Asean morning news for November 12

Asean morning news for November 12

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Oh dear, Mahathir: Asean Summit bad-boy stands his ground (photo gallery)
We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t really know what is going on in the photos below, other than that the scenes captured at the opening ceremony of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits by Thailand & GMS editor John Le Fevre on November 3 appear to have been edited out of any of the official opening session videos.
— AEC News Today

Trade diversion to Asean-6 gathering pace: Citi
TRADE diversion into the Asean-6 economies — as a result of continuing tensions between the United States and China — gathered pace in the third quarter of 2019, Citi economists Kit Wei Zheng and Ang Kai Wei said in a Nov 10 research note.
— The Business Times

Can errant Trump save Asean-US ties?
The 35th Asean Summit and its related meetings ended last week with stronger Asean solidarity and centrality, thanks to President Donald Trump’s absence and high-handed manner in responding to the 52-year Southeast Asian diplomatic process.
— Bangkok Post

Recent Developments Surrounding the South China Sea
A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple territorial disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons.
— The New York Times

Lessons from the Asean Summit
As Thailand prepares to wind down its year-long chairmanship of Asean, it’s time to reflect on the state of the 10-country alliance and relations with its dialogue partners.
— Bangkok Post

With RCEP, Act East policy is at the crossroads
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership will reset the geopolitical landscape.
— The Tribune

Forum: US not the proper venue for summit with Asean
Asean is up against another big test as it ponders if it should, or shouldn’t, accept US President Donald Trump’s invitation to Washington for a summit next year (Most Asean leaders skip summit with US, Nov 5).
— The Straits Times

Chinese, Malaysian companies join hands on developing “green bus” for ASEAN market
China’s Zhongtong Bus Holding Co., Ltd. and Malaysian automotive manufacturer Terus Maju Services (TMS) signed an agreement on Monday to develope new energy buses for the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) market.
— Xinhuanet

What Southeast Asia can gain from China-backed trade agreement
A free trade deal in Southeast Asia that is led by China and excludes the US will help streamline smaller, similar agreements in the region, says Sebastian Cortes-Sanchez, an analyst at the Asian Trade Center.
— ABS-CBN News (video)

NE spearheading India’s collaboration with ASEAN nations: Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said India’s collaboration with the ASEAN countries has been spearheaded by the northeastern region, which has unexplored potential that needs to be tapped.
— Devdiscourse

China, ASEAN further strengthen socio-cultural, economic ties in 12th CACPPFO
Around 125 delegates of non-government organizations from China and all the ASEAN member countries participated in the 12th China-ASEAN Conference on People to People Friendship Organizations (CACPPFO) here on Monday.
— Xinhuanet

Singaporean workers’ salaries to rise at a slightly slower pace in 2020: Report
The salaries of Singaporean workers will rise a little less next year than they did this year, but workers here will still do better than their counterparts in several regional markets, a new report has found.
— Today Online

ACIEC 2019 creates business opportunities, expands export markets
The 9th ASEAN (Bangkok) China Import & Export Commodities Fair (ACIEC) this year, features over 1,000 categories of quality export goods certified by various Chinese provinces.
— Newsline (video)

Collaboration with ASEAN key to achieving India’s USD 5 trillion target: Jitendra Singh
Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday said that collaboration with ASEAN countries would play an important role in meeting the target of making India a USD 5 trillion economy, while the contribution of North-Eastern states in this respect can also not be underestimated.
— ANI

Myanmar calls on joint Asean effort to eradicate poverty
MYANMAR has urged Asean to intensity cooperation in rural development and poverty eradication efforts.
— New Straits Times

PHL is 3rd most Android malware attacked country in SEA —Kaspersky
The Philippines is the third country in Southeast Asia with the most Android mobile malware attacks in the first nine months of the year, data released by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lao AO on Monday showed.
— GMA News

Thailand, Myanmar can learn from Manila’s move on its restive south
THE insurgents in southern Thailand who killed 15 people (including a police officer and several village defence volunteers) last week served a grisly, but timely, reminder that the region remains a restive and dangerous place.
— The Business Times

ASEAN senior transport officials meet in Hanoi
The 48th ASEAN Senior Transport Officials Meeting (STOM 48) and Associated Dialogue Partner Meetings kicked off in Hanoi on November 11.
— Vietnamplus

