Asean morning news for December 9

Asean morning news for December 9
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Asean lacks leadership, says Saifuddin
Asean lacks leadership and needs to re-examine its decision-making process, Foreign Minister Saifuddin Abdullah said.

India’s RCEP exit moves closer to reality
The withdrawal of India from the negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership free trade deal (RCEP), which has involved the participation of 16 countries including Japan, China, South Korea and members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), is seemingly coming closer to reality.
— The Phnom Penh Post

These 8 startups in Southeast Asia empower people with disabilities to be active members of the community, one innovation at a time
According to the World Health Organization’s data, 15 per cent of the world’s population has a disability, which makes Southeast Asia carves a whopping number of 90 million people with disabilities.
— e27

India offers PhD fellowship grants to 1,000 Asean citizens
The Indian Embassy on Friday organised a roundtable discussion regarding the acceptance of applications for a PhD fellowship to be granted to 1,000 Asean citizens.
— The Phnom Penh Post

DoE hosts first forum on cleaner energy future initiative for Asean
THE Department of Energy (DoE), in partnership with the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) of Japan, and the Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., hosted the inaugural Government-Private Forum on Cleaner Energy Future Initiative for Asean (CEFIA) on November 27 at the Makati Diamond Residences.
— The Manila Times

ASEAN’s quiet resilience
ASEAN should have begun to crack and fall apart from the strain of the rising geopolitical rivalries in Asia between the United States and China, if what critics say about its fragility were true.
— East Asia Forum

Asean makes recommendations at UN body meeting
Sharing common positions on key agendas on biodiversity, representatives of the Asean member-states participated and put forward recommendations for the development of the post-2020 global biodiversity framework at the 23rd meeting of the Subsidiary Body on Scientific, Technical and Technological Advice (SBSTTA-23) of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
— Business Mirror

Booming regional meth industry – Thailand, Myanmar, China and Laos
A UN Drugs and Crime report released this year states that the methamphetamine trade is now worth a staggering US$30-61 billion per year in East and South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Bangladesh.
— The Thaiger

Asean consulate-generals made first visit to OPPO headquarters
OPPO recently hosted the consulate-generals of the Asean, including those from The Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore, Cambodia and Laos, to its manufacturing plant located at the headquarters in Dongguan, China.
— Manila Times

Southeast Asia leaps ahead in high-tech financial services
Bank customers in Asia are swapping their wallets for smartphones, using apps for everything from buying groceries to sending money home from abroad to investing.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

South Korea As A Middle Power For ASEAN – Analysis
Recent challenges in its relations with major powers, the growing importance of Southeast Asia, and South Korea’s middle power aspirations provide much context for the ASEAN-Republic of Korea Summit last week in Busan.
— Eurasia Review

Southeast Asia’s modern-day plague
Southeast Asia is known for its vast rainforests which constitute about almost 20 percent of forest cover with the richest biodiversity in the world.
— The Asean Post

Prospects for EU-ASEAN Security Ties
Ambiguity persists over how ASEAN-EU security relations may evolve given the announcement of ‘strategic partnership’ between the two organisations/blocs in August 2019.
— Global Risk Insights

ASEAN’s children are still hungry
While Southeast Asia is working hard for the shift into completely embracing the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and its citizens are getting excited about such things as blockchain and the Internet of Things (IoT), the region is still struggling with something that mankind has been trying to fight off since the dawn of time – hunger.
— The Asean Post

Italy, ASEAN deepen their business relationships
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) is deepening the relationship with Italy whose business aimed at further development and mutually beneficial cooperation.
— Political Lore

The rise of food delivery in ASEAN
We see them in the business district and in the suburbs; on the streets, in our apartment blocks and offices.
— The Asean Post

Thai trio lead Asean contingent to Maybank C’ship
Thailand’s Nirun Sae-Ueng was handed a coveted golden ticket to the 2020 Maybank Championship after he emerged as the winner of the PGM Maybank ADT Championship last month.
— Bangkok Post

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Sar Kheng: Drug use and traffic accidents remain two major problems
Interior Minister Sar Kheng today said drug use and traffic accident remains as the two major issues in the country, calling on all authorities to firmly tackle these problems and better educate people.
— Khmer Times 

18 More Cambodia’s Rice Traders to Export to Chinese Market
China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) has decided to grant qualifications to an additional 18 Cambodian local rice traders to export to Chinese market, according to the Chinese Embassy in Cambodia.
— Fresh News 

Hun Sen Says He Wants Constructive Criticism From Media
News media should dare to speak the truth — especially against the “fake news” spread by “the outlawed rebel group and opportunists with foreigners behind them,” Prime Minister Hun Sen said in a letter to the Cambodian Editor Forum on Thursday.

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Forget the Dollar: Indonesia, Japan Agree to Settle Cross-Border Transactions in Local Currencies
Indonesia and Japan have agreed on a local currency settlement deal that will allow both countries to use the rupiah and the yen to settle bilateral trade and direct investment transactions.
— Jakarta Globe

Sumatran tiger fetuses found in jar as five arrested for poaching – report
Five people have been arrested for poaching a protected Sumatran Tiger in Indonesia, after authorities discovered a dead tiger with four of its fetuses in a jar, state media news agency Antara has reported.

