Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Tuesday (Sept 19)

Environmental activists protest against a government plan to develop Rempang island into a Chinese-funded economic zone, including the construction of a multibillion-dollar glass factory, that would displace around 7,500 people, in front of the Chinese embassy in Jakarta on Sept 19, 2023. - AFP


* Former AG's conscience dictated Ahmad Zahid should get DNAA, says Anwar

* PM, Hamzah clash briefly over GDP growth and 'basic economics'

* Cradle Fund CEO murder: Crime scene was staged, says prosecution

* Radzi Jidin ejected from Dewan Rakyat during heated row over DNAA issue

* Don't drag Rulers into politics, says PM

* Penang receives 30,000kg of local white rice under govt initiative

* Illegal settlement discovered in Puncak Alam, 39 immigrants arrested

* Subsidies to cost govt RM100bil unless reforms made, says Rafizi

* Selangor cops seize RM12.8mil worth of drugs in major crackdown

* Race-based politics deterring tourists from China, claims Tiong

* Indonesian cleared of drug charges, wants speedy deportation to treat bad back

* MDEC, Matrade to lead Malaysian companies at Tokyo Game Show 2023

* Najib received US$30mil from Jho Low shell company, witness tells court

* PN unanimously chooses Azmin for Selangor Opposition chief

* Muhyiddin applies to strike out three money-laundering charges


* Man who killed 2-year-old daughter and burnt her body in pot jailed 21.5 years

* ‘No malicious intent’ from Malaysia-registered helicopter that entered S’pore airspace: Minister

* Singapore fines firm, two citizens for exporting sonar system to Myanmar

* Rare silvered langur spotted ‘zoning out’ in Clementi in first such sighting in Singapore

* SingPost to raise local postage rates by 20 cents from Oct 9

* Man charged with money laundering linked to $150k in alleged scam proceeds


* Thailand's ancient town of Si Thep added to world heritage list

* Chiang Mai locals want new panda, but politician wants govt to help local animals instead

* Paetongtarn ready to be new Pheu Thai leader, wants Thaksin treated at home

* Thailand records 19 million foreign tourists so far this year

* Cannabis plan is govt policy Thais are most opposed to: Survey

* Thailand eyes India to boost tourism recovery after waiving visa for China


* Young mother's 'murder' raises issue of support for domestic abuse victims

* Indonesia hosts first-ever Asean military drills

* Mostly replicas burned in Indonesian national museum fire: official

* President Jokowi denies violence at cabinet meeting


* No more ‘monkey’ photos? SIM registration now requires live selfies

* Philippine copper miner Philex seeks to diversify into nickel

* Marcos lauds govt workers on 123rd Civil Service Anniversary


* Salt coffee, a Hue delicacy, conquers Hanoi taste buds

* Vietnam expected to struggle to hit 2023 growth target as exports slow

* Unplanned shrimp farming blamed for abandoned rice fields in Quang Tri

* Vietnam PM courts US companies, seeks investment in chip sector


* Cambodian fisheries eye access to European markets

* Largest Buddha statue the focus of Bokor Park festivities

* Cambodia set to celebrate Koh Ker Unesco listing


* Bus accident in Myanmar's Yangon leaves at least 4 dead, 4 injured

* Dozens feared missing after boat sinks on Myanmar river: media


* China seeks to boost common development with Laos

* Laos wins 147 Asean tourism standards awards


* China envoy hosts gathering for Brunei athletes heading to Asian Games

* Minister hails significant feats by Brunei construction sector


* Taiwan couple hacked to death by neighbour over alleged noise dispute

* HK rental market heats up while Singapore boom cools

* China's ex-Foreign Minister Qin Gang was ousted after alleged affair: WSJ

* Factbox-India-Canada row: What is at stake?

* India rejects Canada's suspicions on role in Sikh leader's murder

* China asks consulates in Hong Kong to give details on local staff

* Glass fragment allegedly found in coffee served to Korean Air passenger

* Indian MPs leave colonial-era parliament for new chambers

* Old tea forests in China’s Pu’er gain Unesco World Heritage Site status

* Hong Kong influencer Joseph Lam arrested amid JPEX cryptocurrency investigation involving HK$34 million in assets

* Escaped Chinese crocodiles all captured: state media

* Hong Kong man, 46, arrested for allegedly seditious social media posts

* Free mental health treatment for South Korean teachers amid suicide cases

* Taiwan says 55 Chinese warplanes detected around island

* Japan opens hotline for male sex abuse victims after boyband scandal

* UK in close touch with Canada over 'serious allegations' against India

* Australia warns of worse fires, heat as El Nino kicks in

* US business optimism about China outlook falls to record low - survey

* India cabinet approves bill to reserve 3rd of parliament lower house seats for women

* US concerned at Canada allegations of Sikh murder, urges India to cooperate -official

* HK-based Malaysian singer Gin Lee suffered depression after music contract ended

* ‘Not disappointed but angry’: Apology after 720 million watch top China retail influencer ‘Lipstick King’ demean buyer on livestream

* Bursa Malaysia collaborates with Indonesia, Thailand stock exchanges on ESG-linked ecosystem

* Asian markets drop ahead of Fed decision, oil prices push on

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