Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (July 2, 2022)


Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after defeating China's Wang Zhi Yi during their women's singles semifinal match at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. - AP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19: Daily cases above 2,500 for third day in a row with 2,773 new infections detected

* Govt taking various measures to address cost of living issues, says PM

* Michelle Yeoh: From martial arts mega star to global road safety ambassador

* Malaysian architect wins prestigious PAM Kington Loo Medal 2022

* Umno hopes to get reply from ROS by July 16, says Ismail Sabri

* Port Swettenham buzzing again with cruise ship arrival

* Subsidised cooking oil supply to stabilise soon, says Domestic Trade Ministry

* Najib denies Barisan’s involvement in issuing ICs to foreigners

* Price hikes: Demonstrations, rallies not the answer, says don

* Don't question Tajuddin's appointment as ambassador to Indonesia, says PM

* Selangor MB says there is proposal to demolish Shah Alam Stadium

* Sabah Barisan should propose new Malaysia agreement, suggest Mohamad Hassan

Japan's Kento Momota celebrates after defeating Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn during their men's singles semi-final match at Malaysia Open badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. - APJapan's Kento Momota celebrates after defeating Thailand's Kunlavut Vitidsarn during their men's singles semi-final match at Malaysia Open badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, July 2, 2022. - AP

Singapore:

* Close to 18,000 dengue cases reported in first half of year, three times the number in 2021, says Singapore environment agency

* Singapore: Well-known social media influencer accused of infidelity fails to stop court order for correspondence with two men

* Full house as Singapore's largest nightclub Marquee reopens after two years

* Warmer and drier days expected for first half of July, temperatures set to hit 35 deg C in Singapore

* Asian Insider - Electricity and petrol prices in Singapore to keep rising as global supply outlook worsens

* Singaporean man allowed to challenge 'unlawful detention' by Malaysian authorities

* Singapore minister pays tribute to country's armed forces

Indonesia

* Rising numbers: Indonesia posts inflation at 4.35 per cent in June; highest figure since June 2017

* Indonesia rejects offer to send 10,000 more for haj this year

* Indonesia looks to raise palm oil export quota and biodiesel mix in fuel

* Moscow official: Putin after fruitful meeting with Jokowi aims to attend G20 summit in Indonesia

* Indonesia and Russia to build US$22bil refinery in East Java among other projects

* Joko targets food crisis during peace talks

Singaporean singer Tanya Chua arrives for the 33th Golden Melody Awards in in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, July 2 , 2022. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events. - APSingaporean singer Tanya Chua arrives for the 33th Golden Melody Awards in in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Saturday, July 2 , 2022. Golden Melody Awards, one of the world's biggest Chinese-language pop music annual events. - AP

Thailand:

* All Thais can still get free Covid-19 treatment despite move to endemic

* Malaysia, India and Singapore set to provide the major numbers as Thailand expected to see 9.3 million tourists this year

* Thailand finance minister confirms govt to extend property market support measures

* A story of Thailand - After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce and now chaos

* Thailand records 2,508 Covid-19 cases and 17 deaths on Saturday (July 2, 2022)

* Thai tourism faces tough rebuild

Philippines:

* Philippines President Marcos vetoes economic zone bill championed by sister

* Philippines should rejoin international court, say Opposition leaders

* New president Marcos Jr eyes bigger Philippine air force amid territorial rows

* From pariah to president: Marcos Jr takes over Philippines' top job

* Chinese vice-president urges better South China Sea approach with Philippines as Marcos takes the reins

* Ressa: Journalists need tech mastery to counter information wars

France's midfielder Charlotte Bilbault (right) fights for the ball with Vietnam’s defender My Le Thi Diem during the friendly football match between France and Vietnam at the Source Stadium in Orleans. - AFPFrance's midfielder Charlotte Bilbault (right) fights for the ball with Vietnam’s defender My Le Thi Diem during the friendly football match between France and Vietnam at the Source Stadium in Orleans. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam's pandemic situation very stable situation as health ministry reports 730 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday (July 2)

* Two top Vietnamese celebrities - an actor and musician - arrested for alleged rape of 17-year-old British girl

* Vietnam opposes and demands Taiwan to cancel live-fire drills on Ba Binh island

* Vietnam all set to push its famous coffee for more exports to the United States

* Vietnam economy grows at fastest pace for 11 years in Q2 of 2022

* Vietnam: Country to step up campaign against corruption

Myanmar:

* Cambodian foreign minister meets with Myanmar SAC’s leadership and discusses Five-Point Consensus progress

* Dialogue with Suu Kyi 'not impossible' says Myanmar junta

* Situation under control as Myanmar reports 32 more Covid-19 cases

* Myanmar apologises to Thailand over airspace violation

* Top foreign ministers to attend 7th Lancang-Mekong Cooperation meeting in Myanmar

Margielyn Didal of the The Philippines competes in the Heat 2 of the Women's Quarterfinal of the World Street Skateboarding Rome 2022 event at Colle Oppio park in Rome. - AFPMargielyn Didal of the The Philippines competes in the Heat 2 of the Women's Quarterfinal of the World Street Skateboarding Rome 2022 event at Colle Oppio park in Rome. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia and Philippines mull more cooperation as new president Marcos Jr takes office

* International tourists to Cambodia's famed Angkor up 10 folds in H1 of 2022

* Cambodia govt say its winning the war against drugs; sees spike in drug arrests and seizures during H1 of 2022

Laos:

* Almost 80 per cent of population in Laos vaccinated against Covid-19

* Mismanagement of foreign currency rife in Laos, says its new Bank Governor

* Laos-China Railway transit yard put into operation for transporting goods to Thailand

Brunei:

* Brunei economy expects to return better performance following rekaxation in mass gathering and events

* Post-pandemic recovery must have focus on ‘green’ economy, says Brunei's top minister

* Brunei announces there no more Covid-19 cases in intensive care unit anymore, fourth dose rate now covers 2.6% of population

Di Niu (left) from China and Desak Made Rita Kusuma Dewi from Indonesia compete during the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup women's speed final, in Villars-sur-Ollons, Switzerland. - APDi Niu (left) from China and Desak Made Rita Kusuma Dewi from Indonesia compete during the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup women's speed final, in Villars-sur-Ollons, Switzerland. - AP

AseanPlus:

* More than two dozen crew members missing in shipwreck during South China Sea typhoon

* China to loosen entry restrictions on US citizens, transit via third country now permitted

* Ex-Alibaba employee says ex-boss should be charged with rape

* Indian police arrest 'masterminds' behind execution of Hindu tailor - officials

* South Korea attaches many importance to relations with Asean

* Indian massive landslide search enters third day with 25 confirmed dead; nearly 40 still missing

* World No 1 Axelsen and Japanese ace Momota through to Malaysia Open semis and aim to set mouth-watering final affair

* Chinese airlines buy almost 300 planes from Airbus; RM163bil windfall for the aviation giant

* China urged to boost defence talks with US, Japan, South Korea as trio joins hands on Pyongyang nuclear threat

* Climate change: Only 11 per cent of listed firms globally on track to achieve key carbon-emissions goal, MSCI says

* US, UK and European officials call for China to honour Hong Kong commitments on handover anniversary

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

* Unofficial US-China dialogue: seeing the worst in each other undermines nations’ already dismal relations

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

* CPO futures forecast to trade with downside bias next week

* Coronavirus outbreak in Hong Kong shifting from pandemic to endemic says government health adviser

* Hong Kong: Kitchen worker receives longest jail time so far for rioting and breaching mask ban during Wan Chai demonstration in 2019

* Cricket-India 416 all out against England in Edgbaston test

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