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Manila urged to brief Asean member states on Marawi conflict.

Hishamuddin says information necessary for member nations to be alert to IS threat.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Malaysian PM thinks Malay should be the language of Asean.

MALAYSIA's Prime Minister Najib Razak has said he wants Bahasa Melayu or Malay to be the official language of the Asean regional bloc by 2050. The post Malaysian PM thinks Malay should be the language of Asean appeared first on Asian Correspondent.

- Asian Correspondent - HK

Boost for India on easy visa norms.

Some ASEAN nations back bid

- The Hindu - IN

Why Was a North Korean Official in the Philippines Before the ASEAN Regional Forum?.

A recent engagement speaks to diplomatic efforts being waged by various actors amid growing alarm.

- The Diplomat - US

Philippines to consult ASEAN on joint China sea oil search.

The Philippines tried Wednesday to reassure Southeast Asian neighbors about its proposal to partner with Beijing in oil exploration in the disputed South China Sea, promising to consult them on any plans.

- GMA News - PH

China urges Asean to reject outside interference.

MANILA, July 25 — Beijing urged Southeast Asian nations today to unite and say no' to outside forces seeking to interfere in the South China Sea dispute, in an apparent swipe at the United States ahead of a regional summit. Chinese...

- The Malay Mail - MY

China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference.

The United States has criticised what it has termed Chinese "militarisation" of the sea The post China urges ASEAN to reject outside interference appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Say no to foreign intervention in South China Sea disputes, China urges PHL, ASEAN.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday called on the Philippines and members of the Association of South East Asian Nations to unite and stand together in resisting intervention of 'non-regional forces' in the South China Sea disputes.

- GMA News - PH

RCEP Discussions on Ecommerce: Gathering Steam in Hyderabad.

Sixteen countries from Asia-Pacific are meeting in Hyderabad for the 19th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership which takes place in India from 18-28 July, 2017. EFF is participating to advocate for improved transparency and openness in the negotiations, and to express our concerns about possible new ...

- EFF - US

ASEAN Deploys Terror Aid to Philippines Amid Marawi Crisis.

The regional grouping joined a list of actors doling out assistance to Manila.

- The Diplomat - US

Asean lanterns to lighten mood in Visayas, Mindanao.

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Craftsmen in this Pampanga capital last week began shipping their giant lanterns to 10 cities and towns in the Visayas and Mindanao that would be lit on Aug. 8 when President Duterte would switch on the lanterns at the Cultural Center of the Philippines to formally kick off activities for the ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

IMF sees Japan's 2017 growth higher at 1.3%, upgrades forecasts for China, ASEAN

The International Monetary Fund's latest forecast leaves world economic growth unchanged at 3.5 percent this year and 3.6 percent next year, with upgrades for Japan, ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Duterte: PHL to continue seeking partnerships with ASEAN nations

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said the Philippines will continue to seek partnerships with other ASEAN nations in the pursuit to advance national interest in the international arena.  

- GMA News - PH

Taking on the role of Rimau ― the official SEA Games and Asean Para Games mascot

KUALA LUMPUR, July 22 ― It's a staple in the world of sports, where mascots are a good luck charm who can connect with the audience through their goofy antics. More than that, these larger-than-life figures bring laughter to the little...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Task Force Bangon Marawi receives relief donations from Asean

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations expressed support for the Philippine government by sending relief items to benefit internally displaced persons in Marawi City. The post Task Force Bangon Marawi receives relief donations from Asean appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Nazri among four Asean Vanguard Award recipients

KUALA LUMPUR, July 20 — Tourism and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Nazri Abdul Aziz is among four recipients of the 2017 Asean Vanguard Award in California, United States on Sept 9. The recognition is given in conjunction with Asean's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Malaysia-Asean countries cooperate towards becoming smoke-free by 2045

GEORGE TOWN, July 20 — Malaysia is expected to achieve the target of becoming a smoke-free nation by 2045 following strategic implementation of anti-smoking initiatives boosted through joint cooperation with other Asean countries. Deputy...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Economist: M'sia poised to become Asean, China economic corridor

Country's economy resilient despite global economic challenges, and is supported by foreign investor confidence, says economist.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Indonesia: A New Shipbuilding 'Magnet' from ASEAN to Africa?

The head of the country's state-owned shipbuilder offers a rather optimistic reading despite the familiar challenges that remain.

- The Diplomat - US

Asean MPs: Undocumented workers not at fault, treat them fairly

Malaysia must ensure that basic human rights of the migrants are respected at all times, says a Cambodian lawmaker.

- Malaysiakini - MY

US Hosts Counter-Islamic State Meet Amid ASEAN Terror Fears

There's lingering uncertainty in Southeast Asia even as military advances are made against the militant group.

- The Diplomat - US

ASEAN-India Partnership at 25

India's plan for its relations with ASEAN were on display at the recent Delhi Dialogue.

- The Diplomat - US