Asean morning news for June 9

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


COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 8 — regional recoveries top 50,000, global infections top 7 mln
As of 00:33 GMT June 8 there was 49,918 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 534, or 1.08 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Average GDP in Asean could bounce back to 8% by 2021: ICAEW report
ECONOMIC growth in the Asean region could rebound to an average 8 per cent in 2021 on the back of recovery in Chinese import demand and global trade, after falling into recession in the first half of 2020, a report suggested on Monday.
— The Business Times

Pressures increasing on Indonesia and Malaysia in the South China Sea
Chinese and Malaysian vessels were locked in a high-stakes standoff for more than one month earlier this year, near the island of Borneo in the South China Sea.

Air Asia Plans Mass Lay-Offs Including 60% of Cabin Crew; Mulling 10% Stake Sale in Airline
Air Asia is said to be mulling selling a 10 per cent stake in the airline to the South Korean conglomerate SK Corp according to sources quoted by Malaysia’s The Star newspaper.
— Paddle your own Kanoo

MRC moves to delay Luang Prabang dam project’s prior consultation
The scheduled conclusion of the prior consultation process of the Lao-initiated Luang Prabang hydropower project has been moved to the end of the month, a statement from the Mekong River Commission said Friday, following concerns raised by the project’s stakeholders.
— Khmer Times

Thai Activists Raise Alarm Over New Proposed Lao Mekong Dam
izations have raised alarm bells following last month’s announcement that the Mekong River Commission will begin its prior consultation process on the Sanakham hydropower plant, a new Mekong River dam project in northern Laos.

Realistic post-pandemic solutions for sustainable supply chains required
There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread shutdown across the world has exposed concerns about the current fragile construction of global supply chains.
— The Business Times

Why ASEAN should reject China’s controversial Hong Kong national security law
Last week, China’s National People’s Congress voted 2,878-to-1 in support of a national security law for semiautonomous Hong Kong.
— Asean Today

Has Beijing overplayed its hand in South China Sea disputes?
Chinese and Malaysian vessels were locked in a high-stakes standoff for more than one month earlier this year, near the island of Borneo in the South China Sea.
— 9news

Intensified alert needed to fight online fraud during virus outbreak
Internet penetration has significantly grown over the past six months as a result of the governments’ confinement measures to keep the coronavirus outbreak at bay.
— Asean Economist

Pandemic Hits Thai Start-Ups Hard
Southeast Asia is proving to be one of the most successful and fastest growing digital markets in the world.
— The Asean Post

Amazon in Southeast Asia: slow progress, or playing a waiting game?
Amazon was a late arrival to Southeast Asia, its launch in Singapore in 2017 coming 22 years after it first started selling products in the US.
— Asean Today

4 tips for tech startups in Southeast Asia to thrive in the new normal
2020 was supposed to be an exciting year for Southeast Asia’s thriving startup ecosystem.
— e27

Grab expands grocery-delivery service into eight SE Asian markets
Grab has expanded its grocery-delivery service GrabMart into eight Southeast Asian markets within the last three months.
— Inside Retail Asia

Don’t Touch Your Face: The Southeast Asia Conundrum
The question of why some countries and regions have been worse hit by the coronavirus than others will likely puzzle scientists for years to come.
— Foreign Policy

SE Asia Stocks-Keep rally going as U.S. jobs data lifts recovery hopes
Indonesian shares led the charge as Southeast Asian stock markets extended multi-session rallies on Monday as a surprise recovery in the U.S. labour market fanned
hopes of a swift economic rebound.
— Reuters

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Compiled by Mark Henry Uy


Vietnam Claims New COVID-19 Case Detected On Man Entering From Cambodia
According to Vietnamese news, an 18-year-old Vietnamese youth returning from Cambodia is the nation’s latest Covid-19 patient, the Health Ministry confirmed Monday evening.

Teacher transfers suspended
The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport has ordered all education departments in the country to suspend teacher transfers for the rest of the year. The decision was made to help solve a shortage at public educational institutions.
— The Phnom Penh Post

CHRC: Cambodia has full “freedom of expression” and US has “racism” issue
Cambodian Human Rights Committee president Keo Remy has claimed that the Kingdom has full “freedom of expression” and pointed to “racism” in the US after the death of African-American George Floyd at the hands of police.
— Khmer Times

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Jakarta back in business as 847 new COVID-19 cases reported
Indonesia’s health ministry on Monday (Jun 8) reported 847 new coronavirus infections and 32 new deaths, taking the total number of cases to 32,033 and fatalities to 1,883.

Government announces travel requirements during transition to ‘new normal’
The Indonesian government has issued a circular stipulating requirements for people seeking to travel within or into the country during the transition to the so-called “new normal” period so as to prevent further spread of COVID-19.
— The Jakarta Post

Pressures increasing on Indonesia and Malaysia in the South China Sea
Chinese and Malaysian vessels were locked in a high-stakes standoff for more than one month earlier this year, near the island of Borneo in the South China Sea.

