Asean morning news for August 9

Asean morning news for August 9

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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu          @stmarisewudolu


Prayut marks Asean milestone
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha expects Asean to “maintain its distinct identity, based on mutual trust, mutual benefit and mutual respect” over the next two decades.
— Bangkok Post

External partners important for ASEAN development: Brunei Sultan
In this increasingly interconnected world, all of ASEAN’s external partners including dialogue, sectoral dialogue and development Partners play an important role in contributing to ASEAN’s development, Brunei’s Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah said on Thursday.
— Xinhuanet

Malaysia marks Asean day with a call for more Intra-Asean trade
As Asean marks Asean Day today, the 52nd anniversary of its founding in 1967, Malaysia has expressed the desire to see an increase in intra-Asean trade, saying it will contribute to the well-being of the people.
— The Sun Daily

ASEAN commemorates 52nd anniversary by inaugurating new secretariat building
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) inaugurated here on Thursday its new secretariat building as it commemorates its 52nd anniversary.
— Xinhuanet

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EU, ASEAN launch 2019 Blue Book
The Deputy Secretary General of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community, Kung Phoak, together with the Charge d’Affaires ad interim of the Mission of the European Union (EU) to ASEAN, Lucas Cibor, launched the EU-ASEAN Blue Book 2019.
— Antara News

Spotlight: ASEAN, including Cambodia, hugely benefit from BRI: Cambodian experts
The members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) including Cambodia are greatly benefiting from the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Cambodian experts said here on Thursday.
— Xinhuanet

EU should expand maritime activity in Southeast Asia as China looms
On August 5, there was a sign of blossoming international relations even as global hostilities in trade, currency and diplomacy intensified: the EU and Vietnam signed a historic defense agreement — the first in Southeast Asia.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

UN Secretary-General Recognizes Role of ASEAN
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres recognized this Thursday the important role of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and highlighted the bloc”s strong ties with the multilateral organization.
— Prensa Latina

ASEAN+3 senior officials talk agriculture, forestry cooperation
Senior agriculture and forestry officials of ASEAN and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea gathered at a meeting in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on August 7 to discuss the bloc and its partners’ cooperation in the fields.
— Vietnamplus

Today’s waste is tomorrow’s energy
Global waste is expected to grow to 3.40 billion tonnes by 2050, more than double the population growth over the same period.
— The Asean Post

Chinese guns for Thailand
Earlier this week, The ASEAN Post published an article citing the United Nations’ (UN) 2018 edition of the Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed Conflict.
— The Asean Post

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Unity becomes key factor behind ASEAN relevance: President
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has played a central role among countries by promoting unity, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) stated.
— Antara News

Committee of permanent representatives to Asean in Jakarta
The Committee of Permanent Representatives to ASEAN (CPR), which comprises Permanent Representatives of ambassadorial rank from all ten ASEAN Member States is based in Jakarta.
— Bangkok Post

Turkey strongly supports ASEAN’s vision: Brunei
Brunei Darussalam celebrated the flag day of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) at its embassy in Ankara on Thursday.
— Anadolu Agency

ASEAN Community: Cohesive for firm steps forward
On August 8, 2019, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) celebrates its 52nd birthday.
— Nhan Dan Online

Asean-Qatar ties set to witness further growth, says envoy
Vietnam’s embassy in Doha on Thursday marked the Association of South East Asian Nations (Asean) Day in the presence of representatives from its member states.
— Gulf Times

Southeast Asian billet import prices down on aggressive Indian cargo prices, high trade tensions
Prices in Southeast Asia’s steel billet market declined after a major producer in India sold competitively priced cargoes into the region, sources said.
— Metal Bulletin


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EdC draws angry complaints
Electricite du Cambodge (EdC) director-general Keo Rattanak said on Thursday that during the first seven months of this year, the company had received 237 complaints on Facebook regarding electricity meters.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Economic growth may slow to 6.5% due to EBA, global risks
The government has predicted that Cambodia’s economic growth will decline to 6.5 per cent next year – down from 7.1 per cent this year – due to global challenges and the possible withdrawal of the EU’s “Everything But Arms” trade agreement.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Cambodia, Sri Lanka inked two agreements to strengthen ties
Officials from the two countries signed two Memoranda of Understanding during a ceremony attended by Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen and Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena, who is on a 4-day state visit to Cambodia.
— Thmey Thmey

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Indonesia president makes moratorium on forest clearance permanent
Indonesian President Joko Widodo has issued a permanent moratorium on new forest clearance for activities such as palm plantations or logging, the environment minister said on Thursday (Aug 8).

