Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Dec 7)

Relatives pray at the grave of 2nd Sub-Inspector Sofyan, an officer killed after a suicide bomb went off at a police station, during his funeral in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia,on Dec 7, 2022. Police in Indonesia say a Muslim militant and convicted bomb-maker who was released from prison last year blew himself up at a police station on the main island of Java, killing an officer and wounding 11 people. - AP


* GE15: BN candidate Johari retains Tioman state seat

* Anwar meets Bilal Erdogan, son of Turkiye president

* Johor lawmaker urges state to redraw maritime border with Singapore

* Separation of powers: First steps afoot in splitting Public Prosecutor from AG, says Azalina

* Juwairiya: Claim Anwar received RM15mil as Selangor economic adviser recycled accusation

* Be a responsible Home Minister and stop political revenge, Bersatu tells Saifuddin

* Hadi claps back over claims PN was funded by gambling money


* Man who committed incest with intellectually disabled daughter said he was ‘teaching her’

* Singapore, South Korea sign MoU on artificial intelligence

* Singer Sezairi is the most viewed artiste in Singapore on TikTok for 2022

* New global platform to enhance transparency of carbon markets rolled out in S’pore

* 20 held over suspected illegal gambling,over S$118,000 seized

* Super rich folks in wealth hubs, including S’pore, still have their eyes on crypto


* Thai cement producers urged to eye Philippines as tax on imports end

* Thanathorn’s bill to free local administrations from govt control trips at first hurdle

* Tesla launches EVs in Thailand amid competition from cheaper brands

* Thailand’s Covid-19 surge being driven by hidden infections: studies

* Prime time or Netflix? Streaming wars come to Thailand

* Thailand prepares to welcome 10 millionth foreign tourist in 2022


* Indonesia police station blast kills two, injures eight (Update)

* Indonesia police say suspect Bandung blast a terrorist attack

* US says Indonesia extramarital sex ban could discourage investors

* Indonesian suicide bomber leaves note criticising new criminal code

* What expats and tourists need to know about new sex laws in Indonesia


* Chinese militia vessels coming closer to Palawan

* Philippine jobless rate eased to 4.5% in October

* 59 couples exchange marital vows in Philippine mass wedding


* Vietnam shifts gears on arms trade as it loosens ties with Russia

* Vietnam and South Korea enter new chapter of cooperation

* Quang Ninh promotes medicinal herb production


* Cambodian justice ministry responds to social media outrage in drunken driver case

* World Bank says Cambodia's economy recovering well in post-pandemic era

* Cambodia sketches plans to greater economic security for farmers


* Myanmar exports over 860,410 tonnes of rice in first eight months of FY 2022-23

* Bomb dropped on Myanmar monastery using drone


* ‘Laos will not slide into default’, PM assures National Assembly

* Lao govt inks deal on wind farm in Xekong and Attapeu


* Improvements needed to ‘cure’ crimes at police force: Brunei Sultan

* Brunei International Airport sees encouraging air traffic growth: Minister


* Xi travels to Saudi for three days of Mideast outreach

* Year in Search 2022: Anwar Ibrahim emerges as top trending local personality on Google

* China’s Xi signals he’ll press on with fight against graft

* South Korea may lift indoor mask mandate in January

* Japan ruling party policy chief: Won't rule out any options for funding defence boost

* China stocks fall on profit-taking following new Covid easing measures

* India holds up export of 27,000 phones in clash with China

* Hong Kong woman arrested at bank while waiting for elderly phone scam victim to withdraw HK$4.4mil

* S. Korea’s arms sales double in wake of Russia’s war in Ukraine

* China announces nationwide loosening of Covid restrictions

* South Korea to order more truckers back to work on Thursday - media report

* Chinese scientists develop ECG radar that can detect heart health from a distance

* ‘Graffiti on a car is wrong’: Chinese mother lets daughter, 2, paint pictures all over family Porsche, sparking online parenting debate

* Beijing reinstates dining-in, reopens gyms in widest Covid-19 easing measures yet

* HK threat to move Jimmy Lai case to China revives fears

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