Asean News Headlines at 10pm on Saturday (June 15, 2024)


Balinese children perform a traditional dance during a parade at the Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Saturday, June 15, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia:

* Government ready to address weaknesses in targeted diesel subsidy, says Anwar

* Zayn Rayyan case: MCMC identifies social media sites spreading leaked information

* LHDN conducts special ops to curb tax leakage from cryptocurrency trading

* Malaysia 10th most peaceful country in global index

* Anwar says Malaysia not picking sides amidst US-China geopolitical tension

* Over 2.5 million vehicles expected on major highways for Aidiladha

* Shoot-out in Johor Baru leaves two suspects dead

* Human trafficking syndicate busted in Immigration ops in Kelantan

* Health Ministry shortlisting private hospitals to strengthen access to healthcare

* Body of Malaysian climber who died on Mount Denali returns home

* Government to establish National Decarbonisation Committee, says Nik Nazmi

* Convicted murderer under probe for alleged sodomy of cellmate in KK prison

A clean up crew handles a bag of oil coated sand along the Tanjong Beach on Sentosa Island, Singapore, on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Singapore's port authorities are dealing with an oil spill that occurred after one vessel collided with another at the Pasir Panjang Terminal on Friday. - BloombergA clean up crew handles a bag of oil coated sand along the Tanjong Beach on Sentosa Island, Singapore, on Saturday, June 15, 2024. Singapore's port authorities are dealing with an oil spill that occurred after one vessel collided with another at the Pasir Panjang Terminal on Friday. - Bloomberg

Singapore:

* More clean-up needed as Singapore's Sentosa island close beaches due to oil spill

* Singapore football goalkeeper urges Chinese fans to stop sending him money

* Oil spill reaches Singapore’s southern islands, sparking concerns over corals weakened from bleaching

* Four men arrested for alleged rioting at Singapore's Raffles Link

* Man recovers S$250k from scammers with help from police and Standard Chartered Bank

* Jail for man who smirked as his charges over assaults of two seniors were read out in S'pore court

* Two men extradited from Malaysia for alleged involvement in malware scams against Singaporeans

* Oil posts weekly gain on solid 2024 demand outlook

Indonesia:

* Indonesia's presidential loser Anies Baswedan seeks re-election in Jakarta

* Indonesia minister threatens to shut down X over adult content

* Indonesia launches massive crackdown on online gambling, blocks nearly three million sites

* Indonesia's livestock sacrifices continue to drop despite easing diseases

* Indonesian pilgrims depart from abroad for faster, better services

* Minister wants Indonesia to copy India's approach to dual citizenship

* Prabowo aims to raise Indonesia debt-to-GDP ratio toward 50%

Jaravee Boonchant of Thailand celebrates with her caddie on the eighth hole during the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. - AFPJaravee Boonchant of Thailand celebrates with her caddie on the eighth hole during the second round of the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give at Blythefield Country Club in Grand Rapids, Michigan. - AFP

Thailand:

* Thailand fourth in Asia in number of employees thriving in workplaces; Vietnam is in top place followed by Taiwan and Singapore

* Dubai aircraft makes safe emergency landing at U-Tapao airport in Thailand's Rayong due landing gear malfunction

* Rare twin elephants in Thailand receive monks' blessings a week after their tumultuous birth

* Monstrous monitor lizards crawl into Bangkok sewage pipe, need a push!

* Thai airlines push for jet-fuel tax reduction

* Bangkok to Beijing train trip gets closer

Philippines:

* Philippines asserts rights to South China Sea resources with international filing

* Philippines files UN claim to extended continental shelf in South China Sea

* Philippines says 21 of 22 Filipino crew on attacked ship in Red Sea rescued, safe

* Fire destroys school, mayor’s house in Negros Occidental

* Electricity brings new life to Philippines’ southern tip off Tawi-Tawi mainland

* Philippines: Authorities crack down on illegal offshore gambling

Balinese woman perform during a parade at the Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Ssaturday, June 15, 2024. - AFPBalinese woman perform during a parade at the Bali Art Festival in Denpasar on Indonesia's resort island of Bali on Ssaturday, June 15, 2024. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Petrovietnam maintains excellent growth despite declining oil prices

* Vietnam president in meeting with US ambassador calls for stronger defence, economic ties

* Vietnam plans raising special consumption tax on alcoholic drinks to 100% by 2030

* Vietnam announces first-ever candidate to International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea

* ‘Activist at risk if sent home’ - Human rights groups urged Thailand not to extradite a Vietnamese activist

Myanmar:

* Learning from Myanmar's rebels, junta builds new Chinese drone fleet

* Myanmar's embattled military government cracks down on free flow of news by blocking VPNs

* Myanmar junta orders evacuations around embattled state capital

* Myanmar-China fund transfer agreement signed for 12 projects worth about US$3.6mil

Men drink beer on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam. - ReutersMen drink beer on the street in Hanoi, Vietnam. - Reuters

Cambodia:

* Cambodia's economy set to grow by six per cent this year, says its finance minister

* Cambodia burns US$70 million of seized illegal drugs while urging public education about their danger

* Worker migration in Cambodia drives rise in ‘novice monks’

* Ireland boosts support for Cambodia’s mine clearance efforts

Laos:

* Laos sees trade deficit for fifth straight month in May

* Laos plans to raise minimum government salary by 2025

* Visit by UN human rights chief to Laos bolsters international ties

Brunei:

* Brunei launches hypo box for diabetic patients

* Police foil smuggling attempt in Temburong, Brunei

* Housewife turned stall vendor overcomes the odds to make a living in Brunei

Japan's Aya Ohori celebrates winning against Taiwan's Sung Shuo-yun after their women's singles semi-final match at the Australia Open badminton tournament in Sydney on Saturday, June 15, 2024. - AFPJapan's Aya Ohori celebrates winning against Taiwan's Sung Shuo-yun after their women's singles semi-final match at the Australia Open badminton tournament in Sydney on Saturday, June 15, 2024. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Pentagon ran secret anti-vax campaign to undermine China during pandemic

* Chinese Premier Li urges 'shelving differences' with Australia in first visit by top official in seven years

* Two Chinese nationals with disabilities rescued from begging syndicate in JB

* Will keep working together to further global good, says Indian PM Modi after meeting US President Biden

* Hongkongers 8km from music festival complain about noise although levels within limits on site

* PM Modi lauds Pope Francis’ commitment to serve people, invites him to visit India

* Local nature guide wants to put Malaysia on the map for birdwatching

* Ayodhya on high alert after JeM issues threat to blow up Ram temple

* Families grieve as bodies of 45 Kuwait fire victims return

* China has 440 million motor vehicles, 530 million drivers

* Heat in Chinese capital leads to heatstrokes

* #MeToo activist sentenced to five years in prison

* New China rules allow detention of foreigners in South China Sea

* Let tech help end social inequality, says PM Modi at G-7 Summit

* Rise in suicides among young Hongkongers sparks calls for more action

* Former One Direction star Zayn Malik reveals Chinese secret behind his voice

* Chinese scientists’ gene discovery paves way for machine hybrid rice seed production

* Increased bear sightings in Owase; Safety patrol routes protecting elementary students stepped up

* Indefinite strike 'last resort' to salvage medical crisis: Seoul National University medical profs

* S. Korea calls on Japan to address 'entire history' of Sado mine in Unesco Heritage application

* 423 victims of sexual abuse receive compensation; Total of 993 claim abuse by late Johnny Kitagawa

* Golf - Woods exits US Open, says it 'may or may not be' his last

* US cricket team makes history - it advances to Super Eights at Twenty20 World Cup debut at Pakistan's expense

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