Archive for December 5th, 2016

Malaysia on alert after attack on Maute

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

Security has been stepped up nationwide in Malaysia, especially along the coast of Sabah, following the attack by Philippines’ Military (ATF) on the Maute militant [...]
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H5N8 expands in France as H5N6 strikes more Korean farms

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Cidrap | 6:00 AM

French veterinary officials today said the highly pathogenic H5N8 avian flu strain spreading quickly though Europe has been detected for the first time in the country’s [...]
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Activists reject new Rakhine commission as Annan visits

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Frontiermyanmar | 6:00 AM

A new body set up by the Union government to investigate allegations of rights abuses against Rohingya in Rakhine State lacks credibility, activists said Friday, as former UN [...]
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Asia’s Progress in Closing the Gender Gap Is Slow, Uneven

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

The Philippines and New Zealand are leading the pack in Asia-Pacific on having the best gender equality, but the rest of the region still has some way to go to improving its [...]
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Activists reject Burma’s new Rohingya rights abuse body

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A new body set up by Myanmar’s government to investigate allegations of rights abuses against Rohingya in Rakhine lacks credibility, activists said Friday, as former UN [...]
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Vietnam Seeks $1.2 Billion in Overseas Loans to Expand Refinery

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Bloomberg | 6:00 AM

Vietnam is seeking about $1.2 billion in overseas loans for its only oil refinery before a share sale in 2017, to increase output and meet demand in one of Southeast [...]
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Vietnam seizes ivory smuggled from Africa

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Seattletimes | 6:00 AM

Vietnamese authorities have seized 529 kilograms (1,164 pounds) of ivory smuggled from Africa, after finding nearly 6 tonnes of ivory illegally shipped through the same port [...]
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Is Vietnam’s new religion law a smokescreen for political repression?

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | SCMP | 6:00 AM

A controversial law on religion passed in Vietnam has triggered renewed fears of state repression in the name of national unity. Vietnam ignored the wishes of the [...]
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Moody’s: Outlook for Vi?t Nam’s banks stable

05-Dec-2016 Intellasia | Vietnamnews | 6:00 AM

Moody’s has forecast that the Vietnamese banking system will remain stable in the next 12-18 months, reflecting its expectation that the country’s macroeconomic [...]
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