Daily News on Southeast Asia – 10 Jun 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. Elite power balance in Cambodia thwarts US efforts to wean it from China dependency
David Hutt
Radio Free Asia, 7 June 2024


2. Analysis: Political parties shift fight to regional head elections
Tenggara Strategics
Jakarta Post, 10 June 2024
3. Indonesia’s Jokowi accused of ‘transactional politics’ over religious mining permits
Resty Woro Yuniar
South China Morning Post, 10 June 2024
4. 普拉博沃的外交理念 [Prabowo’s ideas on foreign policy]
联合早报, 10 June 2024
5. Electric vehicles at IKN to start operating in August 2024: Minister
Antara, 9 June 2024
6. PDI-P, PKB in talks over possible Anies reelection bid in Jakarta
Yerica Lai
Jakarta Post, 9 June 2024
7. PPP banks on law revision to rebid for House seat in 2029
Nur Janti
Jakarta Post, 9 June 2024
8. As cheap, illegal imports gain ground in Indonesia, concerns mount over job losses
Linda Yulisman
Straits Times, 9 June 2024
9. Contract Worker System: A Call for Reform
Lili Yan Ing, Yessi Vadilla
Jakarta Globe, 8 June 2024
10. Skills mismatch, tech disconnect: Why 10 million Gen-Z Indonesians sit around
Yohana Belinda
Jakarta Post, 8 June 2024
11. Pro-Prabowo parties signal support for Jokowi ally for Central Java race
Yerica Lai
Jakarta Post, 8 June 2024
12. Analysis: An Indonesian minister has slammed ‘rush’ over a proposed housing fund. Is discontent brewing against Jokowi?
Denny Armandhanu
CNA, 7 June 2024
13. Jokowi’s nephew in spotlight for serving as Pertamina manager
News Desk (The Jakarta Post)
Jakarta Post, 7 June 2024
14. Analysis: Nasdem’s move to support Habibie in West Java is surprising
Banjar Chaeruddin
Sinar Harapan, 7 June 2024


15. PPR participants profiting by renting out subsidised homes
Nora Mahpar
Free Malaysia Today, 10 June 2024
16. 知天命,知己,知彼 [Know your destiny, know yourself, know your enemy]
e南洋, 9 June 2024
17. Malaysia cuts diesel subsidies, with hopes that handouts will cushion inflation impact
Azril Annuar
Straits Times, 9 June 2024
18. Malaysia’s push for data centres could strain power and water supplies, warn experts
Zunaira Saieed
Straits Times, 9 June 2024
19. Malaysia To Hold Massive Military Drills Involving F-35 Fighters, Drones Amid ‘Love-Hate’ China Relationship
Sakshi Tiwari
The Eurasian Times, 9 June 2024
20. Sabah within rights to run own MM2H programme
Roger Chin
The Malaysian Insight, 9 June 2024
21. 派系、党章、叛将、伊党:土团党选的四个关键字 [Faction, party constitution, rebels, PAS: four key words for the Bersatu election]
星洲网, 9 June 2024
22. Bersatu leaders back Muhyiddin to stay as president
Free Malaysia Today, 8 June 2024
23. Malaysia-Singapore causeway: after 100 years, ‘it’s mutual lah’
Justin Zhuang
South China Morning Post, 8 June 2024
24. Built to last, not on human skulls: Malaysia-Singapore causeway’s 100-year history
Justin Zhuang
South China Morning Post, 8 June 2024
25. Leaky pipes and murky water: Solving Malaysia’s water woes
South China Morning Post, 8 June 2024
26. Malaysian state officials defend demolitions that left hundreds of ‘sea gypsies’ homeless in Borneo
AP News, 7 June 2024


27. Myanmar’s Thura Tin Oo, an officer and a gentleman from another age
Nikkei Asia, 8 June 2024
28. Arakan Army treatment of Rohingya minority poses challenge to Myanmar opposition
Zachary Abuza
Radio Free Asia, 8 June 2024
29. Russia Approves Moves to Build Nuclear Plant in Myanmar
Irrawaddy, 7 June 2024
30. Unholy Alliance: Myanmar’s Mercedes Monks and the Men in Green
Aung Zaw
Irrawaddy, 7 June 2024


31. New Clark City to become major industrial hub—BCDA
Manila Bulletin, 10 June 2024
32. Philippine politics and Sinophobia
Randy David
Philippine Daily Inquirer, 9 June 2024
33. The Philippine province caught in the cross hairs of US-China rivalry
Jeoffrey Maitem
South China Morning Post, 9 June 2024
34. 76% of Filipinos View China as Country’s ‘Greatest Threat’: Survey
Sebastian Strangio
Diplomat, 7 June 2024
35. Philippines faces risk of Beijing’s economic coercion amid South China Sea row: analysts
Jeoffrey Maitem
South China Morning Post, 7 June 2024


