Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Tuesday (Dec 5, 2023)


Students wearing helmets as they are evacuated from a building following an earthquake in Manila, Philippines on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. A magnitude 5.9 earthquake occurred at Lubang municipality, about 150 kilometers (93 miles) southwest of Manila, in Occidental Mindoro province on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. - AP

Malaysia:

* Current Cabinet good but there's room for improvement, says PM Anwar

* Apex court dismisses BN appeal to reinstate Gua Musang election petition, Azizi remains MP

* eMadani provision will not raise inflation in Malaysia - Ahmad Maslan

* Prosecution withdraws appeal, Shafee's acquittal stands

* Immigration Dept bust woman believed involved in fake passport syndicate

* Number of men reporting sexual harassment on the rise, says Deputy Minister

* Don't be duped by scammers claiming to provide eMadani cash-outs, says Fahmi

* Study on youth acceptance of Rakan Muda to be completed by mid-2024, Dewan Negara hears

* Govt to prioritise civil servants in technical sector for Public Service Remuneration Scheme

* Fitch's affirmation of Malaysia's ratings reflects govt's fiscal reform commitment -- MoF

* Cops looking for two foreigners after finding corpse encased in cement in Klang

* Sulu case: Azalina hopes justice will prevail as Stampa faces Madrid court

People look at Christmas decorations on sale at the Raffles Place financial district in Singapore on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. - AFPPeople look at Christmas decorations on sale at the Raffles Place financial district in Singapore on Tuesday, December 5, 2023. - AFP

Singapore:

* Singapore leads way as Asia sweeps top spots in global education survey

* Sarawak collaborates with Singapore entity on green economy initiatives

* Singaporeans exempt from Malaysia digital arrival card that applies to foreigners from Jan 1

* DPM Lawrence Wong to co-chair top-level bilateral meeting during 4-day official visit to China

* Aussie passenger on Scoot flight removed in Manila after slapping man

* Singapore probes 117 for suspected role in illegal moneylending activities

* Three foreign ships detained by MMEA for illegal anchoring in Johor waters

* Oil prices little changed amid OPEC+ cut doubts, Mid-East tension

* Salary increments likely to hold steady in Singapore

Indonesia:

* Indonesia volcano death toll rises to 22 as search nears end

* Malaysian King grants audience to Timor-Leste Vice PM

* Indonesia softens internet law after critics complain of misuse

* Experts say they warned of dangers of climbing Indonesia's Mt. Marapi after 13 die in eruption

* Indonesia's Marapi volcano erupts for the second day, halting search operations

* Jokowi defends conduct in office

* One dead, 11 missing in Lake Toba flash floods

Rescue workers and volunteers from Sawang Rungrueang Rescue22 Foundation clearig the site of a bus accident Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at the Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand.  A dozen of people were killed after the vehicle fell off the road and hit a big tree.- APRescue workers and volunteers from Sawang Rungrueang Rescue22 Foundation clearig the site of a bus accident Tuesday, Dec 5, 2023, at the Prachuap Khiri Khan province, Thailand. A dozen of people were killed after the vehicle fell off the road and hit a big tree.- AP

Thailand:

* Most Thais don’t understand the govt's soft power policy, poll shows

* Thai hospitals at risk of shutdown due to extreme weather

* Fourteen dead as bus smashes into tree in Thailand

* Indoor farming taking root vertically in Thailand

* Last decade hottest on record, says world meteorological organisation

* Emerging markets - Most Asian FX, equities fall as traders pare back Fed rate cut bets

Philippines:

* Earthquake in Manila - Buildings evacuated as quake rattles Philippine capital

* Philippines chase four suspects in Catholic mass bombing

* Earthquake hits south of Philippine capital Manila and prompts evacuations

* Filipino teen accuses M'sian stepfather of rape in JB

* Philippine inflation slows further, moves closer to target

* Philippines' Marcos tests positive for Covid-19

Indonesia rescue teams looking for survivors after a Mount Marapi eruption  in Nagari Batu Plano, Agam, West Sumatra province, Indonesia, December 5, 2023, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters.Indonesia rescue teams looking for survivors after a Mount Marapi eruption in Nagari Batu Plano, Agam, West Sumatra province, Indonesia, December 5, 2023, in this photo taken by Antara Foto via Reuters.

