Asean morning news for September 23

Asean morning news for September 23

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Climate strike Asean: youth across the AP demand climate action (photo gallery)
Youth and citizens of one of the world’s most at risk nations, Kiribati (pronounced khi-ra-bus), yesterday (Sep 20) heralded in #Climatestrike 2019, a global day of protest by the world’s students against the current climate crisis and the lack of action by world leaders and heads of industry to reign in global heating.
— AEC News Today

‘The face of defeat’: S. China Sea scholar urges PH to raise arbitral win before UN
“The face of defeat.” That was how South China Sea scholar and BBC journalist Bill Hayton described the Philippines’ refusal to raise its arbitral victory against China before the United Nations.
— ABS-CBN News

What happened to the Asean haze agreement? Experts say deal is toothless
The recurring haze season afflicting neighbours Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore is unlikely to abate if the countries rely solely on the Asean Agreement on Transboundary Haze Pollution (AATHP), several experts have noted.
— Today Online

Asean may fare worse in next downturn than in earlier crisis: Report
South-east Asia is at greater risk of an economic downturn than it was during the global financial crisis a decade ago, said a new report.
— Straits Times (very annoying popups)

AIIB to invest 1.09 bln USD in ASEAN countries to boost interconnectivity
Jin Liqun, the president of China-initiated Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), said on Sunday that the bank will invest in six projects with 1.09 billion U.S. dollars in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
— myRepublica

Only 1 in 5 Asean business leaders have a plan in place to deal with impending downturn: Bain report
On the back of geopolitical uncertainties, a global downturn seems to be inevitable. But the majority of business leaders in Southeast Asia might find themselves caught on the back foot.
— The Edge Markets

ASEAN warned of criminal threats: officials
A senior government official has revealed the ASEAN region is facing many challenges, especially in security and social order.
— Eleven Myanmar

Mekong the Mother in English
Mekong the Mother is part of the Mekong River Commission’s on-going campaign to increase awareness of Mekong issues and the need for strong regional cooperation in order to manage natural resources for the population of 60 million living in the Mekong River Basin.
— Mekong River Commission (video)

Ministry waits for green light on Transboundary Haze Act
The Ministry of Energy, Science, Technology, Environment and Climate Change (MESTECC) is waiting for the green light from the Cabinet to draft the Transboundary Haze Act.
— Daily Express

ASEAN’s Infrastructure Dilemma
The 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations require a collective US$2.76 trillion in infrastructure spending between 2016 and 2030, according to the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
— Asia Sentinel

China strengthens electric power cooperation with ASEAN
A forum on China-ASEAN cooperation in electric power was held Friday in Nanning City, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, according to the organizer.
— China.org.cn

Annual China-Asean Expo opens in Nanning, Guangxi
The 16th China-Asean Expo opened on Saturday in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, aiming to encourage communication and collaboration between China and Asean, as well as economies participating in the Belt and Road Initiative.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Singapore may fare worse than Asean peers in the next global crash
SOUTH-EAST ASIA is more vulnerable to a downturn than it was during the last global financial crisis, Bain & Co warned in a report out on Friday.
— The Business Times (very annoying popups)

Cambodian woman crowned as Asean debate champion
A 19-year-old Cambodian woman was chosen as one of the five winners at the Asean Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) 6th Annual Youth Debate on Friday.
— The Phnom Penh Post

AIIB to invest 1.09 bln USD in ASEAN countries to boost interconnectivity
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) will invest in six projects with 1.09 billion U.S. dollars in countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), AIIB President Jin Liqun has said.
— Xinhuanet

Over 2,800 companies to attend China-ASEAN Expo
A total of 2,848 enterprises from over 30 countries will attend the 16th China-ASEAN Expo, which will be held in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Saturday.
— Ecns.cn

Interview: China-ASEAN regional economic cooperation worth learning: WB vice president
The successful experience of regional economic cooperation among China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is worth learning, World Bank Vice President Hua Jingdong told Xinhua Saturday.
— Xinhuanet

Over 100 public accountants awarded ASEAN professional certificates in Myanmar
A total of 110 public accountants in Myanmar have been awarded ASEAN (the Association of Southeast Asian Nations) Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) Certificates for meeting with set required standards, the Myanmar Institute of Certified Public Accounts (MICPA) said on Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

