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Opponents seek to halt dam construction on SE Asia's second longest river

Fishermen sail their boats to the bank of the Nu River, also known as the Salween River, near Lushui in southwest China’s Yunnan province March 3, 2007. 871 more words

Environment

WORRYING RISE IN DRUG RESISTENT MALARIA

BANGKOK: Drug-resistant malaria parasites are now firmly established in border regions in four Southeast Asian countries, imperilling global efforts to control the disease, experts warned on Wednesday.

Asean

No bid to oust Aquino, says ally

MANILA: Philippine President Benigno Aquino sought Wednesday to quash rumours that a coup is being plotted against him, with his spokesman insisting he had the military’s full support. 371 more words

Asean

PM, Badawi and Mahathir named in Aussie gag order

KUALA LUMPUR: Prime Minister Najib Razak, his two predecessors and several former ministers have been named in the gag order obtained by the Australian government that censors the media there from reporting about a multi-million dollar corruption case involving Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam, whistleblower website WikiLeaks revealed today. 401 more words

National

South China Sea: Allies Will Deter Aggression, Stand With International Law

By Camille Diola (philstar.com) | Updated July 30, 2014

MANILA, Philippines — Rival claimants over areas of the South China Sea should build “habits” of cooperation and work on building strong institutions to address “dangerous” maritime disputes, the United States said. 492 more words

#MYANMAR #Investigation #ends into #share #sales of #AGD #Bank

A police investigation surrounding possible money laundering in the buying of shares in the Asia Green Development Bank was concluded on July 28 according to senior police sources. 341 more words

Burma

Proposed dam could destroy Cardamon Mountain

By Kalyanee Mam

CAMBODIA: In southwest Cambodia, at the foot of the Cardamom Mountains, is a single dirt road that meanders through the heart of the pristine Areng valley. 355 more words

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