asean - General & Misc

Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.
Date: 15 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

PH Embassy in Switzerland celebrates ASEAN Day

BERNE, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Switzerland held a ceremony on 08 August 2018 to commemorate the 51st anniversary of the founding of ASEAN.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN launches Website, Publication of ASEAN Institute for Peace and Reconciliation

JAKARTA, Aug 13 - Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi and Indonesian Foreign Retno Marsudi led the celebration of the 51st anniversary of ASEAN in a ceremony held at the ASEAN Secretariat in Jakarta on 08 August 2018.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

PH Embassy in Madrid participates in ASEAN Day

MADRID, Aug 13 - The Philippine Embassy in Madrid participated in the annual commemoration of ASEAN Day on 08 August 2018, in a ceremony hosted by Thai Ambassador and current ASEAN Committee in Madrid (ACM) chair Rattikul Chansuriya.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN Committee in Rome celebrates ASEAN Day 2018

ROME, Aug 13 - Ambassador to Italy Domingo P. Nolasco joined other Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Ambassadors in Rome in celebrating ASEAN Day, in a ceremony held at the Malaysian Embassy in Rome.
Date: 13 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Indonesia, Malaysia to develop ASEAN Cars

Jakarta. Aug 10 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Malaysia have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) to collaborate in the development of the automotive industry to develop the so-called ASEAN cars.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Malaysia, Indonesia to set up Special Desk to cut Investment Bureaucracy

JAKARTA, Aug 11 (Bernama) - Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI) and the Ministry of Rural, Disadvantaged Regions and Transmigration of Indonesia (KDPDT) have agreed to establish a special desk to facilitate all administrative matters related to investment by companies in both countries.
Date: 11 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Companies among Winners in 15th Annual International Business Awards

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 10 (Bernama) - Companies and executives from Asean countries are among the high-achieving organisations and executives worldwide to be given Gold, Silver and Bronze Stevie Awards at The 15th Annual International Business Awards.
Date: 10 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Day 2018 Celebration hosted in Bangkok

BANGKOK, Aug 8, (NNT) - As today (8th Aug 2018) is the 51st anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations or ASEAN, an ASEAN Day 2018 celebration was staged in Thailand.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Indonesia, Myanmar explore Trade, Investment Cooperation

Jakarta, Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Myanmar have explored trade and investment potential in both countries to optimize bilateral economic cooperation, Chairman of the Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) Rosan P. Roeslani said.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN should strengthen Centrality and Relevance: FM

Jakarta, Aug 8 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) should strengthen its centrality and unity while at the same time become increasingly responsive to development strategies, Minister of Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi stated.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean urged to enhance Inter-Regional Trade

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 8 (Bernama) - ASEAN countries have been urged to take the opportunity to enhance trade with each other amid the US-China trade tensions, given the bloc’s huge population of 642 million.
Date: 08 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Flag Raising Ceremony to mark 51st ASEAN Day Celebration at Wisma Putra

PUTRAJAYA, Aug 7 (Bernama) - A flag-raising ceremony will be held at Wisma Putra tomorrow in conjunction with the 51st ASEAN Day celebration, a statement from the Foreign Ministry said.
Date: 07 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN-US Economic Ties mutually beneficial: Minister

Jakarta, Aug 6 (ANTARA News) - Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi said economic ties especially in trade and investment, between ASEAN and the United States will benefit both sides.
Date: 06 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

FM raises Indo-Pacific Indonesia Concept at ASEAN Meeting

Jakarta, Aug 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi raised the concept of an Indo-Pacific Indonesia at the 51st ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting and other related meetings held in Singapore from August 1 to 4, according to the Foreign Ministry.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN to create Nuclear-Free-Zone soon: Marsudi

Jakarta, Aug 3 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has encouraged the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member states to turn the region into a nuclear-free zone soon.
Date: 03 August 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Malaysia, Singapore eye Expanding Cooperation

KUALA LUMPUR, July 31 (Bernama) - The potential to expand areas of cooperation, including encouraging inter-faith dialogues and understanding, was among matters raised in talks between the Malaysian and Singaporean foreign ministers in Singapore.
Date: 31 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CNRP urges Indonesia to lead ASEAN addressing Human Rights Issues

Jakarta, July 30 (ANTARA News) - The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) urged Indonesia to lead the ASEAN in addressing human rights violations in Cambodia, peaking during and after the election on July 29, that may threat regional stability.
Date: 30 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

DFA Tacloban spearheads ASEAN Seminar with HRM Students

TACLOBAN, July 27 - Representatives from the Department of Foreign Affairs Consular Office (CO) in Tacloban City served as a resource speaker at the Fifth Bachelor of Science in Hotel and Restaurant Technology (BSHRT) Summer Seminar-Workshop 2018, held on 09 July 2018 at Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU).
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

