Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Friday (Aug 19)

Malaysia's Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri presenting a souvenir to The Philippines Department of Tourism Secretary Christina Garcia Frasco (left) after a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the 11th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (Apec) Tourism Ministerial Meeting in Bangkok on Aug 19. - Bernama


* Regional best GDP growth and low inflation proof we're on the right track, says PM

* Cops investigating threats against CJ

* Najib fails to disqualify appointment of Tommy Thomas’ lawyers in RM1.9mil suit

* Final SRC appeal: CJ asks Hisyam, 94 grounds and you're not prepared to submit on even one?

* Ismail Sabri: 2022 development expenditure performance at 50.35%

* RM27,000 gone in a day: Administrator distraught over unauthorised withdrawal

* Cops bust fake job syndicate that trafficked 238 Malaysians, six arrested

* Govt mulling savings scheme for foreign workers, says Saravanan


* Users of Google's Chrome browser advised to install security update immediately

* Shell Bukom heist: Surveyor gets jail for reporting inaccurate fuel amounts for S$16k bribes

* Thirteen people evacuated from Aljunied flat fire, likely started by lit candle

* Serial conman who cheated 10 women including three 'sugar babies' sentenced to corrective training

* Re-emergence of Carousell phishing scam claims 10 victims, S$17,000 lost since July

* Luxury goods scam couple remanded further; more time needed for probe


* Should Prayut step down as PM? Online poll seeks public opinion

* Thailand to allow foreign tourists to extend stay as Covid eases

* Inflation may exceed 4% next year, Bank Indonesia warns

* Thailand sees 3.78 million tourists from January to mid-August

* Food fanatics invited to cook up dishes for the future

* Thailand to lift Covid emergency decree dissolve CCSA from Oct 1


* Xi and Putin to attend G-20 summit in Indonesia: Jokowi

* Indonesia may impose nickel export tax this year: Jokowi

* Dressing the dead: Indonesian villagers clean corpses in afterlife ritual

* Bali bomber could be released in days, law official says

* Director Joko Anwar on filming 'Pengabdi Setan 2' at an unsafe abandoned building


* GSIS cool to idea of lowering retirement age in Philippines

* Marcos to make state visits to Indonesia, Singapore in September


* Germany temporarily recognises Vietnam's new passports, resumes visa issuance

* Vietnam improves forecasting in the face of natural disasters

* Dalat listed among world’s best locations for binge-worthy dating shows


* Fuel price hikes, scarce rice add to hardship in Myanmar


* Malaysian business chamber raises US$77,700 for ‘mine-free Cambodia’

* Cambodia, China set to prepare agriculture master plan


* Lao Tourism Ministry questions small number of European visitors

* Attapeu makes plans to beef up tourism


* Red flag raised on non-halal treats

* Keep Brunei beaches clean and fun, says Malaysian envoy


* China sentences tycoon Xiao Jianhua to 13 years in prison, fines group US$8.1bil

* HK reopens major Covid-19 isolation site as cases hit four-month high

* China's actions around Taiwan increase risk: US air force secretary

* Japan court refuses to recognise trans woman as parent of child born after transition - media

* South-East Asia job scams ensnare three more HK victims, 23 in total

* China sets up team for accession to digital economy pact

* N.Korea rejects South's 'audacious' economic aid plan

* US business group says members see limited impact from Taiwan-China tensions

* Taiwan says it has not been informed of 'Chip 4' meeting

* Chinese city dims lights in heatwave power crunch

* N.Korea's Kim praises military medics for frontline COVID fight in capital

* Cathay pilots being offered extra pay for flights to China

* Solomon Islands secures US$66mil Chinese loan for Huawei deal

* China issues first national drought alert, battles to save crops in extreme heatwave

* Asian markets drift as investors assess Fed outlook

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