Asean morning news for September 30

Asean morning news for September 30

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


ADB report plots Asean’s key indicators over 50 years
For the past 50 years the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been tracking and helping to improve the prosperity, inclusiveness, and sustainable livelihoods for inhabitants of the Asia-Pacific region. Its latest annual statistical report, Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2019 (Key Indicators 2019), shows how things have changed over that period.
— AEC News Today

Who will pay for ASEAN’s smart cities?
A smart city is an urban area that uses technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data to efficiently manage its assets, ultimately enhancing its residents’ quality of life.
— The Asean Post

Social inclusion for ASEAN’s long term stability
Economic insecurity bred by inequitable distribution of wealth due to globalization and trade liberalization resulted in rising populist protectionism in many parts of the world.
— BusinessWorld

Protection of migratory species key to thriving regl ecosystems
The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) highlighted the importance of transboundary cooperation among Asean member-states in protecting wildlife and migratory species, and their habitats in the region.
— Business Mirror

New Eurasian Economic Union-Singapore FTA can be pathfinder for Asean trade deal: PM Lee Hsien Loong
At first glance, Singapore and Armenia appear to be vastly different, but they also have many things in common, such as being small countries that aspire to serve as gateways to the regions they are located in, said Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Sunday (Sept 29).
— The Straits Times (horribly invasive popups)

Malaysia’s PM calls for sanctions law at UN
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad on Friday urged greater international control of sanctions, criticizing United States (US) attempts to force all countries to stop doing business with Iran.
— The Asean Post

New air link seen to boost N-E India-Asean ties
An inaugural flight between Bangkok and Guwahati, capital of the Indian state of Assam, has boosted hopes in India’s north-eastern states for greater people-to-people links with South-east Asia.
— The Straits Times (horribly invasive popups)

India may cut tariffs on 80% of Chinese imports under RCEP
A vendor sells ladoos at a traditional dessert shop in New Delhi, India, Aug. 27, 2019. Ladoo is an Indian sweet typically made of flour, sugar, vegetable oil, spices and nuts. There are many dessert shops selling ladoos across New Delhi. Ladoos are beloved by the locals, either as a tea snack for afternoon breaks or as a dish on festive banquets. (Photo: Xinhua)
— Global Times

Vietnam supports EU’s efforts to promote Europe-Asia connectivity
Vietnam supports the European Union (EU)’s efforts to strengthen Europe-Asia connectivity, Nguyen Van Binh, Politburo member and head of the Party Central Committee’s Economic Commission, said at the Europa Connectivity Forum in Brussels, Belgium, on September 27.
— Nhån Dån

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Floods force closure of National Road 5 in Poipet
Banteay Meanchey Provincial Department of Public Works and Transport yesterday said it will temporarily close National Road 5 between Km 394-396 due to the flood.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia rejects UN human rights assessment
Cambodia has rejected UN concerns about the political situation in Cambodia and told it not to interfere in the internal affairs of sovereign states.
— Themy Themy

Road accidents kill nearly 20 people over 2 days of Pchum Ben
Nearly 20 people were killed and nearly 60 other people injured in traffic accidents over the past two days of the Pchum Ben festival.
— Khmer Times

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Over 500,000 W. Kalimantan Residents Suffer Respiratory Illnesses
A total of 504,000 inhabitants of West Kalimantan, particularly children, suffered from respiratory illness due to the smog from forest fires, according to Inspector General Didi Haryono, head of the West Kalimantan Police.

Indonesia raises minimum age for marriages in a bid to end child brides
“I had my first child at 14, a little boy, and I was destroyed,” Indonesian woman Rasminah, who goes by one name, told the ABC.

Some 200 tons of hazardous waste turned back to Australia
During the first six months of this year, hundreds of containers filled with waste from abroad claimed to be non-hazardous have entered Indonesia through a number of seaports but it was discovered later that forbidden toxic materials were also mixed in with them.
— The Jakarta Post

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Govt releases stockpiled rice to lower market price
The government has approved the sale of 2,000 tonnes of stockpiled rice to bring down the high market price after a shortage of supply meant the price of rice rose by over 20 percent above normal.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Exhibition Features Sustainable Tourism Solutions
The 2nd Sustainable Tourism Solution Expo (STSE) exhibition is being held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Vientiane Capital.

