Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Jan 26)

Ice and snow tourism has revitalised traditional folklore and created a number of more modern, dynamic, and fashionable tourism destinations and consumption scenarios in China during the Spring Festival this year. - Xinhua


* Luxembourg court sets aside asset seizure order over Sulu heirs’ claim, says Azalina

* Wisma Putra summons Swedish envoy over burning of Quran in Stockholm

* June 6 fixed for judicial review bid by Teoh Beng Hock’s parents

* Islamic studies in schools to be reviewed to emphasise universal values and humanity, says Anwar

* Johor Ruler receives latest report from special task force on Batu Puteh

* Zahid: Any handout given during election campaign is still bribery

* KJ’s fate to be known after Umno supreme council meeting on Jan 27 night, says Zahid

* Sabah fisherman clings on to jerrycan for 30 hours after boat capsizes off KK

* Feeling the heat: Three held for false claims over RM400,000 thermal paper purchase

* China investment will boost green economy in Malaysia, says biz leader

* Go to court if unhappy over GE15 results, says Fadillah

* PAS free to protest against burning of Quran but don't cause trouble, says Anwar

* Three new Sabah assistant ministers sworn in

* Alleged burglar who passed out in victim's home charged with trespass

* Seven rescued after military patrol boat capsizes near Sandakan


* Teen rushed to hospital after being beaten up at fitness corner in Serangoon

* Customs officers win awards for deeds ranging from busting crooks to helping businesses

* 413 people get Covid-19 vaccine injury payouts, over S$1.8mil paid or offered

* Jail for ex-police national serviceman in S’pore who illegally accessed man’s files, shared photo of him in chat group


* Thai PM walks out of news conference over question on ex-leader Thaksin

* Thai court jails activist for 28 years jail for royal defamation

* Russian visitors and furry natives chill out in Yasothon

* Thai FDA recalls Korean instant noodle brand to test for chemical

* Theft of life-saving machines latest scandal for Thai police


* Indonesia can help repair Asean’s authoritarian drift under Cambodia’s Hun Sen: Sam Rainsy

* Minister quashes three-term proposal for Indonesian village heads

* Orangutan dies of severe injuries in North Sumatra

* Indonesia’s US$20bil deal to cut coal not enough: Ember

* Bali Police investigate Australian fake mugging info


* Ambassador Romualdez: US ‘finds’ Philippines 'refreshing’ under Marcos Jr

* General who led Duterte’s security detail sacked over links to murder case

* Philippines Q4 GDP grows 7.2%, faster than forecast


* Vietnam boasts of innovative start-ups in e-commerce sector

* Charismatic grinning cat statue in Quang Trị draws admirers from across Vietnam

* Hai Phong aims to become an international logistics centre


* Cambodia celebrates 100-day countdown towards 32nd SEA Games

* Asia-Pacific disability conference in Cambodia planned for March

* Cambodia firmly rejects inclusion on list of Ukraine military backers


* Laos hopes to improve medical licensing system and healthcare

* Laos looks to tourism to drive economic recovery


* Myanmar opium farming booming after coup: UN


* Reaffirming longstanding Brunei-UK defence ties

* Temburong vaccination centre to cease operations


* Eight dead, including six Chinese nationals, after ship sinks near Japan

* Toyota to replace Akio Toyoda as president and CEO

* Ice-snow tourism becoming new 'tradition' for Chinese New Year

* Former Japan PM Mori criticises Ukraine support: Kyodo

* World’s biggest luxury spenders are label-loving Koreans

* ‘Maternal brilliance’: Gentle flight attendant in China goes viral and praised online after soothing screaming baby on plane for almost five hours

Japan to downgrade Covid-19 classification on May 8: Report

* China says Covid-19 deaths, severe cases drop by more than 70%

* Exclusive-Power surge crashes Pakistan grid, plunging millions into darkness

* South Korea to double energy vouchers amid soaring bills, cold wave

* Shares in Asia hit fresh 7-month high, U.S. GDP data awaited

* China's luxury shoppers free to travel, but many buy locally

* Both North and South Korea violated armistice with drone flights, U.N. command says

* Hong Kong returns to lead most Asian markets higher

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