Asean morning news for June 30, 2020


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Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu

 

COVID-19 in Asean: update for June 29 — regional cases top 145,000
As of 00:40 GMT June 29 there was 59,128 active cases of COVID-19 throughout the 10 Asean member countries, an increase of 407, or 0.69 per cent, on the day prior.
— AEC News Today

Move over SARS-CoV-2, dengue’s back and it’s not waiting for you
The onset of the Asean wet season has seen the return of one of the region’s perennial scourges, dengue fever, with cases across the region already dwarfing those for COVID-19 in many member states.
— AEC News Today

Climate fund targets $2.5 billion in clean energy investment for Southeast Asia
A new climate fund backed by philanthropic donors is aiming to trigger $2.5 billion of clean energy investment in Southeast Asia and aid the region’s green recovery after the coronavirus.
— ABS-CBN News

To defeat poverty and COVID-19, Asean’s tax policies must change
Before COVID-19, 73.57 million (11 percent) out of 653.9 million people in Asean were living in abject poverty in 2018.
— Khmer Times

Centre steps up scrutiny on Asean countries in fight to curb imports from China
Chinese companies will continue to face the heat as the Narendra Modi-led government is more watchful of imports from China or firms situated in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) countries.
— ET Now

AirAsia Sold A Record-Breaking 41,000 Seats In One Day Last Week
On Tuesday, low-cost carrier AirAsia sold a record-breaking 41,000 seats in just one day.
— Simple Flying

Duterte: Exercise self-restraint in South China Sea dispute
Rodrigo Duterte recently called on Asean member countries to respect the rule of law and exercise self-restraint to avoid escalating tensions in the South China Sea.
— New Straits Times

Indonesia draws praise for assisting Rohingya as ASEAN fails to mitigate crisis
Indonesia has garnered praise for its decision to provide humanitarian assistance to the nearly 100 Rohingya migrants stranded off the northern coast of Aceh this week, as pressure mounts on the region to deal with the crisis in Myanmar.
— The Jakarta Post

AIPA advisory council meets to reinforce cooperation in drug fight
The 3rd meeting of the AIPA (ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly) Advisory Council on Dangerous Drugs (AIPACODD) was held online on June 29 with a view to helping enhance regional cooperation towards a drug-free ASEAN community.
— Vetnamplus

Exporters advised to shift focus to ASEAN markets in face of COVID-19
Experts have urged Vietnamese exporters to shift their attention to neighbouring ASEAN markets given that COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on major markets such as the EU and the US, a recent conference heard.
— Vietnamplus

ASEAN Takes Position vs China’s Vast Historical Sea Claims
Southeast Asian leaders said a 1982 U.N. oceans treaty should be the basis of sovereign rights and entitlements in the South China Sea, in one of their strongest remarks opposing China’s claim to virtually the entire disputed waters on historical grounds.
— The Diplomat

Cambodia says ASEAN, Australian FMs to discuss COVID-19 via video conference
The foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia will hold a special meeting on COVID-19 via video conference on Tuesday, said a Cambodian foreign ministry’s statement on Monday.
— Xinhuanet

The risk of investor-state disputes in Asean in the aftermath of Covid-19
Over the past several months, countries in ASEAN (as in the rest of the world) have adopted a wide range of measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic.
— The Business Times

Southeast Asia’s Women of the Future: spotlight on the region’s leaders and changemakers
On June 25, Southeast Asia’s Women of the Future Awards celebrated women engaged in leadership roles across the region—and encouraged those that are following in their footsteps.
— Asean Today

US welcomes 36th ASEAN Summit’s statement
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo affirmed on June 28 that the US welcomes the vision statement of ASEAN leaders, which was adopted at the recent 36th ASEAN Summit.
— Vetnamplus

ASEAN commodity purchasing center opens in Chongqing
A purchasing and procurement center, featuring goods from the ASEAN member countries, opened on Sunday in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality.
— China.org.cn

Cambodia morning newsCambodia morning news

Compiled by Mark Henry Uy

 

Cambodia tourism chiefs call for end to Covid-19 healthcare and funeral deposit
Tourism chiefs in Cambodia say they hope officials will drop a $3,000 (£2,400) coronavirus deposit scheme under which travellers have to make a downpayment for potential medical costs – including their funeral – arguing it is likely to deter potential visitors.
— The Guardian

‘Competitive edge’: New organic legislation and logo in Cambodia aims to reform local market
Cambodia is looking to reform its local organic food products market by putting new standards and procedures into legislation, as well as presenting a new unified logo for all certified organic fruits, vegetables and other agricultural items.
— Food Navigator-asia

COVID-19 to Delay Cambodia’s Tourism Targets by 5 Years
Minister of Tourism Thong Khon on Monday (June 29) said that Cambodia’s targets will have to be delayed by five years due to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
— Cambodianess

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Indonesia morning newsIndonesia morning news

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Indonesia’s V-Shaped Recovery Looks Elusive as Infections Spike
Indonesia is struggling to contain a surge in coronavirus cases in the world’s fourth-most populous nation, casting doubts on the likelihood of a V-shaped recovery for the economy.
— Bloomberg

Indonesia reports 1,082 new coronavirus cases, 51 deaths
Indonesia reported 1,082 new coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the total number of infections to 55,092, said health ministry official Achmad Yurianto.
— The Chronicle Herald

