Asean morning news for October 22

Asean morning news for October 22
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South China Sea fury: Enraged Beijing to ‘escalate level of confrontation’ with US Navy
FEARS of military conflict in the South China Sea are escalating due to contentious US naval drills that antagonise Beijing in the disputed waters.
— Express

Malaysia PM Mahathir notes Asean’s success as a group while EU, Nafta struggle
Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said Asean has done a good job in maintaining the region’s stability despite facing up against “big powers”.
— The Straits Times

Govt to protect interest of industry before entering into any agreement: Goyal on RCEP
Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal said on Monday that the government will protect the interest of domestic industry before entering into the proposed mega free-trade pact RCEP, which is in the last phase of negotiations.
— Outlook

FDI by nine Asean countries hit over 38 bln USD
Till 30 September since 1988-89 fiscal year, the foreign investments by nine Asean countries in Myanmar, reached 38.155 billion US dollars, accounting for 46.6 per cent of the total FDI, according to the figures released by Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA).
— Eleven

Thailand ready to host another ASEAN Summit
Thailand is ready to host the 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in early November.
— Newslines (video)

Southeast Asia on alert for Isis ‘grand agenda’ as escaped Indonesian jihadists in Syria eye the region
Southeast Asian nations are on high alert for about 50 Indonesian Islamic State fighters and their family members who could be tasked with carrying out the terror network’s “grand agenda” of destroying the region’s secular governments following their escape from Syrian prisons.
— South China Morning Post

ASEAN expresses hope for free trade pact
The upcoming summit meeting of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, will acknowledge economic headwinds.
— NHK World

China rolls into heart of Southeast Asia
Xi’an International Inland Port Multimodal Transportation Company has unveiled China’s plan to launch a freight service from Xi’an, the capital of Shaanxi province, to Southeast Asian countries, including Thailand, by the end of this year under the much-touted Belt and Road Initiative (BRI).
— Bangkok Post

PM: Asean must band together to weather impact of global trade war
Malaysia is seeking to enhance collaboration with its Asean neighbours to cushion the impact of the US-China trade war, said Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad.
— New Straits Times

Average online spend in Southeast Asia will triple by 2025
It is expected there will be 310 million digital consumers in Southeast Asia by 2025, with each of them spending an average of US$390, according to a new study from Facebook and Bain & Company, the global management consultancy.
— Warc

Culture ministers from South Korea, ASEAN to hold talks this week
Culture ministers from South Korea and 10 Southeast Asian nations will hold a meeting this week in the southwestern city of Gwangju to discuss ways to boost culture and arts exchanges, Seoul officials said Monday.
— Yonhap News Agency

Chinese Demand for Southeast Asian Real Estate Increasing:
Georg Chmiel, executive chairman of online property site, explains which real estate markets Chinese buyers are eyeing, and how the anti-government protests in Hong Kong are affecting the markets. He speaks with Kathleen Hays and Haidi Stroud-Watts on “Bloomberg Daybreak: Asia.”
— Bloomberg (video)

Australian programme to engage youth across Southeast Asia
The Youth Entrepreneurs and Leaders Speakers Series programme, part of an Australian public diplomacy programme, is being organised in Việt Nam from Oct 21 to 25 to enhance ties between ASEAN nations.
— Viet Nam News

Southeast Asia is in plastic waste crisis, and these 16 sustainable startups strive to turn things around
Realising it rather late, Southeast Asia has become a junkyard for far too long, being the receiving end of other countries’ trash with no tangible solutions at hand
— e27

Thailand pulling all stops to woo Indian tourists
This month, the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) and Bangkok Airways jointly launched a new ‘Fly me to Thailand’ promotion, offering privileges, gift cards, discounts and many more special deals for travellers from Cambodia, Lao PDR, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) as well as Malaysia, Singapore and India.
— Yahoo News

Human hair trade is exploiting ASEAN women
Women’s hair is her crowning glory – even when the hair is not her own.
— The Asean Post

Southeast Asian businesses embrace omnichannel marketing solutions
Omnichannel audience engagement is rapidly becoming a marketing priority for companies around the world.
— Campaign

E-commerce driving a cross-border logistics boom in South-east Asia
The unprecedented acceleration of e-commerce spending in South-east Asia is fuelling regional cross-border logistics growth.
— The Loadstar

7 smart innovations from Southeast Asia to speed up the energy transition
Southeast Asia is a region that is developing rapidly at an unfortunate period in human history.
— Eco-business

Asean leaders to discuss Rohingya, S. China Sea at summit
Southeast Asian leaders will discuss ways to facilitate the repatriation of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar at their upcoming summit in Bangkok, as well as the efforts to manage South China Sea disputes, according to an Asean document seen Monday.
— Bangkok Post

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Cambodia hopes to expand market for rice via upcoming China Int’l Import Expo
In an interview with Xinhua on Friday, Saran said that Cambodia will grasp the opportunity of the second China International Import Expo (CIIE) in Shanghai to promote its best quality rice to the Chinese and international markets.
— Themy Themy

Cambodia, China sign military cooperation agreement
Cambodia and China have signed an agreement on cooperation between the Royal Cambodian Armed Forces and China’s People’s Liberation Army, the Ministry of National Defense said Monday.
— Themy Themy

Rainsy’s Promise to Return a Mere ‘PR Stunt,’ Kem Sokha’s Daughter Says
The daughter of detained opposition party president Kem Sokha, who is also a spokesperson for his outlawed Cambodia National Rescue Party, called exiled party leader Sam Rainsy’s promise to return to Cambodia next month a mere “PR stunt.”

