Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (Jan 22, 2023)

Malaysians taking photo with a statue of Rabbit as they visit Thian Hou Temple in Kuala Lumpur on the first day of Chinese New Year Celebration, on Sunday (Jan 22, 2023). - AZHAR MAHFOF/The Star


* Malaysia strongly condemns Danish leader’s provocative act in Sweden

* DPM hits out at Hadi's alleged remarks on cash hand out

* If cost of food goes up, help reduce the cost, Ismail Sabri tells the government

* Cops bust drug distribution ring in Kluang and Batu Pahat, cops nab six men

* What will the Year of the Rabbit hold for your zodiac sign?

* Covid-19 Watch: 293 new cases, nationwide ICU bed usage at 61pc

* 1.8 billion scam calls blocked by MCMC from 2017 to 2022, says Comms Minister

* MA63: Unity Govt delivered large part of agreement’s content, says PM Anwar

* CNY celebrated with joy nationwide

* Bursa Malaysia likely to be muted this week; trading week shortened due to CNY

* China reopening and improved domestic economic sentiment set to lift ringgit this week

* Health Ministry to work with stakeholders to address overcrowding at hospital emergency depts


* Past year was tough for healthcare workers, dealing with three Covid-19 waves, says Singapore health minister

* Singaporean nabbed in Thailand wanted for cheating and drug-related offences

* Singapore and Malaysia to sign MOC in digital and green economy, says Tengku Zafrul

* Bullish calls mount as Asian stocks go on a tear in the New Year

* S’poreans flock to JB for the long weekend

* After 15 years, Malaysian actor Jack Lim and Singapore's Mark Lee team up again


* Indonesian President Jokowi's approval rating at all-time high: poll

* Indonesia's Asean presidency to focus on economic growth, says senior minister Airlangga Hartarto

* It's a bountiful Chinese New Year of Rabbit for Indonesians as it brings fortune to traders

* Asean displayed sheer confidence and grit at Davos; conveys a positive outlook for region

* Will the Year of the Rabbit finally bring us some peace in 2023?

* Indonesia turns to sorghum to expand food sources


* 'Siren service' for Chinese tourist lands three police officers in trouble in resort town of Pattaya

* Asian Insider - Thailand’s rice bowl threatened by rise of regional rivals

* Covid curbs over, China's tourists hit Thai beaches for first time in three years

* How Malaysia can help more with the Southern Thai conflict

* Three killed in shoot-out in troubled south of Thailand


* Asian Insider - The Philippines has a staple problem with rice – and it’s not going away soon

* Why onion and egg prices are rising in the Philippines

* Philippines looks forward to welcoming back Chinese tourists


* Vietnam seeks to curb inflation at 4.5 per cent with flexible monetary policy

* The Year of the Cat not Rabbit is believed to bring good luck and smooth sailing in Vietnam

* Tuna becomes a billion-dollar export for first time in Vietnam


* Chinese Lunar New Year celebrated in a big way in Myanmar


* Cambodian financial industry's code of conduct put into full implementation


* Laos among list of countries greenlit for Chinese group tours


* Indonesian jailed and fined for overstaying for almost two years in Brunei


* Chinese pray for health in Lunar New Year as Covid-19 death toll rises

* China reports almost 13,000 new deaths due to Covid-19 for the last week

* Four killed and four critical after Japan apartment fire on first day of Lunar New Year

* New Zealand's next leaders confirmed as Prime Minister Ardern resigns; Chris Hipkins is new PM

* Top 8 idioms about rabbits and hares to celebrate Chinese New Year

* Asia turns to tech to help watch over a growing elderly population

* Let’s avoid another nuclear arms race

* Next New Zealand PM slams 'abhorrent' treatment of Ardern

* China’s untapped hydropower could supply 30 per cent of electricity needs: study

* India blocks BBC documentary on PM Modi from airing in India

* Tennis-Ostapenko knocks out Gauff to reach Australian Open quarters

* Asia turns to tech to help watch over a growing elderly population

* China-Hong Kong: First Spring Festival without restrictions

* HK rabbits enjoy bunny resort as owners travel

* Xi extends New Year greetings to all Chinese

* Culture shine as Southern California embraces CNY

* Year of the Rabbit sees much-loved creature hop onto centre stage

* Pet sitters back in business after Covid-19 reopening

* What could bring the Korean Peninsula to the brink of war

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