Asean morning news for July 14

Asean morning news for July 14

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 13 — 13 mln barrier breached, Philippines overwhelmed; record deaths reported
As of 00:51 GMT July 13 there was 79,041 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 504, or 0.64 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Raising stakes, US brands China claims in South China Sea illegal
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday that the United States would treat Beijing’s pursuit of resources in the dispute-rife South China Sea as illegal, ramping up pressure on another front.
— CNA

Asset quality of banks in India, ASEAN economies to weaken due to COVID-19 crisis: Moody’s
Moody’s Investors Service on Monday said the challenging economic and credit conditions stemming from COVID-19 will weigh on the asset quality and profitability of banks in India and ASEAN countries.
— The New Indian Express

Over 2,400 new virus cases reported in Southeast Asia
The number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries increased to 193,234 on Monday, including 5,470 fatalities and 111,856 recoveries.
— Anadolu Agency

Tech tops business priorities
Across Asean, Thailand had the highest proportion of respondents prioritising technology investments in 2020, as small businesses in the region count on technology to help them overcome the impact of the Covid-19, a survey by United Overseas Bank (UOB) found.
— Bangkok Post

Singapore Tourism Board stirs interest in SE Asia with new campaign
The Singapore Tourism Board (STB) has unveiled #TravelThrowback, a community effort aimed at rallying Instagram users to spark travel interest across South-east Asia.
— TTG Asia

COVID-19: Will AirAsia be the next airline to fold?
The fascinating story of AirAsia’s rise to become one of the most admired carriers in the region is well known in Southeast Asia.
— Livemint

Meth floods back at end of lockdown
Crystal methamphetamine has now begun to flood into Thailand after the Myanmar authorities recently cracked down on narcotics production and the Covid-19 pandemic caused smuggling delays, according to the country’s drug tsar.
— Bangkok Post

Promoting regional stability in a time of uncertainty
As the devastating impacts of Covid-19 have shown us all this year, the international environment confronting Indonesia and Australia is more complex, contested and uncertain than ever before.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Rethinking your diversification strategy? Look no further than ASEAN
It’s been a challenging few years for companies operating internationally.
— The Business Times

Tesda’s Asean TVET Council approved at Summit
The proposed Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Council (ATC) by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) has been approved during the 36th ASEAN Summit.
— Manila Bulletin

The implementation of the BRI project at sea: South Maritime and Arctic Silk Roads
In 2013, China started to launch a global system of transport corridors that should connect China with the entire world – the countries of Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Oceania.
— Modern Diplomacy

ASEAN economic prospects amid emerging turbulence: Development challenges and implications for reform
his paper reviews the performance of ASEAN countries over the two decades since the Asian financial crisis in the late 1990s, as well as the countries’ vulnerabilities to the U.S.-China trade war and the COVID-19 pandemic.
— Brookings Institution

EMERGING MARKETS-Virus deaths hit Philippine stocks, others rise on China rebound hopes
Philippine shares weakened on Monday as the country reported a record daily spike in coronavirus deaths, while other Asian stock markets rose on hopeful crucial economic data from China later this week.
— Reuters

Hurdling The Adverse State-Civil Society Relation Against Terrorism In Southeast Asia? – Analysis
n the United Nations (UN) Security Council’s meeting in April 2020, UN Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres acknowledged that in spite of the current COVID-19 pandemic, “the threat of terrorism remains alive.”
— Eurasia Review

ASEAN reiterates commitment to women’s empowerment in the digital age
The Association of South-East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is committed to promoting gender equality and empowerment of women.
— New Delhi Times

Floating solar power plants making waves across Asia-Pacific
Floating solar power plants are expected to generate around 900% more electricity across the Asia-Pacific region.
— Energy Live News

Social Media Habits During The Pandemic
In the wake of the coronavirus crisis, people are spending more time online with their devices to entertain themselves and to get COVID-19 updates during quarantine or virus lockdowns.
— The Asean Post

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

15 new COVID-19 cases: Returnees from Saudi Arabia test positive for virus
The Health Ministry has reported 15 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total number in Cambodia to 156.
— Khmer Times

Gov’t: ‘Immigration Campaign’ To Stop Anti-Ethnic Vietnamese ‘Nationalism’
The Cambodian Interior Ministry said its handling of immigration issues, especially with ethnic Vietnamese minority groups in the country, was an attempt to stifle “nationalistic politics” used by the opposition to target the government.
— VOA Khmer

Cambodia to Sign FTA with China to Boost Agro Exports, Potentially Offset EBA Losses
Prime Minister Hun Sen is scheduled to be in Beijing on August 12 to sign a free trade agreement with his Chinese counterpart. The new agreement is expected to usher in an enhanced level of economic cooperation between the two countries, deemed especially important to Cambodia.
— VOA Khmer

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Indonesia’s factory activity contracts to historic low in Q2
Factory activity in Indonesia fell to its lowest level ever in the second quarter as the coronavirus pandemic caused a slump in demand and disrupted supply chains, a survey published by Bank Indonesia (BI) showed.
— The Jakarta Post

Jokowi wants wider testing as Indonesia cases near 77,000
Indonesian President Joko Widodo wants to ramp up coronavirus testing by 50% to 30,000 per day as infections reached nearly 77,000 in Southeast Asia’s most populous nation.
— Bangkok Post

