ASEAN news headlines at 9 p.m. on Tuesday (October 4, 2022)

Malaysia:

* Wan Junaidi: anti-party hopping law comes into force on October 5

* US FAA restores Malaysia’s aviation safety rating to Category 1

* Covid-19 surveillance: 1,244 new cases bring the total to 4,845,109

* Budget 2023: Rebalancing the economic gap between urban and rural areas

* Budget 2023: Government must focus on issues of high interest rates and unsold homes

* Bank Negara knew a $100m ‘Saudi donation’ had gone into Najib’s account, the High Court has heard

* MetMalaysia issues heavy rain and thunderstorm warning

* Malaysia’s export volume index rises 7.7% m/m in August

*Non-Halal “Elevator” due to government requirements, as per local hotel

* Measures to save Malaysians from employment scams among focus in Dewan Rakyat on October 4

* Prosecution in 1MDB case warns Najib defense team not to conduct trial by media

* Court allows Najib to attend civil proceedings against Tommy Thomas

Singapore’s Jingyi Zhou plays a shot against South Korea’s Lee Zion during the Women’s Table Tennis Group Final match of the World Team Championships in Chengdu, southwest China’s Sichuan province . -AFP

Singapore:

* Former F1 chief Ecclestone will face trial for fraud next October after failing to declare a multimillion-pound RM2.1bil trust in Singapore

* Singapore warns of new variants of phishing scams offering tax refunds and involving tax evasion

* S’porean’s father and son duo jailed for corruption involving Malaysia’s former cargo airline chief

* Crackdown on massage parlors in Orchard Towers and other locations

* Scammers target S’pore PM in fake email scam

* SG man arrested after losing S$11,200 in refund scam involving mobile phones and tablets

* Singapore house prices climb 3.4% even as interest rates rise

* Asian stocks and currencies gain as global sentiment improves

* Oil prices rise slightly ahead of OPEC+ meeting to discuss supply cuts

Women cry as prayer offers outside Gate 13 of Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Police said on Tuesday that the gates of the football stadium where police fired tear gas and set off a deadly crush were too small and could only accommodate two at a time as hundreds tried to escape.  - PAWomen cry as prayer offers outside Gate 13 of Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Police said on Tuesday that the gates of the football stadium where police fired tear gas and set off a deadly crush were too small and could only accommodate two at a time as hundreds tried to escape. – PA

Indonesia:

* Tear gas and locked doors led to a stampede in Indonesian football, spectators say

* Indonesian police chief, others sacked over football-related disaster; government to investigate other elite cops over disaster

* Internal watchdog blames police for using tear gas in deadly football riot in Indonesia

* Football tragedy: Victim’s family buries proud fan

* Football and UEFA matches will hold a minute’s silence in memory of the victims of the Indonesian stadium disaster

* Indonesian football body bans 2 club officials for life over deadly rush

* Indonesia plans to extend palm oil export tax exemption until the end of the year

* Vendor, Indonesian maid remanded after murder of three-year-old boy in Johor

* 32 children died in Indonesia football tragedy, police chief sacked

* Asian traders follow Wall St higher as US data tempers rate fears

* Indonesia: incumbent governor approved for 2024 elections

* Indonesian inflation hits new 7-year high after fuel price hike / Indonesian manufacturing PMI hits 8-month high

Thailand:

* Thailand’s economic recovery intact despite global slowdown, central bank governor says

* Police identify more suspects in cosmetic agent kidnapping case in Thailand

* Ritual piercings mark the annual Taoist festival in Thailand

* Marathon downpour brings more misery to Bangkok

* Thailand’s central bank says economic recovery likely intact

* Bangkok plans to keep temples and museums open until midnight

* Nuan a friendly feline among foreign ministers

* Thai Prime Minister resumes official duties

Activists wave slogans as they condemn the murder of Filipino journalist Percival Mabasa during a rally in Quezon City, the Philippines, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Gunmen on motorcycles killed a longtime radio commentator in metro Manila in the latest attack on a member of the media in the Philippines, considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists.  - PAActivists wave slogans as they condemn the murder of Filipino journalist Percival Mabasa during a rally in Quezon City, the Philippines, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2022. Gunmen on motorcycles killed a longtime radio commentator in metro Manila in the latest attack on a member of the media in the Philippines, considered one of the most dangerous countries in the world for journalists. – PA

