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Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea

Malaysian navy foils pirate attack in South China Sea

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s navy has fought off a pirate attack on a tanker off its east coast in the South China Sea, the International Maritime Bureau said. The Malaysian force was [...]
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Tourism insiders watching Thai crisis

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Thailand’s political upheaval has so far had little effect on Myanmar tourism, but is worth watching closely given the country’s importance for the industry in [...]
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Maritime spat to aid rice exporters

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

Much of Myanmar’s official exports currently go to African countries, but with Thai exporters dropping prices in those markets since the May 22 coup, Myanmar exporters [...]
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Investment body’s resources put to the test

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

As of July, the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) will no longer be based in Nay Pyi Taw or answer to the Ministry of National Planning and Economic Development. It is [...]
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Exports face huge hurdles

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | MM Times | 6:00 AM

The problems of a beans and pulses export company last month lay bare the challenges potential exporters must overcome to gain significant international market share. [...]
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High-level dialogue between China, Vietnam to be held despite tensions

High-level dialogue between China, Vietnam to be held despite tensions

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Chinese State Councillor Yang Jiechi will be in Hanoi this week for an annual dialogue on bilateral cooperation amid maritime tensions between the neighbours that look set to [...]
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Top Chinese diplomat to visit Vietnam amid SCS tensions

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Business-Standard | 6:00 AM

A top Chinese diplomat will visit Hanoi for talks with Vietnamese leaders amid raging tensions over China’s move to place an oil rig in the South China Sea, even as [...]
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Australian minister to meet ambassadors over East Jerusalem row

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia’s foreign minister will meet ambassadors angered by the country’s decision to stop referring to East Jerusalem as “occupied”, prime minister [...]
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Japan, Australia Deal Poses Tech Issues

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Defense News | 6:00 AM

Last week’s agreement between Japan and Australia to jointly develop stealth submarine technology represents a major, perhaps even breakthrough, step for Japan as it [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi seeks global support for charter change

Burma’s Suu Kyi seeks global support for charter change

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi called on the international community Saturday to support her campaign to change a military-drafted constitution that bars her from [...]
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Pakistan army launches offensive against militants

17-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The Pakistani army Sunday launched a long-awaited operation against foreign and local militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border, hours after jets pounded insurgent [...]
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Burma committee’s vote a setback for Suu Kyi

Burma committee’s vote a setback for Suu Kyi

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A parliamentary committee has voted against changing a clause in Myanmar’s Constitution that bars opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi from becoming president, in a [...]
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Beijing accuses Vietnam of ramming vessels over 1,500 times

Beijing accuses Vietnam of ramming vessels over 1,500 times

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

China on Friday said that Vietnamese ships have rammed its vessels more than 1,500 times since early last month, as the two countries increasingly trade accusations over a [...]
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China says will never send military to oil rig spat with Vietnam

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Chinese official said on Friday that China will never send military forces to the scene of an increasingly ugly spat with Vietnam over an oil rig in the South China Sea and [...]
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Taiwan firms in Vietnam up and running

16-Jun-2014 Intellasia | Chinapost | 6:00 AM

Over 90 percent of Taiwanese businesses that suffered damage during last month’s anti-China riots in Vietnam have resumed operations, a Taiwanese business group said [...]
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