Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (May 15, 2022)


India's badminton team members pose with their nation flag and the trophy after winning Thomas Cup title in Bangkok, Thailand, Sunday, May 15, 2022. - AP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19: Daily cases dip below 2,500 with 2,373 new cases detected

* Delegates agree to amend Umno constitution, party polls only after GE

* Be more knowledgeable, concerned about country's democratic system, PM urges youths

* Postponing Umno polls is for party stability, not to save my position, says Zahid

* US-Malaysia panel on forced labour a step in the right direction, says MEF

* PM sidesteps questions on GE15 date, but says Umno is ready

* Radzi: Teachers are important icons, entrusted with educating students and shaping their personality

* Bursa Malaysia seen trading cautiously with upward bias this week

* Ringgit expected to trend downward on lack of catalysts this week

* Appreciate values of tolerance, love while celebrating Wesak Day, says Ismail Sabri

* Mutual respect for our diversity is what makes Malaysia strong, says MCA ethnic relations chief

* Hamzah: Sabah leaders must have political will to issue foreigner card

The unveiling of Shakyamuni Buddha applique thangka at Tibetan Buddhist temple Thekchen Choling in Singapore during the Wesak Day celebrations on Sunday, May 15, 2022. - The Straits Times/ANNThe unveiling of Shakyamuni Buddha applique thangka at Tibetan Buddhist temple Thekchen Choling in Singapore during the Wesak Day celebrations on Sunday, May 15, 2022. - The Straits Times/ANN

Singapore:

* Singapore minister Grace Fu tests positive for Covid-19 in Copenhagen; 2,651 new cases confirmed on Sunday (May 15)

* Singapore: Woman arrested for drink driving after luxury sports car crashes at Fairmont Hotel

* World’s food problems piling up as India restricts wheat exports

* Unbelievable victory: Veteran Singaporean sprinter Shanti stuns them all in 200 final at Vietnam SEA Games

* Top star Schooling loses first SEA Games gold over Singapore's relay team swim controversy

* Singapore in emergency phase as dengue cases race past 2021 total and cross the 8,000 mark

* Residents help one another escape from morning fire

* Mad rush to get passports

Buddhist devotees visit the Mendut temple during Vesak Day celebrations in Magelang, Central Java on Sunday, May 15, 2022. - AFPBuddhist devotees visit the Mendut temple during Vesak Day celebrations in Magelang, Central Java on Sunday, May 15, 2022. - AFP

Indonesia:

* Indonesian President Jokowi calls for weekly energy and food security meetings amid the global economic turmoil

* Indonesian president's rating hits six-year low as prices rise

* Asean to set up regional public health agency, says Indonesian health minister

* Musk now considering Indonesia trip to explore possible investments after meeting Jokowi in Texas

* Indonesia grapples with re-emerging foot-and-mouth disease among livestock in the country

* Indonesia's Jokowi meets Tesla's Musk after nickel talks

* A new vision for Asean

* Indonesians severely hit by rising inflation

Thailand:

* Cases dipping as Thailand records 6,094 Covid-19 cases and 51 deaths on Sunday (May 15)

* A 'nation elated' and country celebrates as ruthless India win first Thomas Cup crown in Bangkok

* New nine-hectare mega waterpark on Phuket to draw in visitors after pandemic

* Prime Minister Prayut tells US that Thailand can fill global supply chain gaps; invites Americans to invest in country

* 'It was time': Thai man who kept wife's body at home for 21 years comes to terms with her death

* Authorities seized assets worth RM11.7mil

* Nation adds Irrawaddy dolphins to ‘reserved’ list

Thailand's Wanchai Kanjanapimine and Siriporn Sornchuay (left) compete in the mixed pairs category of the bodybuilding event at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Sunday, May 15, 2022. - AFPThailand's Wanchai Kanjanapimine and Siriporn Sornchuay (left) compete in the mixed pairs category of the bodybuilding event at the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Sunday, May 15, 2022. - AFP

