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Vietnamese suspect in airport murder escapes death penalty after Malaysia reduces charge

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

A Vietnamese woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un escaped the death penalty on Monday, after Malaysian prosecutors dropped a murder [...]
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Burma seizes largest crystal meth haul this year

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

Myanmar authorities seized more than 1,700 kilogrammes (3,750 pounds) of crystal meth worth nearly $29 million in a multi-state operation this week, the biggest haul of 2019 [...]
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Brunei to impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery

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

Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a strict Sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy [...]
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UN rights envoy says Laos focus on big projects hurting poor

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

A United Nations human rights expert has urged communist-ruled Laos to focus less on foreign-invested dam and railway contracts and devote more resources to helping its [...]
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Amnesty slams Brunei’s new ‘vicious’ Islamic criminal laws

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

Amnesty International on Wednesday slammed plans by Brunei to carry out what the rights group called “vicious” Islamic criminal laws such as stoning to death for [...]
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Syed Hamid: Malaysia should take Burma to ICC over treatment of Rohingyas

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Former foreign affairs minister Tan Sri Syed Hamid Albar has said that Malaysia should consider taking the Myanmar government to the International Criminal Court (ICC) over [...]
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Traffickers committed crimes against humanity by enslaving and killing Rohingya, say rights groups

28-Mar-2019 Intellasia | The Telegraph | 6:00 AM

Human trafficking gangs are guilty of crimes against humanity for their brutal treatment of vulnerable Rohingya refugees trying to flee to Thailand and Malaysia, say human [...]
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Gas explosion kills 16 in Burma’s remote Wa state: Wa army

Gas explosion kills 16 in Burma’s remote Wa state: Wa army

26-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A gas explosion in a secretive enclave run by the ethnic Wa in Myanmar’s eastern borderlands has killed 16 people and injured dozens, the United Wa State Army (UWSA) [...]
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Vietnam protests to China over South China Sea boat sinking

Vietnam protests to China over South China Sea boat sinking

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has lodged an official protest with China following the sinking of a Vietnamese fishing boat which was being chased by a Chinese maritime surveillance vessel in the [...]
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Hun Sen denies Cambodia is Chinese ‘colony’ as work on $2 bn road begins

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia broke ground Friday on a $2 billion Chinese-funded expresswaythe country’s firstas strongman premier Hun Sen denied his country was in danger of becoming a [...]
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Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand jailed in Hanoi

Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand jailed in Hanoi

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A Vietnamese blogger who vanished in Thailand earlier this year is being held in a Hanoi prison, his friend and wife confirmed Thursday. Truong Duy Nhat wrote weekly posts [...]
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Former Blackwater contractor in Burma security venture

Former Blackwater contractor in Burma security venture

23-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

A security firm with former US military contractor Erik Prince on its board has moved into Myanmar to provide protection services for international investors, the company [...]
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Report: Burma, China failing to stop ‘bride’ trafficking

Report: Burma, China failing to stop ‘bride’ trafficking

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Authorities in China and Myanmar are failing to stop the brutal trafficking of young women, often teenagers, from the conflict-ridden Kachin region for sexual slavery, [...]
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Senators ask US to sanction Burma army chief

Senators ask US to sanction Burma army chief

22-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Senators called Wednesday for the United States to slap sanctions on Myanmar’s army chief, saying more needed to be done to bring accountability over the campaign [...]
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Eight injured in Burma temple town violence

Eight injured in Burma temple town violence

21-Mar-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fighting between Myanmar’s military and ethnic Rakhine rebels in U, the ancient capital of the Rakhine kingdom, has left at least eight locals injured, scaring tourists [...]
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