Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (April 7)


Philippine Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana reviews an honour guard during his visit to the Defence Ministry in Tokyo on April 7, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Roger Ng, wife file suit against Maybank, RHB

* MAS Tawau u-turn flight under probe

* To fight Omicron XE, second booster may not be necessary, says virologist

* Rescued Norwegian diver brought to Mersing Hospital, three still missing

* Puchong man wins RM17mil 4D Jackpot

* AirAsia passengers can just 'test and go' with new Covid-19 testing centre at gateway@klia2

* PTPTN borrowers urged to use repayment discount by April 30

* Bukit Aman: Over 100,000 unpaid traffic summonses involving Singaporeans since 2016

* Malaysia Airlines, Firefly extend Matta fair 2022 online deals

* I trusted Najib's leadership, says ex-1MDB director

* Extra day for special sitting to table anti-party hopping law, says Wan Junaidi

* 1MDB money went into Najib's account, High Court heard

* Botched circumcision: Youth awarded RM3.1mil in damages

Singapore:

* Singapore a step closer to local food resilience with Sats food hub

* Manhunt for two in Singapore after weapons attack in Boon Lay

* Singapore-China legal experts to develop mechanism to handle business disputes

* Singapore man who assaulted pregnant girlfriend jailed; court overturns fine

* Man in SG gets 3½ years’ jail for tricking 34 teen girls into sending him nude photos

Thailand:

* Human rights body asks Thai PM to rescind a part of emergency order

* Thailand ready to import 160,000 workers from Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar

* Thai national parks ban single-use plastics

* Thailand records 26,081 Covid-19 cases and 91 deaths

Indonesia:

* Jokowi's ban on third-term talk could improve confidence: Analysts

* Indonesia president seeks to end talk he is angling for a new term

* Indonesia declares four additional Idul Fitri leave days

* Indonesia evaluating calls to remove Russia from G-20

* Five terrorist suspects arrested in Indonesia

Philippines:

* Meta removes Facebook accounts to tackle misinformation ahead of Philippines polls

* Google Trends: Leni Robredo, Sara Duterte are most searched bets

* Duterte hopes Congress will rectify vetoed provisions of security of tenure bill

* Over 3 million Filipinos jobless in February - unemployment rate at 6.4%

* Alarm over expiring vaccines in Philippines

Vietnam:

* Seven Vietnamese billionaires on Forbes rich list

* Vietjet resumes 10 routes to and from Can Tho

* Hanoi confident in decision to send unvaccinated children back to school

Myanmar:

* Smuggled sketches offer glimpses into harsh Myanmar prison

* Myanmar exports over 1.4 million metric tonnes of rice, broken rice in mini-budget period

* Junta-appointed Myanmar central bank deputy head shot

Cambodia:

* Cambodia calls on local communities to participate in wildlife protection

* Largest ever release of rare crocodiles in Cambodia raises hope for reptile conservation

* Kem Sokha’s defence decries progress in treason trial

* Cambodian experts restore bridge from Angkor period

Laos:

* Investment, stronger agricultural exports drive Laos' economic growth

* Lao language experts assess current usage

Brunei:

* Brunei: Omicron XE has slightly faster rate of transmission

* 35 get insight on how to do business in Brunei

Aseanplus:

* Japan to unveil further sanctions on Russia after coordinating with G7: PM

* S.Korea’s president-elect vows ‘strong deterrence’ amid N.Korea nuclear test signs

* Shanghai social media unpicks China’s virus lockdown story

* US House speaker Pelosi to visit Taiwan in first such trip for 25 years: Media

* China warns of strong measures if US Speaker Pelosi visits Taiwan

* Japan arrests four of 'QAnon'-style group for vaccine protest: media

* Incoming S. Korean president backtracks on scrapping gender ministry

* Shanghai vows to improve food deliveries as discontent grows over Covid curbs

* Sanctioned oil piling up off China as Covid-19 outbreak worsens

* Tourism in China hit by worsening epidemic

* Asia tracks Wall St losses as Fed prepares to tighten screws

* N.Korea could hold nuclear test on coming anniversary: US envoy

* China sets relief measures for businesses facing difficulty

* Hong Kong falls 'off the map' as aviation hub amid Covid-19 travel curbs

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