Archive for May 16th, 2019

Islamic State could exploit local issues to advance ideology in Malaysia, says analyst

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Malay Mail | 6:00 AM

The Islamic State (IS) may be using local controversies as platforms for its extremist ideology, said an International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) lecturer. Commenting [...]
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UN experts urge ‘financial isolation’ of Burma military

UN experts urge ‘financial isolation’ of Burma military

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Myanmar’s military commanders should be financially “isolated” and brought to trial to face charges of war crimes and genocide against the Rohingya [...]
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‘People are dying’: UN official urges aid access for Burma’s Rakhine state

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Reuters | 6:00 AM

A UN official has urged Myanmar to grant aid workers “predictable, sustained access” to Rakhine state, where fighting between government troops and rebels has [...]
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Alleged Rohingya traffickers shot by Bangladesh police

Alleged Rohingya traffickers shot by Bangladesh police

16-May-2019 Intellasia | AFP | 6:00 AM

Bangladeshi police shot dead two suspected Rohingya human traffickers, officials said Wednesday, after rescuing 103 refugees in two days about to make the perilous sea voyage [...]
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Asia must be ‘moderate voice’ in US-China rivalry, and help them to be frenemies: Singapore’s Goh Chok Tong

16-May-2019 Intellasia | South China Morning Post | 6:00 AM

Asia’s smaller countries must avoid taking sides in the intensifying United States-China rivalry and instead urge the two world powers to “moderate their [...]
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Pop diva My Tam is brand ambassador for Gong Cha bubble tea

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Golden Trust Company Ltd has named pop star My Tam as the ambassador for its bubble tea brand Gong Cha in Vietnam. My Tam, born in 1981 in Da Nang, is a diva whose long and [...]
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HCM City, Japan boost economic ties

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Chair of the HCM City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has expressed his wish that the Japanese Business Association in HCM City (JBAH) would further uphold its [...]
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Local steel sector saw gloomy prospect in first quarter

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VIR | 6:00 AM

China trade war and fluctuation in material prices have set a burden on Vietnamese steel companies, reducing profits and even causing losses in 2019′s first quarter. [...]
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Hanoi records best quarterly performance in condominium market

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Hanoi Times | 6:00 AM

In Hanoi, the result was one of the most successful quarters in recent years in term of both unit launched and sold, thanks to the contribution of mega projects of Vinhomes. [...]
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Toyota’s April sales decline

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VN Economic Times | 6:00 AM

Monthly figures down against April 2018. Toyota Motor Vietnam (TMV) had announced total sales in April of 4,188 units (excluding Lexus models), down some 1 per cent against [...]
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Prime minister urges Austrian firms to invest in Vietnam

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

Prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc welcomed the opening of an office of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber (WKO) in Vietnam and urged Austrian firms to invest in the country. [...]
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German machinery firms seek opportunities in Vietnam

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VNA | 6:00 AM

The German Machine Tool Builders’ Association (VDW) and the German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GIC) held a seminar in HCM City on May 14 to discuss [...]
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Tea industry needs to focus on quality

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VNS | 6:00 AM

Vietnam’s tea industry needs to focus on enhancing quality, diversifying product offerings and building brands to develop in a sustainable way, according to the [...]
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Are only Chinese investors interested in the north-south express railway?

16-May-2019 Intellasia | VOV | 6:00 AM

Only investors from China have shown willingness to carry out the north-south high-speed railway, sparking concern among National Assembly’s deputies, according to MOT. [...]
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Vietnam airlines’ expansion plans hindered by aviation authority’s limited governance capability

16-May-2019 Intellasia | Hanoi Times | 6:00 AM

Total number of aircraft in Vietnam as of December 31, 2019 would reach 277, up 61 from the current number and exceeding the supervisory capability of the aviation authority [...]
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