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Burma official says ‘totally underestimated’ economic impact of Rohingya crisis

08-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Myanmar foreign investment official said on Wednesday he “totally underestimated” the economic damage of the Rohingya crisis, adding that the outcry over the [...]
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Cambodian PM Hun Sen voted in by one-party parliament

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Strongman Hun Sen was formally installed as Cambodia’s prime minister for a new term on Thursday, after securing all 125 seats in an uncontested vote that was derided [...]
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Cambodian reptile cafe slithers into people’s hearts

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

For anyone terrified of an albino python, an orange corn snake or a scaly, bearded iguana, Chea Raty says getting up close and personal at Phnom Penh’s first [...]
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Facebook will build its first data centre in Asia in Singapore

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | E27 | 6:00 AM

The social media behemoth will invest more than S$1.4 billion (US$ 1 billion) to build an energy-efficient building for the data centre Facebook officially announced today [...]
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Facebook to spend over $1.4b for their first Asian data centre in Jurong East

07-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Coconuts Singapore | 6:00 AM

The industrial district of Jurong East will soon host a colossal 11-story structure that will house Facebook’s first data centre in Asia an endeavor that will see the [...]
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US vice President Pence calls for release of jailed Reuters journalists

US vice President Pence calls for release of jailed Reuters journalists

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

US vice President Mike Pence on Tuesday called on Myanmar’s government to reverse a court ruling that imprisoned two Reuters journalists for seven years and to release [...]
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Wives of jailed Burma reporters shocked by verdicts

Wives of jailed Burma reporters shocked by verdicts

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AP | 6:00 AM

The wives of two Myanmar reporters for the Reuters news agency said they were shocked by a sentence of seven years’ imprisonment against them on charges of possessing [...]
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Cambodia’s parliament holds first session since July vote

Cambodia’s parliament holds first session since July vote

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s parliament on Wednesday held its first session since a July general election in which prime minister Hun Sen’s ruling party claimed victory but which [...]
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Cambodian parliament launches era of one-party rule

06-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

Cambodia’s new parliament met for the first time Wednesday, launching an era of one-party rule after an uncontested election handed the ruling party of strongman Hun [...]
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US joins in outcry against Burma’s jailing of 2 reporters

US joins in outcry against Burma’s jailing of 2 reporters

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

The United States on Monday condemned the jailing in Myanmar of two Reuters journalists who had reported on a massacre of Rohingya Muslims in that country, calling it [...]
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UN human rights chief Bachelet urges Burma to free Reuters reporters

UN human rights chief Bachelet urges Burma to free Reuters reporters

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet called on Myanmar to free two Reuters journalists jailed on Monday for their reporting of the Rohingya crisis, as well [...]
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Burma defends Suu Kyi’s silence over jailed reporters

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A global outcry over the jailing of two Reuters journalists has been met with silence from Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi, a stony response that an official [...]
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Burma verdict a ‘major step backward’, says Reuters’ Adler

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s verdict on Monday jailing two Reuters reporters for seven years on charges of breaching an official secrets act is a major step backward in the southeast [...]
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UK’s Hunt to visit Burma, raise case of jailed Reuters journalists

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday he would visit Myanmar soon and would raise the case of two Reuters journalists jailed for their reporting of the [...]
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Cambodian government critic flees after receiving threats

Cambodian government critic flees after receiving threats

05-Sep-2018 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A Cambodian political analyst said on Monday he has fled the country after receiving threats since his release from a 1-1/2 year sentence for accusing prime minister Hun [...]
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