Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Tuesday (Sept 27, 2022)


People ride through a flooded street in Phnom Penh following a heavy rain shower. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,186 new cases, says Health Ministry

* Muhyiddin and Hadi meet in a show of Perikatan unity

* Witness: Issuance of LOS for US$3bil loan for 1MDB done in haste

* Fugitive businessman 'Fat Leonard' to seek asylum in Venezuela -reports

* Dr Wee: Malaysia, Canada may lift more travel restrictions as aviation biz surges

* Bukit Aman: Increase in sexual crimes involving children

* MACC seeking best way for public to follow probes' progress

* World Bank revises upward Malaysia's 2022 GDP growth forecast to 6.4%

* KJ: Flood season the main focus of both Health and Defence Ministry

* Budget 2023: 30% allocation increase needed for women's empowerment, says Rina

* Saudi invites Malaysian business community to invest in projects under Vision 2030

* Muhyiddin: Mobilisation of LCS project expected to be completed by year-end

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre left) and his wife Ho Ching arrive to attend the state funeral of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. - AFPSingapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong (centre left) and his wife Ho Ching arrive to attend the state funeral of Japan's former prime minister Shinzo Abe at the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore PM Lee and Japan PM Kishida discuss cooperation on digitalisation and multilateral trade

* Singapore's population ageing rapidly: 18.4% of citizens are 65 years and older

* S’pore Polytechnic student allegedly trespassed into female toilet on campus and committed voyeurism

* Man shot by cops in Clementi pleads guilty to criminal intimidation, assault

* Grab expects to break-even on adjusted EBIDTA by H2 2024 - CFO

* 20 years’ jail, caning for father who raped daughter

* Singapore actor Duan Weiming reconciles with estranged daughter after 10 years

* More green initiatives at Singapore Grand Prix to reduce carbon footprint of F1 race

* Pound's record drop hits money changers in Singapore, sparks interest in travel to UK

* 99 Web domains illegally streaming sports, Korean drama blocked in S’pore

* Grab expects to break even in its digibank operations by 2026

* Singapore: SGX set to unveil EV metals futures

Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York. - ReutersIndonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi addresses the 77th Session of the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York. - Reuters

Indonesia:

* Six killed and three missing as landslides hit mine in Indonesia's Kalimantan

* Bank Indonesia intervention lifts rupiah from lowest position since 2020

* Ganjar, Anies favourites of young voters as Prabowo loses out

* Indonesia warns of deepening conflict

* Indonesia: When a judge takes bribes

* Oil rises as focus turns to possible supply cuts

* Rampant dollar pauses for breath as bears stalk stocks

Thailand:

* Russian tourist in Thailand claims Russian mafia extorted US$3mil

* Thai capital Bangkok's ‘congestion charge’ in pipeline as traffic study nears completion

* World Bank forecasts Thai GDP growth at 3.1% this year

* Prayut acquitted of declaring 2020 emergency decree

* Thai opposition party believes Roi Et win foretells ‘landslide victory’ in general election

* Thailand’s digital firms hire Vietnamese to fill skills gap in workforce

* Ex-PM Thaksin’s daughter leads opinion poll

Residents wait on the roof of their homes for the flooding to subside after Super Typhoon Noru, in San Miguel, Bulacan province, Philippines. - ReutersResidents wait on the roof of their homes for the flooding to subside after Super Typhoon Noru, in San Miguel, Bulacan province, Philippines. - Reuters

Philippines:

* Philippines logs 1,555 new Covid-19 cases and 30 deaths on Tuesday (Sept 27)

* Philippines to deport 40,000 Chinese workers in online gaming crackdown

* Philippines central bank poised to raise rates once again

* Emerging markets - Philippine stocks slide as most Asian currencies gain on dollar dip

* Typhoon Noru leaves six dead in the Philippines / Typhoon Noru leaves trail of destruction

* The great rebranding of Philippines: Inquirer contributor

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 1,585 new Covid-19 cases and one death on Tuesday (Sept 27)