Indonesian leader reaffirms plan to move capital from sinking Jakarta
Indonesian President Joko Widodo reaffirmed on Thursday (Aug 8) that the country’s capital would be moved to Borneo island from sinking and traffic-clogged Jakarta.
— Straits Times

Indonesia’s retail sales grow 5.9 pct in June YoY
Retail sales in Indonesia accelerated 5.9 percent in June year-over-year as demand of consumer foods and clothes was back to normal after the Islamic festivity in the world’s largest Muslim country, a survey carried out by the central bank showed here on Thursday.
— Xinhua

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Lao Doctors Urged to Provide Correct Dengue Treatment
Laos has advised health officials and medical staff to ensure that all dengue patients strictly follow the treatment plan provided by doctors.
— The Laotian Times

Chinese, Lao militaries to have joint medical rescue drill
A medical contingent from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) will visit Laos on a 14-day humanitarian medical rescue joint training and provide medical services for locals from Aug. 13 to 26.
— Xinhua

Dam Break in Northeast Laos Causes Heavy Losses For Locals, Builder
Heavy monsoonal rains in northeastern Laos ripped through a small one-megawatt hydropower dam in Xieng Khouang province’s Pek district earlier this week, causing extensive damage and flooding rice fields and property, local residents said Wednesday.
— Malaysia Sun

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KLIA to implement PRS by year-end to digitalise airport environment
Malaysia Airports Holdings Bhd will implement the Passenger Reconciliation System (PRS) at both terminals of the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) by December this year, as part of efforts to digitalise the airport environment and also in line with the Airports 4.0 initiative.
— The Sun Daily

Malaysia plans to set up ‘special channel’ to facilitate more Chinese investments
Malaysia plans to set up a “special channel” led by the Finance Ministry to facilitate more investments from China, said minister Lim Guan Eng.
— The Borneo Post

Malaysian entrepreneur earns US$1.91 million a month by selling fruits
The durian, a unique fruit loathed and loved by many has recently turned Malaysian Chin Ken Soon into a millionaire. He is the owner of 197.7 acres of fruit plantation in the Malaysian state of Pahang.
— Fresh Plaza

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6.6 million unregistered SIM cards turned off
Myanmar authorities have turned off 6.6 million unregistered SIM cards so far, Xinhua reported.
— Mizzima

Viettel launches first 5G network in Myanmar
Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) officially launched the 5G technology in Myanmar on August 5 via Mytel, its Myanmar’s branch name.
— Sggp News

Myanmar floods force tens of thousands from homes
Raging floods across Myanmar have forced tens of thousands of people from their homes in recent weeks, officials said on Thursday (Aug 8), as monsoon rains pummel the nation.
— Channel NewsAsia

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PH has most dengue cases in Southeast Asia in 2019
The Philippines has recorded the most number of cases of dengue in Southeast Asia so far in 2019, with 146,062 cases and 622 deaths due to the mosquito-borne disease.
— Rappler

Philippine GDP growth still below target at 5.5% in Q2 2019
The impact of politicians bickering over the 2019 national budget lingers on, as the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) settled below target at 5.5% in the 2nd quarter of 2019.
— Rappler

Senate minority smells ‘pork’ in 2020 budget, vows scrutiny
Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon vowed Thursday to scrutinize the P4.1-trillion 2020 national budget amid reports the spending outlay contains at least P35 billion in pork barrel.

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Singapore retail sales fall 8.9% in June
Retail sales in Singapore dropped 8.9 per cent in June 2019 compared to a year ago, according to figures released by the Department of Statistics (Singstat) on Thursday (Aug 8).
— Channel News Asia (very annoying popups)

Singapore will take economic slowdown in its stride: PM Lee
SINGAPORE will take the upcoming slowdown in its stride, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said in his annual National Day Message on Thursday night.
— The Business Times

S$197,000 of heroin seized in island-wide drug bust, 7 men arrested
2,778g of heroin is enough to feed the addiction of about 1,323 abusers for a week.
— Mothership

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PM ‘won’t quit’ over oath
A government spokeswoman has played down rumours that Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha may quit after apologising for not completing the oath of office during last month’s cabinet swearing-in ceremony.
— Bangkok Post

Thai Consumer Confidence Index for July lowest in 22 Months
A Thai academic thinktank on Thursday said in Bangkok that Thailand’s consumer confidence index in July dropped to its lowest in 22 months amid concerns over economic problems, political instability and the U.S.-China trade friction.
— Xinhuanet

PM did not apologize over oath-taking controversy – government spokeswoman
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha did not offer an apology to his cabinet colleagues over the oath-taking controversy and the media has misinterpreted the Prime Minister’s remarks about the wording, government spokeswoman Mrs .Narumon Pinyosinwat said today.
— Thai PBS News

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Da Nang aims to become sea-based economic hub
As a coastal city with considerable sea-related advantages, Da Nang is carrying out an action programme to boost development of blue economy, targeting to turn itself into sea-based economic hub in the future.
— VietnamPlus

Vietnam: US imports increase 19 percent in H1
In the first half of the year, Vietnam’s imports from the US rose 19 percent year-on-year, to $6.9 billion. Cars and fruits were leading the way.
— Fresh Plaza

3,000 tonnes of waste to be burned to create energy in Cần Thơ
About 3,000 tonnes of waste which is supposed to be buried at Cờ Đỏ District’s dumping sites in Cần Thơ City will be burned to produce energy on a trial basis, according to local authorities.
— Viet Nam Net

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