Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Monday (May 27, 2024)


People enjoy artificial snow at the indoor snow park in Trans Snow World Bintaro amid hot weather in Jakarta, Indonesia. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* PM Anwar: Government support ensures foreign investments proceed smoothly

* Only 5% of public healthcare facilities have adequate manpower, says MMA

* Bukit Aman: Senior citizens made up 20% of RM2.7bil lost to scams in 2021-2023 period

* Hawana 2024 draws to a close, PM to officiate highlight event today

* Johor cops staying vigilant against extremism and deviant teachings

* Best SPM results since 2013, says Education DG

* Jho Low was 1MDB 'puppet master', witness tells court

* Six guns, drugs worth RM4.6mil seized in Penang raids

* Mokhzani, Mirzan yet to submit asset declarations, says MACC

* Over RM8bil in EPF transfers from Account 2 to Account 3, says CEO

* Marine cops seize RM1.2mil worth of contraband kretek in Sandakan

* Customs seizes cocaine worth RM10mil in container at PTP

Indonesia's Rio Waida in action during the men's heats at the Paris 2024 Olympics qualifying surfing event at the World Surf League Tahiti Pro meet at Teahupo'o, Tahiti. - ReutersIndonesia's Rio Waida in action during the men's heats at the Paris 2024 Olympics qualifying surfing event at the World Surf League Tahiti Pro meet at Teahupo'o, Tahiti. - Reuters

Singapore:

* Fatal Myanmar maid abuse in Singapore: Cop admits to lifting victim off the ground by her hair

* Eight of 16 Malaysian passengers on turbulence-hit SIA flight back home

* Govt to replace Mbike system at land checkpoints with Singapore

* Trial run for QR code clearance at JB checkpoints starts June 1

* Scientists in US and Singapore race to help endangered sea star, shellfish breed

* SQ321 incident: SIA CEO praises staff and promises help to ease anxiety

* Private-hire driver in S’pore took passenger’s laptop and reset it, erasing all her work data

* At least two victims lose RM254,000 to scammers posing as officers from SG Anti-Scam Centre

* Riskier approach helps Siddharth Jagadeesh become S’pore’s youngest chess grandmaster

* Singapore’s factory output decline narrows to 1.6% in April

Indonesia:

* Indonesia’s dual citizenship plan gets backing from its diaspora

* Prabowo courts biggest party to control 79% of Parliament seats

* Indonesia probing Shopee, Lazada units for suspected anti-competition rule breaches

* Indonesia's Mt Ibu erupts as agency warns local aviation authorities

* Megawati’s party stays mum on supporting incoming Indonesian President Prabowo

* Jakarta sees opportunity in US-China trade war

* Oil prices steady as markets turn focus to OPEC+ meeting

* Asia shares nudge higher as US, EU inflation data loom

Pedestrians are reflected on the glass window of a building Monday, May 27, 2024, in Tokyo. - APPedestrians are reflected on the glass window of a building Monday, May 27, 2024, in Tokyo. - AP

Thailand:

* 'I only care for Thailand' PM Srettha confident of making his case before Constitutional Court

* Singaporean cycles to Bangkok to raise S$100,000 for charity

* Thailand eyes billions in film investments after Cannes showcase

* Thai singer ‘Ammy’ gets 4 years for burning King’s image in 2021 protest

* Thai Senate race attracts fewer applicants than anticipated

* Thai lawmaker sentenced to 2 years in prison for insulting monarchy, lawyer says

* M’sia overtakes Thailand as Asean’s second-biggest auto market

Philippines:

* Philippines still short of 190,000 health workers; many in the industry prefer working overseas

* Typhoon Ewiniar enters Philippines and kills three including seven-month old baby, now heading to Japan

* Emerging markets - Most Asian forex edge higher with rate outlook in focus

* Philippines protests China's annual fishing ban

* Philippines and Sweden sign pact on fighter purchases

* Philippine mayor linked to couple in Singapore’s S$3bil money laundering case under probe

