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Quick resolution urged in Burma defamation case

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | China Post | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar Press Council (MPC) and four other media organisations have issued a joint statement calling for a quick resolution to the detention of Eleven Media Group’s [...]
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Two Burma journalists arrested on criminal defamation charges

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | CPJ | 6:00 AM

The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on Myanmar authorities to release Than Htut Aung, chief executive of Eleven Media Group, and Wai Phyo, chief editor of the [...]
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Asylum seekers who came on boats to Australia jailed in Vietnam, advocacy group says

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | ABC | 6:00 AM

Asylum seekers who were returned to Vietnam under Australia’s boat turn-back policy have been punished with jail terms, a Melbourne-based Vietnamese advocacy group [...]
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Bangladesh buys two submarines from China

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

Bangladesh took delivery on Monday of its first submarines, bought from China, as it seeks to boost its naval power in the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh paid a reported $203 [...]
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Mongolia Will ‘Walk the Walk’ to Revive Economy in Crisis

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

In the face of the current crisis, Mongolia cut spending and requested support from the IMF. To turn the economy around, the new government aims to lure foreign money to pay [...]
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Trump Expected to Take Tough but Brief Action in South China Sea

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Malaysiasun | 6:00 AM

The New York real estate billionaire said on his campaign website that a stronger US military deployment in the South China Sea would counter Chinese [...]
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World’s youngest stock market struggles in Burma

16-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The day’s trading is about to begin on the world’s youngest stock exchange, and the MYANPIX index and opening share prices flash across an electronic screen, but [...]
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Burma Reports Fierce Fighting in Rakhine State

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | VOA News | 6:00 AM

Myanmar on Sunday reported heavy fighting in the western state of Rakhine, where government forces near the border with Bangladesh have been hunting insurgents linked to [...]
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Burma: 28 killed in new violence in Rakhine state

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military says at least 28 people have been killed during renewed clashes in western Rakhine state. The announcement on Sunday came the same day a Human Rights [...]
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‘UFO’ Mysteriously Falls From the Sky in Burma, Surprises Locals

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Nature World News | 6:00 AM

A large metallic object fell from the sky and landed in Myanmar on Thursday. Residents from the nearby area they were surprised when they heard a loud bang followed by some [...]
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Media network slams arrest of Burma media execs

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

An Asian news network on Saturday called for the release of two Myanmar media executives jailed for alleged defamation, the latest case to highlight limits on free speech [...]
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8 killed in surge of Rakhine violence: Burma army

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military said its troops killed six people and lost two soldiers in clashes with attackers in Rakhine state on Saturday, in the latest flare-up of violence in [...]
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Satellite images show Burma Rohingya villages torched

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Hundreds of buildings in Rohingya villages in western Myanmar have been torched, according to new satellite images released on Sunday as fresh fighting flared in the [...]
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Asia’s Two Giants Still Have the Best Growth Stories

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

With globalisation receding and China’s economy slowing down, there’s speculation that the Asia boom is over. It isn’t. The ascension of China and India [...]
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Man who raped maid given 13 years’ jail, 20 strokes of the cane

15-Nov-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A man who raped his maid from Myanmar twice in his flat in 2013 was given 13 years’ jail and 20 strokes of the cane. Chin Swee Chung, who was in the alcohol [...]
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