Asean morning news for November 25

Asean morning news for November 25

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

30th SEA Games: Asean’s elite athletes abandoned at Manila airport (video)
The 2019 SEA Games are getting off to a less than stellar start with incomplete venues, arrangements for volunteers in disarray, with three national Asean football teams left stranded on arrival at Manila airport.
— AEC News Today

Claims South China Sea rocked by ‘huge nuclear explosion’ dismissed by US
Reports a 10-20 kiloton nuclear explosion rocked the South China Sea have been dismissed by the US.
— Daily Star

RCEP offer was not as much as our aspirations: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
India did not join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) as the offer was not as much as our aspirations, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Saturday.
— The Economic Times

ASEAN football teams confirm problems with transport, hotel, food
Football teams from several countries taking part in the Southeast Asian Games confirmed on Sunday that they had problems in transportation, hotel accommodations, food and scheduling practice sessions.
— ABS-CBN News

S. Korea’s trade with ASEAN nations up twentyfold since ’80s
South Korea’s trade with Southeast Asian countries soared around twentyfold this year compared to the 1980s, data showed Sunday, as they emerged as major trading partners of Asia’s No. 4 economy.
— Yonhap News Agency

Foul-ups in SEA Games reception could impact Asean tourist arrivals
COMPLAINTS about the poor reception and hotel accommodations by countries participating in this year’s Southeast Asian Games are bound to affect the perception of the Philippines by would-be tourists from the Asean region.
— Business Mirror

US warships conduct back-to-back freedom-of-navigation passes in South China Sea
The U.S. Navy twice over two days sent warships steaming into disputed areas claimed by China in the South China Sea, according to the 7th Fleet at Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan.
— Stars and Stripes

South Korea forges close ties with Southeast Asia amid ‘fourth industrial revolution’
South Korea is building stronger ties with the young and fast-growing economies of Southeast Asia in hopes of creating opportunities and seeking a breakthrough in a world facing new challenges amid the “fourth industrial revolution.”
— Inquirer.net

Rising power demand in ASEAN signals opportunity for LS C&S Asia
The economies of Association of Southeast Asian Nations members have been on a roller-coaster ride in recent years, pushing them to speed up their social and industrial transitions as advanced states.
— The Korea Herald

PHL firms eye ASEAN’s last frontiers
PHILIPPINE conglomerates are watching out for opportunities in less developed but fast-growing Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members, drawn by the “unique needs” of these markets.
— BusinessWorld

ASEAN becomes No. 2 trading partner for S. Korea
ASEAN has become the nation’s second-largest trading partner, with trade between Korea and the Southeast Asian bloc jumping twentyfold this year from 1989.
— The Korea Times

China Focus: Joint patrols on Mekong revitalize “golden waterway”
Four Chinese patrol ships returned to Guanlei Port in southwest China’s Yunnan Province on Friday after completing the 88th Mekong River joint patrol led by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.
— Xinhuanet

Asean-Korea Summit: ‘Midterm review’ of Moon’s Asean outreach
South Korean President Moon Jae-in will be hosting the biggest diplomatic event of his term when he welcomes South-east Asian leaders to his hometown Busan today.
— The Straits Times

How US loses itself out in ASEAN
WHILE the US continues to target China for its assertive policies in the South China Sea, the US still continues to lose itself out in the ASEAN region.
— NerewsAge

Asean tourism getting a lift from geopolitical tensions in North-east Asia: ANZ
THE tourism sector in South-east Asia is getting a boost, as travellers prefer countries in Asean over those in North-east Asia due to the latter’s ongoing geopolitical tensions, according to ANZ.
— The Business Times

Asean banking conference to shape strategy for industry
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/business/asean-banking-conference-shape-strategy-industry
— The Phnom Penh Post

Forum: Amid superpower attrition, Asean will continue to hedge bets
It is moot whether tariffs, trade sanctions and embargoes on scientific know-how transfers by the United States and its staunch allies will stop the seemingly inexorable rise of China as a technological giant, but they sure will put a dent on its rate of progress (Decoupling too late to stop China’s tech rise, Nov 22 ).
— The Straits Times