Laos: Old mine discovery has potential for tourism
The recent unearthing of an ancient mine in Savannakhet Province’s Vilabouly district promises to be an attractive site for tourists and will hopefully generate more income for the local community.
— The Japan News

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Sarawak govt to take Petronas to court if 5pc sale tax not paid
Sarawak Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Openg today said the state government is prepared to go to court to get its share of revenue from Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas), if the oil company does not pay the 5 per.
— Malay Mail

Ministry: Malaysia, Singapore agree to extend deadline of RTS project to Oct 31
Malaysia and Singapore have agreed to extend the deadline to decide on the Johor Baru-Singapore Rapid Transit System (RTS) project by another month.
— The Star Online

Malaysian PM says India ‘invaded, occupied’ Kashmir at UNGA
In his address to the 74th UNGA, Malaysian PM Mahathir Mohamad said: “Now, despite the UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir, the country has been invaded and occupied.”
— Economic Times

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Myanmar willing to repatriate ‘verified returnees’ from Bangladesh
Some 900,000 mainly Rohingya refugees from Myanmar have sought shelter in the Cox’s Bazar region in south-eastern Bangladesh following military operations two years ago.
— UN News

Authorities issue security alert in airports
Authorities issued security alert in airports including Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw airports due to reports of potential attacks, according to Department for Civil Aviation (DCA).
— Eleven Myanmar

IndiGo flies into Yangon with promise of more to come
India’s largest passenger airline, IndiGo, has commenced daily passenger flights between Kolkata and Yangon, Myanmar, vowing it is just the first of more to come.
— AEC News Today

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Nationwide transport strike pushes through, inconveniencing commuters
Transport groups went ahead with their nationwide strike on Monday morning, inconveniencing many commuters.
— GMA Network

Plastic trash threatens dugong survival in Palawan
The seas surrounding the Calamianes Island Group (CIG), the northernmost part of this province, are considered one of the last strongholds in the country of the dugong (Dugong dugon).
— Rappler

Rappler investigation into war on drugs wins 2019 Global Shining Light Award
A Rappler investigative series on President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-illegal drugs campaign won the 2019 Global Shining Light Award of the Global Investigative Journalism Network (GIJN).
— Rappler

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Linggiu Reservoir’s water level below 50%, says PUB
The water level at Linggiu Reservoir in Johor, a source of water for Singapore, has fallen to below 50 per cent owing to the ongoing dry weather.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Red alert: Older pedestrians at greater risk
More pedestrians aged 60 and above were involved in road accidents and fatal cases in the first six months of this year compared with the same period a year ago, according to the latest figures from the police released yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

SDP unveils printed manifesto with updated healthcare, education policies
The Singapore Democratic Party (SDP) on Saturday (Sep 28) unveiled a new book – The Way Forward – containing its printed manifesto, which lays out the party’s policies ahead of the next General Election.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Horror crash spurs action
Road safety advocates are calling on authorities to enforce road safety regulations more strictly after 13 people were killed when the pickup truck they were riding on overturned Sunday morning.
— Bangkok Post

11 districts in Bangkok have excessive PM2.5 dust particles
Air quality in Bangkok, and its two neighbouring provinces of Samut Prakan and Samut Sakhon, has worsened today (Sunday), with the level of PM2.5 dust particles ranging from 37 to…
— Thai PBS News

Thailand puts 24 provinces on alert in swine fever watch
Thailand has designated 24 provinces as surveillance areas for African swine fever and ordered strict animal controls in hopes of preventing an outbreak of the deadly disease that has hit its neighbors, an agriculture official said on Friday.

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Vietnam Tests China’s Patience In The South China Sea
The Chinese Communist Party is well aware of the challenges its rise poses to the established order and primarily the United States.
— Yahoo News

HCM City could become logistics workforce training hub: experts
Developing Ho Chi Minh City into a supplier of high-quality human and technological resources for the logistics industry was the subject of a recent conference held in the city by the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade in coordination with the Vietnam Logistics Research and Development Institute.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam agriculture: government will & education needed
After profound advances in manufacturing and services most observers now believe that Vietnam is well-positioned to meet its principal Vision 2035 goal of achieving upper middle-income status. But sustained agricultural gains are by no means assured and key agricultural officials recognise this.
— AEC News Today

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