Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (June 26, 2022)


A racer rides on the back of a wooden plough as he races his buffaloes during the rice-planting festival in Chonburi on Sunday, June 26, 2022 to mark the start of Thailand's paddy-sowing season. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,302 new cases bring total to 4,554,661

* Influenza-like-illness cases in Malaysia under control, says Khairy

* Promote Tawau as gastronomic destination, says Sabah Tourism Minister

* Cabinet pay cut will not solve rising cost of living issue, says Mahdzir

* Tengku Zafrul: Total subsidies in 2022 nearly RM80bil, highest in history

* PM’s Dept wants content creator's cooperation over claim of truancy at govt department

* Hammer and eggs, fire extinguisher and meat cleaver: Parking dispute in PJ gets ugly

* Ringgit likely to appreciate but to trade range-bound this week

* USM appoints external committee to probe unfair examination allegations

* New maximum chicken price takes into account interests of all quarters, says Deputy Minister

* Malaysian govt to review bankruptcy threshold, says PM

* Use of English in govt matters not a threat to BM, says Shafie

Singapore's Artyom Lukasevits getting ready to take part in the mixed 4x1500m relay in the open swimming during the FINA World Championships  at Lake Lupa, in Budapest, Hungary. - ReutersSingapore's Artyom Lukasevits getting ready to take part in the mixed 4x1500m relay in the open swimming during the FINA World Championships at Lake Lupa, in Budapest, Hungary. - Reuters

Singapore:

* Singapore foreign minister Vivian Balakrishnan meets Turkish counterpart; discusses expansion of food exports to island

* Nine people taken to hospital after crash involving taxi and two cars along Pan-Island Expressway towards Tuas in Singapore

* South-East Asia's food production costs could go up by 80% in sustainability drive, says Study

* Bumper harvest and cheap durians see fans queueing at stalls across Singapore

* Kidney transplants in Singapore hit by Covid-19 even as wait list grows; cases increasing as 6,168 new infections reported

* ‘Time to prepare for next pandemic’

Indonesia

* Indonesia president support group Projo to back candidate who continues Jokowi's legacy

* Indonesia says Foxconn may invest in projects for new capital

* Indonesia could push back carbon tax set to start next month

* Indonesian president wants to invite Putin and Zelenskyy to peace dialogue; to arrive in Kiev on Wednesday and Moscow a day after

* Indonesian president Jokowi to visit Russia and Ukraine this week

* Six held over ‘blasphemy’ in Indonesia

A patient in a drugs rehabilitation programme shows his writen slogan to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day at a non-governmental organization (NGO) place in Banda Aceh on June 25, 2022. - AFPA patient in a drugs rehabilitation programme shows his writen slogan to mark the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day at a non-governmental organization (NGO) place in Banda Aceh on June 25, 2022. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thailand’s no mask mandate comes with conditions, warns ministry; 2,378 Covid-19 new cases on Sunday (June 26)

* Death toll in Bangkok blaze on Sunday (June 26) rises to two, witness describes horror event

* Hike in Thailand's policy interest rate to be gradual, says central bank

* Filipina wins transgender pageant in Thailand, the world's largest and most popular transgender pageant

* Thaksin family scion, the ever popular Paetongtarn Shinawatra, is top choice of Thais in survey for PM Job

* New cannabis, liquor, same-sex marriage laws ‘against Islam’

Philippines:

* Philippines warns on sugar shortages in the country due to low output and import delays

* One killed, one missing in Philippine ferry fire from the waters off the central island of Bohol

* Philippines abandons joint energy exploration talks with China

* Duterte slams ICC prosecutor's plan to reopen Philippines drug war probe

* ‘Mermaiding’ subculture is making a splash

* Linguistic imperialism and language amnesia

Phung Truong Tran Dai of Vietnam wears the national costume during Miss International Queen 2022 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya City, Thailand. - ReutersPhung Truong Tran Dai of Vietnam wears the national costume during Miss International Queen 2022 transgender beauty pageant in Pattaya City, Thailand. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 557 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday (June 26); total now close to 10.75 million now

* 55th anniversary of Vietnam-Cambodia diplomatic ties marked in New York

* Vietnam says environmentalist jailed for tax evasion and not for activism

* Nguyen Thi Ngoc Chau, a beauty from the southern province, is crowned Miss Universe Vietnam 2022

* Vietnam central bank to increase forex sales frequency to ensure supply to market

* Vietnam's Da Nang city holds investment forum; govt goes all out to attract foreign investments

Myanmar:

* Myanmar says seized drugs worth half a billion dollars torched

* Myanmar says Suu Kyi held alone in new prison quarters; UN sec-gen "very concerned” about the latest developments

* Myanmar traditional boxers return to the ring after end of Covid-19 pandemic issues

* Myanmar reports 15 new Covid-19 cases as daily infections are now in single digit

* Suu Kyi moved to solitary cell

A fisherman sorts out a net on a boat in the Mekong River in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sunday, June 26, 2022. - AFPA fisherman sorts out a net on a boat in the Mekong River in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Sunday, June 26, 2022. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia destroys six-tonnes of illicit drugs on anti-drug day; PM Hun Sen calls for all against dangerous element

* Cambodia and China's Jiangsu province launch "Silk Road E-commerce"

* Lawmaker calls for ramped-up efforts for drug-free Asean

Laos:

* Laos' Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare raises minimum wage

* Laos to restrict development on agricultural land

Brunei:

* Brunei: Six months jail for Filipino fitness instructor who filmed customer in shower for sexual gratification

* Over nine per cent of Brunei's population have received fourth Covid-19 dose

China's Hongchan Quan in action during the women's 10m platform diving event at the FINA World Championships at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. - ReuterChina's Hongchan Quan in action during the women's 10m platform diving event at the FINA World Championships at the Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary, on Sunday, June 26, 2022. - Reuter

AseanPlus:

* Shanghai will gradually resume dining-in at restaurants from June 29

* China's Dandong, city that borders North Korea, warned of risks for continuous Covid-19 flare ups

* Beijing to reopen schools as Shanghai declares victory over Covid-19

* G7 summit kicks off under shadow of Ukraine war and stagflation risk

* India captain Sharma has Covid-19 ahead of deciding England Test

* Commonwealth ends summit with call for action on climate change and trade

* Asean tourism: Hot and bothered

* WHO says monkeypox is not yet a health emergency

* CLP Power and HK Electric adapt to help Hong Kong realise 2050 carbon-neutral goal

* Meet Summer McIntosh, a 15-year-old from Canada, who took the world by storm at the World Swimming Championships

* Hong Kong’s incoming deputy justice secretary to quit pro-Beijing group amid concerns membership could undermine impartiality

* Japan eyes public-private body to promote ‘workations’

* China makes breakthrough in stem cell research

* UK, US, Japan and Canada to ban Russia gold imports

* Imran Khan and America

* Sri Lanka struggling to secure fresh fuel supplies - minister

* ‘AI can predict outcomes, but not exercise judgment’

* China President Xi to visit Hong Kong for 25th anniversary of handover

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