Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (Aug 9)


A Singapore's Air Force Chinook helicopter escorted by Apache helicopters parade with the flag of Singapore to mark the country's 57th National Day, in Singapore on Aug 9, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Cops seize drugs worth over RM1mil, six arrested in KL

* No tax defaulters among expats in Malaysia, says Immigration DG

* Anti-party hopping Bill gets unanimous Dewan Negara approval

* Ex-spy chief freed of RM50mil CBT charge

* Saravanan: First group of Bangladeshi workers to be employed in manufacturing sector

* Overseas travel will be easier soon with relaxed Covid-19 restrictions, says Dr Wee

* Peter Anthony acquitted of money laundering, CBT charges

* Bring those responsible for LCS scandal to justice, says Sik MP

* Don’t blame Pakatan over LCS project delay, say leaders

* Covid-19: Report self-tests on MySejahtera, KJ urges public

Singapore:

* Singaporean charged with wife's murder in UK tells court he does not remember killing her

* Singapore marks National Day in style with first full parade since pandemic

* Red Lions parachutist in stable condition after landing badly at National Day parade

* Singapore welcomes babies born on National Day

* Three public service veterans top Singapore's National Day Awards list

* Doctor in SG gets 13 weeks' jail for filming clinic assistant showering at work

* Man in SG jailed 10 months for role in scam that used voicemails to gain access to WhatsApp accounts

Thailand:

* After Seoul video, MRTA assures Bangkok subway flood-proof

* Thai PM Prayut to stay in power another 2 years, his deputy says

* Thai central bank to get more powers in crypto law overhaul

* One eatery closed so far in Bangkok crackdown on safety violations

* Thailand records 1,955 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 33 deaths

Indonesia:

* At a Jakarta crosswalk, Indonesian teens take to the catwalk

* Second officer named suspect in Indonesian cop death

* Indonesia defence minister Prabowo signals another run for presidency

* Lake Toba forest fires - Indonesia arrests two

Philippines:

* Fidel Ramos restored the Philippines' credibility and self-respect: Comment

* Hero's burial for former Philippine leader Ramos

* Phllippine central bank ready to make hefty rate hikes amid stubborn inflation

* Philippine economic growth slows to 7.4% as inflation bites

Vietnam:

* Long way to go for Vietnamese durian

* Being gay is not a disease, Vietnam tells medical workers

* Food prices ease at Ho Chi Minh City supermarkets

* Vietnam's Khanh Hoa region seeks to attract more tourists

* Vietnam reports 2,340 new Covid-19 cases

Myanmar:

* Myanmar reports 15 new Covid-19 cases

* Mounting proof of crimes against humanity in Myanmar: UN probe

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's ‘zero-snaring’ campaign expands to Kampong Thom

* Concern in Cambodia as orders for garments wind down

* Bamboo Airways makes Cambodia debut with Siem Reap route

Laos:

* Laos welcomes 42,197 tourists in first six months of 2022

* Vientiane authorities swamped as flooded roads cause havoc

Brunei:

* Brunei Sultan meets US commander

* Brunei logs daily average of 578 Covid-19 cases in past week

* Brunei to begin new IC system in phases

Aseanplus:

* Tokyo set to raise taxi fares for first time in 15 years

* China seizes on Pelosi visit to set 'new normal' for Taiwan

* Tokyo breaks record for severe heat days in a year

* Tourists trapped in 'China's Hawaii' over Covid to start leaving

* Taiwan says China economic ties make more sanctions unlikely

* Taiwan holds artillery drill simulating defence against China attack

* Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake has died aged 84

* Hong Kong mulls cutting stamp duty for China homebuyers: Ip

* Japan's Kishida likely to retain finance minister in reshuffle: sources

* Torrential rain, flooding in Seoul kill seven

* Hong Kong says it has held no discussions on relaxing property stamp duty

* Asia stocks edge up, buyers wary as markets await U.S. inflation test

* Asian markets mixed as focus turns to inflation data

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