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Burma pardons more than 9,000 prisoners in New Year amnesty

18-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:38 AM

Myanmar began releasing more than 9,000 prisoners from jails on Wednesday, after the president announced an amnesty on the first day of the traditional New Year. President [...]
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Vietnam ‘quietly upgrades’ facilities in West Philippine Sea

12-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Rappler | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is not ‘facing the same reaction from China’s maritime militia forces as the Philippines recently has,’ says the Asia Maritime Transparency [...]
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Will Brunei’s anti-LGBT Sharia law spread across Southeast Asia?

09-Apr-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

Brunei’s new law punishing homosexual sex with death by stoning has sent a wave of fear across the LGBT population in neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. On April 3, [...]
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Washington senator registers to lobby for Cambodia

08-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

Washington state Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen has registered as a foreign agent in order to consult and lobby for the country of Cambodia. Under documents filed with the US [...]
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Bangladesh stops 115 Rohingya seeking to reach Malaysia

Bangladesh stops 115 Rohingya seeking to reach Malaysia

08-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladesh police have prevented 115 Rohingya refugees from being smuggled to Malaysia in rickety fishing boats, officials said Saturday, but no suspected traffickers were [...]
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Sharia law plunges Brunei gay community into fear

06-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Transgender woman Zoella Zayce fled her native Brunei last year as the country shifted towards hardline Islam, and thinks more of the LGBT community will follow after the [...]
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Flamboyant funeral sees off Burma monk in costly style

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Thousands of devotees flocked to a mock palace of kaleidoscopic colours in Myanmar this week to dance, sing and pay their final respects at the lavish cremation of a local [...]
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US hopes for second aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam this year: official

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States hopes to reach agreement for another aircraft carrier visit to Vietnam this year and for such port stops to become a regular feature of the increasingly [...]
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Virgin Australia cuts staff deal with Brunei airline over sharia law

05-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The Australian arm of Richard Branson’s Virgin Airlines has cancelled a staff travel agreement with Brunei’s national carrier in response to the Asian [...]
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US criticises Brunei’s death penalty plan for gay sex, adultery

US criticises Brunei’s death penalty plan for gay sex, adultery

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

The United States on Tuesday criticised Brunei’s decision to carry out Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality and urged it to [...]
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Brunei sultan demands ‘stronger’ Islamic teachings as new anti-LGBT+ laws come into force

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | The Independent3 | 6:00 AM

The sultan of Brunei has said he wants to see “stronger” Islamic teachings in the country as it introduced harsh new Sharia laws on Wednesday that include [...]
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Vietnamese man who overstayed in Singapore for over 10 years gets jail, caning

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Yahoo News Singapore | 6:00 AM

He was issued with a Student Pass to study at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (Nafa) but was unable to pay his school fees. Instead of leaving Singapore after his Visit Pass [...]
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Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

Brunei introduces death by stoning for adultery, gay sex

04-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brunei on Wednesday is to introduce harsh new sharia laws, including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite a storm of global criticism from politicians, [...]
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Vietnamese woman implicated in the assassination of Kim Jong-nam pleads guilty to lesser charge, given three-year sentence

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Coconuts KL | 6:00 AM

A swift end has come to the trial of one of the only two individuals arrested in connection to the death of North Korean Kim Jong-nam, half-brother of the country’s [...]
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Brunei sultan seeks conservative support with hardline sharia laws

03-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Brunei’s imposition of harsh sharia laws, including death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, is a bid by the country’s ruler to boost support among [...]
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