Asean morning news for May 26

Asean morning news for May 26

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


COVID-19 in Asean: update for May 25 — Brazil tops 24hr death count, Singapore cases continue to ease
As of 00:26 GMT May 25 there was 43,519 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 105, or 0.24 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Accusing China of using COVID-19 to expand presence in South China Sea “nonsense”: FM
It is sheer nonsense to claim that China is using COVID-19 to expand its presence in the South China Sea, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

CLMV’s economic growth crashes to two-decade low due to COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic is having a negative impact on CLMV economies through their dependency on foreign-sourced revenue from tourism and exports says KResearchCenter.
— Thailand Business News

COVID-19 threatens democracy in Southeast Asia
COVID-19 has been tough on the health and economies of Southeast Asia, but the region’s fledgling quasi-democracies are also under threat.
— East Asia Forum

South China Sea COC consultations won’t be disrupted by outside interference: FM
Consultations on the Code of Conduct (COC) in the South China Sea between China and the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) members will not be disrupted by interference from the outside, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Sunday.
— Xinhuanet

Japan bans visitors from 111 countries, regions, including Philippines
Japan is expanding its entry ban to India and 10 other nations as part of efforts to contain the spread of the new coronavirus, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday.
— ABS-CBN News

Singapore a Bright Spot for China Relations in ASEAN
In March, China had a disagreement with the Philippines on whether it had donated accurate COVID-19 test kits.

Regional solidarity key to cope with COVID-19: experts
Regional solidarity among ASEAN members is key to effective COVID-19 response, said Nehginpao Kipgen – Executive Director at the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS) – and Aakriti Bansal, a research assistant at the centre, in a recent article posted on Thailand’s Bangkok Post.
— Vietnamplus

ARISE+ IPR: new ASEAN Common Guidelines for the Substantive Examination of Trade Marks
On 28 April 2020, the second edition of the ASEAN Common Guidelines for the Substantive Examination of Trade Marks was published on the ASEAN IP Portal website and on the ARISE+ IPR website.

​Ubiquitome’s Liberty16 Attracts Swiss Giant
Ubiquitome has signed an exclusive agreement for Swiss headquartered DKSH to market and sell its mobile, battery powered COVID-19 tester, Liberty16, in several Asia Pacific countries.
— Ubiquitome

Stepping Up Cybersecurity During The Pandemic
While ASEAN is increasingly coordinating its efforts to reinforce regional cybersecurity, more needs to be done to address the constantly evolving threats.
— The Asean Post

The Asset Triple A Awards: Asean banks score big with treasurers, CFOs
The toughest challenges for banks in the countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) also offer the most attractive rewards for those able to unlock the opportunity.
— The Asset

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Compiled by Mark Henry Uy


67 who flew with newest patient clear of virus
Sixty-seven foreign and local passengers, who were aboard the plane which carried the Kingdom’s second coronavirus patient in over a month, were released from a quarantine facility yesterday after completing a 14-day isolation period, a health ministry statement revealed.
— Khmer Times

Scottish partner ‘not mistreated’ by local doctors, confirms woman
A plea for donations to help cover her boyfriend’s medical costs prompted headlines accusing Cambodian doctors of demanding £20,000 ($26,222) to save his lung.
— The Phnom Penh Post

100 Passengers Quarantined After Korean Flights
The Ministry of Health has ordered 100 travelers from Korea to be tested for COVID-19 and be isolated for 14 days.

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Indonesia Reports Lowest Daily Coronavirus Cases in Two Weeks
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Indonesia increased by 479 on Monday – the lowest single-day rise since May 12 – to take the country’s total to 22,750.
— Jakarta Globe

Health Minister Issues New Normal Work Regulations
The government has decided to maintain the work from home (WFH) policy as part of its new normal regulations amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Millions of Indonesians celebrate Eid under social restrictions
Millions of Indonesians are celebrating the most festive time of the year in the country under partial lockdown.
— The Jakarta Post

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43 days with no new infections but tight border controls remain
The National Taskforce Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control says Laos will continue to close its borders to foreigners in order to prevent the spread of the virus, even though only five people still test positive for Covid-19.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

ADB approves 20 mln USD loan to support Laos’ emergency response to COVID-19
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) approved on Monday a 20-million-U.S.-dollar loan to support Laos’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Lao News Agency (KPL) reported on Monday.
— Xinhua

Laos begins to reopen as Coronavirus lockdown eased
In response to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, governments across the world have put measures in place to curb the spread of the disease and protect citizens.
— Eureporter

