Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (May 4, 2024)


A cat rescued from an abandoned house is injected with antibiotics at an animal shelter as residents were evacuated after the eruption of Mount Ruang volcano on Tagulandang Island in Sitaro, North Sulawesi on Saturday, May 4, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia:

* PM: Civil servants deserve salary hike for their contributions, sacrifices

* Over 4.75 million trees planted in Sabah in reforestation work

* Do not question salary hike proposal for armed forces, says Anwar

* More racial interaction needed to stamp out extremist views, says Umno VP

* El Nino: Enought beef, mutton to meet Hari Raya Haji demand, says Mat Sabu

* Ocean Infinity submits new search proposal for missing MH370

* Identify more potential economic ventures from forestry activities, says Sabah CM

* Sungkai plane crash: Both survivors identified / CAAM confirms aircraft crash in Sungkai, Perak

* Accusations start to fly in KKB

* Dr M, Hadi among hundreds gathered in KL for pro-Palestine rally

* Foreign media reports on fuel price hike not true, Cabinet yet to discuss, says Fahmi

* Thomas Cup: Malaysia go down 1-3 to China in Thomas Cup semis

Canada's Piper Logan (right) runs with the ball during the women's rugby sevens quarter-final match between France and Canada at the HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore tournament at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, May 4, 2024. - AFPCanada's Piper Logan (right) runs with the ball during the women's rugby sevens quarter-final match between France and Canada at the HSBC Rugby Sevens Singapore tournament at the National Stadium in Singapore on Saturday, May 4, 2024. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore public warned against consuming three health products that contain potent ingredients, including steroids

* Heavy rain creates havoc in Singapore - prompts flood warnings and see delays at Changi Airport, LIV Golf event

* Singapore's FDI up 10 per cent to a total of RM752bil IN 2023

* Oil settles down on US jobs data, steepest weekly loss in three months

* Rents for luxury homes in Singapore jump in 1Q amid wider slump

* WSJ to move Asia HQ from Hong Kong to Singapore

Indonesia:

* Tragedy strikes South Sulawesi as landslides and floods claim 14 lives, says disaster agency

* Indonesia to permanently relocate 10,000 people after Ruang volcano eruptions

* Indonesia's Mount Ruang erupts again and emit smoke, local airport closure extended

* Kopi luwak: The suffering behind the world's most expensive coffee

* Minimal impact on travel to Sabah from latest Sulawesi eruption, say industry players

* Indonesia wildlife: Orangutan seen apparently treating wound

On to the final - Indonesian team members pose for photos on court after Team Indonesia take a 3-2 win over Team South Korea in the semi-final of the Uber Cup Finals held in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, May 4, 2024. - APOn to the final - Indonesian team members pose for photos on court after Team Indonesia take a 3-2 win over Team South Korea in the semi-final of the Uber Cup Finals held in Chengdu in southwestern China's Sichuan Province, Saturday, May 4, 2024. - AP

Thailand:

* Heatwave hammers Thailand's stinky but lucrative durian farms

* Penang Street Food Fest in Bangkok a huge hit with food lovers

* Thai PM wants Liverpool-Man Utd pre-season clash at home after meeting Anfield legends at home

* Paetongtarn , the daughter of Thai heavyweight Thaksin, calls central bank independence an 'obstacle'

* Police deploy armoured vehicle following Sungai Golok bomb blast

Philippines:

* Philippine and Japan agree to work together and sign security pact

* Philippine bishops instruct flock to pray for rain, heat relief

* China publicises for the first time what it claims is a 2016 agreement with Philippines

* Magnitude 6.0 quake strikes Philippines, aftershocks and damage expected

* US: Philippines ship damage, injury to crew is ‘irresponsible behaviour’ by the Chinese

A man pours water from a pipe over himself on a hot day in Manila, Philippines. - APA man pours water from a pipe over himself on a hot day in Manila, Philippines. - AP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam police arrest former head of government office amid anti-graft crackdown

