Asean News

Myanmar democracy icon Suu Kyi arrives in PH for Asean meet

Myanmar state counselor Aung San Suu Kyi on Friday arrived at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia) on Friday to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) Summit Saturday.

Suu Kyi arrived at the Naia Terminal 2 at 2:40 p.m. She was welcomed by Health Sec. Paulyn Ubial.

Integration pushed as vital for tourism

ASEAN tourism ministers gathering at the WTTC global summit in Bangkok vowed to promote regional travel and tourism integration through air, land and maritime connectivity.

Constraints such as out-of-sync regulations, insufficient infrastructure and inconvenience continue to hamper freedom of travel in Asean, the World Travel and Tourism Council summit heard.

ASEAN to express 'grave concern' over tests despite N Korea appeal

MANILA- Southeast Asian countries will express "grave concern" over North Korea's nuclear weapons tests and ballistic missile launches, despite Pyongyang's appeal for support, according to a draft statement due to be released Friday.

In a rare move, North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong-Ho wrote to the ASEAN regional bloc's secretary general appealing for backing in its row with the United States to prevent what it warned could be a "nuclear holocaust".

Bangladesh, watch out for Myanmar

The neighbour may dent Bangladesh's apparel trade, says a global consultancy firm.

Recovering from embargo, Myanmar has begun its comeback to the textile and apparel business as the country with the most potential to emerge as a formidable player among the garment producing nations, according to a study.

Myanmar has deep experience in the textile industry, but it does not cover all parts of the value chain.

Duterte pressed to tackle sea ruling at Asean summit

President Rodrigo Duterte was “wrong about the power and influence of international pressure on China,” Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson said on Friday.

Lacson was reacting to Duterte’s statement that no one, even international opinion, could pressure China on the South China Sea dispute.

Arbitral ruling not an issue for Asean, says Duterte

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/ANN) - President Rodrigo Duterte told reporters that the UN-backed Permanent Court of Arbitration’s ruling in favor of the Philippines in the South China Sea dispute was an issue between Manila and Beijing only.

Thai govt lauded for its efforts to fight graft

BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN) - Experts seek more action to deal with cronyism.

The Prayut government has made some progress in suppressing corruption but it needs to show that it would not spare any wrongdoers including its cronies, anti-corruption experts said yesterday.

The Cambodian domestic helpers may soon dispatch to Hong Kong

Chua Choon Hwa: Migrant workers in Malaysia are more than Chinese by 2040 with 24.2% of population

Malaysia and Canada to jointly fight IS threat

PETALING JAYA (The Star/ANN) - Malaysia and Canada will be working together to counter terrorism threats from Islamic State (IS).