Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (April 21, 2024)


Participants hold placards as they march on a street ahead of Earth Day on April 22, the annual environmental awareness day, in Jakarta on Sunday, April 21, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia:

* No cracks in ties, unity govt still stable and strong, says Anwar

* Malaysia needs time to study Asean joint visa proposal, says Home Minister

* Customs foils bid to smuggle 22 million illicit smokes through Malaysia

* KLIA shooting: Injured bodyguard awake, says wife

* Sixteen escape fiery death after express bus bursts into flames on NSE

* Downloading, sharing of child sexual abuse material still concerning, says Bukit Aman

* Safety of haj pilgrims is top priority of govt, Tabung Haji, says Na'im

* Lahad Datu police chief among those investigated over his daughter's death, say cops

* No intention to criticise PM over Najib's house arrest bid, says Umno Youth chief

* KKB by-election: Perikatan to announce candidate on April 25, says Muhyiddin

* Ringgit likely to trade around RM4.78 versus greenback from Monday (April 22) onwards

* Bursa Malaysia likely to be in consolidation mode this week and to stay within the 1,528-1,560 range

A dancer from the Indonesia Angklung Ensemble poses during 'Eid in the Square' celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London, Britain. - ReutersA dancer from the Indonesia Angklung Ensemble poses during 'Eid in the Square' celebrations in Trafalgar Square, London, Britain. - Reuters

Singapore:

* Stabbing of Singaporean woman in Spain: Here’s what is known so far

* 2.5km underground link to be built between Changi Airport Terminal 2 and future Terminal 5

* Cordlife scandal: Parental fury after stem cell bank ruins thousands of samples in Singapore

* Murder in Spain: Audrey Fang’s suspected killer identified as Singaporean Mitchell Ong, a man with taste for expensive clothes

* Johor police want Bukit Aman to suspend cops accused of extortion at BSI

* Russian bought RM310mil of gold from dealer in Changi to launder funds for Ukraine invasion

Indonesia:

* Indonesia to deploy over 5,000 police officers to to ensure top security during World Water Forum in Bali

* Indonesia to start MRT network expansion beyond Jakarta in Q3 2024

* Indonesia: Mount Ruang volcano crisis far from over as eruptions forces thousands of people to evacuate

* Bali advises foreign tourists to get dengue fever jabs amid rising cases

* Authorities maintain alert as Mt Ruang spews ash again

Breakwaters are installed to prevent coastal erosion along the Saeng Chan beach in Thailand's Rayong province. Breakwaters are offshore concrete walls installed to reduce the erosive and damaging effects of strong waves out at sea. - AFPBreakwaters are installed to prevent coastal erosion along the Saeng Chan beach in Thailand's Rayong province. Breakwaters are offshore concrete walls installed to reduce the erosive and damaging effects of strong waves out at sea. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thai capital Bangkok and other localities forecast to face extreme heat in coming week

* Thaksin can't help Pheu Thai win next election, say respondents in national Thailand poll

* Thailand records more than 10 million tourist arrivals from Jan-April 2024; Malaysians second highest after China

* Thailand sees limited impact of Israel-Iran conflict on economy, ministry says

Philippines:

* Philippine President Marcos orders govt agency to ease import process of agri products to ensure food security

* Vietnam central bank plans to auction gold bars from Monday (April 22)

* Roman Gabriel dies at 83 - The first Filipino-American quarterback in NFL was MVP in 1969

* PH-US-Japan triad: An alliance of ‘equals’?

People use their hands to shield their faces from the sun during a hot day, in Manila, Philippines. - ReutersPeople use their hands to shield their faces from the sun during a hot day, in Manila, Philippines. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Vietnamese furniture products make big impression at Milan Design Week

* Vietnamese casino employee in Cambodia found dead near canal; police launch massive investigations

* Quang Ninh aims to become international tourism hub, says Vietnam govt

* Harimau Muda lose 0-2 to Vietnam in AFC Under-23 Asian Cup

Myanmar:

* Myanmar general killed in drone attack near Thai border; more than 3,000 people fleeing war given shelter in Thailand

* Blinken to press China over its support for Russian defense base during visit; handling of Myanmar issues also to be highlighted

* Hundreds flee Myanmar border town to Thailand after clashes break out

* Escalating conflict spurs mass exodus to Thailand

Cambodian Foreign Minister Sok Chenda Sophea (left) welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi  during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Phnom Penh on Sunday, April 21, 2024. - AFPCambodian Foreign Minister Sok Chenda Sophea (left) welcomes Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during a meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs building in Phnom Penh on Sunday, April 21, 2024. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Chinese foreign minister arrives in Cambodia to reaffirm ties, Beijing's closest South-East Asian ally

* Vietnamese casino employee in Cambodia found dead near canal; police launch massive investigations

* Green tourism corridor planned for Phnom Kulen National Park in Cambodia

* Chinese police complete repatriation of over 680 gambling, scam suspects from Cambodia

Laos:

* Nature experts want more action as Laos faces uphill battle against wildlife hunting

* Unearthing Luang Prabang’s mysteries: The Legend of the Lost Treasure

Brunei:

* Brunei ranks 43rd in Heritage Foundation's world economic freedom index

* Brunei’s economy projected to grow by 2.4 per cent in 2024 and hit 3.1 in 2029, says IMF

Winner Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen (right) and third-placed Red Bull Racing's Mexican driver Sergio Perez (left) celebrate on the podium after the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai on Sunday, April 21, 2024. - AFPWinner Red Bull Racing's Dutch driver Max Verstappen (right) and third-placed Red Bull Racing's Mexican driver Sergio Perez (left) celebrate on the podium after the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix at the Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai on Sunday, April 21, 2024. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Education: Malaysia among Asia’s top three in world rankings

* Japan looks to forge deeper cooperation with Malaysia, says ambassador

* Melaka to leverage history to strengthen ties with China, says Klebang rep

* Drink-driving actress and troubled K-drama star Kim Sae-ron drops out of comeback play due to ‘health reasons’

* Two Japanese navy helicopters crash in the Pacific Ocean during training, leaving one dead and seven missing

* South Korea protests Japanese leaders' offerings to Yasukuni shrine

* A child is killed every 10 minutes in Gaza, says UNRWA

* China hosts foreign naval officials amid South China Sea tensions

* China's foreign minister says major powers should avoid rivalry in South Pacific

* Bill to ban TikTok in US moves ahead in Congress

* India to rerun election at 11 places in Manipur after violence

* Massive river flooding expected in China's Guangdong, threatening 127 million people

* Tesla cuts price of Full Self-Driving software by a third to $8,000

* New Taylor Swift album breaks Spotify record with 300m streams in a day

* Young Chinese ease their angst over economy by playing lottery

* Asean and China - SCS code of conduct talks must resume

* North Korea - The other enemy state in US’ ‘axis of evil’

* Loulan, one of the world's most mysterious ancient ruins

* ‘Hundreds gather on Sydney's Bondi Beach to mourn Westfield attack victims

* Cuteness for clicks? - More safeguards needed to protect kid influencers

* United Nations pushes justice for Sri Lanka's Easter victims

* Motor racing - World champion Verstappen 'on another planet' with victory in China

* 'On a roll': Australian Head on fiery form and his scoring blitz fires Sunrisers to 266 and big IPL win

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