ASEAN lifts TVET via Brunei gab
Officials from the ministries of education, labor, and vocational training from the 11 Southeast Asian countries, as well as heads of specialist institutions of the Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, recently met in Brunei Darussalam to discuss the situation of technical and vocational education and training in Southeast Asia.
— manilastandard.net

Haze-free ASEAN coming soon?
After more than two decades, the region is well on its way to achieving its vision of a transboundary haze-free ASEAN by 2020.
— The Asean Post

Malaysia, Singapore can unlock Asean’s economic potential, says Azmin
SINGAPORE and Malaysia will continue to strengthen bilateral relations and enhance engagements with the Southeast Asian region, according to Economic Affairs Minister Mohamed Azmin Ali.
— The Malaysian Insight

Why Setting Up in Singapore Makes Sense for Business in ASEAN
Singapore has long been a preeminent destination for setting up a regional headquarters to pursue business opportunities across ASEAN and Asia.
— Asean Briefing

Philippines overcomes Vietnam in 5 sets in Asean Grand Prix
The Philippines survived a daring Vietnamese ambush to escape with a 25-21, 22-25, 25-21, 15-25, 15-12 triumph Sunday and claim third place in the Asean Volleyball Grand Prix at Terminal 21 Mall here.
— Philippine Daily Inquirer

Top 10 ASEAN footballers with the highest transfer market values revealed
With more and more players from Southeast Asia making moves to various leagues in Europe, there is no doubting that the demand for quality ASEAN footballers is on the rise.
— Asian Football

Southeast Asia digital, social and mobile 2019
Southeast Asia is experiencing rapid growth of the Internet, digital, social media and mobile activities. With more than 400 million Internet users in and double-digit growth in most segments and most countries of the region, the digital sector is booming and attracting a lot of interests.
— Asean Up

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Cambodian Military Adamant There Is No Secret China Deal
Speculation has been rife over Cambodia’s alleged agreement to grant China exclusive access to a naval base in Preah Sihanouk province. The move reported in a Wall Street Journal article and confirmed by a senior U.S. military official is the latest move in the geopolitical tussle involving Cambodia, China and the U.S.
— VOA

Cambodia Negotiating FTA with the Eurasian Economic Union
Cambodian officials are travelling to Moscow next month to discuss a free trade agreement (FTA) with the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). The EAEU sits between China and the European Union, and comprises Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Russia. It has a combined population of 183 million and an annual GDP (PPP) of US$5 trillion.
— Asean Briefing 

Flood death toll in Cambodia rises to 16
Mekong River floods and flash floods in other places have so far caused 16 people dead and five others injured in Cambodia, Keo Vy, a spokesman for the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM), said on Sunday.
— Xinhua

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Indonesia sending back 547 containers of waste from West
Indonesia is sending 547 containers of waste back to wealthy nations after discovering they were contaminated with used plastic and hazardous materials, amid a growing backlash in Southeast Asia against being a dumping ground for the developed world’s trash.
— The Morning Call

Endangered Tapanuli orangutan found malnourished, injured out of habitat near Batang Toru
A Tapanuli orangutan was found wounded and malnourished on a plantation near the Batang Toru ecosystem in South Tapanuli, North Sumatra, on Thursday, marking what local authorities claim is the first indication of conflict between humans and the newly discovered species in the area.
— The Jakarta Post

‘We don’t have a spare planet’, students demand action as Indonesia joins global climate strike
Hundreds of activists and students took to the streets of Jakarta on Friday afternoon as part of a historic global climate strike that kicked off on Friday protesting inaction on the climate crisis and demanding that governments take clear measures to mitigate environmental impacts.
— The Jakarta Post

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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China Donates US$100,000 For Relief Efforts In Flood-hit Provinces
The Chinese government has donated US$ 100,000 to support relief and recovery efforts in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan, Xekong, Attapeu and Champassak which have been severely flooded.
— KPL

Nearly 80 pct of China-Laos railway construction completed
Nearly 80 percent of the construction of the China-Laos railway has been completed, said Lao Deputy Prime Minister Sonexay Siphandone on Saturday.
— Xinhua

More than 580,000 people affected, at least 28 dead from floods in southern Laos
More than 580,000 people have been impacted and at least 28 have died in floods caused by heavy rains over the past two weeks in Laos’s southern provinces.
— Asia News

