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Death penalty possible in Burma cannabis farm case

23-May-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

A court in Myanmar on Tuesday formally charged an American man and two local co-workers with violating drug laws concerning marijuana, with potential penalties ranging from [...]
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Mineral misery: Vietnam salt farmers battered by imports, climate

21-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The salt farmers of Hon Khoi rise before dawn as they have for generations, fanning out across shallow seawater pools in southern Vietnam to harvest the precious mineral, [...]
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Three Burma nationals dead, 12 others injured in NSE accident

21-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

Three Myanmar national were killed while seven others were seriously injured when the driver of an SUV lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a highway divider. The [...]
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Some 250,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

Some 250,000 Rohingya refugees receive first ID cards: UN

20-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The UN said Friday it has registered more than 250,000 Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh, providing many with their first ever identification cards and proof of their right to [...]
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Cambodian internet star who charmed tourists in a dozen languages arrives in China to chase university dream

18-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

The Cambodian teenager who became an internet star in November for hawking souvenirs in several languages has enrolled in a private middle school in east China’s [...]
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Keyboard predators: SE Asia’s kids targeted by online paedophiles

18-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Southeast Asia is in the grip of a fresh surge of paedophile activity with predators orchestrating and watching abuse on live-streaming sites and via webcams, and paying for [...]
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Alleged Rohingya traffickers shot by Bangladesh police

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

Bangladeshi police shot dead two suspected Rohingya human traffickers, officials said Wednesday, after rescuing 103 refugees in two days about to make the perilous sea voyage [...]
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Asia must be ‘moderate voice’ in US-China rivalry, and help them to be frenemies: Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong

16-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Asia’s smaller countries must avoid taking sides in the intensifying United States-China rivalry and instead urge the two world powers to “moderate their [...]
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Alleged Rohingya traffickers shot by Bangladesh police

Alleged Rohingya traffickers shot by Bangladesh police

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladeshi police shot dead two suspected Rohingya human traffickers, officials said Wednesday, after rescuing 103 refugees in two days about to make the perilous sea voyage [...]
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‘People are dying’: UN official urges aid access for Burma’s Rakhine state

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has [...]
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UN experts urge ‘financial isolation’ of Burma military

UN experts urge ‘financial isolation’ of Burma military

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military commanders should be financially “isolated” and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya [...]
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Vietnam to mobilise military in fight against African swine fever

Vietnam to mobilise military in fight against African swine fever

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

Vietnam said it will mobilise its military and police forces to help combat the outbreak of African swine fever that has already resulted in the culling of about 4 percent of [...]
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Bangladesh police ‘rescue’ dozens of Rohingya being trafficked to Malaysia

Bangladesh police ‘rescue’ dozens of Rohingya being trafficked to Malaysia

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

Bangladeshi police prevented dozens of Rohingya Muslims, most of them women, about to be trafficked to Malaysia by boat, authorities said on Tuesday. Traffickers had picked [...]
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Vietnam seizes half tonne of ketamine in crackdown on synthetic drugs

14-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese police have seized half a tonne of ketamine worth $21 million in HCM City, a key transit hub that has seen record busts of synthetic drugs in recent weeks as [...]
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Bangladesh rescues 23 Rohingya girls from traffickers

Bangladesh rescues 23 Rohingya girls from traffickers

14-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Twenty-three teenage Rohingya girls were rescued after being brought from refugee camps to the capital Dhaka to be sent to Malaysia by air, Bangladesh police said Sunday. [...]
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