Fri, 26 Apr 2019 01:00
Thailand’s green meetings prove Asean’s commitment to sustainability goals
When Singapore handed the Asean helm to Thailand last November, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha unveiled the theme of its chairmanship for this year as “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability”.
Tue, 12 Feb 2019 18:39
Asean credibility at stake if RCEP not concluded this year, forum hears
Concluding the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) will be the biggest challenge during Thailand’s Asean chairmanship this year, as failing to do so will gravely damage the credibility of the Southeast Asian grouping, international relations experts cautioned on Tuesday.
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.
Mon, 10 Sep 2018 10:33
Jack Ma will quit Alibaba chairmanship in 2019
Jack Ma, founder and chairman of Chinese e-commerce tycoon Alibaba will leave his position as the company's chairman on Sept 10, 2019, according to an official announcement today. CEO Daniel Zhang Yong will take over as chairman, tech.sina reported.
Thu, 23 Aug 2018 01:00
Set early election date or risk humiliation
Thailand cannot possibly be in the throes of political campaigning when it assumes the Asean chairmanship
Tue, 07 Aug 2018 01:00
An idea worth considering?
Re: Don rejects idea for Thailand to forgo Asean chairmanship
Sun, 05 Aug 2018 13:08
Don rejects idea for Thailand to forgo Asean chairmanship
Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai denounced a media columnist’s idea to deny junta-run Thailand the Asean rotating chairmanship, saying the article was senseless.
Sat, 04 Aug 2018 13:22
Prayut urges against politicising Asean chairmanship
Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha on Saturday called on Thais to not use the issue of the Asean chairmanship to cause further rifts in the country, according to Government Spokesman Lt-General Sansern Kaewkamnerd.
Thu, 02 Aug 2018 01:00
Don’t let Thai junta chief chair Asean next year
Next year, Thailand will get its turn to chair the 10-member Asean. Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is scheduled to hand over his chairmanship to Thai counterpart Prayut Chan-o-cha in November. It will be a major political boost for the general.
Tue, 03 Jul 2018 14:08
Ogilvy doubles down on chairmanship
Ogilvy Thailand has appointed Nopadol Srikieatikajohn as co-chairman.
Fri, 02 Mar 2018 01:00
Resilience and innovation: Taking the driver’s seat
RESILIENCE and innovation is the tagline for Singapore’s chairmanship of Asean this year. And both are very much needed if Asean is to achieve true integration in the form of a single market.
Mon, 27 Nov 2017 01:00
Challenges ahead for Singapore’s Asean chairmanship
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte wrapped up his chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) by hosting global leaders in Manila earlier this month.
Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:00
What we can expect from today’s Asean summit
In accepting the chairmanship of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, President Rodrigo Duterte promised last year to highlight the 10-nation grouping as a model of regionalism, with the interest of its people at its core.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:48
I’m not under junta’s thumb, says Anek
Anek Laothamathas on Monday said he was not worried about taking the chairmanship of the Election Commission’s appointed committee on political party development, saying it was not under the government and the junta’s control, despite his history of working with them.
Tue, 24 Jan 2017 01:00
Time to let the private sector lead Asean
Nine days’ ago the Philippines launched its chairmanship of the Association of South East Asian Nations for 2017, a milestone year as it marks the 50th year of the regional bloc.