Asean morning news for December 2

Asean morning news for December 2

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

India, Japan oppose China’s bid on South China Sea code
India has joined Japan to oppose China’s latest move to press the ASEAN hard to insert in the proposed Code of Conduct on the South China Sea certain clauses that would help it keep its rivals and other nations outside the region away from the disput…
— Deccan Herald

US Sending Ships to South China Sea to Teach Beijing, Not Fight It
An unusually strong surge of U.S. Navy activity this month in the South China Sea shows that Washington is trying to teach China a set of rules for operating in contested waters, official statements and scholars say.
— VOA

Entanglement of power play misses the point of RCEP
The fate of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) may again take a fresh turn with a top Japanese negotiator saying on Friday that the country was not considering signing the trade pact without India.
— Global Times

All 16 leaders working to resolve India’s concerns over RCEP: Japan
Commenting on India’s decision to not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a spokesperson of the Japanese Foreign Ministry on Sunday said that all the countries of the grouping are working to resolve New Delhi’s concerns over RCEP.
— The Economic Times

Asean’s share of global GDP ‘could rival eurozone’
ASEAN could add nearly as much to global output as the eurozone over the next five years, a HSBC report has suggested, calling the region’s growth in importance “too big to ignore”.
— The Business Times

Human trafficking issue plagues Southeast Asia
On a par with the “super drug traffickers” threat, human trafficking is giving Southeast Asian countries a big headache with the recent death of 39 Vietnamese nationals while trying to enter Britain being the latest case in point.
— New Straits Times

Don’t expect much from BIMSTEC, says southeast Asia expert Bertil Lintner
One “should not expect much” from the regional group of south and south east Asian countries, Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).
— The Hindu

US starts to push hard on its Indo-Pacific vision
US President Donald Trump did not show up at the Asean Summit and related summits last month in Bangkok.
— Inquirer.net

Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2019
Today Development Initiatives published the Global Humanitarian Assistance report 2019, the most comprehensive report independently assessing international financing at work in humanitarian situations.
— Reliefweb

Mekong countries vow drug action
Countries along the Mekong River have vowed to increase co-operation in cracking down on and preventing drug trafficking from the Golden Triangle area and the import of chemical substances for drug production.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Mekong countries agree to strengthen tourism cooperation
Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries have agreed to boost tourism cooperation, including improving infrastructure and marketing techniques and developing human resources.
— Khmer Times

Asean naval task force eyed
The Philippine Navy pushed for the creation of a naval task force in Southeast Asia to enforce “shared ocean governance” and to enhance maritime domain awareness during last week’s meeting of the region’s navy chiefs in Cambodia.
— Philippine Daily Inquirer

CIAT and partners fight cassava diseases in Southeast Asia with new project
In Southeast Asia (SEA) cassava is both a food crop and an industrial crop.
— Reliefweb

ASEAN-India forum tackles science, tech & innovation
A forum on science, technology, and innovation (STI) was recently attended by stakeholders from the government, industry, and academe sectors from the 10 ASEAN member states in Davao City, highlighting the successful and prosperous ASEAN-India relations.
— Manila Bulletin

India, Japan vow to cooperate with ASEAN for regional peace, prosperity
India and Japan have pledged to cooperate with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to reach common goals for regional peace and prosperity.
— Vietnamplus

Southeast Asia slump sets off alarm bells at Japan’s automakers
Southeast Asia’s automobile market is headed toward shrinking for the first time in four years due to a markedly strong Thai baht and a slowing global economy that has strained corporate and consumer confidence.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Are travel management companies losing out?
A recent report by The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) revealed that worldwide corporate travel is worth an estimated US$1.4 trillion. This is a staggering amount and it’s on the rise, with predictions of a market worth US$1.7 trillion by 2022.
— The Asean Post

Seedings of five ASEAN sides for 2020 AFC U19 Championship group stage draw revealed
History was created this month as five nations from Southeast Asia qualified for the 2020 AFC U19 Championship to be held in Uzbekistan next year.
— FOX Sports

Across China: Culture week brings Chinese, ASEAN students closer
On an old street in the southern Chinese city of Haikou, a large crowd gathered to watch a young Vietnamese perform yangko, a folk-style Chinese dance.
— Infosurhoy


Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Raksmey Khoem          @raksmey.aecnews

 

Youth Activist Kong Raiya Released On Bail, Kept Under Court Supervision
Kong Raiya was released on bail by a Phnom Penh court Friday afternoon, joining more than 70 opposition-linked activists and members who have been released on bail recently.
— VOA

Cambodia Welcomes US$7.5 Billion Construction Projects in First Ten Months
During the first ten months of 2019, Cambodia licensed 4,152 construction projects worth over US$7.5 billion, according to local media report.
— AKP 

World Bank Reports Strong Export Growth, Warns Of Potential ‘EBA’ Withdrawal
While the World Bank pointed to strong exports and domestic demand for keeping the economy “robust”, it warned on Wednesday that the potential suspension of the ‘EBA’ scheme and a faltering Chinese economy could affect growth prospects.
— VOA  

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Sabah requests devolution of power in five types of tourism licenses from federal govt
The Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment hopes the request for devolution of power from the Federal government to approve and issue five types of tourism licensing, which has been put on hold, will bear fruit.
— The Sun Daily

