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1st Act East Dialogue.

The first Act East Dialogue is a one-day conference, to explore ways in which India can deepen its cooperation and involvement to its east, in particular with the member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations . This will extend to connectivity, trade and investment, and security partnerships. This event will ...

- Brookings - US

Philippines' Duterte Ends ASEAN Tour with Thailand Visit.

Trip sees gains mainly on the economic side.

- The Diplomat - US

Somkid urges Thai-CLMV master plan.

Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Vietnam and Thailand, the new drivers for Asean and Asian economic growth, should come up with a joint master plan for connectivity and key infrastructure development to strengthen the region's competitiveness, says Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak.

- BangkokPost - TH

ASEAN Looks to ‘Framework’ on South China Sea Security.

Southeast Asia, seeking a long term agreement to settle disputes in the South China Sea, faces new challenges as China moves to extend its regional influence with plans for a scientific station on islets close to the Philippines. The concerns come as analysts say the United States’ Asia policy is currently focused on ...

- Voice of America - US

Vietnam asks South Korea for support with South China Sea issue.

Vietnam's prime minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked South Korea to support his country's stance on "the South China Sea issue", the Vietnamese government said in a 20 March statement. "The prime minister proposed that South Korea continue to support the position of Vietnam and ASEAN

- Jane’s - US

Four-year jail term upheld for Arisman, 12 others.

PATTAYA - The Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld the lower court's sentence of a four-year jail term each, without suspension, for singer Arisman Pongruangrong and 12 other red-shirts for leading protesters who forced their way into the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel in Pattaya, where the 2009 Asean Summit was being held.

- BangkokPost - TH

Four-year jail term upheld for Arisman, 12 others.

CHON BURI - The Appeals Court on Tuesday upheld the lower court's sentence of a four-year jail term each, without suspension, for singer Arisman Pongruangrong and 12 other red-shirts for leading protesters who forced their way into the Royal Cliff Beach Resort Hotel in Pattaya, where the 2009 Asean Summit was being held.

- BangkokPost - TH

ASEAN 50 years on: Success or failure?.

50 years ago, ASEAN emerged as a beacon of unity in Southeast Asia. Today the group is beset by security challenges stemming from the new US administration, a lack of economic integration and a poor human rights record.

- Deutsche Welle - DE

Andanar: PHL, Thailand to urge ASEAN to fight fake news.

Presidential Communications Operations Office Secretary Martin Andanar on Tuesday said the Philippines and Thailand had agreed to encourage members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to campaign against fake news.

- GMA News - PH

Malaysia ranked second in Asean for intellectual property protection.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 21 — Malaysia ranks second in Asean and 19th in the world in terms of intellectual property protection for countries assessed in the latest US Chamber International IP Index. The index measures the level of IP...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Philippines' Duterte wraps up SE Asia tour in Thailand.

BANGKOK " Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in Thailand for a two-day visit rounding out his nine-country tour of southeast Asia.Duterte has visited members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, which...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Strengths and Weaknesses of Asia's 2 Major Defense Meetings

Assessing the future of the ASEAN Defense Ministers' Meeting and ADMM-Plus.

- The Diplomat - US

Duterte: China construction in Scarborough will disrupt freedom of navigation

President Rodrigo Duterte said that China's plan to construct a monitoring station on Panatag Shoal could disturb freedom of navigation in the region as he urged the ASEAN and the Chinese government to come up with a Code of Conduct in the South China Sea.

- GMA News - PH

Malaysia best suited for testing, launching fintech solutions in Asean, Malaysia Digital Economy Corp CEO says

By Farah Adilla Malaysia is a suitable test-bed and platform to launch fintech solutions and products in Southeast Asia, Malaysia Digital Economy Corp chief executive officer Datuk Yasmin Mahmood said today. Yasmin said the country has a good population mix in the urban, suburban and rural areas, who make up different ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

'Mind your own business' Duterte snaps at EU over Philippines' plans to reinstate death penalty

The Philippines president said capital punishment was a 'favourite' among Asean countries.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Indonesia's Choice: Not the Indian Ocean, But Bilateralism

Jakarta is turning away from ASEAN, and from multilateralism in general.

- The Diplomat - US

M'sia still in the best group of CPI, says deputy minister

PARLIAMENT | In Asean, M'sia is ranked third best out of 10 countries, Razali tells Dewan Rakyat.

- Malaysiakini - MY

US remains Asean's important partner despite uncertainties

Mustapa suggests Asean ambassadors to take stock of all economic measures by the US administration under Trump.

- Malaysiakini - MY

We’re not pro- or anti-government, says CJ

UPDATED 1.50PM | Colloquium on human rights a platform for judiciary in Asean, says Chief Justice Arifin Zakaria.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Indonesia: ASEAN Aerospace MRO Leader?

The creation of a new company highlights the Southeast Asian state's ambition to become a key regional player in aerospace MRO services.

- The Diplomat - US

Is Indonesia Choosing the Indian Ocean Rim Association Over ASEAN?

Indonesia's substantial involvement in IORA signifies a stage of crisis for ASEAN.

- The Diplomat - US

New Zealand Eyes Deeper ASEAN Ties Amid Terror Fight

A recent trip by the attorney general highlights the priority Wellington places on engaging Southeast Asia on counterterrorism.

- The Diplomat - US

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