Asean to smoothen land, sea and air movements between member states

Asean to smoothen land, sea and air movements between member states

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Ministers from the 10 member states will be signing an Asean Framework Agreement on the Facilitation of Cross-Border Transport of Passengers by Road Vehicles (CBTP).
Indonesia considering banning LGBT characters from national television shows

Indonesia considering banning LGBT characters from national television shows

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The Jakarta Post reports that the proposed ban has been added to a broadcasting bill currently passing through the country’s House of Representatives. Outlawed content would include programmes featuring any lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender “ behaviour .”
Green focus as nation cleans up at Asean energy awards

Green focus as nation cleans up at Asean energy awards

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THAILAND has retained its role as Asean’s clean fuels and renewable champion, taking 25 of the 80 awards presented at the 35th  Asean  Ministers Meeting in Manila at the weekend.
Asia will be home to 60% of world's elderly by 2030s: Deloitte

Asia will be home to 60% of world's elderly by 2030s: Deloitte

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Some 60% of the world's population of people over 65 years old will live in Asia by 2030, causing a number of economies in the region to face demographic challenges before they get rich enough, according to a recent report by consultancy Deloitte.
ASEAN seeks strong Japanese presence in Asia to counter China

ASEAN seeks strong Japanese presence in Asia to counter China

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday met his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi -- his closest political friend in Asia -- for the tenth time. The two, both conservative politicians, became good friends about a decade  ago,  when Modi was a political leader in his  home town .
ISIS recruiting Malaysians in 'holy war' against Myanmar govt by playing up Rohingya crisis

ISIS recruiting Malaysians in 'holy war' against Myanmar govt by playing up Rohingya crisis

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A number of Malaysians backed by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militant group is engaging the Myanmar government in a "holy war", purportedly to defend the oppressed Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine State.
Secretary-General of ASEAN visits Switzerland to promote ASEAN@50

Secretary-General of ASEAN visits Switzerland to promote [email protected]

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GENEVA-BERN, 15 September 2017 - Secretary-General of ASEAN Le Luong Minh visited Switzerland from 12 to 14 September to promote ASEAN on the occasion of its golden jubilee. During the visit that came at the invitation of the Swiss Government and the ASEAN Committees in Geneva and Bern, he took the opportunity to further profile ASEAN-Switzerland partnership to key stakeholders in the country.
What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?

What is the Future of Integration and Inequality in ASEAN?

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While ASEAN is looking to integrate further with the continuing development of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC), other parts of the world are questioning whether economic globalization is the best way forward.
Asean Linkage folds after falling short

Asean Linkage folds after falling short

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Asean Linkage will be terminated next month as the trading system structured by regional bourses has no longer served investor needs following the technology change. 
Singapore, Thailand sign 2 deals to boost tech links

Singapore, Thailand sign 2 deals to boost tech links

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Singapore and Thailand have inked two deals to deepen links between their technology ecosystems and help Singapore start-ups gain a foothold in the kingdom.
MAS clarifies digital token regulation in Singapore and advises on ICO risk

MAS clarifies digital token regulation in Singapore and advises on ICO risk

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The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has clarified its regulatory stance on the offer or issue of digital tokens in Singapore.
For ASEAN, Japan is a key counterbalance to China

For ASEAN, Japan is a key counterbalance to China

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Five decades after the Association of Southeast Asian Nations was established, changing economic and political dynamics in the region are putting a spotlight on Japan's growing importance to the bloc as a counterbalance to China.