Asean morning news for June 15

Asean morning news for June 15
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Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery
The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention.
— AEC News Today

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 14 — global recoveries top 4mln; global infections approach 8mln
As of 00:36 GMT June 14 there was 52,732 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 220, or 0.42 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Vietnam to host virtual Asean summit on June 26 in Hanoi
Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will virtually meet on June 26 after their annual summit was postponed from April due to the coronavirus pandemic, an Indonesian senior official said Friday.
— Bangkok Post

Worse-than-expected coronavirus contraction in Asean-4
In the coming months, success or failure to contain the global pandemic and overcome the coronavirus contraction has potential to make or break the promise of Southeast Asia in the early 21st century.
— The Manila Times

Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam… How some countries kept Covid at bay
Just months ago, much of south-east Asia appeared on the brink of a major coronavirus epidemic.
— The Guardian

ASEAN Losing Billions To Illegal Fishing
In football, the yellow card is a warning for a player to behave himself as he may get sent off the pitch if he receives a second one – and a subsequent red card.
— The Asean Post

AirAsia boss Fernandes hopeful regional countries will reopen their borders from July
AirAsia Group Bhd founder Tan Sri Tony Fernandes is hopeful that countries in the region will start reopening their borders for international travel from July, starting with Singapore, Thailand, Indo-China and perhaps South Korea, Japan and China.
— The Edge Markets

ASEAN and China to boost digital economy cooperation in 2020
China and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) will carry out cooperation in digital economy this year, according to the opening ceremony for the China-ASEAN digital economy cooperation year held on Friday.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN’s homework for rebalancing post-COVID-19 global health
By now, the COVID-19 pandemic, which started in China, has already swept the entire world, with the United States as its new epicenter.
— Rappler

COVID-19 gives ASEAN nations a chance to improve public transportation
With fewer people commuting during the pandemic, it may be a good time for some governments in Southeast Asia to improve their cities’ public transportation systems.
— Asean Today

Glorifying sex and CIA in Vietnam War-era Bangkok
When the US Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) most macabre paramilitary officer Tony “Poe” Poshepny demanded and received the hacked-off ears and heads of communists in Laos during the Vietnam War, no one likely predicted he would become an exhibit in a museum in Bangkok’s red-light zone.
— Asia Times

ASEAN’s Human Rights Struggle
Human rights are fundamental to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, or religion.
— The Asean Post

Tourism revival key in spurring economic growth in ASEAN
With economies reeling due to COVID19, the Federation of ASEAN Travel Associations’ (FATA) stressed the revival of tourism is key to spur economic recovery in the region.
— Manila Bulletin

Covid-19 testing Asean Integration
THE Covid-19 pandemic has hit Asean hard. For a region that depends heavily on international trade and tourism, the pandemic has tested the resolve of Asean as a community.
— New Straits Times

‘Consumption, buying trends due to Covid to go on’
Home-centric consumption and online buying trends accelerated by coronavirus measures look set to continue in the region, according to a research update from Bain & Company and Facebook, titled “Southeast Asia Digital Consumer Trends that Shape the Next Normal.”
— The Manila Times

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Cambodia COVID-19 travel model provides path for CLMVT recovery
The decision last week by Cambodia to introduce a user pays, enhanced COVID-19 screening process for all foreign arrivals is at the bleeding edge of public pandemic prevention.
— AEC News Today

Two New Cases of COVID-19 Are confirmed in Cambodia
Cambodia Sunday (June 14) reported two new cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) involving two people who had travelled to Indonesia.
— Cambodianess

Cambodian agriculture unlikely to absorb laid-off workers: WB
Cambodia’s agriculture sector is unlikely to be able to substantially absorb laid-off workers from the garment and tourism industries, according to a World Bank report.
— Vietnam Plus

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Indonesia to permit travel to and from 4 countries
Indonesia has been drawing up a plan to allow the resumption of travel to and from four countries, including Japan, in an effort towards economic recovery after the tourism sector has been hit especially hard by the coronavirus pandemic, a government official said on Friday.
— Bangkok Post

Consumer confidence reaches historic lows amid layoffs
Indonesian consumers grew deeply pessimistic in May as pandemic-related layoffs eroded people’s confidence in the economy, a Bank Indonesia (BI) survey has shown.
— The Jakarta Post

COVID-19: Indonesian police battle wave of ‘body snatching’ by grieving relatives
Indonesian hospitals are beefing up security at their morgues after a spate of body-snatchings by relatives seeking traditional burials for family members who died of COVID-19, police said Friday (Jun 12).

