Asean morning news for September 17

Asean morning news for September 17

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

IAEA and ASEAN Strengthen Cooperation in Nuclear Science, Technology and Applications, and Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguards
The use of nuclear science and technology for peaceful purposes is to become more widespread in Southeast Asia, following the signature of Practical Arrangements between the IAEA and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the margins of the IAEA’s General Conference today.
— IAEA

ASEAN could overtake EU as China’s largest trading partner under RCEP: analyst
The 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is likely to become China’s largest trading partner surpassing the EU via closer ties under the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), experts said on Monday.
— Global Times

ASEAN’s role in tackling Rohingya crisis
ASEAN upholds its pillars of existence by categorically declaring that the aim of the Association of South-East Asian Nations is to accelerate economic growth, cultural progress and social development, as well as, ensure that there is equitable economic growth in the whole region of South-East Asia.
— New Delhi Times

Uy wins EY ASEAN Entrepreneurial Excellence Award
Dennis Uy, chairman and president of Udenna Corporation has received the Asean Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from EY Entrepreneur of the Year, the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs established by Ernst & Young Global Limited.
— Manila Bulletin

As status quo fails, experts moot long arm of law to punish haze culprits
With the status quo failing to curb the almost annual occurrence of transboundary haze, several experts have proposed for Malaysia to legislate against the disaster in order to protect the country’s interests.
— Yahoo News

Copyright and trademark in the ASEAN
“A power ‘to promote the progress of science and useful arts, by securing, for a limited time, to authors and inventors, the exclusive right to their respective writings and discoveries.’… The right to useful inventions seems with equal reason to belong to the inventors. The public good fully coincides in both cases with the claims of individuals.”
— BusinessWorld

ASEAN can replicate China’s successful solar industry revolution
China is leading the world in clean-energy production — especially wind and solar. As of early 2019, China owned six of the world’s 10 largest solar module manufacturing companies.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Deal with physical and political root causes of haze, Asean told
Asean must deal with the physical and political root causes of fires and haze, a Universiti Malaya senior lecturer said.
— FMT

Evaluating the role of technology in ASEAN-6
Behind the hype of industry 4.0, new-age technologies have developed a somewhat controversial reputation amongst many industries across Asia.
— Asia Outlook

Can 5G really transform businesses?
While consumers across ASEAN are excited about 5G’s promise of faster home broadband speeds and mobile internet connections, it is the technology’s low network latency and power consumption that offers a variety of opportunities for businesses.
— The Asean Post

ASEAN-China FTA Amendments to Ease Market Access
In August 2019, the amendments to the ASEAN-China FTA came into force, simplifying the rules for trade of goods, services, and investments in the ASEAN-China economic zone that is home to over 1.8 billion people.
— China Briefing

ASEAN Morning Bytes
The markets are in for a broader risk-off today with equities, bonds, currencies all coming under pressure from the escalation of geopolitical tensions in the Gulf region.
— ING

Indonesia strives to set example as home of ASEAN secretariat
Among the 10 ASEAN member nations, Indonesia is characterized as being a founding member of ASEAN, home of the ASEAN secretariat, ASEAN’s only G20 member and the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.
— The Korea Times

PSP Specialties celebrates 30 years of success as ASEAN’s leading manufacturer of lubricant products
PSP Specialties Co., Ltd, a fully Thai-owned and managed company, is celebrating 30 years of hard work and success that has led it to become ASEAN’s leading manufacturer of lubricant products.
— Bangkok Post

Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices Market In ASEAN is set to Hit $53.3 million By 2025
The ASEAN Blood Pressure Monitoring Devices Market was valued at $31.5 million in 2017 and is projected to reach $53.3 million by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 6.8% from 2018 to 2025.
— Hitech News Daily (sponsored content)

RM1 suit against Indonesia
SOUTHEAST Asia is sadly experiencing its predictable annual haze crisis yet again. We don’t have to reiterate its harm to human health, our economy and children’s education across the region, all of which are easily understood and clearly felt.
— New Straits Times

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Two more provinces hit by deadly floods
Two more provinces were hit by floods on Friday and Saturday and one more person died, bringing the recent death toll to 12.
— Khmer Times

CRF: Rice exports to Europe may fall 10%
The Cambodia Rice Federation (CRF) predicted that the value of rice exports to the European market may decline by around 10 per cent this year.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Verdict in Trial of RFA Reporters in Cambodia Now Due on Oct. 3
The verdict in the trial of two former Radio Free Asia journalists charged with espionage and the production of pornography will be announced on Oct 3, Cambodia’s Ministry of Justice and the reporters’ lawyer, Sam Chamroeun, told RFA’s Khmer Service on Monday.
— Malaysia Sun

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Indonesia posts $85.1 million surplus in August on steeper fall in imports
Indonesia posted a trade surplus of US$85.1 million in August in a reversal from the trade deficit it recorded the previous month, according to the latest data from Statistics Indonesia (BPS).
— The Jakarta Post

RM1 suit against Indonesia
SOUTHEAST Asia is sadly experiencing its predictable annual haze crisis yet again. We don’t have to reiterate its harm to human health, our economy and children’s education across the region, all of which are easily understood and clearly felt.
— New Straits Times

