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‘Systemic failure’ of UN ahead of Burma military crackdown: review

19-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 7:04 AM

There was a “systemic failure” of the United Nations in dealing with the situation in Myanmar ahead of a deadly 2017 military crackdown because it did not have a [...]
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Burma: UN threatens to withdraw aid over ‘policy of apartheid’ against Rohingya

18-Jun-2019 Intellasia | The Guardian | 10:16 AM

The United Nations in Myanmar has warned it will withdraw support in Rakhine state to avoid complicity in a government “policy of apartheid” for Rohingya Muslims. [...]
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Burma’s mountain war: Prayers for peace in Kachin state

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:00 AM

Kachin state is home to around 1.5 million people, including 100,000 living in 140 camps where the Myanmar government imposes restrictions on food, healthcare, shelter and [...]
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Vietnam’s first homegrown car to be delivered in days

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s homegrown carmaker VinFast will deliver its first cars on June 17, the company said Friday as it showcased a factory in one of Asia’s fastest growing [...]
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Middle East attack jolts oil-import dependent Asia

17-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the [...]
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Vietnam seizes 7.5 tonnes of elephant ivory, pangolin scales

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:00 AM

Authorities have seized 7.5 tonnes of elephant ivory and pangolin scales in one of Vietnam’s biggest wildlife trafficking cases. The 3.5 tonnes of ivory and 4 tonnes of [...]
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Burma issues climate change policies as World Bank sounds environment alarm

15-Jun-2019 Intellasia | NationMultimedia | 6:00 AM

IN RESPONSE to emerging environmental issues caused by heavy reliance on natural resources, Myanmar has come up with new policies on national environment and climate change [...]
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Vietnam jails former bosses of state shipbuilder for $1 million graft

14-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Vietnam has jailed four former heads of state-owned shipbuilder Vinashin for terms of up to 17 years over abuse of power and embezzlement, state media said on Thursday, as [...]
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John Gunther Dean, US diplomat haunted by Cambodia, dies

13-Jun-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

John Gunther Dean, a veteran American diplomat and five-time ambassador forever haunted by his role in the evacuation of the US Embassy in Cambodia during the dying days of [...]
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US man to face death penalty trial in Vietnam

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

Vietnamese-American man charged with “attempting to overthrow the state” will go on trial in HCM City on Jun 24, his family said, and could face the death penalty [...]
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Victims of Formosa spill in Vietnam seek compensation

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

Lawyers in Taiwan launched a multi million dollar lawsuit against the industrial conglomerate Formosa on Tuesday, on behalf of thousands of Vietnamese whose livelihoods were [...]
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Cambodia PM Hun Sen: PM Lee’s comments ‘an insult’ to sacrifice of Vietnam’s military volunteers

Cambodia PM Hun Sen: PM Lee’s comments ‘an insult’ to sacrifice of Vietnam’s military volunteers

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Cambodia prime minister (PM) Hun Sen has criticised recent comments by Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong, who had described the 1978-1989 Indochina conflict as an [...]
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Singapore had ‘no sympathy’ for Khmer Rouge, values ties with Cambodia and Vietnam: MFA

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Singapore had “no sympathy for the Khmer Rouge” and “highly values” its relations with Cambodia and Vietnam, said a Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) [...]
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Vietnam’s objection to PM Lee’s remarks doesn’t change past as many view it: Tan Chuan-Jin

10-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

Vietnam may object to prime minister (PM) Lee Hsien Loong’s comments on its invasion of Cambodia in 1978, but it does not change the past as many view it, according to [...]
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Southeast Asia should keep taking the world’s junk: Adam Minter

08-Jun-2019 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asian nations no longer want your trash. Last week, Malaysia announced it was sending 3,300 tonnes of scrap plastics including CDs, insulated electric cables and [...]
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