Philippines:

* Filipino 'superman' William Morrison wins second straight shot putt gold for Philippines at Vietnam SEA Games

* Philippines' conglomerate Udenna open to deals after report owner eyeing asset sales

* Past imperfect - Alarmingly, Filipinos have gone back to the future, says the writer

* Fake ID: 'Malaysian' barred from entering Philippines turns out to be wanted Abu Sayyaf member

* Minimum daily wage in Manila region raised

* Runner-up Robredo to focus on ‘fighting lies’

* This is not a moment, it’s a movement for Robredo

Vietnam:

* Vietnam announces no Covid-19 deaths and a low 1,594 new cases recorded on Sunday (May 15)

* Greek President arrives in Hanoi for official visit to Vietnam

* Hoa Phat Group and four Vietnamese banks among world’s 2,000 largest companies

* Vietnam to ban plastic bags by 2030 including those in usage at wet markets

* Greek President’s Vietnam visit expected to deepen multi-faceted cooperation

Gold medalist Nguyen Thi Huyen, right and silver medalist Quach Thi Lan of Vietnam celebrate with the national flag after the women's 400m run in the athletics competition during the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunday May 15, 2022. - APGold medalist Nguyen Thi Huyen, right and silver medalist Quach Thi Lan of Vietnam celebrate with the national flag after the women's 400m run in the athletics competition during the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in Hanoi, Vietnam, Sunday May 15, 2022. - AP

Myanmar:

* Malaysia needs more funding to help Myanmar refugees, says Saifuddin

* Thousands of Myanmar monks celebrate Buddha's birthday (Wesak Day) at junta event

* Malaysia's Saifuddin and Myanmar's NUG foreign minister meet in Washington

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's Green Sea all set to export its U$70 million mangoes to China

* Zero Covid-19 cases in Cambodia again; health ministry seeks Austrian support in healthcare, non-communicable diseases

* Cambodia: Another province now mine-free

Laos:

* Laos economic recovery challenged by debt and rising prices

* Thai journalist officialy apologises for failure to recognise Lao PM

* Laos: Reporters learn Ukraine’s side of the conflict

Brunei:

* Brunei king promises that his country will continue to uphold peace in the region

* Brunei students assemble as schools get back to business; 275 new Covid-19 cases recorded

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, members of a Covid-19 testing team are greeted at an airport with appreciation placards in Shanghai, China, as they prepare to return home to Hubei Province. - Xinhua via APIn this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, members of a Covid-19 testing team are greeted at an airport with appreciation placards in Shanghai, China, as they prepare to return home to Hubei Province. - Xinhua via AP

AseanPlus:

* Covid-19: Asean countries agree to mutually recognise vaccination certs

* Shanghai aims to reopen more businesses, Beijing battles on against Covid-19

* Japan's Okinawa marks half century since US handover as regional tensions grow

* North Korea reports more deaths, says taking 'swift measures' against Covid-19 outbreak

* Chine Financial experts: Economy close to rebound

* US hails ‘new era’ with Asean

* Locked-down Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other businesses

* China’s internet censors target WHO chief’s comments that Covid-19 ‘zero tolerance is not sustainable’

* China-US relations: US warship transit of Taiwan Strait misleads independence forces, says Beijing

* Emergency alerts in China as authorities find missing young crocodiles after heavy rains cause reptiles to escape pen

* Five held as Hong Kong customs seizes HK$22 million worth of fake luxury goods with big names pirated

* Shanghai’s daily Covid-19 infections halve to below 1,500 cases, raising hopes that the end may be in sight for city’s lockdown

* China urges cooperation as South Korea’s new president takes office

* Chinese media unveils details of US-inspired military logistics system

* Deferrals to help firms hit by epidemic in China

* Putin’s Victory Day speech shows how Russia can be defeated – and how Ukraine can win

* Our food should not cost the earth

* As wheat prices soar, Japanese food industry pushes for rice flour

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