Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (Oct 3, 2022)


Indonesian actress Ariel Tatum presents a creation for L'Oreal during the Spring-Summer 2023 fashion show as part of the Paris Womenswear Fashion Week, in Paris. - AFP

Malaysia:

* PM’s weekly audience with King closely watched over dissolution of Parliament

* Istana Negara says no audience between King, PM on Monday (Oct 3)

* Anti-party hopping law will be enforced before GE15, says Wan Junaidi

* Saudi letter to Najib hints at intention to give another US$800mil, High Court hears

* Not up to me if Najib can attend Parliament sitting, says Speaker

* Covid-19: M'sia detects 1,360 new cases, total now at 4,843,865

* Covid-19: Drop in new cases and deaths last week, says Health DG

* GE15: Pakatan must convince the young and fence-sitters if it wants to win, says Nurul Izzah

* Malaysia's economy not in crisis, growth trajectory remains positive - BNM governor

* There is more to the country's economy, not just the ringgit - BNM governor

* Ceiling price of bottled palm oil to go down following CPO price drop, says Nanta

* First Kuwait Airways flight in seven years touches down at KLIA

South Korea's Yoon Hyobin serves against Singapore's Goi Rui Xuan during the World Team Championships Finals table tennis women's group match in Chengdu in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Monday, October 3, 2022. - AFPSouth Korea's Yoon Hyobin serves against Singapore's Goi Rui Xuan during the World Team Championships Finals table tennis women's group match in Chengdu in China's southwestern Sichuan province on Monday, October 3, 2022. - AFP

Singapore:

* Airlines' flight plans show Singapore's Changi Airport volume should reach 80% of 2019 levels by year end

* Singapore proposes new law to tackle harmful online content

* After disappointing performance in Singapore, Verstappen now has second chance of winning F1 title prematurely in Japan

* Caltex cancels price increase to be back in line with competition

* Mandai Bird Paradise to open in 2023 with eight walk-in aviaries

* HDB resale prices rise 2.4% in Q3; may dip in coming months after cooling measures

* 53% want govt to explore legalising cannabis meds

* Luxury hotel chain hacked

* Oil rebounds 3% as Opec+ weighs biggest output cut since 2020

* Singtel assesses potential cost of Optus Australian data breach

* Asian shares mostly lower as recession fears deepen

Arema FC coach Javier Roca (right) shakes hands with a relative of a victim of a deadly stampede following a football match in Malang on October 3, 2022. Anger against police mounted in Indonesia on October 3 after at least 125 people were killed in one of the deadliest disasters in the history of football, when officers fired tear gas in a packed stadium, triggering a stampede. - AFPArema FC coach Javier Roca (right) shakes hands with a relative of a victim of a deadly stampede following a football match in Malang on October 3, 2022. Anger against police mounted in Indonesia on October 3 after at least 125 people were killed in one of the deadliest disasters in the history of football, when officers fired tear gas in a packed stadium, triggering a stampede. - AFP

Indonesia:

* Stadium tragedy exposes Indonesia's troubled soccer history

* Indonesia to give 50 million rupiah in compensation to families of victims of deadly soccer stampede, says senior minister

* Indonesia to probe soccer stampede; police use of tear gas in focus

* Indonesia inflation hits new 7-year high after fuel price hike

* Indonesia orders financial firms to "intensively" analyse dollar exposure

* 17 children among 125 dead in Indonesian football tragedy

* Football tragedy: Indonesia's Jokowi orders full probe

* Indonesia orders stadium disaster 'perpetrators' punished

* Explainer-Indonesia football stadium tragedy: what happened, death toll, and reaction

* Indonesia's Arema FC president to take 'full responsibility' for deadly stampede

* NasDem party endorses outgoing Jakarta governor for 2024 presidential race

* 'Fans died in players' arms,' says coach at Indonesia football tragedy

* Indonesia stadium stampede: M'sia ready to extend any form of assistance, says Ahmad Faizal

Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha offers prayers at a shrine at the Interior Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday October 3, 2022. - ReutersThailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha offers prayers at a shrine at the Interior Ministry in Bangkok, Thailand on Monday October 3, 2022. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Many parts of Chiang Mai’s Muang district flooded as Ping River bursts its banks as tropical storm Noru hits Thailand

* Meet Nuan, the friendly feline from Thailand and adding the feel-good factor to Apec 2022

* Thai PM resumes duties after court lifts five-week suspension

* Have laptop will travel: Thais more keen on working holidays, survey finds

* And Thailand’s most handsome man is...

