Asean morning news for August 23

Asean morning news for August 23
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Oil spill contingency planning in South East Asia
One of the key elements in oil spill contingency planning is to define the communication channels to be used by cooperating parties when facing an incident.
— Hellenic Shipping News

Digital fraud on the rise in ASEAN
Southeast Asia is the most vulnerable region to fraud compared to the rest of Asia Pacific (APAC).
— The Asean Post

Taiwan taps into anti-drug experience of Southeast Asia, Australia
Taiwan is drawing on foreign drug control expertise by sending groups of prosecutors to countries that have ample experience curbing the use of narcotics.
— Taiwan News

First Asean-US maritime exercise set for Sept in Thailand
The first maritime drill between the navies of the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will kick off on Sept 2 off the coast of the Gulf of Thailand, an Asean source said on Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

Thailand ready to host 37th AMEM
Thailand is poised to display its capability as a hub for electricity and liquefied natural gas in Southeast Asia when it hosts the ASEAN Ministers on Energy Meeting (AMEM) this September.
— NBT World (video)

Regulator meeting ends with OTT accord
Telecom regulators in Asean have agreed in principle on revenue collection from over-the-top (OTT) service providers operating in the region, though the approaches will have to be figured out by the countries themselves.
— Bangkok Post

ASEAN countries discuss cybersecurity protection
The National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) has raised the issue of cyber security at the 2nd ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meetings and ASEAN Telecommunication regulator’s Council (TELSOM-ATRC) Leaders’ Retreat.
— NBT World (video)

Minister: Asean makes progress in implementing AEC Blueprint 2025
Asean has made considerable progress in the implementation of the Asean Economic Community (AEC) Blueprint 2025, said Minister of International Trade and Industry, Datuk Darell Leiking.
— Malay Mail

People-to-people exchanges fortify Asean-China ties
The 10 member-states of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) and China shall continue people-to-people exchanges to strengthen relations for further cooperation, Asean-China Center Secretary General Chen Daihe said.
— Philippine News Agency

UK needs clearer ASEAN strategy, ambassador says
The United Kingdom needs to provide more information about its strategies and objectives in engaging ASEAN amid Brexit uncertainties, the Indonesian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Rizal Sukma has said.
— The Jakarta Post (paywall)

China censors strike in Thailand: Taiwan booth at ASEAN Smart City expo forced to remove sign
Chinese officials in attendance at the ASEAN Smart Cities Network Conference and Exhibition 2019 in Bangkok Thailand, Aug. 22-24, forced event organizers to remove a sign advertising a delegation of Taiwanese tech companies organized by the System Integration Promotion Alliance (SIPA) under office of the Ministry of Economic Affairs (MOEA).
— Taiwan News

SEA university faculty convene for Industry 4.0 forum
Faculty members of eight universities from six countries gathered at the Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (Searca) and the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB) to participate in a forum focused on responding to the challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
— The Manila Times

PH leads ASEAN’s move to harmonize privacy protection
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) took a major step in harmonizing regional data protection, privacy regulations and initiatives by launching the first ASEAN Data Protection and Privacy Forum in Bangkok, Thailand with the Philippines at the helm.
— Manila Bulletin

China-ASEAN Mayors’ Forum to be held in south China
The China-ASEAN Mayors’ Forum 2019 will be held between Sept. 17 to 19 in Nanning, capital of south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.
— Xinhuanet

Asean Energy Ministers to meet in Bangkok
The Thai Energy Ministry on Thursday announced that the country will host the Asean Energy Ministers’ meeting from September 2 to September 6.
— Newsd

Why Australia can’t Afford to Miss the Boat on Southeast Asia’s Flourishing Start-up Scene
Not too embryonic but not too advanced; not too formless but not too rigid ― Southeast Asia’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is just right.
— Entrepreneur

Enhanced service between Southeast Asia and Australia
The Oceania trade has always been a key element in Hamburg Süd’s global network of liner services.
— Hellenic Shipping News

China-ASEAN rally tour to start in Sep
The annual China-ASEAN ­International Touring Assembly and the ASEAN-­China Journalists Rally (CAITA) is set to be held from September 9 to 28, organizers said.
— Global Times

iPrice report has Shopee down as the most popular shopping platform in Southeast Asia
Shopee, the e-commerce app that is owned by the NYSE-listed Singaporean tech giant Sea, is the most popular shopping platform in Southeast Asia, according to iPrice’s latest Q2 2019 e-commerce report.
— KrAsia

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EU Funds GPS Tracking of Cambodian Fishers
Agriculture Minister Veng Sokhon said every fishing boat in the country will be tracked with E.U.-funded GPS beacons by 2023 in order to crack down on illegal fishing.

