Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Friday (Dec 2, 2022)


People gather beside trees adorned with fairy lights in Suan Luang Rama IX park in Bangkok on Friday, December 2, 2022. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Anwar's Cabinet line-up: Ahmad Zahid and Fadillah get the nod as DPMs

* POLITICS: How Zahid out-maneuvered Muhyiddin

* Rock star welcome for Anwar on his return to Tambun

* Kitingan says Anwar keen to speed up MA63 delivery for Borneo states

* Tioman win a must to preserve Barisan, Pakatan's dignity, says Wan Rosdy

* MetMalaysia issues continuous rain warning in several areas in the peninsula

* GE15: Padang Serai BN candidate stops campaigning

* Cops seize over RM6mil worth of syabu after arrest of former ehailing driver

* Fresh 10-year plan to strengthen Heart of Borneo conservation, says Hajiji

* Military needs bigger budget to raise national defence capability

* Covid-19 Watch: 2,375 new cases bring total to 4,994,543

* Penang to resume discussions with Perak on sourcing raw water, says CM

Tour boats make their way past Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum along Marina Bay in Singapore. - AFPTour boats make their way past Marina Bay Sands’ ArtScience museum along Marina Bay in Singapore. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore: Longer suspensions for two doctors who tried to exploit patient for sex

* Singapore chips away at Hong Kong’s hedge fund dominance

* Carousell cuts 110 jobs to rein in costs as growth slows

* Singapore and New York jointly top ‘world’s costliest city’ survey

* Beach Road murder: Man accused of killing business partner discharged from hospital

* Most home owners to pay higher property taxes in 2023; Govt to give one-off rebate of up to S$60

* Oil prices mixed on easing Covid curbs in China, firm dollar

* Asian shares sink on revived worries over recession and China

* Singapore’s Air India runway promises profit, potholes

Indonesia:

* NGOs take aim at Indonesia over orangutans and academic freedom

* Indonesian families sue drug regulator, govt after children die of kidney disease

* Eight found guilty, jailed for fatal modern slavery in Sumatra

* Indonesian singer Bunga Citra Lestari opens up about her struggles after losing husband Ashraf Sinclair

* Indonesia set to penalise sex outside marriage in overhaul of criminal code

* Economy - Top Indonesian officials wary of 2023

A handout picture released by the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSFF) shows Indonesian model, actress, and presenter Luna Maya at the opening ceremony in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. - AFPA handout picture released by the Red Sea International Film Festival (RSFF) shows Indonesian model, actress, and presenter Luna Maya at the opening ceremony in Saudi Arabia's Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. - AFP

Thailand:

* Numbers rising as Thailand receives over nine million foreign tourist arrivals in Jan-Nov; Malaysians biggest source market

* New dept will tackle Thailand’s climate-change challenges more effectively, says environment minister

* Govt pushing for Thailand’s emergence as EV hub in Asean

* Investment board unveils new measures to transform Thai economy

* Election formula approved in Thailand

Philippines:

* Philippines logs 1,283 new Covid-19 cases and 24 more deaths on Friday (Dec 2)

* It's a street life: Manila's homeless find shelter in pushcarts

* Philippines' largest prison holds mass burial for 70 inmates

* Emerging markets - Philippine peso, Indonesian rupiah top gainers as Asian stocks slide

* Metro Manila’s weekly new Covid-19 cases up 56%: OCTA

Workers bag-up flowers for customers during the Suan Luang Rama IX flower show in Bangkok on Friday, December 2, 2022. - AFPWorkers bag-up flowers for customers during the Suan Luang Rama IX flower show in Bangkok on Friday, December 2, 2022. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 635 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths on Friday (Dec 2)

* Vietnam's foreign trade may hit US$780 billion in 2022

* 2.95 million international tourists recorded

* Vietnam's November IIP increases slightly

* Grannies: Never too old to learn English

Myanmar:

* Myanmar extends Covid-19 restrictions until end of December

* Australian jailed in Myanmar applauded in Parliament

* Strong winds destroy 11 fishing boats and a motorboat in Myanmar town

Prison inmates look at tombs during a mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies of prisoners at New Bilibid Prison Cemetery in Muntinlupa, metro Manila on Friday, December 2, 2022. - AFPPrison inmates look at tombs during a mass burial of 70 unclaimed bodies of prisoners at New Bilibid Prison Cemetery in Muntinlupa, metro Manila on Friday, December 2, 2022. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's famed Angkor records over 225,000 international tourists in 11 months

* Asean mayors gather in Cambodia to promote cooperation for smart cities

* Cambodia to celebrate Angkor Sangkran once again in 2023

Laos:

* Lao and Thai governments cooperate to rescue more tiger cubs from Laos

* Laos govt warns people of scammers promising jobs in South Korea

* China-Laos Railway facilitates trade between China, Asean countries

Brunei:

* Brunei to enter rainy season in early December and to persist until March, says meteorological agency

* A taste of Malaysia at Brunei food festival

Japan fans celebrate outside the stadium after the match as Japan qualify for the knockout stages after beating European heavyweights Spain 2-1 in a Group E match between Japan v Spain in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. - ReutersJapan fans celebrate outside the stadium after the match as Japan qualify for the knockout stages after beating European heavyweights Spain 2-1 in a Group E match between Japan v Spain in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 at the Khalifa International Stadium, Doha, Qatar. - Reuters

AseanPlus:

* Explainer-India G20 presidency 2023: what does it mean and what can we expect

* Jiang Zemin: Leader who counted Hong Kong’s return to Chinese rule as one of his proudest achievements

* US, Britain and India remain silent about death of Jiang Zemin

* Businesses reopen as Guangzhou eases controls

* Asian shares fall ahead of US. payrolls data, dollar nurses losses

* Huawei CFO's US bank fraud charges to be dismissed

* HK musician, who once beat Jacky Cheung in singing competition, pleads guilty to statutory rape

* Japanese cannibal who walked free dies age 73

* US, S. Korea and Japan impose fresh sanctions on N. Korea

* US-China tension is worse under Biden: economist Stephen Roach

* China mourns ex-leader Jiang as funeral preparations begin

* Kim Jong-un’s daughter, 10, leads fashion wave in N. Korea

* Land of the rising sun and the Samurai spirit - Japan explodes with World Cup joy

* Japan eyes up to $318 billion for 5-year defence spending plan -sources

* MYAirline eyes South-East Asia destinations

* Australia says law making Facebook and Google pay for news has worked

* China conviction is building as fast money drives market rally

* Motor racing - Chinese F1 Grand Prix cancelled for fourth year in a row

* Two former Cathay Pacific flight attendants jailed for 8 weeks for breaching Hong Kong’s Covid quarantine rules

* China's kids can only play three hours of video games a week

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