Asean morning news for July 6

Asean morning news for July 6

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 5 — new infections racing in Indonesia & Philippines
As of 00:43 GMT July 5 there was 64,671 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,688, or 2.08 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

ASEAN, China hold dialogue on maritime, COVID-19 response cooperation
Senior officials of Southeast Asian nations and China have discussed regional maritime and COVID-19 response collaboration, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) announced Saturday.
— Inquirer.net

Lao dam project sparks environmental concerns
The latest dam project set for the Mekong River this year, spearheaded by the Lao government in Luang Prabang province, has renewed fears among other countries through which the river passes of the effect such structures have on the surrounding environment.
— Bangkok Post

RCEP to send strong political signal about multilateral trading if signed this year: Indonesian official
If the Regional Comprehensive Partnership (RCEP) Agreement could be signed this November, it will send a “clear” and “very strong political signal” about multilateral trading in the context of COVID-19, said an Indonesian official.
— Vietnamplus

US To Conduct Biggest War Drills In South China Sea Amid India-China Border Tensions
Amid swelling India-China border tensions and Beijing’s unchecked belligerence in the South China Sea, the US is set to deploy two aircraft carriers with a clear message to China that it doesn’t appreciate Beijing’s hostility in the region, writes Alastair Gale for the WSJ.
— The EurAsian Times

Coronavirus response gives Asean cities a chance to embrace a greener, healthier future
Covid-19 lockdowns may be bringing a little solace for those living in Southeast Asia’s bustling urban centres.
— South China Morning Post

NE India’s relation with ASEAN on trade & investment: Post COVID-19
India and ASEAN trade ties grew 22% annually during 2005-2011 and more than 37% in 2011-12. It is set for a growth to USD 300 billion by 2025.
— The Sentinel

Asean, China vow closer cooperation vs Covid
LEADERS from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China expressed commitment to enhance health cooperation to combat the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.
— The Manila Times

Organising boards set up for hosting SEA Games 31 and ASEAN Para Games 11
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has signed a decision on the establishment of the organising boards for hosting the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the 11th Southeast Asian Para Games (ASEAN Para Games 11) in 2021.
— Nhan Dan

Pandemic Impact On ASEAN’s World Heritage Sites
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has gazetted 38 heritage sites in Southeast Asia under its list of World Heritage Sites (WHS) for their unique cultural values, historical background and otherworldly landscapes.
— The Asean Post

PHL has one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing populations – UN report
THE Philippines has one of the fastest population growth rates in Southeast Asia, according to data released by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).
— Business Mirror

Southeast Asia vies for foreign manufacturers leaving China
When Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled the site of a new industrial park in Batang, on the island of Java, his message to the world was clear: the country was open for business.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Why Pakistan matters to Southeast Asia
Pakistan’s foreign policy has traditionally focused on developing relations with major powers such as the United States and China.
— Asean Today

Human Hair Trade In ASEAN
In Southeast Asia, long hair is esteemed as a mark of beauty with deep religious and social meaning.
— The Asean Post

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

Labor Ministry Warns Union Leader Over “Incitement” of Workers
The Labor Ministry this week warned a labor leader and her union that it could be dissolved over her allegedly illegal incitement of workers to protest over a garment factory closure that left workers without contracts and compensation.
— VOD

Cambodia Postpones ASEM13 to mid-2021
ASEM SOM Leaders unanimously expressed their understanding of and support for Cambodia’s request to postpone ASEM13 to mid-2021 due to COVID-19, according to Cambodian Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ press release dated Saturday.
— Fresh News

All casinos in Cambodia allowed to resume operations
Cambodia has announced that all casinos in the country will be allowed to resume operations, but only with gambling and slot machines.
— Khmer Times

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Covid-19 Deaths Hit New Record as Indonesia Endures Worst Week in the Outbreak
Indonesia reported 82 deaths from coronavirus-related diseases on Sunday, the highest single-day fatalities since the outbreak, to take the total death toll to 3,171, according to the National Covid-19 Task Force
— Jakarta Globe

East Nusa Tenggara lost 22,000 hogs to African swine fever
The African Swine Fever (ASF) has wiped out a hog population of at least 22 thousand in Indonesia’s East Nusa Tenggara Province, as of June-end 2020, East Nusa Tenggara Animal Husbandry Secretary Frans Samon revealed.
— Antara News

COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 5 — new infections racing in Indonesia & Philippines
As of 00:43 GMT July 5 there was 64,671 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,688, or 2.08 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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Draft Law to Empower National Assembly in Approving Reshuffles
National Assembly members held discussions on Tuesday in regard to giving the National Assembly’s own standing committee the power to approve immediate appointments and reshuffle high-level cabinet officials.
— The Laotian Times

