Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Monday (April 22, 2024)


Germany's Defence Minister Boris Pistorius and Singapore's Senior Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean pose with officials during the handover ceremony of the last of four German-made submarines to Singapore, at ThyssenKrupp shipyard in Kiel, Germany, on Monday, April 22, 2024. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* Tengku Zafrul seeks to file affidavit on addendum order on Najib

* Man fined RM12,000 for threatening FB post against the king

* Time to instil unity, uphold party struggles, Zahid tells Umno members

* New committee by PM on national development to be chaired by Hassan Marican

* One critically hurt, two semi-conscious after blast at Shah Alam factory

* Malaysian youths' mental health status at moderate level, study finds

* Rakan Muda activities can help alleviate mental health issues among youth, says Yeoh

* Plogging has positive impact on environmental sustainability, says Nik Nazmi

* KL20 Summit 2024 to attract high-quality investments - PM

* Less than half of Malaysians are insured as we become an ageing society

* Remand for KLIA shooting case suspect extended by five days

* Malaysia aims to attract global unicorns via Unicorn Golden Pass - Rafizi

A protester shouts as she raises an Indonesian flag as tyres are burned during a protest following a verdict delivered by the court in Indonesia on two challenges to the outcome of February’s presidential election after losing candidates petitioned for a re-run and alleged the state had interfered in favour of the winner Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, April 22, 2024. - ReutersA protester shouts as she raises an Indonesian flag as tyres are burned during a protest following a verdict delivered by the court in Indonesia on two challenges to the outcome of February’s presidential election after losing candidates petitioned for a re-run and alleged the state had interfered in favour of the winner Prabowo Subianto in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Monday, April 22, 2024. - Reuters

Singapore:

* 20 years’ jail for habitual abuser who beat girlfriend to death in Singapore

* Temasek JC student among two killed in multi-vehicle accident in Singapore's Tampines

* Johor-S'pore special zone to boost state's economic growth, says MB

* Murder in Spain: Singaporean suspect travelled overseas often for business and rave parties

* Migrant worker who died after falling through Ion Orchard lift shaft was drunk: Coroner

* New S’pore-based think-tank Asia Centre for Health Security to prepare region for biological threats

* Woman in S’pore obeyed online boyfriend and opened bank account used in Internet love scam

* Taylor Swift shares glimpse of date night in Singapore in new video

* Prison officer allegedly made unauthorised database checks on 34 inmates

* Oil prices fall more than 1% as Iran-Israel tensions ease

Indonesia:

* Prabowo Subianto seals victory as Indonesia's next leader after a top court rejects rivals' appeals

* Indonesia's Manado Airport focusing on flight safety due to Mount Ruang eruption

* Indonesia lowers volcano alert level, reopens nearby airport

* Indonesia court rejects election disputes, upholding president-elect Prabowo's win

* Chinese tourist falls off cliff while posing for photo on Indonesian volcano

* Govt eyes September for mass relocation of civil servants to new Indonesian capital Nusantara

* Markets bounce as MidEast fears ease, US inflation in view

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) delegations meet Rohingya refugees at a temporary shelter at a government building in Banda Aceh on Monday, April 22, 2024. - AFPThe United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) delegations meet Rohingya refugees at a temporary shelter at a government building in Banda Aceh on Monday, April 22, 2024. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thai central bank could adjust rates if economic outlook shifts, deputy governor says

* Thailand pitches to host Formula One race to bolster tourism

* Migrant workers hired under four-year MoU warned to leave before month-end

* Amulets: Thai soft power, exported as far as China

* Explore Thailand with 14 special trips on nine routes, riding Kiha 183 train

* Emerging markets - Thai baht hits lowest since Oct 2023 as Asian stocks rise as Middle East tensions recede

Philippines:

* Philippines skips China’s Navy Forum coinciding with US drills

* Philippines disowns alleged deal with China on disputed sea

* Sara Duterte shuns First Lady Liza’s ‘personal feelings’; opts for ‘private talk’ with Marcos

* Diesel and kerosene prices slashed, gasoline increased by 55¢ per litre

* Philippines, US troops begin annual combat drills

* Alarm raised over presence of 11,000 US troops

Philippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr (right) briefly dances with First Lady Liza as they wait for Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Malacanang Presidential palace Monday, April 22, 2024, in Manila, Philippines. - APPhilippine President Ferdinand Marcos Jr (right) briefly dances with First Lady Liza as they wait for Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani at Malacanang Presidential palace Monday, April 22, 2024, in Manila, Philippines. - AP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam central bank sells dollars in market as dong falls

