Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Feb 28

Climate activists demanding climate reparations hold placards at a protest during the 18th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Warsaw International Mechanism for Loss and Damage, outside a hotel in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, on Feb 28, 2023. - Reuters


* Australia committed to building strongest ties with Malaysia

* Accused in hospital stabbing case ordered to undergo psychiatric test

* ‘Pakej Perpaduan’ mobile data plans from telcos available for purchase now

* Youths behaving like gangsters behind most violent crimes in Kelantan, say cops

* Continuous heavy rain warning in several states until March 2, says MetMalaysia

* Sulu heirs may go after more of our commercial assets, warns Azalina

* UMS, China varsity to tap into Sabah's traditional and herbal medicine potential

Heartbreaking pulling body of mother, three children out of rubble in Turkiye, says fireman

* CJ's husband publicly declared hatred for Najib, lawyer tells Federal Court

* Federal anti-hopping law cannot be imposed on Sabah reps, says lawyer

* Shouting match erupts in Parliament as NIISe, Muhyiddin's son-in-law brought up during debates

* MBJB says it is first local authority to fully digitalise parking lot management

* Ex-Goldman banker Roger Ng says Malaysian jail was ‘absolute hell’

* DPM: Task force moving to reduce overcrowding in govt hospitals

* Adam Radlan charged with another Jana Wibawa graft case


* Man admits causing death of stepdaughter he hit with exercise bar; wife did not intervene

* Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons is coming to Singapore

* Singapore vows to keep economy competitive despite global headwinds

* SBS Transit bus driver trapped in seat in Seletar Expressway crasht; NIne taken to hospital

* Jail for SG national serviceman who stole subordinate’s mobile phone, accessed and emptied victim’s bank account

* Man who allegedly strangled twin sons in Bukit Timah: Murder charges downgraded to culpable homicide


* Thailand presents digital plan, telecom merger at world mobile congress

* Thai power broker Prawit calls for peace among warring forces as election nears

* Mega projects, tourism to propel Thailand’s growth this year: finance chief

* Thailand hosts war games with biggest US attendance in decade

* Thai government plans major push to Laos train service


* Woman allegedly cuts off boyfriend’s penis after he threatened to leak their sex videos

* Warning of heavy rains in Indonesia for next seven days

* East Nusa Tenggara governor proposes schools start at 5am

* Pricey Jeep spurs Twitter backlash against Indonesia tax office


* Half-submerged ship spills diesel fuel into Philippine waters (update)

* Plight of 73-year-old vendor selling crocheted goods to raise funds for son's treatment goes viral

* Philippine inflation may stay at a 14-year high in February

* Proposed drug war resolutions prove ICC contention: Inquirer

* Anwar on official visit to the Philippines on March 1-2


* Vietnam to name new president this week: sources

* International arrivals to Vietnam surge in February on air traffic recovery

* Three men arrested in Vietnam for trafficking 22 heroin cakes

* Vietnam's factory output rises in February, exports up 11%

* Bid to hike special consumption tax on cigarettes, beer, and spirits


* Farmer floods fields with Aussie crayfish

* Cambodia launches project to promote financial literacy at local level

* Hun Sen calls for green development as major driver of tourism, economy

* SC, Cambodian securities regulator ink MoU on cooperation, capacity building

* Cambodia creates safe zones for rare Mekong River dolphins


* EU, ADB partner to improve nutrition in Huaphan, Xieng Khuang

* International school expands learning opportunities in Laos


* Nestle to close factory, head office in Myanmar

* 410,000 stimulant tablets seized in Yangon


* Over 1,000 celebrate Lunar New Year

* BND108K worth of drugs seized in SAI-GONE operation


* Four family members and a mistress: Who are the five linked to HK model Abby Choi’s grisly murder?

* Police continue search for rest of Hong Kong socialite Abby Choi’s body

* HK to scrap one of the world’s longest Covid-19 mask mandates on March 1

* World’s idled container ships signal bet on China recovery

* Pokemon Sleep game coming this year: ‘The longer you sleep, the higher your score’

* Legislative steps being taken to protect elderly in China

* As China's birth rate slumps, political advisor urges egg freezing for single women

* What we know about the luxury apartment linked to Abby Choi’s murder probe

* Hong Kong top international school attended by Abby Choi’s child to limit use of electronic devices to keep classroom news exposure to model’s murder to minimum

* Surgeon, scientist named Japan's first new astronauts in 13 years

* Oil firms on China growth hopes

* Japan eyes accelerating fusion reactor construction: Report

* Blinken holds talks with Central Asian nations in wake of Ukraine anniversary

* Asian shares ease on prospects for higher U.S. rates

* Rhino charges after jeep in India, toppling vehicle

* ‘Ugly outside, funny inside’: Human face phone cases, brain hats, gaudy princess jackets make ugliest item list on Chinese shopping site, spurring buyer interest

* Tencent’s ChatGPT rival gets special task force of executives as it joins Baidu, Alibaba in AI gold rush

* Asian currencies weaken over rate-hike jitters; stocks subdued

* China considers ways to curb youths’ ‘excessive’ video use

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