Asean morning news for October 8

Asean morning news for October 8

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

ASEAN outlook falls further as trade war drags on
The outlook for Asian economies has once again been lowered as the consequences of the U.S.-China trade war, such as decreased trade, spread across the region.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Bangladesh seeks Asean pressure on Myanmar to resolve Rohingya crisis
A SENIOR Bangladesh official has called for a stronger Asean role in helping the Rohingya refugees and praised Malaysian Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad for speaking out on the issue.
— The Malaysian Insight

Southeast Asia takes on haze problem as long-term danger looms
A toxic smog settled over Malaysia and Singapore for most of September fuelled by fires that had been raging in neighbouring Indonesia for weeks.
— Aljazeera

ASEAN members review IAI projects
The 59th meeting of the Initiative for ASEAN Integration (IAI) Task Force and the 9th Consultation Meeting of the IAI Task Force and ASEAN Partners took place in Jakarta, Indonesia from October 3-4.
— Viet Nam News

Jakarta to remain ASEAN’s capital, secretary-general says
Although Indonesia is planning to move its capital from Jakarta to Kalimantan, the ASEAN headquarters would remain in Jakarta, ASEAN Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi has said, likening the city to New York, where the United Nations is seated.
— The Jakarta 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 Washington Post

Will climate change spell the end of coal and hydropower in the Mekong?
As droughts and flooding in the Mekong River basin become harsher and more frequent due to the effects of climate change, coal and hydropower may no longer be viable development paths for the region.
— Asean Today

RCEP leverages political security through economic security
ASEAN cooperation arrangements and APEC are important international assets.
— Khmer Times

Southeast Asia’s Fintech Industry is set to Cross $1 Trillion by 2025
A recent survey showed that of the 400 million adults in Southeast Asia, only 104 million are fully “banked”, and have full access to financial services, while 198 million do not even own a bank account.
— Entrepreneur

Trade disruption: will Southeast Asia benefit?
When the US-China trade tensions started, many companies drew up contingency plans with hopes that these need not be activated.
— The Business Times

Rebuilding Korea’s burnt bridges
This year represents a significant year for the development of Asean-South Korea relations under South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s New Southern Policy, especially with the commemoration of the 30th anniversary of the establishment of dialogue relations between the two.
— Bangkok Post

Grab sets 2025 goals to use tech for good in Southeast Asia
Grab, Southeast Asia’s everyday super app, has announced its ‘Grab for Good’ social impact programme that aims to empower people in Southeast Asia to gain critical access – some for the first time – to technology, upskilling and digital services.
— Manila Bulletin

South-East Asian art set to dominate at this year’s Art Expo Malaysia
Award-winning actress Lee Sinje will be at Art Expo Malaysia (AEM) 2019 – or at least, two of her artworks will be.
— Star2

Hydrogen as a clean fuel for transportation
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), ASEAN currently consumes 4.5 million barrels of oil per day, while it only produces 2.5 million barrels per day, with the remaining supply gap – over 40 percent of the demand – coming from imports.
— The Asean Post

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EU mulls end to Cambodia deal
For almost two decades Cambodia has enjoyed duty-free access to the European Union single market through the so-called “Everything but Arms” agreements. But now the EU is considering scrapping the deal.
— Made For Minds

Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops if opposition leaders return
Cambodia’s prime minister threatened on Monday to deploy the military if leaders and supporters of the disbanded main opposition party return from exile next month in what he would regard as an attempted coup d’etat.
— Reuters

Unions Oppose Ministry’s Reversal on Self-Employed Foreign Workers Ban
Some 50 unions and civil society groups on Monday said they wanted the government to reinstate a ban on foreigners working in certain self-employed jobs after the ban was reversed this weekend just over a month after being issued, according to a statement.
— VOD

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RI foreign exchange reserve dips to US$124.3b in September
Indonesia’s foreign exchange reserve slightly fell to US$124.3 billion in September after hitting a 17-months high of $126.4 billion in the previous month, Bank Indonesia (BI) announced on Monday.
— The Jakarta Post

82% of Indonesian Households Unhealthy: Minister
A whopping 82 percent of Indonesian households lead an unhealthy lifestyle, a huge factor in the swelling deficit of the country’s national health insurance scheme, Health Minister Nila Moeloek said on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

Six police personnel face suspension over student shooting case
The police suspended six personnel while its investigating team is probing them for alleged violation of standard operating procedure (SOP) resulting in two demonstrating students dying in Kendari, the Southeast Sulawesi provincial capital, recently.
— Antara News

