Daily News on Southeast Asia – 8 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 an article citing ISEAS-Yusof Ishak Institute’s State of Southeast Asia: 2021 Survey Report. You can click on the link to go to the article directly.

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1. Sultan Brunei umum rombakan kabinet [Brunei Sultan announces Cabinet reshuffle]
Bernama, 8 June 2022


2. China, Cambodia Breaking Ground on Joint Port Project
David Rising and Sopheng Cheang
Diplomat, 8 June 2022

3. Cambodia, China deny naval base reports as Australia voices concern
Jakarta Post, 7 June 2022


4. Why Indonesians of different faiths are mourning Ahmad Syafi’i Ma’arif, the Islamic scholar who preached ‘co-existence’ over tolerance
Johannes Nugroho
South China Morning Post, 8 June 2022

5. Out of the frying pan: Indonesians pay price of cooking oil crisis
Straits Times, 8 June 2022

6. Palm oil companies to be audited soon: Minister Pandjaitan
The attempt will be carried out to tighten supervision regarding cooking oil governance and policy.
Antara, 7 June 2022

7. SOEs record Rp126 trillion net profit in 2021
Antara, 7 June 2022

8. China’s Charm Offensive in Indonesia and the Implications for Japan; Beijing’s wooing of Southeast Asia’s largest nation counsels a renewed focus on maritime Southeast Asia from Tokyo
Yamazaki Amane and Hanada Ryosuke
Diplomat, 7 June 2022

9. Megawati Keeps Leadership Role in BPIP Steering Committee
Jayanty Nada Shofa
Jakarta Globe, 7 June 2022

10. PDI-P’s Presidential Candidates Contention
Hussein Abri Dongoran
Tempo, 6 June 2022


11. Persoalan tentang transformasi Parlimen [Questions about Parliamentary transformation]
Fakhrurrazi Rashid
Malaysian Insight, 8 June 2022

12. Reps leaving pacts after polls may have to vacate seats, say sources
Chan Kok Leong
Malaysian Insight, 8 June 2022

13. Recruitment of foreign workers to be resolved soon
Bernama, 7 June 2022

14. Sustainable palm oil production is in Malaysia’s hand
Eugene Mark
East Asia Forum, 7 June 2022

15. Position food security as top national agenda
Rais Hussin & Ameen Kamal
Malaysiakini, 7 June 2022

16. Thanks Warisan, but PBS is loyal to GRS
Ersie Anjumin
New Straits Times, 7 June 2022


17. MOFA objects to statements made by France, the United States and the United Nations on the death sentences of four people
Eleven Myanmar, 7 June 2022

18. Running on fumes: Fuel importers denounce new forex policy
Frontier Myanmar, 7 June 2022

19. Myanmar’s Shadow Govt Operates Network of Schools in Resistance Strongholds
Irrawaddy, 7 June 2022

20. Refugees in Myanmar’s Chin state excluded from ASEAN humanitarian assistance plan
Radio Free Asia, 7 June 2022


21. Incoming DTI chief told: Encourage more production to ‘keep prices down’
Christia Marie Ramos
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 8 June 2022

22. The Museum Was Built So No One Would Forget. Now It’s Falling Apart.
Organizers at the Monument of Heroes in the Philippines are racing to preserve documents related to the Marcos regime before the dictator’s son takes office.
Sui-Lee Wee
New York Times, 7 June 2022


23. Prayut denies PPRP leadership aspirations
Mongkol Bangprapa
Bangkok Post, 7 June 2022

24. Chadchart’s victory proves Thais prefer moderate politicians: Prawase
Nation, 7 June 2022

25. NFTs, crypto boom bring tighter regulation in Thailand
Tan Tam Mei
Straits Times, 7 June 2022

ASEAN/Southeast Asia

26. Promoting Local Currency Sustainable Finance in ASEAN + 3
Asian Development Bank, 8 June 2022

27. Nine steps to reverse education disruption in Southeast Asia
ASEAN Secretariat News, 7 June 2022

28. Opinion: Small State Leverage in Great Power Competition
Cambodianess, 7 June 2022

29. ASEAN special envoy set to visit Myanmar in late June
[A 4-minute broadcast]
Channel News Asia, 7 June 2022

30. US official calls for more Asean engagement with Myanmar’s shadow government
Charissa Yong
Straits Times, 7 June 2022

Asia Pacific

31. Australia Strengthens Ties with Immediate Neighbors; China’s sudden diplomatic foray into South Pacific shakes up Canberra
B A Hamzah
Asia Sentinel, 8 June 2022

32. Leadership changes in the Indo-Pacific
Kavi Chongkittavorn
Bangkok Post, 7 June 2022

Climate Change/Environment

33. Indonesia, Australia to push clean energy investment
Antara, 8 June 2022

34. MRC to launch landmark study with Beijing-based Water Cooperation Centre this month
Khmer Times, 8 June 2022

35. Malaysia-UK strengthen climate ties with new partnership agreement
Tharanya Arumugam
New Straits Times, 8 June 2022

36. The New Energy Order: How Governments Will Transform Energy Markets
Jason Bordoff and Meghan L. O’Sullivan
Foreign Affairs, 7 June 2022

37. 12MP aims to shift country into sustainable circular economy, says Mustapa
Malaysian Insight, 7 June 2022

38. Report reveals five areas that can yield big gains in curbing South-east Asia’s carbon emissions
[Link to 108-page PDF report: Southeast Asia’s Green Economy 2022 Report – Investing behind new realities]
Cheryl Tan
Straits Times, 7 June 2022

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