Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Tuesday (May 28, 2024)


Thai police take part in "Cops Combat," Thailand's first martial arts tournament for members of the Royal Thai Police, at Rajadamnern Stadium in Bangkok on Tuesday, May 28, 2024. Police from across Thailand entered one of the kingdom's oldest boxing stadiums in Bangkok on May 28 in a one-day martial arts competition aimed to boost public confidence. - Photo by Lillian SUWANRUMPHA / AFP

Malaysia:

* M'sia to become global semiconductor R&D hub, attract billions in investment, says PM

* Measures in place for targeted diesel subsidy rollout, says Anwar

* Copter tragedy: Final report to be released next week, says Defence Minister

* IHR, pandemic agreement: Malaysia stands for principles of equity, solidarity, says Anwar

* Ministry probing claims Malaysia risks losing 3.2 million hectares of natural forests, says Nik Nazmi

* Najib tried to block MACC probe into 1MDB, witness tells court

* Immigration QR code to be finalised after trial period, says DPM Fadillah

* Malaysia DPM Zahid arrives in Beijing, last stop in official China trip

* Rosmah gets judgment in default against TikTok user

* Get vaccinated before leaving for haj, umrah, Malaysian pilgrims told

* Nearly 500 land scam cases detected over past three years, says Bukit Aman CCID director

* Recent cases of stroke, blood clots and heart attacks not linked to AZ, says Dr Noor Hisham

Papuan activists take part in a protest against deforestation by palm oil companies on their indigenous land in Papua, outside the country's Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. - ReutersPapuan activists take part in a protest against deforestation by palm oil companies on their indigenous land in Papua, outside the country's Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. - Reuters

Singapore:

* New Novavax Covid-19 vaccine available for free at selected clinics in Singapore

* Singapore to work closely with Malaysia in support of its Asean chairmanship in 2025

* One week after Singapore Air turbulence which forced an emergency landing in Bangkok, 34 people remain in hospital

* Cordlife blood bank suspension extended for up to 3 months

* Case of dog allegedly left leashed at Singapore mall car park under probe

* Foreign vehicles from S'pore will need VEP RFID tag to enter M'sia from Oct 1

* All SQ321 crew members have returned to Singapore: SIA

* SIA CEO thanks employees for response to SQ321 crisis

* Asia shares nudge higher, dollar eases as ECB comments lift risk appetite

* Oil edges up on US fuel demand expectations ahead of OPEC+ meeting

Indonesia:

* Magnitude 6.2 quake strikes off Indonesia's Sumatra, agency says

* Indonesian man unable to pay fine deported from Taiwan for carrying roast pork and chicken

* Jokowi summons police chief, AG over alleged espionage

* Malaysia calls for rapid digital transformation in region at Jakarta summit

* Indonesian Govt’s dual citizenship plan gets backing from diaspora

* Sea unfairly favoured its own delivery service, Indonesia says

* Indonesia invites China to invest in AI development

In this handout photo provided by the Quezon Maritime Police Station, policemen rescue residents from their flooded homes in Barangay. Cotta, Lucena City, Philippines. Typhoon Ewiniar, locally known as Aghon, on Tuesday hit the Philippines, blowing away people and leaving at least seven dead, mostly due to floods or toppled trees. Several seaports have been shut down, stranding thousands of passengers, officials said. - APIn this handout photo provided by the Quezon Maritime Police Station, policemen rescue residents from their flooded homes in Barangay. Cotta, Lucena City, Philippines. Typhoon Ewiniar, locally known as Aghon, on Tuesday hit the Philippines, blowing away people and leaving at least seven dead, mostly due to floods or toppled trees. Several seaports have been shut down, stranding thousands of passengers, officials said. - AP

Thailand:

* Thai cops seek image boost in brutal martial arts contest

* Thailand approves longer stays for tourists and students, improved retirement visas, PM says

* Malaysian Govt mulls VEP system at Malaysia-Thai border, says Loke

* Bangkok ranks 17th on world's most desired cities for foreign workers, KL at 24th spot

* Thanathorn welcomes survey findings that favour Move Forward party

* Thailand Royal insults land two more in jail

* Jumping on the Thai bandwagon - A taste of Bangkok’s famed chicken rice.

