Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Friday (Dec 9)


Rescuers carry the body of a victim of a coal mine explosion in Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, Indonesia on Dec. 9, 2022. The blast, caused by noxious gases including methane killed 10 miners while four survived. -AP

Malaysia

* Anwar names deputy ministers

* New unity govt must show it’s able to uphold Malay interests to stem support for Perikatan, say analysts

* Govt will remain consistent in fight against corruption, says Anwar

* RM600bil issue: MACC's probe to focus on RM92.5bil only

* No evidence in Abdul Azeez’s graft case after new MACC probe, says AGC

* Ex-Baling MP Abdul Azeez freed on corruption, money laundering charges

* Unemployment in October lowest since start of Covid-19 pandemic

* High level joint committee the only platform to resolve MA63 issue, says Ongkili

* 469 Filipinos with various immigration offences deported

* JB-Singapore rail link on track for completion by end 2026, says MRT Corp

Singapore

* Singaporean duped major banks worldwide, causing ‘unprecedented’ S$631mil in losses

* Singapore's Mark Lee wins 'Best Comedy' at Asian Creative Academy Awards

* Man who started fire outside flat occupied by ex-girlfriend’s fiance jailed six months

* Najib allowed by court to file third-party notices against former SRC directors

* Beach Road murder: Suspect to be remanded for psychiatric observation

* Selangor DOE detains three containers with ewaste from US, Spain

* We are sorry for your loss, says family in flat blaze that led to firefighter’s death

* Singapore’s first museum just for children opens near Fort Canning

Thailand

* Thai businesses target three major markets to boost exports next year

* Police arrest three for ‘luring Thai man to Dubai to sell sex’

* 17,000 workers wanted on Phuket as tourism rebound sparks labour shortage

* Thailand's ‘Travel Now, Free Now’ fair to offer spectacular deals next week

* Thai tourists can now make DuitNow QR payments in Malaysia via Boost

* Thailand set to overtake Vietnam as world’s No 2 rice exporter

Indonesia

* No bond for woman charged in 'suitcase murder' of mum in Bali

* Indonesia's new laws a threat to privacy, press and human rights, says UN

* Indonesia's new Criminal Code puts investment at risk

Philippines

* Marcos Jr confident Philippines will avoid recession

* Hunger in Philippines: Real solutions needed (astronaut meals not included)

* Philippines eyes Central Bank profits as wealth fund source

Vietnam

* Vietnam Airlines reopens regular flights to China after three-year disruption

* Vietnam vessel saves 154 Rohingya from sinking boat, transfers to Myanmar navy

* Serious erosion puts Quang Nam people's lives in danger

Cambodia

* Recent successes raises Cambodia's gymnastics hopes in SEA Games

* Cambodia expects FTA with South Korea to lift trade, investment

* AirAsia launches new low cost airline in Cambodia

Laos

* Lao police seize almost 140 million amphetamine pills in 11 months

* US pledges to expand economic ties with Laos

Myanmar

* Canada adds sanctions on Russia, Iran, Myanmar over human rights

* Gold mining re-starts in Myanmar's Indawgyi area

Brunei

* Sarawak hails revised charges for vehicles exiting and entering Brunei

* Ex-school guard who trespassed and stole cash jailed

Aseanplus

* Xi: China to step up cooperation with Egypt, Palestine

* Modi to skip annual Putin summit over Ukraine nuke threats

* Japanese billionaire Maezawa announces crew of artists for lunar voyage

* China makes first delivery of homegrown passenger jet

* Japanese dengue vaccine becomes second approved by EU

* StanChart told to probe suspicious credit card charges in Hong Kong

* ‘Honest grandma’, 92, repays US$3mil in debt in 10 years after refusing to declare bankruptcy wins ‘most beautiful’ citizen award in China

* South Korean truckers vote to end nationwide strike

* 'It's dead out there': China's slow exit from zero-COVID

* Some in China bristle at Covid-19 rollback

* China seeks to tone down assertive diplomacy that 'backfired': US official

* China's November PPI falls, CPI slows amid weak activity

* Japan, Britain and Italy to build joint jet fighter

* Asian markets mixed with focus on US inflation data, Fed meeting

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