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Where is Lao’s missing human rights activist?
Lao human rights activist, Od Sayavong, has been missing in Thailand since late August, just months after meeting a United Nations (UN) special rapporteur.
— The Asean Post

US agency’s $617,744 supports Lao wildlife disease surveillance
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in Vientiane on Friday between the Deputy Head of the Livestock and Fisheries Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Dr Sithong Phipukkhavong, and Director of the Wildlife Conservation Society to Laos, Dr Santi Saypanya.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

RHB Bank Donates Chairs, Tables To Local School
The RHB Bank Laos donated 20 sets of chairs and tables worth 12 million kip to Phiavat Secondary School in Vientiane Capital on Oct 5.
— KPL

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Budget 2020: real estate industry expects focus on growth
Real estate industry leaders IQI Global and Juwai.com expects Budget 2020 to be people centric, growth focused and confidence driven.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysia keen to benefit from mutual collaborations with China, says deputy minister
Malaysia is keen to further benefit from mutual collaborations with China in the technology sector mainly Industrial Revolution 4.0 (IR4.0), says deputy International Trade and Industry (MITI) minister Ong Kian Ming.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia to present expanded Budget to ward off trade war, slow growth
MALAYSIA’S government will likely present an expanded budget on Friday to temper a weak economic outlook, as it grapples with global recession fears, the protracted US-China trade war and a large debt pile left behind by its predecessors.
— Business Times

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MNA welcomes new ATR 72-600 aircraft
Myanmar National Airlines received 11th ATR aircraft at the Yangon International Airport on 6 October. Officials of the MNA welcomed the new aircraft, which was manufactured by ATR Company in France.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sumitomo Corporation makes preparations for beginning Yangon Railway Station Project late 2019
Sumitomo Corporation, a Japanese company, is making preparations for beginning Yangon Railway Station Project at the end of 2019.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to build one more bridge to link southwestern region with western state
Myanmar is set to build one more bridge to link Ayeyarwady region with Rakhine state beginning November, according to the Ministry of Construction on Monday.
— Xinhua

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Rep. Salceda denies House’s work on 2020 budget was ‘sloppy’
Albay Representative Joey Salceda on Monday denied Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claim that the House of Representatives did a sloppy job on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
— GMA News

Bills protecting PH territorial seas top priorities of House foreign affairs panel
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has placed bills protecting the country’s territorial integrity on top of its list of priority measures, it was gathered Monday.
— Manila Bulletin

Trade war tones down exports growth outlook
THE government and exporters are in agreement export figures this year will end in the black, but the growth rate could settle between 2 percent and 3 percent due to the global slowdown in demand for Philippine-made items.
— Business Mirror

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Mandatory inspection for e-scooters every 2 years from April 2020: LTA
From April 2020, all e-scooters will have to undergo inspection every two years to ensure that they comply with the criteria for use on public paths, said the Land Transport Authority (LTA) on Monday (Oct 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Wolbachia mosquitoes to be released in more neighbourhoods in Nee Soon and Tampines
Male Wolbachia-carrying mosquitoes will be released in more areas in Nee Soon East and Tampines West in November, as part of the next phase of a study to reduce the Aedes mosquito population and fight dengue.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

CNB officer accused of assaulting man to force drug confession
An officer with the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) has been accused of assaulting a man in order to obtain a confession from him about drugs found in his bag.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Rep. Salceda denies House’s work on 2020 budget was ‘sloppy’
Albay Representative Joey Salceda on Monday denied Senator Panfilo Lacson’s claim that the House of Representatives did a sloppy job on the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020.
— GMA News

Bills protecting PH territorial seas top priorities of House foreign affairs panel
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has placed bills protecting the country’s territorial integrity on top of its list of priority measures, it was gathered Monday.
— Manila Bulletin

Trade war tones down exports growth outlook
THE government and exporters are in agreement export figures this year will end in the black, but the growth rate could settle between 2 percent and 3 percent due to the global slowdown in demand for Philippine-made items.
— Business Mirror

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Air pollution in Hanoi exceeds red-warning level
AirVisual, an international air quality monitoring facility that generates data from public, ground-based and real-time monitoring stations, recorded on September 30 that Hanoi continued to be the most polluted city in the world with the Air Quality Index (AQI) exceeding the red-warning level.
— Bangkok Jack

Vietnam a Southeast Asia leader in internet economy growth
Vietnam’s digital economy has been booming and is the second fastest-growing market in Southeast Asia after Indonesia, a new report says.
— VnExpress

Vietnam to top Asia auto sales amid fall of biggest markets
The rising vehicle imports are posing huge competitive pressure on domestically-produced vehicles.
— The Hanoitimes

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