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As last jailed Kim Jong Nam killing suspect freed, a gripping murder mystery ends with a whimper

06-May-2019 Intellasia | CNN | 6:00 AM

The second woman accused of killing the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been released from a Malaysian prison, bringing one of the world’s [...]
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Flying high: Vietnam hot air balloon fest woos enthusiasts

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

Rainbow-coloured hot air balloons ferried giddy visitors over Vietnam’s ancient city of Hue on Sunday for a festival organisers hope will kickstart a passion for flying [...]
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Lawyer: US man had Burma’s permission to grow cannabis

Lawyer: US man had Burma’s permission to grow cannabis

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

The arrest of an American man in Myanmar for growing 20 acres of cannabis plants is unjust because authorities were aware that his company was doing scientific research and [...]
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American arrested in Burma had permission for ‘hemp plantation’: lawyer

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

A US citizen facing narcotics charges in Myanmar had received official permission to establish a hemp plantation in the former royal capital, Mandalay, a lawyer for the [...]
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Man remanded over Cambodian job scam

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Sarawak police today obtained a four-day remand order against a 26-year old man to facilitate investigation into a Cambodian job scam last year. Magistrate Aida Montong [...]
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Burma to lift ban on sending domestic workers to Singapore

29-Apr-2019 Intellasia | Straits Times | 6:00 AM

The Myanmar government has lifted a ban on sending the country’s domestic helpers to work in Singapore, nearly five years after it imposed the restriction amid concerns [...]
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Cambodian schools shorten hours to cope with heat wave

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

AFP NewsCambodian authorities have ordered a one-hour reduction in the length of school days because of concerns that students and teachers may fall ill from a prolonged heat [...]
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Sex, casinos and tiger parts: Burma’s vice-riddled China frontier

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

Bentleys and BMW convertibles roll up to the “Venetian Casino” in Mongla on the Myanmar-China border, a melting pot of sex, drugs and gambling on a frontier that [...]
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Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong suffering from illness

Vietnam leader Nguyen Phu Trong suffering from illness

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

Vietnamese leader Nguyen Phu Trong, the architect of the Southeast Asian country’s anti-corruption drive, has been suffering from an unspecified illness, four [...]
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Burma pardons nearly 7,000 prisoners in second amnesty this month

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

Myanmar began releasing prisoners on Friday after the president announced he would pardon nearly 7,000 people in addition to thousands released earlier this month. President [...]
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Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report

Southeast Asia to suffer intense, more frequent drought without government action: UN and Asean report

26-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Drought in Southeast Asia may become even more frequent and intense if countries do not take steps to reduce its impact, according to a joint study from the United Nations [...]
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Grassed up: Facebook leads Burma police to weed-growing Americans

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

Myanmar police have arrested one American and two locals after photos on Facebook led them to a huge plantation of towering marijuana plants near Mandalay. Pictures of the [...]
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Rescuers battle to find bodies in Burma mudslide

Rescuers battle to find bodies in Burma mudslide

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:18 AM

Recovery teams in Myanmar fought against a huge lake of sludge on Wednesday in their search for bodies after a landslide engulfed more than 50 jade minersthe latest fatal [...]
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Burma Court Rejects Imprisoned Reuters Journalists’ Final Appeals

25-Apr-2019 Intellasia | HuffPost | 6:18 AM

On Tuesday, Myanmar’s Supreme Court rejected the appeals of Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters reporters who have been jailed in the country since December 2017, [...]
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China’s belt and road may accelerate exit of manufacturing to Vietnam and India, researchers warn

China’s belt and road may accelerate exit of manufacturing to Vietnam and India, researchers warn

24-Apr-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:38 AM

The trade war with the United States coupled with the “Belt and Road Initiative” has the potential to add further pressure to China’s sluggish economy and [...]
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