Asean News Headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Dec 1)

Papuan activists with face painted with the colours of the separatist 'Morning Star' flag taking part in a rally commemorating the 61st anniversary of the failed efforts by Papuan tribal chiefs to declare independence from Dutch colonial rule in 1961, in Jakarta, Indonesia,on Dec 1, 2022. Indonesia took over West Papua from Dutch colonial rule in 1963 and formalised its sovereignty over the region in 1969 through a vote by about 1,000 community leaders, which critics dismissed as a sham. A separatist group called the 'Free Papua Movement' has battled Indonesian rule ever since. - AP


* Parliament to convene on Dec 19 and 20, first order of business to elect new Speaker

* Reforms to laws necessary to preserve independence of judiciary, says Malaysian Bar

* Stop sending me gifts, says Anwar

* Sources: Anwar to unveil partial Cabinet line-up on Dec 2

* Top cops pay courtesy call on PM Anwar

* Anwar to return to Tambun on Dec 2

* Sabah successfully reclaims RM79.41mil in oil and gas sales tax arrears, say Masidi

* Abang Jo: GPS wants to retain four ministerial posts in new Cabinet

* Perikatan MPs to be watchdogs of ministries, says Takiyuddin

* Rosmah's RM7mil money laundering and tax evasion case to go on trial next May

* External factors continue to lift ringgit higher

* Cooking oil prices to remain unchanged until Jan 7

* Preacher pleads not guilty to raping underaged girl

* G25: Enact law to criminalise attempts to incite racial, religious hatred

* Selangor wants to follow Melaka's lead and gazette heritage buildings


* Singapore, New York top 'world's costliest city' survey

* Jetstar to operate at Changi Airport Terminal 4 from March 22

* Man arrested for drink driving in alleged hit-and-run accident in Adam Road that killed cyclist

* Jail for man who posed as female sex worker online to cheat three men of cash

* Man accused of threatening wife with rape by his friends given discharge for five charges

* AI to detect smuggling, unmanned vessel to fight fires at sea showcased at Home Team event


* Fourth ‘lieutenant’ arrested as Thailand tightens noose on Chinese triad

* Bangkok is the most liveable city for expats in Asia: survey

* Thaksin’s daughter to take centre stage at Pheu Thai election campaign launch


* Indonesians jailed for torture in oil palm plantation slavery case

* Indonesia November inflation cools further but stays above target


* Marcos-led Philippines plays both sides in diplomatic tug of war with US and China

* Philippines needs to find ways to exploit South China Sea resources: Marcos

* Carlos Padilla’s comments on 'cheating' in Pacquiao fight under review by WBC


* Vietnam to reduce environmental impact of textile and garment industry by 2030

* Vietnam's foreign trade may hit record of US$780bil in 2022

* Vietnam's Vinh Phuc province proves an attractive investment destination

* Vietnam's retail sales, service revenue up in first 11 months, PMI down in November


* Myanmar democracy leader says 2,000 dead fighting junta, urges military aid


* Cambodian ministry stands by Nagaworld unionist Sithar's arrest

* ADB urges Cambodia to set up judicial system that inspires investment

* World Vision launches baby-friendly initiative in Siem Reap


* China, Laos agree to push forward shared future

* Laos, China to celebrate first anniversary of railway


* Brunei laywer disbarred from practice

* Oil and gas company loses appeal in multi-million ringgit case


* Timor-Leste opens new port in largest ever foreign investment

* HK court delays trial of pro-democracy tycoon Jimmy Lai

* PM Modi calls for end to war as India takes G20 presidency

* Chinese papers go black in mourning for late leader Jiang Zemin

* Former leader Jiang's body arrives in Beijing as China mourns

* Beijing sees record Covid cases as China vows small easing steps

* Korean subway workers end strike after deal with management

* Asia Pacific accounts for more than 55% of global greenhouse gas emissions

* Japan cabinet backs bill tightening religious donation rules

* Oscar-winning director Ang Lee casts his son to play Bruce Lee in upcoming biopic

* Asian stocks join global rally and dollar drops on Fed rate joy

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