Indonesia’s official reserve assets stable at Nov-end 2019: BI
Indonesia’s official reserve assets as of the end of November 2019 stood at US$126.6 billion, relatively unmoved, from $126.7 billion recorded a month earlier.
— Antara News

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Laos, China’s Yunnan promote development in northern Lao provinces
The agreement was signed at a meeting to coordinate cooperation between the northern provinces of Laos and Yunnan province, held recently in Kunming capital of Yunnan province.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

The Mekong River Dying a Slow But Most Certain Death
A confluence of drought and dams along the Mekong River has renewed concerns about the future of the 4,700-kilometer waterway. Upon which tens of millions of people depend for their livelihoods in China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
— Chiang Rai Times

Vietnam-Laos trade hits 940 million USD in ten months
Trade cooperation was a spotlight of the Vietnam-Laos relationship in the first ten months of this year, with revenue reaching 940 million USD.
— Vietnam Plus

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Polio makes comeback in Malaysia, three-month infant infected in Sabah
The Health Ministry yesterday announced that a three-month-old male infant from Tuaran, Sabah was confirmed to have contracted polio, 27 years since the disease was eradicated from the country.
— The Borneo Post

At hotel that birthed PKR, Azmin tells Anwar party is bigger than individuals
Datuk Seri Azmin Ali has delivered a scathing speech here today against his boss Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim, telling thousands of supporters gathered at a hotel where PKR was birthed that the party is bigger than individuals.
— Malay Mail

Prices of daily necessities still under control: Ministry
There is a slight increase in the prices of wet items and vegetables due to the moonson season and floods in Terengganu but it is still under control.
— The Sun Daily

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57 countries sue Myanmar over reported genocide of Rohingya in historic lawsuit
Fifty-seven nations are suing Myanmar at the International Court of Justice, alleging in a historic lawsuit that the government has conducted genocide against its Rohingya minority.
— ABC News

Private Sector Development Committee holds 31st meeting with Myanmar entrepreneurs
The Private Sector Development Committee held the 31st meeting with Myanmar entrepreneurs at the Union of Myanmar Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry (UMFCCI) office in Yangon yesterday morning.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

State Counsellor leaves for The Hague, Netherlands
The Myanmar delegation led by the State Counsellor and Union Minister for Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi left Nay Pyi Taw for The Hague, the Netherlands, by a special flight yesterday morning to contest the case filed by Gambia at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

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‘Flagship P8 trillion infrastructure program at a bottleneck’
As the government’s ambitious P8-trillion infrastructure program, commonly referred to as Build Build Build or BBB, continues to lag behind targets, analysts are now raising doubts over the Duterte administration’s capability to complete these flagship projects by 2022.
— The Philippine Star

Proposed 2020 budget approved by Tuesday, then ratified
THE PROPOSED P4.1-trillion national budget for 2020 will be approved on Tuesday, instead of Monday as initially planned, as senators sought more time to study the version produced by the Bicameral Conference Committee, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Senator Juan Edgardo M. Angara said on Sunday.
— BusinessWorld

Philippines is ‘the lead in the South China Sea disputes,’ Locsin claims
Within days of the International Criminal Court prosecutor saying it has no jurisdiction over the allegations against Chinese President Xi Jinping for “crimes against humanity” in the West Philippine Sea, Foreign Affairs secretary Teodoro Locsin, Jr. tweeted that the Philippines often stood up to China.
— The Philippine Star

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Simulator training a must for learner motorists from Dec 16
Learner motorists will have to undergo driving or riding simulator training before being allowed to book their practical driving or riding tests with effect from Dec 16.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Following civil service ‘restraint’, private sector also likely to see lower bonuses: Analysts
Private sector employees are likely to receive lower annual bonuses in the current financial year compared to the previous year due to the headwinds that have buffeted the economy.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Singapore, US ink deal to set up RSAF detachment in Guam
The Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) will set up a fighter training detachment in the United States territory of Guam under an agreement inked by Singapore and the US on Friday, in a sign of deepening defence ties between the two countries.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thai Department of Disease control warns on vaping, first case of pneumonia from vaping reported
E-cigarettes have been blamed for breathing problems in a 48-year-old male patient admitted to a private hospital, Dr Asadang Ruaycharin, deputy director-general and a spokesman for the Department of Disease Control, said yesterday (December 7).
— The Pattaya News

Thailand delays deporting family of Rakhine insurgent leader
Thailand will delay the deportation of the wife and children of the top commander of the Arakan Army insurgent group that is fighting Myanmar’s army while authorities carry out a full investigation, a deputy police spokesman said on Sunday.
— Bangkok Post

Poor rating for Prayut after 6 months in office: poll
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha has received a poor rating after six months as head of an elected government, according to the result of an opinion survey by the National Institute for Development Administration, or Nida Poll.
— Bangkok Post

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Experts call for risk management to boost VN-Africa bilateral trade Bilateral trade between Việt Nam and African economies has made significant growth in the past decade, however, there is still room for improvement.
— Viet Nam News

Nearly 6,000 agricultural products granted traceability codes The Hà Nội Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has so far managed and granted administrative account codes for 2,527 for facilities, co-operatives, businesses and shops which trade safe food, agro, forestry and fishery products in the capital city.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnamese shipping industry adequate to meet rising demand: Vinalines Việt Nam’s ports and shipping industry is more than sufficient to meet the country’s demand in import-export activities.
— Viet Nam News

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