Asean Morning News For November 27

Asean Morning News For November 27
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Watch & Hear All of Asean’s Miss Universe Entrants (HD video)
Across Asean social media networks are in a frenzy as the clock ticks down to the judging of the 2017 Miss Universe pageant.
— AEC News Today

South-east Asians positive about Asean but want to see faster pace of regional integration
Nearly three-quarters of South-east Asian citizens would like to see a faster pace of regional development in the future, according to a public survey on regional perceptions conducted throughout the region.
— Today Online

ASEAN, China ink media cooperation pact
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) signed an agreement seeking to further enhance and create platforms for media exchanges and cooperation with its dialogue partner, China.
— Inquirer

Commercial Bank CEO sees huge opportunities for Asean countries in Qatar
Commercial Bank Group CEO Joseph Abraham has said there are huge untapped opportunities available for Asean exports in Qatar.
— The Peninsular Qatar

50 years of ASEAN: Meeting the energy challenges
ASEAN marks its 50th anniversary this year. The grouping, with a population of about 630 million people and a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of US$2.4 trillion, is one of the fastest-growing regions in the world.
— The Jakarta Post

ASEAN and India focus of global growth for next decade
India will have more population than China in 2022 and ASEAN (Ten Southeast Asian countries) has more population than Europe. India and ASEAN will both have nominal GDP between France and Germany from 2019 to 2023.
— Next Big Future

Shia Islam bigger threat than IS in Asean, say scholars
SHIA Islam is a bigger threat than the Islamic State (IS) militant group to Sunni Muslims in the Asean region, said scholars in a conference in Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
— The Malaysian Insight

First Conference of ASEAN Muslim Starts
The first International Conference of ASEAN Muslims entitled “A Moderate Nation” started today in Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia, being organized by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia represented by the Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Endowments, Call, and Guidance.
— Arab News

BMI sees Asean growth sustained
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) growth will continue to outperform from a regional and global perspective, a Fitch Group unit said. The region’s “extremely large market potential,” BMI Research noted, stems from its reform prospects, integration initiatives, demographic trends and “relatively mild: economic imbalances.
— The Manila Times

Survey: 83.7% unaware of Asean integration
MAJORITY of Dabawenyos are not aware of the Asean Integration, says the latest Ateneo De Davao University survey.
— SunStar Davao

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National Election Committee approves list of new parliamentarians
Cambodia’s National Election Committee has distributed the 55 empty parliamentary seats left vacant by the dissolution of the opposition CNRP to three small parties, which will change the composition of the parliament and provide a shot in the army of the ruling CPP, according to the Phnom Penh Post Online report on Saturday.
— Thai PBS

Breaking: PM says prominent human rights NGO ‘must close’
Prime Minister Hun Sen has instructed the Interior Ministry to investigate the Cambodian Center for Human Rights (CCHR) and potentially close it “because they follow foreigners”, appearing to link the rights group to the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party’s purported “revolution”.
— The Phonm Penh Post

PM Hun Sen: CPP Is Unbreakable
Prime Minister Hun Sen, president of the Cambodian People’s Party (CPP), said that CPP is strong through solidarity and any political party that plans to destroy CPP will vanish.
— Fresh News

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Industry Association Urge Gov’t to Prioritize on Fiber-Optics Development
Industry association and information technology observer are urging the government to prioritize the development of internet infrastructure to actualize digital revolution by accelerating the development of fiber-optic networks.
— Netral News

Indonesia’s top telecom acquires Malaysian satellite company
Telekomunikasi Indonesia, the country’s largest telecommunications company, announced on Friday it has agreed to acquire a maximum stake of 70% in Malaysian satellite company TS Global Network for 108.5 million ringgit ($26 million).
— Nikkei Asian Review

Industrial Sector is Most Significant Contributor to National Economy
Indonesia Minister of Industry Airlangga Hartarto says that Indonesia, in its economic proportion, can be categorized as an industrial country.
— Netral News

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Bananas to remain Laos’ highest export earner despite drop in value
Bananas are expected to be Laos’ highest revenue earner among agricultural exports this year, retaining the top spot achieved last year despite a decrease in exports by value.
Fresh Plaza 

Govt to take action over unregulated petrol stations
Petrol stations that are located too close to one another, or are near a community, a school, a hospital, a market or a river may have to relocate in line with the government’s tougher stance on these facilities.
Vientiane Times 

