Asean morning news for July 9

Asean morning news for July 9
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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


COVID-19 in Asean: update for July 8 — Philippines tops Singapore for total cases and Indonesia for active cases
As of 00:38 GMT July 8 there was 70,661 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 1,539, or 2.23 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

AirAsia’s future in doubt due to virus, share price tumbles
The future of top regional budget carrier AirAsia is in “significant doubt” due to the collapse in demand for air travel caused by the coronavirus, its auditor warned, sending its share price tumbling 18 percent on Wednesday.
— ABS-CBN News

Southeast Asian investment activity in 1Q falls 65% to US$1.4b, 2Q activity expected to be slow — EY
Private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) investment activity across Southeast Asia reported a slowdown in the first quarter of 2020 (1Q20) amid the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Edge Markets

Thaicom-CAT tie-up for CLMV
SET-listed Thaicom says a joint venture it recently formed with CAT Telecom would serve as a hub for low earth orbit (LEO) satellite service in the Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) market, catering to demand for high-speed internet via 5G tech and innovative applications.
— Bangkok Post

SFA, regional ministers tackle Covid, global issues
VIEWS surrounding the pandemic, contested waters and other issues were exchanged among foreign ministers from the region, including Secretary of Foreign Affairs (SFA) Teodoro L. Locsin Jr., at the Asean Informal Action Ministerial Meeting (IAMM), the 21st Asean Political-Security Community (APSC) Council Meeting and the 26th Asean Coordinating Council (ACC) Meeting.
— Business Mirror

Coronavirus: Regional green lanes will take more time than bilateral ones
An Asean travel green lane or a broader regional travel bubble is something the Covid-19 multi-ministry task force aspires towards, although it will not be achieved in the near term.
— The Straits Times

Japan calling for closer digital cooperation with ASEAN bloc
Japan views ASEAN as a potential strategic partner in the crisis-proofing of its economy, whose vulnerabilities such as an over-reliance on Chinese imports and domestic manufacturing were exposed during the Covid-19 pandemic and past natural disasters.
— The Phnom Penh Post

After Show of Military Might, China Offers to Restart S. China Sea Talks
China has agreed to restart talks with worried Southeast Asian countries on a maritime code of conduct to restore its image abroad after COVID-19 and months of reminders that it’s the waterway’s most militarily powerful country.

Logistics Services Race Intensifies In ASEAN
The logistics and delivery services sector in ASEAN is booming as an indirect result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Asean Post

Asean-China senior officials update on strategic ties
SINCE the establishment of Asean-China Dialogue Partnership in 1991, mutually-beneficial cooperation with China has expanded significantly across all three Asean community pillars: political-security, economic, and sociocultural.
— Business Mirror

What are Asia Pacific countries getting right in the fight against cancer?
The battle against COVID-19 is dominating our attention right now — and rightly so.
— World Economic Forum

Stand together to deal with South China Sea tensions: Yomiuri Shimbun
Tensions are escalating as China is accelerating its use of the South China Sea as a military hub.
— The Straits Times

Adrenal Cushing’s Syndrome More Common in Southeast Asia, Study Finds
The proportion of Cushing’s syndrome patients whose disease is caused by a tumor in the adrenal glands is higher in Asia than in other continents.
— Cushing’s Disease News

Can women break through Asian universities’ ‘net ceiling’?
Female representation in Asian academia’s senior ranks is low by international standards.
— Times Higher Education (THE)

How tech startups can transform the supply chain in Southeast Asia
Amidst the COVID19 pandemic, enterprises in the manufacturing sector across the world are searching for geographies that can be reliable partners in transforming their supply chains.
— e27

Southeast Asia shows ‘solid improvement’ in real estate transparency: JLL
Asia Pacific’s emerging markets have made the most significant gains in improving real estate transparency, led by a greater emphasis on corporate social responsibility and wider adoption of new technologies, according to findings from JLL.
— EdgeProp

Defence cooperation key to addressing regional security issues: Official
Defence cooperation plays a significant role in settling regional security matters, especially in the context of COVID-19, Senior Lieutenant General Nguyen Chi Vinh, Deputy Minister of National Defence, said while chairing the ASEAN Regional Forum Security Policy Conference (ASPC) in Hanoi on July 8.
— Vietnamplus

Volleyball: Cambodia ranks 136th in the world, 5th in SEA
Volleyball is increasingly becoming popular as the Kingdom makes a headway with the sport in the international scene.
— Khmer Times

Korean Semiconductors’ Competitiveness Weakening in Chinese Market, KIEP Says
An analysis report says that Korea’s competitive edge in memory semiconductors is weakening in China.
— Business Korea

AirAsia subsidiary Teleport to deliver House of Masaba made masks
Teleport India, AirAsia’s logistics arm, ties up with a fashion brand House of Masaba to deliver masks to markets in Southeast Asia to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The STAT Trade Times

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Cambodia’s tourist hotspot bans dog meat trade
The Cambodian tourist town of Siem Reap has banned the dog meat trade, a victory for animal rights campaigners who describe the area as the “lynchpin” of an industry that slaughters millions of creatures each year.
— Channel News Asia

Cambodia bolsters tourism sector with tax incentives, emphasises human resource development moving forward
The landscapes, world heritage sites, and hospitality of Cambodia have drawn increasing numbers of visitors in recent years, and at the beginning of 2020 the country was primed to see the continued growth of its tourism sector well into the new decade.
— Bangkok Post

City Hall Allows KTVs and Nightclubs to Reopen “As Restaurants”
Phnom Penh Municipality on Tuesday (June 7) announced that karaoke bars (KTVs) and nightclubs must turn their businesses into restaurants if they wish to remain open.
— Cambodianess

