Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Monday (Feb 19)


Philippine Coast Guard personnel unearthing giant clam shells buried on the shore of a village in Bugsuk island, Palawan province. The Philippines on Feb 19 said it seized a large hoard of giant clam shell pieces on the remote western island, a key point in the illegal global trade of the marine species. - PCG

Malaysia

* Home Minister wants briefing from cops about NGO members on FBI terrorism watchlist

* Bangladeshi politician's MM2H visa affected by passport cancellation, says Saifuddin

* Daim never contributed funds, says Muda

* T&CM exempted from SST, says Finance Ministry

* Bersatu 6 don't need to vacate seats, says Speaker

* Lim Sian See accepts Rafizi's 'Yang Bakar Menteri' podcast invite

* 'Yang Bakar Menteri' podcast postponed while Rafizi recuperates from spinal surgery

* Former Air Putih assemblyman acquitted of molesting friend's wife

* 1MDB trial: Not all documents obtained from foreign countries handed over to defence team, court told

* 1MDB: Banking documents not shared with defence as they were not relevant to case, says witness

* Apex court reserves decision on woman's appeal against Muslim status

* Sarawak aims to become global aviation hub, says Abang Johari

* No request for motion of no confidence in Anwar, says Dewan Rakyat Speaker

* Man seen in violent robbery video nabbed by KK cops

* Thumbs up for unity government’s commitment to table RUU 355, says PAS

* Madani rice supposed to cut out cartels, says PM

* Setting fire to auxiliary police car: Food rider pleads not guilty to mischief

* Construction worker first to get whipping for khalwat

* Melaka food peddler claims trial to 10 charges of unnatural sex, molest of teen boys

* Local singers Nick and Stella Chung's dad passes away after smoke from fireworks triggered asthma

Singapore

* Teen sexually abused by stepfather sought help through law firm’s website

* Two lawyers convicted of attempting to obstruct course of justice over contraband cigarette message

* Singaporean actor whose leg was amputated makes TV comeback

* BG Kelvin Fan to take over from MG Kelvin Khong as air force chief on March 22

* Travellers to pay more for flights leaving S’pore from 2026 to support use of greener jet fuel

Thailand

* Analysis-Parole for Thailand's Thaksin reflects rise of new threat to old guard

* Mongolian arrested trying to smuggle komodo dragons, pythons out of Thailand

* Home free, Thai tycoon Thaksin unlikely to retire quietly

* Deputy PM insists Srettha has full power as premier, no interference from Thaksin

* Fried silkworm vendor in Satun says sales doubled after rating as second-worst deep-fried dish

* Germs in stagnant water likely cause of pink shade of Nonthaburi canal on Valentine’s day: Scientists

* Thai Q4 GDP contraction and weaker outlook firm case for rate cut

* Thai authorities need to probe more before indicting ex-PM Thaksin over royal insults

* Charter flights proposed to boost tourism in Thailand

Indonesia

* Indonesia will turn to ‘Swiftonomics’ to boost tourism spending

* Armed group shoots at Wings Air plane upon landing in Papua

* Indonesia says 71 election workers have died from exhaustion

* Prabowo cements victory in final quick count results

Philippines

* Plane tickets in Philippines to get more pricey in March

* Seven dead in Mindanao clashes with militants: army

* Philippine Senate approves P100 daily wage hike bill

* Sad Pacquiao accepts his Olympic dream is over

Vietnam

* Ninh Thuan takes grape production to next level

* Public Bank buys Vietnam-based capital market firm for RM72.55mil

* HCM City affirms role as pillar of Vietnam’s tourism industry

Cambodia

* Manet dismisses calls for release of ‘fake kidnap’ pair

* Cambodia, India boost trade, fintech, tourism

* Elephant death prompts increased action to save jumbo population

* Cambodia, Qatar commit to trade and investment boost

Myanmar

* Three high-ranking Myanmar officers sentenced to death for surrendering town: military sources

* Two women die of suffocation in Mandalay passport office queue

* Myanmar embraces Dragon Year Spring Festival celebration

Laos

* Laos aims to improve standards in health sector

Brunei

* Barrack house lost in weekend fire

* Proton sets new sales record for Brunei

* Grand banquet marks 50th birthday of Brunei Crown Prince

Aseanplus

* Beijing urges US to end 'harassment' of Chinese students

* Foreign direct investment in China slumps to 30-year low

* S. Korean govt orders trainee doctors back to hospitals

* Japan hosts Ukraine reconstruction meeting, pledges new tax treaty

* Scathing critiques of AI girlfriend apps may only fuel their popularity

* AirAsia unveils strategic focus on enhancing connectivity from Singapore to India

* S. Korean man seeks dignified exit from pain, challenges local laws criminalising assisted death

* Hirotake Yano, biillionaire founder of Daiso dies at 80

* Indian Hindu group goes to court over lioness named after Hindu deity

* Disused Shinkansen food carts generate massive interest in Japan

* Hong Kong actress Myolie Wu spotted at durian shop in Malaysia

* 16-year-old Taylor Swift fan dies after being hit by semitruck on way to concert in Australia

* Choi Woo-shik gives a killer performance in 'A Killer's Paradox'

* Asia shares sputter as China returns with low energy

* Asia stocks mixed as China enjoys Lunar New Year bump

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Asean news , headlines , Feb 19

   

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