* Vietnam evacuates hundreds of thousands as it braces for Noru, strongest super typhoon in Decades

* Asean forecast to lead world in export growth in next five years; Vietnam among countries to lead the way

* Vietnam braces for a tough time as Typhoon Noru expected to batter country on Wednesday (Sept 28)

* Vietnam braces for Typhoon Noru as Philippines cleans up in its wake

* An inside look into VinFast, Vietnam's Tesla hopeful with lofty goals

A devotee of the Jor Soo Gong Naka shrine holds a relic before the start of a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.The festival, back after two years of hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, features religious devotees who slash themselves with swords, pierce their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community. - AFPA devotee of the Jor Soo Gong Naka shrine holds a relic before the start of a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on Tuesday, September 27, 2022.The festival, back after two years of hiatus because of the Covid-19 pandemic, features religious devotees who slash themselves with swords, pierce their cheeks with sharp objects and commit other painful acts to purify themselves, taking on the sins of the community. - AFP

Myanmar:

* Inflation and conflict weaken Myanmar’s economy which is only expected to grow 3% in 2022, says World Bank

* Myanmar beauty queen in exile gets political asylum; has received refugee status in Canada

* Myanmar worker crushed to death by falling concrete slab, two others injured

* China-aided security project completed at Myanmar's Botataung Pagoda

* Myanmar reports 284 new Covid-19 cases

Cambodia:

* Saifuddin chairs coordination meeting to deal with job scam syndicates

* World Bank raises 2022 growth forecast for Cambodia; 4.8% target now possible

* Sabahan job scam victim finally home after three-month ordeal in Cambodia

* Cambodian public reminded of Covid-19 guidelines during holidays; seven new cases reported on Tuesday (Sept 27)

Laos:

* Laos dams on high alert as Typhoon Noru approaches the country

* Laos reports over 25,000 cases of dengue as of September 1, 2022

* Central bank, IFC to boost green finance in Laos

Brunei:

* Brunei public urged to be wary amid rising influenza-like illness cases

* More light shed on Brunei abuse case linked to child’s death

* Brunei records daily average of 210 Covid-19 cases in past week

Heavy rain from Typhoon Noru falls on an empty road in Danang on Tuesday (Sept 27, 2022). Vietnam has tried to evacuate almost 400,000 people ahead of the arrival of typhoon Noru, one of the biggest to make landfall in the country, authorities said on Tuesday. - AFPHeavy rain from Typhoon Noru falls on an empty road in Danang on Tuesday (Sept 27, 2022). Vietnam has tried to evacuate almost 400,000 people ahead of the arrival of typhoon Noru, one of the biggest to make landfall in the country, authorities said on Tuesday. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Japan gives former PM Shinzo Abe a final send-of

* Japan slams 'unbelievable' treatment of diplomat detained in Russia; demands apology from Kremlin

* Dollar softens after rally but Asian stocks struggle to recover

* If you are a ‘cloud’ specialist, Switzerland may be the place for you

* China: Xi’s core status country's leader reaffirmed as Party unveils congress invitees

* Hong Kong prepares for surge in travel

* Cityscapes transformed by Covid test booths

* Australia frets over data release after huge hack

* Hong Kong Cardinal on trial over protest fund

* Crypto fugitive Do Kwon says he isn’t hiding from authorities

* US VP Harris set to visit Korean DMZ after Kim's missile test

* Ransom demand probed after data hack, Australia’s Optus says

* Pompeo says era of 'blind' China engagement ending in Taiwan speech

* WhatsApp is now adding invite links for joining in-app calls

* U.S. VP Harris eyes ways to ease S.Korea concern on EV subsidy rules-Yonhap

* Covid-19 rule breakers could derail Hong Kong reopening, chief executive warns

* Cost of crypto: Report says US bitcoin as dirty as six million cars

* Japan prepares to bid farewell to slain Abe with controversial state funeral

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