Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Tuesday (May 21, 2024)


Ambulances are seen at the airport where a London-Singapore flight that encountered severe turbulence was diverted to, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The plane apparently plummeted for a number of minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday. - AP

Malaysia:

* KL ranked second-best city in Southeast Asia by Oxford Economics

* PM announces rationalisation of diesel subsidy

* Security heightened at govt buildings, critical facilities, say police

* 'Mickey' acid attack: Eight sets of fingerprints lifted from scene, says IGP

* Israeli 'hitman' case: Court sets Sept 30 for arms trafficking trial to begin

* Biotoxin levels in PD mussels drop below danger level, further testing needed before ban lifted

* China ready to collaborate, expand cooperation with M'sia in various fields, says envoy

* Perodua unveils its EV prototype at Malaysia Autoshow 2024

* Ex-courier worker denies sexually assaulting two 12-year-old girls

* Man's 38-year jail term for murdering elderly neighbour reduced to 30 years

* Ex-AG special officer files appeal in lawsuit against Rewcastle-Brown

* Hajiji dodges questions over Sabah govt intervention in 40% revenue rights case

Members of a rescue team discuss after a London-Singapore flight was diverted to Bangkok due to severe turbulence, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The plane apparently plummeted for a number of minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday. - APMembers of a rescue team discuss after a London-Singapore flight was diverted to Bangkok due to severe turbulence, in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The plane apparently plummeted for a number of minutes before it was diverted to Bangkok, where emergency crews rushed to help injured passengers amid stormy weather, Singapore Airlines said Tuesday. - AP

Singapore:

* Singapore's RM10.5bil money laundering case: Only woman accused gets seven new charges, wants early date to plead guilty

* One dead, 30 reportedly injured after SIA flight from London to Singapore hit by severe turbulence

* Sarawak invites S'pore visitors to enjoy 'a treasure trove of cultures' at Gawai Dayak festivities

* Singapore vegetable, seafood production fell in 2023 due to construction challenges, inflation: SFA

* Playground for money launderers - First in Singapore and now in Dubai

* S'porean comedian's permit cancellation took into account police reports, says Fahmi

* Stocks slide, dollar holds firm as Fed focus intensifies; crypto soars

* Oil prices fall on demand fears over Fed's rates path

Indonesia:

* 10th World Water Forum in Bali: UN Agency outlines two ways to prevent water crisis

* Exhibition on Hang Tuah boosted by artefact loan from Indonesian heir

* 5.3-magnitude earthquake strikes off eastern Indonesia

* Indonesia and Vietnam step up security cooperation

* Emerging Markets - Most Asian Forex and equities falter as Fed officials flag rate-cut caution

* Are climate concerns behind Indonesia’s capital city relocation?

* Jakarta to ease local content rule on RE projects

Elon Musk (Centre) arrives for the 10th World Water Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. A group of Tesla shareholders are asking investors to vote against a compensation package worth more than US$40 billion for CEO  Musk, saying that it's not in the electric vehicle maker's best interest. - APElon Musk (Centre) arrives for the 10th World Water Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia. A group of Tesla shareholders are asking investors to vote against a compensation package worth more than US$40 billion for CEO Musk, saying that it's not in the electric vehicle maker's best interest. - AP

Thailand:

* Thai Airport to facilitate passengers, crew of SQ321 following emergency landing in Bangkok

* Thailand celebrates return of looted statues from New York's Met

* Thailand to face arch-rivals Malaysia and Singapore in Asean Football Championship group phases

* Maqis seizes mango shipment from Thailand

* Selecting nation’s new Senate - Thailand's complicated senate elections begins

Philippines:

* Shocker in the Philippine - Senate Zubiri steps down; Senator Escudero sworn in

* El Nino damage to Philippines agriculture hits RM765 million

* US and the Philippines to train Filipinos in nuclear power

* Philippines seeks Asia logistics hub status, banking on US ties

* Philippine central bank will intervene in forex market if volatile, governor says

Vietnam's Public Security Minister To Lam, nominated to be the country's new president, walks during the National Assembly's summer session opening in Hanoi. Vietnam's Communist Party has nominated the country's new president after his predecessor resigned as part of a sweeping anti-graft purge. - AFPVietnam's Public Security Minister To Lam, nominated to be the country's new president, walks during the National Assembly's summer session opening in Hanoi. Vietnam's Communist Party has nominated the country's new president after his predecessor resigned as part of a sweeping anti-graft purge. - AFP

