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SE Asia Weekend Update – AUG 19

Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Weekend Update News Briefing – AUG 19 | Indonesia #IndependenceDay #SelamatUlangTahun! Wednesday marked Indonesia’s Independence Day, commemorating 71 years of sovereignty. In a televised address, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo expressed that after 71 years of independence, Indonesia is still plagued by… Keep Reading

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The Linchpin of Power: Burma’s Struggle for Peace

Lima Charlie’s Ray Pagnucco travelled to the heart of Burma to investigate a troubling development in a peaceful village. Myanmar / Burma – As the sun was setting, we finally reached our destination of Say Kinn, a small ethic Ta’ang village perched upon the spine… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Midweek-in-Review – Aug 11

11th of August – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Midweek-in-Review News Briefing Singapore Armed Forces pledge increased contribution to counter-ISIS coalition. #Singapore Last Tuesday, Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong made an official State visit to Washington DC with his wife, Ho Ching, where he… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week-in-Review – Aug 01

1st of August – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Week-in-Review News Briefing Indonesia carries out first capital punishment of 2016: by firing squad #Indonesia On Thursday, Indonesia executed four convicted drug offenders, two Nigerians, one Senegalese and one Indonesian. Ten additional drug offenders, including three… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week-in-Review – July 25

25th of July – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Week-in-Review News Briefing | #Malaysia #WolfofKualaLumpur On Wednesday, the #US Government filed a 136 page civil complaint, the “Kleptocracy Enforcement Action,” that charges The Wolf of Wall Street producer, Red Granite Pictures with participating in an international… Keep Reading

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Rhetoric Runs High in the South China Sea

South China Sea Rumblings After Hague Ruling The unanimous decision at The Hague this week on the “China v. Philippines” dispute over the South China Sea affirmed that China has “no legal basis” to its claims. As reported, the UN tribunal ruled there is no… Keep Reading

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China v. Philippines: Hague Rules Against China

Hague Rules Against China on South China Sea Dispute As previously reported by Lima Charlie, on July 12, the United Nation’s Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (PCA) was set to hand down a long-awaited landmark ruling in the dispute between the Philippines and China over… Keep Reading

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China v. Philippines: Showdown in the South China Sea

Hague to Rule on South China Sea Dispute On July 12, the United Nation’s Permanent Court of Arbitration at The Hague (PCA) is set to hand down a long-awaited landmark ruling in a dispute between the Philippines and China over the South China Sea. In… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s SE Asia Week in Review – July 8

|8th of July – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia End-of-Week News Briefing:   #AllintheFamily  #Cambodia This week #GlobalWitness released its 58 page report on the #Cambodian ruling family. The international watchdog group report, entitled “Hostile Takeover”, uncovers how Prime Minister #HunSen and his family created… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s South East Asia Week in Review – July 2

|2ND of July – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia End-of-Week News Briefing:  Philippines “I do not want to diminish his memory but he was a rotten son of a bitch.” On Thursday JUN30, Rodrigo Roa Duterte was sworn in as the 16th President of the… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s ASEAN Week in Review – June 25

|25th of June – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia End-of-Week News Briefing: Indonesia The #NineDashLine. On Thursday June 23rd, #Indonesian President #JokoWidodo visited the disputed waters around #NatunaIslands in an effort to send a strong warning to #Beijing that the waters around the Island are… Keep Reading

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Lima Charlie’s ASEAN Week in Review – June 17

|17th of June – Lima Charlie’s South East Asia End-of-Week News Briefing: Cambodia / Thailand Wednesday, in a U.S. federal court in Los Angeles, five #Cambodian nationals filed a civil complaint against four U.S. and Thai companies, accusing them of human trafficking and making them… Keep Reading

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A Typical Fool’s Tourist Story From China

|by John Sjoholm, Lima Charlie News Some years ago, I was traversing the backwaters of Xinjiang, to study the particular fanatic strain of Islamism that can be found in that region. It was just before the Olympics and the Chinese attention to the Xinjiang province… Keep Reading

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