Asean Morning News For November 6

Asean Morning News For November 6

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Compiled by Kongleaphy Keam    @kongleaphy1

Pinoy Mass Comms Graduate Wins Prestigious Asean Youth Video Comp (video)
A 21-year-old Bachelor of Arts graduate of Ateneo de Davao University, the Philippines, Murphy P Caballero, has taken first place and $1,000 in prize money in the 3rd Annual Asean Youth Video Contest for a video titled Asean in the eyes of the youth.
— AEC News Today

ASEAN urged to reject political pressures, manipulations aimed at swaying it to agree on COC in South China Sea
Former Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfector Yasay Jr. has called on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to “reject political pressures and manipulations” aimed at swaying it to agree on a Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea.
— Manila Bulletin

ASEAN business summit to discuss reduction of non-tariff barriers
Businesses will push for the reduction or removal of non-tariff barriers at the upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in a bid to fully realize the gains of liberalization.
— Rappler

RCEP pact set for leaders’ talks
The next step for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be discussed at the leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of the Asean Summit in Manila.
— Bangkok Post

South China Sea, N. Korea, counterterror top Trump’s ASEAN agenda
United States President Donald Trump’s priorities in his upcoming Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) trip include the denuclearization of North Korea, meaningful code of conduct negotiations in the South China Sea, and counterterrorism efforts among others, said Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Patrick Murphy.
— Canadian Inquirer

Philippines urges tighter Asean border control
THE head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines urged members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to fortify their border security to curb transnational crime and prevent the entry of terrorists.
— The Manila Times

First Asean-China Film Festival to take place in Malaysia in December
This year is the the 50th anniversary of Asean (Association Of Southeast Asian Nations). To commemorate this, the Asean-China Film Festival has been announced to establish a long-term exchange and cooperation platform for the Asean film industry, in line with China’s Belt and Road initiative.
— Star2

Worrying health trends persist in Asean region
Cardiovascular disease remains among the leading causes of death in Brunei Darussalam, with over 400 fatalities recorded in 2016.
— The Nation

BSP issues new rules to combat cyber threats
Amid increasing risks from cyberattacks, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) issued stricter rules, among the first of its kind in the Asean, aimed at protecting financial institutions 24/7.
— Philippine Daily Inquirer

Army calls for tighter Asean border control
The head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines urged members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) to fortify their border security to curb transnational crime and prevent the entry of terrorists.
— Gulf Times

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It’s time for Cambodia to choose high-quality investment projects
As the economic development rate in Cambodia keeps steady at 7 percent, the physical manifestations of this growth are seen through the development of many mixed-use high-rise buildings, highlighting the architectural collaborations between local residents and foreign influences.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Three-day Water Festival Attracts 4 Million Visitors
The three days of celebrating the Royal Water Festival attracted a total of 4 million visitors, according to the report of the Ministry of Tourism.
— Fresh News

Cambodia sees Belt and Road Initiative as key development strategy for trade, investment
Cambodia regarded the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative as a key development strategy for the country’s trade and investment expansion, said a Commerce Ministry news release on Sunday.
— Xinhua

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Jakarta urged to strengthen palm oil competitiveness
THE Indonesian Palm Oil Producers Association (GAPKI) has urged the government to help increase the competitiveness of palm oil products, as palm oil remains the country’s most important export commodity, the GAPKI chairman said yesterday an industry conference.
— The Nation

Indonesia to build Southeast Asia’s largest observatory
The National Institute of Aeronautics and Space (Lapan) is set to build Southeast Asia’s largest observatory in Timau in the Kupang regency of East Nusa Tenggara, an official said.
— The Nation

AXA Indonesia strengthens synergy
Paris-based global insurer AXA Group has merged its two Indonesian subsidiaries, AXA Financial Indonesia (AFI) and AXA Life Indonesia (ALI) into a single entity to strengthen their marketing channels and enhance customer experiences.
— The Jakarta post

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Govt vows to retrieve billions lost to misuse, illegal imports
The government has entrusted authorities in charge to carry out inspections into 45.53 million litres of oil that was imported for a state investment project but was never actually used for that project.
Vientiane Times 

Thai firm to run Lao port on Mekong
Laos is poised to launch a new port checkpoint in the Mekong River early next year to handle regional traffic while a Thai firm has won a contract to develop and operate the port for a period of 40 years.
Bangkok Post

