asean - General & Misc

Laos, Vietnam strengthen Digital Cooperation

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to cooperate in the field of digital information technology after reaching an agreement in Vientiane on Tuesday at the Lao Blockchain Forum.
Date: 20 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Laos to host CLMV Summit in 2020

The next Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam (CLMV) Summit will be held in Vientiane in 2020 when Laos will chair the summit, while Cambodia will chair the 9th Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy (ACMECS) Summit.
Date: 17 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Bangkok Bank President has confidence in ASEAN Economy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The President of Bangkok Bank spoke today at the AEC Business Forum 2018, expressing confidence in the ASEAN economy despite the escalating trade war between the United States and China.
Date: 19 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Thailand PM urges ASEAN to become Community Focusing on People

BANGKOK, June 18 (NNT) - Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha discussed with ASEAN Secretary-General Dato Lim Jock Hoi the development of ASEAN as a community which primarily focuses on the people.
Date: 18 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: National News Bureau of Thailand

Laos, Brunei further Bilateral Cooperation

Laos and Brunei have agreed to further strengthen bilateral relations, including in the fields of human resource development, air transport, drug control, labour, cultural exchange, and women’s development.
Date: 06 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

DTI organizes Focus Group Ssession on ASEAN-Australia Digital Trade Survey

The DTI’s Bureau of Philippine Standards, together with the Standards Australia, organizes a half-day Focus Group Session on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)-Australia Digital Trade Survey, on 11 May 2018 at the 6F Penthouse Boardroom of the Industry and Investments Building in Makati City.
Date: 02 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Trade and Industry

ASEAN Leaders gathering to discuss Regional Priority Issues: Mulyani

Jakarta, June 5 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Leaders Gathering (ALG), as one of the agendas at the Annual Meeting of the International Monetary Fund-World Bank Group (AM IMF-WBG) 2018, will discuss regional priority issues, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani stated.
Date: 05 June 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean, Norway to deepen and broaden Partnership

Jakarta, May 31 (ANTARA News) - ASEAN and Norway have reaffirmed their resolve to further strengthen their partnership by exploring practical cooperation in a number of mutually beneficial areas.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Vietnam establish Cooperation in Construction

Jakarta, May 31 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have established cooperation with regard to construction and property and will organize a joint business forum in the two fields, the Indonesian Embassy in Hanoi said in a press release received in Jakarta on Thursday.
Date: 31 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN must stand united vs Protectionism: Singapore Minister

SINGAPORE, May 22 (PNA) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) must take a collective stand in favor of a free, open, rules-based trading system while combating protectionism, Singapore's Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing said Monday.
Date: 22 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

ASEAN Committee in DC holds First Meeting under PH Chairmanship

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 18 - Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez presided over the first regular meeting of the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) under the Philippines’ chairmanship at the Philippine Chancery Annex building on 11 May.
Date: 18 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

PH Embassy assumes Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Washington

WASHINGTON, D.C. May 8 - Myanmar Ambassador to the United States Aung Lynn turns over the ASEAN Committee in Washington (ACW) Chairmanship to Philippine Ambassador to the United States Jose Manuel G. Romualdez in a brief ceremony held at the Carlos P. Romulo Hall of the Philippine Embassy on 02 May 2018.
Date: 08 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

London School launches ASEAN Creativepreneurship Center

Jakarta, May 9 (ANTARA News) - The London School of Public Relations (LSPR) in Jakarta has launched the Center for ASEAN Creativepreneurship Studies (CACS) that will serve as a learning support institution to prepare students to become creative business players.
Date: 09 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Laos, Singapore cement ties signing MOUs on Education, Environment

Visiting President BounnhangVorachit and his Singaporean counterpart HalimahYacob have vowed to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation between the two Asean member countries.
Date: 10 May 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

ASEAN+3 vows to strengthen Regional Financial Cooperation

MANILA, May 4 (PNA) - The 10 member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) joined by China, South Korea and Japan (ASEAN Plus Three) have agreed to further strengthen the multilateral currency swap arrangement to enable members overcome crisis more speedily and promote sustained economic growth.
Date: 04 May 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

Indonesia to lead 12th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Summit

Singapore, Apr 29 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will replace Thailand as chairman of the 12th Indonesia-Malaysia-Thailand Growth Summit (IMT-GT) to be held on the sidelines of the ASEAN Summit in Thailand in 2019.
Date: 29 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Asean seek to enhance the Bloc’s Resilience and Innovation