UNICEF provides critical supplies to 12 provinces to address protection risks during COVID-19
On the 1st and 2ndJuly 2020, UNICEF Lao PDR handed over personal protective equipment (PPE) worth US$30,000 to the Lao Women’s Union (LWU) and the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare (MOLSW) respectively.
— KPL

Lao dam project sparks environmental concerns
The latest dam project set for the Mekong River this year, spearheaded by the Lao government in Luang Prabang province, has renewed fears among other countries through which the river passes of the effect such structures have on the surrounding environment.
— Bangkok Post

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Sabah aims to reopen tourism for international tourists by Sept 1
The Sabah government aims to reopen its doors for the arrival of international tourists by September 1 this year, said Deputy Chief Minister Datuk Christina Liew. She said this would be done by observing the current…
— Malay Mail

Malaysia: Kulim pineapple farm seeks out European market
According to KPF general manager Mohamad Yami Bakar, this year, the Kulim Pineapple Farm is eyeing the European market, being in talks to export to Germany and in the process of obtaining the GLOBALGAP certification for good agricultural practices.
— Fresh Plaza

Youths show Malaysia’s lawmakers that virtual Parliament completely possible
Frustrated with the fact that Parliament has not convened for any debate since December and the government’s refusal to hold online Dewan Rakyat meetings, a group of youths today sought to demonstrate that a digital Parliament was feasible.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar continues capital-market projects despite virus
Foreign investment in Myanmar’s fledging capital markets should increase quickly after the pandemic subsides, as the country pushes ahead with new trading platforms for stocks and bonds, according a Securities and Exchange Commission of Myanmar official.
— Bangkok Post

728 Myanmar nationals return from Thailand via Myawady border on 5 July
A total of 728 Myanmar migrant workers returned from Thailand through the Myawady Friendship Bridge (2) on 5 July, according to local authorities.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Sino-Myanmar border trade falls by $95.7 mln in Q3 2019-2020FY
Sino-Myanmar border trade has registered a decrease of US$95.7 million between 1 October and 26 June in the current fiscal year 2019-2020, according to the Ministry of Commerce.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Faked Philippine records left false trail for Wirecard exec
Faked immigration records in the Philippines were used to throw off authorities seeking a former executive at Wirecard AG, who went missing after the German firm was implicated in an accounting scandal.
— Bangkok Post

Anti-terrorism bill signed into law without amendments
PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte on Friday signed the anti-terrorism bill despite widespread calls for a veto and further consultations on provisions that could infringe on constitutional rights.
— BusinessWorld Online

Govt anti-counterfeit agency to hunt down pirates online
THE Intellectual Property Office of the Philippines (IPOPHL) may soon have the authority to take down posts and web sites that breach IP laws under its revised enforcement rules.
— Business Mirror

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

May retail sales hit all-time low; industry hoping for rebound
SINGAPORE retailers crashed to an all-time low in May, as revenue was more than halved on the year before.
— The Business Times

Singapore May visitor arrivals plummet to just 880
SINGAPORE had just 880 visitor arrivals in May 2020, as the country remained closed to short-term visitors to stem the risk of importing Covid-19 during the second month of its “circuit breaker” period.
— The Business Times

COVID-19: Cinemas can reopen on Jul 13 with maximum of 50 patrons per hall
Cinemas in Singapore can reopen from Jul 13, with up to 50 patrons in each cinema hall among other safe distancing measures.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

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Thai Airways to offer partial rehab plan in August
Thai Airways International (THAI) will speed up the drafting of its rehabilitation plan to submit it to the Central Bankruptcy Court on Aug 17, when the court is scheduled to begin examining the airline’s rehabilitation request, acting THAI president Chansin Treenuchagron said on Friday.
— Bangkok Post

Poll shows majority of Thais still worry about coronavirus
Although there have been no locally transmitted Covid-19 cases in Thailand for 41 days, a majority of locals are still worried about the spread of the virus, according to the most recent survey by Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, better know simply as the Suan Dusit Poll.
— The Thaiger

PM to opposition: “Don’t insult my intelligence.”
“The PM emphasised that his government has never approved a project to favour any particular individual or company.”
— The Thaiger

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam to sell remaining 36% stake in largest brewer Sabeco
Vietnam’s government will sell its remaining 36 per cent stake in the country’s largest brewer Sabeco by the end of this year, according to a government document released this week.
— CNA

Vietnam: Ly Son garlic receives certificate of geographical indication
Dang Tan Thanh, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ly Son District, has stated that the People’s Committee of Ly Son District has just received the certificate of geographical indication registration for Ly Son garlic.
— Fresh Plaza

Internal websites and specialised websites of foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam have to obtain licenses
The new regulations of the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) may affect the policies and assets of private businesses and foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam.
— Vietnam Insider

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