Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (Feb 18)


Rescue personnel searching for missing victims buried by a landslide in Bogor, West Java, on Feb 18, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia

* Medical lab technologist faces 25 urine-tampering charges

* I will never jeopardise my husband's health, says Taib's wife

* I can’t stay for too long, Bersatu needs new leadership, says Muhyiddin

* Everyone to empower Syariah courts regardless of political affiliation, says Anwar

* More than 40 police reports lodged over DD Chronicle's parody video, says IGP

* Sabah seeking collaboration with Japan to enhance green technology development

* Former UPSI VA Zakaria Kasa dies of heart disease days after acquittal

* Israeli attacks on Rafah forced my wife, children to seek shelter in house with 30 others, says Nadir Al-Nuri

* Malaysia fail to defend ATC title, fall 0-3 to China in final

* Syariah Courts Act Amendment Bill (RUU355) likely to be tabled this year, says Mohd Na'im

* Education key to developing Special Economic Zone in Johor, says Dr Wee

* Pig farm causing pollution in Sungai Kulim, Sungai Air Merah ordered to shut down

* Govt improving protection scheme for artistes, says Communications Minister

* Representatives from 39 countries to take part in Pasir Gudang kite festival, says organiser

* Syariah Court engagement will include Perikatan members, says Na'im

* PM to chair special Naccol meeting to discuss rice supply issues on Feb 23, says Armizan

* Sabah's Kadaiaman constituency opens new eco-tourism destination

* Hot weather: Rubber tappers switch to night shift

* Malaysia yet to decide if it will sell two plots of land in Woodlands to Singapore

* Malaysia has monetary policy space to lift economic growth, says expert

Singapore

* China's first homegrown airliner makes international debut in Singapore

* Conflict in Asia must be avoided at all costs: Singapore defence minister

* Ed Sheeran makes teh tarik and learns JJ Lin song in Mandarin while in Singapore

* Fire breaks out at Jurong East flat; neighbours had to remove clutter from stairwell to escape

* Prosecution drops appeal over ex-Grab driver acquitted of sexually assaulting passenger

* Singapore Airshow: Bringing excitement back to aviation part of draw of region’s leading air show

Thailand

* Thailand's Thaksin: 20 years of triumphs and tribulation

* Thaksin Shinawatra: divisive ex-PM looms over Thai politics

* SMEs call on govt to protect Thai manufacturers from dumping of cheap Chinese goods

* Thaksin’s homecoming: Parole debate and political fallout

* Move Forward says Thaksin case will raise doubts about favouritism

Indonesia

* Prabowo’s experience as defence minister a boon for Singapore-Indonesia ties: Experts

* Over 70 anti-graft panel employees found guilty of ethics breach in prison illegal levies scandal

* Megawati's PDI-P ready to take up opposition role in Indonesia parliament

* 105 days of ‘mourning’: Commuters’ viral action leads to Bekasi Station escalator being fixed

* Prabowo and Gibran receive zero votes at polling station in South Papua

Philippines

* IOC denies Pacquiao bid to compete at Paris Olympics

* Filipinos stand tall with duck hair clips, as fad takes country by storm

* Landslide death toll in Philippines climbs to 98

* Woman dead, 88 families displaced in Cavite fire

Vietnam

* UK court tells VietJet not to interfere with export of repossessed jets

* Ceiling airfares of domestic routes to increase in March

* Ethnic man fulfils desire to bring Vietnamese coffee products to the world

Cambodia

* Cambodia deploys wildlife cameras to help restore tiger population

* Man posing as woman on social media charged with making false allegations of police misconduct

* Cambodia's customs, tax revenues down 3.% in 2023

Myanmar

* Finding Myanmar's Skywalker gibbons with love songs: study

* Myanmar Conflict: Boats on Naf river spark fear of fresh influx

Laos

* Laos to empower coffee farmers in northern region

Brunei

* Japanese naval ships call at Muara Port

* 410kg of waste collected at coastal clean-up

Aseanplus

* China says no banned areas around Taiwanese islands after two killed

* China's travel spending during Lunar New Year holidays beats pre-Covid levels

* New recruits in Japan’s armed forces to be allowed to have longer hair

* China, US are taking baby steps to cooperate on AI. What’s at stake?

* S. Korean doctors warn of 'catastrophe’ if punished for strike

* Hong Kong customs arrests seven for laundering US$1.8bil

* South Korea PM asks doctors not to quit over planned medical student increase

* China to step up patrols near Taiwan after deadly boat incident

* Japan's 'naked men' festival succumbs to population ageing

* 'Woman walks down Tokyo street': ChatGPT makers demo AI video feature

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