Asean morning news for October 10

Asean morning news for October 10

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Spotlight: ASEAN ministers vow to work together towards haze-free region
Ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) vowed here on Wednesday to work together towards a haze-free region, according to a joint statement.

Xi may push for RCEP, but Modi may stress on trade deficit at Mamallapuram summit
India and China are likely to announce additional confidence building measures to strengthen relationship between the two countries when Chinese president Xi Jinping and Prime Minister Narendra Modi meet in Mahabalipuram later this week.
— The Hindu Business Line

India not to walk out of RCEP negotiations
The government has taken a policy decision that it will not walk out of the RCEP negotiations, which are supposed to be finalised later this week.
— The New Indian Express

Google Reports Highest Mobile Internet Use is in ASEAN Region
People in Southeast Asia spend the most time in the world accessing the internet through mobile devices, according to a new study conducted in part by Google, which reported that the region’s internet economy has moved past the $100 billion mark this year.

Asean Business Awards Laos promote outstanding entrepreneurs
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Mr Somdy Duangdy, Minister of Industry and Commerce Mrs Khemmani Pholsena, and German Ambassador to Laos Mr Jens Peter Lütkenherm attended the awards presentation ceremony held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Qatar’s investments in ASEAN, Malaysia not affected by trade war
The prolonged trade war between the United States and China has not affected Qatar’s trade and investment into ASEAN countries, especially Malaysia, said Qatar’s Commerce and Industry Minister Ali Ahmed Al-Kuwari.
— The Edge Markets

Human rights: Asean firms among least prepared for them
EXPECTATIONS of responsible company approaches to human rights are rising fast across the world and the tremors of activism are beginning to shake Asia-Pacific businesses, threatening investment and profits.
— The Business Times

Ramirez bats for unity in Asean sports
PHILIPPINE Sports Commission (PSC) Chairman William Ramirez and his fellow sports ministers in the Asean region vowed to strengthen unity through sports.
— BusinessMirror

The Asean Family Business Conference 2019
I started being an entrepreneur during my senior high school days. From helping out with small management tasks to heading core positions, and assuming later on the leadership in our company.
— The Philippine Star

56-sport Philippines SEA Games leads Asean nations to send large contingents
The upcoming Southeast Asian Games held in the Philippines will consist of 529 events in 56 sports, the most ever held for the biennial event.
— Sport Business

ASEAN Warehousing and Distribution Logistics Market-Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2019-2024)
The ASEAN warehousing and distribution logistics market is estimated to witness a strong growth in the forecast period, owing to the demand from expanding e-commerce sector.
— Market Research Scoop (media release)

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PM urges Chinese investors to keep calm amid potential EBA removal
Prime Minister Hun Sen on Tuesday asked Chinese investors to continue doing business in the Kingdom even if the Everything-but-arms (EBA) deal with the European Union is withdrawn.
— Khmer Times

Chinese tourists increase by 33% in Cambodia
Cambodia attracted 1.7 million Chinese tourists during the first eight months of 2019, up 33% over the same period last year, according to its Tourism Ministry’s latest report. The report showed that China remained the largest source of foreign visitors to the Southeast Asian nation, accounting for 39% of the total foreign arrivals to the country during the January-August period this year.
— Travel Daily

Interior Minister Warns of Continued Measure against People in Plot to Topple Government
Interior Minister Sar Kheng warned of continued measures against groups involved with or supported former opposition leader Sam Rainsy’s plot to overthrow the legitimate government.
— Fresh News

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Indonesia’s competitiveness ranking drops 5 spots as Singapore tops list: WEF
Indonesia’s ranking in the World Economic Forum’s global competitiveness index dropped five places in 2019 to 50th out of 141 economies, while Singapore takes over the United States as the world’s most competitive country.
— The Jakarta Post

Public facilities including malls, offices must have Indonesian names, new presidential regulation stipulates
President Joko Widodo has passed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on the use of Bahasa Indonesia, and boy is it going to upset some South Jakarta millennials.
— Coconuts (paywall)

The next generation will endure the health effects of Indonesia’s wildfires
Last month, wildfires in Sumatra and Kalimantan sent a noxious cloud of smoke billowing across the ASEAN region, prompting the closure of schools and airports.
— ASEAN Today

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Vietnamese, Lao youth work together to promote bilateral ties
A seminar was held in the northern province of Bac Ninh on October 9 to discuss the role of Vietnamese and Lao youth in maintaining and promoting the great friendship and solidarity between the two nations.
— Vietnam Plus

Laos, Vietnam plan joint effort to bolster tourism
Laos and Vietnam plan to jointly promote tourism through various activities aimed at drawing more visitors to the two countries.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao Authorities Ban Access to Hospitalized Victims of Deadly Blasting Accident
Authorities are restricting access to hospitalized victims of a rock-blasting accident that occurred last weekend at a Chinese-backed cement plant located in northern Laos, and several people were arrested following a blast caused by the apparent misuse of stockpiled explosives, local authorities said.

