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Deadly clashes in Burma threaten rebel peace bid

Deadly clashes in Burma threaten rebel peace bid

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

At least eight people have been killed and thousands displaced by clashes in southeast Myanmar, rebels and border forces said Monday, violence that threatens to undercut the [...]
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Rs 2000 crore gold smuggling racket on Indo-Burma border busted

21-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Business Today | 6:00 AM

A major gold smuggling racket that illegally brought around 7,000 kilograms of gold worth over Rs 2,000 crore from Myanmar to India in past over two years has been busted by [...]
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Situation of human rights in Burma – Report of the Secretary-General (A/71/308)

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

The present report, submitted pursuant to paragraph 20 of general Assembly resolution 70/233 and covering the period from 8 August 2015 to 1 August 2016, examines the human [...]
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Why so few women in peace talks, demand Burma campaigners

21-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Guardian | 6:00 AM

Activists fight back against women’s marginalisation from attempts to find a lasting end to one of the world’s longest running civil wars Rights advocates in [...]
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Grab raises $750 million to take on Uber in Southeast Asia

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

Grab, the biggest rival to ride-sharing service Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] in Southeast Asia, has raised $750 million in a funding round, turning up the heat on the US [...]
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Once comrades and brothers, China and Vietnam are going their own way down the socialist path

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

Cary Huang says bilateral relations may become complicated over very different readings of Marxist orthodoxy, creating further suspicion and distrust, especially in the [...]
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Recalibrating Burma’s ties with China

20-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Pakistantoday | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi is known for human rights and democracy. She is a Nobel Prize laureate and won the award in 1991. However, her record on the Rohingya Muslims [...]
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Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi gets humanitarian award

20-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Boston herald | 6:00 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi (ahng sahn soo chee) has been honored as the 2016 humanitarian of the year by students and faculty at the Harvard Foundation. The Nobel Peace [...]
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Burma military tightens security in Kokang capital

20-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Xinhua | 6:00 AM

Myanmar military has tightened security measures in Laukkai, capital of Kokang region in northern Shan state, following an explosion in a house in the town, official media [...]
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HK, Korea eye clothing factories

20-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Eleven | 6:00 AM

Companies from Hong Kong and South Korea have submitted proposals to establish garment factories and whole industrial zones to the Myanmar Investment Commission. Now the MIC [...]
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17 countries invest in Burma’s Thilawa SEZ

20-Sep-2016 Intellasia | The Financial Express | 6:00 AM

A total of 17 countries and regions involving 79 companies have invested in Myanmar’s Thilawa Special Economic Zone (SEZ), official report quoted the economic zone [...]
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Why Russian-Chinese maneuvers cause concern of some countries

Why Russian-Chinese maneuvers cause concern of some countries

20-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Vestnikkavkaza | 6:00 AM

Russian-Chinese military drills are held in the north-western part of the South China Sea near the coast of Chinese province of Guangdong. They involve 18 warships and [...]
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Burma soldiers jailed for killing villagers

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Seven Myanmar soldiers have been sentenced to jail for killing villagers during an interrogation, the military said, a rare ruling in the former junta-run country where the [...]
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Asean, China and the South China Sea

Asean, China and the South China Sea

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

The recent Asean meetings in Vientiane set commentators thinking about the regional grouping’s influence, ties with China and tensions in the South China Sea. Here are [...]
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Lifting sanctions on Burma reduces leverage on human, worker rights

19-Sep-2016 Intellasia | UPI | 6:00 AM

The Obama administration’s decision to lift nearly all sanctions on Myanmar before addressing ongoing worker and human rights abuses and the military’s continued [...]
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