Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (Dec 11, 2022)


* Anwar: Confidence vote in Parliament is to obtain clear mandate to lead

* Anwar: Corrupt ministers will be booted out immediately

* Seven deputy minister positions will calm nerves in Sabah, says analyst

* Covid-19 Watch: 1,315 new cases, says Health

* Parents prefer going back to January school year

* The challenge of tackling Malaysia’s money politics

* Escalating racial, religious rhetoric unacceptable, says Masidi

* Govt to address lack of interest in higher education, says Khaled Nordin

* Sabah renews cooperation with China in three areas

* Bursa Malaysia likely to trend higher from Monday (Dec 11) onwards

* Ringgit likely to see range-bound trading this week ahead of FOMC meeting

* Domestic Trade Ministry looking to improve online complaint system

Japan’s Akane Yamaguchi (right) holds the winner’s trophy after her victory against Taiwan’s Tai Tzu-ying during the women’s singles final at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Bangkok, – AFP


* Singapore reports 902 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths on Sunday (Dec 11)

* Singapore PM Lee to make official visit to Germany, attend Asean-EU summit in Brussels

* Durian prices fall amid supply spike in Singapore, with sellers saying lower prices may last for weeks

* Singapore’s first female Malay naval officer among 407 officer cadets commissioned

* Two in three S’pore residents not reporting scams on messaging platforms: WhatsApp survey


* Melaka govt and Indonesian govt to offer ‘Tukar-Tukar Rasa’ tourism package

* Over 40 private jets arrives in Indonesia ahead of Jokowi youngest son’s wedding

* 60% of electric vehicles globally to depend on made-in-Indonesia batteries, says Indonesian President

* New Criminal Code sets back civil liberties in Indonesia

* 10 killed as mine collapses in explosion in Indonesia

Second placed Indonesia’s Hendra Setiawan and Mohammad Ahsan, and winners China’s Ou Xuanyi and Liu Yuchen (right) pose on the podium after the men’s doubles final at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Bangkok, – AFP


* Thailand polls 2023: 70% of voters expect Pheu Thai party to win the next election, survey finds

* Axelsen and Yamaguchi win badminton World Tour Finals in Bangkok

* Thailand set to welcome 20 million tourists in 2023 and generate revenue of RM285 billion

* Ready, set, roll! Thai cannabis contest kicks off in Bangkok

* Thailand hits tourism goal as foreign arrivals top 10 million


* Philippines logs 1,134 new Covid-19 cases and 24 more deaths on Sunday (Dec 11)

* Filipino boxing superstar Pacquiao returns to ring for clash with South Korean YouTuber D.K. Yoo

* Eight dead and one injured after flood sweeps passenger car away in Philippines

* World Bank hikes Philippines’ 2022 GDP forecast to 7.2 per cent

China’s Chen Qingchen (left) and Jia Yifan pose on the podium after victory against Thailand’s Benya Aimsaard and Nuntakarn Aimsaard during the women’s doubles final at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Bangkok. – AFP


* Vietnam reports 194 new Covid-19 cases and no deaths on Sunday (Dec 11)

* Vietnam appeals for cooperation, contributions to peace, stability and legal order at South China Sea

* Japanese beauty crowned Miss Tourism World 2022 at finale in Vietnam

* Vietnam harvests only 40% of 2022-23 coffee crop amid prolonged rains in country


* Myanmar said to be worst country over human rights issue; Canada adds sanctions on country besides Russia and Iran

* Myanmar: Fuel oil prices in Yangon decrease but diesel prices increase again

* Chinese scholarships programme launched in Myanmar

China’s Huang Yaqiong (L) and Zheng Siwei pose on the podium after victory during the mixed doubles final against Thailand’s Dechapol Puavaranukroh and Sapsiree Taerattanachai at the HSBC BWF World Tour Finals badminton tournament in Bangkok. – AFP


* Cambodia has world’s largest population of Siamese crocodiles, says its environment ministry

* Cambodia gives financial help to 360,000 families affected by inflation and floods

* Cambodia celebrates its famous Sea Festival after two-year break


* Health officials say diabetes on the rise at alarming rate in Laos

* Laos Assembly says economy to grow at least 4.4 per cent and country on right path in resolving economic woes


* Brunei man fined RM195,000 for keeping undeclared cigarettes in his vehicle

* Jail and caning sentence for Brunei man found guilty of sexually abusing daughters and niece

Australian jockey Zac Purton riding California Spangle, trained by Tony Cruz, celebrates winning the Hong Kong Mile G1 race (1600m) during the Hong Kong International Races at Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong on Sunday, December 11, 2022. – AFP


* The year of 2022 – a watershed era for energy and food crises

* Japan’s ispace readies for delayed launch of first commercial moon lander

* Football fans left stunned yet again as France battle past England and Morocco make World Cup history

* Coronavirus: Hong Kong will drop vaccine pass scheme and Covid app ‘at an appropriate time’, senior health official says

* China must expand renewable energy faster to reach climate goals and maintain economic growth, analysts say

* Western Australia eager to expand China space research, investment with ‘science not bound by borders’

* US military vows ‘more lethal’ force in 2023 to deter Beijing attack on Taiwan

* Taiwan premier slams China over fresh import bans

* Hong Kong police officer arrested for allegedly aiding and abetting prostitution racket ringleader who was staying in city illegally

* US-China trade war: Small American manufacturers desperate for dialogue to resume as tariffs take their toll

* Likely US House speaker promotes China panel, naming an ardent hawk as its chair

* Morocco, France fans clash with police in Paris after World Cup win

* Who taught China’s youth to protest? The Communist Party

* Asian Insider – Japan goes from baby boom to bust in just two generations

* South Korean Parliament calls for interior minister’s dismissal over Itaewon tragedy

* China’s capital Beijing swings from anger over zero-Covid to coping with infections

* Jazzy ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’ album swings on after 57 years

* Fight to curb food waste increasingly turns to science, tech

* ‘Truly special’: Ishan Kishan, India’s new batting dynamite

* World Cup 2022 – Tearful Ronaldo the lasting image of Portugal World Cup debacle

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