Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (March 29)

Vietnamese artist, Dang Ai Viet (right), poses with a woman she painted as a part of her project, "heroic mothers of Vietnam", a term recognised by the Vietnam government for women who lost their husbands and sons to the Vietnam War, in Cao Lanh city, Dong Thap province. - Reuters


* PM arrives in Hainan ahead of Boao Forum speaking engagement

* Anwar's visit to China to boost KL-Beijing strategic ties

* Additional Budget 2023 initiatives announced, SSPN tax relief extended to 2024

* Sulaiman has resigned as Melaka CM, announces Zahid

* Kuwaiti court sentences Jho Low in absentia to 10 years' jail

* MRT construction company director charged with corruption, money laundering

* MACC still looking into claims Perikatan used gambling proceeds during GE15

* Parliament passes amendments to better protect children against sex crimes

* Strike not best solution to handle health sector issues, says Dr Noor Hisham

* Anwar's 'running man' shot sets meme crafters' imaginations racing

* Build it and they will come: Mazu statue will draw in millions, says former Sabah CM

* 'Love scam' the tactic most used by conmen, say cops

* Malaysia, China to elevate ties to a higher level

* Scam and illegal betting ring busted, 21 nabbed in KL


* S’pore-HK rivalry ‘hyped up’, makes for better headlines but each city has its strengths: Shanmugam

* New Disney cruise ship to set sail from Singapore from 2025

* Tengku Zafrul: Asean, China must cooperate to mitigate risks, unlock economic gains

* Baby’s body found next to Singapore flat; woman, 18, aiding probe

* Woman and teenage boy charged over Rest Bugis Hotel attack

* Over 1,000 victims lost at least S$17.6mil to job scams since January

* Singapore’s DBS suffers digital banking disruption

* Singapore-China project in Guangzhou to speed up expansion


* Thai CEOs want next govt to cut power costs, stimulate economy: survey

* Red wave rising as Thailand goes to the polls

* Man arrested painting anti-lese majeste law message at Temple of Emerald Buddha

* Thai hikes key interest rate, trims growth outlook


* Indonesia makes last-ditch play to keep U-20 World Cup

* Dozens of teenagers arrested for ‘sarong fight’ in Central Java

* Man burned to death in North Sumatra mob violence

* Indonesia thwarts smuggling of 319kg of meth south of Java Island


* Philippine field personnel get 30-minute ‘heat stroke break’

* Sunken oil tanker in Oriental Mindoro now half-empty

* Philippine fishermen struggle as oil spill keeps them ashore


* Durian to make breakthrough for Vietnam's fruit exports

* As exports slump, Vietnam's economic growth slows

* Chinese, Vietnamese FMs vow to promote bilateral ties to new level

* Vietnam artist in race to ensure 'heroic mothers' not forgotten


* Court frees Cambodian activist charged with insulting king

* Cambodia-Morocco air services deal to see influx of African travellers

* UXO casualties in Cambodia reported to be down by 56 per cent


* Public warned to limit outdoor activities in Laos as PM2.5 levels become unsafe

* Over 600 people team up to battle fire in Phou Pha Nang protected area


* Japan, Australia concerned over Myanmar disbanding Suu Kyi party

* Myanmar junta dissolves Suu Kyi’s ousted ruling party


* Ten foreigners charged with smuggling diesel

* Housing Dept warns of fake applicants list


* Alibaba splits into six distinct entities, plans new IPOs

* Alibaba's overhaul: a 'smart' move after China crackdown

* China threatens retaliation if US House speaker meets Taiwan president

* S.Korea, US seeking extradition of crypto entrepreneur Do Kwon -Montenegro

* India welcomes four new cheetah cubs, decades after extinction

* N. Korean defectors are dying lonely deaths in wealthy South

* China offers foreign firms big prospects

* Sugar traps force cockroaches to adapt new sex 'gifts'

* South Korea to host third 'Summit for Democracy' -joint statement

* China's factory activity likely expanded at a slower pace in March

* Top security aide for S.Korea's Yoon offers to resign

* ‘Slap your colleague in the face’: Hong Kong firm employs violence as a ‘motivational tool’ for lax staff, shocking social media

* Oil gains for 3rd day on Kurdish supply concerns, easing banking fears

* Japan PM's wife to visit White House in April to meet Jill Biden - TBS

* Influencers, online mobs targeted in China social media cleanup

* Asian stocks rally as bank jitters calm, Alibaba lifts mood

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Asean , news headlines , March 29


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