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Cambodia PM says country ‘will not bow down’ a day before EU trade decision

12-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Cambodian prime minister Hun Sen was defiant on Tuesday, a day before the European Union is to decide whether to end the country’s special trade preferences over human [...] » More

Vietnam faces loss up to $7.7 billion in tourism due to China’s coronavirus: state media

10-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

The coronavirus epidemic in China could wipe $5.9 billion to $7.7 billion from Vietnam’s tourism earnings in the next three months as international travellers stay away [...] » More

Vietnam total confirmed coronavirus cases rise to 12

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam said on Thursday it has confirmed two new cases of the coronavirus, bringing the total to 12. Both the new cases are Vietnamese nationals from the northern province [...] » More

Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest Mekong dam

08-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos’ third and largest dam on Southeast Asia’s [...] » More

Coronavirus spreads fear and racism worldwide

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

As the deadly coronavirus has spread worldwide, it has carried with it xenophobia and Asian communities around the world are finding themselves subject to suspicion and fear. [...] » More

Vietnam ready to face worst of coronavirus outbreak

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | TheStar | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has prepared for the worst in its plans to deal with the novel coronavirus (nCoV) epidemic, said deputy minister of Health Nguyen Thanh Long. Speaking at a meeting [...] » More

Thousands quarantined on Asian cruise ships in virus fight

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Thousands of people were stranded aboard two cruise ships in Asia on Thursday, quarantined by officials desperate to stem the spread of a deadly virus that has killed [...] » More

World has ‘window of opportunity’ to halt virus spread: WHO chief

07-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The dramatic measures taken by China to rein in the deadly new coronavirus outbreak have prevented significant spread abroad, providing a “window of opportunity” [...] » More

Vietnam to quarantine 950 people returning from China at military camps

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam has assigned the military to quarantine 950 Vietnamese returning from China, where the coronavirus epidemic has killed more than 420 people, state media reported on [...] » More

EU states urge justice in Burma at UN Security Council

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

The UN Security Council’s EU member states called Tuesday for Myanmar to bring to justice those who have carried out human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims. [...] » More

UN fails to take action on order against Burma on Rohingya

UN fails to take action on order against Burma on Rohingya

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Aljazeera | 6:02 AM

The UN Security Council on Tuesday discussed the International Court of Justice’s order that Myanmar do all it can to prevent genocide against the Rohingya Muslims, but [...] » More

Vietnam setting up field hospitals for possible virus influx

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | AFP | 6:02 AM

Vietnam is setting up field hospitals with thousands of beds to handle a potential influx of coronavirus cases, health officials said, as it prepares to receive its nationals [...] » More

CORRECTED (OFFICIAL) Vietnam says Q1 GDP growth likely to be 1pctage point slower vs target

06-Feb-2020 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Vietnam’s gross domestic product growth in the first quarter of this year will likely be one percentage point slower than target due to China’s fast-spreading [...] » More

WHO chief says widespread travel bans not needed to beat China virus

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Monday there was no need for measures that “unnecessarily interfere with international travel and [...] » More

Two Rohingya women killed in Burma shelling

05-Feb-2020 Intellasia | 05-FEB-2020 Ontellasia | Reuters | 6:02 AM

Two women, one pregnant, were killed and seven other people were wounded when shells hit a Rohingya village in Myanmar’s Rakhine state on Saturday, January 25. The army [...] » More