Asean morning news for January 31

Asean morning news for January 31

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Anti-China sentiment spreads abroad along with 2019-nCov
The coronavirus outbreak has stoked a wave of anti-China sentiment around the globe, from shops barring entry to Chinese tourists, online vitriol mocking the country’s exotic meat trade and surprise health checks on foreign workers.
— ABS-CBN News

Economies of Singapore, Thailand to be hardest hit in Asean by Wuhan virus: Analysts’ report
The economies of Singapore and Thailand are set to be the hardest hit in the region by the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak as they are more dependent on China’s trade and tourism than their neighbours, a new report has found.
— Today Online

Asean Basketball League implements closed-door games in HK, Macau
The Asean Basketball League (ABL) yesterday announced a slew of measures, including closed-door games in Macau and Hong Kong, following the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
— The New Paper

UN welcomes constructive dialogue between ASEAN, China: Guterres
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday said that the organization welcomes the constructive dialogue between the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China, while noting that ASEAN plays a key role in the regional peace and security architecture.
— China.org.cn

Study: Migrant Workers in Thailand Face Tough Conditions, Sub-Standard Pay
NGOs called on Thailand’s government to help improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of workers from neighboring countries, as a migrant advocacy group on Thursday released a report into conditions facing foreign laborers in the agricultural sector.
— Radio Free Asia

Post-Brexit UK should prioritize Southeast Asia trade deals
In June 2016, the U.K. voted narrowly to leave the EU.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Apirat urges better Asean military ties
Army chief Apirat Kongsompong is calling for improved cooperation between Asean’s military forces to improve the efficiency of the bloc’s humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations.
— Bangkok Post

UN, ASEAN Should Improve Cooperation Towards N. Korea Denuclearization – Guterres
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said he is concerned over the situation on the Korean Peninsula and urged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the United Nations to strengthen cooperation to advance diplomatic efforts towards the denuclearization of the region.
— UrduPoint News

Southeast Asia and India look to China for tech success models
China has nurtured its own tech titans dubbed BAT — Baidu, Alibaba Group Holding and Tencent Holdings — while keeping most of the American giants — Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon.com, or GAFA — off the Chinese internet behind the so-called Great Firewall.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Southeast Asia receives multiple sub regional qualifiers for ONE Esports Jakarta Invitational
In between the One Esports Pro Invitational Singapore, claimed by Vici Gaming back in December, and the ONE Esports Singapore Major scheduled for June 2020, the Singapore based tournament organizer will host another $500,000 LAN event, this time in Jakarta, Indonesia.
— VPEsports (media release)

Sri Lanka should strike trade deals with China, ASEAN to access Asia: EDB Chief
Sri Lanka should sign free trade deals with China and the Association of East Asian Nations to boost exports to Asia, newly appointed head of the island’s Export Development Board Prabhash Subasinghe said.
— EconomyNext

Southeast Asia stocks: Markets fall as China virus spreads
Southeast Asian stock markets fell on Thursday as concerns over the rapid spread of a virus from China prompted the World Health Organization to reconsider the severity of the outbreak.
— Today Online

Top 10 most valuable club squads in Southeast Asia revealed ahead of new season
There is much to look forward to for football fans in Southeast Asia as a new domestic season is upon them with most leagues across ASEAN set to kick off in the coming weeks.
— FOX Sports

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

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PM: Cambodians will not be evacuated from China
Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday that Cambodians in China, a country in the thick of the novel coronavirus outbreak, will not be evacuated by the government.
— The Phnom Penh Post 

Cambodian leader blasts online misinformation about virus
Cambodia’s leader urged people Thursday to remain calm about the new virus from China while threatening to kick out reporters or officials seen wearing a face mask.
— The Washington Post  

Judge, Prosecution Suggest Foreign Funding and Assistance Given to Kem Sokha’s Political Party
The prosecution and a judge in the Kem Sokha’s treason trial strongly hinted on Thursday that foreign assistance and funding was given to the opposition leader’s Human Rights Party, though providing little evidence to support the thinly-veiled suggestion.
— VOA 

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

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Jokowi Orders Evacuation of Indonesians from Hubei, China
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has finally instructed the evacuation of all Indonesian citizens trapped in Hubei Province, China, following the spread of the coronavirus on Thursday afternoon, January 30.
— Antara News

Batam isolates patient suspected to have coronavirus
Embung Fatimah General Hospital (RSUD) in Batam, Riau Islands, says one of its patients may have been infected with the novel coronavirus and is being treated in the isolation ward.
— The Jakarta Post

Bandung hospital confirms two patients test negative for coronavirus
The Hasan Sadikin Hospital (RSHS) in Bandung, West Java, confirmed that the two patients undergoing treatment in its isolation rooms had not contracted the Wuhan coronavirus.
— Antara News