ANU to run ‘cyber bootcamp’ for ASEAN officials
The Australian National University is set to offer government officials from ASEAN and Pacific nations a cyber bootcamp, providing expert advice and skills training.
— itnews

Experian joins the ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN)
The ASEAN Financial Innovation Network (AFIN) announced today that Experian has joined its Strategic Advisory Council. AFIN is established by the ASEAN Bankers Association, the International Finance Corporation and the Monetary Authority of Singapore.
— Yahoo Finance/ PR Newswire (media release)

Ship for Southeast Asian Youth Programme arrives in Vietnam
The 46th Ship for the Southeast Asian Youth Programme (SSEAYP) docked at Hiep Phuoc port in Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City on November 10.
— Vietnamplus

Singles Day started in China but now it’s catching on in Southeast Asia’s growing e-commerce market
Southeast Asian e-commerce player Lazada said it received a record of over 3 million orders within the first 60 minutes of the mega 24-hour shopping event known as Singles Day or 11.11.
— CNBC

Organic farming in Southeast Asia
There is a growing interest in organic produce in Southeast Asia.
— The Asean Post

Clothing Factories are Set to Grow in Southeast Asia
The ongoing trade war between the United States and China has led to several big-name fashion brands such as Uniqlo, Tommy Hilfiger and Calvin Klein to shift their production factories out of China.
— Unreserved

J-pop goes flat as Southeast Asia swoons for Korean artists
Early Sunday morning, over a hundred people milled about an upscale hotel in central Jakarta. Clutching smartphones, the small crowd waited to catch a fleeting glimpse of Arashi, one of Japan’s most popular boy groups.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Southeast Asia-Japan youth ship arrives in HCM City
A ceremony took place at Hiep Phuoc Port, HCMC to welcome the ship for Southeast Asian Youth Program with 328 delegates of 10 participating ASEAN countries.
— Vietnamplus (photo gallery)

CapitaLand wins Asean award for fight against poverty
CAPITALAND was conferred the Asean Rural Development and Poverty Eradication (RDPE) leadership award on Nov 8 for the group’s achievements in rural and community development.
— The Business Times


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Compiled by Raksmey Khoem          @raksmey.aecnews

 

Ministry of Tourism’s Pavilion Attracts Nearly 2,000 Foreign Visitors on First Day of Water Festival
The Ministry of Tourism’s pavilion erected for international visitors attracted almost 2,000 of them, on the first day of the Water Festival annual celebration in Phnom Penh.
— AKP

Lao grid to deliver electricity to Cambodia
The Lao state-run Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of a power grid extension that will deliver electricity to a Cambodian transmission line on the border of the two countries.
— Xinhua

Cambodian opposition leader meets U.S., French envoys after house arrest lifted
Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha met the French and U.S. ambassadors on Monday after his house arrest was lifted, although he remains charged with treason and is banned from politics and leaving the country.
— Reuters

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Rupiah falls on unfavorable external sentiment
The Indonesian rupiah fell against the United States (US) dollar in the Jakarta interbank market on Monday, triggered because of unfavorable external sentiment.
— Antara News

Indonesia allows nine companies to resume nickel ore exports
Indonesia has allowed nine companies to resume nickel ore exports after inspections into reports of ore export rules violations, Heru Pambudi, the director general of the country’s customs office, said on Monday.
— Reuters

Jokowi Urges State Ministers to Emulate US’ Policymaking
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo officially urged state ministers to emulate the United States’ policymaking, which he said involved retracting the previous set of ministerial decrees before introducing new ones.
— Tempo.co

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

Compiled by Raksmey Khoem         @raksmey.aecnews

 

Lao grid to deliver electricity to Cambodia
The Lao state-run Electricite du Laos (EDL), on behalf of the Lao government, has completed more than 80 percent of a power grid extension that will deliver electricity to a Cambodian transmission line on the border of the two countries.
— Xinhua

Laos distributes aid to flood victims
Attapeu provincial authorities are continuing to give 250,000 kip (around 28 U.S. dollars) and 20 kg of rice a month to each of the 4,607 people who were made homeless by last year’s flood in Sanamxay district in southern Laos, official said.
— Xinhua

