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Burma torches $1.3m of illegal wildlife parts

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Elephant skins, clouded leopard remains and tiger bones were among a $1.3 million haul of illegal wildlife incinerated Thursday in Myanmar’s first ever public event of [...]
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Burma freelancer platform Chate Sat raises 6-digit funding to expand its team

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The funding was led by Willy Ballmann and Keizo Fujitake, who are angel investors based in Singapore Technolic, the parent company of Myanmar-based freelancer platform Chate [...]
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Vietnam nominates Communist Party chief to become president

05-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has decided to nominate its general secretary as the sole candidate for the presidency, succeeding late President Tran Dai Quang. The [...]
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Aung San Suu Kyi becomes first person stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi became the first person to be stripped of honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday over her refusal to call out atrocities by her [...]
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Canada revokes Burma leader’s honorary citizenship

Canada revokes Burma leader’s honorary citizenship

04-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Canada’s Parliament formally stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday for complicity in the atrocities committed against [...]
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Cambodia to launch youth tech centre to develop local talents

03-Oct-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

More details about the youth tech centre will be revealed in November Aun Pornmonirath, deputy prime minister and minister of Economy and Finance of Cambodia, announced that [...]
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Vietnam’s former Communist Party Chief Do Muoi dies at 101

03-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Former general Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Do Muoi, who worked against the French colonial government and became a committed communist, has died at age 101. [...]
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Suu Kyi’s actions ‘regrettable’ but she will keep peace prizeNobel chief

03-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Some of the actions Aung San Suu Kyi has taken as Myanmar’s civilian leader are “regrettable” but her Nobel Peace Prize will not be withdrawn, the head of [...]
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Asean urges accountability for violence in Burma’s Rakhine

Asean urges accountability for violence in Burma’s Rakhine

03-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asian foreign ministers have urged Myanmar to give a full mandate to an inquiry commission to hold accountable those responsible for the violence in Rakhine state, [...]
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Oversupply of drugs in Mekong, East Asia puts younger users at risk, UN says

03-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Production and trafficking of illicit drugs have reached unprecedented levels in Southeast Asia’s Mekong region and East Asia, the United Nations said on Tuesday, [...]
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String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

String of disasters exacts heavy damage, human toll in Asia

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A recent string of natural disasters, the latest a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia, have exacted a severe toll both in economic damage and human lives throughout [...]
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US warship sails near disputed South China Sea islandsUS official

US warship sails near disputed South China Sea islandsUS official

02-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

- A US Navy destroyer sailed near islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Sunday, a US official told Reuters, potentially angering Beijing at a time of tense [...]
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The Latest: Burma defends itself against UN report

The Latest: Burma defends itself against UN report

01-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The latest on the United Nations general Assembly (all times local): 9 p.m. Myanmar is defending itself against a United Nations report released in August which accused the [...]
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Amal Clooney calls on Burma’s Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters reporters

Amal Clooney calls on Burma’s Suu Kyi to pardon Reuters reporters

01-Oct-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The families of two Reuters reporters imprisoned in Myanmar have asked for a pardon from the country’s president, human rights lawyer Amal Clooney told a press freedom [...]
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Amal Clooney appeals to Suu Kyi for reporters’ release

01-Oct-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday over a pardon for two Reuters journalists imprisoned in Myanmar, saying the Nobel laureate [...]
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