• Sat, 09 Mar 2019 16:49
    Not all fun at the fair
    The liveliness of this weekend’s Asean Ethnic Festival in Bangkok can’t hide the dire issues afflicting minorities
  • Wed, 06 Mar 2019 01:00
    Bangkok Declaration must wait until June
    ASEAN COUNTRIES yesterday agreed to work together closely to deal with the region’s serious marine trash problem, with leaders of the grouping expected to endorse the Bangkok Declaration at the Asean Summit in Bangkok in June.
  • Thu, 06 Dec 2018 01:00
    Thailand urged to take lead on trade
    THAILAND should capitalise on its position as chair of the next two Asean summits in 2019 by finishing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiations in order to mitigate risks from the US-China trade war, say experts.
  • Wed, 05 Dec 2018 13:52
    Urgent : S Korean leader to visit Thailand after Feb elections: adviser
    Seoul - SOUTH KOREAN President Moon Jae-in plans to visit Thailand next year in a move to boost ties and cooperation, the president’s top economic adviser said recently.
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  • Mon, 03 Dec 2018 17:24
    Latest : Duterte admits using marijuana to keep him awake
    President Rodrigo Duterte admitted Monday he was taking marijuana to keep him awake, citing his hectic schedule.
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  • Tue, 20 Nov 2018 01:00
    Welcome back to the global stage, Mahathir – Asean missed you 
    At the end of his packed agenda of meetings at the 33rd Asean Summit in Singapore, Mahathir Mohamad was casually asked how he managed to cope with the punishing two-day schedule.
  • Mon, 19 Nov 2018 01:00
    Clearing SE Asia’s skies will require changing consumer attitudes
    While haze-filled images from India and China often dominate media coverage, pollution increasingly takes its toll across much of Asia, including Southeast Asia and even in Singapore – the site of this year’s Asean Summit.
  • Thu, 15 Nov 2018 19:42
    Whither Asean’s relevance in a changing geopolitical order? 
    The Asean Summit in Singapore draws to a close amid the typical fanfare and self-congratulatory atmosphere. As the chairmanship baton passes on to Thailand in 2019, concerns remain over the relevance of Asean as the proverbial elephant in the room.
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
    Mr Trump, thank you for not attending the Asean summit
    For Asean leaders, US President Donald Trump’s decision to skip their annual summit is a surprising gift. Trump will not attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) summit in Port Moresby this weekend either. 
  • Wed, 14 Nov 2018 01:00
    Thailand ‘seeks delay’ in Asean Summit next year
    Request of the next chairperson seen tied to the possibility of election being postponed.
  • Mon, 12 Nov 2018 20:00
    Suu Kyi beckons investors to Myanmar despite troubles
    Singapore - Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi on Monday implored foreign investors to take a punt on her country -- Southeast Asia's "final frontier" -- but warned its resources are not open for exploitation at the cost of its people.
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  • Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:01
    Leaders gear up for 33rd Asean Summit
    Leaders from 10 Southeast Asian countries, along with counterparts from China, the United States, Japan and Russia, are set to convene for the 33rd Asean Summit and Related Summits, which will be held at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre (Suntec) from November 13-15.
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  • Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:05
    Myanmar's Suu Kyi pressed on Rohingya crisis at ASEAN summit
    Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi was pressed about the Rohingya crisis at an ASEAN summit in Sydney Sunday, but the regional bloc stressed it could not intervene and "force an outcome".
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  • Sat, 17 Mar 2018 01:00
    Hun Sen finds a friend amid storm of protest in Australia
    Cambodian strongman responsible for crackdown on democracy claims to have been gifted millions of dollars by Canberra ahead of Asean summit 
  • Wed, 22 Nov 2017 01:00
    The problem with Asean’s new migrant workers pact
    On the sidelines of last week’s Asean Summit in Manila, leaders signed a new pact on migrant workers.
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