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Covid-19: Malaysia reports 172 new cases, no deaths
Health director-general Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah said Malaysia reported 172 new Covid-19 cases as at noon today, bringing the nation’s cumulative number of cases to 7,417.
— The Edge Markets

Malaysia is not heading for deflation: Economists
Malaysia is not heading for deflation despite Consumer Price Index (CPI) having deflated further 2.9 per cent to 117.6 points in April from 121.1 in the same month in 2019, the lowest level since 2010, economists said.
— New Straits Times

Immigration D-G: 207 undocumented migrants tested positive for Covid-19 in Malaysia
A total of 207 of the 13,929 undocumented migrants detained at three Immigration Detention Depots in Peninsular Malaysia have been found to be positive for Covid-19 infection.
— Malay Mail 

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Two more Myanmar returnees test positive, total cases at 203
Two Myanmar citizens who returned from overseas have tested positive for COVID-19, according to the health ministry at 8pm on May 25. Meanwhile, one patient is on the road to recovery.
— Myanmar Times

Power sector tops Myanmar’s foreign investment in seven months of FY 2019-20
The power sector topped Myanmar’s foreign direct investment (FDI) with over US$1 billion of investment capital from six permitted foreign enterprises in first seven months of current fiscal year (FY) 2019-2020, government figures showed on Monday (May 25).
— The Star Online

Myanmar & China to check out trade good delays at the border
The Myanmar and Chinese authorities say traders are incurring losses due to restrictions at border gates and that field visits will be used to attempt to resolve the issues.
— Fresh Plaza

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Philippines Duterte Copies China’s Xi Jinping Playbook Jailing Critics
President Rodrigo Duterte has sparked allegations of copying China’s Xi Jinping by using police to abuse and raise fears among his critics.
— Chiang Rai Times

83 charged over anomalies in COVID-19 subsidy distribution –Duterte s report
A total of 83 officials and individuals have been criminally charged over complaints of alleged anomalies in the distribution of emergency cash assistance to low-income families affected by the COVID-19 crisis, President Rodrigo Duterte’s latest report showed.
— GMA Network

Private hospitals ask Duterte to fire Duque
An umbrella group of private hospitals asked President Duterte on Monday for a “replacement” to embattled Health Secretary Francisco Duque III who is in hot water over his leadership of the government’s coronavirus response.
— Philippine Star

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Collect improved masks at CCs, RCs and vending machines from today
Starting today and until June 14, Singapore residents can collect improved reusable masks.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

MOH preliminarily confirms 344 new cases of COVID-19 infection ; Total tally at 31,960
As of Monday noon (25 May), the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 344 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the lower number of cases today is partly due to fewer tests being conducted.
— The Online Citizen

Service centres for work passes, housing, CPF to reopen on June 2
Government service centres dealing with matters such as housing, employment passes, Central Provident Fund (CPF) and taxes are set to reopen on June 2 as Singapore enters phase one of the post-circuit breaker period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thai Government is warning on fake Thai Chana Covid19 contact tracing websites
The Center for Covid-19 Situation Administration warned the public this afternoon in both the English and Thai language press conferences around fake Thai Chana (Victory in the Thai language) websites being used to gather people’s data.
— The Pattaya News

2 children thought to have been poisoned by mother fed corrosive substance
The director of Thammasat Hospital confirmed today that two young children, admitted with bleeding in the digestive tract, vomiting of blood and stomach inflammation, were not suffering with a disease, but from the effects of the ingestion of a corrosive substance.
— Thai PBS News

Probe to find out the where 72-year old was infected with coronavirus
Health investigators are still unable to locate where a 72-year old man visited and contracted COVID-19, because the man visited many places in the 14-days prior to May 18th, when he tested positive for the pathogen, said CCSA spokesman Dr. Taweesin Visanuyothin today (Monday).
— Thai PBS News

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Vietnam plans 15.84t dong tax cut for small businesses
Vietnam is planning a 15.84 trillion dong (S$968.9 million) cut in corporate income tax for small-sized enterprises this year to help them overcome the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Ministry of Finance said on Monday.
— Business Times

Vietnam Airlines Mulls Ordering 50 New Planes
Hanoi-based Vietnam Airlines is eyeing a significant fleet expansion. The prospect was raised by the airline’s CEO, Duong Tri Thanh, last week.
— Simple Flying

Vietnam wildlife trade ban appears to flounder amid coronavirus success
Conservation organizations in Vietnam sent a letter to the Prime Minister last week asking for an update on planned regulations curtailing the trade and consumption of wildlife.
— Mongabay

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