Asean morning news for June 2

Asean morning news for June 2

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 1 — Asean cases top 90,000; 45,000 active
As of 00:28 GMT June 1 there was 45,481 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 695, or 1.55 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Close drug detention centers in Asia-Pacific, UN urges
Several UN agencies on Monday demanded permanent closure of “compulsory drug detention and rehabilitation centers” in Asia and the Pacific.
— Philippine News Agency

Beijing’s plans for South China Sea air defence identification zone cover Pratas, Paracel and Spratly islands, PLA source says
Beijing has been making plans for an air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the South China Sea since 2010, the same year it said it was considering the introduction of similar airspace controls over the East China Sea in a move that was widely criticised around the world, a military insider said.
— South China Morning Post

From SARs to COVID-19: Reflections on ASEAN’s collective response to public health crises
As the COVID-19 crisis was intensifying in the region in February and March, commentators from the media and academia noted that ASEAN was slow to act.
— The Business Times

Asean banks’ IDRs downgraded by Fitch
Fitch Ratings had downgraded 20 per cent of Asean banks’ issuer default ratings (IDRs) under its portfolio since March.
— New Straits Times

Southeast Asia takes growing role in COVID-19 vaccines and treatments
The coronavirus pandemic continues to kill thousands per day and wreak havoc on the global economy.
— Asean Today

Thailand’s Islamic bank doubles branches; Cambodia gets takaful option
Islamic finance is making further foray in non-Muslim countries in Southeast Asia.
— Gulf Times

Southeast Asia is on the coronavirus vaccine hunt
Developed countries have traditionally regarded Southeast Asia as a beneficiary of, not a contributor to, the international system because of the region’s poor economic resilience and scarce material capabilities.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Indonesia joins neighbors in protesting Beijing’s claims in South China Sea
Indonesia has rejected China’s sweeping claims in the South China Sea, following in the footsteps of its Southeast Asian neighbors, which have lodged similar concerns with the United Nations.
— The Jakarta Post

New challenges for Asean
This year marks the midpoint of the 10-year journey toward the realisation of the Asean Community Vision 2025.
— Bangkok Post

MTCO moves forum dates to 2021
It came as no surprise to the region’s travel executives, when the Mekong Tourism Coordinating Office (MTCO) took a rain check on its annual get together announcing the event would now be held in Bagan, Myanmar, in early 2021.
— TTR Weekly

Can Southeast Asia find balance within the US and China’s raging rivalry?
Southeast Asia has become the latest focus of China and the United States’ rapidly-developing economic and political competition.
— Asean Today

Building sustainable data centers in Southeast Asia
From the emergence of a jade green Penang river in Malaysia to air quality in Singapore falling within World Health Organization (WHO) air quality guidelines, sweeping lockdowns across multiple countries from the Covid-19 pandemic have offered an inadvertent glimpse of what a green future could herald for Southeast Asia (SEA).
— DatacenterDynamics

Interactive: The bilaterals funding the COVID-19 response in Southeast Asia and Pacific
Marked by close proximity to and — to varying degrees — dependency on neighboring China, the low- and middle-income nations of South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific have experienced a range of responses to the COVID-19 pandemic from bilateral donors in line with their different political and geopolitical objectives.
— Devex

SE Asia Stocks-Up on softer-than-feared Trump response to China, Vietnam leads
Southeast Asian markets rose on Monday after U.S. President Donald Trump left the trade deal with China intact despite escalating tensions over Hong Kong’s autonomy, with signs of a gradual recovery in the Chinese economy also helping sentiment.
— Reuters

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Compiled by Mark Henry Uy


PM Hun Sen Warns to Arrest Anyone Propagandising to Stop Circulating $1, $2, $5 Notes (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned to arrest anyone who propagandises not to use USD 1, USD 2 , and USD 2 notes in Cambodian market.
— Fresh News

1,000 Cambodian traders protest over border closure
About 1,000 Cambodian traders have picketed at the Thai-Cambodian checkpoint in Ban Khlong Luek in Aranyaprathet district to protest against the prolonged border closure.
— Bangkok Post

No Flights Available for Cambodians Stranded in Malaysia
The 150 Cambodian migrant workers and students who had been working and studying in Malaysia remain stranded amid the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Indonesian policeman killed by sword-wielding militant
A sword-wielding militant killed an Indonesian policeman and critically injured another on Monday (Jun 1) in what authorities described as a terror attack by suspected Islamic State-linked extremists.