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VEP implementation deferred until next year over RFID installation issues: Malaysian transport minister
The Vehicle Entry Permit (VEP) will only be implemented next year, said Malaysian Transport Minister Anthony Loke on Wednesday (Oct 9), adding that the system has been unable to cope with the number of vehicles that are supposed to have Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) installed.

Malaysia parliament scraps law penalising fake news
Malaysia’s parliament on Wednesday scrapped a law making “fake news” a crime, which critics say was aimed at curbing dissent, a year after an initial attempt to repeal the legislation was blocked by an opposition-controlled senate.
— Euro news

Government urged to introduce petrol discount card
The Government is urged to review the Petrol Subsidy Programme (PSP), by taking into account more alternative mechanisms such as creating a special petrol discount card.
— The Sun Daily

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Myanmar looks to legalize its informal economy
Myanmar aims to mobilize funds hidden in its vast informal economy through a tax amnesty, a controversial bid to galvanize new investment and business activity in the nation’s stalling economy.
— Asia Times

Vague criteria on tax-deductible donations raise corruption worries
The Myanmar government’s vague regulations regarding tax-deductible company donations, increasing risks of corruption.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to Appeal to Thai King on Behalf of 2 Death Row Convicts on Oct. 21
Myanmar will this month submit a letter of appeal seeking a Thai royal pardon for two Myanmar workers, Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, who were controversially sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in Bangkok for killing two British backpackers.
— The Irrawaddy

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What crisis?
THE people in Malacañang, the Palace of the People, don’t con­sider it a “transportation crisis” that fewer LRT trains are running and passengers find themselves squeez­ing into buses and jeepneys like sar­dines with legs, or that MRT trains bog down as a matter of habit.
— Tempo

7 cadets, 5 PMA personnel charged
Seven cadets and five officers of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) have been charged with murder and violation of the anti-hazing law in connection with the death of Cadet 4th Class Darwin Dormitorio.
— Manila Times

Sotto, Gordon: Ex-police official’s allegation vs. Albayalde a big one
A former police official’s allegation against Philippine National Police chief Police General Oscar Albayalde stunned Senate Blue Ribbon chair Richard Gordon, while Senate President Vicente Sotto III said it could damage Albayalde’s credibility if true.
— GMA Network

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Hepatitis E infections surge in Singapore, virus found in raw pork liver: SGH
Hepatitis E (HEV) infections surged in Singapore between 2012 and 2016, according to a study led by the Singapore General Hospital (SGH).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Consumption of sugar sweetened beverage in early childhood associated to higher risks of overweight and obesity: Singapore study
Children at age five who consume a median intake of 250ml per day of sugar sweetened beverages (SSB) are more likely to have a higher BMI and are at increased risk of being overweight or obese at six years of age, compared to children with lower intakes at around 50ml each day.
— FoodNavigator- Asia

Virtual power plant in the works for S’pore
Singapore is developing its first virtual power plant (VPP) to link and coordinate energy resources, including solar installations and energy storage systems.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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DPM Anutin calls on National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly
Deputy Prime Minister and Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul today (Wednesday) called on the National Hazardous Substances Committee to vote openly over the ban or restriction on the use of paraquat, glyphosate and chlorpyrifos at its forthcoming meeting.
— Thai PBS News

Myanmar to Appeal to Thai King on Behalf of 2 Death Row Convicts on Oct. 21
Myanmar will this month submit a letter of appeal seeking a Thai royal pardon for two Myanmar workers, Win Zaw Htun and Zaw Lin, who were controversially sentenced to death by the Supreme Court in Bangkok for killing two British backpackers.
— The Irrawaddy

Wrongly accused US Navy vet freed from Thai prison
A US Navy veteran from Texas who spent more than a year locked up in a maximum-security prison in Thailand for a crime he did not commit is finally back home with his family, according to loved ones and a new report.
— New York Post

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The World Economic Forum has ranked Vietnam as the 67th most competitive economy
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked Vietnam as the 67th most competitive economy in its latest report released on October 9.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam mulls shutting down 2G network in 2022
Vietnam is planning to shut down its 2G network as a technology no longer suitable for advancing the nation’s telecom sector.
— VnExpress

Experts Call For Vietnam to Sue China in International Court Over South China Sea Incursions
Vietnam should sue China in an international court of law over recent violations of Vietnam’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the South China Sea, a group of Vietnamese experts have concluded at a conference in Hanoi.
— Spratly Islands

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