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Indonesia’s retail sales tumble to biggest fall since 2008
Indonesia’s retail sales index contracted by 20.6 percent in May, the biggest dive since 2008, dragged by plunging clothes sales, as well as cultural and recreational spending, a Bank Indonesia (BI) survey released on Wednesday has shown.
— The Jakarta Post

Indonesia’s Daily Coronavirus Cases Set Another Record
Confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in Indonesia hit a new high on Wednesday with 1,853 new cases to take the country’s total to 68,079, according to the National Covid-19 Task Force.
— Jakarta Globe

Corpse Snatching of Covid-19 Patients Still Haunt Indonesia
Dramatic footages of grieving families snatching the bodies of Covid-19 patients continued to appear on news broadcasts, painting a grim picture of the country’s struggle against the pandemic that so far has killed more than 3,300 people.
— Jakarta Globe

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All Travellers Exiting Laos Required to Have Medical Documents
All travellers exiting Laos will be required to produce medical certificates for their destination country to contain the spread of COVID-19, a Lao official said.
— Fresh News

Mobile clinic vans deliver youth-friendly services
The United Nations Population Fund and the Ministry of Health organized in Vientiane Capital on July 8 a handover ceremony for a mobile clinic van designed to deliver youth-friendly services to help youth gain access to sexual and reproductive health services, as well as to support providers and peers to overcome barriers when dealing with young people.

Kasy-Nan road closed after landslides
Authorities in Kasy district of Vientiane province have barred all vehicles from using a section of Road No 4C going to Nan district in Luang Prabang province after it was blocked following landslides.
— Vientiane Times

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AirAsia’s wings may be clipped permanently
Malaysia’s budget airline AirAsia could become the next casualty of the Covid19 pandemic, which has grounded fleets around the world and already forced the demise of NokScoot, another regional budget carrier.
— The Thaiger

GST refund: RM1.264 bln paid out to 4,316 companies
The Finance Ministry through the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (JKDM) has paid out RM1.264 billion in Goods and Services Tax (GST) refund to 4,316 companies from June 22 until July 2.
— The Borneo Post

AirAsia shares in biggest daily fall as auditor flags ‘going concern’ doubts
Auditors EY issued an audit opinion stating the airline’s 2019 earnings were prepared on a going concern basis, which is dependent upon a recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the success of fundraising efforts.
— Reuters

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Myanmar air raids ‘that killed children amount to war crimes’
Amnesty says Myanmar military carried out ‘indiscriminate’ air strikes in Rakhine, calls for war crimes investigation.
— Aljazeera

Six Charts on Myanmar’s Economy in the Time of COVID-19
Although officially recorded cases of COVID-19 in Myanmar remain low, the social and economic effects could be significant, given the externally oriented economy, uneven social safety nets, and the fragile healthcare system.

MBtv: Protecting Myanmar temple treasures from looters amid tourist slump
A dearth of visitors means temples and hotels lie empty in the Myanmar city of Bagan, crushing the livelihoods of locals and opening doors to opportunistic burglars.
— Macau Business

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Duterte: Philippines cannot ‘gamble’ with COVID-19 like US, Brazil have
President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday called his American and Brazilian counterparts, Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro, brave for reopening their economies — even as both countries account for the largest number of COVID-19 cases and fatalities in the world.
— Philippine Star (video)

High level of frustration in Cebu City amid rise in COVID-19 cases –Robredo
Residents of Cebu City are experiencing a high level of frustration amid the apparent lack of strategy to fight COVID-19 and the rising number of infections there, Vice President Leni Robredo said Wednesday.
— GMA Network

DFA reports 74 new COVID-19 cases among Filipinos abroad; total now at 8,762
The Department of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday said 74 new cases of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been recorded among Filipinos abroad, mostly in the Middle East.
— ABS-CBN News

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GE2020: Voters advised to take public transport, walk to polling stations
Voters should take public transport or walk to their polling stations on Friday (Jul 10), the police said on Wednesday.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

Getting Singapore through Covid-19 crisis is top issue on voters’ minds this GE: PAP
SECURING jobs, securing investments and securing Singapore’s supply lines are the major challenges in the coming months amid the Covid-19 crisis, said political office-holders from the People’s Action Party (PAP) in a press conference on Wednesday morning, the final day of campaigning before Polling Day on July 10.
— The Business Times

Singapore reports 158 new COVID-19 cases, 9 community infections
Singapore reported 158 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Wednesday (Jul 8), including nine community infections, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary report.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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DCD says first wave of COVID-19 pandemic in Thailand has ended
The first wave of the COVID-19 outbreak in Thailand has come to an end, after the country has not seen a case of local, or community infection for 44 consecutive…
— Thai PBS News

Volunteer ranger shot dead in Yala
Police report that a volunteer ranger has been shot dead by a gunman on a motorcycle in the Raman district of the southern border province of Yala this morning.
— The Thaiger

Somkid warns of economic storm ahead
Efforts to control the spread of coronavirus disease in the first half of 2020 will result in an economic storm in the second half of the year that the country must survive to ensure a better future, Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak said on Wednesday.
— Bangkok Post

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Việt Nam to increase rice exports to EU under EVFTA
Rice quotas for Việt Nam under the EVFTA are expected to push Việt Nam’s rice exports up from the second half of this year, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam Adopts Amended Law on Enterprises and Law on Investment
On June 17, Vietnam’s National Assembly (NA) passed the amended Law on Investment and Law on Enterprises, both of which will take effect on January 1, 2021.
— Vietnam Briefing

Vietnam’s outlook is ‘one of the brightest’ in Asia, UBS says
Vietnam is among the “brightest” spots in Asia despite the challenge of trying to contain the coronavirus pandemic — and its economy is poised to rebound, a UBS economist said this week.

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