Asean morning news for September 12

Asean morning news for September 12

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu

 

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

Jokowi calls on engineers to make ASEAN economy recession-proof
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has urged engineers in the ASEAN member countries to intensify cooperation to ensure that the region’s economy is by all means protected from recession.
— Antara News

Make Jakarta pay for transboundary haze in Asean, says Sarawak deputy CM
Sarawak Deputy Chief Minister Tan Sri James Masing called on the international community to penalise Indonesia for its forest fires in Kalimantan and Sumatra that are polluting the air regionally.
— Malay Mail

Southeast Asia’s Telecom Sector Rally Could End Soon, DBS Says
The rally in Southeast Asian telecommunications shares this year is unsustainable, given the weaker pace of data revenue growth, according to DBS Bank.
— Bloomberg

5G will add US$147 billion in value to Asean industries by 2025: Report
SOUTH-EAST Asia’s services sectors could get the greatest lift from digitalisation by fifth-generation (5G) mobile technology, a new report from consultancy A.T. Kearney has said.
— The Business Times

AI helps promote development of China-ASEAN Free Trade Area
Artificial intelligence (AI) was considered by attendees at the First China-ASEAN AI Summit as a driving force to promote the development of the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area.
— Vietnamplus

Lazada says it is e-commerce leader in Southeast Asia with more than 50 million buyers
Lazada Group chief executive Pierre Poignant said the company operates the top e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia with more than 50 million active buyers annually, contrary to prior reports that painted the site as a laggard.
— South China Morning Post

Investors hope unicorns will snap up Southeast Asian startups
For a country with little success in having homegrown startups go public, the sale of Philippine payments company Coins.ph in January was a landmark deal. But it had a twist.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

51st AEM concludes, RCEP talks to be resumed this month
The 51st ASEAN Economic Ministers’ (AEM) Meeting has concluded, with participants agreeing to bring up resolutions for further discussion at the 35th ASEAN Summit scheduled for this November.
— NBT World (video)

CLMV economic development framework agreed
The CLMV (Cambodia, Lao, Myanmar and Vietnam) countries have agreed on a framework for economic development, which will be submitted to CLMV’s leaders to approve next year, the Ministry of Commerce announced on Wednesday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

The Mekong Dimension of South Korea’s New Southern Policy with ASEAN
Last week, South Korean President Moon Jae-in embarked on a pre-scheduled tour of three mainland Southeast Asian states.
— The Diplomat

Asean ports, shipping summit opens in Phnom Penh
The biggest event for the shipping industry in Southeast Asia kicked off yesterday in Cambodia.
— Khmer Times

India to host meeting of RCEP members on Sept 14-15; will protect industry interest: Piyush Goyal
Delegates from the 16 RCEP countries are expected to travel to New Delhi for further discussions on the mega trade deal on September 14 and 15, Goyal said.
— The Indian Express

Asean’s key to better development
COUNTRIES in Asean have achieved strong economic growth and reduced poverty over the past 20 years.
— New Straits Times

Russia-ASEAN Trade Turnover Increases by 7 Percent – Moscow
The trade turnover between Russia and the Association of South East Asian Nations’ (ASEAN) grew by 7 percent in 2018 and amounted to $19.8 billion, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Oreshkin said on Tuesday.
— Sputnik International

Why Southeast Asia shouldn’t worry about ‘brain drain’
HERE’S WHY the perception that skilled migration damages the source country is wrong.
— BusinessWorld Online

Asean eyes DOF-backed sugary drink tax eyed as health model
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) member nations have hailed the Philippines’ excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages under the tax reform program of the Duterte administration as a case of successful fiscal policy intervention that aims to attain the group’s goal of nurturing a healthier society in the region, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).
— Inquirer.net

Malaysia supports Indonesia’s proposed ASEAN identity narrative
The Malaysian delegation, at the 15th ASEAN Senior Officials Meeting for Culture and Arts (SOMCA) and Related Meetings in Yogyakarta, vowed to back Indonesia’s idea regarding the ASEAN identity narrative, an official stated.
— Antara News

Is ASEAN vegetarian-friendly?
Today, people are more conscious about what they eat, reading up on the ingredients used and wanting to know where their food is sourced from.
— The Asean Post

How Independent filmmakers in Southeast Asia are on the rise
Independent filmmakers in Southeast Asia face numerous obstacles, but a burgeoning network of support — such as film fund Purin Pictures — is fuelling growth and ambition.
— Screen Daily


Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Raksmey Khoem         @raksmey.aecnews

 

The Number of Chinese Tourists Drop amid the Online Gambling Ban
The Cambodian authorities have noted a decrease in the number of Chinese tourists since online gambling was banned last month.
— Themy Themy

NGOs Decline Second Meeting With Government Spokesman
Two NGOs have declined a second meeting with a government spokesman after already discussing their joint report on the country’s microfinance sector with him last week.
— VOD

