Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Aug 11)


Poster of the music video Vượt (Overcome) of the first Vietnamese rock band in Japan, Kurrock. — Photo courtesy of Kurrock

Malaysia:

* PM: Malaysia keen on ESG plan with Japan under Look East Policy

* Tri-country cargo rail service to kick off in October

* Shahrir received a cheque of RM1mil from Najib, bank manager tells court

* Haagen-Dazs ice cream products recalled from sale, says Health DG

* Court of Appeal: Citizenship for children born overseas if father is Malaysian

* RM560mil lost due to cyber crimes last year, says Home Ministry

* Nothing new if Malaysians lured to work in Singapore due to stronger currency, says Saravanan

* Passport renewal: Counter operating hours revised, says Immigration DG

* Cops arrest seven at roadblock for human trafficking

* Malaysia, Singapore looking at possibility of second ferry service

* MACC: Investigation papers on LCS case submitted to AGC

Singapore:

* Rajapaksa leaves Singapore for Thailand after short-term visit pass expires

* Couple in S$32mil luxury goods scam arrested in Johor Baru, brought back to Singapore

* Three elderly people arrested for affray at temple getai event

* Man gets life term, caning for killing girlfriend's nine-month-old son

* Singapore narrows GDP forecast after economy shrinks in 2Q

* E-commerce firm apologises for marketing stunt that mimicked government letters

Thailand:

* Special Thai govt panel approves measures to fight economic crisis

* Thai exporters urged to tap Taiwan vegetarian food market

* Thailand to send skilled, semi-skilled workers to Saudi to meet demand

Thai education sector moots Bahasa Melayu as third language

* Thailand records 2,316 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 35 deaths

* Thai railway adds two trains on Bangkok-Padang Besar route

Indonesia:

* Questions remain over Indonesian cop murder after Ferdy’s arrest

* Indonesia asks Pertamina to limit subsidised fuel sales

* Golkar-led coalition ready to run in 2024 with door open for political outsiders

Philippines:

* Philippines sprint legend Lydia de Vega dies

* Touching tribute to late Lydia de Vega - Asia's 'track queen' of the 1980s

* Cheaper medicines for all: Inquirer

Vietnam:

* US extends duty evasion probe into plywood from Vietnam

* Vietnamese rock band in Japan releases first-ever music video

* Cambodia to inspect Vietnamese noodles after EU warning on ethylene oxide

Myanmar:

* Myanmar's agricultural export earnings decline to US$1.27bil in April-July

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's Ratanakkiri province evacuates people as floods hit

* Cambodian longan winery tries to break through to the big time

* 112 new factories open in Cambodia in first seven months of 2022: official

Laos:

* Floods wreak havoc in several Lao provinces

* Over one million tonnes of goods transported on Laos-China Railway in eight months

Brunei:

* Pacts to boost Brunei rice production

* Unfavourable weather, labour shortage behind Brunei seafood price hike

Aseanplus:

* Kim Jong-un's sister warns Seoul of 'retaliation' over Covid

* Taiwan rejects China’s ‘one country, two systems’ plan after holding military drill

* Taiwan holds military drill after China repeats threats

* Seoul to ban ‘Parasite’-type basement homes after storm deaths

* China condemns 'unfair' US chip bill

* New quarantine rules for Hong Kong helpers to take effect Friday

* Asian markets track Wall St rally as soft US inflation boosts rate hopes

* China's July vehicle sales jump 30%, industry body says

* S.Korea says THAAD missile system is means of self-defence - News1

* Japan's new male minister for birthrate tried 'pregnancy belly'

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