Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (June 8)


Malaysian Prime Minister Datuk Sei Anwar Ibrahim and Indonesian President Joko Widodo taking wefies with vendors during a visit to the Chow Kit wet market in Kuala Lumpur. Malaysia and Indonesia resolved the years-long maritime border disputes and signed six agreements on trade, border controls and migrant worker problems during Widodo's two-day visit to Malaysia. - Bloomberg

Malaysia

* Close ties between Malaysia and Indonesia have solved long-standing matters, says Anwar

* Malaysia, Indonesia ink agreement over Sulawesi maritime border dispute

* Indonesia president calls for collaboration with Malaysia to fight 'discrimination' against palm oil

* Malaysian embassy working closely with Thai authorities to locate missing woman

* PAC to visit Lumut naval base, start LCS proceedings on June 10

* King, Queen visit centenarian Kamala Das

* Food delivery rider nabbed over dangerous bike stunt

* Digitalisation among ways to reduce corruption, says Loke

* Ex-cop escapes gallows, gets 10 years' jail for causing stepdaughter's death

* Jocelyn Chia defends MH370 joke, says ‘people take jokes way too seriously’

* Jocelyn Chia's comedy tasteless, insensitive, says widow of MH370 cabin crew

* Let police and MCMC probe comedian's remarks, says DPM

* Jocelyn Chia's controversial video removed from TikTok as well

* Toddler beaten up, allegedly by mother's boyfriend in Setapak

* Vaccine white paper: 8.5 million vaccine doses expired in storage

* No more price controls for chicken, eggs from July 1, says Mat Sabu

* Penang assembly to dissolve on June 28 to pave way for state polls, says CM

* Investigation papers on alleged plan to topple unity govt handed over to AGC, Parliament told

* 61-year-old pleads not guilty to dragging dog with car

Singapore

* Comedian’s joke about MH370 ‘appalling’: Singapore FM

* Three Singaporeans injured in car crash on Taiwan highway

* ‘Oops, sorry, wrong speech’: Jokowi jokes about politics in Singapore

* Nearly 1.5 million passed through Woodlands, Tuas over Wesak Day weekend

* Singapore senior minister Tharman to run for President

* StanChart cutting more than 100 jobs in Singapore, London and Hong Kong: sources

* Jail, fine for Singaporean who laundered fraudulent VAT refunds from the UK

Thailand

* Blackpink’s Lisa says new tattoo depicts a fairy, not a big mosquito

* Move Forward investigating fishy spending by Rice Department

* Kazakhstani suspect arrested for lunchtime shooting of Russian on Phuket

* Thailand says Chinese surge could push foreign tourists to 30 million this year

* Delay in Thai election result as EC orders recounts

Indonesia

* Indonesian comedian Elly Sugigi says she gave up her child to a vegetable seller as she was too poor

* Man gets death for carrying 1.3 tonnes of marijuana in Medan

* Asean to hold first joint military exercise off Indonesia

* How Indonesian village aid funds weapons for Papua's rebellion

Philippines

* Philippine police officer jailed for killing South Korean man

* Bid to allow Philippine nursing grads to work before getting licence

* Philippines on alert as Mayon volcano spews ash

* Mayon volcano on Alert Level 3 as rockfalls increase: Phivolcs

Vietnam

* Vietnam may see record coffee exports as prices soar but El Nino threatens to hit supply

* Hanoi police bust large international drug smuggling ring

* Vietnam's electricity imports increase but remain low for demand

Cambodia

* Cambodia, UAE sign comprehensive economic partnership pact

* Hun Sen asks Vietnam to nab, extradite ‘criminal Rainsy’

* Overseas Cambodian workers sent home US$2.7bil last year: minister

* Cambodia seeks partners for planned Mondulkiri airport

Myanmar

* Myanmar lawyers face harassment, intimidation in junta courts: HRW

* Rohingya testify on Myanmar crackdown in Argentina court

* Two killed, buildings damaged in southern Myanmar earthquake

Laos

* Visitors​ flock to Huaphan after new airport opens

* Vanished, shot, murdered: Laos activists spooked by spate of incidents

Brunei

* Jail, whipping for barred Malaysian immigration offender

* Brunei to see hazy weather conditions in August

Aseanplus

* BNM, Asean 5 working to set up multilateral platform for cross-border payment connectivity

* 37 Chinese warplanes cross into Taiwan's defence zone

* Japan to push child care, labour reforms to stem falling births -sources

* HK actor Lee Lung Kei, 72, to wed girlfriend, 36, at the end of the year

*Dozens of Chinese military aircraft enter Taiwan air defence zone -Taiwan defence ministry

* Fallen crypto mogul Do Kwon could face over 40-year jail sentence: S. Korean prosecutor

* World Oceans Day: Saving Chess the Dolphin

* ‘Not a mouse head’: College in China claims ‘foreign object’ with ‘teeth’ in canteen dish is duck neck but many unconvinced

* India rebukes Canada over parade float showing assassination of Indira Gandhi

* ‘Don’t let him drink too much’: Online praise as caring Chinese daughter enters boozy father’s chat group, urges friends to limit his alcohol intake

* Asian markets turn lower on fresh rate hike worries

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