Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Feb 1)

A Myanmar protester residing in Japan raises her fist during a rally to mark the second anniversary of Myanmar's 2021 military coup, outside the Embassy of Myanmar in Tokyo, Japan on Feb 1, 2023. - Reuters


* Let the court decide Zahid's fate, says Anwar

* MACC probe against Bersatu an abuse of govt agencies, claims Hamzah

* Govt aims to turn Federal Territories into smart cities by 2030, says PM Anwar

* Malaysia strongly condemns suicide bombing at Peshawar mosque

* Immigration DG: Quick Response Teams to man check-in counters at KLIA during peak hours

* Hajiji continues to strengthen GRS govt with appointments of political leaders

* Remand for eight cops extended another week in murder probe

* Money laundering probe on Bersatu unrelated to Covid-19 stimulus packages, says MACC

* Link-up between Port Klang, POIC Lahad Datu port on the cards as talks restarted

* LRT disruption: Bandaraya-Masjid Jamek stretch closed for two weeks, says Loke

* Finance Ministry-owned GLCs to look into leasing or renting idle land for farming, says Ahmad

* Dissolution of Kedah assembly after June 18, says MB

* Travel discounts and special rates up for grabs at Sabah MATTA Fair this May

* Tengku Zafrul looking to run for Umno supreme council post


* Doctor accused of sex crimes against 14-year-old and other women; allegedly cheated polyclinics

* Researchers may have found a way to repair damaged kidneys, giving hope to millions of people on dialysis

* Nine people under 21 dealt with under ISA since 2015 - trend is concerning: Law minister

* 53 Nanyang Primary pupils, two staff members down with acute respiratory symptoms - non have Covid

* Teen detained under ISA planned to declare caliphate on Coney Island, bomb army camp, stab people

* Singapore falls from top spot to 13th on most Instagrammable places in the world list

* Some users in SG confused as SMSes from legitimate firms get flagged as ‘likely scam’

* Three-hour transit in Singapore turns into three days of anxiety for passenger stranded after Auckland flood


* Lawyer confirms possessing a vape in Thailand is illegal, can lead to jail

* Thai economy continues to recover in December: central bank

* Prayut expresses concern over country’s image after extortion of Taiwan actress

* Thailand to boycott SEA Games Muay Thai after Cambodia changes name

* Taiwanese actress thanks BBC, Taiwan media for ‘sharing truth’


* Indonesia’s largest Islamic group draws govt officials eyeing political positions

* ‘Five shots a day’? Bali celebrates first Arak Day

* Jokowi ‘confident’ Tesla will invest in battery, car factory in Indonesia

* Second Indonesia tiger attack in days, hunt ongoing

* Still no ‘freedom’ for interfaith marriages

* Could be Wednesday or Thursday: Jokowi on possible reshuffle


* Philippines inches up in corruption index but low score persists

* 6.0-magnitude quake rocks southern Philippines

* Philippines, Japan to boost defence, infrastructure cooperation during Marcos visit

* Hunger, food security, and land use: Inquirer contributor

* Philippines still in Covid-19 emergency phase


* Garment, footwear exports aim to reach US$80bil by 2025

* World Wetlands Day 2023 to be observed with various activities

* Internet slows as Vietnam submarine cables suffer unprecedented disruptions


* Fires claim four lives in Sihanoukville

* Job rights, social services for women entertainers focus of new initiative

* International trade rises as commerce ministry lays out 2023 plans

* India, Cambodia mark 70 years with 70 trees


* China-Laos Railway transports over 10 million passengers

* Customs revenue on freight rise steeply at Boten border crossing


* Myanmar streets empty in protest on coup anniversary

* US hits Myanmar with new sanctions on coup's 2nd anniversary

* Myanmar marks coup anniversary with eyes on junta election plan


* Singapore Food Festival set to return

* Turn of events in High Court over 'Musang King' case


* Factories in South-East Asia are firing up as China reopens

* Crypto hacks stole record $3.8 billion in 2022, led by North Korea groups - report

* China leads the world in counterfeit, pirated products: US report

* China's Xi vows to help consumers spend 'without worries'

* Hong Kong's Q4 GDP down 4.2% y/y, 4th quarter of contraction

* Japanese author Haruki Murakami to publish first new novel in six years

* Asia's factory activity contracts despite China's COVID reopening

* Most Asian markets rebound from losses after Wall St rally

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