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Laos records 25 new cases of dengue fever
Lao Ministry of Health on Thursday reported 25 new confirmed cases of dengue fever, bringing the total number of infections to 1,733.
— Xinhua

Vang Vieng Clamps Down on Noisy Visitors
Authorities in Vang Vieng district have urged holidaymakers to cease playing loud music and to follow measures for the prevention of Covid-19.
— The Laotian Times

Laos’ exports rise but nation still faces deficit
The value of Laos’ exports in May was higher than that for April but the country continues to face a trade deficit.
— Xinhua

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Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases drop to eight today, with one death
Malaysia’s new Covid-19 cases dropped to eight as of noon today from 43 yesterday, which raises the country’s total confirmed Covid-19 infections to 8,453.
— The Edge Markets

Govt to address issues faced by foreign workers stranded in Malaysia
The government will look into the plight of foreign workers left in the lurch by employers who have gone bust, as well as those having issues with their permits.
— New Straits Times

Dr Mahathir’s media advisor alleges PNB CEO being ousted using attacks against credentials
Datuk Kadir Jasin claimed today Permodalan Nasional Berhad chief executive Abdul Jalil Rasheed was being forced out by unnamed critics who were putting a spotlight on alleged discrepancies in his academic qualifications.
— Malay Mail

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Myanmar to revamp governance of industrial zones under new law
Legislators in Myanmar have approved a long-awaited law governing industrial parks that grant regulatory bodies new powers to punish polluters and land speculators.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar govt may end Rakhine internet blackout in August
The internet blackout in Rakhine State may end in August, said the Ministry of Transportation and Communications, as the government had ordered the country’s telecoms to block access in the area until August 1.
— Myanmar Times

International Finance Corporation prescriptions for a Myanmar economic recovery
While the COVID-19 pandemic is still creating economic and trade disruption across the globe, Myanmar is slowly and cautiously opening up its economy in order to get back on the rails.
— Mizzima

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Philippines must pass anti-terrorism bill to stay off ‘grey list’, council warns
The Philippines risks being included in an international grey list of nations falling short of global money-laundering rules if it fails to enact and effectively implement a new anti-terrorism bill, its anti-money laundering body warned on Saturday (Jun 13).

No medical certificate, no boarding for domestic air, sea travel: Gov’t task force
People who want to travel domestically by air or sea first need to provide a medical certificate stating that they are not infected with the novel coronavirus, according to the government body tasked to implement the guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19.
— ABS-CBN News

PRRD mulls MECQ, 2 other options in Metro Manila, Cebu
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte is weighing in on three options for the new quarantine classification to be implemented over Metro Manila and Cebu by June 16.
— Philippine News Agency

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Up to 400,000 lower-income households to receive vouchers under S$20m CDC scheme
UP to 400,000 lower-income Singaporean households will be able to collect S$50 in vouchers later this month, as part of a S$20 million scheme launched on Friday.
— The Business Times

Coronavirus: All types of renovation projects can apply to start work
From tomorrow, all types of renovation work, including new and previously suspended projects for non-residential premises, will be allowed to submit applications to start work, said the Building and Construction Authority (BCA) yesterday.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Weekly dengue infections exceed 890 in record high
The weekly number of dengue cases in Singapore has reached a record high, with 895 infections reported in just 51/2 days – surpassing the 891 infections reported for one week in 2014.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand ranks second in the world in recovery from Covid19 Coronavirus crisis according to Global Covid-19 Health Index
The Prime Minister has thanked all Thai people for their contribution to the fight against COVID-19, saying that everyone has helped place Thailand second among countries recovering best from the COVID-19 epidemic.
— The Pattaya News

Survey says… most Thais prefer to keep foreign tourists out, for now
A recent Suan Dusit Poll asked Thais whether they wanted foreign tourists visiting Thailand soon. 75.7% said “no”.
— The Thaiger

Central bank clarifies debt figures
The Bank of Thailand has calmed down concern about an increase of its liabilities to more than 6 trillion baht, saying they are not public debt.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam car maker Vinfast launches Australian R&D centre
Vietnam’s first domestic car manufacturer, VinFast, said on Friday it has opened a research and development centre in the Australian city of Melbourne, in a move to support the company’s plans for international expansion.
— Reuters

Four mobile companies strike deal for sharing telecom infrastructure
Telecom operators Viettel, VNPT, MobiFone, and Gtel Mobile have reached an agreement for sharing infrastructure including base transceiver stations.
— VnExpress

Why EU-Vietnam free-trade deal can’t topple China as world’s factory
Agreement to slash tariffs should boost European investment in Asia’s ‘export rock star’, but is no silver bullet for post-coronavirus recovery, experts say
— South China Morning Post

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