Asean morning news for January 28

Asean morning news for January 28

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Southeast Asian countries rescue constituents in Wuhan
Southeast Asian (SEA) countries are now in touch with their constituents who were trapped in Wuhan, China amid the deadly 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak that has killed dozens.
— Asean Economist

ASEAN countries launch preventive measures against coronavirus
Southeast Asian nations have taken precautionary measures to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus as the outbreak is worsening in China and elsewhere.
— Vietnamplus

It’s time for Southeast Asia to stand together against China – with Indonesia leading the way
For the final weeks of 2019 and into the new year, China and Indonesia have been facing off over the sovereignty of waters around Jakarta’s Riau Islands, in the South China Sea.
— South China Morning Post

EU to Spend Rp 108b on Strengthening Asean’s Disaster Management Center
The European Union and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations have signed an agreement on a joint program to strengthen Southeast Asia’s regional disaster management center.
— Jakarta Globe

Southeast Asian Governments Squeeze Freedom of the Press
Southeast Asia has never been an easy environment for reporters.
— Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

PHL labor productivity lags in region
PRODUCTIVITY among the Philippines’ employed labor force amounted to $20,671 per worker in 2019, an improvement from the previous year but still lagging behind regional peers such as Malaysia, Thailand, and Indonesia, data from the World Bank’s World Development Indicators database showed.
— BusinessWorld

AHA Center aims to respond to disasters outside Southeast Asia
Having just secured fresh funding, Southeast Asia’s humanitarian assistance agency is aiming to provide collective responses to disasters outside the region, officials said.
— The Jakarta Post

Asian countries spurn and burn waste imports
China was the world’s biggest importer of recyclable materials when, in January 2018, it banned shipments of plastic, unsorted scrap paper and other waste materials.
— Eco-Business

Coronavirus hits Thailand hardest in tourism-reliant SE Asia
China’s ban on outbound tour groups to stem the spread of coronavirus has hit Southeast Asia’s tourism industry which relies heavily on Chinese holidaymakers.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Adtech in Southeast Asia: Five trends that will rule this industry in 2020
Technology has disrupted every industry and advertising is still adapting each day to the digital transitions.
— e27

PH supports Asean thrust to woo next-gen tourists – Tourism chief
SUSTAINABLE tourism continues to be the game plan of the Department of Tourism as it supports the ten-nation strong cooperation of the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) to attract next-generation travelers.
— Manila Times

Southeast Asian students show solidarity by sharing their collective histories
Members of the Vietnamese Student Association (VSA), Khmer Student Association (KhSA), and Filipino American Student Association (FASA) came together to share stories about themselves, their families, and their collective histories.
— The Daily

Internet surveillance and censorship in ASEAN
An analysis of 65 countries has found that only 20 percent of the world’s internet users enjoy “free” access according to international watchdog organisation, Freedom House.
— The Asean Post

Tracing 2,000-year-old Tamil footprint in Southeast Asia
Although the Tamil diaspora is rich, the history of Tamils in connection with those countries is yet to be studied in detail.
— Times of India

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

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Cambodia confirms first case of coronavirus: Health minister
Phnom Penh, CAMBODIA: Cambodia has confirmed the first case of coronavirus in the country, Health Minister Mam Bunheng said on Monday (Jan 27).
— CNA

Cambodia has no plans to evacuate citizens from Wuhan
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation says the Cambodian embassy in Beijing has no plans to evacuate citizens from Wuhan.
— Thmey Thmey  

Ministry of Health tells mask sellers not to increase prices
The Ministry of Health appealed to mask sellers Monday not to increase prices
— Thmey Thmey 

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Bandung hospital yet to confirm isolated patients contracted nCov
The Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, West Java, has yet to confirm that two patients, undergoing treatment in isolated rooms since Sunday (Jan 26), have contracted the Wuhan novel coronavirus (nCov).
— Antara News

Rupiah hits two-year high, but concern grows over impact on exports
The rupiah has continued its upward trend against the United States dollar since the turn of the year as the easing of geopolitical tensions encouraged the inflow of foreign funds into emerging markets including Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Coronavirus Crisis; Ombudsman Issues 5 Recommendations
Despite no confirmed cases yet of the Wuhan coronavirus spreading in Indonesia, Ombudsman RI said the government must prepare mitigation plans to combat the highly contagious virus considering the relatively high mobilization of people from China to Indonesia.
— Tempo.co

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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No coronavirus in Laos, minister says
No case of the new coronavirus (nCoV) has been confirmed on Lao soil, Minister of Health Associate Professor Dr Bounkong Sihavong told a media conference yesterday.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