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Indonesia central bank may cut key rate for fourth time since July: Reuters poll
A small majority of economists expect Bank Indonesia to cut its benchmark rate for the fourth straight month at its meeting this week to support the economy, a Reuters poll showed on Monday.
— Reuters

Indonesia to share final 737 MAX crash report with victims’ families on Wednesday
Indonesia plans to share a final report into a deadly Boeing Co <BA.N> 737 MAX crash with the families of victims on Wednesday, according to a spokesman for the country’s air accident investigator.
— Euronews

Nadiem Makarim Resigns from Gojek, Ready to Be Jokowi’s Minister
Nadiem Makarim, the founder of the country’s first decacorn Gojek, said that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo had asked him to be a minister of the new cabinet.

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World Food Programme delivers rice to flood-hit communities
The rice is helping communities recover from recent floods in five southern provinces of Laos.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Investment in Lao industry stagnates
The number of factories has grown by just 5 percent annually, according to statistics collected by the Department of Industry and Handicrafts under the Ministry of Industry and Commerce.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

Lao gov’t policies to lure investors fail to spark industrial sector
The growth rate of factories in Laos is continuing at a moderate pace despite the government improving its policies and regulations to attract investors.
— The Phnom Penh Post

Tourist arrivals on track to hit target for 2019
More than 3.4 million people vacationed in Laos in the first nine months of this year, an increase of about 11 percent compared to last year, while the number of visitors from China soared by 26 percent, according to the Tourism Development Department, Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism.
— ANN/Vientiane Times

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Transport ministry: Penang International Airport will be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers
The Penang International Airport (PIA) will eventually be expanded to accommodate 20 million passengers per year, according to a reply by the Transport Ministry in Parliament.
— Malay Mail

Mahathir warns of possible trade sanctions on Malaysia
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said on Monday his exports-reliant country could be hit with trade sanctions amid rising protectionism highlighted by the U.S.-China tariff war.
— The Sun Daily

Lynas: Stricter conditions aim to end radioactive residue production
The government’s move to impose stricter conditions to be met by the rare earth mining company, Lynas Malaysia Sdn Bhd (Lynas) for the extension of its operating licence, is aimed, among others, at.
— Malay Mail

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More oil and gas investments expected next year
U Thaung Tun, Union Minister for Investment and Foreign Economic Relations, is expecting foreign direct investments in the offshore oil and gas industry to increase in 2020, once proposals for exploration and production are received, evaluated and approved.
— Myanmar Times

Government slams ICC over Rakhine refugee issue
A Myanmar diplomat has told a United Nations committee that it rejects the decision by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to exercise jurisdiction over the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people from northern Rakhine State.
— Myanmar Times

With China-backed Myitsone project, Aung San Suu Kyi is damned if she does …
If Myanmar’s leader goes ahead with the long-stalled, multibillion-dollar dam she will face the wrath of displaced communities at the ballot box
— South China Morning Post

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Infra spending down to P59.3B in August
The delayed approval of this year’s national budget and the election ban on spending dragged state expenditure for infrastructure and capital outlay in August, the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) said on Monday.
— Manila Times

China top source of PH imports, including pollution
In 2019, the Philippines imported at least $2 billion worth of goods from China, which was Manila’s top source of imported items, among them induction furnaces that are used to produce steel.

600 private hospitals threaten to cut ties with PhilHealth over unpaid claims
Around 600 members of the Private Hospitals Association of the Philippines Inc. (PHAPi) threatened that they will not renew their PhilHealth accreditation in 2020 due to unpaid claims amounting to billions of pesos.
— GMA Network

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Singaporeans expect inflation to inch up to 3.2% in coming year: DBS-SMU poll
Singaporeans believe overall or headline inflation will rise slightly to 3.2 per cent over the next 12 months.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

S’poreans advised to nominate a benefactor early as unclaimed CPF monies reach S$211 million
Members of the public are advised to make nominations for their central provident fund (CPF) monies as early as possible, after CPF monies left unclaimed with the Insolvency and Public Trustee’s Office over the last six years reached a total of S$211 million.
— Mothership

Fake police website phishing for confidential info resurfaces after 9 months
Several victims had been directed to the fake website after receiving calls from scammers.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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More manufacturers relocating to Thailand from China, Hong Kong
An increasing number of manufacturers are moving their production bases from China and Hong Kong to Thailand due to the US-China trade war, the Board of Investment (BOI) has said.

Thailand ready to host another ASEAN Summit
Thailand is ready to host the 35th ASEAN Summit and related meetings in early November.
— Newslines (video)

22 Provinces in Thailand Told to Brace for Water Shortages
The National Water Resources Office has warned 22 Provinces to brace for water shortages during the dry season. The dry season is due to start on November 1st and may last up to eight months.
— Chiang Rai Times

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Vietnam to launch earth observation satellite in 2023
The Vietnam National Space Center under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and Japanese Sumitomo Group have just signed a package “LOTUSat-1, Equipment and Capacity Development”.
— Sggp News

Vietnam to install air quality monitoring system
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) is planning to design a system to monitor air quality across all provinces and cities.
— VietnamPlus

Nearly 13,000 rooftop solar power projects sell electricity to EVN
The Vietnam Electricity (EVN) said that 12,765 rooftop solar power projects have registered to sell power to it with total power generation of 30.5 million kilowatt hours (kWh).
— Sggp News

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