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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

South East Asia

Developments as they unfold in the Asean region.

Rights groups call for Myanmar boycott ahead of Rohingya genocide trial

Several demonstrations are planned in coming days by Rohingya survivor groups.

EU businesses find ways to stay in China despite trade war

Most manage to overcome cost of tariffs instead of relocating back to the US.

‘Grace-ful’ gold in skateboarding for Malaysia

Grace Wong Sze Ern pulls off an upset, beating favourites to give Malaysia a surprise gold.

Malaysia’s Haiqal becomes SE Asia’s new sprint king

20-year-old retains the SEA Games gold won by Khairul Hafiz Jantan 2 years ago.

Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader

Rights groups suggest resettlement in another country for Hnin Zar Phyu and her children.

30,000 monks attend mass alms-giving in Myanmar

Event meant to tighten and strengthen monkhood in region after US$33 mil embezzlement scandal.

Thailand spring to sepak takraw gold

Win keeps them 4th in SEA Games medal table.

Thousands in Myanmar stand with Suu Kyi ahead of Hague court...

The lawsuit was brought by Gambia, alleging Myanmar breached the UN's Genocide Convention with its bloody crackdown of the Rohingya.

Bangladesh orders Rohingya rights group office locked up

Order comes amid rising impatience after more than 2 years hosting 1 mil Rohingya refugees.

Thailand detains wife, children of Rakhine insurgent group leader

Officials confirm Hnin Zar Phyu is being charged with illegal entry.

Singapore set to become world’s first sustainable palm oil nation

Singapore is home to many of the world's biggest palm oil companies.

Sumatran tiger mauls farmer to death in Indonesia

Search party found victim with a tiger prowling nearby.

Philippines make a clean sweep of marathon, obstacle course gold medals

Host nation's athletes complete a 6-out-of-6 haul in the event's SEA Games debut.

6 mil lifted out of poverty, Philippines says

The country targets to cut rate to 14% by 2022.

Garuda fires CEO for smuggling Harley-Davidson bike on new jet

Smuggling of the goods deprived Indonesia of between 532 mil rupiah to 1.5 bil rupiah in revenue.

Indonesian man faints during whipping for Sharia-banned sex

He pleaded with masked executioner to stop lashing his back with a rattan cane before passing out.

Indonesia preps US$40 bil for a metro to rival Singapore’s

Project is poised to boost country’s construction industry and reignite China-Japan rivalry.

Typhoon Kammuri kills 17 people as it passes south of Manila

It is the 20th storm to hit the Philippines this year.

Google halts political ads in Singapore ahead of elections

Social media giant Facebook is still accepting political advertisements in the city state.

World’s biggest hedge fund falls out of favour with Singapore bank

UOB Private Bank's Chief Investment Officer says Dalio’s Bridgewater has underperformed.

Indonesia ramps up volunteer brigades to fight forest fires

The scale of year's fires prompted the UN to expand the community-based firefighters scheme.

‘Unacceptable’ Myanmar army shelling kills woman, 2 babies in Rakhine

2 pregnant women also among the wounded in Monday's attack.

Bangladesh refuses Rohingya child refugees education, says rights group

Human Rights Watch claims host country is violating rights of 400,000 school-age kids who had fled Myanmar.

Singapore salaries to rise in 2020 as talent pool is ‘shrinking’

Companies set to step up wage increases next year in bid to retain staff.

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