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Buddhist monks in Burma split on anti-junta movement

Buddhist monks in Burma split on anti-junta movement

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 12:08 PM

Myanmar’s Buddhist monkhood led an earlier struggle against military rule but is split on the coup that ended the country’s nascent democracy, with some prominent [...] » More

Moderna to deliver 25 mn vaccines to Australia by 2022

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 12:02 PM

US pharmaceutical company Moderna on Wednesday agreed to deliver 25 million Covid-19 vaccine shots to Australia by the end of next year as the country deals with a lagging [...] » More

Australia’s Wright launches lawsuit over $5.7 billion bitcoin haul

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 12:00 PM

An Australian computer scientist who alleges he created bitcoin has launched a London High Court lawsuit against 16 software developers in an effort to secure bitcoin worth [...] » More

Burma arrests 39 over blasts, seeking training with rebels-media

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Myanmar security forces have arrested 39 people suspected of being behind explosions and arson attacks as well as trying to get military training with an ethnic minority [...] » More

WHO reviewing Vietnam proposal to produce mRNA COVID-19 vaccines

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday it was reviewing a proposal by an unidentified vaccine manufacturer in Vietnam to become an mRNA-based COVID-19 vaccine [...] » More

Red Cross warns that coronavirus cases are exploding in Asia

13-May-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

Coronavirus cases are exploding in Asia and the Pacific with over 5.9 million new confirmed infections in the past two weeks, more than in all other regions combined, the [...] » More

Vietnamese masseuse fatally stabbed in Taipei apartment

13-May-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM

A Vietnamese masseuse has died from an apparent knife attack in her apartment in Taipei’s red-light district. A Vietnamese woman in her 40s was found dead in an [...] » More

Burma marks 100 days of junta rule with protests, strikes

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Protesters rallied in towns and cities around Myanmar on Tuesday to denounce its military rulers, 100 days after the generals’ overthrow of an elected government [...] » More

Group proposes replacing Asean, citing body’s failure to uphold human rights, reform

13-May-2021 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 5:02 AM

Former and current lawmakers from South-east Asia have called for the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) to be replaced, citing the regional body’s failure [...] » More

Global firms leave Burma office block with military ties

12-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:30 AM

A number of tenants of a high-end office block in Myanmar that the United Nations said is built on military-owned land have moved out or are reviewing their leases, including [...] » More

Vietnam seeks mRNA tech transfer amid COVID-19 vaccine supply issues

12-May-2021 Intellasia | | 9:28 AM

Vietnam is seeking the transfer of mRNA technology to domestically manufacture COVID-19 vaccines, state media reported on Tuesday, as officials warned of supply issues until [...] » More

Woman fights on for damages over Vietnam War use of ‘Agent Orange’

Woman fights on for damages over Vietnam War use of ‘Agent Orange’

12-May-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:27 AM

An elderly French-Vietnamese woman vowed on Tuesday to pursue her legal fight to obtain compensation for health problems which she says were caused by exposure to the toxic [...] » More

How a daring mission behind enemy lines turned into a disaster for the US’s secretive Vietnam-era special operators

12-May-2021 Intellasia | Business Insider | 9:24 AM

Fifty-four years ago, a group of American and indigenous commandos fought for their very lives in a small, far away valley in one of the boldest special-operations missions [...] » More

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court May 24, lawyer says

Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in court May 24, lawyer says

12-May-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

A judge on Monday ordered Myanmar’s deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi to appear in person in court for the first time on May 24, her lawyer said, after weeks of delays in [...] » More

100 days in power, Burma junta holds pretense of control

12-May-2021 Intellasia | AP | 5:02 AM

After Myanmar’s military seized power by ousting the elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, it couldn’t even make the trains run on time. State railway workers [...] » More