law, [...]
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