Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (May 9, 2022)


Supporters of the Philippines presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Junior celebrate a temporary result of votes outside Marcos headquarters in Manila on Monday, May 9, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19: Malaysia records 2,153 new cases bringing total to 4,458,889

* Covid-19: Over 26% of children fully vaccinated

* Malaysian Family concept vital for shaping country's future, says Idris

* Dozens of Koreans duped out of RM2mil in travel scam

* MATRADE shortlisted for World Trade Promotion Organisation Awards 2022

* Apex court sets 10 days in August to hear Najibs final bid to set aside SRC conviction

* Sunda pangolins may go extinct in Sabah due to poaching, says state Wildlife director

* Malaysia's newest ultra low-cost carrier plane spotted in KLIA

* Bank Negara to hike rates next quarter

* SEA Games: Tze Liang clinches third gold for Malaysia in diving

* RM2.8mil graft: Sufficient evidence to prosecute Bung Moktar and Zizie Izette, says MACC

* RON95 shortage: Ministry taking steps to speed up resupply, says Nanta

Indonesian fishermen compete for offerings in the form of buffalo heads and crops as they participate in the Lomban festival, a thanksgiving ceremony a week after Eid al-Fitr to celebrate the abundance of sustenance and safety off the coast of Jepara in Central Java province, Indonesia, May 9, 2022 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. - via AFPIndonesian fishermen compete for offerings in the form of buffalo heads and crops as they participate in the Lomban festival, a thanksgiving ceremony a week after Eid al-Fitr to celebrate the abundance of sustenance and safety off the coast of Jepara in Central Java province, Indonesia, May 9, 2022 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. - via AFP

Singapore:

* 1,535 excess deaths in Singapore in 2021, of which 804 were due to Covid-19; govt reports 2,271 infections on Monday (May 9)

* Singapore asks firms to hire locals amid foreigner shortage

* Singapore to host global effort to boost transparency of carbon credit trade

* Man gets 9 years jail, caning for fatal assault on 4-year-old stepdaughter

* How an underwater paradise was created in Singapore

* Tuyang Initiative heads to Singapore to pay homage to SEA native cultures

* First-time panda mum a natural at raising cub

* Asian shares mostly fall as rate hikes, China slowdown loom

* Oil falls on China demand worries, possible EU ban on Russia oil eyed

Indonesia:

* Indonesia maintains steady growth in first quarter thanks to exports

* Indonesia detects 15 cases of severe hepatitis after three child deaths

* 70-year-old American dies after falling down mountain slope during a group hike in Bali, Indonesia

* Emerging markets: Jakarta stocks down over 4% as Asian FX also fall as China lockdowns stoke growth worries

* Online scams: Do not scan QR codes to ‘receive’ money

* Indonesian navy seizes sixth vessel for allegedly ‘smuggling’ palm oil

* Increasing import prices cost Indonesian manufacturing dearly

* Tourist rescued from ravine in Bali, Indonesia

A cyclist rides along the Marina Bay promenade next to the financial business district in Singapore on Monday, May 9, 2022. - AFPA cyclist rides along the Marina Bay promenade next to the financial business district in Singapore on Monday, May 9, 2022. - AFP

Thailand:

* Covid-19 cases are dipping now and Thai schools ready to reopen for new semester next week

* Cult leader in Thailand whose followers ate his waste and drank his urine arrested in Chaiyaphum

* Thai digital minister visits Laos to tap e-shopping boom as border reopens

* Artificial breeding eyed to boost dolphin population in Songkhla Lake

* Thailand records 6,488 Covid-19 cases and 55 deaths

* Pandemic, war hurt orchid industry

Philippines:

* Marcos Jr heads for landslide in Philippine presidential poll according to unofficial tally

* Strong voter turnout as Philippines votes; son of late dictator tipped to win presidency

* Long queues, faulty vote-counting machines, power outages hound opening of Philippine polls

* Three security guards shot dead at Philippine polling station

* Philippines elect next president today, with Marcos Jr tipped to win

* Grenade attack wounds nine at Philippine polling station

* Nobel Laureate Ressa says a Marcos win will spur more disinformation

* Memories of Marcos a black mark

* Explainer-A guide to the Philippines election

Supporters of the Philippines presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Junior celebrate a temporary result of votes outside Marcos headquarters in Manila on Monday, May 9, 2022. - AFPSupporters of the Philippines presidential candidate Ferdinand Marcos Junior celebrate a temporary result of votes outside Marcos headquarters in Manila on Monday, May 9, 2022. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam's new Covid-19 infections lowest for 10 months with only 2,175 cases on Monday (May 9)

* Vietnam's seafood exports surge nearly 44 percent in first four months

* Strategy needed for Vietnam air freight to take off: Experts

* Vietnam agriculture sector witnesses large trade surplus in Q1

* Vietnam's HCM City seeks resources for startup ecosystem

* SEA Games: Hosts Vietnam eye overall champions title after 19 years

Myanmar:

* Myanmar: Late-night fire at IDP camp in Rakhine State destroys over 200 homes

* Myanmar aid delivery forges ahead but obstacles still remain, says Asean Special Envoy

* Over 24 million fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Myanmar

Ooi Tze Liang of Malaysia celebrating his diving gold medal at the My Dinh Aquatic Centre in Hanoi, Vietnam, during the 31st edition of the SEA Games. - BernamaOoi Tze Liang of Malaysia celebrating his diving gold medal at the My Dinh Aquatic Centre in Hanoi, Vietnam, during the 31st edition of the SEA Games. - Bernama

Cambodia:

* Cambodian PM hails Covid-19 fight after zero cases May 7 in 14-months

* Cambodian biomass power plant on track to go online by July

* Cambodia's January-April rice exports exceed half a billion dollars

Laos:

* Laos mega hydropower US$760 million project Nam Ngum 4 now 90% complete

* Laos National Assembly passes resolution on fuel price stabilisation measures

* Laos fully reopens its borders after Covid-19 curbs

Brunei:

* Borneo Jazz Festival 2022 to focus on sustainability

* Child vaccination rate reaches 57.2 per cent in Brunei

* Crocodiles heating up 995 hotline in Brunei

People line up at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site during a mass testing for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Chaoyang district of Beijing, China, on Monday, May 9, 2022. - ReutersPeople line up at a makeshift nucleic acid testing site during a mass testing for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in Chaoyang district of Beijing, China, on Monday, May 9, 2022. - Reuters

AseanPlus:

* G-7 expresses 'grave concern' over Hong Kong leader's election

* Videos of people dragged into quarantine censored in China

* Downtown Beijing goes quiet as zero-Covid policy smothers capital

* China FM Wang Yi calls on world to listen more to Asian voices

* Australia PM says will 'ensure' no China base on Solomon Islands

* From would-be pastor to 'fighting cock', S.Korean president Yoon carves own route to the top

* 6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan's coast

* China FM Wang Yi calls on world to listen more to Asian voices

* Chinese automaker BYD probed for pollution amid reports of nosebleeds in children

* Xi warms up China's economy, but virus narrows options

* John Lee scores sweeping win in Hong Kong vote

* Asian stocks tumble on global anxieties over inflation

* Chinese web users get creative to dodge Covid censorship

* ‘Like family’: Japan’s virtual YouTubers make millions from fans

* Dozens of Koreans duped out of RM2mil in travel scam

* Investors eye South-East Asian stock markets

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