Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (May 26)


Thai bomb squad personnel inspecting damaged cars after an attack by suspected separatists at a marine police station in Tak Bai district in southern Thailand's Narathiwat province on May 26, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Malaysia's economy growing strongly, room to raise rates: finance minister

* Indian firms keen to invest in Sabah with Nusantara coming up

* Malaysian named global winner of 2022 Cambridge Dedicated Teacher Awards

* Under-21 Selangor football player dies after collapsing at eatery

* Missing Malaysian woman in South Korea found

* Ensure adequate food supply to subdue price hikes: Sin Chew Daily

* Sabah to showcase abundant dive sites at KL expo

* Sarawak aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 45% in eight years

* RTS Link highly anticipated by JB folk, says Dr Wee

* Tourism Malaysia-Expedia collaboration timely, says Nancy Shukri

* Three-year-old said to have monkeypox tests negative, actually has HFMD

Singapore:

* Singapore's democracy is a system that works: Lee Hsien Loong

* Woodlands Checkpoint to be expanded, nine HDB blocks in Marsiling will be acquired

* Lawyers for drug trafficker Nagaenthran ordered to pay S$20,000 for incurring unnecessary costs

* Singaporeans put off travel plans as surge in passport applications leads to longer processing time

* Mapping DNA of 100,000 Singaporeans will help identify ways to prevent diseases

* Grow opportunities for countries to work together to reduce risk of hostilities: Singapore PM

* Badminton star Loh Kean Yew included in Forbes 30 under 30 Asia list

* Work begins on new Minion Land attraction at Universal Studios Singapore

* Shell heist: More than 15 years' jail for employee who helped steal S$S60mil of gas oil

* Shell heist: Jail for three surveyors who pocketed bribes over unauthorised oil transfers

* Government intensifying monitoring for monkeypox at all international gateways

Thailand:

* Three injured as insurgents attack marine police station in Narathiwat (Update)

* Digital economy agency partners Grab Thailand to launch scheme for seniors

* Thailand records 4,924 Covid-19 cases and 37 deaths

* Thailand eyes lifting face mask requirement in 'safer' provinces

Indonesia:

* UN congratulates Indonesia for Covid-19 response

* Asia's war on inflation targets supply, not consumers

Philippines:

* Marcos Jr appoints Central Bank governnor Diokno as Finance chief

* Marcos says Philippines to uphold South China Sea ruling

* Debt is top priority for Diokno as new Philippine Finance chief

* Philippines' Marcos signals continuity ahead with new economic team

* Two injured in bus explosion in southern Philippines

* Bongbong Marcos pitches for proper collection of taxes, tariffs

Vietnam:

* Vietnam calls for Asia to create peaceful, sustainable environment for world prosperity

* Vietnam economy to do well in 2022: experts

* Vietnam, UK strive to lift trade and investment relations

Myanmar:

* Myanmar bans use of foreign currency for local payments

Cambodia:

* Cambodia, Asean to work on improving EU relations

* Cambodia arrests four foreigners over illicit drugs

* Cambodia hails US ties, seeks relief on China-linked sanctions

Laos:

* Govt orders action to facilitate Laos trade, spur transport and exports

* Laos vows to improve media to uphold citizens’ right to accurate information

Brunei:

* A celestial treat in store as Moon passes in front of Venus

* New unit to fight disinformation in Brunei

Aseanplus:

* Bigger food crisis can be averted if Asia remembers not to panic: Expert

* Japan to allow some foreign tourists from June: reports

* Taiwan raids Chinese firms in latest crackdown on chip engineer-poaching

* Quad moves show efforts to curb Chinese technology: Experts

* China offers South Pacific nations security, free trade agreements

* Shanghai heading out of lockdown but China still lost in economic gloom

* US and Japan say they staged joint fighter jet flight after North Korea missile launches

* Asian markets mixed as traders weigh Li remarks, Fed minutes

* Shanghai to reopen schools as Premier Li warns of Covid-19's economic toll

* New Zealand PM says Pacific can handle own security as China pushes deal

* Three held in 'bomb plot' against Hong Kong police

* Ringgit opens marginally higher as Fed minutes show no surprises

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