Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (April 1, 2023)


Chinese President Xi Jinping (right) shaking hands with Indonesian President-elect Prabowo Subianto at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AP/Xinhua

Malaysia:

* Govt's initial reforms bear fruit, win international admiration, says Anwar

* Anwar disappointed at Customs corruption scandal, says graft menace must be stopped

* Prices of chicken, cooking oil lower than before, says PM

* My knowledge of PetroSaudi is only from documents, Jasmine Loo tells court

* Investigation into alleged paedophile to take one month, say Kelantan cops

* Wrongful dismissal: High Court allows judicial review by US govt

* 'My honeymoon is over, now go catch the bees', King tells MACC chief

* Investments worth RM41.4bil realised by ECERDC up to March 2024 - PM Anwar

* New legislation mulled to replace 'fragmented' plastic pollution laws, says Nik Nazmi

* Shafie Apdal disappointed that Tawau is left out of Trans Borneo Railway Project route

* More than RM8.8mil lost to commercial crime in Johor during March, says state police chief

* 'Big boss' reference used for more than one person, says witness in Guan Eng corruption trial

Tourists shield themselves from the sun with umbrellas to combat the heat outside of Wat Pho Buddhist temple in Bangkok on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFPTourists shield themselves from the sun with umbrellas to combat the heat outside of Wat Pho Buddhist temple in Bangkok on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFP

Singapore:

* Rain expected in first two weeks of April but temperatures may still remain high, says weatherman

* Singaporean teen, 16, admits committing sexual offences against six underage girls; pleads guilty to eight charges

* Singapore warns of dengue surge as cases double in first quarter

* Singapore shuttle ace Loh Kean Yew ends title drought with Madrid Spain Masters win

* Rising issue - Over 5,000 dengue cases and seven deaths in first quarter of 2024 in Singapore

* Oil rises as investors bet on tighter supply, China's economy

* Singapore competition watchdog looked into potential Grab, Delivery Hero deal

Indonesia:

* China's Xi hails ties with Indonesia during Prabowo visit

* Indonesian Muslims sign up for tattoo removal 'to repent' during Ramadhan

* Indonesia March inflation quickens to fastest in 7 months

* Indonesia rupiah, stocks hit multi-month lows after inflation data

* Indonesia's National Olympic Committee keen on putting up a bid for the 2036 Olympic Games

* Improving Indonesia's fertiliser subsidy programme - poorly targeted and that hampers its effectiveness

* Fire at ammunition depot put out by Indonesian firefighters

Children and an adult cool off in a makeshift pool beside a street on a hot day in Manila on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFPChildren and an adult cool off in a makeshift pool beside a street on a hot day in Manila on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFP

Thailand:

* Two drug suspects extradited from Malaysia to Thailand

* Songkran party set to begin in Thailand; Bangkok's Don Mueang Airport beefs up security for passenger surge

* Most of Thailand to bake in the heat in April and hit above 40°C but heavy rain expected for the Southern part of country

* World Bank cuts Thai growth to 2.8% on weaker exports

* Thailand turning to South Korea to boost defence

* Asia factory activity slumps, brighter signs emerge in China

Philippines:

* Intense heat effect: Don’t to wait until you’re so thirsty to drink water, says Philippine health expert

* Philippine policies will not affect China's maritime rights, says Chinese foreign ministry

* Philippines to boost diplomacy and defence capability as South China Sea 'countermeasures'

* Asian Market - China stocks see biggest jump in 1-month on strong PMI data

* Asian Market - China shares soar, Japan slides as yen pinned near intervention zone

A man rows his boat on West Lake amid high levels of air pollution in Hanoi on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFPA man rows his boat on West Lake amid high levels of air pollution in Hanoi on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam going digital - E-tickets introduced to Hanoi bus service

* Boom time as Vietnam's seafood exports reach US$2bil in Q1

* Saline intrusion in Vietnam's Mekong Delta likely to cause losses worth US$2.82bil, says ministry

* Vietnam seeking to learn from China on development of high-speed rail plan

* Vietnam banks' profitability likely to strengthen - Funding, liquid resources to remain steady in 2024

Myanmar:

* More than 800 suspected scammers arrested in Myanmar-China joint operation

* Myanmar hands over 352 telecom fraud suspects to China

* Over one million stimulant tablets worth RM4.5 million seized in central Myanmar

Commuters are seen riding an electric tuk tuk (left) by Thai ride-sharing service Muvmi, behind a regular tuk tuk in Bangkok. - AFPCommuters are seen riding an electric tuk tuk (left) by Thai ride-sharing service Muvmi, behind a regular tuk tuk in Bangkok. - AFP

Cambodia:

* World Bank warns of slowing growth in East Asia and Pacific Asia due to expected China economy declaration

* World Bank forecasts 5.8 per cent growth for Cambodia in 2024

* Cambodia's famed Angkor records 47 per cent rise in international tourists in Q1

Laos:

* Asian Development Bank grants loan to boost health services in Laos

* South Korea to attend ASEAN+3 finance ministers' meeting in Laos

Brunei:

* Asean launches monitoring system to elevate socio-cultural community

* Loke denies knowledge of Trans Borneo Railway announcement, says feasibility study stage to start in May

A forest department releases newly-hatched Olive Ridley turtles at a beach after their eggs were collected by the volunteers and forest department workers from along the coastline of Bay of Bengal, in Chennai on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFPA forest department releases newly-hatched Olive Ridley turtles at a beach after their eggs were collected by the volunteers and forest department workers from along the coastline of Bay of Bengal, in Chennai on Monday, April 1, 2024. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Debt, trade barriers and uncertainty will drag on Asian economies in 2024, World Bank report says

* KLIA 2's Transportation Hub revamped to improve travel experience

* Kuching's hotel rates one of the most affordable in Asia, according to Agoda

* Tourism Malaysia confident of hitting five million target for tourist arrivals from China

* Israeli forces leave Gaza's Shifa hospital in ruins as they withdraw after 14-day occupation

* South Korean actors Han So-hee and Ryu Jun-yeol break up two weeks after relationship reveal

* Thousands rally in India's capital as opposition bloc and Prime Minister Modi launch their campaigns

* Second Kobayashi Pharma factory inspected over deaths in Japan

* In Taiwan, a group is battling fake news one conversation at a time – with a focus on seniors

* India has millions of dairy farmers - is the world’s largest milk producer

* Japan and China experts discuss Fukushima water release

* Pakistan court suspends Imran Khan's jail sentence in graft appeal

* Former T-ara member Areum regains consciousness, apologises to fans

* Japan lifts partial ban to give green light to ride-hailing services in Tokyo, Kyoto

* Blast rips through Central Asian cafe in southern Russia

* India's Modi questions rival Congress about island ceded to Sri Lanka

* South Korean president slams doctor 'cartel' as strike drags on

* South Korea's Yoon urges doctors to end impasse over trainees

* China’s competitive car market at heart of global EV revolution

* Xiaomi’s EV buyers face up to seven-month wait for car, app shows

* 'Biscuity, very delicious' new 'blond' chocolate is tempting French pastry chefs

* Delhi Chief Minister Kejriwal sent to jail until April 15 in graft case, media reports say

* China green thumb culture blooming again - Flowers, plants retail and online business flourishing

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