Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (Sept 18, 2022)


Malaysia:

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,572 new cases, Health Department says

* Ringgit expects further declines from Monday (September 19) ahead of the US rate hike decision

* Sabah, Sarawak’s bid for more parliamentary seats could only see one beneficiary, Sim says

* Bursa Malaysia is likely to trade sideways this week on uncertain regional performance

* Class One schoolgirl killed in crash, 17-year-old driver didn’t have valid driver’s license

* Current atmosphere similar to pre-GE14, says Rafizi

* Abang Johari hopes Yayasan Sarawak’s international schools will produce top quality students

* Pasir Gudang World Kite Festival will be held in February 2023

* The teenage actress’ father was remanded in custody for sexual assault

* Amanah called Ahmad Zahid’s statement about holding elections during the monsoon as heartless

* Man expects to be charged with raping his daughter in Melaka

* PM approves allocation of RM2mil for Indian hardcore poor students

The President of Singapore Halimah Yacob (right) and her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee (centre background) pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during the State Handover ceremony in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster in London on Sunday September 18, 2022 . -APThe President of Singapore Halimah Yacob (right) and her husband Mohammed Abdullah Alhabshee (centre background) pay their respects to Queen Elizabeth II during the State Handover ceremony in Westminster Hall at the Palace of Westminster in London on Sunday September 18, 2022 . -AP

Singapore:

* Singapore reports 1,528 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths as of Sunday (September 18).

* Singaporean trekker missing in Kota Tinggi Forest Reserve in Malaysia found

* SG bankers stop elderly man from losing S$150,000 to ‘Dutch girlfriend’ in internet love scam

* Singapore’s Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan attends UN General Assembly; will make a statement in the high-level debate segment

* Crypto controversy runaway Do Kwon, no longer in Singapore, says he’s not “on the run.”

* Ministry of Transport to discuss RTS Link project with Singapore, says Dr. Wee

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* Crypto collapse controversy – Do Kwon, the owner of Luna and Terra, is not in Singapore, local police say

* Singapore and India discuss energy and food security at new forum

* Singapore man missing in Hutan Panti Forest Reserve in Johor

A woman paddles her wooden boat while fishing at Laut Tawar Lake in Takengon, a highland region of Aceh province, on Sunday, September 18, 2022.  - AFPA woman paddles her wooden boat while fishing at Laut Tawar Lake in Takengon, a highland region of Aceh province, on Sunday, September 18, 2022. – AFP

Indonesia:

* Southeast Asia needs annual renewable energy investments of US$210 billion, according to IRENA

* Indonesia introduces a new regulation to promote the use of renewable energy

* Sinking villages are turning to nature to help Indonesia restore mangroves

* “Crowns of the Forest”: Indonesian helps orchids bloom again

* “Jokowi has no intention of running for Veep”

* Seven dead in a landslide at a gold mine in Indonesia

Thailand:

* Southern Thailand is rapidly losing its Malay traditions, heritage expert says

* Thailand will see 8-10 million foreign tourist arrivals this year, minister says

* Dragon Boat Competition Abandons Hong Kong Due to Covid Restrictions; Thailand will host a major tourist attraction event next year

* Thai police are distributing pictures of a Malaysian woman kidnapped in Tumpat

* The elephant rescue shows the difficult task of the game wardens in Thailand

King's Bodyguard of the Royal Company of Archers stands guard where the flag-hung coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lies on the catafalque at Westminster Hall on Sunday September 18, 2022 in LONDON, ENGLAND.  - ReutersKing’s Bodyguard of the Royal Company of Archers stands guard where the flag-hung coffin of Queen Elizabeth II lies on the catafalque at Westminster Hall on Sunday September 18, 2022 in LONDON, ENGLAND. – Reuters

Philippines:

* The Philippines reports 2,367 new Covid-19 cases and 35 new pandemic deaths as of Sunday (September 18).

* Philippines sees larger c/a deficits on global risks in 2022, 2023

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* The Philippine Antitrust Agency directs more companies to report acquisitions and mergers

* Philippine President focuses on food, energy and climate change at UN General Assembly

* About Machiavelli and Marcos

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 1,891 new Covid-19 cases and one new death as of Sunday (September 18).

* The Vietnamese government confirms it investigated over 120,000 corruption cases in 2022

* Vietnam cuts electricity consumption at its largest solar park; Blow to the country’s efforts to increase renewable energy use

* Tourists “miss” the train – Hanoi’s train route is no more

* Vietnamese authorities have detained the owner of a karaoke bar where 32 people died in a fire earlier this month, police said on Saturday.

A child places a drawing while attending a memorial service for Britain's Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8 at the age of 96 at a church in Taguig, a Manila suburb, on Sunday, September 18, 2022. died.  - AFPA child places a drawing while attending a memorial service for Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II who died on September 8 at the age of 96 at a church in Taguig, a Manila suburb, on Sunday, September 18, 2022. died. – AFP

Myanmar:

* 80 percent of Covid-19 patients in Myanmar are not yet vaccinated

* Malaysia expresses solidarity with the people of Myanmar at the UN assembly

* Mortar fired by Myanmar kills Rohingya in Bangladesh

* The UN office calls for an urgent halt to arms sales in Myanmar

Cambodia:

* Cambodia arrests two suspected drug dealers and confiscates 7.8 kg of narcotics

* Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam sign two-year action plan to improve economic conditions in Phnom Penh

Laos:

* Laos invests over US$2 billion in wind power project

* Lao’s famous festival and crowd favorite – the Luang Prabang Film Festival returns in December

Brunei:

* Dementia cases set to rise to over 7,000 in Brunei by 2050, health minister says

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* Brunei’s 5G network enters testing phase; The exam will last at least eight weeks

A man walks on the street amid heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Nanmadol in Kagoshima on Japan's southernmost main island of Kyushu on Sunday, September 18, 2022 in this photo taken by Kyodo.  - ReutersA man walks on the street amid heavy rain and wind caused by Typhoon Nanmadol in Kagoshima on Japan’s southernmost main island of Kyushu on Sunday, September 18, 2022 in this photo taken by Kyodo. – Reuters

AseanPlus:

* ‘Dangerous’ Typhoon Nanmadol hits Japan; The government is urging millions to seek shelter and safety from the raging storm

* Thousands in shelters as ‘dangerous’ typhoon hits Japan; Government also issues tsunami warning after earthquake hits Taiwan

* 27 people have been killed in a bus crash in southwest China, police confirm

* Super Typhoon Nanmadol hits the Japanese island of Kyushu

* China will double coal use as energy crisis hits

* Taiwan ‘specially invited’ to sign Queen’s book of condolences

* Hong Kong outdoor recreation center to be converted into monkeypox quarantine facility

* Coronavirus: Out of 3,165 older Hong Kongers contacted during the campaign to promote vaccination offers, three percent take up the offer

* Clean energy decoupling between the US and China is “nearly impossible” and risks fighting global climate change, the study says

* Why Kate faces the daunting task of succeeding Diana as Princess of Wales

* Great Britain – end of a royal era

* Bitcoin slips below $20,000 again

* Japan prepares for “very dangerous” Typhoon Nanmadol

* Japan needs a movement to support marriage among young people

* K-pop superstars Blackpink are back in your area with new album Born Pink.

* The first African cheetahs have reached India as part of a wildlife conservation program

* Strong earthquake hits southeast Taiwan, tsunami warning issued





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