Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (June 29)


In this photo released by the Press and Media Bureau of the Indonesian Presidential Palace, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (centre) and his wife Iriana (right) talk to the media near an apartment building damaged by shelling, during his visit in the town of Irpin on the outskirts of Kyiv, Ukraine on June 29, 2022. - Indonesian Presidential Palace via AP

Malaysia:

* Malaysia set to finalise deal with telcos for much-delayed 5G rollout

* Health Ministry receives 528 complaints on bogus dental practitioners

* Covid-19: Daily cases increase to 163 in Sabah, urban areas most affected

* 35 Malaysian job scam victims rescued at Thai-Myanmar border

* Govt launches special team to address rise in cost of living

* Saifuddin to attend Philippines president Marcos Jr's inauguration on June 30

* Visit to Sabah is like ‘balik kampung’, says Aussie FM Penny Wong

* KL ranks 28th in global QS Best Student Cities

* Cops tracking down illegal prepaid SIM card syndicate mastermind

* New international port for Kudat envisioned for next year, says Bung Moktar

* Six businessmen at wits' end after failing to get back RM1.14mil investment

Singapore:

* Court dimisses appeal of woman who tortured maid to death - says she blames anyone but herself

* South-East Asia's largest suspended LED sky screen to be built in S'pore

* Singapore sees Covid-19 cases double in a day

* Jail for man who lied about wife's whereabouts after she drove into lamp post

* Using 3D maps to investigate complex traffic accidents in Singapore

Thailand:

* Tourist rush bolsters outlook for Thailand's economy, currency

* Women reptile smugglers from India held at Thai airport with live haul

* Thai railway to mark King's birthday with special trips on WWII steam locomotives

* Thailand records 2,569 Covid-19 cases and 14 deaths

* Covid-19 will become like the flu, says Thai virologist

* Mucky business: Thai prisoners clean Bangkok sewers after pandemic delay

Indonesia:

* Jokowi begins train journey to Kyiv to meet Ukrainian leader Zelensky

* Garuda Indonesia seeks new investors after escaping bankruptcy

* Jokowi talks climate change, food security at G7 summit

Philippines:

* Weighing Duterte's legacy: Inquirer

* Taiwan rebuffs Philippines complaint about South China Sea live fire drills

* Philippines open to big hikes to aid peso: New central bank chief

* Philippines' Ressa says 'business as usual' despite news outlet's shutdown order (Update)

Vietnam:

* Vietnamese doctors gain Cambodian people's trust

* High-speed boats to link Ho Chi Minh with Mekong Delta provinces

* Vietnam fossil exhibition uncovers beginnings of life on Earth

Myanmar:

* Asean Myanmar envoy won't meet Suu Kyi during visit: junta

* Asean special envoy visits Myanmar again as part of efforts to resolve turmoil

Cambodia:

* Lightning injures six students in Battambang, one seriously

* Cambodia detects new Covid-19 cases after zero cases for 52 days: PM

* Cambodian minister tells exporters to reap benefits of RCEP

Laos:

* Laos losing billions from financial leaks, tax evasion: PM

* Minister vows to improve standards of Lao tour guides

Brunei:

* Elderly medicinal plants vendor finds purpose in his passion

* Two vehicles ablaze at Brunei's Kg Bengkurong

Aseanplus:

* Xi is finally leaving mainland China after 893 days at home

* China releases action plan to boost industrial energy efficiency

* Searches for overseas flights surge after China shortens quarantine

* Peaking Tokyo heatwave sees residents urged to save power again

* Chinese investment in Australia plunges to lowest level since at least 2007

* Chinese spacecraft acquires images of entire planet of Mars

* S.Korean office workers hit convenience stores as 'lunch-flation' bites

* China cements lockdown rules as it eases quarantine

* Asian stocks lose gains made on shorter China quarantine as recession fears persist

* Taiwan central bank says it is working on digital currency, unclear on timetable

* China adding stimulus to boost demand

* Asian market losses driven by recession, inflation fears

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