Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Tuesday (Sept 20 2022)


People gather next to the Merlion statue at Marina Bay in Singapore on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,307 new cases, says Health Ministry

* Malaysian fugitive 'Fat Leonard' believed to be in Venezuela

* MMEA: No evidence of boat with illegal immigrants sinking near Batu Puteh

* Malaysia must move towards greater use of renewable resources, says Sultan Nazrin

* Budget 2023 to focus on economy recovery, sustainable growth: Mustapa

* Cabinet to discuss issue of job scams involving Malaysians abroad

* Govt will bring job scam victims home safely, assures PM

* Zahid will not get a fair trial if aides statement not accepted, lawyer tells court

* Petrosaudi project in Venezuela impossible without 1MDB funds, court hears

* Malaysia, UAE to boost defence cooperation, says Hishammuddin

* Trip back from hometowns, even on day off, considered 'travelling to work', rules Appeals Court

* Court to deliver decision in Terengganu Sultanah’s defamation suit against Rewcastle-Brown, two others on Oct 31

People rest on lounge chairs along the boardwalk at Marina Bay in Singapore on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. - AFPPeople rest on lounge chairs along the boardwalk at Marina Bay in Singapore on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Horror in Singapore: Girl charged with assault after man with low IQ was scalded with boiling water and tortured in hotel room

* Singaporean actor Duan Weiming, 61, recovering in hospital after amputating left leg

* Nobel laureate defies attacks, death threats to continue fight to end child exploitation

* Indonesia trimming palm oil stocks with discounts, India sales

* Woman brandishing knife outside Tampines school stabs herself after stand-off with police

* Building a safe and bomb-proof space

* Asia shares gain ground, hefty Fed rate hike seen priced in

Indonesia:

* Indonesia to tighten rules for crypto exchanges, ensure more local control

* Indonesia parliament hands over bill on wider central bank role to govt

* Policymakers press ahead with plan for another Papua province

* Jokowi’s popularity drops over fuel price hikes in Indonesia

* Indonesia trimming palm oil stocks with discounts, India sales

* Indonesia parliament passes long-awaited data protection bill

Motorists commute during the morning traffic rush in Jakarta on Tuesday (Sept 20). - AFPMotorists commute during the morning traffic rush in Jakarta on Tuesday (Sept 20). - AFP

Thailand:

* Thai finance ministry to meet central bank over baht weakness and issues

* Thailand creates new job opportunities for over 60s; best way to tackle an ageing society, says survey

* Thai acting PM asks finance ministry to monitor weak baht and seek opinion to determine policies

* Thaksin lists 10 'lost opportunities' for Thailand on annivesary of 2006 coup

* Easing visa restrictions may bring Thailand closer to tourism target

* Thai corporate VCs are sucking up all the oxygen

Philippines:

* Philippines c.bank to go for another 50 bps rate hike on Thursday (Sept 22)

* Emerging markets - Philippine peso declined 0.2% to hit a record low as Asian currencies weaken ahead of Fed meet

* Philippines central bank to go for another 50 bps rate hike on Sept 22

* Marcos goes on US charm offensive, signalling shift from Duterte

* Misinformation shrouds Philippine martial law era horrors

* Call centres to implement remote work after approval

Participants compete during the annual three-day dragon boat festival in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, that include teams from Thailand and Malaysia. - AFPParticipants compete during the annual three-day dragon boat festival in Thailand's southern province of Narathiwat on Tuesday, September 20, 2022, that include teams from Thailand and Malaysia. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 3,177 new Covid-19 cases and one new case on Tuesday (Sept 20)

* Vietnam capital Hanoi needs US$887mil investment for fully electric bus fleet

* MMEA intercepts Vietnamese fishing boat off Kudat, six detained

* First batch of fresh Vietnamese durians arrive China

* Danang focuses on products suitable to Indian, Middle Eastern tourists’ taste

* Tourist hit by train while trying to get into ‘train street’

Myanmar:

* As United Nations mulls Myanmar action, Malaysia pushes Asean to review peace plan

* Myanmar to lower dollar reliance in favour of ruble and yuan

* Witnesses: Myanmar deadly air attack kills 13, including 7 children

* Fear, defiance as fighting rages in Myanmar's north

* Myanmar military threatens jail for online 'likes' for opponents

People wearing traditional dress walk near the Forbidden City entrance in Beijing on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. - AFPPeople wearing traditional dress walk near the Forbidden City entrance in Beijing on Tuesday, September 20, 2022. - AFP

Cambodia:

* The Cambodia genocide case - Khmer Rouge war crimes court winds up with survivors still hurting

* Five more job scam victims return home from Cambodia

* Angkor wildlife, aquarium park to open in October

* ‘Lifestyle’ disease deaths on the rise in kingdom

Laos:

* Well-known Lao singer jumps from bridge in apparent suicide

* Lao health ministry records new Covid-19 death on Tuesday (Sept 20)

* Wongpanit Laos, Luang Namtha to upgrade waste management

Brunei:

* Brunei: 51-year-old Indian man faces several charges in court after outraging the modesty of a 10-year-old girl

* Brunei lifts daily hospital visitor limit

People are walking down a street in the Chinatown section of Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo. Inflation in Japan hit 2.8 percent in August, the highest level since 2014, government data showed on Tuesday (Sept 20, 2022) as soaring energy prices bite. - AFPPeople are walking down a street in the Chinatown section of Yokohama, Kanagawa prefecture, south of Tokyo. Inflation in Japan hit 2.8 percent in August, the highest level since 2014, government data showed on Tuesday (Sept 20, 2022) as soaring energy prices bite. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* China: Biden's Taiwan remarks 'severely violate' US policy on island

* Japan inflation at highest level since 2014

* Coronavirus: Hong Kong risks losing more global sporting events to quarantine-free cities if tough Covid rules remain, experts say

* Four feared dead after typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan

* Unconscious canoeist rescued from sea by marine police after sudden bad weather hits Hong Kong

* Biden hints at risky policy shift on Taiwan independence

* Japan inflation at highest level since 2014

* Asian markets see rare rally but caution rules as Fed hike nears

* Watch out for hackers using Queen Elizabeth II's death for scams!

* Row over EV subsidy rules overshadows S.Korean president's first US visit

* Japan's LDP to update list of members linked to Unification Church

* Rattled Taiwan hit by more aftershocks

* Weeks-long lockdown lifted on southwest megacity Chengdu

* Typhoon batters Japan with record rain

* Can Britain's King Charles fill his treasured mother's shoes?

* Frugal is the new cool in China

* Instagram influencers are trampling Australia’s canola crops

* China plans easier border entry rules for some foreign tourists

* Cryptoverse: After Merge, ether heads for a $20 billion Shanghai splurge

* Shanghai unveils US$257 bln in infrastructure investments

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