Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Friday (Aug 12)

Members of the US Army 25th Infantry Division Brass Band, based in Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, performing during Super Garuda Shield 2022 joint military exercises in Baturaja, South Sumatra, Indonesia, on Aug. 12, 2022. Soldiers from the US, Indonesia and Australia joined the live-fire drill on Friday, part of annual joint combat exercises on Sumatra island amid growing Chinese maritime activity in the Indo-Pacific region. - AP


* Malaysia's GDP to grow between 5.3% and 6.3% in 2022

* Malaysia's economy expands 8.9% in 2Q

* Annuar: Ministry to take immediate action over iPay88 issue

* Woman survives fall from 19th floor in Penang

* Malaysia signs first ever Mutual Recognition Agreement for driving licences with Maldives

* Higher 8.9% GDP growth due to reopening of economy, cutting unemployment, says PMO economic director

* Transport Ministry waiting for proof-of-concept report on Kuching's autonomous rapid transit

* Ministry mulling scheme to better ensure welfare of p-hailing, ehailing workers, says Saravanan

* Foreign workers need to undergo health screening to prevent urban malaria, says Health DG

* Sarawak to woo tourists from Singapore


* Life sentence for Singaporean man who murdered wife while on holiday in UK

* K-pop group Super Junior to perform at Singapore Indoor Stadium in September

* Singapore to include parents' dialects in digital birth certs from Sept 1

* Luxury goods scam: Couple charged with cheating, fleeing Singapore illegally

* Court orders S$1.25mil to be confiscated from man who ran illegal 4D and Toto operation

* Singapore to enforce label rules for drinks high in sugar, saturated fat

* 'No basis for immunity': Judge explains why he did not acquit man accused of killing Felicia Teo

* S’pore billionaire Peter Lim’s name, image used in online chats by impersonator; police reports filed


* Rajapaksa arrives in Bangkok from Singapore

* Thailand becomes world’s top rubber exporter, China biggest buyer

* Domestic turmoil could derail Apec summit in Bangkok: Don

* Bangkok, 10 provinces placed on alert as Chao Phraya River rises

* Look up! Saturn to be at its closest on Aug 15

* Thailand records 2,455 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 33 deaths


* Indonesia, US troops hold live-fire drill as China tensions mount

* Bank Indonesia tries new ways to keep food prices under control

* Indonesians must prepare for a potential fuel price hike: minister

* Indonesia rupiah hits two-month high among mixed Asian FX


* Years of Covid school closures leave Philippines with deep scars

* Philippine tycoon and Duterte supporter Uy's business may face US$959mil debt bill

* Taal Volcano emits 13,572 tonnes of sulfuric gas, causing ‘vog’ over caldera

* Same-sex union Bill filed in predominantly Catholic Philippines


* Vietnam expects seafood exports to reach US$3bil in Q3

* Vietnam ready to discuss economic issues with US: spokeswoman

* Army major arrested for killing student in Vietnam traffic accident

* Vietnam and Poland to expand trade, investment ties


* Japanese lawmaker meets Myanmar junta as Tokyo calls for filmmaker's release

* Australian economist pleads not guilty at Myanmar junta trial: source


* Candlelight Party’s Son Chhay charged with defaming Cambodia's ruling CPP

* Hun Sen warns public about fake Telegram account

* HeroRATs to demine 8sq km of Cambodian land this year


* Laos launches study on maritime project

* Laos, Brunei strengthen bilateral cooperation


* Brunei to accelerate FinTech and green finance

* UNISSA ranking puts Brunei on the map


* Samsung’s Jay Y. Lee pardoned by South Korea, may reejoin board

* Two jailed for clash that led to rare Hong Kong protest death

* South Korean superstar Rain set to perform in Kuala Lumpur on Aug 27

* Shanghai finds first Covid cases in week; Hainan stays elevated

* Shake-up fails to lift support for Japan's cabinet amid questions over church: surveys

* UN chief pledges support for denuclearization of North Korea

* Property developers in China's Hefei urge curb on 'malicious protests'

* HK population drops to record low as people flee Covid curbs

* Asian markets struggle as traders contemplate more rate hikes

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