Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Wednesday (July 6)


Soldiers from the Iskandar Muda military command attend a briefing after a military multi task forces exercise in Jantho, Aceh province on July 6, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* All eyes on whether Anwar Ibrahim and Rafizi Ramli can make a team in PKR

* Almost 2 million vehicles expected on PLUS highway daily for Hari Raya Aidiladha weekend

* Businessmen form new party, Barisan Penyatuan Nasional, to contest in GE15

* Baling flood victims increase to nearly 500

* Bank Negara raises OPR by 25bps to 2.25%

* Annuar meets senior govt officials to coordinate strategic communication in face of inflation

* Waterspout phenomenon spotted at Pulau Besar

* Philippines AirAsia eyes Sandakan as hub, more direct flights planned

* Ministry steps up crackdown on smuggling of cooking oil to neighbouring countries

* Sunway Group launches fertility centre in Sarawak, set to expand services in the state

* Ongkili gives thumbs down to Tok Mat’s New Malaysia Agreement proposal

Singapore:

* Jail term reduced for man who raped woman after he took up 'threesome' offer

* Indonesia hopes to deliver chicken to Singapore by next week after getting SFA nod

* Direct flights between Singapore and New Caledonia take off

* Australia, Singapore to explore boosting supply chain resilience: Vivian

* Travellers can expect delays at Singapore checkpoints this Raya Haji holiday

* Malaysian drug trafficker Kalwant Singh fails in 11th-hour bid to stay execution

* Police probe fight between man and woman on Singapore's Beach Road

* 20 NUS students head to Paris as Overseas College expands into France

Thailand:

* Thailand waives hotel occupancy tax for next two years to aid tourism recovery

* Thailand, four Asean countries discuss cross-border smog

* China, Thailand discuss boosting trade ties and regional ties

* Thailand records 2,428 Covid-19 cases and 22 deaths

Indonesia:

* Fate of G-20 meeting rests on Indonesian diplomacy

* G20 foreign ministers to discuss food crisis, global stability in Bali

* Foot and mouth disease casts shadow over Eid festival in Indonesia

Philippines:

* Philippines to record highest economic growth rate in Asean+3 in 2022, 2023: Diokno

* Marcos admin urged to uphold 2016 arbitration ruling on West Philippine Sea

* Peso seen sinking to new record low in Q1 2023

* Philippines central bank governor says may raise rates by 100 bps more this year

Vietnam:

* Wheat shortages bode well for Vietnamese rice

* Russia FM Lavrov calls for efforts to protect international laws during Vietnam visit

* Vietnam Report announces top 10 technology companies in 2022

* Vietnam legislature approves further 50% cut in environment tax on fuel

* Brave Vietnam rail worker lifts man off railway line four seconds before train passes through

Myanmar:

* Myanmar plans to double rice exports with focus on quality

* Myanmar conducts naval exercise off Rakhine coast

Cambodia:

* Study on Cambodia's green economy in the pipeline

* Job scam victim now held by Immigration in Cambodia

* Cambodia to send 166 athletes to 11th Asean Para Games in Indonesia

* Kampong Speu vehicle plant revs up hope for automobile industry

Laos:

* Laos, Asean officials mull ways to revive tourism

* Lao rail operator issues warning over animals on tracks

Brunei:

* Brunei to explore more opportunities in aquaculture

* Brunei Eco Festival hailed as a success

Aseanplus:

* Blinken plans 'candid exchange’ with Chinese counterpart on Ukraine war

* Chinese data centre operator GDS sees Singapore as hub for its South-East Asia expansion plans

* China Industrial robots on march amid demand from new energy players

* South Korean spy agency files complaints against ex-chiefs over N.Korea cases

* Taiwan economy minister: Order books for chip firms still very full

* Shanghai orders city's karaoke venues to shut after new outbreak

* China calls US pressure on chipmakers 'technological terrorism'

* Shanghai spike, subvariant’s spread tests China Covid policy

* South Korea's Yoon warns of stern retaliation in case of North Korea's provocation

* Asean has a better future being neutral: China Daily contributor

* Shanghai data breach exposes dangers of China’s trove

* Oil rises after sell-off but euro stuck at 20-year low, equities drop

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