Asean morning news for March 2

Asean morning news for March 2
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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu


Experts fear Coronavirus is spreading undetected in Southeast Asia
As coronavirus cases continue to soar globally, in at least one region a steady façade of optimism persists.
— Khmer Times

ASEAN Summit in US Postponed Due to Coronavirus Worries
The United States has postponed an ASEAN summit meeting it had planned to host on March 14 due to worries over the coronavirus.
— Chiang Rai Times

Iran cases surge, new Malaysia, Singapore infections: Virus update
Four new infections were reported in Malaysia and Singapore after Thailand, the United States and Australia recorded their first deaths caused by the coronavirus and cases in Iran and South Korea jumped by 376 but the number of new deaths fell in the epicentre of Hubei, China.
— Bangkok Post

Malaysia and Southeast Asia at the heart of massive wildlife trade
ROUGHLY one of every five animals that walks the land or plies the skies is traded internationally, according to a 2019 research published in the journal Science.
— New Straits Times Online

United Southeast Asian front against China unlikely
According to the Indonesian Maritime Security Agency, in late December 2019, 63 Chinese fishing boats escorted by two Chinese Coast Guard vessels entered Indonesia’s claimed Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) in the south central part of the South China Sea.
— East Asia Forum

Vietnam joins ASEAN effort to combat IUU fishing
Relations between the EU and some ASEAN member states have been tense in recent years because of the seafood trade, stemming from the European Commission’s (EC) sanctions related to the illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
— The Asean Post

Vietnam approves MOU on establishing China-ASEAN Center
The Vietnamese government issued a resolution on Friday to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Establishing the China-ASEAN Center signed in 2017, Vietnam News Agency reported Saturday.
— Xinhuanet

Uncooperative China makes it worse as drought hits downstream nations
China’s dams are worsening drought conditions downstream the Mekong River, storing and controlling up to 50 percent of its waters, experts say.
— VnExpress International

ASEAN museums use 3D data to preserve items in online archive
Southeast Asia’s museums, galleries and libraries are preserving their most fragile collection items using 3D data technology, making them available online for anyone who wants to take a close look.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Making the Most of US-ASEAN Ties, Even Without the Vegas Summit
In an unfortunate turn of events linked to growing fears of a pandemic, the Trump administration has wisely decided to postpone a special summit with all 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), which was scheduled to take place on March 14 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
— The Diplomat

ASEAN-China COVID-19 Meeting: Why And What’s Next? – Analysis
The 20 February ASEAN-China foreign ministers meeting in Vientiane, Laos was a watershed in bringing together China and ASEAN member states to combat the COVID-19 epidemic.
— Eurasia Review

As Covid-19 rocks markets, uncertainty rises in Asean and PH
WORLDWIDE, the number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) cases could exceed 100,000 in a matter of week or so.
— The Manila Times

Works Begin to Digitize Asean Cultural Heritage with Japan’s Help
Countries in Southeast Asia have received assistance from Japan to digitize their diverse cultural heritages to ensure that they can be passed on to future generations.
— Jakarta Globe

App makers cash in as Southeast Asia falls for mobile dating
App developers are taking advantage of a surge in interest in mobile dating across Southeast Asia where spending in some countries has surged by up to 260% over the last three years.
— Nikkei Asian Review (paywall)

Improving lung cancer treatments
Lung cancer is the most common form of cancer with approximately 2.09 million new diagnoses every year, and is responsible for the most cancer deaths, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO).
— The Asean Post

Renowned yacht cruising guide Southeast Asia Pilot launches fully revised edition
After the first Andaman Sea Pilot publication, the most comprehensive guide to yacht marinas and cruising grounds in the region, was launched in Phuket almost 16 years ago, the team has just launched the guide’s Sixth Edition.
— The Phuket News

Disrupting the hospitality sector
It is clear that big changes will occur in the hospitality industry within the next 10 years, and these shifts will be largely the result of globalisation.
— The Asean Post

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89 percent of Cambodian face challenges to manage personal finances: UN
Many women running small businesses in emerging markets in developing countries have to juggle their business objectives with family obligations and personal savings goals.
— Khmer Times

EU finally slashes Cambodia trade benefits over ‘rights violations’
The European Union has officially slashed trade benefits for Cambodia over the kingdom’s human rights record, top officials said.
— The Phnom Penh Post

BREAKING NEWS: US to Postpone Hosting ASEAN-US Special Summit to Focus on Fighting Covid-19
The United States has decided to postpone hosting ASEAN-US Special Summit to focus on fighting covid-19, according to the letter Cambodian Ambassador to US wrote to Minister of Foreign Affairs Prak Sokhonn.
— Fresh News

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Indonesian Diamond Princess Evacuees Arrive for Covid-19 Observation
A Garuda Indonesia plane carrying 69 crew members of coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship landed at Kertajati Airport in Majalengka, West Java, just before midnight on Sunday.
— Jakarta Globe

International driver permit, valid in 188 countries, can now be processed online in Indonesia
People living in Indonesia are now able to register for international driver permits online as the National Police have launched a service to ease the process of applying for the document, which is valid for use in 188 foreign countries.
— The Jakarta Post

No more illegal phones: Indonesia to impose IMEI control regulation on April 18
The government will start blocking unregistered cell phones starting April 18 as it imposes the International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) policy to curb the circulation of illegal phones.
— The Jakarta Post

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Laos Sees 76% Increase in Banana Export Value in 2019
A surge in production has seen Laos increase the export value of bananas by 76 percent.
— The Laotian Times

Tunnel Work on Laos-China Railway Pollutes Local Waterways
Construction work on a railway project linking Laos with China is filling a creek in Vientiane province and other local waterways with waste released by the boring of tunnels, polluting the water and harming the livelihoods of local residents, sources in Laos say.

