Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (April 20, 2024)


People cross the Moei river as they flee Myawaddy township in Myanmar to Thailand's Mae Sot town in Thailand's Tak province, Saturday, April 20, 2024. More than a thousand people have fled from eastern Myanmar into Thailand on Saturday as fresh fighting erupted near the border of the town that has recently been captured by guerillas from the Karen ethnic minority, officials said.( - AP

Malaysia:

* KLIA shooting: Malaysia Airports honours Corporal Mohammad Shafiq Safi’ai

* KKB polls: Incumbent party to run in by-elections, no seat swapping, says Tok Mat

* Give priority to students' health before conducting outdoor activities, says Dr Dzul

* Multicultural celebrations are important for unity, says HR Minister

* Hanif's contributions to Malaysia are 'immense', says Home Minister

* Cops nab man for allegedly raping underage girl during 'job interview'

* KKB by-election: PN to hold supreme council meeting on April 22

* DNB denies claims of impropriety over 5G rollout

* MCMC lodges police reports against Chegubard, Salim Iskandar and Papagomo

* KLIA shooter was collecting medical report for new job in Saudi, says IGP

* Citizenship, poverty eradication discussed with Sabah PKR, says Anwar

* Sabah’s air quality unaffected by Mt Ruang eruption, says state Health Dept director

Singapore singer JJ Lin (second left) stands with sprint race winner Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, second placed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (left) of Britain and third placed Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, of Mexico at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, Saturday, April 20, 2024. - APSingapore singer JJ Lin (second left) stands with sprint race winner Red Bull driver Max Verstappen of the Netherlands, second placed Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton (left) of Britain and third placed Red Bull driver Sergio Perez, of Mexico at the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China, Saturday, April 20, 2024. - AP

Singapore:

* Singapore Finance Minister among MPs who received letters with ‘distasteful’ photos, threats

* Man arrested for drink driving after car overturns outside Singapore's Clarke Quay Central on April 19

* Travellers to and from Singapore carrying over S$20,000 must submit online declaration from May 13

* Same two cops nabbed again for extorting money from travellers at BSI

* Singapore woman found dead in Spain assaulted by ‘bladed weapon’

* Ex-colleagues remember Fang as ‘charismatic, loving, a true friend’

* Oil gains as Iran downplays reported Israeli attack

Indonesia:

* 'Crisis not over' as eruptions at Indonesia volcano go on; 11,000 people expected to be evacuated

* Indonesian police arrest eight suspected militants, part of a banned extremist group with Al-Qaida links

* China FM Wang Yi confident of better cooperation with Indonesia after high-level dialogue

* More than 2,100 people are evacuated as an Indonesian volcano spews clouds of ash

* Indonesia's Mt Ruang continues to erupt

People look at the eruption of Mount Ruang volcano on Tagulandang Island in Sitaro, North Sulawesi. - AFPPeople look at the eruption of Mount Ruang volcano on Tagulandang Island in Sitaro, North Sulawesi. - AFP

Thailand:

* Chiang Mai national park reports presence of Himalayan giant honey bee, the world's largest

* Malaysia and Thailand to boost cooperation to tackle cross-border crime

* How Thai celebrities are becoming a prominent force in the luxury fashion scene

* US fines Thailand-based firm RM95mil for Iran sanctions violations

* Thailand and Kazakhstan agree to visa waiver pact to boost tourism

Philippines:

* Local bar DJ shot in the head by unidentified gunman in Philippines' Cebu City

* Philippine Finance Secretary sees Philippine rate-cut delay risk if peso down to 59 against US dollar

* El Nino pattern costs Philippine agriculture over US$68mil in losses

* Three Filipinos dead in UAE’s record floods, say officials

A woman uses a hand fan during a hot day, in Manila, Philippines. - ReutersA woman uses a hand fan during a hot day, in Manila, Philippines. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Vietnam surpasses India and Thailand and now becomes biggest rice supplier for Singapore

* Vietnam's Communist Party reprimands labour minister amid anti-graft campaign

* Can Malaysia led by Luqman take advantage of injury-hit Vietnam?

* Vietnamese PM meets with Chinese justice minister and exchange view on rule of law in both countries

Myanmar:

* Mass exodus at Myanmar border as people flee into Thailand after clashes broke out in a key border town

* Fighting flares at Myanmar-Thai border as rebels target stranded junta troops

* Clashes resume near Thai-Myanmar border town, says Thai army

* Concern over escalating violence in Myanmar / Suu Kyi being used as ‘human shield’, fears son

Atthaya Thitikul of Thailand follows her shot from the 15th tee during the second round of The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods  in The Woodlands, Texas. - AFPAtthaya Thitikul of Thailand follows her shot from the 15th tee during the second round of The Chevron Championship at The Club at Carlton Woods in The Woodlands, Texas. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Chinese man behind drug scam targeting teens nabbed in Cambodia

* Asean chief says Cambodia makes great strides towards fostering region's peace, stability and economic prosperity

* Cambodia-China cultural tourism exhibition to take place at famed Angkor complex next week

Laos:

* Laos struggles to meet blood demand amidst soaring road accident cases in 2024

* The First Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge to celebrate its 30th anniversary on Sunday (April 21)

Brunei:

* No ash clouds from Mount Ruang over Brunei airspace, says Met Dept

* Bruneians who will attend haj pilgrims this year assured the best service

Chinese sailors hand out Chinese national flags in front of the Chinese guided-missile destroyer Guiyang during a public day to mark the upcoming 75th anniversary of Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province on Saturday, April 20, 2024. - APChinese sailors hand out Chinese national flags in front of the Chinese guided-missile destroyer Guiyang during a public day to mark the upcoming 75th anniversary of Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province on Saturday, April 20, 2024. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Nasi lemak featured in CIA's World Factbook, agency translates it as 'fat rice'

* Chong Wei stranded in Paris, says he misses son ... and nasi lemak

* Malaysia closely monitoring situation in West Asia, reiterates call for all parties to exercise restraint

* Malaysia exported 1.5 million arowana worth RM78mil in 2023, says Fisheries DG

* Gaza official says Israeli strike kills nine family members in Rafah

* South Korean doctors reject govt proposal to end strike

* Totally unexpected - Dubai floods expose weaknesses to a rapidly changing climate

* China says AUKUS security pact risks nuclear proliferation in Pacific

* 'Early-stage' AI begins to make waves at China sex toy expo

* Xi Jinping orders biggest Chinese military reorganisation since 2015

* Taylor Swift praised for ‘most personal’ album to date

* A feast of time: The colours and flavours of Jaipur

* Taiwan's defence ministry detects 21 Chinese military aircraft

* Japan: Doctors sue Google Maps over ‘punching bag’ reviews

* Four dead in UAE, Dubai airport still disrupted after storm

* Japan launches fifth round of Fukushima treated water discharge

* North Korea tests strategic cruise missile and new anti-aircraft missile

* X vows to 'robustly challenge' Australia order to remove stabbing posts

* Tesla's Elon Musk postpones India trip, aims to visit this year

* Motor racing-Aston Martin protest Chinese GP qualifying results

* Actress Marlene Dietrich inspires Dior's New York fall show

* Motor racing-Verstappen wins Chinese GP sprint race / Verstappen takes Red Bull's 100th F1 pole

* US tariffs review of over US$300 billion worth of Chinese imports almost done, says top trade envoy

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