PM demands faster business licence approval
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told his cabinet to take steps to expedite the approval of investment and business operation licences in line with an executive order he recently signed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Science ministry welcomes arts copyright declaration
Lao authorities have issued a new regulation that enables artists to declare copyright ownership and obtain a certificate that can be used as a reference in the case of a legal dispute.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Coronavirus travel ban: Malaysia stops visas for Chinese travellers from affected areas
The government has halted all immigration facilities including issuing visas for Chinese citizens from Wuhan and the areas around Hubei province with immediate effect.
— The Star Online

Govt determined to drive digital economy growth in 2020, says finance minister
The government is determined to drive the development of digital economy to boost the nation’s economic growth, said Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng.
— Malay Mail

Coronavirus: Fed govt needs to combat social media misinformation with effective messaging
The federal government needs to arrest the spread of misinformation over social media about the novel coronavirus outbreak in China, by ensuring that only the right information is channelled effectively.
— The Sun Daily

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Sixty Myanmar Students to Be Evacuated From China as Coronavirus Spreads
The Myanmar Embassy in Beijing plans to evacuate 60 students from the Wuhan area by bus and plane as the coronavirus death toll rises to 80.
— Irrawaddy

Number of IDPs exceeds 106,000 in Rakhine: REC
The number of IDPs that fled their homes due to ongoing fights in Rakhine State has reached over 106,000, according to the Rakhine Ethnic Congress (REC).
— Eleven Myanmar

World Bank’s Myanmar Economic Monitor – Resilience amidst risks
The bi-annual report from the World Bank, Myanmar Economic Monitor (MEM), covering the period July-Dec 2019, was released on the 15th Jan 2020 highlights elements of resilience in the economy and also the vulnerabilities that need to be addressed in the face of global slowdown and domestic uncertainties.
— BNI Online

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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People likely exposed to nCoV urged to observe condition for 2 weeks -DOH
People who may have been exposed to the novel coronavirus–especially those who travelled to Wuhan, China–should observe their health condition within two weeks, an official of the Department of Health (DOH) said on Monday.
— GMA Network

Wuhan virus case in Manila denied
The Manila Health Department yesterday debunked rumors that there is a novel coronavirus case involving a Chinese at the Metropolitan Hospital in Binondo, Manila. Unverified reports of a novel coronavirus case in Binondo went viral on social media last Sunday.
— Tempo

DOH warns public vs. raw meat, exotic animals amid nCoV scare
The Department of Health on Monday urged the public not to eat raw meat and exotic animals following reports that the new strain of coronavirus discovered in China may have crome from bats or snakes.
— GMA Network

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Fifth confirmed case of Wuhan virus in Singapore: MOH
A fifth case of the Wuhan virus has been confirmed in Singapore, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in a statement on Monday night (Jan 27).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore: 14 days leave of absence enforced for students, eldercare and healthcare workers who visited China
In the wake of rising casualties from the Wuhan virus and over 2,000 people infected up until now, Singapore’s multi-ministry task force which was set up to combat the disease, has now implemented a host of new measures.
— The Online Citizen

Over 5,000 in Singapore sign petition to call for govt to ban travellers from China due concerns over Wuhan virus
A petition, “Ban Travellers From China Entering Singapore!” that was created about a day ago, calls for the Singapore government to ban travellers from China from entering Singapore, at least till a vaccine or cure is found for the recent outbreak of Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), also known as the Wuhan virus, that is plaguing China and forcing the country to enforce a lockdown on various provinces.
— The Online Citizen

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Thailand’s PM assures coronavirus situation is “100% under control”
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has assured the public that the novel coronavirus situation in Thailand is “100% under control” and that he will personally take charge of overseeing the operations…
— Thai PBS News

Hungarian’s death in Suvarnabhumi cell sparks special probe
A fact-finding panel has been set up to investigate the death of a Hungarian man while he was being detained at Suvarnabhumi airport for overstaying his visa.
— Bangkok Post

Police announce nationwide crackdown on air pollution
The Royal Thai Police are preparing measures to counter the PM2.5 problem by tackling the sources of air pollution in areas reported with poor air quality, a spokesman said on Sunday.
— The Thaiger

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Bandung hospital yet to confirm isolated patients contracted nCov
The Hasan Sadikin Hospital in Bandung, West Java, has yet to confirm that two patients, undergoing treatment in isolated rooms since Sunday (Jan 26), have contracted the Wuhan novel coronavirus (nCov).
— Antara News

Rupiah hits two-year high, but concern grows over impact on exports
The rupiah has continued its upward trend against the United States dollar since the turn of the year as the easing of geopolitical tensions encouraged the inflow of foreign funds into emerging markets including Indonesia.
— The Jakarta Post

Coronavirus Crisis; Ombudsman Issues 5 Recommendations
Despite no confirmed cases yet of the Wuhan coronavirus spreading in Indonesia, Ombudsman RI said the government must prepare mitigation plans to combat the highly contagious virus considering the relatively high mobilization of people from China to Indonesia.
— Tempo.co

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