Tourism Malaysia targets 92.8 million domestic tourists in 2020
Tourism Malaysia, in collaboration with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) today launched special holiday packages for the year 2020 with a target of 92.8 million local visitors throughout the year.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M: Malaysia to examine ringgit’s fall as import costs sting
Malaysia’s government will discuss a depreciation of the ringgit that is making imports more expensive and raising living costs, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, addressing one of the biggest criticisms.
— Malay Mail

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Rural schools in Lao give life to students’ dreams (video)
“When I grow up, I want to become a soldier to serve my country”, said 10-year-old Ton, talking about his dreams for the future. When he is not in school Ton helps his family in the rice fields and with day-to-day chores such as tending the cows and feeding the pigs. He lives in a one-room house along with his five siblings; he is the only one in the family who has had the opportunity to go to school.
— AEC News Today

ADB-funded Project Helps Develop Local Workers
Asian Development Bank – ADB – is helping develop workers in southern Laos to ensure they are fit for labour markets through the Strengthening Technical and Vocational Education and Training Project in Champassak.
— KPL 

Chinese company explores business opportunities in Laos
The company showcased some of its wares at the Economic and Technological Exhibition for Lancang-Mekong Cooperation 2019 which opened in Vientiane earlier this week.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Sabah requests devolution of power in five types of tourism licenses from federal govt
The Sabah Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Environment hopes the request for devolution of power from the Federal government to approve and issue five types of tourism licensing, which has been put on hold, will bear fruit.
— The Sun Daily

Tourism Malaysia targets 92.8 million domestic tourists in 2020
Tourism Malaysia, in collaboration with Malaysia Airlines (MAS) today launched special holiday packages for the year 2020 with a target of 92.8 million local visitors throughout the year.
— The Borneo Post

Dr M: Malaysia to examine ringgit’s fall as import costs sting
Malaysia’s government will discuss a depreciation of the ringgit that is making imports more expensive and raising living costs, Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said today, addressing one of the biggest criticisms.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Hundreds Rally in Myanmar to Show Support for Suu Kyi
About 700 people rallied Sunday to show support for Myanmar’s leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, as she prepares to defend the country against charges of genocide at the U.N.’s highest court.
— New York Times

US$8.4 M worth Toyo Ink factory to start run in Myanmar
The grand opening ceremony of the Toyo Ink factory worth US$8.4 million is held at Thilawa SEZ in Thanlyin Township on November 30 and will be run starting from December 1.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar Workers to Push for Higher Minimum Wage
The Confederation of Trade Unions in Myanmar (CTUM) is bringing a proposal to raise the minimum wage from 4,800 kyats (US$3.19) to 7,200 kyats per day to the National Committee for the Minimum Wage.
— Irrawaddy

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Senate resolution calls for probe on flagship projects, China funding
A RESOLUTION filed in the Senate calls for an inquiry on the implementation of infrastructure projects under the “Build, Build, Build” program and its reliance on official development assistance (ODA), particularly from China.
— BusinessWorld

Evacuations in Philippines as Typhoon Kammuri affects SEA Games events
The Philippines has begun evacuating thousands of people, local officials said Sunday, as a powerful typhoon rumbled in off the Pacific, bringing heavy rain, strong winds and threatening SEA Games venues.
— CNA

Duterte orders PHL Navy: Blow pirates in Sulu Sea, Celebes Sea ‘to kingdom come’
President Rodrigo Duterte instructed the Philippine Navy to rid Sulu Sea and Celebes Sea of pirates in order to reduce incidents of piracy in those waters.
— GMA Network

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

First Singapore case of cannabis-derived medication allowed
A young girl with a drug-resistant form of epilepsy is believed to be the first and only patient in Singapore who has been given approval to use cannabis-derived medication.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Alert on 3 products containing banned substance, hallucination-causing stimulant
Three products have been found to contain undeclared potent ingredients, including a banned substance, prompting the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) to alert the public against consuming them.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Decline in new HIV cases, even as more go for voluntary screening
The number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases reported among Singaporeans and permanent residents has gone down in recent years, even as more people are going for voluntary screenings.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Dr. Somkid insists Thai economy remains good but growing slowly
The Thai economy is not bad, just slowing down, said Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak today as he urged the private sector to join hands to drive the economy.
— Thai PBS News

Rayong Police continue crackdown on vaping and vaping equipment
At 7:30 PM this evening, Sunday the first of December, police in Rayong, just to the South of Pattaya, held a press conference announcing a successful raid on a local shop, called GK shop, for selling vaping devices and equipment against Thai law.
— The Pattaya News

Another dugong found dead on Koh Yao Noi, Phang Nga Bay
On November 30, the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources, received a report about another dead dugong in Phang Nga Bay.
— The Thaiger

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam signs 2020 crude oil supply deal with SOCAR
Vietnam’s state-run Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Co (BSR) has inked an agreement with Azeri state energy company SOCAR to buy five million barrels of crude in 2020, BSR said late on Friday.
— Business Times

Last of lorry death victims flown home to Vietnam for heart-breaking funerals
The last remains of the 39 Vietnamese who died while being smuggled in a truck to England last month were repatriated to their home country yesterday.
— Independent

Cambodia-Vietnam market to boost trade
Cambodia and Vietnam plan to launch “Da Market” in Tbong Khmum province along their border later this month.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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