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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SAR for Nora enters third day; search area expanded

The search and rescue (SAR) operation to find the 15-year-old Irish girl who went missing from a resort here has entered its third day. More than 160 personnel, comprising police, the Fire and Rescue Services Department, Civil Defence, Rela and the Forestry Department are despatched to comb the surrounding dense jungle and hilly terrain in the search for Nora Anne Quoirin, who has learning disabilities. - New Straits Times

SBS Transit, SIA among local brands warning of online scams trading on their names

Well-known Singapore companies - including SBS Transit (SBST), Lazada and Singapore Airlines - are warning consumers to be on their guard against online scams which are using their brand names to try and dupe victims out of money. Police reports have been made and The Straits Times understands that scammers have already claimed at least one victim, while other targets have had narrow escapes. - The Straits Times

South Sumatra disaster agency lacks real-time monitoring of forest fires

The South Sumatra Disaster Mitigation Agency (BPBD) does not have a real-time monitoring system to help tackle forest and land fires despite the declaration of emergency status by the governor in March, a top official has said. Agency head Iriansyah said it still heavily relied for information on hot spots in the region on satellite monitoring provided by the National Institute of Aeronautics and Space. - The Jakarta Post

Cops arrest 7 more in capital blasts inquiry

Seven more suspects have been arrested in connection with last Friday's bombings in Bangkok and Nonthaburi, government spokeswoman Naruemon Pinyosinwat said on Tuesday. The new arrests bring the total number of suspects in custody to nine, said Ms Naruemon. - Bangkok Post

Duterte to US: You drove me into waiting arms of China

President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday said the United States (US) is “responsible” for the Philippines’ warmer ties with China after it stopped the sale of rifles to the Philippine National Police (PNP). Speaking before Filipino-Chinese businessmen in Malacanang, Duterte told the US: “You practically drove me into the waiting arms of the Chinese government.” - The Philippine Daily Inquirer

CDC: Improve infrastructure to draw investment to border

The Council for the Development of Cambodia (CDC) has urged relevant parties to increase efforts to attract more foreign investors to border areas. CDC secretary-general Sok Chenda Sophea said to achieve this, it is necessary to develop infrastructure there such as special economic zones (SEZ), connect them to the power grid and identify attractive industry sectors. - The Phnom Penh Post