Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Monday (Feb 26)


Member of parliament and Cambodia's former prime minister Hun Sen receiving a kiss from a commune councillor after he cast his vote at a polling station during the Senate election in Takhmao city, Kandal province on Feb 25, 2024. Hun Sen's long-ruling Cambodian People’s Party on Feb 26 won an expected landslide victory in the election.- AFP

Malaysia

* King graces opening of 15th Parliament's Third Session

* Malaysia must elevate itself internationally as a supporter of peace, says King

* Speaker will take stern action against any misbehaviour, King warns MPs

* If anyone wants to play politics, wait for the next election, King tells MPs

* 'Some may fall asleep if I speak too long’, quips King during inaugural royal address

* Hadi no-show at opening of Parliament

* Bersih to meet police over tomorrow’s planned gathering

* Shuttler Peng Soon singing praises of Ed Sheeran after a rare playing session

* Malaysia ranks top globally for 5G consistency score, says Fahmi

* PM hopes for better cooperation among all parties during this Parliament meeting

* 1MDB trial: Four countries didn't cooperate with request to record conversations, says witness

* Sarawak aims to export renewable energy by 2027, says Abang Jo

* Five to be charged for assaulting a motorist who was later found dead in Semenyih

* Renowned art educator Prof Chung Chen Sun passes away at 89

* Pakistani man changes plea to not guilty to raping woman at overhead bridge

* Sabah MACC detains man for accepting RM150,000 bribe

* Warisan's plan to reinstate clause on CM appointment will trigger instability, says lawyer

* Restaurant worker from Myanmar charged with killing countryman

* Ex-CEO charged with moving RM116mil to unlicensed fund management company

* Tourism Malaysia expects increase in tourist arrivals from Indonesia

* Nurul Izzah Izzati Mohd Asri wins second gold medal at Asian Track Cycling Championships

* Bersih submits notice to police for gathering at Parliament

Singapore

* Hotels, flights booked out as 'Swift effect' hits Singapore

* About 200 people evacuated after fire at Sengkang executive condo

* Ex-bank officer fined over unlawful computer searches on her then boyfriend’s former wife

* Sean Tan becomes first Singaporean to wrestle on WWE 'Friday Night SmackDown'

* Singapore embraces AI to solve everyday problems

* Triple whammy: Nine-year-old boy in Singapore suffers Covid-19, myocarditis and stroke

* Scheme to retain Singapore nurses seen as major step but more must be done

Thailand

* Paetongtarn insists Thaksin not shadow PM, says he is building strength

* Thailand among nations US accuses of ‘dumping’ paper plates

* Thai ministry endorses bill granting amnesty to owners for surrendering illegal firearms

* Joint US-Thai search of HTMS Sukhothai to continue for fifth day

* Thailand and Brazil come to agreement over WTO sugar subsidies dispute

Indonesia

* Prabowo may face stiff opposition from PDI-P at House

* Indonesia's largest party eyes probe into alleged election irregularities

* Once a 'nobody', Jokowi's son set to become Indonesia's VP

* Calls grow to review Indonesia's single-day election format after more than 100 polls workers die

Philippines

* China jamming tracking signal of Philippine ships: Coast Guard

* Marcos signs expanded Centenarian Law that awards cash aid to the aged

* Satellite images reveal floating barrier at mouth of disputed atoll in South China Sea

* Philippines takes cancer screening into the workplace

Vietnam

* Vietnam's seafood exports surge by 64% in January

* China's homegrown C919 jet lands in Vietnam after Singapore Airshow

* Vietnam calls for a more open and level playing field in agricultural trade

* Vietnam looks to remain a strong competitor for global FDI

Cambodia

* Cambodia's ruling party wins Senate election, paving way for Hun Sen to act as its president

* Cambodian PM Manet to pay official visit to Malaysia on Feb 27

* Cambodia establishes joint business council with India

Myanmar

* Sri Lankan president highlights plans to link Hambantota with Myanmar

* Chinese bank grants scholarships to Myanmar university students

Laos

* 'You can't imagine the damage': Dam threatens historic town of Luang Prabang

* Laos to host Asean defence ministers meeting

Brunei

* Pedal power at Brunei's National Day celebrations

* A plastic-free parade on National Day

Aseanplus

* US Chamber chief visits China in sign of warming business ties

* HK man arrested for allegedly splashing unknown liquid on women’s buttocks in the streets

* Swords, headsets and Ambani wedding scheduled for Zuckerberg's Asia tour

* Australian pilot, two passengers released after brief kidnapping in Papua New Guinea

* Deadly fire in Nanjing sparks scrutiny of e-bike hazards

* Seoul to step up support for single people with cheaper co-living units

* Cheap mini-EVs sparkle in China’s smaller, poorer cities

* Hong Kong’s first hydrogen bus hits the road

* South Korea gives protesting doctors end-Feb deadline to return to work

* Japan Moon lander revives after lunar night

* Two million animals dead as extreme winter weather hits Mongolia

* For China’s new globetrotters, group tours are out and Northern Lights are in

* Nawaz Sharif's daughter elected to head Pakistan's Punjab, seen as stepping stone

* HK actress Violet Lee dies at 70 after refusing medical treatment following fall

* HK artiste Shiga Lin expecting first child with TVB actor Carlos Chan

* Asian markets mostly lower on profit-taking after tech surge

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