Thai banking trio set to recapitalise Lao branches
Three large Thai banks are recapitalising their branches in Laos to comply with the Bank of the Lao PDR’s amended capital regulations for both local and foreign commercial banks to meet minimum requirements over the course of five years.
— Bangkok Post

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

US aviation authority downgrades Malaysia’s air safety rating, say sources
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has downgraded Malaysia’s air safety rating, restricting the country’s airlines from adding flights to the United States, four sources familiar with the matter told.
— Malay Mail

Oh dear, Mahathir: Asean Summit bad-boy stands his ground (photo gallery)
We’ll be the first to admit that we don’t really know what is going on in the photos below, other than that the scenes captured at the opening ceremony of the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits by Thailand & GMS editor John Le Fevre on November 3 appear to have been edited out of any of the official opening session videos.
— AEC News Today

Malaysian court rules former prime minister Najib Razak’s 1MDB trial will proceed
Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak’s first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled on Monday (Nov 11) prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.
— CNA

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

57 countries sue Myanmar over reported genocide of Rohingya in historic lawsuit
Fifty-seven nations are suing Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, alleging in a historic lawsuit that the government has conducted genocide against its Rohingya minority.
— ABC News

Cabinet to adopt development guideline for Dawei SEZ link
The National Economic and Social Development Council (NESDC) will ask the cabinet to adopt its guidelines on infrastructure development on Tuesday, as the government seeks to start working on the long-awaited link that will connect the Dawei Special Economic Zone in Myanmar with Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).
— Bangkok post

Myanmar calls on joint Asean effort to eradicate poverty
MYANMAR has urged Asean to intensity cooperation in rural development and poverty eradication efforts.
— New Straits times

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

FDI inflows declined 40% to $4.5 billion in eight months
Net inflows of foreign direct investments fell 45 percent in August to $416 million from $758 million a year ago, as the uncertainty in the global environment continued to dampen investor sentiment, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said Monday.
— Manilastandard.net

Vaping in public now banned in Pasay City
The Pasay City government passed an ordinance prohibiting the use of vaping devices in enclosed public spaces.
— Rappler

PHL is 3rd most Android malware attacked country in SEA —Kaspersky
The Philippines is the third country in Southeast Asia with the most Android mobile malware attacks in the first nine months of the year, data released by Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lao AO on Monday showed.
— GMA News

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Singapore to invest US$2 billion in green funds to drive climate action
Several new initiatives were unveiled as part of the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s green action plan.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SFA advises public to practise good food hygiene habits during festive season
With the festive season around the corner, the Singapore Food Agency (SFA) advised consumers on Monday (Nov 11) to be vigilant and practise good food hygiene, as more people eat out, order catered food and buy ready-to-eat meals.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Pay healthcare bills in Singapore by scanning universal QR code
Visitors to all public polyclinics, hospitals and specialist centres will be able to scan a QR code to pay their bills by the end of next year.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

4 wanted for killing ‘Billy’
The Central Criminal Court for Corruption and Misconduct Cases has issued arrest warrants for former Kaeng Krachan National Park chief Chaiwat Limlikit-aksorn and three others, on suspicion they murdered Karen rights activist Porlajee Billy Rakchongcharoen, who went missing in April 2014.
— Bangkok Post

TAT launches “Travel Thailand with 100 Baht” and “Shocking Prices on Weekdays”
Campaigns to stimulate the domestic economy and tourism were launched today – Monday (Nov 11). They follow the government’s Chim, Shop, Chai (Taste, Shop, Use) campaign which has been very well received by the general public.
— NNT

Minister denies high jobless rate
Labour Minister MR Chatu Mongol Sonakul has denied there is high unemployment in Thailand, claiming the jobless rate is only 1%.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam’s struggles to become a developed, industrialised nation
VIETNAMESE Prime Minister, Nguyen Xuan Phuc said the biggest threat to the country’s development was the reluctance to take action and the fear of responsibility.
— New Straits times

NA adopts resolution on socio-economic development plan 2020
The National Assembly voted to pass a resolution on the socio-economic development plan for 2020 during the ongoing eighth session in Hanoi on November 11.
— VietnamPlus

Australian retiree convicted of terrorism and jailed for 12 years in Vietnam
A Sydney retiree has been convicted of terrorism and jailed for 12 years by a Vietnamese court, in a judgment human rights advocates have described as “essentially a death sentence”.
— The Guardian

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