Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Friday (Oct 7)


Relatives gather at Wat Rat Samakee temple, next to coffins of victims, following a mass shooting in the town of Uthai Sawan, Nong Bua Lam Phu province, Thailand on Oct 7, 2022. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* Highlights of the economic outlook, fiscal outlook and federal govt revenue estimates 2023

* Budget 2023: Income tax cut by two percentage points for RM50,000-RM100,000 taxable range

* M40: Individual tax reduced by 2.0%

* 21 more Malaysian scam victims return from Cambodia, Laos

* Budget 2023: Govt to bear 80% of Socso contributions for gig economy workers

* Budget 2023: Encourage more exports, FDI to boost ringgit's attractiveness, says economist

* Budget 2023: Keluarga Malaysia to enjoy faster Internet speed, cheaper 5G

* Civil servant loses RM468,000 to Macau scam

* Woman jailed five years for trafficking Indonesian for exploitation

Singapore:

* Maids in Singapore must get one mandatory rest day per month from Jan 1: MOM

* Singapore showcases quick response to tackling oil spills

* United States targets Singapore, Marshall Islands-based firms in new North Korea sanctions

* Children aged six months to four years can get primary Covid-19 vaccination from Oct 25

* SG cops arrest 17 for suspected involvement in selling illegal streaming devices

* Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani to open family office in Singapore: sources

* 'Badge Lady' charged over not wearing mask - again

* Shell raises pump prices as oil creeps up

Thailand:

* Thai king to visit nursery shooting survivors

* Thai massacre: Children slain while having afternoon nap

* Criminologist suggests teaching public survival skills, as mass shootings 'no longer foreign to Thai society

* Thailand killer: police depict a man stressed by job loss, money and family troubles

* Thai mass killing: Husband mourns slain pregnant wife

* Thai police foil gun-wielding druggie’s mission to ‘kill son’ at school

* Spotlight on Thailand's gun control after massacre

* Grief and shock over Thailand attack on ‘tiny angels’ at preschool

* Families of Thai massacre victims can get US$3,000 compensation each

* Thai police vow to tackle drug addiction within ranks after mass killing by ex-cop

Indonesia:

* Six charged over Indonesia football tragedy

* Tortured Indonesian maid Kartika Puspitasari seeks damages in HK

* At Indonesia cemetery, father kisses daughter killed in stadium stampede goodbye

Philippines:

* Improbable odds?: Inquirer

* Marcos on first 100 days: ‘Putting out fires,’ ensuring functional govt

* US, Philippines reinforce alliance with joint military drills

* Two soldiers dead, three wounded in clash in central Philippines

* ‘Person of interest’ unveiled in Percy Lapid murder case

* Philippine court dismisses tax case against Pacquiao

Vietnam:

* Expansion of Con Dao Airport to be completed in 2024

* Authorities working with Cambodia to rescue Vietnamese scammed into illegal work

* Two more national parks nominated for Asean heritage status

Myanmar:

* More than 5 million gallons of gasoline and diesel unload at Myanmar port

* More than one million displaced since Myanmar coup: UN

Cambodia:

* Hun Sen calls for global action to tackle environmental challenges

* Candlelight Party 'should soften attitude' to pave way for merger: CRP founder

* Cambodian opposition politician loses defamation case

Laos:

* Bokeo police seize over 33 million amphetamine pills

* Laos, Vietnam seek to boost tourism along shared border

Brunei:

* Jail, lashes for M'sian man who sexually abused 12-year-old daughter

* South-East Asian Red Cross, Red Crescent societies discuss regional issues

Aseanplus:

* China holiday spending slumps as consumer demand in Asia slows

* S.Korea, US to stage drills with aircraft carrier on Oct 7-8

* Constance Wu didn't want to share sexual harassment story: 'Nobody's gonna believe me'

* UN body, in rare move, rejects debate on China's treatment of Uighur Muslims

* Cathay Pacific needs another 1,000 flight attendants as it seeks to restock ranks

* Hong Kong online radio host jailed for 'seditious' broadcasts

* Acclaimed Korean artist Kim Jung Gi dies of a heart attack at age 47

* Asian stocks drop, dollar holds rally as US jobs report looms

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