The 32nd Asean Summit wrapped up in Singapore on Saturday, highlighting Asean priorities to move towards enhancing the bloc’s resilience and innovation.
Date: 29 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Senior Officials Meeting discusses vision for ASEAN-China Strategic Partnership

Singapore, Apr 26 (ANTARA News) - The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) members` senior officials discussed the vision for strategic partnership between China and ASEAN towards 2030 during the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM), Singapore, Thursday, before the 32nd ASEAN Summit.
Date: 26 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Singapore to host ASEAN Summit on April 25-28

SINGAPORE, Apr 24 (Bernama) - Singapore will host the 32nd ASEAN Summit and related meetings for four days from April 25, 2018, as part of its Chairmanship of ASEAN in 2018.
Date: 24 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Members agree to improve E-form D Function

BANGKOK, Apr 23 (Bernama) - Thailand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) member countries are improving their utilisation of the Electronic Certificate of Origin (e-Form D), which has been transmitted online between them, to better facilitate regional trade and business operators, Thai News Agency (TNA) reported.
Date: 23 April 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

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DOJ-OOC continues Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for the ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Department of Justice - Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Supreme Court of the Philippines and the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the Advanced Judicial Training Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence for Judges, Magistrates and Prosecutors for the ASEAN Region in Cebu, Philippines on 19-22 June 2018.

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DOJ Chief: Amended Constitution must clarify Impeachment Rules

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - The country's Constitution, once amended, must clarify the rules on impeachment to avoid controversies in the future, Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Thursday.

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Guevarra on granting Fox's Appeal: 'it's following the Rule of Law'

MANILA, June 21 (PNA) - Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Thursday clarified that he is just following the rule of law when he granted the appeal of Australian nun Sr. Patricia Fox to reverse the Bureau of Immigration's decision forfeiting her visa and ordering her to leave the country.

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UK eases Visa Application Processes for Indonesian Students

Jakarta, June 20 (ANTARA News) - The United Kingdom (UK) Visas & Immigration service is easing visa application processes for Indonesian students by reducing the documentation requirements for Tier-4 student visa applicants.

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Indonesia, Finland achieve Significant Increase in Bilateral Ties

Jakarta, June 21 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Finland have achieved a significant increase in bilateral ties in 2017, Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi said.

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Some Workers at Thai Factory agree to Compensation

Half of the nearly 300 Myanmar workers who were sacked by a fishing net factory in Thailand have agreed to a promise by their employer to pay them 13 days of unpaid wages.

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KPKT reviews National Housing Policy - Zuraida

KUCHING, June 21 (Bernama) - The Ministry of Housing and Local Government (KPKT) is reviewing the national housing policy to ensure it is suitable to the current situation in the country, said its minister Zuraida Kamaruddin.

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Government under rising pressure to correctly tax Ride-Hailing Companies

Since June 13, ride hailing companies operating in Yangon have been obliged to pay income and commercial tax to the Yangon government under the law, U Myint Thaung, regional minister of Planning and Finance said in parliament.

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PM Prayut: Death Penalty is Legitimate and most People agree

BANGKOK, June 20 (NNT) - The Prime Minister, Gen. Prayut Chan-o-cha, has voiced support for the execution of convicted murderers.

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Government welcomes Opinions about Implementation of Thailand 4.0 Policy

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The government continues efforts to implement the Thailand 4.0 policy while welcoming opinions from all sides on helping to achieve its goal.

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On World Refugee Day, De Lima files Bill to protect Refugees and Stateless Persons

In observance of World Refugee Day, Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima today filed a measure seeking to promote and protect the rights of refugees and stateless persons in the country and prescribe a fair procedure for their status determination and eligibility.

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MoF invites Feedback on proposed changes to the Income Tax Act

The Ministry of Finance have invited interested parties to provide feedback on the draft Income Tax (Amendment) Bill 2018 from 20 June to 11 July 2018.

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Labor Ministry aims to find Jobs for 100,000 Unemployed Graduates

BANGKOK, June 19 (NNT) - The Labor Minister, Pol. Gen. Adul Sangsingkeo, said the Ministry of Labor aims to find jobs for about 100,000 unemployed graduates within three months.

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Ex-President Aquino sued over DAP Mess

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has indicted former President Benigno Simeon Aquino III for usurpation of legislative powers in connection with the alleged anomalous Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

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Duterte appoints CA, Sandiganbayan Associate Justices

MANILA, June 20 (PNA) - President Rodrigo R. Duterte has appointed new associate justices at the Court of Appeals (CA) and Sandiganbayan. Duterte appointed Emily Aliño-Geluz as CA Associate Justice and Georgina Dumpit Hidalgo as Sandiganbayan Associate Justice.

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