ASEAN news headlines at 9 p.m. Wednesday (November 9, 2022)

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Malaysia:

* MetMalaysia issues thunderstorm warning for seven states

* Parts of Klang affected by flash floods

* Dr. Wee says sorry, intensive efforts are being made to resolve the LRT service issue

* GE15: Negri Secretary of State declares November 18 a holiday

* GE15: poster, the “battles” of flags intensify in Kedah

* GE15: Immigration does not expect a major increase in traffic from S’pore on Election Day

* LRT commuters express frustration over week-long LRT suspension

* Three immigration officers arrested for human trafficking syndicates, says DG

* GE15: Selangor MB declares a public holiday on November 18

* GE15: Cops investigating cases of insults, defamation and vandalism, says Bukit Aman election chief

* Kelana Jaya LRT disruption: Prasarana deploys nearly seven dozen buses to transport stranded commuters

* Three students injured after orphanage roof collapses

* Seremban cops are looking for five bikers who obstructed traffic by playing “marshal” for the convoy

A couple posing for their wedding photos in front of Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. -AFP

Singapore:

* New rules to make social media companies liable for online damages

* SG National Serviceman Admits Possession of Sexually Explicit Material Involving Minors

* Singapore digital bank’s top executive, led by Grab, resigns

* Teenager accused of father’s murder must undergo mental health check-up

Thailand:

* Thai woman sentenced for eating bats on broadcast

* 15 injured in fireworks explosion

* Thailand Nixes plans to allow foreigners to buy land after backlash

Philippines:

* Marcos to highlight cooperation on climate change and food security at ASEAN summits

* The dark side of employment figures in the Philippines

* 129 years in prison for Australian man in child sex abuse case in the Philippines

Indonesia:

* Eight cops arrested for Medan hospital attack

* Indonesia suspends licenses of two more pharmaceutical companies amid investigations into child deaths

* Jakarta is preparing for extreme weather conditions until February 2023

Burma:

* Myanmar junta releases former top election commission officials

* The hot air balloon festival returns after a two-year hiatus

Cambodia:

* US-China rivalry, North Korea to dominate ASEAN summit

* Cambodia celebrates the 69th anniversary of Independence Day

* Inside Cambodia’s ‘living hell’ of scam operations

* Biden to raise human rights in Egypt and Cambodia: US officials

Laos:

* May Luang festivities return to pre-pandemic levels

A man releases a water lantern for peace and good luck during the traditional Loy Krathong festival in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.  - XinhuaA man releases a water lantern for peace and good luck during the traditional Loy Krathong festival in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei. – Xinhua

Brunei:

* Brunei’s population exceeds 440,000

Vietnam:

* 11 Vietnamese institutes ranked among the best universities in Asia for 2023

* Vietnam seeks to help fuel market ease gasoline shortages

* Vietnam on high alert with more than 10,000 dengue fever cases in a week

China:

* China ready to help offset damage caused by climate change

* Four charged in Hong Kong for reposting election boycott calls

* Guangzhou brings back mass testing to tackle worst Covid-19 outbreak

* Covid-19 cases in Beijing hit highest level in five months

* Factory prices in China fall for the first time since December 2020 as Covid restrictions take their toll

* China’s ultra-rich squeezed by slowing economy

South Korea:

* North Korea fires ballistic missile, Seoul military says

* South Korean military recovers missile debris from North

* South Korea’s Yoon will attend ASEAN and G20 summits this month

* The miners lived on coffee and water as they were trapped in the shaft for nine days

A child riding on a carousel during Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival celebrations in Pyin Oo Lwin township in Mandalay, Myanmar.  -AFPA child riding on a carousel during Tazaungdaing Lighting Festival celebrations in Pyin Oo Lwin township in Mandalay, Myanmar. -AFP

Japan:

* Japanese Prime Minister pledges to strengthen military power

* ‘Grave of the Fireflies’ candy maker goes bankrupt as costs soar

India:

* India says it will need coal until 2040 and beyond

* Disgraced celebrity jeweler fails to block India’s extradition from UK

* Six dead after powerful earthquake hits Nepal and rocks New Delhi

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspecting an honor guard at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.  -AFPCambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen (left) and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang inspecting an honor guard at the Peace Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. -AFP

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