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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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Insight: ‘We can’t go anywhere’Burma closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’

Insight: ‘We can’t go anywhere’Burma closes Rohingya camps but ‘entrenches segregation’

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

As the world was focused on abortive efforts to begin repatriating hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees from Bangladesh to Myanmar last month, hundreds of their fellow [...]
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Apple assembler Foxconn considering iPhone factory in Vietnamstate media

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

Foxconn, the world’s biggest electronics contract manufacturer and a key Apple Inc supplier, is considering setting up a factory in Vietnam to mitigate any impact of an [...]
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Pay-as-you-go energy startup SolarHome raises $10M in debt financing to accelerate Burma expansion

06-Dec-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

Investors include cross-border crowdfunding platforms Crowdcredit (Japan) and Trine (Sweden) The SolarHome team SolarHome, a Singapore-based company that brings pay-as-you-go [...]
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Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

Human rights law group calls for tribunal on crimes against Rohingya

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

A human rights law group contracted by the US State Department to investigate atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar called on Monday for the urgent establishment of [...]
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Officials say boat carrying Rohingya Muslims lands in Indonesia

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Indonesian authorities said a boat carrying 20 men believed to be Rohingya Muslims landed on the northeastern shore of Indonesia’s Sumatra island on Tuesday. It is the [...]
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Rohingya migrant boat lands in Indonesia

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

A boat carrying 20 Rohingya men landed in Indonesia Tuesday, authorities said, the latest group of the vulnerable Myanmar minority to reach the world’s biggest [...]
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Cambodia eases pressure on opposition, media after EU sanctions threat

Cambodia eases pressure on opposition, media after EU sanctions threat

05-Dec-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:10 AM

Cambodia’s parliament is reviewing a five-year ban on more than 100 members of the main opposition party, which could allow them to return to politics, following [...]
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Bangladesh arrests 10 Rohingya bound for Malaysia

Bangladesh arrests 10 Rohingya bound for Malaysia

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

Bangladesh is home to around a million Rohingya, most of whom fled Myanmar last year following a military crackdown and are now housed in vast camps Bangladeshi police have [...]
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US sends guided-missile cruiser to South China Sea to challenge ‘excessive’ Chinese claims

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

The US Navy confirmed on Thursday that it conducted a “freedom of navigation” operation by sending a guided-missile cruiser, USS Chancellorsville, near the [...]
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Law group that helped US probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

Law group that helped US probe says Rohingyas victims of genocide

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

A human rights law group contracted by the State Department to interview refugees as part of an investigation into atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar has found [...]
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93 Rohingya fleeing by boat sent back to Burma camps: police

30-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:27 AM

Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forced back to Myanmar’s Rakhine state after being detained at sea en route to Malaysia, police said Wednesday, stirring fears of a [...]
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93 Rohingya fleeing by boat sent back to Burma camps: police

93 Rohingya fleeing by boat sent back to Burma camps: police

30-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 7:25 AM

Nearly 100 Rohingya Muslims were forced back to Myanmar’s Rakhine state after being detained at sea en route to Malaysia, police said Wednesday, stirring fears of a [...]
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