Cambodian PM Explains Allotment of Expected Oil and Gas Income
Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen has informed the public about the allotment of expected income from the Kingdom’s oil and gas.
— AKP

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Pertamina disburses first round of oil-leak compensation worth $1.32m
State-owned energy company Pertamina, through its upstream subsidiary Pertamina Hulu Energi (PHE), disbursed on Wednesday Rp 18.54 billion (US$1.32 million) in the first round of compensation to fishermen and villagers affected by an oil leak from one of PHE’s wells.
— The Jakarta Post

Former president B. J. Habibie dies at 83
Former president Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie died at the age of 83 at the Gatot Subroto Army Hospital (RSPAD) in Central Jakarta on Wednesday.
— The Jakata Post

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Floods lead to increase in prices of rice and pork in southern provinces
The price of rice increased by about 500 kip to 1,000 kip a kg, while the price of pork rose by about 5,000 kip a kg as traders were facing problems in transporting the commodities, according to Champassak province’s Industry and Commerce Department.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Hundreds of southern schools closed after widespread flooding
Many schools in the nation’s south have been closed temporarily following floods caused by Tropical Storm Podul which damaged infrastructure including school buildings.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Luxembourg extends support for Lao development projects
The Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has agreed to continue funding of more than 11.7 million euros to implement development projects in Laos.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men           @MenSreypov

 

Malaysia a strategic maritime hub in Southeast Asia
Despite its relatively small size, Malaysia is a strategic maritime hub in Southeast Asia.
— New Straits times

Zuraida: Malaysia ready for smart cities in five years
It will be another five years before most of the country is ready for the “smart city” concept, Housing and Local Government Minister Zuraida Kamaruddin said today.
— Malay Mail

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men           @MenSreypov 

 

Yangon electricity revenues up 65pc
Yangon Region collected K36 billion more in electricity payments for the month of July, which is a 65 percent increase compared to the month before, said Daw Soe Soe Nwe, general manager of Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC), at a press conference on Monday.
— Myanmar Times

$250m earned from exporting 190,000 tons of rubber in 11 months
Myanmar earned about US$250 million from exporting 190,000 tons of rubber in 11 months of the current fiscal year exceeding over US$60 million (over 41,000 tons) compared to the same period of last year, said an official from the ministry of commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Justice for Victoria: Toddler testifies in Myanmar ‘nursery rape’ case
A three-year-old girl who it is alleged was raped at her nursery in Myanmar has given evidence via video link at a trial in the capital, Nay Pyi Taw.
— BBC

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu

 

China dangles 60% oil share
President Rodrigo Duterte said Chinese leader Xi Jinping offered Manila a 60 percent share of proceeds from joint oil exploration in the West Philippine Sea if the government sets aside the 2016 arbitral ruling that invalidated Beijing’s expansive claim to the disputed waters.
— Manilastandard.net

Malacañang gets $15,000 bill for World War 2 supplies
The Commission on Audit has denied a $15,000 claim made to the Office of the President (OP) for supplies requisitioned by a Filipino guerilla general during World War II.
— Rappler

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Singapore, Chongqing deepen cooperation with China’s first dedicated international data link
The China-Singapore (Chongqing) International Data Channel, China’s first point-to-point data link with another country, is a tie-up between Singtel, StarHub and China’s big three telcos.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Almost half of Singaporeans suffered at least 1 cybersecurity lapse in past year: CSA survey
Singaporeans’ cyber hygiene still has some room for improvement if the latest findings from the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) are anything to go by.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre          @photo_journ

 

Thai court won’t rule on PM’s oath omitting duty to constitution
Thailand’s Constitutional Court on Wednesday declined to rule on a controversy over the new prime minister omitting a vow to uphold the constitution when he was sworn in as a civilian leader, five years after he toppled an elected government.
— Reuters

Thai opposition calls on cabinet member to clear his name
Thailand’s opposition called on Tuesday for a cabinet member and prominent ruling party figure to clear his name after Australian media reported that he had been jailed for four years on a drugs charge in Australia in the 1990s.
— Reuters

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men           @MenSreypov

 

Da Nang makes great efforts to attract investment in local hi-tech businesses
The central coastal city of Da Nang has made great efforts to diversify its solutions to attract investment in local hi-tech businesses. NhanDan Online reports.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s new regulatory changes to increase market access for foreign investors
The bill, which amends the Law on Investment 2014 and will be discussed at the National Assembly’s eighth session next month, includes the two long-awaited changes regarding foreign investors.
— The Hanoitimes

Asean’s best universities for 2020: Brunei joins Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines
The annual world’s best university rankings from Times Higher Education (THE) has been freshly unveiled with some surprises at the top of the best Asean universities sublist for 2020 due to the increasing ascension by Chinese universities in the global rankings.
— AEC News Today

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