Asean News Headlinesas at 9pm on Tuesday (Oct 18)


Graffiti artist Adi Dharma, also known as Stereoflow, makes a finishing touch to his creation on a basketball and futsal courts at a park in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Oct. 18, 2022. The graffiti titled "Gelora Ragam" (The Dynamics of Diversity) was painted on 4,000sq m of futsal and basketball courts at a city park in Central Jakarta and took two weeks to finish. - AP

Malaysia:

* Malaysia expects to implement two-pillar taxation approach in 2024: Tengku Zafrul

* PM rubbishes Opposition claims that RM95bil development expenditure meant for tycoons

* LHDN gets summary judgment in RM1.05bil tax suit against Jho Low

* GE15: GTA to focus on convincing young voters, says Dr M

* GE15: Dr M may face issues to be PM again, say analysts

* GE15: Speculation rife DAP replacing Santiago for Klang parliamentary seat

* Still premature for BN to decide on political partners, says Ismail Sabri

* Hajiji: Anti Hopping law only tabled after GE15, needs Opposition support

* Immigration Dept nabs Cambodian for human trafficking

* Malaysia-China joint train project sees another breakthrough

* Unity government was 'hell', says Melaka CM

* Contractors' allocations to build affordable housing increased, says PM

Singapore:

* Singapore, Australia sign trailblazing Green Economy Agreement

* Parents get life sentence for scalding five-year-old son to death

* Man gets three years’ jail for sexual act on underage niece

* Man locked ex-girlfriend’s fiance in flat and started fire outside on their wedding day

* #LookAtMe film by Ken Kwek barred from being screened in Singapore

* Wet weather expected to continue in Singapore for the rest of October

* Teen scammed into filming herself with mouth taped, transferring S$170,000 to fraudsters

Thailand:

* Thailand to escape typhoon Nesat but South gets flash flood warning

* Thailand records first cases of highly infectious XBB Covid variant

* As inflation pinches, many Thais turn to second-hand beauty products

* Starving Ayutthaya monkeys invade homes after months of flooding

* Amazon to boost Thailand cloud infrastructure with $5 billion investment

Indonesia:

* Ex-Indonesian senior cop wanted to make sure there was ‘no life’ left in bodyguard, court told

* Indonesia eyes sugarcane-mixed biofuel to cut emission, imports

* Indonesia to demolish football stadium where crush killed 133

Philippines:

* Percy Lapid murder: Gunman says ‘someone from Bilibid prison’ gave kill order

* Philippines detects 81 Covid cases of XBB Omicron subvariant

* Philippines town gives taxis a lift as floods become norm

* Gunman in Percy Lapid killing surrenders, tags three other suspects

Vietnam:

* Vietnam, Australia promote cooperation on ethnic affairs

* FDI inflow from South Korea helps Vietnam move up global value chain ladder

* Vietnam economy shines - expects to become new 'Tiger of Asia'

Myanmar:

* Myanmar signs Middle Paunglaung Hydropower project with Russia

* Myanmar seafarer dies as S. Korean tanker sinks off Taiwan

Cambodia:

* Will the ‘Asean Way’ last forever?: Phnom Penh contributor

* Cambodian breakdancing team all set for SEA Games

* Parties supporting Rainsy are doomed, warns Hun Sen

* Cambodia, Timor-Leste to sign deals on air services, rice trade

Laos:

* ADB projects steady recovery for Lao economy in 2023

* Phu Bia Mining’s HIV and AIDS programme recognised at 2022 Arrow Awards

Brunei:

* Ex-imam jailed for pocketing alms

* Sultanate fares well in Muslim travel index

Aseanplus:

* US ready to work with Xi but sees more 'aggressive' China

* China’s economy is recovering and improving: Premier Li

* China blames 'illegal entry' of 'disturbing elements' in UK consulate incident

* Hong Kong striving to attract investment: John Lee

* Rest vroom: Japan's oldest toilet damaged in car crash

* Taiwan's Foxconn wants customers to sell 'a lot' of EVs

* Asian markets up, sterling holds gains after UK budget U-turn

* Squid Game’s Lee Yoo-mi named as one of Time magazine’s Next Generation Leaders

* Asia stocks, pound savour the relief of UK U-turn

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Asean news , headlines , Oct 18

   

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