Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Wednesday (May 29, 2024)


A man collects trash that can be recycled and traded from the sea of garbage in the Citarum River, the one of polluted river in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Rosmah's bid to involve police and government in lawsuit over missing jewellery fails

* Najib denied leave to appeal 1MDB lawsuit attendance ruling

* MACC agrees to further extend deadline for declaration of assets for Dr M's sons

* Proposed Political Financing Bill to be tabled in Parliament by December, says Wong Chen

* 20 suspected members of organised crime group charged at Klang Court

* Cops arrest four foreigners for trespassing at a navy facility in Pulau Indah

* Copter tragedy: Full report to be released tomorrow, says Fahmi

* Sabah cops probe ten over claims Perak robbery happened in Tawau

* Poultry farmers raise concerns over closed house system

* E-hailing driver lodges second report over alleged assault by prominent individual’s entourage, says KL police chief

* Federal Court upholds ex-businessman's death sentence for 2006 murder of UUM grad

* MCMC and UNODC lead fight against cybercrime in Southeast Asia

Children cool themselves in a lake as the temperature rises in New Delhi, India. - APChildren cool themselves in a lake as the temperature rises in New Delhi, India. - AP

Singapore:

* Malaysian confirmed dead due to poisonous gas inhalation incident at Singapore's Waterworks

* Injuries to SQ321 crew, passengers likely caused by rapid changes in G-force, 178ft drop over 4.6sec

* Singapore PM Wong to make early introductory visit to Kuala Lumpur; fruitful discussion with Mohamad Hasan

* Singapore turbulence flight investigation finds sharp altitude drop caused injuries

* Zii Jia concedes walkover to Ginting in Singapore Open

* ‘Husbands should make money for wives to spend’: Singaporean actor Mark Lee celebrates 25th wedding anniversary

* 34 still in hospital a week after Singapore Airlines’ turbulence

* Strengthening ties, emergency response on Singapore PMs’ agenda

* Oil advances as major producers expected to keep output cuts in place

Indonesia:

* Nearly 20 per cent of Indonesia's territory has entered the dry season, says its meteorology agency

* A major headache for Indonesia as bullying casualties continue in schools

* Indonesian man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 4.57kg of syabu in Tawau

* Extreme heat to get worse for Indonesia as weatherman says country now braces for drought and fires

* Indonesia says former senior official a suspect in illegal tin mining probe

* Seeking OECD membership, Indonesia reviews economic policies

Pichai Chunhavajira, Thailand’s finance minister, centre, speaks during an event to set up a joint venture asset management company between Government Savings Bank and Bangkok Commercial Asset Management in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The Finance Ministry is working on a plan to speed up the removal process of defaulted debtors who managed to repay their debts from the Credit Bureau’s blacklist, according to Pichai. - BloombergPichai Chunhavajira, Thailand’s finance minister, centre, speaks during an event to set up a joint venture asset management company between Government Savings Bank and Bangkok Commercial Asset Management in Bangkok, Thailand, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. The Finance Ministry is working on a plan to speed up the removal process of defaulted debtors who managed to repay their debts from the Credit Bureau’s blacklist, according to Pichai. - Bloomberg

Thailand:

* Thailand's new finance minister Pichai Chunhavajira may steady skittish markets

* Worst injuries include spinal ones, possible paralysis: Thai doctors treating SQ321 passengers

* Anger and debate online as China couple let daughter urinate near Thai palace, follows case of ‘Chinese tourists, please keep clean’ sign

* Problems not over yet! Former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra will be indicted for royal defamation, prosecutors say

* Thailand to indict influential former PM Thaksin over royal insult

* Thailand Economic chiefs weigh steps to bolster growth

Philippines:

* Philippines president calls new China coast guard rules 'worrisome'

* Sabah eyes sea link with the Philippines' Palawan

* Emerging Markets - Philippine peso hits Nov 2022 lows, most Asian forex weak on a poor Tuesday (May 29)

