Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (May 5)

A woman wearing a gown hands out campaign leaflets to a coconut juice vendor during a Santacruzan-themed house-to-house campaign for Philippine Vice President and presidential candidate Leni Robredo, in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines on May 5, 2022. - Reuters


* Share the wealth, Sarawak tells Putrajaya

* First flight for Malaysian haj pilgrims departs May 31

* Floods: Number of victims from Pontian climbs to 168

* Over 110 deaths in six days of Op Selamat

* Recent increases in pork prices 'unprecedented', say butchers

* Covid-19: 873,409 children fully vaccinated

* Nurul Izzah apologises for doubts over PKR's performance in GE15, says still not giving up on party

* M'sia up six spots in press freedom index as former Bernama CEO warns journalism under digital siege

* Two-year contract extension for 2,600 contract teachers, says Education Minister


* Malaysian businessman John Soh and girlfriend found guilty in Singapore's S$8bil penny stock crash

* S$8bil penny stock crash: How the 'most audacious' market manipulation scheme unfolded

* Singapore PM and wife to receive royal honours from Johor Sultan

* Nude man on motorbike ordered to undergo treatment in lieu of jail time

* Member of Catholic order who committed sex acts on two teenage boys jailed 5 years

* Singapore Archbishop apologises after member of Catholic order jailed for sex acts on teens

* Work-life balance more important than salary when choosing job: Survey

* Scammers dupe undergrad in SG into faking bruises, tying himself in fake kidnapping


* Border passes to Thailand back in operation from May 5

* Woman recounts close encounter with black panther at Thai national park

* Thailand to host Apec trade ministers' meeting from May 19-22

* Bangkok eyes new tobacco tax

* Thailand records 9,790 Covid-19 cases and 54 deaths

* Ex-Thai leader Prinn gets bail in alleged sexual misconduct case involving minor


* Jokowi’s hopes for Japan: Jakarta Post

* Solomon Islands ‘rebellion’ against Australia may happen in Papua: Jakarta Post

* More suspected cases of acute hepatitis among Indonesia children


* Philippines could revive nuclear plant if Marcos wins presidency

* Duterte declares May 9 election day a special holiday

* Philippine priests back Marcos rival in high stakes election campaign

* The forked road ahead and the Catholic vote: Inquirer contributor

* Strong earthquake strikes off Mindanao in the Philippines


* Smartphone manufacturers race to open stores in Vietnam

* Hotels in Hanoi ready for SEA Games, although staff shortages remain

* Vietnam coal miners expect good year on higher demand, rising prices

* Stepmother faces death penalty for murdering 8-year-old girl


* Cambodia to host Asean meeting on humanitarian aid for Myanmar

* Myanmar junta court rejects Suu Kyi corruption appeal

* Myanmar starts using locally produced Sinopharm Covid-19 vaccines


* EU hands over seven maritime patrol vessels to curb illegal fishing in Cambodia

* Cambodia begins construction of US$1.5bil seaport in southwest province

* Court: Postponement of Sokha’s trial not biased


* More Lao nationals find employment in South Korea

* Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge over 30% complete


* Forest fire in Brunei reaches 90ha of government land

* Brunei economy projected to grow 5.8 per cent


* Over 70% of Shanghai's major enterprises resume production

* Japan to use nuclear to cut dependence on Russian energy -PM Kishida

* Millions in Beijing urged to work from home to fight Covid

* Enhancing nuclear capabilities poses a serious threat: Japan News

* N.Korea slams South's new leader as 'pro-U.S., confrontational'

* Asian markets rise as Fed eases fears over huge rate hike

* Shanghai creates 'white list' so people can return to work

* China experts urge removal of US extra tariffs

* Drone swarms can now navigate themselves through thick forest

* China’s Labour Day tourist spending plummets on Covid curbs

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