Daily News on Southeast Asia – 16 Apr 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. Cambodia eager to see more foreign tourists
Manila Times, 16 April 2024


2. Jokowi’s son-in-law faces stiff opposition in regional race
Apriadi Gunawan & Dio Suhenda
Jakarta Post, 16 April 2024

3. PPP Beri Isyarat akan Gabung Koalisi Prabowo-Gibran [PPP signals it will join the Prabowo-Gibran coalition]
Republika, 16 April 2024

4. 普拉博沃走访中日马三国的意义 [The significance of Prabowo’s visit to China, Japan and Malaysia]
联合早报, 16 April 2024

5. Indonesia’s role in resolving South China Sea disputes
Antara, 15 April 2024

6. Former PDI-P politician Maruarar to join Gerindra
Yerica Lai
Jakarta Post, 13 April 2024


7. PBS, STAR bakal meterai MoU hadapi PRN17 [PBS, STAR to sign MoU to face 17th state elections]
Izwan Abdullah
Berita Harian, 16 April 2024

8. More Malaysians seeking jobs in Singapore amid weakening ringgit, inflation: Recruiters
Natasha Ganesan
CNA, 16 April 2024

9. Malay votes not PN’s focus in Kuala Kubu Baharu, says analyst
Nicholas Chung
Free Malaysia Today, 16 April 2024

10. Don’t go overboard in boycott, mufti says after McD’s threat case
Mohamad Fadli
Free Malaysia Today, 16 April 2024

11. Survey shows one in two Malaysians fears job loss amid economic shifts
John Bunyan
Malay Mail Online, 16 April 2024

12. RM1,500 pay and no retirement plan: Why teachers in PAS-linked kindergarten Pasti are disgruntled
Hajar Umira Md Zaki
Malay Mail Online, 16 April 2024

13. Lost opportunities in Labuan
Bridget Welsh
Malaysiakini, 16 April 2024

14. Proposed flexible EPF Account 3 draws mixed reactions from netizens
Fatin Nurul Najihah & Hadi Solehim
New Straits Times, 16 April 2024

15. EPF may shift investment strategy’
Asila Jalil
New Straits Times, 16 April 2024

16. Unity for PBS, Sabah STAR
Muguntan Vanar
Star, 16 April 2024

17. Shifting non-Malay votes, low turnout could cause upset in Kuala Kubu Baharu
Ravin Palanisamy
The Malaysian Insight, 16 April 2024

18. Sarawak native rights group complains it was not consulted about dams
Stephen Then
The Vibes, 16 April 2024

19. DAP tetap akan menang di Kuala Kubu Bharu [DAP will still win in Kuala Kubu Bharu]
Yasmin Natasha Hairul
Utusan Malaysia, 16 April 2024

20. Malaysia’s Violent Inroads in Immigration Detention
Sophie Lemière
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States), 15 April 2024

21. MMA president says Malaysia losing its nurses to overseas offers, urges govt to improve welfare to reclaim brain drain
John Bunyan
Malay Mail Online, 15 April 2024

22. The Madani failure
K. Haridas
The Malaysian Insight, 15 April 2024


23. Rebels raise flag at seized Myanmar base, commander confident of retaining control
Straits Times, 16 April 2024


24. The blessing and curse of deploying OFWs
Manila Times, 16 April 2024

25. Marcos: A ‘Good Machiavelli’?
Richard Heydarian
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 April 2024

26. Marcos says will not hand Duterte to ICC over drug war
Philstar Global, 16 April 2024

27. Marcos says Duterte struck ‘secret’ deal with Beijing on South China Sea
Camille Elemia
Benar News, 15 April 2024

28. Ex-Philippine president Rodrigo Duterte’s South China Sea ‘deal’ with Xi Jinping sparks calls for treason charges
Jeoffrey Maitem
South China Morning Post, 15 April 2024

