Asean morning news for September 3

Asean morning news for September 3

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu


Warships and aircraft ready for first US-ASEAN maritime drills
Eight warships, four aircraft and more than 1,000 personnel from the United States and 10 Southeast Asian countries will join maritime drills kicking off on Monday, as part of a joint exercise extending into the flashpoint South China Sea.
— Aljazeera

Thailand promotes five plans for energy development in ASEAN
The Energy Ministry of Thailand is ready to push forward five plans to promote energy sector in ASEAN at the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) that scheduled for Sept 2-6 in Bangkok.
— Vietnamplus

Film on Thai activist who’s saved 4,000 sea slaves
Singapore is set to become the first nation in Southeast Asia to publicly screen Ghost Fleet, an acclaimed documentary that reveals the full extent of slavery at sea throughout the region.
— Asia Times

Minister highlights Laos’ healthcare achievements at Asean meeting
Laos has been increasingly successful in protecting people’s right to healthcare with the majority of the population now having greater access to better quality health services.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Maybank Kim Eng To Launch Trading Capabilities for Southeast Asia
Maybank Kim Eng, Maybank’s investment banking arm, announces its selection of Australian-headquartered fintech firm, Iress, as the software provider for online trading and market data.

Asean will become the cutting edge digital future: ANN columnist
Last month, Malaysia celebrated her 62nd anniversary of Independence, led by 94-year old but digitally savvy Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir Mohamad.
— The Straits Times

Kaspersky detects over 14 million phishing attempts in Southeast Asia for H1 2019
Recent statistics gathered by Kaspersky showed Southeast Asia remains a target of cybercriminals attempting to infect networks and devices through the simplest yet still most effective trick called phishing.

WHO focuses on ways to improve health in southeast Asia
The 72nd regional meeting of World Health Organization (WHO) for the south-east Asian region was inaugurated on September 2, 2019 in Delhi.
— Downtoearth

China’s Belt and Road Initiative could lead to 3°C global warming, report warns
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), one of the most ambitious infrastructure projects in history, promises to improve the lives of 60 per cent of the world’s population by investing US$12 trillion in roads, railways, ports, power stations, and telecommunications links in 126 countries, from South America to Southeast Asia, over the next 30 years.

U.S. Will Drill With Southeast Asian Navies, Echoing Move by China
Southeast Asian countries tend to be deeply reluctant to collectively challenge China’s growing military and economic prowess in their region.
— The New York Times

ASEAN tops business rankings in August 2019 “ASEAN TODAY”
The latest edition of “ASEAN Today” features the latest global survey which highlights doing business in Southeast Asia is easiest.
— Asean (video)

Manufacturing posts ‘modest’ gains
BUSINESS CONDITIONS for factories in the Philippines improved “at a moderate rate” in August, with firms raising production “only modestly as new order growth fell from July levels,” according to results of a monthly survey IHS Markit conducts for Nikkei, Inc. that were released on Monday.
— BusinessWorld Online

Asean commits to tackle health threats
Health ministers from all 10 Asean member states on Friday expressed their joint commitment to increase public health protection measures and address challenges in the health sector to improve welfare for people of all ages in their respective countries and the region after a two-day meeting in Siem Reap province.
— Khmer Times

Looking at China-ASEAN partnership beyond News Headlines
China-ASEAN partnership has entered a critical juncture. Last year, in commemorating the 15th Anniversary of ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership, ASEAN and Chinese Leaders adopted a strategic partnership vision 2030 to further promote the closer cooperation for a mutually beneficial future of ASEAN and China.
— Khmer Times

EU-ASEAN Business Council Publishes 2019 EU-ASEAN Business Sentiment Survey
Following on from previous years, the EU-ASEAN Business Council (EU-ABC) today published its annual EU-ASEAN Business Sentiment Survey — the fifth edition of this report.
— Business Insider

Golf goes hi-tech in ASEAN
A new wave of technology is helping to change the face of golf across Southeast Asia and the rest of the world.
— The Asean Post

Chinese apps winning over Southeast Asia
Online content creator Marta Rosli Saragih was in for a pleasant surprise when she recently uploaded her tutorial on how to use the Chinese photo-editing app Meitu.
— Chinadaily

Flexible child care in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia’s flourishing start-up ecosystem has led to the evolution of shared working spaces in the region, with rising demand driven by entrepreneurs, start-ups and even, corporate firms.
— The Asean Post

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Two years on, Cambodia opposition leader held without trial
– Lawyers for Cambodia’s detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called on Monday for treason charges against him to be dropped and for his release from house arrest, two years after he was first arrested ahead of national elections.
— Reuters

Malaysia, Cambodia to boost trade cooperation
Bilateral relations between Malaysia and Cambodia have enjoyed a fruitful relationship over the past couple of decades. Based on recent reports, Malaysia is said to be Cambodia’s third largest foreign investor in terms of fixed assets, with trade figures reaching $303.6 million in the first half of 2018 — a significant jump of over 45 per cent compared to the first half of 2017.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia to embrace tech future with the upcoming BarCamp ASEAN 2019
BarCamp ASEAN 2019 has announced that it will kick off this year’s tech conference and community in Phnom Penh, for two days on October 12-13, 2019 at The Institute of Technology of Cambodia.
— E27

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Indonesia to raise state health insurer’s premiums to plug cash deficit
Indonesia’s state health insurer will raise its premiums by at least 65% starting this month to plug a deficit expected to reach 32 trillion rupiah ($2.25 billion), officials said, despite protests from parliament members and trade unions.
— Reuters

World Bank Reminds Jokowi of Possible Global Economic Crisis
The Country Director of the World Bank Indonesia, Rodrigo A. Chaves, met with President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo this morning at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta.

