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Another activist detained for sedition, second in two days

Another activist detained for sedition, second in two days

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | The Malay Mail Online | 6:00 AM

Police have arrested activist Lawrence Jeyaraj this evening for posting allegedly seditious comments on his Facebook page, just a day after a Parti Sosialis Malaysia (PSM) [...]
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N Korea ‘sends 100,000 abroad to work as slaves to fund luxuries for Kim Jong-un’

N Korea ‘sends 100,000 abroad to work as slaves to fund luxuries for Kim Jong-un’

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Express | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of poor citizens from the secretive state have reportedly been sent away to work as “state-sponsered slaves”, whose wages are confiscated and [...]
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Burma army deepens offensive on ethnic rebels near China border

Burma army deepens offensive on ethnic rebels near China border

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s army intensified an offensive to flush out rebels from areas around a flashpoint town on the northeastern border with China, state media said Friday, after 11 [...]
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India leader to visit Sri Lanka as pro-China policy ebbs

India leader to visit Sri Lanka as pro-China policy ebbs

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Indian prime minister Narendra Modi will visit Sri Lanka in March, a government spokesman said, amid signs the island nation is shifting from its heavy pro-China policy. The [...]
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China protests Modi’s visit to disputed border region

China protests Modi’s visit to disputed border region

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

China said on Friday it had lodged an official protest against prime minister Narendra Modi’s visit to a border region claimed by both countries. China disputes the [...]
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Fears over 84-day detention without charge under new Thai bill

Fears over 84-day detention without charge under new Thai bill

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

military personnel under “exceptional circumstances” with members insisting the new law would not extend to civilians. But activists fear the unclear wording of [...]
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Malaysia, Burma agree on Isis threat  –  Bernama

Malaysia, Burma agree on Isis threat – Bernama

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Bernama | 6:00 AM

Malaysia and Myanmar have agreed that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis) threat is real and it may try to instill its ideology in hotspots in Asean. Defence minister [...]
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HK’s Umbrella Revolution Isn’t Over Yet

HK’s Umbrella Revolution Isn’t Over Yet

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | China Digital Times | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong is a city whose self-conception is, above all, as a good place – a polite place – to do business. It scores well in global transparency studies. Taxes [...]
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Joko Widodo says execution of Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will not be delayed

Joko Widodo says execution of Bali nine pair Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will not be delayed

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | SMH | 6:00 AM

“We actually think the sooner the better,” Prasetyo said in Jakarta. According to Indonesian media reports of a press conference held at the presidential palace [...]
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Chinese MH370 relatives criticise Malaysia Airlines

Chinese MH370 relatives criticise Malaysia Airlines

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Grieving Chinese relatives of MH370 passengers blasted Malaysia Airlines Friday, detailing a long list of complaints and traumas they said were suffered as a result of the [...]
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International team inspects MH17 wreckage at Dutch air base

International team inspects MH17 wreckage at Dutch air base

23-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

International investigators looking into the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 over Ukraine last July met for their first joint consultation this week, examining [...]
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HK ‘wolf’ tells people to be ‘like sheep’ after year of protests

HK ‘wolf’ tells people to be ‘like sheep’ after year of protests

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Hong Kong leader C.Y. Leung, nicknamed the “wolf” by critics, said residents of the Chinese-controlled city should be more like sheep after a year “rife [...]
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Pakistan and Afghan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for talks

Pakistan and Afghan officials say Afghan Taliban signal readiness for talks

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Senior Pakistani army, Afghan and diplomatic officials said on Thursday the Afghan Taliban had signalled they were willing to open peace talks with Kabul. The reports raised [...]
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NSA chief says Sony attack traced to N Korea after software analysis

NSA chief says Sony attack traced to N Korea after software analysis

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US National Security Agency (NSA) identified North Korea as the source of the recent cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment after analysing the software used in the [...]
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Turkey favours China missile deal for air defence

Turkey favours China missile deal for air defence

21-Feb-2015 Intellasia | BC | 6:00 AM

Turkey appears ready to buy a long-range Chinese surface-to-air missile system despite its incompatibility with Nato equipment. Turkey is a key Nato member, and reports say [...]
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