Asean Morning News For November 14

Asean Morning News For November 14
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Asean stands by Suu Kyi regarding Rohingya crisis
Indonesia expresses concern but myanmar spared serious criticism over humanitarian situation
— The Nation

Asean takes calm tack on South China Sea
ASEAN PUSHED for early negotiations on the Code of Conduct (CoC) in the South China Sea during the 31st Asean Summit and 20th Asean-China Summit yesterday.
— The Nation

UN vows to help ASEAN in counter-terrorism efforts
United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres promises to help Southeast Asian countries in their fight against terrorism.

Japan PM asks ASEAN to exert ‘highest level’ of pressure on North Korea
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Monday urged leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to exert the “highest level” of pressure on North Korea.

ASEAN and China to start talks over disputed waters
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have agreed to begin talks on regional guidelines for the South China Sea in a major breakthrough over the long-disputed territory.
— Aljazeera

ASEAN reforms urged to deal with automation threat to labor
THE World Economic Forum (WEF) said on Monday that the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must introduce reforms ahead of greater automation and digitalization associated with the so-called fourth industrial revolution, which poses a threat to jobs and social stability.
— Business World

UN wants to strengthen ASEAN human rights body
United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday, November 13, that the UN wants to work with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to strengthen the regional bloc’s human rights body.
— Rappler

Japan vows to strengthen cooperation with ASEAN
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed to deepen his country’s cooperation with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in the areas of maritime security, defense, trade, infrastructure development, combating terrorism, disaster risk reduction and cultural exchanges.
— Manila Bulletin

ASEAN leaders adopt declaration on youth development in region
‘We are optimistic that this ASEAN Declaration on the Adoption of the ASEAN Youth Development Index will translate into the formulation of more relevant youth policies,’ says National Youth Commission Chair Aiza Seguerra
— Rappler

Investments in Asean shrinking
Foreign direct investments (FDIs) that flow into the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) both from within and outside the bloc continued to weaken, declining by 20 percent in 2016, the latest official Asean tally showed.
— Inquirer

Japan reaches out to ASEAN startups
Japan is playing catch-up in the vibrant and growing startup community in Southeast Asia, after another Asian giant, China, has been leading in funding and engaging with technology-based firms in the region.
— Rappler

Asean seeks greater resolve to tackle security challenges
The threats of terrorism, the North Korea crisis and maritime tensions loomed large for leaders of Asean’s 10 nations and key partners yesterday as they began a series of meetings and called for greater resolve to address these challenges.
The Straits Times (paywall)

Russian Warships Arrive in Thailand Amid ASEAN Drills
ussia’s defense ministry confirmed that two Pacific Fleet ships had arrived on an unofficial visit to Thailand. The visit, which follows a stop by the vessels in Cambodia, also comes just as Bangkok is set to host a series of commemorative military activities in conjunction with ASEAN’s 50th anniversary.
— The Diplomat

Southeast Asia summit draft statement skips over Rohingya crisis
A draft of the statement to be issued after a Southeast Asian summit makes no mention of the exodus of Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar’s Rakhine state following a military crackdown that has been described by the United Nations as ethnic cleansing.
— Reuters

Aung San Suu Kyi Is Benefiting from ASEAN’s Silence on Myanmar’s Rohingya Crisis
When Aung San Suu Kyi led the fight for democracy against Myanmar’s despotic military rulers two decades ago, she bristled at the collective reluctance of Southeast Asian governments to intervene in her nation’s plight.


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PM Hun Sen Requests U.S President to Turn Cambodia’s Debt Into Development Aid (Video inside)
Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen requested U.S President Donald Trump to consider turning the debt that Cambodia owes to the U.S during the 1970s war as a development aid.
— Fresh News (video)

Cambodia Establishes ‘Standby Working Groups’ to Prevent Unrest Ahead of CNRP Court Date
Cambodia’s Interior Minister Sar Kheng on Monday ordered the creation of provincial “standby working groups” to prevent any unrest, as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government cracked down on potential protests ahead of an expected court ruling on whether to dissolve the country’s main opposition party.
— Radio Free Asia

MoUs signed in hopes of boosting rice exports to China
The Cambodian government signed two memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with three giant Chinese state-owned institutions yesterday, creating partnerships intended to boost the production of Cambodian paddy rice and milled rice for export, according to a release from the Ministry of Economy and Finance.
— The Phnom Penh Post

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Indonesia to boost share in fast-growing coffee market in China
Indonesian coffee businesspeople are now eyeing to increase its shares in the fast-growing coffee markets in China by exposing them to Indonesian coffees during a discussion with the Southern China-Indonesia Business Association (SCIBA) and Specialty Coffee Association of Indonesia (SCAI) in Guangzhou, China, recently.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia eyes Rp 21t from IPOs of 10 SOE subsidiaries
The Indonesian government eyed Rp 21 trillion (US$1.55 billion) from the sales of shares of 10 subsidiaries of state-owned enterprises (SOE) through initial public offerings (IPOs) next year.
— The Jakarta Post

Freeport Indonesia reopens mine access after shooting
The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has reopened the main supply route to its huge copper mine in Papua, the company said on Monday, after the road was closed on Sunday following a shooting incident in the area.
— Reuters/Business Insider

