Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Dec 6)

Filipino traffic enforcer Ramiro Hinojas wears a Santa Claus costume as he directs the flow of vehicles in Pasay city, Philippines on Dec 5, 2023. Hinojas said he dances during his shift at a busy intersection to bring joy to commuters and pedestrians as the country starts the Christmas season. - AP


* Three arrested over murder of economy rice seller in Penang

* Security guard with a heart of gold to receive award from King

* Sirul may find himself behind bars again soon

* Malaysia's 5G network coverage is less than 4% away from target, says Fahmi

* Johor sees more China, India tourists with visa-free travel

* Floods: 25 areas in JB hit after two-hour downpour

* Cambodian woman, son to be charged on Dec 7 over offensive remarks

* Johor govt to replace generators in CIQ following blackout

* Malaysian film 'Abang Adik' a hit in Taiwan, more showtimes added to cater to high demand

* Fan Bingbing meets Johor Sultan


* Second man linked to ring that won over S$433k by recording cards at MBS casino pleads guilty

* Man charged with outrage of modesty for alleged sexual assault of 2-year-old girl

* Sweden to deepen cooperation with South-East Asia in new trade strategy

* Cocktails and guest shifts galore as World's 50 Best Bars take over Singapore

* DPM Lawrence Wong meets Singaporeans in Beijing

* Keepers of first panda cub Le Le share fond moments as his move to China nears


* Three Pattaya cops face legal action over escape by German, American suspects

* Outrage over video showing Chinese tourist wearing Thai police uniform

* Thai business group keeps 2023 growth forecast at 2.5%-3.0%

* South-East Asia banks on aviation boom

* Unique Songkran festivities as Thailand anticipates Unesco status


* Prabowo to push for Indonesian-made cars if he wins election

* Plastic, sweet beverage excise to cause more problems than it solves: Businesses

* Indonesia rescuers evacuate all climbers from Marapi volcano after eruption killed 23

* Death toll from Indonesia's Mt Marapi eruption rises to 23

* Axiata to strengthen position in capturing Indonesia's FBB, FMC markets


* Manila names two members of pro-Islamic State group as bomb suspects

* Philippines inflation to return to target by December, barring shocks: gov

* Marcos calls for streamlined, digitalised makeover of jail services

* Death toll in Philippine "killer curve" bus accident rises to 17


* Vietnam to launch initiatives to attract foreign investment

* Over 15 million Vietnam subscribers must turn off 2G signals before September 2024

* Vietnam said to be preparing for Chinese President Xi’s visit next week

* Vietnam's January-November rice exports hit record high since 1989


* Cambodia to hold 10-day 'Angkor Thanksgiving' event

* Tariff cuts on electricity to help energise tourism in Cambodia: EAC

* Cambodia's export to RCEP members sharply up in 10 months


* China raises stakes in cyberscam crackdown in Myanmar, though loopholes remain

* Myanmar central bank to no longer set forex rates

* Myanmar's Yangon hit by fuel shortage


* Funding from France beefs up efforts to improve nutrition in Saravan

* China-Laos Railway boosts local tourism, employment


* Man jailed 15 months for trespassing into Brunei hospital, causing mischief

* Brunei students’ encouraging performance reflected in PISA 2022


* Teacher in China executed for raping, molesting students

* China's Wang stresses promoting stable, healthy Sino-US relations with Blinken

* Seoul High Court sides with iPhone owners against Apple over ‘batterygate’

* Air New Zealand aims to fly battery-powered plane by 2026

* S.Korean man who adopted two cats, just to kill them gets jail

* India's Apollo Hospitals' operator rejects allegations of illegal kidney transplants

* S. Koreans aged 20 to 34 to get mental health check-ups every 2 years

* Chennai flooded as heavy rains from cyclone Michaung batter south India

* Japan’s Kishida cancels year-end parties on funding scandal

* ‘Til trash do us part': Taiwan couple embraces garbage wedding shoot

* Twitch to shut down in South Korea due to high costs

* Australia government seeks opposition support on immigration detention legislation

* ‘Too vulgar’: Waiter’s hip-twist intimate dance with woman customer in viral video sparks criticism of well-known hotpot chain in China

* Blackpink members renew contract, boosting shares in label YG Entertainment

* Eight months’ jail for Singaporean involved in fixing basketball matches in Thailand

* TVB star Kenneth Ma addresses rumours of a feud with HK actor Kevin Cheng

* Taiwanese rock band Mayday deny lip-syncing at Shanghai concert

* Asian markets on front foot as US jobs data provide new rate cheer

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Asean news , headlines , Dec 6


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