Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Sept 27)

A woman reacts amidst smoke as firefighters trying to protect houses from a wildfire in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, on Sept 27, 2023. - AFP


* Sailor Nur Shazrin bags Malaysia's first Asian Games gold

* Anwar says 'still thinking' about possible Cabinet reshuffle

* Technological change in the nation must bring benefit to all, says PM

* 80-year-old fruit seller stabbed to death in OUG

* Najib allowed to attend appeal hearing in RM1.9mil lawsuit against ex-AG on Oct 4

* Johari visits agriculture companies on final day of official visit to China

* High Court dismisses Najib's attempt to put aside Mareva injunction

* Cops to investigate 'chilli sauce tiff' at Melaka fast food restaurant

* Japanese city planning, public transportation should be emulated, says Dr Wee

* Truck driver, attendant claim to have seen tiger on Gua Musang-Jeli route

* The Star's health journalist on her long, hard battle with long Covid

* Foreign monk nabbed for sexual assault in Puchong

* Ranau villagers elated after gold prospecting plans scrapped

* Appeal hearing against Muhyiddin’s acquittal for power abuse charges on Feb 28


* Jail for ex-Maybank employee who took S$1.4mil from workplace safe

* Viral ‘Tube Girl’ trend hits Singapore with TikTok videos of dancing in trains, public spaces

* Kitefoiler Maximilian Maeder wins S’pore’s first gold at Asian Games; sailor Ryan Lo adds second gold

* Male ex-teacher charged with molesting two 7-year-old girls in school

* Cracked ceilings and shattered glass: Slight damage after WWII bomb detonation


* Two tourists fatally hit by speedboat while swimming in sea off Pattaya

* Thai 'Sky Doctors' set to take flight nationwide

* Klook launches policy against animal attractions to prevent cruelty

* Thai raises key rate by 25 bps to 2.50%

* Floods bring misery to much of Bangkok metropolitan area


* Jokowi flexes political muscle to ensure future of clan

* Indonesia bans e-commerce transactions on social media

* 'Save our village': Indonesians resist eviction for China-backed project

* Multiple task forces make little dent on Jakarta air pollution

* TikTok’s time is ticking, and a ban on selling in Indonesia could set it back

* Capital A, Garuda Indonesia ink strategic partnership MoU

* Bali to use tourist tax for waste management, cultural preservation


* Marcos unveils Philippines' path to progress

* Philippine students bag bronze medals in Denmark robotics tournament

* Nineteen Philippine airport security screening officers fired for stealing

* Philippines urges fishermen to keep up presence at China-held shoal


* ADB lowers Vietnam's economic growth forecast to 5.8% in 2023

* Laser light affects flight safety at Noi Bai International Airport

* Tourist arrivals to Quang Bình exceed annual target


* Preparations underway as boat races return to Phnom Penh

* Cambodia urges global action for nuclear-free world

* Prayer ceremony scheduled at Koh Ker site to mark Unesco addition


* Myanmar garment workers struggle to survive – and keep up with global orders

* Myanmar junta ramped up mass killings, air strikes: UN rights office


* Celebrating Lao coffee and promoting a safe work environment in the supply chain

* US$26mil skills programme to boost tourism, agriculture, forestry in Laos


* Sultan calls for education reform in Brunei religious schools

* BGC and Bank Islam mark significant milestone in Brunei’s maritime history

* Brunei Travel Fair set to return end of the month


* S. Korea opposition leader avoids jail after court rejects warrant

* China decries US sanctions on Chinese firms, individuals

* ‘Beware of safety’? Beijing invites residents to help correct mistranslated signs

* Resumption of trilateral summit first step towards mending S. Korea and China ties

* Climate change and shift to cleaner energy push Southeast Asia to finally start sharing power

* Cruises between Hong Kong, Sanya resume

* North Korea to expel U.S. soldier Travis King over illegal border crossing

* China issues White Paper on global community of shared future, presses on with green BRI projects

* Salmon shortage leads to brown bear cubs dying in Japan

* What's in a name? Beckham and Ronaldo grace Asian Games

* Pressure on China Evergrande intensifies; chairman under police watch, risk of liquidation

* Growing concerns in South Korea over women’s safety following gender-based violence

* China's central bank to use 'precise, forceful' policy to bolster recovery

* Skateboarder Cui, 13, becomes China's youngest Asian Games gold medallist

* From NewJeans to Twice, the K-wave fashion influence is still going strong

* K-pop star Rain accused of alleged RM27mil real estate fraud, denies accusations

* HK actress Myolie Wu wants hubby to take her to Malaysia

* Animated series on South-East Asian supernatural folklore to be unveiled at Malaysia Digital Content Festival 2023

* Asian markets swing but US rate outlook feeds uncertainty

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Asean news , headlines , Sept 27


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