4-month-old baby dies in Indonesia, officials say respiratory infection from forest fire haze likely cause
A four-month-old infant reportedly died in the city of Palembang, South Sumatra yesterday, with the suspected cause of her death being haze from forest fires that have choked the region.
— Coconuts

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Laos Suffers Rice Shortage, Price Hikes
Rice prices began to soar in June as a series of recent floods affected many areas in the country, especially the country’s central and southern provinces, which results in farmers stockpiling rice for their own consumption, according to a Vientiane Times report.
— The Laotian Times

Authorities cultivating rice seed aid for flood-affected farmers
Agricultural production authorities have confirmed that 1,500 tonnes of rice seeds are now available for distribution to farmers affected by the recent floods in six central and southern provinces.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Laos – Woman detained for criticizing the government online
Lao authorities must immediately release a woman who has been detained for criticizing the government on social media, FIDH and its member organization Lao Movement for Human Rights (LMHR) urged today.
— Fidh

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

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‘Very unhealthy’ air quality in various parts of Malaysia, including Putrajaya
Putrajaya was one of the five places in Malaysia where the air quality was registered as very unhealthy as of 9am on Monday (Sep 16) due to the haze.
— CNA

Guan Eng: RON95 price cap to stay for now, despite drone attack on Saudi Arabian oil plants
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today said that the current price limit on RON95 petrol would stay for now, despite the drone attacks on two of Saudi Arabia’s state-owned oil facilities which have affected 5 per cent of.
— Malay Mail

Second largest tobacco firm in Malaysia may cut 40% of workers
The second largest tobacco company in the country will be undertaking a significant downsizing exercise, just two years after it shut down its manufacturing plant.
— The Star Online

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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600,000 Rohingya still in Myanmar at ‘serious risk of genocide’: UN
Rohingya Muslims remaining in Myanmar still face a serious risk of genocide, UN investigators said on Monday (Sep 16), warning the repatriation of a million already driven from the country by the army remains impossible.
— CNA

Myanmar earns about US$3.5 B from natural gas export
Myanmar earned about US$3.5 billion from natural gas export within 11 months in this fiscal year and earned over US$430 million more in the same period in the last fiscal year, said an official from the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Budget for 2019-20 slashed by more than K400 billion
Parliament has shaved more than K400 billion off of the K32 trillion budget earmarked by lawmakers for fiscal 2019-20.
— Myanmar Times

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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PH, Chinese firms sign $1.1-B deals
Filipino and Chinese companies on Monday signed business agreements worth $1.1 billion. The agreements were signed during the Philippines-China (Chongqing) Trade and Investment Forum at the Conrad Hotel in Pasay …
— Manila Times

Power supply deficit seen
ONCE the Malampaya gas field goes offline in October, the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) is seeing a power supply deficit of almost a thousand megawatts (MW) within its franchise area.
— Manila Times

DA: African Swine Fever cases in Bulacan, Rizal “may be considered outbreak but not epidemic”
-African Swine Fever cases in Rizal and Bulacan “may be considered an outbreak but not an epidemic.” This is according to the Department of Agriculture, which issued a statement on Monday, Sept. 16, days after the entry of ASF into the country was confirmed.
— Eagle News

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

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Singapore business confidence hits near 2-year low in Q4
Local business confidence dropped to a near two-year low for the final quarter of 2019, according to Singapore Commercial Credit Bureau (SCCB)’s Business Optimism Index study, with manufacturing and wholesale trade braced for a downturn.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

As status quo fails, experts moot long arm of law to punish haze culprits
With the status quo failing to curb the almost annual occurrence of transboundary haze, several experts have proposed for Malaysia to legislate against the disaster in order to protect the country’s interests.
— Yahoo News

S’porean man charged with sending money to support overseas terrorism
A 34-year-old Singaporean man was charged in court on Sep. 16 for providing money for terrorist purposes.
— Mothership

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Urgent energy meeting called after oil price spike
Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong has called an urgent meeting of the Energy Policy Administration Committee on Tuesday to evaluate the oil situation after the global price surge.
— Bangkok Post

Biometrics identify 8 fake passports in 3 days
PHOTO: Workpoint News Thai Immigration Police have been lauding the success using their new Biometrics System at the airports. In 3 days, 8 foreigners have been nabbed using fake passports.
— The Thaiger

Jurin explains income guarantee scheme for farmers
Following cabinet approval of the income guarantee scheme for farmers in five categories, payment of the first round of guaranteed income to oil palm farmers is scheduled for October 1, and that for rice farmers on October 15.
— NNT

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

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Vietnam’s state budget collection up 12.4 pct in 8 months
Vietnam posted budget collection of 997.6 trillion Vietnamese dong (43.4 billion U.S. dollars) in the first eight months of this year, up 12.4 percent on-year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance.
— Xinhua

Many foreign companies move factories to Vietnam: Savills
Many companies are moving their factories from other countries to Vietnam, showing the potential for strong development of industrial real estate, according to Savills Vietnam.
— VietnamPlus

Tax authority pilots online payment for vehicle registration fee
The Vietnam’s General Department of Taxation is planning an experimental online payment for vehicle registration fee, helping facilitate people in application for tax procedures.
— Sggp News

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