Minimum wages across ASEAN countries are gradually increasing to match the rise in the cost of living. Despite the increases, minimum wage rates in ASEAN remain among the lowest in Asia. Foreign investors should seek the help of registered local advisors to help understand how these latest changes will affect their business operations. Minimum wage rates across.. read more →

Propose amendments to their unions’ constitutions to accept migrant workers as members, discuss portability of union membership and social protection, initiate or reinforce union to union and other stakeholders’ cooperation, and push for the ratification of ILO migration conventions (C97, C143, C181, C189). These were among the common priorities that participants identified in the recently.. read more →

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia M. Fachir speaks at the event (Photo: VNA) Jakarta (VNA) – A high-level dialogue on human rights in ASEAN to assess the decade-long operation of the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) was held in Jakarta, Indonesia on May 9. The event was co-organised by the Asian Forum for.. read more →

HONG KONG, May 9 (Xinhua) — As part of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Hong Kong and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), tariff reduction and services market access between Hong Kong and three ASEAN members will come into force in June, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) government said Thursday. The.. read more →

When Asean was set up in August 1967, the founding fathers did not bother to make sure their newly formed organisation would survive for 52 years, as it already has. All they wanted to do at the time was to make sure they got together, looked each other in the eye and pledged to meet.. read more →