Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (May 18)

Thailand's Puripol Boonson celebrates winning the gold in the men's 100m final at the 31st SEA Games in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 18, 2022. - Reuters


* Approved permits no longer needed for food imports

* Data of Malaysians born between 1940 and 2004 allegedly being sold for over RM40,000

* Sarawak first state to legislate carbon storage regulation, says deputy minister

* Malaysia to increase location production incentives to attract investors

* RTS Link expected to absorb 35% of Causeway congestion, says MRT Corp CEO

* More than 4,000 Sarawakians lost their jobs during Covid-19

* Azmin Ali: Amazon Web Services expected to make major investment in Malaysia to develop data centres

* More women should seek employment in the maritime industry, says Dr Wee

* Fuel prices May 19-25: RON97 reaches RM4.33 per litre, another record high

* Altantuya lodged police report stating to look for Razak Baginda if something happened to her, says witness

* Complaints related to telecommunication services increasing, says MCMC

* Over three million 'tweaked' mosquitoes to be released in Johor as part pilot project to tackle dengue


* Youth admits molesting 7-year-old cousin after watching sexually explicit anime

* Resorts World to launch new Genting Dream cruise brand from June 15

* Singapore to build largest industrial district cooling system by 2025

* Singapore's Lawrence Wong meets Indonesian ministers in Jakarta

* Yet another Singapore flat fire - 35 people evacuated at Jalan Bukit Merah

* Singapore lawyer Samuel Seow struck off rolls for abusing employees

* 3D printed bone implants give patient new lease of life after head injury


* Thailand records 5,633 Covid-19 cases and 45 deaths

* Thai farmers geared to satisfy China's craving for durians

* Many Bangkok roads swamped after heavy morning showers


* Indonesian preacher denied entry into Singapore

* Australian PM’s rival wants closer ties with ‘giant’ Indonesia

* Bali requests Covid-19 endemic status to boost tourism

* Indonesia's Golkar forms coalition to endorse chief as presidential candidate


* Philippine president-elect Marcos wants to boost ties with China

* Marcos gains legislative power as allies join Philippine Senate

* Duterte signs law giving rights, more protection to abandoned kids

* Mountain of Philippine economic challenges awaits Marcos team


* Vietnam to work with US to develop start-ups on climate change, digital transformation

* Chess couple help Vietnam get close to 100 golds at SEA Games

* Vietnam banks raise interest rates amid inflation

* Cultural flower tour opens in Vietnam


* Myanmar reports 24 new Covid-19 cases

* Myanmar's exports up 9.4 per cent in April


* Cambodia expects salt shortage and imports as yield hopes melt away

* Hun Sen reflects on shoe throwing in US: Free speech or act of violence?


* Businesses urged to boost Laos-Vietnam economic links

* Newly discovered Lao gold mine to bolster productivity in Sepon


* Brunei roadblock records 43 offences

* Brunei and Philippines pledge to strengthen defence, military ties


* Flight data shows China Eastern jet deliberately crashed: Report

* Five past examples of deliberate plane crashes

* New China Covid flareups raise risk of more disruptive curbs

* Kim slams negligent officials over spiralling N. Korea Covid outbreak

* N. Korea may launch ICBM in show of strength as Covid surge challenges Kim Jong-un

* Asian markets mixed after US retail data boosts Wall Street

* US business groups criticise Biden's Taiwan arms sales policy

* Covid doesn't stop Beijing diners from tucking into Peking duck

* Toyota taps wells to beat water supply disruption in central Japan

* Chinese port city Dalian near North Korea beefs up Covid-19 controls

* Japanese man to repay US$360,000 'bit by bit' after subsidy mix-up

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