* Vietnam police arrest National Assembly chairman's assistant as graft probe widens

* Supply-demand mismatch drives sharp increase in Hanoi's apartment prices

* Huong, Hue are Vietnam's next Paris Olympians

* Vietnam sees great potential for development of electric motorbikes

Myanmar:

* Myanmar junta launches heavy air strikes on the border with Thailand

* Myanmar's Chinese bookstores offer easy access to Chinese language learning materials

* Fighting flares at Myanmar-Thai border, thousands of people running away from clashes

Steve Koehler, commander of the US Pacific Fleet (second from left) chats with Vietnam's representative Tran Thanh Nghiem at the Western Pacific Navy Symposium in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province on Monday, April 22, 2024. The meeting has drawn representatives from partners and competitors including Australia, Cambodia, Chile, France, India and the US and comes amid heightened tensions over China's assertive actions in the Taiwan Strait and the East and South China seas, and as China's navy has grown into the world's largest by number of hulls. - APSteve Koehler, commander of the US Pacific Fleet (second from left) chats with Vietnam's representative Tran Thanh Nghiem at the Western Pacific Navy Symposium in Qingdao in eastern China's Shandong province on Monday, April 22, 2024. The meeting has drawn representatives from partners and competitors including Australia, Cambodia, Chile, France, India and the US and comes amid heightened tensions over China's assertive actions in the Taiwan Strait and the East and South China seas, and as China's navy has grown into the world's largest by number of hulls. - AP

Cambodia:

* Chinese warships in Cambodia fuel fresh concerns as Wang Yi makes visit

* Cambodia, Asean, Asia-Pacific region make great strides in digitalisation: PM Manet

* Cambodia's legacy of war remains deadly as five are killed by unexploded ordnance over the weekend

Laos:

* People rejoice through the weekend as Lao New Year exuberantly celebrated countrywide​

* Ceremony marks 30th anniversary of first Thai-Lao Friendship Bridge

* IMF concerned about debt, fiscal challenges facing low-income nations

Brunei:

* Adopt green habits, Bruneians told

* IMF confident Brunei's economy will continue growing well at least until 2029

In this picture taken through a window a flooded riverside park is seen along the Beijiang River in Qingyuan city in southern China's Guangdong province Monday, April 22, 2024. Heavy rainstorms that swept across southern China over the weekend have killed some in riverside cities while tens of thousands have been evacuated across Guangdong and in emergency shelters. - Chinatopix via APIn this picture taken through a window a flooded riverside park is seen along the Beijiang River in Qingyuan city in southern China's Guangdong province Monday, April 22, 2024. Heavy rainstorms that swept across southern China over the weekend have killed some in riverside cities while tens of thousands have been evacuated across Guangdong and in emergency shelters. - Chinatopix via AP

AseanPlus:

* Iran-Israel conflict: Mindef ready to help repatriate Malaysians

* Malaysia plans South-East Asia’s largest integrated circuit design park

* Storms strike south China - Four dead, 11 missing, more than 100 thousand people evacuatedted

* Death by mushroom: Aussie triple murder suspect to face court in May

* Japan rolls out world’s first recycled child diaper

* Rescuers race to reach those trapped by floods in China's Guangdong

* China says committed to 'friendly' talks on maritime disputes

* Taiwan police set to deploy its first indigenous dog, called Jaguar

* Elon Musk’s robotaxi dreams plunge Tesla into chaos

* US$65,000 pure gold teacup stolen from Japan store found

* N. Koreans may have helped create Western cartoons: Report

* Student in China rejected by Nanjing University after videos of him abusing cats went viral

* Australian PM calls X's fight against removal of church stabbing posts 'extraordinary'

* Baby in Gaza saved from womb of mother killed in Israeli-strike

* An AI star seeks to bring self-driving cars to Japan by 2030

* Elon Musk draws Australia’s wrath over Sydney attack images on X

* Two arrested for firing at Bollywood star Salman Khan’s home

* Visits to all Asean member nations show region matters to India

* Asia stocks rebound, oil and gold retreat on tempered Mideast fears

* Deepfakes of Bollywood stars spark worries of AI meddling in India election

* Top court orders Indian yoga guru and tycoon to issue public apology for false ads

* Cricket-Bowlers with 'X-factor' will hold key in T20 World Cup, says Sammy

* At least 7 killed, 21 injured in motor racing mishap in Sri Lanka

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