Asean

January 20, 2022
January 20, 2022

Bangladesh wants to be a Sectoral Dialogue Partner of ASEAN

Bangladesh wants to have greater interaction with ASEAN and become a Sectoral Dialogue Partner since there are vibrant trade relations with some of the countries of the southeast Asian regional bloc.

December 23, 2021
December 23, 2021

How can we tackle climate change and food shortage in Asia?

Climate change and food security issues are multifaceted and transcend national boundaries.

November 18, 2019
November 18, 2019

Moon writes about ASEAN before ‘Commemorative Summit’

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in writes about Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and Korea following a three-day long “2019 ASEAN-Korea Commemorative Summit” which will be held in...

July 24, 2019
July 24, 2019

New evidence raises questions about Myanmar’s intentions

Despite Myanmar’s repeated claims that it is ready for Rohingya repatriation, satellite images show no sign of reconstruction of villages destroyed during a 2017 military-led crackdown, even worse,...

June 23, 2019
June 23, 2019

ASEAN leaders call for restraint amid sea row, US-China rift

Southeast Asian leaders press their call for self-restraint in the disputed South China Sea and renewed their alarm over the US-China trade war, with one leader warning it may spiral out of control.

June 20, 2019
June 20, 2019

Quit UN for ‘systematic failure’

The Free Rohingya Coalition, a global network of Rohingya activists, has demanded the resignation of UN Secretary General António Guterres and other senior UN leaders for the global body’s ...

February 13, 2019
February 13, 2019

‘Asean stands ready to provide healthcare to Rohingyas’

Asean cannot discuss with Myanmar on how to provide citizenship to the Rohingya, but stands ready to provide healthcare and education, says Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan.

September 13, 2018
September 13, 2018

AI could mean 28m jobs lost

New technology could mean 28 million jobs being lost in the ASEAN region.

February 3, 2018
February 3, 2018

India-Asean trade on the rise

India-Asean trade relations have been growing steadily, with Asean being India’s fourth largest trading partner. Both sides have set a target of at least US$200 billion in two-way trade by 2022...

November 17, 2017
November 17, 2017

Myanmar troops committed mass rape of women

Human Rights Watch yesterday accused Myanmar security forces of committing widespread rape as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing against Rohingyas in Rakhine State.