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Malaysia:* Malaysia strongly condemns Danish leader’s provocative act in Sweden* DPM hits out at Hadi's alleged remarks on cash hand out* If cost of food goes up, help reduce the cost, Ismail Sabri tells the government* Cops bust drug distribution ring in Kluang and Batu Pahat, cops nab six men* What will the Year of the Rabbit hold for your zodiac sign? * Covid-19 Watch: 293 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 61pc* 1.8 billion scam calls blocked by MCMC from 2017 to 2022, says Comms Minister* MA63: Unity Govt delivered large part of agreement’s content, says PM Anwar* CNY celebrated with joy nationwide* Bursa Malaysia likely to be muted this week; trading week shortened due to CNY* China reopening and improved domestic economic sentiment set to lift ringgit this week* Health Ministry to work with stakeholders to address overcrowding at hospital emergency deptsSingapore:* Past year was tough for healthcare workers, dealing with three Covid-19 waves, says Singapore health minister* Singaporean nabbed in Thailand wanted for cheating and drug-related offences* Singapore and Malaysia to sign MOC in digital and green economy, says Tengku Zafrul* Bullish calls mount as Asian stocks go on a tear in the New Year* S’poreans flock to JB for the long weekend* After 15 years, Malaysian actor Jack Lim and Singapore's Mark Lee team up againIndonesia:* Indonesian President Jokowi's approval rating at all-time high: poll* Indonesia's Asean presidency to focus on economic growth, says senior minister Airlangga Hartarto* It's a bountiful Chinese New Year of Rabbit for Indonesians as it brings fortune to traders* Asean displayed sheer confidence and grit at Davos; conveys a positive outlook for region* Will the Year of the Rabbit finally bring us some peace in 2023? * Indonesia turns to sorghum to expand food sourcesThailand:* 'Siren service' for Chinese tourist lands three police officers in trouble in resort town of Pattaya* Asian Insider - Thailand’s rice bowl threatened by rise of regional rivals* Covid curbs over, China's tourists hit Thai beaches for first time in three years* How Malaysia can help more with the Southern Thai conflict* Three killed in shoot-out in troubled south of ThailandPhilippines:* Asian Insider - The Philippines has a staple problem with rice – and it’s not going away soon* Why onion and egg prices are rising in the Philippines* Philippines looks forward to welcoming back Chinese touristsVietnam:* Vietnam seeks to curb inflation at 4.5 per cent with flexible monetary policy* The Year of the Cat not Rabbit is believed to bring good luck and smooth sailing in Vietnam* Tuna becomes a billion-dollar export for first time in VietnamMyanmar:* Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in a big way in MyanmarCambodia:* Cambodian financial industry's code of conduct put into full implementationLaos:* Laos among list of countries greenlit for Chinese group toursBrunei:* Indonesian jailed and fined for overstaying for almost two years in BruneiAseanPlus:* Chinese pray for health in Lunar New Year as Covid-19 death toll rises* China reports almost 13,000 new deaths due to Covid-19 for the last week* Four killed and four critical after Japan apartment fire on first day of Lunar New Year* New Zealand's next leaders confirmed as Prime Minister Ardern resigns; Chris Hipkins is new PM* Top 8 idioms about rabbits and hares to celebrate Chinese New Year* Asia turns to tech to help watch over a growing elderly population* Let’s avoid another nuclear arms race* Next New Zealand PM slams 'abhorrent' treatment of Ardern* China’s untapped hydropower could supply 30 per cent of electricity needs: study* India blocks BBC documentary on PM Modi from airing in India* Tennis-Ostapenko knocks out Gauff to reach Australian Open quarters* Asia turns to tech to help watch over a growing elderly population* China-Hong Kong: First Spring Festival without restrictions* HK rabbits enjoy bunny resort as owners travel* Xi extends New Year greetings to all Chinese* Culture shine as Southern California embraces CNY* Year of the Rabbit sees much-loved creature hop onto centre stage* Pet sitters back in business after Covid-19 reopening* What could bring the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war
