Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Sunday (May 19, 2024)


Tech billionaire Elon Musk (seconf from left) standing next to Indonesia's Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin (left) during a ceremony held to inaugurate satellite unit Starlink at a community health center in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Sunday, May 19, 2024. Musk launched on May 19 his Starlink service on Indonesia's resort island of Bali as the country aims to extend internet to its remote areas. Millions of people in Indonesia, a vast archipelago of more than - AFP

Malaysia:

* Seputeh MP Teresa Kok receives death threat, bullets in the mail

* Govt condemns death threat against Teresa Kok

* Ulu Tiram Attack: Johor religious department steps up monitoring of deviant teaching

* Johor govt condemns deadly Ulu Tiram attack during state assembly

* PM: Malaysia, Uzbekistan can forge strategic partnerships in areas of Muslim interest

* Selangor have hired bodyguards for players during match

* Intensify efforts to help small and medium companies expand overseas market, says Anwar

* Malaysia Health Ministry monitoring Covid-19 situation in Singapore, says Dr Dzul

* KL Forest Eco Park has potential to become tourist attraction, says Nik Nazmi

* Man tries to seize submachine gun from cop at police station in Penang

* Man who tried to snatch firearm from police station was drunk, says Penang top cop

* No US evidence on Iranian oil movement through Malaysian service providers, says Anwar

Singapore:

* Revoking S'pore comedian's work permit a bad precedent, says PJ MP

* Singapore’s alleged money launderers named alongside terrorist financiers, drug lords in Dubai probe

* Dairy products from US safe to consume despite bird flu in cows, say Singapore Food Experts

* Singapore monitoring new Covid-19 wave as infections continue to rise in island; wave to peak in two to four weeks' time

* Singapore steps up security measures, including at checkpoints after Johor police station attack

* ‘The pride of Hainan’ - Singapore prime minister Lawrence Wong’s ancestral ties spark Chinese social media interest

* New Covid-19 wave hits Singapre - rising cases of infection seen in last two week

* From seafood deliveryman to fish expert - A Myanmar-born man thriving in Singapore

Indonesia:

* Three killed in small plane crash near Indonesia’s capital

* Indonesia ensures top security for water forum against nuclear threats

* Eruption of Indonesia's Mt Ibu forces seven villages to evacuate

* Indonesia eases import rule for some goods to clear containers at port

* Go ‘glocal’ strategies - the euphoria of the Indonesian presidential election and the scene after

* Musk and Indonesian health minister, launch Starlink in Bali for health sector / * Musk arrives in Indonesia's Bali for planned Starlink launch

Thailand:

* Zii Jia: I've finally found my mojo in Thailand

* Most Thais back PM’s plan to reclassify cannabis as drug, says national survey

* Forty Thai senators seek PM’s dismissal over cabinet appointment

Philippines:

* Philippines replaces its military commander for disputed waters

* Marcos says Philippines probing China’s alleged phone call tape

Vietnam:

* France mounts 'major operation' to open route to New Caledonia's restive capital; home to sizable Vietnamese and Polynesian communities

* Vietnam anti-graft crusader set to be next President and push his agenda even further

Myanmar:

* Myanmar rebel group control of town in Rakhine, denies targeting Rohingya people

* Ethnic armed group claims to have captured a town in western Myanmar, Muslim Rohingyas flee again

Cambodia:

* Two Chinese warships in Cambodia for military drills

* Growing danger as deminers find three landmines on tree in Cambodia

Laos:

* Large Buddha statue unearthed in northern Laos

Brunei:

* Conman in Brunei who cheated people off their money by impersonating various officials to be sentenced on May 25

AseanPlus:

* Tourist couple injured in militant shooting in India's Kashmir amid elections

* South Korea's exports of instant noodles surpass US$100mil for first time in April, says data

* Seoul transit pass for travellers to be available starting July

* Japan’s Imperial family: Looking for continuity

* Nepal latest to ban Indian spice brands over safety concerns

* Profit or people and heritage? Kyoto struggles to balance cultural traditions with inbound tourism

* China’s medical testing sector scales down with pandemic peak in rear-view

* India's weather bureau warns of another election heatwave

* Tourism craze doesn’t melt in China’s ‘icy baby’, Harbin

* Mystery deepens after more than 180 cats die in South Korea

* Taiwan coast guard ramps up island patrols ahead of inauguration

* Srinagar’s way - the first election in the Kashmir Valley since the abolition of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution

* Taiwan’s William Lai could signal friendlier cross-strait ties at inauguration, but Beijing isn’t getting its hopes up

* China’s falling property investment drags April economic activities, adds to calls for bigger policy action

* Transported to the Mughal era - The flair with which the Mughals themselves travelled was inventive

* Is former Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam’s HK$9 million-a-year office sign of respect or ‘ridiculous’ use of public money?

* How China’s EV overcapacity has come to a head after 15 years, and what’s in store for the industrial policy race with US and EU

* North Korea confirms launch - test-fired a tactical ballistic missile equipped with a “new autonomous navigation system

* Reshaping the discourse on heritage - the original idea of heritage was largely based on the historic monument

* ‘For generations to come’ - Why the West has only itself to blame for the Russian-Chinese entente

* End of an era: Bengaluru knocks out champion Chennai and squeezes into IPL cricket playoffs

* Apple brings eye tracking to iPhone and iPad in accessibility update

* Saudi crown prince meets White House national security adviser

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