Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (Nov 5, 2022)


Women perform a Saman traditional dance before the opening at the G20 Religion Forum (R20) Summit of Religious Leaders in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 4,360 new cases, says Health Ministry

* GE15: Battle royal for Batu as 10 candidates vie for seat

* GE15: Ismail Sabri faces three-cornered fight for Bera

* GE15: Khairy in seven-cornered fight for Sungai Buloh

* GE15: Dr M faces five-cornered fight to defend Langkawi seat in his 11th polls outing

* GE15: Political parties failed to field 30% women candidates, says group

* GE15: Gloomy weather, drizzle at most nomination centre locations

* GE15: Perikatan chairman Muhyiddin in three-way fight for Pagoh

* GE15: Police identify six main offences during campaigning, polling

* GE15: Stable govt needed to handle challenging economic situation, says Abang Jo

* GE15: Another wave of resignations hits Bersatu

* GE15: Sabah to see massive battles as 119 candidates vie for seats

Attendees at the Crypto.com booth during the Singapore FinTech Festival in Singapore. - BloombergAttendees at the Crypto.com booth during the Singapore FinTech Festival in Singapore. - Bloomberg

Singapore:

* Blame bad weather, rising labour and fuel costs for higher fish prices in Singapore, price hike up to 10%-20%

* Richard Branson ‘pontificating from a distant mountaintop’, his reasons to decline debate don’t hold water, says Singapore

* Singaporean woman killed in NSE car accident

* KrisFlyer miles returned to five SIA customers whose accounts were hacked, compromised

* Twitter’s Singapore office hit by layoffs amid wider job cuts

* Singapore seeks 40 years in jail for stock market manipulator John Soh, responsible for US$8 billion in losses

* Coronavirus: XBB may become dominant strain in Hong Kong, health expert says, pointing to Singapore’s explosion of cases

* Man jailed for assaulting cabin crew member on SIA flight

* US$5mil bounty on S’porean for transporting oil to North Korea

* Oil settles up 5% as further interest rate hikes loom

Indonesia:

* Indonesian authority approves home-made Inavac as Covid-19 vaccine

* Solo on my mind: Indonesia President Jokowi wants to pack up after 2024

* K-pop band NCT 127's Indonesia concert halted after 30 faint in crush

* Boeing’s US$14 billion Indonesia jet deal stalls over financing

* Putin undecided on G20 summit invite, says Joko

This picture taken on November 4, 2022 shows members of K-pop music group NCT127 performing in Serpong, Banten province, before the concert was stopped after chaos broke out and 30 people fainted in a crush. Popular Korean boyband NCT127 was forced to end halfway their first concert in Indonesia on November 4 after chaos broke out and 30 people fainted in a crush, authorities said. - AFPThis picture taken on November 4, 2022 shows members of K-pop music group NCT127 performing in Serpong, Banten province, before the concert was stopped after chaos broke out and 30 people fainted in a crush. Popular Korean boyband NCT127 was forced to end halfway their first concert in Indonesia on November 4 after chaos broke out and 30 people fainted in a crush, authorities said. - AFP

Thailand:

* People who launch lanterns into sky around airports risk death penalty, Loy Krathong festival warning in Thailand

* Thai interest rates will be based on domestic situation and not Fed, says finance minister

* Thai central bank says monetary policy to consider economic outlook and inflation

* How a row over beer sparked a political debate in Thailand

* Thailand to beat tourism target as Indians and Malaysians lead rush for holidays

Philippines

* Philippines remains biggest importer of Vietnamese rice in 2022:

* Hawkish Fed tests Philippine central bank chief’s policy signals

* Philippines resource-rich but income-poor: Inquirer contributor

* Philippines inflation nears 14-year high; more rate hikes seen

* Tropical strom Nalgae death toll rises to over 150 in Philippines, many still missing

Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand lines up a putt during the third round of the LPGA Japan Classic golf tournament in Otsu, Shiga prefecture on Saturday, November 5, 2022. - AFPAtthaya Thitikul of Thailand lines up a putt during the third round of the LPGA Japan Classic golf tournament in Otsu, Shiga prefecture on Saturday, November 5, 2022. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam PM says will keep aiming to control inflation and ensure macro-stability

* International arrivals in Vietnam surge in first 10 months of 2022

* Vietnam likely be among Asia's fastest growing economies next year, says Wall Street Journal

* 24-hour take-down for ‘false’ online content

* Xi Jinping says China will build stable supply chain with ‘comrade’ Vietnam

Myanmar:

* More than 80 Rohingya detained in Myanmar, according to source

* Nov 11's Asean summit in Phnom Penh to make hard decisions about Myanmar

* Myanmar's rice exports up 20.58 per cent in October year on year

* Myanmar fuel supply chain enabling military's air strikes, reports Amnesty

Su-30MK2 fighter planes of the Vietnam People's Air Force undertake drills over Hanoi. - AFPSu-30MK2 fighter planes of the Vietnam People's Air Force undertake drills over Hanoi. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia to deploy over 12,000 security forces for upcoming Asean summits

* Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and Myanmar adopt action programme on tourism cooperation

* Big jump in foreign tourists to Angkor

Laos:

* Laos police expects all people to strictly follow rules during famous That Luang Festival event

* Laos has strong potential to move towards sustainable food systems

Brunei:

* Downtrend in unemployment in Brunei, reports Ministry of Finance

* Brunei issues coins commemorating official naming of sea-crossing bridge

People take part in a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 156 people killed in the October 29 Halloween crowd crush, in Seoul on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Candlelight vigils and rallies were expected in South Korea on November 5 to commemorate the 156 people killed in a Halloween crowd crush, with public anger growing over one of the country's deadliest peacetime disasters. - AFPPeople take part in a candlelight vigil to commemorate the 156 people killed in the October 29 Halloween crowd crush, in Seoul on Saturday, November 5, 2022. Candlelight vigils and rallies were expected in South Korea on November 5 to commemorate the 156 people killed in a Halloween crowd crush, with public anger growing over one of the country's deadliest peacetime disasters. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Candlelight vigils to mourn South Korea Halloween crush victims

* China will not waver in its 'dynamic-clearing' Covid-19 strategy, health commission says

* C919 narrowbody jet to make its first public appearance at China air show

* North Korea fires four ballistic missiles - S.Korea military

* G7 steadfast on Ukraine, cautious on China at German meet

* German leader calls for equal trade ties in controversial China summit

* Interest in private jet flights to Hong Kong takes off after axing of hotel quarantine and return of mega events

* ‘Too much rubbish on computer’: Chinese girl, 2, takes dad literally – washes laptop with soap and water and amuses millions

* US B-1B bomber to join S. Korea joint air drills, says official

* Tech war: US officials said to start talks with Chinese chip equipment maker Naura Technology Group over new export restrictions

* HK police arrest 6 suspected triad members after trio with ‘extravagant lifestyle’ tied up and robbed at knifepoint in HK$2 million hold-up

* Taiwan officials increase rhetoric against Beijing following end of 20th party congress

* Tensions rise in the Koreas - air defence building up on both sides

* China trade: yuan settlements seen rising as geopolitical strife fuels currency diversification

* US’ hard-line policy on China likely to hold whoever wins midterm elections, say analysts

* China’s space station takes final shape with arrival of Mengtian module

* ‘I’m fat, don’t feed or mum will beat me’: Chinese dog owner using scary message on sticky note to stop strangers feeding obese corgi

* Rescue efforts in full swing as Australia's inland towns brace for flood peaks

* Rugby-Drouin misses last-gasp penalty as New Zealand book World Cup final spot

* Stokes takes England into T20 World Cup semis as host and defending champions Australia dumped out

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