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Human Rights Watch urges govt to release political prisoners before term ends

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Elevenmyanmar | 6:00 AM

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the Myanmar government to release all political prisoners and drop the charges against them before its term expires. “In Myanmar, the [...]
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Burma Property Awards 2016 returns for a second year

22-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Property-report | 6:00 AM

Awards gala in Yangon will be preceded by the high-level forum Property Report Congress Following on from a hugely successful inaugural event in 2015, the Myanmar Property [...]
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Vietnam abuzz ahead of communist leadership change

Vietnam abuzz ahead of communist leadership change

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 2:48 PM

Hanoi is abuzz with political gossip ahead of a key leadership change this week that has plunged the ruling communist elite into turmoil. From Soviet-style letters of [...]
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Vietnam To Sell Former US Airbase For $540 Million

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Defense World | 6:00 AM

Vietnam plans to sell former US airbase measuring more than 186 hectares in Nha Trang valued at around US $540 Million. The airbase is open for sale to investors for a [...]
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Vietnam: Hold Elections for Country’s Leaders

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | HRW | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s Communist Party should use its twelfth National Congress to announce that free and fair elections will be held to elect the country’s leaders, Human [...]
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Vietnam warns China against rig activity in disputed waters

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

January 19 Vietnam warned China on Tuesday against drilling in disputed waters in the South China Sea, after Beijing steered an oil rig at the centre of a previous stand-off [...]
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Vietnam Claims China Towed Oil Exploration Rig Into Disputed Waters

Vietnam Claims China Towed Oil Exploration Rig Into Disputed Waters

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | WSJ | 6:00 AM

Rig location could lead to reprize of 2014 standoff that scarred relations between the two communist states Vietnam said on Tuesday that China had towed an oil-exploration [...]
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Vietnam’s Secretive Communist Party Congress Meets to Pick New Leaders

Vietnam’s Secretive Communist Party Congress Meets to Pick New Leaders

21-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Vietnam starts a once-in-five-years political transition as Communist Party delegates meet in Hanoi this week to pick a new slate of leaders. The challenges that lie ahead [...]
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Vietnam abuzz ahead of communist leadership change

Vietnam abuzz ahead of communist leadership change

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 10:58 AM

Hanoi is abuzz with political gossip ahead of a key leadership change this week that has plunged the ruling communist elite into turmoil. From Soviet-style letters of [...]
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Senior US envoy urges Burma to free ‘all’ political prisoners

Senior US envoy urges Burma to free ‘all’ political prisoners

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A newly-released inmate is reunited with family members after walking out of Myanmar’s Insein prison following a prisoner release in Yangon on July 30, 2015 The first [...]
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Vietnam Faces Last-Minute Maneuvering for Communist Party Leadership

Vietnam Faces Last-Minute Maneuvering for Communist Party Leadership

20-Jan-2016 Intellasia | NY Times | 6:00 AM

Soon after becoming the American ambassador to Vietnam in 2007, Michael W. Michalak approached Nguyen Tan Dung, the country’s new prime minister, at a gala dinner and [...]
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Vietnam to Pick New Leaders as Loyalty Fades to Neighbour China

Vietnam to Pick New Leaders as Loyalty Fades to Neighbour China

19-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

When Vietnam starts the process of picking its new leadership this month, the Communist Party is set for a tense behind-the-scenes debate: Opt for officials who want to [...]
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Burma ethnic groups place faith in Suu Kyi govt for peace

19-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rebel negotiators applauded talks with Myanmar authorities Saturday at the end of five days of discussions, but said the real business of crafting peace rests with Aung San [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi says Burmese children are ‘wasting time’ on technology

19-Jan-2016 Intellasia | Independent | 6:00 AM

Pro-democracy leader whose party will soon take over power says children ‘read less because the use of technology has increased’ Having spent years under house [...]
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Burma’s Suu Kyi bemoans youth ‘wasting time’ online

19-Jan-2016 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi, who was forced to spend years of solitude under house arrest, has hit out at young people “wasting time” on computer games and [...]
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