* River rangers stem flow of plastic in the Philippines

* Tropical storm leaves at least seven dead in the Philippines

Kate Forbes, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, speaks with the Associated Press in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Authorities were searching on Wednesday for safer ground to relocate thousands of survivors at risk from a potential second landslide in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, while the arrival of heavy earth-moving equipment at the disaster site where hundreds are buried has been delayed until Thursday, officials said. - APKate Forbes, President of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, speaks with the Associated Press in Manila, Philippines, Wednesday, May 29, 2024. Authorities were searching on Wednesday for safer ground to relocate thousands of survivors at risk from a potential second landslide in the Papua New Guinea Highlands, while the arrival of heavy earth-moving equipment at the disaster site where hundreds are buried has been delayed until Thursday, officials said. - AP

Vietnam:

* Vietnamese EV maker VinFast considers delaying US$4bil plant in North Carolina, source says

* Vietnam’s state utility group seeks more power savings amid record demand

* Former Hong Kong Cyberport chairman wanted by Vietnam over financial fraud case has not been reappointed to city's think tank

* Vietnam strives to enhance skilled workforce

* Vietnam firms aim to boost agricultural exports to China by rail

Myanmar:

* ‘Ideal peacemaker’: Nobel Prize nominee says Cambodia best suited to solve Myanmar crisis

* Asean task force meeting emphasises regional integration and inclusive growth for all members

* Rohingya forced to fight alongside Myanmar army tormentors

Children have Korean dance lesson at the Janggyong Kindergarten No.1 in Sosong District of Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. - APChildren have Korean dance lesson at the Janggyong Kindergarten No.1 in Sosong District of Pyongyang, North Korea, on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. - AP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia-China joint naval exercise; not at all a threat says Cambodian Army deputy chief

* Cambodia health ministry raises alert as dengue cases keep on soaring this year

* Asian Development Bank launches new country partnership for Cambodia

Laos:

* Ambitious school meals programme by Laos govt and WFP has benefited over 69,000 students

* Laos and Vietnam agree to advance tech and innovation cooperation

Brunei:

* Brunei security guard receives five years’ jail, five canings for sexual assault

* Brunei and Philippines eye key invesment opportunities between both countries

Japan's Kei Nishikori plays a forehand return to US Ben Shelton during their men's singles match on day four of The French Open tennis tournament at The Roland Garros Complex in Paris on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. - AFPJapan's Kei Nishikori plays a forehand return to US Ben Shelton during their men's singles match on day four of The French Open tennis tournament at The Roland Garros Complex in Paris on Wednesday, May 29, 2024. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Dua Lipa heading to KL for a one-night show on Nov 23

* Apple to open Malaysia store on June 22 in South-East Asia push

* In Malaysia and around the world, tweens are fast shaping the beauty industry

* Delhi temperature hits highest ever in India at 52.3 degrees Celsius, says weather bureau

* United Nations chief slams deadly airstrikes in Rafah, heartbroken by images

* World's first: Living cancer patient in China receives pig’s liver transplant

* China's state banks step in to support as yuan weakens to six-month low, sources say

* Spate of South Korean army deaths sparks safety concerns

* Cyclone toll in India and Bangaldesh rises to 65

* World's first wooden satellite built by Japan researchers

* Holes poked in Mt Fuji view barrier, Japanese town says

* Australia inflation quickens to 5-month high, sounding rate alarm

* 'A mountain fell on them' says rescue worker at PNG landslide site

* South Korea accuses North of 'base' act by sending balloons with trash

* Cricket-Australia chase a rare treble, cricket eyes toehold in US market

* South Korea, UAE sign deal to slash import duties at leaders' summit

* Japan needs to do more to counter human rights abuses, says UN rights group

* Four-year-old Hong Kong girl’s ‘rare’ cardiac arrest after receiving stitches sparks hospital probe

* Hong Kong is more entrepreneurial, open and diverse than Singapore, finance chief Paul Chan tells US businesses

* Hong Kong’s top station TVB gets nod to sell minority stake to finance firm as it seeks funds for new productions

* New Hong Kong scams using bogus online customer service staff cheat people out of RM114mil in less than five months

* Hong Kong director of documentary on 2019 protests hits out at ‘self-censorship’ after cinema chain scraps romance drama rescreening

* Fears rise after catastrophe - Second landslide and a disease outbreak are looming at the scene of Papua New Guinea’s mass-casualty disaster

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