Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (May 11, 2024)


This handout photo taken on May 11, 2024 and released by the Geological Agency of Indonesia shows a volcanic eruption from Mount Ibu in Indonesia's North Maluku province. - AFP

Malaysia:

* KKB polls: Pakatan’s Pang wins seat / KKB polls: Anwar congratulates Pakatan's candidate on victory

* Pilgrims stranded in Makkah: Tabung Haji to conduct investigation, says Mohd Na'im

* KKB by-election: IGP says two arrests made, 12 reports lodged

* Army to propose cancelling Black Hawk lease contract due to delays

* Another two detained for molotov cocktail attack at KL entertainment spot

* Viral message claiming US imposing sanctions on M'sia is fake, says Fahmi

* Cops to produce photo-fit of suspect in acid attack case, says IGP

* Missing climber: Efforts to locate Hawari continue with US$5,000 reward

* Groom emotional after butterfly believed to be deceased granny lands on his coat

* Malaysia football kicks off under heightened security after attacks

* No to violence: Man Utd stars Onana, Garnacho sends well-wishes to Faisal Halim

* No to violence: Second suspect for acid-splashing case released on police bail

A man walking past air conditioning units on a building in Tokyo. A record-breaking heatwave is broiling parts of Asia, helping drive surging demand for cooling options, including air-conditioning. AC exhaust units are a common feature of urban landscapes in many parts of Asia, clinging like limpets to towering apartment blocks in Hong Kong or tucked in a cross formation between the windows of a building in Cambodia.- AFPA man walking past air conditioning units on a building in Tokyo. A record-breaking heatwave is broiling parts of Asia, helping drive surging demand for cooling options, including air-conditioning. AC exhaust units are a common feature of urban landscapes in many parts of Asia, clinging like limpets to towering apartment blocks in Hong Kong or tucked in a cross formation between the windows of a building in Cambodia.- AFP

Singapore:

* Ties with Malaysia very good but some issues left for successor to settle, says Singapore PM Lee

* Singapore new guard ready for foreign policy tests, says outgoing PM Lee

* O.K. Lim, Singapore oil trader and once superstar businessman, convicted of cheating and abetting forgery

* Singapore PM Lee wraps up last Cabinet meeting after 20 years

* US-South-East Asia deal flows could be the new story of growth

* Oil falls on prospect of higher-for-longer US rates

Indonesia:

* New Indonesia PM Prabowo’s brother building Batam tin-processing plant to supply electronics sector

* Indonesia and Malaysia Air Forces to conduct three-day joint air patrol from May 20

* Indonesia sorry for online racism after Guinea loss ends Olympic dream

* Indonesian Air force discusses joint training with Japan

* Junta rebuffs Hun Sen’s request to meet Suu Kyi

A crowd of tourists on the Maya Bay beach, on the southern Thai island of Koh Phi Phi. Across the region, South-East Asia's once-pristine beaches are reeling from decades of unchecked tourism as governments scramble to confront trash-filled waters and environmental degradation without puncturing a key economic driver. - AFPA crowd of tourists on the Maya Bay beach, on the southern Thai island of Koh Phi Phi. Across the region, South-East Asia's once-pristine beaches are reeling from decades of unchecked tourism as governments scramble to confront trash-filled waters and environmental degradation without puncturing a key economic driver. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thai man, suspected to be a cop, accused of brutally abusing cat in Phuket

* Thailand's Maya Bay in Krabi named world’s fifth most beautiful beach in the world; Bora Bora in French Polynesia tops list

* Thai Facebook page exposes group that invites bids for babies

* One killed in fire at chemical storage tank in Thailand

Philippines:

* Philippines sends ships to disputed atoll where China building 'artificial island'

* Top Philippine security official demands Chinese diplomats' expulsion as territorial row escalates

* Philippines defence chief says military must evolve fast in order to keep 'free and open' Asia-Pacific region

* Philippine-China issues: Ties sour over alleged leaked call

Dust billows as Philippine Army fires ATMOS 155mm howitzers during a joint military exercise in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, northern Philippines. American, Australian and Filipino forces launched a barrage of high-precision rockets, artillery fire and airstrikes to sink a ship Wednesday as part of largescale war drills in waters facing the disputed South China Sea that has antagonized Beijing. - APDust billows as Philippine Army fires ATMOS 155mm howitzers during a joint military exercise in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, northern Philippines. American, Australian and Filipino forces launched a barrage of high-precision rockets, artillery fire and airstrikes to sink a ship Wednesday as part of largescale war drills in waters facing the disputed South China Sea that has antagonized Beijing. - AP

