Asean news headlines as at 9pm on Sunday (March 3)


People attend the durian festival in Wonosalam village in Jombang, eastern Java Island on March 3, 2024. - AFP

Malaysia

* EPF declares 5.5% dividend for conventional savings for 2023

* EPF records RM66.99bil in total investment income for 2023

* March 10 set for the sighting of new moon for Ramadan

* Penang to continue monitoring Air Itam, Teluk Bahang dams' water catchment area, says Chow

* SST hike: Don't raise prices arbitrarily, deputy minister warns traders

* Measures in place soon for improved delivery of controlled items in Sabah border areas, says Armizan

* Search for MH370 to resume, says Loke

* View listing of bak kut teh as heritage dish with an open mind, urges PBS leader

* Norway’s King Harald departs Langkawi for home

* Ringgit undervalued but forex not sole factor influencing EPF decisions

* Anwar makes first official visit to Australia as PM

* Mohamad Sabu urges padi industry to brace for hotter weather next year

* Rahmah Cash Aid to be expanded to Orang Asli in interior, says Amir Hamzah

* Human Resources Ministry now known as 'Kesuma'

* No change in mandatory EPF contribution rates expected with new Account 3, says CEO

* Silat exponent dies after getting kicked in Seremban tournament

* Fire near Old Klang Road razes 16 houses, kills two

* Man and father-in-law killed after car plunges into sea near Lahad Datu

* Narrowing gap in EPF dividends for conventional, syariah savings an achievement, says Amir Hamzah

* Bukit Aman leaving it to SC to probe company belonging to celebrity's husband

Singapore

* Swifties make pricey pilgrimage to star's only South-East Asian stop

* Primary 5 student scores Taylor Swift’s ‘22 hat’ at first night of Eras Tour gig in S’pore

* Lee to attend leaders’ meeting and Asean-Australia summit in Melbourne

* ‘I want to know why I was given away for adoption’: 70-year-old looks for birth family

* ‘Visitors can become poor’: Chinese netizens debate whether Singapore is too costly to visit

* Taylor Swift makes National Stadium shimmer on opening night of Singapore concerts

Thailand

* Park officials wage uphill battle to control forest fires in Chiang Mai

* Thailand facilitates transfer of 900 scam victims from Myanmar to China

* Srettha set to push for southern land bridge project at Asean-Australia summit

* Thaksin the most influential, while Pita tops ‘sympathy’ vote: NIDA Poll

* ‘Fast and furious’ fun as Roger Federer ‘floats through Thailand’

Indonesia

* Elections panel in hot water after string of tech failures

* Jackie Chan and BTS’ V team up for Indonesian commercial

* Indonesian police name seven suspects in annulled Kuala Lumpur election

Philippines

* China's embassy condemns Philippine envoy's remarks on South China Sea

* Marcos arrives in Melbourne for Asean-Australia summit

* Philippines' top energy firms partner for US$3.3bil LNG facility

* US think tank: 195 Chinese vessels linger daily in South China Sea

Vietnam

* Hanoi holds festival of women for peace and development

* Mixed tax regime yet to apply on beer and alcohol products

* Vietnam asks Japan to clarify allegation on murder of Vietnamese citizen

* AirAsia seeks to start units in Singapore, Vietnam: Report

* Property tycoon accused of embezzling US$12bil in Vietnam’s biggest fraud case

Cambodia

* Construction revival boosts iron, steel imports

* Manet in Melbourne for Asean-Australia summit

Myanmar

* Myanmar launches experimental animal units to support veterinary vaccine production

* Thai parliament holds Myanmar seminar over junta's objection

Laos

* Laos reviews two rural development projects funded by S.Korea

Brunei

* Brunei-China ties lauded during Asean-China Centre visit

* University comes under royal scrutiny

Aseanplus

* Hundreds rally on beach against Swiss man who allegedly kicked doctor

* Shehbaz Sharif wins Pakistan's top job for second time

* S. Korea’s homemade satellite relays images of Pyongyang: Yonhap

* Linn: Hong Kong to press ahead with Lantau mega project

* A party like no other? Ambani celebrates son's prenuptials with a star-studded bash

* South Korean doctors hold mass rally against medical policy

* Haruki Murakami unveils his new short story at a Tokyo literary event

* S. Koreans bid farewell to beloved panda Fu Bao before her return to China

* Plenty of things to do and see in the small city Wellington Point in Australia

* What to watch for as China's major political meeting of the year gets underway

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