Asean morning news for August 7

Asean morning news for August 7

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu


ASEAN now ‘stable regional grouping’: DFA chief
After 52 years since its establishment, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has now become a “stable regional grouping”, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Monday.
— Philippine News Agency

Something’s afoot at the Asean meeting
The United States’ Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to Bangkok with a message for his friends and allies in Asean: “Trust the US”.
— Bangkok Post

Locsin asserts that no country should surrender even an inch of its territory
No government will stand for long should it surrender even an inch of what it believes to be its territory, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on the occasion of the 52ndanniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.
— Manila Bulletin

Southeast Asia Takes Jab at China after Energy Exploration Flaps in Disputed Sea
In May a Chinese vessel exploring for oil tried to stop the operations of a Malaysian contract drilling site in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank says.
— Voice of America

South China Sea bombshell: Beijing fury as new player attacks in heated row over waters
ALTHOUGH China’s Foreign Minister warned third parties about getting involved in the South China Sea dispute, a new player has entered into the debate.

ASEAN to place preventive measures against transboundary haze
Environment officials from Brunei, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand on Tuesday called for timely actions by relevant national and regional agencies within the ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) sub-regional bloc to prevent land and forest fires and haze pollution.
— Xinhuanet

China launches exercises on disputed Paracel Islands, report says
China continues to engage in exercises in the South China Sea despite recent protest from ASEAN member states, according to a Vietnamese press report.
— Spratly Islands

Huawei Targets Southeast Asian Domination With 5G Introduction
Southeast Asian countries are highly interested in the promise of 5G connectivity.
— Business Times

China and ASEAN coming closer on South China Sea controversy
At the 52nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, which concluded Saturday, ministers reaffirmed promoting implementation of the ASEAN Community Vision 2025 and strengthening cooperation with their dialogue partners.
— Global Times

Shop till you drop! TAT launches Give Me 5 campaign
The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) has launched a new shopping campaign, ‘Give Me 5’, to entice an additional 200,000 visitors from India and six ASEAN countries during the off-peak season of July-September.
— Travel Daily

Paternity leave in ASEAN
It is a universal assumption that mothers are the ones who take care of children, but more fathers are now taking time off to look after their new-born babies and their partners soon after childbirth.
— The Asean Post

ASEAN on track to obtain sustainable development goals
A public discussion entitled “Mainstreaming sustainable development goals (SDGs) into ASEAN Community Vision 2025” took place in Indonesia on August 6.
— Vietnamplus

Can the US Forge a Stronger Mekong Partnership?
Last week, as expected, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo rolled out a series of ongoing measures designed to strengthen U.S. involvement in the Mekong subregion – a shorthand for the area in mainland Southeast Asia through which the Mekong River, one of the world’s longest and largest rivers, runs.
— The Diplomat

Tencent eyes Southeast Asia, not China, for cloud gaming platform
Tencent may be China’s biggest gaming company, but it’s not planning to launch its cloud gaming service in China just yet. Instead, the Chinese gaming giant is eyeing Southeast Asia.
— Abacus

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Battambang hit by flash floods
Several communes in Battambang province’s Samlot district yesterday were hit by flash floods caused by a heavy rain and large volumes of water flowing down from Thailand.
— Khmer Times

Tiny loans lead to bigger debts, land losses in Cambodia
The rapid rise of tiny loans aimed at helping poor Cambodians has led to more debt, with many borrowers forced to sell land, migrate or put their children to work, human rights groups said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

Approved investments a boon for commercial land
The economic stability and strong inflow of foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half this year is a strong indicator of the continued growth of the Cambodia real estate sector, industry insiders are saying.
— Khmer Times

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PLN to cut employee salaries for blackout compensation
State-owned electricity firm PLN plans to cut salaries of its employees to pay out Rp 839 billion (US$58.7 million) in compensation for Sunday’s blackout that impacted at least 21.9 million customers.
— The Jakarta Post

Rupiah Remains Weak after Blackout in Java
The rupiah remains week two days after the massive power outage in Java caused heavy damages to the business sector.

Indonesian leader threatens sackings over rampant forest fires
Indonesian leader Joko Widodo warned Tuesday that officials would be sacked if they failed to stamp out rampant forest fires that are belching out toxic smog over Malaysia and Singapore.
— Daily Mail

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Students get lessons from UN on human trafficking prevention
Students from secondary schools and the National University of Laos met in Vientiane recently to learn about human trafficking, especially how to counter trafficking in persons under the rule of international law.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Protest Villagers Held Since 2017 Have Been Sentenced
Nine Lao villagers held for over two years for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to six years, sources in the communist Southeast Asian state said.

