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Improved Infra, eased Regulations to boost Trade, Investments in ASEAN

MANILA, Feb 18 (PNA) - Member countries of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) need to improve physical infrastructures and streamline regulatory processes in an effort to facilitate trade and investments in the region, according to a report from state think tank Philippine Institute for Development Studies (PIDS). In a report title ...
Date: 18 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesian, Singaporean Foreign Ministers discuss Progress in Bilateral Cooperation

Jakarta, Feb 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi received a visit from her Singaporean counterpart Vivian Balakrishnan in Jakarta on Wednesday to discuss the progress in bilateral cooperation.
Date: 14 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Indonesia collaborates with other ASEAN Countries to protect Children

Jakarta, Feb 8 (ANTARA News) - The Indonesian government is committed to protecting children against cybercrimes by teaming up with other member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), an official stated.
Date: 07 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Laos, Vietnam sign 12 Deals to broaden Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam yesterday signed 12 cooperation agreements to enhance relations and broaden cooperation between the two neighbours at their Cooperation Committee meeting in Vientiane.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos, Thailand agree to fight Drug Trade, Boost Connectivity

Fighting drug and human trafficking as well as boosting connectivity and economic cooperation are among the most significant agreements reached between Laos and Thailand last week.
Date: 05 February 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

CPTPP set to be signed on March 8 in Chile

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 24 (Bernama) - The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is slated to be signed on March 8, 2018 in Chile after a breakthrough in which all member countries agreed on four country-specific issues, including Malaysia's interest. In a statement today, Minister of International Trade and I ...
Date: 25 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN committed to conclude RCEP Talks this Year

NEW DELHI, Jan 24 (Bernama) - ASEAN is committed to concluding talks on the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) this year as mandated by the Southeast Asian bloc's leaders, Secretary-General, Dato Lim Jock Hoi said. The RCEP is a free trade deal involving the 10-member regional grouping and six of its existing free trade partner ...
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Empowering Universities as Arbitration Centres: A Global Perspective

A proposal for research to be done to empower Universities as Arbitration Centre or Arbitral Institution as conceived and advocated by DR. HAMID SULTAN BIN ABU BACKER [1] AND ARUN KASI [2] invites consideration of the proposal by stakeholders of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR - arbitration, mediation, adjudication, etc.) and universities globa ...
Date: 08 December 2017; Type: Journal Article; Author: Dr. Hamid Sultan Bin Abu Backer and Arun Kasi; Source: Asean LIC Reporter

Malaysia-Singapore affirm Commitment to resolve Pedra Branca Dispute via ICJ

SINGAPORE, Jan 16 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore leaders today affirmed their commitment to resolving matters related to sovereignty over Pedra Branca, Middle Rocks, and South Ledge in accordance with international law. In a joint statement issued at the end of the 8th Singapore Malaysia Leaders' Retreat here, the Leaders noted Malaysia's ...
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Indonesia opposes Malaysia's Direct Hiring Scheme

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - The government has opposed Malaysia's direct hiring scheme for migrant workers in the informal sector and banned recruiting agents from sending workers to the neighboring country under the scheme.
Date: 10 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Antara

Myanmar lifts Worker Ban to Malaysia

Myanmar lifted its year-long ban on sending workers to Malaysia, paving the way for the resumption of deployment of labourers as early as next month to the predominantly Islamic Southeast Asian neighbor, the Ministry of Labour Immigration and Population said Wednesday.
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN to finalize Document pushing Rights of PWDs in 2018

MANILA, Dec 26 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) said an enabling master plan to push further the rights of Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) is expected to be concluded and submitted for adoption in 2018. In mid-December, the bloc - a joint initiative by the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR), t ...
Date: 26 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

VEP Implementation for Vehicles from Singapore, Thailand postponed

KLUANG, Dec 17 (Bernama) - The vehicle entry permit (VEP) scheduled to be implemented on foreign registered vehicles entering Malaysia via Singapore and Thailand beginning January has been deferred, said Transport Minister Datuk Seri Liow Tiong Lai. He said the deferment was to standardise its implementation for both Malaysia-Singapore and Mal ...
Date: 17 December 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Leaders adopt Landmark Declaration that promotes a “Culture of Prevention” to achieve a Peaceful, Inclusive, and Harmonious ASEAN Community

MANILA, Nov 16 - Leaders of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) adopted the “ASEAN Declaration on Culture of Prevention for a Peaceful, Inclusive, Resilient, Healthy and Harmonious Society” during the 31st ASEAN Summit held in Manila.
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN-China adopts Declaration on Marine Environment Protection

MANILA, Nov 17 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and China have moved forward towards the implementation of the 2002 Declaration of Conduct after it adopted on November 13 a document declaring ‎2017-2027 as a decade for the protection of coastal and marine environment in the South China Sea. In the chairman's state ...
Date: 17 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

11 Documents adopted, 1 Accord signed under PH Chairmanship

MANILA, Nov 16 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) under the leadership of the Philippines in 2017 has adopted a total of 11 outcome documents and signed an instrument focused on the promotion and protection of migrant workers' rights in the region.  On Thursday, two days after the conclusion of the 31st ASEAN Summit in ...
Date: 16 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

China willing to expedite South China Sea Code of Conduct: Duterte

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said that China has agreed to have a Code of Conduct of Parties in the South China Sea and has vowed to consider fast-tracking the agreement as a step towards a peaceful resolution of the issue.
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

PH turns over ASEAN Chairmanship to Singapore

MANILA, Nov 15 (PNA) - President Rodrigo Duterte has officially turned over the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on Tuesday night. Duterte handed over the ceremonial gavel signifying the Philippines passing the baton to Singapore to lead ASEAN effective next yea ...
Date: 15 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN adopts First Cross-Sectoral Work Plan to address trafficking in Persons

MANILA, Nov 13 - On the occasion of the 31st ASEAN Summit held in Manila, ASEAN finalized the Bohol Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Work Plan 2017-2020, the first cross-sectoral and cross-pillar action plan developed by ASEAN to address trafficking in persons in the region.
Date: 13 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

DSWD to ASEAN Members: Abide by Adopted Documents

MANILA, Nov 14 (PNA) - The Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) has called on sectoral bodies under the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) pillar to abide by the documents adopted during the 31st ASEAN Summit.
Date: 14 November 2017; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

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Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

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ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

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Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

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ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

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Indonesia, Vietnam play Great Role in strengthening ASEAN Cooperation: Envoy

Jakarta, Jan 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have jointly played a great role in strengthening ASEAN cooperation and creating regional peace, security and stability particularly with regard to conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hong Anh Tuan said.

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ASEAN welcomes New Secretary-General for 2018-2022

MANILA, Jan 3 (PNA) - Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, a top trade official and diplomat from Brunei Darussalam, has assumed office as the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.

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PHL Mission to the UN hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Singapore

GENEVA, Dec 28 - Capping an anniversary year that saw the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further enhance its engagement with the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) to Singapore during a meeting held at the WTO on December 26.

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ASEAN Department hands out 33rd ASEAN Library in Lamphun

LAMPHUN, Dec 23, (NNT) - The ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has constructed the 33rd ASEAN library at Ban Huay Tom Chaiya Wongsa Uppatham School in Li district of Lamphun.

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