Asean morning news for October 24

Asean morning news for October 24

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Japan confirms support for quick agreement on RCEP trade pact
Japan is rendering support for Thailand to conclude the long-delayed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement during the Kingdom’s chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).
— Bangkok Post

RCEP Will Boost Regional Trade: Thai Envoy To India
Will it, won’t it? The pendulum has been swinging from one end to the other on the part of the Indian government in favour of and against signing the mega trade deal, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
— Strategic News

ASEAN pushing global GDP growth
Despite rising trade tensions and geopolitical risks, half of ASEAN’s member states are among the top drivers of global growth.
— The Asean Post

DPM Prawit ensures security for November ASEAN Summit
Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan has ordered security agencies to be fully prepared for the upcoming ASEAN Summit from 2-4 November in Bangkok, focusing on situation responses in compliance with international standards.
— Pattaya Mail

EAS to urge N.Korea to continue nuclear talks
The leaders of nations taking part in the East Asia Summit plan to urge North Korea to resume denuclearization talks with the United States.
— NHK World

Digitalisation key to ASEAN attracting China trade war exodus
THE Fourth Industrial Revolution presents manufacturers in Southeast Asia with significant risks as well as tremendous opportunities at a time when technology and geopolitics are reshaping the global production landscape.
— The Business Times

APAC’s physical activity market shows active growth
Asia-Pacific is now the number two physical activity market, valued at US$240 billion annually, or roughly 30 per cent of the global market, according to a research study by the Global Wellness Institute, Move to Be Well: The Global Economy of Physical Activity.
— TTG Asia

S. Korea, ASEAN discuss cooperation in culture, tourism
South Korea and 10 Southeast Asian nations on Wednesday began a two-day meeting to promote exchanges in culture, arts and tourism.
— The Korean Herald

Thai Airways rejects reports it is cancelling flights to 4 Asean destinations
Thai Airways International (THAI) has dismissed reports that it will stop flying to four ASEAN destinations, namely Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Myanmar.
— Asia One

ASEAN countries talk gender equality, empowerment in mine action
Representatives of the 10 ASEAN member countries discussed gender equality and empowerment in ASEAN mine/explosive remnants of war (ERW) action at a regional workshop in Vientiane, Laos, on October 21 – 22.
— Vietnamplus

Some Asean telcos pay higher dividends than for spectrum to govts
Payments that leading South and Southeast Asian telecommunication companies (telcos) make for spectrum in government-run auctions are higher in absolute terms than dividends they pay to government owners, according to Moody’s Investors Service.
— NST

Chinese, ASEAN youth share views on cooperation, development
A total of 160 young people from China and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are exchanging views on cooperation and development at a week-long summit that opened Wednesday at Peking University.
— Xinhuanet

The Dangerous Thinking That Threatens EU-ASEAN Trade Deal
Dangerous scientific thinking may endanger a European Union deal with its third-largest trading partner – the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN).
— European Views

Asean coal power plant construction falls
The number of new coal power plants under construction across Asean has fallen over the past two years, causing fears for Australian exporters of the environmentally ruinous fossil fuel.
— Asean Economist

Kazakhstan can help ASEAN grow
IN 2017, Kazakhstan introduced its open sky policy for its aviation sector. It was introduced in the capital Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) and over three years, Kazakhstan and foreign air carriers launched 19 new routes, which included Tokyo, Warsaw, Budapest and Helsinki.
— NST

ASEAN Heritage Parks’ communities, stakeholders in focus at AHP6
The Sixth ASEAN Heritage Parks Conference (AHP6) organised by the ASEAN Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) and the Lao PDR’s Department of Forestry under the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, brought focus on the pivotal role of community participation in effectively managing protected areas and contributing to biodiversity conservation efforts in the region.
— Philippine Information Agency

Young talent forum promotes university exchanges between China, south and southeast Asia
An international forum held in Kunming, capital of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, brought together young experts and academics from 11 south and southeast Asian countries.
— Xinhuanet

7 most beautiful Southeast Asian city destinations straight out of a fairy tale
Don’t get us wrong – Bangkok is great, and so is Kuala Lumpur.
— Asia One

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

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Cambodia, China Sign Bilateral Military Collaboration Agreement
Cambodia and China have entered an agreement on bilateral military collaboration, according to the Ministry of National Defence.
— AKP

Ahead of Return To Cambodia, CNRP Leader Says Thailand Refused Her Entry Into The Country
Opposition leader Mu Sochua said Thai immigration officials prevented her from entering Bangkok on October 20, where she planned to meet supporters ahead of a planned return to Cambodia on November 9.
— VOA

Kem Sokha’s Daughter Calls Rainsy Lacks of Strategic Vision
Kem Monovithya, daughter of Former President of Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) Kem Sokha, said Sam Rainsy is a politician lacks of strategic vision, lacks of commitment, but with ego-driven impulses.
— Fresh News

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

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Boeing flight control system key factor in Lion Air crash: investigators
Mechanical and design problems with a Boeing flight control system were key factors in the crash of a Lion Air plane last year, Indonesian investigators told victims’ families in a briefing Wednesday on their findings.
— Coconuts

Jokowi defines seven orders for new cabinet ministers to follow
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has made an official announcement of the new cabinet line-up for the second-term of his administration and made seven instructions amply clear for the ministers to follow.
— Antara News

Papuan treason suspects accuse police of breaching procedure, file pretrial motion
Lawyers representing six Papuan activists who were named treason suspects filed a pretrial motion on Tuesday against the Jakarta Police at the South Jakarta District Court.
— The Jakarta Post

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Lao schools honoured with Asean Eco-School Award
Sinxay Secondary School and Sanaphon Primary School joined others from across the region to receive an Asean Eco-School Award at a recent ceremony held in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos, EU, Unicef join forces to improve nutrition in Savannakhet
Despite the progress made in recent years, Savannakhet province has a high prevalence of stunting, underweight and wasting, which is a public health problem, according a report issued during a media visit to Savannakhet from October 21-22, supported by UNICEF and the EU.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Among Nations to See Largest Increase in Obesity
Laos is among countries that will have the largest increase in obesity between 2017 and 2030, a recent study has revealed.
— The Laotian Times

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

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No incentives planned for buying hydrogen fuel cell cars yet, says Abang Johari
The state government has no plans to allocate any incentive for the purchase of hydrogen fuel cell cars in the coming State Budget, said Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg.
— The Borneo Post

B20 biodiesel implementation timely when palm oil industry facing tough time, says minister
Next year’s implementation of B20 biodiesel for the transportation sector is timely at a time when the country’s palm oil industry is facing trying times, in addition to the European Union’s (EU) ongoing discriminatory.
— Malay Mail

Worldwide trademark protection soon for Malaysian entrepreneurs
Malaysian entrepreneurs who trademark their intellectual properties under the Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) can soon gain worldwide protection, thanks to the newly-amended Trade Marks Act 2019.
— New Straits Times

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar offers good opportunities for investors: Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
State Counsellor Daw Aung San Su Kyi says Myanmar offer investors a chance to capitalise on the country’s new-found economic vibrancy.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar military continues committing atrocities against ethnic minorities, says Amnesty
The Myanmar military is continuing to wage fresh atrocities against ethnic minorities in the conflict-riven north of the country, according to a new report by human rights group Amnesty International.
— Telegraph

Export value in two week this FY reaches over $540 m
Export value in over two weeks of the current fiscal year has reached over US$540 million exceeding over US$160 million compared to the same period of last fiscal year, according to sources form the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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Davao del Sur placed under state of calamity
The entire province of Davao del Sur has been placed under the State of Calamity following the severe devastation brought about by the magnitude 6.3 earthquake that shook the province Wednesday night last week.
— Philippine Information Agency

Expensive, too much work: Duterte’s team rethinks infra projects
The Duterte administration will not pursue all of its 75 big-ticket infrastructure projects , as some are just too expensive and have too many engineering challenges to hurdle.
— Rappler

450 inmates have died in congested jails; CHR alarmed
The Commission on Human Rights on Wednesday raised alarm over the rising number of deaths of inmates under police custody, a situation police authorities said they would investigate posthaste.
— Manilastandard.net

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

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Singapore’s core inflation in September hits more than 3-year low
Singapore’s core inflation gauge rose 0.7 per cent in September, slightly less than the previous month as it hit a more than three-year low, data showed on Wednesday (Oct 23).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore retains 21st spot in global soft power ranking
Singapore has emerged 21st among 30 nations in a global ranking on soft power, which measures countries on their ability to use persuasion and attraction to influence others in international relations.
— The Straits Times

China-Singapore FTA: Protocol to Upgrade Agreement in Effect from October 16
The protocol on upgrading the China-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (CSFTA) took effect on October 16, 2019.
— ASEAN Briefing

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

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Thai Airways not at risk of shutting down, says airline president
Thai Airways International Plc (THAI) is not at risk of shutting down and recent news reports about the airline’s situation were misinterpreted, THAI president Sumeth Damrongchaitham insisted on Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

Poor air quality to return to Bangkok and suburbs for remainder of October
People living in Bangkok and surrounding areas are advised to brace for a new round of health-threatening low air quality during the rest of October due to an anticipated increase in PM2.5 dust particles in the atmosphere as less rainfall is forecast, according to the Meteorological Department.
— Thai PBS News

A Thai Airways plane was forced to abort its takeoff after an ‘explosion’ that left a huge hole in one of its engines
A Thai Airways plane was forced to abort its takeoff after one of the plane’s engines suffered an “uncontained” failure – effectively an explosion – as it prepared to leave the runway.
— Business Insider

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

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Vietnam orders car importer to ditch disputed China app
Country’s automobile registrar calls for removal of ‘nine-dash line’ map from Chinese-made cars.
— FMT News

Vietnam Airlines has received its 100th aircraft
The airline’s first two of these aircraft have shown remarkable efficiency in operating more than 140 flights, with approximately 83,000 passengers, on the Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City and Vietnam – Korea routes.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam guarantees foreign investor rights with amended laws
The guarantee of foreign investors` rights is a key to the investors as regulations had been changed frequently, making it harder for them to invest in Vietnamese assets, according to an expert.
— Vietnam Insider

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