Asean morning news for January 27

Asean morning news for January 27

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


Commentary: Why Singapore was among the world’s largest recipients of investments in 2019
After more than a year of tit-for-tat tariffs in the US-China trade war and generalised anxiety about the cost to the world economy, it is remarkable that foreign direct investment into Southeast Asia continued to grow strongly last year, even as global levels flat-lined.

Starving Thai students plead for help as Wuhan coronavirus runs wild (video)
A Thai student studying at Wuhan University, China, has posted a desperate plea for help from the Thai government on Facebook as the 2019 novel* coronavirus (2019-nCoV) runs rampant in the city, threatening to cause its public health system to collapse.
— AEC News Today

M’sia reports all 4 Wuhan virus cases came through SG; Philippines returns back Wuhan tourists
It was reported that a fourth case of Wuhan virus was confirmed in Malaysia yesterday night (25 Jan).
— The Online Citizen

How Asean’s dreams of digital integration across Southeast Asia can come true
Asean’s major success last year was the completion of negotiations to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, potentially the world’s biggest trade deal.
— South China Morning Post

VFA abrogation to affect ASEAN neighbor countries —ex-UN envoy
The termination of the Visiting Forces Agreement between the Philippines and the US will not only have effects on the country, but also some of its neighboring states in the Southeast Asian region.
— GMA News

Warning signs of a South China Sea clash
The spectre of China is looming ever larger over Asia. Now international relations experts are sounding alarms at the risks of an armed clash.

ASEAN needs to rely on its own strengths to drive growth: economists
With uncertainties and increasing rivalry among major powers in the world, ASEAN, especially Việt Nam, will need to rely on its own devices to drive growth this year, economists said.
— Viet Nam News

Labour rights abuse on the rise
Labour rights violations in ASEAN are among the negative effects of an increase in production due to the United States (US)-China trade war which has resulted in a shift of some production from China to this part of the world.
— The Asean Post

World braces for economic impact of Wuhan virus outbreak
The coronavirus outbreak that began in the Chinese city of Wuhan is certain to have an impact on the global economy now that China, the world’s second-biggest economy, plays an even larger role than the last time it was the epicenter of a similar outbreak of a threatening new illness.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Don Discusses Mekong, South China Sea With Chinese Minister
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met with Thai Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai here on Thursday.
— Khaosod English

Middle East raises stakes in Southeast Asia oil market as US moves in
Middle East oil producers are investing in more Southeast Asia energy projects to keep their market share as US crude exports grow in a region that is equivalent to India’s $3 trillion economy.
— Hellenic Shipping News

Do ASEAN citizens have social mobility?
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has released its Global Social Mobility Index 2020.
— The Asean Post

Avaya launches private cloud solution for ASEAN enterprises
Avaya has launched a private cloud communications solution with the aim of helping enterprises to meet the demands of the challenging regulatory environment in ASEAN.
— IT Brief

Of similarities and varieties: Southeast Asian recipes
Here’s a curious observation of Southeast Asian cuisine: many recipes use identical ingredients, but each possess a distinct flavor.

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As Chinese virus runs wild a 115 hotline puts help at the end of the phone for Cambodians (video)
The current Wuhan novel* 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak and its rapid spread globally is a good excuse to resurface this video from InSTEDD iLab Southeast Asia (Instedd) on the capabilities provided to the Cambodian people through an initiative with the Ministry of Health (MOH)’s Communicable Disease Control Department (CDC), and Skoll Global Threats Fund.
— AEC News Today

EU sanctions loom; brands urge Cambodian reform
Global clothing and shoe brands, including Adidas AG, Puma AG and Levi Strauss & Co have written again to Cambodia’s longtime leader saying the country’s record on labor and human rights threatens to bring down sanctions on its crucial garment industry.
— Taipei Times

Gov’t slams NGO over 2019 corruption report
The government on Thursday slammed a report that described the Kingdom as highly corrupt.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

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Eight Denpasar-Wuhan flights stand canceled over nCov virus outbreak
Two Indonesian airlines — Lion Air and Sriwijaya Air — have canceled eight flights between Bali and the Chinese city of Wuhan in the wake of the novel Coronavirus (nCov) outbreak.
— Antara News

Flood affects 40,844 residents in West Java’s Bandung District
Flood hit five sub-districts in Bandung District, West Java Province, on Sunday, inundating thousands of houses and forcing hundreds of people to flee their homes.
— Antara News

RSPI Sulianti Saroso Patient Not Infected with Coronavirus
The Infectious Disease Hospital (RSPI) Sulianti Saroso in Jakarta, confirmed that the patient recently treated by the hospital for suspected Coronavirus infection was not infected by the virus.