29. Trilateral Militarization: From Missiles to Nukes (Part II)
Dan Steinbock
China-US Focus, 12 April 2024


30. Cadmium plan lacking
Bangkok Post, 16 April 2024

31. Operators ponder elected governors
Narumon Kasemsuk
Bangkok Post, 16 April 2024

32. Two scenarios possible should Yingluck return home: analyst
The Nation, 16 April 2024

33. Yingluck, other political exiles, welcome to return, says Srettha
The Nation, 15 April 2024

34. No deals made with Thaksin over Democrats joining coalition, says spokesman
The Nation, 15 April 2024


35. Vietnam adopts the Women, Peace and Security agenda
Serena Eleonora Ford
Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 15 April 2024

36. Vietnam mulls own territorial line in Tonkin Gulf
Radio Free Asia, 15 April 2024

ASEAN/Southeast Asia

37. The Perception Game: How Are China and the US Viewed in Southeast Asia?
[Link to The State of Southeast Asia: 2024 Survey Report]
Rahul Mishra & Peter Brian M. Wang
Diplomat, 16 April 2024

38. Germany walks the talk on Southeast Asia
Chhengpor Aun
East Asia Forum, 15 April 2024

Asia Pacific

39. World Bank says poorest countries have three things going for them
[Link to the report “The Great Reversal: Prospects, Risks, and Policies in International Development Association (IDA) Countries“]
Khmer Times, 16 April 2024

40. Japan’s alliance with the U.S. has just gone global
Jeffrey W. Hornung
Nikkei Asia, 16 April 2024

41. PH, US eyeing inclusion of Japan in ‘Balikatan’
Melvin Gascon
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 16 April 2024

42. 加沙悲剧正拖累美国 [The Gaza tragedy is dragging down the United States]
[Link to The State of Southeast Asia: 2024 Survey Report]
联合早报, 16 April 2024

43. A ‘New Trilateral Chapter’ for the United States, Japan, and the Philippines
Erin L. Murphy & Gregory B. Poling
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) (United States), 15 April 2024

44. China, Japan, South Korea must get closer to the Muslim world
Phar Kim Beng
Jakarta Post, 15 April 2024

45. U.S.-China fight over manufacturing subsidies just getting started
Stephen Olson
Nikkei Asia, 15 April 2024

46. India’s East Asia outreach shows its centrality to regional stability
[Link to The State of Southeast Asia: 2024 Survey Report]
Harsh V. Pant
ORF, 15 April 2024

47. Japan-U.S. Relationship Serves as a Model for Indo-Pacific Security, a Bad Omen for China
Rane Worldview, 15 April 2024

48. Why Biden is racing to build a Trump-proof US alliance system
Emanuele Scimia
South China Morning Post, 15 April 2024

49. Land-sea corridor aiding trade between China, ASEAN
The Nation, 15 April 2024

East/South China Sea

50. Senior US diplomats hold ‘frank and constructive’ talks with Chinese officials
Zhao Ziwen
South China Morning Post, 15 April 2024

Climate Change/Environment

51. The open ESG flank
Editorial board (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta Post, 16 April 2024

52. Aquaculture, waqf funding can play vital role in ensuring food security
Dr Ahmad Ibrahim
New Straits Times, 16 April 2024

53. Conducive environments critical to unlocking finance for South-east Asia’s green transition: Panellists
Cheryl Tan
Straits Times, 16 April 2024

54. Mobilizing Against Thai Hydropower: Information is Power
Jessica C. Teets, Abshir Adam, Rapeethorn Kashemsant Na Ayuthaya, Wei Liang
Foreign Policy Research Institute, 15 April 2024

55. Critical Minerals for Energy Transition: Linchpin or Risk?
Nandakumar Janardhanan and Kentaro Tamura
Manohar Parrikar Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 15 April 2024

56. Asean could reap $408b in extra revenues if green investments are scaled up: Report
[Link to 171-page PDF document: SOUTHEAST ASIA GREEN ECONOMY 2024]
David Fogarty
Straits Times, 15 April 2024

Media, Technology & Society

57. The Copyright Dilemma Shaping the Future of Generative AI
Jose Miguelito Enriquez
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 15 April 2024

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