Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Feb 2)

The giant Buddha statue of Wat Paknam Phasi Charoen temple is seen amid air pollution in Bangkok, Thailand, on Feb 2, 2023. - Reuters


* PM Anwar dismisses claims govt using MACC as political tool

* Sabah to offer 'unique and attractive' Malaysia My Second Home programme

* Comms and Digital Ministry announces RM69 fixed Internet broadband plan with speeds of up to 30Mbps for low income groups

* Constituency allocations for backbencher MPs slashed by over 65%

* Amanah to hold talks with Barisan on state polls, says Khalid

* Muhyiddin to lead Perikatan shadow Cabinet

* PM Anwar unveils Malaysia Madani logo

* Muslims in Johor can attend open houses, but can't take part in rituals of other faiths

* Nine foreigners nabbed in Johor for trying to enter Malaysia illegally

* MB: Negri legislature may be dissolved on June 1

* AGC rejects representation to drop Rewcastle-Brown's criminal defamation charge

* Bersatu will ask MACC to unfreeze bank accounts, says Muhyiddin

* Johor looking to open new air routes to China and India


* Singaporean man in Taiwan actress ‘extortion’ case in Thailand speaks up

* Couple having affair jailed 10 weeks for trying to record the woman’s daughter showering

* Singapore dollar hits over five-year high against US currency

* 47-year-old Singaporean, who has six grandkids, crowned at Grandma Universe 2023

* Mother, daughter chalk up their 4th S’pore record by creating rangoli with 26,000 ice-cream sticks

* Regional photographers capture unseen Singapore to draw in travellers

* More than 6kg of illegal drugs worth S$480,000 seized, four S’poreans arrested


* Six Bangkok policemen charged with extorting Taiwanese actress’s group

* Pheu Thai campaign office rocked by ‘ping-pong bomb’

* Thai minister pushing for legalisation of vaping devices

* Fisheries department debuts new breed of gender-fluid clownfish

* Thailand ranks #1 outbound destination for Chinese travellers: Airbnb


* Jokowi’s development push leaves graft fight by the wayside

* Pandemic to paradise: Chinese tourists return to Bali after three years

* Indonesian islanders file climate complaint against cement giant Holcim


* Philippines expands US access to military bases

* Manny Pacquiao goes on coffee date with wife to dispel annulment rumours

* Price of cooking gas sees sharp rise in Philippines


* Over 1.9 million households still struggle with poverty: Ministry

* Domestic tourism hits five-year high

* Vietnam must step up carbon reduction to enter EU markets: Insiders


* Bassac sea-link to reach Kampot seaport: ministry

* Khmer Rouge-era head of state Khieu Samphan transferred to Kandal prison


* Khamsavath train station complete, ready for opening

* Lao health ministry spells out rules on production of medicinal hemp


* Myanmar detains eight Filipinos for crossing border

* US says Myanmar emergency extension prolongs 'illegitimate rule'


* Brunei investors show interest in Nusantara

* 20 per cent of Brunei secondary school students are obese: Survey

* Offshore vessel Khalifa makes debut


* Hong Kong about to give away half a million airline tickets

* Sushi pranks in viral videos at Japan’s conveyor belt restaurants spark outrage

* Xi highlights new pattern of development

* N. Korea shuts door on US talks, raising risk of provocations

* Japan PM Kishida rebuffs calls to recognise same-sex marriage ahead of G-7 summit

* ANA, JAL see profits soar on travel recovery

* White House: U.S. has no hostile intent toward North Korea

* Taiwan urged to further resume direct cross-Strait flights

* Asian markets rally with Wall St on softer Fed tone

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