Asean morning news for August 17

Asean morning news for August 17

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Parasites in water supply potential risk for disease transmission in Southeast Asia The presence of parasites in both raw and treated water supply in Southeast Asian countries can be a potential risk for disease transmission. — The Sun Daily Regional countries discuss digital technology in Bangkok […]

Asean morning news for August 16

Asean morning news for August 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Alibaba offers cloud computing for Southeast Asia’s retailers to embrace digitisation and big data Alibaba Group Holding, the world’s largest e-commerce services provider, is making a push into Southeast Asia by offering a suite of cloud computing solutions to help retailers embrace digitalisation and provide the […]

Asean morning news for August 15

Asean morning news for August 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   WHO urges workplace safety ‘revolution’ against backward policies (video) The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on business owners and employees throughout what it terms the ‘Western Pacific Region’ (WPR) to drive workplace safety policy through the implementation of universal smoke-free workplaces. — AEC News Today […]

Asean morning news for August 14

Asean morning news for August 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN-Korea Center makes donation to Laos flood relief The ASEAN-Korea Center donated 3 million won ($2,650) to the Embassy of Lao People’s Democratic Republic on Aug. 6 to aid flood recovery efforts from a dam collapse on July 23. — The Korea Herald Mekong water security […]

Asean morning news for August 13

Asean morning news for August 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   SE Asia’s E-Commerce to Become $200b Industry With more than 330 million internet users in Southeast Asia, researchers and analysts have highlighted that e-commerce in the region is well on track to become a major industry in the years to come. — Borneo Post Southeast Asia: […]

Lombok earthquake video special – 30 quakes rock island in 10 days

Earthquakes continue to rock the eastern Indonesia island of Lombok with more than 340 people reportedly dead, while poor infrastructure is frustrating efforts to get relief to isolated communities in the centre and highlands of the island. Between July 29 (local time) and August 10 the United States Geological Survey (USGS) recorded 30 earthquakes on […]

Asean morning news for August 10

Asean morning news for August 10

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Immigration D-G: Asean member countries to share visa info via new portal The 22nd Asean Directors-General of Immigration Departments and Heads of Consular Affairs Divisions of Ministries of Foreign Affairs Meeting (DGICM) today agreed to develop a portal to facilitate the sharing of visa information and […]

Cambodia floods: FB media org. live streams relief delivery (video)

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Cambodia floods: FB media org. live streams relief delivery (video)

Floods in eastern Cambodia have left tens of thousands of people homeless and thousands of others trapped above water up to ten meters deep. This live broadcast video via Cambodia media organisation TVFB shows efforts underway by the media organisation to assist those stranded by the Cambodia floods. Earlier in the week more than 39,000 […]

Asean morning news for August 9

Asean morning news for August 9

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN marks 51st anniversary; fastest growing economies with combined output of $2.5 trillion Diplomats from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) marked its 51st anniversary at the Malaysian Embassy yesterday with native cuisines and cultural performances. — Kuwait Times ASEAN Day 2018 Celebration hosted […]

Candle Parade disruption! Netizens peeved at funky temple dance (video)

Thai netizens are up in arms over a video showing what appears to be Thai university students performing a mock Buddhist Lent (Khao Phansa) Candle Parade ceremony inside the grounds of a Buddhist temple. The original video was posted on Facebook over the weekend by user ‘B.Pichit‘, and has quickly been reproduced on numerous other […]

Asean morning news for August 8

Asean morning news for August 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   World’s biggest trading bloc ‘substantially’ complete this year: Singapore FM What could be the world’s biggest trading bloc, which would link Southeast Asia to some of the world’s largest economies, could be “substantially” complete by the end of the year, the top diplomat of this city […]

Asean morning news for August 7

Asean morning news for August 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   US pledges USD300 million in security assistance for Southeast Asia US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has pledged nearly USD300 million in security assistance for countries in Southeast Asia, the US Department of State has said. — IHS Jane’s 360 Nigeria, ASEAN Trade Volume Hits $7.7b […]

Asean morning news for August 6

Asean morning news for August 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu China wants military drills with ASEAN China wants to stage joint military exercises with Southeast Asian nations in disputed waters, according to a draft document, but insists other countries should be excluded in what analysts say is a bid to diminish the United States’ (US) influence. — […]

Asean morning news for August 3

Asean morning news for August 3

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   The EU mobilises €6 million for disaster preparedness in South and Southeast Asia As Southeast Asia is faced with the yearly monsoon season and its potentially devastating effects, the European Commission has released €6 million for disaster preparedness initiatives in the region. — European Commission (media […]

Asean morning news for August 2

Asean morning news for August 2

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu @stmarisewudolu   Progress in sea feud, Koreas stir Asean though rifts persist Southeast Asian nations are expected to welcome an initial negotiating draft of a nonaggression pact with China on the South China Sea, but critics warn that the protracted talks provide a diplomatic cover for Beijing’s tenacious […]

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