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Southeast Asia’s second-largest shipping port enters two-week lockdown tomorrow

09-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:02 AM

Southeast Asia’s second-largest shipping port in Malaysia will enter a two-week lockdown tomorrow amid a new wave of COVID-19 cases pushing daily increases to double [...] » More

Vietnam detains activist hours after human rights meeting with US

08-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has arrested a prominent blogger and dissident for “anti-state activities” hours after its government held annual talks on human rights with the United [...] » More

Cambodian PM says naval base not just for China

Cambodian PM says naval base not just for China

08-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

China would not have exclusive access to a Cambodian naval base, prime minister Hun Sen said Wednesday, despite Beijing chipping in for upgrades after a US-funded facility [...] » More

Jury selected in London for Vietnamese migrants trial

06-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 10:26 AM

A jury panel was chosen on Monday in the trial of four men in connection with the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants whose bodies were found in a lorry in southeast England. [...] » More

Burma’s trishaws turn campaigners as virus curbs canvassing

06-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 9:50 AM

As surging coronavirus infections make election canvassing difficult in Myanmar, humble trishaw drivers are becoming unlikely champions for a nationwide ballot just a few [...] » More

Recovery strategy

06-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Governments in developing East Asia and the Pacific need to invest more in testing and tracing capacity, while expanding social protection to cover the poor and the informal [...] » More

HK stocks rise alongside Asian markets as investors focus on Trump’s improving health

06-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:02 AM

Hong Kong stocks rise alongside Asian markets as investors focus on Trump’s improving healthHong Kong stocks gained along with other Asian markets, as investors focused [...] » More

Trade, trust and Asia’s future

06-Oct-2020 Intellasia | BangkokPost | 6:02 AM

Despite being severely dragged down by the protracted Covid-19 pandemic, many economies in Asia seem to be bulletproof, kind of. One of the top performers has been Vietnam, [...] » More

Asia Today: Remote-learning begins in virus-hit Philippines

06-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AP | 6:02 AM

Grade and high school students in the Philippines began classes at home Monday after the coronavirus pandemic forced remote-learning onto an educational system already [...] » More

‘I don’t want to lie’: Gay pioneer stands in Myanmar election

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:09 PM

Outraged over ongoing discrimination in Myanmar, Myo Min Tun decided to stand as the first openly gay election candidate in a country where same-sex relations are illegal. [...] » More

Cambodia says it razed U.S.-built naval facility to move it

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 2:07 PM

Cambodia razed a U.S.-built building on its largest naval base to allow for further expansion and will relocate the demolished facility, Cambodia’s government said on [...] » More

Cambodia caught in the middle of US-China clash over South China Sea military bases

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 2:07 PM

Last weekend, in a speech at the virtual United Nations General Assembly, Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen rebuked “some countries” for increasingly interfering in the [...] » More

Pompeo to cut short Asia visit amid Trump hospitalization

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 2:02 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will cut short his trip to Asia this week, a department spokeswoman said Saturday, visiting Japan but skipping planned stops to South Korea [...] » More

Mike Pompeo keeps up pressure on China despite cutting short Asia trip after Donald Trump’s coronavirus positive

Mike Pompeo keeps up pressure on China despite cutting short Asia trip after Donald Trump’s coronavirus positive

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 1:58 PM

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has cut short his Asia trip after Donald Trump and other senior officials tested positive for Covid-19. The State Department confirmed he [...] » More

Myanmar volunteers under strain as coronavirus toll grows

05-Oct-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 1:55 PM

As Myanmar’s coronavirus infections soar, the work never seems to stop for volunteers who have stepped in to help carry those suspected of symptoms to quarantine centres or [...] » More