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Cambodia seizes record 3-tonne haul of African ivory

18-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Cambodia seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks hidden in a storage container sent from Mozambique, a customs official said Sunday, marking the country’s largest [...]
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US House calls on Burma to release Reuters journalists

US House calls on Burma to release Reuters journalists

15-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The US House of Representatives called nearly unanimously on Thursday for the government of Myanmar to release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who were [...]
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Cambodia allows banned politicians to seek lifting of curbs

14-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s parliament on Thursday amended the law to let banned politicians petition the government for a return to politics, which could see restraints lifted for more [...]
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Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada appoints new chief executive to replace Lucy Peng

14-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Alibaba’s Southeast Asian e-commerce platform Lazada on Thursday announced that Pierre Poignant, the company’s executive president, will succeed Lucy Peng as [...]
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Six years on, wife of disappeared Laos activist ‘can’t move on’

14-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The wife of a prominent Laos activist who vanished after being stopped at a checkpoint on the streets of Vientiane said Wednesday she “can’t move on” as the [...]
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Enchanting Mandalay: A fresh guide to Burma’s ancient city

14-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

Step aside, Bagan. If Mandalay isn’t on your bucket list of wanderlust-worthy destinations, then it really should be. Most people think of Mandalay as ancient, majestic [...]
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Twitter CEO defends controversial Burma tweets

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar that were pilloried on his own platform for failing to mention [...]
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Rally to mark one year since arrest of Burma Reuters journalists

Rally to mark one year since arrest of Burma Reuters journalists

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Messages of solidarity poured in Wednesday from around the world on the one-year anniversary of the arrest of two Myanmar Reuters journalists who exposed a massacre of [...]
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Google weighs steps to open representative office in Vietnam: government

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Alphabet Inc’s Google is studying steps toward opening a representative office in Vietnam, the government of the Southeast Asian nation said on its website, citing [...]
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US names China, N. Korea, Burma as violators of religious freedom

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Mainichi | 6:00 AM

The United States has designated China, North Korea, Myanmar and seven other countries as violators of religious freedom, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday. [...]
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Vietnam uses US-China trade war to rebalance its economic and security relationships

13-Dec-2018 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

As the rivalry between China and the US intensifies and uncertainty hangs on whether they can resolve their trade war beyond the current 90-day truce, it’s an uneasy [...]
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Rohingya sent back to Burma camps hungry and in debt

Rohingya sent back to Burma camps hungry and in debt

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Fleeing Rohingya Muslims sold ration books to help pay hundreds of dollars to traffickers in order to flee squalid Myanmar camps by boat, only to be stopped at sea and forced [...]
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Neighbourly tensions as Singapore tells Malaysia to back off after repeated vessel intrusions into territorial waters

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

“Back off,” Transport minister Khaw Boon Wan asserted in a stern message to Malaysia yesterday amidst tensions over Malaysian vessels trespassing into [...]
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Thousands of Burma women forced into marriage in China: study

Thousands of Burma women forced into marriage in China: study

10-Dec-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of vulnerable women and girls from northern Myanmar are being trafficked to China and forced to marry, a study said Friday, offering a rare look at an issue that [...]
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Bangladesh seeks action against Burma minister over Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ remark

Bangladesh seeks action against Burma minister over Rohingya ‘brainwashed’ remark

07-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh summoned the Myanmar ambassador on Wednesday to condemn “irresponsible remarks” made by Myanmar’s religion minister about Rohingya Muslims, and [...]
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