Vietnam:

* International tourism reaches 97 per cent of pre-virus level in Q1 of 2024

* Vietnam tourism industry promotes green transformation towards sustainable development

* Apple supplier Foxconn among firms asked to cut power use in Vietnam, sources say

* Vietnam lawmakers clear way for top policeman to take presidency

* VinFast sued in the US for not paying rent for showroom

Myanmar:

* Heat stroke cases rise among the middle-aged and elderly in Myanmar

* UN issues further ‘atrocities’ warning - Myanmar Junta's battle against rebel armies

Visitors take pictures of Chinese training ship Qijiguang docked during a welcome ceremony at the Sihanoukville port in Preah Sihanouk province. Two Chinese warships docked in Cambodia since May 19, 2024 as part of the biggest-ever joint military drills with the South-East Asian nation. - AFPVisitors take pictures of Chinese training ship Qijiguang docked during a welcome ceremony at the Sihanoukville port in Preah Sihanouk province. Two Chinese warships docked in Cambodia since May 19, 2024 as part of the biggest-ever joint military drills with the South-East Asian nation. - AFP

Cambodia:

* India proposes to Cambodia to take Asian giants as a 'credible partner'

* US paedophile, convicted of crimes in Cambodia, denied review of case in US Supreme Court

* Cambodia's senior official calls for stronger support to achieve country's 2025 mine-free target

Laos:

* Laos govt mandates graphic health warnings on cigarette packages to combat smoking epidemic in country

* Laos' economy expected to grow 4.7 per cent in H1 2024

Brunei:

* Brunei committed to ensure inclusive and top quality education for all, says health minister

* Brunei King receives first class and colourful state welcome in Timor-Leste

In this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Office, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, speaks during the virtual AI Seoul Summit at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The world's leading artificial intelligence companies pledged at the start of a mini summit on AI to develop the technology safely, including pulling the plug if they can't rein in the most extreme risks. - APIn this photo provided by South Korea Presidential Office, South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, right, speaks during the virtual AI Seoul Summit at the Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, May 21, 2024. The world's leading artificial intelligence companies pledged at the start of a mini summit on AI to develop the technology safely, including pulling the plug if they can't rein in the most extreme risks. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Twice-divorced Datuk Red says he's comfortable living in car, declines offers to stay elsewhere

* Malaysian restaurant whose owner has never visited the country gets Michelin star

* Malaysia Airlines confirms death of crew member in Tokyo

* India shuts schools as temperatures soar; Delhi now gripped by severe heatwave

* Hong Kong issues amber rainstorm warning on Tuesday morning amid week of unstable weather

* India inspects popular spice companies - MDH and Everest - after contamination claims

* World eating champion from Japan who once devoured 65 hot dogs in single sitting retires because he is no longer hungry

* ‘Panda dogs’ in China zoo spark row as pups are actually dyed canines, practice triggers allegations of animal cruelty

* Uber vs Hong Kong taxis: Why is the government allowing the quarrel to fester and let customers lose?

* Sick of tourists, Japan town blocks off viral view of Mount Fuji

* Hong Kong’s John Lee warns taxi drivers against targeting Uber with sting operations

* Alibaba sparks China AI price war with spate of steep discounts

* Japan wrestles with legacy of graft-stained Games in Paris warning

* Man stabs passengers on Taiwan train on 10th anniversary of deadly subway stabbing spree

* World leaders must 'get serious' about AI and its risk, experts warn at summit

* Australia central bank pondered raising rates on higher inflation risks

* We can't have nice things! Japan imposes new rules to climb Mt. Fuji to fight overtourism, littering

* ICC prosecutor seeks arrest warrants for Netanyahu, Israel defence minister, among others

* Iran goes to polls on June 28 following death of president in copter crash

* In divided Iran, president's death met by muted mourning and furtive celebration

* Moonshot AI’s Kimi Chatbot, China’s answer to ChatGPT, offers premium service for mass users

* Business and Bollywood vote in India's election / * India's Election: South poses problem to Modi’s plan

* Co-hosts from the Caribbean, the West Indies, aiming to defy history and win a third cricket Twenty20 World Cup title

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