Asean morning news for June 11

Asean morning news for June 11

Asean morning newsAsean morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 10 — record new cases in Indonesia as Lao PDR discharges last patient
As of 00:33 GMT June 10 there was 51,024 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 343, or 0.67 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Da Nang working to guarantee safe health at ASEAN-36 Summit
Deputy Minister of Health Nguyen Truong Son worked with Da Nang authorities on June 10 to check on medical tasks underway for the upcoming ASEAN-36 Summit and related conferences.
— Vietnamplus

8 ways ASEAN consumer habits will change by 2030 – shaped by COVID-19, tech and more
While COVID-19 will cause a significant economic impact with potential GDP contractions in 2020 and likely spilling over to 2021, the long-term fundamentals of the ten Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states are on the cusp of a tremendous leap forward in socio-economic progress.
— World Economic Forum (blog)

China’s Influence Over SE Asia Rising as America’s Falls, Survey Suggests
The United States is struggling to compete with China’s growing influence in Southeast Asia, according to a new survey of the region’s experts, even though there is strong support among them for democratic values.
— Benar News

Obscure outlook for SE Asian tourism revival
If Southeast Asian nations aspire to avoid prolonged pandemic-driven recessions, many will need to open their closed borders and welcome back the foreign tourists that buoyed their economies before Covid-19.
— Asia Times

Understanding Travel Restrictions in Thailand and Across Asia
Most tourist hotspots in Asia and Southeast Asia still remain out of bounds to international flights as travel restrictions remain due to the covid-19 pandemic.
— Chiang Rai Times

ADB convenes high-level advisory panel to support COVID-19 recovery in Southeast Asia
Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa has launched a high-level panel of leading experts in economics, finance and health to help ministers, central bank governors, and other senior officials identify options for Southeast Asian economies to tap into to quickly bounce back after the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Devdiscourse

Indonesia ranks low among safest countries in COVID-19 pandemic: Study
A recent study that examined the COVID-19 safety and risk assessment of countries around the world has put Indonesia in 97th position, which is a relatively low score.
— Eleven

Norway to help Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia and the Philippines tackle waste and pollution
The Vietnam Administration of Seas and Islands (VASI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) announced on 8 June 2020 that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (Norad) would fund two environment-projects.
— ScandAsia.com

ASEAN strengthens cooperation to mitigate COVID-19 impact on vulnerable groups
The ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) was held online on June 10 with the aim of mitigating the impact of COVID-19 on vulnerable groups.
— Vietnamplus

Repairing fault lines revealed by COVID-19
While the COVID-19 pandemic has revealed fault lines in Asean integration and cooperation, there have also been indications of permanent disruptions and new adjustments as we transition into the post-lockdown, post-pandemic world.
— Khmer Times

A green reboot for ASEAN countries
If ASEAN member states were a country, they would have the fifth-largest economy in the world. By 2060, Asia-Pacific countries will account for some 90% of the 2.4 billion new members of the middle class entering the global economy.
— Asean Today

China-Asean trade strengthens amid lockdowns and icy US relations
CHINA’S trade focus is pivoting, as bilateral trade between China and Asean accounted for a bigger percentage of China’s total trade volume for the first five months of 2020, compared to that with the United States or the European Union, a DBS report said.
— The Business Times

ASEAN: Toward residential energy efficiency
It has been half a year since COVID‑19 was first reported in December 2019, followed by the World Health Organization declaring the disease a pandemic in March 2020.
— The Jakarta Post

APAC Sovereigns Set to Recover Amid Lingering Rating Pressures
Asia-Pacific (APAC) economic momentum should turn positive in 2H20 as domestic lockdowns are eased and external demand gradually improves, limiting the drop in regional economic output to 1.7% in full-year 2020, says Fitch Ratings.
— Fitch Ratings

Asean deputy chief expects more trade between member countries and China
A senior official of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) said proximity has made China and Asean close trading partners, even during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
— The Star Online

5G in SE Asia will bring opportunity to Chinese telecom businesses
Southeast Asia is a developing 5G market, which is moving relatively slowly without strong demand, but the market is diversified, said news outlet Yicai, citing senior analyst Yang Guang at market research company Strategy Analytics.
— Eleven

Streaming Platforms in South East Asia Brace for Further Shake-up
GoPlay, the streaming video unit of Indonesian super-app Gojek, has completed a round of independent financing.
— Variety

Post-Pandemic Digital Consumer Trends
It is no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of a digital culture worldwide.
— The Asean Post

Changing consumption themes in Southeast Asia during COVID-19
According to a new report by Facebook and Bain & Company, Southeast Asians are contributing to new patterns of digital consumption. Here are six themes that stood out to researchers.
— Campaign

SE Asia Stocks-Indonesia, Philippines sink 2% as stimulus, coronavirus worries weigh
Indonesian stocks plunged on Wednesday after it reported a record surge in coronavirus cases, while the Philippines tumbled on worries that a multi-billion dollar stimulus package might be running into political turmoil.
— Reuters

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

International travel in the age of COVID-19: Cambodia leads the world with user pays system
The tiny southeast Asean country of Cambodia is providing the first glimpse of what the ‘new normal’ for international travel in the age of COVID-19 is likely to look like, particularly for those wishing to enter countries least able to afford the cost of treating a never ending stream of imported cases amongst non-citizens.
— AEC News Today

Cambodia-China Free Trade Agreement to Be Signed Later This Year
The Kingdom of Cambodia and the People’s Republic of China would sign their bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) by the end of 2020, according to a press release on the outcome of the 3rd round of negotiations between both sides, issued yesterday by the Ministry of Commerce.
— AKP