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Laos, China agree to deepen ties, ink 17 deals
President Bounnhang Vorachit and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed to work together to take the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between Laos and China to a new level.
Vientiane Times 

China-Laos rice trade has considerable potential
During his ongoing trip to Laos, Chinese President Xi Jinping called on both sides to build “a community of shared future with strategic significance” in a signed article published in the Laos media on Monday. Laos is also eager to enhance its economic links with China and cater for increasing consumer demand in the world’s second-largest economy. Rice is a major part of the story, with China being one of the main destinations for Laos’ rice exports.
Global Times 

PM reiterates Asean success at summit
Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith has reiterated the success of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) over the past 50 years through enhancing Asean centrality and narrowing the development gap between member countries.
Vientiane Times 

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Malaysia to develop logistic partnership within Asean, China and Asia Pacific
Malaysia will focus on developing and expanding its logistics partnership within ASEAN, China and Asia Pacific countries, says Transport Minster Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia’s government debt 50.9pc of GDP
Malaysia’s government debt accounts for 50.9 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP), lower than the government’s self-imposed 55 per cent limit, Finance Minister II Datuk Seri Johari Abdul Ghani said today.
— Malay Mail Online

Asean-HK FTA to attract more investors to Malaysia
The just-signed Asean-Hong Kong Free Trade Agreement (FTA) will enable Malaysia to attract more Hong Kong investors to its shores, says Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi.
— The Sun Daily

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Myanmar army denies Rohingya abuses ahead of Tillerson visit
Myanmar’s army cleared itself of any abuses against Rohingya civilians on Monday (Nov 13), following an internal probe that a rights group said aimed to “whitewash” an ethnic cleansing campaign against the Muslim minority.
— Channel News Asia

Myanmar’s Lack of Cooperation with UN Investigators Underlines Global Issue
Last week, the Security Council adopted a presidential statement which called upon the government of Myanmar to cooperate with all UN bodies and mechanisms. The statement comes after months of allegations of killings, rape, and torture of Myanmar’s minority Rohingya Muslim population by security forces, and the government’s persistent denial of visas to members of a UN investigative team.
— Relife Web

Desperate conditions for thousands of Rohingya in Myanmar captured on night-vision video
We have witnessed scenes of shocking deprivation and desperation among thousands of stranded Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar, including emaciated women and newborn babies who have been dumped on beaches and left to die.
ABC News (video)

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Russia says to help PH build nuclear power infrastructure
Russia’s state nuclear corporation, Rosatom, said Tuesday it would help the Philippines develop a nuclear power infrastructure under a memorandum of agreement with the Department of Energy.

Pres. Duterte mulls more investment from India on cheaper meds
President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday, November 13, said he is mulling more investments from India, particularly in the manufacture of cheaper medicine.
Philippine News Agency 

PH most improved on FDIs
Foreign direct investments (FDIs) to Asean fell 20 percent to $97 billion from $120 billion in 2015, with the Philippines the fourth largest recipient of investments among the 10 countries in the region.

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Singapore to focus on cooperation against emerging threats as ASEAN chair: PM Lee
As the incoming chairman of regional bloc ASEAN, Singapore’s focus will be to step up cooperation to build resilience against non-traditional and emerging threats and transform and integrate members’ economies to take advantage of new technologies and the digital revolution, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (Nov 13).
Channel NewsAsia

Singapore’s netizens demand parliamentary live feed of ‘multi-million dollar’ ministers
NETIZENS in Singapore have launched a petition to initiate a live video feed of parliamentary sessions to see their highly-paid representatives ‘do their jobs’ amid growing demand for greater transparency and accountability in the tiny rich nation.
Asian Correspondent 

Current progress on South China Sea dispute cannot be taken for granted: PM Lee
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said on Monday (Nov 13) that ASEAN member states have agreed to officially start negotiations with China on a code of conduct that will govern how South China Sea disputes are handled.
Channel NewsAsia 

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Thailand most prone to encryption-related cyberattacks in the region: ESET Survey
ESET, developer of award-winning cybersecurity software, today released data from the ESET 2017 SMBs survey showing that SMBs in Thailand were the most prone to encryption-related cyber breaches within the region.
— Markets Insider/ PR Newswire

Thai court takes up case against owner of Leicester City
A Thai criminal court on Monday accepted a 14 billion baht ($423 million) lawsuit brought against Thai duty-free giant King Power International, the company that owns English Premier League football club Leicester City.
— Reuters

Migrants needed for jobs Thais won’t do, say experts
THAILAND should have long-term and consistent policy to regulate migrant workers to ensure a sustainable benefit to the country’s economy and labour markets, according to economic and business experts.
— The Nation

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Facial Recognition Fail: Vietnam Security Co. Fools iPhone X Face ID (video)
After proving in 2008 that facial recognition was not an effective security measure for laptops, a Ha Noi software security firm has shown that Apple’s claims of it being a robust method of securing your new $1,000 iPhone X is not exactly accurate.
— AEC News Today (video)

Ha Noi to promote development of support industry in 2017-20
The capital city of Ha Noi has launched a development plan for support industries during the period 2017-20 with a vision to 2025 to promote development of enterprises within the industry.
— Bizhub

Jardine C&C buys stake in Vietnam dairy producer
Singapore-listed Jardine Cycle & Carriage has now extended its reach to the lucrative Vietnamese dairy industry.
— The Straits Times

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