Cambodia says EU rice tariffs hurting farmers
Cambodia said on Thursday European Union tariffs on its rice had hurt half a million farmers with a sharp decline of exports to the bloc, as it reviews the Southeast Asian nation’s duty-free trading access over human rights concerns.
— Reuters

Rice federation warns EBA withdrawal could hurt millions
The Cambodian Rice Federation (CRF) yesterday asked the European Union to save the livelihoods of half a million families by halting the process to withdraw the Everything-but-arms scheme.
— Khmer Times

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Minister claims it’s East Kalimantan as provinces scramble in race for new capital
Following months of vague hints and uncertainty, the government has determined that it will relocate the nation’s capital city to East Kalimantan, a minister has claimed.
— The Jakarta Post

Bank Indonesia surprises with second rate cut in two months
Indonesia’s central bank announced a surprise cut to its policy rate on Thursday, citing the need to move the economy after the country logged its slowest growth in two years.
— Nikkei Asian Review

Jokowi orders police to ‘take stern action’ against racial abuse
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has finally spoken out against the racial abuse suffered by Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, following days of protests in Papua and West Papua.
— The Jakarta Post

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Laos to expand energy trade with Vietnam
Laos is targeting an increase in electricity trade with Vietnam on a year-on-year basis after the two sides reached agreements on developing energy and mining projects and electricity trading contracts earlier this year, according to local media.
— Xinhua

Search suspended for six missing in Huaphan landslide
Lao and Vietnamese authorities have suspended their search for six people missing after a landslide in Huaphan province and whose bodies are presumed to be on the Vietnamese side of a river.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Lao ministers, officials visit, comfort injured Chinese tourists in recent car tragedy
Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdara along with deputy ministers and ministry officials on Wednesday visited and encouraged Chinese tourists who were hospitalized after being injured in a bus accident on Monday.

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KLIA system disruption continues, but credit card service restored
The credit card system for the retail and food and beverage outlets at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) has been restored, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) said today.
— Malay Mail

Australian mining company Lynas gets permission to dispose of radioactive waste in Malaysia, dividing locals
An Australian mining company has been told to “get lost” and “go back to Australia” amid an ongoing row over hundreds of thousands of tonnes of radioactive waste piling up in Malaysia.

Corporate tax cut may not be feasible, says economist
It may not be feasible to grant the Federation of Malaysian Manufacturers’ (FMM) wish for a corporate tax cut to 20% from the current 24% in view of the country’s financial condition.
— The Sun Daily

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Facebook shuts dozens of Myanmar social media accounts over ‘inauthentic behavior”
Facebook Inc said on Thursday it had shut 216 social media pages, groups and accounts in Myanmar, some tied to the army, to stymie efforts to “manipulate or corrupt public debate”.

UN panel condemns Myanmar army’s sexual violence against Rohingya
Sexual violence committed by Myanmar troops against Rohingya women and girls in 2017 was an indication of the military’s genocidal intent to destroy the mainly Muslim ethnic minority, United Nations investigators have concluded.
— Aljazeera

Tensions flare as Bangladesh tries to send Rohingya home
Protests erupted in parts of Bangladesh’s Rohingya camps on Wednesday as authorities attempted to restart controversial plans to begin sending refugees back to Myanmar.
— The New Humanitarian

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$15-M net hot money inflow in July
The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) registered $15 million net foreign portfolio investment inflow in July, reversing the $35 million net outflows of the previous month.
— Manila Bulletin

DOH upholds permanent ban of Dengvaxia
The Department of Health (DOH) has permanently revoked the certificates of product registration (CPRs) of the controversial Dengvaxia anti-dengue vaccine because of manufacturer Sanofi Pasteur’s “failure to submit post-approval requirements.”
— Rappler

‘Affirm his 7 life sentences’: Thousands sign petition to keep rapist-murderer Sanchez in prison
“Let him serve his 7 life sentences.”
— Rappler

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New training academy launched to help workers in environmental services pick up new skills
From robot cleaners to kitchen sinks that turn food waste into fertiliser, the environmental services industry has been evolving to tackle challenges like manpower constraints.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

When climate change hits home in Singapore
PM Lee’s speech – with its stark warning about flooding – could mark a turning point when climate change becomes part of the national consciousness.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore will no longer rank children based on exams
Symptoms include “depression, [a feeling of] helplessness, fear, anger, irritability, and a lack of motivation,” Anoushka Beh, a child psychologist in Singapore, told The World’s host, Marco Werman.

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Baby dugong ‘Yamil’ dies
Thailand’s Department of Marine and Coastal Resources reports that Yamil, the baby dugong found stranded in the southern province of Krabi on July 1st, died of shock and cardiac arrest at 9.35pm today (Thursday) after suffering indigestion and gastroparesis over the past few days.
— Thai PBS News

Thai government to consider bringing forward plastics ban
That’s a ban on of single-use plastic bags, styrofoam (polystyrene) boxes, plastic straws and single-use plastic cups In a surprise announcement, the Thai Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment says they’re considering bringing forward, by 1-2 years, a complete ban on the use of the key plastic polluters.
— The Thaiger

Homeless in their own land: Chaiyaphum’s Baw Kaew village faces eviction
As the deadline for the eviction of Baw Kaew village draws closer, community members are calling on political parties for help. Last Saturday, Future Future Party politicians to discuss solutions to resolve the decade-long land dispute.
— Isaan Record

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Vietnam’s import-export revenue hits US$311 billion in eight months
The total import-export revenue of Vietnam was estimated to reach approximately US$311 billion by August 15 and the country also enjoyed a trade surplus of nearly US$3 billion, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.

Vietnam bans MacBook Pro laptops on aircraft for fire threat
Vietnam has banned on all flights Apple’s 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops produced between September 2015 and February 2017 and now recalled for overheating batteries.
— VnExpress

Vietnamese Facebook User Gets Six-Year Prison Term For ‘Negative’ Posts
Vietnamese democracy advocate Huyn Dac Tuy was sentenced on Wednesday by a court in southern Vietnam’s Quang Ngai province to a six-year prison term, followed by three years’ probation, for criticizing the country’s communist government in a series of online posts, according to state media reports.
— Radio Free Asia

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