Asean morning news for August 8

Asean morning news for August 8

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu


Parts of ASEAN to be fire-prone next week
The Australian monsoon can make parts of Southeast Asia prone to fires in the next week, according to the Fire Danger Rating System (FDRS) early warning system.
— Antara News

South China Sea: Vietnam Has A Smart Strategy To Stop China
Vietnam has a smart strategy to stop China from taking over the entire South China Sea, teaming up with a power Beijing cannot afford to antagonize these days: Russia.
— Forbes

US Warship Sails Into Disputed S.China Sea Waters as Beijing Announces Regional War Games – Report
US Navy ships have repeatedly carried out so-called freedom of navigation missions in the South China Sea, where the majority of islands are controlled by Beijing. Other territories are claimed by countries, including Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei and the Philippines.
— Sputnik International

Emerging Asian economies’ reserves put to test as trade war rages
It used to be that a buildup in foreign reserves was seen as a bulwark against currency shocks and swift turns in investor sentiment.
— Business Standard

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BMKG identifies 18,895 hotspots in Southeast Asia, Papua New Guinea
The Meteorology, Climatology, and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) identified at least 18,895 hotspots in Southeast Asia and Papua New Guinea in the past two weeks and warned people of the possibility of forest and land fires.
— Antara News

Vietnam investigates plastic dumping by China, Malaysia, Thailand
Vietnam is investigating the alleged dumping of plastic film material from China, Thailand and Malaysia, hurting the local industry.
— VnExpress International

Education in ASEAN needs a revamp now
Social institutions such as education, healthcare and public housing services play a key part in a country’s soft infrastructure.
— The Asean Post

Australia and ASEAN Push Efforts to Combat Human Trafficking
Last week in Thailand at the ASEAN-Australia Ministerial Meeting, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne launched a new collaboration with ASEAN to attempt to counter human trafficking throughout Southeast Asia.
— The Diplomat

Arbitration centre focused on China, Asean opens in S’pore
The Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre that opens in Singapore today will provide lower-cost and efficient international arbitration services for small to medium-value disputes in cross-border commercial transactions.
— The Straits Times

‘Begpacking’ in Southeast Asia?
As I write this, I am contemplating the amount of money I will have to spend to apply for a visa to the United States of America.
— Philippine Daily Inquirer

ASEAN looks toward self-reliance, creativity, sustainable development
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is entering a new stage of development, aiming to build a people-centred ASEAN community on a legal basis of the ASEAN Charter and ASEAN Community Vision 2025.
— Vietnamplus

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Indonesia Initiates First Regional Conference on Humanitarian Assistance
Indonesia will host the inaugural Regional Conference on Humanitarian Assistance in Jakarta on Thursday and Friday.
— Jakarta Globe

Southeast Asia Digital Advertising Market Set to Reach $15.35 Billion by 2026 – The Fastest Growing Regional Market in the World
Southeast Asia digital advertising market is expected to grow by 13.93% and reach $15.35 billion by 2026, representing the fastest growing regional market in the world.
— GN


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PM Hun Sen Hopes Cambodia-Sri Lanka Economic Cooperation to Be Promoted
Samdech Akka Moha Sena Padei Techo Hun Sen, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Cambodia, has expressed his hope that the economic, tourism and trade relations between Cambodia and Sri Lanka will be further promoted.

Ministry warns of money laundering from overseas
The Interior Ministry’s central security department yesterday warned Cambodian citizens not to become middlemen for people seeking to use their ATM cards or bank accounts to receive money from overseas.
— Khmer Times

Cambodia Approves 153 Projects worth about $5.2B in the First Semester: PM Hun Sen
In the first six months of 2019, Council for the Development of Cambodia has approved 153 projects worth about $5.2 billion, Prime Minister Hun Sen addressed at the Sri Lanka-Cambodia Business Forum, held Wednesday at the Sofitel Phnom Penh.
–Fresh News

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Indonesian man claims he received a $3.3m tax bill for six companies he doesn’t own
An Indonesian man says he recently received the shock of his life when a tax officer knocked on his door and accused him of owing the Government some 32 billion rupiah ($3.29 million) related to the business dealings of six companies tied to his name.

Privacy bill: Risky for business, protection for consumers
Your phone number, where you live, what you tell your friends, how you feel, your daily commute, where and what you spend your money on.
— The Jakarta Post

KPK detains ex-Garuda boss, Emirsyah Satar, for alleged money laundering
The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) detained Emirsyah Satar, the former president director of flag carrier Garuda Indonesia, on Wednesday for alleged money laundering and bribery relating to the procurement of aircraft parts.
— The Jakarta Post

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Lao Protest Villagers Held Since 2017 Have Been Sentenced
Nine Lao villagers held for over two years for protesting the loss of land awarded by the government to a Vietnamese rubber company have been sentenced to prison terms ranging from two to six years, sources in the communist Southeast Asian state said.

