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US carriers join up in East Asia for ‘complex’ warfare drills

US carriers join up in East Asia for ‘complex’ warfare drills

16-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two US aircraft carriers with around 150 fighter jets are conducting “complex” warfare drills in the Philippine Sea, the US Navy said on Thursday, in a show of [...]
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Rohingya rejection ruins Bangladesh repatriation effort

16-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Frightened and angry Rohingya refugees on Thursday forced Bangladesh to call off efforts to start sending back some of the hundreds of thousands of the stateless Muslims to [...]
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Dr M: Asean leaders pressed Suu Kyi on Rohingya crisis

16-Nov-2018 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Several leaders of the Association of South-east Asian Nations (Asean) brought up the Rakhine crisis with Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi last night, including Tun Dr [...]
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Vietnam’s top telecom bosses face arrest over loss-making TV deal

15-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam on Wednesday issued arrest warrants and placed two top telecom bosses under investigation for suspected involvement in a loss-making private TV deal, authorities [...]
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Academics slam communist party’s rebuke of Vietnam publisher

15-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

More than 80 international scholars have upbraided Vietnam’s Communist Party for condemning a prominent book publisher whose titles criticised socialism, a no-go zone [...]
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‘Defending the indefensible’: Malaysia’s Mahathir slams Aung San Suu Kyi over Rohingya crisis

15-Nov-2018 Intellasia | CNA | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the alleged atrocities against Myanmar’s minority Rohingya community is “indefensible”, said Malaysian prime minister [...]
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Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM

Suu Kyi stance on Rohingya ‘indefensible’: Malaysia PM

15-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Aung San Suu Kyi’s response to the persecution of Myanmar’s Rohingya Muslims is “indefensible”, Malaysia’s leader said Tuesday in a withering [...]
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Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Burma treatment of Rohingya

Pence takes Suu Kyi to task over Burma treatment of Rohingya

15-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The violence which drove 700,000 Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar into Bangladesh was “without excuse”, US vice President Mike Pence told Aung San Suu Kyi in [...]
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Vietnam’s newest airline Bamboo gets aviation licence

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

Vietnam’s newest carrier Bamboo Airways has been granted a licence to fly, officials and the airline said, paving the way for its inaugural flight in a region crowded [...]
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Rohingya flee camps fearing forcible return to Burma

Rohingya flee camps fearing forcible return to Burma

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

Rohingya Muslims were fleeing Bangladeshi refugee camps to avoid being repatriated to Myanmar later this week, community leaders said Monday. Authorities plan to begin [...]
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Burma’s neighbours to call for ‘accountability’ in Rakhine crisisdraft statement

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

Southeast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to be held “fully accountable”, according to a statement [...]
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Vietnam reduces reliance on China, ratifies new Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal

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

Vietnam has moved to reduce its economic reliance on China and mitigate the risk of the US-China trade war by ratifying an 11-country trade deal. The nation’s lawmaking [...]
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Vietnam ratifies Pacific Rim trade pact abandoned by Trump

14-Nov-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s National Assembly on Monday ratified a Pacific Rim trade deal abandoned by US President Donald Trump, but still being pushed forward by 11 other members. The [...]
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Suu Kyi beckons investors to Burma despite troubles

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

Myanmar’s Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her countrySoutheast Asia’s “final frontier”but warned its resources [...]
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Stigma or separation: The painful choice facing Burma’s single mothers

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

Eight months pregnant, shamed by her family and shunned by the father of her child, Aye March has accepted she will have to give up her baby to an orphanage in Myanmar, a [...]
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