Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Wednesday (Aug 17)


A ranger guarding at a partly damaged gas station after an attack in Nong Chik district in southern Thailand’s Pattani province on Aug 17. - Bernama

Malaysia:

* LCS scandal: Govt declassifies procurement, governance report

* French boy, 5, dies from jellyfish sting in Pangkor Island

* Integra Tower evacuated following bomb threat at KWAP office

* Teenager charged with smuggling 25 Myanmar migrants in MPV

* Malaysia aims to learn from Thailand in push for medical use of cannabis

* Socso insurance scheme for housewives available from Dec 1, says Saravanan

* The 10 most mesmerising mosques in Malaysia

* Declassified LCS report reveals Zahid endorsed LOI request, Najib's prior involvement

* Two free trade zones at Sepangar Bay, POIC Lahad Datu suggested

Singapore:

* Jurong East flat catches fire again, a day after blaze kills one

* Singapore will have more millionaires per population vs US and China by 2030: HSBC

* GaiGai to give away vouchers after apologising for marketing stunt that mimicked govt letters

* Bouncer gets jail for tipping off nightlife spots about raids

Thailand:

* Multiple bomb, arson attacks rock Thailand's south

* Thailand cuts tax for taxis, tuk-tuks, motorcycle taxis by 90%

* Indian smuggler arrested at Thai airport with fox, racoon and pythons

* Thai Opposition party vows better living standards as polls near

* Fourth Army orders security boost after deep South hit by 17 attacks in few hours

* Isolated heavy rains set to whip Thailand

Indonesia:

* Chinese, S. Korean carmakers leading Indonesia's drive towards green mobility

* Indonesia marks first independence day at future capital

Philippines:

* Philippines to deploy 23,000 cops nationwide for school reopening

* Marcos now favours sugar imports after rejecting plan last week

* US CDC gives Philippines ‘high risk’ travel rating

Vietnam:

* Textile firms call for favourable policies amid pessimistic prospects

* Vietnam Post releases stamp collection of famous waterfalls

* Construction on Vietnam's southern expressway section set to start next year

Myanmar:

* UN Myanmar envoy begins talks with junta officials

* Myanmar junta hits back at Asean after being barred from meetings

* Myanmar buys Russian oil as emerging markets take shunned supply

* India backtracks on support for Rohingya refugees, will deport them

Cambodia:

* Siem Reap visitors fall a tad short amid push for better trip offers

* Bosba: The first Khmer woman composer from UK’s Cambridge

Laos:

* Bokeo drug bust nets over six million amphetamine pills

* Laos to focus on development of renewable energy

Brunei:

* Bruneians get a taste of Saudi coffee

* Brunei continues streak without Covid-19 fatalities

Aseanplus:

* China hopes to make heavenly harvests from space seeds

* Tokyo Olympics exec arrested over bribery allegations

* Chinese military will send troops to Russia for joint exercise

* China warns US against underestimating Beijing's Taiwan resolve

* Hong Kong denies democracy advocates security law jury trial

* China's Xi makes first public appearance in two weeks

* China heat wave pushes up prices as hens lay fewer eggs

* South Korea calls for talks as North test fires missiles

* N. Korea fires two cruise missiles: Seoul defence ministry

* China's reliance on Taiwan would make trade retaliation costly

* Sensor failure suspected cause of collapsed gate that killed security guard in Hong Kong

* Asian markets fluctuate as traders weigh economic outlook

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