asean Headlines

Joint Declaration on Sustainable Security in ASEAN Region

BANGKOK, Jul 11 (Bernama) - Defence Minister Mohamad Sabu today attended the 13th ASEAN Defence Ministers’ Meeting (ADMM) that concluded with the signing of a joint declaration on sustainable security and adoption of initiatives to strengthen defence and security cooperation in the region. The Joint Declaration of the ASEAN Defence Minis ...
Date: 11 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia to resume Maritime Boundary Negotiations with Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 2 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will resume negotiations on the maritime boundary in the area of Pulau Batu Puteh (Pedra Branca), Batuan Tengah (Middle Rocks) and Tubir Selatan (South Ledge), the Dewan Rakyat was told today.
Date: 02 July 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Leaders adopt Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris

BANGKOK, Jun 23 (Xinhua) - Leaders from the members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) on Saturday adopted Bangkok Declaration on Combating Marine Debris in Asean Region here during the 34th Asean Summit. The leaders agree to encourage an integrated land-to-sea approach to prevent and reduce marine debris, and strengthen nat ...
Date: 23 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Vientiane Times

Malaysia urges ASEAN to draft COC together to resolve Dispute

BANGKOK, Jun 22 Jun (Bernama) - Malaysia has urged ASEAN member countries to come together in drafting a Code of Conduct (COC) so that the South China Sea dispute can be resolved amicably, said Foreign Minister, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah.
Date: 22 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Dr Mahathir suggests ASEAN Countries introduce Taxes on Online Businesses

BANGKOK, Jun 23 (Bernama) - Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohammad today proposed that ASEAN member nations introduce taxes on online businesses to increase their respective revenues. Dr Mahathir said the online businesses had "swallowed" conventional businesses. Citing Amazon.com as an example, he said the online bookstore had caused th ...
Date: 23 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Chamber of Commerce, UiTM ink MoU to collaborate in Various Areas

KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 22 (Bernama) - ASEAN Chamber of Commerce and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) have inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to pave the way for collaboration in various areas of entrepreneurship, including research.
Date: 22 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

President Jokowi to attend 34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand

Jakarta, Jun 20 (ANTARA) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the 34th ASEAN Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from June 22 to 23, 2019.
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

RI hopes for Progress in Timor Leste joining ASEAN

Jakarta, Jun 19 (ANTARA) - The Indonesian government has expressed its hopes that the ongoing evaluation of Timor Leste will result in its becoming a member of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Date: 19 June 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

34th ASEAN Summit in Thailand to focus on Regional and International Issues

BANGKOK, Jun 20 (Bernama) - Regional and international issues affecting ASEAN member countries will be discussed by the leaders at the 34th ASEAN Summit and Related Meetings in Bangkok, in creating regional economic and political stability. ASEAN-Malaysia National Secretariat director-general Datuk Ahmad Rozian Abd Ghani said Prime Minister Tu ...
Date: 20 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Myanmar, Thailand sign Agreement to facilitate Overland Trade

Overland cross-border trade between Myanmar and Thailand will officially commence at the end of July following an agreement to allow vehicles from both sides across the border to facilitate the transportation of goods between the two countries.
Date: 12 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Myanmar Times

Senate okays PH-Indonesia Pact on Maritime Boundaries

MANILA, Jun 3 (PNA) - The Senate on Monday passed on third reading a resolution concurring in the ratification of the agreement on the boundary line that delimits the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of the Philippines and Indonesia. With 20 affirmative votes and no negative vote, the upper chamber passed Senate Resolution 1048, which expresses c ...
Date: 03 June 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Philippine News Agency

Vietnam attends ASEAN Plus Three, EAS SOMs

Bangkok, May 30 (VNA) - Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung, who is head of the country’s SOM ASEAN, attended the ASEAN Plus Three SOM and East Asia Summit (EAS) SOM, which were held within the framework of the ASEAN Senior Officials' Meeting (SOM) in Bangkok on May 30.
Date: 31 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

ASEAN told to improve Production Technology and Capacity

KUALA LUMPUR, May 21 (Bernama) - Southeast Asia, particularly Malaysia, should focus on improving production technology and capacity, as well as regional integration in order to benefit from the shifting of supply chains due to changes in global trade, says HSBC Bank Malaysia Bhd.
Date: 21 May 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee agrees to establish Sub-committee

KUALA LUMPUR, May 15 (Bernama) - The Malaysia-Singapore Maritime Boundary Delimitation Committee among others has agreed to establish a sub-committee to address the legal and technical aspects of delimitation between both countries. The Malaysian Foreign Ministry said in a statement here today that this was achieved during the committee’ ...
Date: 15 May 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Kula Segaran to chair ASEAN Labour Minister Special Session in Singapore

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 28 (Bernama) - Human Resource Minister M. Kula Segaran will lead the Malaysian delegation to the Special Session of the ASEAN Labour Ministers and Singapore Conference on Future of Work which will be held in Singapore tomorrow (April 29).
Date: 28 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

CPOPC to meet EU Leaders to oppose Delegated Act

KUALA LUMPUR, Apr 9 (Bernama) - The Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) has embarked on a mission to Brussels, Belgium to engage in dialogues with European Union (EU) leaders to challenge the EU’s Delegated Act, which classifies palm oil as unsustainable due to “high-risk” indirect land use change (ILUC). In a sta ...
Date: 09 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to draft Supplementary Agreement on RTS Project

SEPANG, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore are working towards a new supplementary agreement on the suspended Johor Bahru-Singapore Rapid Transit System Link (RTS) project, said Transport Minister Anthony Loke Siew Fook today.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore mutually suspend Implementation of overlapping Port Limits

SINGAPORE, Apr 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today mutually suspended the implementation of their overlapping port limits and applied their port limits in effect prior to Oct 25, 2018, and Dec 6, 2018, respectively.
Date: 08 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia-Singapore Bilateral Disputes not seen affecting ASEAN Integration

SINGAPORE, Apr 2 (Bernama) - The on-going bilateral disputes between Malaysia and Singapore, the two main economies within Asean, will not slow down the overall integration of the grouping, said Tan Sri Dr Mohd Munir Abdul Majid.
Date: 02 April 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Indonesia,Thailand enjoy Increased Trade under LCS Framework

Jakarta, Mar 26 (ANTARA) - Indonesia's direct bilateral trade with Thailand, under the local currency settlement framework, reached Rp121 billion during the period from January to February, a fourfold increase compared to Rp30 billion during the same period in 2018.
Date: 25 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara