Daily News on Southeast Asia – 14 Mar 2024

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Today’s issue includes the following commentaries and citations attributed to ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute and its researchers. You can click on the links to go to the articles directly.

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


1. Kaesang, wife surface as potential regional head candidates
Radhiyya Indra
Jakarta Post, 14 March 2024
2. Electing Jakarta’s leader
Editorial board (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta Post, 14 March 2024
3. EU deforestation regulation seen to complicate RI biodiesel exports
Divya Karyza
Jakarta Post, 14 March 2024
4. Potential move to Golkar could be an avenue for Jokowi’s post-presidency power
Ericssen & Asyraf Kamil
Channel News Asia, 13 March 2024
5. Analysis: BOS fund suggested to finance Prabowo’s free lunch program
Tenggara Strategics
Jakarta Post, 13 March 2024
6. IKN Authority tells 200 residents to leave designated Nusantara areas
Yohana Belinda
Jakarta Post, 13 March 2024
7. Indonesia’s Anies plans to contest election results in top court
Kate Lamb
Reuters, 13 March 2024


8. KEB 2024 hapus retorik silam agenda perkasa Bumiputera [KEB 2024 erases past rhetoric of the powerful Bumiputera agenda]
Mohd Iskandar Ibrahim adalah Ketua Biro BH Putrajaya
Berita Harian, 14 March 2024
9. Do Bumi businesses need less government?
Geoffrey Williams
Free Malaysia Today, 14 March 2024
10. Umno-DAP coffee diplomacy is a good start, but differences run deep: Analysts
Azril Annuar
Straits Times, 14 March 2024
11. Sabah’s hardcore poverty six times national rate, says Rafizi
The Star, 14 March 2024
12. Malaysia’s State-Run Investment Funds Had a Mixed 2023
James Guild
Diplomat, 13 March 2024
13. Malaysia Rises as Crucial Link in Chip Supply Chain
Patricia Cohen
NYT, 13 March 2024
14. Malaysia to correct gender bias with citizenship amendment promising equal rights for foreign-born children
Hadi Azmi
South China Morning Post, 13 March 2024


15. Philippines Says It Can Overtake Singapore Next Year as Asia’s No. 2 Casino Hub
Cliff Harvey Venzon and Manolo Serapio Jr
Bloomberg, 14 March 2024
16. The Philippine Coast Guard’s Modernization: An International Joint Effort
Josiah Gottfried
Diplomat, 13 March 2024


17. Election agency ‘obliged by law’ to seek Move Forward’s dissolution
Bangkok Post, 13 March 2024
18. Thailand-EU Free Trade Pact On Track for Completion in 2025, Thai PM Says
Sebastian Strangio
Diplomat, 13 March 2024
19. Minister raises alarm over Thailand’s dropping birth rate, ageing population
The Nation, 13 March 2024


20. Assessing Vietnam’s Challenges In Fighting IUU Fishing
[This article was published as ISEAS Perspective No. 18, 2024]
Nguyen Khac Giang
Eurasia Review, 14 March 2024
21. Australia-Vietnam: A partnership made in China?
Jack Butcher
Interpreter, 14 March 2024
22. Vietnam arms imports drop to a trickle despite regional tensions
Francesco Guarascio
Reuters, 14 March 2024
23. In Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, the lure of moving to the city grows even stronger amid climate shocks
Aniruddha Ghosal
APNews, 13 March 2024

ASEAN/Southeast Asia

24. Vietnam’s GDP reaches over $430 billion in 2023, fifth most in Southeast Asia
The Nation, 14 March 2024

Asia Pacific

25. A multilateral bank for the Indo-Pacific?
Michelle Lyons, Roland Rajah, Grace Stanhope
Interpreter, 14 March 2024
26. Analysis: The story behind Chinese leaders’ unspoken words
Katsuji Nakazawa
Nikkei Asia, 14 March 2024
27. U.S. policy on China unlikely to change much after election: former PACOM chief
Yukihiro Sakaguchi And Nishant Annu
Nikkei Asia, 13 March 2024
28. Why China’s 5% GDP target has failed to reassure Asia
William Pesek
South China Morning Post, 13 March 2024
29. Xi Jinping: China’s president of precedents and new norms, but at what cost?
Wong Woon Shin and Lakeisha Leo
Channel News Asia, 9 March 2024

East/South China Sea

30. Marcos: No country backs China ‘10-dash line’ claim
Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 14 March 2024
31. Experts: Philippines, US should revisit treaty to include China’s ‘gray-zone’ tactics
Camille Elemia
Benar News, 13 March 2024
32. Are China and Vietnam on collision course over Beijing’s ‘creeping’ demarcation in Gulf of Tonkin?
Maria Siow
South China Morning Post, 13 March 2024

Climate Change/Environment

33. “Food Chokepoint” Disruptions and Implications for Asia
Genevieve Donnellon-May, Paul Teng
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 13 March 2024

Media, Technology & Society

34. What’s next for TikTok and its US users after House approves ban
Tabby Kinder
Financial Times, 14 March 2024
35. TikTok’s Security Threats Go Beyond the Scope of House Legislation
David E. Sanger
New York Times, 13 March 2024
36. Two ministries unveil six projects to drive AI transition in Thailand
The Nation, 13 March 2024


37. BRICS Under Russian Chairship
Rajiv Bhatia
Eurasia Review, 14 March 2024

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