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18 April 2012

Publication Date : 18-04-2012

 

China asks for all Philippine vessels to leave the disputed Scarborough Shoal, insisting it belongs to Beijing, according to Philippine Daily Inquirer. North Korea refuses entry of nuclear inspectors to monitor its uranium enrichment activities in response to the decision of US to call off food aid, writes The Yomiuri Shimbun. US and South Korea closely monitor North Korea’s military movements amid speculation of a third nuclear test, says The Korea Herald. Malaysia passes a new bill replacing the controversial Internal Security Act of 1960, writes The Star. Myanmar faces the challenge of creating strong institutions to accommodate a market economy, reports The Nation.

 

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