Asean News Headlines as at 10pm on Monday (Oct 31)


Children in Halloween costumes pray before they open the horror house in Manila, Philippines, Oct 31, 2022. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* Wisma Putra and S. Korean authorities checking if Seoul stampede claimed M'sian victim

* GE15: Sabah DAP to challenge Kitingan in Keningau heartland seat

* GE15: Selangor electoral roll up by over 50%, says EC

* GE15: PKR ready to take on frogs, says Rafizi

* GE15: PKR to contest 'traditional seats' of Sembrong, Tapah and Sg Siput, says Rafizi

* GE15: Four-way tussle for Labuan will split Malay vote, says analyst

* GE15: Shafie has a chat with Kitingan after Ongkili rejects Warisan

* GE15: JB cops to beef up traffic control around CIQ area until polling day

* Foreign labour shortage needs to be resolved soon, says NRC

* Tony Fernandes steps down as group CEO of AirAsia X

* Covid-19: Bivalent vaccine effective against XBB, Omicron, says Khairy

* Malaysia experiencing small Covid-19 wave due to XBB subvariant, says Health Ministry

* Court dismisses defamation lawsuit by Terengganu Sultanah against Rewcastle-Brown

Singapore:

* ‘I miss seeing my grandson smile’: Domestic helper who became blind due to abuse by Singapore employer

* Eastern end of Johor Strait hot spot for endangered dugongs despite shipping traffic: Study

* S'pore must be prepared to mask up again in case of nasty Covid-19 variant: minister

* Singapore Polytechnic student who used his phone camera to peep at female victim jailed

* Four men in S’pore with wife-sharing fantasies plead guilty to conspiring to drug, rape wives

* Singapore to trial use of digital Singdollar for govt payouts and vouchers

* Richard Branson declines Singapore’s invitation to debate death penalty

* S’pore not likely to use AI in sentencing in foreseeable future: Chief Justice

* A virtual reality window to brain operations for aspiring neurosurgeons in S’pore

Thailand:

* Ex-finance minister slams Prayut govt for agreeing to sell land to rich foreigners

* Thai police bust ‘Tinder’ scam gang after trafficked call centre workers escape

* Russian tourists touch down in Phuket on first direct flight

* Move Forward's Pita thanks Bangkok for support, vows to work hard for votes

* Bangkok governor promises to keep partygoers safe on Halloween, Loy Krathong

Indonesia:

* Indonesia reaffirms Jakarta-Surabaya high speed railway, wants to involve China

* Indonesia revokes firms' fever syrup licences amid probe into 150 deaths

* Indonesian musicians voice their worst fears, nightmares and Halloween costumes

Philippines:

* Storm Nalgae kills 98 in the Philippines, with 63 missing

* Rescuers search for bodies as Philippines storm death toll goes past 100

* Storm Nalgae leaves over 400,000 in Luzon without power

Vietnam:

* An Giang province to hold caravan tour to introduce scenery, relic sites

* Danish Crown Prince’s Vietnam visit to beef up bilateral relations

Myanmar:

* Myanmar reports 91 new Covid-19 cases

Cambodia:

* Traditional Cambodian wooden houses attract architectural tourists

* Ancient drama Mahabharata to debut at Asean festival

Laos:

* Fifth Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge half complete

* Laos, Russia mull opening of direct flight link

Brunei:

* Four-day Sembilang Exercise by Brunei police ends

* Bruneian Nasir Latif wins Asia HRD award

Aseanplus:

* Death toll from India bridge collapse rises to 132, search on for missing

* China dismisses ‘fabricated’ Covid-19 leak theory revived by report

* S. Korea fears further economic cooling as concerts, festivals cancelled after Halloween crush

* China's manufacturing PMI down in October

* South Korea mourns Halloween crowd surge victims

* Hong Kong’s economy records worst contraction since 2020

* China launches space station lab module Mengtian

* This Japanese startup wants to become the moon’s very own FedEx

* US and South Korean warplanes begin largest ever air drills

* Michelle Yeoh, Kim Hye-soo mourn Itaewon tragedy; Korea's entertainment industry halts activity

* Blinken speaks with China’s top diplomat in latest sign of thaw ahead of G-20 summit

* Itaewon crush a ‘perfect storm’ that could have been prevented

* Korean actor Lee Ji-han, 24, killed in Itaewon Halloween tragedy

* Deadliest stampedes of the last decade

* S.Korea promises thorough probe into Halloween crush that killed over 150

* Hong Kong proposes allowing retail trade in cryptocurrencies

* China residents able to travel to Macau using e-visa from Nov 1

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