Asean morning news for August 12

Asean morning news for August 12

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu


Asean countries must take firm stand on haze recurrence
Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said prominent social activist Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon.
— The Borneo Post

AirAsia pushing sustainable tourism
The arrival of budget airlines has seen the tourism industry enjoy unprecedented growth, with a rising middle class increasingly seeking new and exciting destinations to visit.
— The Asean Post

EDB strengthens links with Asean businesses to prop region’s growth
By 2050, Asean may easily be the fourth-largest economy in the world with trade that is projected to reach US$10 trillion.
— South China Morning Post

ASEAN on the periphery: Japan-South Korea trade dispute highlights the bloc’s limitations
The 52nd ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting opened in Bangkok on July 29, 2019.
— Asean Today

China’s BRI Could Save Destroyed Southeast Asia
Most of the people in the West or in North Asia usually never think about it, but Southeast Asia is one of the most depressed and depressing parts of the world.
— Dissident Voice

University for ASEAN orphans to be built in Pekanbaru
The ASEAN’s Foundation for Orphans Education (Yawatim ASEAN) has initiated the development of University of Anak Yatim ASEAN in Pekanbaru, capital of Riau province, to provide free higher education for orphans in the region.
— Antara News

Why ASEAN’s Indo-Pacific outlook matters
After more than a year of deliberation, ASEAN adopted the ‘ASEAN Outlook on the Indo-Pacific’ (the Outlook’) on 23 June 2019.
— East Asia Forum

Southeast Asians learn best practices in climate-smart agri in Quezon
This statement of Leocadio S. Sebastian, regional program leader for CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security in Southeast Asia, sums up the advocacy of CCAFS SEA, the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca), and the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) to push for the establishment of climate-smart villages (CSVs) in the Southeast Asian region to improve food security and resiliency in local communities.
— Business Mirror

These agritech startups will take Southeast Asia’s emerging market to the next level
We have listed down some of the most promising agritech startups in major markets in Southeast Asia –from Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and even Singapore.
— e27

5G and Asean Connectivity
The advancement of cellular technology from 1G to 4G yields parallel improvement in the way we communicate and go about our day-to-day lives.
— New Straits Times Online

Turkey’s Asia Anew initiative to promote ASEAN region
Turkey’s Asia Anew initiative will help the regions in the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) to be known better,” according to Turkey’s ambassador to Laos.
— Anadolu Agency

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Cambodia electricity authority “in a race” to prevent 2020 cuts
The head of Electricite Du Cambodge (EdC) said yesterday (Aug 8) that the utility is in “a race against time and a race against nature” to get two new generators installed and commissioned ahead of the next dry season if power cuts similar to earlier this year are to be avoided.
— AEC News Today

Floods force thousands to evacuate
National Committee for Disaster Management has said today that authorities have evacuated nearly 2,000 families due to flooding triggered by heavy rain. Seven provinces are currently affected.
— Khmer Times

Verdict Set for Cambodians Who Worked for US-Funded Radio
Two Cambodian journalists charged with espionage who had worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia said they were hopeful they will go free after their trial concluded Friday.

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Asia’s ‘zombies’ concentrated in India, Indonesia and South Korea
Zombie companies, or corporate underachievers overdosed on cheap credit, are proliferating across the globe, threatening to derail the weakening world economy.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Indonesia Lion Air crash report likely in October: official
A final report on Indonesia’s Lion Air crash is likely to be released by October, an official at the country’s transport safety agency said Friday.
— Coconuts

Jakarta is polluted, sinking and overcrowded, so Indonesia wants to set up a new city in Borneo
Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is forging ahead with a bold plan to move the nation’s capital city to the island of Borneo, in what opponents fear will merely repeat the “disaster” of Jakarta.

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Stopping human trafficking in Lao
Recently, students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane to learn about human trafficking and, especially, how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law. The topic was discussed during the course of a Model United Nations (UN) event, which took place at the UN House in Vientiane.
— The Asean Post

Authorities appeal for help after floods in Huaphan
Authorities in Viengxay district, Huaphan province, are calling for contributions of cash and materials to help with the recovery effort after 18 villages suffered from flooding and landslides.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Social media users required by law to register platforms
The regulation is aimed at ensuring social media users act responsibly and comply with the laws. This means people using a platform such as a website, Facebook or other channel to provide information and advertisements need to be registered with the ministry.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

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Malaysian intercepted by Australian authorities at Kuala Lumpur airport stirs anger
Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia has publicly responded to criticism of the country’s immigration practices after a group of Malaysian women were blocked from flying by an Australian official at Kuala Lumpur International Airport.