Xaythany district records city’s highest incidence of dengue
Xaythany district has chalked up the largest number of dengue fever infections in Vientiane, as more cases surface in the capital.
— Vientiane Times (paywall)

Indonesia’s Largest Bank Mandiri Eyes Lao Market
Indonesia’s state-owned Mandiri Bank has announced its intention to enter Laos and Cambodia.
— The Laotian Times

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Airbus to contribute US$550m to Malaysia’s economy over five years
European aircraft maker Airbus SE is aiming for US$550 million annual contribution to Malaysia’s economy within five years in sourcing and services businesses from the current US$400 million.
— New Straits Times

Malaysia has room to pursue expansionary fiscal policy, says economist
Malaysia has the room to cut interest rates a bit more or pursue a more expansionary fiscal policy amid global trade disruptions, according to Asean+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) chief economist Dr Khor Hoe Ee.
— The Sun Daily

US set to overtake China as Malaysia’s top investor
The United States is set to supplant China as Malaysia’s top source of investment, amid an increasingly bitter trade war between the two superpowers that has reconfigured global supply chains, especially in developing South-east Asia.
— The Straits Times

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Myanmar Woos Chinese Tourists With Visas on Arrival, But Decries Their Lack of Manners
Tourism officials in Myanmar are bemoaning what they consider the bad behavior of the skyrocketing number of Chinese visitors to the Southeast Asia nation after they began offering the Chinese visas on arrival in 2018.
— Radio Free Asia

Myanmar Times founder jailed for 13 years on drugs charges
A Myanmar court on Wednesday jailed an Australian publisher for 13 years on drugs charges, a year after police uncovered a stash of methamphetamines and opium at his home, his lawyer said.
— Bangkok post

Myanmar Sat 2 heads for space to support national e-government programme
The Myanmar Sat 2 satellite conveyed by Intelsat 39 was launched into space from French service provider Arianespace’s Space Port in French Guiana at 2 am yesterday.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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LGUs urged to follow ‘4S strategy’ to curb spread of dengue
Local government units (LGUs) must follow the “Enhanced 4S Strategy” to swiftly prevent the spread of mosquito-borne disease after the declaration of a national dengue epidemic, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) said on Wednesday.

Sandiganbayan junks P102-billion forfeiture case vs former President Marcos, wife, others
The Sandiganbayan has junked the P102-billion forfeiture case against former President Ferdinand Marcos, his wife Imelda and others.
— Eagle News

Despite risk warnings, Garin insists dengue vaccine can prevent outbreaks
Former health chief and now Iloilo 1st district Representative Janette Garin insists that the use of Dengvaxia can be a “preventive measure” against impending dengue outbreaks.
— Rappler

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Singapore ranks 32 out of 40 for work-life balance, second most overworked city
Singapore was among the bottom 10 for work-life balance and ranked the second most overworked city in a study of 40 cities released on Wednesday (Aug 7).
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

New international arbitration centre in Singapore to focus on China-Asean disputes
The new Beihai Asia International Arbitration Centre (BAIAC) will open in Singapore on Thursday (Aug 8), to provide lower-cost and efficient international arbitration services for small- to medium-value disputes in cross-border commercial transactions.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

5 firms fined over data breaches
Five companies have been fined $117,000 in the last three weeks for failing to secure the personal data of their customers and staff.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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PM insists he did not intentionally omit words during his oath taking
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said today he had no intention to truncate the oath he took during the swearing-in ceremony in front of His Majesty the King last month, but will settle the issue himself.
— Thai PBS News

Bank of Thailand cuts policy rate, to 1.5%
The Bank of Thailand’s Monetary Policy Committee has made a surprise decision today to cut the policy interest rate amid pressure to avert an economic slowdown and hedge the heightened trade war between the US and China.
— The Thaiger

Japan firms’ sentiment in Thailand turns negative
Business sentiment among Japanese companies operating in Thailand has plummeted over the US-China trade war, with a diffusion index for the January-June period going negative for the first time since the second half of 2015.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam investigates anti-dumping on imported plastic products
The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has issued Decision No.2334/QD-BCT on launching anti-dumping investigation on Biaxial Oriented Polypropylene (BOPP) film originating from China, Thailand and Malaysia.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam sees US$55 billion in M&A deals made in a decade
Over the past 10 years, M&A activities in Vietnam have been growing strongly and become an indispensable part of the investment – business ecosystem in Vietnam.
— The Hanoitimes

EU stumps up $11mln for Greater Mekong wildlife conservation
The European Union (EU) has teamed up with wildlife and conservation groups in the Greater Mekong region, Malaysia, and China to try and disrupt the flow of illegally trafficked wildlife through the region.
— AEC News Today

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