Vietnam:

* South-East Asia banks grapple with uncertain FED interest rate cuts

* Vietnam's two million firms expected to contribute to 70 per cent of GDP by 2030

* Op Gegar: 39 foreigners including 29 GROs held in Perak

* VIetnam: EU irked over Russia talks delay

Myanmar:

* Rape, terror and death at sea: How a boat carrying Rohingya children, women and men capsized

* Myanmar junta attacks monastery - at least 16 dead after airstrikes

* Civilian casualties rise in Myanmar's civil war as resistance forces tighten noose around military

* Junta rebuffs Hun Sen’s request to meet Suu Kyi

VinFast Auto Ltd. electric vehicle VF e34 models at a charging station outside a company's showroom in Hanoi, Vietnam. The EV maker controlled by Pham Nhat Vuong is trying to break into the global market at a time when Chinese competitors are increasing exports while Tesla Inc. slashed prices last month. - BloombergVinFast Auto Ltd. electric vehicle VF e34 models at a charging station outside a company's showroom in Hanoi, Vietnam. The EV maker controlled by Pham Nhat Vuong is trying to break into the global market at a time when Chinese competitors are increasing exports while Tesla Inc. slashed prices last month. - Bloomberg

Cambodia:

* A Cambodian court sentences a union leader to 18 months in prison for comments on Facebook

* Cambodia warns of health hazards from smoking e-cigarettes wants youth to avoid inhaling them

* Cambodia records 15.2 per cent export growth in first four months; US and China are top buyers

Laos:

* Laos aims to improve education quality and ensure its graduates well equipped in facing globalised world

* Laos' Hin Nam No National Park aims for world heritage status

Brunei:

* Asean region experienced 47 disasters during the previous week, says AHA Centre

* Asean and EU launch blue book 2024-2025, affirming strategic partnership between the two blocs

A woman and child react to pigeons near a mall in Beijing, Saturday, May 11, 2024. - APA woman and child react to pigeons near a mall in Beijing, Saturday, May 11, 2024. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Reuters denies reporting Malaysia as a state sponsor for terror

* Chinese billionaire sentenced seven months by US federal court for illegal political donations and fraud

* UN Relief Chief sounds alarm about worsening humanitarian crisis in Gaza amid aid blockage

* Eric Garcetti, US ambassador to India, emphasises American trust in New Delhi amid China threats

* China raises stakes in SpaceX internet rivalry, claims higher orbit for first SkyNet satellite

* Spike in murders of women prompts Australian reckoning with male violence

* China’s overcapacity dilemma solvable with ‘painful’ industrial revamp, scholars say

* TikTok and China’s ByteDance sue to block US law seeking sale or ban of app

* Hong Kong records fourth death of child from flu this year as infections surge

* India court details sexual harassment charges against former wrestling body chief

* North Korea to deploy new multiple rocket launcher this year, reports KCNA

* First 'extreme' solar storm in 20 years brings spectacular auroras

* China’s push for greener aluminium hit by erratic rains, power cuts

* Starlink experiencing degraded service, Musk says satellites under pressure

* India poll watchdog's inaction lets PM Modi commit 'brazen' violations, opposition says

* Olympics - India on course for maiden Olympic medal in archery, says Kim

* Hong Kong trade body says ex-employee under investigation, two weeks after Germany arrests 3 over spying for Beijing

* Foreign firms in China see ties fray with overseas HQs as information gap and communication chasm quell trust

* Hong Kong worker falls from 2-metre-high stage while dismantling Taiwanese band Mayday’s concert site, loses consciousness

* Wait for public rental housing drops to 5.7 years as Hong Kong’s leading provider confident overall supply will log ‘obvious increase’ next year

* Beijing slams top US envoy in Hong Kong over ‘blatantly supporting Jimmy Lai and other anti-China disrupters’ after ‘soft repression’ claims

* ‘Anywhere in Hong Kong’ can be visitor hotspot: Xia Baolong, Beijing’s top man on city affairs, urges tourism revamp amid ‘profound changes’

* Struggling HK bars hope lucky draw will provide shot in arm but Lan Kwai Fong’s Allan Zeman urges them to look beyond ‘desperate’ measures

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