Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (Oct 29, 2023)


MotoGP winner Spain's Jorge Martin, sprays champagne on the podium, after the MotoGP race at the Chang International Circuit in Buriram, Thailand, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2023. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Visitors get to watch Saturn, Jupiter, partial lunar eclipse at National Planetarium

* S'wak economy expected to be stable from sovereign fund investments, says Premier

* Johor Sultan returns home after being named as the next King

* Sabah Pakatan urges Education Dept to review Palestine solidarity campaign in schools

* Education Ministry to audit school sports equipment for safety, says Fadhlina

* National Integration Dept activates unity squad to face northeast monsoon

* Viral video of crack on second Penang bridge is fake news, says Penang exco rep

* Nearly 30% of 1,213 sexual harassment reports since May have been from men, says deputy minister

* It's sexual harassment, says Seputeh MP over Langkawi MP's 'wear nothing' invitation

* Only 50% compliance with minimum standards for workers' housing and amenities, says Labour Dept

* Bursa Malaysia likely to trend higher towards 1,450 level next week, says economist

* Nuetral to bullish outlook for the ringgit this week on improving sentiment anticipation; to stay at 4.77 and 4.78 level

Belgium's Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck celebrates as he crosses the finish line during the second Tour de France Singapore Criterium race in Singapore on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - AFPBelgium's Jasper Philipsen of Alpecin-Deceuninck celebrates as he crosses the finish line during the second Tour de France Singapore Criterium race in Singapore on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - AFP

Singapore:

* Jasper Philipsen wins Tour de France Singapore Criterium with scorching finish

* Former Singapore president Halimah Yacob awarded Order of Temasek for lifetime of devoted, distinguished service

* Singapore’s unemployment rate increases

* Malaysian PM Anwar visits Singapore for two-day leaders’ retreat with Singapore PM Lee

* Interest in online tuition in Singapore stays high after pandemic

* More can be done to protect the vulnerable and tackle malware scams: Experts

* Rapist who dragged woman to forested area in Singapore's Kranji gets jail, caning for brutal attack

Indonesia:

* Military exercise, close cooperation proof of strong Malaysia-Indonesia diplomatic defence relations

* Indonesia capable of producing 24GW of geothermal power, says research agency

* Indonesian glass bridge that shattered, killing tourist, was just 1.2cm thick

* Making space for minorities in Indonesia

* Just a good luck charm? - Prabowo is tipping Gibran to be heir to his political legacy

*Asian Tour’s season finale back in Jakarta

Tourism ambassadors clean up plastics and other debris washed ashore during a campaign at a beach in Banda Aceh on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - AFPTourism ambassadors clean up plastics and other debris washed ashore during a campaign at a beach in Banda Aceh on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - AFP

Thailand:

* France's Boutier denies Thai prodigy in epic nine-hole play-off at Maybank Championship

* Motorcycling-Martin wins thrilling Thailand Grand Prix to cut gap to Bagnaia

* Thai Airways to resume flights to Vietnam from Sunday (October 29)

* Three injured as giant octopus ride crashes at Bangkok amusement park

* Blood donation drive to mark Halloween in Thailand

Philippines:

* Cloudy skies and heavy rain may prevail over Philippines from Monday (Oct 30) onwards

* Honouring climate deals is rich countries’ moral obligations, says Philippines

* US and China agree to work toward an expected Biden-Xi summit; Philippine issues high on agenda

* Philippines' foreign investments yield net outflows in September

Women ride with a baby on a bicycle on a street in Can Tho City. - AFPWomen ride with a baby on a bicycle on a street in Can Tho City. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam's CPI up 3.2 per cent in 10 months

* Vietnam confident Quang Ninh can become a top international tourism and marine economy hub

* Vietnam Jan-Oct foreign investment inflows up 2.4% year-on-year

* Overflowing waste chokes coastal environment in Vietnam

Myanmar:

* Myanmar ex-information minister arrested, says junta

* Myanmar clashes stretch into second day; heavy fighting between junta and rebel in northern border

* Mass arrest in scam operation raids in Myanmar

People gather for a rally to commemorate one year anniversary of the deadly Halloween crowd crush, at Seoul City Hall Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - ReutersPeople gather for a rally to commemorate one year anniversary of the deadly Halloween crowd crush, at Seoul City Hall Plaza in Seoul, South Korea, on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - Reuters

Cambodia:

* South Korea pledges farming support to Cambodia

* EU-Asean Business Council chair optimistic about investment climate in Cambodia under Hun Manet's leadership

* Cambodia's GDP per capita to reach US$2,071 next year, says report

Laos:

* Laotians concerned over rising deaths from dengue fever

* Laos considers raising its value-added-tax rate to boost revenue

Brunei:

* Two years jail for thieving security guard in Brunei

* Over one-third of adults in Brunei suffer from high blood pressure, confirms health minister

India's Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of England's Ben Stokes during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India, on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - AFPIndia's Mohammed Shami celebrates with teammates after taking the wicket of England's Ben Stokes during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 match at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium, Lucknow, India, on Sunday, October 29, 2023. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Deepfake video of Taylor Swift speaking Mandarin sparks discussion over AI in China

* Australia holds nerve to beat New Zealand by five runs at Cricket World Cup

* G-7 calls for immediate repeal of bans on Japanese food, pressing China

* Li Keqiang: In China and overseas, tributes flow for warm, capable former premier

* Mouse embryos grown in space for first time: Japan researchers

* Music as truth to power - Songs can give voice to people’s democratic longings, and peace hopes

* Roller coaster collision at Happy Valley Shenzhen theme park injures eight people

* South Koreans hold subdued Halloween celebrations a year after party crush killed about 160 people

* India restricts onion exports to boost domestic supply

* Palestine's watermelon resistance

* America must show way to world peace

* Bounty on bears as attacks surge to record figure

* How do you party in Itaewon after the tragic crowd crush

* China’s population crisis reflects diminished public trust in government, academics say

* Citizens mourn China's ex-premier - Tributes pour into rural village where the late Li once lived.

* Alcohol banned at Tokyo Halloween hotspot

* US and Australia announce agreement to work with Japan on defence technology

* Aristocats: 5-star China hotel offers stray cats free B&B in grand entrance, extends warm welcome to guests with small pets

* Tinder adds Matchmaker feature to let friends recommend dates

* Bomb kills one, hurts dozens at Jehovah's Witnesses convention in India's Kerala, police say

* Hong Kong actress Jacqueline Wong ties the knot four years after cheating scandal

* Rugby-Fittingly fraught finale for fantastic World Cup

* Rugby-New Zealand PM praises resilient All Blacks despite World Cup final loss

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