Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (July 3, 2022)


Denmark’s Viktor Axelsen poses with his gold medal after winning the men singles event at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament in Kuala Lumpur on Sunday, July 3, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Odd for food-producing Malaysia to be facing shortages, says Abang Jo

* Muhyiddin slammed for focusing on top govt posts as M'sians struggle with rising costs

* The Star Says: Fighting inflation any which way we can

* Govt continues to provide subsidies, says PM

* Covid-19: Another 2,527 cases recorded on July 2, no deaths

* Ringgit to trade around current level this week at RM4.40, OPR in focus

* Bursa Malaysia likely to move lower to 1,430 level this week

* State ministry chief gets egg on face after 'eat fewer eggs' comment

* Amanah points out irony of govt raising prices but forming anti-inflation team

* Malaysia Digital shows country's readiness to be at forefront of digital economy, says Annuar

* Blaming Najib for failure to become PM is slander, says Annuar

* Govt to probe, take action over shortage of subsidised cooking oil due to smuggling, says Tok Pa

PT Garuda Indonesia aircraft outside a hangar at the company's maintenance facility at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Indonesia. Garuda could post an operating profit next year after renegotiating its aircraft leases and focusing more on the domestic market, according to the government official in charge of its restructuring. - BloombergPT Garuda Indonesia aircraft outside a hangar at the company's maintenance facility at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in Cengkareng, Indonesia. Garuda could post an operating profit next year after renegotiating its aircraft leases and focusing more on the domestic market, according to the government official in charge of its restructuring. - Bloomberg

Singapore:

* Three in four older workers in Singapore don't intend to retire before 65; reasons include staying active, having purpose

* Hiker from Singapore rescued after going missing for theee days in New York state swamp

* Long hours and new work technologies among challenges faced by older workers in Singapore

* SG cops warn of new phishing scam involving email about purported traffic offence

* Singapore veteran star Tanya Chua crowned best female singer at Taiwan's Golden Melody Awards for record fourth time

* Singapore: Teen asks court to block adoptive dad from inheritance

Indonesia

* Indonesia's inflation soars more than expected, driven by food prices - highest seen since 2017

* Indonesia cuts 2022 fiscal deficit outlook on strong revenue, says finance minister

* Indonesia tax amnesty finds US$40bil of unreported assets

* Indonesia and UAE boost ties as they ink trade pact

* Indonesia, Russia boost ties

* Offer to send 10,000 more for haj this year rejected

Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after defeating China's Chen Yu Fei during their women's singles final match at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 3, 2022.  -AP Thailand's Ratchanok Intanon celebrates after defeating China's Chen Yu Fei during their women's singles final match at the Malaysia Open badminton tournament at Bukit Jalil Axiata Arena in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Sunday, July 3, 2022. -AP

Thailand:

* Thailand records 2,328 Covid-19 cases and 19 deaths on Sunday (July 3, 2022)

* Fun and safety make Thailand's Koh Pha-ngan island world's best workation site

* Clean habits keeping Covid-19 infections at bay in Thailand, says PM

* More than 178,000 Malaysian visit Thailand in first six month this year

* Thai exports beat forecast in May, weak baht a boost

Philippines:

* On the rise again ... Philippines' active Covid-19 cases breach 9,000 mark; Metro Manila has most new cases

* Hurdles ahead as Philippines' Marcos begins six-year presidency, an explainer from Reuters

* Philippines' debt down by 2.1 per cent in May

* For the sake of human rights

* Life skills for young Filipinos

Vietnam:

* Vietnam Airlines relaunches services to Indonesia

* Vietnam PM urges faster Covid-19 vaccination in face of sub-variant BA.5

* Vietnam Q2 GDP growth quickens to 7.72% alongside price pressures

* Vietnam to replant a massive 107,000 hectares of coffee by 2025

* Two celebs arrested for alleged rape of British girl

Patrons eat and drink at a restaurant on Khaosan Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Foreign tourist arrivals into Thailand are set to beat official forecasts with the lifting of pandemic-era restrictions, a rare positive for the nation’s Covid-battered economy and currency. - BloombergPatrons eat and drink at a restaurant on Khaosan Road in Bangkok, Thailand. Foreign tourist arrivals into Thailand are set to beat official forecasts with the lifting of pandemic-era restrictions, a rare positive for the nation’s Covid-battered economy and currency. - Bloomberg

Myanmar:

* Karen refugees flee across border as Myanmar continues airstrikes

* China's top diplomat Wang Yi visits Myanmar amid opposition protest

* Myanmar tightens fuel and cooking oil imports while ensuring supply

* Junta open to talks with Suu Kyi to resolve country’s turmoil

Cambodia:

* As Asean mulls its options on Myanmar, don't lose sight of shifting military balance in the country

* Cambodia and Japan intermational agency sign US$2.68M grant agreement for study scholarships

* United Nations praises Cambodia for appealing donations for landmine clearance

Laos:

* Laos govt says that it will restrict development on agricultural land

* Laos: Hundreds of relics found in Champasack Temple ruins by Korea Cultural Heritage Foundation

Brunei:

* Brunei's fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine figures at 2.7 per cent

* Brunei: Double tragedy in Tutong; two men dead

A woman looks at the set of Buddhist sculptures in a Building of Six Classes of Sutra and Tantra during the opening day of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 3, 2022. - AFPA woman looks at the set of Buddhist sculptures in a Building of Six Classes of Sutra and Tantra during the opening day of the Hong Kong Palace Museum in Hong Kong on Sunday, July 3, 2022. - AFP

AseanPlus

* China's Wuxi tightens Covid-19 curbs as new clusters emerge

* China lashed by year's first typhoon as rains forecast are at record levels

* Australia's south-east braces for floods as heavy rain pummels Sydney, NSW; thousands ordered to evacuate

* Dream final is on! Momota finds form to set up Axelsen showdown in Malaysia Open badminton championships

* China continue dominance with 11th diving gold as US women take water polo title at world aquatic championships in Budapest

* Japan's KDDI says 70% of services restored after wide network troubles

* North Korea says US-South Korea-Japan agreement materialises US plan for 'Asian NATO'

* Beijing’s human rights policies drive unfavourable views of China, Pew survey finds

* US seeks China pressure on Russia to end Ukraine war as it weighs economic options against Beijing

* China tells UN expansion of Nato, or a Nato-like body, into the Asia-Pacific will stir up conflict

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

* Hong Kong U-turns on tightening pollution rules for classic cars, keeping exemptions for vehicles aged 30 years or more

* Chinese President Xi Jinping repeats call for tech self-reliance, innovative talent

* Croatia’s China-built, EU-funded bridge to open over troubled waters

* US sanctions 25 more Chinese entities, including firm that touted its technology could help Russia monitor Ukraine’s submarines

* Cricket: Ton-up Jadeja hails 'serious batter' Bumrah as India dominate England

* Has the South China Sea become a nuclear playground?

* South Korea's daily new Covid-19 cases stay above 10,000 amid resurgence woes

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