Asean morning news for January 30

Asean morning news for January 30

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


China’s Southeast Asian Neighbors Step up Controls Amid Coronavirus Fears
Southeast Asian countries are tightening controls and stepping up screening of travelers this week as China’s neighbors brace for possible cases of novel coronavirus amid a heavy flow of Chinese tourists during Lunar Year holidays.
— Radio Free Asia

The Coronavirus and ASEAN – Live Updates by Country
Due to the developing situation in China and Asia concerning the Wuhan Coronavirus, we will be operating this article as a running live update service to keep businesses involved in the ASEAN region updated with the latest relevant regional news.
— Asean Briefing

The Southeast Asian Fishing Industry and Modern Slavery
The fishing industry in Southeast Asia is rife with human rights abuses.
— PlanetWatch

Virus Fears Push Southeast Asia Markets Closer to Bear Levels
Southeast Asian equity markets, already suffering from foreign outflows, are now at the brink of witnessing bear markets for some of its members as the coronavirus-induced sell-off continues.
— Bloomberg

Coronavirus: How safe is ASEAN?
The novel coronavirus, originating from Wuhan, China, has shaken the world.
— The Asean Post

Is “technification” the secret sauce for unicorns in Southeast Asia?
There has never been a better time than now to be a tech investor in Southeast Asia.
— e27

Asean supply-chain shifts: Can Singapore banks be the real winners?
SINGAPORE banks are best placed to benefit from supply chain shifts into South-east Asia, based on their cutting-edge technology, regional footprint, and access to US dollar (USD) deposits.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus outbreak: Bookings dip for South East Asian destinations
Travel agents are wary of cancellations of leisure trips to Southeast Asia, even as local governments step up their drive to contain coronavirus.
— Business Standard

How to Operate Your China Business Remotely during the Coronavirus Outbreak
With the current outbreak of coronavirus throughout China, businesses are having to consider how to effectively utilize their employees under the situation where physical contact between individuals is being restricted to a very high degree.
— China Briefing

How to prevent US-China rivalry from turning Southeast Asia into a conflict zone
In Singapore, we recently gathered thought leaders from Southeast Asia, China and the United States.
— South China Morning Post

Bringing innovation to the table: Why foodtech is the next frontier in Southeast Asia
It’s no secret: Asians love food, and so when we think about opening our first business, many of us gravitate to it.
— e27

AWS opens partner door in ASEAN (with specialist clause inserted)
Amazon Web Services (AWS) has outlined a clear path to profitability for partners in ASEAN, on the basis that specialist cloud capabilities are created in return.
— Channel Asia Singapore

Light bulb moment for next generation agriculture
Agriculture can either be the main cause or our greatest asset in fighting the climate crisis.
— The Asean Post

PH women’s team drawn to all-ASEAN group in Badminton Asia
The Philippine women’s badminton team found itself joining two Southeast Asian rivals in one group following the result of the draw for the Badminton Asia Team Championships at the Century Park Hotel here on Wednesday.
— Philippine News Agency

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Wuhan coronavirus cases Pass 6,000, Cambodia denies new case in Koh Kong
The deadly coronavirus, the epicenter of which is Wuhan in Hubei Province, China, continued its deadly spread as death toll climbed slightly while infected crossed 6,000.
— Khmer Times  

Cambodia Opposition Chief Kem Sokha Says International Witnesses Will Clear Him in Treason Trial
Opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) President Kem Sokha on Wednesday urged court authorities to allow testimony from representatives of the countries he is accused of colluding with to topple the government as the third week of his treason trial kicked off, saying they will exonerate him.
— Radio Free Asia

Cambodia enlists tuk-tuk drivers in fight against trafficking
Thousands of tuk-tuk drivers in Cambodia are to join the fight against human trafficking under a plan by the ride-hailing app Grab to train drivers to spot and report signs of exploitation
— Reuters  

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Suspected Coronavirus Case Found Again in Jakarta
A patient suspected of being infected with a new coronavirus is found again in Jakarta and currently put under treatment in Prof Dr. Sulianti Saroso Hospital (RSPI), North Jakarta.

