Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Nov 30)


Workers from various labour unions ride their vehicles to government offices during a nationwide strike demanding a wage increase in Surabaya on Nov 30, 2023. - AFP

Malaysia

* Anti-smoking Bill passed in Dewan Rakyat

* National Digital ID: No fingerprints to be collected, says Fahmi

* Malaysia sees increase in tourists from China and India, says Tourism Minister

* M-Girls members pay tribute to Malaysian singer Queenzy Cheng after her sudden passing

* Progressive wage policy to undergo dry-run from June next year, says Rafizi

* No minimum wage order following progressive wages, says Economy Minister

* KL top cop defends city police's role at Coldplay concert

* Ipoh can be a city of music and draw Muslim tourists, says Mayor

* Man who offered RM5mil bounty on Anwar did so 'for fun', says IGP

* Malaysia ranks third in Asia for English proficiency

* Progressive wage system will be voluntary, says Rafizi

* ECRL freight, passenger services price structure most likely to be unveiled in 2026Penang warehouse collapse: Legal action to be taken against employer, says Socso

* Five new monkeypox cases detected

* Penang warehouse collapse: Four Bangladeshi workers released after questioning by police

* Chlorine gas leak: Six foreign workers rushed to hospital

* Govt in process of acquiring land to upgrade Kuching International Airport

Singapore

* Teen, 17, prostituted two underage girls on Telegram chat group

* Cordlife Group found to have damaged cord blood units of at least 2,150 customers

* Jetstar Asia resumes direct flights to Okinawa after 3 years

* From bouquet to buffet: Couple serve up KFC-themed wedding

* Fraudsters target individuals with fake Ninja Van delivery notifications in email phishing scam in Singapore

* Man held for over scams involving MacBook sales on Carousell

Thailand

* Group of 17 Thai hostages released by Hamas arrives in Thailand

* Police on alert as movie on rival school gang wars opens in Bangkok malls

* Price of Thai rice reaches 17-year high

* Soaring ‘solo economy’ a challenge for Thai policymakers

* Ex-Thai PM Prayut appointed privy council member

* Airports not happy with Thailand's move to end duty-free on arrival

Indonesia

* Those who don't perform will be relocated to new capital, warns acting Jakarta governor

* S’pore and Indonesia to co-develop Bahasa Indonesia ChatGPT-like AI tool

* Voter roll breach claim overshadows prep for Indonesian polls

* Indonesia on alert against ‘mysterious pneumonia’ outbreak in China

Philippines

* Sexual predators prowling Philippine schools as group is in disbelief over low number of cases

* Political shakedowns in the Philippines threaten Marcos-Duterte alliance

* Manila wants to preserve body of ‘World’s saddest elephant’

* Marcos calls off COP28 Dubai trip

Vietnam

* Vietnam's trade surplus reaches US$25.83bil in 11 months

* Vietnam contributes US$500,000 to aid Palestinians, calls for two-state solution

* Vietnam coffee trade tepid on beans scarcity; premium steady in Indonesia

Cambodia

* Chinese-invested hydropower plant to boost clean energy in Cambodia

* Cambodian cuisine triumphs at global awards in Riyadh

* Foreign tourist numbers skyrocket in Cambodia

Myanmar

* Trafficking victims in Myanmar forced to sell organs: charity

* Myanmar junta chief says 'foreign experts' helping in offensive against military

Laos

* Laos to tighten regulation on e-cigarettes

* Laos' National Convention Centre prepares for 2024 Asean summit

Brunei

* Brunei lawyer suspended three years for ‘gross misconduct’

* Over 200 vendors at Brunei's Local Product Expo

Aseanplus

* China hails 'old friend' Kissinger, architect of rapprochement

* S. Korean farmers scuffle with police at protest over dog meat ban

* First-ever double-decker hydrogen bus hits Hong Kong roads

* China's cluster of flu cases under effective control: Wang Yi

* Taiwanese singer Ko Chen-syun dies at 20

* Chinese celebrity chef accused of mocking death of Mao Zedong’s son with egg fried rice video

* Man arrested for setting fire to co-worker’s toe in South Korea

* China seeks 'concrete' roadmap for two-state solution to solve Gaza conflict

* China rejects Philippine claim of fighter jet fly-by

* More companies in Japan allow employees to take ‘grandchild-care’ leave

* Hong Kong leader John Lee’s approval rating at record high

* Love cover: China couple sue insurance firm for refusing to honour policy with RM6,500 payout for decision to live happily ever after

* China's Xinjiang is an amazing region with beautiful people

* Buddhist monk in S. Korea arrested for ramming into 8 parked cars

* China's factory activity contracts for second month in November

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