ASEAN Leaders to attend IMF-WB Meeting in Bali

Nusa Dua, Bali, July 27 (ANTARA News) - Leaders of 10 ASEAN member countries are scheduled to be present on the sidelines of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank (IMF-WB) grand gathering in Bali, in October 2018, according to the chairman of the annual meeting of IMF-WB 2018, Peter Jacobs.
Date: 27 July 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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CJ Bets face JBC Grilling Over Income, Properties in SALN

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - The contents of the Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth were among the issues raised by members of the Judicial Council (JBC) in Thursday's public interview for aspirants vying for the Chief Justice post.

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Reyes, Tejano-Ang Wrap up JBC Interview for CJ Post

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Supreme Court Associate Justice Andres Reyes Jr., and Judge Virginia Tejano-Ang of the Regional Trial Court Branch 1 in Tagum City, Davao del Norte were the last two aspirants for Chief Justice who went under questioning by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on Thursday.

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De Castro to revive Key Reform Projects once picked as CJ

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Despite her imminent retirement from the judiciary in less than two months, Associate Justice Teresita Leonardo-De Castro on Thursday said she will be able to introduce reforms in the Supreme Court (SC) once named Chief Justice.

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Bersamin: No Pressure Felt from Gov't in Rulings on Cases

MANILA, Aug 16 (PNA) - Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin on Thursday said he has never felt any pressure from other government branches in rendering decisions on various cases.

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Court of Appeal Judge reprimanded by His Superior over Dissenting Judgment

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 16 (Bernama) – A Court of Appeal Judge has today disclosed that he had been reprimanded by a top judge for writing a dissenting judgment in unilateral conversion of M.Indira Gandhi case two years ago.

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Judicial Activism has Led to Renaissance in Administrative Law, says Academician

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 15 (Bernama) – There is more judicial activism now which has led to a renaissance in administrative law, according to an academician.

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Cabinet acknowledges Progress in Thailand-Myanmar Cooperation in fighting Drug Trade

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The Cabinet has acknowledged progress made in Thailand’s cooperation with Myanmar in tackling drug problems in the border area.

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NLA whip to decide on proposed Amendment of EC Act - VP Surachai

BANGKOK, Aug 15 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly whip will be the person responsible for the ultimate decision to proceed with a proposed amendment of the Election Commission Act, says the legislature’s Vice President Surachai Liengboonlertchai.

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CA confirms Poll Exec, Foreign Service, Military Officers' Appointment

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - Commission on Elections (Comelec) Commissioner Marlon Casquejo and several foreign service and military officers hurdled the Commission on Appointments (CA) on Wednesday.

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House installs Yap, Pichay as New Deputy Speakers

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The House of Representatives on Wednesday elected two new deputy speakers following the ascension of Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to the speakership.

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Five CJ bets to face JBC Interview Thursday

MANILA, Aug 15 (PNA) - The five candidates for the post of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (SC) will walk into the line of fire with their Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) interview set on Thursday.

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IRD to build ICT System enabling Tax Payments

Taxpayers may soon be able to pay their dues to the government via mobile banking, said U Min Htut, director general of the Internal Revenue Department (IRD).

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Law Enforcement remains weak: Deputy Minister

Laos has enacted over 100 laws since national liberation in 1975, but law enforcement remains weak, a senior official has admitted.

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Exercise of Freedom must be in accordance to Federal Constitution - Eddin Syazlee

JOHOR BAHRU, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The exercise of individual’s right to freedom, be it freedom of religion or speech, must be done in accordance to the provisions in the Federal Constitution, says Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.

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International Malaysia Law Conference 2018

The 4-day International Malaysia Law Conference (“IMLC”) 2018, the flagship biennial event of the Malaysian Bar themed “Raising the Bar: Innovate. Integrate. Emulate.” is underway.

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IMLC 2018: Change of Government an impetus for strengthening the Rule of Law, says Sultan Nazrin Shah

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The recent change of government in Malaysia has given a fresh impetus to strengthen the rule of law in the country, the Sultan of Perak, Sultan Nazrin Shah said today.

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1Mine urges Government to postpone SST

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - The government has been urged to postpone implementation of the Sales and Services Tax (SST) come Sept 1 until a directive on the newly passed tax law is clearly outlined.

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Seizure of Equanimity made according to Legal Procedures - Liew Vui Keong

KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 14 (Bernama) - Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department Datuk Liew Vui Keong told the Dewan Rakat today that the seizure of the superyatch Equanimity was made according to Malaysian procedures and laws.

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