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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Date: 15 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Time for ASEAN to close Ranks, remove Non-Tariff Trade Barriers

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 14 (Bernama) - The escalating trade war between the United States and China should come as a stark reminder for the 10 ASEAN member countries that continuing to impose non-tariff barriers (NTBs) would only rob them of the opportunities to exploit fully the advantages of a single regional market.
Date: 14 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

RCEP Ministers resolve to successfully conclude Negotiations

SINGAPORE, Oct 13 (Bernama) - Ministers from the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) participating countries reaffirmed their resolve to bring negotiations to a substantial conclusion.
Date: 13 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN not fully tapping its Potential - Tun M

BALI (Indonesia), Oct 12 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad has lamented ASEAN for not fully tapping its potential as an economic powerhouse, despite having abundant resources and a consumer market of nearly 700 million people.
Date: 12 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Dr M, ASEAN Leaders to address Trade War Concerns in Bali

BALI (Indonesia), Oct 10 (Bernama) - Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad is scheduled to arrive here Thursday to join fellow Asean leaders address deep concerns that the ongoing tariff war and protectionist tendencies will rob the benefits that international trade should rightly deliver to the global populace.
Date: 10 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

PH Embassy Hosts ASEAN Anniv in Prague

PRAGUE, Oct 5 - The ASEAN’s relationship with the Czech Republic, as well as with the European Union as the organization’s dialogue partner was highlighted during the ASEAN Day celebration held on 24 September 2018.
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Department of Foreign Affairs

Indonesia, Singapore to hold Annual Leaders' Retreat in Bali

Jakarta, Oct 5 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Singapore will carry out the Indonesia-Singapore Annual Leaders` Retreat in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Oct 11, a Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson has said.
Date: 05 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN Ministers agree to increase Compulsory Contribution for AHA Centre

PUTRAJAYA, Oct 4 (Bernama) - ASEAN ministers have agreed to a suggestion to increase the annual and equal contribution by ASEAN Member States to the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre) over a five-year period starting from 2019.
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to discuss the Digital Economy

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 4 (Bernama) - The digital economy is among the three main areas of discussion at the second meeting of the Malaysia - Singapore Joint Committee on Information and Communication Cooperation.
Date: 04 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Trade War will not have immediate Impact on ASEAN

KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 1 (Bernama) - The rising tension between the US and China will not have an immediate impact on ASEAN's economic growth as a majority of the countries in the grouping have a domestic demand-driven economy and are backed by sound economic and policy fundamentals.
Date: 01 October 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Thailand

Jakarta, Sept 25 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Ambassador to Kuwait, Tatang Budie Utama Razak, handed over the chairmanship of ASEAN Committee in Kuwait (ACK) for the period of January-June 2018 to ACK Chairman of the next period, Ambassador of Thailand to Kuwait, Dusit Manapan, on Sept 19.
Date: 25 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

MOE Malaysia, Singapore to boost Bilateral Cooperation

KUCHING, Sept 22 (Bernama) - The Ministries of Education (MOE) of Malaysia and Singapore will continue to foster their bilateral co-operation for the benefit of both nations especially in the field of education.
Date: 22 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia supports coordinated Asean Cybersecurity Approach

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 19 (Bernama) - Malaysia supports a coordinated approach to cybersecurity efforts in ASEAN, said Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Eddin Syazlee Shith.
Date: 19 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

ASEAN ready to help PH in 'Ompong' Relief Ops

MANILA, Sept 14 (PNA) - The Philippines can seek help from Association of Southeast Asian Nation (ASEAN) should Typhoon Ompong cause significant damage to parts of the country.
Date: 14 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Philippine News Agency

RI President attends World Economic Forum on ASEAN

Jakarta, Sept 12 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo has attended the World Economic Forum on ASEAN held at the National Convention Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Wednesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

Indonesia, Vietnam agree to enhance Trade, Investment Partnership

Jakarta, Sept 12 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have agreed to enhance cooperation in the fields of trade and investment when the leaders of the two countries met on Tuesday.
Date: 12 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

MITI Minister participates in WEF on ASEAN in Vietnam

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 11 (Bernama) - International Trade and Industry Minister Darell Leiking will share Malaysia’s experience in transforming the direction of production and manufacturing industries towards digitalisation, as well as learn best practices from other countries at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on ASEAN 2018.
Date: 11 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia invites ASEAN to develop Collective Outlook

Jakarta,  Sept 9 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia has invited ASEAN member countries to develop a collective outlook on the Asia Indo-Pacific concept, according to a written statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs here on Saturday.
Date: 09 September 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

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Duterte will ‘definitely’ Order Oil Excise Tax Suspension

MANILA, Oct 15 (PNA) - Malacañang on Monday confirmed that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will soon order the temporary suspension of the second tranche of excise tax on fuel, but has yet to decide whether it will heed a senator's suggestion to suspend it "now or sooner."

