Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Friday (Aug 5)


Major fire damage fills the interior at the Mountain B pub in the Sattahip district of Chonburi province, about 160km southeast of Bangkok, Thailand. Over a dozen people were killed and dozens injured when a fire broke out early Aug 5 morning at the crowded music pub, police and rescue workers said. - AP

Malaysia:

* Citizenship ruling for kids born overseas to Malaysian women overturned by Court of Appeal

* ‘Blackout’: Food delivery riders gather at service provider’s HQ in protest

* Govt looking for best strategy to resolve Sulu claims, says Wan Junaidi

* Envoy: 23,000 Indonesian domestic helpers approved to work in Malaysia

* Covid-19: Sabah records over 300 daily cases for first time since March 30

* LCS project to continue as it is important to Navy, says Hisham

* India bids to sell fighter jets to Malaysia, says six other countries interested

* Foreign worker applications stopped temporarily from Aug 15-31

* Police officer, four others acquitted of triple murder

* PDRM linked to pro-govt troll farm in Meta quarterly report

* Smugglers attempt to pass off over RM1.5mil of contraband beer as tissue paper

Singapore:

* Asean wants US, China to cool tensions, which are hurting global economy: Vivian Balakrishnan

* Two new cases of monkeypox confirmed in Singapore, including first local linked case

* Singapore YouTuber Dee Kosh jailed 32 weeks for sexual offences against young people

* Scoot cancels Taipei flights due to airspace restrictions around Taiwan amid China's military drills

* Two killed in lorry accident at Old Jurong Road; driver arrested for drink driving: Police

* SG man, 71, allegedly used wife’s bank account for money laundering linked to love scam

* Two men charged over match-fixing in e-sports tournament

* SG cops investigate 362 people for allegedly cheating victims of over RM35.63mil

Thailand:

* Thailand nightclub fire death toll now 14, PM orders probe (Update)

* Thai govt steps up efforts for closer rail links with Laos and China

* Bank of Thailand plans retail central bank digital currency pilot test by year end

* Thailand confirms first female monkeypox case

* Thai Airways to adjust flight paths to avoid ‘dangerous zone’ over Taiwan

* Thai headline inflation slows slightly in July as rate hike looms

* Thailand records 2,253 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 34 deaths

Indonesia:

* Time for the world to react to the junta's brutal force: Jakarta Post contributors

* Indonesia’s GDP surprise may not be enough to sway interest rate hike

Philippines:

* Indonesia’s GDP growth fuelled by spending revival, exports

* Chinese envoy ‘shouldn’t pontificate’ One China Policy: Philippine senator

* Monkeypox: No room for complacency, says Inquirer

Vietnam:

* Vietnam records US$4.7 billion trade surplus with UK over 12 months

* Vietnam reports 2,075 new Covid-19 cases

* Ho Chi Minh City to host Vietnam medi-pharm expo

Myanmar:

* Asean 'deeply disappointed' by limited progress in Myanmar peace plan

* Twelve injured as 22-wheeled lorry hits passenger bus in Myanmar

Cambodia:

* Asean foreign ministers say RCEP key contributor to region's recovery strategy

* Blinken meets Cambodian opposition leader

* PM cancels all internet service monopolies in Cambodian gated communities

Laos:

* Laos-China Railway plans online ticket sales

* Lao president motivates Xayaboury farmers

Brunei:

* Brunei and Singapore expand cooperation

* Brunei's total year-on-year trade increases by 36.1 per cent in March

Aseanplus:

* 'Shut the door and beat the dog': Chinese drills a simulation of Taiwan blockade and future invasion: experts

* Snickers maker apologises for advert suggesting Taiwan is a country

* Apple asks suppliers to follow China customs rules amid rising tensions with Taiwan

* South Korea leader snubs Pelosi over holiday, adding to his woes

* Pelosi, Taiwan and the perils of Chinese nationalism

* China halts climate, military talks with US, suspends other cooperation after Pelosi's Taiwan visit

* China to hold fresh drills around Taiwan despite US condemnation

* Airlines cancel, reroute flights during Chinese military drills near Taiwan

* Taiwan woman gets life sentence over blaze that killed 46

* HK$387.9mil in cryptocurrency scammed in first half of 2022 in Hong Kong

* Work stoppages and no chatting at lunch: Japan Inc grapples with Covid

* South Korean garlic video ad roasted over purported obscenity

* Most Asian markets up as oil drops, eyes on Taiwan and US jobs

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