A Year On, 70% of Attapeu Flood Victims Return Home
About 70 percent of survivors have returned to their villages a year after the catastrophic dam collapse last year in Attapeu, amid ongoing efforts to rehabilitate flood victims.
— The Laotian Times

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Govt loses RM6 billion to illegal cigarettes and e-cigarettes
The government lost RM6 billion in tax revenue from the sale of illegal cigarettes and the e-cigarette market, according to Japan Tobacco International Bhd (JTI Malaysia).
— The Sun Daily

Air quality levels generally at moderate levels
Air quality in Kemaman, Terengganu was recorded as unhealthy at 8am this morning.
— The Sun Daily

Najib dubbed as ‘Optimus Prime’ by Jho Low: Witness
Infamous fugitive businessman Low Taek Jho, better known as Jho Low, has dubbed the former premier Datuk Seri Najib Abdul Razak as “Optimus Prime”, the main character and a chivalric sentient being in the Transformers movies, by using the abbreviation of OP.
— The Sun Daily

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Myanmar rejects UN fact-finding report
The Myanmar government has rejected a UN independent fact-finding report released on Monday that exposed the vast business the military is engaged in and called for imposing arms embargoes against Naypyidaw.
— Dhaka Tribune

North Korea, China and Russia are arming Myanmar’s military despite genocide accusations, U.N. report finds
A U.N. report released Monday said that defense companies from North Korea, Russia, China, India and at least three other nations have supplied arms to Myanmar’s military in recent years, including weapons used in a crackdown against Rohingya Muslims that has been described as a genocide.
— Washington Post

Myanmar Navy sees largest active-duty deployment in Rakhine conflict
The Myanmar Navy (MN) is undertaking its largest-ever active-duty deployment as a main element in the growing counter-insurgency campaign by the Myanmar Armed Forces (Tatmadaw) in western Rakhine state.
— Janes

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622 dengue deaths: Philippines declares national epidemic
Dengue-related deaths have gone up to 622 from January to July this year in the Philippines, prompting the Department of Health (DOH) to declare a national dengue epidemic.
— Gulf News

Duterte to invoke arbitral ruling in upcoming China trip
President Rodrigo Duterte will finally raise the arbitral ruling favoring the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute when he visits Beijing this month.
— CNN Philippines

‘Hanna’ now a severe tropical storm – Pagasa
“HANNA” has strengthened into a severe tropical storm as it lingered off the coast of Cagayan on Tuesday, the state-run weather bureau said.
— The Manila Times

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New missile system to be showcased at NDP
Singapore’s skies will soon be defended by a surface-to-air missile system that will be much more effective and require 90 per cent less manpower.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

More than 9 in 10 in Singapore concerned by climate change; most agree to use of taxes to fight impact: Mediacorp survey
More than 9 in 10 Singaporeans and Permanent Residents (PR) said they are concerned by climate change and will do their part to minimise its impact, findings from a Mediacorp survey showed on Wednesday (Aug 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

‘We aim to transform car ownership through our 360-degree approach’: Carro Founder Aaron Tan
The response to the subscription service in Singapore has been overwhelming, with over 3,000 people signing up to it since launch in March, he says The introduction of a subscription model early this year is probably the biggest breakthrough yet in Singapore-based automotive marketplace Carro’s journey.
— e27

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PM admits error in oath recital and is trying to resolve the problem
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has admitted, for the first time, that he did not recite the oath of office in full, as alleged by the Opposition, and is now trying to resolve the problem.
— Thai PBS News

Suthep faces trial for graft
The National Anti-Corruption Commission (NACC) concluded on Tuesday there were grounds to prosecute former protest leader Suthep Thaugsuban over the construction of police stations and living accommodation he oversaw eight years ago as well as a key government MP, his wife and her sister over the futsal fields project.
— Bangkok Post

Shippers urge war room to solve export woes
A group of Thai shippers is calling on the government to set up a war room to handle the impact of the US-China trade row and boost the country’s exports.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam mulls importing US coal for power generation as it looks to narrow trade surplus
Vietnam is considering importing coal from the United States to meet rising demand for fuel for power generation, state media reported on Tuesday (Aug 6), as the South-east Asian country plans to build more coal-fired power plants.
— The Straits Times

Vietnam’s government-guaranteed debts hit US$27.7 billion
Many projects guaranteed by the government have been in difficult financial situation and cannot service debt.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam police disperse protest at Chinese embassy over South China Sea standoff
Vietnamese police on Tuesday broke up a brief protest outside the Chinese embassy in Hanoi against Beijing’s maritime survey of an offshore block in the southeast Asian nation’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), a Reuters witness said.
— Euro News

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