Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Friday (July 1, 2022)


A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a large television screen at a shopping center displaying Chinese state television news coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong in Beijing, Friday, July 1, 2022. China's leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return with a speech Friday that emphasized Beijing's control over the former British colony under its vision of "one country, two systems" – countering criticism that the political and civic freedoms promised for the next quarter-century have been largely erased under Chinese rule. (- AP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,867 new cases bring total to 4,566,055

* Collective effort needed to tackle inflation, says Annuar Musa

* Malaysia's PMI up in June, signalling improvement in manufacturing

* Rosmah's graft trial verdict postponed to Sept 1

* Strong winds, heavy rains hit KK after ‘rare’ phenomenon

* Flight ticket discounts now available to boost domestic airline industry

* Traveller’s Pass no longer required for Malaysians returning home from July 4

* Proposed quarries at Perak mountains would negatively impact residents, environment, says group

* Court sets Oct 19 to hear applications by Irwan Serigar, Arul Kanda to strike out 1MDB’s claim

* New chicken ceiling price: Govt takes into account interests of all parties, says Nanta

* Dr Wee, UN general assembly president discuss future of transport, road safety

* Stop creating ‘imaginary’ factions within Umno, says Hishammuddin

The sun sets behind buildings in Malaysia's southern state of Johor Bahru, seen across the water from Singapore on Friday, July 1, 2022. - AFPThe sun sets behind buildings in Malaysia's southern state of Johor Bahru, seen across the water from Singapore on Friday, July 1, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore: Recall of 'Goods' banana cake from Malaysia over sorbic acid

* Singapore's new rules from July 2021 - Retirement age now 63, no more smoking in all public parks and higher Covid-19 care charges

* Singaporean woman killed in car accident along the eastern coast in Malaysia; group were heading to Pualu Redang for holiday

* Singapore 'doubling down' on hanging drug traffickers, says NGO

* Pump prices in Singapore fall for first time since April

* Chinese bicycle-sharing firm, HelloRide, enters Singapore

* Don't be jumping like a jumping bean: S'pore defence minister on how to take Mahathir's remarks

* Largest suspended LED sky screen to be built

* Indonesia will be Singapore’s new source of frozen chicken

* Beer made from recycled toilet water wins admirers

* Oil prices fall on recession fears, on track for third weekly loss

* Asian shares mostly lower after pessimistic 'tankan' survey

People walking on a pedestrian bridge in a business district of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday, July 1, 2022. - ReutersPeople walking on a pedestrian bridge in a business district of Jakarta, Indonesia, on Friday, July 1, 2022. - Reuters

Indonesia

* Indonesia and United Arab Emirates reach trade pact

* Emerging markets: Indonesian rupiah at two-year low as Asian FX set for weekly losses on economy woes

* After G-20 summit, Jokowi should shift focus to Myanmar: Jakarta Post contributor

* Indonesia leader targets food crisis during Russia-Ukraine peace mission

* Papuans reject new Indonesian law to split province

* Jokowi delivers Zelensky’s message to Putin, calls for dialogue

* Controversial law passed in Indonesia

* In Kyiv, Jokowi seeks to limit excesses of war

Thailand's top shuttler Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after defeating China's China Han Yuein the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on Friday, July 1. - BernamaThailand's top shuttler Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after defeating China's China Han Yuein the quarterfinals of the Malaysian Open at the Axiata Arena in Bukit Jalil on Friday, July 1. - Bernama

Thailand:

* Thai economy to show further improvement in June as curbs ease, says central bank

* Thai tourism faces tough rebuild as all Covid-19 travel curbs end

* Thai Airways aims for 2024 completion of restructuring

* Songkhla woos tourists with popular Hat Yai fried chicken

* Thailand monitoring border after Myanmar air strikes on rebels

* Alleged Malaysian ‘godfather’ of wildlife trading held

* Thailand records 2,354 Covid-19 cases and 16 deaths

Philippines:

