Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Wednesday (Feb 28)


A firewoman performs the Tyrolean traverse method ahead of the 7th National Fire Olympics of the Philippine Bureau of Fire Protection in March, at Quirino Grandstand in Manila on Feb 28, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia

* Jasmine Loo: I haven't lodged police report over Jho Low's threat

* Nothing moved in 1MDB without Najib's approval, Jasmine Loo tells court

* Court of Appeal reinstates Muhyiddin's criminal case involving RM232mil

* Tourism Ministry urged to explain listing of bak kut teh as national heritage food

* Cabinet willing to discuss exempting utilities from SST increase, says DPM Fadillah

* 70pc of patients at Socso rehab centre returned to work, says HR Minister

* Heed Sultan's advice on local councillors, Azmin tells Selangor govt

* Another 6,000 medical officers to be appointed to permanent posts in 2024-2025

* Toyota Hilux most stolen car in 2022

* Eye-watering: Malaysians consume over RM1bil worth of onions, garlic a year, says Mat Sabu

* Another human smuggling syndicate busted in Kelantan

* Four rescued after boat capsizes off Jelutong coast

* Starbucks Malaysia denies supporting Israel financially

* Hajiji: Iconic buildings to be restored to preserve Sabah's heritage

* I was offered RM1.7mil in allocations to betray PN, says Wan Saiful

* Mother pleads guilty to charge of feeding baby milk mixed with drugs

* 'Step out of line and it's six months' suspension', Speaker warns MPs

* 54% of medical officers left public sector in 2022, says Health Minister

* Perak sets up panel to drive growth along West Coast Expressway

Singapore

* Malaysia High Commission limits consular services to 70 cases a day in Singapore

* Man who killed ex-fiancee is first person to be executed for murder in Singapore since 2019

* ‘Don’t be fooled by low price’: Victims lose S$1,500 to conmen over Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift tickets

* Taylor Swift lands in Singapore ahead of first concert on March 2

* Ex-Kinderland teacher accused of ill-treating girl handed more charges involving three other children

* Singaporean influencer banned from Taiwan for staging egg attack on herself

* Yeo’s apologises for production glitch after woman likens its chrysanthemum tea to plain water

* Singapore-registered firm accused of swindling S$1.2bil from 26,000 people in Japan’s largest scam

* Woman who ‘brought nothing but grief’ to brief marriage with millionaire gets S$5k in divorce

* ‘Don’t be fooled by low price’: Victims in SG lose RM5,300 to conmen over Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift tickets

* Airbus apologises after some foreign visitors barred from entering aircraft at Singapore Airshow

Thailand

* New Thai agency successfully recoups over 50% of funds lost to online scammers

* Yala airport key to govt plan to boost tourism in Thailand’s South

* Thailand boosts spending after Central Bank snubs rate-cut call

* A 3.4-magnitude quake hits Mae Hong Son, four smaller quakes follow

* Thailand to encourage families to have more children

Indonesia

* Indonesia awards presumed next president Prabowo rank of four-star general

* Jokowi says economy remains strong, probability of recession only 1.5%

* Landslides in South Sulawesi kill five, trap dozens

* GoTo, TikTok compliance with Indonesia's trade regulation nears 100%: GoTo CEO

* Indonesia most networked nation in South-East Asia amid geopolitical race

Philippines

* Marcos floats 2025 date for controversial Philippine referendum

* Filipino act Ben&Ben to perform at Ed Sheeran concert in Manila

* No change in Indo-Pacific stance under Trump presidency: Philippine envoy

* Marcos says China naval presence off Philippine coast 'worrisome'

* 120,000 Philippine garment workers at risk over pay hike

Vietnam

* Overseas Vietnamese can buy land in Vietnam more easily thanks to Revised Land Law: Lawyer

* Vietnam imports husked brown rice from India for re-export: sources

* S. Korean diplomat urges Vietnam to relax curbs on foreign ownership

* Vietnam's 'rice bowl' cracks in monster heatwave

Cambodia

* MoU boosts financial cooperation between Cambodia and Malaysia

* Cambodia elected as Asia's leading cultural destination by World Travel Awards

* PM Manet shares promotion for ‘Clean City’ plans

Myanmar

* Five tonnes of caffeine seized in central Myanmar

* Over 2,000 seek refuge in Bhamo and surrounding safe zones amid Mansi township conflict

Laos

* Timor-Leste president in Laos for state visit

* Laos hands over 268 telecom scam suspects to China

Brunei

* Sultan calls on LegCo members to present new ideas and perspectives

* Brunei, Japan ties on solid foundation: Envoy

Aseanplus

* China broadens law on state secrets to include 'work secrets'

* ‘Cute and bossy’ China girl, 7, gives mother RM4,300 Lunar New Year lucky money as gift for raising her and sibling

* South Korea, US to stage annual drills focusing on Korea nuclear threats

* China's ex-foreign minister Qin Gang resigns as lawmaker

* Hong Kong scraps property tightening measures to aid economic recovery

* S. Korea takes step to punish five doctors for walkout

* Japan births hit new record low

* More opportunities to visit Central Asia with new Turkmenistan flight route

* With handouts, piped water and cooking gas, India's Modi woos women voters

* Messi saga shows lucrative Chinese football market comes with political risks: Analysts

* Zuckerberg discusses AI risks with Japan PM

* Highly anticipated ‘Black Myth: Wukong’ among China’s latest batch of approved video games

* K-occult horror 'Exhuma' sets new record in ticket sales in South Korea

* British singer Calum Scott loves nasi lemak, nasi goreng, onde onde: 'Sedap gila'

* Michelle Yeoh returns as presenter at 2024 Oscars after historic win last year

* Taiwanese stars Jimmy Lin and Chiling Lin reveal they were kindergarten classmates

* Asian shares lose ground as US inflation data awaits; Kiwi slides

* Asian shares muted ahead of Fed comments

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