Children are evacuated from a flooded area by coast guard personnel in Lucena, Quezon Province, amid heavy rain brought by tropical storm Ewiniar. A severe storm battered the Philippines' most populous island on Sunday and Monday (May 27, 2024) dumping heavy rain and causing flooding that forced more than 8,000 people to flee their homes. - AFPChildren are evacuated from a flooded area by coast guard personnel in Lucena, Quezon Province, amid heavy rain brought by tropical storm Ewiniar. A severe storm battered the Philippines' most populous island on Sunday and Monday (May 27, 2024) dumping heavy rain and causing flooding that forced more than 8,000 people to flee their homes. - AFP

Vietnam:

* South Korean festival goes vibrant in Vietnam led by famous V-pop and K-pop stars

* Foreign investment pledges to Vietnam drop 42% in May

* Vietnam earns US$725mil from exporting tra fish in five months

* Hanoi asked to promote night-time economic development

* CLMTV countries to provide better protection for migrant workers in region

* Goldman Sachs expects oil demand to keep growing until 2034

Myanmar:

* Cyclone hits Bangladesh as nearly a million flee inland for shelter; thousands of Myanmar Rohingya refugee badly affected

* Whopping 49,000 telecom scam suspects extradited to China from Myanmar: police

* Myanmar's Rohingya in the crosshairs as fighting escalates in Rakhine

* Myanmar swimmers vie for spots in Paris 2024 Olympics

A girl throws artificial snow at the indoor snow park in Trans Snow World Bintaro amid hot weather in Jakarta, Indonesia. - ReutersA girl throws artificial snow at the indoor snow park in Trans Snow World Bintaro amid hot weather in Jakarta, Indonesia. - Reuters

Cambodia:

* Cambodia calls on entrepreneurs to use e-commerce platform to meet global market

* Cambodia's ruling party sweeps most votes in local council elections

* Local council elections kick off in Cambodia

Laos:

* Laos faces ‘water scarcity crisis’ amidst climate change challenges

* Lao​s​, Australia: Putting Renewable Energy into Action - sparking new connections

Brunei:

* Sultan: There’s room for improvement in healthcare

* Brunei at tail-end of inter-monsoon period

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves as he prepares to board the plane to leave after attending the trilateral meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Chinese Premier Li Qiang, at the Seoul airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2024. - APJapanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida waves as he prepares to board the plane to leave after attending the trilateral meeting with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol and Chinese Premier Li Qiang, at the Seoul airport in Seongnam, South Korea, Monday, May 27, 2024. - AP

AseanPlus:

* M. Nasir celebrating 45 years in music with a grand concert

* TVB actress Elaine Yiu opens up about breakup from Malaysian ex

* 57-year-old public bathhouse near Tokyo to shutter due to customer bad behaviour

* Japan spots Chinese ships near disputed isles for record 158 days

* Japan blocks photo spot of Mount Fuji, but tourists find another

* Study: Over 300 million children a year face sexual abuse online

* China’s Premier Li Qiang hails ‘new beginning’ with US-allied South Korea, Japan

* Japan demands North Korea cancel satellite rocket launch, spokesperson says

* China Premier Li meets Samsung boss, vows to help foreign firms

* Free food? Modi makes sure every Indian knows whom to thank for it.

* Singer Eason Chan apologises to fans for cancelling concert due to health issues

* Millions without power as cyclone Remal pounds Bangladesh and India

* Pregnant women, elderly at risk as Pakistan heat soars above 50°C

* N. Korea accuses Washington and Seoul of sending spy planes, boats

* Amusement park disaster in India - at least 27 people killed, mostly children

* China's industrial profits swing back to growth in April

* Korea Exchange CEO pledges to turn market discount into premium

* Indian police arrest hospital boss after six babies die in fire

* Tennis - Nadal has tough opener with Zverev in what could be his last French Open

* Papua New Guinea reports more than 2,000 people buried in landslide

* HK actor Johnny Ngan Kwok Leung, who suffered from skin cancer, dies at 71

* Cricket-Australia's Starc justifies price tag in warning shot before World Cup

* Kind South Korean students return lost credit card in ingenious way, but they might have broken the law

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