* Shell and Philippine partner to build 1 GW renewable energy capacity

* 6.0-magnitude earthquake rattles northern Philippines

* Philippines' Marcos appoints career diplomat as foreign minister

* Baring broad plans, Marcos sees ‘rough’ road to recovery

* Journalists need tech mastery to counter information wars: Maria Ressa

* Used to getting her own way, Marcos Jr's wife expected to co-steer country

* New Marcos era kicks off

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (right), waves beside wife Maria Louise and son Sandro as they arrive at Malacanang Presidential Palace after the inauguration ceremony,  in Manila, Philippines. Marcos was sworn in as the country's 17th president. - APPhilippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. (right), waves beside wife Maria Louise and son Sandro as they arrive at Malacanang Presidential Palace after the inauguration ceremony, in Manila, Philippines. Marcos was sworn in as the country's 17th president. - AP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 927 new Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 1); infections slightly up from day earlier

* Vietnam's GDP expands to a creditable 7.72 per cent in second quarter of 2022

* ‘Can’t be corrupt’: Vietnam vows to step Up anti-graft campaign

* Vietnam' famous rice - the ST25 fragrant 'com' - gains access to Japan

* Ho Chi Minh City attractive investment destination for Europe: forum

* Vietnam airlines suffer huge losses due to rising fuel prices

Myanmar:

* Thailand says Myanmar has apologized for airspace violation

* Elections key to ending Myanmar crisis, says top analyst

* China donates two million doses of Covid-19 vaccines to Asean for Myanmar

* Thailand scrambles fighters after Myanmar jet airspace breach

* Japan’s Kirin exits Myanmar business

A vendor prepares coconuts for sale at a roadside stall in Hanoi on Friday, July 1, 2022. - AFPA vendor prepares coconuts for sale at a roadside stall in Hanoi on Friday, July 1, 2022. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodian PM sets July 23, 2023, for country's general election; only three new Covid-19 cases on Friday (July 1)

* Cambodia set to implement pension plan

* UN mission: Rapporteurs’ findings one-sided

Laos:

* Laos govt greenlights feasibility study and detailed design of Vientiane-Thakhaek Railway

* Laos beefs up on data security, privacy as it goes digital

* Lao leader pushes for logistics links along China-Laos Railway

Brunei:

* 50-year-old Brunei man sentenced to 15-months jail for molesting six-year-old child

* Brunei warns against potential deglobalisation in post-pandemic recovery

* Brunei's fourth Covid-19 vaccination figures stand at 2.2%

A woman wearing a face mask rides a bicycle past a large television screen at a shopping center displaying Chinese state television news coverage of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Hong Kong in Beijing, Friday, July 1, 2022. China's leader Xi Jinping marked the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong's return with a speech Friday that emphasized Beijing's control over the former British colony under its vision of

AseanPlus:

* Police in China arrest twin sisters who used each other’s passports more than 30 times to travel the world

* China’s tourists are trickling back after two years of coronavirus disruptions. But will it last?

* China fines another live-streaming influencer over tax evasion as Beijing keeps heat on once-booming industry

* Japanese asked to save power as country's east sizzles

* Xi lauds HK contribution, says 'one country, two systems' to stay

* Apple hikes iPhone and iPad prices in Japan after yen tanks

* Ports close on China's Hainan island as tropical storm looms

* Asian markets struggle as traders gripped by recession fear

* HK deploys massive security as Xi set to swear in new leader

* Warm welcome for Xi in Hong Kong

* ‘Monumental’ call: Hong Kong can be China’s international I&T hub, Xi Jinping says on visit to city’s Science Park

* Macau struggles to contain outbreak

* Japan’s top baby-formula maker joins race feed American kids

* Gig economy workers hit by high fuel prices and layoffs

* Former cop John Lee sworn in to helm Hong Kong

* China-Australia relations: chance for ‘thaw’, but can Beijing, Canberra mend fractured trade ties?

* Well-known 23-year-old yoga instructor, Aqua Chow, found dead with 30 stab and cut wounds in bathtub at five-star HK hotel

* Tech war: China doubles down on domestic operating systems to cut reliance on Windows, MacOS from the US

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