Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Thursday (Aug 18)


A youth participates in a cultural carnival street parade to celebrate the country's 77th Indonesia's Independence Day in Banda Aceh on Aug 18, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Najib: My right to a fair hearing, life and liberty at stake

* Najib's 'many hats' enabled him to commit SRC offences, Federal Court hears

* Najib's final SRC appeal: Defence says will be filing fresh submissions if adjournment granted

* Improvements in the works for NCER to attract more investors, says PM

* Ministry optimistic 'Buy Malaysian Goods Campaign' sales will grow 2.5% this year

* Khairy: Health Ministry to introduce zero-bullying policy

* Speaker: Sarawak prepared to increase state legislative assembly seats

* New Sarawak-based political coalition formed to contest seats in state

* Cheaper chicken in KL soon with 90sen drop per kg, says FT Minister

Singapore:

* Singapore delivery rivals form alliance to shape gig workers law

* Symbols of traditional items used to help people with dementia navigate Chinatown MRT station

* SG influencer Naomi Neo responds to flak over TikTok clip of son being pranked with ghost filter

* Police investigate after video shows three girls pummelling teen in Sengkang carpark

* Planning to travel at the end of the year? Renew passports now, Singaporeans told

* Ex-lawyer in SG who climbed into neighbour’s balcony to film her showering jailed 12 weeks

Thailand:

* Attacks in three deep South provinces claim a life in Narathiwat

* Malaysia keen to work with neighbours on promoting 'Asean trails'

* Proton inks deal to sell smart EVs in Malaysia, Thailand

* Thailand may legalise recreational use of ganja in future: minister

* Chadchart wants Bangkok Marathon to be a world-class event

Indonesia:

* Indonesia calculating cost of keeping fuel prices unchanged: Jokowi

* Can Indonesia's Muslim leaders help combat climate change?

* Indonesians climb greasy tree trunks for Independence Day games

* Jakarta governor exempts taxes for property valued below Rp 2 billion

Philippines:

* Malacanang Palace warns sugar hoarders

* Philippines eyes billions with first retail bond under Marcos

Vietnam:

* Vietnam urged to address visa issues to attract more international visitors

* Vietnam orders tech firms to store user data onshore

* Quang Ninh refutes allegations of sea encroachment in Halong Bay

* Hanoi's Instagram hotspot 'Train Street' cautiously reopens to tourists

Myanmar:

* People of Myanmar have right to democracy: UN special envoy

* Indian foreign minister defends ties with Myanmar junta

Cambodia:

* Kem Sokha’s trial sees new evidence submission

* Three officers face charge of involuntary manslaughter over custodial death

Laos:

* Laos boosts exports, start-up building through S. Korea’s knowledge sharing

* Riverside villages in Laos put on alert for possible flooding

Brunei:

* Brunei scores high in Mergers and Acquisitions Attractiveness Index

* Ministry of Defence receives Thai Chief of Defence Forces

Aseanplus:

* Covid-19's harmful effects on the brain resonate years later: Study

* UN expert concludes 'forced labour' has taken place in Xinjiang

* Hanae Mori, fashion designer for films and Japan's empress, dies at 96

* Hong Kong sets up task force on South-East Asian job scams

* Man jailed 18 months for hacking Thai court website

* Japan security adviser holds talks with China's top diplomat: Report

* S.Korea's household income growth hits record high in Q2

* Chinese premier Li reiterates commitment to opening-up

* Hong Kong court lifts reporting ban on national security case for 47 democrats

* China reports 3,570 new Covid cases for Aug 17

* Hong Kong leader exempted from penalty after breaching election rules

* 16 killed, many missing in northwest China floods

* Unification Church members accuse Japanese media of bias over Abe killing

* South Korea's Kakao drops plan to sell stake in taxi-hailing unit

* Asian markets drop as Fed minutes cause fresh rate hike woe

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