Govt to offer assistance to COVID-19-impacted citizens until December
Social Affairs Minister Juliari Peter Batubara revealed that the government will distribute social assistance to those impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic until December 2020.
— Antara News

Indonesia Reports 467 New Coronavirus Cases, 28 Deaths
Indonesia reported on Monday 467 new coronavirus infections, bringing the total number of cases to 26,940, said Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
— The New York Times

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No cases in Laos for 50 days, now focus on three remaining Covid-19 patients
Laos reported no new case of Covid-19 for 50 consecutive days, with the total number of confirmed cases in Laos unchanged at 19.
— The Star

Lao schools struggle with Covid-19 rules
Many schools in Laos are unable to comply with measures to avert further outbreaks of the coronavirus due to a lack of necessary preventive equipment, said Ministry of Education and Sports senior official Dr Sisouk Vongvichit.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Laos’ debt woes worsen as bills for China-funded dams loom
COVID-19 has rattled Laos’ debut in selling a U.S. dollar bond in international markets, adding pressure on a country whose “Wild West of dam building” splurge has put it in a precarious repayment situation, especially in regard to China, its leading lender.
— Nikkei Asian Review

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Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Singapore-KL high speed rail project suspended till Dec 31 following Malaysia’s request for extension, says Singapore minister
Singapore has agreed to Malaysia’s request for a seven-month extension to the High Speed Rail (HSR) project suspension. Transport Minister Khaw Boon Wan said in a Facebook post yesterday that Malaysian Senior Minister Datuk.
— Malay Mail

Malaysian Institute of Integrity ready to assist companies developing anti-bribery procedures
The Malaysian Institute of Integrity (IIM) is committed to helping companies to formulate sufficient procedures to prevent corrupt practices as the Section 17A of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Act 2009 will.
— Malay Mail

Water bill: Operators must follow SPAN calculation method during MCO
Water supply operators are required to adjust bills for consumers according to the method of calculation issued by the National Water Service Commission (SPAN) for implementation during the movement control order (MCO).
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar extends entry restrictions for travellers to June 15 to contain COVID-19 spread
Myanmar’s Foreign Affairs Ministry Monday announced extension of temporary entry restrictions for travellers from all countries until June 15, as part of measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak.
— Xinhua

Myanmar CSOs push for urgent measures during the COVID-19 pandemic
Myanmar Civil Society organizations and networks urge the Myanmar government and other relevant stakeholders to take urgent measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.

No sex education please, we’re Burmese: new school textbook exposes ignorance
An updated curriculum featuring gay sex and prostitutes has put monks and nationalists up in arms, but women’s groups and young people support it
— The Times

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‘Fresh’ or ‘late’ cases? DOH still validating 6,800 coronavirus tests
Health authorities have 6,800 coronavirus tests to validate to clear its backlog, Department of Health (DOH) Undersecretary Maria Rosario Vergeire said on Monday, June 1.
— Rappler

Amidst COVID-19, DOH warns of other deadly diseases during rains
As the country faces the COVID1-19 pandemic, the Department of Health (DOH) here warns residents on the risks of contracting diseases during the rainy season, especially leptospirosis and the deadly dengue.
— Philippine Information Agency

Ruling on cyber libel case vs Rappler’s Ressa out on June 15
A Manila court is set to issue its ruling on the government’s cyber libel case against Rappler CEO Maria Ressa on June 15.
— Philippine Star

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Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Work pass holders urged to follow safe distancing rules or risk having passes revoked: MOM
More than 100 Employment Pass (EP) holders had their work passes revoked in the last three years after being convicted of criminal offences or for making false declarations in work pass applications.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore confirms 408 new COVID-19 cases, no new community infections
Singapore reported 408 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday (Jun 1), with no new case in the community.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

40,000 migrant workers cleared of Covid-19 to resume working, 8 sites picked for new ‘quick build dorms’
SOME 40,000 migrant workers in Singapore living in dormitories have been cleared of Covid-19 infection to resume working from Tuesday as the circuit breaker lifts.
— The Business Times

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Compiled by John Le Fevre         @photo_journ


11 dead, 14,000 ill as rainy season worsens dengue fever outbreak in northeast
The onset of Thailand’s rainy season has worsened a nationwide outbreak of dengue fever, which has already killed 11 people and sickened some 14,000, the director-general of the Department of Disease Control announced today.
— The Thaiger

Mass resignation of executive committee of ruling Palang Pracharat party
Finance Minister Uttama Savanayana and Energy Minister Sontirat Sontijirawong have lost their posts, as party leader and secretary-general of the ruling Palang Pracharat party respectively, effective today after 18 members of the executive committee quit en masse.
— Thai PBS News

Bank of Thailand ready to curb recent baht strength
The Bank of Thailand said it’s concerned about a recent rapid appreciation in the currency and added it’s ready to take steps to curb a climb that could imperil an already fragile economy.
— Bangkok Post

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Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Gov’t proposes investment options to develop North-South Expressway
The Government has proposed to the National Assembly three options for transforming investment models at sub-projects of the Eastern North-South Expressway for consideration.
— Viet Nam News

Japan weighs easing entry ban for Thailand and Vietnam
Japan will begin discussions with Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Vietnam over the easing of coronavirus travel restrictions, Nikkei has learned, in its first step toward normalizing international travel suspended by the pandemic.
– Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Vietnam on alert for new DIV1 virus
Vietnam is on alert for a deadly new virus that could decimate its shrimp industry.
— New Straits times

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