Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Feb 21)


A billboard showing Indonesia's President Joko Widodo (top right) is seen as as protesters demonstrate in front of the General Election Commission office, calling for investigations following what they claim is a "rigged" election where Indonesia's Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto is set to win the country's presidential election according to preliminary results, in Jakarta on Feb 21 2024. - AFP

Malaysia

* Former Sarawak governor Taib Mahmud passes away

* Taib's passing a great loss to the nation, say prominent Sarawakians

* Taib Mahmud will be remembered as a respected statesman, says PM

* No words can describe how much Taib meant to me, says Raghad

* Taib laid the foundation for a modern Sarawak, says Abang Jo

* Taib's remains arrive in Kuching, given 17-gun salute

* Selangor Sultan chairs 265th meeting of Conference of Rulers

* Malaysian Media Council Bill expected to be tabled in June

* Anwar should step in to clear legal questions over Tawau gold mining, PKR leader

* Motorist killed by falling boulder in Tenom

* ‘Last money from dad’ RM50 note pic goes viral, man hopes to return it to previous owner

* AirAsia launches KK-Shanghai route

* Supplementary electoral roll for January 2024 open for review, says EC

* Customs Central Zone exceeds 2023 revenue target, collecting RM37.8bil

* Federal, Johor govts meet next week to iron out Malaysia-S'pore special economic zone

* RM7.6mil in drugs seized, trafficking ring busted in Cheras raids

* Pos Malaysia says parcel tracking delayed due to system upgrade

* Dr M making excuses to avoid RCI on Batu Puteh, says Puad

* Worker impaled by oil palm loading spike in Sandakan

* Five nabbed for assaulting motorist who was later found dead

* Indonesian maid lies about being abused in order to go home

Singapore

* Jack Ma’s wife bought three prestige properties in Singapore: Report

* Four drivers caught by LTA for providing illegal cross-border rides between Singapore and Malaysia

* Singapore offers huge payouts to retain nurses

* Cordlife begins offering refunds to affected parents

* Singapore Tourism Board gave grant for Taylor Swift concerts: Govt

* Nearly 40 people under probe after victims lose S$1.8mil to fake buyers on Carousell, Facebook

* Singapore Airshow kicks off with aerial displays; Boeing and China's Comac announce new orders

* S’pore to invest up to S$100mil to upgrade Nationwide Broadband Network to deliver 10Gbps speed

* Woman accused of causing husband’s death charged with offences including cheating

* Jail for man who drove lorry into tree in Jurong, killing two of his friends

Thailand

* Man held for allegedly trying to rape and rob Chinese tourist in Pattaya

* Thai airlines seek approval for more domestic flights as fares soar

* Thaksin gets visit from old ally Hun Sen of Cambodia

* Thai PM drives daughter’s tiny electric hatchback to EV board meeting

* Thailand seeks clampdown on recreational cannabis by year-end

Indonesia

* Indonesia central bank keeps policy rate unchanged, as expected

* Jokowi: I hold no grudge against the press

* Indonesian authorities announce two new suspects in illegal tin mining probe

* Defeated Indonesian election candidates call for parliamentary probe

* Meta, Alphabet pushed to enter deals with Indonesia news firms

* Indonesia Prabowo's school meal programme to cost $7.7 billion in first year

Philippines

* West Philippine Sea economic sanctions to hurt Manila but China even more

* Filipinos urged to conserve water, food, power to cushion El Nino

* Farm truck falls into a ravine in central Philippines killing 14

* Philippine education ministry hit by data leak involving over 210,000 school and tax records

Vietnam

* Businesses face more risks as reform in business conditions slows

* Optimistic signs seen in exports of garment-textile sector

* Vietnam to send 125,000 labourers abroad in 2024

Cambodia

* Optimistic growth of 6.6% forecast by Cambodian ministry

* Cambodia promotes ex-leader Hun Sen's youngest son as deputy PM

* Cambodia has seen most development in 500 years: Govt spokesman

Myanmar

* 204kg of raw opium seized in eastern Myanmar

* Indians living along border with strife-torn Myanmar protest restrictions on movement

Laos

* Lao govt gives green light to 1,200MW wind power project

* Laos to improve well-being of children, mothers in rural areas

Brunei

* 68 per cent of Malaysian diaspora in Brunei are skilled workers

* Expect hot and dry weather in Brunei until March: Met Dept

Aseanplus

* Taiwan drives away Chinese coast guard boat as frontline island tensions rise

* Operations cancelled as South Korea doctors' strike grows

* Foreign visitor boom makes seafood bowls too pricey for many Japanese near tourist spots

* More South Korean men become stay-at-home dads

* Heavy snow in north and central China disrupts travel, schools and kills one

* Head of violence-hit Papua New Guinea region calls for foreign help

* Chinese capital closes highways after heavy snowfall

* Police fire tear gas at protesting Indian farmers, government offers talks

* US, European parts found in N.Korean missile in Ukraine: report

* Kiribati’s government not responsible for viral post, sorry

* Space-themed tourism takes off in Gobi Desert

* Chinese actress Jia Ling loses 50kg in 8mths, showcases before-and-after versions in new music video

* Andy Lau’s film 'The Movie Emperor' pulled from cinemas in China

* Actress Joe Chen and Malaysian husband return to Langkawi where they first fell in love

* Asian stocks lower after Wall Street losses

* China boosts Asian shares as investors brace for Nvidia earnings

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