Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Tuesday (June 28, 2022)


Cambodian dancers perform to mark the 71st founding anniversary of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) at its headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. - AP

Malaysia:

* Saifuddin meets with Penny Wong, reaffirms M'sia-Australia ties

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,894 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 61pc

* India wants closer defence cooperation with Malaysia

* Rimpac 2022: Royal Malaysian Navy's KD Lekir refuels successfully in Hawaiian waters

* Pandelela takes bronze in 10m solo event in Fina WAC 2022

* Malaysia seeks win-win solution with EU on palm oil

* State, district committees to be set up to implement food security action plan in a coordinated manner, says PM

* Malaysia's PPI continues to record high growth in May 2022

* S&P revises Malaysia's sovereign credit ratings outlook to stable

* Gang leader’s brother leads police to rifle, ammo hidden in chicken coop

* Umno MPs hopped to Bersatu after GE14 to save themselves, Zahid tells court

* Mat lajak case: Further case management of Sam's appeal set for Aug 29

Rain clouds are pictured over the city skyline in Singapore. - AFPRain clouds are pictured over the city skyline in Singapore. - AFP

Singapore:

* Rising issue again - 11,504 new Covid-19 cases in Singapore, more than double the infections a day ago

* Singapore: Seven-year-plus jail for woman who offered drugs to teenage daughter as bonding activity

* Singapore aims to overcome wealth inequality, says next PM Lawrence Wong as inflation anxiety grows in island

* Singapore’s next PM Lawrence Wong all set for policy speech as inflation anxiety grows in island

* Son fought for his life, says father of Singapore toddler who died after getting Covid-19

* Google’s too literal, say translators who turn to new Web portal to translate Singaporean terms

* Baby dies after getting Covid-19 - first death in Singapore of patient under 12

* Lee explains Singapore's approach to dealing with criticism

* Man in SG arrested for alleged involvement in ecommerce scams involving sale of car accessories

* SUV dives front-first into walkway in Singapore

* Oil extends gains as major producers flag capacity limits

* Asian shares mostly higher after wobbly day on Wall Street

Joko Widodo, Indonesia's president (left) welcomed by Olaf Scholz, Germany's chancellor, on day two of the Group of Seven (G-7) leaders summit at the Schloss Elmau luxury hotel in Elmau, Germany. G-7 nations are set to announce an effort to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, US officials said, though there is not yet a hard agreement on curbing what is a key source of revenue for Vladimir Putin for his war in Ukraine. - BloombergJoko Widodo, Indonesia's president (left) welcomed by Olaf Scholz, Germany's chancellor, on day two of the Group of Seven (G-7) leaders summit at the Schloss Elmau luxury hotel in Elmau, Germany. G-7 nations are set to announce an effort to pursue a price cap on Russian oil, US officials said, though there is not yet a hard agreement on curbing what is a key source of revenue for Vladimir Putin for his war in Ukraine. - Bloomberg

Indonesia

* Mother's plea leads Indonesia lawmakers to consider legalising medical marijuana

* Russia's Lavrov to join G20 foreign ministers' meeting in Bali, Indonesia

* Indonesia palm oil firms to get bigger export quotas under new rules

* Indonesia will use Covid tracking app to sell cheap cooking oil

* Indonesia's popular bar chain shut after blasphemy charges over drinks promotion

* Emerging markets - Indonesian rupiah down 0.3%, Indian rupee hits record low as crude firms, other Asian currencies rise

* Garuda Indonesia halves debt with restructuring, on track for profit

* Growing digital ventures in Indonesia and the region: Comment

* Stalled personal data protection Bill faces further delay

A farmer arrives with his buffaloes to take part in a traditional buffalo race during the rice-planting festival in Chonburi to celebrate the start of paddy-sowing season. - AFPA farmer arrives with his buffaloes to take part in a traditional buffalo race during the rice-planting festival in Chonburi to celebrate the start of paddy-sowing season. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thailand's two deputy prime ministers test positive for Covid-19 after overseas trips

* Thailand pumps RM43 billion into industrial east to create regional economic engine

