Asean morning news for September 16

Asean morning news Compiled by Stella-maris Ewudolu         @stmarisewudolu   Malaysia to write to Asean secretariat on need to formulate trans-boundary haze lawMalaysia will send a letter to the Asean Secretariat on the need to formulate and enforce a uniform trans-boundary haze law across the region to avoid recurrence of the problem in the future.— New Straits Times Government to offer 1000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN studentsIn a major step to boost relations with ASEAN countries and increase people-to-people ties, the Government has decided to offer 1,000 PhD fellowships to ASEAN…

Despite Indonesia’s denial, Asean data warns of persistent hotspots in Sumatra, Kalimantan | Malaysia

A thick blanket of haze shrouds Kuching September 6, 2019. — Bernama pic KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 10 ― The Asean Specialised Meteorological Centre (ASMC) has warned that haze will continue to affect western parts of Peninsular Malaysia and western Sarawak, as hotspots are expected to persist in Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia. Despite Indonesia’ denial over the weekend, data provided by ASMC on its website showed that hotspots in Sumatra have increased to 206 on September 8, compared to 52 on September 7. “The hotspot and haze situation in Sumatra and…

South China Sea: US military exercise with ASEAN risks infuriating China | World | News

The US last week completed its first military exercise with ASEAN in the Gulf of Thailand. The drill, similar to one carried out with China last year, was made in an attempt to balance ASEAN’s engagement with both China dan the US, according to analysts.  The five day exercise acted as an opportunity for the ten countries of ASEA to parade their military presence in the disputed South China Sea. Both the US and China has vied to curb each other’s influence region. The move then was welcomed as a…

Asia Times | US, ASEAN float together in the South China Sea

The United States has launched its first-ever joint naval drills with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), maneuvers that could add fuel to already simmering tensions in the contested South China Sea. While organizers of this week’s 11-nation sea exercises all say that the drills are not overtly directed at China, they will nonetheless send a clear message that the US remains committed to keeping the strategic region’s crucial sea-lanes open. The inaugural ASEAN-US Maritime Exercise, (AUMX) covers a vast sea area stretching from Thailand’s Sattahip naval base to…

Asean militaries between US, China

Military officers take part in the inaugural Asean-US Maritime Exercise (AUMX) this week. (Photo by Patipat Janthong) The inaugural Asean-United States Maritime Exercise (AUMX) this week has sent ripples far and wide to the shores of regional states from Beijing and Tokyo to New Delhi. Hosted by Thailand at its Sattahip naval base in Chon Buri province, the first AUMX comes nearly a year after Asean held a similar maritime drill with China off the coast of Guangdong province. At issue is the intensifying rivalry between the US and China…

US and ASEAN kick off first ever joint maritime exercise in South China Sea

ANI | Updated: Sep 02, 2019 20:58 IST New Delhi [India], Sept 2 (ANI): The US and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are going to conduct their joint maritime exercises in the disputed China Sea”>South China Sea.According to NHK World, the military exercise will last for five days beginning at Thailand Sattahip Naval base and will conclude in Singapore.More than 1,000 personnel are taking part in the US-proposed five-day exercise. Part of the drill is based on a scenario that ships are suspected of engaging in illegal activities.US…

The United States And Asean Carry Out Joint Naval Maneuvers Amid Tensions With.

Sponsored by www.criaderodecaracoles.com/category/caviar-de-caracoles   The maneuvers will last five days, mainly “in the Gulf of Thailand and the South China Sea,” the US embassy said. in Bangkok in a statement. The United States and the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), for its acronym in English, began Monday joint naval maneuvers amid commercial tensions between Beijing and Washington. A total of eight warships, four fighter jets and more than a thousand soldiers participate in these joint exercises that began at a naval base in southern Thailand.…

US set to kick off first-ever maritime exercise with ASEAN members in South China Sea – Pacific

US set to kick off first-ever maritime exercise with ASEAN members in South China Sea Inaugural joint maritime drills between the United States and a group of Southeast Asian nations are scheduled to kick off Tuesday in the contested waters of the South China Sea. The five-day exercise is intended to “build capacity in maritime domain awareness, information sharing, and sea interdiction,” according to a statement issued by the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok. The exercise comes about a year after members of the Association of Southeast Asian…