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Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Friday (Oct 21, 2022)By S. NavalanHere's a look at the news highlights from Asean countries in the Star-AseanPlus section for Friday (Oct 21, 2022)Asean, News, HeadlinesMalaysia:* Covid-19: Small number of XBB variant cases detected, no cause for alarm yet, says Khairy* Covid-19 Watch: 2,561 new cases bring total to 4,875,131* GE15: Umno rubbishes talk of Zahid not defending Bagan Datuk seat* GE15: Nazri Aziz takes a bow, says it's time to go* GE15: Employees must get reasonable time off to vote, says MEF* GE15: KJ game for challenge of recapturing a seat for Barisan* Leaders greedy for power and wealth are destructive for the nation, says Selangor Sultan* Bank Negara international reserves fall to US$104.5bil as at Oct 14* Multi-billion ringgit investments reflection of investors’ confidence in Sabah, says Hajiji* Defence Ministry: Frances Naval Group to complete LCS project within time frame* Najib's bid for SRC conviction review to be heard from Jan 19* Egg supply expected to stabilise by end-October, says Domestic Trade MinistrySingapore:* Singapore's quirky car market offers rare profit for some as prices soar* Singapore to offer those aged 18-49 Covid-19 bivalent booster later in the year, says its health minister* What to know about Singapore's constitutional changes to protect definition of marriage* Move to protect definition of marriage from court challenges will satisfy most S’poreans: Observers* Jail, caning for man in SG who raped woman he duped with fake profile and bogus S$2,500 offer for sex* Oil wavers as rate hike talk offsets fading China demand hopes* Singapore govt takes first steps to legalise sex between men* Asian shares mostly fall as investors watch for inflationIndonesia:* Indonesia says child deaths from acute kidney injury rise to 133 as another six killed in floods and landslides in Indonesia's Bali* Indonesia posts US$3.9bil budget surplus in Jan-Sept* Indonesia and Russia discussing use of Russian payment system Mir* Interim Jakarta governor to replant trees ordered cut by ex-governor Anies* Capital A’s platform to tap into Indonesia* Indonesia: Meds found to have ingredients linked to AKI* Indonesia: Mysterious breeding habits of aquarium fish vex expertsThailand:* Thai growth could reach 3.5% this year as visitors to country to double in 2023, says its finance minister* Thai mobile operators True and DTAC shares rise after merger cleared; combined entity now worth RM34.5 billion* Merger to form Thailand's largest mobile firm gets nod after 11-hour meeting* Fleeing Thai sergeant arrested over theft of 95 police guns* Army collecting evidence on alleged graft in Thai military housing project* Celeb’s charity swim draws flak in ThailandPhilippines:* Over one million children in Philippines unprotected by routine vaccine, says UNICEF* Filipino ‘anti-cheating’ helmets go viral as students take inspiration from Thailand* Philippines: WHO official warns pandemic "not yet over"* Philippines reports local transmission of Omicron XBB subvariant, XBC variant* Philippines to get US military helicopters after scrapping Russia deal* ‘Honour deal to buy aircraft’ - Russia tells PhilippinesVietnam:* Vietnam eyes stronger cooperation in halal food industry with Malaysia* Vietnam's 'wave of repression' threatens climate goals, say rights groups* Emerging markets: Vietnam dong falls to record low as most Asian currencies set for weekly losses on aggressive Fed* International food expo opens in Ho Chi Minh* Vietnamese cuisine voted among best in the world* Towards a digital, green economic partnership - signed deal between Singapore and VietnamMyanmar:* Myanmar rebels attack key border town* UN urges Myanmar's neighbours to stop forced returns* Myanmar to hold flower festival to revive pandemic-hit tourism sector* Myanmar villagers say army beheaded high school teacher* Once welcomed, now a burden - The story of the RohinyaCambodia:* No Covid-19 deaths reported in Cambodia since April, says PM Hun Sen* Cambodia and Timor-Leste sign deals to boost bilateral ties* Cambodia issues new guidelines for legal casino operators* Hun Sen vows to ‘finish’ exiled opposition figureLaos:* Lao central bank bans money exchanges units from selling foreign currency* Spiraling inflation in Laos forces people to cut expenses* Thai Smile Airways to launch flight from Bangkok to Luang PrabangBrunei:* Brunei’s second quarter GDP dips 4.4 per cent y-o-y* Brunei's Covid-19 cases rise for third straight weekAseanPlus:* Just 30 days to go - Qatar's glitzy World Cup is ready and expensive* China scrubs reports of teen quarantine death from internet* Yuan falls to lowest since 2008 global crisis, despite state bank support* Energy and security on agenda when Australia and Japan leaders meet* Hong Kong cancels screening of Batman film shot in the city* US charges seven in alleged plot to repatriate US resident to China* China locks down parts of Xi’an as Covid-19 restrictions ripple* Two gian

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