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8,607 cases tested for Covid-19 in Laos
Laos has conducted Covid-19 (coronavirus) test on 8,607 cases, with 19 of them positive, according to Laos Ministry of Health report on Monday (June 8).
— The Star

Some schools don’t have enough medical equipment, deputy minister says
Some schools in Laos don’t have enough medical equipment and can’t practise social distancing for the “Safely Back to School” programme amid the Covid-19 crisis.
— Vientiane Times

Ministry of Labor Orders Employers to Pay Wages Despite Pandemic
The Lao Ministry of Labor and Social Welfare has instructed employers to ensure workers are fairly compensated despite an economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
— The Laotian Times

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov


Malaysia Airlines: Lifting travel restrictions and reopening borders will allow loved ones to reunite
Allowing international flights to resume in July will allow families to unite with loved ones who have been separated due to travel restrictions in many parts of the world, says Malaysia Airlines.
— The Star Online

Malaysia reports 7 new COVID-19 cases, lowest since March
Malaysian health authorities on Monday (Jun 8) reported seven new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily increase recorded since the movement control order (MCO) was imposed in March.

Safeguards needed before travel between Singapore and Malaysia can resume: Lawrence Wong
Measures, safeguards and precautions have to be put in place before travel can resume between Singapore and Malaysia, said National Development Minister Lawrence Wong on Monday (Jun 8).

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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COVID-19 shuts down a third of Myanmar businesses
Nearly one third of companies in Myanmar have temporarily closed because of the coronavirus lockdown and the vast majority of those still operating have reported lower turnover, according to the Asia Foundation.
— Myanmar Times

Myanmar plans to build new high-quality oil refineries
Myanmar is planning to build new high-quality oil refineries so as to reduce reliance on the oversea market and to fulfill the local demands for oil products, an official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy said on Monday.
— Xinhua

On the Thai-Myanmar border, COVID-19 closes a billion-dollar racket
The closure of dozens of illegal trade gates along the border with Thailand to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is causing shortages of everything from beer and energy drinks to detergent and cosmetics, highlighting the vast scale of informal trade with Thailand.
— Frontier Myanmar

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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Duterte told to seize China assets for reef damage in waterway
THE Philippines should seize China-owned assets in the country as payment for reef damage caused by its island-building activities in the South China Sea, a former top diplomat said on Monday.
— BusinessWorld Online

Philippines to go into recession this year, says HSBC
British banking giant HSBC expects the Philippine economy to go into a recession this year amid the surge in the number of coronavirus disease 2019 or COVID-19 cases.
— Philippine Star

PH’s COVID-19 war chest breaches P1 trillion
The Philippines’ war chest against COVID-19 breached the P1-trillion level as of June, the latest data compiled by economists at the Manila-based Asian Development Bank (ADB) showed, auguring well to a gradual easing of one of the most restrictive lockdowns in the region that resulted in a recession and displaced millions of workers.

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

Compiled by Justhine De Guzman Uy         @justhine.aecnews


Singapore’s Elections Dept lists safety measures for general election
THE Elections Department has spelt out the safety measures to be taken to ensure a safe election – measures that include reducing the number of voters in polling stations and barring people from entering the stations if they are found to be running a temperature and having breathing problems.
— The Business Times

Singapore reports 386 new COVID-19 cases, including 2 community infections
Singapore reported 386 new COVID-19 cases as of noon on Monday (Jun 8), including two infections in the community.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

S’pore residents returning from China have to stay home for 14 days
Singapore residents returning from China under the new fast lane agreement between the two countries will have to stay at home for 14 days.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Seven million farmers receive subsidies
The Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives (BAAC) has transferred subsidies to 7.1 million farmers and accelerated correction of incorrect bank account details of 214,000 farmers.

THAI rehabilitation may take up to 7 years: legal advisor
The rehabilitation of flag carrier Thai Airways International Plc may take up to seven years, the airline’s legal advisor said on Monday.
— Bangkok Post

Pressure grows for independent body to scrutinise Bt1 trillion recovery spending
In an attempt to prevent corruption, pressure is mounting on the government from all sides of society to set up independent ad hoc committees to scrutinise its spending of the Bt1 trillion loan allocated for helping the economy recover from the virus pandemic.
— Thai PBS News

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

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Vietnam records one more imported COVID-19 case, raising total to 332
One imported coronavirus case was confirmed in Vietnam on Monday evening, bringing the total to 332, said the Ministry of Health.
— Vietnam Insider

Hanoi became the world’s most polluted city on Sunday
Hanoi became the world’s most polluted city according to a ranking by IQ AirVisual on Sunday.
— Vietnam Insider

Pork producers see profits skyrocket as prices rise on shortage
Pork producers said net profits rose by up to 17 times in the first quarter as a short supply caused prices to surge.
— VnExpress

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