Forum: Asean centrality stems from striving for continued relevance
There are many ways for Asean to maintain its centrality and neutrality in international affairs (Asean’s centrality must be defended, Nov 20)
— The Straits Times

Can China outsmart the United States in the race to build smart cities in Southeast Asia?
A year ago, US Vice-President Mike Pence announced that the United States would support a Southeast Asian plan to transform the region’s rapidly growing cities into hi-tech hubs.
— South China Morning Post

Asean info ministers tackle fake news in Bohol meet
Information ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian (Asean) have successfully tackled national initiatives in addressing the proliferation of fake news in the region.
— Philippine News Agency

Belt And Road Initiative: Challenges For South And Southeast Asia – Analysis
The euphoria about the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) in Indonesia and elsewhere in South and Southeast Asia (SEA) has been felt since 2017, particularly following the country’s participation in the BRI Summit in Beijing that year, where Indonesia (along with other SAARC and ASEAN member states) was expected to receive massive investments from China to support several infrastructure projects.
— Eurasia Review

ASEAN leading the digital transformation wave
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has one of the most robust economies in Asia.
— The Asean Post

More Asean youth chasing dreams in South Korea
Struck by how South Koreans train and excel at international competitions, classical violinist Lily Sirin Opasanon moved from Thailand to Seoul four years ago to hone her skills under the tutelage of a Korean professor.
— The Straits Times

Celebrating inter-regional HE in Southeast Asia
Under the banner of the Southeast Asian Higher Education Week, representatives from across the international higher education community gathered in Bangkok, Thailand, from 11 to 15 November.
— University World News

Korea and ASEAN jointly create harmony
Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, was yet again engulfed in a wave of enthusiasm for South Korean soccer coach Park Hang-seo.
— The Korea Herald

Dark tourism in ASEAN
From the 1945 Brunei-Australia Memorial in Brunei to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam, Southeast Asia has more than its fair share of dark tourism sites.
— The Asean Post

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Hun Sen slams EU over unacceptable EBA demands
Prime Minister Hun Sen yesterday said demands being made by the European Union in order for the Kingdom to retain its Everything-but-arms trade status are unacceptable and will not be fully implemented.
— Khmer Times 

Trump urges Cambodia to return to ‘democratic path’ after crackdown
US President Donald Trump has written to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen urging him to put the Southeast Asian nation back on a democratic path and seeking to improve ties with one of China’s closest regional allies.
Read more at https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/trump-urges-cambodia-to-return-to–democratic-path–after-crackdown-12117238
— Channel News Asia  

30th SEA Games: Asean’s elite athletes abandoned at Manila airport (video)
The 2019 SEA Games are getting off to a less than stellar start with incomplete venues, arrangements for volunteers in disarray, with three national Asean football teams left stranded on arrival at Manila airport.
— AEC News Today 

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Indonesia Climbs to 41st in World Talent Ranking
Indonesia has climbed four places to rank 41st in the world talent ranking based on a survey by Swiss-based IMD Business School, beating Thailand and the Philippines but still lagging behind Singapore and Malaysia.
— Jakarta Globe

Enrollment up but educational outcomes remain low in Indonesia: World Bank
At SD Inpres Lindi Tanggo state elementary school in the remote village of Tanggo on the island of Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, three of the school’s 19 third grade students are unable to read fluently.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia ministries ban pregnant, LGBT job seekers: report
Several Indonesian ministries are banning pregnant, disabled, or LGBT job hunters in favour of what one called “normal” applicants, the Ombudsman said Friday, slammed as “arbitrary and hateful restrictions” by a rights group.
— Coconuts

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Teen appeals to UN for help in Lao children’s education
AFTER Greta Thunberg and Malala Yousufzai, a youngster from Laos was among nine teens who captured the world’s attention after giving an address at the United Nations (UN), recently.
— New Straits Times

Rights group concerned over missing Lao activist in Thailand
A Paris-based human rights group called Friday for Thai authorities to investigate the disappearance in Bangkok of a Laotian pro-democracy activist who was seeking political asylum.
— Daily Stock Dish