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Wood pulp, waste paper exports hit US$251 m in 2019
Electricity was in first place with exports of US$ 1,066 million between January and October 2019. The second spot went to gold ore with exports of US$550 million, and copper was in third place with US$401 million.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Laos Steps Up Efforts to Prevent Coronavirus Outbreak
Laos has announced that it will set up a task force committee to tackle the spread of the new coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
— The Laotian Times 

Laos offers sympathy to China as it battles coronavirus
Here is an unofficial translation of the message: “I have been closely following the news of the outbreak of the new coronavirus in Wuhan, Hubei province, as well as its spread to other Chinese cities since the end of 2019. The outbreak has affected livelihoods and caused considerable loss of life.
— ANN/Vientiane Times 

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

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Myanmar suspends up to seven airlines due to novel coronavirus
Six airlines from China are temporarily suspended direct flights between Myanmar and China due to novel coronavirus and up to seven airlines suspended their flights to Myanmar, according to Yangon International Airport (YIA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Business groups voice opposition to Myanmar govt′s car plan
The Automotive Association of Myanmar (AAM), European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) and other vehicle industry bodies are voicing their opposition to a plan announced by the Ministry of Commerce that would see the providing of vehicle import permits to senior governments officials as an incentive.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to evacuate 63 students from Wuhan
The Myanmar government will evacuate 63 students stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan as the new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar suspends up to seven airlines due to novel coronavirus
Six airlines from China are temporarily suspended direct flights between Myanmar and China due to novel coronavirus and up to seven airlines suspended their flights to Myanmar, according to Yangon International Airport (YIA).
— Eleven Myanmar

Business groups voice opposition to Myanmar govt′s car plan
The Automotive Association of Myanmar (AAM), European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) and other vehicle industry bodies are voicing their opposition to a plan announced by the Ministry of Commerce that would see the providing of vehicle import permits to senior governments officials as an incentive.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar to evacuate 63 students from Wuhan
The Myanmar government will evacuate 63 students stranded in the Chinese city of Wuhan as the new coronavirus outbreak continues to spread, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Thursday.
— Myanmar Times

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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Philippines confirms first case of novel coronavirus
The Philippines has confirmed its first case of novel coronavirus or 2019-nCoV.
— CNN Philippines (video)

Solons urge temporary China travel ban amid nCoV scare
Following confirmation of the first case of novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in the country, several senators on Thursday called on the government to impose travel restrictions on all travelers coming from, or have passed through, China to deter the spread of the virus.
— Philippine News Agency

Alert level 3 still hoisted over Taal as it spews steam-laden plumes
An alert level 3 remains hoisted over Taal as it continued to spew white steam-laden plumes 500 meters tall.
— Eagle News

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Wuhan virus: 3 new cases confirmed in Singapore, bringing tally to 13
There are a total of 13 confirmed Wuhan virus cases in Singapore, after the Ministry of Health (MOH) reported on Thursday (Jan 30) another three people have been diagnosed.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Government to make one-time distribution of 5.2 million masks on 1 February, 4 per household
On 1 February, all 1.3 million households in Singapore will be given four surgical masks, says the Government.
— The Online Citizen

MOM: Resident employment growth slowed somewhat in 2019 alongside increased unemployment
Despite the slightly slower employment growth, more Singapore residents still held jobs at the end of 2019.
— The Online Citizen

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Baht worst performer in Asia so far this year and dropping as Coronavirus fears threaten Thai tourism sector
The baht has lost half of 2019’s gains in just a month, hit by emerging market outflows and as the spread of a flu-like virus in China threatens the country’s tourism sector.
— The Pattaya News

UTCC: Threats could cost B227bn, cut GDP growth
Widespread drought, budget disarray, toxic dust and the impact of the Wuhan virus outbreak on tourism-related spending and exports are expected to cost 226.7 billion baht in losses to the Thai economy, says the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce.
— Bangkok Post

Thai PM falls sick, but it’s not coronavirus
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has cancelled all this appointments and activities today (Thursday) because of sickness. He has been advised by his doctor to rest at the official guest house in the compound of the First Infantry Regiment of the Royal Guards.
— Thai PBS News

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam says three new cases of coronavirus detected: state media
Three new cases of coronavirus have emerged in Vietnam, the official health ministry newspaper said on Thursday, bringing the number of active cases in the Southeast Asian country to four.
— Reuters

ADB loan to unlock long-term financing for solar power in Việt Nam
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) signed a US$37.8 million loan deal with TTC Energy Development Investment Joint Stock Company (TTC Energy) to provide long-term financing to develop and operate a 50-megawatt (MW) photovoltaic solar power plant in the southern province of Tây Ninh.
— Viet Nam News

Oil firm bags nearly $4.4 billion in 2019
The Bình Sơn Refining and Petrochemical JSC has reported gross revenue of VNĐ102.82 trillion (nearly US$4.4 billion) last year.
— Viet Nam News

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