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Burma students, doctors plan more protests against military rule

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:25 AM

Students and doctors in Myanmar plan to hold fresh protests on Thursday against military rule, as Washington expressed concern about Malaysia’s deportation of about [...] » More

Burma’s hardened Chinese population takes stand against Beijing

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 9:22 AM

The chorus of banging pots and pans begins in Chinatown at about 8pm. The district in Myanmar’s commercial city of Yangon is normally festooned with bright red lanterns [...] » More

Burma junta’s top diplomat in talks with Thailand, Indonesia

Burma junta’s top diplomat in talks with Thailand, Indonesia

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 9:15 AM

The Myanmar junta’s foreign minister visited Thailand on Wednesday as regional powers tried to broker an end to three weeks of deadly unrest triggered by a military [...] » More

Burma’s military coup creates banking woes

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 7:03 AM

Early bird customers of a military-owned bank queued anxiously as dawn light crept over Yangon, after a strict new limit on daily cash withdrawals fuelled rumours of a money [...] » More

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 7:03 AM

Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on Vietnamese human rights activists in the latest [...] » More

‘I will shoot your f*cking faces,’ gun-toting ‘soldier’ threatens Burma protesters on Facebook

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Coconuts | 7:03 AM

Real bullets, real guns, real threats. A man dressed in army green took to Facebook live last night to show off his arsenal and threaten to kill anyone protesting [...] » More

Burma minister flies to Thailand for crisis talks

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:03 AM

Myanmar’s military-appointed foreign minister flew into Thailand on Wednesday, a Thai government source said, as Myanmar’s neighbours intensified efforts to [...] » More

‘Don’t worry, come forward:’ Asian nations get 1st shots

25-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AP | 7:03 AM

Many nations in the Asia-Pacific region are rolling out the first shots for COVID-19 this week. Here’s a look at major developments: SOUTH KOREA South Korea’s top [...] » More

Amnesty International: ‘Inhumane’, ‘cruel’ for Malaysian govt to deport 1,086 to Burma in defiance of court order

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 1:55 PM

The Malaysian government had acted in a cruel and inhumane way by shipping 1,086 individuals to Myanmar today despite a court order to suspend deportation, the local chapter [...] » More

High Court stops Malaysia from deporting 1,200 Myanmar nationals

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Coconuts | 1:38 PM

The Kuala Lumpur High Court today granted an interim stay against the Malaysian government to stop it from deporting 1,200 Myanmar nationals amid public outcry. The court’s [...] » More

Suu Kyi’s lawyer soldiers on ‘in defence of democracy’

Suu Kyi’s lawyer soldiers on ‘in defence of democracy’

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 1:28 PM

Staying in different lodgings each night to evade arrest, the lawyer representing Aung San Suu Kyi says her trial will help determine whether Myanmar’s people again become [...] » More

Burma faces more protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts

Burma faces more protests as Indonesia pursues diplomatic efforts

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:17 PM

Myanmar was set for more street protests on Wednesday against military rule as Indonesia sought to build momentum behind a diplomatic push involving other Southeast Asian [...] » More

South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says

South China Sea: Vietnam builds up defences against Beijing in Spratly Islands, report says

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:56 AM

Vietnam has been building up its defences in the Spratly Islands over the past two years to “ensure it can strike Chinese facilities” in the disputed archipelago, [...] » More

Malaysia court allows temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Burma nationals

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:56 AM

A Malaysian court has allowed a temporary stay of deportation of 1,200 Myanmar detainees who were scheduled to be sent back on Tuesday, according to a lawyer for rights [...] » More

As Burma Mourns Slain Protesters, Military Junta Threatens More Violence

24-Feb-2021 Intellasia | NPR | 6:56 AM

The 19-year-old woman was standing with a group of about a dozen people on February 9, peacefully protesting the recent military coup in Myanmar, when suddenly, she dropped [...] » More