* 'So much sweat and blood': Vietnamese veterans recall historic battle victory at Dien Bien Phu

* Vietnam temperature records tumble as heatwave scorches; several towns hit above 44 degrees Celsius this week

* Vietnam assembly accepts chairman’s resignation

* Heatwave swells Asia’s appetite for air-cons

Myanmar:

* The white-bellied heron, a critically endangered bird, but now spotted in northern Myanmar

* Myanmar taxi drivers earning less amid extreme heatwave

* Myanmar men banned from working abroad

* Swapping fuel for water - Tough life for Myanmar villagers stuck in fight between junta and rebel

Vegetables for sale at the Tan An wholesale market in Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. Vietnam’s consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in 15 months in April amid higher oil prices, adding pressure on policymakers to keep interest rates restrictive. - BloombergVegetables for sale at the Tan An wholesale market in Ninh Kieu District, Can Tho City. Vietnam’s consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in 15 months in April amid higher oil prices, adding pressure on policymakers to keep interest rates restrictive. - Bloomberg

Cambodia:

* Cops release father from custody after he had attacked perpetrators who gang raped his teenage daughter

* Cambodia says technical issue, extreme heat blamed for ammunition explosion that killed 20 soldiers

* Boom time again as international tourists to Cambodia's famed Angkor up 41 per cent in first four months

Laos:

* Lao economic growth remains below 2019 levels, World Bank report reveals

* Heatwave continues in Laos as wildfires burn large land in Luang Prabang

Brunei:

* All-new Perodua models for Axia and Alza unveiled in Brunei

* Brunei’s ageing population to double in 16 years, says Asian Development Bank

Captain Brooks Koepka of Smash GC hits his shot on the eigthteenth hole during the first round of LIV Golf Singapore at Sentosa Golf Club in Sentosa, Singapore. - APCaptain Brooks Koepka of Smash GC hits his shot on the eigthteenth hole during the first round of LIV Golf Singapore at Sentosa Golf Club in Sentosa, Singapore. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Michelle Yeoh honoured as pioneer by Biden with Presidential Medal of Freedom

* Japan’s children population drops to new record low, weighs on growth

* Northern Gaza facing widespread famine that may spread to south, says top UN official

* India not xenophobic, Its foreign minister says after Biden shock remark

* Hong Kong issues first Red Storm signal of the year as roads get flooded

* India opposition social media chief arrested over doctored video

* Indian nationals charged in murder of Sikh activist in Canada

* More Americans view China as an enemy, new Pew survey shows

* Number of Form Six graduates in Hong Kong heading outside city for studies drops 25% to record low

* Hong Kong’s film industry is turning to AI to save time and money. Where do the humans come in?

* Joe Biden faces criticism for saying allies India, Japan are ‘xenophobic’ and ‘don’t want immigrants’

* China-Russia military exercises near Taiwan force US to revise plans, intelligence chiefs say

* Badly injured man who later died linked to five burglaries at remote Hong Kong Sea Ranch estate

* Chinese EV makers Li Auto, Xpeng and Nio post mixed April sales amid bruising price war

* Are US-China relations destined to end up as a ‘new cold war’?

* Chinese scientist who first shared Covid-19 genome data sparks sympathy after lab closure battle

* Ukraine war: US takes aim at Chinese firms in wave of sanctions targeting Russia

* Chinese probe to collect samples from far side of Moon

* China Premier Xi visits Europe to defend Russia ties

* Momota bids farewell, grateful to Japan for good times

* American on WHO team probing Covid-19 origins in China denies his ‘dangerous research’ caused pandemic

* Hong Kong centrist Third Side party plans US visit to ‘explain the situation’ in city and address any security law misunderstandings

* Teenager in China dies of heart attack after teacher forces her to exercise, insists illness is ‘fake’, delays first aid, enrages mainland social media

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