asean Headlines

Malaysia, Singapore to continue Discussions on 1962 Water Pact

PUTRAJAYA, March 14 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore will continue to discuss the 1962 water agreement with a view of finding amicable solutions to the ongoing dispute, said Malaysia's Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. Speaking after meeting his Singaporean counterpart Dr Vivian Balakrishnan on bilateral issues at Wisma Putra here t ...
Date: 14 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Google in Battle over European Copyright Law

INTERNET giant Google on Monday urged the European Parliament to resist approving a planned overhaul of the bloc’s online copyright law that the company said would hurt Europe for “decades to come”.
Date: 06 March 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Water Issue: Talks ongoing, still far from going to ICJ

SEPANG, March 4 (Bernama) - Discussions between Malaysia and Singapore so far have been positive and have not reached the stage of taking the water supply agreement to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), said Foreign Minister Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah. He said the closed-door discussions at officers’ level between Malaysia and Singa ...
Date: 05 March 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

ASEAN Secretariat, ASEANSAI and AIPA Joint Seminar promotes Accountability

Jakarta, Feb 26 (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla opened the first seminar, Jakarta, Tuesday morning, organized by ASEAN Secretariat (ASEC), ASEAN Supreme Audit Institutions (ASEANSAI), and ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (AIPA), for promoting accountability and transparency in the bloc.
Date: 26 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lao, Vietnamese Presidents agree to further strengthen Ties

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to further their great friendship, special solidarity and comprehensive cooperation with the signing of nine cooperation agreements.
Date: 24 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Rebuilding ASEAN’s Financial Safety Net

Singapore and Indonesia signed a US$10 billion (K15.23 trillion) bilateral swap agreement last October, allowing the two countries to assist each other during times of financial stress through US dollar loans. The move signalled a willingness by ASEAN countries to play a bigger and more direct role in strengthening the region’s financial stab ...
Date: 15 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

ASEAN Secretariat calls for Nominations for ASEAN Prize 2019

Jakarta(ANTARA News) - Jakarta-based ASEAN Secretariat calls for nominations for the prestigious regional award ASEAN Prize 2019 acknowledging an individual`s or organization`s inspiring and outstanding achievements in fostering the ASEAN identity, promoting ASEAN spirit, and championing ASEAN way.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Antara

ASEAN NCAP labelling Guideline Compliance to become Compulsory from March 2020

PUTRAJAYA, Feb 12 (Bernama) - Starting March 1 next year, automotive companies selling motor vehicles in Malaysia will be compelled to comply with the ASEAN New Car Assessment Programme (ASEAN NCAP) Labelling Guideline.
Date: 12 February 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Facebook bans Electoral Ads before Thai Election

Hanoi, Jan 31 (VNA) - Facebook said on January 31 that it will block foreign electoral ads in Thailand in the run-up to the country’s election scheduled on March 24.
Date: 31 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Thailand to push RCEP Deal

THAILAND, Jan 31 - as Asean chair, will push for conclusion of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations by the year-end in order to counterbalance the negative impacts of the US-China trade war.
Date: 30 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Phnom Penh Post

Laos, Thailand seeks Ways to improve Land Management

Representatives of the Lao and Thai governments are meeting in Vientiane to discuss land management with the aim of strengthening the regulations and preventing the misuse of land in Laos.
Date: 29 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Vietnam, Singapore step up Criminal Justice Assistance

Hanoi, Jan 22 (VNA) - Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh has asked the Supreme People’s Procuracy of Vietnam and Singapore’s Office of Attorney-General to step up coordination in criminal justice assistance and criminal asset recovery.
Date: 22 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

ASEAN Meet rocks No Boats on Rakhine, South China Sea

Foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Friday hewed to the group’s practice of reaching the least provocative consensus possible in discussions of such divisive issues as Myanmar’s Rakhine crisis and China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.
Date: 21 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Myanmar Times

Malaysia, Singapore work out Arrangements for Talks to settle Disputes

SINGAPORE, Jan 8 (Bernama) - Malaysia and Singapore today agreed for both sides to immediately and simultaneously suspend Malaysia's permanent restricted area over Pasir Gudang and Singapore’s implementation of the Instrument Landing System (ILS) procedure for Seletar Airport. Both the suspensions are for a period of one month in the fir ...
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

"ASSIST" Platform extended to address ASEAN Trade Issues

KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 8 (Bernama) - ASEAN Solutions for Investment, Services and Trade (ASSIST), a platform for ASEAN-based firms to lodge complaints or to connect with governments in the region, will be extended to cover issues in trade services and trade-related investment measures in mid-2019 and 2020, respectively.
Date: 08 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama

Malaysia, Singapore to discuss Airspace, Maritime Dispute on January 8

PUTRAJAYA, Jan 4 (Bernama) - The Malaysian and Singapore Foreign Ministers will meet in Singapore on Jan 8 to discuss issues arising between the two countries, including airspace and maritime boundaries.
Date: 04 January 2019; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Laos, Vietnam agree to strengthen

Laos and Vietnam have agreed to stronger cooperation in a wide range of fields, including human resource development, trade, and investment.
Date: 06 January 2019; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

ASEAN Chair 2020 - Responsibility and Opportunity for Vietnam

Hanoi, Dec 25 (VNA) - The recent establishment of the National ASEAN 2020 Committee is one of the initial steps that Vietnam has taken for months to prepare for the task of the ASEAN Chair in 2020, said Deputy Foreign Minister Nguyen Quoc Dung.
Date: 25 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vietnam News Agency

Laos, Vietnam review Strategic Cooperation to further Bilateral Ties

Laos and Vietnam are working to increase two-way trade, which is closely linked to the progress of the Vung Ang seaport project in Vietnam’s central Ha Tinh province and the Nong Khang airport project in Huaphan province in northern Laos.
Date: 21 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Vientiane Times

Malaysia leads ASEAN in women participation on boards of public listed firms

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 18 (Bernama) - The participation of Malaysian women on the boards of Public Listed Companies (PLCs) stood at 15.4 per cent in the third quarter of 2018, putting Malaysia in the lead among ASEAN countries.
Date: 18 December 2018; Type: Industry Updates; Source: Bernama