Asean morning news for August 5

Asean morning news for August 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Rohingya activists slam ASEAN’s call for dialogue with Myanmar Efforts by the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to encourage “dialogue” between Rohingya refugees and the Myanmar government have sparked fierce criticism from Rohingya activists, who accuse the bloc of whitewashing the Myanmar military’s crimes and […]

Asean morning news for August 2

Asean morning news for August 2

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Australia pledges US$55 million to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia Australia pledged US$55 million to fight human trafficking in Southeast Asia on Thursday (Aug 1), vowing to tackle “modern slavery” ensnaring vulnerable populations across the region, from low-paid workers to underage brides and Rohingya refugees. […]

Asean morning news for August 1

Asean morning news for August 1

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Southeast Asia a Hub of Illegal Wildlife and Timber Trade: UN Despite a continued crackdown on perpetrators, Southeast Asia is becoming an even more prominent hub of illegal wildlife and timber trade, a UN report released earlier this month revealed. — Khaosod English Asean foreign ministers […]

Asean morning news for July 31

Asean morning news for July 31

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   South China Sea turmoil charges ASEAN summit Rising tensions in the South China Sea and fallout from US-China trade tensions are set to dominate talks this week as top diplomats converge in Bangkok for a key ASEAN summit. — Spratly Islands Pompeo Urged to Block Beijing […]

Asean morning news for July 30

Asean morning news for July 30

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Rising South China Sea Tensions Cast Shadow Over Asean Summit Rising tensions in the South China Sea and the fallout from U.S.-China trade war are set to dominate talks this week as top diplomats converge in Bangkok for a key Southeast Asia summit. — Bloomberg (paywall) […]

Asean morning news for July 29

Asean morning news for July 29

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN, China complete first reading of draft COC as tensions simmer A dispute between Southeast Asian nations and China is expected to come into focus as Thailand hosts the ASEAN foreign ministers’ meeting (AMM) in Bangkok this week, with ASEAN and China inching closer to completing […]

Asean morning news for July 26

Asean morning news for July 26

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Vietnam demands ‘immediate withdrawal’ of China ship in disputed sea Vietnam on Thursday called for the “immediate withdrawal” of a Chinese ship in the South China Sea, as the standoff over the disputed waters intensified. — The Philippine Star Alarmed by growing trafficking, US wants to […]

Asean morning news for July 25

Asean morning news for July 25

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Vietnam risking armed hostilities with China in standoff – Palace Vietnam is “risking armed hostilities” with China with its reported deployment of vessels near an oil block in the South China Sea, Malacañang said Wednesday. — CNN Philippines US, China Reassert Strong Alliance, Friendship With ASEAN […]

Asean morning news for July 24

Asean morning news for July 24

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   US calls for int’l pushback vs aggressive sea acts The United States has called on claimant states in the South China Sea to spurn antagonistic behavior that does not follow international protocol, given China’s “gross” manifestation of its forces in the disputed waters. — The Philippine […]

Asean morning news for July 23

Asean morning news for July 23

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   ASEAN can no longer turn a blind-eye to Myanmar’s atrocities After fighters attacked security targets in Myanmar’s northern Rakhine state on August 25, 2017, the Myanmar military responded by killing and maiming thousands of Rohingya civilians, raping hundreds of women and girls, and burning entire villages […]

Asean morning news for July 22

Asean morning news for July 22

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   US urges China: Stop meddling with oil, gas ops in S. China Sea The United States has weighed in on an ongoing stand-off between Vietnam and China over Chinese operations in the South China Sea, urging Beijing to cease interfering with oil and gas activities in […]