Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Saturday (Feb 24)


Buddhist monks receive offerings from people during an alms-giving ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day in Bangkok on Feb 24, 2024. - Reuters

Malaysia

* All ears on King's inaugural royal address at parliament opening this Monday

* Don't use ringgit's depreciation as political tool, says PM

* Currency depreciation has minimal impact on getting medicines, says Health Minister

* MetMalaysia: 12 localities in four states to experience heatwave up to 37 degrees celcius

* Selangor Sultan grants audience to Nga

* Cops detain man at pro-Palestine protest at US embassy

* Used car dealers can now transfer ownership of vehicles online, says Loke

* Ammar now Tourism Malaysia deputy DG due to under-performance, says Tiong

* Maximum RM599 fare set for Aidilfitri flights to Sabah, Sarawak, Labuan

* 'Credit where credit is due', says Hassan Karim in defending Anwar over weak ringgit

* Ex-cleaner from Perak becomes millionaire from lucky draw

* Speed up maintenance projects at country's entry points, says PM

* Passenger traffic at airports throughout Malaysia registers double-digit growth, says Loke

* HR Ministry to focus on providing technical, skills training to workers, says Sim

* Four arrested in Ampang for posing as cops, robbing foreigners

* Warisan will restore Article 6(7) in Sabah Constitution if it comes to power, says Shafie

* Bumiputra congress chance to improve education, says Deputy Higher Education Minister

* Over 85% of approved manufacturing projects implemented, says Tengku Zafrul

* Man nabbed for stabbing woman to death in Sibu

* Man found dead in Port Klang after being run over by train

Singapore

* Taylor Swift wooed by Singapore before other international dates were lined up: KASM chief

* Bumiputra congress chance to improve education, says Deputy Higher Education Minister

* One person dies in fire at Canberra Crescent; 30 people evacuated

* Foreign debuts, but few defence deals at Singapore air show

* Man arrested for selling counterfeit goods; items worth over S$2mil seized

* The next plane seats are made from cactus skin and fishing nets

* Landlord draws flak for putting up ‘morgue-like’ utility room for rent

Thailand

* Moroccan man confesses to murder of Austrian deejay on Koh Phangan: Police

* Thai man held for alleged role in transnational surrogacy ring

* Politics on the agenda during Paetongtarn’s visit to Cambodia in March: Pheu Thai

* 148 Thais among 689 people held over online gambling, scams in Myanmar border town

* Thai ex-PM Thaksin weak, 'happy' after detention release -PM Srettha

* Bangkok temple's assistant abbot arrested for embezzlement

Indonesia

* West Java whirlwinds raise alarm over climate crisis

* Indonesia's new senior minister embarks on post-election reconciliation trail

* About 60.9% of Indonesian voters in Singapore voted for presidential front runner Prabowo

Philippines

* Diving tourism contributes US$1.3bil to Philippine economy in 2023

* Public warned against illnesses from El Nino

* ‘Sari-sari’ stores, e-commerce to drive Philippine retail market to US$286bil

Vietnam

* Vietnam aims to produce 100,000-500,000 tonnes of hydrogen a year by 2030

* Offline cyberthreats decreasing steadily in Vietnam

* Vietnam police seek prosecution of 51 people as FLC probe ends

* Seven fishermen in distress saved off Quang Nam’s coast

Cambodia

* New ruling in place for exports of all minerals

* Political parties in Cambodia wrap up campaign for senate election

* Aviation in Cambodia soars past Covid challenges in 2023

Myanmar

* Many in Myanmar consider fleeing to Thailand to escape conscription into an army they despise

* Myanmar navy seizes 1.5 tonnes of narcotics destined for Malaysia

Laos

* Dengue fever cases hit 1,075 in Laos since January

* Laos to host meeting on Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam development triangle

Brunei

* Weekend festivities mark Brunei National Day

* Postal Services Dept releases new Brunei stamps

Aseanplus

* At least 15 killed in fire in east China's Nanjing

* Why some Taiwanese want to boycott the viral ‘Ke Mu San’ TikTok dance

* S. Korean firms seek to tackle low birth rate with hefty incentives

* China unveils names of manned lunar lander and new spaceship crew

* Tokyo's Hello Kitty theme park closed for 'terrorist' security alert

* Everything is illuminated: Tainan lights up for Taiwan Lantern Festival 2024

* Sumo great Hakuho demoted over protege's bullying

* Hackers for sale: what we've learned from China's massive cyber leak

* One dead, one injured in blast in India's Manipur state

* Australian authorities urge hundreds to flee uncontained bushfire

* Dior postpones Hong Kong fashion show

* Viral fake compilation video of S. Korean President Yoon to be removed from social media

* Icy Harbin warmed hearts to become a tourist hotspot. Can other Chinese cities do the same?

* K-pop hitmaker Shinsadong Tiger dies at 41

* Le Sserafim talks about their fear and doubts in 3rd EP ‘Easy’

* Twice’s new EP celebrates youth, love and friendship

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