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Indonesia's proposal on Tuna Labeling approved by Asean Ministers

Jakarta, Oct 15 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia`s proposal on the ASEAN Tuna Eco-Labeling (ATEL) policy has been approved and endorsed at the ASEAN Ministers of Agriculture and Forestry (AMAF) meeting in Hanoi, Vietnam.

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IMF-WB - Indonesia to use OECD Recommendations to set up Policies

Nusa Dua, Bali, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia will use a recommendation on tourism development from the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation Development) as one of the references in setting up policies.

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Deterrent Punishment must be imposed if Death Sentence to be abolished - AADK

BANGI, Oct 15 (Bernama) - The National Anti-Drug Agency (AADK) urged the government to decide on appropriate punishment for drug offences, if the mandatory death sentence to be abolished, says its director-general Datuk Seri Zulkifli Abdullah.

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Parliament building declared Smoke-Free Zone

PUTRAJAYA Oct 15 - Smoking-designated corners inside the Parliament building have been declared as smoke-free zones, effective today, said Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

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Launch of Professional Mobility Framework, Social and Sustainability Bond Standards

The ASEAN Capital Markets Forum (ACMF) met in Singapore and launched two key initiatives to drive a more connected and sustainable ASEAN capital market. These initiatives complement the measures introduced by the ACMF on collective investment schemes, corporate governance, disclosure standards and capacity building.

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IPOS Assistant Chief Executive speaks at INTA Asia-Pacific Conference

Assistant Chief Executive Mr Ng Kok Wan spoke at the International Trademark Association (INTA) Asia-Pacific Conference 2018, which took place on 11 Oct in Sydney, Australia.

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Total Abolition of the Death Penalty - The Right Time to Do the Right Thing, says Bar

The Malaysian Bar has wholeheartedly welcomed the decision of the Malaysian Cabinet to totally abolish the death penalty in Malaysia. "We commend the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Law), Datuk Liew Vui Keong, for making the announcement on 10 October 2018, which coincided with the 16th World Day Against the Death Penalty. We look forward to seeing the legislation being tabled and passed by both houses of Parliament in the Parliamentary session that begins on 15 October", said the President of the Malaysian Bar, Mr. George Varughese.

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Singapore and Indonesia sign Bilateral Investment Treaty to promote Stronger Economic Ties

Singapore and Indonesia signed an Agreement on the Promotion and Protection of Investments, also known as the Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT), at the Singapore-Indonesia Leaders’ Retreat in Bali, Indonesia, today. Minister for Trade and Industry Chan Chun Sing, who is attending the Leaders’ Retreat as part of the Singapore delegation, signed the agreement with Indonesian Minister for Foreign Affairs Retno Marsudi. The signing was witnessed by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

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New EODB Law to impact 2020 doing Business Survey

Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Undersecretary Rowel S. Barba said on 10 October that the new Ease of Doing Business (EODB) Act can significantly affect the country’s rankings in the upcoming 2020 Doing Business (DB) Survey if government agencies strictly implement the law.

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SC advocates Sustainable Investing at InvestSmart Fest 2018

InvestSmart® Fest 2018, an investor education initiative by the Securities Commission Malaysia (SC), was officiated by Yang Berhormat Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman, Minister of Youth and Sports Malaysia at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre today.

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Singapore needs to regain Edge in Legal Tech, says Chief Justice

Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon has urged the Singapore Academy of Law to strive to get the legal profession to step up in the area of legal technology, and help the country regain its status as the world leader.

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EC clarifies New Election Law to Press Members

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The Election Commission (EC) has clarified the new election law to press members.

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NLA approves Committee to vet Election Commission Candidates

BANGKOK, Oct 12 (NNT) - The National Legislative Assembly (NLA) has approved the establishment of a committee to vet the two Election Commission candidates.

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369,148 Ordinance Violators apprehended in Metro Manila: NCRPO

MANILA, Oct 12 (PNA) - Close to 370,000 persons in Metro Manila were apprehended for violation of local ordinances since June this year.

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Indonesia, Japan sign MoC on Law and Human Right

Jakarta, Oct 14 (ANTARA News) - The governments of Indonesia and Japan have signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Law and Human Right, the Indonesian embassy in Tokyo said in a statement received here on Saturday.

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Indonesia, Thailand Ombudsmen sign Memorandum of Understanding

Jakarta, Oct 13 (ANTARA News) - The Chairman of Ombudsman Commission of the Republic of Indonesia, Prof. Amzulian Rifai, and the Chairman of the Royal Thai Ombudsman signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation between the Indonesian Ombudsman and the Royal Thai Ombudsman in Bangkok, Thailand, on Oct 10.

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ASEAN Secretariat seeks to improve Engagement with Private Sector

Jakarta, Oct 12 (ANTARA News) - The ASEAN Secretariat held the First ASEAN Economic Community Dialogue recently to seek a more proactive two-way communication with the private sector on matters related to the ASEAN Economic Community.

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