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Burma to release 6,500 prisoners in amnesty on Tuesday  president

Burma to release 6,500 prisoners in amnesty on Tuesday president

08-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar will release 6,520 prisoners in an amnesty on Tuesday, the president’s office said in a statement. President Win Myint pardoned thousands of prisoners in two [...]
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Burma Frees Reuters Journalists Imprisoned Over Coverage Of Rohingya Muslims

08-May-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:00 AM

The government of Myanmar on Tuesday released two Reuters journalists who were imprisoned for more than a year amid an international outcry over press freedom. Wa Lone, 33, [...]
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Brunei says it won’t enforce gay death penalty after backlash

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a global backlash [...]
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Two US warships sail in disputed South China Sea

Two US warships sail in disputed South China Sea

07-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US military said two of its warships sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Monday, a move that angered Beijing at a time of tense ties between [...]
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Brunei says death penalty moratorium to cover sharia laws

Brunei says death penalty moratorium to cover sharia laws

07-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brunei’s sultan said Sunday a moratorium on capital punishment will also extend to sharia laws that include stoning to death for gay sex and adultery, after a furious [...]
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Vietnamese woman in Kim Jong Nam murder case arrives home

06-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese woman who stood trial for the assassination of the North Korean leader’s half-brother arrived home Friday, bringing down the curtain on a dramatic and [...]
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As last jailed Kim Jong Nam killing suspect freed, a gripping murder mystery ends with a whimper

06-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The second woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been released from a Malaysian prison, bringing one of the world’s [...]
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Flying high: Vietnam hot air balloon fest woos enthusiasts

30-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Rainbow-coloured hot air balloons ferried giddy visitors over Vietnam’s ancient city of Hue on Sunday for a festival organisers hope will kickstart a passion for flying [...]
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Lawyer: US man had Burma’s permission to grow cannabis

Lawyer: US man had Burma’s permission to grow cannabis

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants is unjust because authorities were aware that his company was doing scientific research and [...]
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American arrested in Burma had permission for ‘hemp plantation’: lawyer

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A US citizen facing narcotics charges in Myanmar had received official permission to establish a hemp plantation in the former royal capital, Mandalay, a lawyer for the [...]
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Man remanded over Cambodian job scam

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Sarawak police today obtained a four-day remand order against a 26-year old man to facilitate investigation into a Cambodian job scam last year. Magistrate Aida Montong [...]
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Burma to lift ban on sending domestic workers to Singapore

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government has lifted a ban on sending the country’s domestic helpers to work in Singapore, nearly five years after it imposed the restriction amid concerns [...]
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Cambodian schools shorten hours to cope with heat wave

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

AFP NewsCambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heat [...]
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Sex, casinos and tiger parts: Burma’s vice-riddled China frontier

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bentleys and BMW convertibles roll up to the “Venetian Casino” in Mongla on the Myanmar-China border, a melting pot of sex, drugs and gambling on a frontier that [...]
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Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong suffering from illness

Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong suffering from illness

27-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of the Southeast Asian country’s anti-corruption drive, has been suffering from an unspecified illness, four [...]
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