Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Sept 22)


Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (third left) Coordinating Minister for Maritime and Investment Affairs of Indonesia, rings the NYSE opening bell, on Sept, 21, 2022. John Tuttle, NYSE Vice Chairman, is at right. - New York Stock Exchange via AP

Malaysia:

* Fat Leonard nabbed in Venezuela

* Medical student claims trial to 12 charges of producing, possessing child porn

* Malaysia's experience in handling Covid-19 should be institutionalised, says KJ

* Delay in foreign labour intake due to over-reliance on Indonesia, Bangladesh, says HR Minister

* Walking down memory lane in Penang for former Thai premiers

* Health Ministry cannot reveal details of Najib’s health condition, says Health DG

* Govt hospital directors to be appraised by peers, subordinates, says Khairy

* Home Ministry raises issue on Malaysians falling victim to job scam syndicates abroad

* Six fishermen found alive after boat capsizes off Mukah

* Sabah Customs seizes cigarettes, liquor worth RM1.24mil in three containers

Singapore:

* Two-in-one jab for Covid-19 and flu could ready in late 2023: Moderna

* Rapid blood test kit can determine if person has immunity against Covid-19

* K-pop agency behind Blackpink to hold auditions in Singapore

* Singapore's rising costs of running a business outpace Hong Kong's

* TikTok to ban politicians from raising funds, selling merchandise on its platform

* Scam victim told to fake hostage situation, smear ketchup on himself to scare mum

* Jail for man who paid impostor to take his drivers theory test

* Excitement over Singapore's new rail option but concerns linger over details, impact

Thailand:

* Thailand to revoke Covid Emergency decree from Oct 1

* Thailand swears central bank autonomy as baht extends slump

* Thailand's caretaker PM displays renewed energy as he raises profile ahead of coming elections

* Schools closed as chemical leak at Nakhom Pathom factory pollutes air

Thailand denies entry to model who denounced Myanmar junta in pageant speech

Indonesia:

* Indonesian police seize assets in online gambling ring probe

* Human rights court begins trial over 2014 shootings in Papua

* Indonesia c.bank raises rates for 2nd straight month

* Indonesia, Philippines set to hike rates further to quell inflation

Philippines:

* Philippine central bank hikes rates by 50 bps

* Marcos and Kishida reinforce Philippine-Japan ties in New York meeting

* Enrile: Corruption in Philippine govt more rampant now than before

Vietnam:

* Vietnam to construct new terminals, runways at Noi Bai airport in 2024-25

* Dong Thap works to conserve red-headed cranes

* Vietnam has positive outlook for future, but challenges loom: ADB

* Vietnam says not in deal with Thailand to jointly raise rice prices

Myanmar:

* Teachers recount carnage of Myanmar school helicopter attack

* Myanmar discussing with Russia use of Mir card for payments

* UN rights envoy warns that Myanmar's election will be a 'fraud'

Cambodia:

* Cambodia reports presence of rare species in Kampot province

* Cambodia Khmer Rouge court upholds conviction against Khieu Samphan

* Investigations show trafficking complaints ‘95% true’: Cambodia

Laos:

* Laos voices support for education at UN Summit

* Rising prices, supply disruptions, delay economic recovery in Laos: ADB

Brunei:

* Brunei lawyer now a King’s Counsel

* Brunei to take ‘whole-of-nation’ approach to address transnational criminal activities

Aseanplus:

* China's ex-justice minister faces life in jail amid purge of security officials

* S. Korea president caught on hot mic insulting US Congress

* As Putin escalates Ukraine war, China stands awkwardly by him

* Man missing for 17 days after Sichuan earthquake found alive

* Unification Church in Japan vows reform after criticism

* 'Lipstick king' back, jumpstarts China online sales

* Japan, South Korea pledge better ties in first summit since 2019

* 'Very high chance' Hong Kong will end year in recession: finance chief

* Aviation chiefs warn of prolonged ticket price pain

* Taiwan eyes mid-October end to COVID quarantine on road to re-opening

* Hong Kong central bank raises interest rate after Fed hike

* Ringgit declines against US dollar at the close

* Asian markets tumble further as Fed hikes rates, warns more to come

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