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Vietnam-linked hackers targeted Chinese government over coronavirus response: researchers

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Hackers working in support of the Vietnamese government have attempted to break into Chinese state organisations at the centre of Beijing’s effort to contain the [...] » More

Driver killed in attack on UN vehicle in Myanmar’s Rakhine

23-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

A Myanmar government health worker was injured and his driver killed when their United Nations-marked vehicle was ambushed as they carried COVID-19 test samples in [...] » More

Vietnam accuses Beijing of ‘seriously violating’ sovereignty in South China Sea

Vietnam accuses Beijing of ‘seriously violating’ sovereignty in South China Sea

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | | 7:02 AM

China’s latest activities in the South China Sea have triggered a strong protest from rival claimant Vietnam, which said the move “seriously violated” its [...] » More

Ramadan on collision course with virus for Asia’s Muslims

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Across Asia, home to about half of the world’s Muslims, the coming Islamic holy month of Ramadan is on a collision course with the coronavirus pandemic as clerics call [...] » More

Vietnam’s leadership, public showing strong response to contain coronavirus WHO

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is staying on top of its coronavirus infections as a result of strong leadership by the government and cooperation among its people in helping to contain the spread, [...] » More

Cambodian double amputee artist fights stigma through art

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Whispered insults, social isolation, and lost opportunitiesMorn Chear is channelling the stigma he has endured since he lost both his hands a decade ago into artwork that [...] » More

World Bank to lend $50M to help Burma fight coronavirus

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

The World Bank said Monday it has approved $50 million in emergency financing to help Myanmar improve its hospital system to deal with the coronavirus outbreak. The [...] » More

Vietnam sees 2020 inflation at 3.2pct to 4.3pct govt

22-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s inflation this year is seen in a range of 3.2 percent to 4.3%, the government said on Tuesday, in line with its target of keeping inflation below 4 percent [...] » More

Vietnam sees no new Covid-19 cases for four days in a row

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | VNS | 6:02 AM

For the fourth day running, not a single new case of Covid-19 has been detected in Vietnam. The total amount of people who have contracted the disease since the very first [...] » More

Burma ships 800 freed Rohingya prisoners back to Rakhine

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Myanmar shipped hundreds of recently released Rohingya inmates back to the country’s restive western borderlands on Monday, after fears that its overcrowded prisons [...] » More

Vietnam protests Beijing’s expansion in disputed South China Sea

Vietnam protests Beijing’s expansion in disputed South China Sea

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam protested on Sunday at China saying it had established two administrative units on islands in the South China Sea, in Beijing’s latest move to demonstrate its [...] » More

Vietnam says over 13,000 people linked to coronavirus cluster tested negative

21-Apr-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

More than 13,400 people linked to a COVID-19 outbreak in a village on the outskirts of the Vietnamese capital Hanoi have tested negative for the coronavirus, the government [...] » More

Asia virus latest: China revises death toll, Duterte threatens crackdown

18-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Here are the latest developments in Asia related to the novel coronavirus pandemic: Wuhan deaths rise The Chinese city where the coronavirus first emerged raised its death [...] » More

Burma to release 25,000 prisoners amid virus fears

18-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

More than a quarter of Myanmar’s prison population is to be released, the president’s office announced Friday, as calls grow to ease pressure on overcrowded jails [...] » More

Asia Today: Duterte threatens martial law-like enforcement

18-Apr-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte threatened martial law-style enforcement of a monthlong lockdown in the main northern region of the country as violations of the [...] » More