Monday, July 24, 2017

On first anniversary, NGOs call for inquiry on Kem Ley assassination

More than 160 nongovernmental organisations from around the world have called on Cambodia to establish an independent commission to investigate the assassination of Kem Ley, a well-known political commentator who was killed in broad daylight in the capital a year ago.

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Experts say ASEAN centrality is key to Japan’s regional policy

Japan strongly supports ASEAN centrality as part of its core approach to Asian regional cooperation.

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For Myanmar, peace and economic growth ‘must go hand-in-hand’

Myanmar should pursue peace and economic development simultaneously as the best way forward.

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Foreign, local experts to discuss Myanmar’s economic future

Leading experts from Myanmar and the region will discuss Myanmar’s economic future, focusing on its investment potential and integration with ASEAN.

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Myanmar played key role in AEC formation, says ASEAN’s Mochtan

Asean Deputy Secretary General of Community and Corporate Affairs AKP Mochtan has described Myanmar as a “very capable” member of the regional grouping that provided the strong foundation needed for the setting up of the ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) in 2015.

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ASEAN gets serious about climate change

All ASEAN members have expressed serious concerns about the impact of climate change on their economies, environment and well-being, but they conceded that they are not well-prepared to respond due to shortages of funding and technology.

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ASEAN progress depends on maintaining ‘comfort level’

ASEAN leaders’ high “comfort level” has strengthened the grouping’s solidarity and promoted cooperation when confronting difficult challenges.

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ASEAN centrality must be earned: experts

ASEAN centrality must be earned and protected if the grouping wants to engage major powers and take part in shaping the emerging regional architecture.

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RCEP trade talks the only game in town for ASEAN

ASEAN is accelerating its effort to complete an Asia-wide free trade pact that will comprise half of the world’s population and feature a third of global GDP.

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ASEAN and Europe must cooperate on security

ASEAN and Europe must work together on issues that impact peace and stability in Southeast Asia.

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