Ministry of Health refutes ‘false’ Vietnam virus reports
Minister of Health Mam Bun Heng on Wednesday criticised Vietnam for its claims based on a local news report that a Vietnamese youth who tested positive for Covid-19 had come from Cambodia.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Indonesia reports biggest daily rise in COVID-19 cases for a second day
Indonesia reported on Wednesday (Jun 10) its biggest daily increase in COVID-19 cases for a second successive day, with 1,241 new infections, taking its total to 34,316.
— CNA

State Minister: 340 Million COVID-19 Vaccines Would be Needed
Coordinating Minister of Economic Affairs Airlangga Hartarto in Tuesday’s online discussion with the Indonesian Bachelor of Economics Association (ISEI) argues that Indonesia would need 340 million ampoules of COVID-19 vaccines for 170 million people.
— Tempo.co

Ministry scraps PCR test rule for flyers
The Transportation Ministry has relaxed the rules for airline passengers in the new normal so they will be able to fly by submitting the results of their rapid test alone.
— Antara News

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

Vietnam to Resume Flights to Safe Countries Including Laos
Vietnam is to resume flights between countries that have been free of Covid-19 cases for 30 days, with Laos in a list of priority destinations.
— The Laotian Times

Laos Plans New Coal-Fired Power Plant in Sekong Province
Laos has plans to build a new coal-fired power plant in Sekong province in the southeastern part of the country, raising concerns among local residents and environmental groups who fear damage to area farmland and forests, sources in the one-party communist state say.
— RFA

China’s BRI strategy and Laos: The Statesman contributors
Despite Covid-19 ravaging almost the entire world, China has continued to push forth its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), taking advantage of the vacuum created by the months-long pandemic.
— The Straits Times

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Ebola drug remdesivir conditionally approved for COVID-19 treatment in Singapore
Antiviral drug remdesivir has been granted conditional approval to be administered to COVID-19 patients in Singapore who are severely ill, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Wednesday (Jun 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Graph shows how Singapore conducts far less tests per confirmed COVID-19 case than other countries
According to data collated by statistics site Our World in Data, Singapore has conducted an average of 7.6 tests for each confirmed case since the COVID-19 outbreak started.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: 5,500 foreign workers from 40 dorms get nod to resume work
Some 5,500 migrant workers from 40 dormitories here were cleared to resume work from Tuesday, following the completion of necessary preparations.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar growth to slow in 2020 but rebound next year, World Bank says
Although economic growth for Myanmar is forecast to slow to 1.5 percent in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this could rebound to 6pc by 2021, according to the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects 2020 report released on June 8.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar commits to facilitating trade within Asean
Asean, including Myanmar, will work together to restore economic growth in the region by enhancing regional trade and economic cooperation.
— Myanmar Times

Union Education Minister holds talks on school reopening plans
Union Minister for Education Dr Myo Thein Gyi held a meeting on videoconference yesterday to discuss reopening of schools next month.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

Gordon appeals for blood donation as supply in danger of running out
More blood donors in the Philippines are needed to ensure that blood banks would not run out of supply in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Philippine Red Cross chairperson and Senator Richard Gordon on Wednesday.
— GMA Network

Korean Air cancels Incheon-Manila flights June 11 to July 31
Korean Air (KE), South Korea’s flag carrier, on Wednesday announced the cancellation of its Incheon to Manila flights from June 11 to July 31, except on June 21.
— Philippine News Agency

Difficult for Philippines to achieve New Zealand’s zero COVID-19 feat -Palace
It will be difficult for the Philippines to achieve New Zealand’s feat of having zero COVID-19 cases, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
— GMA Network

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews

 

Ebola drug remdesivir conditionally approved for COVID-19 treatment in Singapore
Antiviral drug remdesivir has been granted conditional approval to be administered to COVID-19 patients in Singapore who are severely ill, the Health Sciences Authority (HSA) said on Wednesday (Jun 10).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Graph shows how Singapore conducts far less tests per confirmed COVID-19 case than other countries
According to data collated by statistics site Our World in Data, Singapore has conducted an average of 7.6 tests for each confirmed case since the COVID-19 outbreak started.
— The Online Citizen

Coronavirus: 5,500 foreign workers from 40 dorms get nod to resume work
Some 5,500 migrant workers from 40 dormitories here were cleared to resume work from Tuesday, following the completion of necessary preparations.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ

 

Seafood restaurant execs get 1,446 years for cheating
The Criminal Court on Wednesday handed down jail terms of 1,446 years each to two executives of the famous Laemgate Seafood Restaurant on Phahonyothin road in Bangkok, for cheating the public.
— Bangkok Post

Migrant worker exodus prompts fears of labour shortages
The director-general of Thailand’s labour department has met with Myanmar’s Ambassador Myo Myint Than to discuss how Thailand can manage the country’s migrant workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Thaiger

Prayut Releases Motto for 2020 National No Booze Day
Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha on Wednesday celebrated the National Alcohol Abstention Day nearly a month early by unveiling a motto for the occasion.
— Khaosod English

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam seeks to raise about $50 mln in power plant stake sale
Vietnam is seeking to raise around $50 million by selling a 9% stake in Haiphong Thermal Power via an auction on June 18, the government said on Wednesday.
— Reuters

How Vietnam’s authoritarian government succeeded at containing COVID-19
The coronavirus pandemic is continuing to spread across much of the world, but one country that set out to defeat it has apparently succeeded: Vietnam.
— PBS

Vietnam Arrests Khmer Krom Family Over Land Dispute Clash
Vietnamese authorities in Kien Giang province have arrested a Khmer Krom minority family of six for their involvement in a violent confrontation during a forced eviction last month, relatives told RFA Tuesday.
— Radio Free Asia

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