Indonesia Will Halt Nickel Ore Exports Earlier Than Planned
The government has issued a new rule that would ban exports of nickel ore from next year, as part of a latest attempt to boost processing capacity in the local industry.
— Jakarta Globe

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Laos to turn tourism into a pillar of its economy
Vientiane, Sep 2 (Prensa Latina) Laos expects to host 4.5 million foreign vacationers this year and to receive close to 8 million dollars in revenues.
— Prensa Latine

Efforts to improve business environment need to be speeded up: Private sector
This was the message from the Vice President of the Lao National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LNCCI), Ms Valy Vetsaphong, when she spoke to the media on Friday after a public and private sector consultative meeting in Vientiane.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Minister highlights Laos’ healthcare achievements at Asean meeting
Laos has been increasingly successful in protecting people’s right to healthcare with the majority of the population now having greater access to better quality health services.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Minister: Trade groups yet to see signs of non-Muslim business boycott
Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Saifuddin Nasution said there has not been any reported effect of the call to boycott halal products sold by non-Muslims.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia urges citizens to obey Australian immigration law after report of 33,000 asylum claims
Australia’s High Commissioner to Malaysia has welcomed a statement from the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs acknowledging Canberra’s concern about high numbers of Malaysians applying for asylum in Australia.

Airbus Agrees To Boost Malaysian MRO, Aerospace
Airbus has announced new aerospace investments in Malaysia, including the expansion of its MRO subsidiary Sepang Aircraft Engineering (SAE).
— MRO Network

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Lawmaker seeks sanctions against steel factory
Business executives responsible for unpaid debts totalling K9.50 billion (US$5.97 million) for the construction of the state-owned Myingyan steel mill should be sanctioned for overspending, a Pyithu Hluttaw (Lower House) legislator said.
— Myanmar Times

Malaysian investors attracted to Myanmar despite rift over Rakhine
Investors from Malaysia say they are attracted to Myanmar’s agriculture and other industries despite the rift between the two governments since the northern Rakhine crisis.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar calls Thai king to pardon migrant ‘killers’
Myanmar says it will continue to support the process of seeking a royal pardon for two migrant workers whose death sentences were upheld by Thailand’s Supreme Court last week.
— Asean Economist

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Government debt falls to P7.80T in July
THE national government’s outstanding debt dropped further to P7.80 trillion in July on the back of the appreciation of the Philippine peso and domestic redemptions, the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr) reported on Monday.
— The Manila Times

House leaders ‘sorted out’ issues over 2020 budget bill
Leaders of the House of Representatives met and “sorted out” issues hounding the proposed P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020, Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano said Monday afternoon.

‘No reason for Philippines to be apologetic over SCS’
There is no reason for the Duterte administration to be apologetic about asserting the Philippines’ lawful rights in the West Philippine Sea and taking a stand against bullying by China, former foreign affairs chief Albert del Rosario said yesterday.
— The Philippine Star

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Launch of CareShield Life in 2020: How the long-term disability insurance will impact you
CareShield Life will be a compulsory long-term care insurance for Singapore residents born from 1980 onwards, regardless of their health, disability or financial status.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Some magnetic toys unsafe for kids, warns Enterprise Singapore after serious incidents overseas
Parents who have bought magnetic toys for their children beware: the magnets could cause serious harm if ingested by children.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

PMD riding now banned at void decks in PAP Town Councils, offenders will be fined up to S$5,000
The riding of personal mobility devices (PMDs) has from Sep. 1, 2019 banned at void decks that come under People’s Action Party-run Town Councils in Singapore.
— Mothership

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Thailand promotes five plans for energy development in ASEAN
The Energy Ministry of Thailand is ready to push forward five plans to promote energy sector in ASEAN at the 37th ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) that scheduled for Sept 2-6 in Bangkok.
— Vietnamplus

Dual-pricing for foreigners now legal at Thai public hospitals
Dual-pricing isn’t just for national parks, museums and amusement parks anymore.
— Coconuts Bangkok

Still No Law on Enforced Disappearance in Thailand
Once again, the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on August 30 has come and gone, marking another year Thailand failed to fulfill its pledges to outlaw this heinous practice.
— Human Rights Watch

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Vietnam Airlines Receives Permission to Operate United States Flights
Vietnam Airlines (VN/HVN) has received permission from the United States Department of Transportation to begin flights between its hubs in Vietnam and the United States. The airline has also received fifth freedom rights for routes on which it will include a stopover between the two countries.
— Aero Nautics Online

Viet Nam boosts fight against illegal timber products
Illegally harvested timber, as well as traders of this item, will not be able to enter the supply chain Viet Nam is putting in place under the Voluntary Partnership Agreement on Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (VPA/FLEGT), an official has said.
— Viet Nam News

VietinBank Securities to pay a cash dividend at 10 per cent rate
Each shareholder with receive VNĐ1,000 per share, with the payout date September 27.
— Viet Nam News

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