* Emerging markets - Thai baht leads drop among Asian currencies as FX dips as inflation and recession woes loom

* Sun to shine through 15 gateways in rare event

* Army deploys troops to help provinces with floods

Philippines:

* Philippine peso sinks to new record low at 59 to US$1

* US and Philippine forces hold combat drills to brace for crisis in South China Sea

* President Marcos under fire for Singapore F1 trip as Filipinos reel from typhoon

* Philippines expects to be free of cyclones in next few days

* Pet weddings and special blessings in the Philippines

Vietnam:

* Hanoi seeks UNESCO's recognition for cultural performance Mo Muong

* Floods kill eight in central provinces of Vietnam

* Vietnam e-commerce needs better legal framework to prevent tax loss: insiders

* Vietnam man raises colorful crabs as pets

Members of the Philippine, Japan, South Korea, and U.S. Marine carry national flags during the opening ceremony of the joint military exercises Kamandag or the “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” at the headquarters of Philippine Marine Corps, in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Monday, October 3, 2022. - ReutersMembers of the Philippine, Japan, South Korea, and U.S. Marine carry national flags during the opening ceremony of the joint military exercises Kamandag or the “Cooperation of the Warriors of the Sea,” at the headquarters of Philippine Marine Corps, in Taguig City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Monday, October 3, 2022. - Reuters

Myanmar:

* Thailand's frees 178 Myanmar nationals from prison; runaways return home to Kawthoung township in Taninthari region

* Myanmar reports 275 new Covid-19 cases

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's famed Angkor registers 20-fold increase in international tourists arrival in first nine months

* Cambodia's Covid-19 vaccination coverage close to 95 per cent, says Hun Sen

* Paris concert introduces Khmer hip-hop to French audience

Laos:

* More than 1,000 years needed to clear all UXO from Laos, say experts

* Laos to mark International Coffee Day at festival from Oct 8-10

Brunei:

* Malaysian in Brunei pleads guilty to sexual abuse of daughter

* Brunei records daily average of 268 Covid-19 cases in past week; slightly higher than last week's mark of 210

Japan's Emperor Naruhito takes part in the opening ceremony of an extraordinary Diet session at the National Diet building in Tokyo on October 3, 2022. - AFPJapan's Emperor Naruhito takes part in the opening ceremony of an extraordinary Diet session at the National Diet building in Tokyo on October 3, 2022. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Japan PM Kishida vows new steps to beat inflation as approval ratings slide

* Xi’s 10-year rule and what lies ahead

* Malaysians keen to visit South Korea after travel restrictions eased, says Dr Wee

* US defence chief Lloyd Austin sees no 'imminent invasion' of Taiwan by China

* Chinese tech billionaire Richard Liu settles US rape allegation

* Gumusut-Kakap deepwater field achieves first oil production

* ‘I wanted to cry’: currency trends of sterling and yen take Hongkongers on roller coaster ride

* White House confirms China has stopped anti-drug cooperation

* Asian markets swing as traders eye US jobs, earnings

* UK's Truss forced into humiliating tax U-turn

* Hong Kong’s subdivided flats: Depression, cockroaches, rats and shame add up to misery for people in subdivided flats

* Xi leads tribute to honour nation’s heroes

* World economy roiled by simultaneous shocks

* Australia's Optus says cyberattack affected personal info of 1.2 million customers

* Opec+ poised to consider output cut of one million barrels a day

* Red Bull's Perez wins Singapore Grand Prix, teammate Verstappen seventh

* Work-from-home or return to the office? A rift is emerging among US workers

* Pakistan court drops contempt of court case against ex-PM Khan

* Forty-one million in Arab world exposed to food insecurity - IMF's Georgieva

* Tennis - World No.1 Swiatek to skip Billie Jean King Cup finals, complains about scheduling

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