Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Sept 28)


A devotee of the Kuan Tae Kun shrine gets her cheek pierced before a a procession during the annual Vegetarian Festival in Phuket on Sept 28, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Civil-military cooperation the focus of joint US-Esscom exercise

* Malaysians can travel visa-free to Taiwan beginning Sept 29

* 1MDB trial: Witness says RM2.23bil went into Najib's personal account

* Covid-19: Face masks no longer required on flights, says Health Minister

* Fuel prices Sept 29 to Oct 5: RON97 down five sen to RM4 per litre

* Employers must receive new foreign workers at KLIA, says Immigration DG

* Malaysia's average life expectancy at birth drops to 73.4 years

* Case management of Najib's bid to review SRC conviction set for Oct 21

* Malaysia to send representative to MH17 hearing, says Dr Wee

* School's kidnap circular only a precaution, say police

* TnG NFC cards being sold at exorbitant prices on online platforms

* Global aviation has to look beyond the impact of the pandemic, says Dr Wee

* Two trawlers impounded, 19 Vietnamese arrested for trespassing, illegal fishing

Singapore:

* S'pore, Aussie militaries simulate beach landing in largest ever bilateral exercise

* Update WhatsApp to patch security holes, Singapore users told

* Warmer days, chillier nights: Expect more serious extreme weather in Singapore

* Bomb threat on SIA flight - fighter jets escort plane to Changi Airport, man held

* Singapore and Laos deepen ties in energy, environment and digital domains

* Adrian Pang and other local actors appear in K-drama Little Women’s Singapore scenes

* Buzz at the bay is back as Singapore gears up for night race

* Third swimmer Teong Tzen Wei implicated in Lim, Schooling drug use case

Thailand:

* Storm Noru to weaken before entering Thailand

* Thai ministry seeks to charge foreign tourists an entry fee

* Top seven Thai beauty market priorities as market projects to grow by 5.4%

* Thailand first in world to manufacture Covid antibody spray

Indonesia:

* A common currency in Asean will benefit citizens: Jakarta Post contributor

* Indonesia approves first home-grown Covid vaccine for emergency use: Reports

* Investment in Indonesia's largest nickel-based industrial park hits US$18bil

Philippines:

* On equal footing: Inquirer

* Philippine senate to weigh business concerns on banning Pogos

* Philippines is ‘open for business’ with new Clark Airport terminal: Marcos

Vietnam:

* Vietnam retains positive economic outlook in short-term: World Bank

* Exclusive-Vietnam preparing rules to limit news posts on social media accounts - sources

* FDI disbursement hits record high in nine months

* Typhoon Noru makes landfall in Vietnam

Myanmar:

* Myanmar model Nang Mwe San sentenced to six years jail

* Outstanding Myanmar arts students receive China-Myanmar friendship award

Cambodia:

* Typhoon Noru sees 16 dead as floods hit Mekong region

* Cambodia continues search for missing eight in China boat sinking

* World Bank raises Cambodia's GDP growth forecast to 4.8%

Laos:

* World Bank projects slower growth for Lao economy

* Laos, Australia extend support for teacher development

Brunei:

* Be ready for crisis through sustainable education system: Brunei sultan

* No Covid-19 cases in Categories 4, 5

Aseanplus:

* Biden’s US-Pacific Islands pact said to be spurned by Solomon Islands

* 17 dead in Changchun restaurant fire in China

* Beijing okays tax breaks, defers govt-levied charges

* Chinese snap up used Rolexes, Birkins to satisfy luxury cravings amid slowdown

* Japan's businesses brace for long-awaited return of tourists

* Harris to be latest dignitary to make 'bucket list' visit to North Korea border

Japan plans to set criteria for state funerals after controversial Abe send-off

* US will operate 'undaunted, unafraid' in Taiwan Strait: Harris

* N. Korea fires unidentified ballistic missile: Seoul's military

* Nanomaterial found to reduce cancer stem cells in rats, Chinese study finds

* Ringgit ends lower against US$ on expectation aggressive US monetary policy will continue

* Taiwan says chip companies in talks about Europe investment

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