Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (March 23)

This aerial picture shows Muslim devotees offering prayers marking the start of Islam's holy month of Ramadan at the Baiturrahman grand mosque in Banda Aceh on March 22, 2023. - AFP


* MOH recalls all products containing pholcodine

* Special task force to handle citizenship issue involving kids born to Malaysian mums

* Reject racist politics and religious bigotry, says Johor Ruler

* Bung reappointed Sabah Umno chief, Rahman Dahlan named deputy

* Stopping smut: New laws will make live streaming child porn a crime, says Azalina

* Three ministries to be involved in open toll payment system, says Salahuddin

* Halal industry to expand to US$113.2bil by 2030, GDP contribution 8.1% by 2025 - Tengku Zafrul

* Adam Radlan's five graft charges to be tried together at KL Sessions Court

* New judge presiding over Rosmah's money laundering, tax evasion case

* KTMB Klang Valley disruption due to power outage

* Improved facilities at Kudat’s popular Tip of Borneo when it reopens in April

* Dr Wee lodges police report on Indian egg import issue

* DBKL to monitor club after controversy over planned 'Thai Hot Guy' event

* Shop owner fined for possessing slimming products containing banned appetite suppressant in Sabah


* From Facebook intern to TikTok CEO: Who is Singaporean Chew Shou Zi?

* Jail terms raised for ex-BP manager and businessman in S$5.9mil corruption case

* Nightly tarawih prayers return to HDB void decks for the first time since 2019

* Man charged after he allegedly stole from Shell petrol station store more than 80 times

* Singapore February core inflation rises lower-than-forecast 5.5%

* Jail for Maserati driver over hit-and-run accident with pedestrian who suffered fractures

* Heavy Singapore-bound traffic at Woodlands Checkpoint as long weekend starts in Johor


* Controversial gold mine reopens in Thailand

* Taiwanese blogger wins ‘giant chicken rice’ challenge by devouring 3kg meal in Bangkok

* Thai court jails Australian embassy ex-staffer over toilet spycams

* Move Forward unveils economic team as election campaign intensifies

* Gunman shot dead by police after he ‘executed’ accuser, witness in court case


* Jokowi plays kingmaker as Megawati weighs Ganjar-Prabowo ticket

* Unions, analysts, opposition parties condemn Indonesian jobs decree

* Ban on civil servants hosting iftar could backfire on Jokowi: Yusril


* China, Philippines should properly manage differences: Beijing

* Grab Philippines seeks 20,000 additional driver slots

* Philippines shifts to smaller rate hike amid global banking woes

* PETRONAS inks MoU with Philippines' Phoenix Petroleum

*Philippines to shift to smaller hike as it echoes Fed price woes


* Asia coffee - Vietnam market subdued, Indonesia muted on holiday

* Vietnam strives to eliminate malaria once and for all

* Wood industry strives to regain growth momentum


* Cambodia slams US for its 'double standard' human rights report

* Two Cambodians held on rare royal insults charge after Facebook posts

* Cambodia, China conduct joint military exercises dubbed 'Golden Dragon 2023'

* 20 rare Royal Turtles freed into natural habitat in Cambodia


* Australia extends support to Laos through volunteer programme

* Laos ranked as 89th happiest country on earth: report


* Two killed, 14 injured in Myanmar highway accident

* Myanmar to open archaeological sites to visitors during water festival


* FDIs show interest in Tasek Merimbun: Minister

* Nine more entities added to Central Bank's scam alert list


* US amphibious assault ship joins drills in South Korea

* China denounces Aukus submarine deal in new broadside

* N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un’s daughter seen wearing US$1,900 Christian Dior jacket

* Chinese military says 'warned' US warship to leave S. China Sea

* US Navy denies China’s claim that it drove away destroyer

* Indian court orders Rahul Gandhi to two years in jail for Modi comment

* Passers-by flip car on its side to rescue driver in South Korea

* TVB actor Mat Yeung writes touching tribute to girlfriend Lisa Ch'ng's late father, Malaysian tycoon Bill Ch'ng

* New 'glass-like' orchid species discovered in Japan

* Donnie Yen praises Michelle Yeoh for bringing glory to Asians and women

* Doggy yum cha’: Hong Kong hotel rolls out dim sum for dogs

* Hong Kong central bank raises policy rate after Fed hike

* J-pop princess Kyary Pamyu Pamyu weds actor Shono Hayama

* Asian markets fall with Wall St after Fed rate hike, warning

* Stores in Japan cash in on a sakura viewing season without Covid-19 restrictions

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Asean , news headlines , March 23


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