Chinese President Xi Jinping to visit Lao
Chinese President Xi Jinping will make a state visit to Laos from November 13-14, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a new release.
Vientiane Times 

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Penang-born Tan behind US$100b company moving to US
Singapore is no doubt feeling the pinch of recent news that Broadcom Ltd will be relocating its legal address to the US.
— The Star Online

Turkey seeks trade balance with Malaysia
TURKEY is looking to increase exports to Malaysia in several areas with growth potential and strike a balance in trade, says outgoing Turkish ambassador to Malaysia Basak Turkogu.
— The Malaysian Insight

Flash floods kill five in Malaysia, army deploys to rescue thousands of displaced
Flash floods caused by hours of torrential rain killed at least five people in Malaysia and military forces deployed on Sunday to help rescue thousands of displaced people in the northern state of Penang.
— Reuters

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UN asked to refer Myanmar to ICC
The United Nations Security Council should refer Myanmar, also known as Burma, to the International Criminal Court (ICC) because of its failure to investigate mass atrocities against ethnic Rohingya, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.
— Dawn

UK drags heels on sending mass rape investigators to Myanmar
A Foreign Office team specialising in gathering evidence of sexual violence in conflict zones has yet to be deployed to Myanmar’s refugee camps despite evidence that systematic mass rape has been used as a weapon by the Burmese military against the Rohingya muslim minority.
The Guardian 

Aung San Suu Kyi visits strife-torn Rohingya areas of Myanmar
Myanmar’s leader touched down in Rakhine state to see for herself the crisis that has seen over 600,000 Rohingya cross into Bangladesh since a brutal operation began against militants in the area.
Daily Mail (video)

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Factory output growth likely up 4.1% in Sept
PHILIPPINE manufacturing output likely grew by 4.1 percent in September, accelerating slightly from August’s 2.8 percent, Moody’s Analytics said in an estimate ahead of the release of official data this week.
The Manila Times 

Pinoy Mass Comms Graduate Wins Prestigious Asean Youth Video Comp (video)
A 21-year-old Bachelor of Arts graduate of Ateneo de Davao University, the Philippines, Murphy P Caballero, has taken first place and $1,000 in prize money in the 3rd Annual Asean Youth Video Contest for a video titled Asean in the eyes of the youth.
AEC News Today (video)

PH bishops lead thousands in call to end killings
Catholic bishops on Sunday led thousands of worshippers in calling for an end to killings in President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war as they urged police and troops to stop the violence.
ABS-CBN 

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StarHub Q3 profit falls 11%
Singapore’s StarHub has reported an 11% decline in net profit for the third quarter of 2017 to S$77 million ($56.6 million), partly as a result of lower core service revenue.
Telecom Asia 

Singapore govt wants to help develop chat assistants which can understand Singaporean accents
The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has announced the launch of several new programmes to advance AI development in Singapore.
The Independent Singapore 

Big increase in child porn webpages hosted in Singapore
Singapore accounts for a disproportionate number of Asia’s webpages containing images of child sexual abuse, a disturbing trend that experts say needs close monitoring.
The Straits Times (paywall)

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Computer Graphics Experts to Gather in Bangkok For SIGGRAPH Asia 2017
More than 7,000 people from some 60 countries are expected to gather in Bangkok later this month when some of the the world’s leading developers, academics, and creative minds in the fields of computer graphics and interactive techniques get together for the 10th SIGGRAPH Asia conference and exhibition
— AEC News Today

PM asks southern provinces to prepare for floods
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha instructed governors of southern provinces to prepare flood prevention measures as the monsoon season remains in full swing in the south.
— NBT World (video)

RCEP pact set for leaders’ talks
The next step for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be discussed at the leaders’ meeting on the sidelines of the Asean Summit in Manila.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam Morning News

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Why foreigners aren’t buying houses in Vietnam
There’s a wealth of expats and overseas Vietnamese interested in the real estate market, but red tape is putting them off.
— VnExpress

VN banking assets rise to more than $407 billion
TOTAL ASSETS of Vietnam’s banking system reached more than 9.25 quadrillion dongs (US$407.5 billion) by the end of August, an increase of 8.79 per cent over the beginning of this year, statistics from the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) show.
— The Nation

​$3,900 for an iPhone X? Vietnam’s moneybags say yes
Vietnamese ‘campers’ were among thousands who gathered outside the Apple store along Orchard Road in Singapore from Thursday night for the anticipated launch of the iPhone X in the following morning.
— Tuoi Tre

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