Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Thursday (Nov 9, 2023)


Cambodian dancers perform during the country's 70th Independence Day, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, Nov. 9, 2023. The country gained independence from France on Nov. 9, 1953. - AP

Malaysia:

* I will clear my name, says Syed Saddiq after guilty verdict

* Syed Saddiq sentenced to seven years jail, RM10mil fine, two strokes of cane / Syed Saddiq guilty on all four charges, High Court rules

* Syed Saddiq remains MP until all legal means exhausted, says Speaker / 'It is my duty as MP', says Syed Saddiq as he attends Parliament

* Freedom of Information Act in the works, says Azalina

* Don’t delay govt projects approved under KLSP 2040, says Anwar

* Impossible to achieve 100% self-sufficiency in food, says Mat Sabu

* Speak based on facts, don't be 'historically illiterate', says Zahid

* Malaysian Health Ministry forms special teams to handle monsoon and flash floods

* Taekwondo instructor who allegedly molested underaged girls to be charged on Friday

* Najib spent RM80,000 for cancer prevention supplements in 2013, court told

* King grants audience to China vice-president Han Zheng

* Hajiji meets top HK leader to boost bilateral trade ties with Sabah

Models present creations of traditional Indonesian attire as part of the Aceh Cultural Week in Banda Aceh on Thursday, November 9, 2023. - AFPModels present creations of traditional Indonesian attire as part of the Aceh Cultural Week in Banda Aceh on Thursday, November 9, 2023. - AFP

Singapore:

* Taiwan FamilyMart employee saves Singapore post-grad student from love scammer

* Singapore tops world for number of software creators per capita

* Woman who scolded hospital staff and argued with cops deported, barred from re-entering Singapore

* Celebs join Prince William for Earthshot awards

* SingTel profit jumps 83% in first half on Indonesia gain

* Asian shares rise despite Chinese property slump

* Oil edges up; markets shrug off China inflation data, eye fresh drivers

Indonesia:

* Food prices in Indonesia forecast to remain high through year-end

* Indonesia sentences another former minister to 15 years for graft over internet tower project

* Indonesia inaugurates South-East Asia's largest floating solar farm

* Biden to host Jokowi in US on Nov 13

* ‘Intense’ quake hits Banda Sea in Indonesia

Locals and tourists pray as they gather during a religious ceremony to mark the 67th establishment anniversary of the Erawan Shrine, a Hindu shrine popular among tourists in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, November 9, 2023. - ReutersLocals and tourists pray as they gather during a religious ceremony to mark the 67th establishment anniversary of the Erawan Shrine, a Hindu shrine popular among tourists in central Bangkok, Thailand, on Thursday, November 9, 2023. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Taiwanese actress says she misses Thailand after four ex-cops jailed for extorting her

* Miss Universe owner Anne Jakapong files for bankruptcy in Thailand

* Thailand offers tax breaks for carmakers investing in automation and robotics

* Thwarted Thai PM candidate Pita vows to run again: AFP interview

* Thailand, Toyota to jointly develop domestic EV industry

Philippines:

* Philippines to launch five coast guard patrol ships with Japan aid

* Philippines posts forecast-beating Q3 growth but risks remain

* Emerging Markets - Asian shares rise on bets of rates peaking; Powell speech on tap

* Typhoon survivors join climate fight in the Philippines

* Survivors pray for dead loved ones on 10th anniversary of Haiyan

Models present creations of traditional Indonesian attire as part of the Aceh Cultural Week in Banda Aceh on Thursday, November 9, 2023. - AFPModels present creations of traditional Indonesian attire as part of the Aceh Cultural Week in Banda Aceh on Thursday, November 9, 2023. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Vietnam's digital economy is the fastest growing in South-East Asia

* Vietnam reports another 56 monkeypox cases; most patients have tested positive for HIV

* Vietnam's Bamboo Airways has funds frozen over tax payment, reports local media

* Vietnam PM: 2023 GDP growth below target due to external factors

* Race to finish Indo-Pacific trade deals hit snags ahead of APEC summit

Myanmar:

* China bars citizen from visiting conflict-hit northern Myanmar

* Myanmar president: Country at risk of breaking apart due to border violence

* Four workers from Myanmar feared killed after building collapses

* Moscow is leading arms supplier of Myanmar military

Dancers perform during Independence Day celebrations in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on November 9, 2023, as Cambodia celebrates the 70th anniversary of its independence from France. - AFPDancers perform during Independence Day celebrations in front of the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh on November 9, 2023, as Cambodia celebrates the 70th anniversary of its independence from France. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Cambodia marks 70th Independence Day, vowing to stay united as one

* Cambodia deports 25 Japanese nationals suspected of operating online scams

* Taking the quick way to Sihanoukville

Laos:

* Laos to suspend inactive cryptocurrency business

* Laos' inflation rises to 25.8 per cent in October

Brunei:

* Innovation is the way forward and for a better future, says Brunei senior minister

* Brunei-China joint venture signs phase 2 of petrochemical project deal

Soyun Kim, Miss South Korea 2023, making the hand heart gesture during a gala event at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador in San Salvador, host city of the 72th edition of the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled to take place on November 18, 2023. - AFPSoyun Kim, Miss South Korea 2023, making the hand heart gesture during a gala event at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of El Salvador in San Salvador, host city of the 72th edition of the Miss Universe pageant, scheduled to take place on November 18, 2023. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Cops nab M’sian software developer following tip-off from Australia

* 1.2kg snow crab in Japan auctions off for almost $90k, sets prefectural record

* 'Like breathing poison': Delhi children hardest hit by smog

* China says climate talks with US a success

* Blinken in Seoul for talks as North Korea-Russia boost military ties / Blinken says has profound concerns over Russia-North Korea military ties

* Japan’s ever-faithful dog Hachiko – an avatar for love and loyalty – turns 100

* Japan billionaire Maezawa's moon flyby pushed back to 2024 or beyond

* ‘Like a video game’: Japan’s gangs hire online

* G7 backs ‘humanitarian pauses’ in Gaza, vows support for Ukraine

* China aims to mass-produce humanoid robots by 2027

* North Korean media: Propaganda from South may be considered ‘preemptive attack’

* ‘Fortune-telling disguised as science’: Chinese parents splurge on ‘gimmick’ child gene tests in search of special talents

* Google argues search payments are necessary to support Android

* Taiwan monitors Chinese carrier group in sensitive Taiwan Strait

* Chinese molecular ‘glue’ could pave the way to advanced 3D-printed semiconductors

* Apple is not passing on costs of climate goals to consumers, exec says

* Not an AI fake: Social media in China delighted to discover world-famous Jiafei meme is real

* Hong Kong’s environment chief says Japanese seafood ban won’t be lifted any time soon, despite lobbying efforts by Japan

* ‘Don’t shout at mum’: Grumpy dad gets dressing down from young daughter for shouting at her mother after work, wins online fans in China

* Jimmy Lai’s trial will spark new smear campaign against Hong Kong but people will also see how ‘bad’ his actions were, says security minister

* ‘Are you an orphan?’: Probe into China teacher who humiliated pupil over poor schoolwork performance, sparking furious online reaction

* Cricket-England eye 'proper performance' against Pakistan, says Buttler

* Cricket-Hazlewood expects Maxwell to face Bangladesh after Miracle of Mumbai

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