Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Tuesday (Nov 28, 2023)


Girls wearing gowns participate in the Santacruzan parade, an annual Filipino Catholic tradition that celebrates the Holy Cross, in Tondo, Manila, Philippines. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* 13-year-old nabbed for trying to stab ehailing driver in robbery attempt

* Bukit Gantang MP is fifth Bersatu rep to declare support for Anwar

* MACC ready to justify freezing of Aman Palestin accounts in court

* Gold bars were for investment purposes, says Aman Palestin lawyer

* Lebanese jeweller fails in bid for summary judgment against Rosmah over missing jewellery

* Special committee members' appointment manifestation of govt's anti-corruption efforts, says PM

* Anti-smoking bill prohibits minors from buying and using vape

* Malaysian Bar's appeal to refer constitutional questions to Federal Court dismissed

* Cabinet to review RON95 subsidy proposal before rollout next year, says Armizan

* Pilot run of progressive wage model to start in June with 1,000 firms

* Decision on Isa Samad's corruption appeal fixed for Jan 31

* S'wak surpasses tourism target with 3.18 million arrivals as of October

Presidential candidate Anies Baswedan greets his supporters during his first electoral campaign in Jakarta on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, ahead of the 2024 Indonesian general election. Indonesian election campaigning officially began on November 28 with two of the three registered candidates in the world's third-largest democracy launching their bids to persuade voters ahead of next year's poll. - AFPPresidential candidate Anies Baswedan greets his supporters during his first electoral campaign in Jakarta on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, ahead of the 2024 Indonesian general election. Indonesian election campaigning officially began on November 28 with two of the three registered candidates in the world's third-largest democracy launching their bids to persuade voters ahead of next year's poll. - AFP

Singapore:

* Increase in anti-Singapore sentiments on social media; calls for rocket and bomb attacks, says home minister

* 10 years’ jail, caning for married man over repeated sexual abuse of teen girl he wanted to adopt

* Lee Hsien Yang ordered to pay damages to Shanmugam, Vivian for defamation

* Over 70 held in Singapore drug raids, S$157k worth of drugs seized

* Filipino maids model works of couture art created from household rubbish

* Charity scams on the rise amid conflict in Middle East, says Singapore

* Asian stocks subdued as traders brace for inflation data

* Oil prices rise on weak dollar, expectations for OPEC+ output cuts

* As Dubai prepares for COP28, some world leaders including Biden signal they won't attend climate talks

Indonesia:

* Citizens in richer countries back climate help for vulnerable, poll shows

* Indonesian couple marries next to body of bride’s father

* Presidential candidates embark on campaign trail with vow of peace

* Indonesian Sanctuary welcomes baby rhino

* Indonesian presidential candidate Anies rejects plan for new capital

* Emerging Markets - Most Asian FX lifted on potential Fed rate hike end; equities rise

A vendor selling Christmas decorations waits for customers at a street market in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, November 28, 2023. - ReutersA vendor selling Christmas decorations waits for customers at a street market in Quezon City, Metro Manila, Philippines, Tuesday, November 28, 2023. - Reuters

Thailand:

* Thais give digital spin to ancient 'floating basket' festival

* Thai Ministry urges noodle importers to check for ethylene oxide

* Thai Cabinet approves 10% pay rise for state employees

* Thai PM vows to tackle informal debt to revive economy

* Thailand says Chinese beggars caught in Bangkok not victims of trafficking

* Thai Hostages released after group’s direct intervention

Philippines:

* Philippine government and communist rebels agree to resume talks to end a deadly protracted conflict

* Philippines to decide whether to ban TikTok in state security

* Philippine government, rebels agree to peace negotiations

* Teodoro tells Asean military veterans to watch out for expansionism

* Philippines and Japan start talks on visiting defence forces deal

Vietnam's President Vo Van Thuong, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, address the media during a joint press conference after their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan. - APVietnam's President Vo Van Thuong, left, and Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, right, address the media during a joint press conference after their meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan. - AP

Vietnam:

* South China Sea: Openness encouraged to shore up marine economy after disputes threaten to capsize relations

* Vietnam now confirmed as world's second-largest shrimp supplier

* Vietnam's Binh Duong takes steps to become centrally-run city by 2030

* Japan and Vietnam agree to boost ties, discuss Japanese military aid amid China threat

* Infrastructure builders face cash shortage in Vietnam

Myanmar:

* More Rohingya take children as they leave refugee camps by boat - aid groups

* 127 Malaysians, suspected to be victims of job scams, rescued from Myanmar fighting

* China navy ships arrive in Myanmar for joint drills

People watch fireworks in front of the Royal Palace during the Cambodian Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. - AFPPeople watch fireworks in front of the Royal Palace during the Cambodian Water Festival in Phnom Penh on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. - AFP

Cambodia:

* Almost three million locals and tourists visit Cambodia's popular Water Festival during weekend

* Six killed in truck crash in northwest Cambodia

* Dragon boat races return to Phnom Penh

Laos:

* Laos PM wants govt to take all steps in ending violence against women

* Laos' inflation drops slightly to 25.24% in November

Brunei:

* Brunei health ministry confirms uptick in ILI and Covid-19 cases in the country

* Malaysian fined RM590,000 for possessing smuggled cigarettes, booze

A spectator waves India's national flag during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between India and Australia at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. - AFPA spectator waves India's national flag during the third Twenty20 international cricket match between India and Australia at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati on Tuesday, November 28, 2023. - AFP

AseanPlus:

* Guinness World Records names 100-year-old Japanese woman 'oldest beauty adviser'

* Indian police arrest seven Kashmir students celebrating World Cup defeat

* Indian rescuers say very close to reaching 41 men trapped in tunnel

* Japan trials over-the-counter sales of 'morning-after' pill

* ‘Do not open plane doors’ warning in S. Korea mandated for planes in flight

* Man suffers injuries after falling off Jeju cliff trying to capture ‘photo of life’

* Asian Markets mixed as traders await US data, Fed speakers

* Australia begins crackdown on vaping, to ban import of single-use devices

* Teenager probed for assaulting deliveryman with golf club in Gangnam

* S. Korea’s dog meat supporters threaten to let 2 million dogs out near presidential office

* South Korean city turns to matchmaking to boost low birth rates

* US and China pitch rival supply-chain visions in latest clash over global trade and economic needs

* Pakistan's Imran Khan denied court-ordered public trial - lawyer

* Hong Kong police hunt for two men suspected of ramming patrol vehicle, delivery van on dead-end street in Kowloon

* North Korea cites rare dissent in elections even as 99% back candidates

* Service inflation accelerates in Japan amid tight job market

* Cow of breed that produces high-end Japanese beef rakes in record US$203,000 at auction

* What's Merriam-Webster's word of the year for 2023? Hint: Be true to yourself

* Former Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao must stay in US for time being, judge says

* Chinese scientists achieve breakthrough in early detection of ‘king cancer’ that killed Steve Jobs

* How China is using the law to tackle cyberbullying and Internet violence

* 761 Hong Kong families apply for baby bonuses, but experts say scheme unlikely to boost flagging birth rate

* Intravenous education: China hospitals set up ‘classrooms’ so sick children can study during nationwide outbreak of respiratory diseases, earns online backlash

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