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Duterte to complete Asean swing with trips to Myanmar, Thailand


CLMV parliaments share public investment supervising

PHNOM PENH  — The parliaments of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Viet Nam, discussed monitoring and managing State budgets and public investment during a conference in Phnom Penh on Monday. 

Fighting Terror in S Asia, Beyond: Police chiefs for common strategy

Police chiefs and representatives of 14 South Asia and neighbouring nations yesterday agreed to establish a technology-based network to share information for curbing violent extremism and transnational crimes.

They also vowed to work together to identify crimes that pose immense threats to this region and the world and develop a common strategy to combat transnational crimes and violent extremism.

India seeks Indonesia's help in cementing ties with ASEAN

(IANS | New Delhi/ANN)-Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday sought Indonesia's partnership in cementing India's ties with the ASEAN bloc.

In a meeting here with Indonasia's Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Wiranto, Rijiju said India recognised the former's country's key role in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and appreciated its strong commitment to regional peace and security.

Firefighters battling multiple Mae Hong Son hotspots

The "Fire Hawk" special unit continued to work hard in response to forest fires in Mae Hong Son on Tuesday, as a Myanmar forest fire opposite Ban Huai Ton Noon in the province’s Khun Yuam district threatened to spread across the border.

On Tuesday, there were nearly 20 fires in seven Mae Hong Son districts – Muang, Khun Yuam, Mae La Noi, Mae Sariang, Sop Moei, Pang Mapha and Pai, according to the Mae Hong Son Centre for Forest Fires and Haze Prevention and Mitigation.

India should give bigger priority to ASEAN: Former diplomat

India is "underestimating" the value of the ASEAN and should give priority to the regional grouping as it could provide a "strategic balance" amidst growing geopolitical rivalry between the US and China, according to an Indian-origin former Singaporean diplomat.

Asean bats for migrant workers’ protection, civil service professionalization

By: Nestor P. Burgos Jr. - @inquirerdotnet Inquirer Visayas

ILOILO CITY — Ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) are pushing for the adoption of policies and measures to protect migrant workers, and the professionalization of the civil service among member countries.

India-CLMV ties set to grow

(VNA/VN/ANN) Hung was speaking at the fourth India-CLMV business conclave held in Jaipur City in the Indian state of Rajasthan on Monday, where he said India could support CLMV through its investments in manufacturing, business, services and infrastructure, as well as inter-regional trade, technical training and capacity improvement.

Nations meet in bid to solve Asean’s haze pollution woes

Minister confident that Thailand will experience 30 per cent drop in hot spots.

REPRESENTATIVES from five Greater Mekong Subregion countries including Thailand met in Chiang Rai’s Muang district yesterday to try and find a solution to |the region’s annual haze pollution problem.