Driving the future demand in ASEAN 6’s healthcare system are factors such as shift in age demographics and unhealthy lifestyle habits In Thailand alone growth in overweight and obesity rates in 2016 showed one of the highest among the six ASEAN countries assessed at 31.6% and 9.2% respectively. A white paper released by Asia-focused management.. read more →

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is setting up a special court to tackle rising numbers of human trafficking cases, in a move welcomed by campaigners who said it would help deliver justice to victims. The nation relies heavily on foreign domestic workers as well as labourers from countries including Indonesia, Bangladesh and Nepal for jobs shunned by locals.. read more →

2018 Jan 14
January 14, 2018

Asean faces disruptive trends

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Electrical and electronics is one of Asean’s most important sectors, directly employing more than 2.5 million workers. FILE PIC By PHIDEL MARION G.VINELESJanuary 14, 2018 @ 10:45am ELECTRONICS is the largest export of Asean, equivalent to 25 per cent of the region’s goods exports. According to the Asean Secretariat, the bulk of the world’s consumer electronics.. read more →

Experience ASEAN Carnival, Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, 12 January 2018 Good evening everybody, Ambassadors, Excellencies, fellow Singaporeans and all our ASEAN friends. Very happy to be with all of you here today because this year is Singapore’s turn to chair ASEAN and today’s event marks the formal start of our Chairmanship. The ten ASEAN member.. read more →

2018 Jan 06
January 6, 2018

New Asean chief calls for unity

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New Asean Secretary-General Lim Jock Hoi has called on all member states to stay united as different challenges lie ahead, saying the grouping must ensure it advances towards inclusive growth and sustainable development. Over the years, Asean has made outstanding progress, with the region enjoying continued peace, stability and security, Mr Lim stressed in his.. read more →