Building Indonesia’s new capital: good governance key to success (video)
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s announcement last August that a new capital will be built in East Kalimantan has been widely met with scepticism.
— AEC News Today

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Lao PDR morning newsLao PDR morning news

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14,907 cases tested for COVID-19 in Laos since January
Laos has conducted COVID-19 test on 14,907 cases since January, with 19 of them positive, according to Lao Ministry of Health report on Monday.
— Xinhua

Education project gives boost to disadvantaged children
The third phase of the Improving and Supporting Education for Children Project has been launched to benefit children in Khammuan, Savannakhet, Saravan and Xekong provinces.
— Vientiane Times

Tunnel on China-Laos railway drilled through
A 12km-long tunnel on the Kunming-Vientiane Railway to link China with Laos was drilled through on Monday morning.
— The Star

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Malaysia morning newsMalaysia morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

MEF: Employers, businesses in urban cities will go bankrupt if minimum wage set at RM2,700 monthly
The Malaysian Employers Federation (MEF) said many businesses will go under should the living wage in urban cities be set at RM2,700 per month.
— Malay Mail

Malaysia’s May exports fall 25.5%, worst in 11 years
Malaysia’s exports in May plunged 25.5 per cent from a year earlier, its worst performance in more than a decade, amid a global slowdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, government data showed on Monday (Jun 29).
— CNA

Business expected to remain contractionary despite improved outlook
Business sentiment among Malaysia companies have improved slightly despite remaining in the contractionary zone in Q3’20, according to Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) Malaysia’s Business Optimism Index (BOI) study.
— The Sun Daily

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Myanmar morning newsMyanmar morning news

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Myanmar extends travel ban, curfews to contain Covid-19 spread
Myanmar is imposing a 15-day extension of its virus measures and directives until July 15 to prevent the spread of the pandemic from inbound travellers and within the country, according to a statement released on Saturday by the Central Committee on Covid-19 Control.
— Bangkok Post

Myanmar nationals arrive back home by relief flights
The Myanmar National Airlines landed at Yangon International Airport at 3:20 pm with 121 nationals who were stranded in Hong Kong and Macau due to suspensions of flights to Myanmar amid the outbreak of COVID-19.
— The Global New Light of Myanmar

Myanmar Govt Vows Legal Action Against Fake News Sites
The government has vowed to investigate the Forward Media Group site after it published fake comments by an NLD spokesman about a senior government official.
— Irrawaddy

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Philippines morning newsPhilippines morning news

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World Bank flags unmet goals in NCR wastewater project
THE project period for a Metro Manila wastewater collection and treatment management system is due to expire Tuesday with its main backer, the World Bank, noting that the project has yet to meet targets for the number of people reached, among others.
— BusinessWorld

Inflation benign, reserve ratio cuts still on the table — Diokno
BANGKO SENTRAL ng Pilipinas (BSP) Governor Benjamin E. Diokno said monetary authorities continue to view the inflation environment as stable over the next three years, a key consideration in the decision to reduce rates last week.
— BusinessWorld

Palace to POGOs: Pay taxes or leave the Philippines
Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGOs) are free to leave the country if they do not pay taxes to the government, Malacañang said Monday.
— GMA Network

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Singapore morning newsSingapore morning news

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Tobacco product packaging to be standardised from July 1
The packaging will include enlarged graphic health warnings, and will apply to all tobacco products, including cigarettes, cigarillos, cigars, beedies, ang hoon and other roll-your-own tobacco products.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

Singapore reports 202 new COVID-19 cases; 6 infections in community
Singapore reported 202 new COVID-19 cases on Monday (Jun 29), including six cases in the community, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said in its preliminary update.
— Channel NewsAsia (very annoying popups)

4 more deaths from dengue, cases surpass 13,500 this year
There are now 307 active clusters, with 102 designated as high risk with 10 or more people infected within 150m of each other within a two-week period.
— Straits Times (annoying popups)

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Thailand morning newsThailand morning news

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Airport usage less than half
Fewer than 5 million passengers have passed through the country’s 28 airports since the beginning of the year.
— Bangkok Post

Thailand to allow limited number of foreigners into the country again
Thailand’s CCSA has agreed to reopen the country’s borders gradually, initially for six groups of foreigners and citizens from Japan, South Korea, China, Singapore and Hong Kong.
— Thai PBS News

Govt plans B50bn fund for small firms hit by pandemic
The government will seek cabinet approval next week for a 50 billion baht fund to help small businesses affected by the coronavirus outbreak, Somkid Jatusripitak said on Monday.
— Bangkok Post

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Vietnam morning newsVietnam morning news

Compiled by Sreypov Men         @MenSreypov

 

Vietnam Airlines postpones shareholders’ meeting until July 16
Vietnam Airlines Group will postpone its shareholders’ meeting until July 16, according to a decision signed by Chairman of Vietnam Airlines Executive Board Phạm Ngọc Minh.
— Viet Nam News

Vietnam second-quarter GDP growth slows to 0.36% due to coronavirus pandemic
Vietnam’s economic growth in the second quarter fell to its slowest pace in decades due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
— WKZO

COVID-19: nationalism, heroism, the media and success boost CPVs support
While many countries are struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic, May 11, 2020 marked the end of the ‘longest New Year (Tet) holiday ever’ for students in Vietnam. When the nationwide lockdown was lifted, Vietnamese students at all levels returned to school. Shops and restaurants reopened, and local markets were busy again.
— AEC News Today

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