Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Jan 25)

Activists from the PETA Asia animal protection organisation lock themselves up during a protest in front of the Ministry of Environment and Forestry in Jakarta on Jan 25, 2023. - The rally opposes civet farms which produce 'kopi luwak' or civet coffee by force-feeding coffee beans to civets before recollecting the beans that come out with the animals' faeces. - AFP


* Anwar hopes 24th Malaysia-Brunei ALC will finalise several matters of mutual interest

* Anwar says personal ties with Sultan of Brunei will expedite implementation of programmes

* My comments on Tuan Ibrahim in line with democratic process, says Rafizi in defence statement

* Trends show inflation should go down to between 2% and 3%, says Rafizi

* KJ's Umno status likely to be decided only on Jan 27

* Floods: Pahang latest state to be hit, three relief centres opened in Rompin

* Floods: Close shave for big bikers from S'pore as motorcyles nearly swept away

* Simultaneous state polls: PAS to hold informal talks with Pakatan leaders next week

* Fahmi: PDPA amendments to curb data breaches to be tabled in Parliament by year end

* Malaysia's chicken supply not affected by bird flu outbreak in US, Europe, says Mat Sabu

* Rafizi: I'm ready to answer questions on economy, inflation and cost of living

* Treat foreign workers better, the world is watching us, says HR Minister to employers

* Woman clears dog's carcass from road, earns praise online


* Anthony Chen’s first English-language movie makes world debut at Sundance Film Festival

* Jail for two China women who overstayed in Singapore for more than a decade

* SIA joint venture Vistara shelves plan to fly to US on 787 delivery delays

* Singapore's core inflation at 5.1% in December, averaged 4.1% for 2022

* Maserati driver who dragged cop with car had pledged vehicle to parents, claims sister

* S’pore uni develops haptic gloves that convey touch and grip for more lifelike virtual simulations


* Thai cat with ‘diamond’ eye goes viral on TikTok ahead of lottery

* Thaksin says daughter will announce his return to Thailand this year

* Thai central bank raises key rate 25 bps as expected

* Bangkok urges residents to work from home as air pollution expected to worsen

* Covid jab campaign for foreign tourists expanding nationwide


* Bali to seek more direct flights from China on border reopening

* Survey reveals Ganjar-Ridwan as best pick for Indonesian presidential election from Jokowi camp

* Indonesia to set coal power plants emission quotas this month


* Philippine Air Force plane crashes - two dead

* On critical thinking and artificial intelligence: Inquirer contributor

* Filipino couple Power Duo makes it to grand finals of ‘America’s Got Talent: All-Stars’ edition

* With music and gifts, Philippines welcomes back Chinese tourists


* Vietnam considers upgrading Phu Cat Airport to international status

* HCM City dwellers benefit from digital transformation

* Almost 3,000 tonnes of farm produce exported to China via Lạng Son's border gates


* Over one million tourists travel in Cambodia during Lunar New Year: minister

* Automotive, electronics sectors in Cambodia set to rev up

* Cambodia, Switzerland vow to step up trade ties


* Lao Telecom wins Lao Business Leader Award 2022

* Festival celebrates restoration of old Lao town in Savannakhet


* Norway fund drops China, India firms over Myanmar weapons


* PM Anwar granted audience with Brunei Sultan

* Anwar meets Malaysian diaspora in Brunei

* One for the record: Divers perform underwater lion dance

* Brunei, Japan’s Atami City see potential in tourism, halal industry

* E-Arrival Card for foreign nationals coming soon


* Cars stranded, flights cancelled as heavy snow blankets Japan

* Eight missing after ship sinks between Japan, S. Korea (update)

* China formally arrests nine over Covid-19 protests, rights group says

* Japan PM Kishida faces pressure to visit Ukraine ahead of G-7 summit

* Despite global slowdown, Asia's economies show resilience and growth for 2023

* Taiwan’s Tsai Names Chen new premier to rebuild support

* Japan tries to fix a child custody system under fire from all sides

* Asian markets swing as traders weigh growth outlook

* North Korea locks down capital city over 'respiratory illness' - report

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