Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Friday (May 26)

Workers on a boat picking up foam buoys in Ha Long Bay in northeast Vietnam. More than seven million visitors came to visit the spectacular limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay, on Vietnam's northeastern coast, in 2022. Authorities hope that number will jump to eight and a half million this year. But the site's popularity, and the subsequent rapid growth of Ha Long City -- which is now home to a cable car, amusement park, luxury hotels and thousands of new homes -- have severely damaged the ecosystem of the water. - AFP


* Prosecution seeking joint trial for Muhyiddin's power abuse, money laundering charges

* Welder jailed six months for insulting Perak Sultan on Twitter

* Who's your Daddy: Six held in raid on gay sex parlour in KL

* Tengku Zafrul to lead Miti trade mission to Japan from May 29 to June 3

* State polls: No Umno, DAP logo on ballot papers, says Ahmad Maslan

* Malaysia's export prices decline 0.5% in April 2023

* Kinabalu National Geopark declared Unesco Global Geopark

* Bank Negara will find ways to strengthen ringgit, says Ahmad Maslan

* Perikatan mulling legal action against Anwar over gaming funds claim


* Jail for man who abducted ex-girlfriend, stabbed her and caused traffic accident

* Delegation to discuss El-Nino, haze in Singapore, says Nik Nazmi

* Abandoned fishing net on Pulau Semakau kills 14 endangered blacktip reef sharks

* 40 residents evacuated after kitchen catches fire in Keat Hong flat

* Man in SG who threw esports Valorant match gets four months’ jail for corruption

* Marvel’s Avengers to assemble at Changi Airport’s Jewel for June school break


* Thai-Malaysia border trade slows amid political uncertainty

* Suited for the job: Pita and Move Forward members visit bespoke tailor

* Pleas to shorten visa approval time as Chinese tourist arrivals drop

* New Thai govt must continue peace talks with insurgents - Thai official

* China reopening drives demand for industrial land in Thailand


* Disgraced ex-police general Ferdy files appeal against death sentence

* Jokowi still wants Prabowo-Ganjar tie-up: ProJo head

* German female tourist held after stripping naked at Bali temple ceremony

* Separatists in Indonesia's Papua threaten to shoot Kiwi hostage if denied talks

* Indonesian teen who walks 8km to school gets bursary and electric bicycle

* Amid great power competition, Asean has big opportunities: Ex-Indonesian minister Mari Pangestu


* Kuwait suspends new visas for Philippines workers in rights row

* Marcos says govt plans to acquire Philippines' first-ever submarine

* China defends installation of buoys in West Philippine Sea

* Marcos nixes total ban on deployment of Filipino workers to Kuwait


* Death toll from China coach crash rises to 11, all Vietnamese

* Vinfast partners with BCA Europe to deploy trade-in solution across three European markets

* TNB partners key energy players in Vietnam, Laos to drive regional energy transition

* Chinese ships ignore Vietnam demand to leave area close to Russian-run gas fields

* Vietnam battles plastic blight in idyllic Ha Long Bay


* Cambodian killed by 40 crocodiles after falling into enclosure

* Swiss ASA deal opens Cambodian skies for more flights

* Six new factories in Kampong Speu to offer 10,000 jobs: governor


* Myanmar, China hold border trade fair in Naypyidaw

* 68.25 kg of heroin seized in eastern Myanmar


* Govt to invest in human capital to develop Laos

* Laos to host International Mountain Tourism Day


* Brunei and Pakistan strengthen ties with courtesy call

* Royal launch: Yaska Brunei unveils new children’s cancer centre


* S. Korea detains passenger after Asiana plane door opened mid-air

* Asiana plane lands safely after door opens during flight

* HK celebs slam flight attendants for mocking non-English speaking passengers

* Earthquake jolts eastern Japan, no tsunami warning - NHK

* Beloved HK bun festival returns after three years

* HK actress Tavia Yeung addresses divorce rumours

* Japan ramps up Russia sanctions with G7, condemns nuke deployment in Belarus

* Asian currencies edge up as US debt ceiling talks progress

* Deaths from heatstroke rise in Japan, prompting countermeasures

* Hong Kong hits back at UK call for security law to be scrapped

* N. Korean leader Kim Jong-un might not have son, says friend

* Alibaba hiring 15,000 people, pushes back on job cut reports

* HK boy band Mirror opens up on tragic concert accident: 'It took us a lot of time to get through it'

* Three cheetah cubs die in India amid sweltering heat wave

* HK plans to import over 10,000 workers to ease labour crunch

* ‘They peed in my car’: 32-hour ride-sharing car ‘occupation’ by Chinese father and daughter ends with police detention

* Jacky Cheung KL concert: Scalpers resell tickets up to RM12,993

* Asian markets mostly rise on US debt ceiling optimism

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Asean , news headlines , May 26


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