Slap down for media freedom on the streets of Phnom Penh (video)

Slap down for media freedom on the streets of Phnom Penh (video)

  The assault of a Cambodian reporter at an early morning motor vehicle crash by a police deputy inspector has seen media freedom and abuse of power in Cambodia thrust into the spotlight at the worst possible time. Over the next three months a European Union (EU) delegation will prepare its recommendation on whether Cambodia […]

Asean morning news for August 28

Asean morning news for August 28

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Indonesia only bid from ASEAN as Thailand, Myanmar withdraw joint effort for FIFA U20 World Cup 2021 Football Association of Thailand (FAT) and Myanmar Football Federation (MFF) have withdrawn from their joint bid to host the FIFA U20 World Cup in 2021. — FOX Sports How […]

Asean morning news for August 27

Asean morning news for August 27

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   A draft of ASEAN Declaration on ASEAN Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance proposed National Vaccine Institute prepares to propose draft of ASEAN Declaration on ASEAN Vaccine Security and Self-Reliance for government’s approval — NBT World (video) SEA healthtech startups draw $189m in 1H2019, India on track to […]

Asean morning news for August 26

Asean morning news for August 26

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   The US says China is blocking $2.5 trillion in South China Sea oil and gas Tensions surrounding the South China Sea have always been largely about oil and natural gas. — Quartz Asean should guarantee safe return of Rohingyas to Myanmar Asean has a lot of […]

Asean morning news for August 23

Asean morning news for August 23

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu     Oil spill contingency planning in South East Asia One of the key elements in oil spill contingency planning is to define the communication channels to be used by cooperating parties when facing an incident. — Hellenic Shipping News Digital fraud on the rise in ASEAN […]

Asean morning news for August 22

Asean morning news for August 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN must mitigate war without weapons between US and China As their trade and technology tensions spread into currency manipulation, the geostrategic rivalry between the U.S. and China is fast becoming a nonmilitary war. — Nikkei Asian Review (paywall) Fake news: pangolin scales contain no tramadol […]

Asean morning news for August 21

Asean morning news for August 21

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asia-Pacific nations rush to conclude trade deal amid tensions Amid concerns over rising trade tensions and uncertainty about global economic growth, officials of 16 Asia-Pacific countries have voiced their commitment to speeding up negotiations for an Asia-wide free trade pact, with the hopes of concluding it […]

Thai viral video captures the spirit of Asean humanitarianism (video)

Thai viral video captures the spirit of Asean humanitarianism (video)

  Across Asean today, like any other day, thousands of random acts of kindness will be performed by ordinary citizens. While most will go unnoticed, the high rate of smartphone ownership and the rapidly increasing number of surveillance cameras mean that many more of these random acts of kindness will be recorded. It is therefore […]

Asean morning news for August 20

Asean morning news for August 20

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean needs a viable Rakhine agenda When Asean’s Foreign Ministers met in Bangkok on July 31, they “reaffirmed their support for a more visible and enhanced role of Asean to support Myanmar in providing humanitarian assistance, facilitating the repatriation process [of the Rohingya] and promoting sustainable […]

Asean morning news for August 19

Asean morning news for August 19

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN youth face disruptive job market With technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) rapidly permeating society, ASEAN’s youth will need to reinvent themselves to stay relevant in the job market. — The Asean Post US freedom of navigation […]

Asean morning news for August 16

Asean morning news for August 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Vietnam, Singapore, Indonesia are Asia’s top spots for China’s belt and road plan: executives Regional companies who want to get involved in the Belt and Road Initiative, China’s ambitious plan to boost trade and connectivity, have ranked Vietnam, Singapore and Indonesia as the top three Asian […]

Asean morning news for August 15

Asean morning news for August 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Philippines hardest hit as dengue cuts a deadly path through Asean The Philippines remains the hardest hit of Asean member states reporting outbreaks of the debilitating and frequently fatal mosquito born disease dengue this year, with more than 720 deaths and a further 167,000 people infected […]