Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (May 23, 2022)


Local Pparticipants taking part in the closing ceremony of the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Monday night, May 23, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 28.8% drop in new Covid-19 cases last week, says Health DG

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,817 new cases, says Health Ministry

* Over 2.9 million teenagers fully vaccinated against Covid-19

* Malaysia's food inflation to remain on upward path

* Labuan records sharp rise in HFMD cases

* Shortage of chicken reported in rural areas only, says Johor exco member

* Bank Negara international reserves down to US$111.4bil

* From stripes to bars: Security guard who cried tiger remanded for 14 days

* Freezing chicken exports among measures taken to address supply, price issues, says PM

* Defence Ministry working on special allowance for Armed Forces veterans

* Legendary cop who took down Botak Chin passes away

* Eatery assistant fined for dumping religious idol in rubbish bin

People watching as a plane prepares to land at Ngurah Rai international airport during sunset in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on May 23, 2022. - AFPPeople watching as a plane prepares to land at Ngurah Rai international airport during sunset in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on May 23, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore: 20 years' detention for paedophile who sexually abused his two grand-nieces

* Singapore Ministry of Education moves to pave way for overseas school trips to resume

* Indonesian preacher denied entry had radicalised people in Singapore, says Home Affairs Minister

* Firefly to resume flights between Singapore and Subang from Seletar Airport

* Asia's current security arrangements better than having one bloc confronting another: Singapore PM

* Dota 2’s The International coming to Singapore this October

* China's development good for Asia, but ties with Japan, US, Europe important too: S'pore PM

* S’porean doctor helps Ukrainian grief counsellors

* Singapore: Investors may seek refuge in city-state market

* 'The Sound Of Music' scheduled to play in Singapore this November

* Asia stocks stifled by inflation, China concerns

* Oil firms on tight supply as US driving season looms

The 2022 Asian Hockey Cup kicked off on Monday (May 23, 2022) in Jakarta. Malaysia (in yellow) opened its campaign against Oman and won 7-0 at the Stadium Hoki Gelora Bung Karno. - BernamaThe 2022 Asian Hockey Cup kicked off on Monday (May 23, 2022) in Jakarta. Malaysia (in yellow) opened its campaign against Oman and won 7-0 at the Stadium Hoki Gelora Bung Karno. - Bernama

Indonesia

* US unveils 13-nation economic pact to assert Asia leadership; seven South-East Asian countries included

* Indonesia lawmakers call for push to curb spread of foot and mouth disease among livestock in country

* Indonesia tech firm GoTo seeks approval to issue 118.44bln shares

* Emerging markets: Bank Indonesia's policy meeting on Tuesday awaited as Asian FX edges higher as dollar weakens

* Indonesia summons Britain's envoy after furore over rainbow flag

* Indonesia set to resume palm oil exports but policy uncertainty persists

* Mixed families welcome planned changes to citizenship rule in Indonesia

* Student movement - No longer at the forefront

Thailand:

* Thailand aiming to keep inflation under 5% this year, says PM Prayut

* Thai engineers' app for healthy meal the winner a APEC app challenge

* Former transport minister the clear winner as Bangkok votes in a new governor for first time in nine years

* Flash floods cut road link between Chiang Rai and Chiang Mai

* Chadchart Sittipunt set to become Bangkok governor

* US six others say they support Apec after Russian invasion protest

* Thailand records 4,099 Covid-19 cases and 29 deaths

* Bangkok votes under watchful eyes

A black cat rests on a stool as a woman looks for provisions at a grocery store in Bangkok on Monday, May 23, 2022. The people of Bangkok had selected a new governor on Sunday. - AFPA black cat rests on a stool as a woman looks for provisions at a grocery store in Bangkok on Monday, May 23, 2022. The people of Bangkok had selected a new governor on Sunday. - AFP

Philippines:

* Philippines' Marcos says he discussed defence deal with Unite States envoy

* Anti-trust chief to lead Philippines' economic planning agency; he is first economic appointment to Marcos Jr's cabinet

* Philippines' Marcos in nuclear plant revival talks with South Korea

* Random manual audit of votes matches 99.9% of Philippine election returns

* Seven killed after fire engulfs Philippine ferry

* Alarm raised over first case of Omicron subvariant

Vietnam:

* Covid-19: Vietnam records 1,179 new cases, 3,862 recoveries on Monday (May 23)

* AMRO forecasts Vietnam's strong recovery amidst external headwinds

* Vietnam's U-23 football men's and women's team golds at SEA Games will be one that will be cherished by whole country, says PM

* Vietnamese rice must increase brand recognition in Asean

* Sustaining the Mekong Delta’s way of life

* Golden Vietnam defeat Thailand for SEA Games men's football crown

Participants take part in the closing ceremony of the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Monday, May 23, 2022. - AFPParticipants take part in the closing ceremony of the 31st South-East Asian Games (SEA Games) in Hanoi on Monday, May 23, 2022. - AFP

Myanmar:

* Myanmar and China discuss electricity and energy development including cross-border power lines

* Heavy rain lashes Myanmar - Low-lying areas in Myawaddy flooded as Thaungyin River swells

* Over 25.8 million people fully vaccinated against Covid-19 in Myanmar

* Two Malaysians freed from ‘snakeheads’ in Myanmar

Cambodia:

* Cambodia and Vietnam agree on major border line segments, announces Hun Sen

* Cambodian govt urges the public to be vigilant and alert over monkeypox

* Cambodia, Myanmar expedite trade deals

* Crane fest spreads wings for conservation support

Laos:

* Laos government aims to promote little-known Xing Xou Island as new tourism site

* Land-sea train from China to Laos launched with faster clearance

* Laos and South Korea eye further business cooperation

Brunei:

* Non-oil and gas sector grows 1.4 per cent in Brunei

* Brunei's Ministry of Energy abolished under Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah's order

* 399 children in Brunei get first Covid-19 vaccine over weekend

Commuters making their way through a street during strong winds in Allahabad on Monday, May 23, 2022. - AFPCommuters making their way through a street during strong winds in Allahabad on Monday, May 23, 2022. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Beijing mulls reducing hotel quarantine to one week for international travellers with 7+7 policy, sources say

* Khairy confirmed as one of five vice presidents of World Health Assembly

* Biden reinforces Japan ties, unveils Asia trade initiative

* Beijing sees record new Covid-19 cases, reviving lockdown concerns

* Balenciaga and the uglier side of fashion: China Daily contributor

* Asian markets mixed as inflation fears weigh

* More than 100 million people forcibly displaced in the world, says United Nations

* With US help, Japan aims to go from player to power in space

* In Tokyo, Biden endorses Japan's plan to beef up its defences

* With eye on China, and US ties, Japan's universities to screen foreigners

* China says Washington’s ‘divisive’ Indo-Pacific strategy doomed to fail

* Alibaba, Kuaishou pace Hong Kong stock losses on tech earnings outlook while Beijing faces tighter Covid rules

* China’s children of the 70s come to the fore as next generation of leaders starts to emerge

* Tencent billionaire airs frustration during China’s slowdown

* Chinese province of nearly 100 million to Covid-19 test every two days

* Hongkongers report over 5,000 traffic violations in trial run of police’s new WeChat channel

* China’s elderly want to enjoy their golden years, not raise next generation unless paid for it

* Hong Kong to ramp up security for handover anniversary, guard against ‘new threats’ including Covid-19, ‘home-grown terrorism’

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