Southeast Asia Newswire

Southeast Asia Newswire

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  1. 40 years on, Khmer Rouge leaders face genocide verdictRead the original story w/Photo

    53 min ago | Al Jazeera

    Vang Tam, 65, is in little doubt over what he would do if he ever encountered the Khmer Rouge responsible for the death of his parents and four siblings in the 1970s. "Even if I died, I would take his head off.

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  2. Warnings of a 'domino effect' of protectionism as Asian leaders meetRead the original story w/Photo

    42 min ago | Reuters

    Asian leaders gathered for a summit on Tuesday amid warnings that the post-World War Two international order is in jeopardy and trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could trigger a "domino effect" of protectionist measures by other countries. Malaysian Prime Mahathir Mohamad told a business forum ahead of the summit in Singapore that other developed countries would take a cue from the United States and China if their tit-for-tat tariff war is allowed to spiral.

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  3. Air force spy re-sentenced for stealing classified materialRead the original story w/Photo

    1 hr ago | The New Zealand Herald

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  4. China Focus: Xi's Papua New Guinea, Brunei, Philippines visits to...Read the original story

    1 hr ago | Xinhuanet

    Chinese President Xi Jinping's visits to Papua New Guinea, Brunei, and the Philippines from Nov. 15 to 21 will facilitate Asia-Pacific cooperation and intensify bilateral ties, senior officials said on Tuesday. Xi will pay a state visit to Papua New Guinea from Nov. 15 to 16, Vice Foreign Minister Zheng Zeguang told a press briefing.

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  5. Rohingya repatriation set to begin as China and India invest in MyanmarRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad criticised Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi for her failure to protect the Rohingya Myanmar is on Thursday set to begin repatriating more than 2,000 Rohingya Muslims from Bangladesh, despite the United Nations refugee agency stressing their return should be voluntary and based on the displaced group's knowledge of conditions there. Asean officials have condemned the plan while leaders of the other nine countries in the bloc have urged Myanmar to resolve the issue as quickly as possible.

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  6. NewRead the original story

    2 hrs ago | Valley Morning Star

    Phnom Penh Municipal Court spokesman Ly Sophana said the 11 women and four other people were charged with surrogacy and human trafficking.

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  7. Treasury Department moves to raise commercial rentRead the original story w/Photo

    2 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    The Treasury Department wants to raise the rent for land being used for commercial purposes to a 4% return on assets, up from 2-3% of ROA, to match the economic situation, the department chief says. The new rent will not apply to those who rent state land for agricultural and residential use, to prevent low-income earners from suffering, Mr Amnuay said.

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  8. Verdicts Due in Trial Against 2 Khmer Rouge LeadersRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | Voice of America

    The Khmer Rouge tribunal is to announce verdicts on Friday against the two senior surviving regime officials, Nuon Chea and Khieu Samphan, for crimes against humanity and genocide committed under the totalitarian regime. In 2014, the court found Chea, 91, and Samphan, 86, guilty of several charges filed in Case 002/01 and sentenced them to life in prison.

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  9. Why Thailand understands the real value of Chinese touristsRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | South China Morning Post

    Thailand welcomed 35.4 million international arrivals last year, making it the 10th most visited country in the world, according to United Nations World Tourism Organisation figures. The only Asian destination to outdo it was China .

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  10. Mr Trump, thank you for not attending the Asean summitRead the original story w/Photo

    3 hrs ago | The Nation

    For Asean leaders, US President Donald Trump's decision to skip their annual summit is a surprising gift. Trump will not attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Port Moresby this weekend either.

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  11. Returning refugees to Myanmar would place them at riskRead the original story w/Photo

    4 hrs ago | Scoop

    UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Tuesday urged the Government of Bangladesh to halt plans for the repatriation of more than 2,200 Rohingya refugees to Myanmar, warning that the returns would be in violation of international law and put their lives and freedom at serious risk. The refugees in Cox's Bazar are the victims of human rights violations committed in the midst of the violence that erupted in August 2017, which led to the flight of more than 725,000 people.

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  12. EXCLUSIVE: Rosmah and former aide Rizal to be charged on ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | The Star Online

    PETALING JAYA: Datin Seri Rosmah Mansor will face fresh charges in court on Thursday , together with her former aide Datuk Rizal Mansor. Sources said six charges related to the RM1.25bil solar hybrid project for rural schools in Sarawak will be brought against the duo, involving an amount of RM6.5mil.

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  13. The Road Worrier: Wei-Yin Chen's Miami Marlins Season ReviewRead the original story w/Photo

    6 hrs ago | Marlin Maniac

    Throughout the 2018/2019 offseason, Marlin Maniac will devote one article each for every player who appeared in the Miami Marlins system for the 2018 season. Every.

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  14. Myanmar's neighbours to call for - accountability' in Rakhine crisis - draft statementRead the original story w/Photo

    7 hrs ago | Daily Times

    Southeast Asian nations will call for those responsible for atrocities in Myanmar's Rakhine state to be held "fully accountable", according to a statement prepared for a regional summit, reflecting a stronger line being taken within the group. The draft of the chairman's statement, which was reviewed by Reuters but may change before it is delivered by host Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the close of meetings of the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations , said the situation in Rakhine State was a "matter of concern".

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  15. At Southeast Asian summit, pushback against going it aloneRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | 680News

    The annual gathering of Southeast Asian leaders began Tuesday with a warning from the host, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, about threats against international rules that underpin world stability and economic growth. "The international order is at a turning point," Lee said at the opening ceremony of the summit of the 10-nation Association of Southeast Asian Nations.

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  16. Applications for broadcasting licences will not take political affiliations into accountRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | Malaysian National News Agency

    KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 13 The government will not take into account the political affiliation of any parties when evaluating applications for TV and radio broadcasting licences in the country, "Support from any political party is not necessary and is not taken into account in evaluating an application," said the Communications and Multimedia Ministry in a written reply at the Dewan Rakyat today. In answering a question from Wong Shu Qi on whether the government would restrict the ownership of mainstream media channels among political parties, the ministry said the main factors considered when approving a broadcast licensing application was the sustainability of the business model.

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  17. Chairman's dutiesRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    ... April of 2009, all security broke down and the red shirts showed the ugliest possible face of the country to Southeast Asia and the world. They violently stormed the summit site at a Pattaya hotel. Leaders fled the mob by helicopter. It took six ...

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  18. Ready for the chairRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    Singapore Prime Minister and current Asean chairman Lee Hsien Loong kicked off Asean Summit Week in the Lion City with a keynote address to the Asean Business and Investment Summit on the sidelines of the political gathering. A decade after living through the devastating experience of the 2009 Asean summit, the kingdom will have another chance to regain its regional leadership and reputation.

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  19. Falling from graceRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | Bangkok Post

    He could have retired as the high-minded champion of reform but Mr Suthep no longer cares as much about the country's reform as who will be in control of state power. Whether it's an illusion of grandeur or self-sacrifice is yet to be seen but the return of veteran politician Suthep Thaugsuban to the streets is certainly a classic example of how to lose your political support in no time.

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  20. Rohingya return starts tomorrowRead the original story

    9 hrs ago | The Daily Star

    ASEAN leaders Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi and Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad take their positions for the group photo during the opening ceremony of the 33rd ASEAN Summit in Singapore November 13, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Edgar Su Bangladesh and Myanmar are set to begin the long-awaited repatriation of Rohingyas tomorrow with the return of 2,260 refugees of 485 families from Cox's Bazar.

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