Asean morning news for July 15

Asean morning news for July 15

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 14 — active cases ease across the region
As of 00:44 GMT July 14 there was 75,657 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, a decrease of 3,384, or -4.28 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Extension of South China Sea Code of Conduct deadline sought as pandemic disrupts ASEAN meetings
“Forget about the deadline.” This was the suggestion of Vietnamese official Nguyen Vu Tung on the negotiations between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and China for a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.
— CNN Philippines

ASEAN COVID-19 updates from Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines
An extension of social restrictions in the Greater Tangerang region of Banten province, Indonesia, the imposing of a 14-day lockdown in Philippines’ Navotas, an easing on Malaysia’s social gathering numbers, and more; these past few days have seen a range of COVID-19 updates around the region, as cities and provinces continue in their efforts to combat the ongoing pandemic.
— Human Resources Online

China’s trade with top partner ASEAN up 5.6 pct in H1
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) became China’s biggest trading partner in the first half of this year, accounting for 14.7 percent of the nation’s total foreign trade volume, amid upgraded free trade area protocol and supply chain cooperation.
— Xinhuanet

AirAsia to resume select international flights
AirAsia said Tuesday it would resume select international flights as air travel in parts of the world gradually returns amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
— ABS-CBN News

Over 2,500 more virus cases reported in Southeast Asia
The number of coronavirus cases in Southeast Asian countries reached 195,737 on Tuesday, including 5,528 fatalities and 113,154 recoveries.
— Anadolu Agency

ASEAN officials mull building ASEAN recovery framework
An online inter-sectoral discussion on building a comprehensive recovery framework for ASEAN was held on July 14 under the chair of Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, head of the SOM ASEAN Vietnam.
— Vietnamplus

South China Sea claimant states should also file ICC complaint vs China — Del Rosario
Citizens of other South China Sea claimant states should also submit a communication against China before the International Criminal Court, former Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario said Tuesday.
— Philippine Star

Singapore, Malaysia to start green lane for business travel
Singapore and Malaysia will implement a reciprocal green lane for cross-border travel between both countries, according to a press statement from both ministries of foreign affairs.
— Bangkok Post

Asean countries to stay the course despite US backing of international tribunal’s South China Sea ruling against China
The Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam and Indonesia are seen staying the course despite the United States’ “full-throated” backing of an international ruling dismissing China’s claims to nearly all of the South China Sea.
— The Straits Times

ASEAN won’t be cannon fodder for US: Global Times editorial
In a statement issued on Monday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that China’s maritime claims in the South China Sea were “completely unlawful.”
— Global Times

Maybank’s ‘Gift of Love’ to help ease Asean demand for face masks
As part of its continuing efforts to help in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, Maybank Group’s corporate-responsibility arm Maybank Foundation recently presented a consignment of hand-woven protective masks, to the Asean Secretariat in Jakarta.
— Khmer Times

Beijing Accuses US Of ‘Stirring Division’ In South China Sea
Beijing on Tuesday asked the US to not stir up divisions between China and its South-East Asian neighbours in the South China Sea.
— BW BusinessWorld

ASEAN forum on sub-regional development opens
ASEAN should prioritise the enhancement of connectivity, sustainable and inclusive development, and the improvement of its role in sub-region cooperation, including Mekong collaboration, Vietnamese Minister of Industry and Trade Tran Tuan Anh has said.
— Vietnamplus

Decoupling governance and democracy: The challenge of authoritarian development in Southeast Asia
Awealth of recent academic analyses and popular discussions about democratic backsliding across the world have identified Southeast Asia as a region that is particularly vulnerable to democratic decline.
— Brookings Institution

Checkpoints being built on borders with Laos and Thailand
Cambodia is constructing 16 border checkpoints along the Cambodia-Thailand-Lao PDR border areas in Preah Vihear, Pursat and Oddar Meanchey provinces to maintain order and security, said the Ministry of Interior.
— The Phnom Penh Post

KONNECT ASEAN culture-art initiative debuts
KONNECT ASEAN, a culture and art initiative, made its debut on July 13 as part of activities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Dialogue Partnership between ASEAN and the Republic of Korea (RoK).
— Vietnamplus

REFILE-EMERGING MARKETS-Singapore slump, China tensions weigh as COVID cases surge
Asia’s emerging markets recovered from session lows on Tuesday as U.S. stocks futures steadied in early trading, but a continued spike in global coronavirus infections
and diplomatic tensions between China and the United States kept a lid on gains.
— Reuters

Can agritech turn the tide for farmers in Southeast Asia?
Agriculture has been one of the core pillars of human existence and development over the millennia and, while it continues to serve that crucial role today, the industry faces bigger challenges by the day.
— TechWire Asia

Microsoft honours leading ASEAN partners on global stage
Microsoft has honoured the leading ASEAN partners on a global stage, recognising customer innovation and excellence through the channel.
— Channel Asia

COVID-19 – A test of ASEAN’s calibre
Southeast Asia was the first region in the world to be affected by COVID-19 due to its geographic proximity and close trade relations with China, where the outbreak began.
— Vietnamplus

Boom or bust: Making sense of the video-streaming market in Southeast Asia
Over the past few months, there has been a flurry of activity within the video-streaming space in Southeast Asia.
— Tech in Asia

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

Cambodia Detects Nine New Cases of COVID-19 on Flight from Saudi Arabia
Cambodia on Tuesday reported nine new cases of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to the Ministry of Health.
— Cambodianess

Cambodia to introduce 7% gaming tax
Cambodia’s new gaming law will include a 7 per cent tax on gross gaming revenue (GGR), while locals will continue to be barred from gambling.
— Focus Asia Pacific

Cambodia’s garment industry appeals for help
Cambodia’s garment industry had issued a renewed plea for help amidst new statistics revealing that more than 150,000 workers have now lost their jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
— Ecotextile News

