Daily News on Southeast Asia – 7 Jun 2022

Every weekday, ISEAS Library collates articles relevant to Southeast Asia and special topics in line with the research interests of the ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. To view articles behind paywalls, please visit the Library during its operating hours.

Today’s issue includes a commentary attributed to Paul Teng, Associate Senior Fellow, ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute. You can click on the link to go to the article directly.

Brunei | Cambodia | Indonesia | Laos | Malaysia | Myanmar | Philippines | Singapore | Thailand | Timor-Leste | Vietnam | ASEAN / Southeast Asia | Asia PacificEast / South China Sea | Climate Change/Environment | Others


1. Hun Sen wins another one-horse race in Cambodia
David Hutt
Asia Times, 6 June 2022

2. As Expected, Cambodia’s Ruling Party Claims ‘Sweeping’ Victory
But what are the actual numbers?

Luke Hunt
Diplomat, 6 June 2022

3. Resurgent opposition not yet a threat to Cambodia’s ruling party
Tan Hui Yee
Straits Times, 6 June 2022


4. Golkar-PAN-PPP alliance keeps options open, hints at nominating popular governors
Yerica Lai and Dio Suhenda
Jakarta Post, 7 June 2022

5. Indonesia needs clear policies on nuclear energy development: BRIN
Antara, 6 June 2022

6. Indonesia secures financing cooperation from Islamic Development Bank
Antara, 6 June 2022

7. Empat Implikasi Politik dan Hukum Setelah Pemindahan Ibu Kota Negara [Four Political and Legal Implications After the Relocation of the Capital City]
[A 4-page PDF document]
Arya Fernandes, Fajar B. Hirawan and Noory Okthariza
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (Indonesia), 6 June 2022

8. From ban to red tape
The export ban, imposed on April 28 after the government failed to maintain its cooking oil price ceiling of Rp 14,000 per liter, has caused major losses for an estimated 2.7 million oil palm smallholders and has damaged the relationship between large palm oil companies and the government.
Editorial board (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta Post, 6 June 2022

9. New Australian PM pledges to help make Indonesia’s G20 presidency, summit successful
Radio Free Asia, 6 June 2022

10. Siklus Ruling Elite Muhammadiyah [The cycle of Muhammadiyah’s ruling elite]
Ridho Al-Hamdi; Wakil Dekan Fisipol Universitas Muhammadiyah Yogyakarta, Wakil Ketua LHKP PP Muhammadiyah
Republika, 6 June 2022

11. Survei CSIS: Erick Thohir dan Ridwan Kamil Paling Kompeten Pimpin Jakarta [CSIS Survey: Erick Thohir and Ridwan Kamil are the Most Competent to Lead Jakarta]
Republika, 6 June 2022

12. Australia’s Albanese, Indonesia’s Jokowi ride bamboo bikes, talk ‘green’ investment, trade and language support
Aisyah Llewellyn
South China Morning Post, 6 June 2022

13. Jokowi Outlines 5 Points of Bilateral Meeting with Australian PM
Tempo, 6 June 2022


14. Fuel Shortages Threatens Rural Crisis in Laos
A candid report in a sedate state-run newspaper hints at the seriousness of the country’s economic problems.

Sebastian Strangio
Diplomat, 6 June 2022


15. Umno’s dilemma: when to call for GE15
Murray Hunter
Free Malaysia Today, 7 June 2022

16. Malaysia king urges end to ‘political issues’, says country must avoid confidence deficit
Channel News Asia, 6 June 2022

17. Abang Johari pledges that Sarawak will remain as part of Malaysia
Free Malaysia Today, 6 June 2022

18. Ahead of GE15 bid, Tengku Zafrul accused of power abuse by ‘adopting’ Kuala Selangor for Finance Ministry
Soo Wern Jun
Malay Mail Online, 6 June 2022

19. PM Ismail Sabri: Govt taking cautious approach to stabilise food prices, supply
Malay Mail Online, 6 June 2022

20. Malaysia palm group warns of losses ahead from ‘severe’ labour crunch
Mei Mei Chu
Reuters, 6 June 2022

21. GST reinstatement a quick fix but Malaysia’s fundamental problems remain
Badlishah Sham Baharin, Mohammad Abdul Hamid
Sinchew 星洲网, 6 June 2022


22. Lessons in defying the junta: parallel education systems emerge
Frontier Myanmar, 6 June 2022

23. Myanmar Regime Unlikely to Grant Wa Statehood: Analysts
Irrawaddy, 6 June 2022

24. Forty per cent drop in Myanmar student enrollment for 2022 – 23
Mizzima, 6 June 2022

25. Myanmar junta seeks to divide and rule in EAO peace talks
Mizzima Editorial
Mizzima, 6 June 2022

26. Assassinations Become Weapon of Choice for Guerrilla Groups in Myanmar
Richard C. Paddock
New York Times, 6 June 2022

27. Myanmar military forcibly recruits villagers into pro-junta militias
Radio Free Asia, 6 June 2022


28. Archivists rush to preserve records of atrocities under Ferdinand Marcos Sr
Rebecca Ratcliffe
Guardian, 7 June 2022


29. Timor-Leste Signs Four Cooperation Agreements With China; But like many of its Southeast Asian neighbors, Dili will seek to maintain a judicious balance between dueling hegemons.
Sebastian Strangio
Diplomat, 6 June 2022


30. India-Vietnam Ties Deepen in Dynamic Indo-Pacific
Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan
Diplomat, 6 June 2022

31. Positive outlook ahead for Vietnamese seafood exports to China
Voice of Vietnam, 6 June 2022

ASEAN/Southeast Asia

32. My Say: Asean is emerging stronger post-Covid
Manu Bhaskaran
Edge Markets, 7 June 2022

33. US exempts tariffs on solar panels imported from Vietnam
VietNamNet, 7 June 2022

34. Ant Unveils Singapore Digital Bank in Southeast Asian Push
Lulu Yilun Chen and Olivia Poh
Bloomberg, 6 June 2022

35. The Time is Ripe for a Canada-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement
Dr. Stephen Nagy & Dr. Phar Kim Beng
Geopolitical Monitor, 6 June 2022

36. Cambodia as ASEAN Chair: A Mid-Term Assessment on Myanmar
Kavi Chongkittavorn
Irrawaddy, 6 June 2022

Asia Pacific

37. Countering hybrid threats in the Indo-Pacific
Lesley Seebeck, Emily Williams and Jake Wallis
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 6 June 2022

38. Blockchain will revolutionise supply chains across the Asia Pacific
Nir Kshetri
East Asia Forum, 6 June 2022

39. A mission impossible for the US to woo Asia-Pacific nations by making everything a ‘security’ issue
Xu Liping
Global Times, 6 June 2022

40. Global Food Insecurity – Animal Feed and Meat: Asia’s Looming Food Crisis
Genevieve Donnellon-May, Paul Teng
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 6 June 2022

41. Can the new US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework really compete with China’s mammoth Belt and Road Initiative?
Lucio Blanco Pitlo III
South China Morning Post, 6 June 2022

East/South China Sea

42. A flare up in China’s deliberate pattern of aggression
The intercept of an Australian patrol over the South China Sea escalates a “grey zone” conflict to a dangerous level.

Peter Layton
Interpreter, 6 June 2022

Climate Change/Environment

43. Thailand loses big in global environment ranking
Nation, 6 June 2022

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