Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Sunday (March 24, 2023)


A man raises his dog to be blessed during a Palm Sunday mass at the Antipolo Cathedral in Antipolo City, Rizal province, Philippines, on Sunday, March 24, 2024. - Reuters

Malaysia:

* Social media content involving minors must have parents' approval, teachers reminded

* BN central leadership will decide if Sabah BN teams up with anyone in state poll, says Mohamad Hasan

* Citizenship amendments to be tabled in Parliament on March 25

* Five nabbed for allegedly beating cop to death in Balakong

* Sabah govt shocked by student's murder, urges discipline and tolerance

* PM wants Economy Ministry to expedite priority projects in Pahang

* Govt must take the lead swiftly in matters like socks issue, says G25

* Heatwave: Armed Forces ready to help carry out cloud seeding, says deputy minister

* PDRM embracing change to face high-tech threats, IGP says ahead of 217th Police Day

* Engagement sessions with states over syariah court amendments concluded, says Na'im

* Ringgit likely to trade in narrow range of 4.73 to 4.74 versus the US dollar this week

* Bursa Malaysia likely to be in consolidation mode this week but stay at the 1,530-1,560 level

Jesper Svensson of Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the DP World Tour Singapore Classic golf tournament at Laguna National Golf Resort Club in Singapore on Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AFPJesper Svensson of Sweden poses with the trophy after winning the DP World Tour Singapore Classic golf tournament at Laguna National Golf Resort Club in Singapore on Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AFP

Singapore:

* Complaints made in US, Singapore against local firm that promised quick returns on crypto investments

* Singapore may be hotter in 2024 than 2023 due to lingering effects of El Nino, say weather dept

* In rare move, motor insurer AIG in Singapore stops insuring McLarens driven to Malaysia

* Singapore-Malaysia's water row - Tensions between Singapore and Malaysia over its water agreement

* Tourism board reassures China embassy amid gambling worries

Indonesia:

* Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits off Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara, agency says

* China-Indonesia joint scientific expedition sets Indonesia's highest diving record

* Indonesia needs a more defence-oriented foreign policy

* Indonesia recovers two bodies after Rohingya boat capsizes off Aceh

Malaysian commuters prepare to leave on their boat after buying food to break their fast at a border market in Tak Bai district during Muslim's holy month of Ramadan in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat on Sunday, March 24, 2024.  - AFPMalaysian commuters prepare to leave on their boat after buying food to break their fast at a border market in Tak Bai district during Muslim's holy month of Ramadan in the southern Thai province of Narathiwat on Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AFP

Thailand:

* IQAir ranks Thailand 36th and Bangkok 37th in the world for air pollution in 2023

* Thai Opposition figure Pita Limjaroenrat widens lead over Prime Minister in national poll

* Malaysia: Muay Thai association president charged with intimidation, assault in Kota Baru

* One dead in wave of arson in Southern Thailand

Philippines:

* Philippines says three soldiers hurt by China water cannon

* Beyond ‘Earth Hour’ - There has been criticism aplenty since Earth Hour’s inception in 2007

* Measures taken against Philippine vessels, says China

* Manila to develop new port near Taiwan, minus US help

A priest walks with palm fronds during a Sunday Palm Mass at the Jakarta Cathedral in Jakarta on Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AFPA priest walks with palm fronds during a Sunday Palm Mass at the Jakarta Cathedral in Jakarta on Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AFP

Vietnam:

* Sustainable bond market posts strong growth in Asean+3 economies, says Asian Development Bank

* Vietnam names acting president after legislature votes to remove Thuong

* Vietnam tackles obstacles to stock market upgrade as its aim elevate its status from "frontier" to "emerging"

Myanmar:

* Two women and a boy among dead Rohingya refugees as Indonesia ends rescue for capsized boat

* LMC promotes common development of Mekong River basin countries, say top officials

* Myanmar conflict displaces 2.7 million people, with 18.6 milliom will be needing assistance by 2024

Cambodian Buddhist monks receive alms from devotees as they gather for a rite in a post rice harvest festival in Krang Angkrong village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, March 24, 2024. - APCambodian Buddhist monks receive alms from devotees as they gather for a rite in a post rice harvest festival in Krang Angkrong village outside Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AP

Cambodia:

* Cambodian man drowns during fishing trip in Kuantan

* Cambodia sees significant drop in TB deaths and new cases in last two decades, says PM

* Five newborn rare dolphins recorded so far this year, two deaths

Laos:

* Sixteen bear cubs rescued from home in Laos; most rescued were 'moon bears' classfied as vulnerable

* Laos and Vietnam's Huaphan and Son La provinces stage festival to promote local culture, tourism

Brunei:

* Forest and bush fires lead to slight haze conditions in Brunei

* Brunei narcotics officer denies charges of misconduct; faces seven years in jail if found guilty

Young models rehearse for the China Wangjiang Fashion Kidswear Trend Show during China Fashion Week in Beijing, Sunday, March 24, 2024. - APYoung models rehearse for the China Wangjiang Fashion Kidswear Trend Show during China Fashion Week in Beijing, Sunday, March 24, 2024. - AP

AseanPlus:

* MMEA detains fishing boats with foreign crew off Penang

* Tang Jie-Ee Wei set up all-Malaysian Swiss Open final with Soon Huat-Shevon

* China blocks use of Intel and AMD chips in government computers, FT reports

* Taiwanese man arrested for smuggling meth into Australia in wine bottles and tea

* China vows to safeguard its territorial integrity after South China Sea incident

* China's Sergio Ramos' quits national football side after Singapore 'disgrace'

* Protests in remote Ladakh enter thir week.; locals demand protection of fragile ecology, land autonomy

* Chinese-owned tanker hit by Huthi missile in Red Sea: CENTCOM

* Hong Kong logs hottest March day on record as temperatures hit 30.3 degrees Celsius

* Palestinians in Gaza remain stuck in non-stop nightmare, says UN chief

* China to allocate more resources to ensure employment, finance minister says

* United Nations women welcomes adoption of robust blueprint to end women's poverty

* WHO chief calls for end to siege on Gaza's Al-Shifa Hospital

* World leaders condemn Russian concert hall attack

* Israel needs to stop weaponising hunger / ‘We are occupying, deporting and settling’

* Australia's island state Tasmania headed for minority government after poll

* North Korea and China commit to bolster ties in high-level Beijing talks

* Analysis-Google, Apple breakups on the agenda as global regulators target tech

* K-pop legend BoA to return with new single, her first since 2022

* Spanish football legend Iniesta reportedly pays back extra tax owed in Japan

* Cricket - Delhi's Pant overcomes jitters to make comeback in IPL after car crash

* Motor racing - 'Life is crazy,' says Ferrari's Sainz after comeback win in Australia

* Motor racing - 'Like driving with handbrake on' - Verstappen on Melbourne exit

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