Asean morning news for November 16

Asean morning news for November 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean leaders upbraid Suu Kyi in private but stand by Myanmar THE ASEAN BLOC is standing by Myanmar for repatriation of thousands of Rohingya from Bangladesh despite grave concerns raised by leaders and partners at the summit even as the refugees yesterday continued to resist […]

Asean morning news for November 15

Asean morning news for November 15

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Leaders vow to create world’s largest free trade area in 2019 Leaders of Asean’s 10 members and six key trading partners vowed to seal a pact to create the world’s largest free trade area next year – the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). — The […]

Asean morning news for November 14

Asean morning news for November 14

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu    World’s largest trade deal pushed back; ministers at odds over terms A China-backed bid to complete the world’s largest trade deal—without the United States—was pushed back to next year after Asia-Pacific trade ministers failed to agree key terms at a Singapore summit. — Manilastandard.net China […]

Asean morning news for November 13

Asean morning news for November 13

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Myanmar forum targets chemicals as Asean awash in synthetic drugs (video) Senior counter-narcotics officials from around the world met in the Myanmar capital Nay Pyi Daw last week in an attempt to thrash out policies to stem the flood of synthetic drugs throughout the region. […]

Asean morning news for November 12

Asean morning news for November 12

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Big data: five ways tech is making Asean governments more effective A new study contends that technology can greatly improve the effectiveness of governance, and a new assessment of Asean governments has been made with tech factored in. — AEC News Today ASEAN scores major […]

Kosal Khiev: howls of poetry at Cambodian ‘word jam’ weekend (video)

Calling all “angelheaded hipsters”. This weekend in Siem Reap “all scribes, poets, lovers and dreamers” are invited to attend — and lend their voices to — a pop-up literary festival featuring renowned Cambodian poet and artist Kosal Khiev. The three-day celebration of words and verse began Thursday featuring a performance by Mr Khiev, an art […]

Asean morning news for November 9

Asean morning news for November 9

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   PM to prioritise Asean sustainability Based on the themes of resilience and innovation, Thailand is preparing to make sustainability more of a priority for Asean as the kingdom prepares to chair the regional bloc next year. — Bangkok Post Defeated: Singapore, Brunei wipe out measles, […]

Asean morning news for November 8

Asean morning news for November 8

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Golden Triangle’s drug production surges amid opioid worries Organised crime groups are expanding and diversifying drug production in Southeast Asia’s Golden Triangle raising concern the region could emerge as a hub for synthetic opioids such as fentanyl, according to the UN’s Office on Drugs and […]

Asean morning news for November 7

Asean morning news for November 7

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   The case for RCEP as Asia’s next trade agreement Six years in the making, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is slated to become an ASEAN-centric, comprehensive free trade area. Its 16 negotiating parties are racing to reach a ‘substantial conclusion’ by the ASEAN summit […]

Asean morning news for November 6

Asean morning news for November 6

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean politicians, Unesco: Impunity for journalist killings & abuse must end (video) A loose coalition of human-rights concerned politicians from across the region on Friday called on governments throughout Southeast Asia to end the increasing number of assaults and abuses of media workers throughout the […]

Asean morning news for November 5

Asean morning news for November 5

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Smart logistics boosts Asean’s economic integration with China Last year more than 40 billion packages were delivered in China – half the world’s global total. — The Nation Commentary: The rebirth of the ASEAN miracle growth model The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) has come a […]

Asean morning news for November 2

Asean morning news for November 2

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu   Asean minimum wages: ‘Measly’ pay rise sees Filipinos’ wages continue to shrink (video) A Philippine labour group which last Thursday slammed a proposed PHP20 (about US$0.37) daily minimum wage increase for workers in Metro Manila as “demeaning” and out of step with rising inflation, yesterday […]

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