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Cambodia launches crackdown on Chinese prostitution rings

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:13 AM

Up to 50 Chinese nationals have been detained in Cambodia as part of a crackdown on prostitution rings in Sihanoukville province, a Chinese investment hub, the provincial [...]
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Fire hits Burma hospital, patients evacuated on stretchers

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:13 AM

A fire broke out in a hospital in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon late on Monday, forcing staff to evacuate patients on stretchers and in wheelchairs, rescuers said. [...]
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Wider Image: ‘Hijab is like a key’Burma blogger battles bias with beauty campaign

15-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:13 AM

Muslims in Buddhist-majority Myanmar usually keep a low profile for fear of intimidation, but Win Lae Phyu Sin, one of the community’s rare bloggers on beauty care, has [...]
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Vietnam communist war hero turned dissident Bui Tin dies aged 90

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

sA Vietnamese former colonel and revolutionary war hero who became disillusioned with the communist regime and defected, becoming one of its most vocal and influential [...]
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Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to describe the night the [...]
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Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Cambodian authorities seized nearly 100 kilogrammes of ecstasy hidden in pet food shipments from Germany, police said Monday, after charging a Chinese national in connection [...]
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Burma asks Bangladesh to stop aid to stranded Rohingya

14-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Myanmar has asked Bangladesh to stop providing aid to 6,000 Rohingya stranded on the border between the two countries since a military crackdown prompted a mass exodus of the [...]
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Wife of jailed Reuters journalist in Burma gives birth

13-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The wife of imprisoned Reuters journalist Wa Lone, who is facing up to 14 years in jail in Myanmar for allegedly violating the colonial-era Official Secrets Act, gave birth [...]
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Vietnam activist put under house arrest for defacing flag

11-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Vietnamese activist was put under house arrest and barred from leaving the country after she defaced the national flag, she told AFP Friday, vowing to fight for democracy [...]
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Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’

Cambodia PM Facebook hacked to ‘give away parliament seats’

11-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Hackers targeted the official Facebook page of Cambodia’s premier Hun Sen on Friday and falsely claimed he would cede several parliamentary seats, an official said, [...]
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Maldives seeks scaling back of Indian presence as it woos China

11-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The Maldives wants India to withdraw military helicopters and personnel posted there following the expiry of an agreement in June, its envoy said, the latest snub to New [...]
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Vietnam deputy police minister sacked amid corruption crackdown

10-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnamese prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday fired the deputy police minister, the highest ranking police official to be removed in a corruption crackdown in the [...]
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Top Vietnam security official fired over fugitive spy links

Top Vietnam security official fired over fugitive spy links

10-Aug-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:02 AM

Vietnam fired a deputy minister of public security on Wednesday for allegedly aiding a fugitive spy, as communist officials extend their unprecedented anti-corruption drive [...]
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Cambodia’s parliament to convene in September after controversial vote

Cambodia’s parliament to convene in September after controversial vote

09-Aug-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Cambodia’s parliament will convene on September 5, prime minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday, after his ruling party claimed victory in what critics say was a sham [...]
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Asia’s ‘big six’ who will be in big trouble if China pulls the yuan trigger

07-Aug-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

OECD data shows Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia Southeast Asia’s ‘big six’ economies are among the most exposed economies [...]
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