Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (Sept 26, 2022)


TOPSHOT - A woman moves her dog while residents evacuate from their submerged homes in the aftermath of Super Typhoon Noru in San Ildefonso, Bulacan province on Monday, September 26, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,608 new cases, says Health Ministry

* Covid-19: New cases dropped by almost 5%, says Health DG

* Employment of locals must be priority for domestic, foreign investors, says Sabah CM

* Azmin Ali to represent PM at Shinzo Abe's state funeral in Tokyo

* GE15: Ismail Sabri remains BN’s ‘poster boy’, says Mahdzir

* I have yet to decide when to dissolve Parliament, says PM

* BNM unveils new measures to strengthen safeguards against financial scams

* Shafee rubbishes claims of special treatment for Najib

* 93.2% spike in dengue cases in Penang, says state health director

* Malaysia to achieve over RM7bil in cocoa exports, says Deputy Commodities Minister

* MAF launches national military strategy 2.0 document

* Ringgit falls to new 24-year low as it touches 4.60 to US dollar

A woman takes pictures of the stands installed for the upcoming Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. - AFPA woman takes pictures of the stands installed for the upcoming Formula One Singapore Grand Prix night race at the Marina Bay Street Circuit in Singapore. - AFP

Singapore:

* Oh dear! Chapatis to cost more now in Singapore; Indian eateries in country hurt by India's wheat ban

* American man, an ex-company director, in Singapore jailed for engaging sexual services of underage girl

* 20 years' jail, caning for father who raped daughter, 11

* Woman in SG cheated of S$350,000 in kidnapping scam; victim also forced to make videos for ransom demands

* Oil prices fall for a second day on concerns for expected recession

* Asian currencies plumb multi-year lows as safe-haven demand lifts dollar

Indonesia:

* Indonesia posts US$7.1bil Jan-Aug budget surplus, govt expects higher energy bills

* Indonesian Supreme Court faces heavy blow after justice named bribery suspect

* Blackpink members wear outfits from Indonesian designer in new music video

* Graft keeps stranglehold on Indonesian judiciary

* Garuda Indonesia files for Chapter 15 US bankruptcy procedure - CEO

* Student uses crocodile as a weapon during street fight

Vice President of Philippines Sara Duterte-Carpio and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R), shake hands prior to the Japan-Philippine bilateral Meeting at Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, September 26, 2022. - ReutersVice President of Philippines Sara Duterte-Carpio and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida (R), shake hands prior to the Japan-Philippine bilateral Meeting at Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo, Japan on Monday, September 26, 2022. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Thai central bank monitoring baht weakness and no big worry yet, says its finance minister

* Thailand's Prayut and govt acquitted of unlawfully declaring emergency decree in 2020

* Thai teen Atthaya,South-East Asia's rising golf star, edges Korean Kang for LPGA NW Arkansas trophy

* Chiang Mai in shock after 750-year-old city wall crumbles in rainstorm

* Daughter of Thailand's exiled ex-PM Thaksin leads opinion poll

* Most of Thailand to see heavy rain as typhoon Noru heads to Vietnam

Philippines:

* Philippines logs 2,001 new Covid-19 cases and 29 more deaths on Monday (Sept 26)

* Typhoon Noru leaves a trail of destruction in the Philippines; millions left without power, six people confirmed dead

* Philippines' Marcos orders aid for typhoon-struck areas, five reported dead

* Super Typhoon Noru slams into the Philippines

* Pogo exodus to cost Philippines P200bil a year, Leechiu warns

Vietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio shake hands during the Japan-Vietnam bilateral meeting at Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo on Monday, September 26, 2022, ahead of the state funeral for the former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. - AFPVietnam's President Nguyen Xuan Phuc (left) and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio shake hands during the Japan-Vietnam bilateral meeting at Akasaka Palace State Guest House in Tokyo on Monday, September 26, 2022, ahead of the state funeral for the former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 1,432 new Covid-19 cases and no death on Monday (Sept 26)

* Typhoon Noru to bring heavy rains to Vietnam’s coffee belt; harvest season may be delayed

* Lengthy visa process a setback for FDI firms

* Well-fed oxen raring to go in muddy race

Myanmar:

* Myanmar and Russia signed an agreement on cooperation in fishery and marine products sector

* Is the military junta losing its ground in Myanmar?: Daily Star contributor

* Myanmar reports 278 new Covid-19 cases

China’s Deng Lilian (right) reacts after winning against Natalia Kalucka of Poland in the final women speed at International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Jakarta on September 24, 2022. IFSC World Cup taking place in Jakarta from Septe 24-26. -  AFPChina’s Deng Lilian (right) reacts after winning against Natalia Kalucka of Poland in the final women speed at International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Cup in Jakarta on September 24, 2022. IFSC World Cup taking place in Jakarta from Septe 24-26. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia and Bangladesh table idea of free trade deal to boost rice export

* Cambodia reclaims 258 looted antiquities from abroad in last five years, says official

* Survivors had no food, water on sinking boat

Laos:

* Laos records US$166 million in trade deficit in August

* Lao govt pledges to tackle public debt, price increases

* Police in Laos seize meth pills in major drug bust

Brunei:

* Brunei to see active weather conditions due to typhoon Noru

* Brunei makes headway with cancer treatment

Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand holds the winner's trophy after winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. - AFPAtthaya Thitikul of Thailand holds the winner's trophy after winning the Walmart NW Arkansas Championship Presented by P&G at Pinnacle Country Club in Rogers, Arkansas. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* US vice-president Harris and Japan PM Kishida condemn China's actions in Taiwan Strait

* India's Congress party likely to get first non-Gandhi chief in 25 years

* Hong Kong prepares for surge in travel after Covid-19 curbs ease

* Little cheer as Japan, China mark 50 years of ties

* China sets world's first stem cell research global standard

* Irresponsible to say Covid-19 pandemic is over: China Daily

* U.S. VP Harris, Japan PM Kishida to discuss Taiwan security issue -US administration official

* HK can't end Covid-19 travel restrictions yet: health chief

* US, South Korea begin naval drills after North's missile test

* Flight bookings out of Hong Kong leap 400% on travel website

* Interpol issues red notice for Terra’s Do Kwon: South Korea

* Thousands in the dark, two dead as Talas slams Japan

* Hong Kong cardinal among activists on trial over protest fund

* China's digital nomads trade mega-cities for backpacker havens

* GCash, other Asian e-wallets to expand into S.Korea with Ant's Alipay+

* New iPhone’s initial China sales lag predecessor, Jefferies says

* India’s push for home-grown navigation system jolts smartphone giants

* USA set basketball World Cup record with 145-69 thumping of South Korea

* Explainer: NavIC, India’s home-grown alternative to the GPS navigation system

* United States captures ninth consecutive Presidents Cup; Team Internationals led by Korean golfers falter at last stage

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