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Activists plan rally against Malaysia GST
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Muted hopes for Obama's Asia visit
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Russia's renewed charm offensive in the East
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People

MR WIN Tin, a leading Myanmar opposition veteran and poet who suffered nearly two decades of often brutal incarceration by the military, has died.