As number of coronavirus infections grow globally, Indonesia claims zero cases so far
As cases of infection and deaths from the coronavirus originating from the Chinese city of Wuhan hit a new high, Indonesia was still reporting no confirmed cases by Tuesday, although suspected cases continued to be recorded across the archipelago.
— The Jakarta Post

Air Force’s three aircraft prepped to evacuate Indonesians from Wuhan
The Indonesian Air Force has readied three aircraft for the evacuation of Indonesians from Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak.
— Antara News

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Private Schools in Laos Close on Fears of Coronavirus
Several private schools, most in Laos’ capital Vientiane, have closed down as fears over the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus (nCoV) take hold in the Southeast Asian country, state media reported on Wednesday.
— Radio Free Asia

Laos-China bus services disrupted by coronavirus
A locally-based bus company is continuing to suspend services to China following the Lunar New Year from January 22-28 when their Chinese drivers traditionally return home to visit family.
— ANN/Vientiane Times  

Labour authorities laud Lao workers’ deal in Korea
Lao workers in the Republic of Korea have benefitted under the same labour law as the Korean workforce following an Employment Permit System agreement between the two countries, according to a leading official.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

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Malaysia confirms 3 more Wuhan virus cases, bringing total to 7
Three more cases of a new coronavirus have been reported in Malaysia, bringing the total number of cases in the country to seven.

Malaysia to negotiate with China for return of its citizens from Wuhan: PM Mahathir
Malaysia will initiate a negotiation as soon as possible with the Chinese government to bring home its citizens in Wuhan city, which has been locked down amid a coronavirus outbreak, Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Wednesday (Jan 29).
— Channel NewsAsia

Suspect detained by MCMC for spreading fake news on the coronavirus outbreak
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has detained a suspect for allegedly spreading fake news on the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak.
— The Sun Daily

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Myanmar receives over 4 mln foreign tourists in 2019
Myanmar received over 4.36 million foreign visitors in 2019, said the Ministry of Hotels and Tourism on Wednesday.
— Xinhua

Muse’s trade volume reaches to US$1.67 B within three and a half months
The volume of 18 border trade centers is over US$3.1 billion within three and a half months in this fiscal year and trade volume of Muse border trade center alone is reached over half of total trade volume in that period, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— Eleven Myanmar

Myanmar to use LPG extensively
Myanmar intends to extensively use LPG (liquefied petroleum gas) as fuel kitchen fuel as well as industrial and other businesses, said Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Dr Tun Naing.
— Eleven Myanmar

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Duterte bars Cabinet members from going to the US indefinitely
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday barred Cabinet members from making trips to the United States as part of his policy of “toning down” relations with the superpower.
— GMA Network

Chinese probed for nCoV infection dies
THE Department of Health (DoH) disclosed that a Chinese being investigated on suspicion of having contracted the 2019 novel Coronavirus (nCoV) died on Wednesday morning but pneumonia was listed as the cause of his death at the San Lazaro Hospital in Manila.
— Manila Times

DOH: Measles transmitted more easily than nCoV
Health Secretary Francisco Duque said the measles’ infectivity rate was 1:18, meaning one infected person could pass the measles virus to 18 others.
— GMA Network

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Three more confirmed imported cases of Wuhan Coronavirus in Singapore; Ten confirmed cases in total so far
The Ministry of Health (MOH) has announced three more additional cases of Wuhan coronavirus infection has been confirmed in Singapore as of 29 January 2020, 2 pm.
— The Online Citizen

Wuhan virus: Experts urge caution over calls for blanket ban on Chinese travellers
As the threat from the Wuhan coronavirus mounts, some Singaporeans are calling for entry restrictions to be extended to all Chinese nationals.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Goods and Services Tax in Singapore: New Obligations for Digital Service Providers
Starting January 1, 2020, foreign digital service providers have to register and be charged for goods and services tax (GST) under Singapore’s Overseas Vendor Registration (OVR) regime. Previously, only services procured from local businesses were subject to GST.
— ASEAN Briefing

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Thailand to charter commercial flight to evacuate Thai people from Wuhan
The Thai government has decided to charter an aircraft from a commercial airline, rather than a military transport plane, to evacuate Thai people trapped in the Chinese city of Wuhan, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today (Wednesday).
— Thai PBS News

Coronavirus outbreak possible in major tourist centres
The Public Health Ministry has warned of possible coronavirus outbreaks in areas with many Chinese visitors – such as Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Phuket – after local transmission was confirmed in Japan.
— Bangkok Post

Fiscal Policy Office trims outlook for 2019-20
The Fiscal Policy Office (FPO) has downgraded Thailand’s economic outlook to 2.8% this year and 2.5% last year after taking into account the impact of the deadly virus epidemic and the further delay in the annual budget bill for fiscal 2020.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam expects $100 million trade deficit in January – government statistics office
Vietnam’s trade balance is seen slipping into a deficit of $100 million in January, from a surplus of $259 million in December last year, preliminary government data released on Wednesday shows.
— Today Online

Vietnam lures US$5.3 billion in FDI in January
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in Vietnam reached US$5.3 billion in January, a remarkable yearly increase of 179.5%, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO) on January 29.

Can Vietnam Successfully Launch Homegrown 5G Services?
A Vietnamese company says it has been developing its own equipment to launch 5G mobile services nationwide. But some experts question whether the country has the ability to develop what it is claiming.

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