Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Sunday (April 14, 2024)


Indonesia's Jonatan Christie reacts after a point during his men's singles final match against China's Li Shifeng at the Badminton Asia Championships in Ningbo, in eastern China's Zhejiang province on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Govt closely monitoring Middle East conflict and potential impact on Malaysia, says Anwar

* Anwar to meet Cabinet to discuss Middle East crisis

* Malaysians must go back to core values of nation, not pander to racist agendas, says PM

* Iran-Israel conflict: Preparation for 2024 haj season to go on, says Na'im

* Cops: KLIA shooting suspect was in midst of divorce, had criminal record

* Security at KLIA to be reviewed after shooting, says CID director / Shots fired at KLIA 1, one injured

* Security at KLIA to be reviewed after shooting, says CID director / Cops identify KLIA shooting suspect

* KLIA shooting: Target advised against making statements on incident

* Ringgit seen remaining soft and trade around RM4.76 against the US dollar this week

* M'sians in Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq told to brace for travel disruptions

* De-escalate Mid-East situation, keep Palestinian objective in mind, says Wisma Putra

* SC, Bursa Malaysia step up monitoring to ensure stability in market amid Middle East developments

Revellers play with water as they celebrate the Songkran holiday which marks the Thai New Year in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - ReutersRevellers play with water as they celebrate the Songkran holiday which marks the Thai New Year in Bangkok, Thailand, on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - Reuters

Singapore:

* Teacher in Hong Kong among 272 arrested in child sexual abuse raids coordinated by Singapore agencies

* New Zealand PM on official visit to Singapore from Sunday; big aims in improving trade and economics between both countries

* Singapore condemns Iran’s attack on Israel, ‘deeply concerned’ about Middle East situation, says foreign ministry

* K-idol and drama star Cha Eun-woo turns on his charms at first solo fan concert in Singapore

* World economy’s great escape is no comfort to the G-20

* Singapore Airlines, Scoot flights to avoid Iranian airspace amid escalating Middle East conflict

* Fans, showers, icy treats: How Singapore Zoo is helping animals beat the heat

Indonesia:

* Indonesia's Jonatan Christie takes Asia badminton crown; China bags three titles

* 19 dead, two missing after Indonesia landslide; situation worsening in South Sulawesi

* Indonesia govt seeks to bring electricity to rice fields to boost water pumping and harvest

* Go back home safe; Indonesian holidaymakers told to return early to avoid congestion

* 18 killed as landslide hits Indonesia's South Sulawesi

* IMF chief sees inflation dropping further in 2024, but it is far from being defeated

Merrymakers take part in the second day celebrations of the Myanmar New Year water festival Sunday, April 14, 2024, outside the city hall in Yangon, Myanmar. - APMerrymakers take part in the second day celebrations of the Myanmar New Year water festival Sunday, April 14, 2024, outside the city hall in Yangon, Myanmar. - AP

Thailand:

* KLIA shooting: Suspect's photo sent to all border points, neighbouring country's authorities

* Thailand now ranked second in food tourism but still behind frontrunner Japan, according to international survey

* It's splashing fun in Thailand even after country hits 40°C heat; PM Srettha joins in the fun in Hua Hin

* Red Shirt’s return sparks hope for democratic renewal in Thailand

Philippines:

* Thailand to make a strong bid as Philippine rice imports set to increase

* Two Philippine navy pilots dead after helicopter crash near public market

* Philippines says four Filipino sailors aboard ship seized by Iranian forces

* El Niño as agitator of new conflicts in Mindanao

Revellers take part in mass water fights during the Sangkrant festival, or Khmer New Year, at Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh. - AFPRevellers take part in mass water fights during the Sangkrant festival, or Khmer New Year, at Wat Phnom in Phnom Penh. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Cocoa and coffee reach new highs on fear of aging trees; Vietnam crops among in concern

* Vietnam PM orders building elite mobile police force with aims for a peaceful national development

* Vietnam's Hanoi promotes experiential tourism linked to 1,000 over years of heritage and trade villages

* AMRO maintains 4.5 per cent growth forecast for ASEAN+3 in 2024

Myanmar:

* 12 injured in bomb blasts in Myanmar's Mandalay during Thingyan water festival

* Traditional Thingyan water festival kicks off in Myanmar despite issues at the border

* Thai Foreign Minister says his country won't tolerate border violations after clashes in Myanmar

* A series of unprecedented defeats for Myanmar's junta

South Korea's Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee celebrate with their gold medals after defeating China's Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu in the women's doubles final for the Bank of Ningbo Badminton Asia Championships 2024 in Ningbo, eastern China's Zhejiang province held on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - APSouth Korea's Baek Ha Na and Lee So Hee celebrate with their gold medals after defeating China's Zhang Shuxian and Zheng Yu in the women's doubles final for the Bank of Ningbo Badminton Asia Championships 2024 in Ningbo, eastern China's Zhejiang province held on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - AP

Cambodia:

* AI is now supercharging Cambodia’s booming hospitality sector

* Vietnam urges Cambodia to share information on highly guarded canal project in Mekong river

* Cambodians enjoy Khmer New Year in grand style; PM Hun Manet confident country can reach growth target in national message

Laos:

* Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia-Thailand trade fair makes big impact in Laos

* Low-income families in Laos are hardest hit as inflation in country continues to remain high, says world bank

Brunei:

* Rare comet may be visible to naked eye in Brunei

* Brunei economy to grow by 3.7 per cent in 2024, says Asian Development Bank

Hong Kong actress Rachel Leung arrives on the red carpet for the 42nd Hong Kong Film awards in Hong Kong on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - AFPHong Kong actress Rachel Leung arrives on the red carpet for the 42nd Hong Kong Film awards in Hong Kong on Sunday, April 14, 2024. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* MAS reroutes flights to avoid Iranian airspace amid Middle East tension

* No final flourish as Sze Fei-Izzuddin lose to China in Asian meet

* Booms and sirens in Israel after Iran launches over 200 missiles and drones in unprecedented attack

* Biden pledges G7 response, US support for Israel after Iran attacks

* China expresses 'deep concern' over Iran attack on Israel

* Japan strongly condemns Iranian attack on Israel as "escalation"

* Sydney mall attacker identified - 40-year-old man with mental issues, 'nothing' to suggest terror motive, say cops

* Sydney police officer who shot dead mall attacker praised for courage

* Family mourns 'beautiful mother' killed in Sydney mall stabbing

* India PM Modi’s party vows continued growth and development in election manifesto

* India's Modi says BJP poll manifesto focuses on creating jobs

* Asean post-2025: Political and security perspective

* New Japanese whisky rules aim to deter imposters

* Sweet lessons: Taiwan urban beekeeping gets positive buzz

* India's Modi promises to create jobs, boost infrastructure if BJP wins third term

* Narrow margins - India's 2024 election poll and the fight for seats

* North Korea's Kim to develop long-standing ties with China, KCNA says

* 2050 will see elderly living alone making up a fifth of households

* Meta announces new nudity filter in effort to tackle sextortion

* New research explores the association of sexual attractiveness and 'good hair'

* Jordanians protest nightly against peace deal with Israel amid anger over Gaza war

* As the weather withers - Climate change is a major concern among agrifood smallholders

* 'Dungeons & Dragons', now 50 years old, is enjoying a resurgence in popularity

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