Malaysian charged with taking secret video in US airplane toilet
A Malaysian man, named as Lee Choon Ping, has become the first person to be charged with video voyeurism in a first-class toilet on board an aircraft, according to a report in the Houston Chronicle yesterday.

Malaysia appoints firm to produce new national car
Malaysia will produce a new national car, International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking announced yesterday.
— The Straits times

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Death toll rises to 53 in Myanmar landslide
A total of 53 dead bodies have been pulled out of a landslide rubble caused by heavy monsoon rains in southeastern Myanmar as of Sunday evening, a Myanmar authority said.
— Brinkwire

Myanmar grants 568 foreigners permanent residency status in 4 years
Myanmar authorities have granted 568 foreigners permanent residency status from January 2015 to Aug. 8 this year, according to the Ministry of Labor, Immigration and Population Saturday.
— Brinkwire

Auditor says country’s foreign debt tops US$10bil
Myanmar had outstanding foreign debt of US$10.2 billion and local debt of K20.725 trillion at the end of 2018, an increase from the year before, according to a report by the Union Office of the Auditor General.
— Myanmar Times

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Dengue epidemic hits 3 more regions
Three more regions have breached the dengue epidemic threshold, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III said on Sunday, bringing the total to 10 regions since the government declared a national outbreak.

PHL needs big-spending tourists to hasten GDP expansion—Neda
Tourists who are big spenders will help the Philippine economy grow faster in the near- and medium-term, according to the National Economic and Development Authority (Neda).
— Business Mirror

COA hits DepEd’s P316-M spending on out-of-town trainings, seminars
The Commission on Audit (COA) called out the Department of Education (DepEd) over its “irregular, unnecessary, excessive, and extravagant” spending in 2018.
— Rappler

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


High rentals fuel demand for illegal ‘cubicle’ units in apartments
The practice thrives here partly due to high rentals and limited budgets, said real estate agents.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Attempt to smuggle 815 birds into Singapore thwarted at Woodlands Checkpoint
The Immigration and Checkpoints Authority (ICA) on Saturday (Aug 10) thwarted an attempt to smuggle 815 birds through Woodlands Checkpoint.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Fire breaks out at Singapore Art Museum
A fire involving construction materials broke out at the Singapore Art Museum on Sunday afternoon (Aug 11), as the museum undergoes renovation.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Surin hospital pleads for water as its reserves run out
Water shortages in Thailand’s northeastern province of Surin have reached such a critical level that the provincial hospital has appealed for help from all agencies concerned, while many residents have resorted to buying water from private sources as tap water supply is not meeting the demand.
— Thai PBS News

Bangkok Immigration want expats to register their address every time they return from a holiday to another province
During a meeting at the India-Thai Chamber of Commerce on Thursday night, Immigration officials from Division 1 at Chaengwattana, made it very clear that a TM30 form has to be filed each and every time a foreigner (non-immigrant) goes away for more than twenty-four hours to another province in Thailand.
— Richard Barrow in Thailand

Thailand: two micro-parties pull out of coalition
Two out of the nine micro-parties (MP) of Thailand – with each having only one seat at the country’s lower house, have announced that they would leave the coalition government and independently serve as “people’s MPs” in the parliament.
— Vietnamplus

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Vietnam keeps goal of export value growth at 7.5 percent in 2019
The Ministry of Industry and Trade would not adjust its import and export goals despite current difficulties.

Foreign debts under Government’s control: Deputy PM
The Government’s foreign debts have been declining sharply and under the Government’s control, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said while chairing a meeting with leaders of some ministries, sectors and the National Financial Supervisory Commission in Hanoi on August 9.
— VietnamPlus

Convenience stores expected to be the next big thing in franchising in Việt Nam
After food and beverage and other sectors, it is the turn of convenience stores franchisers to eye the huge Vietnamese market.
— Viet Nam News

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