Asean morning news for February 10

Asean morning news for February 10

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


ASEAN Coronavirus Safety Session Places Middle for Army Drugs Into Focal point
Final week, ASEAN’s middle for army drugs held an pressing session to talk about the area’s reaction to the coronavirus.
— Daily Research Plot

ASEAN countries at risk of dengue
The world welcomed 2020 with paranoia and caution as the novel coronavirus that originated from Wuhan, China – spread around the globe.
— The Asean Post

Thailand Touted for Rare Move to Drop Chinese Plan for Mekong River
Rights groups and researchers have welcomed Thailand’s decision to cancel a Beijing-backed project to dredge and blow open a shallow and rocky stretch of the Mekong River along the Thai-Lao border.

Why China is not about to see Indonesia lead Asean in South China Sea defiance
I refer to Ankit Panda’s “It is time for Southeast Asia to stand together against China – with Indonesia leading the way” (January 27).
— South China Morning Post

Science or magic? wild energy drink life hacks to mess with your head (video)
In a world of increasing interconnectivity where ‘Life Hacks’ go viral across the internet within hours, there seems to be no end to people’s’ creativity and imagination.
— AEC News Today

Tech investment in Southeast Asia falls 36% in 2019, report says
Southeast Asia remained an attractive region for tech investors in 2019, even though total investment dropped from US$12 billion in 2018 to US$7.7 billion in 2019, according to a report by early-stage Singapore-based VC firm Cento Ventures.
— Tech in Asia

‘Reducing demand for pangolins nips trade in the bud’
The Asean Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) commended the rescue of pangolins, and other threatened species, in Palawan and South Cotabato in the Philippines, citing the role of communities in combatting wildlife trafficking.
— Business Mirror

Interoperable QR code standard for Asean pushed
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) is ramping up efforts to achieve a cash-lite economy as it pursues an interoperable QR (quick response) code in Southeast Asia.
— The Philippine Star

Green, sustainability bond markets poised for growth
The green and sustainability debt markets in the Philippines and other members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are poised for growth with the necessary foundations for their development in place, an official of Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) said.
— Philippine News Agency

Paying external mentors is the next wave of rankings gaming
Many emerging higher education systems in Asia are paying external faculty members to collaborate on scholarship when they should be investing in staff development, write Bruce Savre, Laurene Chua-Garcia and Anna Nguyen Loan
— Times Higher Education (THE) (blog)

What can Southeast Asia learn from the international Huawei debate?
At the end of January, the UK announced that it would defy the US and allow the Chinese tech company Huawei to provide parts of its 5G network.
— ASEAN Today

PH underscores commitment to Asean-Korea film cooperation
Film agencies from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and Republic of Korea (ROK) have been coming together over the past few years to foster better ties within the region.
— The Manila Times

Philippines 2nd fastest-growing market for motor vehicles in South East Asia
The Philippines was the second fastest-growing motor vehicle assembler in Southeast Asia last year, registering a 19 percent growth in output, according to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Automotive Federation (AAF).
— The Philippine Star

6 notable accelerators and incubators in Southeast Asia for startups of all sizes
Launching a startup can be intimidating. However, with the right support and direction, a simple idea can turn into a million-dollar business.
— e27

Asean Para Games set to be delayed again
The Asean Para Games (APG) in the Philippines are set to be postponed a second time, as the host nation deals with the coronavirus outbreak that has already claimed one life in the country.
— The Straits Times

Thai banks spread QR code in Asean
Thailand is set to kick off cross-border payment via QR code technology in Asean by mid-year, aiming to enhance financial transactions through the digital platform across the region.
— Bangkok Post

Combating medical misinformation and disinformation amid coronavirus outbreak in Southeast Asia
The overwhelming sharing of fake news amid coronavirus outbreak across the globe raised concerns among governments, including in the Southeast Asian region.

Bachelor and bachelorette parties in Asia: Thailand, Vietnam, Singapore top Hong Kong party people’s list for stag dos, hen nights
It’s your last blast of freedom – or so it feels – before your big day and you want to have a party to remember.
— South China Morning Post

ASEAN’s sustainable coffee
Seattle coffee franchise, Starbucks Inc. opened its largest store in Southeast Asia – the Starbucks Dewata Coffee Sanctuary, in partnership with licensee PT Sari Coffee Indonesia.
— The Asean Post

Top 10 ASEAN clubs with most followers on social media in 2019 revealed
Social media has became an important part of fan engagement in the world of football and clubs in ASEAN are not far behind either when it comes to this aspect of growing their supporter bases.
— FOX Sports

A Southeast Asian menu of memories
“The dishes here are totally different from what I’ve been doing before,” said Chef Myke “Tatung” Sarthou as he welcomed journalists to his newly-opened Pandan Asian Café along Scout Limbaga in Tomas Morato, Quezon City last week.