Philippines:

* Philippines deploys river rangers in battle against plastic

* Typhoon Ewiniar leaves the Philippines but thousands are displaced and at least seven dead

* Business tycoon Ang urges Philippines to uphold claims in energy-rich South China Sea

* Emerging Markets - Philippines peso lead gains as most Asian forex strengthen, traders eye US data for rate outlook

* Philippine authorities say 7 dead after storm / Thousands flee as storm hits main island

* Philippines protests Chinese fishing ban in West Philippine Sea

Papuan activists take part in a protest against deforestation by palm oil companies on their indigenous land in Papua, outside the country's Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. - ReutersPapuan activists take part in a protest against deforestation by palm oil companies on their indigenous land in Papua, outside the country's Supreme Court in Jakarta, Indonesia. - Reuters

Vietnam:

* Vietnam Airlines join sustainable aviation fuel club

* Vietnam suspends gold bar auctions

* Vietnamese pepper sees a strong upward trend

* Vietnam eyes bigger slice of ginseng market

* FTAs posing challenges to Vietnam’s automotive industry

* Quang Tri’s local forest growers benefit from carbon credit sales

Myanmar:

* Climate change caused 26 extra days of extreme heat in last year according to international report

* East and South-East Asia meth seizures hit record in 2023; Myanmar now leading source of synthetic drugs region, says UN

* Myanmar LGBTQ couple tie knot at Thai Pride Parade

Chea Serey, governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, speaks during the Nikkei Future of Asia forum in Tokyo, Japan. - BloombergChea Serey, governor of the National Bank of Cambodia, speaks during the Nikkei Future of Asia forum in Tokyo, Japan. - Bloomberg

Cambodia:

* Cambodia dismisses report of MH370 plane wreckage in jungle but ready to cooperate with Malaysian govt on matter at any time

* Vendors, service providers in Cambodia expect more Chinese tourists

* China considering additional SEZs in Cambodia

Laos:

* Laos eyes listing of the historic Pha That Phon stupa and Stone House as heritage sites

* Lao, Malaysian state audit agencies boost cooperation

Brunei:

* Philippine President arrives for two-day state visit in Bandar Seri Begawan

* Brunei Youth and Sports Minister visit Turkiye in a move to strengthen ties and exchange programmes

A woman lifts a paddle board from a river in Beijing, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. - APA woman lifts a paddle board from a river in Beijing, Tuesday, May 28, 2024. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Malaysian Health Ministry bans sales of Everest fish curry masala, MDH curry powder

* M'sia condemns continued barbaric airstrikes by Israel in Gaza, calls for global action

* AirAsia wins top low-cost carrier in Asia 2024 award

* Chinese actress Fan Bingbing to be appointed Melaka's tourism ambassador, will visit state in June to promote Visit Melaka 2024

* Holes poked in Mount Fuji barrier, Japan town says

* Hong Kong court to rule in major national security case involving 2019 democracy protests

* At least 17 are killed when a stone quarry collapses in India’s northeast; 12 others remain missing

* RM29,500 for roast pork lunchbox: Taiwan fines Indonesian passenger from Hong Kong for bringing in banned meat

* Low on loons: How climate change is reducing the number of these aquatic birds

* Japanese city recognises same-sex couple in rare step

* China, US agree to manage maritime risks through continued dialogue

* Luxury influencers vanish from Chinese social media in wealth crackdown

* China dismisses as ‘preposterous’ claims of entry checks for phones

* Taiwan protesters gather as Opposition pushes contentious law

* Papua New Guinea orders thousands to evacuate from path of 'active' landslide

* No-confidence vote looms for Papua New Guinea leader Marape

* Asian markets diverge, dollar weakens ahead of US inflation data

* Seoul to aid vasectomy reversals in bid to boost Korean births

* Six arrested under Hong Kong's new security law for 'posting messages' online

* Police arrest owner of unlicensed hospital after six babies die in fire

* Tennis-Paris darling Nadal exits French Open in farewell-like defeat

* Cops probe Chef Wan over comment on Aishwarya Rai's Cannes outfit / * Chef Wan apologises for Aishwarya Rai dress post

* Seoul slams failed North Korea spy satellite launch / * Seoul, Beijing and Tokyo vow to ramp up cooperation

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