The ASEAN Post

Thailand's Youth Take On The Establishment

Leaderless, social media-savvy and inspired by Hong Kong’s young activists, Thailand’s budding pro-democracy movement is intent on overhauling the government, rewriting the constitution and even taking on a law that shields the monarchy.The kingdom has seen a decades-long spin-cycle of coups and violent street protests ...

Building Energy Efficiency To Employ ASEAN People

The world has been struggling with the COVID-19 outbreak which has already damaged the global economy, and ASEAN is not an exception. The magnitude of the economic impact is hard to predict and depends largely on the effectiveness of pandemic containment efforts. The International Monetary Fund ...

Fast-Changing E-Commerce Trends In A Pandemic

Based on a 2019 study by Facebook and Bain & Company, a global management consulting firm, digital consumers in ASEAN will be spending three times as much in 2025.The joint study found that while consumers in Southeast Asia spent US$125 on average on online purchases ...

Post-Pandemic: Bridging The Digital Gender Divide

ASEAN member states have a unique opportunity to meaningfully address the digital gender divide through their COVID-19 recovery plans.  Early indications from COVID-19 research, as well as evidence from past epidemics, suggest that women, on average, are likely to suffer greater economic and social impact ...

Dealing With Fake News Amid The Pandemic

Dealing with fake news is a balancing act. On the one hand, fake news can be a serious problem as seen currently amid the COVID-19 pandemic where harmful misinformation about the virus has been spreading like wildfire. On the other hand, there’s the question of ...

Healthy Oceans Needed To Keep ASEAN Afloat

Memories of idyllic beaches and sonorous waves may seem far away while we all remain under lockdown at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Yet, we need not look far to appreciate the enduring history of the ocean in Asia and the Pacific. For generations, ...

Don’t Waste The Pandemic Response

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest global challenges in generations. Governments and monetary authorities are correctly using every policy lever at their disposal to prevent a grave public-health emergency from becoming an even deeper economic, political, and social crisis. But as we rush ...

Bertrand Badré

How The G20 Should Lead, Again

The COVID-19 pandemic has cast a pall over the global economy, making it impossible to anticipate even the near future. Restrictions on cross-border movements, along with national lockdowns, are rapidly reducing global production and consumption, and disrupting value chains. Growing uncertainties are creating a vicious ...

Hong Nam-ki

Thai migrant workers hit hard by lockdown

On Thursday, Thailand declared a state of emergency and called for a nationwide lockdown to fight the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Similar to Malaysia’s Movement Control Order (MCO), the country’s borders are now closed to foreigners while only businesses deemed essential can remain operational. Keep ...

Jillian Louis

COVID-19: ASEAN is preparing for the worst

The COVID-19 pandemic started in the city of Wuhan in China. However, the once epicentre of the virus has closed all of its public facility-turned temporary hospitals on 10 March as the number of infected patients continues to decrease. According to local media in the ...

Athira Nortajuddin

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