Hot off the press

These are the top stories making the front pages of major newspapers from across Southeast Asia today. 

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Logging threat to Orang Asli

Orang Asli rights activists believe it is high time that the state and federal governments issued moratoriums on logging, which is the prelude to farming, mining and other forest activities that pose threats to the Orang Asli. – New Straits Times.

Illegal discharge into sewers: 38 firms punished

National water agency PUB has prosecuted 38 companies, including bakery and food manufacturing company BreadTalk, in the past year for illegally dumping wastewater containing chemicals or other materials into public sewers. – The Straits Times

FFP to be probed over bribery claims

The Election Commission has accepted a petition against the Future Forward Party (FFP) over claims by some of its MPs that they were offered money to vote for Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha as prime minister, the EC chairman Ittiporn Boonpracong said on Monday. – Bangkok Post.

Sulawesi engulfed by floods, thousands evacuated

Floods in three provinces in Sulawesi have forced thousands of people to flee their houses for higher ground.

The local disaster mitigation agency (BPBD) has documented damages to public facilities such as bridges, roads, houses of prayer and health facilities. – The Jakarta Post.

NBI arrests WellMed owner over ghost dialysis issue

The owner of a private dialysis center who has been accused of defrauding Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) by submitting claims for dead patients was arrested on Monday. – Philippine Daily Inquirer.

Landslide for CPP in polls

The Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) won 4,034 of 4,114 seats in this year’s third mandate municipal, provincial, town and district council elections, while the other six parties received limited support. – The Cambodia Daily.