More tourists making their way to Laos by road
The number of tourists from within the region and further afield who enter Laos by road has increased significantly over the past five years, a survey has revealed.
Vientiane Times

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Malaysia Airlines cancels all flights to Bali as Mount Agung volcano spews plume of ash
Malaysia Airlines (MAS) will cancel all flights between Kuala Lumpur and Denpasar in Bali today following the volcanic activity at Mount Agung in Bali.
— New Straits Times

China enhances ties with M’sia to leverage on thriving halal market
Realising the high demand, profit feasibility and the need to adapt to the growing global halal market in order to achieve its ‘One Belt One Road’ initiative, China continues to expand its partnerships with countries such as Malaysia which has a well-established halal market that is fully supported by its government.
— The Borneo Post

Social media merchants must declare income: Inland Revenue Board
Individuals or businesses selling their wares on social media, which are not registered with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM), must declare their income and file their income tax returns, according to the Inland Revenue Board (IRB).
— The Sun Daily

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Rohingya crisis: ‘It’s not genocide,’ say Myanmar’s hardline monks
The monks, clad in vermillion robes and flip flops, line up from old to young to receive a meal in their alms bowls — rice, vegetables, cookies — all donated by local villagers.
— CNN (video)

Bangladesh says it agreed with Myanmar for UNHCR to assist Rohingya’s return
Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed to take help from the UN refugee agency to safely repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence in Myanmar, Bangladesh said on Saturday.
— The Jordan Times

Extra £12m in UK aid pledged for Myanmar’s Rohingya
An extra £12m of UK aid will be sent to help Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt has said.

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Philippines: Ag sector grows 6.27% in Q3, farmer income by 3.68%
The agriculture sector grew 6.27 percent in the third quarter this year compared to the same period last year, with farmers’ income rising 3.68 percent from July to September.
Fresh Plaza 

Chemical firms eye PH as hub
Chemical manufacturers from China are looking at the Philippines as possible hub of their manufacturing facilities.

Govt urged to review plan to let NFA produce other farm products
Expanding the market and distribution activities of the National Food Authority (NFA) by including nongrain commodities could cause the government to incur losses, according to local economists.

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New initiative to connect Singapore and China tech firms
The Singapore Government has launched in China the first overseas initiative under the Global Innovation Alliance (GIA), a network to promote entrepreneurship and innovation with a focus on technology.
The Nation 

First case of laughing gas addiction treated in Singapore
Singapore has reported its first case of laughing gas addiction, after a 20-year-old tertiary education level student was discovered to have been addicted to nitrous oxide.
Channel NewsAsia 

Mandatory ‘settling-in’ programme for new foreign workers to start in second half of 2018
New foreigners on a work permit in Singapore will soon have to undergo a mandatory settling-in programme (SIP) to learn about the country’s social norms and laws.
Channel NewsAsia 

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Thai PM reshuffles cabinet for the fifth time since coup
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha has reshuffled his cabinet, a statement published in the Royal Gazette said on Friday, the fifth change in his administration since he took power in 2014.
— Channel NewsAsia

Thailand: True Corp invests $15.3m to create regional digital hub
True Corporation, a Thai communication conglomerate, has invested 500 million baht ($15.3 million) in setting up True Digital Park as the digital hub in Southeast Asia.

Thai economy surges 4.3% in third quarter
The Thai economy has seen recent steady growth according to the prime minister, with a significant 4.3% increase in the third quarter of 2017.
— NBT World (video)

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Vietnamese put gold, dollars in investment and business production
Governor of the State Bank (SBV) Le Minh Hung, answering queries from NA deputies late last week, said that a large amount of the public’s capital in gold and dollars have been put into production and investment.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Sony Electronics Vietnam to pay VND7 billion in tax arrears
Accordingly, during an unannounced survey to review the price of imported LCD TVs that Sony declared, the authorities found that in reality, the prices were $6.84-70 per piece higher.
— VietnamNet Bridge

Vietnam scours for investors for major state-owned brewer
Vietnam has embarked on the process of seeking potential investors for the country’s biggest brewer Saigon Beer Alcohol Beverage Corp., or Sabeco, where the government currently owns up to 90 percent of stake.
— VnExpress

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