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Vietnam’s coal-fired power may double by 2030 under draft energy plan

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Vietnam may double the amount of coal-fired electric generation it installs by 2030 under a draft power development plan submitted to the prime minister for approval this [...] » More

Australia’s Qantas to sell land for $595 million to cushion pandemic blow

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Australia’s Qantas Airways Ltd (QAN.AX) said on Friday it had agreed an A$802 million ($595 million) deal to sell land near Sydney Airport to a consortium led by LOGOS [...] » More

Lawyer for Burma’s Suu Kyi says gagged by junta

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

The chief lawyer for ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi said Friday he had been banned by the junta from speaking to journalists, diplomats or international [...] » More

Malaysia says it won’t compromise on demands for Burma progress

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Malaysia does not want Myanmar’s junta chief to attend an upcoming Southeast Asian leaders’ summit if he fails to honour his commitment to a peace plan, its [...] » More

Gasoil drives Asian refinery margins back to pre-COVID levels

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Asian oil refiners’ margins have rallied back to their highest since before the COVID-19 pandemic struck, spurred by a doubling of gasoil profits as the global economic [...] » More

U.N deal offers no guarantees of free movement for Rohingya on island-leaked copy

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

A deal for the United Nations to start work on a remote Bangladeshi island where the government has sent thousands of Rohingya refugees offers no guarantee they will be [...] » More

Durian fruit sparks Canberra ‘gas leak’ emergency

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | AFP | 5:02 AM

Canberra fire-fighters rushed to a store in Australia’s capital Friday after reports of a gas leak only to find the smell was caused by the penetrating waft of durian [...] » More

Burma bars Suu Kyi’s lawyer from talking about her cases

Burma bars Suu Kyi’s lawyer from talking about her cases

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | The Independent | 5:02 AM

The main lawyer for Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi who is being tried on multiple criminal charges, said late Thursday he has been issued a gag order barring [...] » More

One dead, Burma firefighters rescue 3, after construction site accident

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Firefighters in Myanmar pulled the body of a construction worker from a collapsed building site in the city of Yangon on Friday and were searching for seven other workers [...] » More

Lawyer for Burma’s Suu Kyi says he has been issued a gag order

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

The head lawyer representing Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi said today authorities in the military-ruled country had imposed a gag order on him because they [...] » More

Vietnam carmaker Vinfast eyes start of US deliveries in late 2022, CEO says

16-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Vietnamese automaker Vinfast will begin taking pre-orders in the US market for its VF e35 and e36 electric SUVs in the first half of 2022 and expects to begin delivering them [...] » More

UN chief delayed Asean talks to avoid Burma junta envoy

UN chief delayed Asean talks to avoid Burma junta envoy

15-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:56 AM

UN chief Antonio Guterres asked to postpone a virtual meeting with Southeast Asian ministers at the last minute to avoid signaling recognition of Myanmar’s junta by [...] » More

Sydney to end COVID-19 quarantine for international travellers

15-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 8:54 AM

Sydney will end its COVID-19 quarantine for fully vaccinated international travellers from Nov. 1, New South Wales Premier Dominic Perrottet said on Friday, foreshadowing the [...] » More

Burma military won’t allow Asean envoy to meet Suu Kyi

15-Oct-2021 Intellasia | Reuters | 5:02 AM

Myanmar’s ruling military has not blocked a special Southeast Asian envoy from visiting the country but will not allow him to meet detained former leader Aung San Suu [...] » More

Flights returning to Asia with airlines launching routes and sales

15-Oct-2021 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 5:02 AM

With Covid-19 restrictions and international border closures finally starting to ease around Asia, airlines in the region are prepping for their resurgence, relaunching their [...] » More