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World Bank Classifies Laos as Lower-Middle-Income Economy for 2020
The World Bank has classified Laos as a lower-middle-income economy in its latest classification for the 2020 fiscal year.
— The Laotian Times 

New data indicates positive tourism growth in Laos
Data provided by the ministry’s Tourism Development Department show that tourist arrivals exceeded 4.7 million last year, an increase of 14.44 percent on 2018.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

Laos to open Pak Mon border checkpoint Feb 1
Laos will open the Pak Mon checkpoint in Sayaboury province opposite Thailand’s Ban Huak checkpoint in Phu Sang district of this northern border province on Feb 1, provincial chamber of commerce adviser Kongsak Tharanit said on Saturday.
— Bangkok Post  

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Malaysia has experience, capacity to handle coronavirus situation: DPM
Malaysia has the capacity to deal with the 2019 novel coronavirus situation after having successfully dealt with Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), Ebola virus and Nipah virus in the past, Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Azizah Wan Ismail said today.
— The Sun Daily

EU banning palm oil just to protect their own oilseed, local producers say
Disputing the European Union’s (EU) justification to ban palm oil as allegedly due to environmental concerns, Malaysia Palm Oil Association (MPOA) chief executive Datuk Nageeb Wahab said the move is merely to protect.
— Malay Mail

MOH: 23 patients probed for coronavirus here, 14 of them Malaysians
The Ministry of Health (MOH) said today that there has been a total of 23 patients under investigation (PUI) for the novel coronavirus (2019-nCOV) from January 10 to 12pm today, including 14 Malaysian citizens.
— Malay Mail

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No Coronavirus infections found in Yangon Region: MoHS
No novel coronavirus patient is found in Yangon Region, although Wuhan in China is facing the outbreak of the pneumonia and the Waibagi Hospital in North Okkalapa has already prepared for real time treatments should anyone is found contacted with the virus, according to Public Health Department office of Yangon Region.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

MIC gives nod to nine investments worth over $ 394 m
Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) allowed nine investments worth over 394 million US dollars at its meeting on 24 January.
— Eleven Myanmar

Rohingya refugee writers dial into Myanmar poetry slam
Divided by hatred but united over the written word, Rohingya Muslim poets in Bangladeshi refugee camps joined Buddhist bards in Myanmar by video link as part of a groundbreaking poetry festival in a country reeling from genocide allegations.

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PH has 10-11 suspected cases of novel coronavirus
HEALTH Secretary Francisco Duque 3rd said that there were 10-11 persons “under investigation” on suspicion that they have the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV).
— Manila Times

Philippines lowers volcano danger level
Philippine volcanologists on Sunday lowered the alert status of a volcano near the Philippine capital to 3 from 4 to indicate a decreased tendency towards hazardous explosive eruption.

Kuwait outraged after Filipino ‘blood for blood’ demand
Kuwait has denounced as a “rejected transgression” remarks by a senior Philippine officer who demanded “blood for blood” in the case of a Filipina recently killed in Kuwait, triggering tensions between the two countries.
— Gulf News

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MOH: Fourth case of Wuhan virus in Singapore
The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced on Sunday early morning that another imported case of Wuhan coronavirus infection in Singapore has been identified, making a total of four confirmed cases thus far.
— The Online Citizen

No new cases of Wuhan virus, 92 suspected cases so far: MOH
There were no new confirmed cases of the Wuhan virus as of noon on Sunday (Jan 26), said the Ministry of Health (MOH), adding that it has been notified of 92 suspected cases in total.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore December factory output decline moderates to 0.7%
SINGAPORE’S factory output fell 0.7 per cent year-on-year in December, moderating from November’s revised figure of an 8.9 per cent fall, according to preliminary figures from the Singapore Economic Development Board on Friday.
— The Business Times

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Starving Thai students plead for help as Wuhan coronavirus runs wild (video)
A Thai student studying at Wuhan University, China, has posted a desperate plea for help from the Thai government on Facebook as the 2019 novel* coronavirus (2019-nCoV) runs rampant in the city, threatening to cause its public health system to collapse.
— AEC News Today

Eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand so far
As of Sunday, there have been eight confirmed coronavirus cases in Thailand, five of which have already returned to China, Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul disclosed today.
— Thai PBS News

C130 aircraft on standby for Wuhan evacuation
Up to four C130 planes with medic teams have been put on standby in case Thailand decides to airlift its citizens from Wuhan as the coronavirus outbreak worsened in China.
— Bangkok Post

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Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Amid new coronavirus outbreak, Airlines refund Vietnam-China flight tickets
Vietnamese airlines have offered to refund customers who want to cancel their flights to and from China amid the coronavirus outbreak.
— Vietnam Insider

Vietnam’s Competitive Minimum Wages: How Does it Fare with its Regional Peers?
One of Vietnam’s advantages making it a preferred destination for investors is its competitive minimum wages as compared to other countries in the region.
— Vietnam Briefing

HSBC has pulled out of Vinh Tan 3 coal power in Vietnam
The London-headquartered bank’s cancellation of its role as financial advisor for the 1,980-megawatt Vinh Tan 3 coal power plant in Vietnam marks the latest move by a major international lender to ease off on bankrolling the fossil fuel in Asia.
— Vietnam Insider

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