Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Tuesday (May 17)


Vietnam's Quach Thi Lan celebrating with flowers after winning gold in the Women's 400m Hurdles Final at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 17, 2022. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* NSE crash: Trailer driver charged with causing death of five students

* Johor MMEA detains 20 foreigners for trespassing and illegal fishing

* Infectious disease tracker on MySejahtera now includes tuberculosis cases

* Flight health protocols must be consistent, simpler to aid aviation recovery, says Dr Wee

* Malaysia, Thailand to set up joint committee to discuss KL-Bangkok HSR project, says Dr Wee

* Tajuddin appointed as ambassador to Indonesia

* Covid-19: Paxlovid to be available at private hospitals, clinics, teaching hospitals, says KJ

* Tengku Zafrul: Talk of global recession premature, unwarranted

Singapore:

* Seven SEA transport ministers pledge to urgently restore regional air travel

* Work on Changi Airport Terminal 5 to restart, completion around mid-2030s

* Singapore records highest ever temperature for May

* Ex-Ngee Ann Poly lecturer charged with making racist remarks against mixed-race couple

* S'pore, African Union to recognise each other's digital Covid-19 vaccination certs

Thailand:

* Escape to Thailand’s first space-themed hotel in Pattaya

* Thailand to enforce Personal Data Protection Act from June 1

* Saudi Arabia promises to help Thailand ease fertiliser shortage

* Mahidol lab experiment offers hope for hereditary blindness

* Thailand records 3,893 Covid-19 cases and 38 deaths

Indonesia:

* Why Indonesia's palm oil export ban has not cooled cooking oil prices

* Indonesia’s capital relocation will open up socioeconomic opportunities for Sarawak, says Abdul Taib

* Indonesia to hike subsidy to soften blow of inflation

* Indonesia relaxes mask mandates, scraps traveller testing rule

* Indonesians celebrate Wesak at world's largest Buddhist temple

* Indonesian farmers protest against rising cost of palm oil export ban

Philippines:

* Philippines president-elect Marcos in Australia for private trip

* Philippine province lifts open-pit mining ban, paves way for Tampakan project: official

* New minimum wage exempts small Philippine firms

* Philippine pilot in hot water over ‘baseless’ post against VP Robredo

Vietnam:

* Vietnam records 1,785 new Covid-19 cases

* First Vietnamese woman reaches summit of Mt Everest

* Four arrested for trafficking heroin in Vietnam

* Vietnamese youth invent anti-cheating software for online exams

Myanmar:

* Myanmar seizes crystal meth headed for Malaysia, arrests suspects

* Covid-19 tally rises to 613,144 in Myanmar

* Myanmar resistance urges West to provide arms for fight against junta

Cambodia:

* Mekong Tourism Forum set for October

* Cambodian PM to change his official date of birth

Laos:

* Laos and South Korea develop platform to promote tourism

Brunei:

* Help sought in finding teen missing in Brunei

* Two hikers killed by lightning in Brunei's Bukit Sarang Helang

* Arrival declaration form a must for all travellers to Brunei

Aseanplus:

* China economy czar vows support for tech firms after crackdown

* Harrow School is dropping its British name in China

* Hong Kong considers blocking Telegram, local paper says

* N.Korea reports six more dead from 'fever' amid Covid outbreak

* Shanghai hits prized 'zero Covid' status but lockdown lingers

* Hong Kong to ease curbs even with hundreds of daily Covid cases

* China's Covid controls will impact foreign investment for years: US lobby

* Asian stocks up after Wall Street dip on China's Covid-bruised data

* Climate change threatens China with yet another deadly flood season

* Tokyo Covid curbs declared illegal in 'Kill Bill' restaurant case

* Japan to allow small groups of tourists, including those from Singapore and Thailand, to visit in May

* Shanghai releases phased plan to get back to normal

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