36. Amnesty bill faces uncertainty
Aekarach Sattaburuth
Bangkok Post, 10 June 2024
37. Govt has a knack for self-sabotage
Veera Prateepchaikul
Bangkok Post, 10 June 2024
38. Thai turbulence ahead as conservative power elite flexes muscles again
Thitinan Pongsudhirak
Straits Times, 10 June 2024
39. Opinion – Sretta’s govt. to remain stable despite some rumbling in the weeks ahead as political temperatures rise
Thanaphum Charoensombatpanich
The Malaysian Insight, 10 June 2024
40. Move Forward eyes three leaders for next incarnation
The Nation, 10 June 2024
41. Senate election off to wobbly start
Mongkol Bangprapa & Aekarach Sattaburuth
Bangkok Post, 9 June 2024
42. Poll: Two-thirds of Thais dissatisfied with govt’s performance
Bangkok Post, 9 June 2024
43. Will jousts with law bring Move Forward and Pheu Thai together again?
The Nation, 9 June 2024
44. ‘Limited funding sources forcing Thai SMEs to rely on informal economy’
The Nation, 9 June 2024


45. Vietnam national security police confirm arrest of prominent writer Truong Huy San for Facebook post
AP News, 8 June 2024
46. Asialink Webinar Series: Vietnam: A New Era of Reform
[70-minute webinar]
Asialink, 8 June 2024
47. Vietnam’s record-breaking bank rot reeks of 1997-98
William Pesek
Asia Times, 7 June 2024

ASEAN/Southeast Asia

48. Senior Chinese diplomat elaborates on win-win cooperation, South China Sea issue
Star, 10 June 2024
49. South-east Asian economies no longer tethered to Fed’s decisions
Enrico Tanuwidjaja
Business Times, 9 June 2024
50. Impossible trinity drives Southeast Asia’s prudent hedging
Cheng-Chwee Kuik, National University of Malaysia
East Asia Forum, 8 June 2024
51. How the ‘Politics of Gratitude’ Inflames Cambodia-Vietnam Relations
Huynh Tam Sang and Mai Vu Thao My
Diplomat, 7 June 2024
52. Shifting Regional Dynamics Urgently Require Better US Strategic Communications and Southeast Asia Policy Adaptation
Derek Mitchell
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, 7 June 2024

Asia Pacific

53. Regional security still to find its pathway to Shangri-La
EAF editors, The Australian National University
East Asia Forum, 10 June 2024
54. Uncertain Seas: Navigating Security Challenges In East Asia – Analysis
Simon Hutagalung is a retired diplomat from the Indonesian Foreign Ministry
Eurasia Review, 9 June 2024

East/South China Sea

55. Vietnam expanding landfill work in South China Sea, report says
[Link to Hanoi in High Gear: Vietnam’s Spratly Expansion Accelerates]
Alyssa Chen
South China Morning Post, 9 June 2024
56. After Philippines, China’s Aggressive Maritime Maneuvers Put Vietnam At Loggerheads With Beijing In SCS
Ritu Sharma
ASEAN Post, 8 June 2024
57. Hanoi in High Gear: Vietnam’s Spratly Expansion Accelerates
AMTI, 7 June 2024

Climate Change/Environment

58. Climate changes
Wichit Chantanusornsiri, Somruedi Banchongduang & Yuthana Praiwan
Bangkok Post, 10 June 2024
59. Climate Change Widening Asia’s Education Gap
Ranjit Devraj
Eurasia Review, 10 June 2024
60. Renewable Energy Investments in Vietnam in 2024 – Asia’s Next Clean Energy Powerhouse
Viktor Tachev
Energy Tracker Asia, 9 June 2024
61. Renewable Energy in the Philippines – Current State and Future Roadmap
Viktor Tachev
Energy Tracker Asia, 9 June 2024
62. Commentary: Time to rethink Singapore’s ’30 by 30′ food resilience, amid local farm setbacks
Paul Teng
CNA, 8 June 2024
63. Indonesian minister calls gas discovery ‘backbone’ for energy shift
Nikkei Asia, 8 June 2024
64. Chinese lithium giant’s woes in Chile telling of growing global resource protectionism
Caixin Global
ThinkChina, 7 June 2024

Media, Technology & Society

65. Malaysia tops among govts asking TikTok to remove content amid censorship concerns
Iman Muttaqin Yusof
Benar News, 7 June 2024
66. ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Science, Technology and Innovation (AMMSTI) Statement on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
ASEAN Secretariat News, 7 June 2024

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