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Southeast Asia links: Bishop in Burma, sports diplomacy, Laotian Rocket Festival and more



9 July 2014 08:00

  • During her visit to Myanmar and Laos last week, Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced greater funding for education in the two countries and a $24.6 million package to  facilitate Myanmar’s peaceful democratic transition. 
  • Buddhist mobs attacked Mandalay’s Muslim community in Myanmar’s second-largest city following the rape of a Buddhist woman allegedly by two Muslim men. The riots left two dead and a dozen people injured. 
  • Sports diplomacy took centre stage in the South China Sea as the Vietnamese and Philippines navies came together for a sports day on the Spratly Islands.
  • Vietnam will shortly file a lawsuit against China's state-owned oil company CNOOC, according to Prime Minister Dung.
  • The troubles of tackling tobacco in Vietnam.
  • Bangkok Pundit explains the reasons behind the mass exodus of over 200,000 Cambodian workers from Thailand and the damage to Thailand's already struggling economy.
  • Who's winning the battle between China and Japan over Myanmar? ISEAS's Zhao Hong takes a look.
  • And finally this week, the Annual Laotian Rocket Festival:

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