Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Thursday (Dec 7)


This handout photo taken on Dec 3, 2023 and obtained on Dec 7, 2023 from Cambodia's Defence Minister Tea Seiha's Facebook page shows a general view of the two visiting Chinese warships docked at the Ream Naval Base near Cambodia's port city of Sihanoukville. Two Chinese warships have made a first visit to a Cambodian naval base that Washington has long feared will boost Beijing's influence in the Gulf of Thailand. - AFP

Malaysia

* Madani govt working faster to restore MA63 rights to Sabah, S'wak, says Anwar

* Priority on resolving basic issues, not building Labuan-Sabah bridge, says PM

* Zayn Rayyan was murdered, say cops

* Outpouring of grief, sympathy over Zayn Rayyan's passing

* No new Covid-19 variants in Malaysia, says Dr Zaliha

* Freeze on foreign workers' quota still active, says Sivakumar

* Multiracial 2,000-singer gathering in Kuching sets Christmas carol record

* Govt to meet with Meta over WhatsApp account hijackings

* PM arrives in Labuan for half-day working visit

* Sabah to get immediate RM3mil allocation, says Anwar

* Govt ready to consider new terminal for KKIA, says Anwar

* Deputy IGP says aware of false accusations made in attempt to bring him down

* Job scams: 158 victims still stranded overseas, Dewan Negara told

* MIDF Research expects Malaysia's GDP growth to improve to 4.7% in 2024

* Ex-AG Apandi files for leave to appeal court's dismissal of lawsuit against Kit Siang

* Two policemen among four detained for robbing foreign workers

Singapore

* Singapore, China agree to 30-day visa-free travel pact to boost ties

* Parents press pre-school to explain delay in reporting alleged molestation of toddler under its care

* From food security to ‘therapeutic gardens’: Singapore, China sign over 20 MoUs

* Man who took upskirt videos of friend’s girlfriend gets jail

* Criminals shifting focus to target healthcare infrastructure for ransomware attacks: Interpol

* Singapore, US sign defence supply chain agreement

Thailand

* Police to summon Chinese TikToker over negative videos on Bangkok

* Samut Songkhram makes ‘mackerel ice cream’ to promote annual fair

* Tesla execs looked at industrial estates in Thailand: PM

* Thai hostages' return overshadowed by debt worries

Indonesia

* New Bill could strip Jakartans of right to elect their governor

* Indonesia prepares ethics guidance for AI developers: draft

* Survivor of Indonesia's Marapi eruption says will never hike again

* Indonesia eyes visa waivers for 20 countries, including US, China, India

* Indonesia ends search after volcano eruption kills 23

Philippines

* Coast Guard says Chinese-flagged cargo ship rammed Philippine boat

* Philippines says bombing may threaten exit from dirty money list

* De Lima wants to help ICC probe into Duterte’s drug war

* Pisa score shows Philippine students ‘5 to 6 years’ behind

* Philippine Wealth Fund CEO aims to double war chest in two years

Vietnam

* China's Xi to visit Vietnam next week

* One dead, four hospitalised in school wall collapse

* Viet firms advised to guard against international trade fraud

Cambodia

* Manet lays out policies to combat corruption

* Army exchange bolsters cooperation with Singapore

* US monitoring reports of Chinese warships at Cambodian base

Myanmar

* Enough fuel for all, assures Myanmar amid scramble at pumps

* China hopes Myanmar achieves rapid national reconciliation: Wang Yi

Laos

* Asean bankers mull challenges, opportunities amid changes

* Lao, Cambodian, Vietnamese legislators push for development of CLV zone

Brunei

* Missing man victim of crocodile attack in Sungai Belait

* Brunei dish 'nasi katok’ the star in short film competition

Aseanplus

* Japan prosecutors seek death penalty for anime studio arson suspect: reports

* Xi tells EU leaders China wants to be 'key partner’ on trade

* Half of young people in Seoul struggling financially: Study

* Asean+3 agree on new financing facility to fend off crisis

* S. Korea could go ‘extinct’ without proper immigration policy: minister

* X to start hiring engineers in Japan, CEO says

* India PM Modi's Sikh separatist fight driven by security, politics

* China launches world's first fourth-generation nuclear reactor

* US military grounds fleet of Osprey after crash off Japan

* China's exports grow for first time in 6 months, imports unexpectedly shrink

* Sylvia Chang's son weds supermodel, guests include Carina Lau, Angelica Lee

* Singer Charlene Choi talks about breakup with billionaire 'Mahjong Prince'

* BTS’ V and Blackpink’s Jennie have reportedly broken up

* Asia tracks Wall St sell-off as US labour market softens

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