Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Friday (Dec 8)


TikToker Vi Thi Anh being film by her husband while she dries noodles at her workshop in Bac Giang province. Vi Thi Anh spent half a decade doing monotonous low-paid work in an industrial hub near Vietnam's capital Hanoi. Then she discovered she could earn vastly more hawking food products to thousands of followers as one of Vietnam's growing cadre of TikTok livestreamers. - AFP

Malaysia

* NVidia ready to help Malaysia develop AI ecosystem, says Anwar

* Stop speculating on Zayn Rayyan's murder, says police

* Driver in high-speed chase from PJ to Cyberjaya jailed a month, fined RM10,000

* Esscom detains 33 undocumented migrants in Tawau op

* Threat assessment downgrade a positive sign, says Esscom chief

* Socso confirms online system and website hacked, daily operations not affected

* Additional KKIA terminal handy but better build new airport in Tuaran, says SME Sabah

* No CCTV near where Zayn Rayyan's body was found, says management

* Zayn Rayyan murder: Cops visit victim’s parents for second time

* Domestic investors show growing confidence in Malaysia - Tengku Zafrul

* RM2mil to be a 'Tan Sri': Six nabbed for selling fake federal awards

Singapore

* New 30-day visa-free regime with China a ‘plus’ for Singapore: DPM

* Singapore signs free trade deal with four-nation Latin American bloc to boost trade, investment

* Singapore’s Ho Ching and Jenny Lee on Forbes list of 100 powerful women

* Blogger mrbrown is Asia-Pacific winner for Best Voice Artist at Asian Academy Creative Awards

* Singapore sees rise in hospitalisation as new Covid infections surge

* Police warn of phishing scam involving cheap suitcases advertised on Facebook

* Woman charged with ill-treatment at pre-school; she allegedly hit toddler multiple times

* Singapore, China to set up green and digital shipping corridor with Tianjin Port

Thailand

* Srettha vows assistance for Muay Thai trainers to teach overseas

* Visa exemption figures in Thailand-China talks

* Thailand’s new govt pushes culture as soft power, but not everyone’s buying

* Thai King's son gives thumbs up to Jay Fai's crab omelette

Thailand to raise minimum wage by 2.37% from Jan 1

Indonesia

* Medan court hands death penalty to 60-year-old meth mule

* Indonesia's GoTo in talks with TikTok over potential e-commerce partnership

* Pertamina starts carbon injection tests in Sukowati field

* Indonesia president suspects human trafficking behind increased Rohingya arrivals

* Jokowi in 'blusukan' or impromptu visit mode in final year of presidency

Philippines

* Suspect behind Philippine bombing arrested

* British sex offender arrested in Rizal: Immigration chief

* Asean strongly condemns Sunday's 'heinous terrorist attack' in Philippines

* Christmas convoy sets sail to West Philippine Sea

Vietnam

* Fed up with poor pay, Vietnam workers turn to TikTok

* Hanoi named world’s leading city break destination 2023

* Apple to move key iPad engineering resources to Vietnam: Report

* Vietnam cuts petrol prices for fourth consecutive time

* Pisa 2022: Vietnamese students experience decline in performance rankings

Cambodia

* Unicef official calls for end of violence against children in Cambodia

* Battambang museum blends ‘history, culture and identity’

* Nearly 10,000 families voluntarily move out of Angkor park: PM

* Kun Khmer tourney set for international broadcast to 192 nations

Myanmar

* Fire destroys 11 homes in central Myanmar

* Myanmar junta revokes passports held by some citizens who are Singapore PRs

* Thailand, Myanmar to form aid task force as border unrest intensifies

* Myanmar's army is facing battlefield challenges and grants amnesty to troops jailed for being AWOL

Laos

* Unesco declares Lao weaving motif as form of Intangible Cultural Heritage

* Singapore pledges support for Laos’ 2024 chairmanship of Asean

Brunei

* Religious teacher gets jail, whipping for sexual assault on 12-year-old

* Brunei reaffirms will to fight cybercrime

Aseanplus

* Chinese hail visa-free travel to Singapore, surge in searches for tourist sites

* Australia, Papua New Guinea sign security pact, hail close ties

* Thousands of tonnes of dead sardines wash ashore in northern Japan

* China halts imports of koi fish from Japan

* Traffic violation e-ticket mooted in Hong Kong

* To the moo-n: cow dung fuels Japan's space ambitions

* China cuts visa fees by 25% for travellers from many countries

* Tencent unveils big-budget open-world game led by ‘GTA’ veteran

* US, South Korean and Japanese security advisers meet to discuss North Korea

* Have 3 or more kids? Japan is planning to make their university tuition free

* Oil heads for 7th weekly loss as supply surplus, weak China demand weigh on market

* Yen soars, Nikkei slides as rate hikes loom over Japan

* Apple aims to build more than 50 million iPhones annually in India - WSJ

* Japan's Q3 GDP falls faster than first estimates as consumption sags

* Asian markets swing ahead of US jobs, Tokyo hit by strong yen

* Taiwanese singer Jay Chou is Spotify's top Mandopop artiste, signs new deal with Universal Music

* K-pop company behind BTS wants to make its superfan app global

* 'Sedapnya': Chinese star Fan Bingbing enjoys durian during visit to Malaysia

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Asean news , headlines , Dec 8

   

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