Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Friday (Sept 22)

Japan's Crown Prince Akishino waves as he visits the Japanese School of Hanoi on Sept 22, 2023. Japan's Crown Prince and Princess are visiting Hanoi for their first visit to Vietnam since 1999 to mark the two country's 50th anniversary of diplomatic ties. - AFP


* Sultan of Johor says ready for national duties

* Muhyiddin may lose top spot in Perikatan following Hadi's meeting with Tun M, says Salleh Said

* Anwar meets with Thai PM Srettha for first time in New York

* Sabah remains one of China's top investment choices, says diplomat

* No such thing as alcohol ban in Langkawi, say stakeholders

* Climate change: Anwar urges developed countries to fulfil commitment to mobilise US$100bil a year

* Ancient inscription, two statues discovered at Bukit Choras dig site in Kedah

* PM Anwar calls for concerted multilateral effort by UN to resolve conflicts

* Almost two billion suspicious calls, 581 million SMS successfully blocked, says Fahmi Fadzil

* Malaysia's inflation rate unchanged at 2% in August 2023

* Four trafficked Myanmar teens rescued from Port Klang factory


* Classmate of woman allegedly killed by husband in Katong hotel raising funds to bring body home

* Got green fingers? Head down to a vending machine and pick a plant

* I queue, I buy, I sell: New iPhone 15 being resold online soon after official launch in S’pore

* Singapore-born panda Le Le will be returned to China in December

* Doctor among six charged with molestation in separate cases

* Jail for private hire driver who drove car into S’pore condo pool while ferrying elderly passenger

* Not available for photo-taking: Merlion statue to undergo repair works until December

* Singapore, Indian navies taking part in joint battle exercises in South China Sea


* Jailed Thaksin could be advisor to new Thai govt: deputy PM

* Fugitive ex-minister Ittipol ready to surrender, says anti-graft agency

* Ministry readies Thai airports for visa-free influx from China and Kazakhstan

* Blockbuster movie scares Chinese tourists away from Thailand

* Congestion misery as Bangkok streets flood

* New Thai PM courts US firms, including Tesla, for investment


* Rempang conflict reveals weak land ownership system in Indonesia

* New presidential poll schedule revives two-horse race scenario

* Indonesia protesters set fire to mayor office in mining company demo


* Philippine issues health warning as volcano brings smog to capital, nearby provinces

* Four screening officers probed over Manila airport theft case

* Low chance of major Taal Volcano eruption: Phivolcs

* Philippines weighs legal options against China over coral reef 'destruction'


* Danang to welcome Southeast Asia’s largest beer fest this October

* Owner of famous Hoi An sandwich shop apologies to customers after food poisoning

* Vietjet offers super-cheap tickets during Mid-Autumn Festival

* US urged to recognise Vietnam's market economy status


* Plans to work with Singapore company to develop Cambodia's health sector

* Cambodia seeks Unesco listing for traditional scarf and genocide museum

* Council approves draft law to re-establish civil aviation body


* US to provide US$116mil in humanitarian aid for Myanmar, Bangladesh

* Nearly 100 feared dead in Myanmar after military ship capsizes

* Sarikei man falls victim to job scam in Myanmar


* Bank of Lao calls for use of local currencies in cross-border payments

* Vientiane serves up exciting new visitor attraction


* Brunei businesses sign Sabah export deal

* Proton X90 debuts in Mauritius, South Africa and Brunei

* Brunei's Gallop Air places US$2bil order for China-made C919, ARJ21 jets


* China announces 'strategic partnership' with Syria

* Japanese wrestlers in all-out, high-speed brawl entertain commuters on bullet train

* S. Korea passes laws to better protect teachers from abuse

* China VP warns at UN of 'strong will' on Taiwan

* North Korea's powerful politburo discusses follow-up steps to Kim's Russia visit

* Pakistan gets its first-ever Miss Universe contestant, but not everyone is happy about it

* China’s Xi, S. Korean PM likely to meet Saturday: Yonhap

* S.Korea seeks revived China-Japan summit to shore up ties

* Documentary shows Kim Jong-un’s car escorted by Hyundai vans in Russia

* Bollywood stalwart Anil Kapoor wins legal battle to protect personality rights from AI misuse

* Despite China’s iPhone ban, buyers and scalpers are flocking to Apple Stores

* Military exemption for South Korean gamers reignites debate

* Analysis-South Korea's Yoon rails against domestic critics as ‘communists’

* Chinese activist asks Taiwan not to deport him

* Travellers in limbo after India halts visas in Canada in escalating dispute

* Arrest warrant sought in South Korea for actor Yoo Ah-in over alleged drug use

* Malaysian-born TVB actress Jacquelin Ch'ng aids HK cops in alleged fraud probe

* ‘Wow, so amazing’: Paralysed stray cat in China reportedly healed by traditional Chinese medicine students with joint and acupuncture treatments, trends online

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Asean news , headlines , Sept 22


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