asean Headlines

President Joko Widodo to attend ASEAN Summit in Singapore

Jakarta Apr 20 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo will attend the the 32nd Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in Singapore on April 27-28, 2018.
Date: 20 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Thailand preparing to host 12th ASEAN Skills Competition

BANGKOK, Apr 18 (NNT) - Thailand is making preparations to host the 12th ASEAN Skills Competition, the objective of which is to urge adolescents and workers in the region to be enthusiastic about developing their skills in line with new technology.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Indonesia, Vietnam discuss Cooperation in Fisheries and Maritime Affairs

Jakarta Apr 18 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi discussed cooperation in maritime affairs and fisheries with her Vietnamese counterpart, Pham Bihn Mihn, during the third joint commission meeting between the two countries.
Date: 18 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

'Equanimity' Seizure Invalid, rules Indonesian Court

JAKARTA, Apr 17 (Bernama) - The South Jakarta District Court today ruled that the seizure of luxury yacht, Equanimity, alleged by certain parties to be linked to the misuse of 1MDB funds, was invalid.
Date: 17 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PHL Officials share Labor and Reintegration Policies for Migrant Workers at ASEAN Plus Three Seminar in Cambodia

MANILA, Apr 13 - The Philippines shared its migration policies and reintegration programs such as the “Enterprise Development and Loan Program (EDLP)” to support enterprise development among Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families, and the “Balik Pinay! Balik Hanapbuhay! Program” during the “Seminar on Migr ...
Date: 13 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Myanmar to sign Cross-Border Transport deal with Thailand

Thailand and Myanmar would soon sign a memorandum of understanding (MoU) that would facilitate cross-border transportation of goods and people, U Aung Ye Tun, assistant secretary of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, told The Myanmar Times.
Date: 11 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Indonesia, Singapore heighten Cooperation in Counter-Terrorism

Jakarta, Apr 10 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government will heighten cooperation with its Singaporean counterpart in countermeasures to terrorism.
Date: 10 April 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

ASEAN, US affirm Commitment to Regional Rules-Based Order

MANILA, Apr 4 (PNA) - Representatives of the United States and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) reaffirmed their commitment to the rules-based order and to the ASEAN-centered regional architecture at a recently concluded dialogue in Malaysia.
Date: 04 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Thailand, Myanmar Labour Ministers discuss Nationality Verification

BANGKOK, Mar 29 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Saengsingkaew, and Myanmar's Labour, Immigration and Population Minister, U Thein Swe, discussed the ongoing nationality verification process for the remaining 180,000 Myanmar workers in Thailand.
Date: 29 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

ASEAN opens Dialogue with China, US

Jakarta, Mar 27 (ANTARA News) - ASEAN member countries open a dialogue with the Government of the People's Republic of China and the United States regarding issue on iron and steel industry policy imposed by both countries.
Date: 27 March 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean planning to draw up Occupational Health Guidelines

Asean member countries plan to create occupational health guidelines for industries by risk factor, to provide preventive measure recommendations for the health of workers in Laos and the region.
Date: 20 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Thai Government to reduce Penalties for Foreign Workers

The Thai government will reduce penalties for foreign workers after both employers and employees admitted to difficulties in complying with amendments to labour laws which enforce harsh penalties for migrant workers and were enforced for only a month last year.
Date: 13 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN, Partners step up Efforts to conclude Economic Negotiations

MANILA, Mar 8 (PNA) - The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) on Thursday said economic ministers from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and its free trade partners are eager to fulfill the ASEAN Leaders’ Instruction in 2017 to conclude the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations.
Date: 08 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Bangkok praises Cooperation with Malaysia in battling Transnational Crime

BANGKOK, March 8 (Bernama) - The Thai government greatly appreciated Malaysia's cooperation in combating transnational crime including call centre scams or better known as the "Macau Scam," said its Deputy Prime Minister Gen Prawit Wongsuwan today.
Date: 08 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Renegotiating TPP with US Not an Option, says Mustapa

SINGAPORE, March 2 (Bernama) - Renegotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) pact with the US will require the 11 remaining countries to compromise on certain issues and will take a long time, says International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mustapa Mohamed.
Date: 02 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

PM, Lao Ambassador discuss Bilateral Cooperation

BANGKOK, 28 February 2018 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha held a discussion with Lao Ambassador to Thailand Seng Soukhathivong upon his courtesy call at Government House.
Date: 28 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

ASEAN-EU to meet Tomorrow on Next Steps towards FTA Resumption

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Further deliberations on the next steps towards the possible resumption of the ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement will take place in Singapore tomorrow. The Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) in a statement said it would be the subject of discussion at the 16th AEM-European Union (EU) Trade Commiss ...
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

AEM to discuss 12 Economic Priority Deliverables for Singapore's ASEAN Chairmanship

KUALA LUMPUR, March 1 (Bernama) - Further deliberations on the next step towards the possible resumption of the ASEAN-EU Free Trade Agreement will take place in Singapore tomorrow.
Date: 01 March 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia, Singapore to implement AEOI in 2018

Jakarta, Feb 24 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Singapore will begin to implement the Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI) agreement in Sept 2018, the Finance Ministry's International Tax Deputy John Hutagaol said.
Date: 24 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Three sign MoU to enhance CIS Framework

KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 26 (Bernama) - The Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and the Securities and Exchange Commission of Thailand have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enhance the ASEAN Collective Investment Schemes (CIS) Framework.
Date: 26 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama