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Cambodian PM warns of ‘dead’ opposition if EU withdraws preferences

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen on Monday threatened to retaliate against the opposition if the European Union withdraws duty-free trading access over human rights concerns. [...]
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From Tibet to the ‘Nine Dragons’, Vietnam’s Mekong Delta is losing sand

15-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

In the dead of night, the entire front half of shopkeeper Ta Thi Kim Anh’s house collapsed. Perched on the sandy banks of the Mekong River, it took just a few minutes [...]
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Burma Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

Burma Reuters journalists lose appeal against 7-year sentence

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Two Reuters journalists jailed for seven years while investigating atrocities committed against the Rohingya in Myanmar had their appeal dismissed Friday, dismaying [...]
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UK calls on Burma’s Suu Kyi to take personal interest in case of jailed Reuters reporters

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Britain on Friday called on Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi to look at whether due process was followed in the case of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail [...]
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Burma court rejects appeal by jailed Reuters reporters

12-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

AFP NewsA Myanmar court on Friday rejected the appeal of two Reuters reporters sentenced to seven years in jail on charges of breaking the Official Secrets Act, saying the [...]
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Chinese warships dock in Cambodia to boost ‘military cooperation’

Chinese warships dock in Cambodia to boost ‘military cooperation’

11-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Three hulking Chinese warships docked in Cambodia Wednesday for a four-day visit, as Beijing parades its naval prowess alongside its staunch Southeast Asian ally. China is [...]
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UN chief in Burma concerned over fighting in Rakhine State

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The head of the United Nations in Myanmar on Wednesday expressed concern about the situation in the western state of Rakhine, where fighting between the military and the [...]
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A Rohingya girl’s journey from refugee camps to college

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The first time I met Formin Akter, she wanted to talk about Helen Keller. Formin was 18. She was sitting on a plastic stool in a bamboo shelter at a refugee camp in [...]
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Australian minister hints Saudi teen likely to get asylum

10-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Australia gave its strongest hint yet on Wednesday that an 18-year-old Saudi woman in Bangkok would be granted humanitarian asylum, despite efforts by Riyadh and her family [...]
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Burma’s civilian, military leaders meet, vow to ‘crush’ Rakhine rebels

Burma’s civilian, military leaders meet, vow to ‘crush’ Rakhine rebels

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar government leader Aung San Suu Kyi discussed insurgent attacks on Myanmar police on Monday in a rare meeting with the military chief, and her administration called [...]
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Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: officials

Dozens of Rohingya flee India for Bangladesh: officials

09-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Dozens of Rohingya Muslims have crossed the border into Bangladesh from India in recent days, officials said Tuesday, as New Delhi faces censure for deporting the persecuted [...]
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Four decades on, Cambodia reflects on its ‘Killing Fields’ nightmare

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

At the height of Pol Pot’s genocidal Khmer Rouge “killing fields” regime which devastated Cambodia for more than three years from 1975-79, Srey Heng [...]
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Cambodia celebrates 40th anniversary of Khmer Rouge ouster

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Tens of thousands of Cambodians packed a stadium in Phnom Penh Monday to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the expulsion of the brutal Khmer Rouge regimea day strongman prime [...]
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Malaysia tells Burma to assume responsibility for Rohingya

08-Jan-2019 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government has been reminded to uphold its responsibility to its Rohingya community, who have been oppressed and reduced into becoming refugees worldwide. Deputy [...]
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Masked dance tradition rises from near extinction in Cambodia

05-Jan-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s centuries-old tradition of masked dance was nearly wiped out by the Khmer Rouge’s “Killing Fields” regime, but a handful of artists managed [...]
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