New laws revealed to strengthen Lao tax collection
Tax Department officials chaired a meeting with representatives of 300 businesses to explain the Law on Tax Management, Law on Value Added Tax (revised version), Law on Excise Tax, and Law on Income Tax.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Malaysia considers purchase of Indian jet fighters
Malaysia has expressed interest in purchasing India’s Tejas multi-role combat aircraft, despite strained ties with New Delhi over Kashmir.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Saifuddin Nasution: Franchise industry to have significant impact on entrepreneurship development
The Ministry of Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) will continue its efforts to elevate the franchise industry to become a major sector, which will have a significant impact on entrepreneurship development.
— Malay Mail

China offers Malaysia help in fight against online crime syndicates
China is willing to help Malaysian authorities cripple transnational crime syndicates involving its citizens here, said China’s Ambassador to Malaysia, Bai Tian.
— New Straits times

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Speculative Yangon city mega-project draws ‘white elephant’ concerns for Myanmar
On the western bank of the muddy Hlaing River, development and prosperity is a distant view. It can be seen across the expanse of water in the rising apartment blocks, office buildings and grinding industry.
— Channel NewsAsia

Myanmar: New Al Jazeera documentary uncovers Rohingya abuse
As Myanmar goes on trial at the International Court of Justice over its crackdown on Muslim Rohingya, Al Jazeera sheds new light on some of its alleged crimes.
— Aljazeera

FDI at production sector exceeds $ 11.5 bln
Over 30 years, the inflow of foreign investments into the production sector has exceeded 11.5 billion US dollars. Myanmar has reformed its policies in order to attract more new foreign investments, according to the Ministry of Investments and Foreign Economic Relations.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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Pres. Duterte sacks Vice President Robredo from her anti-drug post | ANC
President Rodrigo Duterte fires Vice President Leni Robredo from her post as co-chair of the Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs, just two weeks after her appointment, Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea confirms.
— ABS-CBN News (video)

Philippines marks massacre anniversary with calls for justice
Relatives of 58 people slain in the Philippines’ worst political massacre held a tearful vigil Saturday (Nov 23) to mark a decade since the killings, voicing anger at the slow pace of justice.
— CNA

30th SEA Games: Asean’s elite athletes abandoned at Manila airport (video)
The 2019 SEA Games are getting off to a less than stellar start with incomplete venues, arrangements for volunteers in disarray, with three national Asean football teams left stranded on arrival at Manila airport.
— AEC News Today

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Community blueprint launched in bid to end HIV transmission, AIDS in Singapore by 2030
A community blueprint to end the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) by 2030 was revealed on Saturday (Nov 23), by non-governmental organisation Action for AIDS Singapore (Afa Singapore).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Personal data of more than 6,500 people ‘inadvertently’ leaked by Singapore Accountancy Commission
The personal data of more than 6,500 people was inadvertently disclosed by the Singapore Accountancy Commission (SAC) – a statutory body under the Ministry of Finance (MOF).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Just 4% of Singapore’s plastic waste recycled last year
Singaporeans may be increasingly aware of the risk plastic poses to the environment, but the rate of recycling here remains strikingly low.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Govt preps B50bn for stimulus
The Finance Ministry will on Tuesday put forward for cabinet consideration a fresh economic stimulus package to inject at least 50 billion baht into the economy in the final quarter of the year to boost full-year economic growth after a poor third quarter.
— Bangkok Post

Child porn website based in Chiang Mai busted
Chiang Mai police have arrested the operator of a child pornography website in a raid on his condominium in the northern city. Police and the Thailand Internet Crimes Against Children unit apprehended 24 year old Thai national Korakot Chulthong on Saturday.
— The Thaiger

Thailand improves marine pollution ranking
Thailand’s ranking among the 20 biggest marine plastic plastic polluters has improved by four places, from sixth to tenth, as ranked by Mass of Mismanaged Plastic Waste.
— The Thaiger

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam affirms no problems left in canceling nuclear power projects
The government affirms that the revocation would cause no negative effects on the national power security and public debt.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam has become an attractive destination for U.S investors
The favorable business environment and free trade agreements (FTAs) are expected to help increase US investment capital in Vietnam in the near future. Ngoc Thao reports on VEN.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam: Arbitrary detention of journalist Pham Chi Dung
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a partnership of FIDH and the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), requests your urgent intervention in the following situation in Vietnam.
— Quê Me: Vietnam Committee on Human Rights (VCHR)

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