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EU to end trade privileges on some Cambodia exports, MEP says
The European Union is set to withdraw trade privileges on some Cambodian exports after a yearlong review of the Southeast Asian nation’s widely-condemned human rights record, according to a document uploaded to the European Parliament’s website.
— Asian Nikkei Review (paywall)

China pledges support for Cambodia in EBA fallout
PHNOM PENH: Chinese President Xi Jinping has reassured Cambodia that China will continue to support its economy despite a potential Everything but Arms (EBA) agreement suspension by the European Union.
— News Straits Times 

Scary reality: China’s secret Cambodian military base
It’s supposed to be an international airport. It’s supposed to be part of a large-scale holiday resort on a pristine piece of Cambodian coastline. But it’s not.
— News

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78 Indonesian crew members being quarantined in Japan over coronavirus
Some 78 Indonesian nationals, the Diamond Princess cruise liner’s crew members, are being quarantined in the Yokohama waters, Japan, after some of its passengers were found to have contracted the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Antara News

Kediri woman showing coronavirus symptoms under observation after return from South Korea
A 52-year-old woman from Kediri, East Java, is under observation at the isolation ward of Iskak Public Hospital in Tulungagung after showing symptoms consistent with the novel coronavirus.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s official reserve assets rose at January-end: BI
Indonesia’s official reserve assets amounted to US$131.7 billion as of January-end 2020, rising from $129.2 billion as of December-end 2019.
— Antara News

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Amid hydropower boom, Laos streams ahead on latest
On a wide bank of the Mekong River, yellow markers and visits by surveyors show preparations underway to build Laos’ third and largest dam on Southeast Asia’s most vital waterway
— Infosurhoy

Coronavirus likely to cause major disruption in tourism, investment
The move came in the wake of the outbreak of the novel coronavirus in Wuhan and its rapid spread across China.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Special economic zones attract US$5.7 billion
Twelve special economic zones (SEZs) established across the country have attracted investment of almost US$5.7 billion and created thousands of jobs for local people, a report this week showed.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

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Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Malaysian company to invest in bamboo sector
Lipp Engineering Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based company, has announced plans to build a bamboo processing plant in Cambodia to ship bio-oil and bamboo fibre abroad.
— Eleven Myanmar

Malaysia confirms 17th coronavirus case, woman related to Singapore conference attendee
Malaysia on Sunday (Feb 9) confirmed a new case of the novel coronavirus, bringing the country’s tally to 17.

Chong urges Sarawak govt to abolish SST on imported tyres
Deputy Minister for Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs Chong Chieng Jen is urging the Sarawak government to abolish the state sales tax (SST) on imported tyres and tyres attached to new vehicles being imported into Sarawak which came into effect on Jan 1, this year.
— The Borneo Post

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Thai-Myanmar border trade value down this FY
The value of Thailand-Myanmar border trade from 1st October to 31 January in the 2019-2020 fiscal year (FY) amounted to US$1.16 billion, a decrease of $97.34 million against last FY, according to figures released by the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Thousands of Myanmar workers left jobless after suspension of crab exports to China
Thousands of workers from crab wholesale centres from the Labutta township are now out of their jobs after China suspended its crab imports from Myanmar due to the spread of novel coronavirus in China.
— The Star Online

Myanmar nationalists hold pro-military rally amid tensions with government
Hundreds of Myanmar nationalists rallied in the country’s commercial capital on Sunday in a show of support for the military, amid tensions between the civilian government and the army ahead of elections expected later this year.
— Egypt independent

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Gov’t begins repatriating Filipinos from Hubei, China amid nCoV outbreak
The government on Saturday, February 8, started repatriating Filipinos from China’s Hubei province, the epicenter of the outbreak of the deadly novel coronavirus .
— Rappler

Philippines coronavirus patient has recovered, authorities say
The first case of novel coronavirus in the Philippines – a Chinese tourist from Wuhan who had been travelling with a man who died of the virus – is no longer showing symptoms and may be discharged soon.
— The Guardian

Persons under investigation for nCoV infection climbs to 284 – DOH
The number of persons under investigation (PUI) for a possible 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection climbed to 284, the Department of Health (DOH) announced on Sunday.
— GMA Network

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Coronavirus: 6 patients in critical condition, an increase of 2 from Feb. 8
In an update on Feb. 9, the Ministry of Health (MOH) announced another three confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (nCoV) in Singapore, bringing the total number of confirmed cases to 43.
— Mothership

All workers with travel history to China must seek approval before entering Singapore: MOM
All work pass holders with travel history to mainland China within the last 14 days will have to obtain approval from Singapore’s Ministry of Manpower (MOM) before they enter Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Leggo’s Basil and Sundried Tomato Pesto recalled due to undeclared peanut allergens
Leggo’s Basil Pesto and Sundried Tomato Pesto have been recalled due to the potential presence of an undeclared peanut allergen.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Soldier kills 29 people in Thailand before being shot
A soldier angry over a property deal gone sour killed at least 29 people and wounded 57 in a rampage that spanned four locations in and around the northeastern Thai city of Nakhon Ratchasima before he was shot dead early Sunday.
— Reuters

“Kick them out”: Thai health minister says of foreign tourists refusing to mask up (video)
Less than a week after describing the 2019 novel coronavirus as “just a flu”, Thailand Minister of Public Health, Anutin Charnvirakul, has said foreign visitors to the country who fail to wear surgical masks “should be kicked out”.
— AEC News Today

New criteria push the number of suspected virus cases to 615
The director-general of the Department of Disease Control (DDC) said on Friday there were 615 people in Thailand suspected of carrying the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
— The Thaiger

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Vietnam’s new nCoV test kit thrice as fast at one-third the cost
Vietnam has developed test kits for the novel coronavirus that provides results in just 70 minutes as opposed to the current four hours.
— VnExpress

Vietnam confirms 14th nCoV infection case
Vietnam has confirmed the 14th novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) infection case, the Ministry of Health announced on February 9.
— Sggp News

New coronavirus could cost Vietnam $7.7 bln in Q1 tourism revenue
The nCoV epidemic could cost Vietnam $5.9- $7.7 billion in Q1 tourism revenues, or about 25 percent of the industry’s revenue last year, officials estimate.
— VnExpress

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