Indonesia approves coal road project through forest that hosts tigers, elephants
The Indonesian government has granted permission to a coal company to build a road that would cut through the highly biodiverse Harapan forest in Sumatra.
— Mongabay

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

Laos: Dengue cases rising fast; more than 20,000 tested for Covid-19
The Laos Ministry of Health on Monday reported 254 new confirmed cases of dengue fever, with most of the cases occurring in Laos capital Vientiane.
— The Star

Health ministry details requirements for traveller’s mandatory medical certificates
TThe National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has assigned the Ministry of Health to conduct tests and issue medical certificates for travellers who need to exit Laos, a senior official confirmed.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Central bank imposes new regulation for currency exchanges
The Bank of the Lao PDR has come up with a new administrative rule designed to administer currency exchange businesses amid the appreciation of international currencies against the Lao kip.
— Vientiane Times

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Selangor allocates RM413.9m to tackle impact of Covid-19
A total of RM413.9 million has been allocated by the Selangor Government through the Prihatin Economic Stimulus Package to address the impact of the Covid-19 epidemic in the state, said Mentri Besar Datuk Seri Amirudin Shari (pix).
— The Sun Daily

Sarawak has very high level of low-income families based on latest poverty criteria
The latest move by the Federal Government to revise the figure of the household monthly income poverty-line from RM980 to RM2,208 will mean that Sarawak has a very high number of families living in poverty.
— The Star Online

MCO: Govt to consider working from home as new normal option for civil service, says chief secretary to govt
The government is seriously considering whether to continue the Work From Home (WFH) model as a new normal option for the civil service, Chief Secretary to the Government Datuk Seri Mohd Zuki Ali said.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar’s foreign trade reaches over 28 bln USD in 10 months of FY 2019-20
The total trade between Myanmar and foreign countries reached over 28.3 billion U.S. dollars in ten months of present fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020, according to figures released by the Commerce Ministry on Monday.
— Xinhua

Chinese business travellers allowed entry to Myanmar under new scheme
Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Director General Aung Kyaw Zan told Mizzima that they had a plan to allow Chinese travellers who wished to enter Myanmar under a special scheme for urgent business matters.
— BNI Online

Myanmar puts a hold on international flights until at least October
According to Myanmar’s National Tourism Development Central Committee vice-president, Myanmar’s airports are unlikely to re-open to international commercial flights until at least October this year.
— The Thaiger

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

250,000 inhabitants of Manila go back into confinement
About 250,000 residents of Manila, the Philippines, will be confined again after an outbreak of coronavirus cases in the country, an official said on Monday.
— The Brussels Times

China rejects Philippines’ call to honor 4-year-old arbitral award
China on Monday rejected the Philippines’ call to comply with the 2016 arbitration ruling that nullified its massive claim over the disputed South China Sea, calling the decision illegal and invalid.”
— GMA Network

DOH: Critical care capacity in ‘danger zone’
The critical care capacity for intensive care unit (ICU) beds has reached the “danger” zone, the health department said Monday, as the number of persons infected with COVID-19 continues to rise.
— Philippine Star

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Chickenpox, pneumococcal jabs to be free for eligible Singaporean children as MOH enhances vaccination subsidies
Vaccinations against chickenpox and pneumococcal disease will be free for eligible Singaporean children from November, as part of enhanced subsidies for nationally recommended vaccinations announced by the Ministry of Health (MOH) on Monday (Jul 13).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

NUS researchers develop 3 new COVID-19 swabs to address shortage
Researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) have developed three COVID-19 swabs to meet a surge in demand, both globally and in Singapore.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

12 foreigners deported and barred from Singapore for non-compliance with safe distancing measures
Twelve foreigners were deported and barred from re-entering Singapore because they did not comply with safe distancing measures during the Covid-19 circuit breaker.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Colleagues of Pilot Found With Virus Were Allowed to Leave Quarantine
An Egyptian airman who tested positive for the coronavirus was part of a group who was permitted to leave their quarantine facility and visit public venues in Rayong province, officials said Monday.
— Khaosod English

Thai Airways cancels all international flights in August
Thai Airways has announced that their suspension of international flights, which began in March, will extend until at least September 1st.
— SawadeeSiam

Stranded foreigners must get embassy letter, new visa or leave Thailand to avoid arrest by police
A spokesman for Thailand’s Immigration Bureau has warned foreigners stranded in Thailand who cannot manage to leave the country before their visa expires on July 31st next, to urgently seek a letter from their embassies as the kingdom begins a ‘clear out’ which could make them the subject to overstay fines as well as arrest and detention by Thai authorities.
— Thaiexaminer.com

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Hanoi’s first metro to operate commercially by year-end
The Chinese general contractor for Hanoi’s first metro said the acceptance review of the project is being accelerated to enable commercial operation by year-end.
— VnExpress

Vietnam reopens int’l air services to some Asian countries from mid-July
The Vietnamese government will allow international routes to some destinations in China, Taiwan (China), South Korea and Japan on a trial basis.
— The Hanoitimes

Vietnam New Immigration Law: Things Every Foreigner Should Know
Vietnam’s new immigration law includes a new type of visa for foreigners who come to Vietnam to conduct activities as part of international agreements Vietnam has signed.
— Vietnam Insider

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