Vietnam:

* World animal health body warns of swine fever vaccine risks as Vietnam readies exports

* Bitter truth for coffee lovers as Vietnam’s crop set to fall

* Vietnam's retail sales of goods, services predicted to increase by year end

* RM72mil clean energy move by Vietnam

* Vietnam to inspect credit-growth management

* Vietnam studies foreign examples for carbon trading

Myanmar:

* Myanmar junta leader says armed organisations must solve their problems 'politically' - state media

* UN warns that two boats adrift in the Andaman Sea with 400 Rohingya aboard desperately need rescue

* Over 300 Vietnamese in Myanmar conflict zone repatriated

* Myanmar junta chief calls for political solution with ethnic groups

A street vendor pushes a bicycle carrying Vietnamese snacks in Hanoi on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.- AFPA street vendor pushes a bicycle carrying Vietnamese snacks in Hanoi on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.- AFP

Cambodia:

* Students around the world suffered huge learning setbacks during the pandemic, study finds

* Cambodia govt declares clean energy priority for sustainable growth and low emissions

* EVs gain traction as Cambodia aims for sustainability; import tax lowered

* Dwindling stocks hit fishermen’s income in Cambodia

Laos:

* New Lao-Thai Friendship Bridge project to be completed by end of 2024

* Top legislators of Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam discuss parliamentary cooperation

* Marking two years of Laos-China railway with fun run

Brunei:

* Blood supplies in Brunei at critical level, ministry of health makes call for donors

* Tourists on cruise trip ‘delighted’ with Brunei

* 1.6 pct of Brunei population living with disability: health ministry

People walk with the skyline in the background as Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hosts the COP28 UN Climate Summit, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. - APPeople walk with the skyline in the background as Dubai, United Arab Emirates, hosts the COP28 UN Climate Summit, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2023. - AP

AseanPlus:

* Malaysia Airlines' flights to and from Chennai today cancelled

* HK star Tony Leung will be in Malaysia on Dec 22 to promote new film 'The Goldfinger'

* Efforts stepped up in China to cope with spike in children’s respiratory illness

* Floods, nine killed as southern India braces for Cyclone Michaung

* South Korean artiste Lee Seung-gi lists his favourite Malaysian food

* A jab to treat autism? China scientists make breakthrough with mice

* Facial recognition tech reunites abducted boy in China with family after 25 years

* Toxic air divides Delhi between poverty and privilege

* Asian markets drop as traders temper rate cut bets

* Cop28: China and India drove the world’s global fossil fuel emission growth, study finds

* How Narendra Modi’s India is tiptoeing towards Taiwan

* Inflation in Japan's capital slows in November

* Sweet dreams are made on wheels: Japanese firm opens bus hotel in Shizuoka

* Tesla’s US$55 shattered Cybertruck decal sells out in hours

* IATA: Asia-Pacific airlines' air cargo volumes up by 7.6% in October

* Sakai knives draw global fans to Japanese city, sharpening sales

* 'Rizz' charms Oxford wordsmiths to win its word of 2023

* China's Nov services activity accelerates on boost from new orders - Caixin PMI

* Meta discontinuing cross-platform chats between Instagram and Facebook Messenger this month

* Beijing ‘under no illusion’ apparent calm in Hong Kong means city no longer has radical supporters, says former leader

* Hong Kong police arrest two men, seize chemicals capable of producing powerful explosives, with anti-government fliers also among haul

* ‘I wanted to kill’: Jobless man in China who hurled brick from high-rise that took life of woman wants to be executed to end miserable life

* China influencer, often described as ‘combative’ version of ex Internet star Li Ziqi, has simple recipes for success and penchant for tackling livestock

Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!

Asean , News , Headlines

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Monday (Feb 26)
Vietnam calls for a more open and level playing field in agricultural trade
Thai ministry endorses bill granting amnesty to owners for surrendering illegal firearms
Sri Lankan president highlights plans to link Hambantota with Myanmar
Philippines takes cancer screening into the workplace
About 200 people evacuated after fire at Sengkang executive condo
Cambodian PM Manet to pay official visit to Malaysia on Feb 27
HK actress Violet Lee dies at 70 after refusing medical treatment following fall
Deadly fire in Nanjing sparks scrutiny of e-bike hazards
US Chamber chief visits China in sign of warming business ties

Others Also Read