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Guan Eng welcomes proposal to establish duty-free zone in Negri Sembilan
Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng today welcomed a proposal from the Negri Sembilan government to establish a duty-free zone within the Malaysia Vision Valley 2.0 (MVV 2.0) development project.
— The Sun Daily

As tourism competition heats up, MP urges Malaysia to drop visa fees
Malaysia should review the visa fee it imposes on tourists from select countries in order to boost its attractiveness as a holiday destination, Kepong MP Lim Lip Eng suggested today.
— Malay Mail

In Malaysia, hundreds march for climate change as part of global strike
Coinciding with the Global Climate Strike protest taking place worldwide, more than 350 people took part in a march here today calling for action against climate change and to hold the powerful accountable for the.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar vows to take stricter action on illegal trade
Myanmar will take strict action against illegal trade with the aim of substantially reducing the volume of fake or illegal products entering the market, said U Soe Win, Minister of Planning and Finance.
— Myanmar Times

EU urges UNSC sanctions against Myanmar human rights violators
The European Parliament has called on the UN Security Council to adopt targeted sanctions against those responsible for human rights violations in Myanmar.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Export surges to $15.97 bln in current fiscal year
Myanmar’s exports to foreign countries touched a high of US$15.97 billion between 1 October, 2018 and 13 September, 2019, according to data of the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

More than 740 passengers affected after Ipoh flights cancelled due to haze
IPOH: Six out of 14 flights scheduled out of Sultan Azlan Shah Airport in Ipoh were cancelled on Sunday (Sep 22) morning due to the haze.
— CNA

WHO stresses vaccination vs polio
The World Health Organization has urged local government units to ensure that polio vaccination campaigns in their jurisdictions are “planned and implemented effectively.
— Tempo

IN PHOTOS: Filipino youth call for urgent action as global climate strike begins
Young Filipinos nationwide called for urgent action on the climate crisis as the global climate strike kicked off Friday, September 20.
— Rappler

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Singapore may fare worse than Asean peers in the next global crash
SOUTH-EAST ASIA is more vulnerable to a downturn than it was during the last global financial crisis, Bain & Co warned in a report out on Friday.
— The Business Times (very annoying popups)

S$100 ‘early disposal incentive’ for e-scooters that do not meet fire safety standards: LTA
The Land Transport Authority (LTA) is offering cash and free disposal of personal mobility devices (PMDs) which do not meet new fire-safety standards, ahead of next July’s ban on the use of such devices here.
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

More than 1,700 turn up at first Singapore Climate Rally
Despite the haze, activists turned out in full force at Hong Lim Park for Singapore’s first climate rally on Saturday (Sep 21).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Climate strike Asean: youth across the AP demand climate action (photo gallery)
Youth and citizens of one of the world’s most at risk nations, Kiribati (pronounced khi-ra-bus), yesterday (Sep 20) heralded in #Climatestrike 2019, a global day of protest by the world’s students against the current climate crisis and the lack of action by world leaders and heads of industry to reign in global heating.
— AEC News Today

Govt speeding up megaprojects
The government is expediting the Transport Ministry’s mega-investment projects worth almost 2 trillion baht to stimulate financial flows and deal with anticipated volatility in the global economy next year.
— Bangkok Post

Thai Court Acquits Pro-Democracy Activists of Sedition, Illegal Assembly
A Thai court acquitted six pro-democracy activists Friday of sedition and illegal-assembly charges over a protest last year when they demanded a general election, which the military government at the time had already postponed repeatedly.
— BenarNews

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam’s first 5G network launched by Viettel
“The official broadcast of 5G in Ho Chi Minh City is an important milestone in Viettel’s strategy to make Vietnam one of the first countries in the world to commercialize 5G services,” Viettel deputy director Tao Duc Thang said in a statement.
— Vietnam Insider

VN’s growth strategy to focus on market economy, tech
Vietnam’s development strategy for 2021-2030 places great emphasis on maintaining peace, social and political stability.
— The Phnom Penh Post

South Korean firm to invest $700 mln towards cashless payment in Vietnam
Financial solutions firm Alliex will invest over $700 million to build shared Point of Sales (POS) across Vietnam.
— VnExpress

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