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Experts call for uniform air quality indicator in Asean ahead of transboundary talks in S’pore

The need for a common indicator to track air quality in South-east Asia has become more urgent, with drier weather conditions and the likelihood of the warmer El Nino weather phenomenon developing in the coming months.This call from experts comes as Singapore is set to ...

New ASEAN strategy urgently required for Myanmar crisis, say experts

The upcoming ASEAN foreign ministers’ emergency meeting is expected to result in drastic recommendations and an effective strategy to implement the five-point consensus to resolve the ongoing crisis in strife-torn Myanmar, experts say. The ministers are scheduled to meet on October 27 at the ASEAN ...

BoI’s Asean investment framework gets Cabinet okay

The Cabinet on Tuesday gave the go-ahead to the Asean Investment Facilitation Framework (AIFF) proposed by the Board of Investment (BoI).It also appointed Deputy PM Supattanapong Punmeechaow, who oversees issues related to the economy and investment, as the Thai representative at the Asean Economics Ministers’ ...

The Nation Reporter

Latest ASEAN cooperation to elevated Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in global scale.

Digital technology has positive impact on many aspects of our everyday lives, yet not without posing threats in elusive crime issues. Experts were agreed upon the transnational nature of crime and how preventative measures had to take into account to solve these cross-cutting and complex ...

The Nation Reporter

ASEAN Cities Threatened By Climate Change

The World Bank estimates the global population to reach 8.5 billion by 2030 with two-thirds of this number living in cities. From that, an estimated 90 million people will move to cities in the Southeast Asian region. This means that urban dwellers would reflect 45 percent ...

Thailand signs RCEP agreement but PM warns of challenges ahead

Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha participated on Sunday in the 4th Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Summit (RCEP), which was one of the meetings in addition to the 37th Asean Summit through teleconference.The PM said he was very pleased that the meeting could conclude the outcome ...

The Nation Reporter

Thailand set to sign RCEP trade deal

Thailand will attend the signing of the long-awaited Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) at the 37th Asean Summit under the chairmanship of Vietnam next week.It will be the first-ever virtual signing of an agreement Asean has undertaken, a Foreign Ministry official said on Thursday.Keep reading ...

Thana Boonlert

RCEP agreement to be inked in November: Thai ministry

Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce said on Friday that the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement is ready to be signed in November, and is expected to take effect in the second half of next year.At the 8th RCEP Ministers’ Meeting held on Aug. 27 through ...

China seeks stronger Asean ties

Asean and China will celebrate the 30th anniversary of bilateral relations next year and at issue is whether Asean will be willing to upgrade the country’s status to “comprehensive strategic partner”. Beijing is hopeful that there will be a consensus among the 10-member countries to ...

Asean needs to come together over Covid-19 pandemic

The outbreak of novel coronavirus poses a significant threat to Southeast Asia and its regional Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) bloc. This is primarily due to the region’s geographical proximity to China and the high trade flow between them.Asean has not faced anything like ...

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