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

More than a month’s salary for a COVID test? Welcome to Indonesia
Private hospitals and clinics in Indonesia are charging patients up to $1,450 for a coronavirus test, more than three times the monthly minimum wage.
— The Sydney Morning Herald

Intentional privacy breach?: Govt considers releasing patients’ personal data
The national COVID-19 task force is considering releasing patients’ personal data in an effort to encourage adherence to health protocols in affected areas.
— The Jakarta Post

Three dead, dozens test positive as COVID-19 cluster emerges among Surabaya journalists
Over 50 media workers in Surabaya, East Java, have tested positive for COVID-19, with three succumbing to the disease, the Surabaya branch of the Alliance of Independent Journalists says.
— The Jakarta Post

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

Lao health ministry unveils requirements for traveller’s medical certificates
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control has assigned Lao Ministry of Health to conduct tests and issue medical certificates for travellers who need to exit Laos.
— The Star

Cambodia builds new checkpoints along Laos, Thailand border
Cambodia is constructing 16 border checkpoints along the Cambodia-Thailand-Lao PDR border areas in Preah Vihear, Pursat and Oddar Meanchey provinces to maintain order and security, said the Ministry of Interior.
— The Star

Vietnamese investors in Laos discuss measures to cope with COVID-19
Vietnamese enterprises investing and doing business in Laos needed to apply online solutions in corporate management to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was hitting the Lao economy hard, and develop plans for post-pandemic recovery.
— Viet Nam News

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Malaysia’s jobless shot up to 826,100 in MCO-era in May, most unemployment in 2020 yet
The country’s unemployment rate rose to its highest point this year to reach 5.3 per cent in May, with the number of jobless Malaysians also reaching a high of 826,100 that month, the latest official statistics has shown.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s media crackdowns are being driven by an insecure government highly sensitive to criticism
The recent police interrogations of six Al Jazeera journalists in Malaysia – five of whom are Australian – was not about shaping international reportage or a diplomatic rift.
— The Conversation

Singapore, Malaysia targeting to start cross-border travel from Aug 10 for some residents, business visitors
Singapore and Malaysia have set Aug 10 as the target date to start cross-border travel between the two countries for some residents and business travellers.
— CNA

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Myanmar Extends COVID-19 Restrictions Until July 31
Myanmar will remain out of bounds to foreign visitors as the country extends travel and gathering restrictions.
— Irrawaddy

B1.4bn loan for Myanmar power grids
A concessional loan worth 1.45 billion baht to help Myanmar improve its electricity system has been approved by the government, according to an official.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System to be introduced in Muse in 2021
Myanmar Customs Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Muse-Namkham Border Trade Chamber of Commerce, and Muse-Namkham Customs Brokers Association have jointly provided training for Myanmar Automated Cargo Clearance System (MACCS) at the hall of the Muse-Namkham Border Trade Chamber of Commerce in Muse, northern Shan State since 8 July.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Jobless benefit applications jump twofold in July to 30,000
The number of permanently displaced workers in the private sector in Metro Manila seeking unemployment benefits has now doubled to 30,000 since last month.
— Business Mirror

WHO finds PH virus suppression, contact tracing ‘a little weak’
While the Philippines has improved its capability to test for the new coronavirus, as well as expand its treatment capacity, its contact tracing and suppressing of the spread of COVID-19 is “a little weak,’’ according to a World Health Organization (WHO) official.
— Philippine Daily Inquirer

Duterte says he ‘dismantled oligarchy’ in PH without declaring martial law
President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday he could die happy after he “dismantled the oligarchy” in the Philippines without having to declare martial law.
— ABS-CBN News

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Singapore enters recession as economy shrinks by 41.2% in Q2
Singapore’s economy contracted by 41.2 per cent in the second quarter from the previous three months, according to advance estimates by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) on Tuesday (14 July), in which the contraction was inflicted by the country’s circuit breaker measures against the coronavirus pandemic.
— The Online Citizen

Singapore drops two spots to become 14th most expensive city globally for expats, despite Covid-19 impact
Singapore has fallen two places over the past 12 months to be the 14th most expensive city in the world for expatriates and seventh priciest in Asia, according to a new survey.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore, Malaysia targeting to start cross-border travel from Aug 10 for some residents, business visitors
Singapore and Malaysia have set Aug 10 as the target date to start cross-border travel between the two countries for some residents and business travellers.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Thai Government: Egyptian Embassy to blame for Covid-19 incident in Rayong
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration (CCSA) in Bangkok, Thailand’s government watchdog for the virus, has laid the blame for an incident in which an Egyptian soldier tested positive for Covid-19 and breached quarantine in Rayong, squarely on the Egyptian Embassy.
— The Pattaya News

Prayut apologises, vows to step up measures
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has apologised to the people for lax Covid-91 measures which failed to effectively put dozens of foreign visitors in quarantine.
— Bangkok Post

Labour Ministry resumes migrant permit services
The Labour Ministry has resumed services nationwide by adopting social-distancing measures in order to complete the legalisation process for migrant labourers who registered online by March 30.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam Airlines wants $500 mln government bailout
Vietnam Airlines is seeking an urgent VND12 trillion ($518 million) bailout from the government as the coronavirus continues to hit its revenues.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese investors in Laos discuss measures to cope with COVID-19
Vietnamese enterprises investing and doing business in Laos needed to apply online solutions in corporate management to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, which was hitting the Lao economy hard, and develop plans for post-pandemic recovery.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese sailors stranded in Malaysian waters since MCO
A crew of Vietnamese sailors has been left stranded in Malaysian waters since the movement control order (MCO) came into effect in mid-March, with food and supplies running low.
— FMT

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