Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Monday (April 15, 2024)


In this photo released by Singapore's Ministry of Communications and Information, New Zealand Prime Minister Luxon (left) shakes hands with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at the Istana, Monday, April 15, 2024. - AP

Malaysia:

* Malaysia observes six celebrations in one week, a reflection of the country's diversity, says Unity Minister

* BREAKING: KLIA shooter arrested

* KLIA shooting: We didn’t engage in shoot-out with suspect due to public safety, says Selangor top cop

* KLIA shooting: I’m still traumatised by incident, says estranged wife

* KLIA shooting: Gun found on suspect nabbed in front of Kota Baru hospital

* Police intensify search for KLIA 1 shooting suspect

* Police in KLIA 1 to get electric scooters to aid patrols

* Investigations did not warrant protection order for KLIA shooter's wife, say cops

* KJ’s vaccine defamation suit settled out of court, Lokman Noor apologises

* PD mussels still unsafe for consumption, says Fisheries Dept

* Health Ministry issues warning after tadalafil found in Malaysian-made candy

* Former SRC director tells court he is barred from overseas travel but was never arrested

Indonesian rescue members with residents evacuated people from the site of a landslide triggered by high-intensity rains, that affected two villages in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, on Monday, April 15, 2024, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. - AFPIndonesian rescue members with residents evacuated people from the site of a landslide triggered by high-intensity rains, that affected two villages in Tana Toraja, South Sulawesi province, Indonesia, on Monday, April 15, 2024, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. - AFP

Singapore:

* 4-D number 1505 sold out for 3 draws after May 15 date set for PM Lee’s handover to DPM Wong

* Incoming Singapore PM Lawrence Wong pledges to give all for the good of his nation

* Singapore PM Lee to hand over power to successor Wong on May 15, republic's fourth top leader since independence

* Jail for man in S’pore who stalked woman online, sent threatening messages when she rebuffed him

* Taiwan quake: Search for missing Singaporeans suspended due to aftershocks

* Singapore's foreign ministry advise their citizens to defer all travel to Iran

* Oil prices fall after Iran attack as market draws down risk premium

* Asia stocks slip, gold firm as Middle East conflict grips markets

Indonesia:

* Asean could reap RM1.43 trillion in extra revenues if green investments are scaled up, says report

* Indonesian health ministry issues dengue warning to Bali tourists; warning given due to rising cases

* Indonesian rescuers intensify search for missing individuals in South Sulawesi landslide tragedy

* South-East Asia 'woefully off track' on green investment, says top global consultancy

* At least 18 dead, two missing after landslide in Indonesia

* Emerging markets - Asian currencies slip, stocks fall as Fed rate cut bets shift

Soldiers from the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) patrol on a vehicle, next to an area destroyed by Myanmar's airstrike in Myawaddy, the Thailand-Myanmar border town under the control of a coalition of rebel forces led by the Karen National Union, in Myanmar, on Monday, April 15, 2024. - ReutersSoldiers from the Karen National Liberation Army (KNLA) patrol on a vehicle, next to an area destroyed by Myanmar's airstrike in Myawaddy, the Thailand-Myanmar border town under the control of a coalition of rebel forces led by the Karen National Union, in Myanmar, on Monday, April 15, 2024. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Thai govt mobilises forces to tackle air pollution crisis in the country

* Thailand's Democrat Party deny they have strike a deal with former PM Thaksin in joining govt coalition

* Shanghai taxis to accept foreign bank cards; move to make payment for convenient for tourists

* Thai embassies in Middle-East told to be on alert and monitor Israel-Iran tensions closely

* Chinese actress Fan Bingbing takes part in Bangkok’s Songkran parade

Philippines:

* Philippine President Marcos says no plans to grant US access to more military bases

* Dangerous heat level recorded in many areas in Philippines; temperature to go above 43 degrees Celsius