* Thai economy seen growing 3.5% this year on tourism and rising exports

* More than two million tourists have rushed to Thailand this year

* Thailand records 1,761 Covid-19 cases and 13 deaths

* Mud, sweat and cheers in Thailand

* Bangkok market fire kills at least two

Philippines:

* Philippines eases restrictions on foreign ownership in key sectors

* Duterte's legacy as Philippines president - infamous for his deadly drug war - steps down on Thursday (June 28)

* Philippines' Davao City eyes more Chinese investments in agriculture and manufacturing

* Philippines Supreme Court rejects petitions against Marcos - media

* Duterte unlikely to face court over Philippines drug war killings

* Marcos Jr takes over top job

* ‘Number one adviser’ – First Lady to play key role

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses his supporters during a thanksgiving concert held before he ends his six-year term, in Quirino Grandstand, Manila, Philippines. - ReutersPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte addresses his supporters during a thanksgiving concert held before he ends his six-year term, in Quirino Grandstand, Manila, Philippines. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 769 new Covid-19 cases; total cases now above 10.74 million as of Tuesday (June 28)

* Vietnam and Japan seek stronger ties in air defence

* Tourism booming again as Vietnam's capital Hanoi greets over 8.61 million visitors in first half of 2022

* Leaders laud ties with Australia as FM Penny Wong visits Vietnam

* US to work with Taiwan, Vietnam against illegal fishing

* Explosive e-commerce growth in Vietnam drives demand for logistics

Myanmar:

* After Asean envoy's visit to Myanmar; China FM to visit country this weekend, confirms junta spokesman

* Asean envoy calls for peace in Myanmar ahead of visit and hopes Suu Kyi return to house arrest

* Send Suu Kyi home from prison, Cambodia urges Myanmar

* Myanmar reports 12 new Covid-19 cases

Cambodian dancers perform to mark the 71st founding anniversary of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) at its headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. - APCambodian dancers perform to mark the 71st founding anniversary of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) at its headquarters in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, June 28, 2022. - AP

Cambodia:

* Diabetes issues rising fast in Cambodia; govt urges people to follow through a balanced diet

* Cambodian ruling party celebrates 71st birthday, vowing to maintain peace

* Cambodia fast tracks draft law on cybercrime

* Ruling party confirms election landslide victory

Laos:

* Laos much-touted coffee beans make way to Europe by rail thanks to new railway line to China and beyond

* Dengue fever infections in Laos rise to 4,087; govt promises to take swift action to control disease

* Germany pledges 13 million euros for two projects in Laos

Brunei:

* Brunei detects cases of Omicron subvariant BA.5 as cases keep rising in country

* Brunei reports record average of 920 Covid-19 cases per day amid new Omicron subvariant detected

* Brunei sees rise in influenza-like illness

Elderly residents wearing masks tend to a child near a carousel at a mall, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Beijing. - APElderly residents wearing masks tend to a child near a carousel at a mall, Tuesday, June 28, 2022, in Beijing. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Police in China hunt for dirty dancing woman filmed in ‘too hot’ routine performed in front of little boy on train

* Carrie Lam makes final comments on social media as Hong Kong’s leader, will shut down accounts after stepping down on Thursday

* China slashes Covid-19 quarantine for international travellers in biggest shift so far

* Netflix’s plan to fix its subscription crisis starts in Asia

* Sony’s next big thing in tech is helping Honda take on Tesla

* China’s Xi names police ally to head public security ministry

* Beijing and Shanghai back at zero Covid cases after four months

* HK's handover generation is caught in China's whirlwind

* Teenage diving queens Chen and Quan of China finish 1-2 in women's 10m platform at World Swimming Championships in Budapest

* Beijing allows primary and secondary schools to reopen after two months

* Tokyo June heatwave worst since 1875 as power supply creaks under strain

* Taiwan's GlobalWafers to invest US$5bil in new silicon wafer plant in Texas

* N.Korean leader convenes latest party meeting amid pandemic, heavy rains

* G7 to raise US$600bil to counter China’s initiative

* Australian appliances giant pauses facial recognition tech over privacy concern

* OPEC boosts oil income in 2021, well completions drop

* Cash-starved Sri Lanka to end fuel duopoly to ease fuel shortages

* Australia commits to Pacific islands defence training as China plans rival meet

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