Couple treated Lao worker ‘like a slave’
A couple who run an auto parts shop have been arrested and charged with illegally detaining a young Lao employee and treating her like a slave for eight years.
— Bangkok Post

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Malaysian PM sworn in amid questions over legitimacy
A former interior minister was sworn in as Malaysia’s prime minister on Sunday amid questions over his legitimacy and protests from the country’s former leader Mahathir Mohamad, 94, who lost a battle for power.
— The Guardian

Muhyiddin becomes Malaysia prime minister, Mahathir vows to fight
Muhyiddin emerges as prime minister after infighting between parties in the ruling coalition triggered its collapse.
— Aljazeera

Malaysia and India aim to repair soured ties that hit palm trade
Malaysia and India will work on improving ties that soured under former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad and badly affected palm oil trade between the countries, officials from both nations said on Sunday.
— Yahoo News

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Rohingya Activist Urges US to Ramp Up Pressure on Myanmar
The United States should increase pressure on Myanmar to end persecution of ethnic minorities and restore the citizenship rights of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims driven from that country by government-sanctioned violence, said a Rohingya political activist visiting Washington last week.

Myanmar prepares to welcome tourist cruise ship
Myanmar is preparing to welcome the arrival of an international tourist cruise ship in Yangon despite the COVID-19 outbreak that plagues nearly 50 countries, officials said on Sunday, but the country’s health ministry will need to conduct medical tests on its passengers and crew.
— Myanmar Times

Coronavirus affecting Myanmar factory production
Although China is pushing factories to reopen following the outbreak of coronavirus, countries in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia, are being negatively affected, according to a report by Quartz.
— Mizzima

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3 cruise ship repatriates show COVID symptoms
Three more repatriates from M/V Diamond Princess cruise ship have exhibited symptoms of respiratory illness, bringing the total number to 13, an official of the Department of Health said yesterday.
— Tempo

New US-Philippines defense pact ‘in the works’
The United States and the Philippines are crafting a new defense pact that could replace the Visiting Forces Agreement (VFA) that was proposed for withdrawal late last year.
— Asean Economist

NG subsidies to govt corporations breach P200B for first time
SUBSIDIES extended by the national government to state-owned corporations ballooned to a record-high P201.52 billion in 2019, with the bulk going to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth), according to the Bureau of the Treasury (BTr).
— Business Mirror

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Singapore aims to halve 2030 peak emissions by 2050
SINGAPORE will enhance its climate pledge and long-term strategy this year, with a view to halve its emissions by 2050 after they peak in 2030, Senior Minister Teo Chee Hean said in Parliament on Friday.
— The Business Times

S’pore taking part in two global trials for potential Covid-19 cure
Singapore will participate in two global multi-centre trials to evaluate the safety and efficacy of remdesivir, a potential cure for the new coronavirus Covid-19.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore stock market plunges 3.2% as COVID-19 fears fuel global turmoil
Singapore stocks spiralled downwards on Friday (Feb 28) to a 15-month low, as global markets sold off on the rising possibility that the coronavirus outbreak would become a pandemic.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

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First COVID-19 related death in Thailand
A medical panel, from Thailand’s National Infectious Committee, will determine the exact cause of the death of a COVID-19 patient, who contracted dengue fever prior to becoming infected with the coronavirus.
— Thai PBS News

BoT warns of GDP growth below 1%
The Bank of Thailand says the economy is likely to expand by less than 1% in 2020 if the coronavirus outbreak lasts throughout the year, says a central bank senior official.
— Bangkok Post

Chiang Mai to see passenger numbers fall by 40% in wake of virus fears
The numbers at Chiang Mai’s international airport will fall 40% to 3.5 million in the first six months of this year if the outbreak of Covid-19 coronavirus drags on until the middle of the year.
— The Thaiger

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Vietnam Airlines managers’ salaries to be reduced as revenues take hit
Vietnam Airlines, whose revenues have been hit badly by the Covid-19 epidemic, has cut the salaries of senior managers by 40 percent this year.
— VnExpress

Hanoi ranked world’s seventh most polluted capital city in 2019
Hanoi has become the world’s seventh most polluted capital city, even worse than Beijing, a new IQ AirVisual report says.
— VnExpress

7,000 Vietnamese returning to Ho Chi Minh city from South Korea
The Vietnam’s largest city received over 6,800 people from South Korea between February 23 and 29. As of Saturday almost 300 people were quarantined at a field hospital in the outlying Cu Chi District and other facilities with another 52 isolated at home.
— Vietnam Insider

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