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ASEAN-Australia Partnership mutually beneficial: President

Sydney, Mar 18 (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has said that the partnership between ASEAN and Australia, including in the trade field, is mutually beneficial.

Ministries promote Workplace Safety for workers

UDON THANI, Mar 15 (NNT) - The Office of the Occupational Safety and Health Division (OSH) in Udon Thani has set up a network of ministries to promote workplace safety among Thai and migrant workers.

US-ASEAN Business Council Discuss Investment Opportunities

Jakarta, Mar 14 (ANTARA News) - The US-ASEAN Business Council and President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) discussed here on Tuesday several opportunities to increase US investment in the Southeast Asian region, including Indonesia.

Thailand to host ASEAN Summits Next Year

BANGKOK, Mar 12 (NNT) - The Thai government has held a meeting to prepare for the hosting of two ASEAN Summits next year.

Myanmar welcomes ASEAN-Australia Pact to combat International Terrorism

Faced with a growing terrorist threat posed by the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA), Myanmar legislators welcomed and approved the signing of a memorandum of understanding between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Australia to intensify cooperation to combat international terrorism.

PH concludes Successful Chairmanship of the ASEAN-Korea Centre Council

SEOUL, Mar 2 - Philippine Ambassador to South Korea Raul S. Hernandez, Council Director of the Philippines, concluded his successful chairmanship of the ASEAN-Korea Centre (AKC) Council during the 10th Annual Meeting of the AKC at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea on 26 to 27 February 2018.

Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

Connectivity determinant to promote ASEAN-Indian Economic Cooperation

New Delhi, India, Jan 27 (ANTARA News) - Combined population of nearly 2 billion of the Association of Southeast Asian nations (ASEAN) and India could make southern Asian region a potential economic grouping.

Chile, Thailand, ASEAN step up Cooperation on Anti-Money Laundering Campaign

BANGKOK, Jan 24 (NNT) - Thailand and Chile are organizing an international workshop on a joint anti-money laundering campaign.

ASEAN-India Leaders vow to broaden Cooperation

Asean and Indian leaders agreed yesterday to enhance their strategic partnership and broaden cooperation in various fields to drive economic development in the two regions, the Lao Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said.

CPTPP will unlock TPP's Benefits - Singapore Minister

SINGAPORE, Jan 23 (Bernama) - The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) will unlock the benefits of the original TPP, says Minister for Trade and Industry (Trade) Lim Hng Kiang.

Laos, Myanmar vow to cement Ties, sign Three Cooperation Deals

The governments of Laos and Myanmar agreed yesterday to enhance bilateral ties and cooperation during Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith’s official visit to the country.

ASEAN Chair: Singapore will do its best to take the Group forward

SINGAPORE, Jan 13 (Bernama) - As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Chair this year, Singapore will do its best to take the group forward, pledged Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Indonesia, Vietnam play Great Role in strengthening ASEAN Cooperation: Envoy

Jakarta, Jan 5 (ANTARA News) - Indonesia and Vietnam have jointly played a great role in strengthening ASEAN cooperation and creating regional peace, security and stability particularly with regard to conflict in the South China Sea, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Hong Anh Tuan said.

ASEAN welcomes New Secretary-General for 2018-2022

MANILA, Jan 3 (PNA) - Dato Paduka Lim Jock Hoi, a top trade official and diplomat from Brunei Darussalam, has assumed office as the new Secretary-General of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on Monday.

PHL Mission to the UN hands over Chairmanship of ASEAN Committee to Singapore

GENEVA, Dec 28 - Capping an anniversary year that saw the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) further enhance its engagement with the UN and other International Organizations in Geneva, the Permanent Mission of the Philippines handed over the chairmanship of the ASEAN Committee in Geneva (ACG) to Singapore during a meeting held at the WTO on December 26.

ASEAN Department hands out 33rd ASEAN Library in Lamphun

LAMPHUN, Dec 23, (NNT) - The ASEAN Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) has constructed the 33rd ASEAN library at Ban Huay Tom Chaiya Wongsa Uppatham School in Li district of Lamphun.

PH Envoy to ASEAN chairs ASEAN-China Center Joint Council Meeting

GUILIN, Dec 20 - Ambassador Elizabeth P. Buensuceso, Permanent Representative of the Philippines to ASEAN, co-chaired the 7th Meeting of the ASEAN-China Center (ACC) Joint Council in Guilin, China on December 11.

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Philippines starts Conduct of Judicial Training on Cybercrime for ASEAN Prosecutors and Judges

The Philippine Department of Justice – Office of Cybercrime (DOJ-OOC), in partnership with the Global Action on Cybercrime Extended (GLACY+) Project, is set to conduct the first leg of “Introductory Training of Trainers (ToT) Course on Cybercrime and Electronic Evidence” for the ASEAN Region on 20-23 March 2018 in Manila, Philippines.

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2017 Tax Effort is highest in 10 Years without New Legislation

Revenue from tax collections of P2.251 trillion in 2017, which is 14.25 percent as a percentage of gross domestic product (GDP), represents the highest tax effort in 10 years without any new legislation introduced to prop up collections, according to the Department of Finance (DOF).

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BOC, CCBI tie up to strengthen Trade Facilitation

The Bureau of Customs (BOC) on Tuesday officially inked the Memorandum of Agreement with the Chamber of Customs Brokers, Inc. (CCBI) which strengthens cooperation between the two parties to further secure facilitation of legitimate trade.

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Minister Rini Soemarno encourages SMEs to go Online

Jakarta, Mar 22 (ANTARA News) - State Enterprises Minister Rini Soemarno has encouraged Small and Medium scale Enterprises (SMEs) to go online, to compete in global market.

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Second law firm exits Myanmar, calls Companies Law delay a mistake

The govt has a mentality that, if something has to be done, “all you need to do is to pass a new law and that’s going to solve the problem.” It’s time to focus on communications with the private sector and actual implementation.

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Safe Space for Kids who face Domestic Violence

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has set up a third child protection specialist centre called Safe Space to manage moderate risk cases.

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Laws failing to protect Public: Survey

A survey conducted by non-government group My Justice showed that the current laws and practices of Myanmar and legal organisations fail to fail to protect individuals’ rights and are more concerned with national stability and control.

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Lawyer claims Trial to Money Laundering involving More than RM9 Million

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 (Bernama) - A lawyer who claimed trial to Criminal Breach of Trust (CBT) involving RM9 million in 2016, was charged in the Sessions Court here today with 90 counts of money laundering involving more than RM9 million, seven years ago.

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Video-recordings of Suspects' Statements to start in Phases

The interviews of those accused of specified rape offences will be the first to be introduced to the video-recording of statements from suspects.

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BNM to launch VBI Scorecard in October

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20 (Bernama) - Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) is expected to launch the Value-Based Intermediation (VBI) scorecard in October this year, in conjunction with the Global Islamic Finance Forum.

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SC suspends Work in Courts Monday Afternoon due to Transport Strike

MANILA, Mar 19 (PNA) - The Supreme Court (SC) announced a suspension of work in all courts effective 2 p.m. Monday due to the nationwide transport strike staged by the Pinagkaisang Samahan ng mga Tsuper at Operator Nationwide (PISTON).

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MyIPO works with Education Ministry to ensure Intellectual Property Rights of Schools protected

TUARAN, March 18 (Bernama) - The Intellectual Property Corporation of Malaysia (MyIPO) is always working with the Education Ministry to ensure that the Intellectual Property (IP) rights of schools are protected.

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