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 […]

Asean morning news for August 14

Asean morning news for August 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Dengue fever plagues Southeast Asia An outbreak of dengue fever in Southeast Asia has caused hundreds of deaths since January of this year. — Xinhuanet Indonesia accounts for almost 80% of hotspots detected in Asean in past month Nearly 80 per cent of hotspots detected in […]

Asean morning news for August 13

Asean morning news for August 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   No UNCLOS, no US-EU in South China Sea: Xi Jinping wants code of conduct finished before Duterte’s term ends After its initial reluctance, China is now urging members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to complete the code of conduct on the South China Sea […]

Asean morning news for August 12

Asean morning news for August 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean countries must take firm stand on haze recurrence Asean countries must meet to resolve transboundary haze and smog pollution that pose a serious threat to the health and well-being of the people in the region, said prominent social activist Datuk Seri Ang Lai Soon. — […]

Asean morning news for August 9

Asean morning news for August 9

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Prayut marks Asean milestone Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expects Asean to “maintain its distinct identity, based on mutual trust, mutual benefit and mutual respect” over the next two decades. — Bangkok Post External partners important for ASEAN development: Brunei Sultan In this increasingly interconnected world, all […]

Asean morning news for August 8

Asean morning news for August 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Parts of ASEAN to be fire-prone next week The Australian monsoon can make parts of Southeast Asia prone to fires in the next week, according to the Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS) early warning system. — Antara News South China Sea: Vietnam Has A Smart Strategy […]

Asean morning news for August 7

Asean morning news for August 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN now ‘stable regional grouping’: DFA chief After 52 years since its establishment, the 10-member Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has now become a “stable regional grouping”, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said on Monday. — Philippine News Agency Something’s afoot at the Asean […]

Asean morning news for August 6

Asean morning news for August 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   China to hold illegal military drills in South China Sea amid rising tensions It said the first military training exercise will be held 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, August 6, and the second from 3 p.m. to […]