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Rohingya sent back to Burma camps hungry and in debt

Rohingya sent back to Burma camps hungry and in debt

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fleeing Rohingya Muslims sold ration books to help pay hundreds of dollars to traffickers in order to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat, only to be stopped at sea and forced [...]
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Neighbourly tensions as Singapore tells Malaysia to back off after repeated vessel intrusions into territorial waters

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

“Back off,” Transport minister Khaw Boon Wan asserted in a stern message to Malaysia yesterday amidst tensions over Malaysian vessels trespassing into [...]
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Thousands of Burma women forced into marriage in China: study

Thousands of Burma women forced into marriage in China: study

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that [...]
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Bangladesh seeks action against Burma minister over Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ remark

Bangladesh seeks action against Burma minister over Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ remark

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh summoned the Myanmar ambassador on Wednesday to condemn “irresponsible remarks” made by Myanmar’s religion minister about Rohingya Muslims, and [...]
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Insight: ‘We can’t go anywhere’Burma closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’

Insight: ‘We can’t go anywhere’Burma closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow [...]
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Apple assembler Foxconn considering iPhone factory in Vietnamstate media

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Foxconn, the world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer and a key Apple Inc supplier, is considering setting up a factory in Vietnam to mitigate any impact of an [...]
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Pay-as-you-go energy startup SolarHome raises $10M in debt financing to accelerate Burma expansion

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Investors include cross-border crowdfunding platforms Crowdcredit (Japan) and Trine (Sweden) The SolarHome team SolarHome, a Singapore-based company that brings pay-as-you-go [...]
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Cambodia eases pressure on opposition, media after EU sanctions threat

Cambodia eases pressure on opposition, media after EU sanctions threat

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following [...]
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Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

A human rights law group contracted by the US State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday for the urgent establishment of [...]
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Officials say boat carrying Rohingya Muslims lands in Indonesia

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims landed on the northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Tuesday. It is the [...]
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Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:10 AM

A boat carrying 20 Rohingya men landed in Indonesia Tuesday, authorities said, the latest group of the vulnerable Myanmar minority to reach the world’s biggest [...]
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Bangladesh arrests 10 Rohingya bound for Malaysia

Bangladesh arrests 10 Rohingya bound for Malaysia

03-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:10 AM

Bangladesh is home to around a million Rohingya, most of whom fled Myanmar last year following a military crackdown and are now housed in vast camps Bangladeshi police have [...]
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US sends guided-missile cruiser to South China Sea to challenge ‘excessive’ Chinese claims

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:14 AM

The US Navy confirmed on Thursday that it conducted a “freedom of navigation” operation by sending a guided-missile cruiser, USS Chancellorsville, near the [...]
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Law group that helped US probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

Law group that helped US probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

01-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:14 AM

A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has found [...]
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93 Rohingya fleeing by boat sent back to Burma camps: police

30-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:27 AM

Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forced back to Myanmar’s Rakhine state after being detained at sea en route to Malaysia, police said Wednesday, stirring fears of a [...]
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