Archive for October 2nd, 2017

Rohingya Fleeing Burma Face Difficulties in Thailand

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Thediplomat | 6:00 AM

The hands of a Rohingya victim of trafficking are seen as he listens to questions during an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation at a temporary shelter in Hat Yai, [...]
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Thailand expects 250,000 to attend late king’s cremation

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | AFP News | 6:00 AM

A quarter of a million people are expected to descend on the Thai capital for an elaborate cremation ceremony planned for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej next month, a junta [...]
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1.8m Thais visited Malaysia last year

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

About 1.8 million tourists from Thailand visited Malaysia in 2016, representing a growth of 32.5 per cent over the corresponding period in 2015, according to Tourism Malaysia [...]
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Aeon to open entertainment mall in Indonesia as retail suffers

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nikkei | 6:00 AM

Japanese retailer Aeon is leaving the traditional shopping model behind with its new mall in Indonesia, betting that consumers will still venture outside for entertainment [...]
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Freeport at loggerheads with Indonesia over divestment: letter

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Freeport-McMoRan Inc, the world’s second-largest publicly traded copper company, strongly disagrees with a proposed divestment plan by the government of Indonesia, [...]
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Indonesia volcano may erupt explosively or menace for weeks

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | W1ashingtonpost | 6:00 AM

Experts say a suddenly active volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali is more likely to erupt than not. But because every volcano has its own unique characteristics, [...]
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Indonesian police brace for big anti-communist rally

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Straitstimes | 6:00 AM

Indonesian police will deploy as many as 30,000 personnel to guard an anti-communist rally on Friday (September 29), as the country’s military chief and Islamist groups [...]
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Thousands of Indonesians hold anti-communist protest in capital

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Indianexpress | 6:00 AM

Several thousand protesters led by hardline Islamist groups held a rally on Friday outside Indonesia’s parliament to protest against what they called a growing threat [...]
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Indonesia Takes a Step Back From Reckoning With a Past Atrocity

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Nytimes | 6:00 AM

The armed mob set out after nightfall, looking to break up – or worse – an illegal gathering of communist sympathisers in an upscale neighbourhood of Jakarta, the [...]
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Transport company in trouble for employing Indonesian lorry driver

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Failure by a transport company to provide details on a driver who allegedly fled after crashing his tipper lorry into a car which killed three people at Sungai Soi here on [...]
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Trump to visit Southeast Asia, but not Malaysia

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Malaysiakini | 6:00 AM

Donald Trump will be making his first visit to Asia as US president, but Malaysia will not be one of his stops. Trump will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the [...]
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Malaysia’s PNB looks to sell two British properties

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Malaysia’s largest government-linked fund management firm, Permodalan Nasional Bhd (PNB), is considering selling two properties in Britain in what would be its first [...]
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Jong-nam murder trial begins Monday; up to 40 witnesses to testify

Jong-nam murder trial begins Monday; up to 40 witnesses to testify

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | NST | 6:00 AM

Two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport are expected to plead not guilty when their [...]
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Women to plead not guilty in high-profile Kim Jong Nam murder trial

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

Two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea’s leader at the Kuala Lumpur international airport are expected to plead not guilty when their [...]
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UN Human Rights Council Extends Burma Mission Until September 2018

UN Human Rights Council Extends Burma Mission Until September 2018

02-Oct-2017 Intellasia | Usnews | 6:00 AM

The UN Human Rights Council decided on Friday to extend the mandate of a fact-finding mission in the country by six months, until September 2018, as requested by the [...]
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