Asean News Headlines as at 8pm on Tuesday (Aug 16)

A group of university students prepare to unfurl a large national flag ahead of celebrations to mark 77th Indonesia's Independence Day on Aug 17, at Lhoknga beach, in Aceh province on Aug 16, 2022. - AFP


* Najib's final SRC appeal: Bid to postpone hearing fails

* Cops aim to wrap up LCS protest probe soon

* Global survey names KLIA, LGK among world's best airports for Q2 2022

* KJ: A healthier nation possible with intra-governmental collaboration

* Sabah govt urged to allow pork imports from peninsula

* 17 hurt after school van skidded into roadside drain

* Malaysia supports the call for Suu Kyi's immediate release, says Saifuddin

* Touch 'n Go launches digital investment platform


* Singapore, Indonesian navies conduct bilateral underwater threat exercise

* Man killed in early morning fire at Jurong East flat (update)

* Inflation in Singapore expected to peak in Q4 and stabilise: DPM Wong

* Three men charged with rioting after brawl at Orchard Towers

* US and China may ‘sleepwalk into conflict’, warns next Singapore PM Wong

* Singapore teachers to get a pay increase of between 5% and 10% from Oct 1

* Youth admits to cheating friends of over S$330k in investment scam

* Abang Johari: Sarawak expects more than RM100bil capital injection in eight years


* Thailand to further downgrade Covid-19, reduce days for treatment

* Thailand: Military exercises with China 'not linked to Taiwan'

* Phuket receives over 360,000 tourists since May 1

* Thailand records 1,508 confirmed Covid-19 cases, 29 deaths


* Jokowi aims to trim Budget gap to 2.85% of GDP

* Indonesia at 'pinnacle of global leadership': Jokowi

* Widodo tells Parliament that North Kalimantan will be world's biggest green industrial park

* N. Sumatra Police track down Jakarta firm in foiled Cambodia trafficking scheme


* Marcos Jrs US policy an alliance restored: Inquirer contributor

* Philippines’ key rate to rise to 4% this quarter, survey shows

* Philippine sugar regulatory body chief quits following importation mess


* Vietnam sees an increase in serious Covid-19 cases

* Germany to recognise Vietnam’s new passports, with birthplace added

* Tech-product distributors, retailers see strong rebound in July


* UN envoy makes first visit to Myanmar

* Rohingya demand security as UN rights chief visits Bangladesh camps


* 2023 SEA Games host Cambodia vows no match-fixing

* Trial to introduce financial literacy into Cambodia school curriculum

* Asean, India pledge closer co-operation on Indo-Pacific issues


* US$69.2mil Solar PV Project officially breaks ground in Laos

* Large haul of illegal wildlife products seized in Oudomxay


* New Covid-19 infection average down to 420 a day in Brunei

* Smuggling attempt in Brunei goes up in smoke


* Space mission shows Earth's water may be from asteroids: study

* China sanctions seven Taiwanese officials for 'diehard' support of independence

* A third of fund-management firms have moved global, regional roles from Hong Kong: Survey

* 'No use worrying': Taiwanese tourists carry on despite China threat

* Putin: Western countries want to extend NATO-like system to the Asia-Pacific region

* China slams Japan for distorting atrocities

* Korea Inc's foreign labour crunch puts older workers back in factories

* Hong Kong police to deploy technology to combat misinformation, new PR chief says

* No to Three No's: Korea Herald

* ‘Forgive me’: crying girl in China filmed begging Confucius statue’s forgiveness for low test mark renews academic pressure debate, goes viral

* Oil prices extend losses in Asia, equities rise

* FBM KLCI jumps in growing anticipation of corporate earnings

* Ringgit opens lower against US$ as weak China economic data continues to weigh

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