Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (June 8)


A resident shops for groceries at the Mae Klong railway market in Samut Songkhram province, around 80km southwest of Bangkok. Six times a day at the market, local customers and foreign tourists scramble into nooks and crannies while vendors calmly move their woven baskets of goods away from the tracks and close their umbrellas. - AFP

Malaysia:

Former diplomat, son charged with growing 102 cannabis trees

Saravanan promises one-week approval time for foreign workers

At least nine months to reinstate GST after Parliament nod, says Zafrul

Waiter tells of job scam ordeal and 'over 1,000 Malaysians' held by syndicate

Ringgit inches up against US dollar at opening

Khairy: Malaysia has strategic plan to combat monkeypox

Malaysia’s total trade surpasses RM2 trillion in 2021, fastest growth since 1994

RM150mil allocated for transformation of fishermen

High prices, goods shortages trigger public fears

Special Parliament sitting proposed for early July to table anti-party hopping law

Singapore:

Ikea recalls Metallisk espresso maker due to risk of bursting

Three charged with graft in separate bunker fuel trading cases

Singapore is 13th most expensive city for expats while HK stays top: Survey

Woman arrested for outraging public decency after video of couple having sex on flat balcony posted online

Phones used by two lawyers to allegedly tip off contraband cigarettes gang to be inspected

Chicken export ban: Singapore chicken rice sellers up prices, plan to sell other dishes

Global finance coalition sets up Singapore office to spur regional climate action

Thailand:

Thailand's 'Joe Ferrari' cop jailed for life over death of suspect

Prinn charged in three more sexual misconduct cases

Thai railway market back on track post-pandemic

Thailand records 2,688 Covid-19 cases and 21 deaths

Indonesia:

Indonesian ministries clash over clean power export plan

Japanese fugitive wanted for Covid relief fraud held in Indonesia

Indonesian Armed Forces Chief receives military award in Singapore

Draft Indonesia renewables bill proposes coal-based fuels as 'new energy'

Philippines:

Age of disinformation a challenge for journalism: Inquirer

Marcos to attend Apec Summit in Thailand

Philippines' May inflation rate heats up to 42-month high of 5.4%

Vietnam:

Vietnam becomes vice president of UN General Assembly

Nabbed - three senior officials linked to Vietnam test kit scandal

Vietnam traditional medicine workshop addresses wildlife trade

Cut in petrol tax could benefit Vietnam's economic development: experts

Myanmar:

Feasibility study completed for Myanmar's Wan Pong Port improvement project

Cambodia:

Cambodia, China deny naval base reports as Australia voices concern

Cambodia's Angkor sees sharp rise in international tourists in first five months

China keen on Cambodia's Battambang durians

Laos:

Laos’ international standard dry port receives funding boost

Laos, Australia support teacher development

Brunei:

Brunei logs 3.2-per-cent increase in CPI

Spotlight on Asean digital economy at virtual meeting

Aseanplus:

After lockdown, Shanghai tries to mend fences with foreign firms

China fears wind is blowing Covid virus in from North Korea

Beijing: Challenges facing Sino-Japan ties can't be ignored

S. Korea truckers go on strike at ports as fuel costs soar

S.Korea, US, Japan lambaste N.Korea missile tests, urge return to talks

Asian markets track Wall St rally, boosted by China hopes

China offers cash for reporting 'national security' threats

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