Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Wednesday (May 25)


Philippine former first lady Imelda Marcos is helped by her nephew legislator Martin Romualdez (centre) onto the rostrum, while Lisa Araneta-Marcos (left), wife of president-elect Ferdinand Marcos Jr, reacts during the proclamation of Marcos Jr as the country's president, at the House of Representatives in Quezon City suburban Manila on May 25, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Fuel prices: RON97 price soars to another high of RM4.70 per litre

* No flood in KL Sentral as alleged, say Brickfields cops

* UK interested in working with Malaysia to develop rail industry

* Flash flood in JB causes temporary road closure

* Climate change will cause more floods, forest fires in Malaysia, says Bomba chief

* Johor cops arrest five for tricking jobseekers into carrying out Macau Scams

* Bomba cleans up 4.3-tonne chemical spill on NSE near Alor Gajah

* MMEA foils bid to smuggle over RM1mil worth of drugs

Singapore:

* Man who filmed female tenants using bathroom in flat jailed 12 weeks

* Singaporeans overseas may be able to vote by post by next presidential polls

* Wholesaler charged with exporting Pokka drinks worth over S$340k to N. Korea

* Woman jailed for punching, kicking domestic helper, trying to delete CCTV footage

* Singapore raises 2022 trade forecasts after Q1 outperforms on higher oil prices, strong chip demand

Thailand:

* Thailand to step up screening of imported animals amid monkeypox fears

* Cryptocurrency, digital token transfers in Thailand exempt from VAT

* Thailand records 5,013 Covid-19 cases and 33 deaths

* Thailand reaping food export windfall with protectionism rising

Indonesia:

* Indonesia launches programme to develop border areas

* Five Indonesian military personnel detained in Langkat caging case

* Indonesia's stop-start controls on palm oil exports and what it means for consumers

* Indonesia to audit palm oil companies, ask for onshore HQ

* 'I Love Banda' exhibit urges learning and renewal from Indonesia's violent colonial past

Philippines:

* Philippine court orders compensation for victims of 1993 mining disaster

* Lawyer-vlogger Trixie Cruz-Angeles is Marcos’ press secretary

* Philippines Congress proclaims Marcos as next president

* Philippines narrows 2022 GDP growth target due to external risks

* No proof of vote shaving, padding: Philippine polls panel

Vietnam:

* Vietnam aviation industry needs more financial help to recover

* Notorious Vietnamese hacker turns government cyber agent

* Vietnam logs 1,344 new Covid-19 cases, two deaths

Myanmar:

* Myanmar reports 11 more Covid-19 infections

* Suu Kyi's family file complaint at UN against her detention

Cambodia:

* Warning against fake billing, invoice hack attacks in Cambodia

* Cambodia arrests three foreigners, seizes over 30kg of drugs

* Second rescued giant stingray returned to Mekong River

Laos:

* Laos-China railway will soon link to Thanaleng Dry Port

* Laos on alert for monkeypox among tourists

Brunei:

* Singapore group celebrates inaugural harvest of barramundi fish in Brunei

* Brunei to end early endemic phase, update Covid-19 guidelines

Aseanplus:

* Beijing says US-backed Asia plan seeks to 'decouple' countries from China

* Beijing health chief sacked as city battles virus outbreak

* Xi Jinping speaks with UN's Bachelet during visit, defends China's rights progress

* Australia urges China to drop trade tariffs

* China's Gen Z has the power to make or break Western brands

* US condemns N.Korea missile launches, urges 'dialogue'

* Beijing punishes officials over Covid-19 as Tianjin curbs tighten

* Asian markets swing as traders mull dark outlook

* N.Korea fires salvo of missiles, including ICBM, hours after Biden leaves Asia

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