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Vietnam’s newest airline Bamboo takes first flight

17-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s newest commercial carrier Bamboo Airways took flight Wednesday, officially entering Southeast Asia’s crowded aviation sector where it will face stiff [...]
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Why Vietnam may be ideal venue for a second meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s adoption of free markets and its border with China are two of the main reasons why the country is being tipped as the host for a second meeting between Donald [...]
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Cambodia launches crackdown on passports after reports Yingluck Shinawatra used foreign document to flee Thailand

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen has decided to annul diplomatic passports issued to anyone born outside the country, ordering such passports be issued in only the [...]
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Burma delays UN refugee chief’s visit

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar has postponed a planned visit by the UN refugee chief to Rakhine state following renewed fighting between security forces and insurgents, a spokesman said Monday. UN [...]
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Explainer: The insurgents plunging Burma’s Rakhine back into chaos

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s government says it has ordered the military to “crush” rebels in the western state of Rakhine, following raids by insurgents that killed 13 police [...]
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Cambodia’s Hun Sen marks 34 years in power with opposition threat

Cambodia’s Hun Sen marks 34 years in power with opposition threat

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodian premier Hun Sen on Monday marked 34 years in power with a threat “to step on the throat” of his rivals if the EU ends trade preferences over the [...]
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Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

Heavy smog, worsened by weather, raises alarm across Asia

16-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Unusually high levels of smog worsened by weather patterns are raising alarm across Asia, with authorities in Thailand’s hazy capital Bangkok handing out face masks and [...]
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From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing sand

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes [...]
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Cambodian PM warns of ‘dead’ opposition if EU withdraws preferences

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen on Monday threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union withdraws duty-free trading access over human rights concerns. [...]
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UK calls on Burma’s Suu Kyi to take personal interest in case of jailed Reuters reporters

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain on Friday called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to look at whether due process was followed in the case of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail [...]
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Burma court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

AFP NewsA Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the [...]
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Burma Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Burma Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying [...]
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Chinese warships dock in Cambodia to boost ‘military cooperation’

Chinese warships dock in Cambodia to boost ‘military cooperation’

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three hulking Chinese warships docked in Cambodia Wednesday for a four-day visit, as Beijing parades its naval prowess alongside its staunch Southeast Asian ally. China is [...]
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UN chief in Burma concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the [...]
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A Rohingya girl’s journey from refugee camps to college

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The first time I met Formin Akter, she wanted to talk about Helen Keller. Formin was 18. She was sitting on a plastic stool in a bamboo shelter at a refugee camp in [...]
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