Philippines:

* ‘Very high’ Covid-19 positivity rate in Philippine capital, health expert says

* Filipino media groups seek protection after journalist murdered

* A more humane war on drugs: Inquirer

* Special formula sees 433 winners share the RM19 million Philippine Lotto jackpot

* Filipino radio commentator Percy Lapid shot dead in ambush

* Marcos’ trip to Singapore for F1 race ‘productive’, palace says

* The United States and the Philippines hold combat exercises

* Marcos under fire for S’pore F1 trip

Vietnam:

* Vietnam reports 1,020 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths on Tuesday (October 4)

* Vietnam reports first case of monkeypox; the patient is a resident of Ho Chi Minh City who returned from Dubai

* Vietjet offers 20% discount on international air fares every Monday

* Vietnam to impose temporary anti-dumping duties on some Chinese furniture

* Floods kill eight in central provinces

* E-commerce in Vietnam needs a better legal framework

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) and Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero shake hands during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Tuesday, October 4, 2022. -AFP Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) and Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero shake hands during a meeting at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Tuesday, October 4, 2022. -AFP

Burma:

* Three dead and 17 missing as Myanmar Rohingya boat bound for Malaysia sinks off Bangladesh

* Myanmar will not be invited to ASEAN Summit this year: Cambodia

* Myanmar citizens among those granted 45 days visa-free stay in Thailand

Cambodia:

* Cambodian Foreign Minister stresses need to improve ASEAN connectivity

* Wisma Putra needs more funds to better help M’sian victims of employment scams stranded abroad, says Saifuddin

* Angkor in Cambodia records a 20-fold increase in international arrivals

Laos:

* Lao government urges public to continue to remain vigilant against Covid-19

* Mekong countries consider ways to promote tourism

Brunei:

* Jail caning for Brunei man who sexually assaulted teenage boy

* AfDB forecast for Brunei unchanged; economic growth target remains healthy at 3.6%

A young girl worshiped as an incarnation of the goddess Durga sits next to the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga at a pandal during the Durga Pooja festival in Calcutta on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. - AFPA young girl worshiped as an incarnation of the goddess Durga sits next to the idol of the Hindu goddess Durga at a pandal during the Durga Pooja festival in Calcutta on Tuesday, October 4, 2022. – AFP

AseanPlus:

* Why China’s motherhood issue weighs on the country’s long-term future

* Apple’s iPhone exports from India double Modi’s plan advantage

* Young Chinese say no thanks for working like ‘soulless robots’ even amid bleak job prospects

* Xi’s decade reshapes China’s military and region: report

* 7-year-old twins from Puchong pass piano in 8th grade, enter Malaysian record book

* Kim Jong-nam’s relatives urged to recover items from Malaysian cops

* Hong Kong allows airline crew to leave hotels when traveling overseas

* Never-before-seen footage of The Beatles released in Japan

* North Korea fires a medium-range ballistic missile that flies over Japan

* China expected to increase petroleum product exports in early 2023

* Australia’s central bank raises rates 25 basis points less than expected

* Cryptocurrency popularity drops among millennials in 2022

* These new features aim to improve your Google search results

* Australian wins the title of world’s best barista with the creation of honey and hibiscus coffee

* Matrimonial sites in India design ways to beat dating apps

* BoJ discusses inflation risks in subtle shift during debate

* Asian factories paint an uneven recovery picture

* Hong Kong financier wins ruling against ex-CEO over US$769 million loans

* Chinese real estate stocks are watched as banks are asked to offer financing

* Solomon Islands says it won’t ‘choose sides’ between US and China

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