Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (March 30)

Police officers looking at the burnt passenger ferry Lady Mary Joy 3 after it was towed to the shores of Hadji Muhmatad, Basilan province, southern Philippines. At least 31 people died and 230 were rescued after a fire engulfed a ferry in the southern Philippines, authorities said on March 30. - Mayor Arsina Kahing-Nanoh /AFP


* Govt to ensure formation of healthcare reform commission, says Dr Zaliha

* Nine held under Sosma over alleged smuggling of Filipino migrants

* Ab Rauf nominated to be next Melaka chief minister

* Nobody forced me to step down, says Sulaiman

* No compromise in weeding out corrupt officers, says Immigration DG

* I was forced to sign RM10mil bond without reading it first, says Zuraida

* Sale of puffer fish with dangerous toxins prohibited, says Health DG

* Health Ministry mulling absorbing contract workers as permanent staff without pension, says Dr Zaliha

* Subs must surface when in our waters, says Tok Mat on Aukus

* PM: Competition should not lead to bifurcation in technological world

* Solidarity and cooperation key to Asia's rise in dominance, says Anwar at Hainan forum


* Former Singapore Idol judge Ken Lim charged with molestation

* Veteran coach acquitted of molesting teen athlete after appeal to High Court

* Singapore regulator says latest DBS digital outage unacceptable

* Karl Liew, son of Changi Airport Group’s ex-chairman, admits lying to judge in maid Parti Liyani case

* Heavy traffic expected at land checkpoints over Qing Ming and Good Friday weekend: ICA

* ‘This job is very easy to earn’: Loan sharks in SG take to Telegram to recruit runners

* Boy, 7, suffers multiple injuries after being dragged under school bus

* Tech talent still highly sought after in S’pore, job vacancy report shows

* Regional groupings will help make Asia stronger: Singapore PM

* Six workers taken to hospital after breathing difficulties due to fumes in berthed vessel


* Property tycoon Srettha ready to make sacrifices for PM job

* Chiang Mai court rejects plea against Prayut over PM2.5 situation

* Sea giants surface in front of surprised tourists in Phang Nga

* Thai PM bemoans open burning as Chiang Mai tops world pollution index again

* Khao Laem forest in Thai province of Nakhon Nayok up in flames


* Bali, East Java governors face flak as Indonesia loses rights to host U-20 World Cup

* Businessmen from China, Indonesia meet to improve trade ties

* FIFA strips Indonesia of Under-20 World Cup amid Israel row


* Solicitor-general clarifies Marcos remark: ICC appeal still on

* Explainer-Can ICC's Philippines drugs war probe make progress if Manila cuts contact?

* Fire on Philippine ferry kills 29, including children; 225 rescued

* Vanessa Hudgens named Philippine global tourism ambassador

* Manila’s colourful jeepneys make way for carbon-free minibuses

* Philippines among most TikTok-crazed countries in the world


* Vietnam chief, Biden discuss boosting ties at ‘all levels’

* Vietnam's factory activity down 2.25% in Q1 as exports slump

* Vietnam needs US$13.3bil to develop seaports


* Cambodian opposition leader appeals against treason conviction

* Cambodian horror film showcases unique Khmer culture, identity

* Cambodian agriculture exports rise 7.8% to 8.6 million tonnes


* Laos, Japan launch wastewater treatment system using recycled materials

* Lao Cabinet orders urgent action to tackle pollution as PM2.5 reaches unsafe level


* Myanmar to impose three-month fishing ban for conservation

* US condemns Myanmar dissolving Suu Kyi party


* Operasi Jackal main suspect caught

* Noise complaint leads to arrest of local with drugs, contraband


* Chaos, conflict must not be allowed in Asia or the future is lost: New Chinese premier Li Qiang

* Anwar arrives in Beijing to continue official visit to China

* Hidden scrolls and ninja throwing stars: Stay in a ‘ninja room’ in Japan

* Taiwan probes suspected human smuggling after Vietnamese bodies found at sea

* Exports of instant noodles hit record high for S. Korea in 2022

* Girl, 7, throws boy down a well in China in video that shocks millions

* ‘Home to aliens’: Rural Japanese community believes the truth is out there in Iinomachi

* North Korea executes people for South Korean videos, drugs - report

* Japan PM quizzed by ChatGPT in Parliament as lawmaker enlists bot’s help

* Crypto fugitive Do Kwon faces US and South Korean charges. Who gets him first?

* China's economy improves in March, will consolidate recovery, says Premier Li

* Asian markets mixed as traders weigh rates outlook

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Asean , news headlines , March 30


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