* Marcos says will not hand Duterte to ICC over drug war

* The Philippines at a crossroads between LNG and clean energy

* Four Filipino sailors seized by Iranian forces

Apple CEO Tim Cook (centre) walks near Hoan Kiem lake in downtown Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam on Monday, April 15, 2024. Tech giant Apple said it would increase spending on suppliers in Vietnam, a key production hub, as CEO Tim Cook arrived on April 15, 2024 in the country for a two-day visit. - AFPApple CEO Tim Cook (centre) walks near Hoan Kiem lake in downtown Hanoi during his visit to Vietnam on Monday, April 15, 2024. Tech giant Apple said it would increase spending on suppliers in Vietnam, a key production hub, as CEO Tim Cook arrived on April 15, 2024 in the country for a two-day visit. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam to restart gold bar auctioning to increase market supply

* Vietnam planning for 30 airports to complete by 2025; plan to play a crucial role in country's socio-economic development

* Apple CEO Tim Cook arrives in Vietnam to meet users, boost supplier ties

* Vietnam’s savings interest rates begin rising

* Apple announces Vietnam spending boost as CEO visits Hanoi

Myanmar:

* Junta confirms Myanmar rebels rocket attack kills four including monks, wounds military cadets

* Four killed and 12 injured in rocket attacks in Myanmar's Pyin Oo Lwin

* Myanmar rebels say they have repelled junta push to take back border town

People join a protest caravan to oppose the government's jeepney modernisation plan, in Manila on Monday, April 15, 2024. - AFPPeople join a protest caravan to oppose the government's jeepney modernisation plan, in Manila on Monday, April 15, 2024. - AFP

Cambodia:

* The heat is on - 38°C temperatures forecast for the last days of Khmer New Year for Cambodians

* Cambodia, EU pledge to further strengthen bilateral ties and cooperation

* US urges transparency over China-backed canal near Mekong River in Cambodia

Laos:

* Laos-China​ Railway​ records 150,000 cross-border travellers in one year

* Laos Railway gears up for holiday surge

Brunei:

* Malaysia and Brunei celebrates 40 years of diplomatic ties; envoys highlights amazing relationship between both countries

* Brunei ranked 42nd on mobile data affordability index in international study

People pour water on statues of Buddha during the celebrations for Khmer New Year, locally known as Sangkrant, in Kampong Chhnang province on Monday, April 15, 2024. - AFPPeople pour water on statues of Buddha during the celebrations for Khmer New Year, locally known as Sangkrant, in Kampong Chhnang province on Monday, April 15, 2024. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Malaysian beauty queen Wenanita Angang wants to make a lasting impact

* Sabahan in Korea receives RM7,000 in donations for hospital bill

* Malaysia sets up Energy Exchange Malaysia for cross-border sales of green electricity

* Escalating geopolitical tensions, high oil prices seen as risk to Apac economies

* Police probe killer's targeting of women in Sydney mall attack

* India's Modi warns of 'black money' in political funding after old system scrapped by court

* Australian police say Sydney knife attacker may have targeted women

* Hamas leader's granddaughter dies of wound from Israeli strike on first day of Aidilfitri

* Two people killed in two-storey building collapse in North India

* In Modi's India, opponents and journalists feel the squeeze ahead of election

* India's BJP election manifesto lacks plans for structural economic reforms, Citi says

* Shanghai taxis to accept foreign bank cards; move to make payment for convenient for tourists

* Malaysian actor Jack Tan goes jogging with Chow Yun Fat in Hong Kong

* Police say a man is arrested after a reported stabbing at a church in Sydney; no lives are in danger

* Middle East, world cannot 'afford more war': UN chief

* Japan seeks to reclaim tech edge with overseas help

* India elections: From political powerhouse to peril

* China indicates man executed for spying had sold secrets to US

* Hong Kong approves first bitcoin, ethereum spot ETFs

* Apple’s iPhone shipments drop 10% as Android rivals rise

* China c.bank keeps policy rate unchanged, drains cash from banking system

* Tony Leung Chiu Wai wins Best Actor for a record sixth time at Hong Kong Film Awards

* Scholz heads to China to dial down trade tensions - Chancellor wants fair treatment of non-Chinese firms

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